News from 1/2019

NEWS : TUE, JAN 29, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Iron & Wine’s 15th-Anniversary Deluxe Edition of ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ Will Be In Stores March 22nd. Now Hear The Demo Version of “Passing Afternoon”

The band will perform Our Endless Numbered Days in its entirety (and with an orchestra) in Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Sub Pop and Iron & Wine will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Our Endless Numbered Days with the release of a newly expanded deluxe edition on CD/2xLP/DL worldwide on March 22nd, 2019. This version will feature eight previously never before heard demos, new artwork, and a 12-page booklet including liner notes from author Amanda Petrusich. You can now hear the demo version of ”Passing Afternoon” here.

Iron & Wine received its second Grammy nomination in two years as “Best Folk Album” for 2018’s Weed Garden. Their previous nomination was for “Best Americana Album” for 2017’s Beast Epic.


Our Endless Numbered Days (Deluxe Edition) is now available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders in North America through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque pea green vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design available. For LP preorders of Our Endless Numbered Days (Deluxe Edition) in Europe and the UK from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque dark green vinyl (while supplies last).

Iron & Wine
Our Endless Numbered Days (Deluxe Edition)
Tracklisting:
 
1. On Your Wings
2. Naked as We Came
3. Cinder and Smoke
4. Sunset Soon Forgotten
5. Teeth in the Grass
6. Love and Some Verses
7. Radio War
8. Each Coming Night
9. Free Until They Cut Me Down
10. Fever Dream
11. Sodom, South Georgia
12. Passing Afternoon
13. Naked as We Came (demo)
14. Cinder and Smoke (demo)
15. Teeth in the Grass (demo)
16. Love and Some Verses (demo)
17. Free Until They Cut Me Down (demo)
18. Fever Dream (demo)
19. Sodom, South Georgia (demo)
20. Passing Afternoon (demo)


[Photo Credit : Kim Black]

Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine, released Our Endless Numbered Days, his second album, in March of 2004. It followed his seemingly out of nowhere debut arrival, The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002) which was a quiet word of mouth treasure. Our Endless Numbered Days was recorded in Chicago and was the first in a string of releases to be produced by Brian Deck (Red Red Meat, Modest Mouse, Ugly Casanova, etc.). 
 
Our Endless Numbered Days, which has sold over 556,000 copies, marked many firsts for Beam both professionally and personally and as Petrusich so rightly calls it in her liner notes “Our Endless Numbered Days is a timeless record about the passage of time.” 
 
Upon its release SPIN called the record a “masterwork” one that is “self-assured, spellbinding, and richly, refreshingly adult.”  Pitchfork, which gave the original album “Best New Music,” had this to say, “An astoundingly progressive record: Beam has successfully transgressed his cultural pigeonhole without sacrificing any of his dusty allure.”

Iron & Wine Tour Dates + Ticket Links

In conjunction with the re-issue, Iron & Wine will team up with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to perform the record in its entirety. Arrangements are being handled by noted composer David Campbell (Adele, Michael Jackson, Beck), whom will also conduct the LA Philharmonic.

These shows will include two sets – one with the orchestra and one solo acoustic – and feature songs from throughout the nearly 20-year career of Iron & Wine. These are the only scheduled performances of this nature planned around the anniversary of Our Endless Numbered Days.

Mar. 22 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Hall w/ Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Mar. 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Disney Hall w/ Los Angeles Philharmonic
TBA  - Washington, DC - Kennedy Center w/ National Symphony Orchestra


NEWS : TUE, JAN 15, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Watch Perfect Son’s Atmospheric Lyric Video For “Lust,” A New Offering From ‘Cast,’ His Forthcoming Debut

On February 15th, 2019, Sub Pop will release the debut album Cast from Polish artist Perfect Son (aka Tobiasz Biliński). The 10-track album features the previously released lead single “It’s For Life,” along with the highlights “Promises,” and the latest offering, “Lust.” Biliński and his wife Anna Mayer-Biliński directed the atmospheric lyric video as seen above. (see also CLASH “Track of the Day” January 15th).




With powerful, sweeping production that recalls the best pop beats of Matthew Dear and arcing melodies that conjure the majesty of Jonathan Meiburg, Perfect Son animates sensations of lust, belonging, and newfound trust with tumescent electronic arrangements that threaten the safety of any sound system.

Cast was co-produced by Biliński and Marcin Buźniak at Axis Audio in Warsaw, with additional production from Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording in Philadelphia, and mixed/mastered by Buźniak.


Cast is now available for pre-order via the Sub Pop Mega Mart  and select independent retailers. Those who pre-order the record through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited edition version on yellow vinyl while supplies last.


[Photo Credit: Pola Sobun]


NEWS : THU, JAN 10, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Listen To The Remastered Title Track From Green River’s ‘Rehab Doll,’ and “Unwind” From ‘Dry As a Bone’

The Deluxe Editions of Rehab Doll and Dry As a Bone will be available Friday, January 25th worldwide via Sub Pop.

