News from 5/2019

NEWS : FRI, MAY 10, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Watch Minor Poet’s Official Video For “Museum District” From Forthcoming Album ‘The Good News’ (out May 17th)

North American tour supporting Cub Sport May 13 (in Seattle!) through June 7th.

Minor Poet is sharing the charming, Good Will Hunting-homage video for “Museum District” from The Good News, his forthcoming EP out May 17th on Sub Pop.

Minor Poet’s Andrew Carter and Sho Kellam co-directed the “Museum District” video, had this to say,  “Good News Hunting tells the story of a songwriter and janitor who neglects finishing his new album, instead spending his days drinking in bars with his buddies and getting into fights in the Museum District of Richmond, VA. But after the advice and counseling of both his therapist and his best friend, he finds the courage to finish his new EP, The Good News.”




Minor Poet is currently supporting Australian band Cub Sport on the group’s headlining tour, which resumes on Monday May 13th in Seattle and ends June 7th in Phoenix at the Valley Bar. The tour will also include stops in Portland, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Brooklyn, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, DC, Atlanta, Austin, and Houston.

May 13 - Seattle, WA - Columbia City Theater
May 14 - Portland, OR - The Old Church
May 18 - Denver, CO - The Marquis Theater
May 20 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
May 22 - Boston, MA - Café 939
May 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
May 24 - Montreal, QC - L’Esco
May 25 - Toronto, ON - The Drake Underground
May 28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at The Fillmore
May 29 - Washington, DC - Songbyrd
May 31 - Atlanta, GA - Purgatory at The Masquerade
Jun. 02 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Indoor
Jun. 03 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
Jun. 05 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
Jun. 07 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar


Minor Poet’s The Good News was produced by Andrew Carter and Adrian Olsen (Natalie Prass, Foxygen) at Montrose Recording in Richmond. The Good News is available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart. Preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK, and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on clear with red and blue swirl vinyl (while supplies last).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAY 14, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Watch Yuno’s Official Video For Reworked Single “Sunlight”

Yuno’s Moodie, his debut EP, is now available worldwide on Sub Pop.

Yuno has directed an official video for his reworked single “Sunlight,” which is now available in its new form through all DSPs today via Sub Pop.
 
The “Sunlight” single is an ode to joy, and it’s collage-like visual follows Yuno spending time with friends and creating music. He says of the video, “This song is about longing to be with someone you care about. I just started touring last year, and I got to meet a lot of people in person that I’ve been friends with for years. I was also far away from people I care about. I wrote this song a long time ago, but I wanted to update it and capture the feeling of how relevant it is in my life right now.” The “Sunlight” rework was co-produced by Yuno and producer Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, HEALTH, Bob Moses, Matt and Kim).

Yuno’s “Sunlight” along with his breakout single, “No Going Back,” are currently featured in the hit Netflix film, The Perfect Date (see Refinery 29 April 24th).
     
Yuno’s Moodie, his first-ever collection of songs, is available now worldwide through Sub PopMoodie was written, performed, and produced by Yuno.


 
What people are saying about Yuno:
“An early entry into the race for song of the summer.” [“No Going Back”] - NPR Music
 
“‘No Going Back” insists what we’re all thinking for the new pop wunderkind: Only forward.” [“No Going Back”, Best New Track] -Pitchfork
 
“A masterfully written song, but instead of being polished to a bore, it feels handmade, with a fuzzy guitar solo, meaty bass, and a euphoric bounce.”  [“No Going Back”] - Pigeons & Planes
 
“Yuno’s lithe voice floats amidst the cheerful soundscape, bouncing off the plucky piano keys… the brand of sunny pop displayed on ‘No Going Back’ should earn him his own cult fanbase.” - Impose
 
“It’s light and breezy indie-pop, with warm and bouncy synth-lines softly coloured overck with warm piano melodies and guitar solos. His vocals – fitting beautifully into the current psychedelic renaissance spearheaded by the likes of Tame Impala and Washed Out – pour out an infectious melody that’s simultaneously great fun and inflected with melancholy.”  [“No Going Back”] - Indie Shuffle
 
“Bouncy and bright…” [“No Going Back”] - Gorilla Vs. Bear.
 
“Charming us all with its buoyant pop flair and instrumentals that sound as if they were seemingly dipped in sunshine, “No Going Back” signals Yuno’s return in a way that’s almost impossible to shake. “No Going Back” is as promising as it is optimistic.”  [“No Going Back”] - The Grey Estates

“Drifting digital pop casting a bittersweet spell.”  [“No Going Back”] -CLASH


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, MAY 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Stream The Gotobeds’ New Album ‘Debt Begins at 30’ via Brooklyn Vegan, A Full Week Before Release

Available worldwide May 31st on Sub Pop.

[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]

On May 31st, The Gotobeds - Cary, TFP, Eli and Gavin - return to the fray with their third full length, 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. You can stream the band’s new record in its entirety now via Brooklyn Vegan. Click here to listen.

