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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Strand of Oaks New Album ‘HEAL’ Out June 24th, Stream “Goshen ’97″ Now

Today we are immensely grateful to welcome Strand of Oaks aka Tim Showalter to the ever-expanding Dead Oceans family. We’ve followed Tim closely and then were blown away by his live show when he toured with DOC artists Tallest Man On Earth and Matthew Houck aka Phosphorescent and also Damien Jurado from our sister label Secretly Canadian in the last two years. Now, we’re excited to announce Tim’s new record HEAL will be out on Dead Oceans June 24th.

On previous Strand of Oaks albums Tim displayed his knack for moving and dark folk and now on HEAL we see growth and change into an immersive sound with loud, punching guitar riffs and synth-heavy hooks akin to his recent touring show. Showalter says “I’m inspired by bands that go the distance, to a dangerous place…there’s an uncertainty to ‘HEAL’ that makes me nervous and excited at the same time. It’s sad, but it sounds like a celebration, like I’m crying and laughing and sticking both middle fingers in the air all at the same time.”

Preview the new album with the track “Goshen ’97″ above, an ode to his hometown of Goshen, Indiana and first finding music in his parent’s basement. Listen to the track, which premiered yesterday on World Cafe, on our YouTube / Soundcloud and it features Tim dueling guitars with rock god J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr..

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

Stay tuned for more details and tour dates to be announced. Click read more for artwork and tracklisting.
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ALBUM RELEASE // Julianna Barwick “Nepenthe” Out Today

Beyond proud to release Julianna Barwick‘s new album, Nepenthe, today in stores and online! Produced by Sigor Ros‘s Alex Somers in Iceland, Julianna’s layered angelic vocals loop in and out of expansive compositions meant to represent the sorrow and sadness she faced before and during the album’s recording, but also reflect the stark beauty and loneliness of Iceland in what Nathan Shaffer of Tiny Mix Tapes calls “profound and giving music.”

All this week you can stream Julianna’s third full-length album, Nepenthe, via Gorilla Vs Bear. Order the new album at SCD, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Read more below for early reviews, her in-studio performance of “Forever” live on WNYC’s Soundcheck, and info on her album release show tonight plus tour dates through late Fall.
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WATCH // Julianna Barwick Debuts “One Half” Video, Announces Tour With Sigur Ros

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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LISTEN // Stream Julianna Barwick’s ‘Nepenthe’ On NPR Music’s First Listen

As the August 20th release date for Nepenthe approaches, we want to let you hear the album a little early. Thanks to NPR Music, you can listen to the entirety of Julianna Barwick‘s new album via First Listen HERE. Read below to get info on how to pre-order and also see Julianna live on tour starting August 20th for her album release show in New York City.
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THURSDAY LISTENING // Phosphorescent Live on World Cafe

We’re taking your Thursday listening to a whole new level. Phosphorescent recently performed live on NPR’s World Cafe. You can listen to “Terror In The Canyons,” “Song for Zula,” “The Quotidian Beasts,” and “A New Anhedonia” now. David Dye also interviews Matthew during the broadcast. Listen HERE. All of the songs are available on Phosphorescent’s recently released Muchacho.

Phosphorescent are playing Brussels’s Les Nuits Botanique – Rotonde tonight! See all of their upcoming tour dates HERE.

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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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