RIYL: Ryan Adams, Shearwater, Jim James
Label: Dead Oceans
From Philly by way of Indiana, Strand of Oaks has bared its soul for the world for over a decade. Â Leave Ruin debuted in 2009, showcasing Tim Showalter’s knack for bleeding heart folk music, but over the years, he’s carved out a unique notch between alt-country and no-frills rock and roll. Â Similar to artists like Phosphorescent, Shearwater and The War on Drugs, Showalter has recently started incorporatingÂ more lush synth layers into his canvas of Americana. Â Mixed with his deeply personal, autobiographical lyrical treatment, Strand of Oaks songs sound immediately timeless. Â These kinds of bands don’t fall into genres or decade cliches easily, so call it what you wantÂ as long as you precede it withÂ ‘damn good’.
Dead Oceans has a limited ‘stoner swirl’ vinyl bundle that comes with a drug/coin purse keychain, a copy of the CD and a one-sided flexi with the track Chill Tent. Â If you’re a member of Secretly Society Club, you’ll be able to get that album on pink vinyl, but it won’t come with the extras. Â If you want more info on Secretly Society, go HERE.
Hard Love Deluxe Bundle
1. Hard Love on limited edition green and white â€™Stoner Swirl' LP
2. Limited edition one-sided flexi 7" - â€˜Chill Tent'
3. Hard Love on CD
4. Drug Coin Purse Keychain
4. Poster featuring album artwork
5. Instant download of â€œRadio Kids"
6. Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s) redeemable Feb 3rd, 2017, 2 weeks before release date
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