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Dead Oceans is an independent record label based jointly in Bloomington, Indiana and Austin, Texas. It is also associated with sister labels Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian.

The label has a small, but powerful roster of well-known acts, and those we have covered (past and present) include:
Akron/Family
Bowerbirds
Dirty Projectors
The Donkeys
Frog Eyes
Gauntlet Hair
John Vanderslice
Nurses
Sun Airway
The Tallest Man on Earth
White Hinterland

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2011 Year-End Respect For Album Cover Art: Color Photography

Our third-annual album cover art feature uses interviews with artists and musicians to highlight the philosophical, thematic, and conceptual significance of great album cover artwork. THE BREAKDOWN    12 Collage + 14 Digital Illustration, Drawing, Design + 19 Illustration, Painting, Drawing + 8 Black And White Photography + 22 Color Photography + 6 Deluxe Packaging...Read...
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Nurses Premiere New Single, “Trying To Reach You”, Fall Tour With Dominant Legs

Nurses share a new track today from their highly anticipated album, Dracula. The song, “Trying to Reach You” premiered this morning on Pitchfork’s Forkcast. Gentle piano over a vibey bass line complements shuffling and varied percussion that opens into a forest of instruments and layered vocals in a demonstration of what Pitchfork calls Nurses’ “avant-pop”...Read...
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Akron/Family – “Silly Bears” Music Video

What the hell happened to Akron/Family with their latest disc, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT? The album itself is quite enough of a departure from the band’s previous works, but the videos are really something else. This new video for “Silly Bears” is a psychedelic stop-motion affair through outerspace, starring...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part II

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #72 All That Remains For We Are Many Prosthetic Records BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM All That Remains vocalist, Philip Labonte, was the conceptual mastermind behind the album cover for For We Are Many. According to illustrator and designer Travis Smith, “He had a specific...Read...
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90 Notable Album Covers From 2010 : Part IV

If you are just joining us, START FROM THE BEGINNING. #36 Glasser Ring True Panther Sounds BUY / DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM Glasser’s Ring is a mash-up of styles — a brilliant combination of the fragilities of new age with the boldness and power of the earth mother Gaea. Ring‘s album cover, which intrinsically seems to...Read...
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