Watch the official video for Father John Misty’s “Q4,” the new single from Chloë and the Next 20th Century, his forthcoming new album, directed by Grant James (“I Love You, Honeybear,” “Funtimes in Babylon”) with title design by Rafa Orrico, and typestract animation by Cossa.
On April 14th, 2022, Father John Misty will celebrate the release of Chloë and The Next 20th Century, with a pair of intimate performances presented by Rough Trade and Rockefeller Center at the iconic Rainbow Room.
Entry to the show is free with the pre-purchase of a signed LP edition of Chloë and The Next 20th Century, available for $32.98, on a first-come-first served basis from the online store here. Pre-purchase of the record confirms your RSVP to the show. Availability is limited.
Up to two records may be pre-purchased per person for redemption of two passes to the show.
Rough Trade and Rockefeller Center present Father John Misty at The Rainbow Room
April 14, 2022
Early show / 7pm
Late show / 9:30pm
Rainbow Room (65th Floor)
30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC
Father John Misty’s first two symphony performances for 2022 — February 25th in Los Angeles at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the LA Phil, and April 7th in London at the Barbican with Britten Sinfonia conducted by Jules Buckley — are now both sold out.
Chloë and The Next 20th Century, which also includes the singles “Funny Girl,” “Goodbye Mr. Blue,” and “Kiss Me (I Loved You),” and will be available April 8th, 2022 worldwide from Sub Pop and in Europe from Bella Union. All formats of Chloë and the Next 20th Century are available for preorder now from Sub Pop, Bella Union (UK/Europe), and select independent retailers in North America.
“Funny Girl,” Chloë and the Next 20th Century’s first single, saw praise upon its release in early January. Rolling Stone offers this, “A lovely, languid gem that shows Tillman quietly reintroducing himself — with a little help from an orchestral arrangement that echoes old Hollywood…in classic Misty fashion, leaves us quizzically charmed (“Song You Need To Know”).” The FADER says ‘Funny Girl’ is a “lush and romantic ballad…and shows that there’s much more to Josh Tillman… (‘20 Best Rock Songs Right Now’),” while CLASH calls it a “Gorgeous new song” and notes that it’s “sheer Father John Misty - tender, open, and just a touch ironic, the word play is matched to a clipped, neo-classic vocal.”
Watch TV Priest’s new video for “It Was Beautiful,” a new single from My Other People, their forthcoming new album. The dizzying single-shot performance visual was directed, produced, and filmed by the band in East London.
Vocalist Charlie Drinkwater says this of the single, “‘It Was Beautiful’ is a love song about the past, present, and future. A reminder that love is the most essential thing. The words came fast; it was recorded in a single emotive session, the first song we wrote together after my family had gone through a difficult experience and I think you can hear that in the kind of melancholy euphoria that plays out as the song progresses. In some ways it’s a coda to the whole album; a reminder to guard your hope fiercely.”
TV Priest’s international touring in support of My Other People resumes Friday, June 5th in Brittany, France at Art Rock Festival and now runs through Saturday, November 26th in Cologne, Germany at Artheater. This announcement now includes new shows in the UK (Latitude Festival, Jul. 24th), Italy (Sienna’s TV Spenta Festival, Jul. 24th), Netherlands (Nijmegen, Oct. 24th; Groningen, Oct. 25th; Rotterdam, Oct. 26th; London Calling in Amsterdam, Nov. 26th), France (Paris, Nov. 15th; Le Havre, Nov. 16th; Nantes, Nov. 18th; Lille, Nov. 19th) with additional dates in Belgium (Nov. 20th), Switzerland (Zurich, Nov. 22nd), Germany (Berlin, Nov. 24th). For up to date information on tickets, please visit TV Priest.com.
