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NEWS : THU, APR 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Listen To “My Lover Cindy” off Marika Hackman’s Upcoming Album ‘I’m Not Your Man’ (Premiere via Stereogum)

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[Photo Credit: Steve Gullick]

Hello, good looking music appreciator. We have some exciting news for you! Stereogum has just premiered Marika Hackman’s “My Lover Cindy,” the newest track from ’I’m Not Your Man’ (out June 2nd). Have a listen to it here.

Stereogum says of the track, ““If I was a liar, I would call you my friend,” London-based songwriter Marika Hackman opens on her new single “My Lover Cindy.” It’s an immediately biting line that embodies the rule rather than the exception on her upcoming album I’m Not Your Man, a collection of unabashedly real songs. Hackman’s greatest weapon is her words, and she uses her dark wit to lure you in while conveying strong messages about her life and society [see premiere April 6th].”

Pro Tip: Now is the time to begin following Marika Hackman via The Internets: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


“MY LOVER CINDY”
If I was a liar
I would call you my friend
Let’s hope the feeling’s mutual in the end.
 
Symbiosis
Can we keep it how it was?
Now the levy’s broken I want more
 
‘Cause I’m a greedy pig
I’m gonna get my fill
I’m gonna keep my eyes on the prize
And I’ll suck you dry I will
 
I’m no pariah
But I’ll try to pretend
And hope you keep your distance
Now and then
 
Same prognosis
It was fated from the start
We could be together
Take my heart
 
But I’m a lousy lover
Even if I try
I can go for a couple of weeks
Then the feelings calcify
 
And it burns away my mind 
I don’t know why I know why but I like you
 
‘Cause I’m a greedy pig
I’m gonna get my fill
I’m gonna keep my eyes on the prize
And I’ll suck you dry I will
 
‘Cause I’m a fucking pig
I’m gonna get my fill
I’m gonna keep my eyes on the prize
And I’ll suck you dry I will.

Oh I will.

There’s an open-ended nature to I’m Not Your Man: the discussions within, conversations on femininity, sex and sexual identity, millennial ennui, the pressures of living in a social media bubble and the perils of being young in a fast-paced industry. Says Marika, “The record’s all about female relationships, romance and breakdowns, but there’s also a dim worldview going on. I’m Not Your Man can either mean, ‘I’m not your man, I’m your woman’, or it can mean, ‘I’m not a part of this…’,” explains Marika. It’s a fiery statement from a songwriter who no longer wants to be shackled to limiting descriptions [read more here].


I’m Not Your Man will be released on CD / LP / DL / CS and is now available to preorder in North America from Sub Pop here and Marika Hackman’s official website here. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the Loser edition on green and orange swirled vinyl with a bonus 7” (while supplies last). There will also be a new t-shirt design available.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, APR 5, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Watch Father John Misty Perform With A Gospel Choir On Colbert + Fall Tour Dates Announced

Late last night, Father John Misty delivered a stellar performance of “Ballad of the Dying Man” from Pure Comedy (out this week on Friday, April 7th) on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


And now, BEHOLD: Father John Misty has scheduled (a veritable fuck ton of) 2017 international headlining tour dates this fall in support of Pure Comedy (which, BTW is out this Friday on Sub Pop and Bella Union). The new round of dates span September 13th in Boston at Blue Hills Pavilion through November 20th in Lisbon, Portugal at Coliseu dos Recreios. Early pre-sales for these new shows begin April 10th at 10am (local time), with tickets on sale to general public on Wednesday April 12th at 10am (local time) in Europe, Thursday April 13th at 10am (local time) in Canada, and Friday April 14th at 10am in the U.S. (local time).
 
Support for these shows will come from Weyes Blood (September 18th-October 6th; October 11th-November 16th; November 18th-20th), Tim Heidecker (April 12th), Dams of the West (May 5th-10th; May 15th),  Entrance (May 24th), Adam Green (May 11th), Hamilton Leithauser (June 27th-June 28th), Phosphorescent (September 13th-15th; October 7th), Tennis (August 19th), Jenny Lewis (August 25th), and Adanowsky (June 7th).
 
