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NEWS : FRI, AUG 27, 2021 at 7:00 AM

CHAI Release New Video For “miniskirt”

This past spring, CHAI released their new album WINK via Sub Pop. On WINK, the “scrappiness of Chai’s early records is peeled back to reveal a dreamier collection of melodies driven by Yuna’s sprightly and varied drumming” (New York Times), and their recently-released Adult Swim single “miniskirt” falls into this sound. Today, they share an accompanying video directed by Yoshika Matsuoka. CHAI consistently have an incredible, colorful aesthetic - and this new video is a hi-def presentation of their curated sets. 

CHAI’s YUUKI elaborates: “W​​e brainstormed everything, from the ideas to the plot, and with the director, we brought it all to life! This song’s keywords, ‘miniskirt’ and ‘showing off your skin,’ brought the vision for a battle between the miniskirt and long-skirt cliques. Our ‘fight for justice’ in the means of ‘kawaii’ may differ from ‘justice’ for others…and the thought of ‘kawaii,’ that never came to our minds, may actually be the door to opening something new…It’s a story of realization through battle! In the end, what we see is ‘NEO!’ Within this one life we get to live, let’s reinvent ourselves over and over again!”


PRAISE FOR WINK

“Chai is a professional purveyor of whimsy.” - New York Times

“One of CHAI’s greatest strengths is the Japanese band’s ability to weave between different genres, buoyed by their generous sense of humor and vibrantly catchy hooks” - Pitchfork

“challenging your expectations is a key tenet of this band.” - NPR Music

“Inspired by the varied genres they were listening to at home, WINK injects the effervescent energy of their past dance-punk work into funk, chiptune, and more.”

 - Pitchfork

“This is the year CHAI breaks through like never before.” - Complex

“WINK looks to possess a glitzy, glossy appeal all its own, incorporating EDM and R&B in gleefully idiosyncratic ways.” - AV Club


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, AUG 24, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Shannon Lay Shares New Official Video for “A Thread to Find”

On the heels of her previously released singles, “Rare to Wake”, “Awaken and Allow “ and “Geist,” Shannon Lay shares the official new video for “A Thread to Find.” Lay wrote this song after walking into an old hotel in Switzerland and being struck by the feeling like she’d been there before, which is a testament to the energy we leave behind and stumble across. She shares about the song:
 
”A Thread to Find” is about finding pieces of yourself in unfamiliar places.  It is about watching the people around you grow and evolve and admiring the chaos and the beauty of discovering new worlds within ourselves.  It is recognizing the courage and strength in each other even in the face of great challenge.  And it is a reminder for when you get lonely on your journey that we are in this together.  You’re on your own but not alone.”




These singles are off her forthcoming long-player Geist, which will be available worldwide on October 8th from Sub Pop.
 
In addition to the previously announced shows, Lay has confirmed new UK & EU dates. See below for a full list of dates.  
 
Fri. Sep. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Gold Diggers
Sat. Sep. 11- Los Angeles, CA - Bob Baker Marionette Theater 
Fri. Oct 8 - Long Beach, CA - Living Room Show
Sun. Oct. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Ebell Theatre 
Thur. Oct 16 - Sonoma, CA - HUICHICA Festival 
Fri. Oct 17 - Sonoma, CA - HUICHICA Festival 
Tue. Oct. 19 - Brooklyn, NY - TV Eye
Wed. Oct. 20 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Mon. Nov. 08- Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus    
Tue. Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Monarch
Thu. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival
Fri. Nov. 12 - Paris, FR - Le Consulat
Sat. Nov. 13 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival    
Mon. Nov. 15 - London, UK -St. Pancras Old Church
 
