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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Portland Based Greylag Joins Dead Oceans, Shares Single “Another”, Self-Titled Album Out October 13th




“Greylag have that special something. The Portland trio plays a virtuosic Led Zeppelin III strain of folk-rock that could easily… win them fans across many musical subcultures.”

- Stereogum

Today we are extremely proud to announce Portland-based trio Greylag has joined the Dead Oceans family. We first got a glimpse of the band at this year’s SXSW and have been jamming to their tunes on full blast here at Dead Oceans HQ ever since. Today, we we are excited to announce Greylag’s self-titled debut full-length LP, Greylag, out October 13th, 2014 on Dead Oceans. Recorded with Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Shins) at Seattle’s Avast Studio, Greylag is a followup to the band’s 2012 seven-track EP The Only Way To Kill (Ninth Street Opus).

Premiering this morning via Stereogum, preview the new album with track “Another” above or here on Youtube / Soundcloud.

Greylag is composed of Andrew Stonestreet, Daniel Dixon, and Brady Swan, three vastly talented musicians with incredibly different yet cohesive musical backgrounds. As for their name, the band explains “It’s a wild goose, from which all domestic geese originate, so it’s the first survivor, and it’s still wild, and doing things its own way – the ‘lag’ part refers to it being the last bird to migrate. It sits back and watches. We love the connotation.”

Stay tuned for more details and tour dates to be announced. Click read more Read the rest of this entry »

Akron/Family Win Hearts With Performance at Grand Street Bakery, Featured on All Songs Considered

What a treat! Akron/Family stopped by Brooklyn’s Grand Street Bakery for a two-song performance. Fader was there to catch the band in all their glory. You can watch “Until The Morning” above and “When I Was Young” below. Both songs are off AF’s recently released Sub Verses, available now at iTunes, SC Distribution and Amazon.

You can also check out “the brilliantly experimental folk-rock band” on the latest broadcast of NPR’s All Songs Considered. Their song “Sand Talk” is the featured track.

The Akron boys are playing Portland’s Mississippi Studios on May 22, with a handful of West Coast dates to follow. Come July, the band is headed to Europe. Check out all their tour dates HERE.

Gauntlet Hair Announce Sophomore Album – ‘Stills,’ Stream the First Single Now

Wait no more! Gauntlet Hair are back with their sophomore album. Titled Stills, the record is officially out in the US on July 16. The album was recorded in Portland, OR at Jacob Portrait’s (of Unknown Mortal Orchestra) The Cave recording studio. Stills touches on Craig and Andy’s childhood listening in both production and style. See what we mean with the first single, “Human Nature” – available for streaming above or at Pitchfork. You’ll find the album artwork and track listing below.

Stills Track Listing:
1. Human Nature
2. Spew
3. Simple
4. Bad Apple
5. New To It
6. Obey Me
7. Heave
8. G.I.D.
9. Falling Out
10. Waste Your Art

Nurses Celebrate Release of Dracula in Portland, Give Away Music With Pizza

Nurses new album, Dracula, will be available tomorrow, and the band is celebrating in their hometown with a series of events. Tomorrow evening the band is doing three free performances at local independent record stores. Catch them at 4:30PM at Jackpot Records (Hawthorne location), 5:30PM at Everyday Music (Downtown location) and 7:00PM at Music Millennium. Also, Lonesome’s Pizza in Portland is helping us spread the word about Dracula by giving away a free sample of Nurses songs with pizza deliveries this week. Pretty amazing, right?

Finally, the band are performing at Holocene on Thursday night, celebrating in style at one of their favorite hometown venues. Check out the fantastic flier on the band’s tumblr page or take a peak below. Read the rest of this entry »

White Hinterland Eidolon Digital EP Available Now On Bandcamp, Tour Kicks Off Sunday!

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Eidolon is an Ancient Greek term that means “human shadow,” or spiritual double, of a living being. Fitting, then, that White Hinterland’s Eidolon EP serve as a companion piece to Kairos, the stunning full-length released in March from this Portland group.

Collected and curated over the course of 2010, the songs found on Eidolon reflect the very spirit of White Hinterland in that there is never a single definitive version of a song. They are written to be flexible and stretch in all directions. It’s a gorgeous marriage of post-dupstep, airy art-pop and chilled, personal R&B.



Eidolon tracklist and White Hinterland tour dates, after ze jump!

free downloads

Another by Greylag
Time Between by Bear in Heaven
Start Again by Bishop Allen
Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks
Shut In by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire

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Why I Had To Go by Bishop Allen

Time Between by Bear in Heaven

Poison Ivy by Bleached

Start Again by Bishop Allen

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Bleached
For The Feel
7"
Greylag
Greylag
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