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NEWS : FRI, OCT 30, 2015 at 3:45 AM

Reissue, Repress, Rejoice!: Built to Spill’s ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Love’ & Ugly Casanova’s ‘Sharpen Your Teeth are out on vinyl

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Built to Spill’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Love and Ugly Casanova’s Sharpen Your Teeth are now available on vinyl from Sub Pop.

Built to Spill’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Love is the second full-length album released by legendary indie rock band Built to Spill. (stream the album here) It was originally released September 13, 1994 on the Up Records label. The line-up for the album was Doug Martsch, bassist Brett Nelson, and drummer Andy Capps, with Phil Ek producing. The album features the enduring singles “In the Morning,” “Car,” and “Distopian Dream Girl.”

Pitchfork recently reviewed There’s Nothing Wrong With Love, giving the album “Best New Reissue,” and had this to say: “With its focus on childhood, the nature of existence, and the search for meaning, it’s possible to hear There’s Nothing Wrong With Love in the terms of  “What if there was another universe in my fingernail?” - style stoner dorm-room philosophy. But Martsch’s open heart keeps you on his side…To borrow one last line from “Car”, on this album Martsch remembered when he wanted to see “movies of his dreams.” For the vast majority of us that wish is never fulfilled, but There’s Nothing Wrong With Love is a celebration of the desire itself, the vulnerability that comes with allowing yourself to imagine possibility (see October 23rd review).

Sharpen Your Teeth is the underground classic and lone offering from Ugly Casanova.  (stream the album here)  The long, out-of-print vinyl edition will come with the original 13 track album and 4 bonus songs: “Babies Clean Conscience,” “Diggin Holes,” “Roads to Go to Roads to Go to…“ (which were available as limited edition singles around the album’s release); And the unreleased “They Devised A Plan to Fuck Forever,” recorded during the Sharpen Your Teeth sessions.  The album, which was co-produced by Brian Deck and Isaac Brock at Glacial Pace Studios (Oregon), features guest appearances from John Orth (Holopaw), Tim Rutili (Califone, Red Red Meat), Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), and a handful of like-minded collaborators.

Ugly Casanova is Isaac Brock, of Modest Mouse. Or, possibly, it is a mysterious savant named Edgar Graham, who imposed himself on Modest Mouse at the Denver show of the band’s 1998 tour, introduced himself as Ugly Casanova, and, through a haze of unnerving instability, shared some rough songs with the band. His songs, though delivered hesitantly… shamefully, even… displayed unmistakable talent. By the end of Modest Mouse’s tour, Casanova, with much reluctance, was persuaded to record some of these songs and hand them over to record labels for issue as singles or parts of compilations. Predictably, immediately after he had done so, he disappeared (read more about Ugly Casanova here).

Built to Spill’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Love and Ugly Casanova’s Sharpen Your Teeth are now available for purchase through Sub Pop Mega Mart and fine independent retailers everywhere.

Built to Spill

There’s Nothing Wrong With Love


1. In the Morning

2. Reasons

3. Big Dipper

4. Car

5. Fling

6. Cleo

7. The Source

8. Twin Falls

9. Some

10. Distopian Dream Girl

11. Israel’s Song

12. Stab

Ugly Casanova

Sharpen Your Teeth

Vinyl tracklisting

1. Barnacles

2. Spilled Milk Factory

3. Parasites

4. Hotcha Girls

5. (no song)

6. Diamonds On the Face of Evil

7. Cat Faces

8. Ice On the Sheets

9. Bee Sting

10. Pacifico

11. Smoke Like Ribbons

12. Things I Don’t Remember

13. So Long to the Holidays

14. Babies Clean Conscience*

15. Diggin Holes*

16. They Devised a Plan to Fuck Forever*

17. Roads to Go to Roads to Go to…*

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, OCT 30, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Eugene Mirman’s I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome): A monumental 9-volume, 7-LP comedy album is out now

