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WATCH // FILTER Premieres Cayucas “East Coast Girl” Live At Origami Vinyl

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.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY // Suuns’ ‘Images Du Futur’ Out Now

RELEASE DAY! RELEASE DAY! Suuns’ Images Du Futur is officially available to the world. You can purchase the record online at SC Distribution, iTunes and Amazon! Have a hankering to go pick up the physical record today? Head to your local record store.

Experience Images Du Futur in a live setting! Suuns are on tour now until the end of May, so you have plenty of chances to see them! DATES HERE.

SUUNS – IMAGES DU FUTUR

“Images Du Futur is exciting in a way that few albums manage to be, dangerous and compelling like a first cigarette or fumbled sexual encounter, and nothing here quite seems real: these ten tracks exist in a half-light, a nocturnal fog a step removed from lucid thought. And a long, long way from anything routine.”The Line of Best Fit

“On an album that rarely shakes off its shroud of unease, Suuns paint a pretty bleak picture of all our tomorrows, but their own dazzling ‘…Futur’ looks assured.”NME

“So it is with great excitement that we receive their second LP offering, Images Du Futur, which builds on the ‘Bambi’/’Red Song’ energy and presents us with a refined image of what terrifying power Suuns are capable of.”KEXP

“Images du Futur is a heavy, slow rock album that will be jarring for those expecting big hooks, but it’s also rewarding for anyone willing to formulate their own interpretation.”Montreal Gazette

WATCH // Nightlands Shares New “I Fell In Love With A Feeling” Video, Releases Sophomore Album – ‘Oak Island’

Dave Hartley, the man behind Nightlands and bassist for The War On Drugs, releases his sophomore album Oak Island. The record is a sci-fi exploration of love – a journey only available in an aural space. It is easy to fall in love with this album and after a listen or two, you’ll find it increasingly hard to go. A certain curiosity grows into everlasting fascination. Don’t believe me? Start with the new video and let us know how it goes (watch above).

If you are late to game and did not pre-order the record, get your copy now – available at SC Distribution, local record stores and iTunes!

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“The pairing of these beautifully harmonized vocals with drum beats that go back and forth between a lazy laid back afternoon day and the busy decent into night life give Oak Island a sense of late 1970s summer touched with golden sunlight.”The Vinyl District

“Oak Island is both an untamed beast and an inviting fantasy world worth inhabiting.”eMusic

“So it goes on Oak Island, 35 minutes of romantic and robotic soft rock, a crush mixtape for the Uncanny Valley….it’s a fantastic accompaniment for winter: so much of the digitally processed and pitch-shifted guitar shimmers like tinsel, the percussion jingles, nylon strings, and dulcimers contribute to a mix that’s thick and boozy as eggnog.”PITCHFORK

DAVID VANDERVELDE to release “Waiting For The Sunrise” August 5th

David Vandervelde dropped out of the sky in early 2007 with the well-received indie classic The Moonstation House Band. That album more than lived up to its title’s potential, providing a healthy slab of cosmic, primal rock boogie. While this debut was the product of Vandervelde being isolated in the studio, being allowed to follow his every musical whim, Waiting For The Sunrise is a product of a new sort of isolation. After relocating from Chicago to Brooklyn, Vandervelde struggled to find his place in the new musical community. This seclusion led to most of the album being composed in his apartment on an acoustic guitar.

Although Waiting for the Sunrise is a decidedly more rootsy effort, Vandervelde has lost none of the exotic swagger that colored his debut. But this time around the savage is mixed with the sublime in a way that is reminiscent of the classic, sentimental pop of the 70′s. The production emboldens the AM radio vibe that prevails throughout the album, sliding effortlessly between hazy rock shuffles and ballads for wood paneled basements. On this sophomore effort Vandervelde has put his best foot forward with a focused set of songs that recall classic themes of journey and infinity. Rarely has a sun-drenched folk-rock album sounded this confident.

For the first time, members of his band contributed to the recording sessions and the finished album features a song co-written by ex-Wilco member Jay Bennett. The finished product is the result of Vandervelde having extended himself both musically and emotionally, looking both deeply inward and outward for inspiration.

Visit David Vandervelde Artist Page on SC Website

MP3 “I Will Be Fine”

Upcoming Shows:
7/18/08 Chicago, IL – KEXP Live From Chicago with Cheryl Waters
7/27/08 Chicago, IL – Schubas
8/31/08 Los Angeles, CA – Fuck Yeah Fest

THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES To Release Seventh Proper Full Length; Give Away Music For Free

The title of THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES seventh proper full length is a sigil. A sigil is often used in magic and can take an aural form. This particular sigil is a potent symbol of desire, but, this sigil is unpronounceable – so you can call the album “The Impossible Shapes”.

THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES have been merrily musickmaking for a decade now. With this release the band has recorded songs which were flushed out over many live performances over many tours all across the globe. Although the individual songs vary quite a bit, this is perhaps the band’s most cohesive album to date. This album is their pinnacle song mound that could have been issued by Zapple, if times had been different. At the root, these four long-hairs are a pop band — kinda like how Byrds became a meta group — who’ve been strained through British folk as well as the whole post/beat/mystic literate gob.

THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES are a band that Charles Aron of SPIN Magazine describes as “Indie rockers who trip nervously like Love and muse enigmatically like Pavement. Few bands daydream and flake out with such a mature sense of purpose”. This self titled album is perhaps the Bloomington, Indiana band’s best manifestation of this sentiment. And The Impossible Shapes want to show you.

Please check out (and share) the following MP3 of a song called “Hey!”:

The band has also released a video for the song “Let The People Build What They Will”. It is the first of a series of videos produced and directed by members and friends of the band.

View it here

or on YouTube here

And if this isn’t enough free stuff for you, eMusic will be hosting a retrospective of free MP3s from The Impossible Shapes. Two tracks from every album The Impossible Shapes have released on Secretly Canadian (including this upcoming release).

You can find that here:

http://www.emusic.com/album/The-Impossible-Shapes-9-MP3-Download/11208294.html

US TOUR DATES thus far
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06/28/08 Chicago, IL – The Note
06/30/08 Toronto, Ontario – Sneaky Dees
07/03/08 Portland, ME – Space Gallery
07/05/08 New York, NY – Cake Shop
07/07/08 Philadelphia, PA – M Room
07/08/08 Washington, DC – DC9
07/09/08 Chapel Hill, NC – Night Light
07/10/08 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light

AUDIO

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
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

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

SHOWS TODAY

The War On Drugs
Auckland, NZ - The Powerstation

See all upcoming shows