Low’s Alan Sparhawk & Mimi Parker hosted a Reddit AMA, fielding questions from fans about the band’s career including their forthcoming record Ones and Sixes. The AMA happened on Tuesday, August 18th [read it here].
Low also shared new track “Lies,” the third offering from Ones and Sixes, which premiered earlier today via Spotify [listen here].
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Low’s previously announced North American and European tour in support of Ones and Sixes, begins September 18th in Madison, WI and ends November 21st in Seattle, WA. They’ll also play their largest headlining date in London’s iconic Roundhouse on October 10th. [For up to date information on tickets please visit http://chairkickers.com/shows.]
Sub Pop releases Low’s Ones and Sixes on CD / LP / DL worldwide on Friday, September 11th, and is currently available for pre-order from the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. The limited “Loser Edition” of the LP on yellow vinyl will be available from select independent record stores and of course megamart.subpop.com (while supplies last).
Sep. 03 - Bergen, NO - Perfect Sounds Forever
Fest @ Landmark
Sep. 04 - Wiltshire, UK - End of the Road
Sep. 05- Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic
Sep. 18 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon*
Sep. 19 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
Sep. 21 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club*
Sep. 22 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB*
Sep. 23 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
Sep. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of
Sep. 25 - Hamden, Connecticut – The Ballroom
at The Outer Space*
Sep. 26 - Washington, DC - Black Cat*
Oct. 07 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral ^
Oct. 08 - Glasgow, UK - Art School =
Oct. 10 - London, UK - Roundhouse ^
Oct. 12 - Koln, DE - Gebaude 9 =
Oct. 13 - Hamburg, DE – Knust =
Oct. 14 - Copenhagen, DK – Vega =
Oct. 15 - Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan =
Oct. 17 - Berlin, DE – Lido =
Oct. 19 - Munich, DE – Ampere =
Oct. 20 - Bologna, IT - Teatro Antoniano =
Oct. 22 - Zaragoza, ES - Las Armas =
Oct. 23 - Barcelona, ES – Bikini =
Oct. 24 - Valencia, ES - Deleste Festival
Oct. 26 - Madrid, ES - Teatro Lara =
Oct. 27 - Santander, ES – Escenario =
Oct. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso ^
Oct. 30 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix =
Oct. 31 - Brussels, BE – AB +
Nov. 02 – Paris, FR – Le Divan du Monde =
Nov. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
Nov. 12 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge*
Nov. 13 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge*
Nov. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex*
Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour*
Nov. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Great American
Nov. 20 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir*
Nov. 21 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile*
Feb. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
* w/ Andy Shauf
^ w/ Two Gallants
+ w/ Chelsea Wolfe
= w/ Mike Noga
No Fly List: Notes from Sub Pop’s Airport Store (August 2015).
People Who (Will Soon) Work Here: Sub Pop Airport Store Edition
The airport store has taken on some new employees recently, and
following in the footsteps of Sub Pop’s “People Who Work Here” column,
I figured I’d check-in with the newest and most-likely-least-jaded hire (because he won’t start until later this month),
Benjamin O’Connor. I assumed Ben was Canadian when I first met him, because he
loves hockey and is overly polite, but he is in fact an American from
Vancouver, Washington, who has spent the last two years living in Kiel,
Germany, and teaching English through the Fullbright program. Let’s meet Ben!
(Pictured: New airport store employee Ben
O’Connor in a past interview.)
Please state your name for the record.
Are you excited to work at the Sub Pop airport store?
Yes, it’s exciting to get to be in maybe the most international place in a city, and to talk about music all day.
What do you think you can bring to the Sub Pop team?
Hopefully some puns.
You were in Germany for the last two years. Did you see any concerts over there?
Hospitality came to Kiel, where I lived. I got to see Alvvays in Hamburg. I saw Cloud Nothings and Youth Lagoon in Berlin. I also saw a German metal band called Kadaver.
