NEWS : THU, MAR 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen To New Forth Wanderers Track “Nevermine” From Their Forthcoming, Self-titled Sub Pop Debut (via Noisey)

‘Forth Wanderers’ will be available April 27th worldwide on Sub Pop

The songs on Forth Wanderers’ Sub Pop debut are introspective, with meditations on relationships, discovery, and finding oneself adrift. Despite the inherent heaviness of those themes, Forth Wanderers feels joyous, a rock record bursting with heart. The album’s opening track “Nevermine” is the perfect summation of feelings and themes, with singer Ava Trilling’s lyricism exuding a surge of confidence inspired by an ex-lover who is still captivated by her image. “I don’t think I know who you are anymore/ and I don’t think I knew who I was before” she jabs with relish”

Noisey premiered the track and offered this, “It’s a winding, restless, half-paced song in which Trilling jabs confidently at a former partner: “I am the one you think of when you’re with her.” It never quite settles down, flitting between its four sections, each of which is catchy enough to be a chorus on its own. [see Noisey premiere March 8th].”

Forth Wanderers Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Forth Wanderers have scheduled three Northeastern U.S. dates with Fat Possum recording act Hoops May 3rd-5th, 2018.
May 03 - Washington, DC -  Rock & Roll Hotel *
May 04 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
May 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel *
*w/ Hoops

Forth Wanderers, featuring the standouts “Nevermine,” “Not for Me” and “Ages Ago,” and was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017. The album will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop over hereLP pre-orders through and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque orange vinyl.
Recorded over five days by friend and audio engineer Cameron Konner at his Philadelphia home studio, Forth Wanderers amplifies the heartfelt sentiments of the band’s earlier works into massive anthems. Ben Guterl and Duke Greene’s guitars have never sounded so sharp, Noah Schifrin and Zach Lorelli’s terse rhythm section is restless, and vocalist-lyricist Ava Trilling seems more self-assured than ever. “We have embraced our roles in the collaboration process,” says Guterl. “Everyone’s gotten better at their instruments and we trust each other more because we know how the machine works.” This spirit soars through Forth Wanderers, resulting in exuberant, profound songs driven by tightly bound melodies and a loving attention to detail (read more at Sub Pop).

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, MAR 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Beach House To Release ‘7’, The Group’s 7th Album, Worldwide On May 11th, 2018. Now Experience The Transcendent New Track, “Dive”

Headlining worldwide tour dates: April 30th-October 20th, 2018

Cry those tears of joy, because Beach House will release 7, the group’s 7th full-length record, on CD/LP/CS/DL May 11th, 2018. The new Beach House album will be available worldwide on Sub Pop, except in Europe and Australia/New Zealand, where it will be released by Bella Union and Mistletone.

7 features standouts including the Valentine’s Day ‘18 single “Lemon Glow”, along with “Black Car,” “Drunk In LA,” “Dark Spring,” and today, their latest offering, the transcendent “Dive”. All of the songs on 7 began in Beach House’s home studio in Baltimore, and were finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and Palmetto Studio in Los Angeles. The album was mixed by Alan Moulder.

[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]

Beach House (Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand) released B-sides and Rarities in 2017, which served as a proverbial “cleaning out the closet” to pave way for a new creative process.  Their approach in the creation of 7 was rebirth and rejuvenation.  Scally and Legrand used to limit themselves to what they thought they could perform live, but this time that limitation was ignored.  Also, instead of one long studio session, Beach House recorded when inspired by batches of songs, which resulted in five mini-sessions over the course of eleven months.
Unlike the last four albums, 7 didn’t have a producer in the traditional sense. Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom (Peter Kember) became a significant force on this record by shedding conventions and helping to keep the songs alive, fresh, and protected from the destructive elements of recording studio overproduction and over-perfection.  The band’s trusted live drummer from 2016 to the present, James Barone, played on the entire record, helping to keep rhythm at the center of a lot of these songs.

7 is available for preorder now from Sub PopBella Union (Europe), and Mistletone (Australia / New Zealand). Pre-orders of the LP through and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser Edition on opaque yellow vinyl. There will also be a new T-shirt design available.

1. Dark Spring
2. Pay No Mind
3. Lemon Glow
4. L’Inconnue
5. Drunk in LA
6. Dive
7. Black Car
8. Lose Your Smile
9. Woo
10. Girl Of The Year
11. Last Ride​

