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NEWS : TUE, JUL 6, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Amen Dunes Returns with New Single, “Feel Nothing” (With Sleaford Mods) + Signs to Sub Pop Worldwide

Amen Dunes (aka the project of Damon McMahon) returns with “Feel Nothing,” a powerful and honest first statement since the release of 2018’s beloved Freedom, and his debut release with Sub Pop. Recorded in Los Angeles with co-producer Ariel Rechtshaid and mixed by Craig Silvey, “Feel Nothing” begins with McMahon’s unmistakable voice chanting “Kingdom, kingdom, kingdom, kingdom, kingdom // be a prophet” until the Sleaford Mods rhythm drops and McMahon continues “Every time I hear a story // Got no good from it.” The song, which features synths by Freedom-collaborator Panoram, gradually introduces the rhythm-heavy next chapter in Amen Dunes’ sound, before a duet by Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson and McMahon carries the song out. Where Freedom was “[Amen Dunes’] euphoric breakthrough … silvery and romantic, like a hallucination of the classic-rock songbook”

(Pitchfork), “Feel Nothing” is a bold reflection on resistance, and a step further in the intentional reimagining of the world of Amen Dunes.

I feel nothing at all

Do you feel nothing too?

I have nothing to say

Don’t drag me down with you

Some days wish I was dead

Some days wish I was you


Every time I hear a story

Got no good from it

Can’t change the situation

When everything’s the same

Still in love, just a little

Aww my mind forgets

You stole that piece from the devil

But you know me, I’d do the same


Get everyone off my back

You can gossip, but I don’t care

I headed off one day without even talking, 

and I got lost from there

In the middle of a show I break down, yeah

Can’t remember what to say

Can’t shake this ugly feeling, baby, but it’s not lasting

He was thinking of God, when he begged them to stop

Is there someone up there?

You will never know she said


Come right out and say it

I’ve lived enough to sing it

Come on, show em what you know

You’re gonna reap just what you sow


Get your opinions off my back

I said I’m going up the hill

When winter comes I will get things done

Start doing what I say

See the fires off in the distance

The little goddess said

We may not win this one, but I predict it, son

You might be a prophet

There is no way to stop our big stone love

Keep going up the mountain, yeah

From the mouth don’t come a kingdom


String me up I don’t care

Said I’ve lived enough to sing it

They said stop and drop him until he talks

But you’ll never make him say it


Every time I look up to you

Nothing to say

The king might prevail

But just for today


Every time I look up to you

Nothing to say

Those who talk hard

Got nothing to say.



Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : MON, JUN 28, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Watch The Shins’ Oh, Inverted World (20th Anniversary Remaster) Official Videos With Newly Remastered Audio and HD Visuals “The Past and Pending” & “New Slang” (2004 Alternate Video) Available On YouTube For The First Time Ever

Earlier this month Sub Pop released the 20th Anniversary remastered version of The Shins’ much-beloved debut album Oh, Inverted World. Today, the videos for “The Past and Pending,” the album’s lamenting closing cut, and the 2004 Alternate Video for “New Slang,” are available for the first time ever as official uploads on YouTube. They both contain newly remastered audio and HD visual upgrades.  Updated versions of “Know Your Onion!” and the original, 2001 version of “New Slang,” are also available.
 
Originally released on June 19th, 2001, Oh, Inverted World is the earth-shattering, indie-rock-redefining album from The Shins, and is presented here in its finest form. The classic tunes get new life with mastering by Bob Ludwig, under band leader James Mercer’s watchful eye. The new front cover of this edition of Oh, Inverted World features an ‘inverted’ color scheme, on a die-cut jacket, and includes a booklet filled with vintage photos, handwritten lyrics, liner notes, and more.
 
The music on Oh, Inverted World is obviously essential, and this remastering truly makes this the album Mercer always wanted it to be. Never quite satisfied with the sonics of the original, Mercer took the 20th anniversary of the album as his opportunity to finally set the (literal!) record straight. And the results sound stellar: great for new fans, and well worth the attention for those who fell in love with it in the first place.
 
Oh, Inverted World saw new praise from the likes of MOJO (“The newly finessed sound is consistent with Mercer’s erudite craftsmanship.” ★★★★), UNCUT (8/10), The Sun (★★★★ ½) and Shindig (★★★★★), alongside reappraisals in interviews and reviews from the likes of BillboardEntertainment WeeklyApple MusicStereogumBrooklyn VeganFLOOD and Treble.


