Recently, Rolling Stone Country had this to say about “Booksmart Baby,” one of the rarities found on Furr: Deluxe Edition, “Different from the hazy, psychedelic Americana of Furr…“Booksmart Baby” is a mellow, finger-picked folk tune that runs for just under two minutes. The song…sounds in line with the wistful melancholy of Nick Drake and that of another Portland artist, Elliott Smith. Throughout the short song, Blitzen Trapper frontman Eric Early delivers hushed, cryptically poetic lyrics full of longing.”
Blitzen Trapper released Furr its breakthrough and label debut for Sub Pop in 2008. The album was met with universal acclaim, earning praise from the likes of The Guardian, Pitchfork, Paste, AV Club, and Rolling Stone, who in its 4-star review called it “an engaging album full of rootsy beauty.” The album would go on to earn the no. 13 spot on Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Albums of 2008,” later that year.
For the newly expanded deluxe edition of Furr, Blitzen Trapper have compiled two LPs worth of material: The original album and twelve rare and previously unreleased tunes. All of these songs were from the same recordings that became Furr, with the exception of the “Live at KCRW “ tracks, which were recorded during the Furr tour.
The reissue features updated cover art, and a new liner note from Earley reflecting on the album and what it means now, as well as a track by track description of the bonus songs, and a Q&A with the stage & screen actor, and Blitzen Trapper fan, Rainn Wilson (of The Office, Six Feet Under and The Blitzen Trapper Massacre fame).
Blitzen Trapper will support the release of Furr: Deluxe Edition with a massive fall North American tour, beginning this Friday, September 14th at Victoria’s Rifflandia Festival and ending November 17th-18th with a two-night stand at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge. These fall shows will find the band playing Furr in its entirety, followed by a set of fan favorites from throughout the band’s discography. Sub Pop labelmates Luluc will also join Blitzen Trapper as direct support November 8th-18th (select dates). For up-to-date information on tickets, please visit the band’s official website.
Furr Fall 2018 Tour Dates Sep. 14 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival Sep. 15 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Sep. 16 - Nelson, BC - Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel Sep. 17 - Calgary, AB - Festival Hall Sep. 18 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room Sep. 19 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Sep. 20 - Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach** Sep. 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe Sep. 22 - Indianapolis, IN - Holler On The Hill at Garfield Park Sep. 24 - 25 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Sep. 27 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware Sep. 28 - Ottawa, ON - The 27 Club Sep. 29 - Montreal, QC - Le Ministère Oct. 01 - Allston, MA - Great Scott Oct. 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg Oct. 04 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at The Fillmore Oct. 05 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel Oct. 06 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Oct. 07 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl Oct. 08 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East Oct. 10 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room Oct. 11 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar Oct. 12 - Lincoln, NE - The Royal Grove Oct. 13 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre Nov. 08 - Chico, CA- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company * Nov. 09 - Reno, NV - Offbeat Music Festival Nov. 10 - Novato, CA - Hopmonk Tavern* Nov. 11 - Sebastopol, CA - Hopmonk Tavern* Nov. 12 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up 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* ** w/ Shaky Graves, The Sheepdogs * w/ Luluc
International touring schedule extended through January 25th, 2019 North America November 7th-December 15th UK January 16th-25th.
On November 9th, J Mascis will release Elastic Days, a collection of songs brimming with epic hooks and subtle guitar textures that slide against each other like old lovers and snare you in surprisingly subtle ways. You can hear this in J’s new lyric video for “Everything She Said,” directed by Joe Salinas.
J Mascis has extended his international tour schedule to support Elastic Days with UK dates for early 2019. The newly added dates begin January 16th in Oxford at O2 Academy and end January 25th in Glasgow at St. Luke’s. These dates follow J’s previously announced North American tour dates which run November 7th through December 16th.
Nov. 07 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial Nov. 08 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater Nov. 09 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Nov. 10 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo Nov. 14 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s Nov. 15 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room Nov. 17 - Denver, CO - Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox Nov. 18 - Fort Collins, CO - Washington’s 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. 16 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy Jan. 17 - Bristol, UK - Thekla Jan. 18 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 Jan. 19 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall Jan. 20 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms Jan. 22 - Liverpool, UK - Arts Club Jan. 23 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla Jan. 24 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall Jan. 25 - Glasgow, UK - St. Lukes * w/ Luluc
Adult Swim and Sub Pop will release Rick and Morty soundtrack as a double album on September 28th, with a deluxe box set to follow on November 23rd, 2018.
