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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Strand of Oaks New Album ‘HEAL’ Out June 24th, Stream “Goshen ’97″ Now

Today we are immensely grateful to welcome Strand of Oaks aka Tim Showalter to the ever-expanding Dead Oceans family. We’ve followed Tim closely and then were blown away by his live show when he toured with DOC artists Tallest Man On Earth and Matthew Houck aka Phosphorescent and also Damien Jurado from our sister label Secretly Canadian in the last two years. Now, we’re excited to announce Tim’s new record HEAL will be out on Dead Oceans June 24th.

On previous Strand of Oaks albums Tim 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. 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.”

Preview the new album with the track “Goshen ’97″ above, an ode to his hometown of Goshen, Indiana and first finding music in his parent’s basement. Listen to the track, which premiered yesterday on World Cafe, on our YouTube / Soundcloud and it features Tim dueling guitars with rock god J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr..

Pre-order the new album via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

Stay tuned for more details and tour dates to be announced. Click read more for artwork and tracklisting.
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WATCH + LISTEN // Mark McGuire Shares “In Search of the Miraculous” Single With Shinji Remix (DMBQ, Boredoms), NYC Headline Show At Baby’s All Right Jan 31




Mark’s Dead Oceans debut Along The Way will be delivered to your aural cavities February 4th, 2014. Today, he releases a second single from the album entitled “In Search of the Miraculous” [via Rolling Stone premiere yesterday] and a remix from producer Shinji (DMBQ, Boredoms). On the meaning behind the second single, Mark explains:

“It’s about a person falling in love with knowledge and following that love wherever it takes him in search of truth and understanding of himself and the world…The main mantra of the song is, ‘All that we know is only learned,’ implying that all knowledge created and discovered by man is continuously open to re-evaluation and can always grow and change, which basically leaves reality open to all possibilities”

Listen and watch a psychedelic visual made by Mark to the single above and then check out Shinji‘s remix here on Soundcloud with the accompanying visual on our YouTube page here.

Pre-order Along The Way now through SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon and your local record store.

Click read more to see the visuals for first single “The Instinct” including its remix from Norwegian producer and Lindstrom collaborator, Prins Thomas, and see upcoming tour dates including a show January 31st at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY.
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WATCH // Julianna Barwick Trick-or-Treats With La Blogothéque, Performs At Pitchfork Festival Paris Tonight

We are excited to release Julianna Barwick‘s second of two La Blogotheque Takeaway sessions. For this second session, we see Julianna in downtown Reykjavik with her loop machine on Ash Day, an almost equivalent to Halloween in the United States. She offers not only candy but the microphone to children trick-or-treating, their voices falling in with Julianna’s adding to the gorgeous echoes in her performance improvised on the street. Watch the video above or here on Youtube.

Click read more to see the director, Derrick Belcham, speak on the session plus links to headlining tour dates in the US starting in November.
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WATCH // Julianna Barwick Releases Intimate Performance at Judson Church, Announces West Coast Headlining Tour Dates

As Julianna Barwick continues her dates on tour with Sigur Ros, we deliver up two bits of exciting news.

First, Julianna has premiered a truly beautiful live video of her song “Crystal Lake” via Filter today. Directed by Derrick Belcham and filmed by Belcham and E Lee Smith, the video shows Julianna at her album release show performance at The Judson Church in New York City. Her expanded live setup includes guitarist Scott Bell, special guests violist Rose Nelis, and vocalists Sharon Van Etten, Kate McGuire, Taraka and Nimai Larson (Prince Rama). Watch the nuanced and ethereal performance above or on our YouTube channel here.

Click read more for newly announced West Coast tour dates and info on how to get a hold of Julianna’s recently released album, Nepenthe.

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RELEASE // Phosphorescent Announces Deluxe Version of Muchacho, Stream “Terror In The Canyons” Live At St. Pancras

Phosphorescent has spent the last few months hitting venues and blowing away crowds in North America and abroad. Now the band announces something more for fans to hear. We are excited to release Muchacho De Lujo, the deluxe edition of Phosphorescent‘s renowned 2013 album, Muchcacho.

The deluxe album, out on October 29th digitally and on CD, features bonus material from an intimate pre-release live show recorded at St. Pancras Church in London. The set, performed with Matthew Houck on guitar and Jo Schorrnikow on piano, features Muchacho’s “Song for Zula,” Pride’s “Wolves,” and a cover of Waylon Jennings’ “Storms Never Last.”

Today you can stream De Lujo’s “Terror In the Canyons,” performed live in London at St. Pancras Church. Listen to the track above, on our YouTube channel, or on our Soundcloud.

Click read more for deluxe album track listings, a link to hear Phosphorescent live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic program today, and links to tickets for dates through the end of 2013.

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