What people are saying about Shannon Lay:
“It’s impossible to overstate just how beautiful the song is, Lay’s voice woven into transcendent harmonies as her patient but insistent acoustic guitar loops itself into a kind of instrumental mantra. Glistening keys and handclaps play around the edges, shading in new colors without ever disturbing the serenity of repetition. If this is what change sounds like, it’s easy to look forward to whatever’s next on the horizon for Lay.” [“Rare To Wake”] - Stereogum
 
“Shannon Lay delivers each moment in “Rare to Wake” with deep care and intention. Throughout the song’s five-minute runtime, the Los Angeles songwriter’s voice never appears unaccompanied: It is always layered in harmonies, followed by wordless echoes, or conversing with a sparse ensemble of upright bass, keys, electric guitar, and handclaps. Her lyrics are formed by existential concerns (“Have I always been who I am?”) and quiet affirmations (“I am longing to grow”). While her words slowly outline an imagistic narrative, the real story is in the sound itself—percussion teases a climax that never arrives, the background vocals sometimes overtake the lead, and her central acoustic guitar riff loops with the steady, meditative quality of ambient synths. Like a living painting, each new texture and color shifts the mood.” - [“Rare to Wake”, “Best New Track”] Pitchfork
 
Geist already feels like a special record, emerging from a global struggle with something rich and optimistic, a reminder of the power of creativity and our ability to adapt.” [“Awaken and Allow”/”Geist”] - For The Rabbits 


Shannon Lay
Geist
 
1. Rare to Wake
2. A Thread to Find
3. Sure
4. Shores
5. Awaken and Allow
6. Geist
7. Untitled
8. Late Night
9. Times Arrow
10. July 


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : FRI, AUG 20, 2021 at 7:00 AM

The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2 Is Available Now Worldwide From Sub Pop

Today marks the release of The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2, a 90-song smorgasbord featuring nearly every single musical morsel from seasons 7 through 9 of the Emmy® award-winning show, that features the Belcher family - Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), Linda (John Roberts), Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman), and Louise (Kristen Schaal) - as well as the show’s numerous recurring and special guests. This includes actors, comedians, and musicians Adam Driver, Tiffany Haddish, Jenny Slate, Daveed Diggs, Max Greenfield, Toddrick Hall, Aparna Nancherla, and Matt Berninger (of The National). 

The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2 is available now as a 2-CD set, a 3-LP regular version*, a 3-LP deluxe limited-edition boxset*, a double cassette*, and on all DSPs.
 
The 3-LP deluxe limited-edition gift box comes pressed on ketchup, mustard and relish colored vinyl in a book-style jacket with die-cut pages shaped like burger fixings, a hardbound lyric book with original Bob’s Burgers artwork, a softbound sheet music book, 2 sheets of colorforms with background scenes, 2 original posters, and more (available while supplies last).
 
*Please note: Due to widespread production issues, the standard black 3-LP, the 3-LP deluxe limited-edition gift box, and the cassette formats of the album are expected to be in stores by September 24th. Meanwhile, orders purchased through megamart.subpop.com are expected to ship in early September.

There is also a limited Target Edition – a standard 3-LP on ketchup, mustard and relish colored vinyl that comes with a fold-out poster – available now at the retailer’s stores in the US.
 
The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2 can be purchased from Sub Popselect independent retailers in North Americain the U.K. and in Europe.

Beginning Friday, August 27th (and through November 26, 2021) fans in Seattle can also visit The Bob’s Burgers Pop-Up Shop at Sub Pop on 7th, in the city’s Belltown neighborhood. You can pick up copies of The Bob’s Burgers Music Album’s Vol 1 + 2, as well as a variety of Bob’s-themed merch. Even more exciting, the first 7 people through the door August 27th will win a copy of The Bob’s Burgers Music Album’s Vol. 2 upon entry.



For fans of the show, enjoying the music of Bob’s Burgers on its own is both an irresistible to-go bag and ultimately a world unto itself. Lose yourself in the strangely epic disco celebration of “Hot Pants Rain Dance”! Sing along with the musical theater gem, “This Wedding Is My Warzone”! Or do whatever you’re gonna do to “Sexy Little Tiger”! But do not miss the Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2. Fans, your order is up.
 
About Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment (BBE) is an Emmy® award-winning entertainment content and technology company.  With studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Toronto, BBE produces animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks. This includes Bob’s Burgers, the Primetime Emmy®-winning FOX series with 20th Television and creator Loren Bouchard; Comedy Central series Legends of Chamberlain Heights; The Great North, the new series from FOX and 20th Television, among many others. With creative thinking, disruptive content and innovative technology at its core, BBE is dedicated to extending its reach to new audiences through its digital; Sutikki (kids); content rights; and live events, merchandise and brand management business units. BBE can be followed across social media channels @bentoboxent.


Bob’s Burgers
The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2

 
Tracklisting:
1. Not the Forgiving Type
2. That Fortress Is the Worstest (Bakaneko)
3. That Fortress Is the Worstest (Akkoro Kamui)
4. That Fortress Is the Worstest (Mizuchi and Dodomeki)
5. Nobody’s Getting In
6. The Forgiving Type
7. Flu-ouise
8. Beyond the Sea
9. Witchy Witchy
10. Here Comes the Meat Plane
11. The Briefest of Glances
12. You’ve Got the Guts
13. You Can’t Spell Christmas Without Us
14. Watching You From a Distant Place
15. Sky Kiss (Intro)
16. Sky Kiss (Extended)
17. Cat Trainin’
18. Chunky Blast Offs
19. Dad-chelor Party
20. Tuscaloosa Twister
21. Meat Man
22. Street Life
23. Winthorpe Manor
24. Attention Humans of America
25. General Inzanity Intro
26. Let My People Rock (Part 1)
27. Fortress of Inzanity
28. Let My People Rock (Part 2)
29. Roll a Rock to Rock and Roll
30. Don’t Rock In, Rock Out (Bonus Track)
31. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
32. Mombo
33. I Sure Would Like a Mom
34. Hot Pants Rain Dance
35. I Want to Take You Higher
36. Sexy Little Tiger
37. Playdates
38. Who’s a Fun Mom on Halloween
39. Bad at Being a Nun (Extended)
40. Give It to Teddy
41. Christmas of My Dreams
42. Teddy’s Bleaken Story
43. The Bleaken
44. Art Song
45. O Christmas Tree
46. The Bleaken Reprise
47. Do You Hear What I Hear?
48. Twinkly Lights
49. Girl Power Jam
50. Ga Ga
51. Makin’ It bHand
52. BFOT on the Kiss Spot
53. See Something Sing Something
54. Sleepovers
55. Best Couple Friends
56. Weasel Weasel
57. Happy Birthday We Forgot
58. Sugar Cookies
59. Bat out of Hell
60. Mommies Are the Best
61. Burobu
62. This Wedding Is My Warzone
63. Napkining
64. Gumboy
65. Friend Zone
66. Hate the Way I Love You
67. No Pants in Space
68. The Right Number of Boys
69. Wheelie Mammoth
70. Quarter Assin
71. Business Monster
72. Trick or Treat, Sticky Sweets
73. None of Your Business
74. Let’s Swap Eyes so We Can Empathize
75. Radar Love
76. Saving the Bird
77. Alone
78. Rollin With Me
79. Doot Doo I Love You
80. Snowballs and Sledding
81. Hey Ange
82. Bruce the Goose
83. Pesto in My Pants
84. Nothing Makes Me Happy
85. Nothing Makes Me Happier
86. How Many Sandwiches Can You Name?
87. Bioluminescence
88. Puppet Battle
89. Regular Fries (Cruel To Be Kind)
90. CAKE


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : THU, AUG 19, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Cartel Madras’s The Serpent & The Tiger is out today, Watch “LAVENDER NIGHTZ” official video

Cartel Madras’s The Serpent & The Tiger, the group’s new, 10-track project, is out now worldwide on all DSPs from Sub Pop, and in Canada from Royal Mountain Records. Today, the duo is also sharing the official video for “LAVENDER NIGHTZ,” directed by Asim Overstands and Vince Raquel.
 
