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NEWS : THU, DEC 9, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Naima Bock shares a cover of the classic Brazilian song “Berimbau”

Naima spent her early childhood in Sao Paulo Brazil to a Greek/English mother and a Brazilian father. She was exposed to a diverse range of music from an early age. Artists like Baden Powell, Chico Buarque, Geraldo Vandre, Cartola were constantly playing in her house, and on long drives, she and her family would take to the beach. Naima and her family moved to South London when she was seven. As a teenager, Naima began attending shows, mostly at the Windmill Brixton.  At the tender age of 15, she and a group of friends decided to start making music which would eventually turn into her first band Goat Girl. After six years of touring the world and playing bass in the band, Naima felt like it was the right time to leave, mostly due to a desire for a change in musical direction.

Today, you can stream Naima’s cover of the classic Brazilian song “Berimbau.” A full-length release will follow in 2022 via Sub Pop. 
 
Naima has also announced a handful of UK dates for November and December 2021, and January 2022. Additional live shows are to be announced soon.
 
2021
Thu. Nov. 24 - London, UK - Village Underground *
Fri. Nov. 25 - London, UK - Ivy House
Sat. Nov. 26 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega  *
Sun. Nov. 27 - Glasgow, UK - Mono  *
Mon. Nov. 28 - Edinburgh, UK - Mash House  *
Wed. Nov. 30 - London, UK - Servant Jazz Quarters $
Thu. Dec. 02 - Liverpool, UK - District *
 
2022
Mon. Jan. 17 - London, UK - The Lexington (Five Day Forecast)
Fri. Jan. 28 - London, UK - Moth Club
 
* w/ Porridge Radio 
$ w/ Bingo Fury 
% w/ The Goon Sax
 

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, DEC 8, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Beach House shares Once Twice Melody: Chapter 2

Today, Beach House is sharing Chapter 2 from Once Twice Melody, the group’s forthcoming double album, out February 18th, 2022.
 
Once Twice Melody, the first album produced entirely by Beach House, was recorded at Pachyderm studio in Cannon Falls, MN, United Studio in Los Angeles, CA, and Apple Orchard Studios in Baltimore, MD. For the first time, a live string ensemble was used, with arrangements by David Campbell. Once Twice Melody was mostly mixed by Alan Moulder but a few tracks were also mixed by Caesar Edmunds, Trevor Spencer, and Dave Fridmann.
 
Once Twice Melody features 18 tracks, and in the lead up to the physical release, will be presented in 4 chapters with lyric animations for each song. 
 
Chapter 1 (November 10th, 2021)
1. Once Twice Melody
2. Superstar
3. Pink Funeral
4. Through Me
 
Chapter 2 (December 8th, 2021 - TODAY)
5. Runaway
6. ESP
7. New Romance
8. Over and Over
 
Chapter 3 (January 19th, 2022)
9. Sunset
10. Only You Know
11. Another Go Around
12. Masquerade
13. Illusion of Forever
 
Chapter 4 (full album release, February 18th, 2022)
14. Finale
15. The Bells
16. Hurts to Love
17. Many Nights
18. Modern Love Stories
 
 
Once Twice Melody can be preordered now from Sub PopBella Union (UK/Europe), and Mistletone (Australia / New Zealand), and select independent retailers in North America.
 
Beach House have also announced headlining tour dates in support of Once Twice Melody, which begin on February 18th, 2022 (see also November 9th, 2021 announcement).
 
New international festival appearances include Best Kept Secret Festival in Hilvarenbeek, NL (June 10th-12th), Portugal’s Paredes de Coura (August 16th-20th), and This Ain’t No Picnic in Pasadena, CA (August 27th-28th). For more information on tickets, please visit oncetwicemelodytour.com.
 
What people are saying about Once Twice Melody:
“Chapter One captured that storybook quality with sweeping ballads fit for a baroque fairytale, each guided by Victoria Legrand’s typically enchanting vocals.” - The AV Club
 
“…Their most cinematic record yet. Working with a live string ensemble for the first time, they summon a sound more surrealistic than anything on 2018’s 7, bringing to mind 1960s psychedelia, Stereolab, and Broadcast’s ‘Come On Let’s Go’.” - Pitchfork
 
“Beach House’s music contains many gifts, but it’s the group’s ability to magnify life’s small dramas into sky-sized emotions that glitters (“Superstar”).” - New York Times
 
“‘Like walking into a fairytale — it’s reminiscent of psychedelic ’60s folk and other kinds of evocative vintage pop.” - PAPER
 
“All of them are amazing. All of them have their proponents. But “Superstar,” while perhaps not the most novel of the bunch, is the one that gave me the spine-chilling sensation of listening to a bona fide Beach House classic for the first time.” (“Song of the Week”) - 
Stereogum

