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Annual Krampus Day Sale: 20% Off through Dec. 15 with Code KRAMPUS.

Annual Krampus Day Sale: 20% Off through Dec. 15 with Code KRAMPUS.

‘Tis the season to give records to beloved friends and family (and to yourself too.) In lieu of the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we prefer to observe Krampus Day (honoring the Central European folkloric anti-Santa critter). Shop PoB through Dec. 15 and enter coupon code KRAMPUS during checkout for a 20% discount on all catalog items.

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Watch the Weather Station's "You and I (on the Other Side of the World)" Video.

Watch the Weather Station’s “You and I (on the Other Side of the World)” Video.

Watch the new video, shot at the Ontario Fall Fair and featuring musician Ian Daniel Kehoe, as premiered by Noisey, who write of the song: “Over atmospheric guitars and gorgeous strings that Lindeman self-arranged, its startlingly stunning arrangement matches the lyrical heft.” Fresh from a sold-out show in London, the band is also announcing a string of new UK tour dates in early 2018.

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Watch The Weather Station's "Kept It All to Myself" Video via SPIN.

Watch The Weather Station’s “Kept It All to Myself” Video via SPIN.

Watch the beautiful new video from The Weather Station, which SPIN calls “an inspired continuation of a rich tradition of intensely-disciplined, self-interrogative pop songwriting. The taut arrangements on The Weather Station, adorned here with aerial surges of strings, create The Weather Station’s own specific music universe, at turns claustrophobic or extending all the way towards a distant horizon.”

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Watch The Weather Station's "Thirty" Video via The FADER.

Watch The Weather Station’s “Thirty” Video via The FADER.

Tamara Lindeman will release her self-titled and fourth album on Oct. 6th. After sharing lead single “Thirty,” “a song about joy at the precipice of despair,” she now presents the song’s accompanying self-directed video via The FADER, who write that Lindeman is “my favorite songwriter these past few years. Self-titled, the LP is a show of force in both what she sings and doesn’t. Another triumph.” Catch the full band on tour in the US and EU.

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James Elkington Covers The Kinks and Hits the Road.

James Elkington Covers The Kinks and Hits the Road.

Head over to Aquarium Drunkard to check out James Elkington’s take on three Kinks tunes: “This Man He Weeps Tonight”, “Too Much On My Mind”, and “Get Back In Line.” James will be hitting the road this fall with Joan Shelley in support of his recently released Wintres Woma. You can catch him then, or in the coming week with Steve Gunn and Heron Oblivion.

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Happy Release Day to James Elkington.

Happy Release Day to James Elkington.

Well, the day is finally here: James Elkington’s gorgeous debut solo record Wintres Woma has been nudged out the door and into the world. The reception for this album has been astounding—many thanks to all those who have taken time to listen and to watch the videos. But don’t take our word for it—read on for an overview of the critical acclaim from the likes of NPR Music (who generously hosted a First Listen), MOJO, Uncut, The Independent, Aquarium Drunkard, Stereogum, Bandcamp, Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, and more. Let these songs into your summer, and catch James on tour soon. 

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NPR Music Streams James Elkington's Wintres Woma + Noisey Premieres the "Sister of Mine" Video.

NPR Music Streams James Elkington’s Wintres Woma + Noisey Premieres the “Sister of Mine” Video.

Songwriter and guitarist James Elkington releases his debut solo record Wintres Woma next Friday, June 30th. The album is now available to stream via NPR Music’s “First Listen.” Additionally, the “guitar king” (The FADER) is excited to present the Timothy J. Harris directed music video for “Sister of Mine.” Elkington spoke to Noisey about the track, Caligula’s sister, and togas.

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Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Nathan Salsburg EP Now Available Direct & Digitally (& More Good News.)

Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Nathan Salsburg EP Now Available Direct & Digitally (& More Good News.)

Rejoice! Our most recent Record Store Day release, the Untitled 7″ EP by Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Nathan Salsburg, is now available for direct order, and digitally. Once the remainder of this limited edition of 2000 45rpm 7″ EPs has floated down the creek, it’s gone for good, so order yours today. Fans of Sals and Bonnie will likewise want to check out James Elkington’s brilliant LP.

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NPR Music Premieres James Elkington's "Wading the Vapors."

NPR Music Premieres James Elkington’s “Wading the Vapors.”

After presenting debut single “Make It Up,” the artist The FADER has dubbed the “guitar king” now shares “Wading The Vapors” (feat. Tomeka Reid), a track that recounts one of those memories so distant that it has ceased to feel like it really happened. NPR: “Elkington finds the space between fire and smoke, tangling complex fingerpicking into quiet, glowing melodies.” Says James: “The village I come from is mostly hills and pubs…

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Preorder James Elkington's Wintres Woma + Watch the Video for "Make It Up."

Preorder James Elkington’s Wintres Woma + Watch the Video for “Make It Up.”

Drawing from British folk, avant-rock, and jazz traditions alike, Wintres Woma—Old English for “the sound of winter”—is Elkington’s debut solo record, but you’ve likely heard his masterful work with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, & Joan Shelley. Watch the video for “Make It Up” via The Fader, who call him “the guitar king … already a visionary in his own right.”

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James Elkington: Wintres Woma (PoB-034)

James Elkington: Wintres Woma (PoB-034)

Drawing from British folk, avant-rock, and jazz traditions alike, Wintres Woma—Old English for “the sound of winter”—is James Elkington’s debut solo record, but you’ve likely heard his masterful guitar playing and arranging with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, and Joan Shelley, to name just a few of his many enthusiastic admirers. His assured album, recorded at Wilco’s Loft, is baroquely detailed and beautifully constructed, featuring both his baritone vocals and some of Chicago’s finest musicians, including Tomeka Reid.

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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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