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NEWS : WED, MAR 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Watch Orville Peck’s official video for “Turn to Hate” from Pony out this Friday, March 22nd

Orville Peck shares the official video for melancholic rocker “Turn to Hate,” from Pony, his full-length debut, directed by Peck and Carlos Santolalla.

Orville offers this on the visual, “The video was filmed on a sweaty December evening in East Los Angeles. Peck performs on a broken down stage, while a group of his friends, Caballeros & eager misfits compete for the cup in a smoke-filled, neon bull riding contest. Special thanks to Kareen Sandoval, Patrick McElroy, MPC New York, Chloe Parks, Stef Albertyn and Brendan Smith (see also Noisey interview March 20th).”

Orville Peck’s Pony will be available on CD/LP/DL this Friday, March 22nd worldwide through Sub Pop, with the exception of Canada where the album will be released by Royal Mountain Records.  

Pony, which features the lead single and official video for “Dead of Night,” along with the aforementioned “Turn to Hate,” “Buffalo Run,” and the previously released “Big Sky,” was produced by Orville Peck, recorded and mixed by Jordan Koop at The Noise Floor on Gabriola Island, British Columbia and mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, Quebec. You can hear the album in entirety via The FADER (see interview March 14th).


Orville Peck has extended his North American touring schedule with newly added Canadian dates. The tour begins on April 11th in Ottawa, ON at the Dominion Tavern and now ends May 26th in Winnipeg, MB at West End Culture Center. Additionally, Orville Peck will join Lord Huron for a series of dates (May 6th-7th; 9th-12th). Tickets for the new Canadian shows go on sale Friday, March 22nd at 10 am (local time).

Apr. 11 - Ottawa, ON - The Dominion Tavern
Apr. 12 - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
Apr. 13 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
Apr. 14 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
Apr. 23 - Cambridge, MA - Great Scott
Apr. 25 - Philadelphia, PA - The Boot & Saddle
Apr. 26 - Brooklyn, NY - Zone One @ Elsewhere
Apr. 27 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
Apr. 28 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
Apr. 30 - Pittsburg, PA - Andy Warhol Museum
May 01 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s
May 02 - Detroit, MI - Lager House
May 03 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
May 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
May 06 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note*
May 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion*
May 08 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
May 09 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace*
May 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre*
May 11 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre*
May 12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren*
May 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Moroccan Lounge
May 17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
May 18 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
May 19 - Vancouver, BC - The Wise Hall
May 23 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage
May 24 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
May 25 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina
May 26 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Culture Center

* w/ Lord Huron

Pony is still available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart, Royal Mountain Records and select independent retailers. A new t-shirt design will also be available.


NEWS : TUE, MAR 19, 2019 at 6:59 AM

Watch Weyes Blood Break Through The Fourth Wall in “Movies,” The gorgeous, Self-Directed New Video From ‘Titanic Rising’

“Titanic Rising is a revelation.”  ***** - MOJO

“Album of the Month.” 9/10 - Uncut

Weyes Blood directs, stars in and breaks through the fourth wall in her gorgeous new video for “Movies,” a standout from Titanic RisingThe video was directed by and stars Natalie Mering, and like the album cover, includes footage filmed underwater. 

Of it, she says, “We are enamored with Movies. Our generation is the most cinematically saturated of all time. Videotapes, DVD’s, streaming… Spielberg…all of it has thrust us into an endless loop of consumption. They provide formative experiences as children, standing larger than life before our fragile adolescent minds. I wanted to take a look into the emotionally manipulative powers of Movies - how have Movies succeeded in telling the myths of our time? How have they failed (miserably)? What is the consequent effect on a society of beings looking for themselves in the myths on the screen? It’s safe to say that they have failed us, but I can’t help it…I love Movies.”




Weyes Blood will release Titanic Rising, her fourth album and Sub Pop records debut, worldwide on CD/LP/DL/CS April 5th, 2019. The album features the lead single “Everyday,” and the previously released “Andromeda,” along with highlights “Something to Believe,” “Wild Time,” and the aforementioned “Movies.” The cover for Titanic Rising was shot in a bedroom submerged fully underwater by photographer Brett Stanley (zero CGI). 

