News from 2019

NEWS : FRI, FEB 15, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Watch Perfect Son’s New Video for “Promises” Off His Debut Album ‘Cast,’ Out Today on Sub Pop

Polish Tour Dates also announced. 

Today, February 15th, 2019, marks the debut release of Cast from Polish artist, Perfect Son (aka Tobiasz Biliński). The 10-track album features the previously released lead singles “It’s For Life,” “Lust,” and the latest video offering, “Promises.” Inspired by the legend of Golem and the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea, “Promises” depicts an unusual love story, in an undetermined time. Isolated in an old house away from people, lives SHE. Unable to coexist with others, SHE creates a partner, a humanoid. You can unravel this love story, directed by Jarek Tokarski here


 
Cast was co-produced by Biliński and Marcin Buźniak at Axis Audio in Warsaw, with additional production from Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording in Philadelphia, and mixed/mastered by Buźniak.

Cast is available via the Sub Pop Mega Mart  and select independent retailersThose who order the record through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited edition version on yellow vinyl (while supplies last).


Perfect Son Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The band has announced a string of Polish shows beginning on March 20th in Warszawa, with additional dates beginning on April 4th in Torun. Perfect Son will also appear at this years OFF Festival in Katowice this coming August. Additional European dates to follow. 

Mar. 20 - Warszawa, Poland - Hydrozagadka 
Apr. 04 - Torun, Poland -  NRD
Apr. 05 - Gdansk, Poland - Zak (PL)
Apr. 11 - Poznan, Poland - Meskalina
Apr. 12 - Łódź, Poland - Radio Lódź,
Apr. 13 - Lublin, Poland - Dom Kultury
Apr. 14 - Kraków, Poland - Zet Pe Te
Apr. 17 - Wrocław, Poland - Stary Klasztor
Apr. 18 - Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland - Magnet Off On, 
Aug. 02 - Katowice, Poland - Off Festival (Poland) 
Aug. 03 - Katowice, Poland - Off Festival (Poland) 
Aug. 04 - Katowice, Poland - Off Festival (Poland) 


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JUN 11, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announces ‘A Tuba To Cuba Tour’

Recently, Preservation Hall Jazz Band released “Kreyol,” a spirited tune from A Tuba To Cuba, the forthcoming soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary directed by T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch. Listen and share “Kreyol” here.

[photo credit: Josh Goleman]

Preservation Hall Jazz Band has announced their A Tuba To Cuba tour today. The dates add to previously announced performances including Newport Folk Festival, SF Jazz, three-nights in Baltimore at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and more. A special pre-sale will begin on Wednesday, June 12th at 10am local and will end on Thursday, June 13th  at 10pm local. All remaining tickets will go on sale Friday, June 14th at 10am local. For complete details on tickets and VIP packages please visit http://www.atubatocubatour.com. See below for full dates.

“When we travel to a place like Cuba, not only do we get to share our music, but we also get to experience other music, other traditions, and other’s rituals. It’s a door that we get to walk through and every now and then we get a glimpse behind the curtain. The people we meet become our friends and family. The imprint they leave becomes a part of us and our music, it’s a rare and beautiful thing. Now we get to share that experience with you.” - Ben Jaffe


 
A Tuba To Cuba follows Ben Jaffe of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as he seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. A Tuba To Cubacelebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal language of music and challenges us to resolve to build bridges, not walls. The film is available through Amazon Video, iTunes, DirecTV, Google Play, YouTube Movies and more. Check your local service provider for additional listings.
 
The New York Times says of the film, “This joyous, wide-ranging account of a New Orleans jazz band’s 2015 visit to Cuba is crammed with fascinating facts and toe-tickling tunes.” And the LA Times offers this, “Jaunty, at times poetic chats and drop-ins with many Big Easy and Cuban jazz artists, discussion of their music’s African lineage (the Atlantic slave trade factored in), stirring examples of native instrumentation, and pulsating performances combine with colorful, travelogue-type shots (love those old Cuban theaters) and vivid archival footage to create a vibrant and joyous portrait.”

