This past Saturday, Calexico and Iron & Wine’s incredible performance of “Father Mountain” and “Midnight Sun” from their recently
released and critically acclaimed album Years to Burn aired on CBS This Morning Saturday. You can
watch them perform both songs as well as a performance of “He Lays in the Reins” from their 2005
EP online starting right here and also HERE.
Calexico and Iron & Wine recently released
to Burnvia City Slang in the
UK/Europe and Sub Pop in the rest of the world. The work of Calexico’s Joey Burns and John
Convertino and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, the album is their
first full length release and follows the critically acclaimed 2005 In the Reins EP.
Iron & Wine will soon embark on an extensive North American,
European, and UK tour. Their recent stops included a June 21st performance at
the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at
Prospect Park. Watch them perform “Father Mountain” at Celebrate Brooklyn! HERE. Full list of tour
In addition, the collective
recently releasedYears to Burn Behind the Scenesfeaturing exclusive
interviews with the band and their long friendship and spirit of
collaboration. Watch the short vignette HERE.
International tour dates for October, November, and December also announced.
Please join us in welcoming Corridor, the Montreal-based, Francophone-band that will release their label debut in 2019. While we await their label debut, check out the band’s official video for“Coup d’épée” from Supermercado, the group’s acclaimed album from 2017.
Corridor is also sharing international dates for 2019, which span October 23rd in Philadelphia at Boot & Saddle and currently end December 13th in Los Angeles at Morrocan Lounge. The tour dates will include stops in Amsterdam, Paris, London, Hamburg, Berlin, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, New York, DC, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles. For more information on tickets, visit Corridor’s Sub Pop tour dates page.
Oct. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle Oct. 25 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong Oct. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso (Upstairs) Nov. 04 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere Nov. 06 - London, UK - The Waiting Room Nov. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Westgermany Nov. 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Music Festival Nov. 20 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison* Nov. 22 - Montreal, QC - M for Montreal Festival (Le National) Nov. 28 - Quebec City, QC - l’Anti Dec. 04 - San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar Dec. 07 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar Dec. 10 - Seattle, WA - Barboza Dec. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge * w/ Absolutely Free
About Corridor: Corridor began when Jonathan Robert, Julian Perreault, & former drummer Marc-andré Chapdelaine started jamming together in 2012. Though it wasn’t until bassist & longtime friend Dominic Berthiaume joined the band later that year that they began calling the band Corridor. In November 2013 the band delivered Un Magicien En Toi (tr. “A Magician in You”), a motorik guitar-pop record.
On the heels of this first EP, Corridor re-entered the studio in June of 2014 to work on their first full-length record. Collaborating with producer Emmanuel Ethier, the band spent nearly a year perfecting what would be their structured and assertive LP, Le Voyage Éternel(tr. The Eternal Voyage). While they labored on the record, they were also each invested in their own creative pursuits. Singer and guitarist Jonathan dove into his animation and illustration work (This would later prove useful as he has assumed the role of the band’s creative director, setting the tone for the visual aesthetic of their records and videos); Dominic began writing as a music journalist and photographer for outlets in Canada; And Julian continued pursuing an environmental design career, working on installations for well-known music festivals.
In the spring of 2015, the group released Le Voyage Éternel via L’oeil du Tigre Records, and plans for their first European tour began to take shape. Marc-André departed the band shortly after the record’s release and was replaced by current drummer Julien Bakvis. Julien, like his bandmates, works in visual arts as a co-owner of a screen-printing shop in Montreal. This group (Jonathan Robert, Julian Perreault, Dominic Berthiaume, and Julien Bakvis), has become the permanent lineup of the band. That year Corridor toured Europe for the first time, including a show in Paris, promoted by “La Souterraine,” where they met the mystic psych-pop outfit Halo Maud (with whom they would later collaborate on the singleDeux Coeurs (tr. Two Hearts).
2016 was predominantly spent writing and recording. Corridor returned to the studio with Emmanuel Ethier to record their follow-up LP Supermercado (tr. Supermarket). Repetition, progression, and minimalist rhythms would be the core of Supermercado, with melodic counterpoints coming together to form exhilarating sonic mosaics. The cult success of the album allowed Corridor to return to Europe, as well as make their first foray into the United States at SXSW 2018. That year in Austin they played notable showcases forBrooklyn Vegan, Margin Walker, Felte/Part-time Punks, and M for Montreal.
In 2018 Corridor also appeared at Northside Music Festival in Brooklyn, where they performed with the likes of Snail Mail, Deerhoof, and Protomartyr. Shortly thereafter, they returned to the U.S. supporting U.K. post-punks Shame. They even found a fan in actor Michael Shannon who attended the show in Chicago and he requested a CD from the band. In April of 2019, Corridor accompanied the band Crumb on a sold-out American tour. Then in May of 2019, they followed with performances at London Calling Festival in Amsterdam and La Villette Sonique Festival in Paris.
