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RSD14 ANNOUNCE // Phosphorescent Announces Record Store Day Exclusive ‘Song For Zula’ 12″ EP, New North American Tour Dates Including Lollapalooza

Song For Zula is a Record Store Day exclusive, limited-edition 12″ EP featuring the breakout 2013 hit “Song for Zula” from Phosphorescent‘s critically acclaimed album Muchacho. This EP also includes a solo acoustic session recorded for Oregon Public Broadcasting. You can watch/listen to Matthew perform “A New Anhedonia” now above or via our YouTube channel here.

Grab a copy of this vinyl 12″ EP from your local record store on April 19th. Find your local record store here.

If you missed it last fall, get Muchacho De Lujo now via Amazon, iTunes, your local record store, or SC Distribution.

Need more? Listen to Phosphorescent‘s exclusive Spotify session above or here on Spotify.

Click read more to see the tracklist for the EP plus new North American and European tour dates.
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APTBS Announce Tour Dates with Japandroids, Set to Release Dead Moon Covers EP for RSD

A Place To Bury Strangers are all set to tour with Japandroids this May! After playing SXSW, APTBS will join the Polyvinyl crew to wreak a certain kind of havoc throughout the Midwest. You’ll find all the new dates below and their full tour schedule HERE.

In other awesome APTBS news, the guys will release a special EP of covers of Portland punks Dead Moon’s songs, called “Strange Moon.” The disc will be available in stores only, for Record Store Day, on translucent “Waxing Gibbous” yellow vinyl (album artwork above). COOL.

 
TOUR DATES:
05/27/13 – Milwuakee, WI – Turner Hall^
05/28/13 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue^
05/29/13 – Lawrence, KS – Granada^
05/31/13 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East^
06/03/13 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon^
06/05/13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle^

^= with Japandroids

Dead Oceans Record Store Day 2012 Instagram Contest


Record Store Day is quickly approaching. Why, it’s this SATURDAY, April 21st. To celebrate, Dead Oceans has an Instagram contest just for you. Check out all the participating Record Store Day stores HERE.

Here are your steps to success…

Step ONE: Make a purchase on Record Store Day
Step TWO: Take a photo of yourself with your purchase WHILE YOU’RE STILL IN THE STORE or at least visibly in front
Step THREE: Post the photo to Instagram
Step FOUR: TAG your photo with #DOCRSD
Step FIVE: Go home and listen to your new music!

We will pick a handful of photos and notify winners the following Monday. Winners will receive some sweet Dead Oceans vinyl care packs.

Our last bit of RSD news! Both the Bowerbirds and The Tallest Man On Earth have exclusive Record Store Day releases coming out. Keep your eye out for King of Spain 12″, featuring King of Spain and dual b-sides of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” and The Tallest Man on Earth’s own “Where I Thought I Met the Angels.” A new Bowerbirds 7″, with The Clearing‘s “In the Yard” and a b-side of “Always An Ear to Bend” will also be available.

Good luck!

The Tallest Man On Earth Releases Exclusive 12″ for Record Store Day 2012

Oh mama. Record Store Day 2012 will soon be upon us and we’ve got a sweet little something for you. The Tallest Man on Earth releases King of Spain 12″. Featured on his debut album The Wild Hunt, “The King of Spain” will, for the first time, be available on vinyl. Of course that’s not all. The dual b-sides feature a cover of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” and The Tallest Man on Earth’s own “Where I Thought I Met the Angels.” It’s limited to 2000 copies worldwide and exclusive to Record Store Day, so you’ll have to be swift in getting your copy.

Akron/Family Bomb The Internet & Record Store Day

Earlier this year, Akron/Family approached kindred spirits and extended family (Greg Davis, Fletcher Kaufman, Phil Cook, and Mark Lawson) about an experimental collaboration based around the band’s S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. The idea was simple: Give friends free reign to re-imagine the album by using the original songs as a starting point. A skeleton for their Frankenstein. This resulted in six different re-illuminations of the album that shed an entirely new light on Shinju TNT and the band.

Culled from these six experiments, and spread over the span of two LPs, the band manages to stretch their tentacles in all directions. <bmbz> is, at once: An art project. A collaboration. A re-approach. A mind meld. An art-prank. An experiment. And, at the heart, a lesson in community. Akron/Family’s <bmbz> will be available on Record Store Day 2011 (April 16th) on double vinyl.

At times, flickers of the original songs shine through clouds of fuzz, fading in and out. There are hints of melodies in the distance. And there is new material inspired by the source material. These are neither covers, nor remixes. They are recreations, challenging the very definitions of what a definitive version of a song can be. In the spirit of a blown out dub version of a King Tubby classic, John Coltrane’s hour long deconstruction of “My Favorite Things” from Live in Japan or John Cage’s chance compositions, Akron/Family have created an alternate reality of Shinju TNT, that is deeply satisfying and pushes beyond the boundaries contained within the original album.

In a fit of Banksian inspiration, the band released these “bombed” versions to the internet via message boards and torrent sites as a prank. Along the lines of Evolution Control Committee’s Napster “bombs” during the early days of file sharing, these leaks caused confusion, were debated, shunned by fans and embraced as the “real” album. The band left a trail of breadcrumbs – clues in the metadata of the songs, subtly altered artwork, all done in the playful spirit of Akron/Family. In many cases, these leaks were fans first impressions of Shinju TNT, as this audio made its way onto the internet before the release (and leak) of the actual album.

Here you can listen side by side to “Silly Bears,” the opening single from Shinju TNT, with an alternate version “SIMILAR HAREZ” from <bmbz>.

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