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ALBUM RELEASE // Tomas Barfod New LP ‘Love Me’ Out Now Worldwide, Watch “Busy Baby” Video Dir. By Laerke Herthoni

After the release of the stunning Pulsing EP just a few months ago and widely buzzed about SXSW performances this year, Tomas Barfod‘s new album Love Me is out now worldwide via Secretly Canadian! You can listen to the whole album now via our Soundcloud including some guest vocalists such as fellow SC artist Luke Temple [Here We Go Magic], Dead Oceans artist Night Beds, and constant collaborator Nina Kinert.

In celebration of the release watch the mesmerizing new video directed by Laerke Herthoni for the track “Busy Baby” featuring some interesting takes on the album’s cover art with Nina K above or on YouTube / Vevo.

Get Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Critics praise the new album:

Love Me is a gorgeous album, through and through.”

- Exclaim | 8/10

“Barfod has crafted an album of highly engaging, emotionally resonant pop music that’s as creatively rewarding as it is accessible”

- All Music

“The sound of romance in the Helvetica age”

- The Guardian

Click read more to stream the full album and see upcoming tour dates for Tomas.
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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!


AUDIO

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
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

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

SHOWS TODAY

Tig Notaro
Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre

Woman's Hour
Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet

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