News from 8/2018

NEWS : TUE, AUG 7, 2018 at 2:00 AM

SPF30: Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Concert on Alki Beach - UPDATE re Street Closures, Public Transportation Schedules, Parking & More!!!

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Herewith, even more details from the blowhards over at Sub Pop Records for SPF30: Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Concert, happening this Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from noon-10 pm.

The lineup features Beach House, Bully, Clipping, Kyle Craft, Father John Misty, Fastbacks, Hot Snakes, Jo Passed, Loma, LVL UP, METZ, Moaning, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Wolf Parade, Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its!, and The School of Rock West Seattle House Band over four stages along incredibly scenic Alki Ave. in the Alki Beach neighborhood of West Seattle. (Set times are below.)


At this time, we’d like to share important details regarding street closures, public transportation schedules, parking and more.
 
Firstly and foremostly, PLEASE limit the number of cars coming in and out of West Seattle, don’t drive unless you really have to, and 
instead use some form of public transportation to get to SPF30!
 
BUSES
King County Metro Transit has increased frequency for the Route 50 (Alki Service) to operate every 15 minutes.
In addition, the RapidRide C-Line has a couple of extra buses to assist with any overloaded buses, primarily while event-goers leave the Alki Beach area.
 
WATER TAXI
The King County Water Taxi between downtown Seattle and West Seattle is adding an extra boat with extra runs and extending hours of service.
In addition to the MV Doc Maynard running its regular Saturdayservice, the Water Taxi plans on running an extra boat (the MV Sally Fox) on the West Seattle route from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 7:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. These times are when we expect most people to be traveling
to, and returning from, the event.
 
We strongly encourage you to purchase your Water Taxi tickets in advance. You can do so through the Transit GO app. Or use your ORCA card, for a reduced fare!
 
SHUTTLES
Three free shuttles will run within West Seattle throughout SPF30.
From…
1. SW Alaska St. & 44th Ave. SW at the Metro stop
2. SW Admiral Way and SW Waite St.
3. Harbor Ave. SW in front of Don Armeni Boat Ramp
…to SPF30 at Alki Beach and back.
 
There will be at least one accessible shuttle for patrons with disabilities on each of these routes.
 
BIKES & BIKE SHARES
There will be a Bike Corral located at the tennis courts at Whale Tail Park operated by Bike Works.
 
There will also be bike shares at some strategic locations as well as staged throughout West Seattle. Look for bikes at these locations:
 
1. Alaska Junction
2. Admiral Junction
3. Port of Seattle Lot
4. Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal
5. Spokane St. Park and Ride
6. Water Taxi
 
LYFT/UBER
Uber and Lyft will be managing the road closures for the festival in
app. It will be best to catch a ride to and from the shuttle stops at the Alaska Junction and in the Admiral Neighborhood
 
There will be Lyft signage up at the Lyft Pickup/Drop-off zones.
 
PARKING
Once more, with feeling: please do not drive to SPF30. But, if you must, please carpool, designate a driver and know that we will have a parking lot. The parking fee will be $20. Credit/debit cards and cash are acceptable forms of payment. Location is the 2500 block of Harbor Ave SW across from the 7-11.
 
From this 
lot you can either walk approx. 18 min./0.9 mi. to Don Armeni Boat Ramp to catch a free shuttle, or rent a bike and ride the Alki Trail to the festival.
 
The parking lot closes at midnight on the day of the festival (Sat., Aug. 11). Unclaimed vehicles will be towed by noon the next day. 
Please no Rideshare vehicles.
 
ACCESSIBLE PARKING
We have accessible parking spots reserved exclusively for patrons with disabilities in two locations. We ask that you display your placard/hang tags when parking. Please note these spots will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
 
1. On 63rd Ave SW between Admiral Way and Alki Ave SW
2. On Alki Ave SW between 54th Ave SW and 56th Ave SW
 
Accessible parking
hang tags/placards will get you through local access street closures to these parking spots.
 
ROAD CLOSURES
Alki Ave SW will be closed between 56th Ave SW and 63rd Ave SW.
59th Ave SW will be closed from SW Stevens St. to Alki Ave SW.
 
There will be a local-access-only closure on Harbor Ave SW at California Way SW. Traffic will be turned back down Harbor Ave SW or diverted up California Way SW.
 
There will be lots of other local-access-only closures from SW Admiral Way down to Alki Ave SW, as well as a local-access-only closure at Bonair SW and Sunset Ave SW.
 
There will be festival staff and SPD helping to direct traffic at all of these closures.
 
