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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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MARMOSET Releases New Album, Tea Tornado, For Joyful Noise Recordings

This week, the trio of gentlemen known as MARMOSET released a new album for our good friends at Joyful Noise Recordings. The album, Tea Tornado, is described by the folks at Joyful Noise as an energetic set of songs that is “too strange to be punk, too free of pretension to be psychedelic or glam.” Read more about Tea Tornado and snatch youself a copy HERE.

EARLY DAY MINERS Explore the Powers of Reinvention On New Album, The Treatment

Reinvention is usually something that Midwesterners only do by leaving the Midwest: moving to New York City, joining the Peace Corps, or otherwise escaping their current locale. Small town life tends to define you outside of yourself, leaving reinvention to only be possible when a state of anonymity can be reached. Sometimes whether easy or not, reinvention must occur for life to endure. The Early Day Miners new album, The Treatment, speaks to the powers of reinvention in more than one way.

After years of building gorgeous and sprawling guitar rock epics, EDM has trimmed their sound into shorter, tighter songs with a decidedly pop edge to them. They have also slimmed their lineup down from as many as eight members, to the lean four-piece outfit of Dan Burton (guitar, vocals, keys), John Dawson (guitar), Marty Sprowles (drums) and Johnny “Yuma” Richardson (bass). Even in the album’s lyrics, the yearning allure of reinvention is ever present. We now offer the first dose of The Treatment “So Slowly”, a song that speaks of the need to move forward, while not wanting to give up on the past. It is a difficult position that we can all relate too, but also a position that often leads to some of the most fruitful moments of discovery. Read more about The Treatment HERE.

Early Day Miners The Treatment will be available on Secretly Canadian September 22 in the US, and September 21 in the UK. And check out Early Day Miners on tour in SeptemberEarly Day Miners Explore the Powers of Reinvention On New Album, The Treatment. See those live dates HERE.

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS Announce New Album The Crying Light

Antony and the Johnson’s breakthrough second album I Am a Bird Now won the UK’s Mercury Prize in 2005. The success that followed introduced many to a pioneering soul singer exploring themes that traversed darkness and light, life and death, male and female. Antony’s inimitable voice sparked the interest of artists ranging from Bjork to Hercules and Love Affair, resulting in a series of critically acclaimed collaborations.

The Crying Light is the highly anticipated full-length follow-up to I Am a Bird Now. Here, Antony shifts the thematic focus and explores his relationship with the elemental and natural world, and the intimacy of the Johnsons’ sound is enveloped by subtle symphonic arrangements. The first moments of “Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground” set the stage, conjuring an animist world with enigmatic lyrics, painterly clarinet lines, and a lilting piano that cradles the listener over a menacing quarry of strings. The spiraling waltz of “Epilepsy Is Dancing” and the joyful ricochets of “Kiss My Name” are to follow. The record’s centerpiece, “Another World” traces despair in the face of a vanishing landscape. The hypnotic vocal on “Dust and Water” unfurls like smoke, and the track “Everglade”, co-arranged with Nico Muhly, concludes the album. Here Antony realizes that his “…Limbs (have) stopped Crying for Home…” and falls into a musical reverie that seems inspired in its sense of pastoral abandon by the legendary Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno, whose eerie portrait graces the cover of The Crying Light .

Antony and the Johnsons’ music bridges the gap between avant-classical music and the blues, and Antony and his band have sold out performances from Carnegie Hall to the Apollo. The Crying Light may become one of those albums that becomes emblematic of its time, a reflection of the momentous changes that we are facing, within each of our private worlds as well as collectively, and how we are summoning the courage to start moving through them.

The Crying Light will be released January 20th, 2009.

Pre-Order DANIELSON’S Trying Hartz and FRIDA HYVÖNEN’S Silence Is Wild

DANIELSON’S newest release, Trying Hartz, samples the first decade of the Danielson/Danielson Famile/Br. Danielson oeuvre (all the years before the critically acclaimed Ships). It’s a perfect starter volume for listeners who have not had the pleasure of engaging with the evolution of this unusual, surprising, and incredibly moving musical consortium.

On Silence is Wild, FRIDA HYVÖNEN’S second full-length, Hyvonen continues to take an utterly modern approach to classic songwriting forms: blending the confessional with the fictional; mixing wit with a sexuality that shifts from the refined to the raw; all the while using language which dances effortlessly between the timeless and the contemporary, referencing high art and pop culture in a transcendent manner which masterfully puts Hyvönen at the top of a new international class of singer-songwriters.

Both of these albums are due out on 11/04, but you can pre-order them HERE

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

SHOWS TODAY

Luke Temple
Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre  w/ Blonde Redhead

The War On Drugs
Luxembourg, LU - Rockhal  w/ Steve Gunn

Tig Notaro
Maui, HI - Maui Comedy Festival at Hard Rock Cafe

Woman's Hour
Barcelona, ES - Primavera Club

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