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NEWS : THU, JAN 25, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Hear Kyle Craft’s ‘Full Circle Nightmare’ In Its Entirety Through NPR Music’s “First Listen” + New Tour Dates Incl. SXSW

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2018 tour dates include headline shows (March 5th-4th), SXSW (March 12th-16th), and direct support for Dr. Dog (April 6th-20th)


“Unabashed odes to courtship, confusion and the timeless power of storytelling in song.” - NPR Music

Kyle Craft’s excellent new album Full Circle Nightmare is now streaming, in its entirety, worldwide through NPR Music’s “First Listen.” [Listen here.] That’s one full week before release next Friday, February 2nd!
 
“Craft may be a wordsmith at heart, but he doesn’t shirk on making Full Circle punchy and infectious on a strictly musical level. The folky sway and hushed tone of “Slick & Delta Queen” demand undivided attention, thanks to Craft’s cracked voice, gentle strumming, and euphoric choruses. “Fake Magic Angel” revs up a twangy hootenanny of Dylan-worthy Americana, only delivered with the slashing force of Bowie-era glam. And the piano-laden “Gold Calf Moan” is a ballad of lost — but hopefully one day recaptured — love that dissolves and reshapes itself around Craft’s entrancing troubadour spell…[His] moonstruck sentiments may seem downright old-fashioned. Then again, so are his compositions: unabashed odes to courtship, confusion and the timeless power of storytelling in song,” writes Jason Heller for NPR Music (see “First Listen” January 25th).

Kyle Craft Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Kyle Craft previously announced 2018 tour schedule in support of Full Circle Nightmare spans March 5th in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord through April 20th in Charlottesville at Jefferson Theatre. Highlights include a full headlining tour (March 5th-April 4th), appearances at SXSW (March 12th-16th) and a direct support slot opening for Dr. Dog (April 6th-20th).
 
Preceding the Spring tour schedule, Craft has scheduled two Pacific Northwest week of release shows including Seattle’s Tractor Tavern on February 1st and Portland’s Doug Fir on February 2nd.
 
Feb. 01 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
Feb. 02 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Mar. 05 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
Mar. 07 - Los Angeles, CA - The Morroccan Lounge
Mar. 08 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
Mar. 12 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar. 16 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar. 17 - Shreveport, LA - Red River District
Mar. 21 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
Mar. 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Mar. 23 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Mar. 24 - Washington, DC - Pearl Street Warehouse
Mar. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Mar. 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
Mar. 28 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Mar. 30 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
Apr. 02 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha
Apr. 03 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
Apr. 04 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
Apr 06 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom*
Apr 08 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note*
Apr 09 - Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge*
Apr 10 - Oxford, MS - Lyric Theater*
Apr 12 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen*
Apr 13 - Orlando, FL -  Plaza Theater*
Apr 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room*
Apr 15 -  Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall*
Apr 17 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm*
Apr 19 -  Richmond, VA - The National*
Apr 20  - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater*
*w/ Dr. Dog



Full Circle Nightmare was produced by Chris Funk (of the Decemberists), with mixing by Trevor Spencer (Father John Misty) and Benjamin Weikel and Brandon Summers (of The Helio Sequence). The album is the follow up to Dolls of Highland, his acclaimed debut.
 
Full Circle Nightmare is available for preorder now from Sub Pop and select independent retailers right over here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, JAN 24, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Loma Share New Single “Joy” From Their Self-Titled Debut + New US and UK Tour Dates Are On The Books

Loma, the new project comprised of Jonathan Meiburg, best known as the singer of Shearwater, and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record, will release their self-titled debut album on February 16th via Sub Pop, with their first North American tour to follow. (dates are below.)

After presenting singles “Black Willow” and “Relay Runner,” Loma shares the first song the trio wrote and recorded together, “Joy,” a song about the giddy, terrifying experience of falling in love, especially against your better judgment. Of that initial session, Meiburg noted “There was something special about the combination of the three of us, and very different from either of our bands. But I think we were afraid to say so out loud, for fear of jinxing it. I remember the hairs on the back of my neck standing up when Emily hit that high, screaming note on the clarinet on ‘Joy’; it sounded like a human voice.” That sense of discovery, stoked by the album’s urgent and searching lyrical themes, is felt throughout the entirety of Loma and extends to the listener. 


