Strand Of Oaks’ latest, Heal, landed at no. 11 on The A.V. Club’s Best Albums of 2014 list, marking it as a solidly loved piece of musical mastery. And the group showed its emotional and instrumental prowess last year when it stopped by our Undercover room to cover Asia’s 1982 hit “Heat Of The Moment,” complete with fake roses. So it should go without saying that at least some of us are fans. That’s why we’re premiering a new acoustic version of the group’s “Plymouth” sung by frontman Timothy Showalter at New York’s new Ace Hotel. The video, shot as part of the hotel’s new 5 At 5 series, is below and is both heartwarming and totally isolating. Plus, there’s a Shining reference, so that’s always good.

Strand Of Oaks has a number of upcoming dates, and those are below. Heal is available now via Dead Oceans.

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Strand of Oaks : 5 at 5 : Ace Hotel New York from Ace Hotel on Vimeo.

Strand Of Oaks tour 2015
Jan. 17—Lincoln Hall—Chicago, Illinois
Jan. 18—3rd & Lindsley—Nashville, Tennessee
Jan. 19—Zanzabar—Louisville, Kentucky
Jan. 20—Hi Dive—Champaign, Illinois
Jan. 21—The Hi-Fi—Indianapolis, Indiana
Feb. 7—Cannon’s Blackthorn—Rockville Centre, New York
March 20-21—Tap Root—Anchorage, Alaska
March 27—Hogs For The Cause—New Orleans, Louisiana
April 16—Track 29—Chattanooga, Tennessee
April 17—Tuckfest—Charlotte, North Carolina
April 18—Music Farm—Columbia, South Carolina
May 15-17—Hangout Music Fest—Gulf Shores, Alabama
May 27—The Garage—London, United Kingdom
May 28—AB Club—Brussels, Belgium
June 5-7—Governor’s Ball—New York, New York
June 11-14—Bonnaroo—Manchester, Tennessee

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