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Dead Oceans (Record label)
Dead Oceans is a Bloomington-based record label, founded in 2007 by Phil Waldorf. It is a sub label of Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar.
Dead Oceans in Features
Music List | posted 07.01.2021
Aaron Frazer
10 All Time Favs
»Introducing« is the name of Aaron Frazer’s first solo album. As the drummer of Durand Jones & The Indications, however, he is by no means an unknown name. The record was recorded with Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys. He guided him to give enough space on the record not only to his own soul influences, but also to his love of gospel and hip-hop. So musically it’s off to the sixties. He tells us what actually influenced him musically.
Dead Oceans in Reviews
Music Review | posted 20.02.2014
Mark McGuire
Along the way
Mark McGuire has aimed high with »Along The Way«, his debut for Dead Oceans. A little too high, if you ask the critic.
Music Review | posted 09.05.2012
Bear In Heaven
I Love You, It's Cool
It comes across as predictable simplicity rather than genius. But sometimes Albums should be enjoyable and this definitely is a piece of ear candy with its innocent, psychadelic tunes.
Music Review | posted 13.07.2011
Destroyer
Kaputt
Dan Bejar and his Band Destroyer have created something great in the ninth attempt. Kaputt mixes Electro-Pop with WahWah-licks, soul-choires and disco-strings.
Dead Oceans in News
Music News | posted 27.04.2020
Khruangbin
Exclusive Edition: »Mordechai«
The new album “Mordechai” by the Texans from Khruangbin will be released June 26th on Dead Oceans. Exclusively at HHV Records the album will be available in a limited Violet Light Translucent Edition.
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 08.03.2021
Elias Rahbani
Exclusive Edition: »Mosaic Of The Orient«
The great Lebanese songwriter Elias Rahbani passed away in January. His album »Mosaic Of The Orient« is now being reissued. Exclusively from us it is available in a limited Red Vinyl Edition.
Music Column | posted 19.04.2021
Records Revisited
Gil Scott-Heron – Pieces Of A Man (1971)
He was called the “Godfather of Hip Hop” because he wrote about drugs, racism and the Divided States of America. Gil Scott-Heron’s most successful album is now 50 years old – and more timely than ever.
Music Column | posted 21.03.2021
Records Revisited
Yellow Magic Orchestra – BGM (1981)
Cues for the future: on their fourth album, »BGM«, the synth wizards of Yellow Magic Orchestra drafted background music for generations to come.
Music Review | posted 07.04.2021
Rogér Fakhr
Fine Anyway
With »Fine Away«, the Habibi Funk label has compiled and reissued songs by Lebanese songwriter Rogér Fakhr.
Music Review | posted 04.04.2021
Niko Tzoukmanis
Hope Is The Sister Of Despair
First released in 2013, »Hope Is The Sister Of Despair« by Niko Tzoukmanis has now been reissued in an slightly expanded version on Libreville.