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NEWS : FRI, MAY 5, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Suki Waterhouse Shares Official Video For “To Love,” Directed By Sophie Edelstein

In March, vocalist and songwriter Suki Waterhouse released the intimate “To Love,” a new single, and her contribution to the Sub Pop Singles Club, Vol. 8. Rolling Stone says, “the British musician exchanges her signature sad girl heartbreak songwriting for a warmer and more optimistic take on romance.”
Today, watch the premiere of the shimmering official video for “To Love,” which stars Suki and her sister Immy, features choreography from Sharon June, and is helmed by award-winning Black Dog Films director, screenwriter, and arts editor Sophie Edelstein.

Suki says of the video, “Love is a powerful force that deserves to be celebrated in all its forms, and when Sophie and I were discussing the creative, we wanted to use this video to capture that sentiment and hint at a hidden meaning, inviting you to embrace the full experience of being in love. It’s coordinated yet impulsive and raw, reflecting the complexity and beauty of human relationships.” 

Edelstein shares this of the visual, “Suki sent me ‘To Love’ in December, and I was immediately moved by the sensuality, the honesty, and the romance of the song. It felt both nostalgic and modern, fresh and iconic in one breath. I couldn’t get the song out of my head!  I was immediately inspired and liked the idea of moving between black and white and color, using color as the basis of the emotional journey of the song …We started exchanging images and ideas, which we found we were both drawn to. We kept it simple and true, and the idea of “the twin” blossomed from our discussions about love. It was very organic. The ‘To Love’ video reflects both the song and Suki as an artist. Confident. Simple. Iconic. Deeply romantic and sensual.”

“To Love” will also be released in June on a 7” single that will be available exclusively via the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 8, the label’s limited edition singles series, with only 835 subscriptions available—subscribe to the series here.
Suki Waterhouse has been winning over audiences across the globe with her live show, touring in support of the Milk Teeth EP—which features songs from Suki’s early career—and her Brad Cook-produced (The War On Drugs, Bon Iver) debut album, I Can’t Let Go, both released in 2022 via Sub Pop.
Earlier this year, Suki wrapped the “Coolest Place in the World Tour,” her sold-out, North American headline run with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and more. More recently, she played to the largest crowds of her career at Lollapalooza’s South America stops in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.
Suki Waterhouse’s upcoming tour schedule for 2023 will resume this Saturday, May 6th, with a performance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival. Additional highlights include New York City’s Governors Ball, and Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo in June; Chicago’s Lollapalooza in August; Maryland’s All Things Go in September; and Southern California’s Ohana Festival in October. She will also headline Minneapolis’ First Avenue in early August.

Sat. May 06 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Festival
Sat. Jun. 10 - New York, NY - The Governors Ball Music Festival
Thu. Jun. 15 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
Thu. Aug. 03 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Sat. Aug. 05 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Sat. Sep. 30 - Columbia, MD - All Things Go Festival
Sun. Oct. 01 - Dana Point, CA - Ohana Festival

Suki Waterhouse signed to Sub Pop in 2021 and released her first single, “Moves,” that September. Nylon said of the song, “Sounds like what a Lana Del Rey deep cut mixed with Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides, Now” would sound like.”
In 2022, Suki unveiled her debut album, I Can’t Let Go, to critical acclaim. That spring, her 2017 single “Good Looking” went viral on TikTok and peaked at #1 on Spotify’s Viral USA Chart. The song amassed more than 150 million streams and led to 5 million monthly listeners at Spotify, to date. She released the official video for “Nostalgia,” directed by Émilie Richard-Froozan, and the follow-up EP of earlier material, Milk Teeth, later that fall.
Suki also supported Father John Misty on his North American tour, which included stops at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, New York’s Radio City Music Hall, and more. Suki also starred as Karen Sirko in “Daisy Jones & The Six,” the hit Amazon television miniseries based on the popular book by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Earlier this week, Suki attended the Met Gala in New York.

