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LSTN: The Tallest Man On Earth Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

If you haven’t given it a listen already, head over to NPR and check out Monday’s Morning Edition. The show features The Tallest Man On Earth just in time for the release of his new album, There’s No Leaving Now, out officially tomorrow.

“Matsson says he’s dealt with stress and anxiety in his music, and his older songs often return to the theme of running away. But on his new record, he brings a fresh outlook: a feeling of wanting to confront, not run. His recent marriage seems to have made him stronger.” Check out The Tallest Man On Earth: Tired of Running HERE.

You can still listen to the new album at NPR’s First Listen. The stream will not last much longer, so check it out while you can.

Get your copy of There’s No Leaving Now at SC Distribution. Deluxe bundles featuring an exclusive 7″ still available.

Citay Performs as Mission of Burma in Tribute to ’80s Underground

Be sure to stop by the NPR site this week to hear Citay perform as Mission of Burma in a concert celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Michael Azerrad’s book Our Band Could Be Your Life. The book chronicles the careers of 13 underground rock bands who changed the music landscape between 1981 and 1991, and a recent concert in New York City paid homage to these artists with cover sets by 14 contemporary indie artists. In addition to Citay, the evening offered performances from St. Vincent, Ted Leo, tUnE-yArDs, Wye Oak and more. Stream the whole show and read more about it HERE.

Watch Yours Truly’s New John Vanderslice Video! North.American Tour Starts Today In Portland

 


Today NPR premiered the live video of John Vanderslice’s “Overcoat” from the White Wilderness recording sessions. JV, Minna Choi and her Magik*Magik Orchestra’s were filmed by Yours Truly at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California.

 

Click here to watch the video at NPR and read a bit more about JV’s experience, ”That whole session was so challenging for me and so inspiring and thrilling that halfway through the first day, I thought this is the way I need to make records – this is it.”

John Vanderslice begins a nation-wide tour today, the majority of which is with Damien Jurado. JV has declared both April and May “Audience Participation Month” and has these words to share about the tour:

So, as you may have heard, April is Audience Participation Month. We kindly ask you to be part of our live show in one of the following ways.
- You can sing lead or harmony vocal on “Trance Manual”
- You can play a solo on “Exodus Damage” with an instrument of your choice, the weirder the better.
- You can trigger that cool squiggly sound in “Underneath The Leaves”.
- You can also choose your own adventure. Again, the stranger the better.


Email me with your awesome ideas.
NB: May is also Audience Participation Month.

The 6/17 concert at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco will include instrumentation by 30 members of the Magik*Magik Orchestra.

See all of JV’s tour dates here.

Listen to John Vanderslice on All Things Considered

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This past Friday, John Vanderslice was interviewed by Jacob Ganz of NPR’s The Record for a piece on All Things Considered. In the piece, JV talks about the release of his free, internet-only EP, Green Grow the Rushes, and the subsequent instant connection with his fanbase.

You can read more at The Record about how to purchase music such that most of your money goes to the musician.  We definitely encourage you to buy White Wilderness directly from John Vanderslice at one of his upcoming tour dates. Click here to see if he’s coming to your town.

Download John Vanderslice’s “The Piano Lesson,” Stream White Wilderness on Spinner, Amazon MP3 Deal

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With the help of the Magik*Magik Orchestra, ‘The Piano Lesson’ satisfyingly blends modern chamber music and Vanderslice’s idiosyncratic pop. The end result is a record that’s not only surprisingly loose, but also remarkably distinctive.

-Michael Katzif, NPR’s Song of the Day

Today’s SOTD on NPR, “The Piano Lesson,” is available for download HERE.

On the eve of the White Wilderness release, we have quite a few sweet deals to share.

You can get the digital album for $3.99 on Amazon MP3. It comes with an exclusive bonus track of a cover of “Walkabout” by Atlas Sound.

If you’re still not sold on the record (you have two ears and a heart, don’t you?) you can stream the album in its entirety on Spinner.

Viva Vanderslice!

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