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WATCH // New Ryley Walker Documentary and Record Store Day Takeover in London

During the month of April in a UK city near you, you’re likely to see an affable mid-western American charmer, purposefully roaming your streets. He’ll be wielding an acoustic guitar, and likely frequenting your local pub for the best lagers on offer before he plays a killer set featuring tracks from his highly praised Dead Oceans debut Primrose Green.

He goes by the name Ryley Walker, and if he does pop into your local and you do say “hi”, that tiny speck of doubt about not attending one of his seven shows in the United Kingdom will be as distant as that inconsequential dream about “work” or “family” you had last night.

Here’s a handy list to help you plan your venture to one of the best folk-jazz shows around – dates and venues that transcend the North/South divide. He truly is the man for all the people:

04/18/15 London, UK – Sebright Arms [Sold Out]
04/19/15 Manchester, UK – The Castle BUY TICKETS
04/20/15 Bristol, UK – Start The Bus BUY TICKETS
04/21/15 Cardiff, UK – Clwb lfor Bach BUY TICKETS
04/22/15 Coventry, UK – The Tin at the Coal Vaults BUY TICKETS
04/23/15 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Cards Room BUY TICKETS
04/24/15 Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin [SOLD OUT]

Fans based in London that might have missed the boat on his now sold out show at East London’s local haunt the Sebright Arms, are lucky on two accounts. Firstly, in light of the Record Store Day taking place this Saturday [18/04], Walker will be playing tow in-stores at west and central London’s inimitable independent record stores Sister Ray and Rough Trade West. Full times and line up below, and it’ll be strictly intimate and unplugged.

Rough Trade West – 12.30
Sister Ray Soho – 14.00
Sister Ray Ace – 17.30

Secondly, some wily booking agent has thought ahead for those who’d like to see Walker and his full band. Although you’ll have to wait a few months if you missed out on this weekend’s headline slot, Walker will play Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 2 September. Buy tickets here, while they’re still available.

But why take our word for it? Their are a litany of UK based journalist who’d also state that missing a Walker show would be a grave mistake, and here are the quotes to prove it:

“An instant out-of-time classic… “
Uncut – 9/10 (Album Of The Month)

“Walker has arrived at the same questing folk-jazz territory explored by Tim Buckley and John Martyn – but with equivalent intensity, not limp nostalgia… Utterly delightful and as fresh as tomorrow.”
The Independent – 5 Stars *****

“Ryley is firmly in the lineage of romantic outsider folk guitarists.”
MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“Combining jazzy looseness, rustic picking and an undertow of drugular mind expansion, this is one head cocktail that leaves no pain after it hits.”
Q – 4 Stars ****

“Walker has an uncanny feel for the triangulation of folk, jazz and blues that came from the fleet fingers of Bert Jansch and John Fahey”
NME – 8/10

“Essential listening.”
The Sun – 4.5/5

“Lovers of Bert Jansch and John Martyn will listen to the jazzy chord changes and tales of misadventures on Primrose Green and wonder whether this is really a new release or are they experiencing an unussually mellow acid flashback. The record is bound together by an appealingly laconic mood.”
The Times – 4 Stars ****

“For his dazzling second album, Walker flaunts his influences with assurance, while his virtuoso diligence also upholds their spirit of committed exploration.”
The Independent on Sunday – 4 Stars ****

“A beautiful record… Sometimes a new artist comes along that makes you pause for breath.”
Shinding – 4 Stars ****

A mystical record… Expansive and moving.
DIY – 4 Stars ****

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.

free downloads

Dream Lover by Destroyer
Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home by The Tallest Man on Earth
War Machine by Bill Fay
A Page Incomplete by Bill Fay
Primrose Green by Ryley Walker
Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker
Straight by A Place To Bury Strangers
We've Come So Far by A Place To Bury Strangers
Me Liquor and God by Night Beds
Los Angeles (Live) by Phosphorescent
Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly) (Live) by Phosphorescent

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Tide Teeth by Night Beds

Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker

What We Don't See by A Place To Bury Strangers

We've Come So Far by A Place To Bury Strangers

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Night Beds
Ivywild
CD / 2XLP
Destroyer
Poison Season
CD / 2XLP

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