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NEWS : TUE, NOV 5, 2019 at 6:58 AM

Hear Clipping’s “Aquacode Databreaks” (feat. Shabazz Palaces) a New Track From “The Deep,” The Group’s Forthcoming 12” Single

You can now hear Clipping’s “Aquacode Databreaks” (feat. Shabazz Palaces), a new track from the group’s forthcoming single “The Deep,” available on DL/12” vinyl worldwide on Friday, November 29th through Sub Pop. Listen via YouTube - Spotify - Apple Music - Bandcamp

Both the vinyl and digital versions include two unreleased extra tracks (the aforementioned “Aquacode Databreaks,” and “Drownt”), while the vinyl edition also includes instrumental versions of all three tracks.

Clipping’s “The Deep” is a dark sci-fi tale about the underwater-dwelling descendants of African women thrown off slave ships and based on the mythology of Detroit electronic group Drexciya. 

The song was originally commissioned for a This American Life episode about Afrofuturism in 2017. “The Deep” also earned Clipping a nomination for a 2018 Hugo award, and the band constructed a sound installation based on “The Deep” at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

The 12” single comes on the heels of the November 5th release of The Deep, a novella by the two-time Astounding (formerly John W. Campbell) Award-nominated author Rivers Solomon (with Clipping credited as co-authors) inspired by the title track and published by Saga Press.


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“The Deep” 12” single

Tracklisting:
1. The Deep
2. Aquacode Databreaks (feat. Shabazz Palaces)
3. Drownt
4. The Deep (Instrumental)*
5. Aquacode Databreaks (Instrumental)*
6. Drownt (Instrumental)*
*vinyl-only

In further exciting news, Clipping also graces the cover of the forthcoming December issue of The Wire.


Clipping’s There Existed an Addiction to Bloodthe group’s acclaimed new album, is out now on CD, 2xLP, cassette, and a 2xLP Deluxe Limited “Lamestain” Edition from Sub Pop. The blood-splattered “Lamestain” edition is sold out online, and will only be available at select independent record stores, and via the band’s merch table at shows (while supplies last). Clipping will perform at the Adult Swim Festival on November 16th in Los Angeles. Additional live dates to be announced soon.


NEWS : FRI, NOV 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Omni’s Sub Pop Debut ‘Networker’ Out Now

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Please join us in celebrating the release of Atlanta band Omni’s debut full-length for Sub Pop. Networker is out today on LP, CD, digital, and cassette and available worldwide. You can purchase your copy today from our Mega Mart. Limited blue vinyl Loser editions are available while supplies last. 

If inquiring minds would like to know more about Networker, the band will be doing an AMA on the r/indieheads subreddit today at 9 AM PT. Omni is currently in the midst of a worldwide tour in support of the new record. See below for a full list of dates. 

Nov. 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Jerry’s on Front
Nov. 2 - Washington, DC - Pie Shop Bar
Nov. 3 - CourRaliegh, NC - Kings Raleigh
Nov. 4 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival
Nov. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Molotov (Sky Bar)
Nov. 12 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - BERGHAIN KANTINE
Nov. 14 - Utrecht, NL - Ekko
Nov. 15 - Le Havre, FR - Mc Daids
Nov. 18 - Paris, FR - La Boule Noire
Nov. 19 - Lille, FR - La Bulle
Nov. 20 - Brussels, BE - Le Botanique
Nov. 21 - Colmar, FR - Le Grillen 
Nov. 22 - St. Gallen, CH Palace St. Gallen
Nov. 23 - Lyon, FR - Sonic
Nov. 25 - Brighton, UK - The Hope & Ruin
Nov. 26 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade Bristol
Nov. 27 - Manchester, UK - YES
Nov. 28 - Glasgow, UK - Mono (Glasgow)
Nov. 29 - Leeds, UK - The Brudenell Social Club
Nov. 30 - London, UK - Oslo
Dec. 03 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
Dec. 04 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
Dec. 05 - El Paso, TX - The Monarch
Dec. 06 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
Dec. 08 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Dec. 09 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
Dec. 10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Dec. 11 - Arcata, CA - The Miniplex

Dec. 12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Dec. 13 - Sacramento, CA - The Blue
Dec. 14 - San Fransisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Dec. 15 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Dec. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room


[Photo Credit: Emily Frobos]



NEWS : FRI, NOV 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Cartel Madras ‘Age of the Goonda’ Digital EP is Out Today

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Stream it now in all the digital places including Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.

Cartel Madras | noun | kärˈtel məˈdräs 

1. The powerful juxtaposition of a Western term aimed at ghettoizing other cultures and the English colonial name foisted on Chennai, India; 2. A queer, female, Desi act igniting a revolution because they’re sick of this bullshit 

“We really want people who come to our shows to feel like they’ve been punched in the face,” says Contra, one-half of rap provocateurs Cartel Madras, of their FOMO-inducing live shows. “It’s like a riot just passed you, and you’re like, ‘What was that? What did I just experience?’” But also, “‘How do I do that again?’” 