You can now hear remastered versions of the riff heavy title track from Green River’s Rehab Doll, and the bluesy grind of “Unwind”from Dry As a Bone. Both albums will be available as expanded and remastered deluxe editions from Sub Pop on CD/2xLP/DL worldwide January 25th, 2019. Jack Endino served as the executive producer for the project excavating & restoring tapes, mixing, remixing & mastering both packages.

LP preorders of each album through Sub Pop Mega Mart and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser editions of Dry As a Bone on forest green vinyl and Rehab Doll on opaque lime green vinyl (while supplies last).

Rolling Stone had this to say of Rehab Doll: “Proto-grunge at its best, its mud-dipped tracks breaking down and building themselves back up in real time. Frontman Mark Arm (later of Mudhoney) sounds like he gargled with lye before cutting tracks like the boogie-gone-bad “Together We’ll Never,” while the band’s rip-roaring cover of David Bowie’s “Queen Bitch” (originally only available on the album’s cassette release) hints at the wry humor that would animate much of the Seattle scene’s best moments.” And Magnet Magazine offers this, “Not only did Green River exemplify the collision of punk, metal and classic rock that became the early Seattle sound’s calling card, it eventually spawned some of the most recognizable faces of the grunge era….Green River sound is exactly what you would expect, with the tension of competing styles (Arm’s unhinged, punk-rock shriek vs. Gossard and Ament’s bluesy metal wanking) forming a singular, if combustible, mix….The impact is something akin to a beer bottle to the head, and it still reverberates 20 years later.”


[Photo Credit: Charles Peterson]

About Green River’s Dry As a Bone and Rehab Doll

The story of Seattle’s rise to global rock supremacy in the late ’80s and early ’90s begins with Green River. Made up of Jeff Ament (bass), Mark Arm (guitar/vocals), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Stone Gossard (guitar), and Alex Shumway (drums), the quintet put out three 12”s and a 7” single during its brief existence. But Green River’s influence on Seattle’s music scene spread far and wide—thanks to the members’ dispersion into bands including Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and Love Battery, as well as the punk-glam-sludge-rock songs they left behind (read more here).



NEWS : WED, JAN 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Masked Country Crooner Orville Peck to Release Pony, His Sub Pop Debut, on March 22nd

Masked country crooner Orville Peck will release Pony, his full-length debut, on CD/LP/DL March 22nd worldwide through Sub Pop, with the exception of Canada where the album will be released by Royal Mountain Records.  
 
Pony, which features the lead single and official video for “Dead of Night,” along with the highlights “Turn to Hate,” “Buffalo Run,” and the previously released “Big Sky,” was produced by Orville Peck, recorded and mixed by Jordan Koop at The Noise Floor on Gabriola Island, British Columbia and mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, Quebec.
 
“Dead of Night” is a torch song about two hustlers traveling through Nevada desert. Young drifters whose whirlwind romance takes us on a dusty trail of memories - racing down canyon highways, hitchhiking through casino towns and ending ultimately in tragedy. Orville recalls the adventures of his young love as he watches the boys silently pass him on the strip, haunted by the happy memories of his past.
 
The “Dead of Night” video follows Orville and his posse of companions - a washed up gambler, a Cubano boxer, a Senegalese cowgirl, and a Wild West club kid (Played by Hopper Penn, Alex Cammen, Magné Ndiaye and Dez Sam, respectively). “Dead of Night” was directed by Michael Maxxis, and shot on location in Nevada at the legendary Chicken Ranch brothel (the real-life inspiration for The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas), and features many of the ladies who work there. 




Orville Peck’s previously announced late winter and spring international tour schedule for 2019 has been extended through May 19th. The newly added headlining North American shows (April 11th-May 3rd, May 8th, and May 13th-19th) will have Orville and his band making new stops in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Richmond, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver.  Additional highlights include: London residency shows February 28th-March 2nd; A free show in Paris, France on March 5th; Halden, Germany on March 5th; Berlin, Germany on March 6th; and support dates with Lord Huron May 6th-7th and May 9th-12th. 

Feb. 28 - London, UK - Islington
Mar. 01 - London, UK - Servant Jazz Quarters
Mar. 02 - London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms
Mar. 04 - Paris, FR - Supersonic (Free Show)
Mar. 05 - Haldern, DE - Pop Bar
Mar. 06 - Berlin, DE - Auster-Club
Apr. 11 - Ottawa, ON - The Dominion Tavern
Apr. 12 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
Apr. 13 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
Apr. 25 - Philadelphia, PA - The Boot & Saddle
Apr. 26 - Brooklyn, NY - Zone One @ Elsewhere
Apr. 27 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
Apr. 28 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
Apr. 30 - Pittsburg, PA - Andy Warhol Museum
May 01 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s
May 02 - Detroit, MI - Lager House
May 03 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
May 06 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note*
May 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion*
May 08 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
May 09 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace*
May 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre*
May 11 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre*
May 12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren*
May 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Moroccan Lounge
May 15 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
May 17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
May 18 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
May 19 - Vancouver, BC - The Wise Hall
* w/ Lord Huron
 
Pony is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart and Royal Mountain Records. US preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on yellow with orange swirl vinyl (while supplies last). A new t-shirt design will also be available. Additionally, European and UK LP preorders of Pony through select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on Gold vinyl (while supplies last).


