“Red Sun” and “Echo” were both written after midnight. “Red Sun” is the story of love, power, and weakness. A 3 minute narrative about the mystery of human attraction and its hold on the psyche. “Red Sun,” played by Dee Dee, is half siren and half desert wanderer. She’s the temptress and the God of War the body of a girl who can make all men her victim. “Echo” takes place in the streets of Berlin. In “Echo” our narrator is lost in the madness of regret and lost love. In the warm streets of summer he’s frozen by his thoughts as if it were winter already. This new single was conceived in Tampa, FL and recorded between Tampa, Berlin and NYC during the summer of 2015.
(Photo Credit: Catie Laffoon)
Stereogum had this to say about “Red Sun”, “a moody track that rests on a pulsing, sinister synth line and arid guitar. Dee Dee handles the verses, playing some sort of man-eating desert siren, while Carson Cox jumps in on the chorus” (see track premiere October 19th).
The “Red Sun” b/w “Echo” single is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, and Amazon. Preorders through megamart.subpop.com will receive a limited edition version of the 7” pressed on clear purple vinyl (while supplies last).
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Dum Dum Girls’ digital single for “Coming Down” (radio edit) b/w “Girls Intuition” is also now available for purchase through Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes and all streaming services. Both songs were available exclusively on very limited edition 7” vinyl.
Father John Misty’s 2015 tour schedule in support of I Love You, Honeybear continues with two sold out shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA on October 16th and 17th and currently ends December 11th-13th in Perth, AU at Disconnect Festival. (complete tour dates below)
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In other news, Father John Misty recently premiered a hilariously meta video for “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment,” a standout from I Love You, Honeybear, his acclaimed album. The new visual was helmed by writer-director-producer Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation). You can watch it right over here: u.subpop.com/1UYW649
“This warped, lovely album suggests that a true longtime partnership isn’t two people who love each other even for their flaws, but of two people accepting decay–their own and each other’s–and choosing to ride it out nonetheless.” - New York Times
“The artist born Josh Tillman aims for grandiosity in his Father John Misty disguise, and his second album for Sub Pop repeatedly reaches such heights. A musical genie bottle with the spirits of Phil Spector, Lee Hazlewood and Brian Wilson corked within, Tillman and co-producer Jonathan Wilson seem to revel in letting these sounds seep out and intermingle.” - Los Angeles Times
“His beloved Father John Misty debut was Fear Fun, issued in 2012. The new album, out now, is I Love You, Honeybear….and it is as good as, though quite different from, its predecessor.” - Wall Street Journal
“I Love You, Honeybear, an album by turns passionate and disillusioned, tender and angry, so cynical it’s repulsive and so open hearted it hurts.” [8.8 / 10, “Best New Music”] - Pitchfork
“Upping the spectacle from Fear Fun his 2012 debut, I Love You, Honeybear is an autobiographical set about love, marriage and derangement that’s both ironic and empathic.” [4/5] - Rolling Stone
“If there’s a funnier, stranger and more touchingly bizarre album released this year, it will be a very good year indeed.” [4/5] - Billboard
“This is a gorgeous album.” [10/10] - Exclaim
“For all the layers of irony on I Love You, Honeybear, the biggest irony of all might be that such an ostensibly knotty and confusing album’s real strength lies in something as prosaic and transparent as its author’s ability to write a beautiful melody.” [5/5] - The Guardian
“Album of the Week” - Stereogum
Oct. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Outdoor stage) Oct. 15 - Las Vegas, NV - Pool at the Cosmopolitan ** Oct. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern ** [Sold Out] Oct. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern ** [Sold Out] Oct. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival Oct. 22 - Galway, IE - Roisin Dubh* [Sold Out] Oct. 23 - Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall* Oct. 24 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street [Sold Out]* Oct. 26 - Sheffield, UK - Plug [Sold Out]* Oct. 27 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction [Sold Out]* Oct. 28 - London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out]* Oct. 29 - London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out]* Oct. 31 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris* Nov. 01 - Bologna, IT - Locomotiv* Nov. 02 - Munich, DE - Strom* Nov. 03 - Weisbaden, DE - Schlachtof* Nov. 04-08 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves* Nov. 06 - Wangles, DE - Weissenhauser Strand* Nov. 09 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso* Nov. 10 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belguique* Nov. 11 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux* Nov. 12 - Lyon, FR - Epicerie Moderne* Nov. 13 - Koln, DE - Luxor* Nov. 15 - Stockholm, SE - Berns Hotel^ Nov. 16 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega [Sold Out]* Nov. 17 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega [Sold Out]* Nov. 21 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Music Festival Dec. 03 - Auckland, NZ - St. James Theatre Dec. 05 - Berry Park, AU - Fairgrounds Festival Dec. 06 - Brisbane, AU - Max Watt’s Dec. 08 - Sydney, AU - Sydney Opera House Dec. 09 - Melbourne, AU - Forum Dec. 10 - Melbourne, AU - Forum [Sold Out] Dec. 12 - Geelong, AU - Meredith Music Festival [Sold Out] Dec. 11-13 - Perth, AU - Disconnect Festival * w/ Anna B. Savage ** w/ Mikal Cronin ^ w/ Briana Marela
Here are the full details of METZ’s upcoming “Eraser” / “Pure Auto” single, available January 22nd, 2016:
It’s coming to you on 7” vinyl from Three One G and digitally from Sub Pop. Prepare your ears and listen to “Eraser“ right now.
