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Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Announce Details of New Album

DOC041.lpjacketDead Oceans is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s sophomore album Where The Messengers Meet on August 3. While it has only been 18 months since Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s self-titled debut, they have traveled what feels like thousands of miles.

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Phosphorescent Release New MP3, Here’s To Taking It Easy Now Available for Pre-Order

photo by Noah Rosenblatt-Farrell

photo by Noah Rosenblatt-Farrell

The praise for Phosphorescent’s Here’s To Taking It Easy is pouring in. Taking Mojo’s album of the month honors, the glowing review says that songwriter Matthew Houck, “produces songs that skitter round your peripheral vision, hide in the back of your mind, their outlaw mental state playing hide-and-seek behind classic rock curtains.” Uncut offer equally gushing praise, calling it, “a bold record, steeped in Neil Young’s ‘Doom Trilogy’ and the rich sounds of classic rock.” Q Magazine also joins the fray, calling the album a, “mouthwatering harvest of Gene Clark and Neil Young’s fantasy offspring.”

Here’s To Taking It Easy is due out on May 11 (May 10 in the UK), and we are pleased to offer a second MP3 from the album, “The Mermaid Parade.” This is a song that will make you hit repeat, an absolute stunner. “The Mermaid Parade” is an instant classic. Download it now.

You can now pre-order Here’s To Taking It Easy from Dead Oceans and you will receive an instant MP3 download of the album. Order here and let the magic touch your ears.

WHITE HINTERLAND Premieres “No Logic” Remix, Shares “Amsterdam” Video, Kicks Off International Tour

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Like the subtly deep, slowburn dream-pop R&B found on the album, WHITE HINTERLAND’S Kairos has calmly, cooly been winning over hearts of music fan and critic alike. It seems with each day, a new champion of Kairos steps forward. NPR selected Kairos’ opener “Icarus” as its Song of the Day, saying of the jam: “It’s hypnagogic, certainly, but also transformative — these are the sort of reveries that can feed an appetite for wanderlust or make listeners ache for home, depending on the context.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with Casey Dienel, Venus Zine called Kairos “the most contemporary thing that you will hear all year…The influences are apparent, but not overwrought—and the album as a whole sounds complete and definitively unique.”

And lovely remixes of the album have been popping up like Spring lilies in our inboxes. But none have quite captured our hearts like that of NYC electronic artist Alan Wilkis, whose Stereolab-hinting reimagining of Kairos standout “No Logic” fills the originally sparse, jerky-dub track with a chirpy bounce and warm synth melodies. Download “No Logic (Alan Wilkis Remix)” HERE.

In March, our friends at Stereogum premiered the Michaela Copikova-directed video for Kairos deep-cut “Amsterdam,” calling the song “rainy, romantic.” Watch the video for “Amsterdam.”

Check the latest and greatest White Hinterland tour schedule HERE.

Frog Eyes Announce North American Tour, Share New MP3 from Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph

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The blistering collection of songs found on FROG EYES’ forthcoming Dead Oceans debut, Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph, practically beg to be heard in a live setting, where Carey Mercer and bandmates perfectly reenact their many fiery moods and tensions on stage. Anyone who has witnessed the electric fury of a Frog Eyes live show knows the tumult that awaits them. Frog Eyes will be bringing their live cacophony to clubs throughout North America this May and June. Mark your calendars.

Paul’s Tomb was recorded almost entirely live to tape, with the guitars stabbing and shimmering, and Mercer coming on strong, like a crazed, guttural Van Morrison, playing with cadence and syllables at every turn. It’s heavy, raw, literate, otherworldy and in the end, utterly compelling. The more you give of yourself to Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph, the more you get lost in its gnarled world.

In a Spinner interview, Mercer called Paul’s Tomb “luminal,” when describing the out-of-time sound the band hoped to capture: “‘I don’t know if we ever verbalized it, but what we wanted to do was make a record that was neither yesteryear nor that super-hip Brooklyn sound,’ the singer-guitarist tells Spinner. ‘I’ve always been attracted to the idea of liminal space and this record fits with it; sonically it’s hard to pin down what era it’s from.’”

True enough, and what Mercer does not say can be read between the lines. Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph is a timeless victory.

For further proof of this achievement, the band is happy to share with you another magnificent cut from Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph, “Lear in Love.” Download it HERE.

Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph will be released on April 27th (26th in the UK). Over the course of the North American blitzkrieg, Frog Eyes will be joined by contemporaries like Plants and Animals, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Pearly Gate Music and Beach Fossils. See the full list of dates HERE.

Pre-Order Bonuses and New MP3 from The Tallest Man on Earth’s The Wild Hunt

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Dead Oceans is now offering THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH’S upcoming record The Wild Hunt for pre-order. All who pre-order the album will instantly receive a free digital download copy. Those who act quickly will be rewarded even more handsomely – the first 175 pre-orders will also receive a bonus CD single for “King of Spain” that was exclusively sold on his recent European tour. To pre-order The Wild Hunt click HERE.

King of Spain CD Tracklisting:
1. King of Spain
2. Graceland*
3. Where I Thought I Met the Angels*
*exclusive b-side

Dead Oceans is also offering a second audio peek into The Wild Hunt with a free mp3 for the wonderfully poetic song “Burden of Tomorrow.” Listen to “Burden of Tomorrow” HERE.

The Wild Hunt will be released on April 13th (12th in the UK). The captivating live show follows (*with Nurses). See the full list of tour dates after the jump.

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