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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 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


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 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!

NEWS : WED, SEP 4, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch Cartel Madras’s Official Video For Hyperkinetic New Single “Lil Pump Type Beat” - Premiered Today via Hip Hop DX

Available worldwide in all DSPs from Sub Pop and in Canada through Royal Mountain Records.

Cartel Madras (aka Eboshi and Contra) have shared official video for “Lil Pump Type Beat,” the duo’s hyperkinetic (and cheekily-titled) new single, directed by Asim Overstands and Vince Raquel, and produced by Thotpolice (see Hip Hop DX premiere September 4th). 

Cartel Madras members Eboshi and Contra had this to say of the “Lil Pump Type Beat, “We wanted to make a fun trap song that captures the explosive energy of our live shows. We also wanted to give a nod to type beats and their ubiquity. Our shows often turn into sweaty mosh pits, so the video had to be an extension of that. It was really fun - especially having a ton of shirtless dudes moshing while we dictate the energy in the video from the middle, with the drip.”
The “Lil Pump Type Beat” single was produced by Cartel Madras, Oso Familiar, and Casey Lewis, mixed by Jae Sterling and Lewis at Echo Base Studio in Calgary, and is available now at all DSPs worldwide through Sub Pop with the exception of Canada through Royal Mountain Records. The track is from Age of The Goonda, the duo’s forthcoming EP, out November 1st, 2019.

Cartel Madras Tour Dates

Cartel Madras has scheduled a series of Canadian dates for the remained of 2019, which span September 8th in Winnipeg, Manitoba at Bastid BBQ through November 16th in Oshawa, Ontario at The Music Hall. Along the way, the duo will support Hollerado (November 14th-16th), make appearances at the Bastid BBQ (with DJ Maseo of De La Soul and Lil Brother), Quebec’s LVL Up Festival, and Toronto’s RBC Echo Beach (with Mac DeMarco, Prince Innocence, Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa). There will be U.S. live dates announced soon.
Sep. 08 - Winnipeg, MB - Bastid’s BBQ (at La Carnita) ^
Sep. 21 - Laval, QC - LVL Up Festival (at Place Bell Esplanade - Outdoor)
Sep. 24 - Toronto, ON -  RBC Echo Beach #
Nov. 14 - Peterborough, ON - Red Dog Tavern*
Nov. 15 - London, ON - Rum Runners Music Hall*
Nov. 16 - Oshawa, ON - The Music Hall*
* w/ Hollerado
^ w/ Dj Maseo of De La Soul, Brother Ali
# w/ with Mac DeMarco, Prince Innocence, Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa

[“Lil Pump Type Beat” single art by @fryyme]

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[Photo Credit: Asim Overstands]

More on Cartel Madras:

Cartel Madras | noun | kärˈtel məˈdräs

1. The powerful juxtaposition of a Western term aimed at ghettoizing other cultures and the English colonial name foisted on Chennai, India; 2. A queer, female, Desi act igniting a revolution because they’re sick of this bullshit

“We really want people who come to our shows to feel like they’ve been punched in the face,” says Contra, one-half of rap provocateurs Cartel Madras, of their FOMO-inducing live shows. “It’s like a riot just passed you, and you’re like, ‘What was that? What did I just experience?’” But also, “‘How do I do that again?’”

Cartel Madras also includes Contra’s sibling, Eboshi—both born in Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and raised in Calgary, Canada. Like their upbringing, their music is a cultural syncretism, a heady mix of trap with punk, house, and South Indian aesthetics that they’ve anointed “goonda rap.” Their second EP is Age of the Goonda, a sonically expansive successor to their first EP, Trapistan, which boasted the party-down hit “Pork & Leek. A manifesto for the times, Age of the Goonda is an in-your-face call to arms for—immigrants, women of color, the LGBTQ+ community, Desis (a.k.a. Westernized Indians)—those who must resist being treated as underdogs (read more at Sub Pop dotcom).

