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The Weather Station Live Sessions, Press Roundup, and Tour Dates.

The Weather Station Live Sessions, Press Roundup, and Tour Dates.

It’s been a busy few weeks for The Weather Station—here is a brief rundown of some of the goings-on, including live sessions for Stereogum, Paste, and the CBC, upcoming EU and North American tour dates, and recent press acclaim.

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National Humanities Center Events in NC.

National Humanities Center Events in NC.

Friends in North Carolina and beyond, you might consider attending some of the programming we’ve curated at the NHC, Sept. 27–29 as part of a project entitled North Carolina: The New American Heartland. Featuring Jake Xerxes Fussell and Nathan Bowles, in addition to many friends and other folks—ranging from Mykki Blanco and Mary Lattimore to filmmaker Ross McElwee and novelist Allan Gurganus—this gathering considers the state’s contemporary expressive culture in the context of current political crises, through the lenses of Music, Food, and Storytelling.

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Gun Outfit:  Out of Range  (PoB-036)

Gun Outfit: Out of Range (PoB-036)

Like a stone eroded by years in the arroyo, Gun Outfit’s “Western expanse” aesthetic of guitar levitations and honky-tonk hexes has become gradually smoother. Their fifth LP ranks as their most brutally beautiful statement yet. Drawing from mythologies both classical and postmodern, Out of Range builds a world in which Brueghel, St. Augustine, and the goddess Cybele ride with John Ford, Samuel Beckett, and Wallace Stevens on a Orphic-Gnostic suicide drive towards the hallucinatory vanishing points of the Southwestern desert, debating the denouement of the decaying American dream.

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Michael Chapman Nominated for A2IM Libera Awards.

Michael Chapman Nominated for A2IM Libera Awards.

We’d like to extend our thanks to The American Association of Independent Music for nominating Michael Chapman’s 50 for Best Country/Americana/Folk Album of 2017.

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Paddle Forth with Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Nathan Salsburg on Record Store Day.

Paddle Forth with Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Nathan Salsburg on Record Store Day.

As you slip on your record-buying shoes tomorrow morning, don’t forget that our second ever official Record Store Day release—Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Nathan Salsburg’s untitled EP—will be available at participating shops. We will also offer a small number of copies for sale here to coincide with the release of the digital version of the album on June 9, 2017. Catch Nathan at Guestroom Records in Louisville. And get our previous collabo 7″s on sale now!

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The True Topography: A PoB Playlist.

The True Topography: A PoB Playlist.

You may remember some months ago we collaborated with Aquarium Drunkard to bring you the PoB guide to science and fantasy fiction. Now, for your listening pleasure, we present to you The True Topography playlist via Spotify. Within you’ll find just under five hours of sonic material to help facilitate losing yourself in whatever post-apocalyptic, Afro-futuristic, new age, or kosmische dreamscape you wish. Plus, a new playlist from our fantastic interns Hannah and Milica.

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Jake Xerxes Fussell What In the Natural World Release Day + Show at Nightlight.

Jake Xerxes Fussell What In the Natural World Release Day + Show at Nightlight.

Alongside the release of the album today, the Oxford American has featured an interview, with a special emphasis on the fifth track, “Bells of Rhymney.” Fussell will head out on a spring UK and EU tour co-headlining with Daniel Bachman, followed by a summer US tour with Joan Shelley. He celebrates the album release with a full-band performance at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill today, March 31.

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James Elkington Premieres "Corridor Country" for Our First 100 Days.

James Elkington Premieres “Corridor Country” for Our First 100 Days.

Our friends (and distributors) at the Secretly Group are assembling a durational 100-track compilation to benefit a variety of worthy organizations involved in the resistance against the current oppressive political regime in the U.S. Today, for Day 66, James Elkington has premiered “Corridor Country,” a foretaste of his upcoming album.

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Nathan Bowles Premieres "the i in silence" for Our First 100 Days.

Nathan Bowles Premieres “the i in silence” for Our First 100 Days.

Our friends (and distributors) at the Secretly Group are assembling a durational 100-track compilation to benefit a variety of worthy organizations involved in the resistance against the current oppressive political regime in the U.S. Today, for Day 58, Nathan Bowles has premiered “the i in silence,” a riveting addition to his growing catalog of solo banjo meditations.

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Itasca Premieres "Grassland" for Our First 100 Days.

Itasca Premieres “Grassland” for Our First 100 Days.

Our friends (and distributors) at the Secretly Group are assembling a durational 100-track compilation to benefit a variety of worthy organizations involved in the resistance against the current oppressive political regime in the U.S. Today, for Day 57, Itasca has premiered the sublime “Grassland.”

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Itasca Embarks on UK/EU Tour.

Itasca Embarks on UK/EU Tour.

Itasca has landed overseas and begun their UK/EU tour as a duo featuring Dave McPeters on pedal steel guitar. Mark your calendars and prepare to be mesmerized.

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Terry Allen Profiled in The Guardian.

Terry Allen Profiled in The Guardian.

We’d like to extend our thanks to Garth Cartwright for penning a lovely profile in The Guardian on “Cult Hero” Terry Allen – detailing his relationship with the late Guy Clark, his art, and our recent reissue of his album Juarez.

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