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NEWS : FRI, AUG 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM

You Can Now Stream ‘The Diet’ - Cullen Omori’s Luminous New Album - Available Worldwide Today

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[Photo Credit: Josh Spencer

Cullen Omori’s The Diet is now available worldwide on Sub Pop. The new album, led by the singles ”Four Years,” ”A Real You“ and ”Happiness Reigns,” is buoyed by warped, analog pedals/transistors, tailor-made guitar tones that crisscross ‘70s art rock vocals and classic songwriting all within the span of 40 minutes. You can now stream The Diet in its entirety via Spotify and Apple Music
 
The Line of Best Fit had this to say of the album, “It’s all so hopeful and luminous, a reflection of the headspace the singer’s now in, worlds apart from a couple years ago. Omori’s rediscovered life’s good side, and found more of himself in the process; ultimately, that’s led to him being able to pour a whole lot more of his heart and soul into his songs, and it’s a beautiful thing (8/10).” 

Pitchfork offered this, “The former Smith Westerns member’s second album represents a return to his core strengths: crystalline, cosmically ornate melodies and wryly clear-eyed lyrics.” And PopMatters raves, “The resulting sound is inventive, fun, fresh, and perhaps Omori’s best release to-date (8/10).”


The Diet is available now through Sub Pop. LP purchases through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on lavender swirl vinyl (while supplies last). A new t-shirt design is also available.




Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, AUG 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

“Disarray” is the Latest Single From the Breathtaking New Low Album ‘Double Negative’

On September 14th, Low will release Double Negative, their acclaimed new album. Today the band are offering a new preview via the album’s closing cut, “Disarray.”

Double Negative will be out worldwide on Sept 14th, 2018 and the world tour in support of the new album begins with a three-night stand September 19th-21st at National Sawdust in New York City.
 
Uncut, in its album of the month review (9/10), offers this of Double Negative: “Low have never made a record quite so jarring and jagged, but Double Negative pushes beyond their own catalogue. Low have made what might be their most relevant album, one that holds a mirror up to the world.”


[Photo Credit:  Shelly Mosman]

Low Tour Dates + Ticket Links

As previously mentioned, Low will embark on a world tour in support of their new album, with a three-night stand at National Sawdust in New York City on September 19th-21st with a European run following on Sep. 29th in Lisbon. These dates will find the band performing in Madrid, Milan, Zurich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and Brussels, before returning to the states on November 2nd, to kick off a 12-date North American run starting in their home state of Minnesota. See below for a full list of tour dates, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
                                                                        
Tour Dates:
Sep. 19 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 20 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 21 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 29 - Lisbon, PT - Lisboa ao Vivo
Oct. 01 - De Compostela Santiago, ES -  Sala Capitol
Oct. 02 - Madrid, ES - Sala But
Oct. 03 - Barcelona, ES- Fabra i Coats
Oct. 05 - Milan, IT - Teatro Dal Verme
Oct. 06 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Oct. 08 - Leipzig, DE- Conne Island
Oct.0 9 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Oct. 10- Bochum, DE - Christuskirche Bochum
Oct. 11 -  Brussels, BE -  Orangerie (at Botanique)
Oct. 12 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Oct. 13 - Paris, FR - La Gaîté Lyrique
Oct. 15 - Bristol, UK - Trinity
Oct. 16 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Cathedral
Oct. 17 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Nov. 02 - St. Paul, MN - The Fitz
Nov. 05 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Nov. 06 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Nov. 08 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
Nov. 09 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Nov. 12 - Washington, DCU Street Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Funhouse
Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Rockefeller Chapel
Nov. 17 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon


 
Pre-orders of the Double Negative LP through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser Edition on crystal clear vinyl with an enclosed full-color flat of the album’s front cover artwork.






Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, AUG 15, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen: “Kill Yourself Live” is the Latest Single From New Mudhoney Album, ‘Digital Garbage’

On September 28th, iconoclastic, PNW rock and roll quartet Mudhoney will release Digital Garbagethe 10th album from the band in 30 years. Their latest offering “Kill Yourself Live,” segues from a revved-up organ solo into a bleak look at the way notoriety goes viral.


[Photo Credit: Jim Bennett. Live at SPF30]

Mudhoney have a string of dates in the Pacific Northwest starting Sep. 15th in Vancouver, with shows in Portland and Seattle before heading to Europe on Nov. 11th. See below for a full list of shows. 

 

Pre-orders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on seafoam green vinyl (while supplies last).


Mudhoney Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Sep. 15 - Vancouver, Canada - Rickshaw Theater (Westward Music Festival)
Sep. 28 - Portland, OR - Dante’s @ 
Sep. 29 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre %
Oct. 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw ^ 
Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who Festival
Nov. 12 - Groningen, NL - Vera *
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE- Festaal Kreuzberg & 
Nov. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Fabrik & 
Nov. 15 - Koln, DE - Gebaude 9  & 
Nov. 16 - Luzern, CH - Schuur & 
Nov. 17 - Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair & 
Nov. 19 - Frankfurt, DE - Zoom Club &  
Nov. 20 - Munchen, DE - Strom &  
Nov. 21 - Bologna, IT - Locomotiv & 
Nov. 22 - Roma, IT - Largo (IT)  & 
Nov. 23 - Milan, IT - Santeria Social Club & 
Nov. 24 - Zagreb, HR - Mochvara & 
Nov. 25 - Vienna , AT - Arena Big Hall * 
Nov. 27 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo & 
Nov. 28 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 #
Nov. 29 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom #
Nov. 30 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Beckett University ! 
Dec. 1St - Glasgow, UK - Lukes Church !
 
@ The Scientists and Eat Skull
% The Scientists and Tom Price Desert Classic
^ Pissed Jeans and Art Gray Noizz Quintet
* w/Zeke and Please the Trees
& Please the Trees
# Masonics and Thee Hypnotics
! Wildebeests and Thee Hypnotics




Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, AUG 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

King Tuff Begins World Tour in Support of ‘The Other’ + Listen to a Tune-Yards remix of “Psycho Star”

[Track Art Photo by Olivia Bee]

King Tuff is embarking on a world tour beginning August 12th at the Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall, England. The first leg of dates takes King Tuff through Europe, with shows in Manchester, London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and more. He will then begin a 21-date US tour that includes 17 dates supporting labelmate Father John Misty. The US shows begin September 12th in Las Vegas, NV and end October 13th in Lexington, KY. See below for a full list of dates. 
 
To celebrate the impending shows, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas) asked longtime friend Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards) to remix his single “Psycho Star,” the psychedelic, day-glo pop jammer off King Tuff’s 2018 release, The Other.

Listen to Tune-Yards remix of “Psycho Star” -> YouTube  |  Spotify  |  Apple Music 

When asked about the remix, Thomas said: “So excited to share this Tune Yards remix of ‘Psycho Star.’ Merrill Garbus is one of my oldest and dearest friends, and together with beautiful bass babe Nate Brenner they have truly brought my song into the chaos dimension, a place that turns you inside out and makes your guts dance like breaking glass. The last time Merrill and I collaborated was almost 15 years ago in our reggae band Baked Earth. So happy to be reunited in the dub zone with her here again!”
 

