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NEWS : WED, JUN 8, 2022 at 7:00 AM

WE’RE HIRING: THE SUB POP STORE AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT IS CURRENTLY SEEKING A PART-TIME SALES CLERK (JUN 2022)

Sub Pop is currently accepting resumes from energetic, responsible, detail-oriented, and dependable candidates for a part-time/weekend/evening/Seasonal Summer Help Sales Clerk position at our terribly impressive store at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This guy.

Responsibilities include:

 • Greeting and assisting customers in a friendly manner. 
 • Full compliance with Sea-Tac operation rules and strict TSA regulations and restrictions. 
 • Efficient handling of cash and credit card transactions. 
 • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively. 
 • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. 
 • Assisting in organizing and restocking the store. 
 • Maintaining the general appearance of the store. 
 • Contributing to the team retail effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed. 

Qualified candidates will have: 

 • Previous experience in the retail environment. 
 • Knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the City of Seattle.
 • A friendly and enthusiastic disposition with customers and staff. 
 • Strong and clear communication skills. 
 • A general understanding of retail Point of Sale systems. 
 • Flexibility in schedule and willingness to work early or late hours. 

The Sub Pop Airport Store at Sea-Tac is open from 7am-7pm, 365 days a year. 

Please send your resume to airportstore@subpop.com.


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, MAY 24, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Watch TV Priest’s “It Was Beautiful” Official Video

Watch TV Priest’s new video for “It Was Beautiful,” a new single from My Other People, their forthcoming new album. The dizzying single-shot performance visual was directed, produced, and filmed by the band in East London.
 
Vocalist Charlie Drinkwater says this of the single, “‘It Was Beautiful’ is a love song about the past, present, and future. A reminder that love is the most essential thing. The words came fast; it was recorded in a single emotive session, the first song we wrote together after my family had gone through a difficult experience and I think you can hear that in the kind of melancholy euphoria that plays out as the song progresses. In some ways it’s a coda to the whole album; a reminder to guard your hope fiercely.”
 
TV Priest’s international touring in support of My Other People resumes Friday, June 5th in Brittany, France at Art Rock Festival and now runs through Saturday, November 26th in Cologne, Germany at Artheater. This announcement now includes new shows in the UK (Latitude Festival, Jul. 24th), Italy (Sienna’s TV Spenta Festival, Jul. 24th), Netherlands (Nijmegen, Oct. 24th; Groningen, Oct. 25th; Rotterdam, Oct. 26th; London Calling in Amsterdam, Nov. 26th), France (Paris, Nov. 15th; Le Havre, Nov. 16th; Nantes, Nov. 18th; Lille, Nov. 19th) with additional dates in Belgium (Nov. 20th), Switzerland (Zurich, Nov. 22nd), Germany (Berlin, Nov. 24th). For up to date information on tickets, please visit TV Priest.com.
 
