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

Khruangbin Present Video For New Single “Friday Morning” :: Announce Spring North American Tour

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On January 26th, Texan globetrotting trio Khruangbin will release their sophomore album, Con Todo El Mundo. Continuing their world music pedigree, the band has expanded their global influences on this record from Thai funk to sounds of Spain and the Middle East, particularly Iran, from the 1960’s, 1970’s and beyond. Today, they are pleased to present the video for their new single, “Friday Morning.” A song about “jumping into love,” “Friday Morning” skips between laid back Isley Brothers-esque vibes via delicate tempo changes into gentle hymnal passages.

“‘Friday Morning’ is a love song, written and recorded at our remote farm in Burton, Texas where we got our start,” says the band. “To commemorate the song, we asked our closest friends and family to record messages of love to each of us. The music video is a portrait of the band hearing these audio recordings for the first time, capturing on film the emotions one feels when they hear just how loved they are; a poignant and heartfelt expression in a time where, as a collective whole, we need to hear and express love more than ever.”

This spring, Khruangbin will embark on a massive tour of North America in support of Con Todo El Mundo. Kicking off with three nights at Lodge Room in Los Angeles, March 22-24, the band — formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums — will head southwest through the southern US, up the east coast, and make their way back through the midwest and back down the west coast. All shows are on-sale now and a full list of dates is below.


Khruangbin Tour Dates (new dates in bold):
Sat. Jan. 20 – London, UK @ KOKO

Sat. Feb. 3 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East

Sun. Feb. 4 – Glasgow, UK @ Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
Mon. Feb. 5 – Manchester, UK @ RNCM Theatre

Tue. Feb. 6 – Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller

Thu. Feb. 8 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton

Fri. Feb. 9 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

Sat. Feb. 10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord

Mon. Feb. 12 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich

Tue. Feb. 13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset

Wed. Feb. 14 – Stockholm, SE @ HOSOI

Fri. Feb. 16 – Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg

Sat. Feb. 17 – Munich, DE @ Strom

Sun. Feb. 18 – Cologne, DE @ Gebäude 9

Mon. Feb. 19 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn

Tue. Feb. 20 – Turin, IT @ Spazio 211

Thu. Feb. 22 – Barcelona, ES @ Sidecar

Fri. Feb. 23 – Madrid, ES @ Sirocco

Mon. Feb. 26 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum

Tue. Feb. 27 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko

Wed. Feb. 28 – Rocerdam, NL @ BIRD

Fri. March 2 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon IKSV

Sun. March 4 – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s

Thu. March 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room

Fri. March 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
Sat. March 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room

Tue. March 27 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf

Thu. March 29 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Fri. March 30 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk

Sat. March 31 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
Mon. April 2 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East

Tue. April 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

Wed. April 4 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle

Thu. April 5 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

Fri. April 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

Sat. April 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

Thu. April 12 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

Fri. April 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sat. April 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mon. April 16 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmont

Tue. April 17 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club

Wed. April 18 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

Thu. April 19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Fri. April 20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Sat. April 21 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

Mon. April 23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

Thu. April 26 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Fri. April 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret

Sat. April 28 – Portland. OR @ Revolugon Hall

Wed. May 2 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore


Fri. June 8 – Sun. June 10 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival

Watch the New Video for Marlon Williams’ “What’s Chasing You”

New Zealand’s Marlon Williams will release his sophomore album, Make Way For Love, on February 16th. After presenting the “ethereal rocker” (American Songwriter) “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore,” a duet with Aldous Harding, Williams now shares “What’s Chasing You” and its accompanying video directed by Martin Sagadin.

Williams explains, “It’s an earnest question. It’s the only thing I’ve ever really wanted to know of another human being. Like all good questions, it’s childishly simple. We all want to live inside the fears of the ones we love, if not to dispel them then at the very least to understand, empathize and let’s be honest, compare hands. I’m not convinced truly understanding another’s woes would really bring anyone happiness, but I am a nosey boy. What’s chasing you?”

