News from 4/2024

NEWS : THU, APR 18, 2024 at 7:00 AM

Hear DEBBY FRIDAY’s New Single “To The Dancefloor”

Today, Thursday, April 18th, DEBBY FRIDAY shares “To The Dancefloor,” a new, high-powered anthem available worldwide on all DSPs through Sub Pop. The track, recorded in Toronto and Detroit, is co-produced by DEBBY FRIDAY, Graham Walsh, and Detroit’s rising ghettotech connoisseurs, HiTech.

“To The Dancefloor” is a cheeky hybrid of electronic music genres and FRIDAY’s first single release of the year. Its Sims-inspired official video, directed by DEBBY FRIDAY with camerawork by Stella Gigliotti, is a nod to online NPC trends and virtual reality games of the early 2000s.  

Of the video, DEBBY says, “I <3 the internet. I got the idea from watching Youtubers and TikTokers and thinking about how I used to spend hours playing games like Sims 3 and IMVU.”  

“To The Dancefloor” follows DEBBY FRIDAY’s 2023 release, GOOD LUCK, her acclaimed Polaris Music Prize-winning, full-length debut. The album was co-produced by DEBBY and Graham Walsh (METZ, Holy Fuck) at Candle Recording Studio in Toronto and mastered by Heba Kadry in New York. Following the Polaris win, she released the sprightly-paced “let u in” single that September.

DEBBY FRIDAY’s international tour schedule for 2024 resumes Friday, June 7th in St. Johns, Newfoundland at the Lawnya Vawnya Festival and currently runs through Thursday, August 29th - Sunday, September 1st in Dorset, UK at the End of the Road Festival. Please find a complete list of dates below.

Fri. Jun. 07 - St. Johns, NL - Lawnya Vawnya Festival

Sun. Jun. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Westward Music Festival

Fri. Jun. 28 - Toronto, ON - Toronto Pride

Fri. Jul. 19 - Sat. Jul. 21 - Yellowknife, NT - Folk On The Rocks

Fri. Aug. 02 - Katowice, PL - OFF Festival

Fri. Aug. 16 - Saint-Malo, FR  - La Route De Rock

Thurs. Aug. 8 - Rees Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Festival 

Sat. Aug. 17- Sun. Aug. 18 - Hamburg, DE - MS Dockville

Sun. Aug. 18 - Pukkelpop Hasselt, BE - Pukkelpop 

Thu. Aug. 29 - Sun. Sep. 01 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival

Fri. Aug. 30 - Eindhoven, NL - Hit The City Festival

DEBBY FRIDAY’s “To The Dancefloor,” “let u in,” and GOOD LUCK are available now worldwide from Sub Pop. 

Past praise for DEBBY FRIDAY:

“With perhaps the most confident and promising debut album of the year, the Toronto-based electronic musician Debby Friday creates an alluringly dark, industrial backdrop for her slinky self-mythologizing and galvanizing pep talks to herself. “Speak up, speak up, Friday Child,” she intones on the intention-setting opener. “Say what you came to say.” Does she ever.” [GOOD LUCK] “The Best Albums of 2023” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Album of the Week” [GOOD LUCK] - STEREOGUM

“GOOD LUCK is an assured and frequently surprising debut that feels like a trip into the lascivious, eclectic wormhole of Friday’s world – and with so much to take in, and so much fun to be had, you won’t want to leave.”  8/10 - CRACK

“DEBBY defies easy categorization, mixing rap, electro, post-punk, industrial, techno and more into a glitchy, bruising and bitcrushed blend that is fiery, magnetic and all her own.” [GOOD LUCK] - BROOKLYN VEGAN 

“Album of the Week” [GOOD LUCK] - TREBLE

“There’s an extraordinary elasticity across GOOD LUCK’s

masterful production that makes repeated listens not just enjoyable but irresistible.” “8/10, Album of the Week” - LOUD & QUIET

“Fans of Azealia Banks, JPEGMAFIA, SZA, Yves Tumor, and even Nine Inch Nails could all find themselves at home in her world. And soon enough, with her innovation and confidence, it seems like the rest of the world will, too.” “The Rising Artists You Need To Know” - ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“Packed into a succinct, live-wire 33-minutes, GOOD LUCK is testament to how effectively Friday can capture life in all its dense, unpredictable emotions.” - CHICAGO READER