NEWS : FRI, AUG 30, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Sub Pop is Hiring for two open positions: Direct Sales Manager AND Music Licensing Manager


Sub Pop is currently hiring for two open positions! One is in our World Headquarters in Seattle, and the other is in the Sub Pop Publishing office in Los Angeles.

And the closing date to apply for both of them is Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.

To apply, please send cover letters and resumes to Kara Mattaini at

Based in Seattle, WA:

Sub Pop Records is currently searching for an organized and self-motivated individual to work as our Direct Sales Manager from our headquarters in Seattle, WA. The Direct Sales Manager works in the Sub Pop Sales Dept., running our direct-to-stores wholesale operation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Soliciting, receiving and processing direct-to-store orders

  • Setting up advertising in the form of print ads, online ads, listening stations, etc. for direct accounts

  • Setting up in-stores & other promotional programs with direct accounts.

  • Soliciting new direct accounts

  • Maintaining and fine-tuning retail contact databases.

  • Connecting with stores for POP around in-stores and/or new releases, special events, etc.

  • Coordinating with Online Sales/D2C (Sub Pop’s Mega Mart) to manage Sub Pop Local affiliate program and future B2B site.

  • Managing weekly reporting of indie sales numbers for weekly marketing meeting notes and in weekly Indie store wrap-up email.

  • Supervising physical promotional mailings to retailers, and online digital music servicing to accounts.

  • Providing images of store displays, socials etc. to show Sub Pop reach in this account base.

  • Representing the direct sales department at artist meetings.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have music retail experience.

  • Have knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Sub Pop catalog, as well as a deep interest in music, generally, and a fundamental belief in its importance.

  • Have enthusiasm for music in its many, wonderful physical formats (vinyl LPs, CDs, cassettes).

  • Be able to multitask and work in a community-oriented atmosphere.

  • Be independent, diligent and self-directed.

  • Have strong communication and writing skills.

  • Have fluency with social media platforms and Microsoft Office suite applications.

Supervisor: Director of Sales 


Based in Los Angeles, CA:

Sub Pop Publishing is seeking a Music Licensing Manager in our Los Angeles office. We are looking for an individual who has great interpersonal skills, is a self-starter, is detail-oriented and has the ability to work in an open group environment. 

Specific Responsibilities include:

  •  Working to place the Sub Pop Publishing catalog in advertisements, TV, film, video games, web-videos, social media, podcasts, and more by soliciting and responding to music searches and licensing requests. 

  • Actively pitching our catalog in a manner tailored to the taste and project requirements of individual music supervisors, editors, filmmakers, and producers.

  •  Listening to and quickly learning a large catalog of material and applying that knowledge to searches/requests for material. 

  • Tagging, organizing and maintaining the audio storage system.

  • Managing outstanding invoices and licenses.

  • Logging all licensing activity and preparing biannual reports on such activity. 

  • Developing and maintaining relationships directly with music supervisors, ad agencies filmmakers, and other potential licensing contacts. 

  • Organizing and attending artist functions for music supervisors, ad agencies and others when appropriate. 

  • Sending out email blasts, playlists, show invites, and other forms of promotion.

  • Assisting in quoting, clearing, negotiating, and preparing synchronization licenses. 

  • Some travel may be necessary.

Qualifications include: 

  • Two years working in a similar role within a label, publisher or licensing company

  • Knowledge and passion for music in general is a must, as is familiarity with the Sub Pop Publishing catalog. 

  • Interest in music licensing, film and advertising. 

  • Competent computer skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.

  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects. 

  • Positive attitude, good communication skills and an enthusiastic team spirit.

Supervisor: Director of A&R, Sub Pop Publishing


Sub Pop Publishing is the publishing division of Sub Pop Records, an independent record company based in Seattle, WA. This position is based in the Los Angeles office located in Atwater Village.

Thanks and good luck!