Father John Misty’s spring & summer international festival schedule includes Coachella (April 14th & 21st), Glastonbury (June 21st-25th), Down the Rabbit Hole Festival in Ewijk, Netherlands (June 23rd-25th), Roskilde (June 30th), Splendour in the Grass (July 21- 23), Fuji Rock (July 28th - July 30th), Winnipeg’s Interstellar Rodeo (August 18th), and Portland, Oregon’s Project Pabst (August 26th).
 
Apr. 12 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s [Sold Out] @
Apr. 14 - Indio, CA - Coachella [Sold Out]
Apr. 21 - Indio, CA - Coachella [Sold Out]
May 05 - Toronto, ON - Royal Alexandra Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 06 - Toronto, ON - Royal Alexandra Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn
Steel !
May 13 - Mayer, Arizona - FORM Arcosanti Festival
May 15 - Chicago, IL  - Chicago Theatre [Sold Out] %
May 24 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre #
May 26 - Burnaby, BC - Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
Jun. 07 - Mexico City, MX - Teatro Metropolitan***
Jun. 22 - 24 Oslo, NO - Piknik I Parken Festival
Jun. 21 - 25 - Somerset,
UK - Glastonbury Festival
Jun. 23 - 25 - Ewijk, NL - Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
Jun. 27 - Lund, SE -
Merejet !!
Jun. 28 - Stockholm, SE - 
Cirkus !!
June 30 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival
Jul.  21 - 23 - Wooyung, AUS - Splendour in The Grass Festival
Jul. 28 - 30 -  Niigata, JP - Fuji Rock Festival
Aug. 04 - 06 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
Aug. 18 - Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo - The Forks
Aug. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Surly Brewing Festival Field *
Aug. 25 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
Aug. 26 - Portland, OR - Project Pabst
Aug. 31- Sep. 03 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sep. 01 - Sep. 03 -  Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic
Sep. 13 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Pavilion $
Sep. 14 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre $
Sep. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at the Mann $
Sep. 18 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall ^
Sep. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
Sep. 20 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre ^
Sep. 22 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House ^
Sep. 23 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre ^
Sep. 25 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^
Sep. 26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium ^
Sep. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle ^
Sep. 29 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall ^
Sep. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory ^
Oct. 01 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall ^
Oct. 04 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ^
Oct. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 06 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 07 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre $
Oct. 11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre ^
Oct. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl ^
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre ^
Oct. 14 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater Pomona ^
Nov. 11 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon ^
Nov. 12 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique ^
Nov. 14 - Berlin, DE - Huxley’s ^
Nov. 16 - Milan, IT - Fabrique 
Nov. 18 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz ^
Nov. 19 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera ^
Nov. 20 - Lisbon, PT - Coliseu dos Recreios ^
 
@ with Tim Heidecker
% w/ Dams of the West
# w/ Entrance
^ w/ Weyes Blood
! w/ Adam Green
!! w/ Hamilton Leithauser
$ w/ Phosphorescent
*w/ Tennis
**w/ Jenny Lewis
*** w/ Adanowsky


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, APR 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Watch Clipping’s New Video For “True Believer” from ‘Splendor & Misery,’ the group’s Hugo Award-Nominated Album

RED ALERT: Time for you to watch the new Clipping video for “True Believer” from their Hugo Award-Nominated album (#kindofabigdeal), Splendor & Misery. “True Believer” was directed by longtime Clipping collaborator, Carlos Lopez-Estrada, and stars guest vocalist Paul Outlaw as an astronaut floating from planet earth into outer space.

As not-at-all subtly alluded to above, and in further exciting news, Clipping’s Splendor & Misery (watch the videos/listen here) has been shortlisted for the “Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)” category of the Hugo Awards (aka Science Fiction’s most prestigious award #NBD), which are given for specific works of science fiction or fantasy in the preceding calendar year. The awards ceremony will be held at Worldcom 75  in Helsinki, Finland on August 11th, 2017.

Later tonight (April 4th), Clipping will appear as support for the Flaming Lips in St. Petersburg, Florida at Jannus Live.

