News from 2018

NEWS : FRI, APR 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Jeremy Enigk Schedules U.S. Anniversary Tour in Support of ‘Return of the Frog Queen: Expanded Edition’ June 7th through July 12th

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Tickets on sale today at 10am (local time)

Jeremy Enigk has announced U.S. performances for the “Return of the Frog Queen Anniversary Tour,” which begins June 7th in San Francisco at Rickshaw Stop and runs through July 12th in Seattle at Chop Suey.  For these dates, Enigk will perform the album in its entirety, accompanied by a full band. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, April 20th at 10am (local time). (complete list below.)

Listen to newly remastered track “Shade and the Black Hat”:
YouTube: youtu.be/JuXyOFXmI4Y
Spotify: spoti.fi/2EDXS9m
Apple Music: apple.co/2JBbp5k

Jeremy Enigk Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The newly announced dates follows the news from last week regarding the forthcoming release of Return of the Frog Queen: Expanded Edition, the newly remastered edition of his debut solo album. Return of the Frog Queen has been out of print since its original 1996 pressing. This reissue includes the original album, remastered in 2018, plus digital bonus tracks from Enigk’s 1996 live session on Seattle radio station The End. Please find a tracklisting below.

Jun. 07 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Jun. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Jun. 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Jun. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
Jun. 14 - Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
Jun. 15 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 17 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
Jun. 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Hell
Jun. 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Jun. 21 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Jun. 25 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Jun. 26 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
Jun. 27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
Jun. 29 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
Jun. 30 - Chicago, IL Subterranean
Jul. 01 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Jul. 03 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
Jul. 05 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Jul. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Jul. 11 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
 
Jeremy Enigk previously announced Living Room tour runs through April 24th. Please visit Jeremy Enigk’s website for more info for those shows.



Return of the Frog Queen is now available for preorder right over here.  The vinyl edition of the album will be available on a limited run of purple vinyl (while supplies last).

About Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen

Three good reasons why it’s hard to remember a time when an album like Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen sounded shocking:

 
1) At the time of its release in 1996, there was no other album like it.
 
2) In the 22 years between then and now, its marriage of seemingly opposing sensibilities—English folk and American punk; orchestral chamber pop and progressive rock; surreal, pastoral, fanciful lyrics that burn to express personal, emotional, and spiritual quandary—has become the blueprint for so much great music that a young listener can be forgiven for thinking that things were always just like that.
 
This isn’t to claim some kind of Velvet Underground/Big Star status for the album, but it is to say that you can draw a straight line between Frog Queen and elements of Elliott Smith, Belle & Sebastian, Rufus Wainwright, Destroyer, the Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Joanna Newsom, Bon Iver, and many, many other artists who have come to define the past two decades of indie music.
 
3) It’s getting harder to remember anything anymore.

But Return of the Frog Queen is worth remembering. Or discovering. And most definitely celebrating. Though you rarely see it turn up on lists of 50 Best Things of Whatever Year We Wish We Still Lived in Because the Present Is Such a Consummate Drag, the album was an indisputable innovation in the world of ‘90s indie rock, rewriting a litany of unwritten rules about sound, subject matter, and solo identity for lead singers of successful bands (read more at Sub Pop).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, APR 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen to Yuno’s New Single “Why For” - His Sub Pop Debut ‘Moodie’ Will Be Out June 15th

Jacksonville’s Yuno will release Moodie, his first-ever collection of songs, worldwide through Sub Pop on June 15th, 2018. The six-song effort features breakout single “No Going Back” along with standouts “Fall In Love” and today’s latest offering, the official video for “Why For.”  Moodie was written, performed, and produced by Yuno.
 
Yuno, who directed “Why For,” had this to say, “The video is kind of a visual representation of what I felt while creating the song. A collage of memories, drifting through different moods and trying to figure out a way to make it all make sense.”

Find “Why For” now on Spotify + Apple Music + YouTube


Moodie is now available for preorder on CD/LP/CS/DL from Sub Pop. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on pink vinyl.

Moodie
Tracklisting
1. Amber
2. No Going Back
3. Fall In Love
4. Why For
5. So Slow
6. Galapagos

Yuno Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Yuno will support Moodie with his previously announced first-ever U.S. live performances supporting Twin Shadow, beginning April 20th in San Francisco at Popscene and ends May 2nd in Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg.  Additional live dates to be announced soon.

Apr. 20 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene
Apr. 21 - Berkeley, CA - Amoeba Records instore performance / 2pm
Apr. 22 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Apr. 23 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Cafe
Apr. 27 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
May 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Yuno’s “No Going Back” was released to rave reviews earlier this year. NPR Music called it an early entry into the race for song of the summer.” Pitchfork gave the song “Best New Track” status, and had this to say, “‘No Going Back” insists what we’re all thinking for the new pop wunderkind: Only forward.” And Pigeons and Planes calls it “a masterfully written song, but instead of being polished to a bore, it feels handmade, with a fuzzy guitar solo, meaty bass, and a euphoric bounce.”

