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NEWS : FRI, SEP 20, 2019 at 6:57 AM

‘Morning in America,’ The Spectacular New Mudhoney Short-Player, is Available Worldwide Sept. 20. That is Today!

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“Yeah, the world sucks. But 30 years in, Mudhoney does not.” [Digital Garbage] - Seattle Times

“They simply sound like a better, defter, maybe even snottier version of their younger selves on their 10th album.” [Digital Garbage] - Rolling Stone

 “The Seattle scuzz-punk pioneers deliver a grave diagnosis of a festering societal condition.” [Digital Garbage] - Pitchfork 

Today, Sep 20th, Sub Pop Records is releasing Morning in America, a new 7-song EP of tracks recorded during the sessions for Mudhoney’s 2018 album, Digital Garbage (“…an astute, politically relevant and commendably fired-up garage punk belter of an LP,” – The Quietus). The tracks include “Let’s Kill Yourself Live Again” (an alternate version of the Digital Garbage stand-out “Kill Yourself Live,” and the bonus track for the Japanese CD version of that album), “One Bad Actor” (a new version of Mudhoney’s track on the limited-edition, and now very sold-out, SPF30 split 7” single w Hot Snakes), album outtakes “Snake Oil Charmer,” “Morning in America” and “Creeps Are Everywhere,” plus “Ensam I Natt” (“So Lonely Tonight,” a Leather Nun cover) and “Vortex of Lies” from a very limited EU tour 7”.
 
The songs were mixed at Johnny Sangster’s studio Crackle & Pop! The release of this EP coincides with Mudhoney’s fall 2019 US tour which finds the band playing the Ohana Festival in Dana Point, CA, and then Boston, Philadelphia, Durham, Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and several other cities, ending on Oct 19th in Brooklyn, NY. See below for a full list of dates and supporting artists. 


 
Morning in America will only be available on 12” vinyl and through digital services. This new Mudhoney EP is available from Sub Pop starting now. And, the limited Loser Edition of Morning in America, on white vinyl marbled with black in the US and Silver in (UK/EU), is available from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK, and Europe, while supplies last. 

Morning in America 
Tracklisting


1.Vortex of Lies
2. Creeps Are Everywhere
3. Ensam I Natt
4. Morning in America
5. Let’s Kill Yourself Live Again
6. Snake Oil Charmer
7. One Bad Actor


[Photo Credit: Niffer Calderwood]

Mudhoney will be touring the US following the release of this EP:
Sept. 28 - Dana Point, CA - Ohana Festival
Oct. 04 - Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall @ 
Oct. 05 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
Oct. 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
Oct. 07 - Richmond, Virginia - The Broadberry *
Oct. 08 - Pinhook, Durham - NC *
Oct. 09 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
Oct. 10 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall *
Oct. 11 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn #
Oct. 12 - Nashville, TN - Basement East $ 
Oct. 14 - St Louis, MO - Off Broadway % 
Oct. 15 - Detroit, MI - El Club %
Oct. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop %
Oct. 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls %
Oct. 18 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage %
Oct. 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel %
Nov. 16 - Yakima, WA - Seasons Performance Hall

@ w/ Shut Up
* w/ Pissed Jeans
# w/ Pissed Jeans, Kings of the Fucking Sea
$ w/ Porcupine & Kings of the Fucking Sea
% w/ Kid Congo Power + the Pink Monkey Birds


NEWS : WED, SEP 18, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Hear Corridor’s “Domino” a Whimsical, Driving Track From ‘Junior,’ Their Forthcoming New Album Out October 18th

International tour dates on the books October 23rd-December 13th, 2019.

You can now hear Corridor’s “Domino,” a new single and insistent highlight from Junior, their forthcoming album. The band’s inventive genius is on full display here, showcasing what might be their best trick – creating singular tunes that are purposeful, full of songcraft, even as they let loose, slip their collar.

