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NEWS : MON, OCT 17, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Suki Waterhouse announces North American Headline Tour

Multitalented British vocalist and songwriter Suki Waterhouse confirms the Coolest Place in the World Tour today, a run of North American headline dates with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and more—see full routing below. General onsale begins at 10am local time on October 21.

Additionally, Waterhouse will share a new EP, Milk Teeth, on November 4 via Sub Pop Records—pre-order/pre-save it here. The EP features five songs from Waterhouse’s early career plus one previously unreleased track “Neon Signs” and will be available on vinyl.

She also 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.

The new dates follow confirmation of nearly sold out headline dates in the U.K. and Europe—get tickets hereand a recently wrapped North American tour with Father John Misty, which included stops at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, New York’s Radio City Music Hall and more

Furthermore, Waterhouse recently shared the video for her new song “Nostalgia,” directed by Émilie Richard-Froozan and filmed in Ireland—watch here. “Nostalgia,” which NYLON says “washes over you like a sepia-toned cloud and reverie,” 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.”

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.




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NEWS : WED, OCT 12, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Clipping REMXNG 2.4 Out Now

Clipping recently announced REMXNGa quartet of EPs featuring remixes of tracks from the band’s Horrorcore-themed albums, There Existed an Addiction to Blood and Visions of Bodies Being Burned. Each EP showcases remixers hand-picked by Clipping to slash, mangle, and brutalize the band’s music into all-new, exquisitely macabre, creations.  The full REMXNG series has featured an incredible array of contributors including Loraine James, James Acaster & John Dietrich, Bogdan Raczynzki, Blectum From Blechdom, Cheryl E. Leonard, Lauren Bousfield, Oil Thief, Evischen, TENGGER, Rian Treanor, Baseck, Fire Toolz, ZULI, akeyamasou, David Rothbaum, Ian Little, Rrose, Wobbly, Stazma, Speaker Music, and Thomas Dimuzio.
 
For the fourth installment of the series, electro-acoustic pioneer Carl Stone leads with “Citadel Bod Doodt,” a composition based around a creaky loop from Clipping’s “She Bad” that evolves into a tangled knot of chopped-up vocals. “A Clipping Story” showcases prolific Kenyan experimentalist Slikback, who edits multiple Clipping songs into a frenetic collage of overlapping rhythms. Oakland’s Lexagon disassembles “Run For Your Life” into bouncy, disjointed loops, and Patric Catani’s “Something Underneath” amplifies the original’s science fictional atmosphere into a heavy cavernous trudge. Berlin duo Schwefelgelb transform “All In Your Head” into dancefloor-ready dark techno, and Paris-based musique concrète composer Aho Ssan processes “Looking Like Meat” into a droning digital smear. REMXNG 2.4 closes with “Down” by Cooling Prongs (frequent Clipping collaborator Christopher Fleeger), which interpolates melodic vocal snippets from multiple songs and weaves them into a demented operatic choir.


Clipping’s REMXNG 2.12.22.3, and 2.4 are available on all DSPs from Sub Pop.



REMXNG 2.4
Tracklisting:
1. Citadel Bod Doodt (Carl Stone Remix)
2. A clipping. Story (Slikbak Remix)
3. Run For Your Life (Lexagon Remix)
4. Something Underneath (Patric Catani Remix)
5. All In Your Head (Schwefelgelb Remix)
6. Looking Like Meat (Aho Ssan Remix)
7. Down (Cooling Prongs Remix
)
Clipping’s international touring for the fall of 2022, resumes with 14-date UK and EU run beginning November 11th in Ultrecht, Netherlands at Le Guess Who? Festival and ending November 29th in Aarhus, Denmark at Voxhall.
 
