Durand Jones & the Indications’ Deluxe Self-Titled Debut Out March 16th :: Watch the New Video for “Smile”

Today’s a big day, folks. Emerging Indiana-based band Durand Jones & The Indications’ deluxe version of their acclaimed self-titled debut album will be released on March 16 via Dead Oceans/Colemine Records. The album, which was originally released in 2016, received praise from The Philadelphia Inquirer, who called it, “Smartly restrained music steeped in the Deep South” and Paste, who said, “With a tingling rasp that screams James Brown and coos Otis Redding, Jones simply has to be heard to be believed on these vintage R&B pleas.Detroit Metro Times furthered, “Modern soul that pulls with as much power as Lee Fields and Charles Bradley.

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Of their debut, the band reflects, “Three years ago we spent every Sunday in our basement with a 4-track tape machine and a goal: record an album inspired by not only the ubiquitous titans of soul music but also the should-have-beens and the never-weres. With that modest target in mind, we released the record and booked one show marking the occasion. The reception we saw was both humbling and invigorating, and what started as a recording project, became a touring unit with larger aspirations.”

The deluxe version of the album will contain a digital version of Durand Jones and The Indications Live Vol. 1. Additionally, an exclusive Dead Oceans/Colemine Records pre-order will include the LP, CD, digital deluxe version and bonus 7” that features covers of 1967’s “Put A Smile On Your Face” by E.J. and the Echoes, and 1970’s Penny & the Quarters classic, “You And Me.”

In support of the release, the band will extensively tour the U.S. and Europe, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, and Amsterdam, as well as performances at Bonnaroo, SXSW, The Great Escape, and . Tickets for the U.S. tour are on sale now, European tour are on sale tomorrow and can be purchased at durandjonesandtheindications.com. See below for a full list of dates

March 12-18—Austin, TX—SXSW
March 19—San Antonio, TX—Paper Tiger
March 22—Santa Fe, NM—Santa Fe Brewing Company
March 23 —Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar
March 24—San Diego, CA—Soda Bar
March 27—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour
March 29—San Francisco, CA—The Independent
March 30—Visalia, CA—Cellar Door
March 31—Santa Cruz, CA—The Catalyst Atrium
April 2—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge
April 3—Seattle, WA—Barboza
April 5—Boise, ID—The Olympic
April 6—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
April 7—Denver, CO—Larimer Lounge
April 8—Kansas City, MO—recordBar
April 9—Davenport, IA—The Raccoon Motel
April 11—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry
April 12—Madison, WI—The Frequency
April 13—Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall
April 14—Detroit, MI—Underground @ DIME
April 15—Columbus, OH—The Basement
April 17—Indianapolis, IN—The Hi-Fi
April 18—Cincinnati, OH—Woodward
April 19—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
April 20—Birmingham, AL—WorkPlay
April 21—Atlanta, GA—Sweetwater 420 Festival
April 23—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle – Back Room
April 24—Asheville, NC—The Mothlight
April 25—Baltimore, MD—Ottobar
April 26—Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live – Upstairs
April 27—New York, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 28—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
May 3—Stockholm, Sweden—Debaser Strand
May 4—Copenhagen, Denmark—Pumperhuset
May 7—Berlin, Germany—Privatclub
May 8—Cologne, Germany—Blue Shell
May 10—Amsterdam, Holland—Paradiso upstairs
May 11—Brussels, Belgium—AB Club
May 12—Paris, France—Les Etoiles
May 14—Glasgow, Scotland—Stereo
May 15—Manchester, UK— Gullivers
May 16—London, UK—The Waiting Room
May 17-19—Brighton, UK—The Great Escape
May 27—Napa, CA—BottleRock
July 7—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo

Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee Team Up for Two Jason Molina Covers

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Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee, coming off a stellar 2017 with the release of critically acclaimed records (City Music and Out In The Storm, respectively), team up for an homage to Jason Molina on this digital 7”, covering two Molina classics from the artist’s critical and commercial zenith: “Farewell Transmission” off his monumental work Magnolia Electric Co. and “The Dark Don’t Hide It” off the critically acclaimed What Comes After The Blues. Proceeds from this release will go to the charity Molina himself had history with, MusiCares®. Morby talks about the collaboration below:

“My love for Jason Molina began only a few years ago. I had overlooked him for years, too overwhelmed by his many monikers and sprawling catalogue. Then on a European tour in 2016 our driver put on Magnolia Electric Company and my mind was blown – and so began my obsession with the man and his music. A few months after hearing him I was on tour with Waxahatchee where Katie and I bonded over our mutual love for Molina, and we got the idea to record two of our favorite Songs: Ohia songs – which is what you have here today; Farewell Transmission b/w The Dark Don’t Hide It.

These were recorded in Upstate New York with my live band at my drummer’s studio, The Chicken Shack, with both Katie and I splitting vocals duties. We would record all day, eating eggs from all the chickens running around, taking breaks to read old articles and watch live footage of Jason and his band. He’s a true inspiration and there’s no other songwriter or vocalist quite like him. We are deeply honored to be able to sing his songs, and we do hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed creating them. The cover art was done by William Schaff, who is responsible for the iconic Magnolia Electric Co. album art. All proceeds of the digital sales will go to MusiCares® – an organization that provides support and community services to musicians in need of medical, personal & financial assistance – and also helped Jason in his struggle with addiction, as well as paid to have a polyp removed from my vocal chords in 2014. A truly wonderful cause.”