What People Have Said About Suki Waterhouse:
“Waterhouse’s first full-length effort embraces the peaks and troughs of life, turning even its ugly, dark sides into beautiful songs to help carry you through your own turmoil…I Can’t Let Go was well worth the wait.” ★★★★ - NME
“Melodic and melancholy, the album evokes vintage movie scores, Sixties girl bands and the dusty plains of Americana.” - The Independent
“Suki Waterhouse delivers a collection of songs dripping with soul-searing honesty and a dissection of her own anxiety battles.” [I Can’t Let Go] - Rolling Stone (UK)
“Suki Waterhouse’s debut album is a shimmering soft-pop opus that revels in its self-indulgence, and shines all the more for it. Led by her soulful delivery and musically arranged only ever as much as it needs to be, ethereal atmosphere-weaving is the star quality of I Can’t Let Go.” 8/10 - The Line of Best Fit
“The album has a rose-tinted energy, with restrained backdrops that marry 60s girl-group sentiments with dreamy modern pop and lyrics that would be at home on early 2010s Tumblr” - The Guardian
Each song on “I Can’t Let Go” tells a distinct story, from confidently seducing a lover on album opener “Moves” to lamenting about the modern-day struggles of being perpetually online on “Bullshit on the Internet.” - Variety
I Can’t Let Go shimmers with Waterhouse’s lyrical poignance. Her music is gritty and cinematic…“Waterhouse’s croon and identifiable storytelling, as evidenced on the standout tracks “Melrose Meltdown” and “Moves,” are her signatures on the album.” - Elite Daily

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, MAY 3, 2023 at 7:00 AM

waterbaby Shares “911”

Following the well-received single and official video for “Airforce blue,” Stockholm-based artist waterbaby is announcing the release of the Foam EP, out June 14th on all DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop.
Foam’s five tracks were written by waterbaby and Marcus White, executive produced and mixed by White, and mastered by Johan Åkerström at Cosmos Mastering, all in Stockholm, Sweden.
Foam’s new single “911” – with the whee-oo whee-oos – moves with a doleful indulgence. “Call me when you need someone / I could be your 911,” she sings, like a lovelorn operator on the other end of the line. She gets it: loneliness and love aren’t mutually exclusive ideas– they’re sometimes part of the same thrust of feeling.
The “911” single is accompanied by a visualizer edited by Erik Pousette, with skateboarding footage from Love Ohling and Sean Christensen, here.
waterbaby’s “Airforce blue,” and its charming, firework-laden video, which introduced her hypnotic and evocative approach to music, led to coverage internationally from the likes of The FADERThe GuardianStereogumBrooklyn Vegan, and CLASH, and radio support in the UK from BBC6 Music and Sweden’s P3.
More on waterbaby:
Artists have always had a knack for understanding the strange psychological sorcery that comes with crushing on someone. Stockholm-based artist waterbaby - intimately knows the tiny nuances between love – which is to say, the bond between two people – and the one-sided, up-and-down feelings of infatuation: the plaintive longing, the shifty wanting and the not-wanting, and all the luxuriously intrusive thoughts that come with them. If you’re at all familiar with the patterns of this (il)logic, you’ll find a welcome home in the world of waterbaby’s rhapsodic, technopastoral crush songs.
With the Foam EP, her Sub Pop debut, waterbaby’s auto-tunelets work like this: there’s the confessional of sisterly, guitar-assisted warmth infused with humane, sticky lyrics that surface in your head like bubbles floating to the top of an aquarium. Along with producer and collaborator Marcus White, waterbaby creates a mystic sort of blend – the songs feel spell-like, but they honor the feelings of what it’s like to love, or at least to want to feel loved.
The chief love in waterbaby’s life has always been music, of course. It’s infused in her blood: her great-grandad was a jazz pianist; her uncle worked in clubs and arranged concerts, and that Stockholmian syndrome of preternaturally knowing how to craft the perfect song – it’s a part of her that’s palpable in everything she writes or touches.
It could be because she’s got a choir-school upbringing that’s done something to her voice – made it familiar with Pythagorean melodies and spare, delicate ideas that sound simple at first but really get into the spiritual in their own way. “My parents hated the music I listened to,” she laughs, talking about her private love of the megastars of R&B that she’d sainted as paragons of sounds and feelings that accessed the full range of emotions that she was getting familiar with.
On Foam, those emotions range from sad to empathetic, from hopeful to cocky, from doleful to ecstatic. “Airforce blue,” with its tones as liquidly bright as a fish whipping through the ocean, gives form to the feel of the latter sort of pain. “I still miss you” goes the chorus over and over again, if that’s any help. Crushes and longing seem to map her life over with meaning and joy.
“911” – with the whee-oo whee-oos – moves with an even more doleful indulgence. “Call me when you need someone / I could be your 911,” she sings, like a lovelorn operator on the other end of the line.
On the glistening “Wishing well,” swirling vocal effects, and lyrics of unrequited love – “Yeah, we tried to feel it all, wanted to see it all / Wanted to be it all / So why don’t you need my love? / I-want-you-to-need-my-love” – ride waves of piano arpeggios that swell and break and crash into themselves.
With Foam, waterbaby gets it: loneliness and love aren’t mutually exclusive ideas– they’re sometimes part of the same thrust of feeling. Believing in that idea seems to be her governing motive. Because like faith, like a crush, her music is a quick and deep way of reaching beyond yourself. 


