From the folks that brought you Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian comes a new sister label Dead Oceans, and DO is getting off to a solid start with its inaugural release, the first proper studio album from perennial blog faves Bishop Allen. Last year, Justin, Christian et al set their buzz machine to churn at regularly scheduled intervals, releasing an EP a month for the course of the year. For their Dead Oceans release Bishop Allen And The Broken String, the Brooklyn indie pop band culled their ten faves from those twelve EPs and took ‘em into the studio for their first record outside the bedroom. The album boasts twelve tracks, meaning two are truly new, including “Rain,” a typically infectious slice of BA’s buoyant hooks and sunshiny day melodies.
Bishop Allen – “Rain” (MP3)
So to recap, that’s Bishop Allen And The Broken String, out on Dead Oceans 7/24. The good Bishop will tour in support of the album in July and August, kicking off with a show at the South Street Seaport (pigeons love it there) with Rock Central Plaza 7/20. More dates when we get ‘em.