Fri. Jun. 05 - Brittany, FR - Art Rock Festival
Sat. Jun. 06 - Tours, FR - Aucard De Tours
Fri. Jun. 17 - London, UK - Rough Trade East
Mon. Jun. 20 - Brighton, UK - Resident*
Tue. Jun. 21 - Southsea Portsmouth, UK - Pie & Vinyl*
Wed. Jun. 22 - Totnes, UK - Drift*
Thu. Jun. 23 - Leeds, UK - The Vinyl Whistle*
Sun. Jul. 03 - Hyeres, FR - Pointu Festival
Fri. Jul. 22 - Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
Sun. Jul. 24 - Sienna, IT - TVSpenta Festival
Tue. Jul.26 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Wed. Jul. 27 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
Fri. Jul. 29 - Montréal, QC - Bar le Ritz PDB
Sat. Jul. 30 - Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern
Sun. Jul. 31 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
Thu. Aug. 04 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Fri. Aug. 05 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Sat. Aug. 06 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
Sun. Aug. 07 - Seattle, WA - Clock-Out Lounge
Fri. Sep. 03 - Salisbury, UK - End of the Road Festival
Fri. Sep. 09 - Heusden, NL - Misty Fields Festival
Sat. Sep. 17 - Leicester, UK - Wide Eyed Festival
Mon. Oct. 24 - Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn
Tue. Oct. 25 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Tue. Oct. 26 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown
Fri. Oct. 28 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling Festival
Sun. Oct. 30 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
Mon. Oct. 31 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
Tue. Nov. 01 - Dublin, IE - The Workman’s Cellar                
Thu. Nov. 03 - Manchester, UK - Yes (Pink Room)
Fri. Nov. 04 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
Sat. Nov. 05 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall       
Mon. Nov. 07 - Cambridge, UK  - Portland Arms
Tue. Nov. 08 - Leicester, UK - Firebug Bar  
Thu. Nov. 10 - London, UK - Scala
Fri. Nov. 11 - Reading, UK -The Face Bar
Sat. Nov. 12 -  Southampton, UK - The Joiners
Sun. Nov. 13 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
Tue. Nov. 15 - Paris, FR - TBC
Wed. Nov. 16 - Le Havre, FR - Le Tetris
Fri. Nov. 18 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux
Sat. Nov. 19 - Lille, FR - L’Aeronef
Sun. Nov. 20 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
Tue. Nov. 22 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Thu. Nov. 24 - Berlin, DE - Privatvclub
Fri. Nov. 25 - Cologne, DE - Artheater
* Stripped down performances
 
My Other People, the group’s follow-up to Uppers, their acclaimed debut, will be available worldwide on June 17th, 2022 from Sub Pop.
 
My Other People, which features the aforementioned “It Was Beautiful,” and additional highlights “Limehouse Cut”“One Easy Thing”and “Bury Me In My Shoes,” was produced by band member/multi-instrumentalist Nic Bueth at Studio East in London.
 
My Other People is now available to preorder from Sub Pop. LPs purchased through megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers in North America will receive the Opaque Pink w/white smoke vinyl version (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP preorders in the U.K. and Europe  through select independent retailers will receive the album on clear vinyl.
 
What people have said about TV Priest:
“On these new tracks, vocalist Charlie Drinkwater continues to resemble Joe Talbot, but I can just as easily hear Nick Cave, Jim Morrison, and Protomartyr’s Joe Casey in those bellows. His bandmates sound spry and adventurous, brimming with ideas and kinetic energy.” [“Bury Me In My Shoes”] - Stereogum
 
“The music has a real wielding tone throughout buzzing guitars and yelled vocals offering itself up with plenty of on the side feels.” [“Bury Me In My Shoes”] - Closed Captioned
 
“Frontman Charlie Drinkwater makes a startling statement. “I’m going to take these clothes off now,” he sings, offering up an image that seems to reveal the very core of this stunning new offering.” [“One Easy Thing”] - Far Out
 
“Charlie Drinkwater’s vulnerable side comes to the fore in ‘One Easy Thing’, with a voice that lends itself as capably to emotive ballads as it does to hook-heavy punk” [“One Easy Thing”] - Riot Mag
 
“Thoughtful and metronomic in equal measure, the plucking guitar chords at the forefront of the sonics with a mesmeric rhythm which is almost hypnotic in its delivery.” - [“Limehouse Cut”] -Backseat Mafia
 
“Stark and sinister, this track is a Nick Cave-esque lament on urban displacement and a longing for beautiful landscapes.” - [“Limehouse Cut”] - The Times
 
“Beautifully sparse in it’s opening refrain, the track points to a change of direction for the band. Sonically, the new single seems lighter than their previous output, aligning more with the booming British Post-Punk scene than with their krautrock inspired roots.” [“One Easy Thing”] - When The Horn Blows
 
“The song is dark, a rock with a riff that is pleasant, Charlie Drinkwater’s vocals over the top are reminiscent of Johnny Cash. The song evokes the feeling of exhaustion without being exhausting to listen to.” [“One Easy Thing”] - ASBO Magazine
 