Foam, featuring the singles “911,” “Airforce blue,” and “Wishing well,” was written by waterbaby and Marcus White, executive produced and mixed by White, and mastered by Johan Åkerström at Cosmos Mastering, all in Stockholm, Sweden.
What people are saying about waterbaby:
“‘Airforce blue,’ waterbaby’s first single for Sub Pop, wouldn’t sound out of place on SZA’s genre-jumping S.O.S., but like many SZA songs it doesn’t really scan as R&B. It’s like a more lo-fi, chillwavey cousin to Post Malone’s soft-rocking ‘Circles,’ as if filtered through Clairo’s bedroom indie-pop, with a trace of hyperpop in her Auto-Tuned voice. The result is something slightly uncanny yet tender and personal. Good song.” - Stereogum
“Bedroom pop at a cosmic scale: documenting the aftermath of a breakup, the Stockholm artist’s Sub Pop debut has the offbeat and genre-warped charm of Frank Ocean and SZA.” “Playlist” - The Guardian
“Airforce blue” flips waterbaby’s indie R&B into an electrified, auto-tuned collage with an easy intimacy.” - Brooklyn Vegan
“…a real jewel, a thrilling and evocative slice of future-facing pop.” “Track of the Day” - CLASH
“Thick layers of autotune do little to disguise the sweetness of her voice as she sings about first kisses and taking big risks. The overriding emotion is not excitement but vulnerability. “Do you remember?” she asks her crush over the preppy beat, caught somewhere between synth pop and R&B, “Because I do.” - The FADER

