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NEWS : FRI, NOV 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Cartel Madras ‘Age of the Goonda’ Digital EP is Out Today


Stream it now in all the digital places including Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.

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, (out November 1st, 2019 on Sub Pop Records), 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. 

“Goonda Gold” is the EP’s central pulse, its anthem. “When you hear it, it feels big like you’re watching this crazy-ass gangsta movie,” says Contra. “And it does borrow from certain vintage South Indian filminess.” Rapid-fire in delivery—“Gold on my neck I’m a goonda / Got guns in the air like a junta”—and hastened along by shimmery beats from D.C. Desi upstart SkinnyLocal, it pointedly shows off the duo’s legit rapping skills. 

Read more about Age of the Goonda (and buy it also) here!

NEWS : THU, OCT 31, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Listen to Tacocat’s New Track “Retrograde” - The Seattle Band Headlines a Hometown Halloween Show Tonight

Tacocat know there’s more to October 31st, 2019 than costumes and glitter (so, so much glitter). In recognition of today’s kickoff to the next season of Mercury Retrograde, the band is sharing the astrology-themed new song “Retrograde,” which is out now in all the places you consume digital music such as YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp

Tonight (October 31st, that is.), Tacocat headline an all-out Halloween party at Neumo’s in their native Seattle.

What people are saying about Tacocat:

“…a joyous power pop collection of instantly accessible tunes, with a humorous socially conscious slant.” - Louder Than War

“…the band’s most polished record to date.” - The Seattle Times

“…This Mess is a Place anchors itself in moments of hope and brightness.” - NPR

“…This Mess Is a Place is exactly the kind of album we need in 2019. It sounds like rainbow sherbert and friendship bracelets. It eschews irony and defeatism. It calls us all to build a brave, colorful new world together—and have one hell of a good time doing it.” - Paste

This Mess Is a Place, Tacocat’s fourth album and first for Sub Pop, is out now and can be purchased from

NEWS : WED, OCT 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Omni Kick Off World Tour in support of their Sub Pop debut Networker available on November 1st

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Atlanta band Omni will kick off a 40 date world tour, beginning tonight at the Basement in Nashville, TN. These dates will find the group touring through Chicago, Brooklyn, DC, and Raleigh, ending in their home city on Nov. 4th before heading overseas on Nov. 10th in Kortrijk, Belgium with shows in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Lille, Brighton, Glasgow, and London. They will then continue their North American run on Dec. 03rd in New Orleans, with shows in Austin, Tucson, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. See below for a full list of shows. Networker is available for preorder from Sub Pop and features the singles and videos for “Sincerely Yours””Courtesy Call” and ”Skeleton Key”. 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. 24 - Lexington, KY - The Green Lantern
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. 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Jerry’s on Front
Nov. 2 - Washington, DC - Pie Shop Bar
Nov. 3 - CourRaliegh, NC - Kings Raleigh
Nov. 4 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival
Nov. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Molotov (Sky Bar)
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 - The Hope & Ruin
Nov. 26 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade Bristol
Nov. 27 - Manchester, UK - YES
Nov. 28 - Glasgow, UK - Mono (Glasgow)
Nov. 29 - Leeds, UK - The Brudenell Social Club
Nov. 30 - London, UK - Oslo
Dec. 03 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
Dec. 04 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
Dec. 05 - El Paso, TX - The Monarch
Dec. 06 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
Dec. 08 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Dec. 09 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
Dec. 10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Dec. 11 - Arcata, CA - The Miniplex

Dec. 12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Dec. 13 - Sacramento, CA - The Blue
Dec. 14 - San Fransisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Dec. 15 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Dec. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room

NEWS : WED, OCT 23, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch Clipping’s Hallucinatory “All In Your Head” Video From Acclaimed New Album ‘There Existed an Addiction to Blood’

Clipping has delivered an intense and hallucinatory new video for “All In Your Head,” directed by C Prinz (Tinashe, Miya Folick), a standout from There Existed an Addiction to Blood, the group’s acclaimed new album. The visual stars rapper Robyn Hood and Counterfeit Madison singer Sharon Udoh (who both guest on the track), along with dancer Jazz Washington and model/DJ Jantae Spinks.