The band will play an album release show in their hometown of Pittsburgh on May 25th at Babyland, with midwest, eastern and southern US shows in June, July, and August. See below for a full list of shows.



Debt Begins at 30 is out on LP/CD/digital and cassette Friday, May 31st, and it is available for preorder at the Sub Pop Mega Mart. Preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.comselect independent retailers in the US and select European and UK retailers will receive the limited, splatter blue-vinyl Loser Edition while supplies last.

The Gotobeds Tour Dates:

May 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Babyland (album release show)
Jun. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Babyland %
Jun. 21 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village
Jun. 23 - Columbus, IL - Ace of Cups
Jul. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Jul. 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Jul. 18 - D.C, Washington - Comet Ping Pong
Jul. 19 - Kingston, NY - Tubby’s
Aug. 01 - Bloomington, IN - Bishop
Aug. 02 - Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR
Aug. 05 - Dallas, TX - Ruins
Aug. 06 - Austin, TX - Vegas
Aug. 07 - Houston, TX - Satellite
Aug. 08 - New Orleans, LA - Santos
Aug. 09 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Aug. 10 - Cincinnati, OH - NSYC
Oct. 17 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre ^
 
% w/ Lithics
^ w/ Mudhoney

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAY 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey Share “Broken Mirror Pose” Official Video From ‘Showboat Honey,’ And Announce 2019 Summer Tour Dates

‘Showboat Honey’ out July 12th worldwide on Sub Pop

Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey have delivered an official video for “Broken Mirror Pose,” a highlight from Showboat Honey, the group’s forthcoming album, out July 12th worldwide from Sub Pop. The performance-based visual was directed by the band. 
 
Craft had this to say of the visual, “We shot “Broken Mirror Pose” at Moonbase Studios, which is where we tracked the entire record ourselves! This one was 95% DIY, much like the album. I built out a room inside of the main studio room and my pal, Bryson Cone, showed me how to edit afterward, letting me take the wheel once I had a little know how.”


Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey Tour Dates

Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey are also announcing new headlining dates for 2019 in support of the album, which begin July 11th in Portland at Mississippi Studios and currently end on August 24th in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord.

Jul. 11 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios 
Jul. 13 - Seattle, WA - Ballard Seafood Fest
Jul. 14 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
Jul. 15 - Billings, MT - Pub Station Taproom
Jul. 17 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Jul. 18 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Jul. 19 - Louisville, KY - Jimmy Can’t Dance
Jul. 20 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Jul. 22 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Jul. 23 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
Jul. 24 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Jul. 30 - Woodstock, NY - Colony
Aug. 01 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
Aug. 02 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Aug. 04 - Washington, DC - Pearl Street Warehouse
Aug. 05 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Aug. 06 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theater Rooftop
Aug. 07 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Aug. 08 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Aug. 09 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
Aug. 10 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s
Aug. 11 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
Aug. 14 - Shreveport, LA - Minicine
Aug. 15 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
Aug. 16 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
Aug. 18 - Phoenix, AZ - The Valley Bar
Aug. 19 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
Aug. 22 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Aug. 23 - Los Angeles, CA - The Moroccan
Aug. 24 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord


 
Showboat Honey was recorded and produced by Kyle Craft, Kevin Clark, and Billy Slater at their own Moonbase Studios in Portland over 2018. The album was mixed by Trevor Spencer and mastered by April Golden at Golden Mastering. 

Showboat Honey is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart. Preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, the UK and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on a clear blue translucent mix with spots red hi-melt (while supplies last).  There will also be a new T-shirt design available. 


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAY 7, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Watch The Gotobeds’ Animated Video For “2:15” - ‘Debt Begins at 30,’ Their Forthcoming Album Is Out Worldwide May 31st

Catch the band on the road in June, July & August.

The Gotobeds have released a new video for their song “2:15.” The video was animated by the band’s guitarist, TFP, who had this to say about the video:

“Hey, thanks for checking out my cool lil video for ‘2:15.’ Wow, I can’t believe I actually finished this thing. What an undertaking. I worked on this off and on for two years on a crappy freeware animation program that would crash if the clip was longer than a few seconds. The number of hours I put into this thing are countless and, honestly, I’d rather just get maced again. Enjoy!”

“2:15” features a guest appearance from Matt Barnhart of Tre Orsi/Mint Mile.

We can all watch this cinematic gem right now via Paste, who premiered the video today, May 7th.


 
The band will play an album release show in their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA on May 25th at Babyland, with midwest, eastern and southern US shows in June, July and August. See below for a full list of dates.


Debt Begins at 30 is out on LP/CD/digital and cassette Friday, May 31st, and it is now available for preorder at the Sub Pop Mega Mart. Preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.comselect independent retailers in the US and select European and UK retailers will receive the limited, orange-vinyl Loser Edition while supplies last.