“Fuzzed-out post punk from London four-piece…harsh, brittle eruptions offering up a variety of teeth-rattling noises.” [Uppers] - Uncut
 
“The post-punk band have caught attention with a string of superb singles, exemplifying their scorching post-punk sound.” [Uppers] - CLASH
 
“Uppers…should rubber stamp TV Priest as one of, if not your favorite new act” [Uppers] - The Line of Best Fit
 
“Ragged yet tight, sprawling yet focussed, it’s a singular vision of a disparate time.” [Uppers] ★★★★ DORK
 
“Scratch the surface, peel away the layers and you’ll find something here to make you think there might be something more to come.” [Uppers, Best Albums of 2021] - Louder Than War
 
“Sultry, prophetic lyricism with brash instrumentation…” [“This Island”] - Brooklyn Vegan


 TV Priest
My Other People

 
Tracklisting
1. One Easy Thing
2. Bury Me In My Shoes
3. Limehouse Cut
4. I Have Learnt Nothing
5. It Was Beautiful
6. The Happiest Place On Earth
7. My Other People
8. The Breakers
9. Unraveling
10. It Was A Gift
11. I Am Safe Here
12. Sunland

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : FRI, MAY 20, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Weird Nightmare’s Self-Titled Debut Album Is Available Today

Hey, guess what? Starting today, you can listen to the excellent self-titled debut from Weird Nightmare in its entirety. Weird Nightmare is, of course, the electrifying new project from METZ guitarist and singer Alex Edkins. This new album features the standout singles, “Lusitania,” “Searching for You”, “Wrecked (feat. Bully), and now “Darkroom”.” You can listen to the full album here.

LP pre-orders from megamart.sub pop.com, select independent retailers in North America, and in the UK, and in Europe will receive the album on Transparent Cotton Candy Swirl vinyl and Coke Bottle Clear vinyl respectively and while supplies last (please see below mock-up).


Weird Nightmare has a clutch of North American shows, including a hometown album release show on May 21st in Toronto, ON at The Baby G. The band will also hit the road on a 7-date co-headlining tour with labelmates Kiwi Jr. Click here for a full list of shows. 

What people have been saying about Weird Nightmare:

“…an enjoyable authentic collection of alt. pop emotions that are performed with passion and feeling rather than technical perfection. Weird Nightmare will bring a little noisy sunshine to your day.” - Narc 

“‘Wrecked,’ Weird Nightmare’s third and latest single is a driving and ardent guitar pop anthem centered around big hooks, enormous power chords and sweetly, lived-in lyricism.” - [“Wrecked”] Joy of Violent Movement

“…the track comes packed with gritty guitars and dreamy melodies.” -  [“Wrecked”] Indie 88

“As the guitars blister and the rhythms explode within this boisterous piece of ’90s-inflicted college-radio rock, the two emphatically tell their friends and loved ones that they won’t leave their sides again, not after what we’ve experienced the past two-plus years.” -  [“Wrecked”] The Revue

“All chiming chords and smart harmonies, Wrecked is a boisterous ode to ’90s indie-rock and everything that followed.” -  [“Wrecked”] Guitar World



Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : FRI, MAY 20, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Watch Beach House’s Performance of “Superstar” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Last night, Beach House performed the Once Twice Melody single and standout “Superstar,” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  New York Times says of the song, “Beach House’s music contains many gifts, but it’s the group’s ability to magnify life’s small dramas into sky-sized emotions that glitters.”
 
Beach House’s headlining international tour in support of Once Twice Melody, which resumes May 21st with a show in Dublin at The National Stadium, has been extended through November 2022. New dates for this announcement include Omaha, NE’s Maha Festival (July 29th-30th), Portugal’s Paredes De Coura  (Aug. 17th-20th), Salt Lake City, UT’s Ogden Twilight (August 25th), Pasadena, CA’s This Ain’t No Picnic (Aug. 28th), Las Vegas, NV’s Life Is Beautiful (Sep. 16th-18th), Bentonville, AR’s Format Festival (Sep. 23rd-25th), and Primavera Sound Editions in Brazil, (Sao Paulo, Nov. 5th), Chile (Santiago, Nov. 11th), and Argentina (Buenos Aires, Nov. 13th). For up to date information on tickets, please visit beachhousebaltimore.com.
 