NEWS : THU, JAN 17, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Weyes Blood Shares “Andromeda,” Her First Recording of Original Material Since 2016

Announces California headlining dates for 2019.

Weyes Blood’s new song, “Andromeda,” her first recording of original material since 2016’s acclaimed Front Row Seat To Earth, is now available worldwide from Sub Pop in all the digital places.


 
“Andromeda” plays on a few themes (mythology, astronomy, technology), and is ultimately a love song about finding something long-lasting in an ever-changing world full of distractions, unrealistic expectations (“looking up to the sky for, something I may never find”) and past disappointments.
 
“Andromeda” was written and composed by Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering, co-produced by Mering and Jonathan Rado, and mixed by Kenny Gilmore in Los Angeles. “Andromeda” will be found on her highly anticipated fourth album, due out later this Spring worldwide from Sub Pop.

[Cover Art Photo by Brett Stanley]

Weyes Blood Tour Dates

Weyes Blood has scheduled four California shows this spring, beginning April 1st in Fresno at Strummers and currently ending April 4th in Los Angeles at the Masonic Lodge. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, January 18th at 10 am PST. Additional dates will be announced soon.

Apr. 01 - Fresno, CA - Strummers
Apr. 02 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at The Catalyst
Apr. 03 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
Apr. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge


NEWS : TUE, JAN 22, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Flight of the Conchords To Release ‘Live in London’ On March 8th - Now Listen To A New Song “Iain and Deanna (Live)”

Live in London will be available on 2xCD/3xLP/DL/CS and was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo. The album features the Conchords performing new songs from the sold-out UK and Ireland edition of “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”

You heard right, ladies and gents: Flight of the Conchords will release Live in London on 2xCD/3xLP/DL/CS worldwide via Sub Pop on March 8th, 2019. This past October and ten years after the launch of their hit HBO series, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement returned to the network for an all-new comedy special. Live in London was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and features the Conchords performing new songs from the sold-out UK and Ireland edition of “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.” 
 
The Live in London album features 7 new songs including “Iain and Deanna,”“Father and Son,”“Summer of 1353,” “Stana,” “Seagull,” “Back on the Road,” and “Bus Driver.” The album also features performances of fan favorites “Inner City Pressure,” “Bowie,” “Foux du Fafa,” “Mutha’uckas - Hurt Feelings,” “Robots,” “Carol Brown” and “The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)’ (the latter two bonus tracks edited out of the broadcast due to time constraints).

Live in London is now available for preorder from Sub Pop.

LP preorders in North America through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on clear w/blue and yellow high melt vinyl (while supplies last). Additionally, LP preorders of Live in London in Europe and the UK from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl (while supplies last).

Flight of the Conchords
Live in London
Tracklisting:
1. Father and Son *
2. Band Reunion 
3. Iain and Deanna *
4. Inner City Pressure 
5. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
6. Summer of 1353 *
7. Complimentary Muffin 
8. Stana *
9. Stuck in a Lift 
10. Foux du Fafa 
11. Seagull  *
12. Mutha’uckas - Hurt Feelings 
13. One More Anecdote 
14. Back on the Road *
15. Thank You London 
16. Bowie 
17. Bus Driver *
18. Tuning 
19. Robots 
20. Shady Rachel 
21. Carol Brown **
22. The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room) **
* =  new song
** = bonus track not included in the TV special

[Photo credit: Colin Hutton/HBO]

New Zealanders McKenzie and Clement debuted on HBO in 2005 in an edition of the comedy series “One-Night Stand,” returning to the network in 2007 for the debut season of their acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series “Flight of the Conchords,” which followed fictionalized versions of their lives in New York City. The duo also signed a worldwide deal with Sub Pop Records for their recorded music, going on to release the Grammy-winning EP, The Distant Future in 2007, followed by two full-length albums - their self-titled debut in 2008, and I Told You I Was Freaky in 2009. 

The Conchords have also enjoyed individual success. Clement’s film credits include the “Rio” movies, “Men in Black 3,” “What We Do in the Shadows” and “The BFG,” and he’s also been seen in his role in FX’s “Legion.” McKenzie was the music supervisor for “The Muppets,” which won him an Academy Award® for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet,” and “Muppets Most Wanted.”