“Welcome to Planet Debby: If you wandered into the back room 

at Empire Garage and Control Room at the right moment on Thursday afternoon, you found yourself in the middle of an interstellar rave in full swing. Toronto experimental artist Debby Friday was onstage, performing a thudding electro-rap song with hints of Azealia Banks and Donna Summer…Leaping off the stage into the small crowd, she demanded that they come closer — “I need your energy!” — and kept on chanting, 

in a long vamp that bent space and time.” “Highlights from SXSW 23, Day Three” - Rolling Stone

“In contrast to the pulse-quickening tempos and noisy synths of her past music, her production is deft and graceful, with a skipping beat and cascading backing vocals. ‘Lady Friday/All you do is rеbel,’ Friday chastises herself—tough talk against a fragile, gorgeous sound.” [“SO HARD TO TELL”]  “Best New Track” - PITCHFORK

“One of the young year’s most audacious bangers” [“SO HARD TO TELL”] - BILLBOARD

“Hyperpop can sometimes come off as abrasive but in the hands of Canadian singer DEBBY FRIDAY it’s soulful, even elegant.” [“SO HARD TO TELL”] - NYLON

“A graceful entrance into yet another territory: lush R&B”[“SO HARD TO TELL”] “Now Playing” - NPR MUSIC

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, APR 2, 2024 at 7:00 AM


La Luz - the band led by Shana Cleveland – has dropped a new single today titled “Poppies.” The baroque Sergeant Peppers-esque pop song has an air of dystopian surrealness that colors much of La Luz’s new material. The single comes on the heels of their recently announced new album, News of the Universe, out May 24. The LP marks their first for Sub Pop. Fans can pre-order the album HERE

La Luz’s Shana Cleveland on “Poppies

Poppies is about the surreal feeling of going through the horror and isolation of a cancer diagnosis and treatment and then suddenly being out in the bright world again, trying to make sense of it all, feeling like I’m walking through a waking dream, seeing the first wildflowers come out and feeling a similar sense of rebirth.

With a credo adapted from science fiction author Octavia E. Butler, an album title from a collection of metaphysical poetry, and an expansion in consciousness brought on by personal crisis, News of the Universe finds guitarist and songwriter Cleveland embracing a changing world with unconditional love.  News of the Universe is also a record born of calamity, a work of dark, beautiful psychedelia reflecting Cleveland’s experience of having her world blown apart by a breast cancer diagnosis just two years after the birth of her son. 

La Luz will be touring North America, Europe, and the UK in support of News of the Universe, and the first run of dates will kick off May 23 in Barcelona.  The band’s first show stateside is on May 30 at The Crocodile in Seattle, WA for a Record Release Show.  Their touring goes into full swing starting on September 26 for a show in Chicago, IL, stopping at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on October 9, before concluding with a 2-night run at Lodge Room in Los Angeles, CA, on November 8 and 9.  All shows are listed below.  

Formed by Cleveland in 2012, La Luz is beloved for their ability to balance bedlam and bliss, each new record another fine-tuning of the band’s mix of swaggering riffs with angelic vocals borrowed from doo-wop and folk; a band so reliably great that it makes the huge step forward in confidence and sheer musicality that is News of the Universe all the more formidable. Cleveland, also a writer and painter, has developed into a truly original songwriter with her own canon of haunted psychedelia that, in recent years, has drawn upon the changing landscape around her rural California home for inspiration, notably on last year’s critically acclaimed solo release, Manzanita, a magical realist documentation of her pregnancy and early motherhood that appeared on many year-end lists.

Sonically, the record is all urgency. Songs trip over themselves as if trying to outrun the apocalypse. The powerful sense of openness that permeates News of the Universe is at least partially due to the fact that it is a record made entirely by women—from the performing, writing, and producing all the way through to the recording, engineering, and mastering. “There is something inherently and simultaneously sweet and brutal about womanhood,” says Cleveland. “That is something I hear on this record.”

Working with producer Maryam Qudus (Spacemoth), the all-female environment allowed Cleveland to feel safe tapping into difficult places and expressing hard emotions women are socialized to suppress. Unashamedly vulnerable, unabashedly feminine, and undeniably triumphant, News of the Universe is another knockout record from a band so reliably great that it has perhaps led people to overlook how pioneering La Luz really are: women of color in indie music forging their own path by following their own artistic star into galaxies beyond current musical trends, always led by an earnest belief in the cosmic power of love and a great riff. Never is that more true than on News of the Universe, which might be La Luz’s most brutal record to date but also their most blissful. After everything, how could it not?