[Photo Credit: Bryan C. Parker]

Loma Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Apr. 06 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Apr. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg

Apr. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill

Apr. 13 - Portland, OR - MS Studios

Apr. 14 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern

Apr. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

Apr. 19 - Taos, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing

Apr. 21 - Austin, TX - North Door
Apr. 26 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Apr. 27 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
Apr. 28 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Back Room
May 01 - Charlottesville, NC - The Southern
May 02 - Washington, DC - DC9
May 04 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
May 05 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
May 06 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
May 08 - Montreal, QC - L’Esco
May 09 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
May 10 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx
May 11 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
May 25 - Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun
May 26 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling @ Paradiso
May 27 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
May 30 - Brighton, UK - The Hope
May 31  - London, UK - Lexington
Jun. 01 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade
Jun. 03 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
Jun. 04 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House
Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK - Hug and Pint
Jun. 07 - Dublin, IR - Whelan’s (upstairs)
Jun. 08  - Liverpool, UK - Buyers Club



Loma is available for preorder from Sub Pop right hereNorth American preorders of the limited Loser edition from megamart.subpop.com will be available on clear vinyl with red and black swirlies (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design will also be available.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JAN 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Wolf Parade Share “You’re Dreaming” Official Video From Cry Cry Cry, Extend 2018 Tour Dates w/ headlining European Dates + Joint U.S. Run w/ Japandroids

Wolf Parade have shared a new, official video for “You’re Dreaming,” one of the standout singles from Cry Cry Cry, their acclaimed October 2017 album. Directed by Raymond Knight, the new visual was recorded live and filmed in studio, and is reminiscent of a late night TV performance, one that captures the unbridled energy of Wolf Parade’s stage show.  
 
Cry Cry Cry is one of 2017’s best reviewed albums of the year, with praise from the likes of NPR Music, The Guardian, Mojo, Q, Uncut, Vulture, Drowned in Sound, SPIN, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, and year end notices from Uproxx, Under the Radar, Inc. and more.

Wolf Parade Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Wolf Parade have extended their 2018 tour schedule in support of Cry Cry Cry, adding a 4-night, co-headline US run with Japandroids and headlining European dates. The US dates (May 21st-24th) will have the band visiting Kansas City, Denver, Boise, and Salt Lake City, while the EU jaunt will have stops in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia.
 
Wolf Parade’s current southwestern US run is underway, with a show tonight, January 23rd in San Diego at The Observatory at North Park. The January dates end on January 28th in Dallas at the House of Blues.
 
North America 2018
Jan. 23 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park *
Jan. 24 - Phoenix, AZ  The Van Buren *
Jan. 26 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk *
Jan. 27 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall *
Jan. 28 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues*
May 21 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman **
May 22 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre **
May 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge **
May 24 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory **
 
Europe 2018
May 31 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Jun. 01 - Dornbirn, AT - Conrad Sohm
Jun. 02 - Kleinreifling, AT - Seewiesenfest
Jun. 03 - Prague, CZ - Underdogs
Jun. 05 - Ljubljana, SI - Kino Siska
Jun. 06 - Zagreb, HR - K-Set
Jun. 07 - Graz, AT - Orpheum
Jun. 08 - Vienna, AT - Flex
 
*w/ Charly Bliss
** w/ Japandroids


Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry, is available now on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop, in Canada from Universal Records and Wolf Parade’s webstore over here. The album was produced by John Goodmanson at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JAN 23, 2018 at 8:50 AM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Share New Song “Mainland” + Announce North American, UK and European Tour Dates

THE BAND WILL PLAY COACHELLA, SHAKY KNEES, LANEWAY FESTIVALS AND MORE IN 2018

Today, Melbourne outfit Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever share a new song, their first new material at the top of what will surely be a big year for the five-piece. “Mainland” boasts the same urgency as tracks like “Clean Slate” and “Sick Bug” that helped bring the band to the attention of punters and won them critical acclaim. Inspired by a 2017 trip to his grandparents’ birthplace of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily, singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Russo describes how the track came together. “I was reading about a refugee crisis unfolding not far away in the Mediterranean Sea,” says Russo. “The song is about longing, disillusionment, privilege and holding on to love as a kind of shield.”