Fri. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival
Sat. Nov. 12 - La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH - Bikini Test
Mon. Nov. 14 -Brussels, BE - Magasin 4
Tue. Nov. 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory
Thu. Nov. 17 - London, UK - Fabric
Fri. Nov. 18 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
Sun. Nov. 20 - Warsaw, PL - Hydrozagadka pool
Tue. Nov. 22 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
Wed. Nov. 23 - Rennes, FR - Antipode Club
Thu. Nov. 24 - Nantes, FR - Pole Etudient
Fri. Nov. 25 - Lyon, FR - Les SUBS
Sat. Nov. 26 - Lille, FR - L’Aéronef
Mon. Nov. 28 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA
Tue. Nov. 29 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall


Clipping
REMXNG
 
REMXNG 2.4
Tracklisting:
1. Citadel Bod Doodt (Carl Stone Remix)
2. A clipping. Story (Slikbak Remix)
3. Run For Your Life (Lexagon Remix)
4. Something Underneath (Patric Catani Remix)
5. All In Your Head (Schwefelgelb Remix)
6. Looking Like Meat (Aho Ssan Remix)
7. Down (Cooling Prongs Remix)
 
 
REMXNG 2.3
Tracklisting:
1. Attunement (Blectum from Blechdom Remix)
2. He Dead (Stay Alive At All Costs)
3. ‘96 Neve Campbell (Rrose Remix)
4. Blood of the Fang (Wobbly - Not Guilty Remix)
5. Say The Name (Stazma’s Driller Bees Remix)
6. Say the Name [_] Something Underneath (Speaker Music - Longsuffering Remix)
7. Eaten Alive (Thomas Dimuzio Remix)
 
REMXNG 2.2
Tracklisting:
1. ‘96 Neve Campbell (Rian Treanor Remix)
2. He Is Dead and She is Bad (Party Gator Remix)
3. Run For Your Life (Baseck Remix)
4. Attunement (Fire-Toolz - Atonement Remix)        
5. Make Them Dead (ZULI’s Life After Death Remix)
6. Something Underneath (akeyamasou Remix)
7. She Bad (David Rothbaum Remix)
 
REMXNG 2.1
Tracklisting
1. Part of Dust (“Attunement” Cheryl E. Leonard Remix)
2. Bastards (“Pain Everyday” Lauren Bousfield Remix)
3. He Dead (Oil Thief Remix)
4. 96 Neve Campbell (https://bogdanraczynski.com/clpng-96-remix/)” (Bogdan Raczynski Remix)          
5. Sheba (“She Bad” Evicshen Remix)
6. Nothing Is Safe (Loraine James Remix)
7. Say the Name (TENGGER Remix)           
 

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NEWS : TUE, OCT 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Hear Weyes Blood’s Epic Road Ballad “Grapevine”

Heartbreak and yearning color the new Weyes Blood single,  “Grapevine,” an epic road song set along the famed stretch of Southern California’s Interstate 5.
 
Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering said of the single, “Technology is harvesting our attention away from each other. We all have a “Grapevine” entwined around our past with unresolved wounds and pain. Being in love doesn’t necessarily mean being together. Why else do so many love songs yearn for a connection?” 
 
“Grapevine” is from And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, her forthcoming new album, out this November worldwide from Sub Pop.
 
Weyes Blood’s “In Holy Flux Tour,” a headlining international touring run for late winter and Spring of 2023 in support of And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, begins on Saturday, January 28th in Berlin at Festsaal Kreuzberg and currently runs through Saturday, April 2nd in Tulsa at Cain’s Ballroom. For up-to-date information on tickets, please visit WeyesBlood.com/tour.
 
December 2022
Thu. Dec. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel [SOLD OUT]
Fri. Dec. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel [SOLD OUT]
 
In Holy Flux Tour 2023
UK/Europe
Sat.Jan. 28 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Mon. Jan. 30 - Stockholm, SE - Berns
Tue. Jan. 31 - Oslo, NO - Rockefeller
Wed. Feb. 01 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA
Fri. Feb. 03 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche
Sat. Feb. 04 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon
Sun. Feb. 05 - Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie
Mon. Feb. 06 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Wed. Feb.08 - London, UK - Roundhouse
Thu. Feb. 09 - Bristol, UK - SWX
Fri. Feb. 10 - Glasgow, UK - QMU
Sun. Feb. 12- Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Mon. Feb. 13 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
Tue. Feb. 14 - Brighton, UK - CHALK
 
