News from 7/2019

NEWS : THU, JUL 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Watch Marika Hackman’s Official Video For “the one” From ‘Any Human Friend’ (out Aug. 9th)

Marika Hackman unveils the video for latest single “the one,” directed by Louis Bhose (Michael Kiwanuka, Lewis Capaldi, Loyle Carner). “the one” is the second single from Marika’s forthcoming third album Any Human Friend, out August 9th from Sub Pop in North and South America and AMF Records for the rest of the world. 
 
Marika says of “the one” it “is probably the poppiest song I’ve ever written. I loved the idea of inhabiting this ridiculous arrogant rock star character who has totally fucked their career by writing too many sad songs.” The video for “the one” sees Marika’s rock star alter-ego come to life within a photocopier. By the end of the video, Marika is repulsed by the augmented reality she has created, she takes a baseball bat to it and destroys it forever. 
 
Director Louis Bhose reflects on the process of the video’s conception:
 
Marika: “I want to do a performance vid in a photocopier, where the imagined rockstar in me performs with gusto as the mediocre, let-down version of me watches.” 
Hack Video Director: “Say no more.”
 
Displaying an unapologetic attitude and a more liberated sound than ever before, “the one” has been co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself. “the one” shows why Marika is fast turning herself into one of the most exciting songwriters of her time. Layered synthesizers make this the album’s most unexpected musical turn, alongside Marika’s signature new wave guitar fretwork and Blondie style delivery, she’s never sounded as widescreen.

Marika Hackman Tour Dates

Having recently teased new music at the BBC 6 Music Festival, The Great Escape, All Points East, and Field Day, Marika is gearing up for an exciting year of touring. Tickets for headline tour dates available from marikahackman.com.
 
Aug.15 - Beacon Breacons, UK - Green Man Festival
Sep. 21 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Sep. 23 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
Sep. 24 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 25 - Manchester, UK - Band On The Wall 
Sep. 26 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Oct. 12 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
Oct. 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
Oct. 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Oct. 19 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Oct. 20 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.
Oct. 21 - Toronto, ON- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct. 24 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL- Sleeping Village
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo Coffee
Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
Nov. 01 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
Nov. 06 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre



Any Human Friend

Any Human Friend was co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself, and shows off a sharper and more liberated sound than ever before. Now available for preorder from Sub Pop: LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on Salmon-colored vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new t-shirt design available.

Cover art photography by Joost Vandebrug, inspired by Rineke Dijkstra. Read more about it here.



NEWS : WED, JUL 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Watch Weyes Blood’s Late Night Debut, Performing “Everyday” on Late Night With Seth Meyers

Weyes Blood’s Titanic Rising is one of the Best Albums of 2019 (so far), according to PASTE (#1), Uproxx (#1), The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, FLOOD, Gorilla vs Bear, The Independent, The Needle Drop, NME, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Thrillist, Treble Zine, Uncut, USA Today, and Variety.


[Photo Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC]

Weyes Blood made her TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing “Everyday” from Titanic Rising - her universally acclaimed album - and you can watch the July 16th performance right here and also here.

Weyes Blood ‘Something to Believe Tour’

Weyes Blood’s “Something to Believe Tour” begins August 7th in San Diego at The Irenic and ends November 17th Oslo at Parkteatret. 

Weyes Blood will also support Kacey Musgraves on her headlining tour September 11th through September 21st. And her international festival appearances include Outside Lands in San Francisco on August 11th, Austin City Limits October 4th-6th, Pitchfork Paris on November 1st, and November 8th in Primavera Weekender in Benidorm, Spain on November 8th.

For more up to date ticket information please visit WeyesBlood.com.

North America
Aug. 07 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic
Aug. 08  - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]
Aug. 10 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Company
Aug. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
Aug. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial    
Aug. 17 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Sep. 05 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
Sep. 06 - New Haven, CT - Space Ballroom
Sep. 07 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Sep. 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Sep. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met*
Sep. 12 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion*
Sep. 13 - Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavillion*
Sep. 14 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre*         
Sep. 16 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
Sep. 17 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
Sep. 19 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Sep. 20 - Charleston, SC - Volvo Car Stadium*
Sep. 21 - St. Augustine, FL - Sing Out Loud Festival at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sep. 23 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry
Sep. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar      
Sep. 28 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre     
Sep. 30 - Chicago, IL  - Thalia Hall
Oct. 01 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
Oct. 02 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
Oct. 04 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
Oct. 05 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
Oct. 06 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
 