Cartel Madras says of the video, “In ‘LAVENDER NIGHTZ’ we take you to one night in Tokyo in a playful nod to the many iterations of a Neo Tokyo and the visual stylings of Wong Kar Wai. We have always been creatures of the night and this song takes you through a contemplative, moody freestyle from a moment in our lives.”



The Serpent & The Tiger is the third installment of the Project Goonda trilogy (which includes 2018’s Trapistan and 2019’s Age of the Goonda) and features the highlights “WORKING,” “FEAR & LOATHING,” “DRIFT,” “Dream Girl Concept,” and the aforementioned “LAVENDER NIGHTZ.”

The project also includes guest appearances from Backxwash (on the track “DEEPINTHEJUNGLE”), Dom Dias, Airospace, Tyris White, Jide, and Shiro Jackson, with production by Dias (tracks 1-4), Naphi (track 5), White (tracks 6-8), and Jide (tracks 9-10).
 
What people are saying about Cartel Madras:
“Ultimately, Cartel Madras bring more than enough energy, character and attitude to make The Serpent & the Tiger a must-listen (8/10).” [The Serpent & The Tiger] - Exclaim
 
“Speedy dulcet pop-rap dominates…On “LAVENDER NIGHTZ “and “DRIFT,” the MCs speed it up, syllables popping like percussion. “DEEPINTHEJUNGLE” (featuring Backxwash) and “CONTRABAND” provide contrast, both anti-love songs, the first located where the wild things are, the second slick R&B.” The Serpent & The Tiger] - The Wire
 
“With 10 songs and a total time of 26 minutes, it’s a potent if brief example of their energetic hip hop, combining a variety of trap and house beats with their rapid-fire flow and lyrics revolving around self-expression and autonomy.” [The Serpent & The Tiger] - KEXP
 
“A mix of lush and glossy house beats, smooth and seductive like a snake, and take-no-prisoners rap bars that roar like a tiger.” [The Serpent & The Tiger] - NEXT Magazine
 
The Serpent & The Tiger certainly hits hard, but it’s blows are delivered with purpose.” [The Serpent & The Tiger] - Northern Transmissions
 
“They’ve got an absolutely wicked flow — think M.I.A. meets Cardi B. Hints of traditional Tamil music are sprinkled throughout.” [“Goonda Gold”] - Stereogum
 
Cartel Madras are smashing barrier musically and are sure to blow your mind with their uniqueness.” [Age of the Goonda] - CLASH
 
“Full of raw, powerful, nonchalant energy”  [“Goonda Gold”] - Gal-Dem
 
“Comprising six tracks, the EP possesses layered bass lines pumped with adrenaline, a range of Indian classical instruments weaved in and hooks that stay in your brain for days.” [Age of the Goonda] - NME
 
Age of the Goonda provides an electrifying burst of the duo’s live show energy in concentrated form.” - Loud & Quiet


Cartel Madras
The Serpent & The Tiger
 
Tracklisting:
1. FEAR & LOATHING
2. The Green Scare (ft. Airospace)
3. EBOSHI’S NEVADA
4. DRIFT
5. DEEPINTHEJUNGLE (ft. Backxwash)
6. LAVENDER NIGHTZ
7. Dream Girl Concept
8. CONTRABAND
9 WORKING
10. MOON DRILLE (ft. Shiro Jackson)


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, AUG 17, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Low shares captivating new video for “More.” HEY WHAT, is out September 10, 2021

HEY WHAT, the astonishing new Low album, will be released worldwide on CD/LP/CS/DSPs on September 10th, 2021 on Sub Pop Records. On the heels of their previously released singles,  “Days Like These”, and “Disappearing” comes the group’s captivating new video for “More.” Directed by Julie Casper Roth, this new video metaphorically explores the Sisyphean task of dismantling structural oppression, through gender biases.
 