La Luz Tour Dates

05/23 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Upload

05/24 Madrid, ES @ Tomavistas Festival

05/25 London, UK @ Wide Awake Festival

05/30 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (Record Release Show)

07/27 Portland, OR @ Project Pabst

08/30 Brighton, UK @ Brighton Psych Fest

08/31 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Psych Fest

09/01 Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Psych Fest

09/03 Bristol, UK @ Strange Brew

09/05 Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere

09/06 Sart-Messire-Guillaume, BE @ SMG Music Fest

09/07 Asten-Heusden, NL @ Misty Fields Festival

09/08 Amsterdam, NL @ Indiestadt x Sugar Mountain @ Paradiso

09/10 Cologne, DE @ Bumann & SOHN

09/11 Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbar

09/12 Berlin, DE @ Badehaus

09/13 Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur

09/14 Zürich, DE @ Bogen

09/26 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

09/27 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

09/28 St. Paul, MM @ Turf Club

09/30 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill

10/01 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

10/02 Nashville, TN @ The End

10/03 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Purgatory

10/04 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

10/05 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall

10/06 Washington, DC @ The Atlantis

10/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

10/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere - Hall

10/10 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

10/11 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

10/12 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

10/13 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch 

10/28 Denver, CO @ Marquis

10/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

10/31 Boise, ID @ The Olympic

11/03 Vancouver, BC @ The Pearl

11/06 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s

11/07 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

11/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room

11/09 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room

News of the Universe is available to preorder now on CD/LP/DSPs from Sub Pop. The album can be pre-ordered in North America from, select independent retailers, and the band’s website, and in Europe and the UK from independent retail stores, and Mega Mart 2 (the new, UK-based sibling site to the world-famous Sub Pop Mega Mart), with vinyl available on limited variants. All colored vinyl versions are available while stock lasts.

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, APR 23, 2024 at 9:00 AM

Corridor Shares Official Video for “Jump Cut” Directed By Winston Hacking

Corridor is releasing “Jump Cut,” an ecstatic new single that is accompanied by an absolutely bonkers, GIF-tastic official video from award-winning filmmaker and designer Winston Hacking (Flying Lotus, Run The Jewels, Andy Shauf). 
“Jump Cut” is a highlight from Mimi, the group’s forthcoming album, out this Friday, April 26th worldwide from Sub Pop and in Canada from Bonsound.
Winston Hacking offers this of the video, “Our video reflects the song’s theme of grappling with the overwhelming influence of technology and feeling adrift in its wake. Using AI to enhance archival footage resulted in a deliberate distortion, symbolizing the potential consequences of our intertwined relationship with it. It invites reflection on how technology blurs the lines of our identities and infiltrates every aspect of our lives.”
Mimi is Corridor’s first new album in four years and includes the aforementioned “Jump Cut” along with “Mon Argent,” “Mourir Demain,” and “Camera,” and was produced by Corridor and Joojoo Ashworth (Dummy, Automatic) at Studio Gamma in Montreal and mastered by Heba Kadry Mastering in Brooklyn. All songs on Mimi were composed by Corridor, with lyrics written by guitarist and vocalist Jonathan Robert.
Corridor’s Mimi—which, fun fact, is also named after Jonathan’s cat—is a record about “getting older” and “figuring out new parts of life”—but despite any claims of transitional growing pains from the band, Mimi is also a record bursting with new energy and life. The band expands on the sounds of Junior and delivers an album with a distinct rhythmic pulse reminiscent of post-punk’s own classic era of melding dance and rock textures.
Corridor’s international tour plans for 2024 to support Mimi resume May 9th in Amsterdam, NL where they will be performing a free show at Skatecafe (presented by Dr. Martens) and currently ending November 16th in Caen, FR at Le Cargö. North American tour dates are to be announced soon.

