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The both tracks above are taken from Ba Da Bing’s “Jackson C. Frank: The Complete Recordings” with 24 tracks never before heard. Remastered, including Jackson’s classic debut album from 1965.

Colin Meloy of the Decemberists – Blues Run the Game 

‘La Selva Subterranea’ is taken from the new single by Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw) via Even More Important, a new sub-label of Ba Da Bing Records. Released May 5th on Even More Important Records’ 11 limited 7″s.

He’s traveled from punk rock roots to an enviable place where power-pop meets classic 60s melodies, the best of swirling 80s-flavored production and shimmering, jangling guitars. His brilliant debut solo album Carefree, released in 2008, demonstrated a knack for crafting timeless pop that’s equal parts Brill Building and Topanga Canyon. On it, Williams hearkened back to great songwriters like Nilsson, Chilton, Downes and Westerberg.

Devon Williams – Your Sympathy
7″ single, b/w ‘Sisters’ (out on June 28th) from the forthcoming “Euphoria” album (Slumberland/2011)

Devon Williams – Sufferer
taken from ‘Sufferer‘ b/w ‘Who Cares About Forever’ 7″ single (2009), as the debut via Slumberland.

Devon Williams – Elevator
taken from the first solo album “Carefree” (Ba Da Bing/2008)

L.A. popsmith Devon Williams, formerly of the SoCal’s melodic punk rock band Osker and folk/acoustic band Fingers Cut Megamachine, has a second solo full-length called “Euphoria” coming out on August 30th via Slumberland Records. A blissful shimmering pop album “Euphoria” features 12 new songs, recorded and mixed in several studios by producers like Brooklyn’s Jorge Elbrecht (of the Violens) and Vancouver’s Dave Carswell, who also produced The New Pornographers and Williams’ onetime touring mate, Destroyer.  He is also known for playing in (Vivian Girls) Katy Goodman’s La Sera, previously the Lavender Diamond touring band.


Fingers-cut, Megamachine! – testament
from the 2005 self-titled album (Thick Records)

Osker – Kinetic
taken from Osker’s second album “Idle Will Kill” (Epitaph/2001).

The Champagne Socialists – Blue Genes
from ‘Blue Genes‘ 7″ single (Slumberland/2009), The Champagne Socialists (Jihae Simmons Meek, former Royal We, and Wallace Meek from Glasgow) featured Devon Williams and Mickey LaFranchi. It was released as their first single after moving to Jihae’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA.

(via Yuya Shimizu)

East Harlem‘ b/w ‘Goshen’ (7″ available now at all Beirut shows) is the first new BEIRUT songs since 2009’s March of the Zapotec EP.  Mp3 download available on June 14th, 2011, 3rd full-length album “The Rip Tide” is due out on August 30th from Zach Condon’s own Pompeii Records internationally and Revolver in the US.  Stream his recent cover of Caetano Veloso’s ‘O Leãozinho’ for the Red Hot Organization’s latest charity compilation “Red Hot + Rio 2″, here.

Beirut – East Harlem by Revolver USA

Beirut – Brazil (Live)
Live @KLRU Studios 2007-3-16

Soft Landing – Faith Center

Soft Landing – Pendleton Woolen

Taking an entrenched understanding of Jorge Ben, percolating the groove of Dirty Projectors, and ultimately appreciating all there is to learn from Italo disco and Brazilian Tropicalia, Pendleton …..

Brooklyn based trio, Soft Landing began as a recording project by Beirut’s Paul Collins (Oregon-born guitarist and singer), now comprising Collins, Perrin Cloutier (Beirut/drums) and Mike Lawless (guitar, bass, Farfisa, Moog).  They’ve teamed up with producer Griffin Rodriguez (Beirut, Need New Body, Icy Demons) in Chicago for their upcoming self-titled release, which is due out digitally and on vinyl, October 12th via BaDaBing!.

Sharon Van Etten – Love More

STREAM ‘One Day’ via NPR “World Cafe,” first single (b/w ‘If You Were Here’ Thompson Twins cover) on iTunes now, which is taken from Sharon Van Etten‘s upcoming full length “Epic” coming out on October 5th via Ba Da Bing Records, September 29th via Pastel Records / Art Union (Japan, featuring 2 bonus tracks).   “Epic” was recorded at Philly’s Miner Street Studios and features Meg Baird (Espers), Cat Martino and Jessica Larrabee (She Keeps Bees). 

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Sharon Van Etten – One Day
during Pitchfork Music Festival 2010

Sharon Van Etten – Love More
Sharon Van Etten – Save Yourself (demo)

Brooklyn’s singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten has announced the release of her second full-length “Epic,” is due out October 5th via Ba Da Bing Records.  It was recorded at Philly’s Miner Street Studios and features Meg Baird (Espers), Cat Martino and Jessica Larrabee (She Keeps Bees). 

Sharon Van Etten – I Couldn’t Save You
Califone – Ro (feat. Orso)
Sam Amidon – Cabin in the Corner

Also, ‘ I Couldn’t Save you’ is an original song for Jagjaguwar’s first feature film release “The Builder” DVD which is due out on July 27th via Jagjaguwar. And Califone and Sam Amidon’s tracks above are taken from a collection of songs “Music For The Builder,” on the Jagjaguwar’s web site, it features new, unreleased and demoed songs for the film.  Amidon’s ‘Cabin in the Corner,’ a rendition of an Irish traditional that features the brother of The Builder’s Colm O’Leary, Eamon, on bozouki and backing vocals and Califone‘s song features Orso.  Califone’s film “All My Friends Are Funeral Singers,” official selection of SXSW and SUNDANCE 2010 is now available on DVD.

The Builder is the first full-length feature directed by R. Alverson, a carpenter and musician from Richmond, VA. It features music by Bon Iver, Gregor Samsa, Pan American, Robert Donne and Spokane (Alverson and co-producer Courtney Bowles’ band, who have released 5 records on Jagjaguwar since 1999). Alverson’s second feature, New Jerusalem, starring Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) and The Builder’s Colm O’Leary, was completed in late winter of 2010.

Trailer for The Builder by R. Alverson

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