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NEWS : WED, APR 10, 2019 at 8:55 AM

Watch The Gotobeds Get Maced In Their New Video For “Twin Cities”

Debt Begins at 30, their forthcoming album, out worldwide May 31st on Sub Pop.

On “Twin Cities,” The Gotobeds’ latest single from their upcoming album, Debt Begins at 30, the band taps Tracy Wilson, formerly of Dahlia Seed and currently of Positive No, to share the singing, and the result is a fiery, exuberant pop song. When asked about the Shawn Brackbill-directed video, The Gotobeds frontman Eli Kasan said:

If you’ve ever toured or spent long stretches of time with the same folks you know nerves can fray. We found a way to release that tension by macing each other for the video. Ever seen the Purge? Me neither, but it’s the same idea.

Twin Cities is about two people (the two narrators) having different experiences in the same city, and the video reflects that. Shot entirely on VHS as we’re all old enough to own VCRs, not from Urban Outfitters - take that 90’s nostalgia blowhards!

You can watch the band burn through the song via today’s premiere at CLASH Magazine right here, and listen forever on repeat via Spotify or Apple Music.




The Gotobeds will play an album release show in their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA on May 25th at Babyland with midwest & eastern shows in June & July. See below for a full list of dates.

Debt Begins at 30 is out on LP/CD/Digital and Cassette on Friday, May 31st. The octane is high-test, the engine still has knocks and pings and the battery is overcharged. The Gotobeds - as Pittsburgh as it gets, the folk music of the Steel City - have more tar for us to swallow. Debt Begins at 30 is an old-fashioned blast furnace and the liquid iron flows.


Debt Begins at 30 is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart. Preorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.com, select independent retailers in the U.S. and select European and UK retailers will receive the limited, orange-vinyl Loser Edition while supplies last.

The Gotobeds Tour Dates

The Gotobeds will play an album release show in their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA on May 25th at Babyland with midwest & eastern shows in June & July. 

May 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Babyland (album release show)
Jun. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Babyland *
Jun. 21 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village
Jun. 23 - Columbus, IL - Ace of Cups
Jul. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle 
Jul. 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Jul. 18 - D.C, Washington - Comet Ping Pon
Jul. 19 - Kingston, NY - Tubby’s
Oct. 17 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre ^

* w/ Lithics
^ w/ Mudhoney




Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, APR 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Watch Mass Gothic’s Stunning New Video For “How I Love You” From ‘I’ve Tortured You Long Enough’

Premiere via Brooklyn Vegan.

Here now is Mass Gothic’s stunning new video for “How I Love You,” the standout from I’ve Tortured You Long Enough, which is out now worldwide on Sub Pop (see Brooklyn Vegan April 9th).
 
Mass Gothic’s Jessica Zambri says of the song, “The lights turned on for me. Committing to something can be relieving, even pleasurable.  I used to think I had to protect myself from anything that I perceived to get in the way of making music, but all that did was close me off. Whatever is happening I want to enjoy it. I wrote this song as a reminder to live and not be lived.”


 
Director Evan Fellers had this to say of the visual, “I wanted to create strange realistic feeling environments that also felt a bit digital. I used a process called photogrammetry to grab a bunch of real-world elements and turned them into 3d models which make up most of everything you see. Anything from small rocks to large sections of woods, trees, moss and dirt, to Jess and Noel.
 
“I knew I wanted to take the viewer through these different environments, but I wanted it to be more than just a camera flying around — something simple and purposeful, searching for something. I wanted there to be this feeling of a journey. I also wanted to trace specific paths  through the environment I thought were pleasing. Creating a single red orb that illuminated the environment was a nice way to accomplish all of those goals with the story, and control the way in which I revealed each scene at the same time. The red orb also came to represent the voice of the song to me.”
 