Time to watch Chad VanGaalen’s new lyric video for “Stuttering Light,” a song from the forthcoming Rick and Morty soundtrack. The visual features animations from Liah Honeycutt interspersed with images from the Emmy-winning show.
Sub Pop and Adult Swim are releasing the 26-track Rick and Morty soundtrack which features music from the show’s composer Ryan Elder, from Chaos Chaos, Blonde Redhead, Mazzy Star, and Belly, as well as new songs including the aforementioned Chad VanGaalen track and Clipping’s ‘Stab Him in the Throat” hear here, which were both inspired by the show.
The Rick and Morty Soundtrack can be pre-ordered digitally now through iTunes, and pre-release singles will be available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
The album will be available in the following formats on these dates:
September 28, 2018
A standard CD
A double LP pressed on colored vinyl featuring two single-pocket LP jackets housed together in a custom die-cut slipcase.
A full digital release of all of the material on the CD and double LP
November 23. 2018
The Deluxe Box Set includes the album on double-LP pressed on an exclusive “Portal” colored vinyl* along with a custom poster, a patch, a sticker, and a bonus 7” single (featuring an extended mix of the screaming sun from the 2nd season finale, pressed on clear vinyl). And all of this comes housed in an attractive, borderline extravagant box featuring a plexiglass window cover which reveals a glowing design when lit by its integrated LED lights.
Adult Swim will also have a separate exclusive variant pre-order of the double LP sold at the Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles on October 5-7, 2018.
Rick and Mortyfollows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. Can the family survive Rick’s insanity and all the chaos the universe throws at them?
Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell, and Spencer Grammer. The series is created by Dan Harmon and Roiland who also serve as executive producers.
AUS and EURO dates kick off September 27th in Brisbane.
It’s been an incredible year for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, who released their debut album Hope Downs to worldwide critical acclaim in amongst multiple international tours. In fact, they’ve just wrapped a hugely successful US tour, their second proper tour, where they stepped up venue sizes and still managed to sell out or pack out most of their dates, including sellouts in San Diego, San Francisco, Vancouver, Chicago, New York City, Colorado, and Philadelphia.
Fran Keaney describes how the track came together:
”The first lines ‘stand on the morning / head like a weathervane’ came immediately - that was the clue. Then was the slow process of finding the other pieces to fit. The song is a platonic love song. It offers no answers. Just says, ‘Hi, I see you.’”
The band’s sophisticated debut album has been embraced by lovers of their early EPs, Talk Tight and The French Press, and new fans alike. Since its release in June, it has been championed by triple j, Double J, FBi Radio, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Paste Magazine, NME, Rolling Stone US, BBC 6 Music, Stereogum, DIY Mag, and countless others.
Thu. Sep. 27 - Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Festival Fri. Sep. 28 - Sydney, AU @ Factory Theatre - SOLD OUT Sat. Sep. 29 - Wollongong, AU @ Yours & Owls - SOLD OUT Fri. Oct. 5 - Perth, AU @ Rosemount Sat. Oct. 6 - Adelaide, AU @ Jive Bar - SOLD OUT Fri. Oct.12 - Geelong, AU @ Workers Club Sat. Oct.13 - Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel - SOLD OUT Sun. Oct. 14 - Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel - SOLD OUT
Oct 18th | SWN Festival, Cardiff, UK Oct 19th | Academy 2, Manchester, UK Oct 20th | Simple Things Festival, Bristol, UK Oct 21st | Stylus, Leeds, UK Oct 23rd | Concorde 2, Brighton, UK Oct 24th | Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK Oct 25th | O2 Academy, Oxford, UK Oct 26th-27th | BIME Live, Bilbao, ES Oct 29th | Koko, London, UK* Oct 31st | Festival Soy, Nantes, FR Nov 1st | Pitchfork Paris Festival, Paris, FR Nov 2nd | Trix, Antwerp, NL Nov 3rd | Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL* Nov 4th | Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL* Nov 7th | John Dee, Oslo, NO Nov 8th | Nalen, Stockholm, SW Nov 9th | Mejeriet, Lund, SW Nov 10th | Sorte Firkant Musikfestival, Copenhagen, DK Nov 12th | Molotow, Hamburg, DE* Nov 13th | MTC, Cologne, DE*
Special Edition to include the previously self-released EP The Fleet Foxes, the band’s self-titled debut album, The Sun Giant EP, and a collection of b-sides and rarities
Limited Edition set also includes booklet of previously unseen photos lyrics, and artwork from the band’s early history
Fleet Foxes have announced a special limited-edition collection to mark the 10th anniversary of their debut album, entitled First Collection 2006 – 2009, to be released by Nonesuch in Europe and Sub Pop for the rest of the world on November 9, 2018. The package features content spanning the early days of Fleet Foxes’ career, including the self-titled full-length debut album on 12” vinyl, as well as the Sun Giant EP on 10” vinyl and the first vinyl releases of both the very limited-edition, previously only self-released The Fleet Foxes EP on 10” and B-sides & Rarities on 10”. See full tracklisting below. In addition to its musical offerings, the release will feature a 32-page booklet including show flyers, lyrics, and artwork from the period. The special edition will also be released on CD and on all digital platforms. Pre-order the collection HERE.
