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Japanese Breakfast Shares Second Song from Upcoming Album

Japanese Breakfast is poised to completely reinvent the sound musician Michelle Zauner established on her debut album, Psychopomp. Instead of catchy, shimmering pop, “Boyish,” the second song shared from upcoming album Soft Sounds From Another…

Phoebe Bridgers Signs to Dead Oceans; Hear “Smoke Signals” Now

A few weeks ago when we saw Conor Oberst at the Moody Theater, we were impressed by the restrained yet powerful songwriting and excellent vocal abilities of opener Phoebe Bridgers. Which is why we…

Mitski Shares “Happy” Ahead of New Album, Puberty 2

On “Happy,” a flat, pulsing beat gives way to eerie vocals before Mitski Miyawaki’s vocals begin to drift into a major key and sax joins the mix. Soon after, the arrangements bursts into upbeat drums…

Ryley Walker’s Primrose Green Promises Vibrant, Blooming Songs

I’ve trusted Dead Oceans’ label owner Phil Waldorf’s music recommendations since he first sold me records in the early aughts from behind the counter at 33 Degrees, a since departed record store in…

Hear “Noctilucence” From New Mark McGuire EP

Electro-prophets Mark McGuire released “Noctilucence” this Tuesday, the title track off their new EP released via Dead Oceans. This is the second release of the year from the Cleveland, OH native, who delivers…

Show Preview: The War on Drugs at Stubb’s w/ Genuine Leather After Show

The War on Drugs’ newest effort Lost in the Dream, is one of the year’s most lauded records. Full of Americana points of reference slathered in introspective, garage rock sensibilities, the songs are somewhere…

Album Review: Bishop Allen – Lights Out

Bishop Allen hasn’t released an album since 2009. Their newest effort, Lights Out, dropped via Dead Oceans earlier this week. “Start Again” and “Why I Had to Go,” the album’s first two songs,…

Bishop Allen Shares Second Track from Upcoming Album

As previously reported, Justin Rice’s indie pop project Bishop Allen will return with a brand new album, Lights Out, due out August 19th on Dead Oceans. The group has already shared one single, and…

Dub Thompson with Ought at Holy Mountain: Live Review

I’ve spent the last week completely in awe of Montreal-based post punk band Ought. The post-punk outfit channels Joy Division and Television with angular guitar riffs, but retains their own voice with ambling,…

Bleached Shares “For the Feel” From Upcoming 7″ on Dead Oceans

It’s summertime, and no one makes a better soundtrack for the season than Bleached. This is an impromptu road trip across the American West with only a backpack and a pocket full of…

Bishop Allen Shares New Video for “Start Again”

We previously brought you the news that New York indie pop band Bishop Allen has announced a long awaited full-length album, Lights Out, set for an August 19th release date via Dead Oceans. Frontman…

Bear In Heaven Shares “Time Between,” Announces New LP on Dead Oceans

Bear In Heaven’s new single “Time Between” possesses undeniable grooves. The song’s buzzing synths and relentless snare provide the backbone for Jon Philpot’s reverb-tinged vocals as well as wonderfully nuanced bass and guitar…

Bishop Allen Announces New Album, Shares “Start Again”

It has been too long since we heard from Bishop Allen. Or more accurately, we’ve been hearing from them, but perhaps you didn’t know it. The band has been interacting with various artistic…

Album Review: White Hinterland – Baby

White Hinterland’s new album Baby, out this week on Dead Oceans, is a genre-transcendent feat of genius, fusing R&B, electronic pop, and piano balladry. At times, the record’s aural components are remarkably straightforward,…

White Hinterland Shares “Ring the Bell” from LP Baby

Dead Oceans keeps carving out a special place in my heart. The label’s roster is astounding and every time they announce an album release, I can’t help but be excited at the prospect….