C Prinz offers this, “‘All In Your Head’ is a surrealist portrait of the female experience embodied. I was deeply inspired by a line from an Amiri Baraka poem: ‘Lately, I’ve been accustomed to the way the ground opens up and envelopes me.’ I wanted to create something that felt authentic to the emotional landscape of the female-identifying. With this video, my goal was to get people to feel the imagery instead of just see it. This video is a pure representation of trust and community—it would not have been possible without the unconditional commitment of the cast, crew and the creative freedom Clipping and Sub Pop encouraged.”

Clipping add, “‘All In Your Head’ is the furthest we’ve taken the fracturing of single-point perspective in our storytelling. It was important to us to give over control and authorship of this particular video to our collaborators. We don’t appear in it and had virtually no input in its creation. And because we cannot take credit for any of it, we have no problem saying that C Prinz and her team have made a fucking masterpiece.”

Clipping will perform at the Adult Swim Festival on November 16th in Los Angeles. Additional live dates to be announced soon.

Stream the full album now on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.

There Existed an Addiction to Blood is out now on CD, 2xLP, cassette, and a 2xLP Deluxe Limited “Lamestain” Edition from Sub Pop. The blood-splattered “Lamestain” edition is sold out online, and will only be available at select independent record stores, and via the band’s merch table at shows (while supplies last).

NEWS : TUE, OCT 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Corridor’s Headlining International Tour In Support of ‘Junior’ Begins October 23rd

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Corridor’s Junior, their Sub Pop debut, is available now on CD/LP/DL/CS worldwide through Sub Pop with the exception of Canada through Bonsound. Stream it today on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.

[Photo Credit: Caroline Desilets]
Corridor’s international tour schedule in support of Junior kicks-off tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23rd in Philadelphia at Boot & Saddle and currently ends December 13th in Los Angeles at Morrocan Lounge. For more information on tickets, visit Corridor’s Sub Pop tour dates page.
Oct. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Oct. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Oct. 25 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
Oct. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso (Upstairs)
Oct. 31 - Nyon, CH - La Parenthese
Nov. 01 - Lyon, FR - Le Sonic
Nov. 02 - Nantes, FR - Soy Music Festival
Nov. 04 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
Nov. 06 - London, UK - The Waiting Room [Sold Out]
Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - Trix (Free Show)
Nov. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Westgermany
Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Music Festival
Nov. 20 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison*
Nov. 22 - Montreal, QC - M for Montreal Festival (Le National) *
Nov. 28 - Quebec City, QC - l’Anti
Dec. 04 - San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar
Dec. 07 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar #
Dec. 08 - Vancouver, BC - Astoria ^
Dec. 10 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
Dec. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge
* w/ Absolutely Free
# w/ Woolen Men
^ w/ N0V3L

Corridor’s Junior is now available through Sub Pop. Purchases of the LP through megamart.subpop.comselect independent retailers and the band’s live shows in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on Soft-Boiled colored vinyl (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP purchases of Junior throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers and the Corridor’s live shows, will receive the limited Loser edition on Egg Yolk colored vinyl (while supplies last).

The album features the singles “Topographe,” “Domino” “Grand Cheval,” “Pow,” and the title track, and was produced by Emmanuel Éthier, engineered by Samuel Gemme, mixed by Éthier and Gemme in Montreal at ReelRoad Studios, and mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering in New York.

NEWS : TUE, OCT 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Weyes Blood’s Rough Trade Session is Now Available on All DSPs Worldwide Through Sub Pop

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Titanic Rising named one of the “Best of the Decade” by PitchforkPASTE, and Uproxx.

