Mass Gothic have shared their new single, “Dark Window,” the first of more to come (!) this summer on Sub Pop. The accompanying lyric video (as seen above here) was directed by the band and filmmaker Nira Burstein.
“Dark Window” finds Mass Gothic complete as a duo, with band members Noel Heroux and Jessica Zambri sharing songwriting and vocal duties. The track also marks the band’s first new recorded material since the release of their self-titled debut and Sup Goth EP, both released on Sub Pop in 2016. Co-produced by the band and Josh Ascalon, mixed by Chris Coady, mastered by Heba Kadry, “Dark Window” is available now worldwide from Sub Pop.
Mass Gothic’s Jessica Zambri had this to say, “It was late at night, I started dancing around the studio singing the melody with “la la la’s” and Noel began throwing the chords together on guitar. It happened pretty quickly. There was wine, dancing, then a song.”
Mass Gothic’s previously announced US tour dates are underway supporting Modest Mouse. The tour is in Cleveland tonight at the Agora Theatre and wraps up May 11th in Kansas City at the Starlight Amphitheatre. Mass Gothic is direct support on all of the dates.
May 01 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre May 02 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore May 03 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore May 05 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom May 06 - Mankato, MN - Verizon Wireless Center May 08 - Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre May 09 - Omaha, NE - Ralston Arena May 10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theatre May 11 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Amphitheatre
Frankie Cosmos Tour in Support of ’Vessel’ HappeningWorldwide Now
Frankie Cosmos has shared a new video for their track “Apathy” which was directed by Tom Scharpling (The Best Show.) On the making of the video, front-person, Greta Kline says “I am a huge fan of Tom Scharpling’s work and was so thrilled that we got to work together on this video. I trusted him entirely and just wanted to let Tom and his team do their thing. We had so much fun making it…I was laughing so much that it probably took much longer than it should have to shoot my parts.” Decide for yourself who the “REAL” Frankie Cosmos is right here, right now.
The band will continue their US tour tonight in Pawtucket, RI, with stops in New Haven, Boston, Toronto, Chicago and Philadelphia, before heading over to Europe on May 22nd. See below for a full list of dates.
Frankie Cosmos on the road: Apr. 30 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met ! May 01 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place ! May 02 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair * May 03 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot * May 04 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount * May 05 - Toronto, ON - The Rec Room * May 06 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme May 07 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall * May 09 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East* May 10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)* May 11 - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House* May 12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat * May 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * May 22 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain May 23 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus May 24 - Ghent, BE - DOKbox May 25 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling at Paradiso (Small Hall) May 26 - Paris, France - Petit Bain May 28 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla May 29 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School May 30 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece May 31 - London, UK - Scala Jun. 01 - Lille, France - Aeronef Jun. 03 - Nantes, France - Stereolux Jun .04 - Lyon, France - Grrrnd Zero Jun .05 - Turin, Italy - Astoria Jun. 08 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium ** Jul. 14 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival Jul. 15 - Stirling UK - Doune The Rabbit Hole Aug. 17 - Paredes De Coura, PT - Vodafone Paredes De Coura Aug. 19 - Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man Festival * w/ La La La & Florist ** w/ Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius ! w/ Nadine
Vessel is available now through Sub Pop right over here.
Cullen Omori has announced a co-headlining tour with The Gloomies, starting on May 3rd, in San Pedro, CA. This 12 date tour, will have the band stopping in, San Diego, Los, Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and Tucson. See below for a full string of shows.
To help get folks wound up for this string of dates, Omori, has shared a brand new track, entitled “Four Years”. In his own words, “the song is meant to be an exchange of perceptions: a duet except sung by one person. The first verse deals with the conviction and singular determination needed to end the relationship. The second verse is the reactionary response to what is usually an unexpected upset to a familiar and welcomed status quo.”
May 03 - San Pedro, CA - Brouwerij West* May 04 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar* May 05 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo* May 6 - San Francisco, CA Cafe du Nord* May 8 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar* May 9 - Seattle, WA - Lo Fi * May 10 - BC, Vancouver - Astoria * May 12 - Boise, ID - Neurolux * May 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court * May 15 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge* May 17 - Tucson, AZ- 191 Toole* May 19 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room* * w/ The Gloomies
What “The People” have said about Cullen Omori: “Shimmering beauty” [“Cinnamon”/ “New Music of the Day”] - NME
“It’s bittersweet, blissful pop with an ’80s hue - vocal melodies and hooks that are at once immediate yet demand to be heard again and again. Job well done, Cullen.” [“Cinnamon”] - The 405
“Sour Silk” is the combination of sounds you weren’t sure could be mixed, blended into a song that sounds both effortless and endlessly faceted.” [“Sour Silk”] - Stereogum
“His songs marry dark yet blissful pop with vocal melodies and hooks that are at once immediate yet demand to be heard again and again.” [“Sour Silk”] - Northern Transmissions
“Led by dreamy, glimmering guitars, it takes Smith Westerns’ knack for a poppy hook to the next level.” [“Cinnamon”] - Consequence of Sound
Watch Father John Misty encounter a strange hotel check-in in the official video for “Mr. Tillman,” co-directed by Jeff Desom (Health, Hauskcha) & Carlos Lopez Estrada (Clipping, Blindspotting) [link here]. The single is from God’s Favorite Customer, his fourth album worldwide on June 1st, 2018 through Sub Pop, with the exception of Europe through Bella Union.
Father John Misty’s previously announced 2018 international tour schedule resumes April 28th in Cincinnati, OH for the National’s Homecoming Fest and currently runs through November 17th in Rust, DE at Rolling Stone Park. Highlights include a performance at the Hollywood Bowl with Gillian Welch on June 24th and Red Rocks with special guest TV on the Radio on August 15th.
Apr. 28 - Cincinnati, OH - The National Homecoming Festival at Smale Park Apr. 29 - Fort Worth, TX - Fortress Festival May 11 - Bloomington, IN - Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering! at Upland Brewing Company (solo show) May 25 - Belfast, IE - BBC Music The Biggest Weekend May 26 - Halifax, UK - The Piece Hall May 27 - London, UK - All Points East Festival May 28 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street May 29 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street May 30 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival Jun. 02 - Nimes, FR - This is Not A Love Song Festival Jun. 03 - Paris, FR - We Love Green Festival Jun. 05 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium Jun. 07 - Porto, PT - Primavera Sound Festival Jun. 08 - Aarhus, DK - NorthSide Festival Jun. 10 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival Jun. 12 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene Jun. 14 - Bergen, NO - Bergenfest Jun. 15-17 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam Jun. 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Rock The Garden Festival! at Walker Art Center Jun. 24 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl* Jul. 13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival Jul. 20 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party Jul. 27 - New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival Aug. 01 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art Park Theater ^ Aug. 04 - Toronto, ON - Historic Fort York & Garrison Commons $ Aug. 10-12 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival Aug. 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre** Aug. 17-19 - Omaha, NE - Maha Music Festival Sep. 09 - Vancouver, BC - SKOOKUM Festival Nov. 03 - Groningen, NL - TakeRoot Festival Nov. 09-10 - Weissenhäuser Strand, DE - Rolling Stone Weekender Nov. 16-17 - Rust, DE - Rolling Stone Park * w/ Gillian Welch ** w/ TV on the Radio ^ w/ Jenny Lewis $ supporting The National
“An indie rock record for the ages” -Stereogum “Blissful” - Noisey **** - DIY
Forth Wanderers, featuring the standouts “Nevermine,” “Not for Me,” and “Ages Ago” was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017. The album will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop here. LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque orange vinyl.