Mass Gothic have shared their new single, “Dark Window,” the first of more to come (!) this summer on Sub Pop. The accompanying lyric video (as seen above here) was directed by the band and filmmaker Nira Burstein.
“Dark Window” finds Mass Gothic complete as a duo, with band members Noel Heroux and Jessica Zambri sharing songwriting and vocal duties. The track also marks the band’s first new recorded material since the release of their self-titled debut and Sup Goth EP, both released on Sub Pop in 2016. Co-produced by the band and Josh Ascalon, mixed by Chris Coady, mastered by Heba Kadry, “Dark Window” is available now worldwide from Sub Pop.
Mass Gothic’s Jessica Zambri had this to say, “It was late at night, I started dancing around the studio singing the melody with “la la la’s” and Noel began throwing the chords together on guitar. It happened pretty quickly. There was wine, dancing, then a song.”
Mass Gothic’s previously announced US tour dates are underway supporting Modest Mouse. The tour is in Cleveland tonight at the Agora Theatre and wraps up May 11th in Kansas City at the Starlight Amphitheatre. Mass Gothic is direct support on all of the dates.
May 01 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre May 02 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore May 03 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore May 05 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom May 06 - Mankato, MN - Verizon Wireless Center May 08 - Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre May 09 - Omaha, NE - Ralston Arena May 10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theatre May 11 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Amphitheatre
The band will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live May 16th.
Beach House have shared “Black Car,” a captivating new song from 7 their highly anticipated new album. The dark, atmospheric track rides an undulating bass line along a building, arrhythmic pulse of a drum beat.
7 is already earning Beach House some of the best reviews of the band’s career. Stereogum says of the album, “There are great bands that reinvent themselves with each new album, others that hit a sweet spot and stick with what works, and then there’s Beach House. Over their decade-plus career, some might argue that the Baltimore-based band has largely adhered to a formula, but with 7 — their excellent seventh album— it’s clear that the duo has been playing the long game.” Pitchfork offers this, “The record is one of rebirth, and easily the Baltimore duo’s most apparent sonic departure since 2012’s Bloom.” And The FADER raves, “The result is a weird and thrilling record that not only stands as one of the year’s best, but suggests that when it comes to pushing the limits of what the “Beach House sound” can be, Scally and Legrand are just getting started.”
Beach House has also scheduled a late night TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday, May 16th. And the band will perform a live in-studio session on KCRW in Los Angeles on May 15th.
Beach House’s massive worldwide tour in support of 7 is underway, with a show tonight, May 2nd in Little Rock at Metroplex Live. The tour continues on through October 20th in Dublin, IE at Vicar Street.
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 [Sold Out] 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, is available for preorder now on CD/LP/CS/DL from Sub Pop, (out May 11th, 2018) worldwide, except in Europe from Bella Union, and Australia /New Zealand from Mistletone.
Iron & Wine continue to tour the world in support of their Grammy-nominated album, Beast Epic adding a new batch of North American dates to an already full slate. Besides making the inaugural journey to Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and China this month along with returning to Australia for the first time in five years, the band will hit Europe in June and embark on three weeks of North American dates in September and November. (see dates below.)
In anticipation of these dates, Iron & Wine are sharing a new video for “Last Night,” from their latest record Beast Epic. The stop motion video was created by filmmaker Rachel Blumberg who has done videos for Gillian Welch and Nada Surf among others.
In July, Iron & Wine will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their Benefit for Midwives at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. The annual event raises money for a variety of organizations under the midwifery umbrella. In conjunction with the show is also the annual Iron & Wine movie night. Hosted by Sam Beam, movie night is a great opportunity to rub shoulders and share popcorn with Sam as you watch a movie that’s had a lasting impact on him and his music. This year he’ll be screening the William Friedkin classic, Sorcerer.
Beast Epic, the deeply personal sixth proper full-length release from Iron & Wine, received universal praise upon its release last fall. Rolling Stone said it was “Beam’s most dynamic and convincing record in years”, while Pitchfork noted that it was reminiscent of “the warm acoustic instrumentation of his early work”. The A/V Club perhaps summed it up best with its A grade when they wrote “Beam has written his most affecting, impressive set of songs in a long time—maybe ever…scaling back the lavish orchestration while maintaining a sense of brightness and verve.”