Foam EP
1. Airforce blue
2. My luv
3. 911
4. Born too late
5. Wishing well

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, MAY 2, 2023 at 7:00 AM

The New Sweeping Promises Album Good Living Is Coming For You Is Out June 30th

On Friday, June 30th, Sweeping Promises will release their second, latest and greatest album, Good Living Is Coming For Youon Feel It Records in North America and Sub Pop for the rest of the world. Today, the band is also sharing the colossal lead single and the album’s opening track “Eraser.” 
Sweeping Promises’ members Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug say “Eraser” is “a malevolent creep – an overly ambitious, shadowy force who bears an uncanny resemblance to you. She watches your every move, mirrors your motions, and ultimately uses your voice against you without you ever noticing what she’s done. She’s unchecked ambition, a paranoid girl Friday, an overriding impulse to reflect rather than project. She must be stopped at all costs.”
Good Living Is Coming For You was recorded and produced by Mondal and Schnug in their home studio in Lawrence, KS, and follows their 2020 debut, Hunger for a Way Out, and their insistent 2021 single, “Pain Without a Touch.” Coverage for both quickly followed from the likes of Stereogum (Band to Watch), Pitchfork (Selects), and NPR Music, who raved, “Sometimes the best pop songs stick to the basics: no muss, no fuss. With the Sweeping Promises, they add some fuzz. The same way the Pixies wrote pop songs with a nasty sheen, this Boston post-punk band dirties up earworm melodies with a lo-fi charm. You can play spot the influence all over this debut: Young Marble Giants here, Kleenex/LiLiPUT there, some B-52s and Blondie for good measure. Lira Mondal has a voice that leaps and bounds with the enthusiasm of a bedroom performance, hairbrush in hand. But mostly, you can hear a band dream out loud…”
Confirmed Sweeping Promises North American tour dates in support of Good Living Is Coming For You begin on Tuesday, August 1st, in St. Louis, and run through to Wednesday, September 27th, in Denton, TX. Full tour dates are as follows…
Tue. Aug. 01 - St Louis, MO - Off Broadway
Wed. Aug. 02 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub
Thu. Aug. 03 - Nashville, TN - Blue Room at Third Man
Fri. Aug. 04 - Atlanta, GA - 529
Sat. Aug. 05 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
Mon. Aug. 07 - Washington, DC - Songbyrd Music House
Tue. Aug. 08 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Thu. Aug. 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg 
Fri. Aug. 11 - Brattleboro, VT - The Stone Church
Sat. Aug. 12 - Somerville, MA - Crystal Ballroom
Mon. Aug. 14 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB
Tue. Aug. 15 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
Wed. Aug. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Fri. Aug. 18 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Sat. Aug. 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo
Sun. Aug. 20 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Sat. Sep. 09 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
Mon. Sep. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Tue. Sep. 12 - Boise, ID - Neurolux 
Thu. Sep. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall
Fri. Sep. 15 - Seattle, WA - Madame Lou’s 
Sat. Sep. 16 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Tue. Sep. 19 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Wed. Sep. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Fri. Sep. 22 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Sat. Sep. 23 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Tue. Sep. 26 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room
Wed. Sep. 27 - Denton, TX - Andy’s
Fri. Sep. 29 - Memphis, TN - Gonerfest
Good Living Is Coming For You is available now to preorder from Feel It Records & Sub Pop. LP pre-orders from Feel It Records will be on white/black marbled vinyl, and those from will receive copies on red vinyl (while supplies last).
More on Sweeping Promises’ Good Living Is Coming For You:
For more than a half-century, underground music revolutionaries have taken a whack at the mundane mainstream like a piñata. England punks spat “NO FUTURE” at germ-free adolescents. Ohio new wavers devolutionized mankind with whips. Athens art school students chomped at hero worship. MetroCard-carrying riot grrrls rebirthed the bomp with a gasoline gut. In 2020, Sweeping Promises read our pandemic minds with Hunger for a Way Out. In 2023, they return with a new message: Good Living Is Coming For You. At first glance, this nouveau wave slogan offers hope wrapped around relief. At first listen, we realize this may actually be a warning. Darker still, a threat.
A band famous for their unfussy, monolithic anthems, Sweeping Promises elegantly ravage us again with another future classic. They return as a fist of velvet rose petals roaring inside a compact wrecking ball. Gone is the Boston brutalist ambience of their subterranean concrete laboratory and the revelatory single mic recording technique. In its place, a retired and resplendent nude painting studio in Lawrence, Kansas, bathed in light with high ceilings and hardwood floors. Guided once again by their surrounding architecture, a reverb-rich space remains the defining element at the heart of their highly stylized sound. A watery ghost from the golden age of art-punk now wields sharper knives and more microphones.
If the mood of HFAWO was hungry, GLICFY is RAVENOUS. In 2023, appetite is addressed in new ways: Power struggles are aired in “Eraser,” restraints are broken in “You Shatter,” anguished exclamations sting in “Good Living Is Coming for You.” The taboo subject of aging is (s)heroically dragged out into the open. Every line is delivered with such joyous, soaring layers that each punch lands like a chef’s kiss.
Sweeping Promises are Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug. A chance meeting in Arkansas led to a decade of playing in an eclectic assortment of projects together. Their relentless practice made perfect. Bass playing Lira is an emotive bolt of thunderous energy with the iconic blast of a girl group rolled into one robust throat. Caufield is an intentional guitar player and drummer. No note or hit is extraneous. Together they are meticulous sound engineers, using space as a key ingredient to their distinct sound. Controlling every aspect of their craft, from the first note they write together all the way through to the final mastering process, each record is an unspoiled fingerprint unique to their dynamic chemistry.
Written before the pandemic, Hunger for a Way Out was released on Feel It Records in the summer of 2020. These songs drip with the anxious urgency of a commanding live performance yet their gauzy production transports us like the fading memory of a favorite song. This distorted sense of time resonated with thousands of quarantined listeners who turned the album into a life-saving floatation device and most beloved album of the year. This is when Feel It Records (North America) and Sub Pop (everywhere else) joined forces to divide/unite and conquer; beginning with the 2021 single “Pain Without a Touch” and now carrying through to Good Living Is Coming For You.
Good Living Is Coming For You ultimately reflects being thrust into a severely unpredictable world. A capsized boat isn’t entirely bad. In fact, it can be the necessary push toward finding solid ground. -Tracy Wilson (Courtesy Desk)