Fri. Jun. 05 - Brittany, FR - Art Rock Festival
Sat. Jun. 06 - Tours, FR - Aucard De Tours
Fri. Jun. 17 - London, UK - Rough Trade East
Mon. Jun. 20 - Brighton, UK - Resident*
Tue. Jun. 21 - Southsea Portsmouth, UK - Pie & Vinyl*
Wed. Jun. 22 - Totnes, UK - Drift*
Thu. Jun. 23 - Leeds, UK - The Vinyl Whistle*
Sun. Jul. 03 - Hyeres, FR - Pointu Festival
Fri. Jul. 22 - Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
Sun. Jul. 24 - Sienna, IT - TVSpenta Festival
Tue. Jul.26 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Wed. Jul. 27 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
Fri. Jul. 29 - Montréal, QC - Bar le Ritz PDB
Sat. Jul. 30 - Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern
Sun. Jul. 31 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Thu. Aug. 04 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Fri. Aug. 05 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Sat. Aug. 06 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
Sun. Aug. 07 - Seattle, WA - Clock-Out Lounge
Fri. Sep. 03 - Salisbury, UK - End of the Road Festival
Fri. Sep. 09 - Heusden, NL - Misty Fields Festival
Sat. Sep. 17 - Leicester, UK - Wide Eyed Festival
Mon. Oct. 24 - Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn
Tue. Oct. 25 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Tue. Oct. 26 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown
Fri. Oct. 28 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling Festival
Sun. Oct. 30 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
Mon. Oct. 31 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
Tue. Nov. 01 - Dublin, IE - The Workman’s Cellar
Thu. Nov. 03 - Manchester, UK - Yes (Pink Room)
Fri. Nov. 04 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
Sat. Nov. 05 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
Mon. Nov. 07 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
Tue. Nov. 08 - Leicester, UK - Firebug Bar
Thu. Nov. 10 - London, UK - Scala
Fri. Nov. 11 - Reading, UK -The Face Bar
Sat. Nov. 12 - Southampton, UK - The Joiners
Sun. Nov. 13 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
Tue. Nov. 15 - Paris, FR - TBC
Wed. Nov. 16 - Le Havre, FR - Le Tetris
Fri. Nov. 18 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux
Sat. Nov. 19 - Lille, FR - L’Aeronef
Sun. Nov. 20 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
Tue. Nov. 22 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Thu. Nov. 24 - Berlin, DE - Privatvclub
Fri. Nov. 25 - Cologne, DE - Artheater
* Stripped down performances
My Other People, the group’s follow-up to Uppers, their acclaimed debut, will be available worldwide on June 17th, 2022 from Sub Pop.
My Other People, which features the aforementioned “It Was Beautiful,” and additional highlights “Limehouse Cut”, “One Easy Thing”and “Bury Me In My Shoes,” was produced by band member/multi-instrumentalist Nic Bueth at Studio East in London.
My Other People is now available to preorder from Sub Pop. LPs purchased through megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers in North America will receive the Opaque Pink w/white smoke vinyl version (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP preorders in the U.K. and Europe through select independent retailers will receive the album on clear vinyl.
What people have said about TV Priest:
“On these new tracks, vocalist Charlie Drinkwater continues to resemble Joe Talbot, but I can just as easily hear Nick Cave, Jim Morrison, and Protomartyr’s Joe Casey in those bellows. His bandmates sound spry and adventurous, brimming with ideas and kinetic energy.” [“Bury Me In My Shoes”] - Stereogum
“The music has a real wielding tone throughout buzzing guitars and yelled vocals offering itself up with plenty of on the side feels.” [“Bury Me In My Shoes”] - Closed Captioned
“Frontman Charlie Drinkwater makes a startling statement. “I’m going to take these clothes off now,” he sings, offering up an image that seems to reveal the very core of this stunning new offering.” [“One Easy Thing”] - Far Out
“Charlie Drinkwater’s vulnerable side comes to the fore in ‘One Easy Thing’, with a voice that lends itself as capably to emotive ballads as it does to hook-heavy punk” [“One Easy Thing”] - Riot Mag
“Thoughtful and metronomic in equal measure, the plucking guitar chords at the forefront of the sonics with a mesmeric rhythm which is almost hypnotic in its delivery.” - [“Limehouse Cut”] -Backseat Mafia
“Stark and sinister, this track is a Nick Cave-esque lament on urban displacement and a longing for beautiful landscapes.” - [“Limehouse Cut”] - The Times
“Beautifully sparse in it’s opening refrain, the track points to a change of direction for the band. Sonically, the new single seems lighter than their previous output, aligning more with the booming British Post-Punk scene than with their krautrock inspired roots.” [“One Easy Thing”] - When The Horn Blows
“The song is dark, a rock with a riff that is pleasant, Charlie Drinkwater’s vocals over the top are reminiscent of Johnny Cash. The song evokes the feeling of exhaustion without being exhausting to listen to.” [“One Easy Thing”] - ASBO Magazine
“Fuzzed-out post punk from London four-piece…harsh, brittle eruptions offering up a variety of teeth-rattling noises.” [Uppers] - Uncut
“The post-punk band have caught attention with a string of superb singles, exemplifying their scorching post-punk sound.” [Uppers] - CLASH
“Uppers…should rubber stamp TV Priest as one of, if not your favorite new act” [Uppers] - The Line of Best Fit
“Ragged yet tight, sprawling yet focussed, it’s a singular vision of a disparate time.” [Uppers] ★★★★ DORK
“Scratch the surface, peel away the layers and you’ll find something here to make you think there might be something more to come.” [Uppers, Best Albums of 2021] - Louder Than War
“Sultry, prophetic lyricism with brash instrumentation…” [“This Island”] - Brooklyn Vegan
My Other People
1. One Easy Thing
2. Bury Me In My Shoes
3. Limehouse Cut
4. I Have Learnt Nothing
5. It Was Beautiful
6. The Happiest Place On Earth
7. My Other People
8. The Breakers
10. It Was A Gift
11. I Am Safe Here
Man Man has extended his first headlining tour in support of Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between, the group’s wonderful Sub Pop debut and acclaimed album of 2020. The touring spans Wednesday, June 22nd in Omaha at the Waiting Room through Friday, October 21st in Phoenix at Rebel Lounge. The newly added October dates includes stops in Arizona (Flagstaff), Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Kansas), New Mexico (Albuquerque), and Texas (Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin). Tickets for the October shows are on sale now.
