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Apr 15, 2015

Exclusive Record Store Day Releases

We are excited to announce four vinyl releases exclusive to Record Store Day this Saturday! All on 180g, Vagrant will be releasing The Hold Steady’s two classics Boys and Girls in America and Heaven Is Whenever, as well as Blitzen Trapper’s Live Harvest and Justin Townes Earle’s Live At Grimey’s.

Considered “America’s Best Bar Band” by many, The Hold Steady is one of Vagrant’s most legendary alumni. On April 18, Vagrant will be releasing limited edition versions of Boys and Girls on white and purple vinyl, and Heaven Is Whenever on orange vinyl.

One of Vagrant’s newest roster members, Blitzen Trapper, recently released their seventh studio album, VII. While on tour in support of the album, the band performed Neil Young’s Harvest in its entirety in Portland at the Doug Fir Lounge. The shows were recorded and will be released as Live Harvest, an RSD exclusive LP.

And last but certainly not least, the Forefather of Contemporary Americana, Justin Townes Earle recently released the double concept album, Single Mothers and Absent Fathers. While on tour in support, JTE did a special in-store performance at Grimey’s in Nashville on September 4, 2014. The show was recorded and will be put out as an LP and available only on Record Store Day.

Please go out and support your local record store this weekend! Learn more at RecordStoreDay.com.

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Apr 14, 2015

Bad Suns Share New Video for “Transpose”

Fresh off a huge debut Coachella performance last weekend, Bad Suns have just shared a new video for their song “Transpose”! Click HERE to check out the premiere via The 405 or watch it below. The new clip was directed by Adam Alessi and features tons of great shots from the band's recent sold out hometown show at LA's El Rey Theatre.

“Transpose” appears on Bad Suns’ debut album Language & Perspective, available now on iTunes. The guys will return to the desert for Coachella Weekend 2 before embarking on a headline run of dates through the south and midwest. Click HERE for all upcoming shows.

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Apr 14, 2015

Sunset Sons Release The Fall Line EP, Announce West Coast Tour Dates

Sunset Sons’ The Fall Line EP is out today! The new four-song effort from the Anglo-Aussie quartet debuted at #1 on the iTunes rock chart in the UK, and is available now in the US on iTunes and Spotify. Check out the official video for lead track “Medicine” below.

The four friends- Rory, Jed, Rob and Pete- are based in the idyllic French town of Hossegor and came together through a shared love of surfing. Sunset Sons specialize in crafting anthemic, propulsive, indie-rock and are headed to be a breakout act of 2015.

In support of The Fall Line EP, the band will be crossing the pond for their very first trip to the West Coast in June. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Sunset Sons On Tour:
6/01 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo
6/02 Santa Ana CA @ The Observatory
6/03 San Diego CA @ The Merrow

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Apr 07, 2015

WATERS’ Sophomore Album What’s Real Available Now

WATERS’ highly anticipated new album and Vagrant Records debut, What’s Real, is availably nationwide today! Serving as a follow up to 2011’s Out In The Light, and 2014’s It All Might Be OK EP, What’s Real is comprised of eleven honest and raw tracks reminiscent of alternative rock stalwarts of the 90’s.
 
Purchase What’s Real: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify | Webstore

WATERS has spent the last six months on the road with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Cold War Kids, Smallpools, Magic Man and Weezer to name a few. In support of What’s Real, WATERS will be touring with Matt & Kim throughout April and May. A full list of dates can be found HERE. “Come to our shows. Participate in the energy. We will leave it all on the table. We expect the audience to as well. It’s what I dreamt about when I was 14 and started playing guitar. It’s what I still dream about today. It’s What’s Real.” - frontman Van Pierszalowski.
 

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Apr 02, 2015

WATERS Stream New Album What’s Real via Billboard, Perform on Conan

WATERS’ forthcoming album What’s Real will be released everywhere on April 7, but today you can stream the record via Billboard! Click HERE to listen to the album in it's entirety.

Pre-order What’s Real: iTunes | Amazon | Vagrant Webstore

Recorded over a 15-month period with Grouplove producer/drummer Ryan Rabin as well as producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore), What’s Real is the perfect juxtaposition of songs that sound and feel big, all the while being incredibly personal and brutally honest. In celebration of the album’s release next week, WATERS performed the album track "Got To My Head” last night on Conan, their first ever TV performance. If you didn’t catch it, watch it HERE or below.

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Apr 01, 2015

Dive In Announce Debut EP, Eighteen, on Vagrant Records

We are very excited to welcome the UK's Dive In to the Vagrant family! Today the Glastonbury residents launch their 2015 with a fresh cut titled "Eighteen" along with the news that it'll also be the title track of their debut EP out May 26th. Click HERE or below to listen via SoundCloud.

"Eighteen was born from a loop pedal jam in our old residence" explains frontman Guttridge, continuing "it was inspired by another day of watching the village's festival fences go up.  It was the product of excitement and the, what some may call delusional idea that we could one day amount to the successes of the bands/artists that descend upon our village each year."