“Things begin with the stunning title track that mixes low-fi electronics with baroque touches and a stirring string section. You can hear echoes of Broadcast, Stereolab and Spacemen 3 (whose Sonic Boom produced their last album, 7). The hand-drawn animated lyric video, directed by Annapurna Kumar, is great too. From there, it’s the pulsing, kaleidoscopic ‘Superstar’ (video by Nicholas Law), the neon dread of ‘Pink Funeral’ (full of strings right out of a horror film and a video by Scott Kiernan), and the melting arpeggiations of ‘Through Me’ (with a video by San Charoenchai). The visuals for all four songs are fantastic, very different, but majorly psychedelic.” - Brooklyn Vegan


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Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : MON, DEC 6, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Bully share new single “Just For Love” and North American Tour Begins Dec. 9th

On the heels of Bully’s critically acclaimed 2020 release  Sugaregg comes a new single “Just For Love.” Recorded during the Sugaregg sessions, this standalone single was co-produced by John Congleton and Alicia Bognanno. You can listen to “Just For Love” HERE.
 
Starting Dec. 9th Bully will begin a 9 date Southeast/East Coast run. This run will begin in Asheville, NC with shows in Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston, and Pittsburgh, ending on Dec 18th. In Louisville, KY. See below for a full list of shows. 

Tour Dates:
THU. Dec 09. - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
FRI. Dec 10 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
SAT. Dec 11 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
SUN. Dec 12 - Philadelphia , PA - Underground Arts
TUE. Dec 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
WED. Dec 15 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
THU. Dec 16 - Lancaster, PA - Tellus 360
FRI. Dec 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
SAT. Dec 18 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
 
What people are saying about SUGAREGG

“Full- throated, wild and free.” - Rolling Stone
 
“Sticky hooks, shout-along lyrics, and walloping, caffeinated riffs.”  - Pitchfork
 
“…These songs are too insistent not to linger.” - The New Yorker
 
“Most developed offering from Bully yet” - Vulture

“Bognanno may be continuing a great tradition, but it provides a framework for catharsis that is deeply personal and candour that feels truly progressive.” ★★★★ - The Guardian
 
SUGAREGG is confident and assured.” ★★★★ - NME
 
“The record flows, hitting knee-skinning highs like “Stuck in Your Head” (“I just wanted to pick up the tempo!” Bognanno sing-songs as the band counts off), barn-burners like “You” (about, it seems, an absent parent) and the hauntingly discordant “Hours and Hours.” Whatever the subject matter, whatever the tempo, each track finds Bognanno full-throated, wild and free…their most self-assured album yet.” ★★★½ - RollingStone
 
SUGAREGG shows a musician at the top of their game, unafraid to take themselves a little less seriously than before.” ★★★★½  - The Forty Five
 
“When push comes to shove, SUGAREGG goes far to ease and maintain the cool in encountering happy sentiments and combine them with a fuck-it-all attitude. It is the blistering irresistibility of what is achieved at that point, which makes this record striking and inescapable.”[8/10] - CLASH
 
“This is joyous bubblegum grunge…Alicia Bognanno’s voice is as mesmeric and feral as ever, and her band sound simply, effortlessly, gigantic…you’re going to be rotting your teeth on SUGAREGG for weeks.” ★★★★ - NARC
 
“It’s a product full of joy, not maddening, but genuinely uplifting and encouraging. It’s also the best thing Bognanno has written. As the public is becoming increasingly accustomed to performances composed of lies and consistent sleight of hand, it’s rewarding to see someone go in the opposite direction and peel back the layers, revealing a freer and more transparent artistic self. It clearly hasn’t been easy, but on this basis, it certainly seems worth it.” - The Line Of Best Fit
 
“The most explosive collection of songs from Bognanno’s discography.” - Under the Radar
 
“…The songs on SUGAREGG feel like the singer, songwriter, guitarist, engineer and producer has reached a new level of comfort in her relationship with herself.” - Nashville Scene



Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, DEC 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM

CHAI Unveil “END (Confidence Man Remix)” and Announce WINK TOGETHER Remix EP

This year, CHAI made their Sub Pop debut with WINK, securing their position as “a professional purveyor of whimsy” (The New York Times). Today, the band announces their forthcoming WINK TOGETHER EP,  a reimagination of songs from their beloved record, and reveals “END” (Confidence Man Remix).  For WINK TOGETHER, CHAI tapped their favorite artists from around the world for what they call their “most powerful album yet.” Collaborators include Korea’s Beenzino, Japan’s ZAZEN BOYS and STUTS, as well as Australia’s Confidence Man. “CHAI and ConMan are a match made in party heaven,” Confidence Man explains. “When we heard their track ‘END,’ we just knew we had to put our hands all over it. Make the girls the 90’s hip hop stars they truly are. And if we do say so ourselves, it’s truly turned into the collab of our dreams.”

