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Jul 15, 2014

John Gold's You Only Live Forever EP Available Now

John Gold's new EP 4-song EP You Only Live Forever is out today! Produced by Keefus Ciancia (T Bone Burnett’s co- composer on titles such as Walk The Line, Nashville, True Detective, and producer for Kimbra, Everlast and more) You Only Live Forever serves as a follow up to Gold’s third full-length, a flower in your head. Click HERE to download on iTunes.

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Jul 15, 2014

Justin Townes Earle’s Single Mothers Now Available to Pre-Order, New Song "White Gardenias" Premieres

Justin Townes Earle's forthcoming fifth studio album Single Mothers is now available for pre-order! Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes, or visit the Vagrant store for physical pre-order bundles including an exclusive t-shirt and signed pennant. All pre-orders include an instant download of "White Gardenias" which Consequence of Sound calls “(a song that) plays like a ballad for a runaway lover.” Stream the new song below.

Justin will play select shows and festivals throughout the summer before embarking on a full North American headline run in September. All upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

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Jul 14, 2014

Mark Lanegan Band to Release No Bells on Sunday EP July 29, Video for "Sad Lover" Premieres Today

On July 29th, 2014, the Mark Lanegan Band will release their brand new 5-track EP, No Bells On Sunday. Only 1500 copies of the limited edition EP are being pressed on vinyl and will be available exclusively through the Vagrant Records webstore. U.S. And Canadian fans can click HERE to pre-order the record now.

The celebrate the announcement, The Line of Best Fit is premiering the official video for the third track from the EP, “Sad Lover”. The video is directed by Steve Gullick and was filmed last month after Lanegan performed at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. Click HERE to check it out. 

Lanegan most recently performed a handful of Northwest dates supporting Nick Cave and stopped in at Seattle's famed KEXP radio station. He performed two tracks from his forthcoming full length, Phantom Radio, which will be released this fall in North America on Flooded Soil/Vagrant Records. More album details will be announced shortly. 

No Bells On Sunday Track Listing:
1. Dry Iced
2. No Bells On Sunday
3. Sad Lover
4. Jonas Pap
5. Smokestack Magic

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Jul 11, 2014

Bad Suns Cover Art Contest

We've launched a new Bad Suns contest with the fine people over at Urturn! Click HERE and you can create your own Language & Perspective cover art. The band will pick their favorite submission to win a copy of the album on vinyl and a signed 12x12 print. Create yours by Friday, July 25th and be sure to share it to Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win.

Bad Suns are currently on a run of US headline dates and summer festivals before kicking off their fall tour directly supporting New Politics in mid October. All upcoming dates and ticket links can be found HERE.

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Jul 07, 2014

James Vincent McMorrow Premieres Moors Remix, Announces Fall Tour

James Vincent McMorrow has premiered a new remix of his track "Cavalier", by Los Angeles hip-hop duo, MOORS. You can listen to the track now on HillyDilly by clicking HERE. "Cavalier" is taken from James' latest album Post Tropical, which was released January 14th, 2014 and is available now on iTunes.

James has also announced a US fall tour which includes stops at NYC’s Town Hall and The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. A full list of US tour dates can be found below.

James Vincent McMorrow On Tour:
Nov 1 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler
Nov 2 - Austin, TX @ The Belmont
Nov 4 - Nashville, TN @ The Mercy Lounge
Nov 5 - Atlanta, GA @ The Variety Playhouse
Nov 6 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Noc 8 - Washington, DC @ The Lincoln
Nov 10 - New York, NY @ Town Hall
Nov 12 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Nov 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov 16 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
Nov 17 - Portland, OR @ The Aladdin
Nov 19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel

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Jun 25, 2014

School of Seven Bells Announce Plans to Release New Album, Video For 'I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)' Premiered Today

Throughout 2012 School of Seven Bells were working on a follow up to the critically acclaimed Ghostory. When producer/guitarist Benjamin Curtis was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in 2013 the band took a break. Today, School of Seven Bells is excited to announce plans to release a new album. Prior to passing, Benjamin had recorded  his portion of the record in its entirety, both before he was diagnosed and after, between treatments. Alejandra is picking up where they left off and heading into the studio to finalize the next record. Stay tuned for more details to come.