CLASH says of the track, ““’Domino’ opens with gilded dream pop with chiming guitars and frosted melodies from the streets of Montreal, before crunching into a chugging Krautrock breakdown. Dominated by a bassline straight out of Neu!’s mighty ‘Hallagallo’ the song climaxes with a straight up No Wave thrash, all downstrokes, fury, and feedback-soaked melody.”

Corridor’s Jonathan Robert had this to say of the song, “People are often glorifying what being an artist or a musician can mean. Art doesn’t necessarily make you a better person. There can be angst, stress and so on. It can have a negative, direct impact on the people closest to you. ‘Domino’ is about navigating just that. It is the first song out of Junior that we’ve composed and we’ve played it live quite a few times already.”


[Photo Credit: Matthieu Zazzo]

Corridor Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Corridor has added new dates to its international tour schedule in support of Junior, which spans October 23rd in Philadelphia at Boot & Saddle and currently ends December 13th in Los Angeles at Morrocan Lounge. New shows include November 1st in Lyon, France at Le Sonic and a free show on November 7th in Antwerp, Belgium at Trix. For more information on tickets, visit Corridor’s Sub Pop tour dates page.
 
Oct. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Oct. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Oct. 25 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
Oct. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso (Upstairs)
Oct. 31 - Nyon, CH - La Parenthese
Nov. 01 - Lyon, FR - Le Sonic
Nov. 02 - Nantes, FR - Soy Music Festival
Nov. 04 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
Nov. 06 - London, UK - The Waiting Room
Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - Trix (Free Show)
Nov. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Westgermany
Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Music Festival
Nov. 20 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison*
Nov. 22 - Montreal, QC - M for Montreal Festival (Le National) *
Nov. 28 - Quebec City, QC - l’Anti
Dec. 04 - San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar
Dec. 07 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar #
Dec. 08 - Vancouver, BC - Astoria ^
Dec. 10 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
Dec. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge
 
* w/ Absolutely Free
# w/ Woolen Men
^ w/ N0V3L

Corridor will release Junior, their Sub Pop debut, on CD/LP/DL/CS October 18th, 2019 worldwide through Sub Pop with the exception of Canada through Bonsound.
 
Corridor’s Junior is now available to preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart. Preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on Soft-Boiled colored vinyl (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP preorders of Junior throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on Egg Yolk colored vinyl (while supplies last).



NEWS : TUE, SEP 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Calexico and Iron & Wine Announce 2020 Tour Dates Supporting ‘Years to Burn’

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Since releasing Years to Burn, Calexico and Iron & Wine’s first full–length album together, earlier this year, the band have been bringing their stunning live show to fans throughout Europe, the UK, and North America. Today, the power group has announced new tour dates in 2020, kicking off January 29th with two nights at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, DC’s The Anthem, NY’s Webster Hall, Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium and more. In addition to performing songs from the new album including “Father Mountain” and “Midnight Sun”, the group also performs tracks off the critically acclaimed 2005 In the Reins EP including “He Lays in the Reins”, as well as songs from their respective catalogues. Full list of dates below.

The band recently made a stop at NPR where they did a Tiny Desk performance which you can watch HERE.  Of the performance, NPR noted, “This set perfectly captures the easy patience of their interplay, as Burns, Convertino, Beam and a few of their most trusted collaborators performed two songs from Years to Burn.” Further adding, ” It’s (Years to Burn) a beautiful slow-burn of an album that often feels at ease, and occasionally doesn’t resemble either of the bands that made it.”


Years to Burn is out now on Sub Pop/City Slang Records.

Praise for the live show:

“Chemistry between Iron & Wine and Calexico was natural throughout the performance, with nary a pregnant pause or misstep between them. It was enough to make one believe the two acts could join forces for the duration of their careers.” - The Big Takeover

“It was here that we were reminded of the chemistry that exists between Calexico and Iron & Wine… it was impossible to deny that, in the context of musical collaborations and supergroups, this one feels truly organic and not at all lacking of substance.” - Glide Magazine

 

Calexico and Iron & Wine World Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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 *

