Monday, August 11, 2014

Stream Bishop Allen's Lights Out Via NPR First Listen; New Album Out August 19th On Dead Oceans

Lights OutBishop Allen's first new album in over five years, is nearly here! Ahead of its release on August 19th via Dead OceansNPR Music is streaming Lights Out in full starting today. NPR says, "Lights Out...presents the band in impeccable form: Simultaneously sophisticated and playful, its 12 songs sound both easy and fussed-over, as if Bishop Allen had been recording four tracks a month all this time, only to select and fine-tune the very best for this record. From the first moments of the zippy, album-opening single'Start Again,' Lights Out feels stacked with ringers. But some of its best moments are tucked into the deep cuts: The two songs that hand lead-vocal duties over to Darbie Nowatka, especially 'Black Hole,' suggest that Bishop Allen could spin off a Camera Obscura-esque sister project to tremendous effect. Summery but subtle, Lights Out is the sound of a band that's mastered the art of quality control, just in time to release an album that's all highlights." Catch Bishop Allen live starting this month as they tour in support ofLights Out. A full list of dates is below with more to be announced soon!


Sat. Aug. 16 - Kingston, NY @ Chronogram Block Party
Wed. Aug. 20 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Thu. Aug. 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Fri. Aug. 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Sat. Aug. 23 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Sun. Aug. 24 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*
Mon. Aug. 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
Tue. Aug. 26 - Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar*
Thu. Aug. 28 - New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik*
Fri. Aug. 29 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea Café*
Sat. Aug. 30 - Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain*
Sun. Aug. 31 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links*
Mon. Sept. 1 - Norman, OK @ Opolis*
Tue. Sept. 2 - Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar*
Wed. Sept. 3 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird*
Thu. Sept. 4 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas*
Sat. Sept. 6 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar*
Sun. Sept. 7 - Columbus, OH @ Treehouse*
Mon, Sept. 8 - Akron, OH @ Musica*
Fri. Sept. 26 - Bloomington, IN @ Back Door Bar
Sat. Sept. 27 - Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
Sun. Sept. 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Thu. Oct. 2 - Seattle, WA @ Lofi
Sat. Oct. 4 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri. Oct. 3 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Sun. Oct. 5 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Tue. Oct. 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Wed. Oct. 8 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Fri. Oct. 10 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
Tue. Oct. 14 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at Outer Space

*w/ Jesse Marchant

Watch & Listen:
"Why I Had To Go" video -
"Why I Had To Go" stream -
"Start Again" video -
"Start Again" stream -

Praise for Lights Out:

"this joyous incredibly infectious new single from the record, appropriately titled 'Start Again,' is a good indication the upcoming album will be worth the wait." - NPR Music

"The glorious indie-pop band is back with the perfect summer song." - USA Today

"'Start Again' is...ridiculously catchy. If it's any indication of what's to come, expect an album packed with fun summer anthems to boogie along to..." -

"The band blends a smooth style of rock with upbeat tempos and catchy tunes..." - Magnet

"catchy late-'90s-era Yo La Tengo-esque indie-pop." - Nylon

"the conversation songwriting and instant, snappy appeal remains" - Noisey

"peppy and hopeful" - Consequence of Sound

"addictive" - KEXP

"wonderful" - Paste
Pre-Order Lights Out:
Dead Oceans / SCD -

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