 
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tour Dates:

Jul 05 - Elkhorn, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre* 
Jul 06 - Elkhorn, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre* 
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 Arts
Aug 06 - Folsom, CA - Harris Center For The Arts
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 - Miner Auditorium
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 Festival 
Sep 20 - Louisville, KY - Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Sep 21 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music Festival
Sep 22 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music Festival
Oct 22 - Ridgefield, CT - The Ridgefield Playhouse^
Oct 23 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Center for the Arts^
Oct 24 - New York, NY – The Town Hall^
Oct 25 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center^
Oct 26 - Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall^
Oct 28 - Montreal, QC - Place des Arts – Theatre Maisoneuve^
Oct 29 - Toronto, ON - Roy Thomson Hall^
Oct 30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater^
Nov 01 - Kent, OH - The Kent Stage^
Nov 02 - Goshen, IN - Goshen College Music Center^
Nov 04 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall^
Nov 05 - Saint Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theater^
Nov 07 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre^
Nov 08 - Los Angeles, CA - ACE Hotel
Nov 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Music Theater at MIM^
Nov 11 - Livermore, CA - Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center^
Nov 13 - Chico, CA - CSU 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 Auditorium^
Nov 20 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre^
Nov 21 - Santa Barbara, CA - UCSB Campbell Hall^
Nov 22 - San Diego, CA - Wonderfront Music Festival
Nov 29 - Baltimore, MD - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Nov 30 - Baltimore, MD - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Dec 01 - Baltimore, MD - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

*with Dave Matthews Band
^with Yusa


Posted by Sub Pop

NEWS : TUE, FEB 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Trupa Trupa signs to Sub Pop to release new music in 2019, shares official video for “Dream About”

Sub Pop has signed Trupa Trupa from Gdańsk, Poland for a worldwide deal, and will release new music from the group in 2019. While we await details of that release, the band have delivered an official video for “Dream About”  a new song that features a honeyed falsetto that totters over a menacing bassline, and the frisson between them so hypnotic it renders the title phrase as an existential mantra, a lifeline.

Director Benjamin Finger had this to say of the “Dream About” visual: “The video was shot on Super 8, a format I am strongly connected to, and I think it fits the music of Trupa Trupa. There is something poetic about the music, and I think it matches the images in a good way. The “Dream About” video is also about seeing the world through the eyes of the child. The video features footage shot on location in Vancouver, Paris and Buenos Aires.”

Trupa Trupa will tour the world in 2019, beginning with appearances at SXSW in Austin, Texas (March 14th-16th), and Slovakia and Poland (April 25th-27th). Additional shows will be announced soon.

Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Hotel Vegas / LEVITATION SXSW presented by CREEM Magazine (12:20 am)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Austin Convention Center / Flatstock Stage (3:30 pm)
Mar. 16 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Venue TBC
Apr. 25 -  Gdańsk, PL - Ziemia
Apr. 26 - Poznań, PL - Spring Break Festival
Apr. 27 - Bratislava, SK - Sharpe Festival


MICHAL SZLAGA

About Trupa Trupa:

The music that Polish quartet Trupa Trupa creates lands like anthems, with barbed hooks driven deep by an italicized rhythm section or turned into a fantasy by crisscrossing harmonies. During “Dream About,” honeyed falsetto totters over a menacing bassline, the frisson between them so hypnotic it renders the title phrase as an existential mantra, a lifeline. Their music is an embarrassment of riches, a string of hits in Trupa Trupa’s idiosyncratic, self-made universe.

But just beneath the surface of Trupa Trupa’s bright and indelible songs, there is a world teeming with nihilistic considerations, slyly dark humor, and survivalist self-assurances, all subtly nestled into these refrains and reflected back by secretly complex textures.

The setting of Gdańsk is a crucial philosophical and aesthetic touchstone for Trupa Trupa. A city with a convoluted history of German and Polish rule and self-sovereignty, it is itself a living testament to the turnover of human toil. It’s also the homeland of Arthur Schopenhauer, a philosopher whose system of metaphysical will inspired Nietzsche and, in turn, Trupa Trupa. Klaus Kinski was born nearby, too; Kwiatkowski considers his Werner Herzog-directed film, Fitzcarraldo, one of the best movies ever made. Kinski tries in vain to amass a fortune by piloting a steamship over a mountain into the rubber bonanza of the Amazon. It is a portrait of great effort and pathetic failure, of strain sublimating into nothing. Along with the notions of Beckett, hints of the Beatles, and the knotty complications of Radiohead, these emotions ripple through Trupa Trupa’s music.  

Trupa Trupa is the second Polish band to sign to Sub Pop this year, following the February release of Perfect Son’s debut, Cast. As with Perfect Son, Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman, who has long taken a personal interest in the culture and history of Poland, has been following Trupa Trupa for years. In a 2013 interview with Pitchfork, he even mistook their second album, ++, for a set of demos when explaining that he was trying to decide whether or not he liked it. Apparently, he did.

But Trupa Trupa has grown inordinately in both confidence and execution during the last half-decade. Spurred on by a democratic process, where no one is the real leader and all ideas and influences are funneled into the same rich sound, Trupa Trupa channel a multiverse of feelings into its captivating music. They stare into the dark and summon a light of their own, making all our tedium and toil feel not just tolerable but deceptively triumphant.