Spring & Summer 2024
Thu. May 09 - Amsterdam, NL - Skatecafe (Free Show)
Sat. May 11 - Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Out Of The Crowd Festival
Mon. May 13 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
Wed. May 15 - Leeds, UK - Hyde Park Book Club
Thu. May 16 - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms (Free Show)
Fri. May 17 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival  (Green Door Stage)
Fri. May 17 -  Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival  (The Mucky Duck)
Sat. May 18 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival (Patterns)
Wed. May 29 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Thu. May 30 - McGill, NV - Schellraiser Festival
Fri.  Jun. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw *
Thu. Jun. 20 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
Sat. Jun. 22 - Vancouver, BC - Westward Festival
Fri. Jul. 19 - Baie-St-Paul, QC - Le Festif Festival
Fall 2024
Wed. Oct. 02 - Quebec, QC - Secret Location
Fri. Oct. 04 - Montreal, QC - Le National
Wed. Nov. 06 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
Thu. Nov. 07 - Lorient, FR Festival Indisciplines @ Hydrophone
Fri. Nov. 08 - Amiens, FR - La Lune des Pirates
Sat. Nov. 09 - Lille, FR - L’Aeronef
Sun. Nov. 10 - Laval, FR - 6PAR4 (Matinee Show at 5.30pm)
Tue. Nov. 12 - Limoges, FR - Jean-Gagnant
Wed. Nov. 13 - La Roche Sur-Yon, FR - Quai M
Thu. Nov. 14 - Bordeaux, FR - Rock School Barbey
Fri. Nov. 15 - Rouen, FR - Le 106
Sat. Nov. 16 - Caen, FR - Le Cargö

Stereogum caught the band’s live set in Austin this past March and raved, “Corridor were a formidable machine onstage Wednesday night. Performing on the Swan Dive patio at a SXSW showcase arranged by Pop Montréal and M For Montréal, the band blitzed through song after song with a contagious kinetic force, building cathedrals of sound at time-lapse speed. Waves of lysergic vocal harmonies coalesced over a pair of spiky interlocking guitars (sometimes with their capos placed so high on the neck) and a rhythm section that added an off-kilter funky jolt to your average motorik backbeat. At the center of the action, beanied and bespectacled, Dominic Berthiaume danced hard — like a composer swept up in his creation — on the handful of songs where he handed off the bass to auxiliary man Samuel Gougoux.”
Mimi is available to preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders of the album from and select independent retailers in North America will receive the Loser Edition on Baby Pink vinyl. LP orders from Mega Mart 2 (the new, UK-based sibling site to the world-famous Sub Pop Mega Mart) and select independent retailers the UK and Europe, will receive the Loser Edition on Blue vinyl. All whilst stock lasts.
What people are saying about Corridor:
“Lead single ‘Mourir Demain’ exemplifies this – the jagged edges nod to post-punk, but there’s a sense of 60s baroque pop, too. The lilting French language vocal is intoxicating, while the slightly martial feel to the drumming underneath gives it an adde. d intensity.” CLASH
“I’d rather listen to this all day than the 300th band that wants to be the next Idles.” AUSTIN TOWN HALL
“The first single from Mimi is “Mourir Demain,” which with its prominent acoustic guitars sounds unlike anything Corridor have ever released before.” - BROOKLYN VEGAN

1. Phase IV
2. Mon Argent
3. Jump Cut
4. Caméra
5. Chenil
6. Porte Ouverte
7. Mourir Demain
8. Pellicule

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, APR 3, 2024 at 7:00 AM

Iron & Wine Shares Third Song “Anyone’s Game”

Today, Iron & Wine is sharing the third listen from its forthcoming album Light Verse, entitled “Anyone’s Game,” along with an accompanying stop-motion-styled animated visual directed by Callum Scott-Dyson. The album’s first two listens reveled in what many know as classic Iron & Wine melodic structures, whereas “Anyone’s Game” draws more on the percussive and bass-driven sound the band became known for on releases like Woman King and The Shepherd’s Dog. The video’s playful nature has an almost Monty Python intro style; Scott-Dyson in explaining his process for the video says,“I used card cutouts in terms of the stop motion style, hand drawing the elements before cutting out and animating them. I wanted the video to explore themes of evolution, the cyclical nature of life, falling in love and break ups, as well as life sometimes feeling like a game of chance.”
Light Verse is a ten-track collection produced by Sam Beam and mixed and engineered by Dave Way at Waystation and Silent Zoo Studios in Los Angeles. Light Verse is the first full-length Iron & Wine release in over seven years and follows his two Grammy-nominated releases, 2017’s Beast Epic and 2018’s Weed Garden EP.
With Light Verse, Beam’s lyrics once again draw on a series of fictional and personal insights, filled with desperate characters and wide-eyed optimists, offering promise and a dose of heartache, tears and laughter, life, and love.
Where Beast Epic and Weed Garden gave air to the disquiet of middle-aged frailty and brokenness, Light Verse’s songs trade that for the focus acceptance can bring. Fashioned as an album that should be taken as a whole, Light Verse sounds lovingly handmade and self-assured as a secret handshake. Track by track, its equal parts elegy, kaleidoscope, truth and dare.
Iron & Wine’s previously announced international headlining tour begins with a North American run on Friday, June 14th in Milwaukee, WI at The Pabst Theatre and ends Saturday, August 24th in Nashville, TN at The Ryman. 
Iron & Wine will then take the Light Verse tour to the UK and EU this fall, which begins October 22nd in Belfast, Ireland at Mandela Hall and ends November 15th in Antwerp, Belgium at De Roma. Support acts for the North American dates will be Ken Pomeroy, Amythyst Kiah, Rosali and Sunny War, and in the EU will come from Lizzie No.
For updated information on Iron & Wine live shows, please visit