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Recorded in a secluded house in Australia’s Northern NSW wilderness, “Mainland” marks the first taste of new music from the band since the release of their lauded 2017 EP “The French Press” (Sub Pop). The EP landed on many “Best Of 2017” lists, including The Guardian, Paste, and more.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Also, as announced earlier this month, Rolling Blackouts C.F. will be playing Coachella and Shaky Knees festivals in the states, as well as Laneway overseas. The band will tour North America, the UK and Europe around the festival dates as well.

SINGAPORE / NEW ZEALAND/ AUSTRALIA

Sat. Jan. 27 - Singapore @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Jan 29 - Auckland, NZ @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 2 - Adelaide, AUS @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 3 - Melbourne, AUS @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 4 - Sydney, AUS @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 10 - Brisbane, AUS @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 11 - Fremantle, AUS @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival


NORTH AMERICA

Fri. Apr. 13 - Sun. Apr. 15 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Fri. Apr. 20 - Sun. Apr. 22 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Tue. Apr. 24 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Wed. Apr. 25 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Fri. Apr. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

Sat. Apr. 28 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Mon. Apr. 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Wed. May 2 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

Thu. May 3 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement

Fri. May 4 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival

Sat. May 5 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

Sun. May 6 - Washington, DC @ DC9

Tue. May 8 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison

Thu. May 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

Fri. May 11 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott

Sat. May 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade


UK & EUROPE

Sat. May 19 - Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega

Sun. May 20 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts

Mon. May 21 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

Tue. May 22 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

Thu. May 24 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere

Sat. May 26 - Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling

Mon. May 28 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow

Tue. May 29 - Berlin, DE @ Lido

Thu. May. 31 - Brussels, BE @ AB Club


[Photo Credit: Warwick Baker]

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, JAN 22, 2018 at 11:45 AM

SUB POP’S 2018 LOSER SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS!

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Hey gang! The Sub Pop Loser Scholarship is back for our 10th year (!) of supporting Losers in Washington and Oregon.

Sub Pop Records in Seattle, WA is offering a grand total of $15,000 worth of college scholarship money to three eligible high school seniors. There are three scholarships—one for $7,000, one for $5,000 and one for $3,000. As longtime and proud losers ourselves, we’re exceedingly happy to be able, in some small way, to help further the education of art-enthused misfits from the NW.

Applicants must be a resident of Washington or Oregon, and a graduating senior on your way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. We are looking for applicants who are involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way. However, you do not need to be pursuing an education in the arts.

To apply you must submit an essay, one page or less, using any combination of the following questions as a guide (or write something completely your own, be inspired and creative!). Please list the school you are graduating from and the school you plan to attend in the fall at the top of your essay along with your contact information.

- What are you doing in the arts/music field in your community?

- What does being a Sub Pop ‘Loser’ mean to you?

- What are your influences and/or who inspired you to become involved in the arts?

- Describe your biggest failure and explain how it has brought you closer to your goal(s).

- Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.

- How has your family or community background affected the way you see the world?

- Why should you be the Loser winner?

Applicants are strongly (!) encouraged to send digital links and/or provide hard copies of their artwork, photos of community involvement, radio show links, videos, etc. along with their essay (we have never had a winner who submitted only an essay w/no extras). However, please be aware that Sub Pop will not return any of this material, so please don’t send originals. Sub Pop will give equal opportunity to all applicants who fit the criteria outlined above. 

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 21st.

Please send all submissions and attachments to scholarship@subpop.com by Wednesday, March 21st. We will announce the scholarship winners during the first week of April.


Posted by Andrew Sullivan