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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

I LOVE YOU BUT I’VE CHOSEN DARKNESS and THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES New Releases Now Available Via Mailorder Page

At our MAILORDER PAGE, you can now pre-order our two new releases which will be hitting stores on March 7. Those that have been waiting for the first proper full-length from I LOVE YOU BUT I’VE CHOSEN DARKNESS since their 2003 debut EP on Emperor Jones, will be very pleased that they can finally get their “FEAR IS ON OUR SIDE” CD/LP. Likewise, THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES’ “TUM” is finally available on CD, after having been released last year on limited edition vinyl on St. Ives (and consequently having gone out of print in quick fashion). The album is regarded by most every SHAPES fan as their masterpiece and will hopefully find a new life now that it’s being made available widely for the first time.

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

Gardens & Villa
New York, NY - Webster Hall  w/ Tycho

The War On Drugs
Washington DC, - 9:30 Club  w/ White Laces

Tig Notaro
Medford, MA - Tufts University

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