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WATCH // JJ Premieres “Dynasti” Video Dir. By Olivia Kastebring + Fabian Sigurd Via Complex, Tours Europe in December

Having already released several stunning videos for their latest album, V, Swedish duo JJ debut yet another visual display for “Dynasti”. directed & produced by Olivia Kastebring and Fabian Sigurd, the video immerses the viewer in a journey of fire and tribal dances. Watch the new video above or at Complex / on YouTube/Vevo.

Grab the new album via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

JJ EUROPEAN LIVE DATES:
[all dates + tix links: secretlycanadian.com/tour]

Sat. Dec. 3 – Brighton, UK @ Unitarian Church
Sun. Dec. 4 – Bristol, UK @ Start The Bus
Mon. Dec. 5 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Tue. Dec. 6 – Dublin, IE @ Opium Rooms
Wed. Dec. 7 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Fri. Dec. 9 – London, UK @ Oslo
Sun. Dec. 11 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
Mon. Dec. 12 – Fontenay Sous Bois, FR @ Festival Les Aventuriers
Thu. Dec. 15 – Paris, FR @ La Badaboum

G&V EP // Gardens & Villa Announce Free ‘Televisor’ EP, Listen To “Love Affair”, On Tour Now




Celebrating a successful string of summer shows and a new slew of fall tour dates starting tomorrow night, Gardens & Villa have released a new EP Televisor for free via their website www.gardensandvilla.com. Premiering via Stereogum this morning, preview the new EP with “Love Affair (Swift Demo)” above or on our Youtube / Soundcloud.

According to the band, Televisor is a collection of musical sketches, the majority of which were playfully brought into existence when they stopped by Richard Swift‘s National Freedom studio in February of 2012. During psychological experiments inspired by Carl Jung’s ‘Liber Novus’ they reflected on madness and greatness, searching for inspiration in redeeming symbols: smoke, mirrors and the late night hiss. Some danced in-between takes or barked like a train. The band later described their time with Swift as “a fun and frenzied recording, undertaken during professional hysterics.” The other pieces of Televisor were selected from the Dunes recordings with Tim Goldsworthy in 2013. Together these sessions represent some of the more hidden, shrouded sinews of a sonic structure, the unseen movements and psychedelic corridors of Gardens & Villa.

If you haven’t already, pick up their new album Dunes Dunes from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, or your local record store.


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TELEVISOR EP TRACK LIST
1. Bullet Train (Swift Demo)
2. Love Affair (Swift Demo)
3. Minnesota (Swift Demo)
4. Sleepy Willow (Goldsworthy Demo)
5. Window Man (Goldsworthy Demo


UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

[Tickets: secretlycanadian.com/tour]
Fri. Sept. 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
Sat. Sept. 13 – Sacramento, CA @ THIS Block Party
Thurs. Sept. 18 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Fri. Sept. 19 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
Sat. Sept. 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
Mon. Sept. 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Tues. Sept. 23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Thurs. Sept. 25 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Fri. Sept. 26 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Sat. Sept. 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
Sun. Sept. 28 – Champaign-Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
Tues. Sept. 30 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Wed. Oct. 1 – Asheville, NC @ The Mill Room
Thurs. Oct. 2 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Fri. Oct. 3 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
Sat. Oct. 4 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Sun. Oct. 5 – Philadelpha, PA @ Johnny’s Brenda’s
Tues. Oct. 7 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Wed. Oct. 8 – Providence, RI @ Fete Lounge
Thurs. Oct. 9 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Fri. Oct. 10 – Rochester, NY @ Lovin’ Cup
Sat. Oct. 11 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Sun. Oct. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Tues. Oct. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Wed. Oct. 15 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot
Thurs. Oct. 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
Fri. Oct. 17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin: der Rathskeller
Sat. Oct. 18 – Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop
Sun. Oct. 19 – Kansas City, MO @ The recordBar
Tues. Oct. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Wed. Oct. 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Thurs. Nov. 6 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Fri. Nov. 7 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
Sun. Nov. 9 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Thurs. Nov. 20 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Fri. Nov. 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Sat. Nov. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sat. Dec. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

WATCH // Gardens & Villa Shares New “Domino” Video, Summer Tour Starts July 23rd

We released Gardens & Villa‘s new album Dunes in February and today the band shares a new retro video for single “Domino”. The video, directed by Robert Beatty, brings the 80′s-inspired visual elements to the forefront matching the song’s dynamic feel. You can watch the video above or here on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, pick up the new album Dunes from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, or your local record store.

