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NEWS : THU, JUN 16, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Watch Father John Misty’s “Buddy’s Rendezvous” Official Video Directed By Emma Elizabeth Tillman

Father John Misty is sharing the official video for “Buddy’s Rendezvous,” directed by filmmaker and photographer Emma Elizabeth Tillman (The History of Caves; The Wheel) and is a highlight from Chloë and The Next 20th Century, his internationally acclaimed new album.
 

Emma says of the video, “‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’ is a world unto itself. It is a place out of time. My dream for the video is that it would surrender itself to the power of the song. An unnamed man (played by Craig Stark), fresh out of jail and down on his luck makes his way across the fractured landscape of Los Angeles to meet his daughter (played by Arrow DeWilde). All the while he is beset by memories of a more innocent time. Despite her hesitance, his daughter and her boyfriend (played by Gilbert Trejo) agree to meet her father and find moments of sadness and sparks of tenderness in the connection made. Although the video and the song can be considered love letters to Los Angeles, the themes are universal. Disappointments, regrets, forgiveness, tenderness, perseverance, and love. The incredible performances by Arrow, Craig, Gilbert, and David Haley all coalesce to bring this vision to life. Cinematography by James Wall on 16mm evokes the down and out feeling of LA, merging past and present. This video could not have been accomplished without the talent of producer Bria Little and creative director and editor Jonathan King.”
 
Also out today is Lana Del Rey’s gorgeous cover of “Buddy’s Rendezvous,” available now on all DSPs. Her interpretation of the song was previously only available as a 7” single included with the limited edition box set of Chloë and The Next 20th Century.
 
Father John Misty’s Chloë and The Next 20th Century and its singles are earning “Best Albums” and “Songs of 2022 (So Far)” placement from the likes of StereogumThe GuardianConsequenceThe CurrentUproxx (Steve Hyden), and more.
 
Father John Misty’s previously announced international headlining tour schedule in support of Chloë and The Next 20th Century begins Saturday, June 26th, 2022 and runs through Friday, March 17th, 2023. A current list of dates below.
 
2022: Summer/Fall (North America + South America)
Sat. Jun. 26 - Greenfield, MA - Green River Festival
Fri. Jul 08 - Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Music Festival
Sun. Jul. 31 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ The Colorado Symphony *
Wed. Aug. 03 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts By The Bay *  [Sold Out]
Thu. Aug. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts By The Bay *
Fri. Aug. 05 - Las Vegas, NV - The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas *
Sat. Aug. 06 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren *
Mon. Aug. 08 - Oklahoma City, OK- The Criterion *
Tue. Aug. 09 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *
Thu. Aug. 11 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall *
Fri. Aug. 12 - Austin, TX - Moody Amphitheater *
Sat. Aug. 13 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theater *
Sun. Aug. 14 - Dallas, TX - The Factory in Deep Ellum *
Thu. Aug. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery * [Sold Out]
Fri. Aug. 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Sold Out]
Sat. Aug. 20 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
Tue. Aug. 23 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre *
Thu. Aug. 25 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum *
Fri. Aug. 26 - Port Townsend, WA - THING Festival
Sat. Aug. 27 - Portland, OR - Pioneer Square *
Mon. Sep. 12 - Columbus, OH - KEMBA Live! *
Tue. Sep. 13 - Philadelphia, PA-  The Met Philadelphia *
Thu. Sep. 15 - Louisville, KY - Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Fri. Sep. 16 - Richmond, VA - Brown’s Island *
Sat. Sep. 17 - Asheville, NC - Rabbit Rabbit *
Mon. Sep. 19 - Charleston, SC - The Riviera Theater * [Sold Out]
Tue. Sep. 20 - Washington, DC - The Anthem *
Thu. Sep. 22 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall w/ The New York Pops *
Fri. Sep. 23 - Boston, MA - Leader Bank Pavilion *
Sat. Sep. 24 - Bridgeport, CT - Sound on Sound Festival
Mon. Sep. 26 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS *
Tue. Sep. 27 - Toronto, ON - Roy Thomson Hall *
Thu. Sep. 29 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre *
Fri. Sep. 30 - Saint Paul, MN - Palace Theatre *
Sat. Oct. 01 - Saint Paul, MN - Palace Theatre *
Mon. Oct. 03 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater *
Tue. Oct. 04 - Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall *
Thu. Oct. 06 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
Fri. Oct. 07 - Atlanta, GA - The Eastern *
Sat. Oct. 08 - Durham, NC - DPAC *
Sun. Nov. 06 - Sao Paolo, BR - Primavera Sound
Sat. Nov. 12 - Buenos Aires, AR - Primavera Sound
Sun. Nov. 13 - Santiago, CL - Primavera Sound
Thu. Nov. 17 - Bogotá, CO - Coliseo Live ^
Sun. Nov. 20 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital 