Wed. Jun. 22 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room *
Thu. Jun. 23 - Davenport, IA - Raccoon Motel *
Fri. Jun. 24 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village *
Sat. Jun. 25 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Arts Festival *
Sun. Jun. 26 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme *
Tue. Jun. 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe *
Wed. Jun. 29 - Washington, DC - Union Stage *
Thu. Jun. 30 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall *
Fri. Jul. 01 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere *
Sat. Jul. 02 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
Tue. Jul. 05 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
Wed. Jul. 06 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi Fi *
Thur. Jul. 07 - St Louis, MO - Old Rock House *
Fri. Jul. 08 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck *
Sat. Jul 09 - Denver, CO - Bluebird *
Sat. Jul. 26 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst ^
Wed. Jul. 27 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel ^
Thu. Jul. 28 - Redding, CA - The Dip ^
Fri. Jul. 29 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^
Sat. Jul. 30 - Seattle, WA - Neumos ^
Thur. Aug. 04 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet’s ^
Fri. Aug. 05 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy ^
Sat. Aug. 06 - San Diego, CA - Casbah ^
Tue. Oct. 11 - Flagstaff, AZ - Yucca North
Wed. Oct. 12 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister
Fri. Oct. 14 - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th St.
Sat. Oct. 15 - Kansas, OK - Bushyhead Farm Fall Festival
Sun. Oct. 16 - Fort Worth, TX - Tulip
Tue. Oct. 18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Wed. Oct. 19 - Austin, TX - Parish
Fri. Oct. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
* w/ Pink $ock
^ w/ Adam Halferty
Like many others, Man Man’s initial touring for the album was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and these shows will be the first time to see these “cacophonous…theatrical pop songs” (Rolling Stone) performed live.
What people are saying about Man Man’s Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between:
“It makes sense that Ryan Kattner of Man Man would release his best album to date during a pandemic. His band persona, Honus Honus, is perpetually down on his luck — bizarre and lovelorn, lonely and insane — haunted. In short, he’s all of us right now.” ★★★★ Rolling Stone
“In times as chaotic as these, Man Man provides a restless soundtrack to match.” - Exclaim!
“Based on “Cloud Nein” and this [“Future Peg”], it looks like Man Man are picking up where they left off with all the mood-lifting horns and fantastical vocal harmonies you could want.” -Consequence Of Sound
“Honus Honus—a.k.a. Ryan Kattner—is back with his freewheeling off-kilter pop group Man Man, and possibly its most accessible record yet. As eclectic as ever, the sprawling mix of horns, keys, percussion, guitars, and more remains a half-step away from sounding like the most unusual cabaret act in modern times.” - The AV Club
“The songs are served well by more polished production, tunes like “On the Mend” and album standout “Future Peg” molding the band’s unbridled energy into pop structures that would sit well on commercial FM rock radio playlists. The melodies are clear and neatly presented without neutering the group’s signature chaos or adventurous arrangements.” - All Music
“Revives the band’s wry sense of the grotesque, juxtaposed with joyfully unhinged and happily unpredictable music. Dream Hunting is full of other fun musical allusions — to the cartoon soundtracks of Carl Stallings, to Caribbean carnival music, to David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” — and the melodies are more accessible and the hooks more overt than in the past. Lyrically, the songs are bleak, full of breakups and meltdowns, broken dreams and maladies. The contrast is cathartic, and Man Man’s return is a treat.” - Philadelphia Inquirer
“Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between has the feel of a quality thrift store, with lots of unusual pieces in great condition. It also provides the same kind of fun surprises as you wade deeper into the album. Man Man has always had theatrical elements but here those elements feel much closer to the surface, if not ready to burst through, then at least enjoying their time in the in-between of the more familiar tracks (8.5/10)” - Northern Transmissions
“The piano-based songs carry elements of jazz and rock, with Kattner’s keen ear for sing-along melodies matched only by his desire to attack such melodies with unexpected bursts of bedlam. Those tumultuous bursts, occurring frequently and usually without warning, are part of what makes Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between so exciting, with no dull moments even over 17 tracks of content.” - Glide Magazine
Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between is ultimately an enjoyable record from a unique band. - Under the Radar
You can now hear the new contributions to the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 7 from avant pop band Dummy and free jazz group Irreversible Entanglements, both out today worldwide on all DSPs from Sub Pop.
