A couple weeks ago Gardens & Villa announced that their second album, Dunes, will be released February 4 on Secretly Canadian. Today we are excited to announce 2014 North American Tour Dates starting in the band’s home state of California in Santa Cruz in February moving onto the South and East Coast before finishing Los Angeles in March. See all the dates and pre-order links for the limited edition album and bundle after the jump.
The band also have shared a playlist of songs they were listening to while recording the new album which includes a tracks from Alice Coltrane, Aphex Twin, Wham, J Dilla, and more. Stream the mix on Spotify or Rdio.
Click read more to see 2014 tour dates and ticket links, listen to the lead single “Bullet Train”, and see pre-order links for new album, Dunes. More
We announced Damien Jurado‘s new album Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son will be out January 21st, 2014. Today, Damien shares a trailer for the bonus album, Sisters, which comes with the Limited Edition deluxe version of the album. The bonus album includes exclusive tracks and alternate takes of Damien singing with an all female choir. Watch the trailer, directed by Drake Jurado, above or here on YouTube.
In honor of the 10th Anniversary release of Songs: OhiaMagnolia Electric Co. we have just announced 4 Jason Molina Tribute Shows happening this January. Joining those musicians who traveled with Jason from 2002-2009, M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, a friend of Jason’s since before his band Court and Spark toured with Magnolia in the mid-2000s.
As a preview for the tour, stream the previously unreleased “The Big Game Is Every Night” included on this years deluxe 10th Anniversary release above or here on Soundcloud.
We’ve been waiting to announce this one for a while, folks. It has been over two years since The War On Drugs‘ critically praised last album, Slave Ambient, was released and the Philadelphia band readies their newest offering, Lost In The Dream for release on March 18th, 2014. Setting up shop along the East Coast in Philadelphia, North Carolina New York, and New Jersey, Adam Granduciel of TWOD somehow found time to record the new album between two years of constant touring. Lost In The Dream is a familiar kick in the gut reminding listeners what music is supposed to sound like, making you want to run Rocky-style through the streets (or at least us anyways).
Listen to the first jam off the newly announced album “Red Eyes” above or on our Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE.
Gardens & Villa announced today that their second album, Dunes, will be released February 4 on Secretly Canadian.
The five members of the band, Adam Rasmussen, Chris Lynch, Dusty Ineman, Levi Hayden and Shane McKillop, left their hometown and base of sunny Santa Barbara to record with Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, DFA Records, Hercules & Love Affair) at Key Club, a converted locksmith’s building in Benton Harbor, MI. Ripped out of their usual environment into a cold midwestern locale, the band finds a new voice on Dunes. The band brings their catchy rhythms and bold synth lines from previous records but continues developing a richer sound now experimenting with unique gear including Sly Stone‘s custom-built Flickinger recording console and direction from Goldsworthy.
Last month we announced Damien Jurado‘s Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son out next January and released an album trailer by Dan Huiting previewing the new album. Today Damien premieres the first music video for the new album for the track “Silver Timothy”. The video, directed by Portland-based director Justin Koleszar, feels eerie and otherworldly including beautiful landscapes filmed around Terrebonne, Oregon. Watch the video above or on Vevo / YouTube.
Click read more to read the director’s thoughts on the shoot, see tour dates, and find pre-order links for the new album, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. More
Originally released in March of 2003, Songs: Ohia‘s The Magnolia Electric Co. is the hallmark of Jason Molina’s career. Ten years later, we wanted to place a spotlight on this important release and on our late friend’s extraordinary body of work by releasing the 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Magnolia Electric Co, out now in North America.
To celebrate this release we asked fans on our Twitter and Facebook pages to tell us their favorite Jason Molina / Songs: Ohia songs. We received an overwhelming response so we put together a playlist of some of the most voted for songs. Listen to it below, on Rdiohere, or on Spotifyhere.
Click read more for info about the deluxe release including track listing and words from Secretly Canadian co-founder and friend of Molina, Chris Swanson. More
Porcelain Raft has been busy on tour through Europe for the past few weeks and today offers a new live video for the “It Ain’t Over” off his 2013 release, Permanent Signal. The video, directed by Dan Huiting (City Of Music), gives a unique glimpse into the band’s live show and you can watch the session above or here on YouTube.
Click read more to watch additional live videos for “Think Of The Ocean” and “Cluster”.