Today’s remix is a small taste of what CHAI have in store with WINK TOGETHER, as well as what they will bring to their 2022 North American tour of the same name. The WINK TOGETHER tour will see CHAI bookending their run of dates supporting Mitski, including stops in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles.

WINK TOGETHER Tracklist

  1. END (Confidence Man Remix)

  2. ACTION (with ZAZEN BOYS)

  3. Miracle (Scoobert Doobert Remix)

  4. PING PONG! (Busy P Remix)

  5. Nobody Knows We Are Fun (STUTS Remix)

  6. Donuts Mind If I Do (with Beenzino)


CHAI TOUR DATES

Fri. Feb. 4 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Sat. Feb. 5 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club

Sun. Feb. 6 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Wed. Feb. 9 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

Fri. Feb. 11 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

Sat. Feb. 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry

Sun. Feb. 13 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage

Tue. Feb. 15 - Brooklyn NY @ Elsewhere

Thu. Feb. 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *  - SOLD OUT

Fri. Feb. 18 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz * - SOLD OUT

Sat. Feb. 19 - Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern * - SOLD OUT

Mon. Feb. 21 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City * - SOLD OUT

Tue. Feb. 22 - New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre * - SOLD OUT

Thu. Feb. 24 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Outside Lawn) * - SOLD OUT

Fri. Feb. 25 - Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory * - SOLD OUT

Sat. Feb. 26 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater * - SOLD OUT

Mon. Feb. 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren * - SOLD OUT

Wed. March 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall * - SOLD OUT

Thu. March 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall * - SOLD OUT

Fri. March 4 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * - SOLD OUT

Sat. March 5 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * - SOLD OUT

Mon. March 7 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall * - SOLD OUT

Wed. March 9 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre * - SOLD OUT

Thu. March 10 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre * - SOLD OUT

Sat. March 12 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Sun. March 13 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Tue. March 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club 

Thu. March 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

*= supporting Mitski



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NEWS : MON, NOV 22, 2021 at 6:30 AM

Sub Pop signs Naima Bock for the world and shares new single “30 Degrees”

Sub Pop has signed the London-based artist Naima Bock for the world and beyond, and in celebration of this news, we are sharing “30 Degrees,” her first single available today worldwide on all DSPs.
 
Naima spent her early childhood in Sao Paulo Brazil to a Greek/English mother and a Brazilian father. She was exposed to a diverse range of music from an early age. Artists like Baden Powell, Chico Buarque, Geraldo Vandre, Cartola were constantly playing in her house and on long drives, she and her family would take to the beach. Naima and her family moved to South London when she was seven. As a teenager, Naima began attending shows, mostly at the Windmill Brixton.  At the tender age of 15, she and a group of friends decided to start making music which would eventually turn into her first band Goat Girl. After six years of touring the world and playing bass in the band, Naima felt like it was the right time to leave, mostly due to a desire for a change in musical direction. This change has led Naima to her debut offering “30 Degrees.” 
 
The song was written by Naima and with production and arrangements with long-time collaborator Joel Burton. Naima met Burton (of the band Viewfinder, which she was a fan of) three years ago and, needing someone to play with, began booking shows as a duo. In recording, Naima leads with the structure, chords, and melody for a song whilst Joel oversees key parts including piano, string, and horn arrangements.
 
Naima shares of the song: “This song came out of the adolescent duality of fear and freedom and deals primarily with goodbyes. The small ones, which feel so big, ‘some final word’ (goodbye to a long-term friendship) and the big ones, ‘the final sigh’ which can feel so small amidst the clutter of surviving day-to-day.”
 
Then on Tuesday, December 7th, you will be able to stream Naima’s cover of the classic Brazilian song “Berimbau.” A full-length release will follow in 2022 via Sub Pop. 
 
Naima has also announced a handful of UK dates for November and December 2021, and January 2022. Additional live shows to be announced soon.
 
2021
Thu. Nov. 24 - London, UK - Village Underground *
Fri. Nov. 25 - London, UK - Ivy House
Sat. Nov. 26 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega  *
Sun. Nov. 27 - Glasgow, UK - Mono  *
Mon. Nov. 28 - Edinburgh, UK - Mash House  *
Wed. Nov. 30 - London, UK - Servant Jazz Quarters $
Thu. Dec. 02 - Liverpool, UK - District *
 
2022
Mon. Jan. 17 - London, UK - The Lexington (Five Day Forecast)
Fri. Jan. 28 - London, UK - Moth Club
 
* w/ Porridge Radio 
$ w/ Bingo Fury 
% w/ The Goon Sax



Posted by Abbie Gobeli