Who are some of your favorite Sub Pop artists?
I’m a big fan of Father John Misty, Beach House, and Washed Out, but my favorite all-time is Wolf Parade.
Who are some of your favorite Germans?
Like German bands?
Just overall. Who are some Germans we should know about? You know, besides Angela Merkel.
Everyone should probably know Helene Fischer. Germans have this thing called Schlager music, which is like, really heavy beats with accordion, and Fischer is the Britney Spears of Schlager music. She has a variety show and is really popular.
What’s her biggest hit?
Probably this one song called “Atemlos,” or “Breathless.”
Is David Hasselhoff still the most beloved American in Germany?
No, I think if you asked most Germans, they would say they’ve gotten over the Hoff. They really like Maroon 5 now.
I took you to Capitol Hill Block Party last month, as part of your re-introduction to American culture. What were some of your favorite things about it?
I was happy to see Father John Misty, I missed him when he came through Berlin this year. I’d wanted to see DIIV and Lower Dens for a long time. I hadn’t seen Chastity Belt in over two years, so it was really neat to see them play for a hometown crowd. Summer Cannibals put on a great show.
You’re about to start work in a sleek retail shop. Tell me, what’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever purchased?
I bought an inflatable Stanley Cup.
How expensive was it?
If you didn’t get your dream job at the airport store, what other profession would you most want to pursue?
Professional baseball player.
What would be your walk-up song to home plate?
“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” by Father John Misty. That intro is so good.
What’s your favorite song to sing karaoke?
I feel pretty confident singing “Runaround Sue.” I also like songs by British singers where I can do accents.
What’s your favorite song ever?
“This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” by the Talking Heads.
Do you remember the first CD you ever bought?
Ricky Martin’s self-titled album.
What about the second CD?
The ‘Bailamos’ single by Enrique Iglesias.
We were all livin’ la vida loca back in 1999. Are there any shows in Seattle you’re looking forward to this year?
Mac DeMarco is coming in October.
You lived in Kiel, which is close to Hamburg, where the Beatles first started playing shows. Are there any Beatles tourist traps over there?
Yeah, it’s pretty weird. Hamburg has this section called the Reeperbahn, where prostitution is legal. And so in the middle of this raunchy area with strip clubs and cheap bars, there are some metallic cut-out statues that are supposed to be the Beatles. [I looked this up, and it’s a real place called the Bealtes-platz. -ed.]
That about wraps things up. How did this interview go? Where do you rank it amongst your other interviews?
I’ve been interviewed a couple of times, actually. I got on a sports radio station when I was like fourteen and did a dumb Sean Connery impersonation. Last year I was interviewed in the local newspaper in Kiel about being a Fullbright student. But I don’t know if I can rank them. It’s just an honor when someone is curious enough about you to ask you questions.
Beach House have announced two new interactive features, a “Single Finder” & “Setlist Creator,” which you can experience now via their website, BeachHouseBaltimore.com.
The “Single Finder” allows Beach House fans to choose 3 of their favorite songs from the group’s extensive catalog and enter them into the device. The “Single Finder” will then use an algorithm to choose a “single” from Depression Cherry that is right for you (more info here).
Meanwhile, the “Setlist Creator” allows fans to choose three songs they’d like Beach House to play at a show they’re attending on their upcoming tour. The band’s setlist changes nightly, with some songs played a few times per tour. While there are no guarantees Beach House will play each of these fan selections, the “Setlist Creator” will help influence their set lists along the tour (more info here).
[photo credit: Shawn Brackbill]
Depression Cherry will be available on CD / LP/ DL on August 28th. LP and CD versions of Depression Cherry will come packaged in a sumptuous red velvet sleeve. (yes, that IS velvet) All pre-orderers of the LP via megamart.subpop.com will receive the special, limited, clear vinyl Loser Edition (while supplies last, of course).
