Listen to Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno’s new track ‘Idea of Order at Kyson Point’

Tom Rogerson is pleased to share a second offering, ‘Idea of Order at Kyson Point’, taken from Finding Shore – a collaboration with Brian Eno –  out 8th December on Dead Oceans. The track opens the record beautifully, acting as a perfect sonic introduction to the 13-track album – an album full of surprises and cohesive too. Continue reading

Destroyer shares “Cover From the Sun”

Destroyer shares “Cover From the Sun” as final preview of new album ken, out Friday

Before the October 20 release of Destroyer’s 12th album ken, Dan Bejar is sharing one final preview from the release that Record Collector has already called “a luxury item, one of the most vital pieces of hand luggage on our hero’s journey.”

Listen to & share Destroyer’s “Cover From the Sun” now

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One of the UK’s most talked about young bands (and new Dead Oceans signing) Shame shares their new single and video, Concrete.

UK’s SHAME RELEASE NEW SINGLE VIDEO, CONCRETE – DEBUT ALBUM COMING IN EARLY 2018 ON DEAD OCEANS 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR CONCRETE

Today, one of the UK’s most talked about young bands (and new Dead Oceans signing) Shame shares their new single and video, Concrete. A bracing jolt of a song, Concrete races forward on a tightly wound post-punk riff, its call-and-response vocals capturing the turmoil and schizophrenic internal dialogue of the song’s subject matter.

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Destroyer announce new album ‘ken’

On October 20, Destroyer returns with ken.

Of his 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar offers the following:

Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for “The Wild Ones” (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was “Ken.” I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It’s unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe “The Wild Ones” speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think “ken” also means “to know.” Continue reading

JAPANESE BREAKFAST RELEASES “ROAD HEAD” VIDEO

SOFT SOUNDS FROM ANOTHER PLANET

out 14th July via Dead Oceans / Rhythmethod

Today, Japanese Breakfast has shared a music video for “Road Head,” the latest from Soft Sounds From Another Planet, the much anticipated follow up to the critically acclaimed Psychopomp. Of the video, Michelle Zauner says: “‘Road Head’ is the fifth music video Adam Kolodny and I have collaborated on. For this one we wanted to focus on staging and an exaggerated color palette. We were inspired by Fallen Angels and Twin Peaks.”

Soft Sounds From Another Planet is a work of self-reflection that looks out at the cosmos in search of healing, finding inspiration in science fiction, outer space, and the Mars One Project. The album is due out July 14th on Dead Oceans / Rhythmethod.

PRAISE FOR SOFT SOUNDS FROM ANOTHER PLANET:

“Another great Japanese Breakfast album in the style of Psychopomp would’ve been a gift, but this is something better. It’s proof that we’re only beginning to glimpse Zauner’s capacity for evolution.” –Pitchfork

“Mines the dark drama of Vangelis and the melancholic fall-out from Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak.” –NPR

“Japanese Breakfast follows up one of our favorite songs of the year with another absolutely lovely jam from her forthcoming LP” –Gorilla vs Bear

Soft Sounds is shaping up to be just as multifaceted and varied as Zauner’s first.” –Stereogum

“Critics everywhere best start making room on their Best of 2017 lists… ‘Machinist’ is proof that Zauner is growing and changing in an adventurous, unafraid way. Even the sky isn’t the limit.” –Paste Magazine

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KANE STRANG RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘MY SMILE IS EXTINCT’

Kane StrangView Post
releases music video for
My Smile Is Extinct
from
Two Hearts and No Brain
album release June 30th
on Dead Oceans / Rhythmethod

Fresh off the back of a successful series of gigs, showcases and press days across the UK and EU, Kane Strang returns home for the launch of his sophomore album, Two Hearts and No Brain on Dead Oceans and launches a brand new music video for latest single My Smile Is Extinct, that has held the number one spot at NZ Alternative Radio for three weeks.

Once again, Kane has collaborated with Christchurch based film-maker Julian Vares
(Nadia Reid, Fazerdaze, Doprah) to create the new music video, resulting in a colourful glittery kaleidoscope extravaganza that charmingly belies the song’s narrative. Shot on location in one of New Zealand’s traditional Scottish halls complementing the sardonic and dry humour of Kane and his lyrics.

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