Yeehaw! Orville Peck’s epic new video for ‘Hope To Die’ (from Pony, his acclaimed debut) shows us a side to the enigmatic country star we haven’t seen before. A starlit collection of dusty memory’s. Fractures of Orville’s past, present, and future. Tender moments, dark endings and a barnyard dance-break. The video was directed by Blake Mawson. Watch it today via Vogue Magazine.
Orville Peck has also extended his late summer/fall tour schedule in support of Pony, which spans August 3rd in London, UK at Visions Festival, and currently ends on November 22nd in Milan, IT at the Linecheck Festival. The newly added dates in North America, Europe, and the UK include 2 nights in Los Angeles (sold out) and Brooklyn (Night one sold out; second show just added), San Diego, San Francisco (sold out), Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal, Washington, D.C., Atlanta (sold out), Ybor City, Orlando, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, St Louis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Columbus (sold out), Cleveland, Dublin, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, Glasgow, Berlin, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Munich, Zurich, Bologna, Madrid, Barcelona, and Turin.
New festival appearances include: Oya in Oslo, NO (August 7th), Way Out West in Gothenburg, SE (August 8th), Hopscotch in Raleigh, NC (September 6th), Austin City Limits (October 12th), and Filter Festival in Antwerp, BE (October 31st).
The late summer and fall run is preceded by a series of Canadian festivals in July 5th-27th (select dates).
Jul. 05 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Stampede* Jul. 14 - Guelph, ON - Hillside Festival Jul. 18 - Field, ON - River & Sky Festival Jul. 27 - West Grey, ON - Crystal Lake Music Festival Aug. 03 - London, UK - Visions Festival Aug. 07 - Oslo, NO - Oya Festival Aug. 08 - Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West Festival Aug. 10 - Venlo, NL - Zomerparkfeest Aug. 14 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory Aug. 15 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah Aug. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour (SOLD OUT) Aug. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour (SOLD OUT) Aug. 19 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Music Hall (SOLD OUT) Aug. 21 - Ogden, UT - Ogden Amphitheater** Aug. 22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory** Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium** Aug. 24 - Fort Worden, WA - The Thing Aug. 26 - Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom Aug. 27 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom Sep. 06 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival Sep. 12 - Lansdowne Park, OT - City Folk Festival Sep. 18 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa Sep. 19 - Somerville, MA - ONCE Ballroom Sep. 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT) Sep. 21 - Washington, DC - Union Stage Sep. 24 - Atlanta, GA - The Purgatory Room at The Masquerade (SOLD OUT) Sep. 25 - Ybor City, FL - Crowbar Sep. 26 - Orlando, FL - The Social Sep. 28 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa Sep. 30 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Oct. 01 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada Oct. 03 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar Oct. 04 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Oct. 05 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall Oct. 06 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme Oct. 08 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups (SOLD OUT) Oct. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop Oct. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry Oct. 12 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg Oct. 18 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace (SOLD OUT) Oct. 22 - Dublin, IE - The Grand Social Oct. 23 - Glasgow, UK - Mono Oct. 24 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club Oct. 27 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store Oct. 28 - London, UK - Scala Oct. 30 - Manchester, UK - YES (Pink Room) Oct. 31 - Antwerp, BE - Filter Festival Nov. 04 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen Nov. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Maze Nov. 10 - Munich, DE - Folks! Club Nov. 12 - Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik Nov. 13 - Turin, IT - Maison Musique Nov. 14 - Bologna, IT - TPO ^ Nov. 19 - Madrid, ES - Wurlitzer Nov. 20 - Barcelona, ES - Sidecar Nov. 22 - Milan, IT - Linecheck Festival
* w/ Feist ** w/ Calexico and Iron & Wine ^ w/ Deerhunter
Craft had this to say of the visual, “I can’t dance and my fiancée Lydia isn’t the biggest fan of it either…we’d actually never danced together before the shoot. We wanted to have fun and aim for a Pulp Fiction vibe. So, I just slicked back the mop, cranked Spirit in the Sky over the bar speakers, and we went for it.”
Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey’s previously announced headlining dates for 2019 in support of the album 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. 26 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk (Museum Stage) 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.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band has announced the release of their new
album A Tuba To Cuba, the
soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary directed by T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch, out June 28, 2019 via Sub Pop. Today,
they have released the track “Keep Your
Head Up” from the album. Listen and share “Keep Your Head Up” here and
pre-order A Tuba to Cubahere.
“We are so proud and honored to share a project
we’ve poured so much of ourselves into,” says Ben
Jaffe. “The impact visiting Cuba had on us will live with us both
individually and as a band forever. We’re still absorbing everything we
“We went to Cuba in prayer position,” says Preservation Hall band
leader and bass player Ben Jaffe when he speaks of the pilgrimage he and the
group took to Cuba in December 2015. “We went to receive an offer at the same
time. We had never experienced a moment like this, it felt as though all roads
were intersecting at once.” The critically acclaimed 2019 documentary ATuba
to Cuba documented the band’s journey as they explored the links that
connect New Orleans and Cuba so indelibly – their shared, tragic history as
destinations where enslaved Africans struggled to simply survive, and their
current status as places where the cultural inheritance from those ancestors is
kept alive in both song and deed – but that was only half the story. This
collection of songs, a musical account of a
generations-in-the-making reunion of musical
families separated by time, politics, and distance, tells the other
asked to describe the collection of songs assembled on Tuba to Cuba, Jaffe sums it up by saying,
“It’s like listening to the radio.” And yes, ATuba to Cuba actually feels less like
an ordinary soundtrack and more like a living document, a recording of a
broadcast that’s been waiting to exist, a modern version of the static-y radio
signals that were broadcast between America to the Caribbean in the early and
mid-20th century, sending the sounds of jazz and mambo and R&B and more
back and forth across the vast divides of water and culture and politics. It’s
a story, this album, and the tale being told mirrors the band’s experience.
collection of songs is what Jaffe describes
as “a beautiful conversation.” The music of ATuba to Cuba is an ecstatic expression of that ongoing conversation, a
restless and lush trip up and down strange FM wavelengths bridging thousands of
miles and hundreds of years, where all involved are
talking with each other and over each other in excitement, charged with the
thrill of recognition of the evidence of their shared familial roots, an
undeniable kinship rooted in bloodlines, rhythm, and melody.