Listen to Yuno’s first single on Sub Pop, “No Going Back” - currently climbing the charts on Spotify + Apple Music + YouTube.
 
Read more about Yuno right over here.

[Photo Credit: Yuno]
 
More of what “The People” have to say about Yuno:
“Yuno’s lithe voice floats amidst the cheerful soundscape, bouncing off the plucky piano keys… the brand of sunny pop displayed on ‘No Going Back’ should earn him his own cult fanbase.” - Impose
 
“It’s light and breezy indie-pop, with warm and bouncy synth-lines softly coloured overck with warm piano melodies and guitar solos. His vocals – fitting beautifully into the current psychedelic renaissance spearheaded by the likes of Tame Impala and Washed Out – pour out an infectious melody that’s simultaneously great fun and inflected with melancholy.” - Indie Shuffle
 
“Bouncy and bright…” - Gorilla Vs. Bear.
 
“Charming us all with its buoyant pop flair and instrumentals that sound as if they were seemingly dipped in sunshine, “No Going Back” signals Yuno’s return in a way that’s almost impossible to shake. “No Going Back” is as promising as it is optimistic.” - The Grey Estates
 
“Drifting digital pop casting a bittersweet spell.” – CLASH


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, APR 24, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Stream Forth Wanderers’ Self-titled, Sub Pop Debut In Its Entirety via Stereogum. Album Is Out This Friday, April 27

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Sub Pop will release Forth Wanderers’ self-titled, label debut worldwide this Friday, April 27th.  And you can now hear the album in its entirety via the band’s interview with Gabriela Tully-Claymore for Stereogum (see interview April 23rd).  You should also check out their lengthy chat (over a game of basketball) with Leah Mandel for Noisey (See “Noisey Next” feature April 18th).

“An indie rock record for the ages” -Stereogum
“Blissful” - Noisey
**** - DIY


Forth Wanderers, featuring the standouts “Nevermine,” “Not for Me,” and “Ages Ago” was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017. The album will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop here.  LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque orange vinyl.
 

Forth Wanderers Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Forth Wanderers’ previously announced Northeastern U.S. tour runs May 3rd-5th, 2018.
 
May 03 - Washington, DC -  Rock & Roll Hotel
May 04 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
May 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, APR 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch Frankie Cosmos official video for “Apathy” directed by Tom Scharpling.

Frankie Cosmos Tour in Support of ’Vessel’ Happening Worldwide Now

Frankie Cosmos has shared a new video for their track  “Apathy” which was directed by Tom Scharpling (The Best Show.) On the making of the video, front-person, Greta Kline says “I am a huge fan of Tom Scharpling’s work and was so thrilled that we got to work together on this video. I trusted him entirely and just wanted to let Tom and his team do their thing. We had so much fun making it…I was laughing so much that it probably took much longer than it should have to shoot my parts.” Decide for yourself who the “REAL” Frankie Cosmos is right here, right now.


 

Frankie Cosmos Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The band will continue their US tour tonight in Pawtucket, RI, with stops in New Haven, Boston, Toronto, Chicago and Philadelphia, before heading over to Europe on May 22nd. See below for a full list of dates.
 
Frankie Cosmos on the road:
Apr. 30 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met !
May 01 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place !
May 02 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *
May 03 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot *
May 04 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount *
May 05 - Toronto, ON - The Rec Room *
May 06 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
May 07 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
May 09 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East*
May 10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)*
May 11 - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House*
May 12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat *
May 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
May 22 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
May 23 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus
May 24 - Ghent, BE - DOKbox
May 25 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling at Paradiso (Small Hall)
May 26 - Paris, France - Petit Bain
May 28 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
May 29 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School
May 30 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
May 31 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 01 - Lille, France - Aeronef
Jun. 03 - Nantes, France - Stereolux
Jun .04 - Lyon, France - Grrrnd Zero
Jun .05 - Turin, Italy - Astoria
Jun. 08 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium **
Jul. 14 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival
Jul. 15 - Stirling UK - Doune The Rabbit Hole
Aug. 17 - Paredes De Coura, PT - Vodafone Paredes De Coura
Aug. 19 - Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man Festival
* w/ La La La & Florist
** w/ Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius
! w/ Nadine


Vessel is available now through Sub Pop right over here


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, APR 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen to Cullen Omori’s New Single “Four Years” - He’s Got May Tour Dates w/ The Gloomies

Cullen Omori has announced a co-headlining tour with The Gloomies, starting on May 3rd, in San Pedro, CA. This 12 date tour, will have the band stopping in, San Diego, Los, Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and Tucson. See below for a full string of shows.
 
