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NEWS : MON, SEP 12, 2022 at 6:00 AM

“Come On Down,” The Towering New METZ Single Featuring IDLES’ Joe Talbot, Is Available Today On All DSPs Worldwide From Sub Pop

Today, Monday, September 12th sees the release of two, very awesome METZ tracks on all DSPs: “Come On Down,” the new track featuring Joe Talbot of IDLES, along with the previously unreleased “Heaven’s Gate,” originally available only in the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, released in 2020.
 
Of the “Come On Down” single and collaboration, METZ’s Alex Edkins offers this, “‘Come On Down’ was originally recorded during the Atlas Vending sessions but never fully finished. During the pandemic I really gravitated towards the idea of collaboration as a way to fill the void left by the loss of live music. I reached out to friends from far and wide in order to get that feeling of community that gigs provide. Joe Talbot (IDLES) is a longtime friend who METZ has shared the stage with many, many times, and this song was a very natural and fun way to catch up with him and do something positive with our time off the road.”
 
Joe Talbot had this to say, “METZ have been a band we’ve looked up to since they came into our lives and made things better. I will never forget the first time I saw them or any of the other times. Allowing me to sing with them is a gift and I hope you like it. I love it and I love them. Long live METZ.”
 
Watch the fiery, fully-feathered Bass Tone directed video for “Come On Down” now.
 
This fall, METZ will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their massively acclaimed self-titled Sub Pop debut with a series of North American shows where they will play the album in its entirety. “The 10 Years Anniversary Tour” will span two legs, the first starting October 13th in Toronto at The Opera House with stops in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Hamden, Philadelphia, Durham, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Denton, and the second beginning December 7th in Phoenix and taking them through Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Portland, St. Paul, and Chicago. Preceding these shows is a performance on Saturday, October 1st at Livewire’s 30th Anniversary Show at The Mississippi Room at The Lafayette Hotel in San Diego. Please find a full list of dates below.
 
October 2022
Sat. Oct. 01 - San Diego, CA - Livewire 30th Anniversary Show @ The Mississippi Room at Lafayette Hotel ^
 
The 10 Year Anniversary Tour
Thu. Oct. 13 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Thu. Oct. 20 -  Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit *
Fri. Oct. 21 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage *
Sat. Oct. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw *
Sun. Oct. 23 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom *
Mon. Oct. 24 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts *
Tue. Oct. 25 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall*
Wed. Oct. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn *
Thu. Oct. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
Fri. Oct. 29 - Denton, TX - No Coast Fest @ Rubber Gloves
Wed. Dec. 07 - Phoenix, AZ- Valley Bar +
Thu. Dec. 08 -  Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom +
Fri. Dec. 09 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish +
Sun. Dec. 11 - Seattle, WA - Neumos +
Mon. Dec. 12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
Thu. Dec. 15 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club *
Fri. Dec. 16 - Chicago, IL - Metro *

^ w/ Spits + Deadbolt
* w/ Spiritual Cramp
+ w/ Kowloon Walled City


METZ
“Come On Down” (feat. Joe Talbot)
b/w “Heaven’s Gate”


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : THU, SEP 8, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Suki Waterhouse unveils new song, “Nostalgia” + on tour now with Father John Misty

Multitalented British vocalist and songwriter Suki Waterhouse shares a new song today, “Nostalgia,” co-written and produced by John Mark Nelson—listen here and watch the lyric video here.

“The song is about the romance of missing the idea of something, someone,” Waterhouse says. “In isolation, I found myself giving into the temptation to reminisce. To steep in nostalgia is to escape the now, to give in to the beauty of an illusion.”

“Nostalgia” is Suki’s first new music since her debut album, I Can’t Let Go, was released to critical acclaim in May via Sub Pop Records—get it here. The album was executive produced by Grammy-nominated Brad Cook (The War On Drugs, Bon Iver) and features previously released singles “Moves,” “My Mind” and “Melrose Meltdown.”