Sweeping Promises
Good Living Is Coming For You
Track Listing:
1. Eraser
2. Shadow Me
3. Good Living Is Coming for You
4. Connoisseur of Salt
5. Walk in Place
6. You Shatter
7. Petit Four
8. Can’t Hide It
9. Throw of the Dice
10. Ideal No

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Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : THU, APR 27, 2023 at 9:00 AM

DEBBY FRIDAY Shares “HOT LOVE (Boy Harsher Remix)” + GOOD LUCK Film Premiere With FANGORIA Tomorrow, Friday, April 28th

Today, DEBBY FRIDAY is sharing an icy new remix of “HOT LOVE,” from her acclaimed debut album GOOD LUCK, reworked by electronic music duo Boy Harsher and available today on all DSPs from Sub Pop. 

Tomorrow, Friday, April 28th, FANGORIA will premiere DEBBY FRIDAY’s accompanying album short film GOOD LUCK, a pseudo-autobiographical tale, largely drawn from her own life and experiences growing up as a zillenial anti-heroine. A surrealist reflection on the tumultuous whirlwind that is the end of adolescence and the emotionality of youth, GOOD LUCK is co-directed by FRIDAY and Nathan De Paz Habib (Chino Amobi’s Eroica, and The Bicycle).

Photo Credit:  Chinelo Yasin

DEBBY FRIDAY’s headlining tour and festival dates for the UK and Europe begin May 2nd in Brighton, UK at Crofters Rights and run through May 13th at The Great Escape Festival (@ Patterns).
Her international tour schedule has also been extended through November 11th in London at The Roundhouse for Pitchfork London (with Yaeji). New highlights include June 3rd in Toronto at Boiler Room; June 8th-18th for an Australian club and festival tour; July 28th at Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ontario; and two Canadian shows supporting Tegan & Sara on July 29th in Saskatoon, SK at TCU Place, and July 31st in Winnipeg, MB at Burton Cummings.