The Oh, Inverted World (20th Anniversary Remaster) is now available from megamart.subpop.comThe Shins merch store, select independent retailers in North Americathe U.K., EU, Australia and New Zealand. The vinyl LP will be available in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand on July 23rd, 2021.



The Shins
Oh, Inverted World (20th Anniversary Remaster)
 
Tracklisting:
1. Caring Is Creepy
2. One by One All Day
3. Weird Divide
4. Know Your Onion!
5. Girl Inform Me
6. New Slang
7. The Celibate Life
8. Girl on the Wing
9. Your Algebra
10. Pressed in a Book
11. The Past and Pending


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : THU, JUN 24, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Stream “This Wedding Is My Warzone” + Bob’s Playlist From The Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2 Available August 20th, 2021 Worldwide From Sub Pop

Today you can stream “This Wedding Is My Warzone” + our new Bob’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 Popselect independent retailers in North Americain the U.K. and in Europe.

 
Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2 Limited Deluxe Edition

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

NEWS : TUE, JUN 22, 2021 at 7:00 AM

“Days Like These” is the first song and video from the gorgeous, arresting new album from LOW, HEY WHAT, out September 10th, 2021 worldwide on Sub Pop

HEY WHAT, the astonishing new Low album, will be released worldwide on September 10th, 2021 on Sub Pop Records. In anticipation of the new album, the beloved group is sharing “Days Like These,” the first single, and its official video, helmed by their longtime friend and director, Karlos Rene Ayala. You can watch “Days Like These” by clicking here.

HEY WHAT is Low’s thirteenth full-length release in twenty-seven years, and their third with producer BJ Burton. The new album finds the group focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share. These ten pieces—each built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hook—are turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them. The ineffable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life raft. Layers of distorted sound accrete with each new verse - building, breaking, colossal then restrained, a solemn vow only whispered. There will be time to unravel and attribute meaning to the music and art of these times, but the creative moment looks FORWARD, with teeth.
 
HEY WHAT is now available for preorder on CD/LP/CS/DSPs from Sub Pop. LP preorders from megamart.subpop.comselect independent retailers in North America and in the U.K, and in Europe will receive the limited Loser Edition on clear vinyl (while supplies last). HEY WHAT’s minimal album cover, evoking interference patterns, was designed by UK multidisciplinary artist Peter Liversidge.




HEY WHAT is the band’s first release since Double Negative, one of the best-reviewed albums of 2018, with year-end honors from Uncut (#1), The Guardian, MOJO, NPR, Vulture, The Wire, and more. The album also earned “Best of the Decade: 2010s” placement from Aquarium DrunkardBrooklyn VeganPitchfork, and Stereogum.
 
Low has announced a 30 date world tour with North American shows beginning in March 2022, with UK & European dates to follow in May. See below for a full list of shows. 
 
North America 2022:
Mar. 22 - Bloomington, IN - Bishop
Mar. 25 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Mar. 26 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Mar. 28 - Washington, DC - Miracle Theatre
Mar. 29 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
Mar. 31 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Apr. 01 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theater
Apr. 02 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
Apr. 04 - Toronto, ON - The Axis Club
Apr. 05 - Detroit, MI - Loving Touch 
Apr. 08 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
 
UK & Europe 2022:
Apr. 25 - Edinburgh, UK - Queen’s Hall
Apr. 26 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Apr. 27 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Cathedral
Apr. 28 - Brighton, UK - St. George’s Church Brighton
Apr. 29 - London, UK - St. John at Hackney Church -
Apr. 30 - Bristol, UK - Trinity
May 02 - Paris, FR - Alhambra
May 03 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche Köln
May 04 - Antwerp, BE - TRIX
May 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
May 06 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall
May 07 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega
May 09 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefährlich
May 10 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
May 11 - Vienna, AT - Wuk
May 12 - Bologna, IT - Teatro Duse
May 13 - Lausanne, CH- Les Docks
May 14 - Zurich, CH - Mascotte


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 : MON, JUN 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Hannah Jadagu to embark on her first-ever tour supporting Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing’s co-headlining dates this fall

Hannah Jadagu (pron. juh-dah-goo) will embark on her first-ever tour, supporting Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils co-headlining trek, this fall. The 22-date midwest, southern, and east coast jaunt begins Monday, October 4th and runs through Monday, November 1st, 2021, and will have stops in Cleveland, Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Iowa City, Lawrence, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Gainesville, Athens, Charlotte, Richmond, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, and Brooklyn. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, June 25th at noon (LOCAL).
 
