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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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Frog Eyes – Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph Album Review

Frog Eyes have been chugging away at the indie music game for almost 10 years, and have crafted such an interesting blend of alt-punk-folk that it’s hard to not see their influence everywhere. From bands like Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs and The Mountain Goats, to contemporaries like Silver Jews and Fruit Bats, the Canada-based Frog...Read...
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Nurses Play ChatRoulette!

I recently got a press release about Foxy Shazam performing their new album on ChatRoulette.com, but I know for a fact Nurses did it first. The video of their performance has just been released, in collaboration with Into The Woods. Take a looksee!
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John Vanderslice – Romanian Names Album Review

Upon first listen, it’s not surprising to see how John Vanderslice has achieved acclaim in the indie rock world. He has all necessary ingredients — a soft, sweet voice and well put together instrumentals — of a non-religious Sufjan Stevens, without the concept albums. Reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel mixed with modern Jim O’Rourke, or...Read...
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Phosphorescent – To Willie Album Review

Taking on a cover album by one of the biggest legends in country music is an impressive feat. Doing it tastefully is a whole other story. Matthew Houck, or Phosphorescent as he is more commonly known, is an accomplished musician in his own right, with several full-lengths under his belt, the most recent of which,...Read...
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