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ALBUM MILESTONE // The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ Reaches GOLD Status In UK

Following a whirlwind year which culminated in countless Best album of 2014 accolades and a subsequent Brit Award nomination, this weekend has seen another milestone reached for The War On Drugs. The band’s classic album Lost in the Dream’s released on Secretly Canadian in March last year, has now reached GOLD status in the UK following sales of over 100,000 copies.

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]
Fri. July 31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Tue. Aug. 11 – Sat. Aug. 15 – Oslo, NO @ Oya
Thu. Aug. 13 – Sat. Aug. 15 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
Fri. Aug. 14 – Sun. Aug 16 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
Sat. Aug. 15 – Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival 2015
Mon. Aug. 17 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
Tue. Aug. 18 – Vienna, AU @ Arena
Fri. Aug. 21 – Tabuao, PT @ Paredes de Coura
Sat. Aug. 22 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Fri. Sep. 4 – Sat. Sep. 5 – Laois, IE @ Electric Picnic
Sun. Sep. 6 – Wiltshire, UK @ End Of The Road Festival
Fri. Oct. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre


“One of 2014’s truly great records The perfect Americana road trip.”
NME 9/10

A sublime journey Its no small feat to make rock music sound this fresh nowadays. Amid the hordes of bands pulling the same old tired moves, thank God for The War On Drugs’
Time Out 5 Stars *****

A huge triumph Widescreen, exhilarating, Springsteen-esque rock n roll Its clear that this is the bands breakthrough moment.
Evening Standard 5 Stars *****

A magnificent musical voyage An early contender for the upper reaches of those end-of-year lists.
The Sun – 5 Stars *****

Granduciel is a master of slowly shifting textures Imagine Bob Dylan singing Tom Petty songs, backed by a combination of Avalon-era Roxy Music and the E Street Band.
Sunday Times (Album of the Week)

Gorgeous, fully realised third from Adam Granduciels ambient rockers.
Uncut 8/10

Everything is delivered with a wondrous sadness… Its a record for dusk, for dawn, and for all the dark corners in which you might find yourself in between.
Q Magazine – 4 Stars ****

Right to the final note Lost In The Dream is a triumph of emotive feel and detail.
MOJO – 4 Stars ****

Adam Granduciel combines 80s-style rock with 70s kosmische music. Imagine Neu! covering Dancing In The Dark.
The Guardian 4 Stars ****

Combines the narrative style of 70s Dylan with the sonic clarity of 80s pop-rock and the narcotic haze of psychedelia An album that gets deeper on each listen.
The Times 4 Stars ****

Adam Granduciels Philly road fetishists drew cult acclaim before, but their hybrid of US road-rock, Krautrock and drone textures is more confident in range and purpose here.
Independent On Sunday 4 Stars ****

Lost In The Dream maintains a kind of motorik languor throughout, turning 80s arena rock into something much more intriguing
The Observer 4 Stars ****

Its unified vision should appeal to fans of My Bloody Valentine and Neil Young alike.
The Independent 4 Stars ****

“Fuses the open American landscape of 1970s rock with the metronomic pulse of krautrock.”
Financial Times 4 Stars ****

Richly melodic and possessing a classicist pop sensibility, this is rock music with soul.
Clash 8/10

Imagine Bob Dylan making records with My Bloody Valentine in New Mexico designed for the end credits of a road movie.
Guitarist 4 Stars ****

Classic rock through a krautrock lens.
D.I.Y. 4 Stars ****

Lost In The Dream embodies a big-hearted Americana.
Loud And Quiet 8/10

Beautiful Lost In The Dream offers myriad reasons to bask in its beatific atmosphere.
The Fly 4 Stars ****

WATCH // Woman’s Hour Share Video For ‘In Stillness We Remain’ Dir. By Fiona Burgess, Play Green Man Festival Saturday

Ahead of a few festival dates, Woman’s Hour keeps it coming with their new video for “In Stillness We Remain” off of their latest album Conversations. Premiering via Noisey this morning, the video was choreographed by and features six dancers from the Queen Katherine School, a secondary school where band members Fiona Burgess, Will Burgess, and Nicolas Graves attended as teenagers. Watch the video above or here on YouTube / Vevo.

From singer Fiona Burgess, who also directed:
Making this film was a wonderful nostalga trip; walking along our old school corridors, encountering some of our teachers from back in the day, recalling how self-conscious we all felt about ourselves and the world. By focusing on a real group of teenage friends, the dancers in this film manage to capture all the awkwardness of growing up, but they also reflect what young people pick up from mainstream pop culture and try to emulate. Their movements are clumsy and idiosyncratic, but it’s these imperfections that I love.

