News from 3/2019

NEWS : WED, MAR 6, 2019 at 7:00 AM

The Gotobeds Share “Calquer the Hound,” Lead Single From ‘Debt Begins at 30,’ Their Forthcoming New Album, Out May 31st

Album release show on May 25th at Babyland with Positive No & Bat Zuppel.

On May 31st, The Gotobeds - Cary, TFP, Eli and Gavin - return to the fray with their third full lengther, Debt Begins at 30. The esprit de corps and anxiety-free joy that permeates their other LPs and EPs remains intact. The octane is high-test, the engine still has knocks and pings and the battery is overcharged. The Gotobeds - as Pittsburgh as it gets, the folk music of the Steel City - have more tar for us to swallow. Debt Begins at 30 is an old-fashioned blast furnace and the liquid iron flows.

The album’s first single, “Calquer the Hound,” features guest performances by Kim Phuc singer Rob Henry, and Evan Richards of The City Buses. (The album has guests on all eleven tracks - see the track list below for the details.) The song has euphony, a sly bridge, plenty of trademark bash, and a spacey outro. It’s a sanguine album opener, more Al Oliver than Starling Marte, to put it in Pittsburgh Pirates terms. Tune in to “Calquer the Hound” here and here (see also Brooklyn Vegan March 6th). 


[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]

The band has confirmed an album release show in their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA on May 25th at Babyland. Positive No & Bat Zuppel will open. They will also be opening for Mudhoney Oct 17th at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh. More dates to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Debt Begins at 30 is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart. Preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.comselect independent retailers in the U.S., and select European and UK retailers will receive the limited, orange-vinyl Loser Edition while supplies last. 

Debt Begins at 30
Tracklisting:

1. Calquer the Hound  (with Evan Richards of The City Buses and Rob Henry of Kim Phuc)
2. Twin Cities (with Tracy Wilson of Positive No)
3. Slang Words (with Joe Casey of Protomartyr)
4. 2:15 (with Matt Barnhart of Tre Orsi/Mint Mile)
5. Poor People Are Revolting (with Pittsburgh poet Jason Baldinger and Gerard Cosloy of Air Traffic Controllers/Homestead Records/12XU Records)
6 .Debt Begins at 30 (with Mike Seamans of Mind Cure Records) and Bob Weston of Shellac/Mission of Burma)   
7. On Loan (with Greg Ahee of Protomartyr)
8. Dross (with Bob Nastanovich of Pavement/Silver Jews)  
9. Parallel (with Tim Midyett of Mint Mile/Silkworm)  
10. Bleached Midnight (with Pittsburgh poet Scott MacIntyre)
11. Debt Begins at 30 (Alt version) (with Victoria Ruiz of Downtown Boys)

About The Gotobeds Debt Begins at 30:
Give me a minute or three to extol the virtues of The Gotobeds, the modern rock-and-roll sensation that has always sounded like they love to play. Never maligned by having the world’s weight on their backs, The Gotobeds - Cary, TFP, Eli and Gavin - return to the fray with their third full lengther, Debt Begins at 30. The esprit de corps and anxiety-free joy that permeates their other LPs and EPs remains intact. The octane is high-test, the engine still has knocks and pings and the battery is overcharged. The Gotobeds - as Pittsburgh as it gets, the folk music of the Steel City - have more tar for us to swallow. Debt Begins at 30 is an old-fashioned blast furnace and the liquid iron flows. Debt Begins at 30 is not “pub sop” in any way or shape.
 
Though I never considered The Gotobeds a band that needed assistance from their peers, Debt Begins at 30 features outside contributors on every track. The album’s first single, “Calquer the Hound,” includes local buddy Evan Richards, and Rob Henry of Kim Phuc. “Calquer the Hound” has euphony, a sly bridge, plenty of trademark bash, and a spacey outro. It’s a sanguine album opener, more Al Oliver than Starling Marte.
 
On “Twin Cities,” the lads tap Tracy Wilson, formerly of Dahlia Seed and currently of Positive NO!, to share the vox, and the result is an exuberant pop song proving The Gotobeds benefit from women ruling the scene. “Twin Cities” is more Dakota Staton than Don Caballero. “Debt Begins at 30,” the title trackular, includes the wizardry of Mike Seamans and legend Bob Weston. It’s a brooding romp with tribal beats and slash-and-burn guitar, more Rocky Bleier than Le’Veon Bell.
 
Unsurprisingly, The Gotobeds called partners-in-rock-crime Protomartyr a coupla times, with Joe Casey bolstering “Slang Words” and hook-fiend Greg Ahee shredding on “On Loan.” “Slang Words” is a savory wrecking ball with a crunching bite, more of a soft shell crab sandwich from Wholey’s Market than a 4am slop feast at Primanti Brothers. “On Loan” is an anthemic jangle-fest with high-arcing fret work, more Karl Hendricks (rest his soul) than “Weird Paul” Petroskey.
 
