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Billboard premieres Ruler single "Petrified"

Winning Star Champion, the debut full-length album from Ruler — the project of Seattle-based musician Matt Batey (best known for his work with Rocky Votolato and Cataldo) — is due May 25. In celebration of the forthcoming release, Billboard has premiered the album's first single, "Petrified".

Batey explains to Billboard that "Petrified" is "a song about being afraid of the future... I've struggled with anxiety my whole life, and I was feeling especially afraid and anxious about what the future holds." He goes on, "I don't think I'm super old or anything, but a lot of people around me in my life are kind of quitting music and making families and doing other stuff. So choosing to continue to play music at this point is another level of deliberately choosing to do this." 22 Feb 2018

Ruler's "Not Your Friend" video premieres today

Ruler, the project of Seattle-based musician Matt Batey (best known for his work with Rocky Votolato and Cataldo), is premiering the new single "Not Your Friend" alongside the track's video at Under the Radar. Watch/share the video here. 06 Feb 2018

New Hibou track!

Today Hibou shares "Junipero Love", the brand new single from the forthcoming album Something Familiar, out March 2nd. "Junipero Love" was inspired by "San Junipero", the Emmy winning episode of Black Mirror's third season. "The contrast between the two worlds depicted in the episode hit very close to home for me," says Peter Michel, the force behind Hibou. "I often feel torn between a conscious state and losing a hold of my memories and who I am." Michel's ongoing battle with anxiety and depersonalization was a major factor in the songwriting behind Something Familiar as a whole, and as such he also found common ground with the anxieties of the episode's protagonist as she navigated two realities and a burgeoning relationship. With its "breezy and playful guitar lines and cozy synth swells," writes Seattle Weekly, "'Junipero Love' idyllically distills the warm dreaminess of San Junipero's digital beaches."

Stream "Junipero Love" on Spotify here. 02 Feb 2018

"Standing At The Gates" out now!

Today is the digital release day for the Nada Surf tribute album "Standing At The Gates: The Songs Of Nada Surf's Let Go"! Available on digital services today, the album features Charly Bliss doing "The Way You Wear Your Head", The Long Winters' version of "Hi-Speed Soul", and much more. Physical versions will be out March 2. Proceeds benefit the ACLU and Pablove Foundation. 02 Feb 2018

New Hibou album and video!

Big thanks to KEXP for premiering "Fall Into" from the upcoming album Something Familiar — out March 2! The band will be hitting the road in March; dates & tickets can be found here. 18 Jan 2018

Nada Surf announces "Standing At The Gates"

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of their seminal album Let Go, Nada Surf are self-releasing Standing At The Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf's Let Go, a charity album featuring a diverse list of artists covering the record. To ring in the announcement, the band has shared Ron Gallo's cover of "Happy Kid" (listen on Soundcloud). The album features covers by Aimee Mann, Rogue Wave, Manchester Orchestra, Charly Bliss, The Long Winters, and more. Standing At The Gates will be released digitally on February 2, 2018 and on CD on March 2, 2018. Nada Surf supports the ACLU and The Pablove Foundation. 09 Jan 2018

Ruler signs with Barsuk, premieres “Easy Life” video

Barsuk Records is super excited to welcome Ruler to the roster. The project of Seattle-based musician Matt Batey (best known for his work with Rocky Votolato and Cataldo), today Ruler premiered the new single "Easy Life" along with the track's music video at PopMatters. Watch/share the video here.

The band also recently released the single "Complicated Mind," with KEXP noting that "with Ruler's latest single... we can now pore over just how expertly crafted Batey's songwriting really is." KEXP goes on to hail Ruler's "totally life-affirming live shows." Listen to "Complicated Mind" here. 30 Nov 2017

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Charly Bliss

Amazon invited Charly Bliss to participate in their holiday song compilation, Indie for the Holidays, and the band chose the Mariah Carey classic, "All I Want for Christmas is You" which you can stream on NPR right now. Enjoy! 28 Nov 2017

Death Cab for Cutie unearths recording of very first show

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first Death Cab for Cutie show. To commemorate the occasion, Ben Gibbard has unearthed the audio recording of the very first show. Available on Bandcamp to stream and purchase with all of the band's proceeds benefiting Seattle's Aurora Commons. 22 Nov 2017

Charly Bliss "Soft Serve" EP re-issue

We're excited to be reissuing Charly Bliss' debut 7" vinyl EP Soft Serve this Friday, November 17. The Soft Serve 7" is pressed on colored vanilla-with-sprinkles vinyl, limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and hand-numbered. Get yours here. 16 Nov 2017

Hibou west coast dates + cover

Hibou is back! The band hits the road with a full band today to play a select run of West Coast tour dates. Tickets on sale now.

Also available today is Hibou's cover of the classic track from The Killers, "Mr. Brightside". Check out Peter's take on the song via SoundCloud now. 15 Nov 2017

Phantogram ”Eyelid Movies“ out on cassette for Cassette Store Day

For Cassette Store Day this year (October 14th in the US), we've released Eyelid Movies, Phantogram's 2010 debut album, on cassette for the first time! A limited number of copies are available here, and all come with a download code. 16 Oct 2017

Scare U video and Soft Serve EP from Charly Bliss

Today, Charly Bliss have unveiled a special Friday the 13th treat, a music video for "Scare U." You can watch it at W Magazine.

The band is also excited to announce their debut EP Soft Serve will be reissued on vinyl November 17th. The Soft Serve 7-inch will be pressed on white vinyl with streaks of color (or vanilla with sprinkles), limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and hand-numbered. 13 Oct 2017

Nada Surf to tour America with Brand New

Nada Surf has announced plans to join Brand New as special guests on their sold out US headline tour. The dates begin October 15th at Detroit, MI's Fox Theater and then continue through the month. This is Nada Surf's first tour since Fall 2016 — for complete details, please see www.nadasurf.com/tour-dates. 26 Sep 2017