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LISTEN // Tomas Barfod Shares New Song “Busy Baby” feat. Nina K, New Album Love Me Out June 9th (10th in US)

Tomas Barfod just released a new song with Nina K and you can listen to it on SoundCloud or our YouTube channel here.

Tomas’s new album Love Me is out on June 9th (10th in US) via Secretly Canadian. The release continues the gorgeous production from Tomas that we already love plus some guest vocalists including fellow SC artist Luke Temple [Here We Go Magic], Dead Oceans artist Night Beds, and constant collaborator Nina K.

Pre-order Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

For more info on the release check back with the album announcement here.


TOUR DATES

05/03 Los Angeles, CABootleg Bar
05/03 | London, UK – Birthdays

ALBUM RELEASE // The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ Out Now, Tour Starts Tonight In Philadelphia

It’s been over two years since The War On Drugs‘ critically praised album, Slave Ambient, came out and the Philadelphia band’s newest offering, Lost In The Dream is now out worldwide.

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).

If you haven’t already seen them, get in-depth look at the story behind the new album from this fantastic Grantland profile and this great feature from Stereogum.

Lost In The Dream is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

Critics praise the new album:

“the band’s most lustrous, intricately detailed, and beautifully rendered record to date”

- Pitchfork | Best New Music

“If Slave Ambient represented a breakthrough, this one is an out-and-out star-maker that should rank among the year’s best albums”

- SPIN | 9/10

“Adam Granduciel’s impassioned songs stop short of lighters- aloft choruses, twisting buffed-up sounds into exquisite shapes”

- The Guardian | ★★★★

Click read more to see TWOD’s tour dates with all the ticket links here.
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ALBUM RELEASE // Gardens & Villa’s ‘Dunes’ Out Now, US Tour Starts Friday



Gardens & Villa‘s second album, Dunes, is out today worldwide 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.

Listen to tracks “Bullet Train” and “Colony Glen” above or here on our Soundcloud.

Dunes is now available from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

Early reviews on Dunes:

“Goldsworthy has built a stratum of battered, creaky atmosphere atop Gardens & Villa’s already richly layered mood”

- SLANT Magazine | ★★★★

“Ultimately, Dunes is a collection of tracks which showcases Gardens & Villa’s distinctly original twist on the well-worn and much abused genre of synth-pop. It’s fun, it’s clever and it’s mature–electro-pop for adults.”

- The Line Of Best Fit

“Compared to their debut album, Dunes marks a step up in the band’s sound.”

THE 405

Click read more to see US tour dates starting on Friday.
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KICKSTARTER // SC Alums Swearing At Motorists Launch Kickstarter Campaign For New Album ‘While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth’





It’s been almost 8 years since Swearing At Mororists released their last full length album, Last Night Becomes This Morning on Secretly Canadian in 2006. Now, Dave Doughman of the band shares news that a brand new full length has been recorded and mastered! BUT, Dave needs you to help get it manufactured and into the hands of adoring Swearing At Motorists fans everywhere.


How can you help? Take a listen to the first single from the new album While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth, “Groundhog Day (Damn The Piper)above or on their BandCamp THEN head over to the Kickstarter for more info the new record and contribute some cash to help fully fund the new album.

For some extra tunes, check out our Spotify playlist below with S@M‘s greatest hits and we made it collaborative so please add your favorite songs by the band!


ON TOUR // The War On Drugs Tour Europe In May

Happy New Years everyone! At the end of last year we announced The War On Drugs new album Lost In The Dream and we shared the first jam off the new album, “Red Eyes”, which you can listen to above or on our Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE.

You can pre-order band’s third full length now on iTunes, Amazon, or from your local record store.

Today we are happy announce the band is heading to Europe in May starting with Gebaude 9 in Cologne, Germany. New dates go on sale starting at 11am tomorrow UK time. See all tour EU tour dates below including dates in London, Manchester, and Dublin which are already on sale.

TOUR DATES:

5/15 | Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9 BUY TICKETS
5/16 | Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich BUY TICKETS
5/17 | Malmo, Sweden – Mejeriet BUY TICKETS
5/18 | Stockhom, Sweden – Debaser Medis BUY TICKETS
5/19 | Goteborg, Sweden – Pustervik BUY TICKETS
5/20 | Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret BUY TICKETS
5/21 | Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega BUY TICKETS
5/23 | Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu BUY TICKETS
5/24 | Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who? BUY TICKETS
5/25 | Brussels, Belgium – Botanique BUY TICKETS
5/26 | Paris, France – Fleche D’Or BUY TICKETS
5/27 | London, UK – Koko BUY TICKETS
5/28 | Manchester, UK – Academy2 BUY TICKETS
5/29 | Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory BUY TICKETS

AUDIO

Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado
Katie by Luke Temple
Think Of The Ocean by Porcelain Raft

VIDEOS

Happy by Tomas Barfod

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

COMING SOON

Tomas Barfod
Love Me
CD / LP
Woman's Hour
Conversations
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

Damien Jurado
Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree

Gardens & Villa
Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre  w/ Tycho

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