North America Summer 2024
Fri. Jun. 14 - Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater %
Sat. Jun. 15 -  St Paul, MN - Palace Theatre %
Mon. Jun. 17 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
Tue. Jun. 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Union *
Thu. Jun. 20 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre *
Fri. Jun. 21 - Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom *
Sat. Jun. 22  - Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom *
Sun. Jun. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
Tue. Jun. 25 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
Thur. Jun. 27 - Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre *
Fri. Jun. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bellwether *
Sat. Jun. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bellwether *
Sun. Jun. 30 - El Cajon, CA - The Magnolia *
Tue. Jul. 02 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren *
Wed. Jul. 03 - Taos, NM - Kit Carson Park (support for Avett Brothers)
Fri. Jul. 05 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom *
Sat. Jul. 06  - St Louis, MO -  The Pageant *
Mon. Jul. 08 - Chicago, IL - The Salt Shed *
Wed. Jul. 31 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theater !
Thu. Aug. 01 - Houston, TX-  White Oak Music Hall !
Fri. Aug. 02 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater !
Sat. Aug. 03 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre !
Mon. Aug. 05 - Atlanta, GA - The Eastern !
Tue. Aug. 06 - Wilmington, NC - Wilson Center at CFCC !
Wed. Aug. 07 - Raleigh, NC - Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts !
Fri. Aug. 09 - Washington, DC - The Anthem !
Sat. Aug. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia !
Sun. Aug. 11 - Boston, MA - Roadrunner !
Tue. Aug. 13 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
Wed. Aug. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Paramount #
Fri. Aug. 16 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS #
Sat. Aug. 17 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall #
Sun. Aug. 18 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Cathedral Theatre #
Tue. Aug. 20 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre #
Thu. Aug. 22 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #
Fri. Aug. 23 - Louisville, KY - Old Forester’s Paristown Hall #
Sat. Aug. 24 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium #
% w/ Ken Pomeroy  * w/ Amythyst Kiah 
! w/ Rosali  # w/ Sunny War
UK/EU Fall 2024
Tue. Oct. 22 - Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall
Wed. Oct. 23 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Fri. Oct. 25 - Edinburgh, UK - Queens Hall
Sat. Oct. 26 - Manchester, UK - New Century Hall
Sun. Oct. 27 - Bristol, UK  - SWX
Tue. Oct. 29 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Town Hall
Wed. Oct. 30 - London, UK - London Palladium
Thu. Oct. 31 - Cambridge, UK - Junction
Sat. Nov. 02 - Groningen, NL - Take Root Festival
Mon. Nov. 04 - Copenhagen, DK - DR Koncerthuset +
Tue. Nov. 05 - Stockholm, SE - Göta Lejon +
Wed. Nov. 06 - Oslo, NO - Rockefeller +
Thu. Nov. 07 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik +
Sat. Nov. 09 - Hamburg, DE - Fabrik +
Mon. Nov. 11 Berlin, DE - Huxleys +
Tue. Nov. 12 - Cologne, DE - Bürgerhaus stollwerck +
Thu. Nov 14 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso +
Fri. Nov. 15 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma +
+ w/ Lizzie No