To help get folks wound up for this string of dates, Omori, has shared a brand new track, entitled “Four Years”. In his own words, “the song is meant to be an exchange of perceptions: a duet except sung by one person. The first verse deals with the conviction and singular determination needed to end the relationship. The second verse is the reactionary response to what is usually an unexpected upset to a familiar and welcomed status quo.”


 
Cullen Omori Tour Dates + Ticket Links

May 03 - San Pedro, CA - Brouwerij West*
May 04 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar*
May 05 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo*
May 6 - San Francisco, CA Cafe du Nord*
May 8 - Portland, OR -  Bunk Bar*
May 9 - Seattle, WA - Lo Fi *
May 10 - BC, Vancouver - Astoria *
May 12 - Boise, ID - Neurolux *
May 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
May 15 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge*
May 17 - Tucson, AZ- 191 Toole*
May 19 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room*
* w/ The Gloomies
 
What “The People” have said about Cullen Omori:
“Shimmering beauty” [“Cinnamon”/ “New Music of the Day”] - NME

“It’s bittersweet, blissful pop with an ’80s hue - vocal melodies and hooks that are at once immediate yet demand to be heard again and again. Job well done, Cullen.” [“Cinnamon”] - The 405

“Sour Silk” is the combination of sounds you weren’t sure could be mixed, blended into a song that sounds both effortless and endlessly faceted.” [“Sour Silk”] - Stereogum

“His songs marry dark yet blissful pop with vocal melodies and hooks that are at once immediate yet demand to be heard again and again.” [“Sour Silk”] - Northern Transmissions

“Led by dreamy, glimmering guitars, it takes Smith Westerns’ knack for a poppy hook to the next level.” [“Cinnamon”] - Consequence of Sound


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, APR 25, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch Father John Misty’s Official Video For “Mr. Tillman” From God’s Favorite Customer, Co-Directed by Jeff Desom & Carlos Lopez Estrada

Watch Father John Misty encounter a strange hotel check-in in the official video for “Mr. Tillman,” co-directed by Jeff Desom (Health, Hauskcha) & Carlos Lopez Estrada (Clipping, Blindspotting) [link here]. The single is from God’s Favorite Customer, his fourth album worldwide on June 1st, 2018 through Sub Pop, with the exception of Europe through Bella Union.
 

 
God’s Favorite Customer is now available for preorder through Father John Misty’s Official StoreSub Pop Mega MartBella Union and select independent retailers in the following formats:

  • The limited Loser edition on metallic purple vinyl
  • A standard LP on black vinyl
  • CD
  • Digital
  • Cassette

Father John Misty Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Father John Misty’s previously announced 2018 international tour schedule resumes April 28th in Cincinnati, OH for the National’s Homecoming Fest and currently runs through November 17th in Rust, DE at Rolling Stone Park. Highlights include a performance at the Hollywood Bowl with Gillian Welch on June 24th and Red Rocks with special guest TV on the Radio on August 15th.
 
Apr. 28 - Cincinnati, OH - The National Homecoming Festival at Smale Park
Apr. 29 - Fort Worth, TX - Fortress Festival
May 11 - Bloomington, IN - Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering! at Upland Brewing Company (solo show)
May 25 - Belfast, IE - BBC Music The Biggest Weekend
May 26 - Halifax, UK - The Piece Hall
May 27 - London, UK - All Points East Festival
May 28 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street  
May 29 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street    
May 30 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
Jun. 02 - Nimes, FR - This is Not A Love Song Festival
Jun. 03 - Paris, FR - We Love Green Festival
Jun. 05 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium   
Jun. 07 - Porto, PT - Primavera Sound Festival
Jun. 08 - Aarhus, DK - NorthSide Festival
Jun. 10 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival
Jun. 12 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
Jun. 14 - Bergen, NO - Bergenfest
Jun. 15-17 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam
Jun. 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Rock The Garden Festival! at Walker Art Center   
Jun. 24 - Hollywood, CA  - Hollywood Bowl*
Jul. 13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
Jul. 20 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
Jul. 27 - New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
Aug. 01 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art Park Theater ^
Aug. 04 - Toronto, ON - Historic Fort York & Garrison Commons $
Aug. 10-12 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
Aug. 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre**
Aug. 17-19 - Omaha, NE - Maha Music Festival
Sep. 09 - Vancouver, BC - SKOOKUM Festival
Nov. 03 - Groningen, NL - TakeRoot Festival
Nov. 09-10 - Weissenhäuser Strand, DE - Rolling Stone Weekender
Nov. 16-17 - Rust, DE - Rolling Stone Park
* w/ Gillian Welch
** w/ TV on the Radio
^ w/ Jenny Lewis
$ supporting The National


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