News from 2/2018

NEWS : WED, FEB 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Bully Releases Official Video For “Focused” From Their Acclaimed Album ‘Losing’ + US Tour Starts This Month

Bully has not stopped since the the release of their ferocious and powerful sophomore album Losing last Fall. The Nashville 4-piece is headed by Alicia Bognanno, who’s songwriting not only cuts to core but has a vocal snarl unlike any other. 

The video for “Focused” is out today, directed by Rozalina Burkova, who tell us that the animated music video is “loosely based on the theme of coming of age and the ups and downs friendships and relationships.” Alicia went on to say, “I let Rozalina take the reins on this one. I am a huge fan of all her animation work and wanted her to do what she felt was best for this video.”





Bully Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Bully will be embarking on a huge world tour, starting in the US later this month which features stops at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, Aladdin Theater in Portland, Neumos in Seattle and many more. Bully will also perform at Shaky Knees Festival and Noise Pop Festival. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most exciting live bands on the road right now. 

Tour Dates:
2/16/18 - The Opolis - Norman, OK
2/17/18 - Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM
2/18/18 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
2/19/18 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
2/20/18 - Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
2/22/18 - Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA
2/23/18 - Noise Pop Festival - San Francisco, CA
2/24/18 - Hi-Fi Music Lounge - Eugene, OR
2/25/18 - Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR
2/26/18 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
2/28/18 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
3/1/18 - The Bartlett - Spokane, WA
3/2/18 - Neurolux - Boise, ID
3/3/18 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
3/5/18 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
3/6/18 - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
4/20/18 - Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
4/21/18 - The Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
4/24/18 - The Open Chord - Knoxville, TN
4/25/18 - Musica - Akron, OH
4/26/18 - Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
4/27/18 - The Woodward Theater - Cincinnati, OH
4/28/18 - Snug Harbor - Charlotte, NC
5/4 - 5/6/18 - Shake Knees Music Festival - Atlanta, GA
5/9/18 - The Sunflower Lounge - Birmingham, UK
5/10/18 - Picture House Social- Sheffield, UK
5/11/18 - Buyers Club - Liverpool, UK
5/14/18 - The Cookie - Leicester, UK
5/15/18 - The Portland Arms - Cambridge, UK
5/20/18 - Gold Sounds - Leeds, UK
5/21/18 - Hug and Pint - Glasgow, UK
5/22/18 - Sneaky Pete’s - Edinburgh, UK
5/24/18 - Think Tank? - Newcastle, UK
5/29/18 - The Boileroom - Guildford, UK
5/30/18 - The Moth Club - London, UK
6/9/18 - Best Kept Secret - Hilvarenbeek, NLD


Losing is available now from Sub Pop Records and from Bully’s webstore. The album was engineered and mixed by lead-singer Alicia Bognanno in Chicago at Electrical Audio.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, FEB 2, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Kyle Craft’s ‘Full Circle Nightmare’ Is Out Today! North American Tour Begins March 5th

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“When Kyle Craft’s heart breaks, it shoots glitter and confetti—by the time he hits the chorus, the song has erupted into a tempest of sassy brass, swirling organs, and hip-swiveling boogie.”  [“Heartbreak Junky”] - Pitchfork

Kyle Craft’s Full Circle Nightmare is out today! Have a listen here, then buy it here. The album, featuring highlights “Heartbreak Junky,” “The Rager,” and “Exile Rag,” was produced by Chris Funk (of the Decemberists), with mixing by Trevor Spencer (Father John Misty) and Benjamin Weikel and Brandon Summers (of The Helio Sequence). Full Circle Nightmare is the follow up to Dolls of Highland, his acclaimed debut.

Full Circle Nightmare is earning Craft some of the best reviews of his career. “Unabashed odes to courtship, confusion and the timeless power of storytelling in song,” says NPR Music. And Pop Matters raves, “It blows away a debut album that was already damn near flawless.”


[Photo Credit: Sarah Cass]


Kyle Craft Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Kyle Craft’s previously announced 2018 tour schedule in support of Full Circle Nightmare spans March 5th in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord through April 20th in Charlottesville at Jefferson Theatre. Highlights include a full headlining tour (March 5th-April 4th), appearances at SXSW (March 12th-16th) and a direct support slot opening for Dr. Dog (April 6th-20th).

Preceding the spring dates, Craft continues his Pacific Northwest week-of-release run with his sold-out show tonight at Portland’s Doug Fir (Feb. 2nd).

