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Gun Outfit Goes Out of Range.

Gun Outfit Goes Out of Range.

Like a stone eroded by years in the arroyo, Gun Outfit’s enveloping “Western expanse” aesthetic of guitar levitations and honky-tonk hexes has become gradually smoother over time. Their fifth LP ranks as their most brutally beautiful statement yet. Preorder Out of Range, and hear “Strange Insistence” via NPR Music, who call it “a song about giving into pleasure, and discovering the joys and pains of consequence, centered around an irregular groove that squiggles like heat waves off baked asphalt.” Pitchfork compared it to Merle Haggard and Terry Allen! Also: in memoriam John Ashbery and Orpheus.

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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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Hopscotch Weekend with the PoB Crew.

Hopscotch Weekend with the PoB Crew.

Your guide to Hopscotch and other performances this weekend by PoB artists Lavender Country, Promised Land Sound, Gun Outfit, and Nathan Bowles, including events at the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke, and Slim’s and Fletcher Theater in Raleigh.

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Nathan Bowles: Whole & Cloven Release Day

Nathan Bowles: Whole & Cloven Release Day

Today, just in time for the first stirrings of autumn, Nathan Bowles’ radiant new album is finally among us, in stores, on turntables, in the humid air. According to Pitchfork, Bowles is “a crucial force in folk music … with the power to transform the sound of a banjo into something transcendental, often bringing the spirit of Americana to new heights … An album that reshapes folk music into something boundless and new.”

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Summer/Fall Performance News: Hopscotch, Southern Accent, Tours, and More.

Summer/Fall Performance News: Hopscotch, Southern Accent, Tours, and More.

News about the release show for Nathan Bowles’ Whole & Cloven at the Center for the Study of the American South, as well as PoB artists at the Hopscotch Music Festival, the Southern Accent exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art, and tour date updates from Hiss Golden Messenger, Itasca, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Nap Eyes, Promised Land Sound, Steve Gunn, and Terry Allen.

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Terry Allen's Juarez Out Today | Terry Allen Tamale T-Shirts | Sale + Other News.

Terry Allen’s Juarez Out Today | Terry Allen Tamale T-Shirts | Sale + Other News.

We’re thrilled to be releasing one of our favorite records of all time today, Terry Allen’s 1975 masterpiece Juarez. Happy release day, and a deep thank you, to Terry. In celebration, we’re proud to present the Terry Allen Tamale T-Shirt—as far as we know the only item of its kind—as well as a sale on some older reissues.

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PoB Spring/Summer Tour Update.

PoB Spring/Summer Tour Update.

As we bask in the new Spring and look ahead to the oncoming Summer, we’d like call your attention to the many chances you’ll have to see some of our artist’s road-dogging it through a town near you. We’d also like to take a moment to extend our warmest thanks to The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) for nominating us as 2016 Label of the Year. We’re blushing.

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Goodbye, Goat; Hello, Monkey.

Goodbye, Goat; Hello, Monkey.

2015 (Year of the Goat) in all its splendor and magnificence is out the door, and 2016 (Year of the Monkey) is right around the corner. Seems only appropriate to reflect on things that were, round-up some additional year end list recognition, and propel us into this next age with some upcoming tour dates.

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The Quietus Premieres Gun Outfit's "In Orbit" Video.

The Quietus Premieres Gun Outfit’s “In Orbit” Video.

The Quietus has premiered the video for Gun Outfit’s “In Orbit,” from Dream All Over: “This release is a whole barrel of lovely… like a rustic Sonic Youth with one ear to India, as East meets Wild West.”

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Gun Outfit East Coast Tour Details.

Gun Outfit East Coast Tour Details.

Gun Outfit embarks on an East Coast USA tour in support of Dream All Over beginning December 3 in Boston and hitting Brooklyn, Columbus, Barnesville, Washington, DC, Hadley, Providence, Philadelphia, Albany, and Brooklyn again.

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Gun Outfit Announces 2016 EU Tour.

Gun Outfit Announces 2016 EU Tour.

Prepare thyselves, Europe. Gun Outfit is touring the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Denmark in February and March 2016 to support their acclaimed album Dream All Over.

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Gun Outfit's Dream All Over Scores an 8.1 from Pitchfork.

Gun Outfit’s Dream All Over Scores an 8.1 from Pitchfork.

Many thanks to Pitchfork and Jenn Pelly for the righteous and insightful review: “Dream All Over recalls the most crucial lesson of all underground rock music: become your own sound, and create a universe for it to exist in.” Now shipping in all formats.

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