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NEWS : TUE, OCT 30, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Shabazz Palaces Shares Official NSFW Video For “Déesse Du Sang” From Their 2017 Release ‘Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star’

European and U.K. dates supporting Ms. Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour begin November 17th.

Shabazz Palaces are sharing the official video for “Déesse Du Sang” from their acclaimed 2017 release, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star. The ominous, slightly NSFW visual, is directed by returning director Stephan Gray (“Dawn In Luxor,” “Since C.A.Y.A.”).

SHABAZZ PALACES TOUR DATES

Shabazz Palaces European and UK tour dates in support of Quazarz Born On A Gangster Star, and Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines have been extended through February 2019. Beginning November 17th in Skopje, Macedonia and ending December 3rd, 2018 in London at O2 Arena, the group will support Ms. Lauryn Hill on the EU/UK edition of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour.” Then in early 2019, Shabazz Palaces will return to the EU/UK a string of headlining dates beginning February 4th in Rotterdam at Bird and ending February 7th on London at Jazz Cafe. 

Nov. 17 - Skopje, MK - MKC*
Nov. 18 - Brussels, BE - Forest National*
Nov. 20 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena*
Nov. 21 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena*
Nov. 23 - Glasgow, UK - SSE Hydro*
Nov. 26 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena*
Nov. 27 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Arena*
Nov. 30 - Dublin, IE - 3Arena*
Dec. 03 - London, UK - O2 Arena*
Feb. 04 - Rotterdam, NL - Bird
Feb. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Feb. 07 - London, UK - Jazz Cafe
*w/ Ms. Lauryn Hill

Quazarz Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, the group’s third and fourth albums released in 2017, are available now on CD / LP / DL / CS / Illustrated album worldwide through Sub Pop [purchase it now here].  
 
What people are saying Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Starand  Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machinesand affiliated singles:  
“In thermodynamics, black bodies are both perfect absorbers and emitters of radiant energy. That seeming contradiction would not be lost on one Palaceer Lazaro, better known as Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces, who continues to find far-out ways to reflect and refract the sound and fury of popular culture and contemporary blackness…Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star…pushes an interstellar narrative that’s equal parts absurd and real…It’s a cosmic trip.  [Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star] - NPR Music

“The power of Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Starand Quazarz vs the Jealous Machinescomes from the way they spike their dense, abstract sound with moments of accessibility: a band broadening what they do without blunting their edge or losing their uniqueness.” - [4/5, Album of the Week] - The Guardian
 
“The pair’s music sounds like rap music viewed through a prism - a psychedelic reverie of glittering electronic textures and unconventional beats that’s sensual, expansive and disorientating….Like interstellar guides, they’re always positioned a little further out than their peers, and these two records offer suggested routes to an infinity of possible futures.” [8/10] - Uncut
 
“A thrilling excursion, possessing an otherworldly ambiance and substance you’ll spend months decoding, every spin yielding something new. Adventurous ears, listen up!” [4/5 stars] - MOJO
 
“Set Quazarz to stunning.” [4/5 stars] - Q
 
“The Quazarz suite is an unequivocal triumph.” - [9/10] - Loud & Quiet
 
“These exquisite new sonic meanderings conjure up the ghost of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.” [Record of the Month] - London In Stereo
 
“Both of Shabazz Palaces’ new albums are meticulously crafted, with an obscure narrative and arrangements so vivid they beckon you to unravel them.” [4/5 stars] -  The Skinny
 
“Digitally cut-up, delayed and reverberated, words tumble, swirl and spill, smearing themselves over fragmented beats and shimmering kaleidoscopic backdrops: strands of audio graffiti sprayed on walls that gleam, shift shape and then finally vanish.”  [Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star & Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines] Wire


Posted by Rachel White

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

Fleet Foxes Share “Icicle Tusk” from Fist Collection 2006-2009 Special Edition, out November 9th

Ahead of Fleet Foxes’ forthcoming special limited-edition First Collection 2006 – 2009 release on November 9, the band shares its song “Icicle Tusk,” which was originally released on the self-released The Fleet Foxes EP in April 2006 in an extremely limited quantity of fewer than 200 copies.