* w/ Suki Waterhouse
^ w/ Arctic Monkeys


 
2023: Late Winter/Spring (Europe)
Sat. Feb. 25 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
Tue. Feb. 28 - Stockholm, SE - Cirkus
Thu. Mar. 02 - Denmark, DK - KB Hallen
Fri. Mar. 03 - Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle
Sat. Mar. 04 - Amsterdam, NL - AFAS Live
Mon. Mar. 06  - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
Tue. Mar. 07 - Paris, France - Salle Pleyel
Thu. Mar. 09 - London, UK- O2 Academy Brixton
Mon. Mar. 13 - Gateshead, UK - Sage Gateshead
Wed. Mar. 15 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
Thu. Mar. 16 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
Fri. Mar. 17 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo Manchester
 
Chloë and The Next 20th Century is out now worldwide from Sub Pop and in Europe from Bella Union.
 
What People Are Saying About Father John Misty’s Chloë and the Next 20th Century:
“Over his 10-year career as Father John Misty, we’ve seen this wild orchid of an artist gradually bloom into a generational singer-songwriter…Chloë and the Next 20th Century serves as a gorgeously crafted highlight reel of the singer’s many previous styles and guises.” ★★★★★ NME
 
Chloë and the Next 20th Century is his best yet. He still takes his cues from the great storytellers of the 1970s but this effort is also on thrall to glamor of old Hollywood and the jazzy show tunes of the 30s and 40s. Pianos twinkle and strings swirl. The singing is warm and rich.” ★★★★★ The Mail on Sunday
 
“One of the best albums of the year.” Variety
 
“Pop’s funniest storyteller is back at his best.”★★★★ The Guardian
 
“Another breakthrough for Tillman — as a lyricist, as a melodicist, as a singer, as a builder of worlds.” Uproxx
 
“Album number 5 from Father John Misty is his most widescreen yet… astonishing music full of big ideas… A triumph.”  ★★★★★ Shindig
 
“A ravishing magnum opus… he creates a world all his own (9/10).” The Sun
 
“Stunningly melodic… Tillman’s voice sounds fantastic throughout… It feels like an artist who’s spent time wondering what the point was, making peace with what he does, even – or especially – if it involves escapism. Sinking into Chloë and the Next 20th Century’s lush, sepia-toned arrangements, escaping with him is a pleasure (“Album of the Week”).” ★★★★ The Guardian
 
“For such a project to come off, the compositions have to feel like standards, with chord
progressions and whistleable tunes that become more interesting with repeated listens. And Mr. Tillman pulls it off.” Wall Street Journal
 
“Tillman’s writerly skills would have shone in any era… He offers a moving reminder of the beauty of life’s impermanence…As Chloë and the Next 20th Century sees Father John Misty escaping into his own parallel Hollywood reality, it’s highly entertaining to slip in alongside him.” ★★★★ MOJO
 