STAGE NAMES/SET TIMES
 
LOSER STAGE (@ Bathhouse West) 
1:30 - Moaning
3:15 - Bully
5:15 - Fastbacks
7:00 - Wolf Parade
9:00 - Father John Misty
 
THE FLIPPITY-FLOP STAGE (@ Bathhouse East) 
12:45 - LVL UP
2:30 - Loma
4:15 - Clipping
6:00 - Shabazz Palaces
8:00 - Beach House
 
HARSH REALM STAGE (@ 57th Street)
12:00 - Jo Passed
1:45 - Kyle Craft
3:30 - METZ
5:15 - Hot Snakes
7:00 - Mudhoney
 
PUNKY STAGE (@ Whale Tail Park)
1:00 - Caspar Babypants
2:00 - The Not-Its!
4:00 - The School of Rock West Seattle House Band
 
It is our hope that SPF30 and Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Weekend will serve as a super fun and sincere “thank you” to our local and global music community for supporting Sub Pop and our artists for the past 30 years (and the next 30!).
 
In addition to celebrating a dynamic, inspirational roster spanning three decades, we also wish to create a sense of uplifting togetherness where we not only listen to great music but we become better at listening to each other as well.

More info:  Spf30.subpop.com


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, AUG 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

King Tuff Begins World Tour in Support of ‘The Other’ + Listen to a Tune-Yards remix of “Psycho Star”

[Track Art Photo by Olivia Bee]

King Tuff is embarking on a world tour beginning August 12th at the Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall, England. The first leg of dates takes King Tuff through Europe, with shows in Manchester, London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and more. He will then begin a 21-date US tour that includes 17 dates supporting labelmate Father John Misty. The US shows begin September 12th in Las Vegas, NV and end October 13th in Lexington, KY. See below for a full list of dates. 
 
To celebrate the impending shows, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas) asked longtime friend Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards) to remix his single “Psycho Star,” the psychedelic, day-glo pop jammer off King Tuff’s 2018 release, The Other.

Listen to Tune-Yards remix of “Psycho Star” -> YouTube  |  Spotify  |  Apple Music 

When asked about the remix, Thomas said: “So excited to share this Tune Yards remix of ‘Psycho Star.’ Merrill Garbus is one of my oldest and dearest friends, and together with beautiful bass babe Nate Brenner they have truly brought my song into the chaos dimension, a place that turns you inside out and makes your guts dance like breaking glass. The last time Merrill and I collaborated was almost 15 years ago in our reggae band Baked Earth. So happy to be reunited in the dub zone with her here again!”
 

King Tuff Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Aug. 12 - Newquay, UK - Boardmasters Festival
Aug. 13 - Manchester, UK - Night People *
Aug. 14 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast *
Aug. 16 - London, UK - Moth Club *
Aug. 17 - Brecon Beacons (Wales) , UK - Greenman Festival
Aug. 18 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
Aug. 19 - Saint Malo, FR  - La Route De Rock
Aug. 21 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere *
Aug. 22 - Zurich, CH - Zurich Open Air 
Aug. 23 - Berlin, DE - KANTINE AM BERGHAIN *
Aug. 24 - Amsterdam, NL - Sugar Factory *
Aug. 28 - Petaluma, CA - Lagunitas Brewing Company(@Lagunas Amphitheater)
Sep. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse Saloon 
Sep. 15 - Fort Collins, CO - Hodi’s Half Note
Sep. 17 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Sep. 18 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre $
Sep. 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater $ 
Sep. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - MacAllister Amphitheater @ Garfield Park $ 
Sep. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre $ 
Sep. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
Sep. 25 - Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavilion  $ 
Sep. 26 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore Charlotte $ 
Sep. 28 - Miami, FL - Fillmore Miami $ 
Sep. 29 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live $ 
Oct. 01 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $ 
Oct. 02 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $ 
Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City $ 
Oct. 05 - Mobile, Alabama - The Merry Widow 
Oct. 06 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theater $ 
Oct. 09 - Knoxville, TN The Mill & Mine  $
Oct. 10 - Oxford, MS - Lyric Theater $ 
Oct. 12 - Greenville, SC - Fall for Greenville 
Oct. 13 - Lexington, KY - Burl $ 
 
$ w/ Father John Misty 
*    w/ SASAMI



 
What people are saying about “Psycho Star”
 “…strutting, synth-heavy jam” - Stereogum
 
“‘Psycho Star’ serves as a pitch-perfect demonstration of the album’s mission statement. The soaring, psychedelic cut rides along a funky strain of percussion that’s joined by bright, spacey synths, wah-wahs, and wide-eyed lyrics about the wonders of ‘this strange little star.’” [Psycho Star] - Consequence of Sound


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, AUG 15, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen: “Kill Yourself Live” is the Latest Single From New Mudhoney Album, ‘Digital Garbage’

On September 28th, iconoclastic, PNW rock and roll quartet Mudhoney will release Digital Garbagethe 10th album from the band in 30 years. Their latest offering “Kill Yourself Live,” segues from a revved-up organ solo into a bleak look at the way notoriety goes viral.


