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PrideI spent much of this weekend (and this morning) listening to Phosphorescent's excellent new album Pride - out now on Dead Oceans. If I had to describe it, I'd say it fits in nicely with its label-mate Dirty Projectors, but is more like (a lot like) Will Oldham (aka Bonnie Prince Billy) with a bit of Neil Young and Sufjan Stevens thrown into the mix. (read Pitchfork's review for a more thorough analysis).

Then I got excited today when I remembered that Phosphorescent has two NYC shows scheduled for this week - Silent Barn on Friday (November 9th) & Cake Shop on Saturday (the old dates had that order reversed in case you're confused like I just was). Bodies of Water also play both shows.

Bodies of Water
Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water are a quartet from LA creating 60's Pop-folk numbers, complete with four-part harmonies and buckets of choral chanting. Their new album Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink was self-released through the band's own Thousand Tongues label, and has been getting good reviews all over the place. [Covert Curiosity]
Then coincidentally Dead Oceans asked me if I'd like to do a giveaway for these shows today, and I said "yes, that's perfect thanks". Contest details, and updated tour dates, below....

I've got a pair of tickets to Cake Shop, a pair to Silent Barn, and two copies of "Pride" on vinyl. To win, e-mail: BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (put the prize name you want in the subject). Also include your first and last name. I'll email back four winners picked at random - one winner for each prize. Your email will not be sold to anyone or anything like that.

Phosphorescent - 2007 Tour Dates
Nov 4 - Black Congo House Charlotte, North Carolina
Nov 5 - The Black Cat ,, Washington DC
Nov 6 - Current Gallery Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 7 - First Unitarian Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 8 - Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 9 - Silent Barn Brooklyn, New York
Nov 10 - Cake Shop New York, New York
Nov 22 - Crossing Border Festival Den Haag
Nov 23 - AB Club Brussels
Nov 24 - The Pressure Point Brighton
Nov 25 - The Croft Bristol
Nov 27 - The Lemon Tree Aberdeen
Nov 28 - The Beat Club Glasgow
Nov 29 - The Other Rooms Newcastle
Nov 30 - Phoenix Manchester
Dec 1 - The Faversham Leeds
Dec 2 - Cargo London
Dec 4 - The Social Nottingham
Dec 5 - Taylor John’s Coventry

Previously
* Phosphorescent - 2007 Tour Dates, new album, MP3
* more Phosphorescent

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Comments (4)

phos is a great album honestly...but its too much of a process to listen to ...like its not enjoyable to throw on in the middle of the day or if you are just chillin at your computer

Posted by phos | November 5, 2007 1:06 PM

my brain enjoys the process. this album is magical.

Posted by Jake | November 5, 2007 1:48 PM

Friday should be a great show. The opening band JOLIE LAIDE is pretty amazing too! Saw them at Southpaw a few months back and they kicked ass.

Posted by JD Drew | November 5, 2007 4:50 PM

anyone happen to see this guys interview in Gothamist.

"We were kicked out of the Washington DC club last night for drunken-ness and rowdy but gentle mayhem."

"Pride. It's a great record. It's easily the best record released this year and probably of the last ten years. I haven't heard anything that comes close."

what a dick!

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2007 9:04 AM

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