After touring with Tycho in North America and Broken Bells in Europe, Gardens & Villa kick off their summer tour in Las Vegas on July 23rd. See all dates and ticket links below.



UPCOMING TOUR DATES:


[Tickets: secretlycanadian.com/tour]
07.23.14 – Downtown Container Park – Las Vegas, NV
07.25.14 – The Westin Riverfront Beach & Spa at Beaver Creek – Avon, CO
07.26.14 – The Underground Music Showcase – Denver, CO
08.07.14 – Mile Square Regional Park – Fountain Valley, CA
08.08.14 – FIGat7th Downtown Festival – Los Angeles, CA
08.10.14 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, CA
08.16.14 – MFNW (MusicfestNW) – Portland, OR
09.12.14 – SLO Brewing Company – San Luis Obispo, CA
09.18.14 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
09.20.14 – Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
09.22.14 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
09.25.14 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
09.26.14 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
09.27.14 – Midpoint Muis Festival – Cincinnati, OH
09.28.14 – Pygmalion Music Festival – Champaign, IL
09.30.14 – High Watt – Nashville, TN
10.01.14 – The Mill Room – Asheville, NC
10.02.14 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
10.03.14 – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room – Carrboro, NC
10.04.14 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
10.05.14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
10.07.14 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10.09.14 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
10.10.14 – Lovin’ Cup – Rochester, NY
10.11.14 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
10.12.14 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
10.14.14 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
10.15.14 – The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
10.16.14 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
10.19.14 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
10.21.14 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
10.23.14 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
11.09.14 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

ALBUM RELEASE // Tomas Barfod New LP ‘Love Me’ Out Now Worldwide, Watch “Busy Baby” Video Dir. By Laerke Herthoni

After the release of the stunning Pulsing EP just a few months ago and widely buzzed about SXSW performances this year, Tomas Barfod‘s new album Love Me is out now worldwide via Secretly Canadian! You can listen to the whole album now via our Soundcloud including some guest vocalists such as fellow SC artist Luke Temple [Here We Go Magic], Dead Oceans artist Night Beds, and constant collaborator Nina Kinert.

In celebration of the release watch the mesmerizing new video directed by Laerke Herthoni for the track “Busy Baby” featuring some interesting takes on the album’s cover art with Nina K above or on YouTube / Vevo.

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

Critics praise the new album:

Love Me is a gorgeous album, through and through.”

- Exclaim | 8/10

“Barfod has crafted an album of highly engaging, emotionally resonant pop music that’s as creatively rewarding as it is accessible”

- All Music

“The sound of romance in the Helvetica age”

- The Guardian

Click read more to stream the full album and see upcoming tour dates for Tomas.
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LISTEN // Gardens & Villa Share Second Single “Colony Glen” Via Stereogum, New Album ‘Dunes’ Out 2/4



Not content on giving just one earworm to tide you over until their new Tim Goldsworthy-produced album Dunes comes out February 4th, the guys from Gardens & Villa have shared a second single “Colony Glen”, via Strereogum’s exclusive premiere yesterday. Like first single “Bullet Train” before it, “Colony Glen” has the killer combo of an addictive synth line under lead vocalist Chris Lynch cutting through yet another seductive bass line. Don’t be fooled, “Colony Glen” is a jam that will not escape your brain after your first listen above or on our YouTube / Soundcloud. After this second look at Dunes, the 4th really couldn’t come soon enough.

Dunes is now available for pre-order from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store. Act fast as a small amount of early pre-orders from SC Distribution and limited copies at your local indie store (call ahead or go in to confirm) of the LP include a limited-edition colored magenta vinyl. The bundle edition, available exclusively from SC Distribution, includes a limited edition Gardens & Villa tote bag and all pre-orders are automatically entered to win a copy of Dunes on vinyl signed by the entire band.

Click read more to see upcoming headlining tour dates for the band starting with a show in Santa Cruz at The Catalyst on February 7th.
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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

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Steven A. Clark
Brooklyn, NY - The FADER FORT Presented By Converse @ CMJ

The War On Drugs
Stockholm, SE - Munchen Brewery

Tig Notaro
Pittsburgh, PA - Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Early)

Tig Notaro
Pittsburgh, PA - Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Late)

Woman's Hour
Brussels, BE - Botanique/Witloofbar

See all upcoming shows