This year Williams will take his live show to 46 cities around the world for his largest ever headline tour. All dates are below.

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Marlon Williams Tour Dates:
Thu. Feb. 22 — Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
Fri. Feb. 23 — Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
Sat. Feb. 24 — Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Mon. Feb. 26 — Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Tue. Feb. 27 — Leeds, UK @ Community Room
Wed. Feb. 28 — London, UK @ Scala
Mon. Mar. 5 — Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
Tue. Mar. 6 — Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Thu. Mar. 8 — Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Fri. Mar. 9 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Sat. Mar. 10 — Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Tue. Mar. 13 – Sat. Mar. 17 — Austin TX @ SXSW
Sun. Mar. 18 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mon. Mar. 19 — Dallas, TX @ Three Links Deep Ellum
Wed. Mar. 21 — Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Fri. Mar. 23 — Washington, DC @ DC9
Sat. Mar. 24 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sun. Mar. 25 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Tue. Mar. 27 — Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thu. Mar. 29 — Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Sun. Apr. 1 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Tue. Apr. 3 — San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
Wed. Apr. 4 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
Wed. Apr. 11 — Brussels, BE @ AB Club
Thu. Apr. 12 — Cologne, DE @ Yuca
Fri. Apr. 13 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Sat. Apr. 14 — Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache
Sun. Apr. 15 — Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
Tue. Apr. 17 — Oslo, NO @ Cafe Mono
Wed. Apr. 18 — Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
Fri. Apr. 20 — Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
Sat. Apr. 21 — Munich, DE @ Orange House
Sun. Apr. 22 — Vienna, CH @ Chelsea
Tue. Apr. 24 — Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
Wed. Apr. 25 — Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Thu. Apr. 26 — Besancon, FR @ La Rodia
Fri. Apr. 27 — Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Sat. Apr. 28 — Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
Sat. May 12 — Melbourne @ Forum Theatre
Mon. May 14 — Adelaide @ The Gov
Tue. May 15 — Perth @ Rosemount
Wed. May 16 — Brisbane @ Triffid
Thu. May 17 — Sydney @ Metro Theatre
Sat. May 19 — Wellington, NZ @ Hunter Lounge
Tue. May 22 — Dunedin, NZ @ Glenroy
Wed. May 23 — Christchurch, NZ @ Foundry
Fri. May 25 — Auckland, NZ @ Auckland Town Hall

Destroyer Shares Video for “Stay Lost” :: North American Tour Begins Today 

Today, Destroyer shares a new video for “Stay Lost” from ken, the 12th studio album released by the Dan Bejar-led project. Called “a user’s guide to the world” by Bejar, the imagery for “Stay Lost” depicts an aimless yet determined craftsman fabricating a world for himself.

Director Maxwell McCabe-Lokos explains: “The video tries to capture the song’s wit and ability to portray someone’s preoccupation, their metaphysical condition, with so few words. Stay Lost: an endorsement for those who don’t fit—for those who will build their own totems and revel in their ability to do it.”

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Today also marks the beginning of Destroyer’s North American tour, which begins on January 10th at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon, and stops in cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Montreal before concluding in Vancouver on February 9. On January 12, Destroyer will play KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, before performing at the Regent Theater that evening. A full list of dates is below.

Destroyer on tour:
Jan 10 Portland, OR – The Wonder Ballroom
Jan 11 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jan 12 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
Jan 13 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Jan 15 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Jan 16 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Jan 17 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Jan 18 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Jan 19 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Jan 20 Chicago, IL – Metro
Jan 21 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Jan 22 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jan 23 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Jan 24 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Jan 26 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Jan 27 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Jan 28 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Jan 29 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
Jan 30 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Jan 31 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Feb 01 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Feb 02 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Feb 03 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Feb 05 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Feb 06 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Feb 07 Boise, ID – Olympic Venue
Feb 08 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Feb 09 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom

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What's Chasing You by Marlon Williams

Would You Rather by Phoebe Bridgers

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