Sat. May 21 - Dublin, IE - The National Stadium [Sold Out]
Mon. May 23 - Glasgow - Barrowland Ballroom [Sold Out]
Tue. May 24 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy [Sold Out]
Thu. May 26 - London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton [Sold Out]
Sat. May 28 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma
Mon. May 30 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
Tue. May 31 - Paris, FR - L’Olympia [Sold Out]
Thu. Jun. 02 - Nimes, FR - Paloma
Sat. Jun. 04 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
Tue. Jun. 07 - Cologne, DE - Carlswerk Victoria
Wed. Jun. 08 - Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle
Thu. Jun. 09 - Copenhagen, DK - Falkoner Centre
Fri. Jul. 08 - Richmond, VA - The National [Sold Out]
Sat. Jul. 09 - Asheville, NC - Rabbit Rabbit
Sun. Jul. 10 - Louisville, KY - Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
Tue. Jul. 12 - Cleveland, OH  - Agora Theatre
Wed. Jul. 13 - Chicago, IL - Radius
Fri. Jul. 15 -  Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
Sat. Jul. 16 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS [Sold Out]
Mon. Jul. 18 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
Tue. Jul. 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
Wed. Jul. 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
Fri. Jul. 22 - Boston, MA - Roadrunner [Sold Out]
Sat. Jul. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met
Sun. Jul. 24 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Sat. Jul. 30 - Omaha, NE - Maha Festival
Tue. Aug. 16  -  Sat. Aug. 20 - Paredes de Coura, PT - Paredes de Coura Festival
Thu. Aug. 18 - Sun. Aug. 21 - Powys, UK - Green Man Festival
Thu. Aug. 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Ogden Twilight
Sun. Aug. 28 - Pasadena, CA - This Ain’t No Picnic Festival
Sun. Sep. 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Life is Beautiful Festival
Sat. Sep. 24 - Bentonville, AR - Format Festival
Sat. Nov. 5 - Sao Paulo, BR - Primavera Sound Sao Paulo
Fri. Nov. 11 - Santiago de Chile, CL - Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile
Sun. Nov. 13 - Buenos Aires, AR - Primavera Sound Buenos Aires

 

Once Twice Melody features 18 tracks, and was presented in 4 chapters with lyric animations for each song. Watch the lyric animations for the entire album now at Beach House’s YouTube channel
 
Once Twice Melody is the first album produced entirely by Beach House, and was recorded at Pachyderm studio in Cannon Falls, MN, United Studios in Los Angeles, CA, and Apple Orchard Studios in Baltimore, MD. For the first time, a live string ensemble was used, with arrangements by David Campbell. Once Twice Melody was mostly mixed by Alan Moulder but a few tracks were also mixed by Caesar Edmunds, Trevor Spencer, and Dave Fridmann.
 
Recently, Once Twice Melody peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Albums Sales Chart, the band’s first-ever record to do so. It also debuted at #1 on the Top Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Tastemaker Albums, and Top Current Album Sales charts (see Billboard’s March 1st news story). The album also spent six weeks at #1 on the NACC 200 College Charts.
 
All formats of Once Twice Melody are available from Sub PopBella Union (UK/Europe), and Mistletone (Australia / New Zealand), and select independent retailers in North America.
 
