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New Releases – Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The massive 12-piece Typhoon have released their equally huge debut record “White Lighter”. The Portland band retreated to the isolation of Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon and recorded strings, horns and group vocals free of outside distractions. Following the band’s acclaimed EP “A New Kind of House” that caught attention for its inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music. Typhoon’s North American tour runs September through October and will be hitting Toronto September 24th at the Garrison, full tour dates here.

Typhoon “White Lighter”

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Watch the official video for “Dreams of Cannibalism”

Typhoon’s New Album Spotlighted By NPR’s First Listen

NEW ALBUM ‘WHITE LIGHTER’ OUT AUGUST 20TH 

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BAND CONFIRMS NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR WITH A TORONTO SHOW BEING ADDED 

Hear “White Lighter” On NPR’s First Listen HERE

 Typhoon, one of the most talked about new bands, is proud to premiere their new album “White Lighter” on NPR’s First Listen.

Spin Magazine calls first single Young Fathers a “mind-boggling chunk of orchestral pop,” going on to say “this latest epic dives into the group’s enormous range: Frontman Kyle Morton‘s earnest vocals lead the charge, his wondrous delivery flanked by left-field riffage, sudden fits of silence, chirping backup singers, and triumphant horns – and those are just a few of the sounds thriving inside ‘Young Fathers.’”

Typhoon will head out on a North America headlining tour beginning September 5th in their hometown of Portland, OR. This six-week tour will include performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, along with stops in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver.

What makes White Lighter so great is the sense of borrowed time and urgency. A series of events suffered from a bug bite - failed organs, life spared thanks to modern medicine and a kidney given to him by his father - Kyle, the band’s lead singer and songwriter, channeled his emotions into songwriting to create this big-hearted sound that bursts with a raw emotion and energy. The end result is a remarkably powerful and beautiful collection of songs.

“When we started working on White Lighter, I had reason to believe that it would be the last thing I ever did,” says Kyle. “It is now six months since we finished. I’m still here and there’s still work to be done.”

Typhoon Tour Dates  *Cdn dates are bolded:
September 5/6 – Music Fest NW – Portland, OR
September 9 – The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
September 10 – The Crocodile Café – Seattle, WA
September 12-  El Korah Shrine – Boise, ID
September 13 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
September 14 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
September 16 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
September 17 – The Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
September 19 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
September 20 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
September 21 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
September 22 – Wexner Center – Columbus, OH
September 24 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
September 25 – Pop! Montreal – Montreal, QC
September 26 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
September 27 – The Iron Horse – Northampton, MA
September 28 – Littlefield – Brooklyn, NY
September 29 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
September 30 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
October 1 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
October 2 – The Rock ‘n Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
October 6 & 13 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX
October 17 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
October 18 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
October 19 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR

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Typhoon Announce Anticipated New Album ‘White Lighter’ Set For August 20th Release

For the free stream / download of their single ‘Dreams of Cannibalism’ click HERE!

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Portland, Oregon’s Typhoon – one of the most talked about new bands – is proud to announce the August 20th release of their new album ‘White Lighter‘ on MapleMusic Recordings and Roll Call Records.

‘White Lighter’ is the follow up to the bands acclaimed EP ‘A New Kind Of House’ that caught the attention of countless music critics and listeners for what NPR’s Bob Boilen calls “absolutely stunning” and “so beautiful, it make’s me want to follow every single thing Typhoon does.”

Recorded at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, Typhoon isolated themselves from outside distractions to arrange and record this collection of songs with an impressive emphasis on storytelling and melody.

“On the farm, we were living inside the record” says songwriter Morton. “I had one place in the woods where I would write and rewrite one song, and a different place for working another. The whole thing was laid out spatially over so many acres. I built a small fort in the wood barn where I kept my books and guitar.  Slept a couple feet away from the recording desk.  When it was cold, we built wood fires, when it was warm we went swimming down the road.  Friends came and went, sometimes recording with us.”

Produced by the band along with their in-house engineer Paul Laxer, Typhoon created a dynamic recording – full of horns, strings and group vocal crescendos – that will establish the band as an immensely creative force.

An inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music – new songs such as first single “Young Fathers,” “Possible Deaths,” “Prosthetic Love” and “Hunger And Thirst” – take listeners on a journey through the experience of having it all, fighting to keep the dream and accepting your fate.

“There are several layers to this new record” says Morton. ”It’s definitely the most autobiographical record I’ve ever done. I’m also trying to reconstitute disparate experiences into something like a meaningful sequence in the pale light of truth.”

Along with Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Alternative Press and more, Paste Magazine raves “Music critics throw around adjectives like ‘orchestral’ and ‘expansive’ all the time these days. But here’s a band that actually deserves such labels. Portland’s Typhoon is an indie rock geek’s dream: a dynamic 12-piece with a seemingly unending reservoir of energy, emotive vocals, arpeggiated guitars, horns, multiple drum kits and strings … Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new critical darlings.”

Typhoon spent most of 2011 on the road – sharing the stage with The Decemberists, The Shins & Explosions In The Sky and performing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Osheaga and the Newport Folk Festival – winning over concertgoers with what KEXP calls an “awe inspiring” live show.

Already confirmed for this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, Typhoon will set out on a US headlining tour this fall. Stay tuned for more news!

Songwriter Kyle Morton caught up with The Wall Street Journal to talk about the new record, to have a read – click HERE.

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