Preceding the tour, Hannah will perform at WDST’s Sunset Sessions with Elijah Wolf on Friday, July 23rd at Opus 40 in Saugerties, NY. Please find a full list of tour dates below.
 
For these dates, Hannah will be supporting What Is Going On?, her acclaimed, five-song debut EP, out now on all DSPs from Sub Pop. Hailing from Mesquite, Texas and now residing in New York, the incredibly resourceful 19 year-old records and produces her music all through her iPhone 7. Using Garageband iOS, an iRig, microphone, and guitar, Hannah has found a process that has served her well so far in her young recording career.
 
Fri. Jul. 23 - Saugerties, NY - WDST Sunset Sessions @ Opus 40 ^
Mon. Oct. 04 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
Tue. Oct. 05 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue *
Wed. Oct. 06 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
Thu. Oct. 07 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
Fri. Oct. 08 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar and Hall *
Sat. Oct. 09 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s Oasis *
Sun. Oct. 10 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater *
Wed. Oct. 13 - Dallas, TX - GMBG *
Thu. Oct. 14 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk *
Fri. Oct.15 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger *
Sat. Oct. 16 - Houston, TX - Satellite Bar *
Mon. Oct. 18 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor *
Wed. Oct. 20 - Miami, FL - The Ground *
Thu. Oct. 21 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre *
Fri. Oct. 22  - Gainesville, FL - High Dive *
Sat. Oct. 23 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theater *
Mon. Oct. 25 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground *
Tue. Oct. 26 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry *
Wed. Oct. 27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
Thu. Oct. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
Sat. Oct. 30 - Boston, MA - Royale *
Mon. Nov. 01 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
* w/ Wild Nothing + Beach Fossils
^ w/ Elijah Wolf
 
What people are saying about Hannah Jadagu:
“…Just glorious. Her voice, the production, these sweet reflective melodies. Just all works so well together.” [What Is Going On?]- NPR Music
 
“The New York via Texas transplant sings of trying to find her way in a myriad of inflection points in her life and in society. Whether it is racial and gender equality (“My Bones”), the crush of any given day (“Sundown”), or romantic tribulations (“What Is Going On?”), Jadagu wraps her concerns in shimmery layers of off-center pop frosting.” [What Is Going On?] - Under the Radar
 
“When immersed in the raw beauty of Hannah Jadagu’s SubPop debut EP, What is Going On?, many things spring to mind. How does she build such nuanced melodic tension with her lyrics? How does she write such introspectively brilliant lyrics?” - Ones to Watch
 
“Jadagu’s songs have an inherently chill quality that feel almost effortless.” - Dallas Observer
 
“A catchy dose of indie/dream pop that makes good on the promise of Hannah’s Soundcloud singles.” [“Think Too Much”] - Brooklyn Vegan
 
“She does a great job of expressing a sense of being trapped in a loop of negative thoughts (“why does it feel like I’m digging a hole?”) while keeping the music light and breezy.” [“Think Too Much” / “20 Best Rock Songs Right Now”] - The FADER
 
“The title track of the debut EP from 18-year-old New York-by-way-of-Texas singer/songwriter Hannah Jadagu,” What is Going On?” is one of the better ‘song of the summer’ candidates we’ve heard thus far in this young year. With a Strat as her weapon of choice, Jadagu coats the song’s anxious lyrics with a breezy, perfect ’n’ simple riff. Just the right touch of distortion, a catchy lead guitar hook, and warm washes of synths as background muscle? Can’t ask for much more than that.” - Guitar World
 
“An immediate charmer—dreamy melodies emboldened by a neurotic interiority—and maybe the greatest song about fearing turning 23 since Blink-182’s “What’s My Age Again?”  [“Think Too Much”] - Jezebel
 
 “Dreamy synths and beats” [“Think Too Much” / 40 Artists You Need To Hear/March] - Alternative Press
 
“The songs of her debut EP, What Is Going On?, were all written and recorded through her mobile phone, yet despite her limited resources, the songs sound lush, and perfectly formed, showing what can be done if you find a method that works for you.” - For the Rabbits
 