What people are saying about Once Twice Melody:
“It’s also so sublimely imagistic that it makes you wonder why film directors and music supervisors haven’t been hounding Legrand and Scally to create movie scores.” The New Yorker
 
“Their most cinematic, certainly most expansive release in the nearly 20 years they’ve been putting out music together” - NPR Music
 
“Beach House proves there’s more to the duo than fans may think, with brash, lively arrangements that shine as much as the restrained ones (B+).” AV Club
 
“Legrand and Scally have truly outdone themselves…” Consequence
 
“Their records are swelling Feels Generators, powered as much by mood and vibe as songcraft. But with their eighth album they’ve created a galaxy. Once Twice Melody is by far – and by design – Beach House’s most sprawling record to date, but it’s also their most cohesive, fully realized record since Bloom.” - Brooklyn Vegan
 
Once Twice Melody sometimes seems more like a painting than an album, one in which bits of color have been added to every corner over a long stretch of time..” Wall Street Journal
 
“It’s in the duo’s ability to create music that possesses the same intimacy regardless of its scope. And that’s a magic trick that never loses its allure (8/10).” UNCUT
 
“Their brand of meticulously crafted songwriting, candy-flossed melodies and textured, widescreen ambiance remain as compelling and mesmerizing as ever.” SPIN
 
“Another towering landmark in their career (9/10).” The Line of Best Fit
 
“This is a work of cinematic beauty.” ★★★★ The Telegraph
 
“The duo have not so much transformed as honed their vision, leading to this superb double album.” ★★★★ The Times of London
 
“With its incredible ability to balance horror and romance, machinery and humanity, this is a diverse, innovative and well-considered collection of songs that, while asking a lot of listeners, rewards absolutely.” ★★★★ Irish Times
 
“As bewitching as ever” ★★★★ Record Collector
 
“Rightfully proclaimed genre-defining purveyors of dream-pop, Victoria and Alex effortlessly match their own mountainous standards, delivering yet another all-engulfing, pensive package of sonic escapism. Let yourself be a canvas, and Beach House will paint you a beautiful picture.” ★★★★ DORK
 
“Beach House’s hymn to the grandeur of relationships is, perhaps, the most musically diverse and thematically mature project the duo has released to date—an emphatic affirmation of life’s joys and sorrows.” ★★★★ SLANT
 
“Literally gives you shivers.” - Rockerilla
 
“In eighteen timeless and vaporous tracks, the dream pop duo does wonders. An eighth album to be placed high in their already rich discography.” Les Inrocks
 
“As much as any Beach House album is about finding new places to explore—or perhaps more accurately escape—within their hypnotic lullabies, Once Twice Melody is Beach House at their most uninhibited and playful, seemingly trying different things for the fun of it and by and large succeeding.” Treble
 
“Weaving in dustier threads to Beach House’s ever shimmery fabric proves that the cyborgian approach of mixing the organic with the mechanical is an increasingly winning formula (8/10).”  No Ripcord
 
Once Twice Melody is a grand statement from Beach House that sits together as an extended album, while also offering more bite-sized memorable moments to take away, no doubt leaving plenty to discover on each return (8/10).” Gigwise
 

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, MAY 18, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Kiwi Jr’s Chopper: The Band’s Third Album, Will Be Available Friday, August 12th Worldwide From Sub Pop

Smash cut to Kiwi Jr.’s third album, Chopper, overseen by trusted pilot Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) on storied Sub Pop Records. Turning nocturnal with necks mock turtle, our Local Kiwi Jr. takes neon flight off the digital cliff - like The Monkees starring in Blade Runner; like Michael Mann directs Encino Man. Ten songs with synth shimmer, zen gongs with yard strimmer. The signs along the highway read “LESS BAR, MORE NOIR AHEAD.” Ah, those late summer, Joe Strummer, Home on the Range Rover Blues.
 
There’s a melancholy to all forms of flight, and the view out the Chopper is as hazy as it gets: mission-oriented, both stealth and self-realized. This album is decidedly (yet almost secretly) anti-patio-sunscreen-Beach Boys bachelor cruise sing-a-long. Sure, these songs let a little light through the blinds, but they sting insomnia, corrupt mayors, Kennedy Curses, sex tapes, and deer rifles. Chopper is the bird’s eye view of the big event - a real nighttime character of oil stain, film grain, search light, night flight. It is muscular and fragile; loud yet quiet: both an observer and somehow the observed spectacle itself.
 
