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ALBUM RELEASE // Strand of Oaks ‘HEAL’ Out Now Worldwide, On Tour Now



The new Strand of Oaks album HEAL is out now.

On previous Strand of Oaks albums, Tim Showalter 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. This is rock in its most raw form, unapologetic and full of deep emotion. 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.”

Get the new album now via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

Critics praise the new album:

“Folk songwriter Strand Of Oaks heals on rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece”

- A.V. CLUB | A

“overwhelmingly epic and unashamedly ambitious”

- UNCUT | ★★★★

“Epic…it’s easy to hear how it might serve as curative to a new generation of songwriters.”

- NPR

“Glorious…matches Springsteen’s phrasing with the Replacements’ wounded alt-rock.”

- SPIN

See Tim and the band on tour starting this this Thursday in NYC at Mercury Lounge with tickets here. See the rest of the tour dates below.

TOUR DATES
[all dates + tix links: deadoceans.com/tour]

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)

WATCH // White Hinterland Shares New “Baby” Video, On Tour Now With S. Carey

Today VEVO premiered the new cinematic video for title track “Baby” off the new White Hinterland album. Directed by Anna Rose Holmerthe video was shot in Casey’s hometown in southeastern Massachusetts. Watch the video above or here on Casey’s YouTube channel.

Casey writes, “I was drawn to Anna’s treatment because she puts a lot of heart into her work, and ‘Baby’ feels like the most raw and delicate of all the songs on the album … whatever we did had to be especially personal. I wanted us to shoot it in my hometown because I think it’s beautiful here. It feels like a visual love letter to the Scituate that I grew up in.”

Get the new album Baby via iTunes, SC Distribution, Amazon, and your local record store.

Click read more to see her tour dates which continue tonight in Allston, MA at Great Scott.
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ALBUM RELEASE // Mark McGuire’s ‘Along The Way’ Out Now, Live Dates Start at SXSW In March



Mark McGuire‘s new album Along The Way is out now worldwide. Previously a member of trio Emeralds, Mark delivers a new concept album of personal reflection and enlightenment.

Listen to some tracks from the new album including a new remix by CFCF and others by Shinji, Prins Thomas [Lindstrom collaborator] or here on our Soundcloud page.

On Along The Way, McGuire writes in the liner notes,
“This story is an odyssey through the vast, unknown regions of the mind…the endless unfolding of psychological landscapes, leading to perpetual discoveries and expansions, in a genuinely emergent and infinite world of worlds.” Further he writes “[the new album] is not a critique, it is not instructional, nor is it a proclamation that I believe I have gone through this journey and succeeded, not by a long shot. It is, however, a journey that I truly believe is offered to every man and woman who has ever lived, through the lightness that breathes through your heart when you feel the true touch of life, and the light of love.”

Get Along The Way now through SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon and your local record store.

Early reviews on Along The Way:

“McGuire creates a journey that will absorb and transport any listener willing to let its sincere warmth and good wishes into their hearts.”

- THE WIRE

“Repeated listening will take you down new paths, unlocking Easter eggs along the way; immersive, entrancing and absolutely non-linear.”

- THE 405 | 8/10

“he [Mark] approaches it with a curiosity of spirit that makes ‘Along The Way’ a captivating and nourishing listen”

- NME

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates including stops at SXSW and Big Ears Festival.
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