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.)
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).
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.”
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.
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
“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.
Frankie Cosmos Tour in Support of ’Vessel’ HappeningWorldwide 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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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