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WATCH // Strand of Oaks Shares New “Goshen ’97″ Video Dir. By Rick Alverson, New Album ‘HEAL’ Out June 24th

Strand of Oaks shared the first single “Goshen ’97″ from upcoming album HEAL at the beginning of the month with praise from Stereogum calling it a “rocket-fueled nostalgia trip” and Pitchfork writing the song was “raw and reckless”. Today THE FADER premiered a new video for the track by director Rick Alverson [director of The Comedy] which puts Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks in the main role. Watch the new video above, on THE FADER‘s website, or on our YouTube channel here.

On the video and director Alverson, Tim writes:

“It had been a dream of mine to work with Rick Alverson…[he] is a master of blending tragedy, humor, and catharsis, and that’s exactly what the song is about. It doesn’t celebrate the huge victories in life or mourn the heaviest memories. It’s about the moments between the ups and downs, where I believe we spend most of our lives. The days that aren’t shitty or particularly great, when you realize you’re one day farther from being young and you’re only getting older. Sometimes things so simple can be the most tragic.”

See Tim with a full band celebrating the new album’s release on June 26th at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Get tickets here.

Pre-order the new album HEAL via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

RELEASE DAY // The Luyas’ ‘Animator’ Out Now, Win VIP Passes to CMJ Union Pool Show

Every Tuesday the world awaits the new releases. Today, we’re excited to share with you The Luyas’ sophomore album, Animator. It’s available now at SC Distribution, iTunes or your local record store of course. Stream Animator in its entirety at AOL’s Spinner! Watch the video for their first single “Fifty Fifty” below!

The Luyas kick off tour tomorrow! Will you be in NYC for CMJ? Make sure to stop by one of their shows or sessions! Dates to those listed below! We’re giving away 5 VIP passes to the rdio-sponsored showcase at Union Pool on Saturday, in which The Luyas are headlining. Email contests@deadoceans.com with your name to win! Passes include a +1, limited edition lithograph from the showcase, t-shirt and priority access to the venue. Good luck! See all their upcoming tour dates HERE.

CMJ PERFORMANCES:
10/17/12 New York, NY – Wild Honey Pie session @ Degraw Sound
10/18/12 New York, NY – Windish Showcase @ Pianos
10/18/12 New York, NY – Medium Rotation Mixer @ Solas
10/19/12 New York, NY – WNYC session @ WNYC
10/19/12 New York, NY – Great Escape showcase @ Cake Shop
10/20/12 New York, NY – RDIO session @ Union Pool

THESE ARE POWERS gets remixed, ready a month of New York shows

As the release of THESE ARE POWERS’ debut for Dead Oceans All Aboard Future draws near, the good people at The Tripwire have dropped a remix of album cut “Easy Answers” by minimalist trance master Butchy Fuego. Get it right HERE.

Quoth Tripwire regarding Butchy’s edit: “At the forefront — as is the case in their “normal” recordings — are Barie’s vocals. Her sharp staccato annunciation and Ponytail-esque delivery is the attention grabber, but here it’s backed by a softer, almost muted accompaniment of remixed bass and percussion. Cut up with synths, hand claps and overdubs, it’s a more inviting tone for the usually much noisier music collective. Or to appropriate their words again, they are hymns piggybacking on noise collages, club beats and ragas.”

Meanwhile, These Are Powers has lined up a slew of New York shows over the next month, playing some of the city’s coolest venues and art spaces. Check the dates below:

01/23/09 Brooklyn, NY – Bell House w/ Ponytail
01/30/09 Brooklyn, NY – Danbro Studios – Brooklyn Vs. Baltimore Battle w/ Dan Deacon, USAISAMONSTER, Thank You
02/06/09 New York, NY – 92Y Tribeca w/ Bird Names
02/13/09 Brooklyn, NY – Monster Island – Art Show with Album Art
02/16/09 New York, NY – Other Music
02/20/09 New York, NY – Less Artists More Condos

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Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire
One Half by Julianna Barwick
Stitches by Califone
Next Stop by Bleached

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Baby by White Hinterland

Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks

Magdalene by Califone

Dograces by Dub Thompson

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todays shows

Califone
Philadelphia, PA - Living Room Show

White Hinterland
Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall  w/ S. Carey

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