ALBUM STREAM // Watch + Listen To Bishop Allen’s Full ‘Lights Out’ Album In Video Series, Tour Starts Tonight In Boston

Bishop Allen’s new record Lights Out is now out worldwide on Dead Oceans as of yesterday. To celebrate their tour starting tonight in Boston, the band is sharing a unique and mesmerizing long form version of the “Why I Had To Go” video to accompany a stream of each album track. You can watch the full series of 12 videos in the above playlist (or here on YouTube) and see the band’s upcoming North American tour dates below.

Premiering via Dangerous Minds this morning, the video series was co-directed by Chad Smith (of Tempo Pictures) and Bishop Allen‘s Justin Rice. They invited their friends and neighbors in Kingston, NY to a theater that is currently being restored uptown and asked them to hula-hoop. They chose hula-hooping because it gave people something mesmerizing and all-consuming to focus on, which meant they weren’t self-conscious in front of the camera.  The goal was to capture natural expressions of innate personality, and to do it in slow motion.

Purchase new album Lights Out via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

BISHOP ALLEN ON TOUR:
[Get tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour]

Aug. 20 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Aug. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Aug. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Aug. 23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Aug. 24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Aug. 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
Aug. 28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
Aug. 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea Cafe
Aug. 30 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Aug. 31 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sept. 1 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
Sept. 2 – Kansas City, MO Czar Bar
Sept. 3 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Sept. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Sept. 6 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sept. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Treehouse
Sept. 8 – Akron, OH @ Musica
Sept. 26 – Bloomington, IN Back Door Bar
Sept. 27 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
Sept. 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Oct. 2 – Seattle, WI @ Lofi
Oct. 3 – Spokane, WA The Bartlett
Oct. 4 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Oct. 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Oct. 8 – Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 10 – Denver, CO The Hi-Dive

ALBUM RELEASE // Bishop Allen ‘Lights Out’ Now Available Worldwide, On Tour Now




Bishop Allen’s new record Lights Out is now out worldwide on Dead Oceans.

A follow-up to 2009’s Grrr…, the new album continues to showcase the band’s catchy songs and beautiful pop arrangements. Preview the new album now by watching the videos for “Why I Had To Go” and “Start Again”above or listen to a few tracks off the record on Soundcloud.

Purchase new album Lights Out via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

Critics praise the new album:

“this joyous incredibly infectious new single from the record, appropriately titled ‘Start Again,’ is a good indication the upcoming album will be worth the wait”

- NPR Music

“The glorious indie-pop band is back with the perfect summer song”

- USA Today

“addictive”

- KEXP

“wonderful”

- PASTE

BISHOP ALLEN ON TOUR:
[Get tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour]

Aug. 20 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Aug. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Aug. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Aug. 23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Aug. 24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Aug. 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
Aug. 28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
Aug. 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea Cafe
Aug. 30 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Aug. 31 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sept. 1 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
Sept. 2 – Kansas City, MO Czar Bar
Sept. 3 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Sept. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Sept. 6 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sept. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Treehouse
Sept. 8 – Akron, OH @ Musica
Sept. 26 – Bloomington, IN Back Door Bar
Sept. 27 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
Sept. 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Oct. 2 – Seattle, WI @ Lofi
Oct. 3 – Spokane, WA The Bartlett
Oct. 4 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Oct. 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Oct. 8 – Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 10 – Denver, CO The Hi-Dive

LATE NIGHT // Watch Strand of Oaks Perform ‘Shut In’ On Late Night With Seth Meyers, On Tour Now

I came, I saw, I conquered. -Tim Showalter (Unconfirmed, but probably)

Did you catch Strand of Oaks‘ national television debut last night on Late Night With Seth Meyers? We hope you did. If you missed the show watch them perform “Shut In” above off their latest album ‘Heal‘.

Pick up the new album now via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

If you’re looking for even more Strand of Oaks, click here for the band’s latest video for the track “Same Emotions“, or see them in the flesh. They’ll be stateside before their trek through Europe. Tour dates are below.