Motivated by a mutual appreciation of timeless and epic sounding pop from the likes of Genesis and the Police, the band is gearing up to release a first EP they hope will leave a lasting impression. The EP is comprised of five tracks that make for a complete listening experience, anchored together by the title song, which was produced by the band and Andy Green (Keane) and mixed by Alan Moulder (Royal Blood, The Killers). Dive In are Matthew Guttridge, Daniel Hayes & Adam Mason.

Follow Dive In: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SoundCloud | Website

Eighteen Tracklist:
1. Into The Blue
2. Eighteen
3. Promise
4. Can't Hold Me Down
5. Lost (In The Blue)

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Mar 30, 2015

Maudlin Strangers Announce West Coast Tour, Share New Remix

Maudlin Strangers will be hitting the road again in June! Kicking off on June 18th in Santa Ana CA, the tour takes the band up to Seattle and back, wrapping up in their hometown of Los Angeles on July 1 @ The Echo.  A full list of dates can be found below. 

Formed in 2010, Maudlin Strangers is the project of Agoura Hills, CA native Jake Hays. Recorded in Hays’ bedroom the debut Overdose EP was released in January and can only be described as dark-indie-rock combining somber lyricism masked by light, upbeat melodies. Today, check out Clarence’s new take on the EP track “Penny” HERE or below. 

Maudlin Strangers on tour:
6/18 Santa Ana CA @ The Constellation Room- All Ages
6/19 Phoenix AZ @ The Rebel Lounge- All Ages
6/20 Las Vegas NV @ Beauty Bar- 21+
6/22 Salt Lake City UT @ The Loading Dock- All Ages
6/24 Seattle WA @ El Corazon- All Ages
6/25 Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater Lounge- 21+
6/29 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill- All Ages
7/01 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo- All Ages

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Mar 24, 2015

WATERS Reveal New Track “What’s Real,” Play Conan April 1st

WATERS have shared the title track from their highly anticipated new album and Vagrant Records debut, What’s Real. Click HERE to check out the new song via Indie Shuffle. Pre-order What’s Real on iTunes or through the Vagrant webstore ahead of its April 7 release and get 5 tracks now!

Recorded over a 15-month period with Grouplove producer/drummer Ryan Rabin as well as producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore), What’s Real is the perfect juxtaposition of songs that sound and feel big, all the while being incredibly personal and brutally honest. Serving as a prelude to What’s Real’s release, WATERS is pleased to share that next week marks their late night television debut. The band will be performing their single, ‘Got To My Head,” on Conan on April 1, 2015. Be sure to tune in.

WATERS will be touring with Matt & Kim throughout April and May. A full list of upcoming dates can be found here.

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Mar 23, 2015

Active Child Announces North American Headline Tour, “1999” Single Available Now

Just last week Active Child announced plans to release his sophomore full-length, Mercy. Today, Active Child is pleased to share he’ll be hitting the road in support of the record for a full headline North American run, with Low Roar supporting, throughout the month of June. A full list of dates can be found below.

Serving as a follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed LP, You Are All I See, and 2013’s Rapor EP, Mercy showcases Grossi’s raw, honest, and incredible vocals like never before. Lead track “1999” premiered last week via The FADER, and is out today on iTunes and SpotifyMercy will be released nationwide on June 16 via Vagrant.

Active Child On Tour:
5/23 Bradley CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Fest
6/03 San Diego CA @ The Irenic
6/04 Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
6/06 Austin TX @ Central Presbyterian Church
6/07 Dallas TX @ The Kessler Theater
6/08 New Orleans LA @ Republic New Orleans
6/10 Atlanta GA @ Vinyl
6/11 Raleigh NC @ Kings
6/12 Philadelphia PA @ World Café
6/13 North Bethesda MD @ AMP by Strathmore
6/16 Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/18 Boston MA @ Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
6/19 Montreal QC @ Lion D’Or Montreal
6/22 Chicago IL @ To Be Announced
6/23 Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
6/25 Denver CO @ Bluebird Theater
6/28 Seattle WA @ The Triple Door
6/29 Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
6/30 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
7/02 Napa CA @ City Winery
7/03 San Francisco CA @ Great American Music Hall
7/10 Los Angeles CA @ Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian

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Mar 12, 2015

WATERS Share "Stupid Games" Lyric Video, Now Signing All Pre-Orders

WATERS have premiered a new lyric video for their track "Stupid Games”! Click HERE to check it out via The FADER. “Stupid Games” appears on WATERS' highly anticipated sophomore release, What's Real, available everywhere April 7th. Serving as a follow up to 2011’s Out In The Light, and 2014’s It All Might Be OK EP, the new album is comprised of eleven honest and raw tracks reminiscent of alternative rock stalwarts of the 90’s.

WATERS also recently announced that they will be signing all CD and LP What's Real pre-orders placed through the Vagrant webstore! Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to receive a copy of handwritten lyrics by lead singer Van Piersazalowski, which will be randomly inserted into select orders. Any pre-orders placed before 4/7 have a chance to win.

In support of What’s Real, WATERS will be touring with Matt & Kim throughout April and May. A full list of upcoming dates can be found here.