Julianna Barwick Shares New Video for “One Half,” Stream of LP Nepenthe

Listening to Julianna Barwick is like discovering that beauty exists in a raw form. As an element. Or as some crystalline structure unearthed from the soil that shimmers, translucently, with sunlight. We wrote…

Watch: Brazos Shares New Video for “Long Shot”

“Long Shot” is an elegant and stripped down guitar and piano track from Brazos’ recent album Saltwater. The video, created by Brazos frontman Martin Crane, features black and white drawings that shift and merge in…

Califone Releases Title Track from Forthcoming Album Stitches

Veteran experimental pop band Califone has released the dreamy new title track from their forthcoming album Stitches, which will see release through Dead Oceans on September 3rd. The album will further an extensive career…

Show Preview: Win Tickets to Night Beds with Tristen and Reservations at Mohawk

At a time in music when the folk rock genre seems bloated with overly similar bands bottlenecked at the mouth of the mainstream, Night Beds manage to still craft excellent and interesting indie-folk…

Album Review: Brazos – Saltwater (Pop Press Pick)

A period of inexplicably silent years separates Brazos’s adored 2009 release Phosphorescent Blues and their new album Saltwater, out today on Dead Oceans. Not only years but also geographical distance separates the Brazos…

Brazos Shares New Video for “Charm”

After an incredibly creepy introduction that I thought was taking viewers down an irrevocably disturbing path, the ensuing video for Brazos’ newly released song “Charm” is rather whimsical in moments, operating on the…

Julianna Barwick Shares Track “Forever” from Nepenthe in Album Trailer

A press release from label Dead Oceans explains that nepenthe was a magic drug of forgetfulness used to wipe out grief and sorrow in ancient Greek literature. The title is fitting for the newest record…

Gauntlet Hair Shares “Human Nature” from Stills

Gauntlet Hair has announced the release of Stills on the Dead Oceans label on July 16th. Along with that announcement comes the release of the album’s first single, “Human Nature,” which is a low-pulsing gothic…

Bleached w/ Hunters and Fleshlights at Mohawk Live Review

Friday night at a sold-out Mohawk proved to be nothing short of an old-fashioned punk rock show with headliners Bleach supported by opening acts Hunters and local favorites Fleshlights. The crowd came early…

Night Beds Announce Summer Tour Dates

Elegant, country-tinged band Night Beds have announced a summer tour that will include a date in Austin at the Mohawk on June 6th. The band recently performed at SXSW following the release of…

Two New Videos from Akron/Family, “Until the Morning” and “Samurai”

Experimental psych folk band Akron/Family have released a new video directed by Brian Sowell, which features a simple, sparse set from which frontman Miles Seaton delivers the song’s lyrics. The slow pulsing of the…

Brazos Compiles Mixtape, Announces NYC Residency

We’re big Brazos fans here at Pop Press International. The band has a ton going on in advance of the May release of Saltwater on Dead Oceans. Streaming now is an incredibly eclectic mixtape compiled…

Video: Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”

It’s no secret that we adore Phosphorescent here at Pop Press Intl. We gave their newest effort Muchacho a ‘Pop Press Picks’ status and wrote about two of their sets at SXSW. This week…

Album Review: Phosphorescent – Muchacho (Pop Press Pick)

The sun peeks over the desert horizon with soft yellow blinks and floods a tiny Mexican bar where a disheveled drunk sways, shirttails untucked, shuffling on a concrete floor, mumbling a mournful and…

Streaming Now: Phosphorescent – Muchacho

We adore Phosphorescent. A Hundred Times or More, their debut dropped when I was in college at a time when alt-country and folk rock were exploding within independent music. I have been hooked ever…

Brazos Announces New Album, Shares Video

Brazos, the brain child of creative force Martin Crane, has announced the release of sophomore effort Saltwater on the Dead Oceans imprint, a sister label to Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian. “How the Ranks Was…

Epic New Track from Akron Family – “No Room”

Dead Oceans recording artists Akron Family have evolved and shifted drastically over the span of their career. On their new track “No Room,” released in advance of their full-length Sub Verses (April 30th),…

Phosphorescent Announces New Album, Shares “Song for Zula”

I’ve been a Phosphorescent fan since I first heard “Salt and Blues,” the first track on their debut LP. It has been a great pleasure to watch the band change and evolve over…

Album Review: Bill Fay – Life is People

The release of Life is People, Bill Fay’s first studio album in 40 years, represents the culmination of an increasingly exciting journey for the songwriter. The story of the forgotten music legend has…

New Track: “This World” – Bill Fay

We’ve written previously about legendary songwriter Bill Fay, his signing to Dead Oceans, and his forthcoming and long awaited full-length album,  Life is People. Yesterday, Fay dropped another song from that record, “This World,”…

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