Posted by Jason Baxter

NEWS : MON, APR 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Beach House Extends 2019 Tour In Support of ‘7’. Now Watch The Band’s Entire “Live at Kings Theatre” Set, Presented by Pitchfork

Fan presales April 30th-May 2nd at 10 pm (Local). On sale to the general public May 3rd at 10 am (Local). beachhousebaltimore.com/tour

Beach House have extended their 2019 North American headlining and festival schedule in support of internationally acclaimed album, 7
 
The just-announced shows include Flynn Theatre in Burlington (August 1st), The Pines Theatre in Northampton (August 4th), The Agora Theatre in Cleveland (August 6th), 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids (August 7th), and Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee (August 8th).  
 
Fan presales begin Tuesday, April 30th and run through Thursday, May 2nd at 10 pm (Local), with tickets on sale to the general public Friday, May 3rd at 10 am (Local). Visit BeachHouseBaltimore.com for more info.
 
Beach House’s international festival schedule for 2019 includes appearances at Just Like Heaven in Long Beach, California (May 3rd-4th), Tomavista in Madrid, Spain (May 24th), All Points East in London (May 26th), Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee (June 14th), Montreal’s Osheaga Festival (August 3rd), Waynesville, Ohio’s Bellwether Music Festival (August 9th-10th), and Psycho Fest in Las Vegas (August 16th-18th).
 
Apr. 30 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Madonna Inn
May 03 - Long Beach, CA - Just Like Heaven Festival [Sold Out]
May 04 - Long Beach, CA - Just Like Heaven Festival [Sold Out]
May 08 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre
May 09 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre
May 24 - Madrid, ES - Tomavista Festival
May 26 - London, UK - All Points East Festival
Jun. 09 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel [Sold Out]
Jun. 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel [Sold Out]
Jun. 11 - Baltimore, MD - Hippodrome
Jun. 14 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
Aug. 01 - Burlington, VT - Flynn Theatre
Aug. 03 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga
Aug. 04 - Northampton, MA - The Pines Theatre
Aug. 06 - Cleveland, OH - Agora
Aug. 07 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
Aug. 08 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside
Aug. 09 - Waynesville, OH - Bellwether Music Festival
Aug. 10 - Waynesville, OH - Bellwether Music Festival
Aug. 16 - Las Vegas, NV - Psycho Fest
Aug. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - Psycho Fest
Aug. 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Psycho Fest
 
You can now also watch “Beach House: Live at Kings Theatre” set presented by Pitchfork. The entire performance features songs from throughout their catalog and was captured last August during the bands 2018 summer tour. 



Beach House’s 7 was one of the best-reviewed albums of 2018, earning placement on over 40 “Best Albums of the Year” lists including AV Club (#1), The New YorkerUSA TodayRolling StoneUncutQPitchforkStereogumNoiseyNMEVillage Voice “Pazz & Jop,” Consequence of SoundUproxxFLOODHigh Snobiety,  
Under the RadarPopMattersGorilla vs BearTrebleNorthern TransmissionsTiny Mix Tapes, and NPR MusicPitchfork, and Stereogum “Readers’ Polls.” 
 
Beach House’s 7, featuring the videos and singles for “Drunk In LA”“Black Car,” “Dark Spring”“Lemon Glow”and “Dive,” is available worldwide from Sub Pop, except in Europe, where it is available through Bella Union, and Australia & New Zealand, where it was released by Mistletone
 
At the end of 2018, Beach House also released a limited-edition 7-inch single that was originally only available from the band at their October 2018 European tour dates. Side A is “Lose Your Smile” from 7, and side B is a new song called “Alien.” The slime-green colored vinyl 7” is available while supplies last here.



Read more from Beach House on at Sub Pop


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, JUL 24, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch Calexico and Iron & Wine Perform Songs From ‘Years to Burn’ On CBS This Morning Saturday

This past Saturday, Calexico and Iron & Wine’s incredible performance of “Father Mountain” and “Midnight Sun” from their recently released and critically acclaimed album Years to Burn aired on CBS This Morning Saturday. You can watch them perform both songs as well as a performance of “He Lays in the Reins” from their 2005 EP online starting right here and also HERE.

Calexico and Iron & Wine recently released Years to Burn via City Slang in the UK/Europe and Sub Pop in the rest of the world. The work of Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, the album is their first full length release and follows the critically acclaimed 2005 In the Reins EP. 

Calexico and Iron & Wine will soon embark on an extensive North American, European, and UK tour. Their recent stops included a June 21st performance at ​the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at Prospect Park. Watch them perform “Father Mountain” at Celebrate Brooklyn! HERE. Full list of tour dates below.

In addition, the collective recently released Years to Burn Behind the Scenes featuring exclusive interviews with the band and their long friendship and spirit of collaboration.  Watch the short vignette HERE.