[Photo Credit: Jim Bennett. Live at SPF30]

Mudhoney have a string of dates in the Pacific Northwest starting Sep. 15th in Vancouver, with shows in Portland and Seattle before heading to Europe on Nov. 11th. See below for a full list of shows. 

 

Pre-orders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on seafoam green vinyl (while supplies last).


Mudhoney Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Sep. 15 - Vancouver, Canada - Rickshaw Theater (Westward Music Festival)
Sep. 28 - Portland, OR - Dante’s @ 
Sep. 29 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre %
Oct. 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw ^ 
Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who Festival
Nov. 12 - Groningen, NL - Vera *
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE- Festaal Kreuzberg & 
Nov. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Fabrik & 
Nov. 15 - Koln, DE - Gebaude 9  & 
Nov. 16 - Luzern, CH - Schuur & 
Nov. 17 - Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair & 
Nov. 19 - Frankfurt, DE - Zoom Club &  
Nov. 20 - Munchen, DE - Strom &  
Nov. 21 - Bologna, IT - Locomotiv & 
Nov. 22 - Roma, IT - Largo (IT)  & 
Nov. 23 - Milan, IT - Santeria Social Club & 
Nov. 24 - Zagreb, HR - Mochvara & 
Nov. 25 - Vienna , AT - Arena Big Hall * 
Nov. 27 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo & 
Nov. 28 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 #
Nov. 29 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom #
Nov. 30 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Beckett University ! 
Dec. 1St - Glasgow, UK - Lukes Church !
 
@ The Scientists and Eat Skull
% The Scientists and Tom Price Desert Classic
^ Pissed Jeans and Art Gray Noizz Quintet
* w/Zeke and Please the Trees
& Please the Trees
# Masonics and Thee Hypnotics
! Wildebeests and Thee Hypnotics




Posted by Rachel White

TUE, AUG 14, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Iron & Wine Share “Waves of Galveston” from forthcoming Weed Garden EP

On August 31st, Iron & Wine will release Weed Garden, a six-song collection of all new material rooted in the writing process that brought us the Grammy nominated, Beast Epic.  Recorded earlier this year at The Loft in Chicago, the EP joins the ranks of previous releases - The Sea and Rhythm, Woman King and In the Reins which contain some of Iron & Wine’s most beloved material.  
 
The second song shared from Weed Garden is “Waves of Galveston”.  This fan favorite first appeared as part of The Onion’s AV Club “State Songs” and is finally making its official release. A short trip from Austin where Sam Beam lived for a number years, Galveston and its coastal beauty is brought to life in this late summer breezy acoustic number that harkens back to some of Iron & Wine’s earliest material.   You can now listen to “Waves of Galveston”.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/11Ugs7P3avM
Spotify: https://u.subpop.com/2nC5WRS
Apple Music: https://u.subpop.com/2vNk93h


Weed Garden which serves as the perfect companion piece to last years full length, Beast Epic is now available for preorder on CD/LP/DL/CS through Sub Pop over here. LP preorders of through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on Amber colored vinyl (while supplies last).

Iron & Wine Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Iron & Wine’s previously announced fall tour schedule in support of Weed Garden and Beast Epic resumes on September 21st in Kansas City, MO at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland and runs through November 17th in Memphis, TX at the Orpheum Theatre.
 
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**
*w/ Erin Rae
** w/ Ohmme
^ w/ Carl Broemel

Beast Epic, the deeply personal sixth proper full-length album from Iron & Wine, received universal praise upon its release in the fall of 2017 [link here]. 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 AV 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.”



Posted by Frank Nieto

NEWS : FRI, AUG 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM

You Can Now Stream ‘The Diet’ - Cullen Omori’s Luminous New Album - Available Worldwide Today

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[Photo Credit: Josh Spencer

Cullen Omori’s The Diet is now available worldwide on Sub Pop. The new album, led by the singles ”Four Years,” ”A Real You“ and ”Happiness Reigns,” is buoyed by warped, analog pedals/transistors, tailor-made guitar tones that crisscross ‘70s art rock vocals and classic songwriting all within the span of 40 minutes. You can now stream The Diet in its entirety via Spotify and Apple Music
 
The Line of Best Fit had this to say of the album, “It’s all so hopeful and luminous, a reflection of the headspace the singer’s now in, worlds apart from a couple years ago. Omori’s rediscovered life’s good side, and found more of himself in the process; ultimately, that’s led to him being able to pour a whole lot more of his heart and soul into his songs, and it’s a beautiful thing (8/10).” 