Aug. 18 - Portland, ME - State Theatre *
Aug. 19 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub *
Aug. 20 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *
Aug. 21 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
Aug. 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s *
Aug. 24 - Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall *
Aug. 25 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel *
Aug. 26 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall *
Aug. 29 - Baltimore, MD - Windjammer @ Pier Six Pavilion # [Sold Out]
Sep. 17 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall **
Sep. 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s **
Sep. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre **
Sep. 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre **
Sep. 22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue [Sold Out] **
Sep. 23 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue **
Sep. 25 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown **
Sep. 26 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall **
Sep. 27 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant **
Sep. 28 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall **
Sep. 29 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom **
Oct. 01 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Oct. 02 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn **
Oct. 04 - Nashville, TN - The Ryman Auditorium **
Oct. 06 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre **
Oct. 07 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel **
Oct. 08 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom [Sold Out] **
Oct. 24 - Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall
Oct. 25 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Oct. 26 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
Oct. 27 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz
Oct. 29 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival
Oct. 30 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
Nov. 02 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Nov. 03 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls @ AB
Nov. 04 - Koln, DE - Gloria
Nov. 05 - Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier
Nov. 07 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves
Nov. 10 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
Nov. 11 - Gothenburg, SE - Tradgarn
Nov. 12 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Medis
Nov. 13 - Copenhagen DK - Vega
Nov. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel K1
Nov. 16 - Berlin, DE - Huxley’s
Nov. 17 - Munich, DE - Freiheiz
Nov. 18 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks
Nov. 20 - Barcelona, ES - Apolo
Nov. 22 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera
Nov. 23 - Lisbon, PT - Armazén
Nov. 24 - Porto, PT - Teatro sa da Bandeira
Dec. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]
Dec. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]
Dec. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]
Dec. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]
Dec. 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]
Dec. 18 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]
Dec. 19 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]
* w/ Romantic States
** w/ Jessica Pratt
# w/ Future Islands, Dan Deacon, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat & more
For ticket info please visit http://www.beachhousebaltimore.com/tour.
This fall, Strange Wilds embark on a North American tour in support of their debut album, Subjective Concepts, now available worldwide from Sub Pop. The trek starts September 25th in Seattle, WA at Black Lodge and ends November 19th in Portland, OR at Bunk Bar.
Preceding the tour, Strange Wilds also have a few Pacific Northwest dates for you noise loving fans: August 9th at Seattle’s Chop Suey (8pm), another August 9th show at Old School Pizzeria in Olympia (midnight), and August 10th in Tacoma at New Frontier Lounge. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.
As you might suspect, Strange Wilds’ Subjective Concepts is available on CD / LP / DL at the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. All customers who order the LP version of Subjective Concepts from megamart.subpop.com and Bandcamp will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on white vinyl while supplies last. That’s right: everyone’s a Loser here. T-shirt also available, individually and also bundled with the new record.
Aug. 09 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey ^ (EARLY)
Aug. 09 - Olympia, WA - Old School Pizzeria # (LATE)
Aug. 10 - Tacoma, WA - New Frontier Lounge
Sep. 25 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
Sep. 27 - Portland, OR - They Know
Sep. 30 - Olympia, WA - TBA
Oct. 01 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock
Oct. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
Oct. 03 - Tempe, AZ - Time Out Lounge
Oct. 05 - Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis
Oct. 09 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Oct. 11 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar
Oct. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
Oct.16 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Strange Victory Touring CMJ Party)
Oct. 19 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha
Oct. 20 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
Nov. 01 - Jacksonville, FL - Rain Dogs
Nov. 04 - Austin, TX - Beerland
Nov. 09 - Fullerton, CA - Continental Room
Nov. 10 - El Centro, CA - Strangers
Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - All Star Lanes
Nov. 13 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go Records
Nov. 18 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Nov. 19 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
^ w/ Screaming Females
# w/ Vexx