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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.

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Mark McGuire ‘Along The Way’ Out February 4th, Hear First Single “The Instinct” And Prins Thomas Remix Out Now

We are excited to announce the addition of Mark McGuire to the Dead Oceans family and also the release of his new album Along The Way out February 4th, 2014. Previously a member of trio Emeralds, Mark delivers a new concept album of personal reflection which only builds on his solo efforts so far. Today, we also share the first single from the new album, “Instinct”, including its remix from Norwegian producer and Lindstrom collaborator, Prins Thomas. Listen and watch the accompanying visuals on YouTube for “The Instinct” and “The Instinct (Prins Thomas DISKOMIKS)”.

Click read more to listen to both versions of “The Instinct” on SoundCloud, view album art and tracklist, and also see upcoming tour dates including a few with fellow Dead Oceans artist Julianna Barwick.
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WATCH // Califone Release NSFW “Frosted Tips” Video, Announce New 2014 North American Tour Dates

The first video from Califone‘s new album Stitches was a unique experience for every viewer through the use of its innovative Tumblr backend and now we share another distinct vision from the new album.

Premiering today on Spin, Califone share a cinematic visual for the song “Frosted Tips” directed by Jared Varava. Through a voyeur’s view we see violence, birth, death, and joy all through the windows of an apartment and into the lives of it’s inhabitants. Watch the video ABOVE or here on YouTube.

Click read more to see the director’s thoughts on the video, European dates starting this week until the end of the year and newly announced North American shows starting in Los Angeles in January next year.
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WATCH // Julianna Barwick Trick-or-Treats With La Blogothéque, Performs At Pitchfork Festival Paris Tonight

We are excited to release Julianna Barwick‘s second of two La Blogotheque Takeaway sessions. For this second session, we see Julianna in downtown Reykjavik with her loop machine on Ash Day, an almost equivalent to Halloween in the United States. She offers not only candy but the microphone to children trick-or-treating, their voices falling in with Julianna’s adding to the gorgeous echoes in her performance improvised on the street. Watch the video above or here on Youtube.

Click read more to see the director, Derrick Belcham, speak on the session plus links to headlining tour dates in the US starting in November.
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ALBUM RELEASE // Phosphorescent ‘Muchacho De Lujo’ Out Today, AV Club Streams Entire Show From London’s St. Pancras Church

Phosphorescent takes no time off after touring across North America and is already preparing to head abroad to the UK and Europe in November. Today, we are excited to release Muchacho De Lujo, the deluxe edition of Phosphorescent‘s renowned album, Muchcacho. Stream the second side of the new deluxe album right now at AV Club, here.

The deluxe album, out today digitally and on CD, features bonus material from an intimate pre-release live show recorded at St. Pancras Church in London. The set, performed with Matthew Houck on guitar and Jo Schorrnikow on piano, features Muchacho’s “Song for Zula,” Pride’s “Wolves,” and a cover of Waylon Jennings’ “Storms Never Last.”

Order the new deluxe album now via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

Click read more to see dates and ticket links for Phosphorescent in November and December.

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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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Dub Thompson
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Strand of Oaks
HEAL
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todays shows

Julianna Barwick
Montreal, QC - Nomad Nation

Mark McGuire
Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club  w/ Jenny Hval

White Hinterland
Allston, MA - Great Scott  w/ S. Carey

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