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WATCH // Tomas Barfod Shares “Busy Baby” Tennis Court Session Via Stereogum, Announces Beatport EP, US Dates

Today is a big day for Secretly Canadian and Tomas Barfod. For us, this is our 1000th blog post! We’re celebrating by jamming the new Beatport EP by Tomas Barfod, an exclusive remix EP of the song “Busy Baby” through Beatport featuring mixes from Oliver Nelson, KANT, Beacon, and a brand-new track by DJ Tennis. In addition, Stereogum has shared a live session of the track filmed at the only rooftop tennis court in Copenhagen alongside the lovely Nina K. Catch the video above or at Stereogum

Pick up the Beatport EP exclusively through their site here.

Purchase Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

If you haven’t caught his live show yet, Tomas has a few shows in Europe before heading to the US for a trio of dates in September.

Click more for tour info, album art, and track listing.

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Watch: New Video for Here We Go Magic’s “Make Up Your Mind”

In the midst of preparing to release their upcoming album, A Different Ship, Here We Go Magic found the time to make a new video for the first single of the album, “Make Up Your Mind.” Directed by Nat Livingston Johnson and Gregory Mitnick, the video features a leather vest-clad Luke Temple terrorizing (or pleasuring?) a series of ladies in the their underwear with his crazy ghost powers. It’s awesome and a little unsettling and totally perfect. Here We Go Magic will be hitting the road in May for a series of US dates, some of which include shows with Hospitality. Dates below! Read the rest of this entry »

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.

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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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MOLINA AND JOHNSON Cancel US Tour

An unholy trinity of bummers has put Jason Molina in the unfortunate position of having to cancel the US tour with Will Johnson planned for January and February. It’s with the deepest, sincerest apologies to Will, the band, fans, promoters that this decision was reached. In the band-as-family spirit, this is akin to a family emergency. And while it’s a tough call, there is very necessary healing that need be done. Molina, having only been at home for a month following Magnolia Electric Co.’s European tour, offered these words: “It is funny that the road isn’t what nearly killed me, it was not being on the road.”

MOLINA AND JOHNSON Announce US Tour, Album Available for Pre-Order

It was an all-too-rare alignment of stars that brought prolific, new American songwriters Jason Molina and Will Johnson together some time ago to record the aptly titled MOLINA AND JOHNSON (Released Nov. 3) under the big Texas sky. Lucky for all of us, it will happen again in early 2010 for a full-on, intimate U.S tour. Following a string of European live dates that begin in November, Molina and Johnson will convene in late January to loop from Texas around the Southeast, East Coast and Midwest, returning to the Lone Star State again. On each of the U.S. dates, the duo will be joined by Chris Brokaw (Come/Codeine).

Molina And Johnson 2010 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/23 Houston, TX – Mango’s
1/24 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
1/25 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
1/26 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
1/27 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
1/28 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
1/29 Charlottesville, VA – Starr Hill Presents at The Southern
1/30 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
1/31 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
2/01 Albany, NY – The Linda
2/02 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
2/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
2/04 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
2/05 North Manchester, IN – The Firehouse
2/06 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
2/07 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
2/08 Newport, KY – Southgate House
2/09 St. Louis, MO – Bilikin Club at SLU
2/10 Nashville, TN – Exit In
2/11 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
2/12 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
2/13 Austin, TX – Lambert’s BBQ

Molina and Johnson will be released by Secretly Canadian next week, on November 3 (Nov. 2 in the UK) on CD/LP/Digital formats. The album is now available for pre-order HERE.

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

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