Dead Oceans

22 years of silence, a new track by Slowdive emerges: “Star Roving”

The last we’d heard from Slowdive was their record, Pygmalion, from 1995. 19 years later, in 2014, the band announced that they were getting back together. Now in 2017, they re-introduce themselves to new and old generations of fans with their new track, “Star Roving.”

The new single is equally as expansive, cyclical and lush as we remember the sounds of Slowdive to be. They have a way of filling space with sound that is unlike any other.


In addition to releasing their new single, Slowdive also announced their signing with Dead Oceans.

New album coming from Mitski June 17th

Mitski looks at life through her own, honest, no sh#t lens. Happiness is something that is temporary and always accompanied by sadness. There is a constant push and pull, release followed by tension. Mitski’s music manifests her perspective, allowing us to see through her eyes and hear what she hears.

Her upcoming record, Puberty 2, is a direct follow up to her previous album, Burry Me at Makeout Creek, but is bigger, more refreshing and bursting with life.

She recently released the first single off of Puberty 2 titled, “Your Best American Girl.” It starts subtle and quiet, with her subdued vocals but you can feel the tension bursting at the seams. The energy slowly ramps up then suddenly explodes, shoving the listener backwards with her rattling, loud and impressive voice. It’s here the song remains, high above it’s subtle starting point. It’s an exultant, overpowering introduction to her new record.



Puberty 2 is out on June 17th on Dead Oceans. You can pre-order it on iTunes, Amazon, through Dead Oceans or support your local record store.

Catch Mitski touring this spring and summer:

Sat. March 12 – McAllen, TX @ Galax Z Fair V at Yerberia
Wed. March 16 – Austin, TX @ Hype Hotel – YVYNYL x S&S x Hype Machine — 3pm
Thu. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – Secretly Group & Friends — 10pm
Fri. March 18 – Austin, TX @ PEN – Portals SXSW 2016 — 6:30pm — solo show
Fri. March 18 – Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall – Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2 — 9:30pm
Sat. March 19 – Austin, TX @ Studium – She Shreds x Punctum Records Presents – 5:30pm
*** more SXSW performances to be announced ***
Sun. April 17 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique – solo show
Tues. April 19 – London, UK @ Birthdays – solo show
Thu. April 21 – Paris, FR @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire w/ Twin Peaks) – solo show
Sat. April 23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Basement – solo show
Mon. June 20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Wed. June 22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Thu. June 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Fri. June 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
Sat. June 25 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Sun. June 26 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
Tue. June 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade: Purgatory
Wed. June 29 – Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate Lounge
Fri. July 1 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
Sat. July 2 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
Sun. July 3 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Tue. July 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Wed. July 6 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
Thu. July 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Fri. July 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Sat. July 9 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
Mon. July 11 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
Tue. July 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
Wed. July 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Fri. July 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Sat. July 16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Tue. July 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Wed. July 20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Fri. July 22 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Sat. July 23 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz


Mysterious album trailer for Kevin Morby’s newest record, “Singing Saw”

Kevin Morby joined the incredible roster of the Dead Oceans (which includes Strand of Oaks, Marlon Williams, Phosphorescent and others) label for his third full length, Singing Saw.  Fascinatingly, the record was grown from the most organic of origins, a deserted piano left behind by the previous owners of Morby’s current home in LA. Along with the piano was left some old sheet music with instructions on how to master some basic chords on the piano.

Previous to the writing and recording of Singing Saw, Morby was part of The Complete Last Waltz, a reincarnation and reenactment of the Band’s final performance. Before he knew it, Morby was recording Singing Saw at Isokon Studios in Woodstock, NY. The record was inspired by and manifests the concept of “duality.” The duality of LA, the duality of his life, the duality of existence. Enjoy the mysterious trailer to Singing Saw below:



New Zealand’s Marlon Williams joins Dead Oceans roster!

With a voice of velvet and true eccentricity in both his storytelling and lyricism, 24-year old Marlon Williams is on his way to taking blues, folk and country to a new level. Below is a music video for the song “Strange Things”, a tragic song with a maniacal story of a man who’s lost his mind over losing his lover:

Williams started making music as a teenager thanks to his father back in Christchurch, NZ and quickly gained momentum. Fast forward to 2014 when he released his incredibly well received debut EP. Now, Williams has been nabbed up be record label, Dead Oceans and will be releasing his sophomore record in 2016.