“On Chloë and the Next 20th Century, Father John Misty is transporting himself to another world; it sounds pretty damn sweet over there.” ★★★★ ½ DIY
 
“Father John Misty’s Chloë and the Next 20th Century is filled with deeply imaginative arrangements and sophisticated, textured songwriting (9/10).” PopMatters
 
Chloë represents a very stark, yet impressive left turn for Tillman, a record that sees him grow not only as a narrative lyricist, but also a master arranger (8.8/10)” PASTE
 
“The student has become the maestro (B+).” Entertainment Weekly
 
“With delicate orchestral arrangements, a dead Turkish Angora, and an overlying Old Hollywood theme, Chloë and the Next 20th Century is the most un-Misty-like album yet. We’re OK with that.” Rolling Stone
 
“Even though we’ve spent 10 songs becoming accustomed to Chloë’s milieu, Tillman upends that comfort on the 11th song. Ultimately, Chloë and the Next 20th Century signifies something larger. Father John Misty will always be interesting.” SPIN
 
“Father John Misty’s new album is unlike anything he’s ever done before, in the best possible way…This latest one is excellent, and if anything, it serves as proof that Tillman doesn’t need the crutch of the FJM role. Maybe now, five years after he first contemplated killing him, he can finally let Father John Misty rest in peace.” Inside Hook
 
“A cinematic masterpiece. With a full orchestra at his heels, Father John Misty’s fifth album is likely to be one of the classiest and most ambitious records of the year; only he could pull this off.” ★★★★ DORK
 
“An epic, orchestral album that recalls the Golden Age of Hollywood (9/10).” Hot Press
 
“Achingly beautiful melodies, lyrics embed with ennui and romanticism, vocals of extraordinary richness… yes, it’s another Father John Misty album” ★★★★ Sunday Times
 
“A talented and original musician stepping outside expectations.... Influences from past epochs of Los Angeles bohemia can be heard, but Tillman inhabits his Father John Misty persona so confidently that the songs transcend pastiche.” ★★★★ Financial Times
 
“Inclusive, playful and connective.” ★★★★ NARC
 
“Chloë.. is maximum Misty from tip to twinkly toe… As woodwinds flutter and strings swoon, Tillman’s voice rises to the occasion: his rich, warm delivery pulls you into the songs, barbed asides and beautiful melancholy impeccably balanced… Tillman’s writing brims with story-song riches, countering 21st-century cynicism with old-school romanticism.”★★★★ Record Collector
 
“Fans who fell in love with Tillman’s sharp social commentary will find plenty to hone in on, but the lush sounds take some of the bite out of his clever barbs and cynical perspectives on love and connection. Even with the strong, considered design of his previous albums, Father John Misty has never sounded so pleasant.” ★★★★ All Music
 
“For all their evocations, the dreamscapes on Chloë are not actually nostalgic. Instead, the songs seem to underline the artist’s gallows humor at our collective doom, repeating various destructions of humanity — both on the scale of an endless century and every love affair.” Consequence
 
“The band—including frequent collaborators Drew Erickson and Jonathan Wilson, plus a string quartet and eleven orchestra members—play with silvery poise and high drama. The characters may be odious and dissolute, but the way Misty sings about them is delightful, from the debonair delivery of ‘Chloë’ to the little retro-microphone vibrato that creeps into ‘Kiss Me.’” Pitchfork
 
“Josh Tillman’s new album is a foray into old Hollywood that goes down like a smooth martini (B+).” The AV Club
 
“Sophisticated orchestral pop… utterly delectable… a luxuriously irresistible affair (8.3/10).” Far Out
 
“Right from the start, ‘Chloë’ raises the curtain on an MGM Tinseltown of muted trumpets and colourised aesthetic… a romantic and intriguing world to fall into.” ★★★★ The Telegraph
 
“These are smart, amusing songs with sumptuous instrumentation.” The New Statesman
 
