This Week's Featured Bands, 2/16

Here's the run-down on this week's featured bands. Find out more, including interviews, videos and tour dates, at Future Perfect Radio.

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Alela Diane

Folk singer/songwriter ALELA DIANE is prepping the release of sophomore album To Be Still through Rough Trade, just five years after handing out her first album as a CD-R with hand-stitched covers. Haunting, melodic and enchanting, Diane follows up her strong debut with an equally impressive follow-up.

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Austin's ...AND YOU SHALL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD have been making a new for themselves since forming in 1994. The fierce dream pop act from Austin are set to release their seventh album The Century of Self on February 17.

Port O'Brien

PORT O'BRIEN belong at once to California and Alaska, with the band's songwriters working in the later locale during summers on fishing boats and in bakeries. The music crafted during breaks and time ashore is modest, intimate and wholly unique.


Brooklyn ambient music duo MOUNTAINS compose gloriously soothing sonic landscapes with out-of-the-ordinary instruments and a heavy load of layers. Their third album Choral lands February 17 and can be heard in full on Future Perfect Radio.