ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart Announce New Self-titled Collaborative Album, Listen To “Gazelles In Flight” Now

Back in November of 2012 Suuns and close friend Radwan Ghazi Moumneh of Jerusalem In My Heart spent a week in a Montreal studio creating a collaborative album pulling in their two distinct sounds into one set of fluid and trippy recordings. These songs were not heard live until over a year later at Pop Montreal in 2013 which jump started both sides’ efforts to finish this truly unique record.

More than two years later now we are proud to present the final product, a self-titled collaborative album from Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart out April 14th via Secret City in Canada and Secretly Canadian worldwide. Listen to track “Gazelles In Flight” now above or on Soundcloud. Check the tracklist and album art below.

Suuns return to North America in February hitting 10 dates with Disappears. Click read more to see all their upcoming dates.

SC324

TRACKLIST:
1. 2amoutu I7tirakan
2. Metal
3. Seif
4. In Touch
5. Gazelles In Flight
6. Leyla
7. 3attam Babey

SUUNS TOUR DATES:
All ticket links: http://bit.ly/Suuns_tour

Fri. Feb. 20 – Chicago, IL @ Garfield Park Conservatory %
Sat. Feb. 21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Billiken Club ^
Sun. Feb. 22 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency ^
Tues. Feb. 24 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig ^
Wed. Feb. 25 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison ^
Thurs. Feb. 26 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB ^
Fri. Feb. 27 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott ^
Sat. Feb. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC ^
Sun. Mar. 1 – Washington, DC @ Rock N’ Roll Hotel ^
Mon. Mar. 2 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes ^

% = w/ Disappears, Bitchin’ Bajas, Motuh Captain
^ = w/ Disappears

suunsdis_admat-1 copy

WATCH // Woman’s Hour Share “Devotion” Video Dir. By Weronika Tofilska Via Dazed

Woman’s Hour return in 2015 with amnother beautiful black and white, minimalistic video for the song “Devotion” off their serene SC debut album Conversations out last year. You can watch the twin filled video directed by Weronika Tofilska above or here on Youtube / Dazed.

Here’s Fiona Burgess with more behind the video:
‘We talked a lot about the idea of closeness, trust and dependency, and felt that using siblings was the most natural way of communicating this…as well as looking identical, the twins in our video have a loyalty to each other that is so constant throughout their lives that it’s unlike any other relationship. We were interested in how the visuals could compliment this theme, using minimal props and staging in order to make the focus on the subjects. They are almost like still life portraits, their movements are subtle so that the viewers focus is on the tinniest movements… it’s often the smallest gestures that speak volumes”

Pick up Woman’s Hour debut album Conversations via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution / deluxe bundle, and your local record store.

TOUR ANNOUNCE // The War On Drugs Announce Spring Tour, Festival Dates, Nominated For Brit Award

WOD Brit Ward

WHOO! 2014 was a huge year for The War On Drugs, and with their recent Brit Award nomination for Best International artist, 2015 is shaping up to be even bigger.

Following their powerhouse performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The War On Drugs are announcing a spring tour hitting cities in which they have not yet played throughout the Southwest and Southeast in support of 2014′s #1 album of the year, Lost In The Dream, plus festivals, including Coachella, Bonnaroo and Governor’s Ball. This comes in the wake of their commanding presence atop countless 2014 year-end lists including SPIN, Amazon, iTunes, Uncut, Q, Under The Radar, Grantland, Philadelphia Inquirer, Consequence of Sound,Paste, The Times (UK), BBC Radio 6music and more.

Lost in the Dream is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.


The War On Drugs Tour Dates

[All dates + tickets here: secretlycanadian.com/tour]
- – New dates in bold – -

Sat. Jan. 31 – Wed. Feb. 4 – Riviera Maya, MX @ Hard Rock Hotel
Mon. Feb. 16 – Liverpool, UK @ 02 Academy – SOLD OUT
Wed. Feb. 18 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Thu. Feb. 19 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Sat. Feb. 21 – Southampton, UK @ O2 Guildhall
Sun. Feb. 22 – Brighton, UK @ Dome Concert Hall – SOLD OUT
Tue. Feb. 24 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy – SOLD OUT
Wed. Feb. 25 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Thu. Feb. 26 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
Fri. Feb. 27 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
Sat. Feb. 28 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
Mon. March 2 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy
Sat. Mar. 28 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Sun. Mar. 29 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Tue. Mar. 31 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
Wed. April 1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
Thu. April 2 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
Fri. April 3 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Sat. April 4 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Sun. April 5 – Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
Tue. April 7 – Albuquerque, NM @ Historic El Rey Theatre
Wed. April 8 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Thu. April 9 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
Sat. April 11 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Sat. April 18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Thu. May 21 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sun. May 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

