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Download New Song from Richard Swift!

Today Spin.com debuted a new song from Richard Swift’s Walt Wolfman, the new record out this week on Secretly Canadian. The new record is available on digital and vinyl formats wherever fine music is sold.

Click here to download “MG 333″ from Walt Wolfman and SPIN.com to see more exclusive pictures that Richard Swift has been taking at the current recording sessions for The Shins.

Richard Swift to Release Walt Wolfman 12″ EP in October Download Free MP3 for “Whitman”

 

About a year ago, Richard Swift horrifically fractured his left ring finger. For a moment his nimble guitar and piano work flashed before his eyes. Doctors were saying things like “movement and feeling could eventually return,” etc, etc. Certainly, not even a little blip on the sadness radar of humanity, but a massive bummer for a fellow who has carved out a niche as one of independent music’s sought after session players and producers – and especially in relation to the astounding Richard Swift solo output we all know and love.

So, it’s with a great, collective sigh of relief that he’s back to churning out new material like “Whitman.” It’s chugging, chiming and triumphant, featuring Swift’s always-endearing falsetto and casual call-and-response lyricism. “I’ve got my own Whitman…Farewell, farewell/I hope it did you good/To say the things/My father never could,” Swift pines. The song is a cryptic salute to Walt Whitman, whose American lineage of primal, urgent art can be traced to include Kerouac and Dylan, Bo Diddley and Beefheart – right on through to modern outsider-pop wunderkinds like Swift. And according to Swift, “Whitman” is a nice taste of what we can expect from his next longform recording.

 

The same can be said for the remainder of the Walt Wolfman EP. Conceived in the same spirit that gave us 2008′s cult favorite Ground Trouble Jaw EP, these blown-out, basement R&B rippers are not for the faint of heart. They require movement and sweat, dancing with a cocktail glass in your grip until your shoes are soaked in booze. Highlight of the set, “MG 333,” is a raw and ghostly trance, a blast of kinetic energy and jazz cigarette smoke. Meanwhile, the neu-vintage jive of “Drakula (Hey Man)” and “Zombie Boogie” pack a timelessness that transcends their seasonal titles. And yeah, that’s Swift himself on rapid-fire drums across the whole damn set. Shit, he might have been fine without that measly finger after all.

Richard Swift is performing as a touring member of The Shins this fall.

Walt Wolfman EP will be released by Secretly Canadian on October 18th, 2011 in digital and vinyl formats.

Tracklisting:
1. Whitmanbr>2. MG 333
3. Laugh It Up
4. Zombie Boogie
5. Out & About
6. Drakula (Hey Man!)
7. St. Michael

 

New Jens Lekman Track, Link to Pre-order EP

Jens Lekman has released a brand new track from his forthcoming EP. It is the title track, An Argument With Myself and is available now on Pitchfork for streaming and download. You can also pre-order the EP right here. A limited edition of the pre-order will have clear vinyl (while supplies last). Jens says, “In the case ‘Jens Lekman vs. Jens Lekman,’ we will look closer at the evidence presented – the photo I had carried in my breastpocket for a whole year, the pressed honeysuckle, the wind so rich on summer and so sweet – how are these things connected and why are they relevant?” An Argument With Myself EP will be out on Secretly Canadian on September 19 in the UK, September 20 in the US (Service in Scandinavia).

Jens has also announced a series of European tour dates. Click through for details.

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New MP3 from Little Scream – “Cannons”

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First things first – listen to this beautiful song.

“Cannons” by Little Scream by DOJAGSC

Incredible, right? I’ve listened to it about fifty times, and each time is no less great. “Cannons” is the second song on Little Scream’s new LP The Golden Record.

Today The Golden Record became available digitally exclusively at iTunes. You can buy the whole album here. If cds and vinyl are still your preferred listening methods, you can pre-order from SC Distribution here and still receive an instant digital download of The Golden Record.

Little Scream is about to go on a huge US tour with Sharon Van Etten with some dates in Europe after with Jose Gonzales. They are also playing FIVE shows at SXSW. Come see us at Red 7 on Wednesday night.

We Are Re-Releasing jj no 2 on August 3rd! Download New, Free MP3!

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Does the following scenario sound familiar?

You walk into a record store, looking for something new and great to listen to.  Your friend asks you, “Have you heard the jj nº 2 album? It has a giant, blood-spattered pot leaf on the cover and the singer has the voice of an angel! They are Swedish as hell.”  You haven’t heard of jj nº 2, so you ask the friendly clerk if they have it on vinyl.  They’re like, “Naw, dawg, it’s out of print.”  Your life fucking sucks so bad!!!  You were so pumped for a minute.

NEVER AGAIN!

Starting August 3rd, you can waltz into any fine music store (digital, brick and mortar, or…otherwise) and receive your very own copy (cd, lp or digital) of one of 2009′s greatest pop albums.

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There is more good news for the jj fan and the about-to-be-jj-fan: to celebrate this, we are offering a free mp3 for a song that was recorded during the jj nº 2 sessions, “Baby.”  This song is not on the re-release of the album, but only for free on the internet.  You can download it today at SPIN online here.

Please pre-order your copy of jj nº 2 here at the Secretly Canadian Mailorder.

Let us know if you have any questions about this.  These are confusing times.  We’re here all day.

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

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