Feb. 02 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir [Sold Out]

Mar. 05 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord

Mar. 07 - Los Angeles, CA - The Morroccan Lounge

Mar. 08 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah

Mar. 12 - Austin, TX - SXSW

Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW

Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW

Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW

Mar. 16 - Austin, TX - SXSW

Mar. 17 - Shreveport, LA - Red River District

Mar. 21 - Nashville, TN - The Basement

Mar. 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl

Mar. 23 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle

Mar. 24 - Washington, DC - Pearl Street Warehouse

Mar. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

Mar. 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right

Mar. 28 - Allston, MA - Great Scott

Mar. 30 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge

Apr. 02 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha

Apr. 03 - Columbus, OH - The Basement

Apr. 04 - Chicago, IL - Schubas

Apr 06 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom*

Apr 08 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note*

Apr 09 - Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge*

Apr 10 - Oxford, MS - Lyric Theater*

Apr 12 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen*

Apr 13 - Orlando, FL -  Plaza Theater*

Apr 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room*

Apr 15 -  Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall*

Apr 17 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm*

Apr 19 -  Richmond, VA - The National*

Apr 20  - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater*

*w/ Dr. Dog



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, FEB 6, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch King Tuff’s “Psycho Star” Video From Forthcoming Album ‘The Other’ (out April 13th) + North American Tour Dates Announced

Last week, Kyle Thomas - aka King Tuff - released his first new song in four years, titled “The Other,” which NPR called a “meditative deliberation and mystic reflection.” Today, he’s excited to share that the song will be also be the lead track on his new album of the same name. The Other will be out on Sub Pop Records this April 13th, and is available for pre-order HERE NOW.


Today you can also hear the official first single from the album, “Psycho Star.” It is a prime representation of King Tuff’s soulful and cosmic new direction. You’re now listen to the song via the Cameron Dutra directed visuals above.

Thomas self-produced the record and brought in Shawn Everett (War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes) to assist with the mixing process. No less hooky than previous records, the new songs ditch the goofy rock-and-roll bacchanalia narratives of earlier records in favor of expansive arrangements, a diversity of instrumentation, and lyrics that straddle the fence between painful ruminations and reconnecting with that part of yourself that feels childlike and creative and not corroded by cynicism.  The record features contributions from Ty Segall (drums), Jenny Lewis (vocals), Greta Morgan (vocals), and Mikal Cronin (saxophone).

Thomas views the entire experience of the record as a kind of psychic reset. “I let the songs lead me where they wanted to go, instead of trying to push them into a certain zone. King Tuff was always just supposed to be me. When I started doing this as a teenager, it was whatever I wanted it to be. King Tuff was never supposed to be just one thing. It was supposed to be everything.”


The Other tracklisting:

  1. The Other

  2. Raindrop Blue

  3. Thru The Cracks

  4. Psycho Star

  5. Infinite Mile

  6. Birds of Paradise

  7. Circuits in the Sand

  8. Ultraviolet

  9. Neverending Sunshine

  10. No Man’s Land


King Tuff on Tour

On top of all this good news, King Tuff has also announced a North American tour beginning May 3rd in San Diego. Cut Worms will open the shows, and all tickets go on sale this Friday, February 9th. Visit www.kingtuff.life for more updates.

May 3 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah *

May 4 - Phoenix, AZ -  Valley Bar *

May 5 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *

May 7 - Houston, TX - Rockefeller Hall *

May 8 - Austin, TX - Barracuda (outside) *

May 9 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada *

May 11 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *

May 12 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *

May 13 - Nashville TN - The Basement East *

May 14 - Lexington, KY - The Burl *

May 16 - Washington DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *

May 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *

May 19 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *

May 20 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *

May 22 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *

May 23 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *

May 24 - Detroit, MI -  El Club *

May 25 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *

May 26 - Minneapolis, MN  - Turf Club *

May 29 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall *

May 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *

June 1 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *

June 2 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club *

June 3 - Portland, OR - Star Theater *

June 5 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *

June 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom *

* w/ Cut Worms



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, FEB 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Uncover Tour’s Greatest Mysteries in Frankie Cosmos’ New Video for “Being Alive”

Ever wonder what really happens when a band goes on tour? In Frankie Cosmos’ new video for “Being Alive,” director Daniel Martin captures a mix of live performance and behind the scenes footage from the band’s 2016 & 2017 European tours. But, touring isn’t just endless massage trains in the van on your way to the next city, there’s much more. Whilst performing as tiny little marionettes, the band get abducted by an Irish Space Dog and get transported aboard his kennel space-ship. Watch this live action space odyssey now(then playlist the living heck outta this track on Spotify or Apple Music.)


 
Vessel, the latest offering from NYC-based band Frankie Cosmos, is available worldwide on March 30th, via Sub Pop Records. This 18-track opus finds bandleader Greta Kline’s distinctive songwriting voice enriched by the musical sensibilities of her bandmates– bassist/vocalist David Maine, keyboardist/vocalist Lauren Martin and drummer Luke Pyenson, who each played a role shaping the sound of the new record.



