News from 1/2020

NEWS : WED, JAN 22, 2020 at 2:57 PM

Weyes Blood Announces “A Lot Has Changed” Tour in support of ‘Titanic Rising’

[Photo credit: Eliot Lee Hazel]

Weyes Blood is announcing international tour dates for 2020 in support of Titanic Rising, her massively acclaimed album recently named one of the “Best Albums” of the 2010s and 2019.
 
Her “A Lot Has Changed Tour,” which includes new shows in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, spans February 23rd in Perth, AU as part of Perth Festival and runs through August 14th in Nashville, TN at The Basement East. 
 
A special fan presale for U.S. headlining dates begins Thursday, January 23rd at 10 am (local), with tickets on sale to the general public (all territories) this Friday, January 24th at 10 am (local). Please visit WeyesBlood.com for more info.
 
A Lot Has Changed Tour
Australia/New Zealand 2020 / Winter
Feb. 23 - Perth, AU - Perth Festival
Feb. 25 - Brisbane, AU - The Zoo
Feb. 26 - Melbourne, AU - Melbourne Recital Hall
Feb. 28 - Melbourne, AU - Melbourne Zoo Twilights **
Feb. 29 - Wollongong, AU - Farmer & The Owl Festival
Mar. 03 - Sydney, AU - The Factory Theatre
Mar. 04 - Hobart, AU - Odeon Theatre
Mar. 05 - Adelaide, AU - Adelaide Festival 
Mar. 07 - Castlemaine, AU - Theatre Royal
Mar. 08 - Victoria, AU - Golden Plains Festival
Mar. 13 - Wellington, NZ - New Zealand Festival of the Arts / Michael Fowler Centre *
Mar. 14 - Auckland, NZ - Auckland Town Hall *
Mar. 15 - Christchurch, NZ - Christchurch Town Hall *
* w/ Aldous Harding
** w/ Julia Jacklin
 
US 2020 / Spring
Apr. 11 - Indio, CA - Coachella
Apr. 18 - Indio, CA - Coachella
May 01 - Felton, CA - Felton Music Hall
May 02 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
May 04 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
May 05 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
May 08 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 10 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
May 11 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
May 12 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
May 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
 
Europe 2020 / Spring
Jun. 03-07 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
Jun. 08 - Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix
Jun. 10 - London, UK - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Jun. 14 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival
Jun. 16 - Cork, IE - Cork Midsummer Festival
Jun. 17 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Jun. 19 - Istanbul, TU - Zorlu PAC Jazz Festival
 
US 2020 / Summer
Jul. 31 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Aug. 01 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Aug. 04 - Columbus, OH - Skully’s Music Diner
Aug. 05 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of The Living Arts
Aug. 07 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Aug. 08 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Aug. 10 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground
Aug. 12 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Aug. 13 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Aug. 14 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East


 
Weyes Blood’s Titanic Rising appeared on over 100 “Best of 2019” lists and readers polls, earning “Album of the Year” honors from Brooklyn VeganFLOODMagic (France), PASTE, and Uncut, and additional placement from outlets including The AV ClubBBC NewsConsequence of SoundDazed, Double J (Australia), ExclaimGAFFA (Sweden), GeniusGod is in the TVGorilla vs. BearGQ (France), The GuardianIdolatorThe IndependentLes Inrocks (France), The Line of Best FitLoud & QuietMagnetMOJOMusikexpress (Germany), The Needle DropNMENorthern TransmissionsNo RipcordNPR MusicPassion of the WeissPitchforkQRecord CollectorRolling Stone (Germany), Rough TradeThe SkinnySlantStereogumThe IndependentThe ObserverThe Sunday Times CultureThe TimesThrillist, Treble ZineUnder the Radar, Uproxx, and ViceTitanic Rising also spent 4 weeks atop the NACC 200 College Chart.
 
Titanic Rising was also named one of the “Best of the Decade” from the likes of All Music, Aquarium DrunkardThe AV ClubBrooklyn VeganPitchforkPASTETreble Zine, and Uproxx.
 
Weyes Blood’s Titanic Rising, which features the highlights “Movies,” “Everyday,” “Andromeda,” “Something to Believe” and “Wild Time,” is available everywhere from Sub Pop.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, JAN 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Wolf Parade share “Julia Take Your Man Home” a new single from Thin Mind, their acclaimed and forthcoming album

Wolf Parade is sharing “Julia Take Your Man Home,” a new single from Thin Mind, the group’s forthcoming fifth album. Featuring Spencer Krug on lead vocals, the song is like a caricature of male stupidity. “I’m singing about some other, worse version of myself. It’s not actually me.” Krug says. “I’ve never carved shapes that look like dicks into anything.”

Wolf Parade’s international headlining touring schedule in support of Thin Mind begins January 27th in Portland, Oregon at Crystal Ballroom and runs through March 15th in Dublin, Ireland at The Button Factory. Support for these shows will come from Land of Talk (January 27th-February 11th), and Sub Pop/Royal Mountain label mates Jo Passed (February 12th-24th.Tickets for these shows are on sale now. For more information on tickets, please visit WolfParade.com.

Thin Mind is now available for preorder in U.S. from Sub Pop and Wolf Parade’s official webstore. The album packaging features artwork from comic book artists Simon Roy and Hayleyglyphs throughout.

LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in the U.S. will receive the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl with red and green swirls (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP preorders in the UK and Europe through select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on yellow vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design available. 

Thin Mind will be available CD/LP/DL/CS January 24th worldwide through Sub Pop, with the exception of Canada through Royal Mountain Records. The ten-track album, which features the singles “Forest Green,”  the aforementioned “Julia Take Your Man Home,” and “Against the Day,”  was produced by John Goodmanson at Risque Disque on Vancouver Island, BC, mixed by Goodmanson at Bogroll Studios in Seattle, and mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering in Toronto. 