North America
Wed. Feb. 22 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
Thu. Feb. 23 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Fri. Feb. 24 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Sat. Feb. 25 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Mon. Feb. 27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Feb. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Fri. Mar. 03 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel  [SOLD OUT]
Sat. Mar. 04 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Mar. 05 - Boston, MA - Roadrunner
Tue. Mar. 07 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
Wed. Mar. 08 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
Thu. Mar. 09 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
Fri. Mar. 10 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Sat. Mar. 11 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
Mon. Mar. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater
Tue. Mar. 14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Wed. Mar. 15 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
Fri. Mar. 17 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Sat. Mar. 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Sun. Mar. 19 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
Tue. Mar. 21 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Wed. Mar. 22 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox  [SOLD OUT]
Thu. Mar. 23 - Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Sat. Mar. 25 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Mar. 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Tue. Mar. 28 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
Wed. Mar. 29 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Fri. Mar. 31 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Sat. Apr. 01 - Dallas, TX - Studio at The Factory
Sun. Apr. 02 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom


 
Later this week Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering will host the “Freaky Movie Weekend” at Roxy Cinema in New York’s Tribeca Neighborhood from Friday, October 14th through Sunday, October 16th, 2022.  Mering says of the event, “I love movies.”

Weyes Blood’s And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, her astonishing new album, will be available on CD/LP/CS/DSPs Friday, November 18th, 2022. and can be preordered now from Sub Pop. The album’s ten tracks were written by Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering, with album production from Mering along with Jonathan Rado on all songs except for “A Given Thing,” produced by Mering and Rodaidh McDonald. And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow was mixed by Kenny Gilmore at 101 Studio, and mastered by Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood at The Lodge, and features guest appearances from Meg Duffy, Daniel Lopatin, and Mary Lattimore.
 
The album is her follow-up to the acclaimed Titanic Rising, the first album of three in a special trilogy. Where Titanic was an observation of doom to come, And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow is about being in the thick of it: a search for an escape hatch to liberate us from algorithms and ideological chaos (spoiler alert: the next one will be about “hope”). 


Weyes Blood
And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow
 
Tracklist
1. It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody
2. Children of the Empire
3. Grapevine
4. God Turn Me Into a Flower
5. Hearts Aglow
6. And in the Darkness
7. Twin Flame
8. In Holy Flux
9. The Worst Is Done
10. A Given Thing

 
Album Cover / Photo Credit by Neil Krug


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, OCT 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Clipping REMXNG 2.3 Out Now

On Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, Clipping announced REMXNG, a quartet of EPs featuring remixes of tracks from the band’s Horrorcore-themed albums, There Existed an Addiction to Blood and Visions of Bodies Being Burned. Each EP showcases remixers hand-picked by Clipping to slash, mangle, and brutalize the band’s music into all-new, exquisitely macabre, creations. 

REMXNG 2.3 opens with a frenetic, surreal vocal interpretation of “Attunement” by the legendary (and only recently reunited) duo Blectum From Blechdom, followed by and old-school Industrial-inspired “He Dead” by former Duran Duran and Roxy Music producer, Ian Little. Minimal techno experimentalist Rrose’s remix of “‘96 Neve Campbell” features a stuttering, rubbery bounce, and Wobbly (member of Negativland) mangles “Blood of the Fang” into a overstuffed, plunderphonic collage. Stazma’s “Say The Name” is a virtuosic Jungle chop, while Speaker Music’s DeForrest Brown Jr. stretches “Say the Name” and “Something Underneath” into syncopated techno abstraction. The EP closes with a woozy, apocalyptic “Eaten Alive” by Thomas Dimuzio, who also contributed his talents as a mastering artist to the series of EPs.

REMXNG 2.3  is the third of four such EPs, which will be released every Wednesday through October 12, 2022. 

Clipping’s international touring for the fall of 2022, resumes with 14-date UK and EU run beginning November 11th in Ultrecht, Netherlands at Le Guess Who? Festival and ending November 29th in Aarhus, Denmark at Voxhall. 