[Photo credit: Piper Ferguson]

Calexico and Iron & Wine Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Jul. 19  - Lisbon, PT - Super Bock Super Rock #

Jul. 20 - Arlesheim, CH - Stimmen Festival

Jul. 22 - Milan, IT - La Triennale di Milano

Jul. 23 - Gardone Riviera, IT - Anfiteatro del Vittoriale

Jul. 24 -  Rome, IT - Villa Ada

Jul. 25 - Florence, IT - Cavea del Nuovo Teatro dell’opera

Jul. 26 -  Monforte D’ Alba, IT - Auditorium Horszowski

Jul. 28 - Vienna, AT - Konzerthaus

Jul. 29 - Palma, ES - Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca

Jul. 31 - Hamburg, DE - Stadtpark

Aug. 02 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Folk Festival

Aug. 03 - Leuven, BE - M-idzommer Festival

Aug. 04 - Crozon, FR - Festival Du Bout Du Monde

Aug. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ~

Aug. 17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre ~

Aug. 19 - Denver, CO - Denver Botanic Gardens ~ [SOLD OUT]

Aug. 21 - Ogden, UT - Twilight Series at Ogden Amphitheater ^

Aug. 22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House ^

Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium ^

Aug. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

Aug. 25 - Port Townsend, WA - The Thing

Sep. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens” \

Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre \

Sep. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer \

Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion +

Sep. 22 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Festival

Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National \

Sep. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City \

Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues \

Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek \

Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater \

Sep. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre \

Oct. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues \

Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre \

Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s Concerts by The Bay\

Oct. 06 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery \

Nov. 05 - Utrecht, NL - TrivoliVrendenburg - Ronda #

Nov. 06 -Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier #

Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma #

Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom #

Nov. 10 - Linz, AT - Posthof #

Nov. 11 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle #

Nov. 12 -  Budapest, HU - Müpa

Nov. 14 - Mannheim, DE - Musensaal Rosengarten #

Nov. 15 -  Cologne, DE - Palladium #

Nov. 16 - Paris, FR - La Cigale #

Nov. 18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *

Nov. 19 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *

Nov. 20 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall *

Nov. 21 - Conventry, UK - Warwick Arts Centre *

Nov. 23 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall *

Nov. 24 - Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavillion *

 

% with special guest Daughter of Swords

~ with special guest Madison Cunningham

^ with special guest Orville Peck

\ with special guest Natalie Prass

+ with Andrew Bird

# with special guest Adia Victoria

* with special guest Lisa O’Neill


Years to Burn is available now via City Slang in the UK/Europe and from Sub Pop in the rest of the world.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, AUG 7, 2019 at 8:55 AM

Awesome Event Alert! “The Eyes Have It,” Orchestrated by Tim Kerr at Seattle’s studio e Gallery, Opening Reception on Aug 10th

All-around amazing human and artist Tim Kerr (he was in the Big Boys and Poison 13, and plays in The Monkeywrench w Mark and Steve from Mudhoney whenever they get it together to do stuff, and has done about a million other things that you can read all about here) has put together an incredible-looking group art show at Seattle’s studio e gallery. It’s called “The Eyes Have It,” and it runs from August 10 to September 14 with an opening reception on Sat., 8/10 from 6pm to 9pm. 

And, YOU should totally go!

The show is described as, “A show of works by an international group of friends, orchestrated by Tim Kerr,” and includes…

Merrilee Challis / Birmingham, AL (SHE WILL BE THERE!)
Karoline Collins / San Francisco, CA (SHE WILL ALSO BE THERE!)
Coulter Fussel / Water Valley, MS
Hi-Dutch / Chiba, Japan
Jim Houser / Philadelphia, PA
Jordin Isip / Brooklyn, NY
Rich Jacobs / Oakland, CA
Mel Kadel / Los Angeles, CA
Jon Langford / Chicago, IL (HE IS IN THE MEKONS!!)
Travis Millard / Los Angeles, CA (HE DID AN AWESOME VIDEO FOR METZ, AKA ”THE ONE WITH THE PANCAKES”!)
Tara Jane O’Neil / Los Angeles, CA (SHE WAS IN RODAN!! AND ALSO PLAYED ON SEBADOH’S BAKESALE ALBUM! AND, SHE WILL BE THERE!)
Nathaniel Russell / Indianapolis, IN (HE, AMONG A GREAT MANY OTHER, MORE NOTABLE THINGS, MADE SOME TERRIFIC FLIERS FOR US FOR OUR RECENT WAREHOUSE SALE!)
Yusuke Hanai / Kamakura, Japan
Michael Sieben / Austin, TX
Tim Kerr / Austin, TX (HE WILL BE THERE!)

…studio e gallery is at 609 S Brandon Street, in Seattle’s spirited Georgetown neighborhood…


Posted by Chris Jacobs