Strand of Oaks

From the first bars of HEAL, the exhilarating melodic stomp of 'Goshen '97' puts you right into Tim Showalter's fervent teenage mindset. We find him in his family's basement den in Goshen, IN, feeling alienated but even at 15 years old, believing in the alchemy and power of music to heal your troubles. "The record is called HEAL, but it's not a soft, gentle healing, it's like scream therapy, a command, because I ripped out my subconscious, looked through it, and saw the worst parts. And that's how I got better." HEAL embodies that feeling of catharsis and rebirth, desperation and euphoria, confusion and clarity. It is deeply personal and unwittingly anthemic.

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 // Strand of Oaks Shares Video For “Same Emotion” Dir. By Austin Kearns, On Tour Now

Already in the midst of a world-conquering tour, Strand of Oaks present the new video for “Same Emotion” off the new record HEAL. Premiering via Bloody Disgusting this morning, director Austin Kearns (Jonathan Rado, Diane Coffee) tells the story of a group of guys on the prowl who end up getting way more than they expected. Keep an eye out for Strand of Oaks frontman Tim Showalter starring as bartender. Those who can handle the sight of blood should watch the video above or here on Youtube / Vevo.

If you haven’t already, get the album now via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

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

7/29 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot
7/30 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Aftershow @ House of Blues #
7/31 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
8/1 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
8/7 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott &
8/8 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Lounge &
8/9 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore &
8/11 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake &
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

ALBUM RELEASE // Strand of Oaks ‘HEAL’ Out Now Worldwide, On Tour Now



The new Strand of Oaks album HEAL is out now.

On previous Strand of Oaks albums, Tim Showalter displayed his knack for moving and dark folk and now on HEAL we see growth and change into an immersive sound with loud, punching guitar riffs and synth-heavy hooks akin to his recent touring show. This is rock in its most raw form, unapologetic and full of deep emotion. Showalter says “I’m inspired by bands that go the distance, to a dangerous place…there’s an uncertainty to ‘HEAL’ that makes me nervous and excited at the same time. It’s sad, but it sounds like a celebration, like I’m crying and laughing and sticking both middle fingers in the air all at the same time.”

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

Critics praise the new album:

“Folk songwriter Strand Of Oaks heals on rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece”

- A.V. CLUB | A

“overwhelmingly epic and unashamedly ambitious”

- UNCUT | ★★★★

“Epic…it’s easy to hear how it might serve as curative to a new generation of songwriters.”

- NPR

“Glorious…matches Springsteen’s phrasing with the Replacements’ wounded alt-rock.”

- SPIN

See Tim and the band on tour starting this this Thursday in NYC at Mercury Lounge with tickets here. See the rest of the tour dates below.

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

6/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ WXPN World Cafe Free at Noon
8/07 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
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
8/18 – 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
8/28 – 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
9/19 – 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)
10/14 – 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)

FIRST LISTEN // Stream Strand of Oaks ‘HEAL’ Via NPR Music First Listen, Album Out Next Week

Preview the new Strand of Oaks album HEAL in full over at NPR Music as part of their First Listen series. Also, if you missed it, a great 60 Minutes inspired video for “Shut In” directed by Zia Anger premiered last week via SPIN. Watch the video here on YouTube / Vevo.

Get in more depth with Strand of Oaks by heading over to Grantland who published a fantastic long read profile on Tim that you can read here.

Pre-order the new album HEAL via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

See Tim and the band on tour starting this Saturday in Chicago at The Hideout for a special WXRT presented First Impressions show with tickets here. Next Thursday they’re in NYC playing Bowery Ballroom with tickets here. See the rest of the tour dates below.

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

6/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ WXPN World Cafe Free at Noon
8/07 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
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
8/18 – 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
8/28 – 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
9/19 – 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)
10/14 – 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)

tour dates

10/31/14

Lisbon, PT - Musicbox

11/01/14

Barcelona, ES - Primavera Club

11/30/14

Albany, NY - The Hollow

12/01/14

Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern

12/03/14

Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

12/04/14

New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

01/17/15

Chicago, IL - TNK Fest at Lincoln Hall
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