Since releasing Years to Burn, Calexico and Iron & Wine’s first
full–length album together, earlier this year, the band have been bringing
their stunning live show to fans throughout Europe, the UK, and North America.
Today, the power group has announced new tour dates in 2020, kicking off
January 29th with two nights at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, DC’s The Anthem, NY’s
Webster Hall, Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium and more. In addition to
performing songs from the new album including “Father Mountain” and “Midnight Sun”, the group also performs
tracks off the critically acclaimed 2005 In
the Reins EP including “He Lays in the Reins”, as
well as songs from their respective catalogues. Full list of dates below.
The band recently made a stop at NPR where they did a Tiny Desk
performance which you can watch HERE. Of the performance, NPR noted, “This set perfectly captures the easy patience of their
interplay, as Burns, Convertino, Beam and a few of their most trusted
collaborators performed two songs from Years to Burn.” Further adding, ”
It’s (Years to Burn) a beautiful
slow-burn of an album that often feels at ease, and occasionally doesn’t
resemble either of the bands that made it.”
Years to Burn is out now on Sub Pop/City Slang Records.
Praise for the live show:
“Chemistry between Iron & Wine and Calexico was natural
throughout the performance, with nary a pregnant pause or misstep between them.
It was enough to make one believe the two acts could join forces for the
duration of their careers.” - The Big Takeover
“It was here that we were reminded of the chemistry that exists
between Calexico and Iron & Wine… it was impossible to deny that, in the
context of musical collaborations and supergroups, this one feels truly organic
and not at all lacking of substance.” - Glide Magazine
“Hackman is more confident than ever” ★★★★★ The Guardian
“A treasure trove of zippy guitar hooks, glimmering synths, and lemony vocals.” (9.3/10) PASTE
“It is amazing…there’s a real candor and frankness to the way she talks about desire and sexuality” - NPR Music
North American headlining tour October 11th-November 6th with support from Hardly Art’s Girl Friday.
Last month,Marika Hackman invited her fans to share stories of any time they have felt shame associated with female self-pleasure. Marika has used their stories to prompt a conversation around the taboo topic, which she has explored further in this thoughtful, and often humorous new video for “hand solo.”
“hand solo” extols the virtues of masturbation and features Marika’s favorite line: “Under patriarchal law, I’m going to die a virgin.” The impossible-to-ignore video for “hand solo” has been directed by Sam Bailey who Marika collaborated with previously on the UK Music Video Awards-winning video for‘My Lover Cindy’. The pair worked closely with Evie Fehilly - a sex educator who runs sex-positive workshops in London at the female-focused sex shop SH!
Marika discussing the video: “I wrote ‘hand solo’ as a bit of light-hearted relief, a wank anthem for women everywhere. I loved the idea of playing on old wives’ tales about the dangers of masturbation and pushing the boundaries about what is socially acceptable. I met Sam and we came up with this playful, tongue-in-cheek idea about hands all over the world masturbating on everyday objects, and even places, and eventually the world. The hands were directed by the wonderful Evie Fehilly, a sex educator who runs sex-positive workshops in London at the famous sex shop SH!. Despite the video being quite fun, I wanted to make a serious point at the end, after the world explodes in its orgasm, that masturbation is still for many women perceived as something shameful and embarrassing - the moment of shame after the ecstasy. We asked for any female-identifying people to anonymously submit their experiences of shame relating to masturbation, and we received so many heart-breaking and heavy stories. I hope that when people see these accounts, they can relate and realize that there’s no shame in masturbation.”
Marika Hackman’s new album Any Human Friend is out now on Sub Pop in North and South America and the rest of the world via AMF Records. The album 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.
Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Tonight Marika finishes her UK headline tour with a sold-out show in London at Islington Assembly Hall and will be heading to North America (with Hardly Art’s Girl Friday) and Europe later this year. See full dates below, and get tickets now here.
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* Dec. 08 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet Dec. 09 - Brussels, BE - Botanique-Rotonde Dec. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Häkken Dec. 12 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub Dec. 13 - Cologne, DE - Artheater Dec. 14 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere Mar. 05 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
On November 1st, Omni will release their Sub Pop debut Networker, 11 tracks that were written between tours and a handful of studio sessions, allowing Omni’s Frankie Broyles and Philip Frobos to push their songwriting boundaries while keeping the stage in mind, designing songs to enhance their tight, energetic performances. Longtime collaborator, Nathaniel Higgins returned to help capture what is their most “HI-FI” album to date. Together they recorded the LP in Vienna, GA between November 2018 - April 2019.