[Photo credit: Eliot Lee Hazel]

Weyes Blood’s Rough Trade Session is available now on all DSPs worldwide through Sub Pop. The digital EP features Titanic Rising standout “Wild Time” along with alternate takes of singles “Everyday,” and “Something to Believe,” and album opener ‘A Lot Has Changed” (titled “A Lot’s Gonna Change” on the album). These versions were recorded with Ariel Rechtshaid and originally available as a bonus CD with the Rough Trade release of Titanic Rising. Listen here: YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music | Bandcamp.

Weyes Blood
Rough Trade Session EP

1. A Lot Has Changed
2. Everyday
3. Something to Believe
4. Wild Time

Weyes Blood Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Weyes Blood’s headlining international “Something To Believe Tour” in support of Titanic Rising resumes Friday, October 25th in London with an instore at Rough Trade East. Her entire UK tour, which runs October 26th-30th, is now sold out. Weyes Blood then heads to Europe November 1st-19th for a string of headlining dates and festival appearances which include Pitchfork Paris on November 1st, November 8th at the Primavera Weekender in Benidorm, Spain, and Ars Cameralis Festival in Katowice, Poland on November 19th.
Then, in early 2020, Weyes Blood will head to Australia beginning February 20th in Brisbane at the Zoo and ending March 8th in Victoria at the Golden Plains Festival. For more up to date ticket information please visit
Something to Believe Tour
Fall 2019/Europe
Oct. 25 - London, UK - Rough Trade East in-store (Solo)
Oct. 26 -  Dublin, IE - Button Factory  [Sold Out]*
Oct. 28 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School [Sold Out]*
Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy [Sold Out]*
Oct. 30 - London, UK - Electric Brixton [Sold Out]*
Nov. 01 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Paris
Nov. 02 - Nantes, FR - SOY Festival
Nov. 03 - Bordeaux, FR - IBOAT*
Nov. 05 -  Braga, PT - GNRation [Sold Out]*
Nov. 06 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB @ B.Leza [Sold Out]*
Nov. 07 - Madrid, ES - Sala 0 - Palacio de Prensa [Sold Out]*
Nov. 08 - Benidorm, ES - Primavera Weekender
Nov. 10 - Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair*
Nov. 11 - Zürich, CH - Bogen F*
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu [Sold Out]*
Nov. 14 - Copenhagen, DK - DR Koncerthuset Studie 2 *
Nov. 15 - Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan*
Nov. 16 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen  [Sold Out]*
Nov. 17 - Oslo, NO - Parkteatret*
Nov. 19 - Katowice, PL - Ars Cameralis Festival
* w/ Ana Roxane
Late Winter 2020/Australia
Feb. 25 - Brisbane, AU - The Zoo
Feb. 26 - Melbourne, AU - Melbourne Recital Hall
Feb. 28 - Melbourne, AU - The Zoo #
Feb. 29 - Wollongong, AU - Farmer & The Owl Festival
Mar. 03 - Sydney, AU - The Factory
Mar. 04 - Hobart, AU - Odeon Theatre
Mar. 07 - Castlemaine, AU - Theatre Royal
Mar. 08 - Victoria, AU - Golden Plains Festival
# w/ Julia Jacklin
Weyes Blood recently appeared with Lana Del Rey at the Hollywood Bowl (along with Zella Day) to perform a beautiful rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “For Free.”

Weyes Blood’s Titanic Rising was just named one of the “Best of the Decade” from the likes of PitchforkPASTE, and Uproxx. It is also one of the “Best Albums of 2019 (So Far),” having earned placement on mid-year lists from PASTE (#1), Uproxx (#1), The AV ClubConsequence of SoundFLOODGorilla vs BearThe IndependentThe Needle DropNMENPR MusicRolling StoneStereogumThrillist, Treble ZineUncutUSA Today, and Variety.
Weyes Blood’s Titanic Rising, which features the highlights  “Movies,” “Everyday,” “Andromeda,” “Something to Believe” and “Wild Time,” is available everywhere from Sub Pop.