“It’s a big, bold, beautiful statement that doesn’t hit you over the head but gently and carefully makes its way into your heart (8/10).” Northern Transmissions
 
“Affecting and nuanced… these are warm, gentle, and often stunning songs that charm before they have the time to creep up on you.” ★★★★ Our Culture
 
“Brilliant and moving… His vivid, imaginative fifth album swerves between lounge jazz and romantic reveries.” - PROG
 
“Unmistakably a Father John Misty record, he ranges across a number of styles with panache… It’s great to have Tillman back in all his grandiose brilliance.” ★★★★ - Morning Star


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NEWS : WED, JUN 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Hear Bret McKenzie’s “Dave’s Place,” A New Offering From Songs Without Jokes

Today you can hear “Dave’s Place,” a new offering from Bret McKenzie’s Songs Without Jokes, his full-length, solo debut, out August 26th, 2022, worldwide through Sub Pop.

McKenzie says of the track, “Like most of my songs I wrote this one night at home in Wellington while strumming away on my guitar. I then worked with producer Mickey Petralia in L.A. to develop the initial idea. What started off as a three chord country song, came out the other side an eighties Blade Runner, Dire Straits-esque jam. The song is called “Dave’s Place” after the late Dave Bianco. Dave was an amazing audio engineer I worked with on various occasions in L.A., but he sadly passed away not long before I started making this record. Dave had a studio in the North Hollywood he referred to as ‘Dave’s place’. After he passed I finally worked there and this is the track that came out of that session. I sometimes think Dave is watching over this one.”
 
McKenzie, along with his seven-piece band, has scheduled international headlining shows for the fall of 2022 in support of Songs Without Jokes, beginning September 2nd in Nelson, New Zealand at Trafalgar Center and currently ending Sunday, November 20th in Atlanta, Georgia at the Eastern. For more information on tickets please visit https://bretmckenzie.co.nz/tour/.
 
Fri. Sep. 02 - Nelson, NZ - Trafalgar Centre
Sat. Sep. 03 - Christchurch, NZ - Town Hall
Sun. Sep. 04 - Dunedin, NZ - Town Hall
Mon. Sep. 05 - Invercargill, NZ - Civic Theatre
Thu. Sep. 08 - Wellington, NZ - Opera House
Mon. Sep. 12 - Whanganui, NZ - Royal Whanganui Opera House
Tue. Sep. 13 - Hastings, NZ - Opera House
Wed. Sep. 14 -  Auckland, NZ - Town Hall
Thu. Sep. 22 - Birmingham, UK - Town Hall
Fri. Sep. 23 - Leeds, UK - O2 Academy                   
Mon. Sep. 26 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo
Thu. Sep. 29 - Nottingham, UK - Royal Concert Hall           
Sat. Oct. 01 - Portsmouth - Guildhall
Mon. Oct. 03 - Cardiff, UK - St Davids Hall
Tue. Oct. 04 - Edinburgh, UK - Academy
Wed. Oct. 05 - Newcastle, UK - O2 City Hall
Fri. Oct. 07 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo                 
Sun. Oct. 09 - Dublin, IE - The National Stadium
Fri. Oct. 14 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Sat. Oct. 15 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
Mon. Oct. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore (seated)
Wed. Oct. 19 -  Williamsburg, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thu. Oct. 20 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
Fri. Oct. 21 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre
Sat. Oct. 22 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Mon. Oct. 24 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
Tue. Oct. 25 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Wed. Oct. 26. - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak
Fri. Oct. 28 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
Sat. Oct. 29 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Sun. Oct. 30 - Minneapolis, MN - Fitzgerald Theater
Wed. Nov. 02 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
Thu. Nov. 03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Eccles Theater
Sun. Nov. 06 - Seattle, WA - The Moore
Mon.  Nov. 07 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre
Wed. Nov. 09 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
Fri. Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Theatre at the Ace Hotel
Sat. Nov. 12 - San Diego, CA - Magnolia
Sun. Nov. 13 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theater
Tue. Nov. 15 - Dallas, TX - Factory Studio (Canton Hall)
Wed. Nov. 16 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theater
Thur. Nov. 17 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Sat. Nov. 19 - Nashville, TN - James K. Polk Theater
Sun. Nov. 20 - Atlanta, GA - The Eastern
 
Songs Without Jokes is available to preorder now from Sub Pop. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com, select independent retailers in North AmericaUK and Europe will received the limited Loser Edition on blue vinyl (while supplies last).
 