Additionally, she recently shared two new versions of her viral song, “Good Looking”—listen to the strippped version here and the remix by Canadian producer BLOND:ISH here. The original version of the track, which went viral on TikTok and peaked at #1 on Spotify’s Viral USA Chart, continues to accumulate more than 700 thousand streams daily across Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Suki is currently on tour in North American with Father John Misty in support of her debut album, with stops at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Los Angeles’ Holllywood Forever Cemetery, New York’s Radio City Music Hall and more—see full routing below and get tickets here.

Growing up in London, multi-talented actress, model and musician Suki Waterhouse gravitated toward music at an early age, finding inspiration in the likes of Alanis Morisette, Missy Elliott, Oasis and more. She initially teased her pivot to music with a series of singles, generating nearly 20 million total streams independently, with critical acclaim from NYLON, DUJOUR, Lemonade Magazine and more.

SUKI WATERHOUSE LIVE

September 12                                            Columbus, OH                                       KEMBA Live! *

September 13                                          Philadelphia, PA                                                 The Met*

September 16                                            Richmond, VA                               Brown’s Island Park*

September 17                                             Asheville, NC                                          Rabbit Rabbit*

September 19                                            Charleston, SC                                       Riviera Theater*

September 20                                          Washington, D.C.                                                 Anthem*

September 22                                            New York, NY                           Radio City Music Hall*

September 23                                              Boston, MA                               Leader Bank Pavilion*

September 26                                             Montreal, QC                                                      Mtelus*

September 27                                              Toronto, ON                                 Velvet Underground*

September 29                                              Chicago, IL                                        Chicago Theatre*

September 30                                            Saint Paul, MN                                        Palace Theatre*

October 1                                                  Saint Paul, MN                                        Palace Theatre*

October 3                                                 Milwaukee, WI                                   Riverside Theater*

October 4                                                 Indianapolis, IN                          Clowes Memorial Hall*

October 6                                                   Nashville, TN                                 Ryman Auditorium*

October 7                                                    Atlanta, GA                                               The Eastern*

October 8                                                    Durham, NC                                       Durham Armory*

*with Father John Misty


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NEWS : FRI, SEP 2, 2022 at 7:00 AM

The Unholy Union Of Weird Nightmare And Ancient Shapes Is Here!

The unholy union of Weird Nightmare and Ancient Shapes brings you the double A-Side experience of the year! “I Think You Know” w/ “Bird With an Iron Head” delivers two sides of sing-along power-punk you need to hear to believe.
 
The pairing, which will be available in physical form by way of a bright red-colored 7” single on Friday, October 21st, features Weird Nightmare’s “I Think You Know” on side A, and Ancient Shapes’  3-part suite “Bird With an Iron Head” (+official video), ”Imaginary Agony”, and “I’m Against the Wind” on side AA. All four songs are also available digitally today on all DSPs from Sub Pop.


Weird Nightmare’s Alex Edkins says of the union, “Daniel has been one of my favorite writers/performers for many years now and his work with Ancient Shapes and the Outfit are a constant source of joy. I’m super excited to be sharing this record with him.”
 
Weird Nightmare released his electrifying, self-titled debut featuring the no nonsense rock n’ roll of “Searching For You,” and the anthemic  “Lusitania,” earlier this summer on Sub Pop.
The album showcases a new side of Edkins’ already-established songwriting (METZ), with a raw, sugary blast of distorted pop. It exhibits all of his main band’s bite with an unexpected, yet totally satisfying, sweetness. Imagine The Amps covering Big Star, or the gloriously hissy miniature epics of classic-era Guided by Voices combined with the bombast of Copper Blue-era Sugar—just tons of red-line distortion cut with the type of tunecraft that thrills the moment it hits your ears. “I Think You Know” comes from the same intense burst of songwriting that spawned the Weird Nightmare LP and delivers yet another ear-worm of high-energy hooky song craft.
 
