Ivywild by Night Beds is out this Friday, August 7th, and NPR is streaming it until then. You can read the article here!
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We’d like to welcome to the world the first of many Greylag videos. The Portland trio enlisted director Ben Fee to construct a video to match the intensity of single “Yours to Shake” from their debut album Greylag. Watch the trippy video above or at NPR Music.
“Often times, people are after things that they are just instinctively drawn towards. Whether or not those things are good for them, doesn’t matter too much. And those things also blind those people in the process—making them bypass, misuse, under appreciate some really magical things in the journey. Even when they fly so close to their goal, and they can see it could be the end of them, the folks still go further. This doom, and perspective, and instinct, we wanted to paint in a visually poetic way, so as to give a strong feeling, instead of beating a message into the viewers heads with an obvious ABC narrative.” – Ben Fee, Director
Preview the new Strand of Oaks album HEAL in full over at NPR Music as part of their First Listen series. Also, if you missed it, a great 60 Minutes inspired video for “Shut In” directed by Zia Anger premiered last week via SPIN. Watch the video here on YouTube / Vevo.
Get in more depth with Strand of Oaks by heading over to Grantland who published a fantastic long read profile on Tim that you can read here.
See Tim and the band on tour starting this Saturday in Chicago at The Hideout for a special WXRT presented First Impressions show with tickets here. Next Thursday they’re in NYC playing Bowery Ballroom with tickets here. See the rest of the tour dates below.
6/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ WXPN World Cafe Free at Noon
8/07 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
8/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
8/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
8/15 – Bloomington, IN @ Russian Recording
8/16 – Goshen, IN @ Ignition Music Garage
8/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
8/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
8/21 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
8/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
8/23 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
8/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
8/26 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
8/28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
8/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
8/31 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
9/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
9/4 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
9/5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit
9/7 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
9/9 – Austin, TX @ Lambert’s
9/10 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
9/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
9/12 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
9/13 – Durham, NC @ Pinhook
9/14 – Washington, DC @ DC9
9/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
9/27 – EKKO, Utrecht (NL)
9/28 – Trix, Antwerp (BE)
9/29 – Bermuda Triangle, Brighton (UK)
9/30 – The Lexington, London (UK)
10/1 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
10/2 – Mono, Glasgow (UK)
10/3 – Whelan’s, Dublin (IR)
10/4 – Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
10/5 – The Louisiana, Bristol (UK)
10/6 – 4AD, Diksmuide (BE)
10/8 – Merleyn, Nijmegen (NL)
10/9 – Privatclub, Berlin (DE)
10/10 – Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK)
10/11 – Pustervik, Gothenburg (SE)
10/12 – John Dee, Oslo (NO)
10/13 – Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm (SE)
10/14 – Podnik, Prague (CZ)
10/16 – Chelsea, Vienna (AT)
10/17 – Mattatoio, Carpi (IT)
10/18 – Bronson, Ravenna (IT)
10/20 – 75 Beat, Milan (IT)
10/21 – Bad Bonn, Duedingen (CH)
10/22 – Espace B, Paris (FR)
10/23 – Blue Shell, Cologne (DE)
10/24 – Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
So excited to reveal the new Bishop Allen record Lights Out will be out August 19th on Dead Oceans.
A follow-up to 2009’s Grrr…, the new album continues to showcase the band’s catchy songs and beautiful pop arrangements. Get a preview of the new album now by listening to the first track “Start Again” above or on our YouTube/Soundcloud.
On the new single, NPR Music’s All Songs says:
“this joyous, incredibly infectious new single from the record, appropriately titled ‘Start Again,’ is a good indication the upcoming album will be worth the wait.”
Produced and mixed by Matthew Cullen in Bishop Allen‘s hometown of Kingston, NY the new album includes Justin Rice (vocals, guitar, synths), Michael Tapper (drums, backing vocals, synths), Darbie Nowatka (vocals), Dave Lerner (bass, additional guitar, backing vocals), Christian Rudder (additional guitar), Matthew Cullen (additional guitar), Eli Walker (additional bass), Ken Cook (backing vocals), Anne Cunningham (backing vocals), and Jon Natchez (horns).
The band has fall tour dates coming soon but for now you can see them on August 21st at Glasslands in NYC for their album release party. Get tickets and more information here.
Click read more to see album art and track list.
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Ahead of Julianna Barwick‘s new album Nepenthe coming out August 20th, she has debuted a gorgeous video for “One Half”. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Zia Anger (Angel Olsen, Jenny Hval), the video stars Julianna in dual roles including a pretty amazing looking cake. Watch it above or HERE on YouTube. Read more to get pre-order links, an opportunity to stream the album in full via NPR Music, and added tour dates with Sigur Ros in September.
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