Plus, she’s shared a new acoustic EP. North American tour features support from Hardly Art’s Girl Friday who also serves as her backing band.
[Photo Credit: Joost Vendebrug]
Marika Hackman’s North American tour in support of Any Human Friend, her acclaimed new album, kicks-off tomorrow in Atlanta, GA at the Earl and ends November 6th in West Hollywood, CA at The Roxy. These shows will feature support from Hardly Art band Girl Friday, who will also act as her backing band for the tour.
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
*w/ Girl Friday
In celebration of the tour, Marika has just released a new acoustic digital EP featuring alternate takes on Any Human Friend singles “hand solo” “i’m not where you are,” “the one,” and “blow.” (listen here).
Any Human Friend features the singles “hand solo”“i’m not where you are,”“the one,” and “blow,” and 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.
Clipping has delivered an intense and hallucinatory new video for “All In Your Head,” directed by C Prinz (Tinashe, Miya Folick), a standout from There Existed an Addiction to Blood, the group’s acclaimed new album. The visual stars rapper Robyn Hood and Counterfeit Madison singer Sharon Udoh (who both guest on the track), along with dancer Jazz Washington and model/DJ Jantae Spinks.
C Prinz offers this, “‘All In Your Head’ is a surrealist portrait of the female experience embodied. I was deeply inspired by a line from an Amiri Baraka poem: ‘Lately, I’ve been accustomed to the way the ground opens up and envelopes me.’ I wanted to create something that felt authentic to the emotional landscape of the female-identifying. With this video, my goal was to get people to feel the imagery instead of just see it. This video is a pure representation of trust and community—it would not have been possible without the unconditional commitment of the cast, crew and the creative freedom Clipping and Sub Pop encouraged.”
Clipping add, “‘All In Your Head’ is the furthest we’ve taken the fracturing of single-point perspective in our storytelling. It was important to us to give over control and authorship of this particular video to our collaborators. We don’t appear in it and had virtually no input in its creation. And because we cannot take credit for any of it, we have no problem saying that C Prinz and her team have made a fucking masterpiece.”
Clipping will perform at the Adult Swim Festival on November 16th in Los Angeles. Additional live dates to be announced soon.
There Existed an Addiction to Blood is out now on CD, 2xLP, cassette, and a 2xLP Deluxe Limited “Lamestain” Edition from Sub Pop. The blood-splattered “Lamestain” edition is sold out online, and will only be available at select independent record stores, and via the band’s merch table at shows (while supplies last).
Titanic Risingnamed one of the “Best of the Decade” by Pitchfork, PASTE, and Uproxx.
[Photo credit: Eliot Lee Hazel]
Weyes Blood’s Rough Trade Session is available now on all DSPs worldwide through Sub Pop. The digital EP features Titanic Rising standout “Wild Time” along with alternate takes of singles “Everyday,” and “Something to Believe,” and album opener ‘A Lot Has Changed” (titled “A Lot’s Gonna Change” on the album). These versions were recorded with Ariel Rechtshaid and originally available as a bonus CD with the Rough Trade release of Titanic Rising. Listen here: YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music | Bandcamp.
Weyes Blood Rough Trade Session EP
Tracklisting: 1. A Lot Has Changed 2. Everyday 3. Something to Believe 4. Wild Time
Weyes Blood Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Weyes Blood’s headlining international “Something To Believe Tour” in support of Titanic Rising resumes Friday, October 25th in London with an instore at Rough Trade East. Her entire UK tour, which runs October 26th-30th, is now sold out. Weyes Blood then heads to Europe November 1st-19th for a string of headlining dates and festival appearances which include Pitchfork Paris on November 1st, November 8th at the Primavera Weekender in Benidorm, Spain, and Ars Cameralis Festival in Katowice, Poland on November 19th.
Then, in early 2020, Weyes Blood will head to Australia beginning February 20th in Brisbane at the Zoo and ending March 8th in Victoria at the Golden Plains Festival. For more up to date ticket information please visit WeyesBlood.com.
Something to Believe Tour Fall 2019/Europe Oct. 25 - London, UK - Rough Trade East in-store (Solo) Oct. 26 - Dublin, IE - Button Factory [Sold Out]* Oct. 28 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School [Sold Out]* Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy [Sold Out]* Oct. 30 - London, UK - Electric Brixton [Sold Out]* Nov. 01 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Paris Nov. 02 - Nantes, FR - SOY Festival Nov. 03 - Bordeaux, FR - IBOAT* Nov. 05 - Braga, PT - GNRation [Sold Out]* Nov. 06 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB @ B.Leza [Sold Out]* Nov. 07 - Madrid, ES - Sala 0 - Palacio de Prensa [Sold Out]* Nov. 08 - Benidorm, ES - Primavera Weekender Nov. 10 - Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair* Nov. 11 - Zürich, CH - Bogen F* Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu [Sold Out]* Nov. 14 - Copenhagen, DK - DR Koncerthuset Studie 2 * Nov. 15 - Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan* Nov. 16 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen [Sold Out]* Nov. 17 - Oslo, NO - Parkteatret* Nov. 19 - Katowice, PL - Ars Cameralis Festival * w/ Ana Roxane
Late Winter 2020/Australia Feb. 25 - Brisbane, AU - The Zoo Feb. 26 - Melbourne, AU - Melbourne Recital Hall Feb. 28 - Melbourne, AU - The Zoo # Feb. 29 - Wollongong, AU - Farmer & The Owl Festival Mar. 03 - Sydney, AU - The Factory Mar. 04 - Hobart, AU - Odeon Theatre Mar. 07 - Castlemaine, AU - Theatre Royal Mar. 08 - Victoria, AU - Golden Plains Festival # w/ Julia Jacklin
Weyes Blood recently appeared with Lana Del Rey at the Hollywood Bowl (along with Zella Day) to perform a beautiful rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “For Free.”