Ancient Shapes was spawned in 2015 as a recording side project of the wondrously prolific and shape-shifting renaissance man, Daniel Romano. Due to the ravenous demand for live performances of these first recordings, Daniel brought on David Nardi, Vee Bell, Roddy Rosetti and Ian Romano to take the songs to the people. The live band has been called “the best band since computers” and also “incredibly good as hell.” The group has since traveled the world over and have released the Ancient ShapesSilent Rave, and A Flower That Wouldn’t Bloom albums.
 
Weird Nightmare and Ancient Shapes will play a short run of Canadian shows together beginning November 17th in Hamilton, ON at Casbah and ending November 19th in St Catherines, ON at Warhorse.
 
Weird Nightmare will also be main support for Archers of Loaf’s east coast shows (select dates) beginning Tuesday, November 29th in Baltimore at Ottobar and ending Friday, December 2nd in Brooklyn at Warsaw. Please find a current list of Weird Nightmare shows below.
 
Weird Nightmare/Ancient Shapes
Thu. Nov. 17 - Hamilton, ON  - Casbah
Fri. Nov. 18 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
Sat. Nov. 19 - St. Catherines, ON - Warehouse
 
Weird Nightmare supporting Archers of Loaf
Tue. Nov. 29 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Wed. Nov. 30 - Philadelphia, PA  Underground Arts
Thu. Dec. 01 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Fri. Dec. 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
 
Weird Nightmare is now available on CD/LP/CS/DSPs from Sub Pop. The LP’s limited Loser edition, which is packaged in a special embossed jacket with semi-transparent obi-strip along the spine, can be purchased from megamart.sub pop.comselect independent retailers in North America, and at Weird Nightmare live shows. In the UK, and in EU, the Loser edition is available on clear coke bottle vinyl (both while supplies last).


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, AUG 31, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Watch Naima Bock And The Institute Collective Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Deliver An Exquisite Performance Of “Campervan”

Naima Bock’s “Campervan,” is a single and official video from Giant Palm, her acclaimed debut. The song, which Stereogum calls “expansive and lovely,” is now the subject of this live performance by Naima, violinist Oliver Hamilton, and the Institute Collective contemporary vocal ensemble. Filmed at Waverley House in Margate, a small seaside town in the Southeast coast of England, it’s an absolutely exquisite presentation of the song. Watch now.
 
The Institute Collective was founded by composer, producer and vocal arranger Hughie Gavin, and is a collective of artists in their own right who come together to collaborate and perform with other musicians. Gavin offers this on the performance, “I loved arranging ‘Campervan’ as the song has such a natural ebb and flow. I tried to make sure the voices followed that movement, rising and falling throughout. I also wanted to be true to the song’s clear contrasting sections. As well as the part itself, how the choir sung was really important, from the airy builds in the verses to the almost raucous chorus refrain.”
 
Naima says of the performance, “It was a real pleasure to work with the Institute Collective, we had a beautiful day meeting all of the singers, arrangers and crew. There was a very special energy whilst filming and the more we sang together the better it got. I’m delighted to release this video and to have worked with such a talented bunch”.
 
Naima Bock’s international tour schedule in support of Giant Palm resumes Friday, September  2nd at The End of the Road festival in Dorset, UK, and currently run through Thursday, October 27th in London at ICA. A US tour announcement will be made soon. Please find a current list of dates below and on naimabock.com.
 