Avoid future FOMO by following Clipping everywhere in space and time: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | clppng.com


Splendor & Misery is available on CD/LP/DL/CASS worldwide from Sub Pop right over here and Deathbomb Arc here. The album features 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 Wriggle EP is also available from Sub Pop, here.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, APR 3, 2017 at 5:26 PM

The 2017 Sub Pop Loser Scholarship Winners

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After reading through hundreds of wonderfully thoughtful and inspirational applications, we here at Sub Pop Records have chosen three extraordinarily qualified students for our 2017 Sub Pop Loser scholarship.

Our $7000 winner this year is Tia Shekelle of Bellingham High School in Bellingham Washington. Tia won us over big-time with her explosive zine work, beautiful art, eye catching photography, and incredible productivity. Between dance, drums, bass, writing, volunteering, film making, painting, and being a high school senior we were blown away by how much awesome stuff Tia is doing. In her community in Bellingham she has volunteered many hours to the Make.Shift gallery DIY space as well as planned parenthood and a local zine club. We really think that Tia has a bright future ahead of her, and her message of inclusivity really resonated with us. She is definitely one of the most talented and exciting applicants to apply for our Loser Scholarship. 

Ariana Watson will be taking home $5000 this year as a Sub Pop Loser Scholarship winner. From Seaside, Oregon, Aria won us over with her #signedbytrump photography, which was one of the best pieces we’ve seen in all of our years of looking at Loser Scholarship applications. Her photography and the message behind it works beautifully and sends a loud message of strength. In her essay Aria explained how her art and politics led to cyber-bullying and many other unfortunate incidents that young feminists often deal with but her mental toughness and resolve in the face of adversity spoke to our scholarship selection committee. At the MUSE international women’s conference Aria was able to speak about her work and inspire hundreds to represent the voiceless, to stand up for what they believe in. Montana is Aria’s next destination where she will be pursuing health studies, we wish her the best.

Raven Smith will be getting $3000 as a Sub Pop Loser Scholarship winner. Talking on the radio while truly being herself did not come easy to Raven. After moving to Spokane she struggled to find her niche but found an outlet at her local radio station KYRS. At KYRS Raven worked her way from volunteer CD organizer onto the air where she nervously stuttered her sputtered first words but eventually gained confidence and found her own voice. Wow, it turns out her radio show Basement Beats is fantastic, despite starting out nervous she has become a great on air DJ. On top of working with KYRS on their Raise Your Voice campaign Raven has also become a powerful writer and public speaker, her words are very powerful. We know there are big things coming up for Raven and we are very excited to see where the future takes her. 

This year we had so many great applicants for the Loser Scholarship, it was really hard to choose our winners. For those losers who didn’t win this year, thanks for playing, we loved your applications too, and know many of you will go on to inspire us in your future endeavors. 


Posted by Andrew Sullivan

NEWS : TUE, MAR 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Low Announce June 2017 West Coast Tour Dates With Japan’s MONO

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[Photo by Zoran Orlic]

TOUR ALERT:  Beginning June 12th, Low will embark on a five-date co-headline tour with Japanese instrumental rock band MONO. These dates will bring the bands to intimate venues along the American West Coast. Following these shows, the two artists will also both be playing a handful of Canadian summer festivals. (full listing below)



Tour Dates + Ticket Links at www.chairkickers.com/
Jun. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Globe Theater
Jun. 13 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Jun. 15 - Portland, OR - Wonderland Ballroom
Jun. 16 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
Jun. 17 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial
Jun. 21 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Music and Arts Festival
Jun. 23 - Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

The most recent full-length album from Low is their 2015 release Ones and Sixes, which earned Low international acclaim from the likes of NPR MusicUnder the RadarThe GuardianDIYQMOJOUncutMinneapolis Star TribuneChicago TribuneCLASHThe Sunday Times, and a cover story interview by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon in MAGNET Magazine (view cover / read an excerpt of the story here).



For more information on Low please see here, and follow Low absolutely everywhere via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
 

 


Posted by Rachel White