Beach House Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Beach House has also scheduled a massive, worldwide tour in support of 7 beginning April 30th in Chattanooga, TN at the Signal and ending October 20th in Dublin, IE at Vicar Street.  This includes the album release show in Mexico City.
Early pre-sales for these shows begin March 8th at 10am (local time), with tickets on sale for the general public March 9th at 10am (local time). For additional information regarding tickets and more, visit Beach House’s website over here.
Apr. 30 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
May 01 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
May 02 - Little Rock, AR - Metroplex Live
May 04 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric
May 05 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
May 07 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
May 08 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
May 11 - Mexico City, MX - Auditorio Blackberry (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)
Jul. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
Jul. 27 - Chapel Hill, NC - The Ritz
Jul. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead theatre
Jul. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
Jul. 31 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Aug. 02 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Aug. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Aug. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory at North Park
Aug. 07 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
Aug. 10 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
Aug. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
Aug. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Aug. 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Aug. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - The Palace Theatre
Aug. 18 - Chicago, Il - Chicago Theatre
Aug. 19 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Aug. 20 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre
Aug. 22 - New York, NY - United Palace Theatre
Aug. 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
Aug. 24 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Aug. 25 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Sep. 25 - Lisbon, Portugal - Colisseum
Sep. 26 - Porto, Portugal - Teatro sa da Bandeira
Sep. 30 - Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne
Oct. 01 - Köln, DE - Gloria
Oct. 02 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys
Oct. 04 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet
Oct. 05 - Gothenburg, SE - Tradgarn:
Oct. 07 - Oslo, NO - Rockefeller
Oct. 08 - Stockholm, SE- Munchenbryggeriet
Oct. 09 - Copenhagen, DK - Forum Black Box
Oct. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel
Oct. 12 -  Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
Oct. 13 - Brussels, BE - AB
Oct. 15 -  Paris, FR - Olympia
Oct. 18 - London, UK - Troxy
Oct. 19 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
Oct. 20 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street

Read more from Beach House on 7 at Sub Pop.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, MAR 5, 2018 at 6:57 AM

Watch Chad VanGaalen’s Beautifully Amorphous “Host Body” Video From Light Information + He’s Got New 2018 European Tour Dates

Chad VanGaalen has delivered a beautiful, amorphous video for “Host Body,” one of the standouts from Light Information, his acclaimed album of 2017. 

“The theme of the video is paranoia and the illusion of reality. All of the beings in the animation are affected by how they perceive themselves through the internet, or through technological devices they have come in contact with. In this animated take on the song, the ‘parasitic demon’ is the worshiping and addiction of the augmented reality,” VanGaalen says of the new visual, which he animated meticulously over the last four months.

Chad VanGaalen Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Chad VanGaalen has also scheduled a mainland and eastern European tour in support of Light Information for 2018, which begins May 26th in Madrid, Spain at Tomavistas Festival and ends June 5th in Krakow, Poland at Green Zoo. The tour will make additional stops in Belgium (Brussels), Netherlands (Amsterdam, Groningen) Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow), and Poland (Warsaw).

May 26 - Madrid, ES - Tomavistas Festival 
May 29 - Brussels, BE - AB club
May 30 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
May 31 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Jun. 02 - St. Petersburg, RU - Erarta Stage
Jun. 03 - Moscow, RU - 16 Tons
Jun. 04 - Warsaw, PL - Plac Zabaw
Jun. 05 - Krakow, PL - Green Zoo

These tour dates follow a visit to Germany in April 24-29 for the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. The festival will be featuring a program retrospective of Chad’s animation work, a screening of his short sci-fi film “Tarboz”, and a live performance accompanied by visuals. 

Light Information is available now on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide on Sub Pop and in Canada through Flemish Eye.  

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, MAR 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen To “Apathy” - The New Single From Frankie Cosmos - Via The Good Music Listeners At Stereogum

Frankie Cosmos will release Vessel worldwide on March 30th via Sub Pop Records. You can now hear the band’s latest single “Apathy” via Stereogum as well as read a lengthy interview with frontwoman Greta Kline (see Stereogum feature March 1st).

Listen on repeat via Spotify: or Apple Music:

Frankie Cosmos Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The band will embark on a world tour in support of Vessel beginning on April 5th in Boulder, CO with stops in Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Seattle, with newly added US and European dates in May and June.

Apr. 05 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater *
Apr. 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep  *
Apr. 07 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf  *
Apr. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom  *
Apr. 10 - San Diego, CA - Quartyard % 
Apr. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theatre % 
Apr. 12 - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room % 
Apr. 13 - Fresno, CA - Strummers  %
Apr. 14 - Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre % 
Apr. 17 - Seattle, WA - Neumos % 
Apr. 18 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater % 
Apr. 20 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom % 
Apr. 30 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
May 01 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
May 02 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair @
May 03 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot @
May 04 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount @
May 05 - Toronto, ON - The Rec Room @
May 06 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme 
May 07 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 09 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
May 10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
May 11    - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House
May 12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
May 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 22 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
May 23 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus
May 24 - Ghent, BE - DOKbox
May 25 - Amsterdam, NL -  - London Calling at Paradiso (Small Hall)
May 26 - Paris, France - Petit Bain 
May 28 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
May 29 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School 
May 30 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
May 31 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 01 - Lille, France - Aeronef
Jun. 08 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium #
Jul. 14 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival

* w/ Lomelda
@ Florist & Lala Lala
% w/ Ian Sweet and SOAR
# w/ Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius

Preorders for Vessel are available now through Sub Pop here. LP pre orders through and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on blue vinyl (while supplies last).

