Way back in December, Philadelphia’s Tim Showalter recorded a Shaking Through episode with his one-man band Strand of Oaks. Along with collaborators Eliza Hardy-Jones of Buried Beds and Chris Ward of Pattern is Movement, he tracked a version of their song “Spacestations,” which you will also be able to hear on his brand new album Dark Shores, which is being released digitally to Bandcamp next Tuesday. If you pre-order the album now, you will receive a a free download of the album track “Trap Door,” as well as some bonus material bundled up as The Alma EP. Says Showalter:

The “Alma EP” (named after my grandma), … was recorded in the winter of 2005 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. I had just finished college and had no idea what to do with my life, so we just kept playing weird shows and recording. These recordings we’re the beginnings of what became [Oaks’ debut record] Leave Ruin.

Watch the Shaking Through episode and listen to tracks off the album below. Strand of Oaks will be opening for Tallest Man on Earth at Union Transfer on July 30th. Go here to purchase tickets.