Following two acclaimed albums on Sub Pop (2012’s METZand 2015’sII) and an incredible amount of touring, this Three One G single is the band’s first recording for the esteemed CA-based label, and their first new material since the release of II.
The “Eraser” / “Pure Auto” single will be pressed on green colored vinyl (limited to 1,000 copies!), and is now available for preorder through Three One G and Sub Pop Mega Mart (while supplies last). The single will also be available digitally through megamart.subpop.com, iTunes, and Amazon.
Both “Eraser” and “Pure Auto” were produced by METZ, recorded by Graham Walsh at Union Sound Company, and mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service. For more details on METZ’s “Eraser” / “Pure Auto” single, please visit Three One G [link here].
Photo credit: Nick Helderman
METZ’s extensive 2015/16 headlining world tour resumes later this week. The trek now runs from October 16th in Stockholm, SE at Debaser through February 14th in Perth, AU at the Laneway Festival. New tour highlights include: a short east coast/midwest US tour January 9th-16th (with Bully); January 29th in Tokyo at Fever; and January 30th-February 14th for appearances at the aforementioned, multi-city Laneway Festival, held in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
Oct. 16 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Oct. 17 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet Oct. 18 - Oslo, NO - John Dee Oct. 19 - Aarhus, DK - Atlas ^ Oct. 20 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen @ Christiana ^ Oct. 22 - Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje ^ Oct. 23 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet ^ Oct. 24 - Zwolle, NL - Let’s Get Lost Festival Oct. 25 - Frankfurt, Germany - Elfer Club Oct. 27 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie ^ Oct. 28 - Lille, FR - L’ Aeronef ^ Oct. 29 - Antwerp, BE - Trix ^ Oct. 30 - Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds ^ Oct. 31 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club ** ^ Nov. 01 - London, UK - Scala ** Nov. 03 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece ** Nov. 04 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control ** Nov. 05 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo ** Nov. 06 - Dublin, IR - Whelans Nov. 18 - Helsinki, FI - Supermassive Festival Nov. 20 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival Nov. 21 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival Nov. 24 - St. Petersburg, RU - The Place Nov. 25 - Ekaterinburg, RU - Nirvana Nov. 26 - Moscow, RU - Klub Teatr Nov. 29 - Brighton, UK - Mutations Festival Jan. 09 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair # Jan. 11 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel # Jan. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church # Jan. 13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom # Jan. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of WIlliamsburg # Jan. 16 - Chicago, IL - Metro # Jan. 29 - Tokyo, JP - FEVER Jan. 30 - Singapore, SP - Laneway Festival Feb. 01 - Auckland, NZ - Laneway Festival Feb. 05 - Adelaide, AU - Laneway Festival Feb. 06 - Brisbane, AU - Laneway Festival Feb. 07 - Sydney, AU - Laneway Festival Feb. 13 - Melbourne, AU - Laneway Festival Feb. 14 - Perth, AU - Laneway Festival
On Friday, October 16th (yes, that’s THIS coming Friday!) Beach House will release Thank Your Lucky Stars, their second LP of 2015. The album (recorded during the same two month span as Depression Cherry) is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart, Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes, and will be available at your local independent purveyor of fine records this Friday, Oct. 16th.