What was slack in the slacker phase, got tauter, with lacquer glaze. Slick gloss, rightened wrongs; murdered boss, promoted pawns. With Boeckner transmitting high-voltage shocks upon every reach for a familiar instrument, Kiwi Jr. expands the palette with string machine song, synthesizered oblong, and Dentyne Classic Menthol vocals from area soprano Dorothea Paas (US Girls, Badge Epoch Ensemble) like the missing piece all along.
 
Kiwi Jr. brings the Chopper to a new space, demilitarizing the technology just like flasks, aviators, and cargo shorts. Graceful in the air above, but when the Chopper lands, there’s chaos on the ground.  Kiwi Jr. shout, “Look Out!” When it gets close, it’ll blow the hat right off of your head.
 
Hold onto your hats, Babies.
 
KIWI JR. is Jeremy Gaudet vocals and guitar, Brian Murphy guitar, Mike Walker bass, Brohan Moore drums, and everybody played a little bit of keyboard.
 
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On August 12th, 2022, KIWI JR. will release Chopper, the group’s third album, worldwide on CD/LP/CS/DSPs through Sub Popwith the exception of Canada through the band’s Kiwi Club imprint.  The album, which features the lead single “Night Vision” along with highlights “Unspeakable Things,” “The Sound of Music” and “The Extra Sees the Film,” was recorded and produced in Toronto by Sub Pop labelmate Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Operators).
 
The “Night Vision” video was helmed by returning director Laura-Lynn Petrick (Kiwi Jr.’s “Waiting In Line,” also directed videos by Weyes Blood and Jessica Pratt).
 
Singer/guitarist Jeremy Gaudet offers this, “Before ‘Night Vision’ was 100% written, just the basic idea of it existing as a Kiwi Jr. song inspired us and set the tone for the record. A lot of the images in the lyrics are of teenagers driving around, trying to make plans, sharing the aux, putting their parents’ car in the ditch, etc.  But the idea at the center of the song is that of working up the nerve to make a big decision. Like a boxer getting pumped up before a fight.”
 
Chopper is available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com, select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last). Meanwhile, preorders through select independent retailers in the UK and EU will receive the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl (while supplies last).

Kiwi Jr.’s tour schedule for 2022 in support of Chopper currently spans Saturday, May 28th in Hamilton, Ontario at Mills Hardware and runs through Sunday, September 25th in Amsterdam, Netherlands at Paradiso. Sub Pop labelmates Weird Nightmare will also co-headline Kiwi Jr.’s North American shows (May 28th-July 31st, select dates). Additional live dates to be announced soon.
 
Sat. May 28 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware *
Fri. Jun. 17 - Detroit, MI - Third Man Records *
Sat. Jun. 18 - Chicago, IL - Schubas *
Sat. Jun. 25 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Fri. Jul. 22 - Montreal, QC - Bar le Ritz PDB *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Ottawa, ON - SAW Gallery *
Thu. Jul. 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right *
Fri. Jul. 29 - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Dogfish Head Brewing *
Sat. Jul. 30 - Washington, DC - Songbird Music House *
Sun. Jul. 31 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s *
Fri. Sep. 16 -  Paris, France - La Boule Noire
Sun. Sep. 18 - Lille, France - L’ Aeronef
Mon. Sep. 19 - London, England - Victoria Dalston [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Sep. 20 - London, England  - 100 Club
Wed. Sep. 21 - Brussels, Belgium - Witloofbar Botanique
Thu. Sep. 22 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Merleyn
Sat. Sep. 24 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Stoomhuisje
Sun. Sep. 25 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
* w/ Weird Nightmare


What people said about Kiwi Jr.’s 2021 release, Cooler Returns:
“Sustaining momentum near-flawlessly across 13 songs…  Kiwi Jr. have the skills to match their smarts.”  ★★★★ 4 stars - MOJO
 