Songs Without Jokes, which features the aforementioned “Dave’s Place,” along with lead single “A Little Tune,” and highlights “If You Wanna Go,”  and “America Goodbye,” 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.


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NEWS : TUE, JUN 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM

AEON STATION Featuring Kevin, Jerry and Greg of The Wrens Announces Long-Awaited Tour Dates

Following their triumphant live debut at NYC’s TV Eye in March 2022 and explosive shows at SXSW before Kevin Whelan injured his knee during a performance, Sub Pop recording artists AEON STATION are announcing a round of live shows this Summer.  Their live performance as hailed by The Aquarian “created magic… It was like a sporting event where deep in your bones you knew your favorite team or athlete was not just going to win, but achieve something extraordinary.”

Kicking off July 9th at Chicago’s Square Roots Festival where they are sharing the stage with friends Guided By Voices, they will be performing more shows in August and September on the coasts.


July 9 – Chicago @ Square Roots Festival
August 12 – San Francisco @ The Independent (tickets)
August 13 – Los Angeles @ The Echo (tickets)
August 26 – NYC @ Le Poisson Rouge (tickets)
August 27 – Boston @ Brighton Music Hall (tickets)
September 23 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (tickets)
September 24 – Seattle @ Tractor Tavern (tickets)

Surprising an unsuspecting public last Summer with the news of Aeon Station’s debut release (this was the first new music from any of The Wrens since 2003’s critically adored album Meadowlands), Observatory’s (released in December 2021) effect was immediate and overwhelmingly positive. Pitchfork lauded, “Whelan’s instincts are exquisite. His melodies are sweet, but never overstated. His songs rise and swell, but it’s never too much, always just enough.” Referencing The Wrens’ long-awaited follow up, SPIN proclaimed, “Though this isn’t a Wrens album, which is what many of their extremely patient fans had hoped for, it’s certainly a great consolation prize.” Calling the album “arresting,” Wall Street Journal contributes their praise, “The album’s essential idea, embodied in both the words and Mr. Whelan’s gesture to form this band and get his songs out there, is that endurance matters above all.”

Joined by his Wrens bandmates drummer Jerry MacDonald and guitarist Greg Whelan (both of whom also play on the album), Aeon Station is rounded out with NYC/NJ indie rock veteran Lysa Opfer (Gramercy Arms, Big Lake) and guitarist/producer/author Tom Beaujour.

Referencing the injury that sidelined the band for the Spring while his leg healed, Whelan concludes: ”After the minor setback during SXSW which was one in a long line of rocker injuries, we can’t wait to see you at a show!”



Tracklisting
  1. Hold On
  2. Leaves
  3. Fade
  4. Everything at Once
  5. Move
  6. Queens
  7. Empty Rooms
  8. Air
  9. Better Love
  10. Alpine Drive

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NEWS : TUE, JUN 14, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Watch Σtella’s Official Video for “Nomad”

Σtella directs and stars in the official video for “Nomad,” a new offering from Up and Away. Filmed overnight on a traditional Greek fishing boat sailing the Aegean Sea, the “Nomad” video finds Σtella singing in the shadows, with the visual perfectly capturing the longing and heartbreak in the song.
 
Up and Away will be available this Friday, June 17th on Sub Pop. The Athens-based painter, visual artist, and performer presents a vintage-flecked pop paean to the pangs and raptures of love. Exploring growth, change, and Σtella’s personal and musical journey so far, it proves Heraclitus was right; you never step in the same river twice.
 