Luke Temple is finishing up his East Coast tour with his band that includes Here We Go Magic bandmate, Eliot Krimsky (also of Glass Ghost), Mike Johnson of Dirty Projectors, and Brian Bentancourt of Hospitality. Announced today via BrooklynVegan, Luke will playing shows at Union Pool for the first three Tuesdays of the December and he has brought some friends along with him.
MEMS (5) – (Ofir Ganon and Greg Sarnier of Deerhoof)
CHRIS BEAR (of Grizzly Bear)
DANIEL CARTER//AUSTIN VAUGHN
SAM OWENS (of Celestial Shore)
STEVE MARION (of Delicate Steve)
ADAM SCHATZ (of Man Man)
JEREMY GUSTIN AND INDIGO STREET (of Delicate Steve)
RYAN SEATON (of Callers)
Read more below to get buy links for Good Mood Fool and see dates for Luke Temple’s tour.
Major Lazer shared a new video for “Jet Blue Jet” this week off their newest album Free the Universe. The video directed by Grizz Lee features a technicolor party of psychedelic visuals and lot of smoke. Put on your dancing shoes and get read to sweat before watching the video ABOVE or on YouTube HERE.
Click read more to see tour dates and ticket links to see The Don live! More
Suuns released Images Du Futur earlier this year and now Montreal-based electronic label Turbo Recordings released a new collection of remixes of the album. Hear remixes from Clouds, joeFarr, It’s A Fine Line, and Ivan Smagghehere on Soundcloud or below. Buy the remixes on iTunes here.
Read more to see the Band’s tour dates and ticket links for shows in France and Europe starting tonight! More
Yeasayer‘s new live album, Good Evening Washington DC, Live at 9:30 Club, was recorded on the Fragrant World Tour during a sold out two-night stand on November 14th + 15th, 2012 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The new live album will be out November 12th.
Damien Jurado fans the time is finally here! We are excited to announce Damien’s new album, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, will be out this January! Preview the new album’s sound by watching the album trailer, shot by Dan Huiting, which captures Jurado and producer Richard Swift working at National Freedom Studios in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Watch the trailer ABOVE or HERE on YouTube.
Click read more to see the track list, words from Father John Misty‘s essay on Jurado’s new album, and more. More
Nightlands is back with a video for the “So Far So Long” off the album Oak Island out earlier this year. The video, filmed and directed by David S. Kessler, shows a procession of slo-mo shots of horses at night and we have to say it fits the song extremely well, trust us. Watch the video above or on our YouTubehere.
Nightlands start their tour in November and you’ll find all their dates below. Ticket links can be found here.
TOUR DATES: 11/07 | Columbus, OH – Double Happiness 11/08 | Bloomington, IN – The Root Cellar 11/10 | Chicago, IL – Township 11/11 | Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry 11/14 | Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern 11/17 | Portland, OR – Bunk Bar 11/18 | San Francisco, CA – Chapel 11/24 | Los Angeles, CA – Echo 11/27 | San Diego, CA – Soda Bar 11/30 | Marfa, TX – Padres 12/03 | Austin, TX – Mowhawk Inside 12/06 | Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
Today the new video for “Florida” premiered on My Old Kentucky Blog! The video, which was featured in VEVO‘s Indie Wednesday showcase, is directed by Kris Moyes who has worked with Grizzly Bear, Kirin J Callinan, Sia, and more. Watch the video above or on VEVOhere and then read Luke’s artist statement on the video.
On the video, Temple has released the following artist statement:
“There have been 70,000+ deaths related to the Mexican drug cartels since 2006.
The Unites States is, by far, the largest market for cocaine use in the world with roughly 16% of its population using the drug.
New Zealand is second at roughly 4%
Mexico itself hovers around 2%.
They supply it, we buy it.
Being a musician I have been around my share of the stuff and can say that there is an absolute disconnect from the reality of what is being supported by the purchase of cocaine.
Our privilege and relative comfort can make it hard to look outside of our immediate gratification.
It seems almost impossible to exist without being an indirect aid to the exploitation of those less fortunate but we can at least start with the glaringly obvious.
It’s absolutely not worth just being able to party for another few hours.”
