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WATCH // Tomas Barfod Shares Live Session For “Pulsing (Feat. Nina K)”, US Tour Starts Tomorrow

In anticipation of his upcoming US dates, Danish sound-wizard Tomas Barfod has shared with us a live session of “Pulsing (Feat. Nina K)“. Nina K‘s bouncing vocals cartwheel over double drum kits (One of which has Tomas at the helm) and swell to fill the antique, vaulted ceilings of the recording space. Watch the video above or on our Youtube page.

You can catch Barfod in the flesh as he performs a trio of DJ sets in the US, starting tomorrow in San Francisco tomorrow at the Rickshaw Shop. Full dates are below.

If you haven’t already, pick up Barfod’s Beatport EP exclusively through the Beatport site here.

Purchase Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

TOMAS BARFOD TOUR DATES:
Thurs. Sept. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Fri. Sept. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sat. Sept. 13 – Chicago, IL @ Primary
Fri. Nov. 7 – Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves

WATCH // Electric Youth Share SC Live Session Part 1 – “A Real Hero” Via NPR Music, New Album ‘Innerworld’ Out 9/30




Electric Youth have shared another look at their SC debut Innerworld out September 30th / 29th in the EU. The group played a special live session version for uys of their hit single “A Real Hero” which NPR Music premiered at the end of last week. Watch the session above or here on Youtube.

The new album will be out at the end of the month but you can pre-order it now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

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LISTEN // Jens Lekman Shares ‘WWJD’ Mixtape Featuring Three Unreleased Songs

SC artist Jens Lekman is back with a special mixtape of his favorite tunes plus three never before heard tracks “WWJD”, “I Remember”, and “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”. Jens offers the story behind the mix tape in his own words below.

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While travelling through midwest America some time ago I stopped at a gasstation and bought a WWJD bracelet for $1.99 and insisted that it stood for “What Would Jens Do?”. I would look at it when I felt indecisive, think about what Jens really would do and then do the opposite of that. I thought that would be a good way to find some new paths in life, and to get away from the paths I kept taking that didn’t lead me anywhere good.

“WWJD” is a song about regrets, learning from your mistakes, and bettering yourself. I wrote it last year, recorded it quickly and felt it didn’t fit in with most of the other songs I was writing. Together with “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?” and “I Remember” they weren’t adhering to the rules I had set up for my next album but they were also too good to forget. So I weaved them in exclusively on this mixtape where they are stations on a longer journey, where loops and smaller fragments, ideas for songs and favourite songs by others swoosh by outside the window. Feel free to open that window and feel the breeze in your hair.

Yours truly,
Jens Lekman

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WATCH // Suuns Share ‘Sunspot’ Video Dir. By Ben Shemie, Tour UK And Europe In September + October

Celebrating newly announced UK + European tour dates this fall, SUUNS have shared a short film featuring ‘Sunspot’ from their 2013 release Images du Futur. Premiering via The Quietus and directed by band frontman Ben Shemie, the 30 minute music video delves into the ideas of repetition and absolution of sin. Watch the video above or here on Youtube.

For more on the story behind the new video, Ben explains below:

“This video is based around hands. Dirtying ones hands, blood on the hands, and cleansing ones hands of sin are the themes that drive the imagery in this video. I saw Richard Serra’s ‘Hand Catching Lead’ video at the Metropolitan museum in NY a few years ago. Despite all the monumental works, this small raw video stuck with me the most. Something about the simplicity about looking at the artist’s own hands, the realness was very intense. It is Serra’s work that provides the visual inspiration behind this video.

“The compulsion of washing ones hands – absolution of sin – is very powerful. This compulsive behavior, regardless of the context, can relate to all of us. This one-take sequence that closes the video is not only physically demanding, but also very challenging to the viewer. Repetition, the common thread of the droney nature of Suuns’ music, plays tricks on our sense of time and drives the fanatical and compulsive themes of the video to the edge of our tolerance.”

If you haven’t already, pick up their Polaris Prize nominated album from last year, Images Du Futur via your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, and SC Distribution.

SUUNS’ UK/EU 2014 TOUR DATES:
[all dates + tix links: secretlycanandian.com/tour]

26th Sept Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Psych Fest – get tickets
29th Sept London, UK – Village Underground, London – get tickets
30th Sept Ghent, BE – Vooruit
1st Oct Paris, FR – Gaite Lyrique
2nd Oct Amsterdam, NL – Tolhuistuin
3rd Oct Copenhagen, DK – Vega
4th Oct Oslo, NO – Revolver
6th Oct Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan
7th Oct Gothenberg, SE – Pustervik
8th Oct Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja
11th Oct Istanbul,TR – Salon IKSV

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TOUR DATES

12/12/14
Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey

02/02/15
Charlottesville, VA - Paramount Theatre  w/ Jason Isbell

02/03/15
Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel (Solo)

02/04/15
Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre  w/ Jason Isbell

02/05/15
Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre  w/ Jason Isbell

02/06/15
Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

02/07/15
New York, NY - Beacon Theatre  w/ Jason Isbell

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