Silkworm guitarist Tim Midyett is tapped on “Parallel,” a grand song that enters a world of whimsy, melodic and uncomplicated, more Jaromir Jagr than Sidney Crosby. The likes of 12XU label boss Gerard Cosloy, Tre Orsi’s Matt Barnhart, the wonderful Victoria Ruiz of Downtown Boys, Pittsburgh wordsmiths Jason Baldinger and Scott MacIntyre, and yours truly strut stuff on other tracks. In my case, I just scream “dross” on “Dross” several times. Good judgment on the part of The Gotobeds to know that’s the best I can do, more Max Moroff than Andrew McCutchen.
 
Anyways, The Gotobeds have quickly reached the veteran stage, but, based upon Debt Begins at 30, their best days are ahead of them. It’s a pleasure to be associated with such an excellent band.
 
–Bob Nastanovich, 1/13/2019, Des Moines


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, MAR 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Weyes Blood Performs New Song “Something to Believe” From ‘Titanic Rising’ Live at Pitchfork’s Midwinter Festival

You can now watch Weyes Blood perform “Something to Believe,” a beautiful new track from Titanic Rising along with Front Row Seat to Earth standout “Be Free” both filmed live at PitchforkMidwinter Festival at Art Institute of Chicago [see Pitchfork TV March 11th). 

Weyes Blood (pronounced wize bluhd) will release Titanic Rising, her fourth album and Sub Pop records debut, worldwide on CD/LP/DL/CS April 5th, 2019. The album features the lead single  “Everyday,”  and the previously released “Andromeda,” along with highlights “Movies,” “Wild Time,” and the aforementioned “Something to Believe.” The cover for Titanic Rising was shot in a bedroom submerged fully underwater by photographer Brett Stanley (zero CGI). 

 
Under the Radar says of Titanic Rising, “On Weyes Blood’s radiant and beautifully anachronistic fourth studio album, Natalie Mering achieves a perfectly balanced synthesis between the old and familiar and the new and unexplored [8.5/10].” In its recent interview with Weyes Blood, Pitchfork had this to say, “Building on the gently lilting melodies, complex harmonies, and sophisticated chord changes of her 2016 breakthrough, Front Row Seat to EarthTitanic Rising is Mering’s most ornate and ambitious work to date.”  BUST adds this: “In the stunning opener ‘A Lot’s Gonna Change’ and the slide guitar infused ‘Something to Believe,’ Mering continuously makes the case for pushing forward anyway. These are conversations you’ll want to be privy to, no matter how far out they get [4/5].” And MOJO perfectly sums of the album with this quip, “Cosmic Carpenters, Laurel Canyon in Space.” 


[Photo Credit: Kathryn Vetter Miller]

Weyes Blood Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Weyes Blood’s previously announced “True Love is Making a Comeback Tour” for the spring of 2019 in support of Titanic Rising begins on April 22nd in Brighton, UK at the Haunt and currently ends on June 13th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Weyes Blood and her band will visit the UK, mainland Europe, and North American for these shows.  These dates will be preceded by a run of California shows, which run April 1st-April 5th, 2019.   More 2019 dates to come.

True Love is Making a Comeback Tour 2019
California 
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 [Sold Out]
 
UK/Europe
Apr. 22 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
Apr. 23 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
Apr. 24 - Manchester, UK - YES (The Pink Room) 
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall          
Apr. 27 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, DE- Turmzimmer
Apr. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs 
Apr. 30 - Dunkerque, FR  - 4Ecluses
May 02 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
May 03 - Orleans, FR - Astrolabe
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Le Nuits Botanique (Venue: Rotonde)
 
North America 
May 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 16 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern
May 17 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
May 18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
May 26 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
May 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 29 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 31 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 01 - Philadelphia,  PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Jun. 03 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Jun. 06 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
Jun. 08 - Austin, TX - Antone’s
Jun. 10 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jun. 11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour



Titanic Rising is available for pre-order from Sub Pop. LP pre-orders in North America through weyesblood.commegamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on maroon colored vinyl (while supplies last).  LP preorders of Titanic Rising throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on red vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design available. 


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAR 19, 2019 at 6:59 AM

Watch Weyes Blood Break Through The Fourth Wall in “Movies,” The gorgeous, Self-Directed New Video From ‘Titanic Rising’

“Titanic Rising is a revelation.”  ***** - MOJO

“Album of the Month.” 9/10 - Uncut

Weyes Blood directs, stars in and breaks through the fourth wall in her gorgeous new video for “Movies,” a standout from Titanic RisingThe video was directed by and stars Natalie Mering, and like the album cover, includes footage filmed underwater. 

Of it, she says, “We are enamored with Movies. Our generation is the most cinematically saturated of all time. Videotapes, DVD’s, streaming… Spielberg…all of it has thrust us into an endless loop of consumption. They provide formative experiences as children, standing larger than life before our fragile adolescent minds. I wanted to take a look into the emotionally manipulative powers of Movies - how have Movies succeeded in telling the myths of our time? How have they failed (miserably)? What is the consequent effect on a society of beings looking for themselves in the myths on the screen? It’s safe to say that they have failed us, but I can’t help it…I love Movies.”