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“Whether he’s signing up for Christian Mingle or forced into using an unfortunate password at a bar, it’s the latest entry in Mirman’s absurd discography.” - AV Club

“His third comedy album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), is an absurd nine-volume, seven-LP opus ranging from “A Guided Meditation to a Thoughtful Body” to an “Introduction to Spoken Russian” to “Over 45 Minutes of Crying,” which features him—you guessed it—crying for over 45 minutes.” - Newsweek

“…Mirman’s subversive, brilliant comedy justifies the sumptuous settings.” [B+] - Consequence of Sound

Eugene Mirman’s I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) is a hilarious 9-volume, 7-LP comedy album that’s now available worldwide as a lavish, 7-LP box set or digitally via Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes, and Amazon.  Additionally, limited-edition embroidered robes are also available to purchase from (while supplies last). As for the chair with built in audio player, the option is currently sold out.

I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) is the culmination of a long-time dream of Eugene’s. It includes a vast array of sounds that can be described as varyingly poignant, erotic, practical, romantic, mind-altering, educational, and humorous. Need to learn Russian? Eugene provides. Meditation sounds? Eugene provides. The sound of a grown man crying? Eugene provides. Oh, also, this release contains a full set of live standup recorded at Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA June 6, 7, & 8, 2014.  

Eugene Mirman begins the I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) tour tonight, October 30th at Brooklyn’s Bell House and ends November 19th in Boston at the Paradise. Support will come from Derrick Brown and Josie Long (details + dates below).

I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) has earned praise from the likes of The AV Club, Noisey, Mashable, Newsweek, GQ, Consequence of Sound, The Observer, PASTE, Exclaim, Village Voice, New York Magazine, and more.

I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) contains the following collection of tracks on 7 LPs:

LP1 - Live In Seattle At The Columbia City Theater

Good-humored noticings from America’s “Master of the Noticing!”

LP 2A - A Guided Meditation For The Thoughtful Body

A calming meditation to cheer and sooth the cluttered mind, the injured heart and the anxious body

LP 2B - Fuckscape

An erotic soundscape for lovebirds and adventurous friends

LP 3 - Eugene’s Comprehensive Sound Effects Library

Tremendous, mouth-made sound effects for amateur and professional foley artists alike

LP 4 - Digital Drugs

A binaural acoustic pharmacy for the carefree or ill

LP 5 - Over 45 Minutes of Crying

A full-hearted 45-minute cry-a-thon

LP 6A - Introduction To Spoken Russian

The language of Pushkin as taught by someone who left Russia at the age of 4

LP 6B - Ringtones & Outgoing Voicemail Messages For Your Personal Use

Turn every phone call you miss or receive into a thousand-million smiles

LP7 - 195 Orgasms


Read more about Eugene Mirman and I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) right over here.

Tour Dates

Oct. 30 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House *

Nov. 06 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest * ^

Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo * ^

Nov. 12 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune * ^

Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Newmark Theatre *^

Nov. 19 - Boston, MA  - The Paradise * ^

* w/ Derrick Brown

^ w/ Josie Long

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, OCT 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Beach House ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ : On The Charts and On The Road

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Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars, the group’s second album for 2015,  is available now on vinyl and digitally in North America through Sub Pop Mega MartBandcampAmazoniTunes and your local record stores, with the CD version hitting shelves tomorrow, October 30th. 

Thank Your Lucky Stars entered the charts at #38 on the Billboard Top 200, with 11,125 scanned. Additional chart placements include: #1 / Vinyl; #4 / Alternative Albums;  #6 / Independent; #7 / Internet;  #24 / Current Albums; #24 / Digital.