Weyes Blood Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Weyes Blood’s previously announced “True Love is Making a Comeback Tour” in support of Titanic Rising runs April 1st-June 13th, 2019. 
 
True Love is Making a Comeback Tour 2019
California 
Apr. 01 - Fresno, CA - Strummers
Apr. 02 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at The Catalyst
Apr. 03 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
Apr. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge [Sold Out]
 
UK/Europe
Apr. 22 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
Apr. 23 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
Apr. 24 - Manchester, UK - YES (The Pink Room) 
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall          
Apr. 27 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, DE- Turmzimmer
Apr. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs 
Apr. 30 - Dunkerque, FR  - 4Ecluses
May 02 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
May 03 - Orleans, FR - Astrolabe
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Le Nuits Botanique (Venue: Rotonde)
 
North America 
May 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 16 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern
May 17 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
May 18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
May 26 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
May 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 29 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 31 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 01 - Philadelphia,  PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Jun. 03 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Jun. 06 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
Jun. 08 - Austin, TX - Antone’s
Jun. 10 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jun. 11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour


Titanic Rising is available for pre-order from Sub Pop. LP pre-orders in North America through weyesblood.com, megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on maroon colored vinyl (while supplies last).  LP preorders of Titanic Rising throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on red vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design available.


NEWS : FRI, MAR 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Listen to Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s New Song “Kreyol,” From The Acclaimed Documentary and Forthcoming Soundtrack “A Tuba To Cuba”

2019 touring schedule April 12th through September 22nd.

The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band have just released “Kreyol,” a spirited new tune from “A Tuba To Cuba,” the forthcoming soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary directed by T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch. The song is available today on all DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop and also YouTube - Spotify - Apple Music.

“A Tuba to Cuba” follows Ben Jaffe of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as he seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. “A Tuba to Cuba” celebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal language of music and challenges us to resolve to build bridges, not walls. Beginning today, the film will also be available through Amazon Video, iTunes, DirecTV, Google Play, YouTube Movies and more. Check your local service provider for additional listings.

The New York Times says of the film, “This joyous, wide-ranging account of a New Orleans jazz band’s 2015 visit to Cuba is crammed with fascinating facts and toe-tickling tunes.” And the LA Times offers this, “Jaunty, at times poetic chats and drop-ins with many Big Easy and Cuban jazz artists, discussion of their music’s African lineage (the Atlantic slave trade factored in), stirring examples of native instrumentation, and pulsating performances combine with colorful, travelogue-type shots (love those old Cuban theaters) and vivid archival footage to create a vibrant and joyous portrait.”

Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Ben Jaffe says of “Kreyol,” “Every evening in Havana people gather along the waterfront to socialize. I’ve always been taken by the tempo at which people stroll, like New Orleans, there’s a very particular rhythm to their walk. That rhythm was the inspiration for “Kreyol”.  In fact, “Kreyol” is the Cuban spelling of “Creole”. You can feel that same Creole influence in New Orleans, it’s one of our many shared connections with Cuba.”


Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tour Dates

Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s touring schedule for 2019 currently spans April 12th through September 22nd. Headlining and festival highlights include: Cape May, NJ’s Exit Zero Jazz Festival (April 12th); Charleston, NC’s High Water Festival (April 14th); New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April 27th); Happy Valley, OR’s Pickathon (August 3rd- 4th); SFJAZZ in San Francisco (August 8th-12th); Arrington, VA’s Lockn’ Music Festival (August 24th);  Louisville, KY’s Bourbon & Beyond (September 20th); and Franklin, TN’s Pilgrimage Music Festival (September 21st-22nd).

Additionally, Preservation Hall Jazz Band will support Foo Fighters at The Fillmore in New Orleans (May 16th) and Dave Matthews Band at Elkhorn, WI’s  Alpine Valley Music Theatre (July 5th-6th). Tickets for these shows are on sale now.

