On February 15th, 2019, Sub Pop will release the debut album Castfrom Polish artist Perfect Son (aka Tobiasz Biliński). The 10-track album features the previously released lead single “It’s For Life,” along with the highlights “Promises,” and the latest offering, “Lust.” Biliński and his wife Anna Mayer-Biliński directed the atmospheric lyric video as seen above. (see also CLASH “Track of the Day” January 15th).
With powerful, sweeping production that recalls the best pop beats of Matthew Dear and arcing melodies that conjure the majesty of Jonathan Meiburg, Perfect Son animates sensations of lust, belonging, and newfound trust with tumescent electronic arrangements that threaten the safety of any sound system.
Cast was co-produced by Biliński and Marcin Buźniak at Axis Audio in Warsaw, with additional production from Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording in Philadelphia, and mixed/mastered by Buźniak.
The Deluxe Editions of Rehab Doll and Dry As a Bone will be available Friday, January 25th worldwide via Sub Pop.
You can now hear remastered versions of the riff heavy title track from Green River’s Rehab Doll, and the bluesy grind of “Unwind”from Dry As a Bone. Both albums will be available as expanded and remastered deluxe editions from Sub Pop on CD/2xLP/DL worldwide January 25th, 2019. Jack Endino served as the executive producer for the project excavating & restoring tapes, mixing, remixing & mastering both packages.
LP preorders of each album through Sub Pop Mega Mart and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser editions of Dry As a Bone on forest green vinyl and Rehab Doll on opaque lime green vinyl (while supplies last).
Rolling Stone had this to say of Rehab Doll: “Proto-grunge at its best, its mud-dipped tracks breaking down and building themselves back up in real time. Frontman Mark Arm (later of Mudhoney) sounds like he gargled with lye before cutting tracks like the boogie-gone-bad “Together We’ll Never,” while the band’s rip-roaring cover of David Bowie’s “Queen Bitch” (originally only available on the album’s cassette release) hints at the wry humor that would animate much of the Seattle scene’s best moments.” And Magnet Magazine offers this, “Not only did Green River exemplify the collision of punk, metal and classic rock that became the early Seattle sound’s calling card, it eventually spawned some of the most recognizable faces of the grunge era….Green River sound is exactly what you would expect, with the tension of competing styles (Arm’s unhinged, punk-rock shriek vs. Gossard and Ament’s bluesy metal wanking) forming a singular, if combustible, mix….The impact is something akin to a beer bottle to the head, and it still reverberates 20 years later.”
[Photo Credit: Charles Peterson]
About Green River’s Dry As a Bone and Rehab Doll:
The story of Seattle’s rise to global rock supremacy in the late ’80s and early ’90s begins with Green River. Made up of Jeff Ament (bass), Mark Arm (guitar/vocals), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Stone Gossard (guitar), and Alex Shumway (drums), the quintet put out three 12”s and a 7” single during its brief existence. But Green River’s influence on Seattle’s music scene spread far and wide—thanks to the members’ dispersion into bands including Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and Love Battery, as well as the punk-glam-sludge-rock songs they left behind (read more here).
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Singles Club Vol. 4 Overview ATTENTION RECORD NERDS AND MUSIC FANS! We are now taking subscriptions for the fourth – and, who knows, perhaps the best! – incarnation of the legendary Sub Pop Singles Club. Are you desperate to hear new and exciting music? Do you pine for exquisitely packaged, colored-vinyl artifacts? Do you break into a sweat at the thought of missing out on limited-edition tchotchkes to hold over your friends’ heads? Well, subscribe now and feed your need!
Attentive oldsters may recall the first edition of the Singles Club, which coincided with the launch of Sub Pop as a semi-functioning (and we do mean semi) record label, and featured Nirvana, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, L7, and countless (ok, around 75, to be more precise) other era-defining artists from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Fans of a more youthful age may remember the second and third editions, which ran from 1998-2002 and 2008-2009, respectively, and together included hitmakers like Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes, The White Stripes, Death Cab for Cutie, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Get Up Kids, The Dutchess and the Duke, Om, Thee Oh Sees, and many more.
All of this ancient history is to say: 1. WE INVENTED THIS SHIT! 2. We’ll get you lots of great music, and there’s a good chance you’ll wind up with some highly sought-after rarities. And, 3. We’re seasoned pros at this and we’ll definitelyprobably get all your records delivered to the correct address right on time.