Beach House’s 2015/16 worldwide tour in support of Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry is underway, with a show tonight,  October 29th in Paris for Pitchfork Music Festival. Their 2015 dates end with a sold-out 3-night stand December 17-19 in San Francisco at The Fillmore.  Then, they’ll kick-off 2016 dates on January 30th in Singapore at Laneway Festival and continue through to a sold out, two-night stand March 18th-19th at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer.  (tour details below)

Beach House’s Depression Cherry (released Aug. 28, 2015) earned the group its second consecutive top 10 album, coming in at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Meanwhile, in the UK, the album also entered at #17 on the Top 200 Albums chart.  At radio, Depression Cherry has now spent 5 weeks at #1 on the CMJ Top 200. Depression Cherry is also available in North America from Sub Pop Mega Mart,  iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.

Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry were recorded during the same two-month span, and produced by the band and Chris Coady at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  

What people are saying about Beach House:

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“The temptation to view this album as a sequel to Depression Cherry is strong, but the two albums stand apart: Where the earlier album reveled in the bittersweet implications of its title with lush, layered arrangements, Stars is a purer vision of the realities of love, balancing the rush of romance with the burdens that can come along with it.” - Rolling Stone

“’Elegy to the Void’ from Thank Your Lucky Stars, the band’s second album in two months, is engulfing, ethereal and entrancing — as all voids should be.” [“Elegy to the Void”] - NPR Music

“’Elegy to the Void’ creeps in slow, circling on the twilight axis of Victoria Legrand’s deep voice and a low string section. Its effect is like a gravitational vacuum, gently pulling you into a world of vast uncertainty with a ‘black clock looming.’ …A familiar drum chugs in, a guitar rips through with heavenly scratches of feedback, and suspended grief becomes pummeling light. With that, “Elegy to the Void” turns from an ode-to-emptiness into a crucial instructive: thank your lucky stars for everything.” [“Elegy to the Void”, “Best New Track”] - Pitchfork

Thank Your Lucky Stars is melancholy beauty. It’s music for late nights, for falling adrift in slow dark waters and gazing numbly at the glowing moonlight.” [9/10] - PopMatters

“The idea that you can have too much of a good thing is thoroughly debunked with Thank Your Lucky Stars, such is the beauty of the songwriting and their uncanny ability to create an all-consuming mood.” [8.5 / 10] - The Line Of Best Fit

“..the full sonic and emotional weight is tremendous.” [B +] - AV Club

“This album is not like anything they have ever done, and gives music fans reason to be thankful.” [B+] - Consequence of Sound

“Beach House’s releases to date have come fogged by intoxicant, nostalgia, and hypoxia, but Thank Your Lucky Stars does what their work has begged for all along and wipes the dew from their rearview mirror. You’re going to like what you see.” [8/10] - SPIN

“Companion album or not, it does nothing but further cement Beach House’s legacy of consistent beauty and quality.” - Under the Radar

Depression Cherry

“Singer Victoria Legrand has a refreshingly unshowy croon that’s one of the most seductive in pop, and her gorgeous synth drones and guitarist Alex Scally’s effects-laden riffs are exquisite.” [A -] - Entertainment Weekly

“Reliable, virtually misstep-proof conjurers of a distinct and desirable mood, Legrand and multi-instrumentalist Alex Scally have accumulated the accolades, connections and festival appearances of an unmistakably cool band. But for Beach House, coolness is just another word for calm, for a sound that’s engineered to settle jangled nerves and transport listeners to a warmer, softer, easier place.” - NPR Music

“Anyone who doesn’t fall for Depression Cherry’s hypnotic splendour probably just isn’t a Beach House fan, or didn’t live with the album long enough. But those who do will recognize this album as the sweeping, grand gesture they’ve been working up to giving us for the last nine years.” [9/10] - Exclaim!