Fri. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival

Sat. Nov. 12 - La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH - Bikini Test

Mon. Nov. 14 -Brussels, BE - Magasin 4

Tue. Nov. 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory

Thu. Nov. 17 - London, UK - Fabric

Fri. Nov. 18 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall

Sun. Nov. 20 - Warsaw, PL - Hydrozagadka pool

Tue. Nov. 22 - Paris, FR - Trabendo

Wed. Nov. 23 - Rennes, FR - Antipode Club

Thu. Nov. 24 - Nantes, FR - Pole Etudient

Fri. Nov. 25 - Lyon, FR - Les SUBS

Sat. Nov. 26 - Lille, FR - L’Aéronef

Mon. Nov. 28 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA

Tue. Nov. 29 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall


Clipping 

REMXNG 2.3

Tracklisting:

1. Attunement (Blectum from Blechdom Remix)

2. He Dead (Stay Alive At All Costs)

3. ‘96 Neve Campbell (Rrose Remix)

4. Blood of the Fang (Wobbly - Not Guilty Remix)

5. Say The Name (Stazma’s Driller Bees Remix)

6. Say the Name [_] Something Underneath (Speaker Music - Longsuffering Remix)

7. Eaten Alive (Thomas Dimuzio Remix)



Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, OCT 5, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Sub Pop To Release Hot Hot Heat’s Make Up The Breakdown: Deluxe Edition The Newly Expanded/Remastered 20th Anniversary Version Of The Band’s Beloved, Full-Length Debut

Hot Hot Heat’s Make Up The Breakdown: Deluxe Edition is the newly remastered and expanded version of the group’s breakthrough full-length and will be available again on vinyl, just in time for the 20th Anniversary of its release, on Friday, December 2nd, 2022 from Sub Pop.


Make Up The Breakdown was produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth) at Vancouver, BC’s Mushroom Studios with additional engineering and mixing from former Death Cab for Cutie member Chris Walla at The Hall of Justice in Seattle, and released on October 8th, 2002 as a ten-track album.
 
For this deluxe edition, Make Up The Breakdown has been expanded to twelve tracks and now includes “Apt. 101” and “Move On,” two tracks only previously available with a UK-only single for “Bandages.”
 
Make Up The Breakdown earned praise from the likes of AllMusic, who called the album “an addictive, densely packed pop gem that ranks among 2002’s best albums,” and Pitchfork agreed, including it at no. 20 on “The 50 Best Albums of 2002.” The official videos for “Bandages” and “Talk to Me, Dance With Me” saw regular airplay on MTV. Meanwhile the singles saw huge support at Alternative Radio, with both songs going to no. 1 at the KROQ in Los Angeles.
 
Make Up The Breakdown: Deluxe Edition is available now to preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com, select independent stores in North Americathe U.K., and E.U., will receive the limited Loser edition on yellow vinyl.
 
More on Make Up The Breakdown…
To be lost and naked in the city one time is an embarrassment, a mistake  not to be repeated. Lost and naked in the city, again - that is a lifestyle, a conscientious series of decisions that leaves one vulnerable to all the dizzying highs and brutal hangovers that come with being ready to transcend the limitations of a small town or a parochial punk mindset or just years upon years of repressed self-loathing. Or, as Hot Hot Heat singer/keyboardist Steve Bays puts it, “leaving the womb of teenhood and having no idea what to do with all that freedom.” This is what Make Up the Breakdown sounds like because this is what it was like to be in Hot Hot Heat.
 
This is not a phase of one’s life that can be recreated or even revised; even Bays admits that he had to shelf his fully digitized, “re-envisioned” and technically “better” version of his band’s beloved debut out of respect to its fans. But to hear these songs again and remember is even more powerful with the wisdom of distance, to recognize the little pivots that, unbeknownst at the time, changed everything. If Bays isn’t offered a solo deal after uploading crude solo synth-pop songs to Napster, Hot Hot Heat are only remembered as one of the many promising DIY bands in Victoria, British Columbia that broke up before anyone could take them seriously. If Dante Decaro fails to hold his liquor during one fateful Victoria house party, he never meets Bays; instead, Decaro and Paul Hawley stay up until 1 PM the next day playing Beatles covers and Hot Hot Heat’s classic lineup becomes solidified. If Dustin Hawthorne doesn’t play his bass through a crushingly loud Sunn amp or if they can afford a decent PA, Bays doesn’t develop a high-wire yelp that can cut through the noise. If Sub Pop A&R Tony Kiewel doesn’t hear the band’s name in a coffee shop the day before Bays sends an unsolicited email, Hot Hot Heat are rejected from every indie label that got their demo. If Bays’ mother doesn’t unexpectedly advise him to follow his dreams and sign with Sub Pop, he takes a desk gig as a creative director.
 
