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NEWS : MON, OCT 19, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Merchandise Collaborate with Dum Dum Girls for one-off single “Red Sun” / “Echo” - Premiere via Stereogum

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In this collaborative effort, 4AD group Merchandise and Sub Pop’s own Dum Dum Girls present the new “Red Sun” b/w “Echo” 7” single, available worldwide Friday, November 27th from Sub Pop.  (Listen to “Red Sun”)

“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 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 MartiTunes and all streaming services.  Both songs were available exclusively on very limited edition 7” vinyl.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, OCT 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Watch: Father John Misty on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Outdoor Stage

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Last night, Father John Misty appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s outdoor stage and performed a couple I Love You, Honeybear tracks, and you can now enjoy the videos for “Ideal Husband” and “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment”.

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:

Father John Misty’s I Love You, Honeybear is available now on CD / LP / 2xLP / Deluxe 2xLP via Father John,  Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes, and Amazon.  

What people are saying about Father John Misty:

“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

Tour Dates

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

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, OCT 13, 2015 at 7:00 AM

METZ To Release New 7” Single: “Eraser” b/w “Pure Auto” From Three One G & Sub Pop

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 METZ and 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, 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.
Tour Dates

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
** w/ Protomartyr
^ w/ Crows
# w/ Bully

For venue and ticket links, go here.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, OCT 12, 2015 at 6:00 AM

The New Beach House LP ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ Is Out Oct. 16!

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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 MartBandcampAmazoniTunes, 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,

Beach House”

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 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.

Tour Dates

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]

For ticket info please visit

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, OCT 8, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Watch: Low’s official video for “Lies” from Ones and Sixes

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 MartiTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp. Now sold-out through, 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

For up to date information on tickets please visit

Posted by Rachel White