Cartel Madras also includes Contra’s sibling, Eboshi—both born in Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and raised in Calgary, Canada. Like their upbringing, their music is a cultural syncretism, a heady mix of trap with punk, house, and South Indian aesthetics that they’ve anointed “goonda rap.” Their second EP is Age of the Goonda, (out November 1st, 2019 on Sub Pop Records), a sonically expansive successor to their first EP, Trapistan, which boasted the party-down hit “Pork & Leek. A manifesto for the times, Age of the Goonda is an in-your-face call to arms for—immigrants, women of color, the LGBTQ+ community, Desis (a.k.a. Westernized Indians)—those who must resist being treated as underdogs. 



“Goonda Gold” is the EP’s central pulse, its anthem. “When you hear it, it feels big like you’re watching this crazy-ass gangsta movie,” says Contra. “And it does borrow from certain vintage South Indian filminess.” Rapid-fire in delivery—“Gold on my neck I’m a goonda / Got guns in the air like a junta”—and hastened along by shimmery beats from D.C. Desi upstart SkinnyLocal, it pointedly shows off the duo’s legit rapping skills. 

Read more about Age of the Goonda (and buy it also) here!



NEWS : THU, OCT 31, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Listen to Tacocat’s New Track “Retrograde” - The Seattle Band Headlines a Hometown Halloween Show Tonight

Tacocat know there’s more to October 31st, 2019 than costumes and glitter (so, so much glitter). In recognition of today’s kickoff to the next season of Mercury Retrograde, the band is sharing the astrology-themed new song “Retrograde,” which is out now in all the places you consume digital music such as YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp

Tonight (October 31st, that is.), Tacocat headline an all-out Halloween party at Neumo’s in their native Seattle.


What people are saying about Tacocat:

“…a joyous power pop collection of instantly accessible tunes, with a humorous socially conscious slant.” - Louder Than War

“…the band’s most polished record to date.” - The Seattle Times

“…This Mess is a Place anchors itself in moments of hope and brightness.” - NPR

“…This Mess Is a Place is exactly the kind of album we need in 2019. It sounds like rainbow sherbert and friendship bracelets. It eschews irony and defeatism. It calls us all to build a brave, colorful new world together—and have one hell of a good time doing it.” - Paste


This Mess Is a Place, Tacocat’s fourth album and first for Sub Pop, is out now and can be purchased from u.subpop.com/thismess.



NEWS : WED, OCT 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Omni Kick Off World Tour in support of their Sub Pop debut Networker available on November 1st

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Atlanta band Omni will kick off a 40 date world tour, beginning tonight at the Basement in Nashville, TN. These dates will find the group touring through Chicago, Brooklyn, DC, and Raleigh, ending in their home city on Nov. 4th before heading overseas on Nov. 10th in Kortrijk, Belgium with shows in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Lille, Brighton, Glasgow, and London. They will then continue their North American run on Dec. 03rd in New Orleans, with shows in Austin, Tucson, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. See below for a full list of shows. Networker is available for preorder from Sub Pop and features the singles and videos for “Sincerely Yours””Courtesy Call” and ”Skeleton Key”. LP preorders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK, and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque blue while supplies last.

Tour dates:

Oct. 23 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
Oct. 24 - Lexington, KY - The Green Lantern
Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Oct. 27 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
Oct. 28 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
Oct. 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
Oct. 30 - Brooklyn, NY - Sultan Room

Nov. 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Jerry’s on Front
Nov. 2 - Washington, DC - Pie Shop Bar
Nov. 3 - CourRaliegh, NC - Kings Raleigh
Nov. 4 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival
Nov. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Molotov (Sky Bar)
Nov. 12 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - BERGHAIN KANTINE
Nov. 14 - Utrecht, NL - Ekko
Nov. 15 - Le Havre, FR - Mc Daids
Nov. 18 - Paris, FR - La Boule Noire
Nov. 19 - Lille, FR - La Bulle
Nov. 20 - Brussels, BE - Le Botanique
Nov. 21 - Colmar, FR - Le Grillen 
Nov. 22 - St. Gallen, CH Palace St. Gallen
Nov. 23 - Lyon, FR - Sonic
Nov. 25 - Brighton, UK - The Hope & Ruin
Nov. 26 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade Bristol
Nov. 27 - Manchester, UK - YES
Nov. 28 - Glasgow, UK - Mono (Glasgow)
Nov. 29 - Leeds, UK - The Brudenell Social Club
Nov. 30 - London, UK - Oslo
Dec. 03 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
Dec. 04 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
Dec. 05 - El Paso, TX - The Monarch
Dec. 06 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
Dec. 08 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Dec. 09 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
Dec. 10 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Dec. 11 - Arcata, CA - The Miniplex

Dec. 12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Dec. 13 - Sacramento, CA - The Blue
Dec. 14 - San Fransisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Dec. 15 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Dec. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room