“Until The Morning” by Akron/Family, from Sub Verses out April 30, 2013 on Dead Oceans. The new music video (directed by Brian Sowell) stars Miles Seaton singing to us with immediacy in a dilapidated house on a deserted street, the visuals reflecting the tense undercurrents of the song.
“How The Ranks Was Won” by Brazos, the first single from their second full-length, Saltwater, out May 28, 2013 on Dead Oceans. The video was created in a single weekend by Brazos frontman Martin Crane and some handy friends. Crane explains, “‘How the Ranks Was Won’ is about a kid who finds the empty ship his ancestors came over on which is now a ghost ship. He boards it, and takes it back. It’s about taking charge of your memory and your past. I thought it would be funny to do that in modern life. In the video I get a text message from a memory (or maybe my cell phone is secretly trying to control me?), it consumes me, I ride the dreamworld, I come back, then the dreamworld rides me.”
A little while back we were able to tell you that Sun Airway was putting out their debut album Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier on October 26th, but until this morning, we didn’t know who’d be doing it. Now we’ve learned that that home is Dead Oceans.
Wooing the label with the bands’ kaleidoscopic production, lush electronic washes, synthetic textures, pulsing rhythms, and hooks in hazy pop bliss, the label just wasn’t able to keep the album away from their speakers.
Also, check out a recent remix they did of Here We Go Magic‘s ‘Casual’.