Jan. 29 - CHICAGO, IL - Thalia Hall

Jan. 30 - CHICAGO, IL - Thalia Hall


Feb. 01 - CLEVELAND, OH - Agora Theatre

Feb. 02- Sun TORONTO, ON - Danforth Music Hall

Feb. 04- Tues PORTLAND, ME - State Theatre

Feb. 05- Wed PORT CHESTER, NY - The Capitol Theatre

Feb. 06- Thurs NEW YORK, NY - Webster Hall

Feb. 07- WASHINGTON, DC - The Anthem

Feb. 08 - ASHEVILLE, NC -  The Orange Peel

Feb. 10 - ATLANTA, GA - Buckhead Theatre

Feb. 11 -  NASHVILLE, TN - Ryman Auditorium

Feb. 12 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Egyptian Room-Old National Centre

Feb. 13 - DES MOINES, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place

Feb. 14 - ST. PAUL, MN - Palace Theatre

Feb. 15 - MADISON, WI - The Sylvee

 

\ with special guest Natalie Prass

+ with Andrew Bird

# with special guest Adia Victoria

* with special guest Lisa O’Neill


NEWS : THU, SEP 12, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch Clipping’s Lyric Video for “La Mala Ordina” (feat. The Rita, Benny The Butcher & Elcamino), A New Single From ‘There Existed an Addiction to Blood’

Headlining shows for October 2019 in Brooklyn, DC, Toronto, and Oakland also announced.

Clipping has delivered a lyric video for “La Mala Ordina”, a new single featuring rappers Benny The Butcher (Griselda/Shady Records) and Elcamino (Black Soprano Family), and harsh noise artist The Rita. The lyric video was made by the band itself, with Cristina Bercovitz. The track is a standout from Clipping’s forthcoming album, There Existed an Addiction to Blood, available on Friday, October 18th worldwide from Sub Pop.




There Existed an Addiction to Blood finds Clipping interpreting another rap splinter sect through their singular lens. This is Clipping’s transmutation of horrorcore, a purposefully absurdist and creatively significant sub-genre that flourished in the mid-90s. If some of its most notable pioneers included Brotha Lynch Hung and Gravediggaz, it also encompasses seminal works from the Geto Boys, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and the near-entirety of classic Memphis cassette tape rap.

The most subversive and experimental rap has often presented itself as an “alternative” to conventional sounds, but Clipping respectfully warp them into new constellations. There Existed an Addiction to Blood absorbs the hyper-violent horror tropes of the Murder Dog era, but re-imagines them in a new light: still darkly-tinted and somber, but in a weirder and more vivid hue. If traditional horrorcore was akin to Blacula, the hugely popular blaxploitation flick from the early 70s, Clipping’s latest is analogous to Ganja & Hess, the blood-sipping 1973 cult classic regarded as an unsung landmark of black independent cinema, whose score by Sam Waymon, the band samples on “Blood of the Fang” and inspired the album’s title.




There Existed an Addiction to Blood features the singles “Nothing Is Safe,” “Blood of the Fang,” and the aforementioned “La Mala Ordina,” and was produced by Clipping, mixed by Steve Kaplan, and mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysium Masters in Los Angeles. The album also features appearances from Ed Balloon, La Chat, Counterfeit Madison, and Pedestrian Deposit.

[Photo credit: Cristina Bercorvitz]

Clipping Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Clipping has just announced their first headlining shows in nearly 3 years in support of There Existed an Addiction to Blood which span October 9th in Brooklyn at Zone One at Elsewhere and currently end October 14th in Oakland at The New Parish. Additionally, the band will perform on Saturday, November 16th at the 2019 Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles.

Oct. 09 - Brooklyn, NY - Zone One at Elsewhere
Oct. 10 -  Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Oct. 11 -Toronto, ON - The Garrison
Oct. 14 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Adult Swim Festival



NEWS : TUE, SEP 10, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Watch Omni’s new video for “Skeleton Key” off their Sub Pop debut Networker

On November 1st, Omni will release their Sub Pop debut Networker, 11 tracks that were written between tours and a handful of studio sessions, allowing Omni’s Frankie Broyles and Philip Frobos to push their songwriting boundaries while keeping the stage in mind, designing songs to enhance their tight, energetic performances. Longtime collaborator, Nathaniel Higgins returned to help capture what is their most “HI-FI” album to date. Together they recorded the LP in Vienna, GA between November 2018 - April 2019. 