Recently, Iron & Wine released “All in Good Time,” a glorious standout from Light Verse in which Fiona Apple lends her voice and written by Beam in the vein of classic call-and-response style duets made famous by Dolly and Kenny and George and Tammy.  The New York Times said, “Somewhere between a hymn and a sea chantey, “All in Good Time”…has Sam Beam’s earnest tenor and Fiona Apple’s huskiest alto trading lines about togetherness, estrangement, shared memories and lessons learned…Piano chords ring and strings swell as the song’s two ex-partners harmonize to find, if not reconciliation, a mature sense of resignation.”
Iron & Wine’s Who Can See Forever soundtrack is also available from Sub Pop. The documentary concert film is being released theatrically throughout North America by Abramorama after a string of sold-out screenings in select markets like New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Denver. Who Can See Forever will continue its theatrical run throughout 2024 before platforming to streaming services later in the year (see full a current list of dates here).
Light Verse will be out April 26th and is available to preorder on CD/LP/digitally worldwide from Sub Pop.

Iron & Wine
Light Verse
1. You Never Know
2. Anyone’s Game
3. All in Good Time (Feat. Fiona Apple)
4. Cutting It Close
5. Taken by Surprise
6. Yellow Jacket
7. Sweet Talk
8. Tears that Don’t Matter
9. Bag of Cats
10. Angels Go Home

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, APR 24, 2024 at 1:00 PM

WE’RE HIRING: Vice President of Publishing

VP of Publishing

Sub Pop is seeking a full-time VP of Publishing to manage their Publishing Division. This is a hybrid remote/on-site role based in Seattle, WA or Los Angeles, CA. The schedule is M-F during West Coast business hours.

About the Team

Sub Pop Publishing was founded in 2011 and is the publishing division of Sub Pop Records, an independent record company founded in 1988. It is based in Seattle with offices in Los Angeles and London.

Our writers have contributed to songs by A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, Christine and the Queens, SYML, Olafur Arnalds, SZA, KayCyy and others.

The primary responsibilities of the VP of Publishing would be overseeing the Sub Pop Publishing team, setting the direction of Sub Pop Publishing in direct coordination with Sub Pop’s management team, and acting as the main point of contact for our writers and their management.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

We are accepting resumes through the position closing date of May 10, 2024.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Actively manage the publishing division and its team

  • Act as the main liaison with songwriters and their teams

  • Participate in the A&R process

  • Review the terms and oversee deal negotiations for new signings with our Business Affairs Department

  • Expected to have and maintain relationships with PROs and collection partners around the world

  • Find and coordinate writing and collaboration opportunities for our songwriters

  • Make recommendations to Sub Pop management on growth strategies for the publishing division

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years experience at a Publishing Company

  • Strong communication skills

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Proficiency in Mac, MS Office, Google Workspace

Special consideration will be given to candidates with any of the following:

  • Familiarity with the Sub Pop Publishing writers and catalog


Co-President of Sub Pop Records & Publishing

Salary range:


Description of Benefits:

PTO (Paid time off including sick time) beginning at 15 days per year, 14 paid holiday days, 401k plan with partial employer match, medical/dental/vision insurance paid for employees and partially paid for their family, transportation benefits, discounted merchandise.

Sub Pop Records is an equal-opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran or disability status. Sub Pop Records will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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NEWS : TUE, APR 9, 2024 at 7:00 AM

Watch METZ’s Official Video for “Superior Mirage”

On Friday, April 12th, METZ will release Up On Gravity Hill, their first new album in four years, worldwide on Sub Pop and in Canada on Dine Alone. Today, the band is sharing an official video for the album highlight “Superior Mirage,” directed by John Andrews.
METZ frontman Alex Edkins shares this of the song, “It’s definitely new territory for us, and I really love the sounds we were able to achieve. We blended a Linn Drum with some homemade samples and made this ad-hoc junkyard drum sound that propels the song along. We really tried to make the backbeat the defining trait of the song. The lift on the chorus is pretty huge, too. We wanted the wall of guitars to knock you sideways.”
Up On Gravity Hill was engineered by Seth Manchester (Mdou Moctar, Lingua Ignota, Battles, The Body) and features guest performances from Amber Webber of Black Mountain and composer/string arranger Owen Pallett.
METZ, a band once known for blowing out eardrums with songs of joyous rage, have, over their past few records, begun exploring ways to turn abrasiveness into atmospherics, the evolution of their sound not only a reflection of the maturing of the band themselves but also of a changed world that demands nuance and compassion to comprehend and to survive. This is so on their latest effort, Up On Gravity Hill, which finds the band continuing to bend the raw power of rock music to its most delicate, intricate ends. Delivering a deep, detailed, and unyieldingly personal collection of songs that are fused together to form not only METZ’s most powerful record to date but also their most beautiful.
As previously announced, METZ has a headlining international tour scheduled supporting Up On Gravity Hill, with dates in North America from April 17th to May 17th and a run of UK and EU dates in the fall from November 3rd through November 29th. The band also has a series of UK and EU festival performances in August, including stops at The Green Man Festival in the UK, La Route Du Rock and Cabaret Vert Festival in France, and the Canela Party in Spain. See below for a full list of shows.

