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WHITE HINTERLAND Plots Tour with Dosh, Shares MP3 and Kairos Pre-Order Deal

In January, we introduced you to a wholly new sound from WHITE HINTERLAND, a progressive, washy R&B, with a playful, dubby backbone. T’was no fluke, fellow music enthusiast. With Kairos, Casey Dienel and musical partner Shawn Creeden have gracefully dived headlong into a pool of gorgeous, cerebral, danceable sounds.

The latest taster jam from Kairos is “No Logic,” which, as Gorilla vs. Bear said today, is “further evidence of Casey Dienel’s unexpected but seamless transformation into seductive minimal R&B/pop star.” And believe it or not, the herky-jerky-dub of “No Logic” is actually built around an acid-fried ukulele melody. Listen close and you’ll hear it in there. And soon, you will be able to see the live construction of the song, as White Hinterland heads out on a North American tour with Dosh, who will be in support of his own wicked new record.

Download “New Logic” HERE.

White Hinterland North American Tour Dates (* w/ Dosh):
3/14/10 Portland, OR – Holocene (Kairos Release Party)
4/09/10 Billings, MT – Railyard
4/11/10 Minneapolis, MN – Bedlam Theatre*
4/13/10 Madison, WI – Project Lounge
4/14/10 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club*
4/15/10 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
4/16/10 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room*
4/17/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern*
4/18/10 Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel*
4/20/10 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo*
4/21/10 Allston, MA – Great Scott*
4/22/10 Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall*
4/23/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge*
4/24/10 Philadelphia, PA – Kungfu Necktie*
4/25/10 Washington, DC – DC9*
4/27/10 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle*
4/28/10 Atlanta, GA – 529*
4/30/10 Austin, TX – Emo’s*
5/01/10 Denton, TX – Hailey’s*
5/03/10 Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture*
5/04/10 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn*
5/05/10 Los Angeles, CA – Echo*
5/06/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
5/09/10 Seattle, WA – High Dive*
5/11/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
5/12/10 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive*
5/13/10 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room*

The goodness contained within Kairos can be yours this very moment. Pre-orders will be awarded with an instant download of the album. For 10 lucky, randomly-selected pre-orders, we will include original art from Creeden, the man responsible the lovely album art of White Hinterland’s previous Dead Oceans releases. Please do check his site HERE.

And get your instant gratification Kairos pre-order dealings done HERE.

Dead Oceans Teams With FROG EYES For New LP, Shares Album Cut “A Flower in a Glove”

There are more than a few of us here at Dead Oceans who have been closely watching the career of FROG EYES since their first album surfaced many moons ago. We have been admirers and collectors of all things Frog Eyes for years, so when the opportunity to release their new album was presented to us, we did not hesitate. We are beyond pleased to be working with one of the finest, most dynamic bands making music today. And on April 27th we will be releasing Frog Eyes’ crowning achievement.

Three years in the making, Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph marks Frog Eyes’ thunderous, frantic, fiery return. This is a slow-brewed masterpiece that is unmistakably Frog Eyes, a new album that was very much worth the wait. On this point we feel unassailable: Frog Eyes keeps getting better and better.

This is an album with weight. It’s wrapped in a gauze of fuzz, but a fuzz that’s neither yesteryear nor painfully now. Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph is neither overly modern nor awkwardly vintage, and it contains a depth and bombast that’s not only absent in Frog Eyes’ previous work, it’s absent from most contemporary music. Read more about Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph HERE.

We are pleased to share the mammoth opener from Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph. “A Flower in a Glove” encapsulates everything we love about Frog Eyes in just over nine minutes – an epic beginning to a monstrous album. Listen to “A Flower in a Glove” HERE.

CITAY Launches Dream Get Together Project, Tour, Releases New Mp3

We’ve all done it. Over a few drinks, or a few records, among close friends, we’ve conspired to create the ultimate “best of” list, arguing over the greatest guitarist, the sickest solo, the most epic song, or the sweetest vocals. Cliché or not, it is a conversation we’ve all had.

Well, CITAY is no different. Citay not only rounds up some of the finest musicians in San Francisco to fill their ranks, but they are also huge music fans, and great students of rock history. Thus, when it came time to pick a name for their new album they picked Dream Get Together which alludes to the concept of an ideal musical pairing, or the ultimate joining of musical forces.

We were inspired by this and decided it was time to ask some of our friends in the music community what their “dream get together” would be. The response has been wonderful with contributions from Jens Lekman, The Antlers, Suckers, Steve McBean of Black Mountain and Pink Mountaintops, Nicole Atkins, Bishop Allen, Akron/Family, Excepter, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Foreign Born, tUnE-YarDs, Parts & Labor, Welcome Wagon, and more. We’ll be unraveling one “Dream Get Together” on Citay’s website every day from here on through the release of Citay’s new album by the same name on January 26. You can stay up-to-date on this project either by checking back daily on Citay’s website, or by following Dead Oceans on Twitter. Visit either link to see the first “dream get together” from Merrill Garbus of tUnE-YarDs.

We are also happy to release “Mirror Kisses” the second MP3 from Citay’s new album. Featuring Garbus guesting on lead vocals, “Mirror Kisses” was written specifically with her elastic singing voice in mind. Listen to “Mirror Kisses” HERE. Also check out updated Citay tour dates HERE.

WHITE HINTERLAND Announces Kairos LP, Premieres MP3 for “Icarus”

The evolution of WHITE HINTERLAND’s music has been graceful and inspiring, shifting chameleon-like from jazz-tinged chamber-pop to French ye-ye music. Now, with the March 9 release of Kairos (March 8 in the UK), White Hinterland delves into a modern, electronic wash and uncovers a confident, captivating pop voice. And we just feel a little blessed to be along for the ride. Please join us.

Longtime White Hinterland supporter Gorilla Vs. Bear premiered Kairos opener “Icarus” today, saying, “the new record finds Casey Dienel eschewing the jazzier/folk steez of her earlier work in favor of spectral, slinky modern R&B and minimal pop…On the surface, a dramatic shift, but Kairos feels like an undeniably graceful, surprisingly natural step up. ’Icarus’ is the album’s ethereal, spooky/sexy opening track.”

Listen to “Icarus” HERE.

Spring tour dates will be announced soon.

Exclusive MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND Holiday MP3 Featured On LA Weekly Blog

photo by lori paulson

photo by lori paulson

At their Holiday Extravaganza show in Seattle later this month, MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND will have a available a hyper-exclusive holday-flavored EP, An Eskimo Christmas, full of brand-new, ice-kicking jams.

Recently, LA Weekly’s lovely blog posted one of the new tunes, “Inuit,” on its site. And there it waits for to come and download it. Get it HERE.

free downloads

Another by Greylag
Time Between by Bear in Heaven
Start Again by Bishop Allen
Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks
Shut In by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire

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Poison Ivy by Bleached

Start Again by Bishop Allen

Shut In by Strand of Oaks

No Devotion by White Hinterland

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Bishop Allen
Lights Out
CD / LP
Bear In Heaven
Time Is Over One Day Old
CD / LP
Bleached
For The Feel
7"
Greylag
Greylag
CD / LP

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