King Tuff Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Aug. 12 - Newquay, UK - Boardmasters Festival
Aug. 13 - Manchester, UK - Night People *
Aug. 14 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast *
Aug. 16 - London, UK - Moth Club *
Aug. 17 - Brecon Beacons (Wales) , UK - Greenman Festival
Aug. 18 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
Aug. 19 - Saint Malo, FR  - La Route De Rock
Aug. 21 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere *
Aug. 22 - Zurich, CH - Zurich Open Air 
Aug. 23 - Berlin, DE - KANTINE AM BERGHAIN *
Aug. 24 - Amsterdam, NL - Sugar Factory *
Aug. 28 - Petaluma, CA - Lagunitas Brewing Company(@Lagunas Amphitheater)
Sep. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse Saloon 
Sep. 15 - Fort Collins, CO - Hodi’s Half Note
Sep. 17 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Sep. 18 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre $
Sep. 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater $ 
Sep. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - MacAllister Amphitheater @ Garfield Park $ 
Sep. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre $ 
Sep. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
Sep. 25 - Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavilion  $ 
Sep. 26 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore Charlotte $ 
Sep. 28 - Miami, FL - Fillmore Miami $ 
Sep. 29 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live $ 
Oct. 01 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $ 
Oct. 02 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $ 
Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City $ 
Oct. 05 - Mobile, Alabama - The Merry Widow 
Oct. 06 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theater $ 
Oct. 09 - Knoxville, TN The Mill & Mine  $
Oct. 10 - Oxford, MS - Lyric Theater $ 
Oct. 12 - Greenville, SC - Fall for Greenville 
Oct. 13 - Lexington, KY - Burl $ 
 
$ w/ Father John Misty 
*    w/ SASAMI



 
What people are saying about “Psycho Star”
 “…strutting, synth-heavy jam” - Stereogum
 
“‘Psycho Star’ serves as a pitch-perfect demonstration of the album’s mission statement. The soaring, psychedelic cut rides along a funky strain of percussion that’s joined by bright, spacey synths, wah-wahs, and wide-eyed lyrics about the wonders of ‘this strange little star.’” [Psycho Star] - Consequence of Sound


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, AUG 7, 2018 at 2:00 AM

SPF30: Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Concert on Alki Beach - UPDATE re Street Closures, Public Transportation Schedules, Parking & More!!!

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Herewith, even more details from the blowhards over at Sub Pop Records for SPF30: Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Concert, happening this Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from noon-10 pm.

The lineup features Beach House, Bully, Clipping, Kyle Craft, Father John Misty, Fastbacks, Hot Snakes, Jo Passed, Loma, LVL UP, METZ, Moaning, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Wolf Parade, Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its!, and The School of Rock West Seattle House Band over four stages along incredibly scenic Alki Ave. in the Alki Beach neighborhood of West Seattle. (Set times are below.)


At this time, we’d like to share important details regarding street closures, public transportation schedules, parking and more.
 
Firstly and foremostly, PLEASE limit the number of cars coming in and out of West Seattle, don’t drive unless you really have to, and 
instead use some form of public transportation to get to SPF30!
 
BUSES
King County Metro Transit has increased frequency for the Route 50 (Alki Service) to operate every 15 minutes.
In addition, the RapidRide C-Line has a couple of extra buses to assist with any overloaded buses, primarily while event-goers leave the Alki Beach area.
 
WATER TAXI
The King County Water Taxi between downtown Seattle and West Seattle is adding an extra boat with extra runs and extending hours of service.
In addition to the MV Doc Maynard running its regular Saturdayservice, the Water Taxi plans on running an extra boat (the MV Sally Fox) on the West Seattle route from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 7:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. These times are when we expect most people to be traveling
to, and returning from, the event.
 
We strongly encourage you to purchase your Water Taxi tickets in advance. You can do so through the Transit GO app. Or use your ORCA card, for a reduced fare!
 
SHUTTLES
Three free shuttles will run within West Seattle throughout SPF30.
From…
1. SW Alaska St. & 44th Ave. SW at the Metro stop
2. SW Admiral Way and SW Waite St.
3. Harbor Ave. SW in front of Don Armeni Boat Ramp
…to SPF30 at Alki Beach and back.
 
There will be at least one accessible shuttle for patrons with disabilities on each of these routes.
 
BIKES & BIKE SHARES
There will be a Bike Corral located at the tennis courts at Whale Tail Park operated by Bike Works.
 
