NEWS : MON, FEB 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Sub Pop Singles Club News: Vol 4 tracks from Kikagaku Moyo and Terry now in DSPs - New artists announced for upcoming Vol 5 Series
Redd Kross, Julia Jacklin, Guerilla Toss added to the upcoming Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 5 series, now open for subscriptions over here.
Two new singles from the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 4 are now available on all digital music services.
Japanese psychedelic rock group Kikagaku Moyo present a stunning, hypnotic cover of the traditional folk song “Gypsy Davey,” as arranged by Sandy Denny’s band Fotheringay in 1970, backed with a new, original song called “Mushi No Uta.” Both tracks were recorded in 2019 at Wilton Way Studio in London, and the single features cover art by Portland, OR artist Hailee Va.
About Kikagaku Moyo:
Kikagaku Moyo started in the summer of 2012 busking on the streets of Tokyo. Though the band started as a free music collective, it quickly evolved into a tight group of multi-instrumentalists. Kikagaku Moyo call their sound psychedelic because it encompasses a broad spectrum of influence. Their music incorporates elements of classical Indian music, Krautrock, Traditional Folk, and 70s Rock. Most importantly their music is about freedom of the mind and body and building a bridge between the supernatural and the present. Improvisation is a key element to their sound. Go & Tomo run their own record label Guruguru Brain currently based in Amsterdam. Guruguru Brain has released about 10 artists from Asia including Kikagaku Moyo since 2014.
Terry is a band from Australia. Divide Terry in half and you split the genders, into quarters and you get Amy Hill (also of Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living, Primo), Xanthe Waite (Primo), Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell St Bombings) and Al Montfort (UV Race, Dick Diver, Total Control). Guitars, bass, drums, all four sing. Terry are busy people and Terry is a particularly active project too, having released three EPs, three albums and conducted three European tours with the help of London’s Upset! The Rhythm before having a crack at the American market with this spiffy single for Sub Pop subscribers.
Vol. 5 of the Sub Pop Singles Club, which runs April, 2020 through February, 2021, is currently open for subscriptions, and we are excited to announce that acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Julian Jacklin, glam/punk/pop/psych-rock legends Redd Kross, and art-rockers Guerilla Toss will be included in the series alongside previously announced artists Father John Misty, Ohmme, Sumac, Y La Bamba, Clarke and the Himselfs, L.O.T.I.O.N. Multinational Corporation, TEKE::TEKE, and more TBA. Subscribers to Vol. 5 will also get a sharp-looking box in which they can store their singles. We strongly advise interested parties to subscribe now before we sell out (of subscriptions; the other kind of selling out happened long ago).
About the Sub Pop Singles Club
Intermittently, since 1988, Sub Pop has roped artists into letting us release a couple of their songs on the 7” vinyl format, resulting in releases by Nirvana, Soundgarden, L7, The White Stripes, Bright Eyes, and a ton more. We then shipped these singles to people who had the forethought to subscribe, in advance, to the Singles Club. Many of these singles have since become very rare and sought-after. (Ok, so a few haven’t, but who’s counting?) Most recently, we somehow pulled off the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 4, running from April 2019-February 2020 (and totally closed for subscriptions since February, so don’t ask!). You can hear many of the past Singles Club releases via the Sub Pop Singles Club Playlist.
The Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 5 will keep this fine tradition of excellent new music and logistical headaches going for yet another year. These singles are one-time, limited pressings with exclusive tracks by each artist. Subscribe now or assuredly regret later!
What do you get with a subscription?
- Approximately 24 amazing, exclusive songs by your new favorite musicians! Artists confirmed so far include Julian Jacklin, Redd Kross, Guerilla Toss, Father John Misty, Ohmme, Sumac, Y La Bamba, Clarke and the Himselfs, L.O.T.I.O.N. Multinational Corporation, and TEKE::TEKE. More TBA!
- 12 vinyl 7” singles pressed by our friends at Third Man Pressing, with artful packaging lovingly designed by the musicians and the Sub Pop art department!
- A nice box to store them all in!
- An official Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 5 membership card!
- Coolness! Conversation pieces! Things to have and hold over people who don’t have them! Relatives and acquaintances who are surprised to find out they still make those things! And other side-effects of record collecting!
$130 for the U.S.
$170 for Canada
$185 for Mexico
$195 for the rest of the world.
Shipping is included in each of those prices.