September and October 2022
Fri. Sep. 02 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sun. Sep. 04 - Dublin, IE - Dun Laoghaire Folk Festival (@ The Lighthouse)
Thu. Sep. 08 - Vienna, AT - WAVES Festival (@Fania Live!)
Sun. Sep. 11 - Southampton, UK - Joiners*
Tue. Sep. 13 - Brighton, UK - Chalk*
Wed. Sep. 14 - Margate, UK - Olbys*
Thu. Sep. 15 - Oslo, NO - by:Larm (@ Kafé Hærverk)
Fri. Sep. 16 - Oslo, NO - by:Larm (@Kulturkirken Jakob)
Sat. Sep. 17 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club*
Sun. Sep. 18 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny*
Tue. Sep. 20 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz
Wed. Sep. 21 - Hamburg, DE - Reeperbahn Festival
Thu. Sep. 22 - Berlin, DE - Marie Antoinette
Fri. Sep. 23 - Cologne, DE -  Wohngemeinschaft
Sat. Sep. 24 - Frankfurt, DE - Mounsontum
Tue. Sep. 27 - Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn ^
Wed. Sep. 28 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso (upstairs) ^
Thu. Sep. 29 - Bruges, BE - Villa Bota ^
Sat. Oct. 08 - Margate, UK - Elsewhere
Mon. Oct. 11 - Brighton, UK - The Hope & Ruin
Wed. Oct. 12 - Bristol, UK - The Cube
Thu. Oct. 13 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
Sat. Oct. 15 - Norwich, UK - Wild Paths Festival (@Voodoo Daddy Showroom)
Sun. Oct. 16 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
Thu. Oct. 20 - Oxford, UK - Florence Park Community Center
Fri. Oct. 21 - Glasgow, UK - Hug & Pint
Sat. Oct. 22 - Leeds, UK - Mill Hill Chapel
Sun. Oct. 23 - Newcastle, UK - Cumberland Arms
Thu. Oct. 27 - London, UK - ICA
 
* w/ Katy J Pearson
^ w/ Dana Gavaniski
 
Giant Palm is now available on CD/LP/DSPs from Sub Pop/Memorials of Distinction. LP purchases from megamart.sub pop.comselect independent retailers in North Americain the UK, EU, and Naima’s live dates will receive the Loser Edition of the album on orange vinyl (while supplies last).
 
Naima Bock’s Giant Palm and its singles, saw praise from the likes of Brooklyn Vegan (“Album of the Week, Indie Basement”), CLASH, DIYThe Line of Best Fit, Loud & Quiet, MOJO, New York Times, Our Culture, The Quietus, Stereogum (“Album of the Week”), The Times of LondonUncut, and more.
 
Recently, Pitchfork included the album in its “34 Great Records You May Have Missed, Spring/Summer,” and said, “Naima Bock has been unraveling her own heritage and weaving it into something new. Bock spent her early childhood in Brazil before relocating to South-East London, and on her solo debut Giant Palm, she braids together bucolic English folk, fluttering Tropicalia, and elements of ’60s psych rock. With the help of producer and arranger Joel Burton, she enlisted over 30 musicians to record on Giant Palm. The cohort’s contributions add a delightful strangeness to the album: Bent saxophone, jazz flute, and strings wrap around Bock’s hazy voice, suggesting some mystical, askew idyll.”
 
What People Are Saying About Naima Bock’s Giant Palm:
“Exquisite solo debut” - ★★★★ MOJO
 
“Quiet, melancholy and occasionally divinely uplifting (8/10)” - Uncut
 
“Hugely ambitious - the individual pieces are delicately arranged, the end product solid as steel” [ “Music of the Month”] - The Quietus
 
“A real gem…[it’s] cinematic and spectral; it makes one contemplate things like energy flows and meditation and the long arc of history.” [“Album of the Week”] - Stereogum
 
“Giant Palm, is quietly dazzling, drawing from a wide range of influences including ’70s British folk, jazz, and Tropicalia.” [“Album of the Week, Indie Basement”] - Brooklyn Vegan
 
“This album has an unforced charm, making it an ideal accompaniment to long summer nights” ★★★★- The Times of London
 
“Naima Bock’s ‘Giant Palm’ is - frankly - exquisite. A truly special listen” - CLASH
 
“Steady and calming, intimate and revelatory, sporadically startling - it’s a record as unique as Bock’s history (8/10)” - Loud and Quiet
 
“As a debut, Giant Palm situates itself in a specific tradition without being constrained by convention - finding a voice in ten tracks that occupy their own lifeforce, almost set in motion by the elements.” ★★★★ - DIY
 
Giant Palm is a stellar debut and one of 2022’s more distinct releases (8/10)” - The Line of Best Fit
 
“Though she took a roundabout path to make and release Giant Palm, the way Bock shares her profound moments and little insights with a generous spirit makes for an often brilliant debut.” ★★★★ - All Music
 