“A colorful dose of sweet, soaring psych and folk seems to coalesce into its own new genre… “Think Too Much” is intimate, but feels like it was always meant to be shared not with a diary, but a full audience: Jadagu’s dazzling performance is underscored by haunting lyrics that delve into one’s inner demons, uncertainties, and self-doubts – and an ethereal, catchy chorus all about overcoming these obstacles.” - Atwood Magazine
 
“Will delight your ears and …will warm your heart.” [“Think Too Much”] - Closed Captioned
 
“The near 3-minute track begins with melodic guitar strumming before light drums kick in and give the song the feeling of a great summer pop tune. As Jadagu’s soft, gorgeous voice swears “It’s all in your head,” backing vocals from a group falsetto choir bring the song’s energy to life even more.” [“Think Too Much”] - MXDWN
 
“The track spans just under 3 minutes long and it captures a rosy, youthful wonder. Jadagu’s dreamy vocals paired with the lo-fi instrumentation gives “Think Too Much” a light bedroom pop haze. There’s a feelgood nature to the track, especially with its jangly guitars and upbeat bounce.” [“Think Too Much”] - Abduction Radiation
 
“[A] brilliant letter of introduction…” [“Think Too Much”] -  Binaural
 
“The single features a chorus-drenched riff and phased strums reminiscent of the Beach Fossils guitar sound. The crisp packet drum sound is loaded with lo-fi tones and a tinge of hip hop. Hannah’s vocals are addictively sentimental, the melody echoed by the jovial lead guitar.” [“What Is Going On?”] - The Most Radicalist
 
“Invitingly-vernal and open-hearted…” [“Think Too Much”] - The Autumn Roses


Hannah Jadagu
What Is Going On?


Tracklisting:
1. My Bones
2. Sundown
3. Think Too Much
4. What Is Going On?
5. Bleep Bloop

 


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, JUN 16, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Watch Flock of Dimes’ perform Head of Roses standouts “Two” and “One More Hour” from Live at Betty’s EP available on all digital streaming platforms today on Sub Pop

Today, June 16th, Flock of Dimes is releasing Live at Betty’s, a two-song live EP featuring Head of Roses standouts “One More Hour” and “Two,” which is available at all DSPs from Sub Pop. The songs were recorded live with a full band - which includes members of Mountain Man and Sylvan Esso - at Betty’s in Durham, North Carolina in the Spring of 2021. Wasner recorded the acclaimed Head of Roses at the studio in the summer of 2020, and these performances bring the songs to life in the very space in which they were conceived.
 
The Live at Betty’s EP also celebrates the announcement of Flock of Dimes’ first headlining US tour dates in support of Head of Roses this fall. The tour begins Tuesday, October 5th and runs through Monday, October 11th, and will include stops at Richmond Music Hall in Richmond (VA), Ottobar in Baltimore (MD), Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw (NC), Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia (PA), and Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (NY). Her live band for these shows will include Matt McCaughan (Bon Iver), Alan Good Parker (Natalie Prass, Matthew E. White), and Michael Libramento (Hiss Golden Messenger, Dr. Dog, Floating Action), who also performed on the Live At Betty’s release. See a full list of dates below.
 
Flock of Dimes’ Head of Roses is available now on CD/CS/DSPs worldwide through Sub Pop. The album was produced by Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso) and Wasner, engineered by Bella Blasko with additional engineering by Sanborn, mixed by Ari Picker and Blasko, and mastered by Huntley Miller. The album features appearances from guitarist Meg Duffy, Bon Iver’s Matt McCaughan, Wye Oak’s Andy Stack, and Landlady’s Adam Schatz. Head of Roses follows the release of Like So Much Desire, her acclaimed digital EP released June 2020 on Sub Pop.
 
Flock of Dimes’ Head of Roses has earned praise from international outlets including New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Sydney Morning Herald, NPR’s Weekend Edition, Uncut, PASTE (“Best Albums of April”), NPR Music (“New Music Friday” and “Best Albums of April”), Stereogum, PitchforkSF ChronicleGuitar WorldUnder the Radar, and more. The album also spent 2 weeks at #1 on the NACC 200 college charts.
 