Europe
Oct. 26 -  Dublin, IE - Button Factory
Oct. 28 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School
Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Oct. 30 - London, UK - Electric Brixton
Nov. 01 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Paris
Nov. 02 - Nantes, FR - SOY Festival
Nov. 03 - Bordeaux, FR - IBOAT
Nov. 05 -  Braga, PT - gnration
Nov. 06 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB @ B.Leza
Nov. 07 - Madrid, ES - Sala 0 - Palacio de Prensa
Nov. 08 - Benidorm, ES - Primavera Weekender
Nov. 10 -  Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair
Nov. 11 -  Zürich, CH - Bogen F
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu
Nov. 14 - Copenhagen, DK - DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Nov. 15 - Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan
Nov. 16 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
Nov. 17 - Oslo, NO - Parkteatret



NEWS : FRI, JUL 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey’s Self-Titled Album Is Out Today, July 12th

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★★★★ - MOJO

“Like the best classic albums, its pleasures run deep.” - Pop Matters

“Like a cocaine-fuelled jam between David Bowie, John Lennon and Leon Russell, the Louisiana-bred, Portland-based rocker would’ve played Max’s Kansas City” [8/10] - Uncut

Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey’s new full-length Showboat Honey is out today July 12th, 2019 worldwide from Sub Pop. The album, which features the singles & official videos for “Broken Mirror Pose,” “2 Ugly 4 NY,” and “Deathwish Blue,” 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. Stream it now on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.


Showboat Honey is available through Sub Pop Mega Mart. Purchases 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 is also a new T-shirt design available.


Kyle Craft and Showboat Honey Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey’s previously announced headlining dates for 2019 in support of the album resume tonight, July 12th in Seattle with an in-store at Easy Street Records, and currently end on August 24th in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord.

Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA - Easy Street Records instore
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

What “The People” are saying about Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey:

“Kyle Craft and his backing band Showboat Honey provide a glam-tastic Bowie-esque joyride, full of meaty Stones riffs and sprinkled with caustic soda lyrics that a true Dylan devotee has processed and posted from the heart.” [4/5]- NARC

“The result is a cohesive set of tracks centered around a rough patch that hit at the same time as Craft was falling in love…Fans of his glam rock-influenced sound will find plenty to latch onto.” - Billboard

“Having been the darling of the moment when his solo debut was first released, Craft clearly shows that he has more to offer than just being that guy with wild hair that sounds like someone else. He has a range and depth that is showcased beautifully on this new album, his third on Sub Pop, and first as Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey. “ - Eleven PDX

“On the track, his typically wailing voice is stunted by almost spoken-word verses that ride along with a slow-rolling piano progression. It’s a suspense-building element that pays off when the song eventually crashes into a wave of horns, electric guitars and sheer swagger.” [“Broken Mirror Pose”/ Heavy Rotation] - World Cafe

“A glammy, ’70s style anthem with a soaring chorus.”  [“Broken Mirror Pose”] - Brooklyn Vegan

“Craft, whose lyrics and electric guitar hooks have drawn comparisons to Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, is no stranger to vintage sounds.” [“Broken Mirror Pose”] - PASTE

“Craft has brought his signature twang into a more Raconteurs-esque world with his latest release.” [2 Ugly 4 NY] - Alt Citizen


[Photo credit: Peter Karaviaw]


NEWS : FRI, JUL 12, 2019 at 7:00 AM

METZ 12 Single Collection ‘Automat’ is Out In Stores Today, July 12th

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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 is out now, worldwide on Sub Pop.
 
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.”


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.


NEWS : TUE, JUL 23, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Sub Pop Signs Francophone-Band Corridor From Montreal To Release New Music In 2019

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[Photo credit: Dominic Berthiaume]

International tour dates for October, November, and December also announced.

Please join us in welcoming Corridor, the Montreal-based, Francophone-band that will release their label debut in 2019. While we await their label debut, check out the band’s official video for“Coup d’épée” from Supermercado, the group’s acclaimed album from 2017.
 
Corridor is also sharing international dates for 2019, which span October 23rd in Philadelphia at Boot & Saddle and currently end December 13th in Los Angeles at Morrocan Lounge. The tour dates will include stops in Amsterdam, Paris, London, Hamburg, Berlin, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, New York, DC, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles. For more information on tickets, visit Corridor’s Sub Pop tour dates page.
 
