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A Place To Bury Strangers Sign to Dead Oceans

Dead Oceans is thrilled to announce that A Place To Bury Strangers are the latest addition to our label family. Having put on numerous wild shows across the US and Europe — their recent Rocksoff Cruise included band members tossing plugged in amps overboard — APTBS’ ferocious live performances have won over a wide range of audiences. Their solid wall of sound is built meticulously, brick by brick, to form a cohesive all-encompassing experience: physical, intellectual, emotional.

Label co-founder Phil Waldorf says, “I’ve been enamored with A Place to Bury Strangers since I first heard their debut album. Their live shows have rattled me time and time again. It is not often you get to work with a band that you’ve been closely following for years, and we are honored to be a part of their new chapter. Wait until you hear what comes next.”

The trio has been hard at work on a new set of 5 songs, which will be released on Dead Oceans as an EP in early 2012. More details on the new EP and tour dates will follow soon.

The Luyas are Playing CMJ, Touring with The Antlers

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This weekend is your first opportunity to hear Dead Oceans newest artist the Luyas. They will be making two appearances this week at CMJ. You can catch them Thursday night at 7pm at Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton St.) (right around the corner from Pianos, host to the Dead Oceans/ Jagjaguwar/ Secretly Canadian showcase later that evening). On Friday, the Luyas play at 1:45pm at Public Assembly (70 N. 6th St. Brooklyn) as part of the Brooklyn Vegan Party.

In December, the Luyas will be joining The Antlers for a few shows. You’ll be hearing a lot more from the Luyas in 2011, so take this opportunity to get ahead of the curve and see what they’re all about.

10/21 New York, NY- CMJ @ Arlene’s Grocery, 7pm
10/22 Brooklyn, NY- CMJ @ Public Assembly, 1:45pm
12/02 Boston, MA- Paradise w/ The Antlers
12/03 Philadelphia, PA- First Unitarian Church w/ The Antlers
12/04 Washington DC- Black Cat w/ The Antlers

A Mighty Big Welcome to the Luyas!

Montreal’s the Luyas have signed to Dead Oceans and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Jessie Stein steers the Luyas ship which is also manned by Pietro Amato, Mathieu Charbonneau, and Stefan Schneider. Check out the live video above to get  a taste of the Luyas. This band has such an impecable skill at creating stunning and spontaneous dream pop with such a casual grace that their music becomes that much more alluring. The joy this band finds in making this music is as readily apparent in the smiles on their faces, as it is in their sound.

The Luyas are currently working on a new full-length album, with Jeff McMurrich (Tindersticks, Constantines) working as engineer. Also contributing to the new album is friend and colleague Owen Pallett, who is lending his skills as violinist and arranger on a few songs. More on the new album soon. The Luyas will perform at Pop Montreal this weekend and the CMJ Music Festival next month in New York. For those of you heading to Pop Montreal, the Luyas are putting together an entire art installation complete w/ dancers, sculpture, lighting effects, costumes, and actors for a performance at Red Bird Studios this Saturday. Check out a couple of pics of the set after the jump.

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Introducing Sun Airway and Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier

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We at Dead Oceans are elated to be adding Philadelphia’s Sun Airway to our roster. We will release their debut album, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier, on October 26th in the US and in January 2011 in the UK.

Sun Airway is led by songwriter Jon Barthmus and joined by Patrick Marsceill. Recorded primarily in Barthmus’ basement studio over the course of 18 months, the new album blends processed sounds, field recordings and timeless vocal melodies into their abstract fractured pop.

Sun Airway twists their songs with their kaleidoscopic production – lush electronic washes, synthetic textures and pulsing rhythms – obscuring the hooks in hazy pop bliss. No song on Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier represents this better than the song we are offering for free download today, “Oh Naoko.”

Click Here to Download “Oh, Naoko”

Album artwork, live visuals and a Here We Go Magic remix are all after the jump!

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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.

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