“There’s a bit of ’70s Brian Eno in her vocal delivery and an echo of John Cale in her arrangements, but the fusion of her disparate cultural influences makes for an enchanting sound entirely Bock’s own.” [“Giant Palm”] - New York Times


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NEWS : TUE, AUG 30, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Watch The Disorienting And Hairy Official Video For Frankie Cosmos’ “Aftershook”

A morning trip to the corner coffee spot becomes disorienting and hairy in the new Frankie Cosmos video for “Aftershook,” from filmmaker Andy Rose Fidoten. The song is from Inner World Peace, the group’s forthcoming new album.
 
Greta offers this on the song, “‘Aftershook’ is about processing the past, and grappling with maintaining a balanced ratio of emotional awareness and hopefulness. The clown represents my fear of growing up into the kind of stunted adult that toxically influenced my youth.”
 
As for the “Aftershook” video, Greta says, “Lauren had the basic idea for this music video, and we liked it for this song because it has a sort of spooky vibe to it. I love where Andy and their team took it because it feels like it’s about grappling with one’s sense of self/reality, and searching for one’s place in the world/community.”
 
Frankie Cosmos will release Inner World Peace, their fifth album, on October 21st, 2022 on CD/LP/CS/DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop. The album, which features the aforementioned “Aftershook,” along with standouts “One Year Stand,” “F.O.O.F.”, and “Empty Head,” was co-produced by Frankie Cosmos, Nate Mendelsohn, and Katie Von Schleicher at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn, New York, mixed by Mendelsohn and Von Schleicher, and mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering. The Inner World Peace album art also features illustrations from band member Lauren Martin.
 
Earlier this month, Inner World Peace’s first single “One Year Stand” saw praise from the likes of PAPER (“Minimal and impressionistic — a collection of small features that coalesce into a vivid landscape.”), Stereogum (“soft and sad and sweet”), Brooklyn Vegan (“Instrumentally understated, with cheeky and sweet lyrics”), Uproxx (“patient and lush”) and Consequence (“dreamy”).
 
Inner World Peace is available for preorder now from Sub Pop. LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com, select independent retailers in North Americathe UK and Europe, will receive the album on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last).
 
Also available now with LPs preorders is a new limited edition Frankie Cosmos Zine, compiled by Greta Kline. It will include the first three issues of the Zine, bound together and will come with the first 400 Loser LPs of Inner World Peace pre-ordered on the Sub Pop Mega Mart.
 
Greta says of the zine, “You may not have heard of this zine if you aren’t on our mailing list, but I’ve been handmaking these and producing them in small batches, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to print and share more of them.”


Frankie Cosmos has scheduled an Inner World Peace release show in Queens NY on October 7th 2022 at Knockdown Center’s The Ruins. Hannah Jadagu and Ian Sweet will be opening.


Frankie Cosmos
Inner World Peace


Tracklisting
1. Abigail
2. Aftershook
3. Fruit Stand
4. Magnetic Personality
5. Wayne
6. Sky Magnet
7. A Work Call
8. Empty Head
9. Fragments
10. Prolonging Babyhood
11. One Year Stand
12. F.O.O.F.
13. Street View
14. Spare the Guitar
15. Heed the Call


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : FRI, AUG 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Bret McKenzie’s Songs Without Jokes Out Now Worldwide From Sub Pop

Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie has released Songs Without Jokes, his solo debut, today worldwide on Sub Pop. He has scheduled an international tour in support of the album, which begins Friday, September 2nd in Nelson, New Zealand at Trafalgar Center and currently ends Monday, November 14th in Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda.
 
Bret and his 7-piece band will perform selections from Songs Without Jokes as well as favourites from his previous musical adventures with The MuppetsThe Simpsons, The Black Seeds and more. Bret has assembled an all-star lineup of Wellington musicians to accompany him on this tour. Get your tickets fast for what will undoubtedly be a very special intimate night with one of New Zealand’s most successful songwriters and his amazing new eight-piece band.
 