Oct. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle 
Oct. 25 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
Oct. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso (Upstairs)
Nov. 04 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
Nov. 06 - London, UK - The Waiting Room
Nov. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Westgermany
Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Music Festival 
Nov. 20 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison*
Nov. 22 - Montreal, QC - M for Montreal Festival (Le National)
Nov. 28 - Quebec City, QC - l’Anti
Dec. 04 - San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar
Dec. 07 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar 
Dec. 10 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
Dec. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge 
* w/ Absolutely Free
 
About Corridor:
Corridor began when Jonathan Robert, Julian Perreault, & former drummer Marc-andré Chapdelaine started jamming together in 2012.  Though it wasn’t until bassist & longtime friend Dominic Berthiaume joined the band later that year that they began calling the band Corridor.  In November 2013 the band delivered Un Magicien En Toi (tr. “A Magician in You”), a motorik guitar-pop record. 
 
On the heels of this first EP, Corridor re-entered the studio in June of 2014 to work on their first full-length record.  Collaborating with producer Emmanuel Ethier, the band spent nearly a year perfecting what would be their structured and assertive LP, Le Voyage Éternel(tr. The Eternal Voyage).  While they labored on the record, they were also each invested in their own creative pursuits.  Singer and guitarist Jonathan dove into his animation and illustration work (This would later prove useful as he has assumed the role of the band’s creative director, setting the tone for the visual aesthetic of their records and videos); Dominic began writing as a music journalist and photographer for outlets in Canada; And Julian continued pursuing an environmental design career, working on installations for well-known music festivals. 
 
In the spring of 2015, the group released Le Voyage Éternel via L’oeil du Tigre Records, and plans for their first European tour began to take shape.  Marc-André departed the band shortly after the record’s release and was replaced by current drummer Julien Bakvis.  Julien, like his bandmates, works in visual arts as a co-owner of a screen-printing shop in Montreal. This group (Jonathan Robert, Julian Perreault, Dominic Berthiaume, and Julien Bakvis), has become the permanent lineup of the band.  That year Corridor toured Europe for the first time, including a show in Paris, promoted by “La Souterraine,” where they met the mystic psych-pop outfit Halo Maud (with whom they would later collaborate on the singleDeux Coeurs (tr. Two Hearts).

2016 was predominantly spent writing and recording. Corridor returned to the studio with Emmanuel Ethier to record their follow-up LP Supermercado (tr. Supermarket).  Repetition, progression, and minimalist rhythms would be the core of Supermercado, with melodic counterpoints coming together to form exhilarating sonic mosaics. The cult success of the album allowed Corridor to return to Europe, as well as make their first foray into the United States at SXSW 2018.  That year in Austin they played notable showcases forBrooklyn Vegan, Margin Walker, Felte/Part-time Punks, and M for Montreal.

In 2018 Corridor also appeared at Northside Music Festival in Brooklyn, where they performed with the likes of Snail Mail, Deerhoof, and Protomartyr. Shortly thereafter, they returned to the U.S. supporting U.K. post-punks Shame. They even found a fan in actor Michael Shannon who attended the show in Chicago and he requested a CD from the band. In April of 2019, Corridor accompanied the band Crumb on a sold-out American tour. Then in May of 2019, they followed with performances at London Calling Festival in Amsterdam and La Villette Sonique Festival in Paris.  
 
Corridor will release their Sub Pop debut later this year. 
 
What “The People” are saying about Corridor:
“The Montreal band Corridor knows how to highlight its strengths while getting in and out of a song with maximum efficiency: Sung in French, “Coup d’épée” only needs a little more than two minutes to let its robust guitar sound — a kind of weaponized jangle — fully worm its way in your head.” [“Coup d’épée” / Supermercado] - NPR Music
 
Supermercado is the best French record of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and even 2022 (for all we know, at least, since I doubt the Earth will explode exactly at midnight on January 1, 2022, even if it’s a possibility we shouldn’t ignore).” - Vice
 
Their jangly, synth-pop-tinged sound will entrance fans of the genre and post-punk newbies alike. On their latest LP, Supermercado, post-punk fans will gravitate towards their tight, neat percussion and spasmodic guitars while others will get lost in their bright vocals and spellbinding soundscapes.” [Supermercado] - PASTE

“Corridor sing entirely en Français. Don’t let that put you off though: the creativity and abundance of killer tunes found on their acid-baked 2017 album Supermercado break through the language barrier. Corridor are even better live, with a real joie de rock that knows no borders — guitars slash, harmonies soar, bodies a constant blur.” [Supermercado] - Brooklyn Vegan