News from 5/2018

NEWS : TUE, MAY 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Mass Gothic Debuts New Single “Dark Window” - Currently On Tour in North America Supporting Modest Mouse

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.”

[Photo credit: Shawn Brackbill]

Mass Gothic Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, MAY 2, 2018 at 7:00 AM

“Black Car” Is The Latest Track From 7, The Acclaimed Forthcoming Album by Beach House

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 Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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.

Pre-orders of the LP through and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser Edition on opaque yellow vinyl. A new T-shirt design is also available for your bundling pleasure.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, MAY 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Hot Snakes To Perform Rock Music Live, In Support Of Their Universally Beloved New Album, Jericho Sirens, Starting This Week

Watch Swami John Reis’ Tour Video over here - Dates Run May 9th through June 10th

“Liberation through encroachment. Hot Snakes and @lebutcherettes West Coast “meet and greet” the hot slaves. Kissing hands and shaking babies since 2000. Stock footage courtesy of @howie_brdk.”

Hot Snakes Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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

Jun. 08 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

Jun. 09 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

Jun. 10 - Washington, DC - Union Stage

Hot Snakes’ Jericho Sirens, the band’s critically acclaimed fourth album, is out now. You can (and should) stream the album in full on SpotifyApple Music, and YouTube right now.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAY 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Watch Iron & Wine’s New Video For “Last Night” From His Grammy-Nominated Album Beast Epic + North American Tour Dates Just Added

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.”

[Photo by Kim Black]

Iron & Wine Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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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

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, MAY 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch: Forth Wanderers Share Official Video “Not For Me” + Announce US Tour Dates in Support of Their Self-Titled Debut

“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).”

Forth Wanderers Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAY 15, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Share “An Air Conditioned Man” From Forthcoming Album ‘Hope Downs’ (out June 15th)

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.

[Photo Credit: Maclay Heriot]

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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

Posted by Rachel White