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New Music: Strand of Oaks – “I Know You Know You’re Evil”

A few weeks ago, we were treated to the video for "Cry," a standout track from the new Strand of Oaks album Hard Love. Today,…
Dale Eisinger / April 2, 2017

Video: Strand of Oaks – “Cry”

If you selected a song from Strand of Oaks' recent album Hard Love to receive the video treatment, the slow, tender "Cry" might not be the most obvious pick.
Anna Gaca / March 7, 2017

New Music: Listen to Strand of Oaks Cover Phish, Primal Scream, and the Stone Roses

Strand of Oaks' Timothy Showalter is quite busy these days, immersed in promoting and touring behind his band's fifth album Hard Love. But the Philly singer-songwriter took…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 22, 2017

Strand of Oaks May Go Broke, But He Still Believes in Rock ‘n’ Roll

Tim Showalter is about ten days out from the release of Hard Love, Strand of Oaks’ fifth album, and it seems like the last thing…
Ian Cohen / February 17, 2017

New Music: Strand of Oaks – “Rest of It”

Timothy Showalter's fiery folk-rock outfit Strand of Oaks is preparing a fifth full-length album, Hard Love, arriving February 17. We've already heard the aching "Radio Kids," and today Strand of…
Anna Gaca / January 17, 2017

Angel Olsen, Mitski, Toro Y Moi, How to Dress Well, More Contribute to Anti-Trump Song Project Our First 100 Days

Much is made of a new president's first 100 days in office, when an incoming commander in chief—usually riding a wave of public support—tackles top…
Anna Gaca / January 13, 2017

Video: Strand of Oaks – “Radio Kids”

Following up their excellent 2014 record Heal, Strand of Oaks have announced a new record called Hard Love. The upcoming album was teased yesterday in a 30-second clip,…
Josh Rosenberg / December 1, 2016

You Gotta Heal: Strand of Oaks Faces Down His Demons

The tea kettle is whistling in Tim Showalter's Philadelphia apartment as he prepares two pottery mugs of triple echinacea tea. "I need it to combat…
Joel Oliphint / June 23, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: RiFF RaFF, How to Dress Well, Mastodon, and More

Ease into your weekend by streaming the latest releases from RiFF RaFF, Mastodon, How to Dress Well, Aphex Twin, Total Control, and more. 1) RiFF RAFF, NEON…
SPIN Staff / June 20, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 15 Art-Punks, Epic Collagists, and Mystery Artists

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday SPIN's staff writers will pick their favorite, must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From rap…
SPIN Staff / May 23, 2014

Hear Strand of Oaks’ Hermetic Rock Catharsis ‘Shut In’

Strand of Oaks is the recording identity of Timothy Showalter, a Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter with the grooming of a lion. Last December, the native Hoosier signed…
Camille Dodero / May 20, 2014