Mass Gothic’s I’ve Tortured You Long Enough is available on CD/LP/DL/CS worldwide through Sub Pop


 
What people are saying about Mass Gothic:
“Essential…Their earworm-ready songs are made to fight for their right to party.” - Loud and Quiet
 
“Mass Gothic’s identity is nearly undefinable, with the pair blasting through genres and ideals with a sort of unsettled energy. Whether losing yourself to the starry synths and complimentary vocals found in the spacey fuzz of “J.Z.O.K.” or floating off in the dazzling airiness, throbbing rhythms and vast instrumental expanse of the album’s title track, the release is one sure to keep you enraptured.” - The Grey Estates
 
“Mass Gothic’s greatest strength has always been their freedom to avoid any sort of strict definition…By taking an anything goes approach on their latest album and balancing their creative duties, there’s a through-line that holds the various sounds of their record together…This is a highly intriguing record with so much packed into every moment you’ll be dying to come back.” [8/10] - Northern Transmissions
 
“A compelling listen…a record worthy of your time.” - Bristol Live


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, APR 9, 2019 at 6:59 AM

J Mascis Shares New Cover of The Classic Tom Petty Song “Don’t Do Me Like That”

International tour dates include Japan (April) & Europe (May & July)

J Mascis has shared a cover of the classic Tom Petty song, “Don’t Do Me Like That” available today via all Digital Service Providers. This cover is chock-full of the classic Mascis shred that we’ve come to know and love. You can listen to this reconstructed ripper here above, and also on YouTube, Spotify or Apple Music

Featured throughout the month of April, J Mascis will be hosting the weekly “Artist in Residence” feature on the Australian Radio station, Double J. You can listen to J share his record collection with you each Sunday Night (AU)/Saturday (US) here. The first playlist features the likes of Discharge, Joni Mitchell, Nirvana, America and, of course, some Neil Young. It’s going to be an exciting month of music, programmed by one of the truly great artists of our time.

[Photo Credit: Cara Totman]

J Mascis Tour Dates

Mascis has confirmed 2 headline shows on April 16th and 17th in Japan before crossing the pond in May, playing shows in Brighton, Leeds, Glasgow, Nottingham, Liverpool, Bristol, and Manchester. He will then return to Europe in late June/early July with shows in Athens, Berlin, Paris, Geneva, and Rome.

Apr. 16 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya WWWX
Apr. 17 - Osaka, Japan - Drop
May. 09 - Brighton, United Kingdom - Concorde 2
May. 10 - London, United Kingdom - Islington Assembly Hall
May. 11- Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
May. 13 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - St. Luke’s [SOLD OUT]
May. 14 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy Oxford
May. 15 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Rescue Rooms
May. 17 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Arts Club
May. 18 - Bristol, United Kingdom - Thekla [SOLD OUT]
May. 19 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Gorilla
Jun. 15 - Provincetown, MA - Twenty Summers @ The Hawthorne Barn
Jun. 21 - Athens, GR - AN Club
Jul. 01 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
Jul. 03 - Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Jul. 06 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
Jul. 08 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso Noord
Jul.  09 - Rotown - Rotterdam, Netherlands [SOLD OUT]
Jul. 11 - Genova, Italy - Giardini Luzzati
Jul. 12 - Prato, Italy - Festival Delle Colline
Jul. 14 - Rome Unplugged in Monti - Rome, Italy



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, APR 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Hear Minor Poet’s New Track “Museum District” From ‘The Good News,’ His Forthcoming Debut

The Good News will be available everywhere May 17th2019 through Sub Pop.

Minor Poet’s Andrew Carter had this to say about new song “Museum District” , “When Minor Poet became a touring band, I was confronted with just how badly I struggled with social anxiety. Being a musician requires so much public interaction with strangers on top of the soul-bearing of playing intensely personal songs every night. On the other hand, when writing “Museum District,” I wanted to really emphasize how severe social anxiety is not one-dimensional. Everyone who deals with social anxiety also deals with a longing for the life they’re not living, a desire to be there for that one amazing night or life-changing party they’ll always miss because they couldn’t bring themselves to go. All while simultaneously knowing they couldn’t enjoy it even if they were there. Social anxiety is a mess of contradictions that add up to one powerfully limiting state. 