Peace and Happy New Year,
Kevin Morby, 2018

About MusiCares®:
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares® was established by the Recording Academy™ to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares® offers confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.

For more information, visit www.musicares.org, “like” MusiCares® on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

Release Day: Strand of Oaks Releases Limited ‘Harder Love’

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What could be better than starting your weekend with a new Strand of Oaks record? Today, Strand of Oaks releases Harder Love, a collection of Tim Showalter’s unreleased, original recordings for the album Hard Love. If you missed it earlier, Tim had a lil’ listening party on Facebook live – we’re embedding it below for your viewing/listening pleasure.

Pairing the earliest versions tracks from Hard Love with previously-unreleased material (including some tracks deemed “too weird” for the official release), Harder Love pushes Showalter’s sound to a stranger, rawer place. In many ways, the release serves as the tripped out, spiritual brother to its predecessor. The 12” physical version of Harder Love is limited to a 500 pressing and features unused and alternative takes from Hard Love. Harder Love is available digitally worldwide, with two additional bonus tracks available only on the digital version. Harder Love is also available physically via retailers in limited territories (US and Benelux).

Release Day: Shame Release Debut Album ‘songs of praise’

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★★★★★ DIY Magazine
★★★★★ NME
★★★★★ Dork
★★★★★ Record Collector
★★★★ The Times (Album of the week)
★★★★ The Guardian (Front page inclusion)
★★★★ Q Magazine
★★★★ Mojo
★★★★ Uncut
★★★★ Daily Star
★★★★ The Sun
9/10 Line of Best Fit
9/10 Clash
8.4/10 Paste Magazine
8/10 Loud & Quiet

How’re you feeling? Did you wake up with a twinge, a nagging feeling of giddiness? It’s quite possible you knew in your heart of hearts that shame’s debut record is out today. songs of praise is a tour de force, a live wire from start to finish. And it rests now at your fingertips. You can dive in, headfirst and stream it. You can pop into your local record shop and purchase it on the finest of wax. Rejoice, for today is the day of shame.

shame tour dates
01/12/18 Bristol, UK – Rough Trade
01/23/18 London, UK – 100 Club
02/02/18 Adelaide, AU – Hart’s Mill
02/03/18 Melbourne, AU – Footscray Community Arts Centre
02/04/18 Sydney, AU – Sydney College of the Arts
02/07/18 Sydney, AUS – Lansdowne Hotel
02/08/18 Melbourne, AUS – The Tote
02/10/18 Brisbane, AU – Brisbane Showgrounds
02/11/18 Fremantle, AU – Esplanade Reserve and West End
02/16/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
02/17/18 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
02/19/18 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
02/20/18 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
02/22/18 Chicago, IL – Schubas
02/23/18 Bloomington, Indiana – The Bishop
02/24/18 Columbus, OH – The Spacebar w/ Connections
03/01/18 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar w/ Protomartyr
03/02/18 Nashville, TN – High Watt w/ Protomartyr
03/03/18 Fayetteville, AR – Smoke and Barrel w/ Protomartyr
03/04/18 Norman, OK – The Opolis w/ Protomartyr
03/05/18 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf w/ Protomartyr
03/06/18 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress w/ Protomartyr
03/08/18 San Diego, CA – Space Bar w/ Protomartyr
03/11/18 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
03/16/18 Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown w/ Snail Mail
03/17/18 New Orleans, LA – Hi Ho Lounge w/ Snail Mail
03/18/18 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Purgatory w/ Snail Mail
03/19/18 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight w/ Snail Mail
03/20/18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room w/ Snail Mail
03/21/18 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar w/ Snail Mail
03/22/18 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
03/23/18 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
04/04/18 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
04/05/18 Bristol, UK – Thekla
04/07/18 Dublin, IR – Whelans
04/09/18 Sheffield, UK – The Leadmill
04/10/18 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
04/11/18 Newcastle, UK – Cluny
04/12/18 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
04/13/18 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
04/14/18 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
04/16/18 Leicester, UK – The Cookie
04/17/18 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
04/18/18 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
04/19/18 Oxford , UK – The Bullingdon
04/20/18 Brighton , UK – The Haunt
04/21/18 Tunbridge Wells , UK – The Forum
04/25/18 Nijmegan , NL – Doornroosje
04/26/18 Amsterdam , NL – Melkweg
04/27/18 Rotterdam, NL – Rotown
04/30/18 Oslo, NO – John Dee
05/02/18 Stockholm , SE – Bar Brooklyn
05/03/18 Copenhagen, DE – Pumpehuset
05/06/18 Warsaw, PL – Bardzo Bardzo
05/07/18 Prague, CZ – Futurum
05/08/18 Vienna, Chelsea – AU
05/11/18 Zurich , CH – Dynamo Werk
05/12/18 Bologna , IT – Covo Club
05/14/18 Barcelona, ES – Side Car
05/15/18 Madrid, ES – La Boite
05/17/18 Bordeaux, FR – Rock School Barbery
05/20/18 Lille, FR – Aeronef
05/22/18 Brussels, BE – Rotonde
06/05/18 Liverpool, UK – Magnet

tour dates


Austin, TX - SXSW


Austin, TX - SXSW


Austin, TX - SXSW


Austin, TX - SXSW


Austin, TX - SXSW


Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere (Pinned Record Release)


Wiesbaden, Germany - Alter Schlachthof
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