North America
Fri. Apr. 12 - Toronto, ON - Sonic Boom Records - FREE In-Store Performance at 6pm
Wed. Apr. 17 - Boston, MA - Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre $
Thurs. Apr. 18 - Troy, NY - No Fun $
Fri. Apr. 19 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom $
Sat. Apr. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts $ *
Sun. Apr. 21 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar $
Tue. Apr. 23 -  Atlanta, GA - The Earl $
Thu. Apr. 24 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn $
Fri. Apr. 25 - Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge  $
Sat. Apr. 26 - Austin, TX - The Parish (Austin Psych Fest) $
Sun. Apr. 27 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall $
Mon. Apr. 29 - Sante Fe, NM - Meow Wolf $
Tues. Apr. 30 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar $
Wed. - May 01 -  San Diego, CA - The Casbah $
Tue. May 02 - Los Angeles, CA - 1720 $
Wed. May 03 - San Jose, CA - The Ritz $
Thu. May 04 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel $
Mon. May 06 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom $
Tue. May 07 - Seattle, WA - Neumos $
Fri. May 10 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club $
Sat. May 11 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge $
Thu. May 16 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount $
Sat. May 17 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall $
$ w/ Gouge Away
* w/ Rid of Me

Thu. Aug. 15 - Crickhowell, UK - Green Man Festival
Fri. Aug. 16 - St Malo, FR La Route Du Rock
Sat. Aug. 17 -  Charleville-Mezières, FR - Cabaret Vert Festival
Fri. Aug. 23 - Malaga, ES - Canela Party
Sat. Nov. 02 - Rennes, FR – L’Antipode
Sun. Nov. 03 - La Rochelle, FR - La Sirène
Mon. Nov. 04 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
Tue. Nov. 05 - Clermont-Ferrand, FR - La Coopérative de Mai
Wed. Nov. 06 - Lyon, FR - Le Transbordeur
Thu. Nov. 07 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Sat. Nov. 09 - Prague, CZ - Futurum
Sun. Nov. 10 - Budapest, HU - Turbina
Tue. Nov. 12 - Krakow, PL - Klub Zascianek
Wed. Nov. 13 - Warsaw, PL - Klub Hydrozagadka
Sat. Nov. 16 - Berlin, DE - Hole44
Mon. Nov. 18 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Tue. Nov. 19 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
Wed. Nov. 20 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Thu. Nov. 21 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Fri. Nov. 22- Antwerp, BE - Trix
Sat. Nov. 23 - Lille, FR - L’Aéronef
Mon. Nov. 25 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds %
Tue. Nov. 26 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club %
Wed. Nov. 27 - Birkenhead, UK - Future Yard %
Thu. Nov. 28 - Bristol, UK - Strange Brew %
Fri. Nov. 29 - London, UK - Village Underground %

Up On Gravity Hill is available to preorder now on CD/LP/DSPs from Sub Pop. LP preorders from, and select independent retailers will receive the Loser Edition on Clear w/ Red Splatter vinyl. LP orders from independent retail stores & Mega Mart 2 in the UK and Europe will receive the Loser Edition on Opaque Yellow vinyl. A half-red/half-black LP from Dine Alone is also available in Canada. All three vinyl colors can also be purchased at the band’s live shows. All colored vinyl versions are available while stock lasts!

Up On Gravity Hill
1. No Reservation / Love Comes Crashing
2. Glass Eye
3. Entwined (Street Light Buzz)
4. 99
5. Superior Mirage
6. Wound Tight
7. Never Still Again
8. Light Your Way Home

Posted by Abbie Gobeli