Of her recent appearances at SXSW, Rolling Stone raved: “Welcome to Planet Debby: If you wandered into the back room at Empire Garage and Control Room at the right moment on Thursday afternoon, you found yourself in the middle of an interstellar rave in full swing. Toronto experimental artist Debby Friday was onstage, performing a thudding electro-rap song with hints of Azealia Banks and Donna Summer… Leaping off the stage into the small crowd, she demanded that they come closer — “I need your energy!” — and kept on chanting, in a long vamp that bent space and time. It was the kind of serendipitous moment that makes SXSW one of the best places in the world to discover a new favorite.”

Tue. May  02 - Bristol, UK -  Crofters Rights 
Wed. May 03 - London, UK - Corsica Studios #
Fri. May 05 - Krems, AT - Donau Festival 
Sat. May 06 - Brussels, BE - Botanique (La Rotonde)
Wed. May 10 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB
Thu. May 11 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House
Fri. May 12 - Manchester, UK - The White Hotel
Sat. May 13 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape @ Patterns
Jun. 03 - Toronto, ON - Boiler Room
Thu. Jun. 08 - Melbourne, AU - Rising (Max Watts) ^
Fri. Jun. 09 - Hobart, AU - Dark Mofo
Sat. Jun. 10 - Hobart, AU - Dark Mofo
Mon. Jun. 12 - Sydney, AU - Vivid Wavyland Metro Theatre
Wed. Jun. 14 - Sun. Jun. 18  Melbourne, AU - Rising
Sat. Jul. 08 - Québec City, QC - Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ)
Fri. Jul. 28 - Guelph, ON - Hillside Fest
Sat. Jul. 29 - Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place *
Mon. Jul. 31 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings *
Sun. Sep. 03 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot
Fri. Oct. 27 - Chicago, IL - Sanctum @ Thalia Hall
Sat. Nov. 11 - London, UK - Pitchfork London %
* w/ Tegan & Sara
^ w/ Desire Marea
# w/ Grove
% w/ Yaeji, Jessy Lanza

GOOD LUCK is available now from Sub Pop. LP purchases from, select independent stores in North Americathe U.K., and E.U., and DEBBY FRIDAY’s live shows will receive the limited Loser edition on metallic silver vinyl (while supplies last).
GOOD LUCK features “SO HARD TO TELL,” “I GOT IT,” “WHAT A MAN,” and “HOT LOVE,”  was co-produced by DEBBY FRIDAY and Graham Walsh (METZ, Holy Fuck) at Candle Recording Studio in Toronto, and mastered by Heba Kadry in New York.