Credit: Pamela Evelyn & Joseph Yarmush

Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Jan. 27 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom *
Jan. 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
Jan. 30 - Los Angeles, CA -  The Regent Theater *
Jan. 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern *
Feb. 01 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole *
Feb. 03 - Austin, TX - Mohawk *
Feb. 04 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
Feb. 05 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre *
Feb. 07 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *
Feb. 08 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre *
Feb. 09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
Feb. 11 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox *
Feb. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore **
Feb. 16 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall **
Feb. 17 - London, ON - London Music Hall **
Feb. 18 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club **
Feb. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer **
Feb. 22 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club **
Feb. 23 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club **
Feb. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel **
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

* w/ Land of Talk
** w/ Jo Passed


Posted by Jason Baxter

NEWS : MON, JAN 13, 2020 at 2:57 PM

Watch Perfect Son’s New Video for “Almost Mine”

Performs at Eurosonic Festival on January 17th, 2020 in Groningen, Netherlands.

Perfect Son’s (aka Tobiasz Biliński) Sub Pop debut Cast was released last year to critical acclaim from such places as Brooklyn Vegan, EXCLAIM!, Pop Matters and Big Take Over. The 10-track album features the lead single “It’s For Life,” along with the highlights “Promises,” “Lust” and the latest video offering, “Almost Mine.” 
 
Directed by Evan and Kristina Fellers, “Almost Mine” was shot on land and underwater in Costa Rica, Iceland, Canada, and the United States. The video perfectly encapsulates how energy transitions through the self-realizing universe.


 
Perfect Son has confirmed an appearance on January 17th, 2020 at Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, the Netherlands. Biliński is also one of 16 nominees for the “Music Moves Europe Award” which Eurosonic co-organizes (winners will be announced on January 17th).  Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman will also appear as the festival’s keynote speaker. The band will then perform the following night, January 18th in Hamburg, Germany at Mucke bei die Fische. Perfect Son has also confirmed a 5 date run throughout the UK with Canadian band The Dears. These shows will begin on April 16th in Bristol and find the band opening shows in London, Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester.
 
Tour Dates:

Jan. 17 - Groningen, NL - Eurosonic Festival
Jan. 18 - Hamburg, DE - Mucke bei die Fische
Mar. 07 - Warsaw, PL - Wolskie Centrum Kultury
Apr. 16 - Bristol, UK - Exchange #
Apr. 17 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute #
Apr. 18 - Glasgow, UK - Drygate Theatre #
Apr. 19 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club #
Apr. 21 - London, UK - The Garage #

# w/ The Dears


Cast is available from Sub Pop Mega Mart right over here.
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What The People are saying about Perfect Son:

“As Perfect Son, Biliński makes hard, streamlined pop music, building waves of pulsating keyboards up around his impressive, expressive voice.” [“It’s For Life”] - Stereogum 
 
“Typically, in this genre, artists will get dark and deep, but PS create a non-threatening, subdued landscape where Biliński’s vocals tend to float rather than cause confrontation.” [Cast] - The Big Takeover
 
” An electronic pulse, hip programmed percussion, and grungy guitar lines guide Biliński’s angelically crestfallen harmonies regarding losing and finding his humanity.  It’s intense yet serene, with subtle but purposeful modulations in the arrangement that keep it cryptic and enthralling (8/10).” [Cast] - Pop Matters 
 
Cast nails both style and substance; an exciting debut.” - Exclaim!
 
“A heavily-layered, beat-driven dose of appealing art-pop.” [“Lust”] - Brooklyn Vegan 


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, JAN 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Wolf Parade’s Fifth Full-Length ‘Thin Mind’ Is Out Today

Thin Mind, Wolf Parade’s fifth album is out now worldwide through Sub Pop, with the exception of Canada through Royal Mountain Records. The album, which features the singles “Forest Green,” “Julia Take Your Man Home,” and “Against the Day,”  was produced by John Goodmanson at Risque Disque on Vancouver Island, BC, mixed by Goodmanson at Bogroll Studios in Seattle, and mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering in Toronto. The album packaging features artwork from comic book artists Simon Roy and Hayleyglyphs throughout. 


LP orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in the U.S. will receive the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl with red and green swirls (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP orders in the UK and Europe through select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on yellow vinyl (while supplies last). 



Posted by Jason Baxter

NEWS : TUE, JAN 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Orville Peck performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow night

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Orville Peck makes his late-night television debut tomorrow night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The performance comes as part of Apple Music’s “Up Next” program, which recently selected Peck as their featured artist for January.

This honor continues a breakout year for Peck following the release of his debut album, Pony, out now on SubPop Records. In celebration of the album, Peck will continue his extensive U.S. tour this spring with newly confirmed stops including Seattle’s Showbox, San Francisco’s The Independent, Las Vegas’ Brooklyn Bowl, San Diego’s Humphrey’s and New Orleans’ Music Box Theatre. Peck will also perform at both Coachella and Stagecoach festivals this spring, one of the select few artists performing at both events. Tickets for the newly confirmed shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 31 at 10 a.m. local time via https://www.orvillepeck.com/tour.



Posted by Jason Baxter

NEWS : THU, JAN 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Orville Peck makes his late night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Masked outlaw crooner Orville Peck made his live debut on national late night TV last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! This performance was a part of his participation in Apple Music’s Up Next program, which highlights emerging talent in the music world. Watch Orville’s rendition of “Dead of Night” above and the web exclusive “Take You Back (The Iron Hoof Cattle Call)” below. 


Posted by Jason Baxter