MOJO says Up and Away “is warmer and grittier than its ’80s-polished predecessors, infused with the ’50s/’60s trad folk and hybrid pop records her grandparents and parents spun for her. UK producer Tom ‘Redinho’ Calvert, meanwhile, brings knowledge of ’60s soul traditions, creating myriad twists on two seemingly opposing strands, starting with the title track’s bouzouki/(zinger-style) kanun laced with a Motown beat. The album’s spiritual/lyrical core is ‘Manéros,’ Greece’s traditional love-struck ballad, ironically the title of the LP’s sole instrumental, and the only moment of pure Balkan, just as ‘The Truth Is’ aims for shimmering soul – a sound fit for Dusty - but then Up and Away overall feels something like Σtella In Memphis (★★★★).”  Uncut had this to say, “Athens-based songwriter and painter Σtella combines traditional Greek instruments - the bouzouki and kanun are both present - with ‘70s/’80s-inspired disco; pop feel, creating a Eurovision-like mood that you probably wouldn’t expect to find on a Sub Pop release. The lack of top-line sheen, though, ensures this album retains a rough edge without sacrificing any intrinsic appeal. The poppy title track ensures the album gets off to a memorable start, and Σtella soon finds an intoxicating groove on ‘Maneros’ before bringing some indie jangle to ‘Another Nation.’ The highlight is the catchy summer charmer ‘Titanic,’ which floats on an effortless whistling. Meanwhile, DJ Mag raves, “Future-retro pop perfection… impossibly catchy and effortlessly intoxicating.”


 
Gorilla Vs. Bear says, “As on super dreamy recent single “Charmed”, Σtella hooks up again with London producer Redinho here to conjure an elegant and sophisticated union of vintage Greek music and sleek modern pop. But while “Charmed” was all balmy, laid back groove, [“Up and Away” is] a decidedly more rousing affair.” Meanwhile, Brooklyn Vegan calls the track “joyous, effervescent…”, and High Clouds says of “Up and Away,” “This vintage vibe is definitely palpable in the title track, a tale of consuming romance driven by blistering blasts of bouzouki.” Of “Charmed”, Impose offers this, “The beauty is that such songs have evolving and powerful lives that match the times. Σtella…succeeds in this modified pop crafting with her latest track.”
 
Up and Away features the aforementioned “Nomad” along with “The Truth Is,” “Charmed” and the title track, is available for preorder on CD/LP/DSPs from Sub Pop. Pre Orders from megamart.sub pop.comselect independent retailers in North America, and in the UK, and in Europe will receive the Loser Edition of the album on opaque blue vinyl.


Σtella
Up and Away
 
Tracklisting:
1. Up and Away
2. Nomad
3. Manéros
4. Charmed
5. Another Nation
6. Black and White
7. Titanic
8. The Truth Is
9. Who Cares
10. Is It Over


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : MON, JUN 13, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Naima Bock Shares Official Video For “Campervan”

Today Naima Bock is sharing a new video for “Campervan,” directed by Cassidy Hansen, and a standout from Giant Palm, her forthcoming full-length debut.
 
Naima says of the track, “Campervan” is another collaboration between myself and producer Joel Burton. This is a song about the falling apart of a relationship and the bleak impact that it seems to have on us as humans and the renewal that it can provide afterwards. We thought it would be fun to approach the song from a more tongue-in-cheek perspective; Joel’s arrangements draw on western cowboy nostalgia as well as orchestral influences such as ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ by Joaquin Rodrigo and ‘Pure Imagination’ from the 1971 Willy Wonka film. The process of writing the song was a joyful and creative one, turning something depressing into something that doesn’t take itself too seriously whilst preserving the poignancy and melodrama of heartache.”
 