Need more convincing? Watch this video of him performing “Portrait of a Man” live:

You can find Marlon Williams making his debut appearance in North America at CMJ this October or at any of the other locations he’ll be playing this fall:

Marlon William Tour Dates:
(North America shows in bold)
Wed. Oct. 1 – Napier, NZ @ St. John’s Cathedral
Fri. Oct. 2 – Tauranga, NZ @ Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Sat. Oct. 3 – Auckland, NZ @ Holy Trinity
Sun. Oct. 4 – Auckland, NZ @ St. Mary’s at Holy Trinity
Mon. Oct. 5 – Wellington, NZ @ Old St. Paul’s
Tue. Oct. 6 – Wellington, NZ @ Old St. Paul’s
Thu. Oct. 8 – Christchurch, NZ @ St. Michael All Angels
Fri. Oct. 9 – Christchurch, NZ @ The Cardboard Cathedral
Sat. Oct. 10 – Dunedin, UK @ Knox Church
Mon. Oct. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot [School Night]
Tue. Oct. 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right [NZ Music Commission, 7pm]
Tue. Oct. 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rockwood Stage 2 [Communion, 9pm]
Wed. Oct. 14 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge [CAA, 7pm]
Thu. Oct. 15 – New York, NY @ Pianos [Atypical Beasts, 12:30pm]
Thu. Oct. 15 – New York, NY @ Living Room [School Night, 6:15pm]
Thu. Oct. 15 – New York, NY @ Productive Studios [Sofar, 9:15pm]
Fri. Oct. 16 – New York, NY @ Elvis Guesthouse [Secretly Group Showcase, 8:15pm]
Mon. Oct. 19 – London, UK @ The Lexington
Tue. Oct. 20 – Bristol, UK @ The Gallimaufry
Wed. Oct. 21 – Manchester, UK @ Eagle Inn
Fri. Oct. 23 – Dublin, IE @ Academy 2
Sat. Oct. 24 – Belfast, IE @ McHugh’s Bar
Sun. Oct. 25 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
Mon. Oct. 26 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Wed. Oct. 28 – Paris, FR @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire
Thu. Oct. 29 – Gent, BE @ Trefpunt
Fri. Oct. 30 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso – London Calling Festival
Sat. Oct. 31 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Jazz Café
Sun. Nov. 1 – Berlin, DE @ Gruener Salon
Thu. Nov. 5 – Perth, AU @ Four 5 Nine
Fri. Nov. 6 – Bunbury, AU @ Prince of Wales
Sat. Nov. 7 – Fremantle, AU @ Fly By Night
Sat. Nov. 8 – Dunsborough, AU @ Clancy’s Fish Pub
Thu. Nov. 12 – Maroochydore, AU @ Sol Bar
Fri. Nov. 13 – Currumbin, AU @ Solid Lounge
Sat. Nov. 14 – Brisbane, AU @ Woolly Mammoth
Sun. Nov. 15 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Theare
Mon. Nov. 16 – Bellingen, AU @ St Margaret’s Hall
Fri. Nov. 20 – Newcastle, AU @ The Small Ballroom
Sat. Nov. 21 – Sydney, AU @ Oxford Arts Factory
Sun. Nov. 22 – Milton, New South Wales @ Milton Theatre
Tue. Nov. 24 – Wollongong, New South Wales @ Rad Bar
Wed. Nov. 25 – Canberra, AU @ Transit Bar
Fri. Nov. 27 – Melbourne, AU @ Prince Bandroom
Sat. Nov. 28 – Hunter Valley, New South Wales @ A Day on the Green, Hunter Valley NSW #
Sun. Nov. 29 – Mount Cotton, Queensland @ A Day on the Green #
Thu. Dec. 3 – Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
Fri. Dec. 4 – Darwin, AU @ Railway Club
Sun. Dec. 6 – Yarra Valley, VIC @ A Day on the Green #
Thu. Dec. 10 – Geelong, VIC @ The Workers Club
Fri. Dec. 11 – Newport, VIC @ The Substation
Sat. Dec. 12 – Barossa Valley, AU @ A Day on the Green #
Sun. Dec. 13 – Kings Park, AU @ A Day on the Green #

# w/ Paul Kelly, Lucinda Williams + Kasey Chambers