What are The People saying about Frankie Cosmos? Glad you asked:

“Frankie Cosmos know how good it feels to acknowledge how epically, infuriatingly, beautifully helpless love can be.” [“Being Alive” Best New Track Review] - Pitchfork

“’Being Alive’ flutters like a heartbeat, careening in and out of heavy motion and rest.” [“Being Alive” Track Review]  - Stereogum

“The song has Kline wandering through apathy, thinking about the things she could’ve done if she’d had the energy or will, poking at her subconscious.” [“Jesse” Track review] - Noisey

[Photo Credit: Angel Ceballos]

If you haven’t yet, now’s the time to start following Frankie Cosmos everywhere in the known, err… cosmos! –> Facebook | Instagram | Twitter |

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, FEB 28, 2018 at 7:00 AM


North American Tour On Sale Now

Today, King Tuff has shared another new song off his forthcoming album, The Other [pre-order here], out April 13th via Sub Pop Records. “Raindrop Blue,” oozing with soulful bass lines and pulsating saxophone melodies, continues Kyle Thomas’s new artistic vision as King Tuff. You’re listening to the song here now via the Emmanuelle Pickett-directed visuals above. Pre-order for the album is available now.

Speaking about “Raindrop Blue,” Thomas lays out its relevance to the greater story of the album and its relationship to the previously-released song ”The Other”:

“…I took the hand of the Other…you fell onto my fingers like velvet to the touch…
Is Raindrop Blue the lost forgotten lover? Is she the Other? Is she the Blue Subaru?
Funny story about that Blue Subaru…

I wrote “The Other” in October 2016. At the time it was a fictional story about losing myself and the quest to find the creative spirit again. I imagined myself driving around in a 1982 blue Subaru Brat, which has been my dream car ever since I was a little kid. I would see them driving around my hometown, Brattleboro, Vermont, and I thought the name Brat had something to do with the town itself. It always seemed like the unicorn of cars; you’d only catch a glimpse of one when you weren’t looking. So I was driving this car around in my song cuz you can do whatever you want inside a song.

A year and a half later and the album was done. I sent it to my good friend Em so she could take a listen. She’s been in school studying dreams and alchemy, and we talked about the dark side of the moon, the flip side of the mirror, the unknowable Other and things in the lyrics which were oddly in line with her studies. She’s always had the most poetically surreal dreams as long as I’ve known her, full of symbols and strange beauty, like she’s tapped into some kinda psychic conduit. She was in Vermont but her dreams had been telling her to go to New Mexico. She needed transportation for when she got there, so she was hunting around on Craigslist to find some dusty old high-desert gem she could zoom around in. The first car that popped up: “1982 Blue Subaru Brat in Albuquerque.” The exact car from my song. She sent me the ad. I immediately booked a flight out there, bought the car, and drove her back to LA in a blaze of romantic glory.
The lyrics in the song had somehow come true.

It felt like whatever this mysterious “Other” was, it seemed like maybe it was on my side. Helping me along. As long as I had faith in it. Raindrop Blue the Other? or the Subaru? Probably both and probably neither. But one thing is for certain: I love to dance.”

Thomas self-produced the record and brought in Shawn Everett (War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes) to assist with the mixing process.No less hooky than previous records, the new songs ditch the goofy rock-and-roll bacchanalia narratives of earlier records in favor of expansive arrangements, a diversity of instrumentation, and lyrics that straddle the fence between painful ruminations and reconnecting with that part of yourself that feels childlike and creative and not corroded by cynicism. The record features contributions from Ty Segall (drums), Jenny Lewis (vocals), Greta Morgan (vocals), and Mikal Cronin (saxophone).

Thomas views the entire experience of the record as a kind of psychic reset. “I let the songs lead me where they wanted to go, instead of trying to push them into a certain zone. King Tuff was always just supposed to be me. When I started doing this as a teenager, it was whatever I wanted it to be. King Tuff was never supposed to be just one thing. It was supposed to be everything.”

King Tuff Tour Dates + Ticket Links

On top of all this good news, King Tuff has also announced a North American tour beginning May 3rd in San Diego. Cut Worms will open the shows, and all tickets go on sale this Friday, February 9th. Visit for more updates.
King Tuff on tour:
May 3 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah *
May 4 - Phoenix, AZ -  Valley Bar *
May 5 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *
May 7 - Houston, TX - Rockefeller Hall *
May 8 - Austin, TX - Barracuda (outside) *
May 9 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
May 11 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
May 12 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
May 13 - Nashville TN - The Basement East *
May 14 - Lexington, KY - The Burl *
May 16 - Washington DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
May 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
May 19 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
May 20 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
May 22 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *
May 23 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *
May 24 - Detroit, MI -  El Club *
May 25 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
May 26 - Minneapolis, MN  - Turf Club *
May 29 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall *
May 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
June 1 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *
June 2 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club *
June 3 - Portland, OR - Star Theater *
June 5 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
June 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom *

* w/ Cut Worms

Posted by Rachel White