EP ANNOUNCE // Mark McGuire ‘Noctilucence’ EP Out 11/11 On Dead Oceans, Hear Title Track Now



“‘The term “noctilucence” comes from “noctilucent clouds”, the name given to clouds which, for some reason, emit a brilliant vibrance at night. On this recording we find our subject diving into the electric waters of the night sky, in long drives across the vast deserts of America. It’s a recording about the discovery and understanding of the shadow, entrance to the realm not controlled by the light of day, or the logic of reason. It’s about confronting nocturnal terrors and all of those things that go bump in the night…“Noctilucence” is a deep stare into the infinite eye of the shimmering night sky of the future, and all it holds in its gaze.” – Mark McGuire, 2014

Announced earlier today via Pitchfork, prolific Dead Oceans artist Mark McGuire will release Noctilucence, on November 11. The followup to the critically acclaimed Along The Way was written over the past two years between Los Angeles and McGuire’s hometown of Cleveland, OH. Keep an ear out for standout track “Noctilucence”, the sprawling and expansive 12 minute centerpiece of the EP that very well might be the most ambitious track McGuire has ever released. Listen above or on our SoundCloud/Youtube pages. Full cover art and track listing after the jump

Pre-order Noctilucence now via SC Distribution iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

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ALBUM RELEASE // Greylag Self-Titled Debut Album Out Now Worldwide, EU Tour Starts Nov. 11th




“They seem like an antidote handed down from God to shut up certain people who like to complain that they just don’t make rock bands like they used to”

- Stereogum ["Band To Watch"]

Portland-based trio Greylag joined the Dead Oceans family back in July. We first got a glimpse of the band at this year’s SXSW and today their self-titled debut full-length LP, Greylag, is out now worldwide on Dead Oceans (UK release Nov. 3rd). Recorded with Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Shins) at Seattle’s Avast Studio, Greylag is a followup to the band’s 2012 seven-track EP The Only Way To Kill (Ninth Street Opus).

Greylag is out now via SC Distribution (deluxe bundle) iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

TOUR DATES
Tix / dates: http://bit.ly/greylag_tour

11/11/14 – Zurick – Rote Farbik
11/12/14 – Munich – Atomic Café
11/13/14 – Berlin – Comet Club
11/15/14 – The Hague – Crossing Border
11/17/14 – London – Servants Jazz Quarters
11/18/14 – Brussels – Witlofbar @ Botanique
11/20/14 – Utrecht – Le Guess Who?

Critics agree:

“Another’ is the first track on Greylag’s tremendously appealing self-titled debut (due out October 14), and it sets the tone for the record’s catchy and briskly strummed mini epics… the widescreen majesty of this music is decidedly rock”

- Grantland

“the trio string together various bits of ’60s rock influences: mountain-man harmonies that echo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, gentle acoustic guitars ala John Fahey and early-day Lindsey Buckingham, and even a tinge of Led Zeppelin swagger. The result is a resoundingly confident preview that is both earnest and sweeping.”

- Consequence of Sound

“From its opening chords, the album…conjures up potent sounds of Led Zeppelin’s acoustic side”

- The Oregonian

“Greylag’s wanderlusting, exploratory sound is a perfect fit for Dead Oceans”

- Portland Mercury

Find more after the jump including artwork, track list, and a live session from the band.
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WATCH // Bleached Perform “Love Spells”, “Dead In Your Head” On Last Call With Carson Daly

Last night, Bleached made their network-television debut on Last Call With Carson Daly. Jessica, Jennifer and the rest of the band debuted two clips from their scorching performance for Burger-a-go-go, held at Santa Ana’s The Observatory. Catch the live vid for “Love Spells” above, and “Dead In Your Head” + upcoming tour dates after the jump.

If you are late to the game, download Bleached’s newest EP For The Feel via iTunes, or purchase the physical EP via SC Distribution, or your local record store.

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WATCH // Greylag Plays Live In KINK/Bing Lounge, Announces New EU Dates, North American Tour w/The Whigs Starts Friday



Greylag posted up in the Bing Lounge at Kink Radio and performed “Yours To Shake”, “Another”, and for the first time available online, “Arms Unknown” and “Burn On”.

Watch above or here on YouTube.

Pre-order Greylag now via SC Distribution (deluxe bundle) iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Get to know the band more with this great “Band To Watch” feature by Stereogum‘s Chris DeVille here.

Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr (for some fantastic posts on their visual inspiration) and on Instagram.

Greylag Tour Dates

10/03/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite w/ The Whigs
10/04/14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah w/ The Whigs
10/08/14 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop w/ The Whigs
10/10/14 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios w/ The Whigs
10/11/14 – Seattle, WA – Barboza w/ The Whigs
11/11/14 – Zurick – Rote Farbik
11/12/14 – Munich – Atomic Café
11/13/14 – Berlin – Comet Club
11/15/14 – The Hague – Crossing Border
11/17/14 – London – Servants Jazz Quarters
11/18/14 – Brussels – Witlofbar @ Botanique
11/20/14 – Utrecht – Le Guess Who?

WATCH // Califone Shares Video For “Moonbath.Brainsalt.A.Holy.Fool”, Tour With The War On Drugs Continues

In the midst of a string of dates with The War On Drugs, Califone has shared with us a video for “Moonbath.Brainsalt.A.Holy.Fool” (dir. Andrew Peyton) from 2013′s highly-reviewed Stitches. The video follows an ex-football stud who now takes his aggression out on healthy food. Catch Califone tonight in Omaha at The Waiting Room or this weekend with a trio of shows in Texas. Full dates are below.

If you are late to the listening party, pick up Stitches now on iTunes, Amazon, at your local record store, and from SC Distribution.

CALIFONE TOUR DATES
[all tour dates / tix: http://bit.ly/calif_tour]
Wed. Sept 24 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room %
Fri. Sept 26 – Dallas, TX @ Grenada Theater %
Sat. Sept 27 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues %
Sun. Sept 28 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s %

% = w/ The War on Drugs

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Another by Greylag
Yours To Shake by Greylag
Time Between by Bear in Heaven
Start Again by Bishop Allen
Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks
Shut In by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire

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Another by Greylag

Autumn by Bear in Heaven

Why I Had To Go by Bishop Allen

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Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre  w/ Foxygen

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Cologne, DE - Blue Shell

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