“Sardonic storytelling and mocking asides…an impatient, slacker-rock imagining of a folk album....some chords ring out with George Harrison glossiness while others are as shaggy and impetuous as The Clean —rarely do hi-fi and lo-fi splendors coexist so harmoniously.” -  Pitchfork
 
Cooler Returns is all hits, a baker’s dozen of ridiculously catchy three-minute pop nuggets that deliver massive sing-along-choruses.” - Brooklyn Vegan
 
“Canadian absurdists’ return is a lyrical delight” - Uncut
 
“This one may have been released in literally the very first week of 2021, but it never strayed far from rotation. A truly jubilant sound echoing The Clean and Orange Juice but with the punch of contemporary indie, and wry and winking vocals that remind what the ‘90s had to offer underground.” [2021 Year In Review] - Aquarium Drunkard
 
“Kiwi Jr. take the jangliest of guitars and dribble enigmatic observations all over them.  Light-hearted and exhilarating enough to make you stop caring and too catchy for its own good.” [15 Best Indie Pop Records of 2021] - PopMatters
 
“Kiwi Jr. hypnotize with their sophomore record. There is incredible efficiency in the brief slices of the Toronto foursome’s peppy pop songcraft–more than half clock in under three minutes–with enticing hooks and odd references.”[40 Best Albums of 2021] - Rock & Roll Globe
 
“Kiwi Jr’s world is the perfect anecdote to the real world in 2020/21.” [2021 Albums of The Year]-  Louder Than War
 
“L’année 2021 ne pouvait mieux commencer qu’avec cet excellent disque a l’entrain communicatif, d’une inspiration jubilatoire, veritable rayon de soleil au cour de l’hiver” [4/5] - Rock & Folk
 
“Les quatre musiciens de Toronto ne changent pas leur formule gagnante et livrent une guitare jangly élégante et efficace.” - Les Inrocks
 
“Ook de referenties zijn dik in orde: the Chills, The Strokes, The Kinks… en de vroege R.E.M. ‘Fonkelende gitaarplaat die refereert aan heden en verleden.”, Best Albums of the Month -  Oor


Kiwi Jr.
Chopper

 
Tracklisting:
1. Unspeakable Things
2. Parasite II
3. Clerical Sleep
4. Night Vision
5. The Extra Sees the Film
6. Contract Killers
7. The Sound of Music
8. Downtown Area Blues
9. Kennedy Curse
10. The Masked Singer


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, MAY 17, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Hear Built to Spill’s “Understood,” A New Offering From When the Wind Forgets Your Name

”Understood” is a new single and highlight from Built to Spill’s forthcoming new album, When the Wind Forgets Your Name. The song is about misunderstandings, and also takes inspiration from Evel Knievel’s failed canyon jump in Martsch’s hometown of Twin Falls, Idaho, that happened when he was a child.
 
When the Wind Forgets Your Name featuring the aforementioned “Understood,” along with “Gonna Lose,” “Fool’s Gold,” “Spiderweb,” and “Rocksteady,” was produced by Doug Martsch, mixed by Martsch, Lê Almeida, João Casaes, and Josh Lewis, and mastered by Mell Dettmer. When the Wind Forgets Your Name is the first new Built to Spill album since the release of 2015’s Untethered Moon.
 
Built to Spill’s headlining and festival shows for the summer and fall of 2022 is underway, with a show tonight in Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Bowl. The tour currently runs through Saturday, September 24 in Salt Lake City, UT at Metro Music Hall. The tour will feature songs from When the Wind Forgets Your Name along with fan favorites from the band’s catalog.
 
Support for these shows (select dates) will come from Oruã (the Brazilian band featuring When the Wind… collaborators Almeida and Casaes), along with Prism Bitch, Wetface, Blood Lemon, The French Tips, Distant Family, and Braided Waves. The live band for these Built to Spill tour dates will consist of Martsch, bassist Melanie Radford, and drummer Teresa Esguerra. For updated information on tickets, please visit builttospill.com.
 
