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
METZ have added new dates to their previously announced 2018 international tour schedule. New Canadian and European headlining and festival dates include: Quebec City at Festival D’ete on July 11th; Leipzig, Germany at UT Connewitz on July 18th; Berlin, Germany at Cassiopeia on July 19th; August 16th in Wiesbaden, Germany at Schlactof; Reading Festival on August 25th; Leeds Festival on August 26th; Cardiff, Wales at The Globe on August 27th; and Asten-Heusden, Netherlands for the Misty Fields Festival on August 31st. Sub Pop label mates Moaning, will open a slew of EU shows (select dates).
Apr. 17 - Lisbon, Portugal – MusicBox * Apr. 18 - Porto, Portugal – Hard Club * Apr. 19 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord Apr. 20 - Rotterdam, Netherlands – Motel Mozaique Apr. 21 - Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Out of the Crowd Festival Apr. 23 - Milan, IT - Magnolia * Apr. 24 - Bologna, IT - Freakout, Bologna * Apr. 25 - Munich, DE - Strom * Apr. 26 - Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9 * Apr. 27 - Belfort, FR - Impetus Festival Apr. 28 - London, UK - Test Pressing Festival* Apr. 30 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo * May 01 - Dublin, IE - Whelan’s May 02 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen * May 03 - Ramsgate, UK - Ramsgate Music Hall * [Sold Out] May 04 - Brussels, BE - Les Nuits Botanique [Sold Out] May 05 - Leffinge, BE - De Zwerver * May 23 - Taipei, Taiwan - The Wall May 25 - Beijing, China - TBC May 26 - Shanghai, China - TBC May 29 - Hong Kong, China - TTN Livehouse May 31 - Manila, Philippines - Mow’s Bar Jun. 01 - Singapore - Decline Jun. 02 - Bangkok, Thailand - Norma Jun. 04 - Tokyo, Japan - Fever Jun. 05 - Tokyo, Japan - Fever Jun. 06 - Nagoya, Japan - Tight Rope Jun. 07 - Osaka, Japan - Conpass Jul. 11 - Quebec City, QC - Festival D’ete Jul 18 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz, Jul. 19 - Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia Jul. 21 - Tromso, Norway - Bukta Festival Aug. 16 - Wiesbaden, DE - Schlactof Aug. 25 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival Aug. 26 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival Aug. 27 - Cardiff, UK - The Globe Aug. 31 - Asten-Heusden, NL - Misty Fields Festival Sep. 14 - Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Westward Festival) * w/ Moaning
Strange Peace is available now on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide (except in Canada) from Sub Pop right here. In Canada, Strange Peace is available from Royal Mountain Records over here.
7 will be available worldwide from Sub Pop, with the exception of Europe and Australia/New Zealand, where the album will be available from Bella Union and Mistletone, respectively
Beach House have delivered an immersive new video for “Dark Spring,” the opening track from their forthcoming album 7. Director Zia Anger describes the video as “a very organic thing made with a lot of people (who are also filmmakers), that I love and trust. An anomaly in process.”
Beach House’s massive worldwide tour in support of 7begins April 30th in Chattanooga, TN at the Signal and ends October 20th in Dublin, IE at Vicar Street. Newly added shows include: September 27th in Madrid at La Riviera; September 28th in Barcelona at Razzmatazz; and by popular demand, a second London show on October 17th at Troxy.