Los Angeles-based Dummy follows up their debut LP, Mandatory Enjoyment, with two songs for the Sub Pop Singles Club. The A-Side, “Mono Retriever,” is a baroque-drone-pop rager that imagines what a punk Free Design song might sound like. The lyrics criticize the corporate greenwashing and dishonesty at the root of ecological devastation. On the B-Side, “Pepsi Vacuum,” the band experiments with sampling and digital editing, taking inspiration from ‘90s ambient and chill-out music. As a lyrical counterpoint, “Pepsi Vacuum” is about the spirituality of nature; the powerful feeling of universality and connection, down to the molecular level. The two songs function as mirrors, referencing the other musically, and both sharing oceanic lyrical themes.
Dummy’s debut LP Mandatory Enjoyment came out in October 2021 on Trouble In Mind, following two cassette EPs on Pop Wig and Born Yesterday, respectively. Dummy is Emma, Nathan, Mark, Alex and Joe, and they appear courtesy of Trouble In Mind.
Irreversible Entanglements are a Philadelphia/NY/DC-based free-jazz group featuring Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother) (voice, synth); Keir Neuringer (saxophone, synth, percussion); Aquiles Navarro (trumpet, synth); Luke Stewart (double bass, bass guitar); and Tcheser Holmes (drums, percussion). In 2015, Keir, Camae, and Luke came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. Months later the group added Navarro and Holmes (a duo who also performed at the MAPB event) and recorded their debut album in 2017. Since then, they’ve released two more full-lengths, some singles, and played a ton of shows in the U.S. and internationally.
In a joint statement, the group offers this, “Here’s two new tracks we recorded one afternoon mid-tour in June 2021. Pandemic contingencies necessitated some overdub and studio assembly flexing later on, a first for our band. Listening back now, almost a year after the session, our need to get rooted—following so many of those pandemic months separated from each other—sounds as apparent as our need to get all the way cosmic with it.”
Subscribe to the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 7 to get twelve exclusive, limited-to-1,000-copies, colored-vinyl 7” records that you will, undoubtedly, love and adore. In addition to the Dummy and Irreversible Entanglements singles announced today, subscribers will get 7”s by Bartees Strange, Party Dozen, Matthew “Doc” Dunn, The William Loveday Intention (feat. Billy Childish!), The Shadracks (feat. the son of Billy Childish!), Sidney Gish, Hunx and His Punx, and more TBA. Vol. 7 runs from April, 2022 through February, 2023.
The Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6 series included subscription-only 7” singles by John Waters, Kim Gordon/J Mascis, Jeff Tweedy, Duma, LIDS, Washed Out, Hand Habits, Porridge Radio, Sheltered Workshop Singers, TV Priest, BNH Deluxe, and The Black Tones. Hear music from the series via the Singles Club playlist, and grab one of the last remaining subscriptions here (we only made 1,000 and they’re almost gone!).
Today Naima Bock is sharing a new video for “Campervan,” directed by Cassidy Hansen, and a standout from Giant Palm, her forthcoming full-length debut.
Naima says of the track, “Campervan” is another collaboration between myself and producer Joel Burton. This is a song about the falling apart of a relationship and the bleak impact that it seems to have on us as humans and the renewal that it can provide afterwards. We thought it would be fun to approach the song from a more tongue-in-cheek perspective; Joel’s arrangements draw on western cowboy nostalgia as well as orchestral influences such as ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ by Joaquin Rodrigo and ‘Pure Imagination’ from the 1971 Willy Wonka film. The process of writing the song was a joyful and creative one, turning something depressing into something that doesn’t take itself too seriously whilst preserving the poignancy and melodrama of heartache.”