TOUR DATES
[all dates + tix links: deadoceans.com/tour]

8/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café &
8/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub &
8/15 – Bloomington, IN @ Russian Recording &
8/16 – Goshen, IN @ Ignition Music Garage &
8/17 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas &
8/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater &
8/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry &
8/21 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway &
8/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room &
8/23 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive &
8/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court &
8/26 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern &
8/27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret &
8/28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge &
8/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent &
8/31 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place &
9/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo &
9/4 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah &
9/5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit &
9/7 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links &
9/9 – Austin, TX @ Lambert’s &
9/10 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree &
9/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl &
9/12 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt &
9/13 – Durham, NC @ Pinhook &
9/14 – Washington, DC @ DC9 &
9/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade &
9/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
9/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
9/27 – EKKO, Utrecht (NL)

9/28 – Trix, Antwerp (BE)

9/29 – Bermuda Triangle, Brighton (UK)
9/30 – The Lexington, London (UK)
10/1 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)

10/2 – Mono, Glasgow (UK)

10/3 – Whelan’s, Dublin (IR)

10/4 – Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)

10/5 – The Louisiana, Bristol (UK)

10/6 – 4AD, Diksmuide (BE)
10/8 – Merleyn, Nijmegen (NL)
10/9 – Privatclub, Berlin (DE)

10/10 – Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK)

10/11 – Pustervik, Gothenburg (SE)
10/12 – John Dee, Oslo (NO)

10/13 – Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm (SE)
10/15 – Podnik, Prague (CZ)

10/16 – Chelsea, Vienna (AT)

10/17 – Mattatoio, Carpi (IT)

10/18 – Bronson, Ravenna (IT)

10/20 – 75 Beat, Milan (IT)

10/21 – Bad Bonn, Duedingen (CH)
10/22 – Espace B, Paris (FR)

10/23 – Blue Shell, Cologne (DE)

10/24 – Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
10/25 – Zwolle, NL @ Let’s Get Lost

& – W/ Christopher Denny
# – W/ Interpol

WATCH // Bishop Allen “Why I Had To Go” Via Billboard Premiere, Tour Dates Start 8/16



Two weeks out from the release of Lights Out, Bishop Allen is back with a video for “Why I Had to Go” the second single off the new album via Billboard premiere. The video directors Chad Smith and Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice chose hula-hooping not only because the song is about (to quote the lyrics), “the endless repetition of an action,” but also because it gave people something mesmerizing and all-consuming to focus on, which meant they weren’t self-conscious in front of the camera.  The goal was to capture natural expressions of innate personality, and to do it in slow motion. Watch the entrancing video above or here on YouTube / Vevo.

Pre-order the new album Lights Out via SC Distribution for the deluxe bundle which includes limited-edition white vinyl, a CD, downloads, + a hand-screened glow-in-the-dark poster. You can also get the album on iTunes, Amazon, or at your local record store.

The band plays Kingston on the 16th and Boston on the 20th before returning to Brooklyn for their record release show at Glasslands on August 21st to start off the first of many tour dates supporting the new album. More dates will be announced soon.

BISHOP ALLEN TOUR DATES:
[Get tickets here: deadoceans.com/tour]

Aug. 16 – Kingston, NY @ Chronogram Block Party
Aug. 20 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Aug. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Aug. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Aug. 23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Aug. 24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Aug. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Aug. 26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
Aug. 28 – New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
Aug. 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea Cafe
Aug. 30 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Aug. 31 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sept. 1 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
Sept. 2 – Kansas City, MO Czar Bar
Sept. 3 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Sept. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Sept. 6 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sept. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Treehouse
Sept. 8 – Akron, OH @ Musica
Sept. 26 – Bloomington, IN Back Door Bar
Sept. 27 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
Sept. 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Oct. 2 – Seattle, WI @ Lofi
Oct. 3 – Spokane, WA The Bartlett
Oct. 4 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Oct. 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Oct. 8 – Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 10 – Denver, CO The Hi-Dive

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Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (Back Room)

08/24/14

Atlanta, GA - The Earl

08/26/14

Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon

08/27/14

Houston, TX - House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)

08/28/14

Austin, TX - The Parish

08/29/14

Mexico City, MX - Teatro Circular del Polyforum

08/30/14

Guadalajara, MX - Club Americana  w/ The Oaths
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