HEY WHAT and its singles “Days Like These” and “Disappearing,” have been earning Low raves from the likes of Beats Per Minute, Brooklyn Vegan, CLASH, DIY, The Guardian, The Line of Best FitMOJO, NPR Music, PASTE, Uncut, SPIN, Stereogum, Under the Radar, and more.  
 
The New York Times had this to say, “If Double Negative from 2018 proved that these indie lifers were still finding uncharted frontiers in their spacious sound nearly three decades into their band’s existence, this first taste of their forthcoming album HEY WHAT shows once again that they’re not finished discovering exhilaratingly new ways to sound exactly like themselves.” The Guardian raves, “The apocalyptic feel of 2018’s masterpiece album Double Negative continues the chanted vocal shakes under a hail of static, but its big pure melody endures.”
Pitchfork says of “Days Like These,” “The melody dissolves into synth fuzz and soloing, the lyrics evaporate to a single word (“again”), and the white noise softens into a heavenly glow, ascending and sweeping us along for another transformation (“Best New Track”).” Meanwhile, Rolling Stone offered this on “Disappearing,” “It’s simply three-and-a-half minutes of throbbing, unrequited yearning, Low at their very best, and it’s beautiful.” 
 
Low’s international headlining dates in support of HEY WHAT for the US, UK, and EU have been announced. For a full list of shows click here. 
 
What people are saying about Low:
“a brilliantly extreme kind of pop record” - Uncut
“A fragmented but rousing return” - MOJO
 “Musically, “Disappearing” echoes “Days Like These” — sonically experimental but just a bit more hopeful than Double Negative, with a tension of hymnlike melodies and guttural distortion.” [“Disappearing”] Stereogum
“Slow-burning, elegant” NME
“Choral harmonies tinged in gospel influences… move through spider-like guitar lines into a vein of distortion.” CLASH



Low
HEY WHAT

Tracklisting:
1. White Horses
2. I Can Wait
3. All Night
4. Disappearing
5. Hey
6. Days Like These 
7. There’s a Comma After Still
8. Don’t Walk Away
9. More
10. The Price You Pay (It Must Be Wearing Off)


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : THU, AUG 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Stream “BFOT on the Kiss Spot” + Tina’s Playlist From The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2

Today you can stream “BFOT on the Kiss Spot” and the new Tina’s Playlist, featuring a selection of songs from the forthcoming The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2, available today on all streaming services for the first time-ever from Sub Pop.

Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2 features nearly every single musical morsel from seasons 7 through 9, and is a 90-song smorgasbord that features the Belcher family - Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), Linda (John Roberts), Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman), and Louise (Kristen Schaal) - as well as the show’s numerous recurring and special guests. This includes actors, comedians, and musicians Adam Driver, Tiffany Haddish, Jenny Slate, Daveed Diggs, Max Greenfield, Toddrick Hall, Aparna Nancherla, and Matt Berninger (of The National). 

The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2 will be released on August 20th, 2021 as a 2-CD set, a 3-LP regular version, a 3-LP deluxe limited-edition boxset, double cassette, and on all DSPs. 

The limited deluxe edition gift box will come pressed on ketchup, mustard and relish colored vinyl in a book-style jacket with die-cut pages shaped liked burger fixings, a hardbound lyric book with original Bob’s Burgers artwork, a soft bound sheet music book, 2 sheets of colorforms with background scenes, 2 original posters, and more (available while supplies last). 

The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2 is available to preorder from Sub Pop, select independent retailers in North America, in the U.K. and in Europe.

