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Shana Cleveland’s Night of the Worm Moon Out Tomorrow! Watch Her New Video For “Face of the Sun”

THU, APR 4, 2019

Night of the Worm Moon, the new solo album from Shana Cleveland, the singer/guitarist of acclaimed surf rock band La Luz, arrives tomorrow on LP, CD, digital , and cassette. You can watch Shana’s music video for album standout “Face of the Sun” today via Brooklyn Vegan. Cleveland directed this homage to ’70s-era anti-drug PSAs herself. Night of the Worm Moon sees Cleveland expanding her sonic palette, incorporating psychedelic folk sounds with out-there subject matter and inspiration including Afrofuturism and alternate dimensions. This Spring Cleveland hits the road for a run of headlining West Coast tour dates and a North American tour opening for The Mountain Goats, including a record release show tomorrow evening at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances. 

Shana Cleveland Is An Alien Visitor In New Music Video For “Don’t Let Me Sleep;” North American Tour Dates Announced

FRI, FEB 22, 2019

Earlier today, Paste Magazine debuted the psychedelic new music video for Shana Cleveland’s “Don’t Let Me Sleep,” off the forthcoming solo album from the La Luz singer/guitarist, Night of the Worm Moon.  The video, from director Ryan Daniel Browne, stars Cleveland as an extraterrestrial exploring a woodland environment under a full moon as the landscape transforms around her.

Night of the Worm Moon was recorded during the 2017 solar eclipse and was inspired by Afrofuturism, science fiction, and the surreality of daily life in Los Angeles. It is out on LP, CD, Digital and Cassette on Friday, April 5th. Pre-orders for
Night of the Worm Moon are available now

Additionally, today Cleveland has announced new headlining West Coast tour dates in addition to a run of Midwest and East Coast dates in support of The Mountain Goats. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances. 

Watch the Video for “Siren 042,” Lala Lala’s New Collaboration with WHY?

THU, JAN 10, 2019

Today Lala Lala and WHY? released the music video for their new collaborative single “Siren 042.” Watch the video, which premiered this morning via The FADER, above. “Siren 042” follows the September release of Lala Lala’s critically acclaimed album The LambOf the collaboration, Lala Lala’s Lillie West says, “Yoni [Wolf] once talked me down when we were on the the strongest LSD of my life and I claimed to be ‘drowning in a river of sadness.’ I text him when I’m sick. Is he my life coach? Seems that way. I am a WHY? super fan and making this song was a dream come true. I hope to trick him into letting me into his home and more collaboration soon.”

Lala Lala headlines a US tour that kicks off next Thursday, January 17th. Click here for a full list of dates. 

Julia Shapiro Shares New Music Video for “A Couple Highs”

TUE, APR 30, 2019

Perfect Version, the debut solo album  from Chastity Belt singer/guitarist Julia Shapiro, is out June 14th on LP/CD/Digital/Cassette. Today, she’s shared a new official music video for “A Couple Highs,” directed by Claire Buss. A subtle homage to Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy, the video sees Shapiro and her canine doppelganger explore the quiet beauty within Suburban Seattle malaise.

Julia recorded virtually every instrument on Perfect Version herself. She is currently on tour in Australia, and recently opened for Kurt Vile in Castlemaine. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances.

Jenn Champion Shares New Video for “Going Nowhere”

FRI, MAY 24, 2019

Today, Jenn Champion dropped a new music video for “Going Nowhere,” another standout track from her 2018 album Single Rider. Directed by Marcy Stone-Francois, the video features dancers Laura Aschoff and Markeith Wiley. Additionally, Jenn has announced two new upcoming dates in Brooklyn and her former hometown of Seattle. See those here

Versing’s 10000 Out Today!

FRI, MAY 3, 2019

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Today we celebrate the release of 10000, the latest full-length from Cascadian rockers Versing. Exclaim! has joined the band’s chorus of admires in calling the new record ”bold and jarring when it needs to be, filling space with ubiquitous noise and melody.” You can purchase 10000 on CD, cassette, and smokey-grey vinyl from our Mini-mart. Versing kick off a run of West Coast dates tonight before hitting the road this summer in support of Froth. Click here for a full list of dates.