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Stream Civil Twilight’s Acoustic Album: Story of an Immigrant


Civil Twilight, originally from South Africa, and now Nashville based, are living proof of what happens when you stop worrying about being the chosen one and make music built on both the roots that grew you and the love that keeps you thriving every day.
Civil Twilight’s songs embrace every corner of human emotion, balancing delicate, poetic lyrics with sweeping arrangements that touch all the senses: a phrase to make you think; a rolling drumbeat you can feel in your bones; a guitar vamp as illustrative as a picture; a shimmer of keys whose light can nearly be seen and heard.
The same goes for their most recent release – a gorgeous, goose-bump giving acoustic rendition of their album, Story of an Immigrant, which premiered via Billboard.  “It was a lot of fun breaking these songs down to their core, stripping them naked and giving them a new outfit,” singer Steven McKellar tells Billboard. “To see what else we could bring out of them and what else they could say. These versions allow the listener a closer look and hopefully a more intimate experience of the original album.”
Available via Wind-up Records and one year since the release of the original record, the acoustic record also features three bonus tracks, “Letters from the Sky” and “Save Yourself”, plus an ethereal cover of Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself,” that premiered a few weeks prior via Consequence of Sound.
Following appearances at Bonnaroo and Firefly this Summer, the band will continue across the country on a headlining tour this July. With a handful of upcoming shows with Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, the band also announce today that they will be direct support for Nothing But Thieves this Fall.  The tour sees them travel to Canada, down the west coast of America through the Pacific North West and into Southern California, with another leg in October that brings them to the East Coast and into the South.
* with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness 
**with Nothing But Thieves
7/19 The Old Rock House – St Louis MO
7/20 Schubas Tavern – Chicago IL
7/21 Wooly’s – Des Moines IA *
7/22 The Blue Note – Columbia MO *
9/14 Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre**
9/16 Edmonton AB @ The Starlite Ballroom**
9/17 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth**
9/19 Seattle, WA @ Neumos**
9/20 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom**
9/22 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall**
9/23 Santa Ana, Ca @ Constellation Room**
9/24 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Voodoo Room**
10/21 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry**
10/22 Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AE**
10/23 Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel**
10/25 Nashville, TN @ Exit In**
10/26 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground**
10/28 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn**
10/30 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West**
11/01 Orlando, FL @ The Social**

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New Album: Strange Talk – Cast Away


Strange Talk just released their self-produced Wind-up Records debut album Cast Away on April 29, 2014.  All songs on the album were mixed by Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix) with the exception of “Climbing Walls,” “Eskimo Boy” and “Is It Real?” which were mixed by Eliot James (Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club).  The album streamed in its entirety before it hit stores through Billboard’s website.

Stream Album: Strange Talk – Cast Away

Strange Talk’s anthemic electro-tinged debut single “Young Hearts” was produced by Captain Cuts (Grouplove, Smallpools, The Mowgli’s) and mixed by Tony Hoffer. The music video for “Young Hearts,” directed by Mathematics (award winning director of Empire of The Sun’s “Walking on a Dream” video) premiered on VEVO.

Shazam the video to unlock a free download of The Chainsmokers remix of “Young Hearts.” The song immediately shot to #1 on Hype Machine and has garnered over 1,200,000 plays to date.

Listen: Strange Talk – “Young Hearts” (The Chainsmokers remix)

Strange Talk was also #1 Billboard Uncharted for “Climbing Walls.”   They played multiple SXSW Shows to rave reviews – press coverage included “30 SXSW Acts About to Break” in Huffington Post, “50 Acts You Need To Hear” on Buzzfeed and “25 Songs From SXSW That Will Stick In Your Head” in Elite Millennial among others.  The band has had some noteworthy syncs recently including “Morning Sun,” featured in and on the soundtrack of the Zac Efron film That Awkward Moment and in the April 1st episode of GLEE.  “Climbing Walls” was featured in American Eagle Project Live Your Life Campaign and Cheer, “Cast Away” was used in Need for Speed: Most Wanted and 90210 among others.  They are currently on tour throughout the United States; their May 14th Los Angeles date with Broods is now sold out.



Mon 05/12/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Bardot
Wed 05/14/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo w/BROODS – SOLD OUT!!!
Fri 05/16/14 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene w/ The Hundred Days, Cub Sport
Sun 05/18/14 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios w/CHAD VALLEY
Mon 05/19/14 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Thu 05/22/14 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
Fri 05/23/14 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
Tue 05/27/14 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Wed 05/28/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade

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