Weyes Blood’sTitanic Risingwas just named one of the “Best of the Decade” from the likes of Pitchfork, PASTE, and Uproxx. It is also one of the “Best Albums of 2019 (So Far),” having earned placement on mid-year lists from 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.
Wolf Parade have delivered an official video for the synth-driven “Against the Day,” the group’s first new recorded material in three years. The song, which features rare alternating lead vocals from Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug, is available now all on DSPs worldwide.
Directed by Scorpion Dagger and featuring an 16-bit contribution from Doctor Octoroc, the visual is a post-apocalyptic Wolf Parade listening party. “Against the Day” follows the release of Cry Cry Cry, their acclaimed album of 2016.
Wolf Parade have also just announced headlining 2020 European and UK tour dates, which begin March 2nd in Utrecht, Netherlands at Tivoli Vredenburg and end March 15th in Dublin, Ireland at The Button Factory. Tickets for these shows are on sale Friday, October 18th at 9 am (Local). For more information on tickets, please visit WolfParade.com.
Mar. 02 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg Mar. 03 - Hamburg, DE - Knust Mar. 04 - Berlin, DE - Gretchen Mar. 06 - Cologne, DE - Club Volta Mar. 07 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F Mar. 08 - Luxembourg, LX - Rotondes Mar. 09 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain Mar. 10 - Brussels, BE - Orangerie @ Botanique Mar. 11 - London, UK - The Dome Mar. 13 - Bristol, UK - Thekla Mar. 14 - Manchester, UK - YES (Pink Room) Mar. 15 - Dublin, IE - The Button Factory
Atlanta band Omni will kick off a 40 date world tour, beginning tonight at the Basement in Nashville, TN. These dates will find the group touring through Chicago, Brooklyn, DC, and Raleigh, ending in their home city on Nov. 4th before heading overseas on Nov. 10th in Kortrijk, Belgium with shows in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Lille, Brighton, Glasgow, and London. They will then continue their North American run on Dec. 03rd in New Orleans, with shows in Austin, Tucson, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. See below for a full list of shows. Networker is available for preorder from Sub Pop and features the singles and videos for “Sincerely Yours”, ”Courtesy Call” and ”Skeleton Key”. 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. 24 - Lexington, KY - The Green Lantern 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. 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Jerry’s on Front Nov. 2 - Washington, DC - Pie Shop Bar Nov. 3 - CourRaliegh, NC - Kings Raleigh Nov. 4 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival Nov. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Molotov (Sky Bar) 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 - The Hope & Ruin Nov. 26 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade Bristol Nov. 27 - Manchester, UK - YES Nov. 28 - Glasgow, UK - Mono (Glasgow) Nov. 29 - Leeds, UK - The Brudenell Social Club Nov. 30 - London, UK - Oslo Dec. 03 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa Dec. 04 - Austin, TX - Barracuda Dec. 05 - El Paso, TX - The Monarch Dec. 06 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress Dec. 08 - Boise, ID - Neurolux Dec. 09 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern Dec. 10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios Dec. 11 - Arcata, CA - The Miniplex Dec. 12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Dec. 13 - Sacramento, CA - The Blue Dec. 14 - San Fransisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop Dec. 15 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar Dec. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Tacocat know there’s more to October 31st, 2019 than costumes and glitter (so, so much glitter). In recognition of today’s kickoff to the next season of Mercury Retrograde, the band is sharing the astrology-themed new song “Retrograde,” which is out now in all the places you consume digital music such as YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.
“…a joyous power pop collection of instantly accessible tunes, with a humorous socially conscious slant.” - Louder Than War
“…the band’s most polished record to date.” - The Seattle Times
“…This Mess is a Place anchors itself in moments of hope and brightness.” - NPR
“…This Mess Is a Place is exactly the kind of album we need in 2019. It sounds like rainbow sherbert and friendship bracelets. It eschews irony and defeatism. It calls us all to build a brave, colorful new world together—and have one hell of a good time doing it.” - Paste
This Mess Is a Place, Tacocat’s fourth album and first for Sub Pop, is out now and can be purchased from u.subpop.com/thismess.