Pitchfork offered this, “The former Smith Westerns member’s second album represents a return to his core strengths: crystalline, cosmically ornate melodies and wryly clear-eyed lyrics.” And PopMatters raves, “The resulting sound is inventive, fun, fresh, and perhaps Omori’s best release to-date (8/10).”


The Diet is available now through Sub Pop. LP purchases through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on lavender swirl vinyl (while supplies last). A new t-shirt design is also available.




Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, AUG 23, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch Luluc’s Official Video For “Kids” From ‘Sculptor,’ Their Gorgeous Third Album

North American tour dates with labelmates Blitzen Trapper November 7th-18th) and J Mascis (November 20th-December 15th) also announced

In Luluc’s official video for “Kids,” a standout from Sculptor, their just-released, gorgeous third album, director Katie Mitchell wanted to capture “an intimate portrait of the band and their collaborators in Brooklyn.” With beautifully shot performance footage, Mitchell subtly renders the defiance of the protagonist of the song and the camaraderie she has forged. Watch now [see NPR Music August 23rd].


Luluc Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Luluc will also hit the road this fall performing songs from Sculptor, acting as direct support for labelmates Blitzen Trapper (November 7th-18th) and J Mascis (November 20th - December 15th). Headline dates in Australia, Europe and North America will follow in early 2019.
 
Nov. 08 - Chico, CA-  Sierra Nevada Brewing Company*
Nov. 10 - Novato, CA - Hopmonk Tavern*
Nov. 11 - Sebastopol, CA - Hopmonk Tavern*
Nov. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room*
Nov. 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent*
Nov. 16 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile*
Nov. 17 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge*
Nov. 18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge*
Nov. 20 - Chicago, IL - City Winery^
Nov. 21 - Chicago, IL - City Winery^
Nov. 27 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery^
Nov. 28 - Nashville, TN - City Winery^
Nov. 29 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar^
Nov. 30 - Detroit, MI - El Club^
Dec. 01 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall^
Dec. 04 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe^
Dec. 05 - Washington, DC - City Winery^
Dec. 07 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade^
Dec. 08 - New York, NY - Public Arts^
Dec. 09 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom^
Dec. 12 - Providence, RI - The Met^
Dec. 13 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair^
Dec. 14 - Northampton, MA - The Academy of Music^
Dec. 15 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall^
Jan. 11 - Melbourne, AU - Howler
Jan. 12 - Castlemaine, AU - Theatre Royale
* w/ Blitzen Trapper
^ w/ J Mascis

 

Sculptor is available worldwide from Sub Pop, with the exception of New Zealand and Australia through Mistletone. In addition to “Kids,” the album features standouts “Spring” and “Heist,” and was produced and recorded by Luluc. The album also includes guest appearances from J. Mascis, Aaron Dessner (The National), Jim White (The Dirty Three), Dave Nelson (The National, Beirut) and Matt Eccles (Weyes Blood, Connan Mockasin). LP purchases from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on magenta vinyl (while supplies last).


 
What The People are saying about Luluc’s Sculptor:

“Quietly devastating….when Luluc really want your attention they don’t shout, they whisper. The strongest and most assured record of their career. The songs dig deep emotionally – but critically their aesthetics are well-balanced, the voice and instruments perfectly calibrated. While its predecessors had a tendency for introspection, Sculptor is wide open.” [8/10] - Uncut
 
“…Sculptor, the Australians’ self-produced follow-up to 2014’s wonderful Passerby, also broadens Luluc’s palette and subject matter in rewarding ways.” [First Listen] - NPR Music
 
“Ultimately, the album repays careful and repeated attention, its varied qualities cohering effectively with a measured sense of control that, simultaneously, offers positive indications of the considerable potential for future even more diverse arrangements.” [8/10] - The Line of Best Fit
 
Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett are back with an album that complicates their modest aesthetic. The lyrical wrestling and sonic exploration nearly betrays their earliest work yet elevates their catalog—already so celebrated—to another level… Sculptor is an album that feels important.” [8/10] - Under the Radar
 
Sculptor is a small gift coming at the right time, a 36-minute reverie that nonetheless remains rooted in waking life.” - PopMatters
 
Sculptor yields center-stage to Randell’s haiku-like celebrations of human spirit and suburban transcendence.” [4/5] - MOJO
 
“Randall and Hassett have made a record that boldly turns a corner while still slotting neatly into their already sterling catalog.” [4/5] - All Music

“Randell’s lyrics reveal subversiveness too, telling of teenage insurrections and small-town upsets. Steve Hassett’s backing, meanwhile, is characterized by enough strange impulses and pleasing deviations to whirr and rattle through the stillness. The band’s third album is filled with such quirks and quiet rebellions.”  [4/5] - Q Magazine






Posted by Rachel White