For fans of the show, enjoying the music of Bob’s Burgers on its own is both an irresistible to-go bag and ultimately a world unto itself. Lose yourself in the strangely epic disco celebration of “Hot Pants Rain Dance”! Sing along with the musical theater gem, “The Wedding Is My Warzone”! Or do whatever you’re gonna do to “Sexy Little Tiger”! But do not miss the Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2. Fans, your order is up.

About Bento Box Entertainment

Bento Box Entertainment (BBE) is an Emmy® award-winning entertainment content and technology company.  With studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Toronto, BBE produces animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks. This includes Bob’s Burgers, the Primetime Emmy®-winning FOX series with 20th Television and creator Loren Bouchard; Comedy Central series Legends of Chamberlain Heights; The Great North, the new series from FOX and 20th Television, among many others. With creative thinking, disruptive content and innovative technology at its core, BBE is dedicated to extending its reach to new audiences through its digital; Sutikki (kids); content rights; and live events, merchandise and brand management business units. BBE can be followed across social media channels @bentoboxent.

Bob’s Burgers
The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2

 
 
Tracklisting:

1. Not the Forgiving Type
2. That Fortress Is the Worstest (Bakaneko)
3. That Fortress Is the Worstest (Akkoro Kamui)
4. That Fortress Is the Worstest (Mizuchi and Dodomeki)
5. Nobody’s Getting In
6. The Forgiving Type
7. Flu-ouise
8. Beyond the Sea
9. Witchy Witchy
10. Here Comes the Meat Plane
11. The Briefest of Glances
12. You’ve Got the Guts
13. You Can’t Spell Christmas Without Us
14. Watching You From a Distant Place
15. Sky Kiss (Intro)
16. Sky Kiss (Extended)
17. Cat Trainin’
18. Chunky Blast Offs
19. Dad-chelor Party
20. Tuscaloosa Twister
21. Meat Man
22. Street Life
23. Winthorpe Manor
24. Attention Humans of America
25. General Inzanity Intro
26. Let My People Rock (Part 1)
27. Fortress of Inzanity
28. Let My People Rock (Part 2)
29. Roll a Rock to Rock and Roll
30. Don’t Rock In, Rock Out (Bonus Track)
31. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
32. Mombo
33. I Sure Would Like a Mom
34. Hot Pants Rain Dance
35. I Want to Take You Higher
36. Sexy Little Tiger
37. Playdates
38. Who’s a Fun Mom on Halloween
39. Bad at Being a Nun (Extended)
40. Give It to Teddy
41. Christmas of My Dreams
42. Teddy’s Bleaken Story
43. The Bleaken
44. Art Song
45. O Christmas Tree
46. The Bleaken Reprise
47. Do You Hear What I Hear?
48. Twinkly Lights
49. Girl Power Jam
50. Ga Ga
51. Makin’ It bHand
52. BFOT on the Kiss Spot
53. See Something Sing Something
54. Sleepovers
55. Best Couple Friends
56. Weasel Weasel
57. Happy Birthday We Forgot
58. Sugar Cookies
59. Bat out of Hell
60. Mommies Are the Best
61. Burobu
62. This Wedding Is My Warzone
63. Napkining
64. Gumboy
65. Friend Zone
66. Hate the Way I Love You
67. No Pants in Space
68. The Right Number of Boys
69. Wheelie Mammoth
70. Quarter Assin
71. Business Monster
72. Trick or Treat, Sticky Sweets
73. None of Your Business
74. Let’s Swap Eyes so We Can Empathize
75. Radar Love
76. Saving the Bird
77. Alone
78. Rollin With Me
79. Doot Doo I Love You
80. Snowballs and Sledding
81. Hey Ange
82. Bruce the Goose
83. Pesto in My Pants
84. Nothing Makes Me Happy
85. Nothing Makes Me Happier
86. How Many Sandwiches Can You Name?
87. Bioluminescence
88. Puppet Battle
89. Regular Fries (Cruel To Be Kind)
90. CAKE



Posted by Abbie Gobeli