The precariousness of Hot Hot Heat’s existence extended to the creation of Make Up the Breakdown itself. If Bays doesn’t have a pen and a cocktail napkin while riding the ferry to Mushroom Studios, the lyrics to “Get In Or Get Out” never get written. If producer Jack Endino doesn’t insist that they record “Bandages” first, Bays probably changes the hook and writes a second verse that robs their hit single of its unstoppable momentum. If the band brings their beloved Juno-6 synthesizer, they never get a chance to use the creaky Hammond organ responsible for their most recognizable riffs - the ones that earned them countless critical comparisons to the excitable, angsty new wave of The Cure and Elvis Costello and XTC, rather than West Coast art-punks like The Locust or The Rapture and Modest Mouse that they are listening to and partying with.
 
Hot Hot Heat stayed true to Hawley’s initial conception of the band - “we can make pop music, but we have to screw it up in some way.” Their past incarnations as hardcore, death metal and second-wave emo found subtle ways to emerge throughout an album that aspired to be Victoria’s Help!. In the past, “the goal was to never play a chord progression that had been played before,” and that melodic ingenuity manifests in the whiplash key change on the chorus of “No, Not Now.” As Bays described the Victoria straight-edge hardcore milieu, “if the crowd’s not moving, you’re not a good band.” The same principles inform the arm-flailing rhythms of “Save Us S.O.S.” and “Talk to Me, Dance With Me.”
 
Over the next two years, Hot Hot Heat went from playing to seven people in Boise to festival crowds of 50,000; being lazily compared to Robert Smith to sharing backstage jokes with Robert Smith about those comparisons; learning multi-track recording on the fly to spending $350,000 in a Los Angeles studio to complete 2005’s Elevator; getting added to BBC Radio 1 and almost immediately banned because the mass delusional hysteria of the Iraq War led grandmas in the UK to believe “Bandages” was endorsing state violence. But to describe Make Up the Breakdown as an “instant classic” is flattering and misleading - nothing was preordained about its success or its resonance, and from the first grinding, giddy notes of “Naked in the City Again,” Make Up the Breakdown is reanimated with the blind, beery exuberance that set them apart from the urban ennui and wasted elegance that would come to define the “New Rock Revolution” of the early 2000s.
 
Though they shared the same stages and magazine covers as The Strokes and Interpol and the Libertines and the Killers, Hot Hot Heat made for convincing underdogs, the people’s champs - what could born rock stars know about the catastrophic romantic rejection of “Oh Goddamnit” or the crippling small-town angst of “Get In Or Get Out”? Though Victoria was largely marooned and could only absorb the essence of the indie scenes in San Diego, Vancouver and Seattle, it’s a microcosm for the widespread culture clashes playing out in Make Up the Breakdown.
 
The past 20 years has flattened the narrative of the early 2000s - one day, it was all nu-metal and rap-rock and goatees and the next, skinny boys from New York and the UK in tight jeans playing tighter songs about sex, drugs and druggy sex (or sexy drugs). Make Up the Breakdown told the truth about those caught up in this awkward growth spurt - cross-armed, straight edge kids were now going out to the bars, trying to get laid, unironically enjoying pop and causing all manner of romantic and idealistic conflict. As much as Make Up the Breakdown was slice-of-life scene reportage, Bays intended it as trenchant cultural criticism - “I was getting tired of the in-fighting and small town mentality,” he recalls. “If you don’t like your hometown, leave and I bet you’ll find the same problems wherever you land. You gotta find your peace.” Most likely, you will find it drunk and naked in the city again - again.
 
Praise for Make Up The Breakdown:
“Every step of the album is a joyously bold, emotionally rounded one all of which betrays a cleverly veiled melancholia. From ‘Get In Or Get Out’’s crypto-jazz keys to the cowbell-driven studied cool of ‘Talk To Me, Dance With Me’, it’s a record that shakes all preconceptions from the tree, and should be talked about in hushed tones by self-congratulatory, music aficionados 20 years from now.” ★★★★ ½ - NME
 
“Crucially, Hot Hot Heat have also learned the art of the three-minute pop song. Make Up the Breakdown zips by in a giddy blur of taut punk-funk grooves and insanely catchy choruses. Highlights such as ‘Bandages’ and ‘Get In or Get Out’ sound like lost classics buried in 1982 and only recently disinterred.” ★★★★  - The Guardian
 
