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NEWS : THU, AUG 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Buy It Again For The First Time: Classic Sunny Day Real Estate + Damien Jurado, Back on Vinyl

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How it feels to be someone who preorders a coveted, long out of print Sunny Day Real Estate album on vinyl: FREAKIN’AMAZING. 

As of Friday, August 5, 2016, Sunny Day Real Estate’s first three albums will now be available on cassette, as well as a vinyl repress of How It Feels To Be Something On, back in print for the first time in too many years. 


About How It Feels To Be Something On:

In 1997, Sub Pop approached Sunny Day’s members for help in compiling a rarities album. Because there were so few usable tracks, band founders Jeremy Enigk and Dan Hoerner agreed to get together and write some new material to augment the archival songs, but they wound up crafting an entire new album in a matter of days.

Without Mendel, who remains with Foo Fighters to this day, Sunny Day reunited to recordHow It Feels to Be Something On. After 2000’s The Rising Tide, the band split, with Mendel continuing his work with the Foo Fighters, though Enigk, Goldsmith, and Mendel did reconvene to record an album under the name The Fire Theft in 2003. Sunny Day Real Estate reunited for a series of shows in 2010.


[Sunny Day Real Estate : How It Feels To Be Something On]



[Sunny Day Real Estate cassettes : How It Feels To Be Something On - LP2 - Diary

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Feels like the first time. BECAUSE IT IS! Damien Jurado classics ’Ghost of David’ and ’Rehearsals For Departure’ have, at long last, been pressed to vinyl. YES, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER. You’ll find these beloved titles in finer independent record stores starting Friday, August 5, 2016.


Seattle singer-songwriter Damien Jurado’s second album for Sub Pop, Rehearsals for Departure, is now available for pre-order on vinyl for the first time. Rehearsals was originally released March 9th, 1999. The album boasts a sharper, more streamlined songwriting approach than his debut, combining finger-picked acoustic guitar tracks with a number of full- band songs. Rehearsals for Departure was produced by The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow, who also played a variety of instruments on the album.


Ghost of David, the third album by Damien Jurado, is now available for pre-order on vinyl and cassette for the first time. Originally released September 19th, 2000. Damien Jurado is an urban-folk singer with his hand in the baskets of all the right fringe genres. He’s a storyteller, and the stories have matured steadily since he first appeared on the scene with the perfect balance of lighthearted pop and saddest of the sad on his early singles and first full-length, Waters Ave S. Since then, (with his second full-length, Rehearsals for Departure, the Gather in Song EP (both from 1999), and this year’s collection of found recordings, Postcards and Audio Letters) he’s moved more toward the dark, and if you ask him, he’ll tell you point blank that it’s in the dark where you’ll find us all. 



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, AUG 2, 2016 at 7:05 AM

Morgan Delt Shares New Track “Some Sunsick Day” off upcoming LP ‘Phase Zero’ + European Tour Dates

Here’s another brain-tickling track from Morgan Delt: ‘Some Sunsick Day” (off the forthcoming psychedelic masterpiece that is Phase Zero) is alive for you now in the digital musicverse. 

Delt’s European tour begins this Thurs, August 4 in Luxembourg-Bonnevoie at Rotondesbeen and ends August 20th in Stein Am Rhein, Switzerland at Klingen Openair Festival. Additionally, Delt’s previously announced North American trek runs September 14th-24th. (Full listing below.) More dates will be announced soon, so please stay tuned.


Phase Zero is out 8/26, and is available to preorder now over here. The album, which includes standout singles “I Don’t Wanna See What’s Happening Outside,” “The System of 1000 Lies,” and the aforementioned “Some Sunsick Day,” was performed entirely by Delt and recorded in his Topanga Canyon studio, with mastering by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering. 


[Photo Credit : Matt Draper]


Tour Dates
Aug. 04 - Luxembourg-Bonnevoie, LX -Rotondes
Aug. 05 - Liege, BE - Micro Festival
Aug. 06 - Yverdon-
les-Bains, CH - Club Paradis
Aug. 08 - Berlin, DE - Berghain Kantine
Aug. 09 - Copenhagen, DK - KB18
Aug. 10 - Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
Aug. 11 - Göteborg, SE - Way Out West Festival
Aug. 12 - Hamburg, DE - ÜBEL&GEFÄHRLICH
Aug. 13 - Amsterdam, NL -  Paradiso
Aug. 14 - Saint-Malo, FR - La Route du Rock Festival
Aug. 15 - London, UK - Moth Club
Aug. 16 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
Aug. 17 - Leeds, UK - A Nation of Shopkeepers
Aug. 18 - Brighton, UK - Prince Albert
Aug. 19 - Paris, FR - Le Point Ephemere
Aug. 20 - Stein Am Rhein, CH - Klingen Openair Festival
Sep. 14 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Sep. 15 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory
Sep. 16 - Toronto, ON - The Silver Dollar
Sep. 17 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
Sep. 20 - Washington, DC - DC9
Sep. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Sep. 23 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
Sep. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right

If it’s ticket links you seek, click this.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, JUL 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM

There’s a fantastic new video for “The Traveller” from the latest Beach House album, Thank Your Lucky Stars!

