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Exitmusic Announces New Album, Title Track Available For Download

We’ve got some incredibly exciting news. Exitmusic has a brand new full-length and it’s out May 22nd. Titled Passage, it’s the much anticipated followup to their debut EP, From Silence. Earlier this morning, KEXP premiered the title track, saying “what defines Exitmusic is their epic songwriting style that is 100% evident in their new single ‘Passage.’”

Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with mixer Nicholas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter), Church and Palladino, along with the assistance of new bandmates drummer Dru Prentiss and engineer Nicholas X, built on the chilling, beautiful aesthetic they had created as a duo when recording at home. The result is a sound that is more powerful and more nuanced, covering broad oceans of emotional terrain.

Opener and title track “Passage” is like watching a great shifting of tides through rapid time-lapse photography, introducing new dynamics in one magnificent breath. It is a statement of intent that tears down the Victorian boudoir gauze found on previous efforts. The ghosts are still piercing the veil, but now they’re throwing chairs. The song begins gently, with candlelight piano plucks, distant explosions on the horizon, aching breaths and moans. But in moments, the oceans swell and lurch as it detonates into a shower of brilliant shrapnel.

Passage is a long time in the making, and certainly worth the wait. Listen and download the title track below.

Exitmusic kicks off their tour Tuesday, February 28th at Mercury Lounge in New York. See full list of dates HERE.

Taken By Trees Signs To Secretly Canadian

We are pleased to announce that Taken By Trees, the brainchild of renaissance woman Victoria Bergsman, has signed to Secretly Canadian! The former front woman of the Concretes has been hard at work on a new album influenced by a trip to Hawaii and falling in love, which is due out later this year.

Taken by Trees will perform in Los Angeles for the first time in almost two years on Sunday, March 11 at the Bootleg Bar (you can purcahse tickets HERE). The show will serve as a warm-up gig, trying out brand new songs from the forthcoming album before heading to Austin for SXSW. This will be Taken by Trees’ first performance at the SXSW Festival. More details on the new album will follow soon.

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.

Suuns Zeroes QC Now Streaming on MySpace

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Suuns are currently burning their way down the West Coast and earlier this week and The Portland Mercury had this to say about their new album Zeroes QC: “swirling kaleidoscopic chasms of psychedelic rock butting up against off-kilter dance music… with jagged squeals and rapid-fire dancepunk deconstructions sitting alongside passages of vacuum-suck quiet and heartbeat murmurs.” The Merc continued “Suuns are slightly terrifying, steadfastly forward thinking, and utterly musical.” Starting today you can get an early listen as the album is being featured on Myspace music and is streaming in its entirety on Suuns’ MySpace page. Check out right HERE.

Windsor For The Derby Announce “Against Love,” Share MP3 and Plot Tour

windsorlive1In a day and age when many a band must carefully plot an air of mystery around themselves, it is with much grace that Philadelphia-Austin sonic craftsmen Windsor for the Derby have maintained their particular cult mystique over eight albums of subtle, biting and exploratory post-rock. We’re proud to announce the latest from WFTD, Against Love, arriving June 22 on Secretly Canadian (June 21 in the UK).

Read more about the album and the band’s European tour, and listen to the first MP3 after the jump.

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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

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Here We Go Magic
Winstom-Salem, NC - Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival - FREE SHOW

The War On Drugs
Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre  w/ Califone

See all upcoming shows