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Jens Lekman Announces New EP & Tour

A new Jens Lekman EP is on the horizon. It’s titled An Argument With Myself EP, is comprised of five songs, and will be released in the US and Europe on September 20th (September 19th in the UK).

Jens granted an exclusive interview about the EP to none other than the Walla Walla Washington Union Bulletin. The Discussion covers many topics including recent travels, the new music, and “making a feather out of a bird.” Jens calls the EP “a little taste of what’s not to come.” For further illumination on that sentiment and others, click through for the full text as well as tracklist and US tour dates.

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Antony and the Johnsons release “Swanlights” on October 12, includes duet with Björk

thecreeksmall “The Creek,” one of the pieces included in the Swanlights hardcover art book

We previously announced the release of Antony and the Johnsons’  album and 144-page hardcover book, Swanlights in May. Since then, the date has been changed to October 12th in North America and the 11th in Europe. To the devotees-we assure you its worth the week-long wait!

Björk joins Antony on the album with the duet “Flétta.” The two have already collaborated on “The Dull Flame of Desire” and “My Juvenile” from Björk’s 2007 album Volta.

Tracklist for Swanlights after the jump.

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YEASAYER Sign To Secretly Canadian, To Release Sophomore Album In Feb

We are proud to announce the addition of YEASAYER to the Secretly Canadian roster. The band has signed on to release the follow up to 2007′s All Hour Cymbals early next year. The highly-anticipated sophomore release, ODD BLOOD, is due out February 9, 2010 and Yeasayer will premiere songs from the album at a special show at NYC’s Guggenheim Museum on October 30. The band will also appear at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest on November 7.

Welcome to the family, guys!

ODD BLOOD Tracklist:
01 The Children
02 Ambling Alp
03 Madder Red
04 I Remember
05 ONE
06 Love Me Girl
07 Rome
08 Strange Reunions
09 Mondegreen
10. Grizelda

DAVID VANDERVELDE and MUSIC GO MUSIC New Releases Available For Preorder Now

DAVID VANDERVELDE’s Waiting For The Sunrise is a product of a new sort of isolation. After relocating from Chicago to Brooklyn, Vandervelde struggled to find his place in the new musical community. This seclusion led to most of the album being composed in his apartment on an acoustic guitar. Although Waiting for the Sunrise is a decidedly more rootsy effort, Vandervelde has lost none of the exotic swagger that colored his debut. But this time around the savage is mixed with the sublime in a way that is reminiscent of the classic, sentimental pop of the 70’s.

Pre-order it HERE.

MUSIC GO MUSIC’s Reach Out 12 inch has the simple syrup of pop extravagance. These arena-sized songs are composed with such savage efficiency that you find yourself humming along before two bars have gone by. They are as assured and crafted as ABBA and ELO’s best songs of ’76, yet Music Go Music sounds fresh. They’ve exploded the formulas from the inside out, sounding like a hundred others and no one else. ‘Light of Love’ is a true celebration of pop music’s potential – laying a thin sheen of magic over the world around it, and making the tedious bits of the human experience a little less so.

Pre-order it HERE.

DAMIEN JURADO To Release “Caught In The Trees” on 9/9/08

“Caught In the Trees” marks the dawn of a new era for Damien Jurado. It may not be a huge departure from some of his past albums musically, but lyrically Jurado has taken a giant leap forward and there is no turning back. Best known for his dark yet fragile first person fictional tales, Jurado now unlocks the door and invites us into his own enigmatic world with an energy and intensity that is all-consuming.

Jurado took a full year to make this record, longer than ever before, as he ran away from and eventually found himself in his own songs. He subsequently found refuge in sharing the songs with his closest friends and bandmates, Eric Fisher and Jenna Conrad. Having walked alongside him through this most challenging journey, the songs that came out of it are as much theirs as his. Jurado, Fisher, and Conrad collaborated on the compositions – some much more rocking than Jurado fans are used to, but ever as intense – and pulled in producers Kory Kruckenberg and Casey Foubert to contribute their own unique stylings.

Recording started in the summer months and the sweltering heat, and wrapped in the freezing temps of winter. (It is clear on first listen that two distinct seasons are represented through “Caught In the Trees” – an accidental metaphor perhaps?) There was laughter and there was introspection, and the result is a record that Jurado loyalists will find was worth the wait. And perhaps a reason to listen for those who have yet to give this bedraggled storyteller a chance.

Listen to “Gillian Was A Horse” 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

Suuns
Lille, FR - Ground Zero Festival  w/ Jerusalem In My Heart

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