Additionally, SVIIB have premiered the official video for the track 'I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)' today on CultureCollide. Recorded in it's entirety to his laptop from his hospital bed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City, 'I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)' is Benjamin's final recording before passing on December 29, 2013 at age 35. Directors and long time friends of the group, Toby Halbrooks and Alan Del Rio Ortiz, created a visually stunning piece, revolving around cross-country road trip stops in Indio and Joshua Tree, that celebrates life while displaying its cyclical and inexplicable properties. Click HERE to view the video or stream the song below. The track is also now available on iTunes.

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Jun 24, 2014

Bad Suns Debut Album Language & Perspective Now Available on iTunes, Fall Tour Dates with New Politics Announced

Happy Bad Suns release day! The much-anticipated debut album, Language & Perspective, is available today on iTunes. Click HERE to preview and download. Comprised of eleven tracks and produced by Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk), the new LP serves as a follow up to the band’s breakout debut EP Transpose, which hit streets earlier this year. Language & Perspective will be available on July 1, 2014 at all other retailers.

2014 has been a busy year for Bad Suns. They recently wrapped up a successful tour directly supporting The 1975 and are currently on a headlining run of dates until the middle of September. With no signs of slowing down anytime soon, the guys have also just announced a North American run directly supporting New Politics that kicks off in mid October. All upcoming tour dates and ticket links can be found HERE.

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Jun 23, 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club Release New Video For "Come To"

Bombay Bicycle Club have debuted a new video for the track “Come To”! You can check out the video by clicking HERE or watch below. The footage for the video was compiled from the band's show this past March at Brixton Academy in London. You can stream the entire Brixton show via Bombay's official website.

“Come To” is taken from Bombay's Vagrant debut, So Long, See You Tomorrow , which was released earlier this year and is available now on iTunes. The band also recently announced a fall U.S. headlining tour with support from Milo Greene. All upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

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Jun 23, 2014

John Gold Debuts New Track, New EP You Only Live Forever Out July 15th, 2014

Los Angeles native John Gold is pleased to announce the release of his new EP, You Only Live Forever. The first track , "Glow Stars", debuted online today at BuzzBand.LA and can be streamed HERE. Produced by Keefus Ciancia (T Bone Burnett’s co- composer on titles such as Walk The Line, Nashville, True Detective, and producer for Kimbra, Everlast and more) You Only Live Forever serves as a follow up to Gold’s third full-length, a flower in your head. The four-track EP will be available digitally on July 15, 2014.

You Only Live Forever Track Listing:
1. Little Singer
2. Leaves
3. Glow Stars
4. Wash Away

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Jun 18, 2014

School of Seven Bells Announce Official Video for "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)"

School of Seven Bells is pleased to announce the official video for the anti-cancer track "I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)" originally by Joey Ramone. Throughout 2013 producer/guitarist Benjamin Curtis had been courageously combating T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Recorded in it's entirety to his laptop from his hospital bed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City, 'I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)' is Benjamin's final recording before passing on December 29, 2013.

"It was a very spontaneous decision to record this track," says Alejandra Deheza. "Benjamin had been talking about the song a lot, and then he just decided he was going to do it. We couldn't record vocals in the hospital, so he actually face-timed with me and his brother while we recorded vocals in the studio. He spearheaded the whole thing on face time, would even tell us which knobs to turn and listen to levels etc. We'd even see nurses in the background from time to time! It was really amazing. But that was Benjamin, and producing was what he did. It was therapeutic and took his mind off being really sick. This song was really important to him and I'm happy we were able to record it."

Directors and long time friends of the group, Toby Halbrooks & Alan Del Rio Ortiz, created a visually stunning piece of which the trailer can be seen below. Revolving around a cross-country road trip stopping in Indio and Joshua Tree, the video celebrates life while displaying its cyclical and inexplicable properties.

The track will be made available for purchase digitally on 6/24 and the full video will be premiering on 6/25 exclusively on CultureCollide.com. Stay tuned for more details and plans from School of Seven Bells coming soon.