Tour Dates:
May 25th - Pittsburgh, PA - Babyland (album release show)
Jun. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Babyland %
Jun. 21 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village
Jun. 23 - Columbus, IL - Ace of Cups
Jul. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Jul. 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Jul. 18 - D.C, Washington - Comet Ping Pon
Jul. 19 - Kingston, NY - Tubby’s
Aug. 01 - Bloomington, IN - Bishop
Aug. 02 - Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR
Aug. 05 - Dallas, TX - Ruins
Aug. 06 - Austin, TX - Vegas
Aug. 07 - Houston, TX - Satellite
Aug. 08 - New Orleans, LA - Santos
Aug. 09 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Aug. 10 - Cincinnati, OH - NSYC
Oct. 17 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre ^
 
% w/ Lithics
^ w/ Mudhoney


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, MAY 16, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Watch the Delightful New METZ Video for “Pure Auto,” One of the 12 Singles Collected on ‘Automat,’ out Worldwide July 12th

METZ will be on tour in May, June and July of this year.

METZ, our own widely-adored and delightfully noisy 3-piece punk band from Toronto, released their Sub Pop self-titled debut in 2012 and, in the time since, have cemented their reputation as one of the planet’s most exhilarating live acts and trusted providers of bombastic outsider rock. The band is made up of Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies, and Chris Slorach. Automat is a collection of METZ non-album singles, B-sides, and rarities dating back to 2009, available here on LP for the first time, and including the band’s long out-of-print early (pre-Sub Pop) recordings. A chronological trip through the lesser known material of METZ, Automat will be released worldwide on Sub Pop July 12, 2019.
 
The band’s Alex Edkins shares, “The idea to release Automat came after realizing our early 7” singles were being sold online for upwards of $60 bucks a pop. We wanted to make those songs available and affordable to anyone who might want them in the physical format. What started as reissuing a couple of 45s, quickly morphed into an entire LP, compiling rarities, demos and alternate takes from over the years.”  
 
“‘Pure Auto’ is METZ at our most tongue in cheek,” says Edkins. “There are many winks and many nods (autonomy, me, me, me, me, me, for example) but ultimately it’s about being a control freak;  fighting the urge to constantly steer the ship. Originally released as the B-side to the ‘Eraser’ 7” it has never been played live, but for some reason still manages to be one of our collective favorites. It was written and recorded very quickly after completing the II album sessions and came out of a surge of creativity/excitement/relief following a particularly intense and time-consuming album.  You can watch the new video for “Pure Auto” by Montreal’s Scorpion Dagger by clicking here and also here.”


 
Consumers of the vinyl format of Automat will be rewarded with a bonus single that includes three additional tracks: a cover of Sparklehorse’s “Pig,” from a very limited 2012 Record Store Day split single originally released by Toronto’s Sonic Boom record shop; “I’m a Bug,” a cover of The Urinals’ art-punk classic, originally released on YouTube (not an actual record label) in 2014; and METZ’s previously unreleased rendition of Gary Numan’s “M.E.”

METZ are currently hard at work on their 4th full-length LP which will be released on Sub Pop when we are all damn good and ready.
 
All tracks on Automat have been lovingly remastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service.

Automat
Tracklisting

1. Soft Whiteout
2. Lump Sums
3. Dry Up
4. Ripped on the Fence
5. Negative Space (7 inch version)
6. Automat
7. Wet Blanket (demo)
8. Dirty Shirt
9. Leave Me Out
10. Can’t Understand
11. Pure Auto
12. Eraser


METZ Tour Dates + Ticket Links

METZ are playing May 25th in Minneapolis and May 26th in Chicago with labelmates Mudhoney and heading overseas on June 23rd, to begin a 14-date EU run with performances at Loose Ends Festival in Amsterdam, Lars Rock Festival in Chiusi Scalo in Italy, Pointu Festival in Island Gaou, France, and ending July 14th in Montmartin-sur-Mer, France.

 
Tour Dates
May 25 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe*
May 26 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall #
May 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
Jun. 23 - Amsterdam, NL- Loose Ends Festival
Jun. 25 -  Bristol, UK - Fleece
Jun. 26 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Jun. 27 - Manchester, UK - YES
Jun. 28 - London, UK - Studio 9294
Jun. 29 - Eindhoven, NL - Effenaar
Jul. 02 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Jul. 03 - Lyon, FR - Ninkasi Gerland / Kao
Jul. 05 - Chiusi Scalo, IT - Lars Rock Festival
Jul. 07 - Ile du Gaou, FR - Pointu Festival
Jul. 09 - Düdingen, CH - Bad Bonn
Jul. 10 - Luxembourg-Bonnevoie, LU - Rotondes
Jul. 11 - Bremen, DE - TOWER Musikclub
Jul. 13 - Paris, FR-  La Station, Gare Des Mines for Garage MU Festival
Jul. 14 - Montmartin-sur-Mer, FR - Chauffer Dans La Noirceur

* w/ Mudhoney


Posted by Rachel White