Naima Bock’s international touring schedule in support of Giant Palm resumes Friday, June 17th with a stop at Edinburgh, Scotland’s Hidden Door Festival, and currently runs through Monday, October 27th for a show at London’s ICA. Please find a full list of dates below and on naimabock.com
 
Fri. Jun. 17 - Edinburgh, UK - Hidden Door Festival
Sun. Jun. 26 - Somerset, UK - Glastonbury Festival
Fri. Jul. 01 -  London, UK - Rough Trade East
Sat. Jul. 23 - Southwold, UK - Latitude Festival
Thu. Sep. 01- Sun. 04 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
Fri. Sep. 09 - Sat. Sep. 10 - Vienna, AT - Waves Festival
Thu. Sep. 15 - Sat. Sep. 17 - Oslo, NO - by:Larm
Tue. Sep. 20 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz *
Wed. Sep. 21 - Hamburg, DE - RBF *
Thu. Sep. 22 - Berlin, DE - Prachtwerk *
Fri. Sep 23 - Cologne, DE - Theater der Wohngemeinschaft *
Sat. Sep. 24 - Munich, DE - Heppel & Ettlich *
Tue. Sep. 27 - Nijmegen, NL - Doomrosje *
Thu. Sep. 29 - Brugge - BE - Cactus *
Tue. Oct. 11 - Brighton, UK - The Prince Albert
Wed. Oct. 12 - Bristol, UK - The Cube
Thu. Oct. 13- Manchester, UK - Guillivers
Sun. Oct. 16 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds 2
Fri. Oct. 21 - Glasgow, UK - Hug & Pint
Sat. Oct. 22 - Leeds, UK -  Mill Hill Chapel
Sun. Oct. 23 - Newcastle, UK - Cumberland Ave
Mon. Oct. 27 - London, UK - ICA
* w/ Dana Gavanski
 
Giant Palm, will be out July 1st, 2022, and is now available for preorder/presave on CD/LP/DSPs from Sub Pop/Memorials of Distinction. Pre-orders from megamart.sub pop.comselect independent retailers in North America, and in the UK, and in Europe will receive the Loser Edition of the album on orange vinyl.
 
Born in Glastonbury to a Brazilian father and a Greek mother, Naima spent her early childhood in Brazil before eventually returning to England and various homes in South-East London. This heritage combines with more recent pursuits in Naima’s music; from the Brazilian standards that the family would listen to driving to the beach, to the European folk traditions she tapped into on her own, and the pursuits that interest her today – studies in archaeology, work as a gardener, and walking the world’s great trails – Naima’s music draws from family, the earth and the handing down of music through generations.
 
What People Are Saying About Naima Bock:
“Hugely ambitious - the individual pieces are delicately arranged, the end product solid as steel” [Giant Palm / “Music of the Month”] - The Quietus
 
“Naima Bock sounds like no one else around,” [“30 Degrees”/ Track of the Day] - Clash
 
“A grand statement.” [“Artist of the Week”] - The Line of Best Fit
 
“A ray of optimism” [“Every Morning”]  - The Guardian
 
“Superb” [“Giant Palm”/ “’Neu Recommended”] - DIY
 
“Bock’s music is like discovering you have a false wall when renovating your house. That, once knocked down, reveals a chamber of trinkets to unearth” [“Toll” / Single of the Week] - Secret Meeting
 
“Delightfully gentle” [“Toll”] - The Times
 
“A compelling first step into the spotlight that suggests great things to come”  [“30 Degrees”] - The Forty Five
 
“Wistful and subtly eerie” [“30 Degrees”] - Our Culture
 
“Spiralling folk”  [“30 Degrees”] - Loud and Quiet
 
“’30 Degrees’ oozes and surprises across its run time, opening up new melodies and instrumental dimensions from imperceptible trap doors within the song” - Beats Per Minute
 