Recently, Stereogum included Head of Roses on its “Best Albums of 2021 (So Far),” and said, “We all know Jenn Wasner doesn’t miss, but her new Flock Of Dimes album is particularly masterful…From the scathing churn of “Price Of Blue” to fragile reckonings like “Lightning” or dreamlike yearning in “One More Hour,” she traces the mechanics of heartbreak and the arc of grief. She emerges from loss not just with a new understanding of herself, but one of the best albums of her career.” SPIN included the album on its “30 Best Albums of 2021” (So Far), and offered this, “Shifting away from the electropop of her debut, Head of Roses is full of spacious guitar compositions, designed to draw attention to Wasner’s silky voice — a winsome instrument used to deliver rough truths. “Hope is still keeping my head above water/ ‘Til the moment before I choke,” she sings with Dolly Parton-ish longing on “Awake for the Sunrise.” Wasner may be striving for joy, but roses can’t grow without dirt.”
 
Tour Dates
Fri. Aug. 27th - Charlotte, NC -  Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre ^
Tue. Oct. 05 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Music Hall
Thu. Oct. 07- Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Fri. Oct. 08 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
Sun. Oct. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Mon. Oct. 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
^ w/ My Morning Jacket
 
What people are saying about Head of Roses:
“More than anything she’s released before, Head of Roses makes room for the multiplicity of Wasner’s artistic voice. None of the singles sound anything alike — not the springy, off-kilter pop of ‘Two’ nor the slow-burning, psych-rock of ‘Price of Blue’ — and none of them quite prepare the listener for the gorgeously subdued second half of the album, which features several of the most stirring ballads Wasner has ever recorded. The common element holding all of these disparate parts together is her luminous, jewel-toned voice.” - New York Times
 
“Through blistering indie-rock songs and sparse, tender ballads, Head of Roses mines the dissolution of a romantic relationship to reveal the interconnections between loss and love, and between heartbreak and healing.”[“The Best Music of April”] - NPR Music
 
“An album that is as deeply introspective as it is creatively bold and ambitious (8/10).” - Uncut
 
“[Head of Roses] sees her incorporating her multifarious musical styles into a bright fusion of organic, dreamy rock and electronic pop.” [“22 albums we can’t wait to hear in April”] - The AV Club
 
“The album is — as you might expect — strikingly beautiful throughout.” - Stereogum
 
“Her second full-length outing, Head of Roses, is a triumphant signifier of professional and personal growth.”  ★★★★ - The Independent
 
“A dazzling and harmonious display of styles and influences.” ★★★★ - The Sydney Morning Herald
 
Head of Roses feels like an emotional journey where every new feeling, moment of rest and sonic surprise is hard-won.” [8.1/10] - PASTE
 
Head of Roses is a journey toward healing and marks another strong entry in Flock of Dimes’ growing catalog of work.” ★★★★ - All Music
 
“The record is a stylish yet starkly honest amalgam of Wasner’s soul-searching introspection and multi-instrumental wizardry, merging dappled synth lines and woozy six-strings into bright cathartic compositions.” - Guitar World
 
“A project that ups the ante in her musical complexity… The impact is hypnotic.” - CLASH
 
“An album of subtle yet emotionally resonant songs.’ - Dusted
 
“The best material from the North Carolina artist’s prolific musical universe in years.” - SF Chronicle
 
“Not only a sonic delight, but a lyrical treasure trove full of personal truths that strike a universal chord (83/100)” - Beats Per Minute
 
“All hail Jenn Wasner. Whether it’s as one half of Baltimore dream pop combo Wye Oak or her solo project Flock of Dimes, Wasner’s songs take their time, fully enveloping you in reverb-drenched vocals and soaring electric guitars. From the first fuzzy riff to the closing staticky feedback breakdown, “Price of Blue” is heavy and immersive, delivering a standout track on an album with zero skips.” - Men’s Health
 
“Wasner’s command of grace for herself and others ultimately becomes a source of soothing as Head of Roses unfolds. Layers push aside to reveal a core scented with forgiveness and healing. Flock of Dimes has become the vehicle for Wasner’s most personal reflections, which makes it the one to treasure most.” - Under the Radar
 
“…Jenn Wasner’s second solo album sounds confident. Textural layers of guitar and synth offer depth, yet allow her voice to lead the way.” - Pitchfork


Flock of Dimes
Live at Betty’s
 
Tracklisting:
1. Two
2. One More Hour


Posted by Abbie Gobeli