For the eminently reasonable postpaid (meaning shipping is included in the price; tax is not) price of $130 for the U.S., $170 for Canada, $185 for Mexico, and $195 for the rest of the world, you will receive twelve (12) 7” singles, shipped directly from Sub Pop HQ in Seattle to you, starting in April of 2019. These singles will feature exclusive tracks by artists from all over the map, both literally and figuratively, but tied together by the common thread of being great at what they do and inspiring to us. We hope you’ll feel the same. This offer is valid for a limited time only, so don’t sleep on it.
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Following the 2017 release of Watercolor, Seattle MC Porter Ray has a new collection of songs entitled Eye of the Beholder. This 11-track digital release was mixed by Vitamin D at The Pharmacy studio in Seattle, WA and features guest appearances from Stas Thee Boss, Nate Jack, Astro King Phoenix, JD, DC and Bruce Leroy. You can listen to in its entirety today, Friday, December 14th on your digital platform of choice.
In his own words, “This project is about finding oneself, developing and strengthening one’s own opinions and ideas, freeing oneself from what’s popularly accepted and making one’s own decisions through love, self-awareness, and environmental examination.”
Porter Ray will be performing live in support of this release on January 13th, 2019 at Chop Suey in Seattle.
Eye of the Beholder tracklist;
1.Be Not Afraid [Produced by Dez Anthony] 2. Eye of The Beholder [The Vision] [Produced by Jake One] 3. The Diamond That Cuts Thru Illusion [Produced by MFB] 4. Mask of Control [Produced by MFB] 5. The Gift [Feat. Astro King Phoenix + Stas Thee Boss] [Produced by Dez Anthony] 6. MultiColourSexLoveFrequency [feat. Nate Jack] [Produced by Kmtk] 7. Far Light [Produced by Dez Anthony] 8. Sapphire [Gleam Eyes] [Produced by Kmtk] 9. The Mountain and The Moon [Produced by Kmtk] 10. Prism Within [Feat. DC + Bruce Leroy + JD] [Produced BY BRoc] 11. Beyond The Mirror [Feat. JD + Bruce Leroy] [Produced by B Roc]
Road warriorsFrankie Cosmos have spent the better part of 2018 on tour in support of their latest and greatest, Vessel, available now worldwide via Sub Pop. The band has announced a run of European shows throughout April with Hardly Art’s IAN SWEETsupporting.
Dates will begin in London on April 1st and have the bands traveling through Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid, and Barcelona, ending on April 19th in Bologna, Italy. Tickets will go on-sale (links here) tomorrow at 10AM GMT:
Apr. 01 - London, UK - EartH Apr. 03 - Stockholm, SE - Melodybox * Apr. 04 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik * Apr. 05 - Oslo, NO - John Dee * Apr. 06 - Aarhus, DK - Tape * Apr 07 - Copenhagen, DK - Lille Vega * Apr. 09 - Berlin, DE - Musik & Frieden Apr.10 - Heidelberg, DE - Karlstorbahnhof, * Apr.12 - San Sebastian, ES - Dabadaba * Apr.13 - A Coruna, ES -Garufa Club* Apr.15 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB * Apr.16 - Madrid, ES - El Sol * Apr.17 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz 3 * Apr.19 - Bologna, IT - Covo Club*
* w/ Ian Sweet
Frankie Cosmos is touring in support of their critically acclaimed Sub Pop debut, Vesselwhich has received raves reviews from such outlets as The New York Times, Pitchfork, Q, NPR, Loud and Quiet.
What “The People” are saying about Frankie Cosmos:
“Frankie Cosmos know how good it feels to acknowledge how epically, infuriatingly, beautifully helpless love can be.” [“Being Alive” Best New Track Review] - Pitchfork
“’Being Alive’ flutters like a heartbeat, careening in and out of heavy motion and rest.” [“Being Alive” Track Review] - Stereogum
“The song has Kline wandering through apathy, thinking about the things she could’ve done if she’d had the energy or will, poking at her subconscious.” [“Jesse” Track review] - Noisey
“Kline has a keen, quick grip on the back-and-forth of modern uncertainty, swinging high from triumph to low-lit sorrow. It’s why she’s such a comfort to return to.” - 8/10 - Crack
“[Kline’s] anti-folk spirit remains alive on these 18 tracks, which range from 30-second sonic haikus to fully-fledged ’90s indie-pop duets.” - 7/10 Loud and Quiet
“While intimacy has found a large pop audience in the social-media era […] Kline’s disclosures are striking because they feel genuinely homespun.” - 4/5 Q Magazine
“Slight but powerful indie-pop” / “There’s great charm to these yearning tunes” - 8/10 Uncut
“Completely enchanting, it’s further proof that the band are one of the best” - Wonderland