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The War on Drugs release “Come to the City” MP3, Slave Ambient Pre-Order Madness Begins

The War On Drugs’ sprawling Slave Ambient is out August 16 on Secretly Canadian. Following the release of the instant classic “Baby Missiles” we now share with you the album’s centerpiece “Come to the City” in which head honcho Adam Granduciel takes the show to the next level. It’s a modern American outsider classic; a straight-up jam. All goosebumps and fist pumps; and Granduciel howling and moaning over his epic, phased Firebird guitars.

“Come to the City” also happens to include what very well may be my favorite The War on Drugs lyric: “Drinking up all the sweet tea/It was made/Just for me.” CLAZZIG.

LISTEN TO “COME TO THE CITY”

Slave Ambient is also now available for pre-order, the first 75 vinyl orders of which will receive the limited-run oh-so-fancy ruby red LP version of the record (see the sweet pic below). There are also several great War on Drugs catalogue bundle deals. Get it all HERE.

 

Secretly Canadian Welcomes Exitmusic, Hear New Track “The Sea”

Today we’re happy to welcome New York City duo Exitmusic — comprised of Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church — to the Secretly Canadian roster!

The first recorded output from the band in the form of a chilling song called “The Sea” is debuting now on Pitchfork. Mixing dark, pulsing bass, wailing vocals and swirling washes of sound, “The Sea” is the perfect introduction to Exitmusic’s gorgeous little world.

“The Sea” by Exitmusic by DOJAGSC

Read more about Exitmusic’s creation story and “The Sea” after the jump.

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Gardens & Villa’s Into the Woods Video, MP3 for “Star Fire Power”

Here’s a video of Gardens & Villa performing “Black Hills” in Portland this April. The video bloggers at INTO THE WOODS.TV had kind things to say about the band and their self titled album, due July 5:

The record presents a seamless distillation of retro synth-wave, avant-garde world music, and innovative art-pop; all glazed in sparkling California sunlight. Back in Oregon during a recent tour, G&V met us downtown the morning after a well-received set supporting Hosannas at Rontoms. A golden warmth fell on the room as the band rolled through Black Hills, the vintage-funk opener from [their debut.]

Read more about the Into the Woods video HERE and download Gardens & Villa’s new mp3 Star Fire Power which premiered earlier this week on Pitchfork HERE.

Gardens & Villa are on tour all summer . Find out when they’ll be in your town HERE.

Swearing At Motorists Release Postcards From A Drinking Town (Collected Singles from ’96-’02)

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Critics wisely referred to Swearing At Motorists as “The Two Man Who” and anyone who was fortunate to see them live would surely concur. The band developed a reputation for being one of the most energetic charismatic American bands, both on stage and record. Their songs are characterized by emphatic, crunching tonic chords and emotive vocals and the recordings were always raw. A perfect combination of compact stadium rock sing-alongs and lucid love songs that portray a character at the mercy of his own destiny. It all began in the early 1990′s in the bedrooms and basements of Dayton, Ohio amongst the hazy murk of the Midwest American lo-fi scene — a movement championed by neighbors Guided By Voices as well as Sebadoh, Supreme Dicks, and Pavement. We here at Secretly Canadian have combed through our libraries and are proud to offer a comprehensive collection of Swearing At Motorists’ 7-inch and compilation tracks from this exciting era. You can sample “Feeling Transparent” from Songs from a Drinking Town HERE.

This compilation is available in digital format through any of your favorite online retailers. You can also purchase a download HERE.

New Mp3 from The War On Drugs

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The War On Drugs’ new EP Future Weather comes out October 26 (early 2011 in the U.K.), but you can pre-order it today and receive an instant download of the record. Check out our latest offering from the record “The History of Plastic.” This album closing deep cut is a gorgeous eight-minute meditative musical exploration.

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

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

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