Thu. June 25 – Sun. June 28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
Fri. June 5 – Sun. June 7 – New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
Thu. June 11 – Sun. June 14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival

Fri. June 26 – St. Gallen, CH @ Open Air
Wed. July 1 – Sat. July 4 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Thu. July 2 – Sun. July 5 – Barcelona, ES @ Vida Festival
Tue. Aug. 11 – Sat. Aug. 15 – Oslo, NO @ Oya
Thu. Aug. 13 – Sat. Aug. 15 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
Fri. Sep. 4 – Sun. Sep. 6 – Laois, IE @ Electric Picnic

The War on Drugs Nominated for the BRITs 2015

Congratulations to The War on Drugs who are nominated for Best International Group at the BRITs!
The BRITs 2015 is the 35th edition of the British Phonographic Industry’s annual music awards, considered to be the highest accolade in the UK music industry.

The nomination follows an amazing 2014 for The War on Drugs in the UK, whose album ‘Lost in the Dream’ was named #1 album of year by Uncut, The Times, Q and The Line of Best Fit.

wod_brit_560

LISTEN // Jason Molina “September 11, 2001″ Featuring Will Oldham, Alasdair Roberts







- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - –
Written by Alasdair Roberts
- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

The late Jason Molina and I had met a few times in England (when Jason was studying for a period in London) and in Scotland (Glasgow, where I lived then as now), after being introduced to one another by Will Oldham in late 1995. The recording session by Jason, Will, Will’s brother Paul and me was Jason’s idea originally. The prospect of working together with these musicians whose work I admired, and who were also cool people, was very exciting; so that’s how I found myself in Paul’s Kentucky farmhouse that historic weekend in 2001.

Of course, what made that weekend historic was certainly not this humble meeting of musical minds; rather, it was the fact that it coincided with the unanticipated and awful events of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks and the collapse of the World Trade Center. I am convinced that my memory of that period has been heightened by this coincidence; I have a strong recollection of Jason, Will, Paul and me recording on the evening of 10th September. I remember the warm southern evening sunshine (a particular delight for one accustomed to Scottish autumn weather), streaming through the window and infusing everything in the room with a kind of preternatural glow, as we recorded a version of Owen Hand’s wonderful song ‘My Donal.’ Will was playing a Nord synth and singing, Paul was on drums, Jason played bass guitar and I was playing Paul’s bright blue Telecaster. I remember walking by the barns that evening and seeing row upon row of tobacco drying, shining golden and lovely in the twilight. But none of us was to know that that would be, in some sense, the last twilight of an old world.

Jason woke me at about 10am the following morning with the words: ‘Ali, you should come downstairs. Something really bad is happening.’ My initial thought was that perhaps someone in the household had been injured or had fallen seriously ill. And so I went downstairs to confront the new global reality. Most of the rest of the day was spent watching the television news in numbed disbelief; in the evening we dined and talked together with some other members of the Oldham family. And then it seemed that the only thing to do was to carry on as normal – to pour ourselves a large Highland Park each and to make rock and roll, like we were born to do. So that’s how this piece of music came about – it was a spontaneous response from Jason’s soul to the unimaginably terrible events of that day, and it was one in which he invited Will (on piano), Paul (on Nord synth), me (on bowed mountain dulcimer) and every listener to cast their own offering.

AUDIO

Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer

VIDEOS

You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Suuns
And Jerusalem in My Heart
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

Damien Jurado
Fort Wayne, IN - Brass Rail

Suuns
Allston, MA - Great Scott  w/ Disappears

The War On Drugs
Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy

Tig Notaro
Bloomington, IN - Buskirk-Chumley Theater

See all upcoming shows