With today’s announcement, the band has shared a trailer featuring archival footage. Watch the trailer HERE.
Fleet Foxes’ debut album made a tremendous impact on the international musical scene, topping numerous “best of” lists, including Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 2000’s and Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2008, and earned the band Uncut’s inaugural Music Award Prize. Fleet Foxes is certified Gold in North America and Platinum in both the UK and Australia.
Here’s a statement from Robin Pecknold on this upcoming release: “Over the years many people have asked if we’d ever release our original demo EP in any form, or if the Sun Giant EP would ever have its own vinyl sleeve, or they would ask why the font on the cover of the Fleet Foxes LP was so large, or they would ask if there were any other recordings, b-sides or rarities from that time period, or if there were 32 pages worth of old photos and ephemera that they could take a look at, and they would often ask if all of these things could be packaged together, as a First Collection, four pieces of 12” and 10” vinyl, fresh pressings in freshly designed sleeves, packaged together in a beautiful duo-tone bookcloth box with a magnetic clasp hinge: to the thousands of you who have asked for this very weirdly specific thing, it comes outNovember 9th (with CD / Digital versions available as well), thanks for the good idea.”
Fleet Foxes 12”
Side A 1. Sun It Rises 2. White Winter Hymnal 3. Ragged Wood 4. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song 5. Quiet Houses 6. He Doesn’t Know Why
Side B 1. Heard Them Stirring 2. Your Protector 3. Meadlowlarks 4. Blue Ridge Mountains 5. Oliver James
Sun Giant 10”
Side A 1. Sun Giant 2. Drops in the River 3. English House
Side B 1. Mykonos 2. Innocent Son
The Fleet Foxes EP 10”
Side A 1. She Got Dressed 2. In the Hot Hot Rays 3. Anyone Who’s Anyone
Side B 1. Textbook Love 2. So Long to the Headstrong 3. Icicle Tusk
B-Sides & Rarities 10”
Side A 1. False Knight On The Road 2. Silver Dagger 3. White Lace Regretfully 4. Isles
Side B 1. Ragged Wood (transition basement sketch) 2. He Doesn’t Know Why (basement demo) 3. English House (basement demo) 4. Hot Air (basement sketch)
SOLD OUT PNW shows September 28th & 29th with European dates to follow in November.
On September 28th, Sub Pop is excited to release the new Mudhoney album Digital Garbage, the band’s 10th full-length in 30 years. In the satirical new video for the Digital Garbage single, “Kill Yourself Live,” director Carlos A.F. Lopez presents a social media system update of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
Mudhoney will play two SOLD OUT shows in September, on the 28th in Portland, OR and on the 29th in Seattle, WA, before heading to Europe Nov. 11th, for a 19-date European run, with a performance at this year’s Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht Netherlands and club shows in Berlin, Frankfurt, Rome, Vienna, Paris, London, and Glasgow, among others. See below for a full list of shows.
“…raw and irreverent as ever.” Uncut
“their filthy tones are as sweet as they ever were” Classic Rock
“Cometh the hour, cometh the band” Mojo
“reinvigorated…” Record Collector
“…every bit as vital, inspiring and exciting as ever …thrilling” The Arts Desk
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 - Mocvara & 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. 01 - Glasgow, UK - Lukes Church !
@ The Scientists and Eat Skull % The Scientists and Tom Price Desert Classic ^ Pissed Jeans and Art Gray Noizz Quintet * Zeke and Please the Trees & Please the Trees # Masonics and Thee Hypnotics ! Wildebeests and Thee Hypnotics