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listen: Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe


Julianna Barwick's transportive and life-affirming new LP Nepenthe is out this week on Dead Oceans. Get enveloped in the soothing, radiant warmth of the year's most overwhelmingly beautiful record below as you gaze at some stunning landscape imagery by Derrick Belcham, who accompanied Barwick to Iceland during the recording of Nepenthe to capture these otherworldly shots. Catch Julianna Barwick tomorrow night in NYC at Judson Memorial Church. Click each photo for larger image / more after the jump...

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video: Julianna Barwick – One Half


new Julianna Barwick – “One Half”


Taken from Julianna Barwick's gorgeous Nepenthe, out August 20 on Dead Oceans.

new Julianna Barwick – “Forever”


Taken from Julianna Barwick's Nepenthe, out August 20 on Dead Oceans.


The first 50 people that preordered the "bundle package" of the record got a polaroid! Here are some of the ones that were included. We just went around LA to our favorite places like Johnny Ramone's grave at Hollywood Forever, ate at In-n-out, lit sparklers and wore wigs...

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mp3: Gauntlet Hair – “Keep Time”


Here's another booming / ringing, discordantly melodic jam from our dudes in Gauntlet Hair. "Keep Time" is the opener from the Denver duo's excellent forthcoming self-titled debut LP, out next month on Dead Oceans:





mp3 premiere: Gauntlet Hair – “Top Bunk”


After blowing minds with their massive, blissfully noisy debut single in 2010, Denver's Gauntlet Hair returns with the first single from their self-titled debut full-length, which drops this fall on Dead Oceans...

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premiere: White Hinterland | “No Logic”

premiere: White Hinterland | "No Logic"

We premiered White Hinterland's gorgeous "Icarus" last month, and now Dead Oceans has hooked us up with further evidence of Casey Dienel's unexpected but seamless transformation into seductive minimal R & B/pop star in the form of "No Logic," which is apparently "constructed around a totally acid-fried ukulele part...

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premiere: White Hinterland | “Icarus”

premiere: White Hinterland | "No Logic"

Kairos is the adventurous new full-length from White Hinterland, due March 9 on Dead Oceans. Influenced by a move from the East Coast to Portland and her recent listening habits (among other things), the new record finds Casey Dienel eschewing the jazzier/folk steez of her earlier work in favor of spectral, slinky modern R & B and minimal pop -- think Arthur Russell, Glasser, Dirty Projectors, the xx, tune-yards, et al...

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