Tue. May 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl # %
Wed. May 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl # %
Thu. May 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls # %
Fri. May 20 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi-Fi # %
Sat. May 21- Detroit, MI - The Loving Touch + $
Sun. May 22 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bell’s Eccentric Cafe & Brewery + $
Tue. May 24 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall + $
Wed. May 25 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow Barnstormers + $
Thu. May 26 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room + $
Fri. May 27 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theater + $
Sat. May 28 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater + $
Sun. May 29 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater + $
Fri. Jun. 03 - Hood River, OR - The Ruins
Thu. Jun. 23 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
Sat. Jul. 23 - Carnation, WA - Timber! Festival
Sat. Jul. 30 - Stanley, ID - Sawtooth Family Gathering
Sat. Aug. 06 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Sun. Aug. 07 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Thu. Aug. 11 - Spokane, WA - Lucky You Lounge ^ @
Fri. Aug. 12 - Bozeman, MT - The ELM ^ @
Sat. Aug. 13 - Billings, MT - The Pub Station ^ @
Mon. Aug. 15 - Fargo, ND - The Hall @ FBC ^ @
Tue. Aug. 16 - Minneapolis, MN -  First Avenue ^ @
Wed. Aug. 17 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater ^ @
Thu. Aug. 18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall ^ @
Fri. Aug. 19 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall ^ @
Sat. Aug. 20 - Louisville, KY - Headliner’s Music Hall ^ @
Mon. Aug. 22 - Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater ^ @
Tue. Aug. 23 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop ^ @
Wed. Aug. 24 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall %
Thu. Aug. 25 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre # %
Fri. Aug. 26 - Portland, ME - State Theatre # %
Sat.  Aug. 27 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall # %
Mon. Aug. 29 -  South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground # %
Tue. Aug. 30 - Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts # %
Fri. Sep. 02 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head Live # %
Sat. Sep. 03 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony # %
Sun. Sep. 04 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest # %
Tue. Sep. 06 - Columbus, OH - The Athenaeum Theatre * =
Wed. Sep. 07 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine * =
Thu. Sep. 08 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater * =
Fri. Sep. 09 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall * =
Sat. Sep. 10 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live * =
Sun. Sep. 11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room * =
Tue. Sep. 13 - Orlando, FL - The Social * =
Wed. Sep. 14 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits * =
Thu. Sep. 15 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall * =
Fri. Sep. 16 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn Birmingham * =
Sat. Sep. 17 - Memphis, TN - Growler’s * =
Sun. Sep. 18 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom * =
Mon. Sep. 19 - St. Louis, MO - Red Flag * =
Tue. Sep. 20 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note * =
Wed. Sep. 21 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater * =
Fri. Sep. 23 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater * =
Sat. Sep. 24 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall * =
 
* w/ Orua
^ w/ Prism Bitch
# w/ Wetface
% w/ Blood Lemon
+ w/ Sunbathe
$ w/ Distant Family
@ w/ Braided Waves
= w/ The French Tips


When the Wind Forgets Your Name is now available for preorder on CD/LP/CS/DSPs through Sub Pop. LPs purchased through megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser Edition on Rainforest Green vinyl (while supplies last). Meanwhile, LP preorders in the U.K. and Europe through select independent retailers will receive the album on Misty Kiwi Fruit Green vinyl (while supplies last).
 
When the Wind Forgets Your Name’s cover art was designed by comic artist Alex Graham (Dog Biscuits; Fantagraphics Books), who also illustrated the fifty-panel comic strip for the album’s gatefold (available with the CD, LP, and cassette editions of the album).


Built to Spill
When The Wind Forgets Your Name

 
Tracklisting:
1. Gonna Lose
2. Fool’s Gold
3. Understood
4. Elements
5. Rock Steady
6. Spiderweb
7. Never Alright
8. Alright
9. Comes a Day


Posted by Abbie Gobeli