The band has shared a new video for their song “Skeleton Key” which you can watch here. Frontman Philip Frobos had this to share about the song: “When Frankie and I wrote ‘Skeleton Key’ it felt like a turning point for our record, as though we had reached a new rock n roll echelon and Networker was truly underway. Lyrically this came together after hearing about some friends’ strange, surprising and sometimes hilarious online dating experiences.”
As previously announced the band will embark on a 28 date world tour this fall in support of their Sub Pop debut Networker. The North American run will kick off on Oct. 23rd in Nashville, and find the group touring through Chicago, Brooklyn, DC, and Raleigh, ending in their home city of Atlanta on Nov. 4th. They will then head overseas beginning on Nov. 10th in Kortrijk, Belgium with shows in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Lille, Brighton, Glasgow, and London. See below for a full list of shows.
Networker is now available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK, and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque blue while supplies last.
Oct. 23 - Nashville, TN - The Basement Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle Oct. 27 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison Oct. 28 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz Oct. 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right Oct. 30 - Brooklyn, NY - Sultan Room Nov. 2 - Washington, DC - Pie Shop Bar Nov. 3 - Raliegh, NC - Kings Raleigh Nov. 4 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival Nov. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Molotov Nov. 12 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - BERGHAIN KANTINE Nov. 14 - Utrecht, NL - Ekko Nov. 15 - Le Havre, FR - Mc Daids Nov. 18 - Paris, FR - La Boule Noire Nov. 19 - Lille, FR - La Bulle Nov. 20 - Brussels, BE - Le Botanique Nov. 21 - Colmar, FR - Le Grillen Nov. 22 - St. Gallen, CH Palace St. Gallen Nov. 23 - Lyon, FR - Sonic Nov. 25 - Brighton, UK - Hope & Ruin Nov. 26 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade (Bristol) Nov. 27 - Manchester, UK - YES Nov. 28 - Glasgow, UK - Mono (Glasgow) Nov. 29 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Nov. 30 - London, UK - Oslo
Cartel Madras (aka Eboshi and Contra) have shared official video for “Lil Pump Type Beat,” the duo’s hyperkinetic (and cheekily-titled) new single, directed by Asim Overstands and Vince Raquel, and produced by Thotpolice (see Hip Hop DXpremiere September 4th).
Cartel Madras members Eboshi and Contra had this to say of the “Lil Pump Type Beat, “We wanted to make a fun trap song that captures the explosive energy of our live shows. We also wanted to give a nod to type beats and their ubiquity. Our shows often turn into sweaty mosh pits, so the video had to be an extension of that. It was really fun - especially having a ton of shirtless dudes moshing while we dictate the energy in the video from the middle, with the drip.”
The “Lil Pump Type Beat” single was produced by Cartel Madras, Oso Familiar, and Casey Lewis, mixed by Jae Sterling and Lewis at Echo Base Studio in Calgary, and is available now at all DSPs worldwide through Sub Pop with the exception of Canada through Royal Mountain Records. The track is from Age of The Goonda, the duo’s forthcoming EP, out November 1st, 2019.
Cartel Madras Tour Dates
Cartel Madras has scheduled a series of Canadian dates for the remained of 2019, which span September 8th in Winnipeg, Manitoba at Bastid BBQ through November 16th in Oshawa, Ontario at The Music Hall. Along the way, the duo will support Hollerado (November 14th-16th), make appearances at the Bastid BBQ (with DJ Maseo of De La Soul and Lil Brother), Quebec’s LVL Up Festival, and Toronto’s RBC Echo Beach (with Mac DeMarco, Prince Innocence, Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa). There will be U.S. live dates announced soon.
Sep. 08 - Winnipeg, MB - Bastid’s BBQ (at La Carnita) ^ Sep. 21 - Laval, QC - LVL Up Festival (at Place Bell Esplanade - Outdoor) Sep. 24 - Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach # Nov. 14 - Peterborough, ON - Red Dog Tavern* Nov. 15 - London, ON - Rum Runners Music Hall* Nov. 16 - Oshawa, ON - The Music Hall*
* w/ Hollerado ^ w/ Dj Maseo of De La Soul, Brother Ali # w/ with Mac DeMarco, Prince Innocence, Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa
1. The powerful juxtaposition of a Western term aimed at ghettoizing other cultures and the English colonial name foisted on Chennai, India; 2. A queer, female, Desi act igniting a revolution because they’re sick of this bullshit
“We really want people who come to our shows to feel like they’ve been punched in the face,” says Contra, one-half of rap provocateurs Cartel Madras, of their FOMO-inducing live shows. “It’s like a riot just passed you, and you’re like, ‘What was that? What did I just experience?’” But also, “‘How do I do that again?’”