Naima Bock’s international touring schedule in support of Giant Palm resumes Friday, June 17th with a stop at Edinburgh, Scotland’s Hidden Door Festival, and currently runs through Monday, October 27th for a show at London’s ICA. Please find a full list of dates below and on naimabock.com
Fri. Jun. 17 - Edinburgh, UK - Hidden Door Festival
Sun. Jun. 26 - Somerset, UK - Glastonbury Festival
Fri. Jul. 01 - London, UK - Rough Trade East
Sat. Jul. 23 - Southwold, UK - Latitude Festival
Thu. Sep. 01- Sun. 04 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
Fri. Sep. 09 - Sat. Sep. 10 - Vienna, AT - Waves Festival
Thu. Sep. 15 - Sat. Sep. 17 - Oslo, NO - by:Larm
Tue. Sep. 20 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz *
Wed. Sep. 21 - Hamburg, DE - RBF *
Thu. Sep. 22 - Berlin, DE - Prachtwerk *
Fri. Sep 23 - Cologne, DE - Theater der Wohngemeinschaft *
Sat. Sep. 24 - Munich, DE - Heppel & Ettlich *
Tue. Sep. 27 - Nijmegen, NL - Doomrosje *
Thu. Sep. 29 - Brugge - BE - Cactus *
Tue. Oct. 11 - Brighton, UK - The Prince Albert
Wed. Oct. 12 - Bristol, UK - The Cube
Thu. Oct. 13- Manchester, UK - Guillivers
Sun. Oct. 16 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds 2
Fri. Oct. 21 - Glasgow, UK - Hug & Pint
Sat. Oct. 22 - Leeds, UK - Mill Hill Chapel
Sun. Oct. 23 - Newcastle, UK - Cumberland Ave
Mon. Oct. 27 - London, UK - ICA
* w/ Dana Gavanski
Giant Palm, will be out July 1st, 2022, and is now available for preorder/presave on CD/LP/DSPs from Sub Pop/Memorials of Distinction. Pre-orders from megamart.sub pop.com, select independent retailers in North America, and in the UK, and in Europe will receive the Loser Edition of the album on orange vinyl.
Born in Glastonbury to a Brazilian father and a Greek mother, Naima spent her early childhood in Brazil before eventually returning to England and various homes in South-East London. This heritage combines with more recent pursuits in Naima’s music; from the Brazilian standards that the family would listen to driving to the beach, to the European folk traditions she tapped into on her own, and the pursuits that interest her today – studies in archaeology, work as a gardener, and walking the world’s great trails – Naima’s music draws from family, the earth and the handing down of music through generations.
What People Are Saying About Naima Bock:
“Hugely ambitious - the individual pieces are delicately arranged, the end product solid as steel” [Giant Palm / “Music of the Month”] - The Quietus
“Naima Bock sounds like no one else around,” [“30 Degrees”/ Track of the Day] - Clash
“A grand statement.” [“Artist of the Week”] - The Line of Best Fit
“A ray of optimism” [“Every Morning”] - The Guardian
“Superb” [“Giant Palm”/ “’Neu Recommended”] - DIY
“Bock’s music is like discovering you have a false wall when renovating your house. That, once knocked down, reveals a chamber of trinkets to unearth” [“Toll” / Single of the Week] - Secret Meeting
“Delightfully gentle” [“Toll”] - The Times
“A compelling first step into the spotlight that suggests great things to come” [“30 Degrees”] - The Forty Five
“Wistful and subtly eerie” [“30 Degrees”] - Our Culture
“Spiralling folk” [“30 Degrees”] - Loud and Quiet
“’30 Degrees’ oozes and surprises across its run time, opening up new melodies and instrumental dimensions from imperceptible trap doors within the song” - Beats Per Minute
“Strange but catchy bossa-folk” [“30 Degrees”] - Uncut
“A mightily impressive introduction” [“30 Degrees”] - God Is In The TV
“There’s a bit of ’70s Brian Eno in her vocal delivery and an echo of John Cale in her arrangements, but the fusion of her disparate cultural influences makes for an enchanting sound entirely Bock’s own.” [“Giant Palm”] - New York Times
“It’s unhurried but magnetic, the kind of song that isn’t flashy but leaves a deep impact if you’ll let it. I guess you could say … it takes a toll. [“Toll” / #3, “Songs of the Week”] - Stereogum
“…Dark, smoky, folk sound, close harmonies and production touches that nod towards her upbringing in Brazil.” [“30 Degrees”] - Brooklyn Vegan
“‘30 Degrees’ is hushed and mournful, with Bock’s deep voice at the center.”- Stereogum
“A strong contender to be one of 2022’s breakout stars” [“30 Degrees”] - For The Rabbits