Apr. 12 - Cape May, NJ - Exit Zero Jazz Festival
Apr. 14 - Charleston, SC -  High Water Festival - Riverfront Park 
Apr. 27 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 16 - New Orleans, LA - The Fillmore ^
Jul. 05 - Elkhorn, WI -  Alpine Valley Music Theatre* 
Jul. 06 - Elkhorn, WI -  Alpine Valley Music Theatre* 
Aug. 03- Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 04 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon 
Aug. 08 - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ
Aug. 09  - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ 
Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ (7:00PM)
Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA - SFJAZZ (9:30PM)
Aug. 24 - Arrington, VA - Lockn’ Music Festival 
Sep. 20 - Louisville, KY - Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Sep. 21 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music Festival
Sep. 22 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music Festival
*with Dave Matthews Band
^with Foo Fighters


[Photo credit: Josh Goleman]


NEWS : WED, MAR 13, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Frankie Cosmos to Release ‘Haunted Items,’ a Digital-Only Collection of New Songs

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[Photo Credit: Matthew James-Wilson]

Now Listen to Haunted Items #1 “Dancing” & “Tunnel”

Frankie Cosmos has announced the release of Haunted Items, a digital-only collection of new stripped-down songs for the piano. Over the next 4 weeks, Sub Pop will share songs from this collection weekly, beginning with the tracks “Dancing” and “Tunnel” which you can listen to today via all digital service providers. See below for a full list of songs.

Spotify:  https://u.subpop.com/Haunted-1_Spotify
Apple Music:  https://u.subpop.com/Haunted-1_Apple
 
Frontwoman Greta Kline says of the Haunted Items project: “items themselves are harmless unless they are infused with some kind of energy. These items are haunted by fear, consumerism, commitment, love, loss, the list goes on…I had some of these songs stuck inside me, mostly because I wrote a lot of them for piano and didn’t know how to record them, even as demos. My friend Elia gifted me with 10 hours of recording time with Mark Yoshizumi, and this winter felt like the perfect opportunity to get these out of my system and haunt you with them instead. I have always been afraid of items being haunted, but when you think about it, every item is, right?”

Haunted Items
Track and release schedule 
on DSP’s:

3/13 - Haunted Items #1
“Dancing”
“Tunnel”
 
3/20 - Haunted Items #2
“February”
“In The World”
 
3/27 - Haunted Items #3
“String”
“Eternal”
 
4/3 - Haunted Items #4
“Rings on a Tree”
“Allowed”
“Today’s Special”

Frankie Cosmos Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Frankie Cosmos will return to the UK and mainland Europe for a short tour beginning April 1st with a show at EartH in London. The new dates will continue throughout the month with performances in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, and Bologna. Frankie Cosmos will then return to the U.S. for an appearance at Austin, TX-based radio station KVRX Festival.

Apr. 01 - London, UK- EartH (AKA Hackney Arts Centre)
Apr. 03 - Stockholm, SE - Melodybox
Apr. 04 - Gothenborg, SE - Pustervik
Arp. 05 - Oslo, NO - John Dee
Apr. 06 - Aarhus - DK - TAPE
Apr. 07 - Copenhagen, DK - Lille Vega
Apr. 09 - Berlin, DE - Musik & Frieden
Apr. 10 - Heidlberg, DE - Karlstorbahnhof
Apr. 12 - Gipuzkoa, ES - Dabadaba, Donostia
Apr. 13 - A Coruña, ES - Garufa Club Room
Apr. 15 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB Gallery
Apr. 16 - Madrid, ES - El Sol
Apr. 17 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz
Apr. 19 - Bologna, IT - Covo Club
May. 11 - Austin, TX-  KVRX Fest (w/ Fat Tony, Video Age, Palm and more)


NEWS : MON, MAR 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Weyes Blood Performs New Song “Something to Believe” From ‘Titanic Rising’ Live at Pitchfork’s Midwinter Festival

You can now watch Weyes Blood perform “Something to Believe,” a beautiful new track from Titanic Rising along with Front Row Seat to Earth standout “Be Free” both filmed live at PitchforkMidwinter Festival at Art Institute of Chicago [see Pitchfork TV March 11th). 

Weyes Blood (pronounced wize bluhd) will release Titanic Rising, her fourth album and Sub Pop records debut, worldwide on CD/LP/DL/CS April 5th, 2019. The album features the lead single  “Everyday,”  and the previously released “Andromeda,” along with highlights “Movies,” “Wild Time,” and the aforementioned “Something to Believe.” The cover for Titanic Rising was shot in a bedroom submerged fully underwater by photographer Brett Stanley (zero CGI). 

