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LSTN // Sun Airway Premieres New Track “Black Noise,” On Tour with M83 Now

Premiering this morning at Pitchfork, it’s Sun Airway’s new single “Black Noise.” You’ll find the song on their forthcoming album, Soft Fall, out next Tuesday, October 2. You can still pre-order the album at SC Distribution and receive the beautiful purple vinyl we showed you last week!

Jon recently gave an interview at DIY, indulging the reader with a bit of backstory to each track on the new record. “Black Noise” is in fact a “love song to the silence of a radio tuned to dead air.” When writing “Black Noise” Jon comments it was “unintentionally sounding like the most ‘pop’ thing he’s ever done” and so he went with it. To find out more about the album, head HERE.

“The songs are expansive, often shrouded in mysterious instrumentation, abstract off-turns, all without teetering into the realms of artistic snobbery.” – Jamie Milton, DIY

Sun Airway is currently on tour with M83! They play Miami Beach tonight and make their way back up the East Coast over the next week. Jon and the gang will then pair up with Pure Bathing Culture for West Coast dates. You’ll find the full schedule and ticket links HERE.

WATCH: New Sun Airway Video for “Close,” Pre-order Soft Fall on Limited-Edition Purple Vinyl

Directed by Ewan MacLeod, the new Sun Airway video for “Close” was shot in the furthest southern wilds of Australia. It’s a stunningly beautiful piece set on the beach and features actors Anthony Guilbert and Chloe Boreham. Constructed around the idea of a soft fall, MacLeod writes “it’s kind of a hallucinogenic love story or perhaps it’s the story of what happens after two lovers drown.” Watch the video above or at Pitchfork!

Out on October 2, Soft Fall is now available for pre-order at both SC Distribution and iTunes. The physical pre-order boasts of the most gorgeous colored vinyl we’ve yet to see; it’s translucent purple with a fittingly detailed label. Order fast – the limited-edition run is available for the first 300 copies.

In addition to the video, Jon Barthmus shares a new Spotify playlist he recently curated. Titled I Can Feel It But I Can’t See It, the mix features a wide variety of artists from ELO to Patsy Cline to Daft Punk. Stream the list below.

“The two things that most often make me come back to certain songs again and again are either timeless melodies and orchestration or unique and innovative production. Most of the songs in this list hit both of those categories for me. This mix is pretty polarized into new/old by that dynamic, causing oddities like John Talabot butting right up next to Patsy Cline, but maybe that’s not as far a stretch as it seems.” Jon Barthmus

WATCH // The Tallest Man On Earth Performs “Revelation Blues” for Pitchforktv

Pitchforktv and MPLS.tv bring you a new video of The Tallest Man On Earth performing a wonderful, acoustic version of “Revelation Blues.” Director Dan Huiting filmed the video on a Chicago rooftop for the City of Music series in early August, following Kristian’s show at Lollapalooza. Watch above!

Catch The Tallest Man On Earth on tour! Full list of dates HERE.

WATCH: Bear In Heaven’s New Video for “Sinful Nature”

Premiering earlier this morning on Pitchfork, Bear In Heaven’s new video for “Sinful Nature,” off their third album I Love You, It’s Cool, encapsulates an acid trip induced version of the feature film Pretty Woman. Director David Yoonha Park based the video on his first experience with LSD: “a panic-inducing experience” that skated between watching the Masters tournament and failing to bring down the trip with the tape. BiH wanted something dark, feminine and trippy and the music video is just that; women clad in 80s garb promenade around the set, with shots of creepy manikins intermittently placed for quite a weird viewing experience. Watch above!

Watch: Bowerbirds Video for “Tuck the Darkness In,” New Album Out TODAY

“Tuck the Darkness In” by Bowerbirds from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

Today’s the day. Bowerbirds release their third and already critically acclaimed album, The Clearing. In addition to the new release, Beth and Phil bring us a gem of a video for “Tuck the Darkness In,” directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada. Premiering this morning on Pitchfork, the video tells the story of a young boy with a particular affinity toward fish. However, just like every Bowerbirds lyric is suffuse with metaphor and deeper meaning, so is this short film. An overwhelming sense of freedom and triumph over society’s unreasonable conventions permeate the end of the video. Watch above!

You can purchase The Clearing HERE, from your local record store or at any of the upcoming shows. Tour kicks off in two weeks-see the full schedule HERE.

Want to learn more about the album’s backstory? Read The Quietus’ interview with Phil to learn how the new album pulled the duo away from near extinction- “Home Is Where The Heart Is“!

Love for The Clearing

“The Clearing effortlessly walks secret mountain paths that others would be flattered to follow”MOJO

“The striking thing this time out is how Bowerbirds maintain their fragile intimacy among all these shimmering layers. It’s not that The Clearing gets louder, it just gets bigger, spreading out in some pretty fascinating ways.”PopMatters

“Music that’s hauntingly self-revealing”FILTER Magazine

“reliably gorgeous”Stereogum

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