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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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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.

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.

MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND Plays “Albatross, Albatross, Albatross” At the Actual Mt St. Helens

Earlier this month MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND performed at the actual Mount St. Helens for a special benefit concert in advance of the 30th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption. The band toured the Mount St. Helens Monument before they performed at the Johnston Ridge Observatory atop the volcano. Below is a video of “Albatross, Albatross, Albatross” from the show, which landed a spot as KEXP’s video of the week. More about the show is available at the KEXP blog HERE.

Stereogum Premieres Video For MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND’s Albatross, Albatross, Albatross

One year ago today, the good people of Stereogum declared Seattle’s MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND a “Band To Watch,” just as the band was playing its first official gig. To celebrate, Stereogum premiered the bands Matt Daniels-directed video for “Albatross, Albatross, Albatross.” Check out the video below and enjoy.

Meanwhile, the band will soon perform at the actual Mt. St. Helens on Aug. 15, as part of a benefit that will help build new exhibits within the various public observatories at the Mount St. Helens Monument, in advance of the 30th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption. Go HERE to pick up your tickets.

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