Debut Album: Moses Sumney – Aromanticism (2017/09/22) / Track ‘Doomed’

:: Incredible album!


Since emerging onto the scene in 2014, Moses Sumney has ridden a wave of word-of-mouth praise, hushed recordings, and dynamic live performances. It’s an organic, patient ascent all too rare in today’s musical climate. In a voice both mellifluous and haunting, Sumney makes future music that transmogrifies classic tropes, like moon-colony choir reinterpretations of old jazz gems. His vocals narrate a personal journey through universal loneliness atop otherworldly compositional backdrops.

Following the self-release of his debut cassette EP, Mid-City Island, and 2015’s 7″, Seeds/Pleas, Sumney has performed around the world alongside forebears like David Byrne, Karen O, Sufjan Stevens, Solange, James Blake and more. With his 2016 Lamentations EP, The California and Ghana-raised troubadour widened the spectrum of his heretofore “bedroom” music, incorporating songs that feature more elaborate production and evocative songwriting. Now his inspired ascent continues.

His proper debut album, Aromanticism is a concept album about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape. It seeks to interrogate the social constructions around romance. The debut will include the devastating, billowing synths of “Doomed,” which in a way serves as the album’s thesis statement, as well as new versions of standouts “Lonely World” and “Plastic.” It’s a deliberate, jaw-dropping statement that can leave you both enlightened and empty. [Press release by Bandcamp]

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Artist: Moses Sumney
Title of Debut Album: Aromanticism
Release Date: September 22, 2017
Label: Jagjaguwar

1. Man on the Moon (Reprise)
2. Don’t Bother Calling
3. Plastic
4. Quarrel
5. Stoicism
6. Lonely World
7. Make Out in My Car
8. The Cocoon-Eyed Baby
9. Doomed
10. Indulge Me
11. Self-Help Tape


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sep 22 // Irenic // San Diego, CA
Sep 24 // Hollywood Bowl // Los Angeles, CA
Sep 26 // Great American Music Hall // San Francisco, CA
Sep 28 // The Crocodile // Seattle, WA
Sep 29 // Doug Fir Lounge // Portland, OR
Sep 30 St. James Hall // Vancouver, BC
Oct 03 // Icehouse // Minneapolis, MN
Oct 04 // Old Town School of Folk Music // Chicago, IL
Oct 05 // Mod Club Theatre // Toronto, ON
Oct 09 // The Sinclair // Cambridge, MA
Oct 11 // Music Hall of Williamsburg // Brooklyn, NY
>> The full touring schedule is available here

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More ‘Moses Sumney’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Nov 03 – Listen: Seeds



Debut Single: Midnight Sister – Leave You [Official Video]

:: Good vibes for a cloudy day.

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Artist: Midnight Sister
Title of Album: Leave You
Release Date: April 19, 2017
Label: Jagjaguwa

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New Album: Bon Iver – 22, A Million (2016/09/30) // New Tracks ’22 (OVER S∞∞N)’ and ’10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⊠ ⊠’

:: Seeing Bon Iver live is a real treat and always magical. Can´t wait to see him again!


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Artist: Bon IverTrevor Hagen
Title of Album: 22, A Millon
Release Date: September 30, 2016
Label: Jagjaguwar

01 22 (OVER S∞∞N)
02 10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⊠ ⊠
03 715 – CRΣΣKS
04 33 “GOD”
05 29 #Strafford APTS
06 666 ʇ
07 21 M♢♢N WATER
08 8 (circle)
09 ____45_____
10 00000 Million

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Oct 18 // Fox Theater // Oakland, CA, US
Oct 19 // Fox Theater // Oakland, CA, US
Oct 20 // Fox Theater // Oakland, CA, US

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More ‘Bon Iver’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Apr 30 – The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver – Ashes In The Air / New Album ‘The Terror’ (2013/04/16)
2012, Feb 18 – Bon Iver at AIR Studios (4AD/Jagjaguwar Session)
2011, 02 Dec – Bon Iver’s 10 Videos Deluxe Edition Release
2011, 6 Nov – Bon Iver LIVE TONIGHT
2011, 25 Aug – James Blake & Bon Iver – Fall Creek Boys Choir
2011, 19 Aug – Bon Iver – Holocene


New Album: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love (2015/05/26) / Title Track ‘Multi-Love’

:: Great!


Ruban Nielson said:

It felt good to be rebelling against the typical view of what an artist is today, a curator. It’s more about being someone who makes things happen in concrete ways. Building old synthesizers and bringing them back to life, creating sounds that aren’t quite like anyone else’s. I think that’s much more subversive. [Press release]

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Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Title of album: Multi-Love
Release date: May 26, 2015
Label: Jagjaguwar

01 Multi-Love
02 Like Acid Rain
03 Ur Life One Night
04 Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
05 Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty
06 The World Is Crowded
07 Stage or Screen
08 Necessary Evil
09 Puzzles

Upcoming Tour Dates 2015: 
Feb 22 // Newcastle, England // 6 Music Festival
May 07 // Eugene, OR // WOW Hall
May 09 // Seattle, WA // Barboza
May 10 // Spokane, WA // The Bartlett
May 20 // Bristol, England // Thekla
May 21 // London , England // Islington Assembly Hall
May 22 // Coventry, England // Warwick University *
May 23 // Liverpool, England // Liverpool Sound City
May 25 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Bitterzoet

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More ‘Unknown Mortal Orchestra’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Jan 08 –  Swim & Sleep (Like a Shark) / New Album ‘II’ (2013/02/05)


New Album: Sharon Van Etten – Are We There (2014/05/26) [Full Album Stream]

:: What a triumph. A record that couldn’t be any greater!