Click read more for links to stream Luke’s new album in full on HypeMachine, pre-order links for the new album, and a list of Luke’s tour dates starting next Monday night for his album release show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. More
If you missed it on Monday night, Damien Jurado joined Moby for a performance of “The Perfect Life” off Moby’s new album, Innocents, on CONAN. After the show the band performed a web exclusive of “Almost Home” which you can watch above or here on TeamCoco‘s website. Thanks to Conan and crew for having Damien on!
Click read more to see a photos of Damien with Moby and Conan backstage and also a trailer for a mysterious Damien Jurado project coming out 2014! More
Originally released in March of 2003, Songs: Ohia‘s The Magnolia Electric Co. is the hallmark of Jason Molina’s career. Ten years later, we at Secretly Canadian shine a light on our late friend’s extraordinary body of work by releasing the 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Magnolia Electric Co album on November 12th in North America, November 25th in Europe.
You can preview the new LP below by listening to streams of the original version of the album’s opener, “Farewell Transmission,” as well as the home demo version to hear the unique and beautiful contrasting sounds. Listen on our Soundcloudhere.
Click read more for info about the release including track listing, artwork, and pre-order links for the deluxe edition.
Cayucas have been touring all Summer and have a surprise to heat up your Fall. Today Stereogum premiered a new remix of the track “Will The Thrill” by Fool’s Gold lead singer Luke Top. Listen to the dancey track full of still warm, leftover Summer vibes above, HERE on our YouTube channel, or HERE on our Soundcloud channel.
Today, Cayucas also kick off a set of new dates touring with previous road pals, Ra Ra Riot.
Today we present a pretty sweet gift to Luke Temple and Curtis Mayfield fans alike. Listen to Luke Temple and Here We Go Magic bandmate, Eliot Krimsky (also of Glass Ghost) cover Curtis Mayfield‘s “Suffer” ABOVE or on YouTube HERE.
The cover, originally part of Temple’s live show, is an appropriate preview of Luke’s new solo album, Good Mood Fool out October 15th. The new album shows Temple at his most minimalistic utilizing only his voice, a drum machine, a bass guitar, and a Juno-1 synth to produce the soulful and sultry sounds of his fifth solo album.
On the song, Temple says, “It’s nice to remind – and in some cases introduce – an amazing song to people. Curtis makes your heart sing even if it’s a song about regret.”
This week’s issue of Real Detroit Weekly features the Don himself on the cover and a full feature story on Major Lazer in anticipation for the Mad Decent Block Party stop at Elektricity Festival Grounds tomorrow night in Detroit.
Grab tickets for tomorrow night’s party, which includes a lineup featuring Danny Brown, Dilloin Francis, Baauer, Skream and more, right HERE.
Read more to see a full list of tour dates for Major Lazer, info to buy their new album Free The Universe, and the official video for Major Lazer’s “Scare Me”!
Porcelain Raft fans, your wait is over. The band’s sophomore album, Permanent Signal is out today! The album includes some fantastic collaborators including Yuck‘s Jonny Rogoff on drums, Antlers‘ bassist Darby Cicci (who also contributed double vocals and trumpet, and engineered the sessions in his Brooklyn studio), and cellist Gaspar Claus (frequent collaborator with Sufjan Stevens and Bryce Dessner of The National).
Read more below to get buy links for Permanent Signal, see dates for Porcelain Raft’s US and UK tour, and watch the beautiful, buzzed about one-shot video for “The Way Out” by director Michael Lawrence that Stereogum called a “cinematic, conceptual affair”. More
In a live action spin on the usually animated Major, movie and television star, Terry Crews, assumes the role of our hero in the official video for “Scare Me”. Directed by Brandon Dermer, the 80′s action movie styled video also features Nick Kroll, Blake Anderson of Workaholics fame, and more! Watch the video above or on YouTube HERE.
Read more for a link to the director’s Reddit iAMA he hosted today to learn more about the video and see Major Lazer’s upcoming tour dates!
