The long-unavailable, classic discography of beloved and iconic Seattle band, TAD – God’s Balls (1989), Salt Lick (1990), 8-Way Santa (1991), and assorted singles from the band’s 1988-1992 run – finally received the deluxe reissue treatment. Producer & engineer Jack Endino (who produced God’s Balls, TAD’s first full-length) has remastered all of the recordings from the original tapes. God’s Balls, Salt Lick and 8-Way Santa are available today from Sub Pop.
Might we also suggest you treat yourself to TAD’s deluxe unboxing video (as seen on Facebook & Instagram), and spend some quality time with Tad Doyle as he sits for an enlightening interview with Sub Pop Podcast, which you can listen to here.
The deluxe editions of God’s Balls, Salt Lick, and 8-Way Santa feature new images from celebrated photographer Charles Peterson, bonus tracks, and expansive liner notes from the band and Jack Endino. The bonus material associated with each release will be included on the CD and digital formats. And each of the gatefold vinyl LPs will include that album’s bonus material as part of its free, associated download. All of the bonus material, from all three of these monumental heavy rock/punk albums will be collected on an additional bonus LP available for free with purchase of all three (3) albums on vinyl from the Sub Pop Mega Mart and also from select independent retailers.
BUT WAIT! There’s more…
For those in the Seattle area, TAD’s original line up – Tad Doyle, Kurt Danielsen, Steve Wied, and Gary Thornstensen – have scheduled a Q&A session at Easy Street Records on November 9th at 7pm. The event is hosted by Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman.
For the rest of the world, we’ll be streaming the above referenced Q&A via Facebook Live.
We at Sub Pop Records are quite pleased with ourselves in announcing that Melbourne rockers, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, have joined our ever-growing family. Now let us get on with never shutting up about them, as follows:
Born from late
night jam sessions in singer/guitarist Fran Keaney’s bedroom and honed in the
thrumming confines of Melbourne’s live music venues, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever began to take shape as audiences
got moving. Sharing tastes and songwriting duties, cousins Joe White and Fran
Keaney, brothers Tom and Joe Russo, and drummer Marcel Tussie started out with
softer, melody-focused songs. The more shows they played, the more those
driving rhythms that now trademark their songs emerged. Since then, Rolling
Blackouts Coastal Fever rode that wave from strength to strength. Touring
around the country on headline bills and festival slots, they entrenched
themselves with their thrilling live shows.
[Photo Credit: McLean Stephenson]
In early 2016,
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever released Talk Tight, their first EP.That
effort put the group on the map with glowing support from SPIN, Stereogum,
and Pitchfork, praising them as standouts even among the fertile
landscape of Melbourne music. Chock full of snappy riffs, spritely drumming and
quick-witted wordplay, Talk Tight was praised by Pitchfork “for
the precision of their melodies, the streamlined sophistication of their
arrangements, and the undercurrent of melancholy that motivates every note.”
“Julie’s Place,” the first single off Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s forthcoming EP (out in 2017, and premiered via Stereogum on Nov. 2), levels up on everything that made Talk Tight
such an immediate draw. It’s about being young and dumb but full of bravado.
Sprinting guitars mimic singer Keaney’s pangs of heartache, his awkwardly
sensual lyrics calling to mind the chaos and confusion of being around someone
you can’t get off your mind.
You can (and should) follow Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever everywhere in the known universe… and also via their Facebook | Instagram | Twitter .
Clipping’s “Shooter,” a standout from Wriggle, the group’s summer EP, now has an officially official video (as seen above) directed by the massively talented Carlos Lopez Estrada.
1/3 of Clipping - William Hutson - had this to say about it, “Since the beginning of the band, we had discussed making a dance video for one of our songs but didn’t think we could actually pull it off. When Voltaire Wade-Green offered to choreograph something for us, we jumped at the chance to work with him and the other dancers (all of whom were Hamilton ensemble members at the time). He and Carlos conceived the video together based on the scenarios of gun violence depicted in the song’s lyrics, and managed to match the cheery tone of the song to the seriousness of its themes.”
[Photo Credit : Brian Tamborello]
The band also just added European dates to its 2016 tour schedule in support of Wriggle, and Splendor & Misery, their Sci Fi-Dystopian concept record released last month. The new dates begin December 9th in Brussels at M4 and end December 20th in London at Corsica Studios. The tour will include stops in Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, and more. Clipping is currently in the midst of an east coast co-headline a tour with Youth Code (through November 4th). The group will also perform on Conan on TBS Thursday, November 17th. Current tour dates are below.
Frankly, there is no shortage of Clipping related news we can’t shut up about. On their recent Seattle visit, Clipping sat for an interview with the Sub Pop Podcast, where they discussed art, intention and believe it or not, killer conference papers [listen here]. Frontman Daveed Diggs is also the current cover star of FLOOD Magazine’s 5th issue [view here]. And late last week, Clipping delivered “Fat Fingers,” a new, anti-Trump song for 30 Songs, 30 Days campaign [listen here].
Splendor & Misery is available now on CD/LP/DL/CASS worldwide from Sub Pop [here] and Deathbomb Arc [here]. For proof that this album is actually “fire” as the kids say, see/hear: “Baby Don’t Sleep,” “A Better Place,” and “Air ‘Em Out”. The also excellent (also pretty fire) Wriggle EP is available from Sub Pop right over here.
Tour Dates + Ticket Links Nov. 01 - St. Petersberg, FL - Local 662 * Nov. 02 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl * Nov. 04 - Austin, TX - Sound on Sound Festival Nov. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - CONAN (TV appearance). Dec. 09 - Brussels, BE - M4 Dec. 10 - Tilburg, NL - Incubate / 013 Dec. 12 - Tel Aviv, IR - Gagarin Dec. 13 - Amsterdam, NL - Sugar Factory Dec. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang Dec. 15 - Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia Dec. 16 - Frankfurt, DE - Zoom Dec. 17 - Munich, DE - TBA Dec. 18 - Düsseldorf, DE - FFT Foyer Dec. 19 - Paris, FR - TBA Dec. 20 - London, UK - Corsica Studios * w/ Youth Code ^ World War (fka Mincemeat or Tenspeed)
November 1, 2017 – It is with a heavy heart that The Afghan Whigs are announcing two special performances of their classic album Black Love in its entirety in New Orleans and Los Angeles along with performances from other artists. (For fans who cannot attend either show, we encourage you to donate to Dave Rosser’s medical fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/daverosser).
Long-time Afghan Whigs, Gutter Twins and Twilight Singers guitarist Dave Rosser was recently diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer.
“Dave Rosser has been my close friend and bandmate for over a decade now,” Greg Dulli commented. “By doing these shows for him we hope to ease any financial stress he may face as he pursues treatment to combat his illness. 100% of the proceeds for these shows will go to his medical care. I’m hopeful that folks will come out and show their support for Dave who will be performing with us.”
The New Orleans show will take place at The Civic Theatre on Saturday December 10th and feature performances from:The Afghan Whigs, Mark Lanegan, Ani DiFranco, Morning 40 Federation, King James & The Special Men, and C.C. Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis along with special guests.
The Los Angeles show will take place on December 14th at The Teragram Ballroom featuring sets from: The Afghan Whigs, Mark Lanegan, Moby and Carina Round.
Tickets for both shows will go on sale this Friday, November 4th.