Two years after her latest record Tramp, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten returns with her fourth studio album Are We There. the album isn’t out until next week, but you can listen to the whole thing now if you’re in North America.

Are We There drops officially in the UK/Europe on May 26, 2014 via Jagjaguwar. North American release follows on May 27. The LP will be available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP (standard black in litho-wrap gatefold jacket). You can buy digitally from iTunes or pre-order your physical copy directly from Sharon Van Etten’s Store.

Are We There is now streaming in its entirety via iTunes Radio. The album is written and produced by Sharon Van Etten together with Stewart Lerman. The set of eleven songs was recorded at Hobo Sound Studios in Weehawken (New Jersey) and at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Sharon Van Etten told Pitchfork for a recent feature (link below) that Are We There features contributions by Torres‘ Mackenzie Scott, Shearwater‘s Jonathan Meiburg, Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter and Efterklang affiliate Peter Broderick.

Every Time The Sun Comes Up is the current single off of Are We There. The official video for the song is directed by David Scott Kessler, watch it above. Sharon Van Etten is kicking off her tour in Europe this week. She’ll be playing a string of North-American shows in June/July and return to Europe in August. You can check out the upcoming dates below and listen to the fabulous album songs Taking Chances and Your Love Is Killing Me.

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Sharon Van Etten - Are We There (2014)

01. Afraid Of Nothing
02. Taking Chances
03. Your Love Is Killing Me
04. Our Love
05. Tarifa
06. I Love You But I’m Lost
07. You Know Me Well
08. Break Me
09. Nothing Will Change
10. I Know
11. Every Time The Sun Comes Up

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 25 May 2014 // Brussels, Belgium // Botanique
Wed 28 May 2014 // Paris, France // Café de la Danse
Fri 30 May 2014 // Barcelona, Spain // Primavera Sound Festival
Sun 01 Jun 2014 // Cologne, Germany // Studio 672 (w/ Lyla Foy)
Mon 02 Jun 2014 // Berlin, Germany // Privatclub (w/ Lyla Foy)
Tue 03 Jun 2014 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Bitterzoet
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Sharon Van Etten’ on:
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Read more:
Drowned In Sound − Sharon van Etten – Are We There [Review]
Pitchfork − Here Together Are Our Hearts – The Love Songs Of Sharon Van Etten

New Album: Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness (2014/02/17) [Full Album Stream]

:: Beautiful and good and true. It couldn’t be more of a rewarding listen.


Missouri-born garage rock singer/songwriter Angel Olsen debuted in 2012 with her first album Half Way Home, and much has changed for her since then. Last year, she signed with famous indie label Jagjaguwar and moved from her longtime Chicago to Ashville, North Carolina. Having formed a band with with former co-workers Josh Jaeger [drums] and Stewart Bronaugh [bass], the three went to studio in Ashville to record Olsen’s sophomore album. She also decided to work with an outside producer for the first time: The set of eleven tracks is produced by John Congleton who previously worked with Bill Callahan and St Vincent among others.

Olsen’s second LP is entitled Burn Your Fire For No Witness and dropped officially in the UK/Europe on February 17, 2014 via Jagjaguwar. North American release follows today (February 18). The album is available as download, CD and 12″ white vinyl LP. Buy digitally via iTunes or order your physical copy via Amazon.

Burn Your Fire For No Witness is streaming in its entirety over a NPR.org/music. Listen above to the new single Hi-Five. Angel Olsen is currently out on the first leg of her North American tour. She will be playing 14 European shows in late March/early April before she starts the second leg of her national tour end of April. Check out the dates below and watch the Zia Anger directed official video for Forgiven/Forgotten, the album’s first single.

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01. Unfucktheworld
02. Forgiven/Forgotten
03. Hi-Five
04. White Fire
05. High & Wild
06. Lights Out
07. Stars
08. Iota
09. Dance Slow Decades
10. Enemy
11. Windows

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Tue 18 Feb 2014 // Charlottesville, VA, USA // The Southern
Thu 20 Feb 2014 // New York, NY, USA // Le Poisson Rouge
Sat 22 Feb 2014 // Nashville, TN, USA // The Stone Fox
Sun 23 Feb 2014 // Fayetteville, AZ, USA // JR’s
Mon 24 Feb 2014 // Dallas, TX, USA // Three Links
Tue 25 Feb 2014 // Austin, TX, USA // Red 7
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Angel Olsen’ on:
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Read more:
Consequence of Sound – Album Review: Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

New Album: S. Carey – Range of Light (2014/04/01) / Debut Track ‘Fire-Scene’

:: Simply beautiful. Can’t wait for this album to drop!


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Artist: S. Carey
Title of Album: Range of Light
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Label: Jagjaguwar

1 Glass/Film
2 Creaking
3 Crown the Pines
4 Fire-Scene
5 Radiant
6 Alpenglow
7 Fleeting Light
8 The Dome
9 Neverending Fountain

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Apr 03 // Iowa City, IA // Mission Creek Festival
Apr 05 // Norman, OK // The Opolis
Apr 06 // Dallas, TX // Three Links
Apr 07 // Austin, TX // Holy Mountain
Apr 09 // New Orleans, LA // Circle Bar
Apr 10 // Birmingham, AL // The Bottletree
Apr 11 // Decatur, GA // Eddie’s Attic
Apr 12 // Raleigh, NC // Kings
Apr 13 // Washington, DC // Rock and Roll Hotel

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