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The Weather Station Nominated for a Juno Award.

The Weather Station Nominated for a Juno Award.

The Weather Station’s critically acclaimed self-titled album, released in October, has been nominated for a Juno Award in the category of Contemporary Roots Album of the Year. Congrats to Tamara and the band!

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Nap Eyes Share "Dull Me Line" via Noisey.

Nap Eyes Share “Dull Me Line” via Noisey.

Nap Eyes will release their third album, I’m Bad Now, on March 9th. After premiering the first single “Every Time the Feeling” with NPR Music, today the band shares the propulsive second single “Dull Me Line,” which Noisey describes as “marked by shimmering guitar chords and arguably the most instantly palatable chorus the band’s ever come up with.” Read Nigel’s reflections on songwriting in the accompanying interview.

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Happy Release Day to Red River Dialect.

Happy Release Day to Red River Dialect.

Red River Dialect’s beautiful new album Broken Stay Open Sky is out today. Order from PoB or find these February fruits wherever fine music is sold, downloaded, or streamed. The band is currently finishing up a tour of the UK with The Weather Station.

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Mind Over Mirrors Announces Bellowing Sun + Shares "Matchstick Grip" via NPR.

Mind Over Mirrors Announces Bellowing Sun + Shares “Matchstick Grip” via NPR.

Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for its world premiere performance, Bellowing Sun is a twelve-faceted sonic inquiry into celestial cycles and the illuminating nature of darkness, the majestic culmination of composer, harmoniumist, and synthesist Jaime Fennelly’s immersive explorations of the natural world’s sensory dimensions and the dialogues between musical traditions. Hear “Matchstick Grip” via NPR.

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Mind Over Mirrors: Bellowing Sun (PoB-040)

Mind Over Mirrors: Bellowing Sun (PoB-040)

A twelve-faceted sonic inquiry into celestial cycles and the illuminating nature of darkness, Bellowing Sun is the majestic culmination of Jaime Fennelly’s immersive explorations of the natural world’s sensory dimensions. Commissioned by the MCA Chicago for its world premiere performance, and recorded with John McEntire (Tortoise), it features Janet Beveridge Bean (Freakwater), Jim Becker (Iron and Wine), and Jon Mueller (Death Blues).

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Red River Dialect Shares "Gull Rock" via Uproxx.

Red River Dialect Shares “Gull Rock” via Uproxx.

Red River Dialect will release their third album, Broken Stay Open Sky, on February 2nd. After presenting the “rhapsodic” (NPR Music) lead single “Kukkuripa,” the band now shares “Gull Rock,” described by Uproxx as “frenzied and fantastic.” The band will tour the UK to celebrate the release of the album, including several dates with The Weather Station. 

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The Weather Station Announces Spring Tour.

The Weather Station Announces Spring Tour.

The Weather Station will be hitting the road this spring for a string of dates throughout North America and Europe, including dates with Red River Dialect and an appearance at Marfa Myths.

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I'm Bad Now: New Year, New Nap Eyes.

I’m Bad Now: New Year, New Nap Eyes.

The acclaimed Canadians’ ambitious, allusive third album achieves a new sonic clarity, depth, and range to match the effortless melodies and extraordinary writing. It’s the band’s most transparent and personal set of songs to date, in which singer Nigel Chapman interrogates social, psychological, and spiritual milieus for clues about the elusive nature of knowledge. Pre-order I’m Bad Now (including a pink vinyl edition), watch the “Every Time the Feeling” lyric video via NPR Music, and catch them on tour.

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Nap Eyes: I'm Bad Now (PoB-033)

Nap Eyes: I’m Bad Now (PoB-033)

The acclaimed Canadians return with an ambitious, allusive third album that achieves a new sonic clarity, depth, and range to match the effortless melodies and extraordinary writing. It’s the band’s most transparent and personal set of songs to date, in which singer Nigel Chapman interrogates social, psychological, and spiritual milieus for clues about the elusive nature of knowledge.

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The Weather Station: Tiny Desk + Tour.

The Weather Station: Tiny Desk + Tour.

The Weather Station ended 2017 on a high note receiving year-end accolades from the likes of Uncut, New Yorker, SPIN, NPR Music, Uproxx, Stereogum and beyond for her self-titled album. While on tour last fall, Lindeman (guitar, vocals) and band—Ben Whiteley (bass), Ian Kehoe (drums), and William Kidman (guitar)—stopped by NPR Music for an excellent Tiny Desk Concert performance. Here she performed album singles “Thirty” and “You and I (On The Other Side Of The World),” alongside standout track “Free.”

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Red River Dialect to Tour with The Weather Station.

Red River Dialect to Tour with The Weather Station.

Happy news: Red River Dialect is heading out on a UK tour this winter to celebrate the release of their forthcoming album Broken Stay Open Sky, including many shows with The Weather Station. Don’t miss this incredible pairing.

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One Year/Six Ears: PoB's 2017 Year-End Playlist.

One Year/Six Ears: PoB’s 2017 Year-End Playlist.

As 2017 nears its ignoble end, we offer you a playlist comprised of some of our favorite non-PoB records we jammed in the office, in the car, on the porch, and everywhere else this year. Most were released or reissued (in some form) in 2017; none were released by us. No hierarchical ranking is intended or implied. We hope you find some pleasure in the ensuing five hours as you launch into 2018. 

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