 
Under the Radar says of Titanic Rising, “On Weyes Blood’s radiant and beautifully anachronistic fourth studio album, Natalie Mering achieves a perfectly balanced synthesis between the old and familiar and the new and unexplored [8.5/10].” In its recent interview with Weyes Blood, Pitchfork had this to say, “Building on the gently lilting melodies, complex harmonies, and sophisticated chord changes of her 2016 breakthrough, Front Row Seat to EarthTitanic Rising is Mering’s most ornate and ambitious work to date.”  BUST adds this: “In the stunning opener ‘A Lot’s Gonna Change’ and the slide guitar infused ‘Something to Believe,’ Mering continuously makes the case for pushing forward anyway. These are conversations you’ll want to be privy to, no matter how far out they get [4/5].” And MOJO perfectly sums of the album with this quip, “Cosmic Carpenters, Laurel Canyon in Space.” 


[Photo Credit: Kathryn Vetter Miller]

Weyes Blood Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Weyes Blood’s previously announced “True Love is Making a Comeback Tour” for the spring of 2019 in support of Titanic Rising begins on April 22nd in Brighton, UK at the Haunt and currently ends on June 13th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Weyes Blood and her band will visit the UK, mainland Europe, and North American for these shows.  These dates will be preceded by a run of California shows, which run April 1st-April 5th, 2019.   More 2019 dates to come.

True Love is Making a Comeback Tour 2019
California 
Apr. 01 - Fresno, CA - Strummers
Apr. 02 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at The Catalyst
Apr. 03 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
Apr. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge [Sold Out]
 
UK/Europe
Apr. 22 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
Apr. 23 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
Apr. 24 - Manchester, UK - YES (The Pink Room) 
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall          
Apr. 27 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, DE- Turmzimmer
Apr. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs 
Apr. 30 - Dunkerque, FR  - 4Ecluses
May 02 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
May 03 - Orleans, FR - Astrolabe
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Le Nuits Botanique (Venue: Rotonde)
 
North America 
May 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 16 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern
May 17 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
May 18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
May 26 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
May 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 29 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 31 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 01 - Philadelphia,  PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Jun. 03 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Jun. 06 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
Jun. 08 - Austin, TX - Antone’s
Jun. 10 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jun. 11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour



Titanic Rising is available for pre-order from Sub Pop. LP pre-orders in North America through weyesblood.commegamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on maroon colored vinyl (while supplies last).  LP preorders of Titanic Rising throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on red vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design available. 


NEWS : FRI, MAR 8, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Flight of The Conchords ‘Live in London’ Is Out Today!

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Flight of the Conchords newest offering Live in London is available now on 2xCD/3xLP/DL/CS worldwide via Sub Pop. 

This past October and ten years after the launch of their hit HBO series, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement returned to the network for an all-new comedy special. Live in London was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and features the Conchords performing new songs from the sold-out UK and Ireland edition of “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”

The Live in London album features 7 new songs including the “Iain and Deanna,” “Father and Son,” “Summer of 1353,” “Stana,” “Seagull,” “Back on the Road,” and “Bus Driver.” The album also features performances of fan favorites “Carol Brown,” “Inner City Pressure,” “Bowie,” “Foux du Fafa,” “Mutha’uckas - Hurt Feelings,” “Robots,” and “The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)’ (the latter two bonus tracks edited out of the broadcast due to time constraints).


Pictured: Live in London Loser Edition LP (U.S. Version) on “Dragon Tears*” vinyl.

LP purchases of Live in London in North America through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on clear w/blue and yellow high melt vinyl (while supplies last). Additionally, LP purchases of Live in London in Europe and the UK from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl (also while supplies last).


[Photo Credit: Colin Hutton/HBO]

NPR Music says of Live in London, “Deeply fun and endearing, Live in London provides a showcase for Flight of the Conchords at its members’ most irreverent — a couple of guys content to crack jokes, jam out and share the results with the masses.” Exclaim, in its 8/10 review, offered this, “With hits old and new, and plenty of the charming banter that have endeared Clement and McKenzie to audiences across the world for decades, Live in London is the definitive audio version of the Flight of the Conchords experience.”

*Not dragons were harmed in the procurement of aforementioned dragon tears.