A Tuba To Cuba Tracklisting:
1. Yesteryear 2. Tumba 3. I Am 4. Descarga del Son 5. Keep Your Head Up 6. Corazon 7. Elegguà 8. Kreyol 9. El Manicero 10. Solitude 11. Las Palomas 12. Malecón
[Photo credit: Josh Goleman]
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tour Dates:
Jul. 05 - Elkhorn, WI - Alpine Valley Music
Jul. 06 - Elkhorn, WI - Alpine Valley
Jul. 28 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
Aug. 02 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 03 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 05 - Folsom, CA - Harris Center For The
Aug. 06 - Folsom, CA - Harris Center For The
Aug. 08 - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ
Aug. 09 - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ
Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ (7:00PM)
Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ (9:30PM)
Aug. 11 - San Francisco, CA - SF Jazz Center -
Aug. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Old Pool Farm
Aug. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Old Pool Farm
Aug. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Old Pool Farm
Aug. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Old Pool Farm
Aug. 24 - Arrington, VA - Lockn’ Music
Sep. 20 - Louisville, KY - Bourbon & Beyond
Sep. 21 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music
Sep. 22 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music
Oct 22 - Ridgefield, CT - The Ridgefield
Oct 23 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
Oct 24 - New York, NY - Town Hall Theatre
Oct 25 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
Oct 26 - Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall
Oct 28 - Montreal, QC - Place des Arts - Theatre
Oct 29 - Toronto, ON - Roy Thomson Hall
Oct 30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theatre
Nov 01 - Kent, OH - The Kent Stage
Nov 02 - Goshen, IN - Goshen College Music
Nov 04 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Nov 05 - Saint Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theatre
Nov 07 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Nov 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Music Theater at the
Musical Instrument Museum
Nov 11 - Livermore, CA - Livermore Valley
Performing Arts Center
Nov 13 - Chico, CA - California State University
Chico - Laxson Auditorium
Nov 15 - Santa Rosa, CA - Luther Burbank Center
for the Arts
Nov 16 - Arcata, CA - John Van Duzer Theatre
Nov 17 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
Nov 18 - Seattle, WA - Benaroya Hall – Taper
Nov 20 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
Nov 21 - Santa Barbara, CA - UCSB Campbell Hall
Nov 22 - San Diego, CA - Wonderfront Music
Nov 23 - Cerritos, CA - Cerritos Center for the
Nov. 29 - Baltimore, MD - Joseph Meyerhoff
Nov. 30 - Baltimore, MD - Joseph Meyerhoff
Dec. 01 - Baltimore, MD - Joseph Meyerhoff
Sub Pop has signed Cartel Madras, a hip-hop duo who are spearheading a new genre of trap music, Goonda rap. Madras-born sisters Eboshi and Contra are known for their confrontational, high-energy and sexually commanding style of rap; this rising duo flaunts their South Indian identity with authority and expresses their gender and sexuality with a candor that is imperative to why and how Cartel Madras exists. We will release new music from the group in the near future, but for now check out the official video for “Pork and Leek”from TRAPISTAN, their debut mixtape from 2018.
Ishmael Butler, who signed the group had this to say, “The energy and passion they bring combined with their superior rapping skills makes the Cartel a must hear and see. Excitement is the main ingredient of their magic. On record and on stage they glow under the spotlight. They’re electric, totally tapped into the current. And c’mon two fly sisters spitting heat? Real rare…it’s too good.”
Cartel Madras has a few Canadian festival shows on the horizon, including Calgary’s Sled Island on June 21st, Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ontario on July 12th, Ottawa’s Bluesfest on July 13th, and Up Here Fest in Sudbury, Ontario on August 17th.
More on Cartel Madras: Owning sexuality, racial identity, and gender identity are recurring themes in Cartel Madras’ music. Though these themes are already present in hip hop, Cartel pushes them to even more subversive places by applying them to immigrant women. In this way, Eboshi and Contra created Cartel Madras as a mission to authentically represent the underrepresented.
Their live performances—which boldly combine elements of the underground trap, queer, and punk scenes—have been compared to full-blown riots. After just one year, word of mouth grew so profoundly that Cartel Madras had amassed a loyal organic following and media coverage.
Their debut mixtape, TRAPISTAN, captures this live energy. Contra and Eboshi enter the world of trap loudly, abrasively, unapologetically—signaling to their growing fan base that they intend to bring something entirely new to hip hop. Over booming beats, the sisters’ rap with ease through a new genre that brings together trap, house, and gangster rap with the narratives of being Tamil born, immigrant raised, and sexually empowered as women of color and women who are queer.
Cartel Madras TRAPISTAN
Tracklisting: 1. Red Notice 2. Housey (Thirsti Thots 2 Tha Front) 3. Eric Andre (Slick Rick James) 4. Pork and Leek 5. Kuthu Pattu