Beach House has just released “The Traveller,” their first official video from their latest album Thank Your Lucky Stars. The new visual was directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford, media artist and founder of Telefantasy Studios, an analog media lab dedicated to the creation of avant-garde television and experiments in video. The video was shot using an obsolete television camera and processed with a video synthesizer and a reconfigured broadcast mixer to create a realm outside of this dimension.

Beach House’s previously announced tour in support of Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry (the band’s OTHER 2015 full-length album release…) resumes August 5th in San Francisco at Outside Lands and runs through November 4th-6th in Austin at Sound on Sound Festival. Highlights for the tour include: Pickathon in Happy Valley, OR on August 7th; a club and theatre tour August 8th-26th; FYF in Los Angeles on August 28th; Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC on September 9th. There’s a full list of tour dates here.

Thank Your Lucky Stars (released October 16th, 2015) entered at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and peaked at #5 on the CMJ Top 200 chart.

Depression Cherry (released Aug. 28, 2015), the second consecutive top 10 album for Beach House, coming in at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, spent 5 weeks at #1 on the CMJ Top 200.

Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry were recorded during the same two-month span, and were produced by the band and Chris Coady at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Both original full-length albums are available now in North America from Sub Pop, in Europe from Bella Union and in Australia from Mistletone.


Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : WED, JUL 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Clipping Share Details + Dizzying Visuals For Sci-Fi/Dystopian Full-Length ‘Splendor & Misery’

Last night, Clipping dropped these dizzying visuals for new track “Baby Don’t Sleep” and details of their new full-length Splendor & Misery, a Sci-Fi/dystopian concept album due out September 9th on Sub Pop/Deathbomb Arc.

Clipping are producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson, along with rapper/lyricist Daveed Diggs. [Yes THAT Daveed Diggs: Originator of the roles of the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton AND winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.]


“Baby Don’t Sleep” is Clipping’s collaboration with multi-disciplinary artist Cristopher Cichocki. The new video is an electrified vortex of visual art that jolts into the core of the group’s commanding noise-rap and musique concrete aesthetics. Captured within the industrial bellies of New York and Los Angeles, this meticulously detailed work is comprised from Cichocki’s visual experiments with interference static, oscilloscopic wavelengths, and flicker-frame animation.

Splendor & Misery is an Afrofuturist, dystopian concept album that follows the sole survivor of a slave uprising on an interstellar cargo ship, and the onboard computer that falls in love with him. Thinking he is alone and lost in space, the character discovers music in the ship’s shuddering hull and chirping instrument panels. William and Jonathan’s tracks draw an imaginary sonic map of the ship’s decks, hallways, and quarters, while Daveed’s lyrics ride the rhythms produced by its engines and machinery. In a reversal of H.P. Lovecraft’s concept of cosmic insignificance, the character finds relief in learning that humanity is of no consequence to the vast, uncaring universe. It turns out, pulling the rug out from under anthropocentrism is only horrifying to those who thought they were the center of everything to begin with. Ultimately, The character decides to pilot his ship into the unknown—and possibly into oblivion—instead of continuing on to worlds whose systems of governance and economy have violently oppressed him.          
 
The album is led by the highlights “Baby Don’t Sleep,” “A Better Place,” and “Air ‘Em Out,” was produced by the band, and mixed by Steve Kaplan in Los Angeles. The announcement of said album comes hot on the heels of the group’s just released Wriggle EP [see the GIFtastic title track video right over here].




Splendor & Misery will be available worldwide on CD/LP/DL/CASS, and is now up for preorder from Sub Pop and Deathbomb Arc.  Preorders through Sub Pop Mega Mart and independent retailers near you will receive the Loser edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last).

 
Clipping’s current tour schedule in support of Wriggle and Splendor & Misery includes: August 4th in Seattle at Neumos (with Cakes Da Killa and Porter Ray); August 19th in Los Angeles for the Perpetual Dawn Anniversary; A hometown release show on September 8th in Los Angeles at Highways Performance Space* (with Busdriver and Pedestrian Deposit); And September 11th at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival.
 