What people are saying about DEBBY FRIDAY:
“The Nigerian-born, Toronto-based singer and rapper Debby Friday’s ambitious, charismatic album “Good Luck” is one of my favorite debuts of the year so far…She’s a shape-shifting, swashbuckling dynamo journeying through different tempos and genres, always on a heroine’s quest for self-discovery.” “The Amplifier” - The New York Times
“Her first full-length is sweaty and determined, eager to deliver on its teeth-chattering beats with a feverish intensity. The influences are obvious, but the ways that Debby Friday crashes those sounds together are not.” “Album of the Week” - STEREOGUM
GOOD LUCK is an assured and frequently surprising debut that feels like a trip into the lascivious, eclectic wormhole of Friday’s world – and with so much to take in, and so much fun to be had, you won’t want to leave.”  8/10 - CRACK
“There’s an extraordinary elasticity across GOOD LUCK’s masterful production that makes repeated listens not just enjoyable but irresistible.” “8/10, Album of the Week” - LOUD & QUIET
“[Her] most fully realized set of songs to date. The abrasion and urgency of her early EPs remains, but the 10 songs here lean more heavily toward the pulse of the club—and often a vampiric underground den at that…Friday more openly embraces pop on her debut album, but rarely does so outside the presence of the shadow and mystique her music so often casts.” “Album of the Week” Treble
“DEBBY defies easy categorization, mixing rap, electro, post-punk, industrial, techno and more into a glitchy, bruising and bitcrushed blend that is fiery, magnetic and all her own.” [GOOD LUCK] - Brooklyn Vegan
“Imagine you walk into a club and there’s industrial playing, then the next track is house, the next cybergoth, and the next alt-pop. Maybe that would sound like sonic whiplash — but in the world of DEBBY FRIDAY, that’s all possible, and the club is bumping… The Nigeria-born-Toronto-based DJ-turned-recording-artist just released her first album with Sub Pop, GOOD LUCK, and it’s an expansive display of her influences, from heavy rock to alt-R&B. Fans of Azealia Banks, JPEGMAFIA, SZA, Yves Tumor, and even Nine Inch Nails could all find themselves at home in her world. And soon enough, with her innovation and confidence, it seems like the rest of the world will, too.” “The Rising Artists You Need To Know Right Now” - Alternative Press
“Friday strikes a remarkable balance on her forthcoming debut LP, GOOD LUCK: between the boisterous and the tranquil, the erudite and the crass, a packed dancefloor and quiet isolation. Featuring unequivocal bangers like “I Got It,” “Pluto Baby,” and “Heartbreakerrr,” Debby Friday is destined for bigger stages in 2023.” “15 Artists to Watch in 2023” - SPIN
“…An album that testifies to the liberating potential of making a racket.” [GOOD LUCK] - SLANT
“On Friday’s previous EPs, 2018’s Bitchpunk and 2019’s Death Drive, she reveled in messy synth-punk exuberance. That energy is amped-up on GOOD LUCK…Packed into a succinct, live-wire 33-minutes, GOOD LUCK is testament to how effectively Friday can capture life in all its dense, unpredictable emotions.” - Chicago Reader
“An explosive, pounding, relentlessly calisthenic dance-floor banger with attitude to spare. A pulsating beat flickers like a strobe light as Friday and Chris Vargas of the duo Pelada, appearing here as Uñas, trade braggadocious bilingual verses. ‘Let mama give you what you need,’ Friday shrieks before calmly assuring, ‘I got it.’” [“I GOT IT”] “The Playlist” - New York Times
“In contrast to the pulse-quickening tempos and noisy synths of her past music, her production is deft and graceful, with a skipping beat and cascading backing vocals. ‘Lady Friday/All you do is rеbel,’ Friday chastises herself—tough talk against a fragile, gorgeous sound.” [“SO HARD TO TELL”] “Best New Track” - Pitchfork
“One of the young year’s most audacious bangers” [“SO HARD TO TELL”] - Billboard
“Hyperpop can sometimes come off as abrasive but in the hands of Canadian singer DEBBY FRIDAY it’s soulful, even elegant.” [“SO HARD TO TELL”] - NYLON
“A graceful entrance into yet another territory: lush R&B”[“SO HARD TO TELL”] “Now Playing” - NPR Music
“If you’ve ever deep-dived into Debby Friday’s discography, you’ll know she slammed this single into left field, but man is it a hit! This edgy extraordinaire has taken a dip into the darkside via falsetto pop.”  ” [“SO HARD TO TELL”] - MTV

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Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, APR 27, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Beach House Shares Expanded Release Details for Become, Their New Five-Song EP

Beach House is sharing new details for Become, the band’s previously announced new five-song EP.
Become was initially released as a Record Store Day exclusive on crystal clear vinyl on Saturday, April 22nd. The EP will now see a wider release on black vinyl/CD/CS on Friday, May 19th, and can be preordered worldwide from Sub Pop, with the exceptions of Europe through Bella Union and Australia/New Zealand from Mistletone. 
Become will also be available to stream on all DSPs beginning Friday, April 28th at midnight (local). 

Become features the songs “Holiday House,”  “American Daughter,” “Devil’s Pool,” “Black Magic,” and the title track, and was produced by Beach House, with mixing by Alan Moulder (track 1), Trevor Spencer (tracks 2, 3, 5), and Caesar Edmunds (track 4), and mastering by Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound.
“The Become EP is a collection of 5 songs from the Once Twice Melody sessions. We didn’t think they fit in the world of OTM, but later realized they all fit in a little world of their own. To us, they are all kind of scuzzy and spacious, and live in the spirit realm. It’s not really where we are currently going, but it’s definitely somewhere we have been. We hope you enjoy these tunes,” Alex and Victoria/Beach House.