IRON & WINE BEAST EPIC 2018 TOUR May. 11 - Honolulu, HI – The Republik May. 14 - Singapore, Singapore – Capitol Theater May. 15 – Bangkok, Thailand – BAMM at Moonstar Studio May. 17 – Taipei, Taiwan – Legacy May. 19 – Seoul, South Korea – Seoul Jazz Festival May. 20 – Shanghai, China – MAO Livehouse May. 23 – Melbourne, Australia – Recital Hall (early show) May. 23 – Melbourne, Australia – Recital Hall (late show) May. 25 – Sydney, Australia – VividLIVE at Sydney Opera House May. 26 – Sydney, Australia – VividLIVE at Sydney Opera House May. 29 – Adelaide, Australia – The Gov May. 30 – Brisbane, Australia – QPAC Jun. 01 – Canberra, Australia – Canberra Theater Jun. 02 – Perth, Australia – Astor Theater Jun. 23 – Eridge Park, UK – Black Deer Festival Jun. 24 – Westmeath, Ireland – Body & Soul Festival Jun. 25 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Jun. 27 – Leipzig, Germany – Parkbuhne GeyserHaus Jun. 28 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg Jun. 30 – Barcelona, Spain – Vida Festival Jul. 14 – Austin, TX – Paramount | Midwives Benefit Jul. 16 – Austin, TX – Paramount | Iron & Wine Movie Night screening of Sorcerer Sep. 21 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland Sep. 22 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre Sep. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Capitol Theatre Sep. 24 – Boise, ID – Revolution Center Sep. 26 – Eureka, CA – Arkley Center for the Performing Arts Sep. 27 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre Sep. 28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Sep. 29 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre Sep. 30 – Sante Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Arts Center Oct. 2 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom Oct. 3 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant Oct. 4 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater Oct. 5 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre Oct. 6 – Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre Nov. 2 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater Nov. 3 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre Nov. 4 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre Nov. 6 - Portland, ME - State Theatre Nov. 7 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount Nov. 8 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre Nov. 9 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa Nov. 10 - Raleigh, NC - Meymandi Concert Hall Nov. 12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium Nov. 14 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater Nov. 15 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Theatre Nov. 16 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre Nov. 17 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
Starting Wednesday, May 9th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Hot Snakes will begin a 15-date North American odyssey that has the band on the road through June 10th in Washington, DC. The tour will include stops in Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, New York, Boston, Toronto & Philadelphia. Hot Snakes are touring in support of their latest long-player, Jericho Sirens, which is available now worldwide via Sub Pop Records.
May 09 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
May 10 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
May 11 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
May 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
May 14 - San Jose, CA - The Ritz
May 15 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall
May 16 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
May 18 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater
Jun. 02 - Seattle, WA - Upstream Music Fest
Jun. 04 - New York City, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
Jun. 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Hall
Jun. 07 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Concert Theatre
“The band inhabits a space that can feel bigger than the sprawling tree-lined streets and byzantine freeways of their local inspiration. Instead, the place Trilling and her bandmates create is more personal, messier, and chaotic. They give musical cues to the growing pains of young adulthood that are relatable but never trite—their songs, like any you might’ve been obsessed with in high school, feel like a mirror held up to the all-consuming triumphs and heartbreaks of your own youth.” [album review] - Pitchfork
Forth Wanderers’ official video for “Not For Me” - a standout from their just released, self-titled Sub Pop debut - stars the band and was directed by Loroto Productions (Frankie Cosmos, Speedy Ortiz, Mass Gothic).”
The band have also scheduled U.S. summer tour dates in support of the album, available now worldwide on Sub Pop. The trek begins June 27th in Richmond, VA at Strange Matter and ends July 18th in Cleveland at Mahall’s Lockeroom.
Jun. 27 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter Jun. 28 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Backroom Jun. 29 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Jun. 30 - New Orleans, LA - TBC Jul. 02 - Dallas, TX - Regal Room Jul. 03 - Austin, TX - Barracuda Jul. 05 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge Jul. 06 - San Diego, CA - TBC Jul. 07 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo Jul. 08 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop Jul. 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Jul. 11 - Seattle, WA - Ver Project Jul. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court Jul. 14 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Jul. 17 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen Jul. 18 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall’s Lockeroom
Forth Wanderers was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017.
Today, Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever share a new song off their highly anticipated debut album, Hope Downs (out 6/15 on Sub Pop). You can view the lyric video to album opener “An Air Conditioned Man” below, which accurately captures the sonic urgency of the song as a car flies through a city at night. The song’s denouement is mirrored by a similarly calming car wash as the video ends.
The band just completed a triumphant US tour on the heels of their Coachella performance, selling out venues in cities they were performing in for the first time. Don’t worry if you missed them, though, they will be returning stateside before you know it.
Thu, May 17th, Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival Fri. May 18 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms Sun. May 20 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts Mon. May 21 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla - SOLD OUT Tue. May 22 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom Thu. May 24 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere Sat. May 26 - Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling at Paradiso Sun. May 27th, Groningen, NL @ Vera Mon. May 28 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Tue. May 29 - Berlin, DE @ Lido Thu. May. 31 - Brussels, BE @ AB Club Sat. June 2 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Tue. June 5 - St. Albans, UK @ The Horn Wed. June 6 - Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & Hounds Thu. June 7 - Guildford, UK @ Boileroom Fri. June 8 - Porto, PT @ Primavera Porto
Sun. July 22 - North Byron Parklands, AUS @ Splendour in the Grass Sat. Aug. 11 - Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival Thu. Aug. 16 - Trondheim, NO @ Pstereo Festival Fri. Aug. 17 - Bigginghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival Sat. Aug. 18 - Kiewit, BE @ Pukklepop Festival Sun. Aug. 19 - Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
Tue. Aug. 21 - Dublin, IRL @ Whelans
Sat. Sep. 1 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
Hope Downs is now available for pre-order here and will come in the following formats:
- Standard LP on black vinyl - The limited Loser edition LP on light ice blue vinyl (while supplies last!) - CD - Cassette - Digital