Beach House also issued this note about the special release:
“Thank Your Lucky Stars is our sixth full length record. It was written after Depression Cherry from July 2014 - November 2014 and recorded during the same session as Depression Cherry. The songs came together very quickly and were driven by the lyrics and the narrative. In this way, the record feels very new for us, and a great departure from our last few records. Thematically, this record often feels political. It’s hard to put it into words, but something about the record made us want to release it without the normal “campaign.” We wanted it to simply enter the world and exist.
Thank you very much,
LP and digital copies of the album will be available beginning Friday, October 16th, with the CD version following on Friday, October 30th. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser” edition on green vinyl (while supplies last).
Beach House’s worldwide tour in support of both Depression Cherry & Thank Your Lucky Stars resumes on October 24th at Belfast’s Mandela Hall, and their 2015 dates end with a sold-out 3-night stand December 17-19 in San Francisco at The Fillmore. (details below)
In further exciting news, Beach House will appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, October 16th (at 11:35pm ET / 10:35pm CT), so set those DVR’s, folks.
Oct. 24 - Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall Oct. 25 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street Oct. 26 - Glasgow, UK - ABC Oct. 27 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz Oct. 29 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival Oct. 30 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire Oct. 31 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out] Nov. 02 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso 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 Nov. 23 - Lisbon, PT - Armazén 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]
You can now watch Low’s official, new video, directed by Manuel Aragon, for “Lies,” a standout track from Ones and Sixes, their acclaimed new album.
Aragon had this to say of the video, “Diego is a jornalero - a day laborer, struggling to maintain his livelihood. Daily, he navigates between two very different realities: one, the worker, very much on the outskirts of society, unseen, unnoticed; the other, a Mexican-American 20-something, one half of a mixed-race couple trying to sustain their relationship and manage their cultural differences.”
Low’s 2015 European headlining tour in support of Ones and Sixes, is currently underway, with a show tonight, Thursday, October 8th in Glasgow at Art School. Later this week, the group will play their largest headlining date at London’s iconic Roundhouse on October 10th. The European trek will end on November 2nd in Paris at Le Divan du Monde. (see details below)
Low will resume U.S. touring on November 11th at Minneapolis’ First Avenue and continue through November 21st at Seattle’s Crocodile. Then in 2016, the group will embark on a two-week tour beginning January 30th in Evanston, IL at Space and ending February 13th in St. Louis at the Pageant.
Low’s Ones and Sixes is available for purchase from the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. Now sold-out through megamart.subpop.com, the limited “Loser Edition” of the double-LP on yellow vinyl and packaged in a variant slipcase cover is available from select independent stores and from the band themselves at upcoming tour dates, while supplies last.
Tour Dates Oct. 08 - Glasgow, UK - Art School = Oct. 10 - London, UK - Roundhouse ^ Oct. 12 - Koln, DE - Gebaude 9 = Oct. 13 - Hamburg, DE – Knust = Oct. 14 - Copenhagen, DK – Vega = Oct. 15 - Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan = Oct. 17 - Berlin, DE – Lido = Oct. 19 - Munich, DE – Ampere = Oct. 20 - Bologna, IT - Teatro Antoniano = Oct. 22 - Zaragoza, ES - Las Armas = Oct. 23 - Barcelona, ES – Bikini = Oct. 24 - Valencia, ES - Deleste Festival Oct. 26 - Madrid, ES - Teatro Lara = Oct. 27 - Santander, ES – Escenario = Oct. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso ^ Oct. 30 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix = Oct. 31 - Brussels, BE – AB + Nov. 02 – Paris, FR – Le Divan du Monde = Nov. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue* Nov. 12 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge* Nov. 13 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge* Nov. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex* Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour* Nov. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall* Nov. 20 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir* Nov. 21 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile* Jan. 30 - Evanston, IL - Space Feb. 01 - Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s Feb. 02 - Baltimore, MD - Creative Alliance (Seated) Feb. 03 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Feb. 04 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl Feb. 05 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn Feb. 06 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks Feb. 08 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Feb. 09 - Austin, TX - The Parish Feb. 10 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theatre Feb. 12 - Nashville, TN - City Winery Nashville, TN Feb. 13 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
* w/ Andy Shauf ^ w/ Two Gallants + w/ Chelsea Wolfe = w/ Mike Noga