The band has shared a new video for their song “Skeleton Key” which you can watch here. Frontman Philip Frobos had this to share about the song: “When Frankie and I wrote ‘Skeleton Key’ it felt like a turning point for our record, as though we had reached a new rock n roll echelon and Networker was truly underway. Lyrically this came together after hearing about some friends’ strange, surprising and sometimes hilarious online dating experiences.”

As previously announced the band will embark on a 28 date world tour this fall in support of their Sub Pop debut Networker. The North American run will kick off on Oct. 23rd in Nashville, and find the group touring through Chicago, Brooklyn, DC, and Raleigh, ending in their home city of Atlanta on Nov. 4th. They will then head overseas beginning on Nov. 10th in Kortrijk, Belgium with shows in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Lille, Brighton, Glasgow, and London. See below for a full list of shows. 

Networker is now available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK, and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque blue while supplies last.


Tour dates:

Oct. 23 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Oct. 27 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
Oct. 28 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
Oct. 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
Oct. 30 - Brooklyn, NY - Sultan Room
Nov. 2 - Washington, DC - Pie Shop Bar
Nov. 3 - Raliegh, NC - Kings Raleigh
Nov. 4 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival
Nov. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Molotov
Nov. 12 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - BERGHAIN KANTINE
Nov. 14 - Utrecht, NL - Ekko
Nov. 15 - Le Havre, FR - Mc Daids
Nov. 18 - Paris, FR - La Boule Noire
Nov. 19 - Lille, FR - La Bulle
Nov. 20 - Brussels, BE - Le Botanique
Nov. 21 - Colmar, FR - Le Grillen
Nov. 22 - St. Gallen, CH Palace St. Gallen
Nov. 23 - Lyon, FR - Sonic
Nov. 25 - Brighton, UK - Hope & Ruin
Nov. 26 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade (Bristol)
Nov. 27 - Manchester, UK - YES
Nov. 28 - Glasgow, UK - Mono (Glasgow)
Nov. 29 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social
Nov. 30 - London, UK - Oslo


Networker 
Tracklisting:

1. Sincerely Yours
2. Courtesy Call
3. Moat
4. Underage
5. Skeleton Key
6. Genuine Person
7. Present Tense
8. Blunt Force
9. Flat Earth
10. Networker
11. Sleep Mask 


NEWS : THU, SEP 5, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Frankie Cosmos Share New Video For “41st” Off Their Acclaimed Album ‘Close it Quietly’ - Available Worldwide Tomorrow, September 6th

Their Reddit Indieheads AMA is tomorrow, Sep. 6th at 9:00 am PST/12:00 pm EST.

Frankie Cosmos’ fourth studio album, Close It Quietly is out tomorrow, Sep. 6th worldwide via Sub Pop Records. This album is a manifestation of the band’s collaborative spirit: Greta Kline and longtime bandmates Lauren Martin (synth), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Alex Bailey (bass) luxuriated in studio time with Gabe Wax, who engineered and co-produced the record with the band at Brooklyn’s Figure 8 Studios. 
 
In celebration of the release of Close It Quietly, the band has shared a new video for “41st” which features tour footage from the bands Spring 2019 European tour with close friends, Ian Sweet. Watch it here or watch it here





Frankie Cosmos’ frontperson, Greta Kline will be camped out at her computer tomorrow, Sep. 6th starting at 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET to answer any and all of your Frankie Cosmos queries. You can access the REDDIT r/indieheads AMA by clicking here.  


Close It Quietly is available from Sub Pop starting Friday, September 6th. LP preorders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK, and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on blue pearlescent (North America) and opaque yellow (UK/EU) while supplies last.


The “Puppy” version is a Stuffed Animal CD version of the album. A cute stuffed dog acts as the packaging for a CD version of “Close It Quietly”. Super cute. Super limited!