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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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THURSDAY LISTENING // Phosphorescent Live on World Cafe

We’re taking your Thursday listening to a whole new level. Phosphorescent recently performed live on NPR’s World Cafe. You can listen to “Terror In The Canyons,” “Song for Zula,” “The Quotidian Beasts,” and “A New Anhedonia” now. David Dye also interviews Matthew during the broadcast. Listen HERE. All of the songs are available on Phosphorescent’s recently released Muchacho.

Phosphorescent are playing Brussels’s Les Nuits Botanique – Rotonde tonight! See all of their upcoming tour dates HERE.

LSTN // Night Beds Live on World Cafe

Good Morning! Good Morning! If you missed it before, here’s your chance to listen to Night Beds perform live on World Cafe. In addition to their interview with the ever-trusty David Dye, the band played a number of songs from their Dead Oceans debut Country Sleep. The list includes “Faithful Heights,” “Ramona,” “Even If We Try” and “Head For The Hills.” There is also an exclusive web version of “22.” Stream at NPR.

“The lyrics may have come from Nashville, but the record’s open, dusty sound is pure Colorado. Yellen brings his amazing, wide-ranging voice to this installment of World Cafe, playing songs from Country Sleep as well as a track that didn’t make the album.”David Dye / World Cafe

Night Beds are currently on tour, playing many a European venue. You can see all of the upcoming tour dates and ticket links HERE.

The Tallest Man On Earth Live on NPR’s World Cafe

photo courtesy of Melody Chiang at WXPN

The Tallest Man On Earth recently stopped by WXPN for a World Cafe session. Kristian plays four songs off There’s No Leaving Now for David Dye and chats about the record, playing with Montezumas and the origins of his solo career. The show starts with Kristian’s performance of “To Just Grow Away” at XPN Live Friday Free at Noon Concert, in which he played to a sold-out crowd.

Listen to The Tallest Man On Earth on World Cafe!

The Tallest Man On Earth is up for Best Live Act in the AIM Independent Music Awards! If you’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing him live, you know how wonderful and inspiring of a performer he is. Vote for Kristian at The Fly; then get out and see him on tour! Dates HERE.

LSTN: Bear In Heaven Live on NPR’s World Cafe

NPR’s World Cafe brings you a brand new live session from Bear In Heaven. Host David Dye invited BiH on the show to perform three songs: “The Reflection of You,” “Sinful Nature” and “Warm Water,” all from 2012′s I Love You, It’s Cool. When streaming, you will also have access to a web exclusive performance of “Cool Light.”

Click here to listen to Bear In Heaven on World Cafe.

The guys just wrapped up a couple of months of solid touring, but they still have a few dates in the works, as well as a big performance at Lollapalooza. See all shows HERE.

free downloads

Another by Greylag
Time Between by Bear in Heaven
Start Again by Bishop Allen
Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks
Shut In by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire

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Another by Greylag

Autumn by Bear in Heaven

Why I Had To Go by Bishop Allen

Poison Ivy by Bleached

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todays shows

Bear in Heaven
Guadalajara, MX - Club Americana  w/ The Oaths

Bishop Allen
Austin, TX - Holy Mountain  w/ JBM

Julianna Barwick
Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot

Strand of Oaks
San Francisco, CA - The Independent  w/ Christopher Denny

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