There will also be bike shares at some strategic locations as well as staged throughout West Seattle. Look for bikes at these locations:
 
1. Alaska Junction
2. Admiral Junction
3. Port of Seattle Lot
4. Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal
5. Spokane St. Park and Ride
6. Water Taxi
 
LYFT/UBER
Uber and Lyft will be managing the road closures for the festival in
app. It will be best to catch a ride to and from the shuttle stops at the Alaska Junction and in the Admiral Neighborhood
 
There will be Lyft signage up at the Lyft Pickup/Drop-off zones.
 
PARKING
Once more, with feeling: please do not drive to SPF30. But, if you must, please carpool, designate a driver and know that we will have a parking lot. The parking fee will be $20. Credit/debit cards and cash are acceptable forms of payment. Location is the 2500 block of Harbor Ave SW across from the 7-11.
 
From this 
lot you can either walk approx. 18 min./0.9 mi. to Don Armeni Boat Ramp to catch a free shuttle, or rent a bike and ride the Alki Trail to the festival.
 
The parking lot closes at midnight on the day of the festival (Sat., Aug. 11). Unclaimed vehicles will be towed by noon the next day. 
Please no Rideshare vehicles.
 
ACCESSIBLE PARKING
We have accessible parking spots reserved exclusively for patrons with disabilities in two locations. We ask that you display your placard/hang tags when parking. Please note these spots will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
 
1. On 63rd Ave SW between Admiral Way and Alki Ave SW
2. On Alki Ave SW between 54th Ave SW and 56th Ave SW
 
Accessible parking
hang tags/placards will get you through local access street closures to these parking spots.
 
ROAD CLOSURES
Alki Ave SW will be closed between 56th Ave SW and 63rd Ave SW.
59th Ave SW will be closed from SW Stevens St. to Alki Ave SW.
 
There will be a local-access-only closure on Harbor Ave SW at California Way SW. Traffic will be turned back down Harbor Ave SW or diverted up California Way SW.
 
There will be lots of other local-access-only closures from SW Admiral Way down to Alki Ave SW, as well as a local-access-only closure at Bonair SW and Sunset Ave SW.
 
There will be festival staff and SPD helping to direct traffic at all of these closures.
 
STAGE NAMES/SET TIMES
 
LOSER STAGE (@ Bathhouse West) 
1:30 - Moaning
3:15 - Bully
5:15 - Fastbacks
7:00 - Wolf Parade
9:00 - Father John Misty
 
THE FLIPPITY-FLOP STAGE (@ Bathhouse East) 
12:45 - LVL UP
2:30 - Loma
4:15 - Clipping
6:00 - Shabazz Palaces
8:00 - Beach House
 
HARSH REALM STAGE (@ 57th Street)
12:00 - Jo Passed
1:45 - Kyle Craft
3:30 - METZ
5:15 - Hot Snakes
7:00 - Mudhoney
 
PUNKY STAGE (@ Whale Tail Park)
1:00 - Caspar Babypants
2:00 - The Not-Its!
4:00 - The School of Rock West Seattle House Band
 
It is our hope that SPF30 and Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Weekend will serve as a super fun and sincere “thank you” to our local and global music community for supporting Sub Pop and our artists for the past 30 years (and the next 30!).
 
In addition to celebrating a dynamic, inspirational roster spanning three decades, we also wish to create a sense of uplifting togetherness where we not only listen to great music but we become better at listening to each other as well.

More info:  Spf30.subpop.com


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, JUL 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Watch: Deaf Wish Share New Video for “Metal Carnage,” from ‘Lithium Zion,’ Out Today

International tour schedule for 2018 includes U.S. (September 4th-30th) & new European dates supporting Hot Snakes (October 11th-19th)

Lithium Zion, the latest offering from Australian band Deaf Wish is available today, July 27th via Sub Pop Records. Spread through this 11 track album is a veritable buffet of garage-punk energy, post-punk pathos, sardonic wit and the fearlessness that will thrust you to a higher level.  In the words of the bands guitarist/vocalist Jensen Tjhung, who co-directed the video with his bandmate, Daniel Twomey, the new video for “Metal Carnage” features the bands Vocalist/Bassist Lee Parker “burning down Bell St with the Roof Rat up top, riding the lights 200kph down Sydney Rd d-d-do I stutter?!”