“Strange but catchy bossa-folk”  [“30 Degrees”] - Uncut
 
“A mightily impressive introduction” [“30 Degrees”] - God Is In The TV
 
“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
 
“It’s unhurried but magnetic, the kind of song that isn’t flashy but leaves a deep impact if you’ll let it. I guess you could say … it takes a toll. [“Toll” / #3, “Songs of the Week”] - Stereogum
 
“…Dark, smoky, folk sound, close harmonies and production touches that nod towards her upbringing in Brazil.” [“30 Degrees”] - Brooklyn Vegan
 
“‘30 Degrees’ is hushed and mournful, with Bock’s deep voice at the center.”- Stereogum
 
“A strong contender to be one of 2022’s breakout stars” [“30 Degrees”] - For The Rabbits


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NEWS : FRI, JUN 10, 2022 at 8:30 AM

Hear new Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 7 contributions from Dummy and Irreversible Entanglements

You can now hear the new contributions to the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 7 from avant pop band Dummy and free jazz group Irreversible Entanglements, both out today worldwide on all DSPs from Sub Pop.
 
Los Angeles-based Dummy follows up their debut LP, Mandatory Enjoyment, with two songs for the Sub Pop Singles Club. The A-Side, “Mono Retriever,” is a baroque-drone-pop rager that imagines what a punk Free Design song might sound like. The lyrics criticize the corporate greenwashing and dishonesty at the root of ecological devastation. On the B-Side, “Pepsi Vacuum,” the band experiments with sampling and digital editing, taking inspiration from ‘90s ambient and chill-out music. As a lyrical counterpoint, “Pepsi Vacuum” is about the spirituality of nature; the powerful feeling of universality and connection, down to the molecular level. The two songs function as mirrors, referencing the other musically, and both sharing oceanic lyrical themes.
 
Dummy’s debut LP Mandatory Enjoyment came out in October 2021 on Trouble In Mind, following two cassette EPs on Pop Wig and Born Yesterday, respectively. Dummy is Emma, Nathan, Mark, Alex and Joe, and they appear courtesy of Trouble In Mind.
 
Irreversible Entanglements are a Philadelphia/NY/DC-based free-jazz group featuring Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother) (voice, synth); Keir Neuringer (saxophone, synth, percussion); Aquiles Navarro (trumpet, synth); Luke Stewart (double bass, bass guitar); and Tcheser Holmes (drums, percussion). In 2015, Keir, Camae, and Luke came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. Months later the group added Navarro and Holmes (a duo who also performed at the MAPB event) and recorded their debut album in 2017. Since then, they’ve released two more full-lengths, some singles, and played a ton of shows in the U.S. and internationally.
 
In a joint statement, the group offers this, “Here’s two new tracks we recorded one afternoon mid-tour in June 2021. Pandemic contingencies necessitated some overdub and studio assembly flexing later on, a first for our band. Listening back now, almost a year after the session, our need to get rooted—following so many of those pandemic months separated from each other—sounds as apparent as our need to get all the way cosmic with it.”
 
Subscribe to the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 7 to get twelve exclusive, limited-to-1,000-copies, colored-vinyl 7” records that you will, undoubtedly, love and adore. In addition to the Dummy and Irreversible Entanglements singles announced today, subscribers will get 7”s by Bartees Strange, Party Dozen, Matthew “Doc” Dunn, The William Loveday Intention (feat. Billy Childish!), The Shadracks (feat. the son of Billy Childish!), Sidney Gish, Hunx and His Punx, and more TBA. Vol. 7 runs from April, 2022 through February, 2023.
 
The Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6 series included subscription-only 7” singles by John Waters, Kim Gordon/J Mascis, Jeff Tweedy, Duma, LIDS, Washed Out, Hand Habits, Porridge Radio, Sheltered Workshop Singers, TV Priest, BNH Deluxe, and The Black Tones. Hear music from the series via the Singles Club playlist, and grab one of the last remaining subscriptions here (we only made 1,000 and they’re almost gone!).


Posted by Abbie Gobeli