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What You Missed // Bleached at New York Fashion Week

*photo courtesy of The Fader

Exciting stuff! Bleached not only played Chloe Sevigny’s New York Fashion Week show this past weekend, but also donned clothing from the new collection while they rocked out. They were one of five female-lead bands chosen to perform. Check out Jennifer Clavin above and skip over to The Fader for more details on the event!

Bleached head to London at the end of this month for a one-off at the Dalston Victoria with Sean Nicholas Savage and The Wharves! Show information.

Our Thoughts on the PIAS Warehouse Fire

As many of you have read in the press or via social media, a large part of the independent music community took a serious hit very early Tuesday morning, when the Sony DADC / PIAS warehouse in the Enfield neighborhood of London burnt to the ground amidst continuing riots and unrest across England. A good summary of what occurred and which labels were affected can be read here: http://pitchfork.com/news/43478-labels-react-to-sonypias-warehouse-fire/

Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian, as well as our SC Distribution label brethren Asthmatic Kitty, Lovepump United, No Quarter, Suicide Squeeze Records, Post Present Medium and We Are Free, all lost significant amounts of stock in this fire. This being said, our primary thoughts and concern are with the Sony warehouse staff and PIAS sales staff whose lives were all massively disrupted by the tragic event, as well as our independent label peers who had a more significant portion of their worldwide stock committed to the Sony DADC / PIAS warehouse. We extend our support to them, and we are committed to doing all that we can to help them with the recovery.

With regards to how this affects us and our releases, Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian are in the fortunate position of having significant stock holdings dispersed around the world. We’re working very quickly now to shift some of that existing stock to make our records available in the UK and Ireland as soon as possible. Also, we have the utmost confidence that the emergency plan that PIAS and Sony are currently implementing will result in a new fulfillment system being up-and-running very quickly. Currently no release dates outside of the UK and Ireland will be delayed, and it is looking more and more like release dates within the UK and Ireland will be delayed by no more than a few weeks.

Although the lost sales and the amount of extra work will be significant, Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian are healthy enough to be able to weather this unfortunate storm. So it is that our more primary concern, again, is with those outside of our camp – the peer labels that we madly respect who have more of their stock more centrally committed to the Sony DADC / PIAS system – as well as the overall health of the independent music sector in the UK, especially at a time when over the past few years, physical retail and music sales in general had already been taking such a significant hit. Above all, we hope that the violence and vandalism in the UK gives way to peaceful demonstration and a thoughtful dialogue. Particularly to our friends in London, we wish you safety and a return to normalcy soon.

The Tallest Man On Earth Confirms Appearance on Later With Jools Holland

joolsOn April 5th, the Tallest Man on Earth makes his television debut on BBC Two’s Later with Jools Holland. Featured alongside Anna Calvi, Raphael Saadiq, Elbow and Beady Eye, the Tallest Man on Earth will perform on this iconic program. The Tallest Man on Earth also appears in London on May 19 at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and tickets are going quick. Find out more about Later With Jools Holland here.

Watch a Phosphorescent Acoustic Performance Captured by O2 Academy TV


Before Phosphorescent’s electrifying performance at the O2 Academy Brixton supporting the National, Matthew Houck performed a beautiful version of “We’ll Be Here Soon” for O2 Academy TV. A sparse rendition of a favorite from Here’s To Taking It Easy, it is a reminder Phosphorescent songs can take on many shapes. Phosphorescent’s final show of the year is this Friday, December 10th, at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. If you are in the Big Apple, don’t miss the grand finale to the band’s fantastic year.

Phosphorescent Plays “The Mermaid Parade” On Rooftop

On their current tour Phosphorescent had time to swing by the offices of popular Dutch music website Subbacultcha and have a little rooftop session. On a bright and sunny day in Amsterdam, amidst a crowd of onlookers and a gorgeous backdrop of the city, Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck played a solo acoustic version of “The Mermaid Parade.” In other news from Phosphorescent’s European tour, last night’s show in London was sold out and the crowd demanded not one, not two, but THREE encores!

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Califone
Portland, OR - Living Room Show  w/ Boxhead Ensemble

Dub Thompson
Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

John Vanderslice
San Francisco, CA - KC Turner House Concert Series  w/ Emily Elbert

The Donkeys
Victoria, BC - Continental Square - FREE SHOW

The Good Ones
Wiltshire, UK - WOMAD UK 2014 @ Charlton Park

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