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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Destroyer ‘Five Spanish Songs’ EP Out 12/2, Solo Acoustic European Tour In December

We are excited to announce that Destroyer will release Five Spanish Songs EP on December 2nd through Dead Oceans in the UK and Europe, a followup to 2011′s Kaputt. The EP, consists of songs written by Spanish musician Antonio Luque of the band Sr. Chinarro.

Read more for info on the album including Bejar’s thoughts and info about a special UK/EU solo acoustic tour by Bejar in December after the album release.
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Come See Us At The Independent Label Market In London On Saturday!

We are very excited to be in attendance at the Independent Label Market tomorrow with a long list of other fantastic indie labels! We’ll have vinyl, rare items, and more for you to mull over buying with your hard earned money but we would love just to see you and say hello!

Our table is located by the Commercial St entrace to the Market in between Soul Jazz Records and Vice Records. To see a list of some special items we are offering at the market plus a map of all the vendors, see below.

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WOW // Night Beds In a Near Perfect Tiny Desk Concert

Every part of me wants to post this Tiny Desk concert and include only one word -> WOW. No lengthy introduction or description could make you fall more in love with Night Beds; you simply just need to watch and watch you will! The four-song set includes Country Sleep‘s “Faithful Heights,” “Ramona,” “22″ and an older track, “Hide From It.”

“…one of 2013′s most arresting new voices.”Robin Hilton, NPR Music

Now go witness the beautiful thing that is Night Beds in person. They are currently touring the US, with European dates to follow. See all HERE.

TOUR ALERT // Night Beds Announce EU & UK Dates

Night Beds have extended their spring tour! Come April, Winston Yellen will return to Europe for a number of shows, playing with both Matthew E. White and Stornoway. Dates start in Paris and end at Glasgow’s Broadcast. Check out the new dates below (full tour schedule HERE).

Want a free download of Night Beds’ “Ramona”? You’re in luck for the track is the single of the week at iTunes UK and available for a no strings attached, free download. HIP HIP HOOORRAAAY! Last thing – Country Sleep is BBC 6 Music’s ALBUM OF THE DAY (happyyyy siggghhhh).

 
TOUR DATES:
04/03/13 Paris, FR – La Fleche d’Or w/ Matthew E. White
04/04/13 Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique w/ Matthew E. White
04/05/13 Rotterdam, NL – Motel Mozaique @ Paradise
04/07/13 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet w/ Stornoway
04/09/13 Frankfurt, DE – Brotfabrik w/ Stornoway
04/10/13 Koln, DE – Gebaeude 9 w/ Stornoway
04/11/13 Hamburg, DE – Knust w/ Stornoway
04/12/13 Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu w/ Stornoway
04/15/13 London, UK – The Borderline
04/17/13 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
04/18/13 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

Our Thoughts on the PIAS Warehouse Fire

As many of you have read in the press or via social media, a large part of the independent music community took a serious hit very early Tuesday morning, when the Sony DADC / PIAS warehouse in the Enfield neighborhood of London burnt to the ground amidst continuing riots and unrest across England. A good summary of what occurred and which labels were affected can be read here: http://pitchfork.com/news/43478-labels-react-to-sonypias-warehouse-fire/

Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian, as well as our SC Distribution label brethren Asthmatic Kitty, Lovepump United, No Quarter, Suicide Squeeze Records, Post Present Medium and We Are Free, all lost significant amounts of stock in this fire. This being said, our primary thoughts and concern are with the Sony warehouse staff and PIAS sales staff whose lives were all massively disrupted by the tragic event, as well as our independent label peers who had a more significant portion of their worldwide stock committed to the Sony DADC / PIAS warehouse. We extend our support to them, and we are committed to doing all that we can to help them with the recovery.

With regards to how this affects us and our releases, Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian are in the fortunate position of having significant stock holdings dispersed around the world. We’re working very quickly now to shift some of that existing stock to make our records available in the UK and Ireland as soon as possible. Also, we have the utmost confidence that the emergency plan that PIAS and Sony are currently implementing will result in a new fulfillment system being up-and-running very quickly. Currently no release dates outside of the UK and Ireland will be delayed, and it is looking more and more like release dates within the UK and Ireland will be delayed by no more than a few weeks.

Although the lost sales and the amount of extra work will be significant, Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian are healthy enough to be able to weather this unfortunate storm. So it is that our more primary concern, again, is with those outside of our camp – the peer labels that we madly respect who have more of their stock more centrally committed to the Sony DADC / PIAS system – as well as the overall health of the independent music sector in the UK, especially at a time when over the past few years, physical retail and music sales in general had already been taking such a significant hit. Above all, we hope that the violence and vandalism in the UK gives way to peaceful demonstration and a thoughtful dialogue. Particularly to our friends in London, we wish you safety and a return to normalcy soon.

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