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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)

ALBUM RELEASE // Dub Thompson ’9 Songs’ Out Now Worldwide, Tour With Ought Starts End Of June




Today Dub Thompson‘s new album 9 songs is out worldwide! The band, Matt Pulos on guitar and Evan Laffer on drums, recorded the album with Foxygen‘s Jonathan Rado at a rented house here in our hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. With no one song on the album the same, the two simultaneously draw from many predecessors including Can and Kraftwerk, Big Black, Pere Ubu, and more.

In honor of the release we are letting the band take over @DeadOceans on Twitter all today. To follow “Dub Oceans” click here.

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

Critics praise the new album:

“Whole generations of basement-tape shenanigans are baked into their lurching, overdriven sound, alternatingly stripped-down and blown-out: Big Black, Liars, the Fall, and even the Burning Sensations’ version of Jonathan Richman’s “Pablo Picasso,” whose ropy bass line and sardonic delivery directly inform “Dograces”‘ Roto-Rooter blues”

- SPIN

“There is so much going on here — old-school funk, the Red Hot Chili Peppers before they sucked, Tame Impala, Kraut, trip-hop beats, convenience store muzak, old psychedelic records in the dollar bin at your local record store”

- Flavorwire

“throat-grabbing, shit-kicking intensity”

- Line of Best Fit

“It’s an impressive bit of music that hints at the band’s scrappy inhibition, and its allure all but comes from how unserious Dub Thompson take themselves”

- Pitchfork

The Dub dudes start their tour with Ought [Constellation] at the end of this month in Scottsdale, Arizona at Pub Rock.

TOUR DATES:

[all tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour ]

6/29 | Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock *
6/30 | Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture *
7/02 | Dallas, TX – Three Links *
7/03 | Austin, TX – Holy Mountain *
7/04 | New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa *
7/06 | Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery * w/ Fucked Up
7/07 | Durham, NC – Pinhook *
7/08 | Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage *
7/09 | Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle *
7/11 | Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right *
7/12 | Boston, MA – Church *
7/13 | Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo *
7/14 | Toronto, ON – The Drake *
7/16 | Bloomington, IN – The Bishop *
7/17 | Chicago, IL – Burlington *
7/19 | Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
7/20 | Kansas City, MO – Riot Room *
7/21 | Denver, CO – Lost Lake *
7/22 | Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
7/23 | Boise, ID – The Crux *
7/25 | Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
7/26 | Vancouver, BC – The Columbia
7/27 | Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
7/29 | San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
7/30 | Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
7/31 | Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

* w/ Ought

LISTEN // Night Beds Premiere “Head For The Hills” Single At Pitchfork, US Tour Starts 1/22

Night Beds hit the US roads again, this time with Lord Huron, starting next Wednesday in Portland at Wonder Ballroom. To celebrate the start of a new tour we are pleased to share a new single from the band, “Head For The Hills”. Premiering today at Pitchfork, you can also hear the new track above or here on Soundcloud / YouTube.

Click read more to see upcoming tour dates and a link to buy the single.
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TOUR ALERT // Phosphorescent Announces New Dates

More dates! Yep, Phosphorescent has announced a handful of summer and fall shows. The schedule includes many a festival. You’ll have a chance to see the gang live at Stag and Dagger, Primavera Sound, The Great Escape, Way Out West, Pitchfork Music Festival, Northside Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, St. Jereome’s Laneway Festival, Xponential, Green Man, Roots and Blues BBQ, and Austin City Limits Festival (WHEW – we’re tired just listing those off). Check out the full list of upcoming dates below; new dates are in bold.

 
TOUR DATES:
05/15/13 London, UK – Village Underground
05/16/13 Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
05/17/13 Bristol, UK – Rise
05/18/13 Glasgow, UK – Stag and Dagger Festival @ ABC
05/25/13 Barcelon, Spain – Primavera Sound
06/15/13 Brooklyn, NY- Northside Festival
06/30/13 Montauk, NY – The Surf Lodge
07/13/13 Ottawa, ON- Ottawa Bluesfest
07/14/13 Burlington, VT- Signal Kitchen
07/16/13 Columbus, OH- A&R Music Bar
07/17/13 Cleveland, OH- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
07/18/13 Louisville, KY- Headliners

07/20/13 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/26/13 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
07/28/13 Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival
08/09/13 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
08/10/13 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West
08/15/13 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop 2013
08/16/13 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
09/14/13 Detroit, MI- St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
09/21/13 Columbia, MO- Roots and Blues BBQ
10/04-06/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/11-13/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival

WATCH // Phosphorescent Perform Live for Pitchfork

Phosphorescent played a live in-studio performance for Pitchforktv last Friday. Were you able to catch it in realtime? Well, all you can do is watch it now. Click the image above or head HERE for the full set.

Now that you have had a taste, go ahead and get your tickets to see Phossy live in concert. Dates and tickets link available HERE.

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Start Again by Bishop Allen
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Shut In by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire
One Half by Julianna Barwick

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