Depression Cherry has four masterful set pieces, staggered to hit as odd-numbered tracks, each deepening the pervasive sense of rediscovered romance.” [8.5 / 10] - MAGNET

“Another impeccably measured step forward.” [8.4 / 10 “Best New Music] - Pitchfork

Depression Cherry may proudly adhere to every fuzzy touchstone of the genre, but it’s also a record on which every subtle chord shift and breathy sigh feels considered.” [4/5] - The Guardian

Tour Dates


Oct. 29 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival

Oct. 30 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire  [Sold Out]

Oct. 31 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out]

Nov. 02 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso [Sold Out]

Nov. 03 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls @ AB  [Sold Out]

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  [Sold Out]

Nov. 13 - Copenhagen DK - Vega  [Sold Out]

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 [Sold Out]

Nov. 22 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera  [Sold Out]

Nov. 23 - Lisbon, PT - Armazén  [Sold Out]

Nov. 24 - Porto, PT - Teatro sa da Bandeira

Dec. 07 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory [Sold Out]

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]


Jan. 30 - Singapore, SP - Laneway Festival @ The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay

Feb. 01 - Auckland, NZ - Laneway Festival @ Silo Park

Feb. 05 - Adelaide, AU - Laneway Festival  @ Harts Mill

Feb. 06 - Bowen Hills, AU - Laneway Festival @ Brisbane Showgrounds

Feb. 07 - Sydney, AU - Laneway Festival  @ Sydney College Of The Arts

Feb. 13 - Melbourne, AU - Laneway Festival @ Footscray Community Arts Centre   

Feb. 14 - Fremantle, AU - Laneway Festival  @ Esplanade Reserve and West End

Feb. 29 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues

Mar. 01 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre [Sold Out]

Mar. 05 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 06 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

Mar. 09  - Montreal, QC - Rialto Theatre

Mar. 11 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

Mar. 14 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 15 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 16 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [Sold Out]

Mar. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [Sold Out]

For ticket info please visit

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, OCT 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Watch Sleater-Kinney Perform “Modern Girl” Live at Pitchfork Music Festival

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[ Photo Credit: Jason Williamson ]

This past July, Sleater-Kinney delivered a blistering headlining set to a sold-out crowd at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival in support of No Cities To Love, their critically acclaimed 2015 album. One of the performances captured that night was the live highlight “Modern Girl” - from The Woods, the group’s 2005 album - and you can watch it now:

Earlier today, Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein released her deeply affecting memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl via Riverhead Books. Read more about the book via her interview via Pitchfork today (see October 27th post).

Sleater-Kinney’s previously announced 2015 tour schedule resumes November 21st-22nd in Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival. Then from December 4th-16th, Sleater-Kinney will embark on a Midwestern-East Coast U.S. (details below).

Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love is one of the best reviewed albums of the year with “Best of 2015 (so far)” notices from the likes of Time, USA Today, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The AV Club, The Guardian, Complex, NME, Stereogum, PASTE, and SPIN. No Cities To Love is available worldwide from Sub Pop, and you can stream it here.

What are “They” saying about No Cities To Love?  Read the good words:

“America’s fiercest punk band….10 songs in 33 minutes, not a dud in the bunch, all surging in uptempo stomp-down-the-door mode. There’s more low-end thud to their sound than before. The whole album crackles with the palpable excitement of three rock lifers in a room, eager to see what happens when they plug in and let it rip.” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Rolling Stone

“The trio still snap and crackle on their first set since 2005. No Cities… might sound chaotic at first, but each element—Corin Tucker’s sweet snarl, Janet Weiss’ rugged beats, Carrie Brownstein’s noisy solos—is exactly in its right place.” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Entertainment Weekly

“…33 minutes of unbridled ferocity” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Time

“Hurtling, bristling, densely packed, white-knuckled songs that are all taut construction and raw nerve… The first great album of 2015” [Review] - New York Times

“…beautiful algebraic equations that solve problems that researchers never even knew existed, moving logically yet filled with left-turn riff maneuvers.” [Review] - LA Times

“The skeptic may be suspicious when I say that, after “All Hands on the Bad One” (2000), the new album, No Cities to Love, is my favorite Sleater-Kinney record, but it is: the musicians pull it off. The songwriters’ ability to create general but urgent scenarios is both more substantial and more insistent than before.” [Review]  - The New Yorker

