INDIE NEWS REEL

by paper boy

Yesterday’s news included updates on St. Vincent, Conor Oberst, and Luaka Bop. We’ve pooled the main points of interest and laid them out for you after the jump. For some background music I wanted to leave you with a new signee of the Swedish label, Flora & Fauna. The band is called Marions and they will be releasing their first record titled Origin of Birds in April. “Another Hour” is the first single from the Stockholm trio.

Artist: Marions
Song: Another Hour

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ST. VINCENT’S ACTOR OUT ON MAY 5TH

The headline spills it but yeah St. Vincent is releasing a follow up to her debut record Marry Me. It’s co-produced by former Modest Mouse and Polyphonic Spree producers, but all eleven tracks were written and arranged by Annie Clark (St. Vincent).The new disc is titled Actor and is being released via 4AD Record on May 5th.

NEW CONOR OBERST & MYSTIC VALLEY

Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band recorded their upcoming album in an El Paso sound studio this past November & December. Titled Outer South, the record is set for release on May 5th. The band will be playing some dates on the west coast in April including Coachella at Indio.

LUAKA BOP CELEBRATES 21ST ANNY

David Byrne’s Luaka Bop is celebrating it’s 21st anniversary as a record label with a 14-track compilation. Featured artists include Byrne, Shuggie Otis, Tom Ze, and Jim White. It hits stores May 26th, guess which label.

KING KHAN GETS DOMESTIC RELEASE THROUGH VICE

Heard about this earlier in the week but it’s worth noting since the point sometimes is to sell records. A subsidiary of the bad ass magazine, Vice Records will be releasing King Khan and the Shrines’ What Is?! in physical form for the first time in the U.S. – They have a random Miami stop on their current tour but end up in Austin for the Vice Records showcase at Emo’s in Austin.

New Fever Ray Video Is Trippy As Expected

Karen Dreijer Anderssson (from The Knife) is keeping thinks creepily surreal with her solo platform. She recently released a new video for the song “When I Grow Up” and it’s scary and awesome. Watch it through to the end. Fever Ray’s ominous mystique serves as a much needed contribution to the indie scene.

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