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The Black Atlantic on tour

European tour 2012

New family member: Conduits

It’s always a special occasion when your family is expanding. This time it’s even extra special since we have our first American member joining our musical family. Man, are we proud to present to you our very own Omaha based ‘all-star’ band: Conduits!

There’s only one way to introduce a band properly and that is with their tunes. So cranck that volume button and sit back:

Conduits consists of members of The Good Life, Eagle Seagull, Son Ambulance, Neva Dinova, Cursive, and The Golden Age, and was formed in late 2009. Built from an equal love of drone, shoegaze, post rock, early synth, and the 1970′s, their sound exists in a world bigger than the sum of its parts: chiming guitars, steady drum beats, analog synths, proggy basslines, and beautiful female vocals that are strong enough to not get lost in the swirling soundscapes.

We’ll be releasing their self-titled debut on March 20th 2012 on beautiful 12″ vinyl (including the cd) and on good ol’ cd as well as a free download.

In the meantime we’re working very hard to get the guys (and girl) over here for some shows as soon as possible. More on that soon. If you’re in America you’re in luck though; Conduits will be hitting the road as of March 22nd alongside their buddies Cursive and Cymbals eat Guitars. Check out the tour dates here.

OUT NOW: Darkling, I Listen

Two years after releasing their debut album ‘Reverence for Fallen Trees’ (2009) our very own folk-rockers The Black Atlantic are set to release their new EP ‘Darkling, I Listen’.

From the near classical guitar intro of the opening, brooder-song “The Aftermath”, it is clear that ‘Darkling, I Listen’ is a much different sonic animal than the intimate, and mostly acoustic, affair of The Black Atlantic’s debut album. Clocking in at 23 minutes and 23 seconds, ‘Darkling’ contains  five fully sculpted songs with a wide array of elements and in uences, from 70’s psychedelic folk–rock to Phil Spector-esque orchestrated chamber pop and 60’s Motown soul sensibilities. It also takes informed cues from current indie epitomes such as Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, and Bon Iver.

The Black Atlantic wears these influences on its sleeve without sounding inauthentic. ‘Darkling I, Listen’ is an immersive listening experience, rustic and pastoral, but without the obvious pretty embellishments. It is impressionistic in its scope, full of wide-open vistas and cavernous sonic swells.

The artwork is created by visual artists Tracy Maurice and Matt Moroz, known for their artwork for Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade.

We’ve released the EP on CD today, wrapped up in a beautiful 6 page digipack including an 8 page booklet. The 12″ vinyl version is expected to arrive later this month.

Wreck that piggy bank and head over to our shop to pick up this beauty!

Conduits – Self titled

BUY THE CD (for € 10,-)
BUY THE VINYL + CD (for € 15,-)

Conduits – Conduits

  1. Top of the Hill
  2. Misery Train
  3. Limbs and Leaves
  4. The Wonder
  5. On the Day
  6. Last Dirge
  7. Blood
  8. Well

Beep! Beep! Back Up the Truck


The Black Atlantic – Darkling, I Listen

BUY THE CD (for € 8,-)
BUY THE VINYL (for € 12,-)
DOWNLOAD ALBUM (mp3, free)
SHARE ALBUM (bandcamp player)
iTunes (for € 3,70)

  1. The Aftermath (Of This Unfortunate Event)
  2. The Flooded Road (Built on Sand)
  3. Darkling, I Listen
  4. An Archer, A Dancer
  5. Quiet, Humble Man

Beep! Beep! Back Up the Truck

2011? Almost forgot!

2011 has been a great and satisfying year for us! We have literally been around the world, seen the most amazing places and met some of the nicest human beings on this planet. We are sincerely grateful for that! We’ll continue to do what we love most, which will start with the release of The Black Atlantic’s new mini album Darkling, I listen. Very soon we will expand our family. It will be a quintuplet. That’s all we can say right now. We are soooo excited! Time to get back to work now. We’ll leave you with a list (Better late then never). In no particular order though. We’ve enjoyed all of them (and a bunch more)!

31Knots – Trump Harm

Angel Olsen – Strange Cacti

The Black Lips – Arabia Mountain

Chad Vangaalen – Diaper Island

Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs. Evil

Doug Paisley – Constant Companion

Forest Fire – Staring at the X

Mwahaha – Mwahaha

Obits – Moody, Standard and Poor

Thao & Mirah – Thao & Mirah