Bret McKenzie Live!
Fri. Sep. 02 - Nelson, NZ - Trafalgar Centre
Sat. Sep. 03 - Christchurch, NZ - James Hay Theatre
Tue. Sep. 06 - Wellington, NZ - Morgan’s Clubhouse
Thu. Sep. 08 - Wellington, NZ - Wellington Opera House
Mon. Sep. 12 - Whanganui, NZ - Whanganui Opera House
Tue. Sep. 13 - Hastings, NZ - Hastings Opera House
Wed. Sep. 14 - Auckland, NZ - Town Hall Concert Chamber
Wed. Sep. 15 - Auckland, NZ - Town Hall Concert Chamber
Fri. Oct. 14 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Sat. Oct. 15 - Boston, MA - Royale
Wed. Oct. 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri. Oct. 21 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre
Sat. Oct. 22 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Tue. Oct. 25 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Wed. Oct. 26. - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak
Sat. Oct. 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Ballroom
Fri. Oct. 28 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
Sun. Oct. 30 - Minneapolis, MN - Fitzgerald Theater
Wed. Nov. 02 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
Thu. Nov. 05 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
Sun. Nov. 06 - Seattle, WA - The Moore
Mon.  Nov. 07 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre
Wed. Nov. 09 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
Mon. Nov. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
 
Songs Without Jokes is available to preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com, select independent retailers in North AmericaUK and Europe will receive the limited Loser Edition on blue vinyl (while supplies last).
 
Songs Without Jokes, which features the aforementioned “If You Wanna Go” and “Tomorrow Today” along with “Dave’s Place,” and “A Little Tune,” was produced by Mickey Petralia and McKenzie, mixed by Darrell Thorpe, with songs recorded at East West Studios and United Recordings, and mastered by Dave Ives at 101 Mastering in Los Angeles.
 
Next Thursday, September 1st at 12:30pm ET, Bret joins “All Of It with Alison Stewart” on WNYC for a Songs Without Jokes Listening Party and interview. New Yorkers can tune in on 93.9 FM/AM 820, and streamed online (worldwide) at WNYC.org.
 
What people are saying about Songs Without Jokes:
“Baroque-pop delight. Evocative of Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman at their most extroverted. McKenzie’s songs provide great warmth (8/10).” Uncut
 
“Its tracks carry notes of Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman, its contributors include some of Los Angeles’ most-revered session musicians, and while there is unquestionably great wit at play, there is also sincerity and real tenderness.” - The Guardian
 
“Surely he must see at least the fun in earnestly singing lyrics like “Look around, the planet is bleeding / A child is crying, the parents are weeping / The air is filthy, they don’t recommend breathing” atop the orchestral pop stylings of Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman, right? The songs grapple with today’s problems, but they’re every bit as charming, silly and heartfelt as one would expect from the motherflippin’ Rhymenoceros.” - Exclaim
 
“Unlike a lot of modern records, there is nothing bedroom-bound about this production, and you can feel the felicity of its live fanfare in a way that can rig up lighting rigs on its own. With this in mind, Songs Without Jokes is a titillating tour de force that we can’t wait to catch on the road.” [Album of the Week] - Far Out Magazine
 
“Although this is far from a comedy album, McKenzie’s wry sense of humour is still all over songs like ‘If You Wanna Go’ (“if you wanna go, baby, you should go,” shrugs the deadpan lyric), the sardonic ‘That’s LA’ (“drive down Sunset and the tears roll down my face”) and his breakup song with the US, America Goodbye. Musically, the album is drenched in an aviators-tinted nostalgia, ‘This World’ channelling Randy Newman and first single ‘A Little Tune’ a convincing and fun Harry Nilsson pastiche.”  - The Age


Bret McKenzie
Songs Without Jokes
 
Tracklisting:
1. This World
2. If You Wanna Go
3. Dave’s Place
4. Here for You
5. That’s L.A.
6. Up in Smoke
7. Carry On
8. A Little Tune
9. America Goodbye
10. Tomorrow Today
11. Crazy Times


Posted by Abbie Gobeli