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New Jens Lekman Track, Link to Pre-order EP

Jens Lekman has released a brand new track from his forthcoming EP. It is the title track, An Argument With Myself and is available now on Pitchfork for streaming and download. You can also pre-order the EP right here. A limited edition of the pre-order will have clear vinyl (while supplies last). Jens says, “In the case ‘Jens Lekman vs. Jens Lekman,’ we will look closer at the evidence presented – the photo I had carried in my breastpocket for a whole year, the pressed honeysuckle, the wind so rich on summer and so sweet – how are these things connected and why are they relevant?” An Argument With Myself EP will be out on Secretly Canadian on September 19 in the UK, September 20 in the US (Service in Scandinavia).

Jens has also announced a series of European tour dates. Click through for details.

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Nightlands Announces First Tour, Releases New Video

Nightlands’ Forget the Mantra started as a simple dream journal where Dave Hartley would record music ideas in the morning, upon waking. It has since blossomed from a mere catalog of thoughts and ideas, a bedroom project in the most literal of senses, into an album that masterfully conveys the feel of dream.

Today, Nightlands shares with us the vision of director Mark Shoneveld of YVYNYL using found footage from the 1970s that conveys a life of simple pleasures, pets, love, music-making, surfing, art, and friendship to create a new video for Nightlands’ “Suzerain (A Letter to the Judge).” We are also very excited to share the news that, in January, Nightlands will be performing live for the first time in select cities on the East Coast and the Midwest. You can find full tour dates below.

01/20 Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands w/ The Tony Castles, and Dustin Wong
01/22 Philadelphia, PA- The Ox w/ Ape School
01/26 Chicago, IL- The Empty Bottle
01/27 Pontiac, MI- The Pike Room
01/28 Bloomington, IN- FARM Root Cellar w/ Tammar

Suuns Announce Details of New Album, Zeroes QC

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Two weeks ago we announced our signing of Montreal’s Suuns to Secretly Canadian. We also presented the world with it’s first taste of the Suuns sound via a free EP which you can still download HERE. Now we are proud to announce the details of Suuns’ first full-length album Zeroes QC, which will be available in the U.S. October 12 and early 2011 in the U.K.

Zeroes QC was recorded at Breakglass Studios in Montreal with The Besnard Lakes’ Jace Lasek at the production helm. Lasek worked with Suuns during a busy year that included recording new albums by Stars and Land of Talk among others, but he still had time to drop us an inital understated note saying “Thought you might like to hear them. They’re pretty cool.” Zeroes QC furthers the sound found on the band’s opening EP. Still present is the slinky, sexy, opaque and razor sharp electro rock, but in Lasek’s deft hands Suuns’ sound is defined and refined, more fully explored. From the cranky beats of opener “Armed For Peace” to the funeral organ wash of closer “Organ Blues” Zeroes QC crashes, burns, rebuilds, explodes, rinses and repeats. However, through it all a groove -the kind that begs for an open road on a steamy summer night- keeps the bpm at a steady clip. Below you’ll find a download of “Arena” the first single from Zeroes QC and the quintessence of the Suuns’ sound.

NEW MP3: Suuns “Arena”

SUUNS ZEROES QC TRACK LISTING:

1. Armed for Peace

2. Gaze

3. Arena

4. Pie IX

5. Marauder

6. Sweet Nothing

7. Up Past The Nursery

8. PVC

9. Fear

10. Organ Blues

Stay tuned for more news on Suuns and catch them on tour with The Besnard Lakes and Land of Talk starting in September. You can check out the full tour dates HERE.

Suuns Sign with Secretly Canadian, Offer Free EP, Tour with The Besnard Lakes & Land of Talk

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Suuns music was delivered to us one afternoon accompanied with a short note from Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes and Montreal’s Breakglass Studios, where he had recently recorded the band. “Thought you might like to hear them. They’re pretty cool,” his note simply read. And while, technically this is correct, it hardly prepared us for the near immediate infatuation with Suuns’ blistering, dark electro and arena-sized psych. Elements of Suicide, Clinic and This Heat simultaneously delivered with a youthful swagger and a learned restraint, Suuns rapidly became the phantoms of our evening listening hours. And now, we are proud to share Suuns’ music with you, albeit in a missive that absolutely explodes Lasek’s modest brevity all to hell.

Montreal’s Suuns were born during the summer of 2006 when vocalist/guitarist Ben Shemie and guitarist/bassist Joe Yarmush got together to make some beats which quickly evolved into a few songs. The duo were soon joined by drummer Liam O’Neill and bassist/keyboardist Max Henry to complete the line-up.

As an introduction to the young men of Suuns, we are offering a free download of Suuns’ first release,  Zeroes EP, that to date has only been available through Other Music and at Suuns live shows. Zeroes EP also contains early versions of soon-to-be album cuts “Arena” and “PVC.” Minimalist rhythms are equally informed by Joy Division and Can, often wrapped in a noisy squall of droning guitars and pulsing synths, it’s the pitch perfect primer for Suuns vision. “I killed a man when I was 11 years old, but I’m innocent,” snarls Shemie on EP opener “The Disappearance of the Skyscraper” over an organ-and-drum stomp that feels like a switchblade-carrying version of Silver Apples. Shemie’s close-mic’d sing/speak is as metronomic as it is melodic; in “Arena” Shemie’s rhythmic “What-choo, what-choo”’s are reminiscent of Suicide’s Alan Vega as he leads the band’s death disco groove into a bloodbath of razor-sharp guitars. Download all six songs from the Zeroes EP, below.

EP COVER ORGINAL STYLE

DOWNLOAD SUUNS Zeroes EP

Suuns are also currently touring the East Coast w/ Parlovr and will be touring with Land of Talk and The Besnard Lakes this fall. Check out full tour dates after the jump, and stay tuned for news of Suuns new full-length record, coming very soon.

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Watch the New Damien Jurado Video for “Arkansas”

Today the new Damien Jurado video premiered via Pitchfork.  “Arkansas” was directed by Lance Troxel and Richard Swift.  MURDER!!!

Damien Jurado is on tour right now!  He’s in Chicago tonight performing with his opening band, Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground.  Here are the rest of the dates (we’ll be at the Bishop on Sunday):

06/09/10 Chicago, IL – Schubas
06/10/10 Louisville, KY – 930 Listening Room
06/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern
06/12/10 Indianapolis, IN – IMAF Festival
06/13/10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
06/14/10 Columbus, OH – The Summit
06/15/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
06/16/10 Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s
06/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
06/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
06/19/10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
06/20/10 Arlington, VA – IOTA
06/21/10 Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar
06/22/10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
06/23/10 Nashville, TN – The End
06/24/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
06/26/10 Austin, TX – Club DeVille
06/28/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
06/29/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
06/30/10 Los Angeles, CA – CA Spaceland
07/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
07/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
07/03/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

06/09/10 Chicago, IL – Schubas  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/10/10 Louisville, KY – 930 Listening Room  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/12/10 Indianapolis, IN – IMAF Festival  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/13/10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/14/10 Columbus, OH – The Summit   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/15/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/16/10 Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/19/10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/20/10 Arlington, VA – IOTA  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/21/10 Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/22/10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/23/10 Nashville, TN – The End   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/24/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/26/10 Austin, TX – Club DeVille  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/28/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/29/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/30/10 Los Angeles, CA – CA Spaceland  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 07/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 07/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground07/03/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground

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

The War On Drugs
Detroit, MI - St. Andrews  w/ Califone

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