After performing at NYC’s Mercury Lounge, Night Beds stopped by Braund Sound in early October to perform their single, “You Were Afraid.” It’s the b-side to their recently released Even If We Try 7″, available now at SC Distribution. Watch above or at Brooklyn Vegan.
Winston returns to New York for a performance at Pianos on December 11. Before NYC, Night Beds head to London for opening dates with Sharon Van Etten and Wild Nothing. You’ll find all upcoming shows HERE.
JUST FOR FUN: Winston shares a new Gin & CerealSpotify playlist. It features the likes of Active Child, A.A. Bondy, Mac Demarco and more. Stream below.
Talk about a teaser! The Luyas have been hard at work with director Mylene Simard to create a moving video to accompany the opening track to their new album. Titled “Montuno,” the 10 minute song works as perfect introduction to Animator and stands on its own as a beautiful work of art. Today we get the first look at the upcoming video. Watch the trailer above!Animator is out on October 16; you can pre-order the album on vinyl or CD at SC Distribution! INSTANT GRATIFICATION: pre-order now and you’ll receive an instant MP3 download of Animator in its entirety!
In addition to the video, The Luyas share a brand new Spotify playlist. Are you sleepy? You’ll soon be with Jessie’s masterful mix that includes artists ranging from Arthur Russell to Cass McCombs to Amen Dunes. Titled Sleepy With Me, Jessie describes her playlist as “a bunch of songs to spoon your pillow to.”Enjoy below!
Here’s the moment we’ve all been anxiously awaiting >>> The Luyas are going on tour! Try to contain your excitement! You’ll find all their dates HERE!
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
Are you ready? We sure hope so, for Lollapalooza fun starts bright and early tomorrow and there’s no time to waste! Three Dead Oceans bands will perform at the festival throughout the weekend. Bear In Heaven perform on the Sony stage Saturday at 1:30PM, while The Tallest Man On Earth will take PlayStation stage at 5:15 PM the same day. Finally, Bowerbirds take the Sony stage on Sunday at 12:00 PM.
We’ve also got two artists from our sister-labels performing. Jagjaguwar’sSharon Van Etten and Secretly Canadian’sThe War On Drugs play back-to-back on Friday. TWOD kick off the Google Play stage at 2:15 PM and Sharon will start on the PlayStation stage at 3:00 PM.
Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar & Secretly Canadian have a team en route to Lollapalooza now. You can follow our festival experience via Instagram (@deadoceans), Twitter and Facebook. Look out for the hashtag: #doclolla as we’ll use it to tag our tweets and photos! Hope to see you there!
Check out our newest Spotify playlist – LOLLAPALOOZA READY 2012. It features songs from Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian artists playing at the festival and also artists we are just stoked to see! Listen on the Spotify app or below! NOTE** It is a collaborative playlist, meaning you can add songs! We encourage everyone to join in and add what they’re excited to see/hear this weekend!