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Citay Unveil Details from Dream Get Together, Share Free MP3

photo by Lydia Daniller

photo by Lydia Daniller

We are thrilled to announce the details of Dream Get Together;, the third long player from San Francisco’s Citay. Coming January 26th (January 25th in the UK), Dream Get Together channels everything we love about Citay into their most cohesive and sophisticated album yet. The symphonic dueling lead guitars, soaring vocals, grandiose acoustic explorations and audacious synth solos are all present, sewn together seamlessly into an epic work.

Seldom has there been a more obvious choice for an album-opener than “Careful With That Hat,” a song propelled by a deep groove and swing that practically begs the listener to stand up and air-drum wildly. The vocals soar, the lead guitars catch fire and the mammoth solo (courtesy of guitarist Josh Pollock) builds to an ecstatic explosion. This is the shot across the bow. Citay have arrived on Dream Get Together.

For the first taste of Dream Get Together, check out album opener “Careful With that Hat.”

JOHN VANDERSLICE Releases New 7″ With Pre-Order Download, Offers Demo MP3

The centerpiece of JOHN VANDERSLICE’S Romanian Names, the perfect pop gem “Too Much Time,” is now being released as a limited-edition 7″ on October 6th. The song received Song Of the Day honors by NPR, whose critics called Romanian Names “his best record yet.” The single features the infectious exclusive b-side “Moon Rocks,” a song that fits neatly alongside Romanian Names. All pre-orders of the 7″ will receive an instant download of both “Too Much Time” and “Moon Rocks.” Click HERE to pre-order the Too Much Time 7″.

Dead Oceans is also proud to share an unreleased track from JV. “Too Much Time” began as a demo with JV’s vocal melodies soaring simply over synthesizers, and we are happy to share this awesome alternate version with the internet. Click HERE for the demo version of “Too Much Time.”

JV, traveling this week to perform at the Austin City Limits Festival, will be performing in the UK and across Europe this October and November. See the full tour HERE.

NURSES Offer New MP3, Plot Tour, Make Apple’s Acre Available For Pre-order

We are excited to offer “Technicolor,” the first song from Nurses’ forthcoming Apple’s Acre LP, as a free MP3. A perfect taste of the band’s kaleidoscopic sound, “Technicolor” encapsulates the Nurses brand of psychedelic pop in just under four minutes. While on a recent trip to Oakland, CA, the good folks from Left | Right Hand shot a brilliant performance and interview segment, which is well worth peering into. Hearing and seeing “Technicolor” reinvented live is a revelation – this is a band whose powers stretch far beyond just their home studio.

The band will be touring extensively this summer and fall. Look below for the first of many tour dates coming up this fall including dates with The Brunettes, Pink Mountaintops, Throw Me The Statue, and many more.

Of course Nurses can’t give it all away. You can now send your hard earned dollars to pre-order Apple’s Acre on CD and LP right HERE!

Get the mp3 for “Technicolor” HERE and catch the video for “In Rhythm” below.

NURSES IN RHYTHM from Left | Right Hand on Vimeo.

And view NURSES’ upcoming tour dates HERE.

BOWERBIRDS Preview Beneath Your Tree from Upper Air, Announce Album Pre-order

Dead Oceans and Bowerbirds are pleased to offer “Beneath Your Tree,” the second MP3 from Upper Air. “Beneath Your Tree” features Phil Moore and Beth Tacular trading lead vocals, before joining in sweet harmony. Moore’s gorgeous melodic sensibilities are accentuated here by the familiar backdrop of accordion, acoustic guitar and percussion.

Listen to “Beneath Your Tree”

Bowerbirds recently completed a European tour, including an appearance at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona. They have also been tapped to perform July 18th at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, as part of their North American tour that starts July 6th in Washington DC.

See a full listing of Bowerbirds tour dates HERE.

Upper Air is now available for pre-order from Dead Oceans on CD and LP. All customers pre-ordering the album will receive an immediate download code, so they can enjoy MP3s of Upper Air before the physical release hits their mailbox. Also included with the physical copy of the album will be a new 17″x 22″ Bowerbirds poster which you can peep below. Upper Air will be available in stores on July 7 in the U.S. and July 6 in the U.K.

Preorder Bowerbirds Upper Air HERE.

NURSES Team Up With Dead Oceans, Announce Album, Offer Free MP3

Welcome to the weird and wonderful universe that NURSES call home. Hailing from Portland OR, Nurses have crafted a fine, fine slice of psychedelic pop on their debut LP Apple’s Acre. Apple’s Acre will be released on August 4 on Dead Oceans (August 24 in the UK) but never fear, we have an MP3 and video to share right now.

To immerse yourself in Nurses’ Apple’s Acre is to delight in a certain mental unraveling. These are songs where the vulnerability of pop with its heart on its sleeve engages in a double-dutch jumprope match with the euphoric surrender-to-the-weird that is essential to psychedelia. And Nurses is a band that scavenges beauty and wonder, uncovering Technicolor where others see somber hues. Their off-kilter psych-pop is driven by ever-swelling vocal harmonies, adventurous electronics, some serious wheelin’ and dealin’ on the Rhodes piano, and the kind of new-primitivist percussion that may or may not involve a standard drum kit.

An encyclopedic list of musical influences and sound-alikes won’t necessarily cozy up your brain to the Nurses experience. Their compositions revel in the unexpected, and it creates music that’s endlessly fascinating. Part of the allure is that the songs of Aaron Chapman and John Bowers—the cosmic troubadours and longtime best friends behind Nurses—are in a constant state of motion, as if they’re evolving while you listen. Perhaps it’s no surprise, since Chapman and Bowers themselves have spent the past five years in a state of transience, as friendly nomads who gave up the comforts of normalcy for the deeper satisfaction of total devotion to making music. If the two aren’t rambling in their own sonic imaginations, they’re not satisfied.

Download “Caterpillar Playground” for a whiff of Apple’s Acre — it is a wonderfully strange taste of pop goodness. Also, be sure to check out the acoustic rendition of “Lita” lovingly rendered in high contrast black and white on YouTube for all to see.

Listen to “Caterpillar Playground” HERE.

Go HERE. to view the video for “Lita.”

And go HERE to see a full listing of Nurses live dates.

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