Preorders for Vessel are available now through Sub Pop right here. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on blue vinyl (while supplies last). 

Frankie Cosmos Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The band will embark on a world tour in support of Vessel beginning on April 5th in Boulder, CO with stops in Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Seattle, with newly added US and European dates in May and June. See below for a full list of shows.

Tour Dates:
Apr. 05 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater *
Apr. 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep  *
Apr. 07 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf  *
Apr. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom  *
Apr. 10 - San Diego, CA - Quartyard %
Apr. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theatre %
Apr. 12 - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room %
Apr. 13 - Fresno, CA - Strummers  %
Apr. 14 - Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre %
Apr. 17 - Seattle, WA - Neumos %
Apr. 18 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater %
Apr. 20 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom %
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 @ Paradiso (Small Hall)
May 28 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
May 29 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School
May 30 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
May 31 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 08 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium #
Jul. 14 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival
 
* w/ Lomelda
@ Florist & Lala Lala
% w/ Ian Sweet and SOAR
# w/ Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius


If you haven’t yet, now’s the time to start following Frankie Cosmos everywhere in the known, err… cosmos! –> Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | frankiecosmosband.com



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, FEB 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch Moaning’s Surreal Video for “Tired” From Their Self-titled Debut (out March 2nd) + US and EU Festival Dates Added to 2018 Tour Schedule

Moaning have shared a surrealistic new video for “Tired,” a highlight track from their forthcoming self-titled Sub Pop debut, which will be out in the world March 2nd.



“Behind closed doors we experience a series of strange stories: A house catches fire, a giant hamster takes a bath, and a series of objects spontaneously combust. The “Tired” video plays with analog special effects, creating dream-like environments and scenarios,” says director Ambar Navarro (Stef Chura, Anna Burch). “Tired” co-stars the band alongside Casper the Hamster, Mr.Maggie the Cat, and 2 lucky goldfish, and was shot at Titmouse Studios in Los Angeles.

Moaning will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL worldwide through Sub Pop right here. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on pink vinyl (while supplies last). A new t-shirt design will also be available.

Moaning Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Moaning’s international tour schedule for 2018 in support of the album has been extended through June 10th. New highlights include appearances at Treefort (Boise, ID), 3 Les Elephants (Laval, FR), London Calling (Amsterdam, NL), This Is Not A Love Song (Nimes, FR) and Best Kept Secret (Hilvarenbeek, NL) festivals. Additional tour dates to be announced soon.
 

Mar. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ^

Mar. 10 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom / Flying Burrito Music & Food Festival

Mar. 11 - Flagstaff, AZ - Chancy’s Crib

Mar. 13 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger / Heatwave 3 Festival

Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW

Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW

Mar. 16 - Austin, TX - SXSW

Mar. 17 - Austin, TX - SXSW

Mar. 18 - Hot Springs, AR - Valley of the Vapors

Mar. 20 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

Mar. 21 - Omaha, NE - O’Leaves

Mar. 21-25 - Boise, ID - Treefort Festival

Mar. 22 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge

Mar. 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *

Mar. 25 - Reno, NV - Holland Project

May 11 - Seattle, WA - Barboza **

May 12 - Portland, OR - Star Theatre **

May 14 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop **

May 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo **

May 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar **

May 25 - Laval, FR - 3 Les Elephants

May 26 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling

Jun. 01 - Nimes, FR - This Is Not A Love Song Festival

Jun. 10 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival

^ w/ Froth

* w/ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

** w/ Preoccupations


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, FEB 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Let Your Future Implode In “Death Camp Fantasy,” The New Single From Hot Snakes

Jericho Sirens will be available worldwide on March 16th

As previously announced, Friday, March 16th, 2018 will mark the release of Hot Snakes’ Jericho Sirensthe long-awaited fourth album (and first in 14 years!!!) from the San Diego-based punk rock recidivists. For your listening enjoyment, we now share the second single from the band’s new record, entitled, “Death Camp Fantasy.” (also available on Spotify and Apple Music.



Jericho Sirens is now available for preorder - available on CD / LP / DL / CS - from Sub Pop [right here]. And the band’s newly reissued catalog - Automatic MidnightSuicide Invoice and Audit in Progress- is also available now on Sub Pop [over here].

Hot Snakes Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The band will play a hometown release show in San Diego at the Casbah on March 7th, which is then followed immediately by a midwestern U.S. tour March 10th-16th.
 
Mar. 07 - San Diego, CA - Casbah [Sold Out]
Mar. 09 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Mar. 10 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Mar. 11 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
Mar. 13 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Mar. 14 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
Mar. 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club [Sold Out]
Mar. 16 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club



[Photo Credit: Rick Froberg]


Posted by Rachel White