Apr. 30 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal May 01 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre May 02 - Little Rock, AR - Metroplex Live May 04 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric May 05 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom May 07 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre May 08 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls May 11 - Mexico City, MX - Auditorio Blackberry (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) May 13 - Mayer, AZ - Form Arcosanti Jun. 02 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Jul. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre Jul. 27 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz Jul. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre [Sold Out] Jul. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory Jul. 31 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 02 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre Aug. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Sold Out] Aug. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Sold Out] Aug. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory at North Park [Sold Out] Aug. 07 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 08 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre Aug. 10 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium Aug. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre Aug. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot Aug. 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre Aug. 17 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theatre Aug. 18 - Chicago, Il - Chicago Theatre Aug. 19 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre Aug. 20 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre Aug. 22 - New York, NY - United Palace Theatre Aug. 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 24 - Boston, MA - House of Blues [Sold Out] Aug. 25 - Washington, DC - The Anthem Sep. 25 - Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseu dos Recreios Sep. 26 - Porto, Portugal - Teatro sa da Bandeira Sep. 27 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera Sep. 28 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz Sep. 30 - Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne Oct. 01 - Köln, DE - Gloria Oct. 02 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys Oct. 04 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet Oct. 05 - Gothenburg, SE - Trädgar’n Oct. 07 - Oslo, NO - Rockefeller Music Hall Oct. 08 - Stockholm, SE- Münchenbryggeriet Oct. 09 - Copenhagen, DK - Forum Black Box Oct. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel Oct. 12 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg Oct. 13 - Brussels, BE - AB Oct. 15 - Paris, FR - Olympia Oct. 17 - London, UK - Troxy Oct. 18 - London, UK - Troxy [Sold Out] Oct. 19 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall Oct. 20 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
7, the group’s 7th full-length record, will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL May 11th, 2018. The new Beach House album will be available worldwide on Sub Pop, except in Europe and Australia/New Zealand, where it will be released by Bella Union and Mistletone.
7 features standouts including the Valentine’s Day ‘18 single “Lemon Glow” [lsten here], along with “Black Car,” “Drunk In LA,” “Dive,” and today, their latest offering, the soaring, captivating “Dark Spring”[listen here]. All of the songs on 7began in Beach House’s home studio in Baltimore, and were finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and Palmetto Studio in Los Angeles. The album was produced by Beach House and Sonic Boom, and mixed by Alan Moulder.
Sub Pop is currently accepting resumes from energetic, responsible, detail-oriented, and dependable candidates for a part-time/weekend/night Sales Clerk position at our new-ish and (let’s not be coy about it…) terribly impressive store at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This guy.
• Greeting and assisting customers in a friendly manner. • Full compliance with Sea-Tac operation rules and strict TSA regulations and restrictions. • Efficient handling of cash and credit card transactions. • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively. • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. • Assisting in organizing and restocking the store. • Maintaining the general appearance of the store. • Contributing to the team retail effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
Qualified candidates will have:
• Previous experience in the retail environment. • Knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the City of Seattle. • A friendly and enthusiastic disposition with customers and staff. • Strong and clear communication skills. • A general understanding of retail Point of Sale systems. • Flexibility in schedule and willingness to work early or late hours.
The Sub Pop Airport Store at Sea-Tac is open unusually long hours, generally 6am - 10pm, and 365 days a year.
On Forth Wanderers’ “Ages Ago,” vocalist Ava Trilling paints the image of a constantly-shifting enigmatic lover. “I wasn’t sure who they were, they changed constantly (hence the metaphor describing the “grey coat” and cutting their hair just to “stay afloat”),” she says. “I wasn’t going to wait any longer to find out.” The “Ages Ago” visual was animated by guitarist Ben Guterl. Listen here, then listen on repeat in the hallowed halls of Spotify or Apple Music.
Earlier this week, NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered” included Forth Wanderers track, “Taste,” in their weekly mix, and offered this: “Forth Wanderers thrives in distance. Singer Ava Trilling writes the lyrics in New York, guitarist Ben Guterl builds the backbone of music in Ohio. “Taste,” in particular, came from diametrically opposed places in their young love lives. Guterl worked through the song’s production to impress his now-girlfriend. Trilling writes, however, that she “was in a difficult place with my relationship at the time.” Still, the distance — emotional and physical — doesn’t undercut the dizzying intimacy of the song [hear here].”
Forth Wanderers’ previously announced Northeastern U.S. tour runs May 3rd-5th, 2018. Additional live dates to be announced soon.
May 03 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel May 04 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church May 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel
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 right here. LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque orange vinyl.
[Photo Credit: Julia Leiby]
Following the band’s acclaimed 2015 EP Slop, Forth Wanderers amplifies the heartfelt sentiments of the band’s earlier works into massive anthems. Ben Guterl and Duke Greene’s guitars have never sounded so sharp, Noah Schifrin and Zach Lorelli’s terse rhythm section is restless, and vocalist-lyricist Ava Trilling seems more self-assured than ever. “We have embraced our roles in the collaboration process,” says Guterl. “Everyone’s gotten better at their instruments and we trust each other more because we know how the machine works.” This spirit soars through Forth Wanderers, resulting in exuberant, profound songs driven by tightly bound melodies and a loving attention to detail (read more here).