“Even from an early demo stage, I knew that I wanted “Museum District” to feel outsized, like a person struggling to get outside of themselves. As soon as I wrote the opening drumbeat, I could hear the horns, the sleigh bells, the harmonies, and most of all the disparate yet interlocking rhythms coming from each instrument. In that sense it needed to be kinetic, like a weirdly constructed puzzle that had to fit together perfectly or the whole thing would fall apart.” 
 
The Good News, which features the aforementioned “Museum District” and  “Tropic of Cancer,” was produced by Andrew Carter and Adrian Olsen (Natalie Prass, Foxygen) at Montrose Recording in Richmond.


 
The Good News is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega MartPreorders of the LP through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on clear with red and blue swirl vinyl (while supplies last).

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, APR 1, 2019 at 11:55 AM

Weyes Blood’s “True Love is Making a Comeback Tour” In Support of Her Stunning New Album ‘Titanic Rising’ Begins Today

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Hear the album now in full through NPR Music’s “First Listen” -> n.pr/2CtUCiG

“Titanic Rising is a revelation.” 5/5 MOJO
 
“Album of the Month.” 9/10 - Uncut
 
“the Californian nails your heart to the wall” The Sunday Times
 
“Mering’s supple, winsome compositions are grounded in the solid songcraft of the classics, but at their heart, they’re steeped in the magic stuff of fantasies 
and daydreams.” NPR Music
 
“Mixing warm, New Age-suggestive electronic tones with conversational, heart-to-heart lyrics meant to stick on first listen, her work floats through space with a glistening, 
emotionally rich shimmer.” - LA Times
 
“Ms. Mering’s fourth and best full-length record” 
Wall Street Journal
 
“Rich and arresting” - Vulture


Weyes Blood’s headlining “True Love is Making a Comeback Tour” in support of Titanic Rising, her critically acclaimed album, begins today, Monday, April 1st and runs through June 13th. Additionally, she added festival appearances to her touring schedule for 2019 including Denmark’s Roskilde July 5th and Outside Lands in San Francisco August 9th-11th. 

True Love is Making a Comeback Tour 2019 - Ticket Links
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
Jul. 05 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde
Aug. 09 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
Aug. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands


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



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, MAR 28, 2019 at 8:59 AM

Loma Shares Official Video For Their Sublime New Single “Half Silences”

Available now, worldwide in all the digital places via Sub Pop.

Loma is sharing an official video for its sublime new single “Half Silences,” which is available today through all DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop. The group are currently working on the follow-up to their acclaimed debut, and band member Jonathan Meiburg offered this on the new song and accompanying visual:  “We’re deep inside the new album, but didn’t want to wait to release this song. That’s not CGI, by the way; Dan and I held the fireworks while Emily danced and our friend Sam yelled ‘Lower! Higher! To the left!’. Watch for a cameo by Noodle the cat.”

The new track is also available on Spotify + Apple Music.




Loma, the project comprised of Meiburg (also known as the singer of Shearwater), and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record, released their self-titled debut via Sub Pop in February 2018 to critical raves—including a nod from Brian Eno, who’s had the song “Black Willow” on repeat.  “I just kept listening to that song over and over,” he told the BBC.  “I don’t often do that these days.”  


What people are saying about Loma:
“A joint project that heightens each member’s individual strengths and shows off their surprising musical chemistry.” - Pitchfork 
 
“Beautiful…” **** - Q Magazine
 
**** - Mojo
 
“A manifestation of brilliant musical minds in organic workspaces.” - The Line of Best Fit
 
“A breathtakingly rich record”  -Drowned In Sound
 
“Compelling”  - Uncut
 
“Sad, slow, dark folk, with delightful homemade touches” - Sunday Times
 
“Immediately engrossing”  - GoldFlakePaint
 
“Hypnotic” - DIY
 
“[Loma] promises to be one of the most fascinating and exciting musical moments of 2018” - For The Rabbits
 ———–

Loma is available everywhere from Sub Pop.



Posted by Rachel White