Pick up the new album via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution / deluxe bundle, and your local record store.

WOMAN’S HOUR TOUR DATES:
Sat. Aug. 16 – Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man Festival
Fri. Aug. 29 – Bingley, UK @ Bingley Music Live
Thu. Sept. 4 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
Tue. Sept. 23 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Wed. Sept. 24 – Oxford, UK @ The Jericho Tavern
Thu. Sept. 25 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
Fri. Sept. 26 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
Sat. Sept. 27 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Fri. Oct. 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Sat. Oct. 4 – Oneonta, NY @ SUNY Oneonta @ Fine Arts Building Room
Mon. Oct. 6 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
Tue. Oct. 7 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Thu. Oct. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Fri. Oct. 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Tue. Oct. 14 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
Wed. Oct. 15 – Nottingham, UK @ Stealth
Thu. Oct. 16 – Glasgow, UK @ Tuts
Fri. Oct. 17 – Liverpool, UK @ East Village Loft
Sat. Oct. 18 – Cardiff, UK @ Buffalo Bar
Tue. Oct. 21 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotov Exil
Wed. Oct. 22 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
Fri. Oct. 24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Sat. Oct. 25 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique/Witloofbar
Tue. Oct. 28 – Oslo, NO @ Vanguard
Wed. Oct. 29 – Stockholm, SE @ Lilla Hotellbaren
Thu. Oct. 30 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar

ON TOUR // SUUNS Announce New European Dates Starting In May

See some newly announced European tour dates below for SUUNS this May and June.

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.

TOUR DATES:

5/29 | THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG FESTIVAL – NIMES (FR) – [TIX]
5/31 | NUITS SONORES FESTIVAL – LYON (FR) – [TIX]
6/01 | MAGNOLIA – MILANO (IT) – [TIX]
6/02 | CHELSEA – VIENNA (AT) – [TIX]
6/04 | BEACHES BREW FESTIVAL – RAVENNA (IT) – [TIX]
6/06 | PLISSKEN FESTIVAL – ATHENS (GRE) – [TIX]
6/07 | EINDHOVEN PSYCHLAB – EINDHOVEN (NL) – [TIX]
6/08 | ZOOM – FRANKFURT (GER) – [TIX]
6/09 | MEETFACTORY – PRAGUE (CZ) – [TIX]
6/10 | FORUM STADTPARK – GRAZ (CZ) – [TIX]
6/11 | MOCVARA – ZAGREB (CRO) – [TIX]
6/13 | FEST’NEUCH, NEUCHATEL (CH) – http://www.mochvara.hr/“>[TIX]
6/14 | B-SIDES FESTIVAL, LUZERN (CH) – [TIX]

TOUR ALERT // Cayucas Announce European Dates

Here’s something to get excited about! Cayucas share a handful of European dates, including a performance at Luxembourg’s Food For Your Senses Festival and Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. Check out all the dates and ticket links below!

Have you seen the awesome “High School Lover” video Cayucas released a few weeks ago? Go ahead and revisit this gem!

TOUR DATES:
17 May LuxembourgFood For Your Senses Festival
18 May AmsterdamTolhuistuin
19 May ParisEspace B
21 May LondonThe Lexington
22 May ManchesterSoup Kitchen
25 May Barcelona, ESPrimavera Sound Barcelona
26 May Barcelona, ESPrimavera Als Parcs

Exitmusic Set to Headline European Tour, See Them Live This Fall


After a year of playing shows and touring alongside the likes of Sharon Van Etten and the Joy Formidable, Exitmusic embark on their first European headline tour. The fall dates include Iceland Airwaves Festival, an All Tomorrows Parties show at The Lexington in London and a free show at The Castle in Manchester! See all those dates at the end of the post!

Exitmusic have a few summer dates left! They’ll play Chicago’s Wicker Park Festival and Cincinnati’s Midpoint Music Summer Festival this weekend and end their run with a performance at Raleigh’s Hopscotch Festival come September.

NPR recently included Exitmusic’s debut album Passage in their Albums of the Year, saying “out of the many records showcasing female singers immersed in epic soundscapes released this year – from Sleigh Bells, Grimes or Now, Now – Exitmusic’s Passage is simply the most transporting and haunting..” Watch EM perform songs off that album in their Tiny Desk performance. Read the rest of this entry »

AUDIO

Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Not You by Steven A. Clark
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

VIDEOS

Can't Have by Steven A. Clark

Falling by Here We Go Magic

Fixations by Gardens & Villa

Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas

COMING SOON

Steven A. Clark
The Lonely Roller
CD / LP
Here We Go Magic
Be Small
CD / LP

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