*The September 8th show is presented by Highways Performance Space, Artistic Directors, Leo Garcia & Patrick Kennelly.
 
Additional tour dates will be announced soon. For now, please find a current list of dates below.





Tour Dates
Aug. 04 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
Aug. 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Perpetual Dawn Anniversary Show (venue TBA)
Sep. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - Highways Performance Space**
Sep. 11 - San Francisco, CA - San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
* w/ Cakes Da Killa & Porter Ray
** w/ Busdriver, Pedestrian Deposit

Ticket links don’t sleep here.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, JUL 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Mass Gothic Share New Track “A Run” From ‘Sup Goth’ Digital EP (out 8/5) + Tour w/Kyle Craft

Mass Gothic will release their Sup Goth digital EP on August 5th worldwide through Sub Pop Records (that’s US!). The 5-song effort was recorded in New York this past spring, shortly after the release of Mass Gothic. Where the group’s self-titled debut chronicled the depths of depression, Sup Goth is the resulting catharsis.  The EP is also a collaborative affair between Noel Heroux and partner / bandmate Jessica Zambri, as it is the first Mass Gothic recording the pair have completed together.
 
Says Heroux, “I followed my previously usually-ignored instinct to allow the noise and color in my head to inform a specific, intentional sound as opposed to ‘throwing it all at the wall’ as I’ve done a thousand times before. It’s lyrically loose and conversational, informed by sonic landscape and stream of conscience. Jess approached her vocals similarly, although we hadn’t talked about it prior. We ended up with all these semi-hidden communications between us in the songs.”
 
Brooklyn Magazine says of “A Run“: “It’s expansive and positive and shimmering and anthemic, coming from a brave place populated by two people for whom love really does conquer all (see feature July 25th).”
 
Mass Gothic have also scheduled a short east coast tour in support of the EP and it’s self-titled debut, with label mate Kyle Craft. The trek begins August 9th in Montreal at La Vitrola and ends August 13th in Philadelphia at Boot & Saddle. There will be additional live dates announce soon, but for now… see below. 

[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]

ICYMI, watch Mass Gothic’s recently released, stark visual for the song “Nice Night,” from their self-titled debut, directed by returning Mass Gothic visuals director Addison Post (“Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me”).


Tour Dates
Aug. 09 - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola*
Aug. 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott*
Aug. 11 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
Aug. 12 - Washington, DC - DC9*
Aug. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle*
* w/ Kyle Craft

Go here for up-to-date ticket links.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JUL 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Listen To Brand New Track “Try My Robe” off GOAT’s Upcoming Album ‘Requiem’

Sub Pop is pleased to announce the release of Requiem by Swedish psych-rock collective GOAT. Requiem is the band’s third full-length and their second for Sub Pop, and the 13-track album features the songs “Try My Robe,” “Alarms,” and “Union of Sun and Moon.” Requiem finds GOAT focusing more on their subdued, bucolic ritualism than psilocybin freakouts, with a pronounced folk-rock influence pervading the album.  But Goat hasn’t foregone their fiery charms—tracks like “All-Seeing Eye” and “Goatfuzz” conjure the sultry pulsations that ensnared us on 2012’s World Music and 2014’s Commune.

Requiem is available to preorder now, and LP pre-orders through the Sub Pop Mega Mart and independent retailers near you will receive the limited Loser Edition on translucent red vinyl with black streaks (while supplies last).


GOAT have also announced upcoming European shows, as follows:

Tour Dates

Jul. 22 - Barcelos, Portugal - Milhoes de Festa

Jul. 23 - Barcelos, Portugal - Milhoes de Festa

Jul. 24 - Barcelos, Portugal - Milhoes de Festa

Sep. 03 - Wiltshire, United Kingdom - End of the Road Festival

Oct. 07 - Malmö, SE - Babel

Oct. 08 -  Köpenhamn, DK - Den grå hal

Oct. 10 - Köln, DE - Stadtgarten 

Oct. 11 - München, DE - Ampere

Oct. 12 - Berlin, DE  - Berghain

Oct. 13 - Heidelberg, DE - Karlstorbahnhof EnjoyJazz

Oct. 14 - Paris, FR - Cabaret Sauvage

Oct. 17 - Brighton, UK - All Saints Church

Oct. 18 - London, UK - Coronet

Oct. 19 - Bristol, UK - SWX 

Oct. 21 - Glasgow, UK - 02 ABC 

Oct. 22 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall

Ticket links are here.


Posted by Rachel White