Cartel Madras also includes Contra’s sibling, Eboshi—both born in Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and raised in Calgary, Canada. Like their upbringing, their music is a cultural syncretism, a heady mix of trap with punk, house, and South Indian aesthetics that they’ve anointed “goonda rap.” Their second EP is Age of the Goonda, a sonically expansive successor to their first EP, Trapistan, which boasted the party-down hit “Pork & Leek. A manifesto for the times, Age of the Goonda is an in-your-face call to arms for—immigrants, women of color, the LGBTQ+ community, Desis (a.k.a. Westernized Indians)—those who must resist being treated as underdogs (read more at Sub Pop dotcom).
Their Reddit Indieheads AMA is tomorrow, Sep. 6th at 9:00 am PST/12:00 pm EST.
Frankie Cosmos’ fourth studio album, Close It Quietly is out tomorrow, Sep. 6th worldwide via Sub Pop Records. This album is a manifestation of the band’s collaborative spirit: Greta Kline and longtime bandmates Lauren Martin (synth), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Alex Bailey (bass) luxuriated in studio time with Gabe Wax, who engineered and co-produced the record with the band at Brooklyn’s Figure 8 Studios.
In celebration of the release of Close It Quietly, the band has shared a new video for “41st” which features tour footage from the bands Spring 2019 European tour with close friends, Ian Sweet. Watch it here or watch ithere.
Frankie Cosmos’ frontperson, Greta Kline will be camped out at her computer tomorrow, Sep. 6th starting at 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET to answer any and all of your Frankie Cosmos queries. You can access the REDDIT r/indieheads AMA by clickinghere.
Close It Quietly is available from Sub Pop starting Friday, September 6th. LP preorders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK, and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on blue pearlescent (North America) and opaque yellow (UK/EU) while supplies last.
The “Puppy” version is a Stuffed Animal CD version of the album. A cute stuffed dog acts as the packaging for a CD version of “Close It Quietly”. Super cute. Super limited!
Headlining shows for October 2019 in Brooklyn, DC, Toronto, and Oakland also announced.
Clipping has delivered a lyric video for “La Mala Ordina”, a new single featuring rappers Benny The Butcher (Griselda/Shady Records) and Elcamino (Black Soprano Family), and harsh noise artist The Rita. The lyric video was made by the band itself, with Cristina Bercovitz. The track is a standout from Clipping’s forthcoming album,There Existed an Addiction to Blood, available on Friday, October 18th worldwide from Sub Pop.
There Existed an Addiction to Blood finds Clipping interpreting another rap splinter sect through their singular lens. This is Clipping’s transmutation of horrorcore, a purposefully absurdist and creatively significant sub-genre that flourished in the mid-90s. If some of its most notable pioneers included Brotha Lynch Hung and Gravediggaz, it also encompasses seminal works from the Geto Boys, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and the near-entirety of classic Memphis cassette tape rap.
The most subversive and experimental rap has often presented itself as an “alternative” to conventional sounds, but Clipping respectfully warp them into new constellations. There Existed an Addiction to Blood absorbs the hyper-violent horror tropes of the Murder Dog era, but re-imagines them in a new light: still darkly-tinted and somber, but in a weirder and more vivid hue. If traditional horrorcore was akin to Blacula, the hugely popular blaxploitation flick from the early 70s, Clipping’s latest is analogous to Ganja & Hess, the blood-sipping 1973 cult classic regarded as an unsung landmark of black independent cinema, whose score by Sam Waymon, the band samples on “Blood of the Fang” and inspired the album’s title.
There Existed an Addiction to Blood features the singles “Nothing Is Safe,” “Blood of the Fang,” and the aforementioned “La Mala Ordina,” and was produced by Clipping, mixed by Steve Kaplan, and mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysium Masters in Los Angeles. The album also features appearances from Ed Balloon, La Chat, Counterfeit Madison, and Pedestrian Deposit.
[Photo credit: Cristina Bercorvitz]
Clipping Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Clipping has just announced their first headlining shows in nearly 3 years in support of There Existed an Addiction to Blood which span October 9th in Brooklyn at Zone One at Elsewhere and currently end October 14th in Oakland at The New Parish. Additionally, the band will perform on Saturday, November 16th at the 2019 Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles.
Oct. 09 - Brooklyn, NY - Zone One at Elsewhere Oct. 10 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall Oct. 11 -Toronto, ON - The Garrison Oct. 14 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Adult Swim Festival