Deaf Wish Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Deaf Wish have announced European shows in October, opening for labelmates Hot Snakes from October 11th-19th. These shows will have the band playing, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and London. Deaf Wish’s North American run will begin on September 4th in Columbus at Spacebar and end September 27th-30th in Memphis for Gonerfest. The tour will include stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, New Orleans and an appearance at Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival (September 6th). Along the way, Deaf Wish will be joined labelmates The Gotobeds (September 7th; 9th-14th). 
 
Sep. 04 - Columbus, OH - Spacebar
Sep. 05 - Asheville, NC - Mothlight
Sep. 06 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch
Sep. 07 - Baltimore, MD - Joe Squared *
Sep. 08 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Sep. 09 - Boston, MA - Great Scott *
Sep. 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - The New Shop *
Sep. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class *
Sep. 13 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx *
Sep. 14 - Chicago, IL  - GMan Tavern *
Sep. 18 - Seattle, WA - Highline
Sep. 19 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Sep. 20 - Arcata, CA - Outer Space
Sep. 21-  San Francisco, CA - The Knockout
Sep. 22- Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon
Sep. 23- Tucson, AZ  - Club Congress
Sep. 25- Austin, TX - Barracuda
Sep. 26- New Orleans, LA - Poor Boys
Sep. 27- Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Sep. 27-30 - Memphis, TN - Gonerfest
Oct. 11- Berlin, DE - Lido $
Oct. 12- Hamburg, DE - Molotov $
Oct. 13- Lund, SE - Mejeriet $
Oct. 14- Goteborg,SE - Pustervik $ 
Oct. 15- Stockholm, SE - Debaser $ 
Oct. 16- Copenhagen, DK - Hotel Cecil $
Oct. 18- Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun $
Oct. 19- London, UK - Oslo $ 
* w/ The Gotobeds
$ w/ Hot Snakes


 
The music on Lithium Zion was collaboratively written by Deaf Wish, with each member taking turns on lyrical and vocal duties throughout the album. Lithium Zion was recorded at Head Gap Recording Studio in Melbourne in April of 2017 with Nao Anzai, and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of Total Control (who also mixed the group’s “St. Vincent’s” 7” single and Pain album, both released on Sub Pop). 

 
Lithium Zion is available on CD/LP/DL/CS worldwide today July 27th, except for the UK on Friday, August 3rd, through Sub Pop [order here].  LP preorders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on hot pink vinyl (while supplies last).


 
What The People are saying about Deaf Wish’s Lithium Zion + singles:

“The quartet does love those cascading or ascending, hard-strummed octaves and unisons, not to mention singer/guitarist Jensen Tjhung’s vocals, which bear more than a passing comparison to Thurston Moore’s. Also much like Sonic Youth, every member writes and sings, and it all amalgamates perfectly. Guitarist/singer Sarah Hardiman’s rollicking “FFS,” perhaps about the strain of relationships whilst rockin’ (“I see my name up in lights / I see my name but the words are not nice… I feel like a fool / Out playing pool, hitting on you”) crashes into bassist Lee Parker’s “Metal Carnage.” Deaf Wish also know their way around a closer—“Smoke,” by drummer Daniel Twomey, sung by Twomey and Hardiman, is one of the year’s hookier indie-noise thunder-rolls. Deaf Wish remain kings of the daydream nation.” [Album of the Day] - Bandcamp
 
“FFS” feels like a flame war, a tense pyre to keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.” -Stereogum
 
“Straightforward and immensely satisfying three-chord garage punk…” - The Guardian

“It’s a boom time for Aussie aggro bands and here’s another corker. Thrill to the high repetition guitars and tough lyrics.” - MOJO


Posted by Rachel White