Despite having a relatively small roster, Dead Oceans boast an impressive array of talent ranging from folk to indie rock and experimental. They were formed in 2007 and are proud of “Fostering a diverse stable of sound-creators”.
The label’s forward thinking approach is shown by their faith in acts such as indie rockers Bishop Allen, who released an EP every month for twelve months.
Check out some of their spotlight artists below and grab a free MP3 from each:
Akron/Family – Another Sky *EXCLUSIVE*
This exclusive free download comes from acclaimed folk trio Akron/Family. The track was released on the band’s imaginatively titled fifth album Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT which saw a release in February 2011.
Gauntlet Hair – Top Bunk
Noise-pop duo Gauntlet Hair have honed their skills by releasing various singles, however now it’s time for the album. “Top Bunk” comes from the self-titled debut which was lovingly recorded at Andy R’s Grandmother’s Chicago house.
Nurses – Fever Dreams
Having toured with label mate The Tallest Man On Earth in 2010, psychedelic trio Nurses are back with their third album, Dracula. Whilst their previous album, Apple’s Acre, was recorded through a Macbook microphone, Nurses have stepped up their game with a huge album full of immediate hooks.