“The hardest-hitting thing they’ve ever done.” [Review] - Vulture

“As fresh and vitals as a debut, but also as nuanced and skillful as the work of three players with a decade-long inimitable report betwixt them” [First Listen] - NPR

“Their return is not a victory lap. It is a re-declaration of all they were, all they built… We still need Sleater-Kinney” [Review] - Pitchfork

“They were always tumultuous – a storm of longing, fury, aspiration, solidarity, and indomitable emotion” [Feature] - Billboard

The finest living rock band… Extraordinary” [9/10, Review] - SPIN

“Vociferous as ever” [Feature] - Nylon

“Hitting new chords and exploring structures with glee, with that same crucial energy” [Review] - LA Times

“The best rock band on the planet… [they] genuinely dominate, breaking down walls, rules and egos with nimble poise and savage fury” [Feature] - Noisey

“A perfect fusion of musical personalities, a spiky and sparkling rock ‘n’ roll machine” [Feature] - Slate

“As fresh and surprising, as unlikely and as unsatisfied… Promising that this part of the Sleater-Kinney story is only at its start” [Real Life Rock Top 10] - Greil Marcus

“Even their punchy, brief songs carry the weight of epics… genius lyrics and hook after inescapable hook” [A-, Review] - Consequence of Sound

“Roiling and erupting, building up tension and then releasing it gloriously” [Review] - Stereogum

Tour Dates

Nov. 21 - 22 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival
Dec. 04 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Dec. 05 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Dec. 06 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
Dec. 08 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
Dec. 10 - Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall at Babeville
Dec. 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
Dec. 13 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Dec. 14 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza [SOLD OUT]
Dec. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg [SOLD OUT]
Dec. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel [SOLD OUT]

For information on tickets visit

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, OCT 22, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Strange Wilds Premiere Official Video for “Disdain” via Brooklyn Vegan

Watch Strange Wilds’ new video for “Disdain”, one of the standouts from Subjective Concepts. The new video, directed by the unknown entity known only as Yomamma, marries performance footage with a story that revolves around the strange habits of a rogue police officer.
Brooklyn Vegan had this to say about the visual: “It follows a young cop who is clearly on a power-trip of self destruction of the Harvey Keitel variety, albeit in a comic way
 (see video premiere October 22nd).”
Strange Wilds continues their North American tour in support of their debut album, Subjective Concepts, with a show tonight, October 22 in Providence, RI at Aurora. The tour goes until November 21st, and takes the band throughout the continental U.S. (tour details below).

Strange Wilds’ Subjective Concepts is available now in all your favorite formats via the Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon and Bandcamp.  All customers who order the LP version of Subjective Concepts from and Bandcamp will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on white vinyl (while supplies last).

[Photo credit:  Che Hise Gattone]

Tour Dates

Oct. 22 - Providence, RI - Aurora
Oct. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Oct. 24 - Washington, DC - The (sea) Lab
Oct. 26 - RIchmond, VA - Strange Matter
Oct. 27 - Asheville, NC - Tiger Mountain
Oct. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Oct. 30 - Miami, FL - Kill Your Idol
Oct. 31 - Gainesville, FL - Fest 14 / The Atlantic
Nov. 01 - Jacksonville, FL - Rain Dogs
Nov. 02 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Nov. 03 - Houston, TX - Walter’s Downtown
Nov. 04 - Austin, TX - Beerland
Nov. 06 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
Nov. 08 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Nov. 09 - Fullerton, CA - Continental Room
Nov. 10 - El Centro, CA - Strangers
Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - All Star Lanes
Nov. 12 - Bakersfield, CA - Temblor Brewing Company
Nov. 13 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go Records
Nov. 14 - Santa Rosa, CA - Atlas Coffee Company
Nov. 16 - Reno, NV - The Holland Project
Nov. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
Nov. 18 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Nov. 19 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
Nov. 20 - Tacoma, WA - Real Art
Nov. 21 - Seattle, WA - The Highline

Posted by Rachel White