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Release Day: Strand of Oaks Releases Limited ‘Harder Love’


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What could be better than starting your weekend with a new Strand of Oaks record? Today, Strand of Oaks releases Harder Love, a collection of Tim Showalter’s unreleased, original recordings for the album Hard Love. If you missed it earlier, Tim had a lil’ listening party on Facebook live – we’re embedding it below for your viewing/listening pleasure.

Pairing the earliest versions tracks from Hard Love with previously-unreleased material (including some tracks deemed “too weird” for the official release), Harder Love pushes Showalter’s sound to a stranger, rawer place. In many ways, the release serves as the tripped out, spiritual brother to its predecessor. The 12” physical version of Harder Love is limited to a 500 pressing and features unused and alternative takes from Hard Love. Harder Love is available digitally worldwide, with two additional bonus tracks available only on the digital version. Harder Love is also available physically via retailers in limited territories (US and Benelux).

Strand of Oaks Announces Limited Edition Harder Love 12” Out January 19th :: Listen to New Single “Passing Out”

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Today, Strand of Oaks announces Harder Love, a collection of Tim Showalter’s unreleased, original recordings for the album Hard Love, for release on January 19th. The announcement comes on the heels of Bruce Warren at WXPN premiering the brand new single, “Passing Out,” last week. The single is officially out today.

Pairing the earliest versions tracks from Hard Love with previously-unreleased material (including some tracks deemed “too weird” for the official release), Harder Love pushes Showalter’s sound to a stranger, rawer place. In many ways, the forthcoming release serves as the tripped out, spiritual brother to its predecessor.

The Westerberg-esque beauty “Passing Out” offers the first peek at some solid, previously-unreleased Strand of Oaks material, and subsequent new tracks (e.g., “Sober,” “Dream Brother,” “Rain Won’t Come”) not only make Harder Love a dynamic listen, but also speak to Showalter’s songwriting versatility. Showalter puts it simply himself: “Life is short and more fucked up by the day…and I don’t want to waste any more time being afraid to be weird and let all my songs out there.”

The 12” physical version of Harder Love is limited to a 500 pressing and features unused and alternative takes from Hard Love. Harder Love will be available digitally worldwide, with two additional bonus tracks available only on the digital version.

Harder Love will also available physically via retailers in limited territories (US and Benelux). There will be copies of the 12” available for purchase at the merch table of this year’s sold out Winter Classic at Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle, where Strand of Oaks will be playing December 8th, 9th, and 10th.


Harder Love tracklisting
1. Harder Love
2. Passing Out
3. Cry (Alt Version)
4. On The Hill (Alt Version)
5. Sober
6. Dream Brother
7. Rain Won’t Come
8. Wicked Water
9. Chill Tent
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10. On The Hill (Extended) [Bonus Track, Digital Only]
11. Wanna Get Lost [Bonus Track, Digital Only]

Strand of Oaks Tour Dates
Fri., December 8th – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle – SOLD OUT
Sat., December 9th – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle – SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 10th – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle – SOLD OUT
Thursday, January 25th – Bethlehem, PA @ Fowler Blast Furnace Room

Strand of Oaks Shares “Everything” Video and Tour Dates

Today Strand of Oaks shares a brand new video for “Everything.” Animated by fellow musician Chad VanGaalen, the colorful, immersive, and illustrative world in the visual accompaniment for “Everything” follows a chaotic narrative, employing psychedelic effects while utilizing everyday imagery.

The track comes from Hard Love, Tim Showalter’s fifth LP under the moniker Strand of Oaks. Recording during much-needed downtime following the release of Heal, Hard Love is a record with influences culled from Creation Records, Trojan dub compilations, and Jane’s Addiction, Hard Love is available now via Dead Oceans.

In addition to releasing today’s video, Strand of Oaks will also be playing a string of North American tour dates, including several festival stops. Full list of dates can be found below.

Watch Strand of Oaks’ “Everything” video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkY4isMi2Zc

Strand of Oaks 2017 Tour Dates
5/21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
5/27 – Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
6/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Radio Milwaukee Studios Festival
6/25 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Arts Festival
7/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
7/14 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
7/15 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
7/17 – Athens, GA @ The Georgia Theatre (rooftop)
7/19 – Orlando, FL @ The Patio
7/20 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
7/21 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach *
7/22 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
7/23 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts *
7/26 – Lousville, KY @ Louisville Waterfront Park
7/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
7/28 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
7/29 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
7/30 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
8/04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

* w/ Jason Isbell

Strand of Oaks Take on ‘Conan’

There are two truths we hold near and dear to our hearts. The first is that Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks is due a Pantene campaign (look at that impeccable mane and tell us we’re wrong). And the second is that “Rest Of It” unquestionably belongs in an arena. It’s the sort of heart-pounding, muscle-car, shot-and-a-beer anthem that deserves to be played as loud as possible, preferably with hundreds (thousands?) of people singing along.

Conan, it seems, would agree. A direct quote from last night’s late night performance, “That’s how it’s done! I love seeing you play.” Strand of Oaks brought the aforementioned rocker, “Rest Of It,” to Conan, somehow avoiding burning down the set. Don’t believe us? Watch it back along with a solo-electric + web-exclusive rendition of “Radio Kids” (below). And don’t miss this killer band on tour! Full list of dates at the bottom.

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Strand of Oaks Tour Dates:
03/30/17 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
03/31/17 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
04/01/17 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
04/02/17 Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
04/03/17 Dallas, TX – Three Links
04/04/17 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Indoor
04/05/17 Houston, TX – House of Blues
04/07/17 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
04/08/17 Tallahassee, FL – Word Of South Festival
04/09/17 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04/10/17 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
05/04/17 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
05/05/17 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater – Middle of the Map Fest
05/06/17 Peoria, IL – Limelight
05/26/17 Allston, MA – Boston Calling Festival
05/27/17 Allston, MA – Boston Calling Festival
05/28/17 Allston, MA – Boston Calling Festival
07/21/17 Miami Beach, FA – The Fillmore
07/22/17 Saint Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
07/23/17 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts
07/26/17 Louisville, KY – Louisville Waterfront Park
07/28/17 Philadelphia, PA – XpoNential
07/29/17 Philadelphia, PA – XpoNential
07/30/17 Philadelphia, PA – XpoNential
08/04/17 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
08/05/17 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
08/06/17 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

Pull an All-Nighter with Strand of Oaks in the New “Rest of It” Video

Rest of It” is the latest slice Strand Of Oaks is serving off their forthcoming record, titled Hard Love. Out 2/17, Hard Love finds bandleader Tim Showalter caught between his hedonistic pursuit of rock ‘n’ roll transcendence and the mature demands of domestic life. With help from producer Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs, Spoon), Hard Love harnesses Showalter’s unrelenting energy and channels it into nine of the most incendiary, ambitious songs in Strand of Oaks’ discography.

Pre-order Hard Love: strandofoaks.lnk.to/hardlove

Strand of Oaks will tour extensively in 2017, with dates throughout Europe and the US, including Boston Calling in May. They will also be returning to Australia in April to perform at The Boogie Festival, which inspired album track “On The Hill”. Find all tour dates here.

Praise for Hard Love:

“The best Dinosaur Jr. song Ryan Adams never wrote” – Stereogum on “Radio Kids”

“Just like that favorite song you’ve held onto for so many years, evoking memories of the past, ‘Radio Kids’ is the kind of song you want to listen to over and over.” – NPR Music

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