Porcelain Raft debuted the official video for the single, “The Way Out”, off the new album Permanent Signal. Directed by Michael Lawrence, the one-shot video takes place in a strip club with a patron who definitely violates the no touching rule. Stereogum calls it a “cinematic, conceptual affair,” and that “you have to respect the level of work that went into something like this.” Watch the new video above or on VEVOhere. Read more below to get pre-order info for Permanent Signal and see dates for Porcelain Raft’s US and UK dates. More
Suuns has been busy continuing their tour through Europe hitting major festivals like Roskilde, Glasgtonbury, and Dour Festival. Now, their song “2020″ is the soundtrack for the new UK trailer of Only God Forgives, used to build tension over snapshots of brutal action and the neon-illuminated streets of Bangkok. Watch the trailer for the film above or HERE on YouTube. The film, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn of Drive fame, is out now On Demand, in limited theaters in the US, and is soon to be released in the UK on August 2nd. “2020″ is from Suuns newest album, Images du Futur, available through SC Distribution. See BELOW for their live La Blogotheque Session and a list of live tour dates in the UK and US!
Tig Notaro has had a pretty unusual year. On her second album for Secretly Canadian, LIVE, we hear Tig recorded live at her show at Largo in LA after going through an intense breakup, losing her mother to a sudden death, and battling an almost fatal case of pneumonia all in the same year. Then, just a few hours before her set at the Los Angeles comedy club, Tig was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Get Tig’s fantastic sophomore album, first time in physical release, from Secretly Canadian Distribution which includes a seventeen minute companion recording of her set “Live At The Moth” from The Avalon Hollywood on December 5th. Read some reviews of the album and see more about her upcoming tour BELOW.
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.
Moby is releasing a followup album to 2011′s Destroyed. and it features singer/songwriter Damien Jurado in a guest spot. The album, out September 30th, looks to be a major followup including other featured guests such as Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Mark Lanegan of the Screaming Trees, and Skylar Grey who collaborated with Eminem and Dr. Dre among others.
Look for Damien Jurado touring Europe late August with all the dates listed HERE. Also, if you haven’t already, grab the Deluxe Resissue of Jurado’s Where Shall You Take Me
Porcelain Raft announced their North American tour dates today. The tour is in support of the new album Permanent Signal out August 20th. Listen to the first single, “Think Of The Ocean”, above and then check out the tour dates below.
Watch Cayucas play “East Coast Girl” live at Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles, posted today by FILTER. Cayucas played at the loft back in May just after the release of their new album, Bigfoot. Shot & directed by Max Sweeney, the video gets you up close and personal with the band and hear “East Coast Girl” like never before.
If you want to see Cayucas live this Summer then check all their tour dates HERE.
Porcelain Raft premiered the song “Think Of The Ocean” today, from the upcoming Permanent Signal release, with visuals also by Mauro Remiddi (recording under the PR moninker since 2010). Permanent Signal is a phrase that symbolizes a phone line that is without a connection for a long period of time, a state Remiddi related to while being on tour, away from friends and family. Recorded at the end of 2012, Permanent Signal found Remiddi selling the instruments he used to record his full-length debut, Strange Weekend, in order to “start with a new color palette.” Using new tools and sounds, Remiddi also enlisted the help of Jonny Rogoff (Yuck) on drums, Darby Cicci (Antlers) on bass and Gaspar Claus (collaborator of Sufjan Stevens and The National) on cello.
Watch the visual for “Think Of The Ocean” above and check the tracklist and album cover below for Permanent Signal out August 20th on Secretly Canadian.
With August 20th steadily approaching, Porcelain Raft‘s new album, Permanent Signal, is almost here! In anticipation for the release Porcelain Raft just dropped an album trailer on our Youtube channel.
Swedish indie pop powers unite for a fantastic new bit of music which put Secretly Canadian artist Jens Lekman to the task of remixing the Shout Out Louds‘ song “14th of July”. The Line Of Best Fit brings us the exclusive remix just in time for the Shout Out Louds’ headlining concert at XOYO in London tomorrow night. Jens takes the already danceable original and adds the his trademark light and playful touch to elevate into a great, slightly funky Summer jam.
Additionally, Jens Lekman will be playing select European dates starting the end of June until the beginning of July with all the dates listed below!
We love this video of KEXP‘s session with Suuns at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop during SXSW ’13. We are even more excited about The Suuns upcoming tour dates this summer starting in Brooklyn at Glasslands Gallery. From Brooklyn they head to Canada then Europe through August before returning to the US for a few more dates in September. To see if they are playing a city near you check the list below!
Dungeonesse‘s “Nightlight” video (directed by Ariana Natale) premiered today on Stereogum. Watch the video above and after you enter your dream state check out their self-titled album out now right HERE.