The EP was the band’s initial collaboration with longtime Seattle–based producing partner Phil Ek. It was a grassroots endeavor for frontman Robin Pecknold and his family, who helped burn and hand-screen the copies on CD. They then delivered the EPs around town to influential record stores and venue bookers, as well as acclaimed independent radio station KEXP, where the morning show host John Richards told Billboard, “Anything this catchy, well-written and -played, deserves to be put on the radio immediately.” The Seattle Times reviewed an early show, noting, “Pecknold’s alluring, unpretentious singing and a sound — anchored by guitarist Skye Skjelset — that echoes ’60s psychedelic pop alternately charmed and dazzled a robust crowd.” The First Collection 2006 – 2009 special edition is the first time this music has been available on 10” vinyl.

First Collection 2006 – 2009 features content spanning the early days of Fleet Foxes’ career, including the self-titled full-length debut album on 12” vinyl, as well as the Sun Giant EP on 10” vinyl and the first vinyl releases of both the very limited-edition, previously only self-released The Fleet Foxes EP on 10” and B-sides & Rarities on 10”. See full tracklisting below.  In addition to its musical offerings, the release features a thirty-two-page booklet including show flyers, lyrics, and artwork from the period. The special edition will also be released on CD and on all digital platforms. Pre-order the collection from our Megamart today.



Posted by jason baxter

NEWS : TUE, OCT 23, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Hear New Beach House Song “Alien” an Outtake From The ‘7’ Recording Sessions

Limited-Edition “Lose Your Smile” b/w “Alien” 7” available now. New Australian headlining & festival dates for February and March 2019 just announced.

Beach House’s new song ”Alien” is an outtake from the 7 sessions that was originally released as a B-side for a limited-edition, tour-only 7”. It is produced by the band, Sonic Boom, and Jason Quever.  You can stream the track now via Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, and all DSPs.  Visualizer directed by San Charoenchai.


 
Fans can also purchase the physical single, which includes 7 album track “Lose Your Smile” on the A-side and is pressed on slime green vinyl, from the band’s official webstore, Bella Union in Europe, and Mistletone in Australia & New Zealand, and the rest of the world from Sub Pop here (while supplies last).  

Beach House 
“Lose Your Smile” b/w “Alien”

A. “Lose Your Smile”
B. “Alien”


BEACH HOUSE TOUR DATES + TICKET LINKS

Beach House’s sold out North American and European tours in support of 7 end on November 2nd in Turin, IT at Club to Club. The band will then resume touring in 2019 with a headlining & festival date run in Australia, which begins on February 28th in Perth at Perth Festival and currently runs through March 9th in Victoria at the Golden Plains Festival. 
 
European Tour 2018
Nov. 02 - Turin, IT - Club to Club
 
Australian Tour 2019
Feb. 28 - Perth, AU - Perth Festival
Mar. 04 - Sydney, AU - Enmore Theatre 
Mar. 06 - Adelaide, AU - RCC Fringe (Math Lawns)
Mar. 08 - Melbourne, AU - Forum Melbourne
Mar. 09 - Victoria, AU - Golden Plains Festival


 
Beach House’s internationally acclaimed 7  [listen here], featuring the videos and singles for “Drunk In LA”“Black Car,” “Dark Spring”“Lemon Glow”and “Dive,” is also available worldwide from Sub Pop, with the exceptions of Europe through Bella Union, and Australia & New Zealand from Mistletone
 
Read more from Beach House on 7 at Sub Pop


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, OCT 17, 2018 at 6:59 AM

King Tuff Releases Cover of ABBA’s Classic “S.O.S.” for Amazon Original + Announces the Infinite Smiles Tour

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King Tuff has announced a massive North American tour for 2019. The Infinite Smiles tour - which follows his recently completed tour with labelmate Father John Misty - begins January 9th in Tucson, AZ, with stops in Athens, Charlotte, New York City, Brattleboro, Chicago, St. Paul, Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, and more, ending with a two-night stand in San Diego on February 22nd & 23rd. 

In the words of King Tuff: “The Infinite Smiles tour is going down smack dab in the middle of winter depression. We will be traversing the snowy landscape wearing our finest shades of sunshine to try and bring a little light to the gloom! Our last tour focused mainly on the new album, but for this one we’ll be busting out some older jams and hopefully trying out some all new things. And yes, there will be Space Horn.” (full list of dates below).