“The Victoria, Canada, quartet’s debut LP is one long indie/new wave rave-up, all spring-loaded guitars, stabbing organs, and footloose drums…the band bashes into every chorus like they’re smacking a pinata full of blood and chocolate (8/10).” - SPIN
 
“This frenetic foursome from Victoria, Canada, presides over a colossal jousting match between synths and guitars that is liable to leave its audience breathless…With Steve Bays’ faux-tortured vocals (Robert Smith on antidepressants?) providing the narration, listeners might want to rage, or they might want to disco. Or maybe both.”  ★★★ ½ - Los Angeles Times

 


           


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NEWS : WED, SEP 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Clipping REMXNG 2.2 Out Now

Last Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, Clipping announced REMXNGa quartet of EPs featuring remixes of tracks from the band’s Horrorcore-themed albums, There Existed an Addiction to Blood and Visions of Bodies Being Burned. Each EP showcases remixers hand-picked by Clipping to slash, mangle, and brutalize the band’s music into all-new, exquisitely macabre, creations.
 
REMXNG 2.2 leads with UK producer Rian Treanor’s jagged, stuttering edit of “‘96 Neve Campbell.” Treanor blends underground dance music genres with the techniques of musique concrète, and computer music, slicing the slasher-themed track into a collage of stabbing jump-scares. James Acaster (who happens to also be one of the band’s favorite comedians) collaborated with Deerhoof’s John Diederich on a mash-up of the band’s “She Bad” and “He Dead,” which is followed by a synth freak-out rework of “Run for Your Life” by Baseck (who frequently appears as a turntablist on Clipping albums). Next is Fire-Toolz’s  hyperactive neon glitch symphony of “Attunement.” Egyptian producer ZULI gives “Make Them Dead” a crushingly heavy Drum & Bass flip, and akeyamasou’s mysterious “Something Underneath” remix atomizes its source into a dense cloud of IDM haze. The EP closes with a miniature for modular synthesizer and sampler by David Rothbaum—another frequent Clipping collaborator.
 
REMXNG 2.2  is the second of four such EPs, which will be released every Wednesday through October 12, 2022.
 
Clipping’s international touring for the fall of 2022, resumes with an appearance at Southern California’s Desert Daze Festival Friday, September 30th. Then from Thursday, November 10th through November 29th, 2022, Clipping will tour the UK and EU again for a 14-date run. Please find a current list of dates below.
 
Fri. Sep. 30 - Perris, CA - Desert Days
Sat. Oct. 01 - San Francisco, CA - Grey Area
Fri. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival
Sat. Nov. 12 - La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH - Bikini Test
Mon. Nov. 14 -Brussels, BE - Magasin 4
Tue. Nov. 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory
Thu. Nov. 17 - London, UK - Fabric
Fri. Nov. 18 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
Sun. Nov. 20 - Warsaw, PL - Hydrozagadka
Tue. Nov. 22 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
Wed. Nov. 23 - Rennes, FR - Antipode Club
Thu. Nov. 24 - Nantes, FR - Pole Etudient
Fri. Nov. 25 - Lyon, FR - Les SUBS
Sat. Nov. 26 - Lille, FR - L’Aéronef
Mon. Nov. 28 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA
Tue. Nov. 29 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall
 

Recently, four of Clipping’s songs were featured on a new app developed with Modify Music, which is available now on iOS and Android app stores. This is a real-time mixing app, that has each song separated into four “stems” that can be mixed on the fly. Alongside the original stems, the listener will have the option to switch out and mix in alternative stems that Jonathan Snipes produced just for the app. The app can be found here: https://modifymusic.com/artists/clipping/


Clipping
REMXNG 2.2

  
Tracklisting:
1. ‘96 Neve Campbell (Rian Treanor Remix)
2. He Is Dead and She is Bad (Party Gator Remix)
3. Run For Your Life (Baseck Remix)
4. Attunement (Fire-Toolz - Atonement Remix)        
5. Make Them Dead (ZULI’s Life After Death Remix)
6. Something Underneath (akeyamasou Remix)
         7. She Bad (David Rothbaum Remix)         

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