Fire Track: Strand Of Oaks – “Galacticana”

Strand of Oaks’ new album, In Heaven, will be released October 1 and is now available for pre-order. “Galacticana” is the album’s lead track and single. In Heaven is a hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment. In his eighth studio album as Strand of Oaks and first since moving to Austin, TX, Tim Showalter … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Strand Of Oaks – “Radio Kids”

Timothy Showalter’s, a.k.a. Strand of Oaks, is back with a new album on February 17th via Dead Oceans and today’s Friday Fire Track is the first single. The album is titled Hard Love and is described as a record that explores the balancing act between overindulgence and accountability. “Radio Kids,” is an escape and you … Read more

Strand Of Oaks: HEAL [Album Review]

Strand Of Oaks HEAL Dead Oceans [2014] Fire Note Says: Strand Of Oaks cover tons of musical territory and HEAL is better for it. Album Review: HEAL is Timothy Showalter’s, a.k.a. Strand of Oaks, fourth LP and easily his most expansive as it takes you on a journey through some synth pop, a little post-punk, … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Strand Of Oaks – “Goshen ’97” (Feat. J Mascis)

Here is the first single from Goshen, Indiana’s Strand of Oaks appropriately titled “Goshen ’97.” Founder and leader Tim Showalter has previously released several more folk oriented records under the Strand of Oaks moniker but his new record Heal finds him growing with a much louder sound. Not only can you hear this in the … Read more

Strand Of Oaks / Special Ed Clear Vinyl / Ltd Ed 7″ w/ National Cover

Strand of Oaks new album ‘HEAL’ will be out June 24th via Dead Oceans. Lead by Tim Showalter, Strand Of Oaks is on the verge of bigger things. In his words “The record is called HEAL, but it’s not a soft, gentle healing, it’s like scream therapy, a command, because I ripped out my subconscious, … Read more