Mister Heavenly, the originators of Doom-Wop, released their debut full-length, Out of Love, today, August 16th. The band is set to kick off their 14-date tour of the westerly portion of the United States this week as well and you can see the complete list of tour dates below.
In more Mister Heavenly news, you can also stream the band’s entire Out of Love record now either in that handy embedded streaming player above or right on the Sub Pop YouTube channel. Get in there and give it a listen.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you that if you’re among the first 500 people to pre-order Out of Love on CD or LP via us here at subpop.com, you’ll receive TWO really cool gifts from the band. First is a Nick Thorburn two-sided, signed/numbered print and second is a Mister Heavenly stencil! Also, if you’re among the first 350 people to order the album on vinyl, you’ll it on a limited edition mustard-colored LP! Click here to order yourself a copy.
Mister Heavenly on Tour:
8/18 Portland, OR @ Branx
8/19 Vancouver, BC @ The Bilmore Cabaret
8/20 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
8/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
8/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
8/25 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
8/26 Omaha, NE @ Toyota Antics Block Party
8/27 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
8/28 Norman, OK @ Opolis
8/29 Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
8/30 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
9/1 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
9/2 San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
9/3 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
On September 13, we, the people of Sub Pop Records, will release a fully re-recorded, remixed and remastered version of Memoryhouse’s The Years, adding two new tracks entitled “Modern, Normal” and “Quiet America.” While technically an expanded and improved reissue, this version of The Years will be the first time the EP has been made available on CD or LP. This is exciting. Also exciting: with the release of The Years the band will be touring the US as main support on a slew of dates with Peter Bjorn and John as well as The Radio Department (see below for a list of shows, with more dates to be announced soon.)
The band also has a new video for their song “Quiet America” which was directed by, and stars, Memoryhouse’s own Denise Nouvion, and was edited by Jamie Harley, who also happens to have directed Memoryhouse’s video for “Heirloom” as well as How to Dress Well’s “Decisions” video. We think this is all pretty swell. You can watch this filmic gem by checking out the band’s website.
Memoryhouse Fall Tour:
Sep 02 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada +
Sep 03 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada +
Sep 05 La Tulipe, MONTREAL, Canada +
Sep 07 House of Blues, Boston, MA +
Sep 09 930 Club, Washington, DC +
Sep 10 Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA +
Sep 12 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY +
Nov 03 Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX $
Nov 04 Club Dada, Dallas, TX $
Nov 07 Club Congress, Tucson, AZ $
Nov 08 El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA $
Nov 09 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA $
Nov 11 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR $
Nov 12 Neumos, Seattle, WA $
Nov 15 Varsity, Minneapolis, MN $
Nov 16 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL $
It’s official! Our once exalted leaders JP and Megan have made the fatal error of simultaneously leaving their posts. As everyone knows, nature abhors a vacuum. So please join us now in kneeling before our new shaggy overlord, King Tuff!
Microminiature Love: finally back on vinyl and out today!
Originally recorded in 1968 and slated for release on Sire Records, Microminiature Love languished unreleased until unearthed and issued by De Stijl Records as a very limited, vinyl-only pressing in 2002. This pressing sold out nearly immediately and was followed in July 2003 by Sub Pop’s CD-only reissue, which included six bonus tracks recorded around the same time in 1968 as the album tracks. Sub Pop’s Aug. 16, 2011 vinyl reissue of Microminiature Love presents the album in its original 7-song version, and all six of the bonus tracks from the CD will be included in the download that comes with the LP.
Our friends at Aquarius Records had the following to say about the original vinyl release:
“An obscure late-sixties ahead-of-his-time visionary gets his due with this LP reissue. Yonkers’ stuff was like nothing anyone had heard back then (or even now really): fucked-up garage psych with dementedly genius lyrics and crazy acid-fried guitar. Yonkers, a legendary Minneapolis-area figure, built his own effects pedals, cut his Fender Telecaster down to a plank, and played like no one else ever. I’m at a loss of words on how to describe this. It’s sort of like a fusion of stripped down Black Sabbath, The Troggs, Pere Ubu, and The Cramps??”