In tandem with this announcement, King Tuff has released a cover of the classic ABBA song “S.O.S.” via the Amazon Original series. About the song: “‘S.O.S.’ is a really sad song if you actually listen to the lyrics, but like a lot of ABBA songs you don’t notice because the music is so fun and uplifting. My heart has had kind of a rollercoaster of a year so it made sense to cover this song, slow it down, and swim around in the beautiful sadness of it.”  

Amazon Music listeners can simply say, “Alexa, play King Tuff’s “S.O.S.’” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled device. In addition to the new track, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Original songs and numerous albums featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase, only on Amazon Music. Click here to listen.   

King Tuff Tour Dates + Ticket Links 

The Infinite Smiles Tour
Jan. 9 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *
Jan. 10 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace *
Jan 13 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
Jan. 15 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theater  *
Jan. 16 -  Asheville, NC -The Grey Eagle *
Jan. 17 - Charlotte, NC  - Visulite Theatre *
Jan. 18  - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern *
Jan. 19 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
Jan. 21 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom *
Jan. 22 -  Brattleboro, VT - Stone Church *
Jan. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
Jan. 25 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme *
Jan. 26 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
Jan. 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Backroom at Colectivo *
Jan. 30 - Madison, WI - High Noon *
Jan. 31 - St Paul, MN - Turf Club *
Feb. 01 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown *
Feb. 02 - Boulder, CO - The Fox *
Feb. 05 - Boise, ID - Neurolux ^
Feb. 07 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club ^
Feb. 08 - Seattle, WA - Neumos ^
Feb. 09 -  Eugene, OR - WOW Hall ^
Feb. 10 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom ^
Feb. 12 - Nevada City, CA - Coopers ^
Feb. 15 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones ^
Feb. 17 - Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse ^
Feb. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour ^
Feb. 22 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah ^
Feb. 23 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah #
* w/ stonefield
^ w/ Tropa Magica
# w/ PAINT


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, OCT 16, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Now Watch A New Lyric Video for “Web So Dense” The Latest Single off ‘Elastic Days’ from J Mascis

International touring schedule through January 25th, 2019 | North America, November 7th-December 15th | UK, January 16th-25th.

J Mascis has shared a new lyric video for the single “Web So Dense” the latest track off Elastic Days. Directed by Joe Salinas who filmed lyric videos for the previously shared singles, “See You at The Movies” and “Everything She Said”.



J Mascis Tour Dates + Ticket Links

As previously announced, J Mascis has extended his international tour schedule to support Elastic Days with UK dates for early 2019. The newly added dates begin January 16th in Oxford at O2 Academy and end January 25th in Glasgow at St. Luke’s. These dates follow J’s North American tour dates which run November 7th through December 16th.

Nov. 07 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial
Nov. 08 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
Nov. 09 - Seattle, WA - Tractor
Nov. 10 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo
Nov. 14 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
Nov. 15 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Nov. 17 - Denver, CO - Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Nov. 18 - Fort Collins, CO - Washington’s
Nov. 20 - Chicago, IL - City Winery*
Nov. 21 - Chicago, IL - City Winery*
Nov. 27 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery*
Nov. 28 - Nashville, TN - City Winery*
Nov. 29 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar*
Nov. 30 - Detroit, MI - El Club*
Dec. 01 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall*
Dec. 04 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe*
Dec. 05 - Washington, DC - City Winery*
Dec. 07 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade*
Dec. 08 - New York, NY - Public Arts*
Dec. 09 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom*
Dec. 12 - Providence, RI - The Met*
Dec. 13 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair*
Dec. 14 - Northampton, MA - The Academy of Music*
Dec. 15 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall*
Jan. 16 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
Jan. 17 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Jan. 18 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Jan. 19 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Jan. 20 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Jan. 22 - Liverpool, UK - Arts Club
Jan. 23 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
Jan. 24 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
Jan. 25 - Glasgow, UK - St. Lukes

* w/ Luluc


Pre-orders for Elastic Days through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser Edition on clear vinyl with purple swirl (while supplies last). There will also be a new t-shirt design available with this release.



Posted by Rachel White