Beach House
1. American Daughter
2. Devil’s Pool
3. Holiday House
4. Black Magic
5. Become

Photo credit: David Belisle

In 2022, Beach House released Once Twice Melody, the duo’s acclaimed, eighteen-track double album, presented in 4 chapters with lyric animations for each song.
Once Twice Melody earned “Best Albums of 2022” placement from the likes of The New Yorker, Variety, The Ringer, Under the Radar, Brooklyn Vegan, The AV Club, Stereogum, PAPER, PASTE, All Music, PopMatters, Pitchfork “Readers Poll,” Gorilla vs. Bear, Treble, Magnet, No Ripcord, UncutUproxx “Critics Poll,” and more.
Once Twice Melody also 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.  Beach House also performed Once Twice Melody standout “Superstar” on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Earlier this month, Beach House’s “Space Song,” from their 2015 album Depression Cherry, was certified as a Double Platinum digital single. Meanwhile, “Myth” from 2012’s Bloom also saw certification as a Gold digital single.
Once Twice Melody is available from Sub PopBella Union (UK/Europe), and Mistletone (Australia / New Zealand), and select independent retailers in North America.

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Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, APR 26, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Sub Pop Signs Australia’s Girl and Girl, Shares The Official Video For “All I See” Available Now On All DSPs

Sub Pop is thrilled to welcome Australia’s Girl and Girl to our self-proclaimed iconic and undoubtedly recognizable label roster. This exciting, four-piece garage rock outfit features frontperson Kai James and his Aunty Liss on drums, with longtime friends Jayden Williams on guitar and Fraser Bell on bass.

Photo credit: Jade Ferguson @visualpoetssociety
To celebrate this budding union, the group has shared an official video for their new single, “All I See.”  
The band’s frontperson, Kai James, says about the single and video: “Lyrics came last for ‘All I See,’ about 3 years after the track, and when I finally sat down and wrote them, I was pretty anxious about whether I had them right or not. A new Mylie Cyrus track played on the radio that afternoon, she too, was singing about houses burning down, and I took that as confirmation. So I thanked Mylie Cyrus and her great new track ‘Flowers’ and never looked back.”
Girl and Girl are currently working on new music for their Sub Pop debut. The band has announced a series of tour dates for 2023, which includes performances at The Great Escape and London’s Wide Awake Festival and a support run with Partisan Records act Blondshell. See below for a full list of dates. 

Girl and Girl Tour Dates

Sat. May 06 - Glasgow, UK -  The Road To The Great Escape
Tue. May 09 - Dublin, IE - The Road To The Great Escape
Thu. May 11 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival/Sounds Australia Showcase (Komedia)
Fri. May 12 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival at Mucky Duck (Sub Pop Showcase)
Fri. May 12 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival at Latest Music Bar (Official Showcase)
Sat. May 13 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere ^
Sun. May 14 - Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix ^ 
Mon. May 15 -  Cologne, DE - Helios 37 ^
Wed. May 17 -  Berlin, DE - Privatclub ^
Thu. May 18 -  Hamburg, DE - Molotow Skybar ^
Sat. May 20 -  Amsterdam, NL - London Calling Festival
Tue. May 23  Brussels, BE - Witloof Bar
Thu. May 25 -  Manchester, UK - YES (Basement) ^ 
Fri. May 26 - London, UK - Wide Awake pre-party at Earth Theatre
Sat. May 27 -  Bristol, UK -  Dot to Dot Festival
Sun. May 28 - Nottingham, UK - Dot to Dot Festival
^ Blondshell

Posted by Rachel White