Weyes Blood will release Titanic Rising, her fourth album and Sub Pop records debut, worldwide on CD/LP/DL/CS April 5th, 2019. The album features the lead single “Everyday,” and the previously released “Andromeda,” along with highlights “Something to Believe,” “Wild Time,” and the aforementioned “Movies.” The cover for Titanic Rising was shot in a bedroom submerged fully underwater by photographer Brett Stanley (zero CGI). 

Weyes Blood Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Weyes Blood’s previously announced “True Love is Making a Comeback Tour” in support of Titanic Rising runs April 1st-June 13th, 2019. 
 
True Love is Making a Comeback Tour 2019
California 
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 [Sold Out]
 
UK/Europe
Apr. 22 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
Apr. 23 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
Apr. 24 - Manchester, UK - YES (The Pink Room) 
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall          
Apr. 27 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, DE- Turmzimmer
Apr. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs 
Apr. 30 - Dunkerque, FR  - 4Ecluses
May 02 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
May 03 - Orleans, FR - Astrolabe
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Le Nuits Botanique (Venue: Rotonde)
 
North America 
May 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 16 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern
May 17 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
May 18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
May 26 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
May 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 29 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 31 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 01 - Philadelphia,  PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Jun. 03 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Jun. 06 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
Jun. 08 - Austin, TX - Antone’s
Jun. 10 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jun. 11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour


Titanic Rising is available for pre-order from Sub Pop. LP pre-orders in North America through weyesblood.com, megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on maroon colored vinyl (while supplies last).  LP preorders of Titanic Rising throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on red vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design available.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAR 26, 2019 at 6:59 AM

Listen to New Tacocat Single “Hologram” From Their Forthcoming Full-Length ‘This Mess is a Place’ due out May 3rd

Seattle’s own Tacocat are set to release This Mess Is a Place, their new full-length album on LP/CD/Digital and Cassette on Friday, May 3rd. The sparkly new album is their first for Sub Pop, and heralds a more pop-driven and ebullient direction in their sound. 

Today, Stereogum premiered ”Hologram” (as seen here), the second single from the highly-anticipated record. “Just remember if you can, power is a hologram,” lead singer Emily Nokes intones on the track, which smuggles a discourse on power dynamics and the nature of reality inside of a candy-colored pop-rock coating. 


Pre-orders are available now from Sub Pop Megamart, with limited Loser Editions on jade green vinyl.  Read more about Tacocat and This Mess is a Place right over here.

Tacocat Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Tacocat have also announced a run of 2019 North American tour dates. Full list of performances is as follows:

May 09 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
May 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
May 11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 12 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
May 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
May 15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg 
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
May 19 - Washington, D.C. - U Street Music Hall
May 21 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
May 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
May 23 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
May 24 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
May 25 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
Jun. 08 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox at the Market
Jun. 12 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
Jun. 13 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Jun. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Jun. 15 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Jun. 17 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Jun. 19 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
Jun. 21 - Sante Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 23 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
Jun. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg Theater
Jun. 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Jun. 28 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater


[Photo Credit: Helen Moga]


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, MAR 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Watch Orville Peck’s official video for “Turn to Hate” from Pony out this Friday, March 22nd

Orville Peck shares the official video for melancholic rocker “Turn to Hate,” from Pony, his full-length debut, directed by Peck and Carlos Santolalla.

Orville offers this on the visual, “The video was filmed on a sweaty December evening in East Los Angeles. Peck performs on a broken down stage, while a group of his friends, Caballeros & eager misfits compete for the cup in a smoke-filled, neon bull riding contest. Special thanks to Kareen Sandoval, Patrick McElroy, MPC New York, Chloe Parks, Stef Albertyn and Brendan Smith (see also Noisey interview March 20th).”

Orville Peck’s Pony will be available on CD/LP/DL this Friday, 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 aforementioned “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. You can hear the album in entirety via The FADER (see interview March 14th).


Orville Peck has extended his North American touring schedule with newly added Canadian dates. The tour begins on April 11th in Ottawa, ON at the Dominion Tavern and now ends May 26th in Winnipeg, MB at West End Culture Center. Additionally, Orville Peck will join Lord Huron for a series of dates (May 6th-7th; 9th-12th). Tickets for the new Canadian shows go on sale Friday, March 22nd at 10 am (local time).

Apr. 11 - Ottawa, ON - The Dominion Tavern
Apr. 12 - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
Apr. 13 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
Apr. 14 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
Apr. 23 - Cambridge, MA - Great Scott
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 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
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 17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
May 18 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
May 19 - Vancouver, BC - The Wise Hall
May 23 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage
May 24 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
May 25 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina
May 26 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Culture Center

* w/ Lord Huron

Pony is still available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart, Royal Mountain Records and select independent retailers. A new t-shirt design will also be available.


Posted by Jason Baxter

NEWS : FRI, MAR 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Iron & Wine’s 15th-Anniversary Deluxe Edition of ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ Is In Stores Now

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 celebrate the 15th anniversary of Our Endless Numbered Days with the release of a newly expanded deluxe edition on CD/2xLP/DL and it’s in stores now. This version features eight previously never before heard demos, new artwork, and a 12-page booklet including liner notes from author Amanda Petrusich. You can 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 available from Sub Pop and independent retailers. 


Posted by Rachel White