Corridor will release their Sub Pop debut later this year.
What “The People” are saying about Corridor: “The Montreal band Corridor knows how to highlight its strengths while getting in and out of a song with maximum efficiency: Sung in French, “Coup d’épée” only needs a little more than two minutes to let its robust guitar sound — a kind of weaponized jangle — fully worm its way in your head.” [“Coup d’épée” / Supermercado] - NPR Music
“Supermercado is the best French record of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and even 2022 (for all we know, at least, since I doubt the Earth will explode exactly at midnight on January 1, 2022, even if it’s a possibility we shouldn’t ignore).” - Vice
“Their jangly, synth-pop-tinged sound will entrance fans of the genre and post-punk newbies alike. On their latest LP, Supermercado, post-punk fans will gravitate towards their tight, neat percussion and spasmodic guitars while others will get lost in their bright vocals and spellbinding soundscapes.” [Supermercado] - PASTE
“Corridor sing entirely en Français. Don’t let that put you off though: the creativity and abundance of killer tunes found on their acid-baked 2017 album Supermercado break through the language barrier. Corridor are even better live, with a real joie de rock that knows no borders — guitars slash, harmonies soar, bodies a constant blur.” [Supermercado] - Brooklyn Vegan
On the heels of their critically acclaimed 2018 album, Double Negative, Low have shared a remix of “Fly,” one of the album’s many stand-out tracks, by famed Philadelphia producer/DJ King Britt, who had this to say about their collaboration:
“As a longtime Low fan, a huge amount of respect went into the mix. I loved their new sonic direction, which spoke to my Fhloston Paradigm project. My mix was a response and continuation in a way of a magical space they already created. Mimi Parker’s vocals were some of her best. A true honor.”
You can listen to King Britt’s remix of “Fly” by clicking here.
The band recently played an electrifying set at this year’s Glastonbury Festival in the UK, which was streamed live on BBC Music. Low’s live Glastonbury performance of “Fly” aired on BBC 2 TV and is also now available on the BBC Music Youtube channel here. Next up, Low will perform at this weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL.
Jul. 19 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival Aug. 16 - Duluth, MN - Bayfront Festival Park (Wild Waters Music Fest to Save the Boundary Waters) Aug. 24 - Turin, IT - TOday’s Festival Aug. 27 - Madrid, ES - Veranos de la Villa Aug. 29 - La Tour de Peilz, CH - Nox Orae Festival Aug. 31 - Wiltshire, UK - End of the Road Festival Sep. 10 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts Sep. 11 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery Sep. 13 - Hudson, NY - Basilica Hudson Sep. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Murmrr
What “The People” are saying about Double Negative:
“…the most important, devastating album of the year.” [5/5] - The Guardian
“Low have never made a record quite so jarring and jagged, but Double Negative pushes beyond their own catalogue. Low have made what might be their most relevant album, one that holds a mirror up to the world.” [“Album of the Month,” 9/10] -Uncut
“…an ambitious, modern wonder of an album, an exploration of the song as an imperfect conduit of feeling..” [Best New Music, 8.7/10] - Pitchfork
“With their latest, Double Negative, they’ve gone full-on impressionistic, smearing and distorting sounds to create beautiful songs from distant moments playing on a radio that’s fallen down a wormhole.” - New York Times
“Low are back with a vital-sounding, politically-urgent record that’s perhaps the best of their career.” - The Quietus
“It’s an extraordinary and entirely successful reinvention.” - Sunday Times
Titanic Rising is one of the Best Albums of 2019 (so far), according to PASTE (#1), Uproxx (#1), The AV Club, Consequence of
Sound, FLOOD, Gorilla vs Bear, The Independent, The Needle
Drop, NME, NPR Music, Rolling Stone,
Stereogum, Thrillist, Treble Zine, Uncut, USA Today, and Variety.
[Photo Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC]
Blood made her TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing “Everyday”
from Titanic Rising - her universally acclaimed album - and you can watch theJuly 16th
performance right here andalso here.
Weyes Blood ‘Something to Believe Tour’
Blood’s “Something to Believe Tour” begins August 7th in San Diego at The
Irenic and ends November 17th Oslo at Parkteatret.
Blood will also support Kacey Musgraves on her headlining tour September 11th
through September 21st. And her international festival appearances include
Outside Lands in San Francisco on August 11th, Austin City Limits October
4th-6th, Pitchfork Paris on November 1st, and November 8th in Primavera
Weekender in Benidorm, Spain on November 8th.
North America Aug. 07 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic Aug. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 10 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Company Aug. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Aug. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial Aug. 17 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom Sep. 05 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall Sep. 06 - New Haven, CT - Space Ballroom Sep. 07 - New York, NY - Webster Hall Sep. 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater Sep. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met* Sep. 12 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion* Sep. 13 - Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavillion* Sep. 14 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre* Sep. 16 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium* Sep. 17 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium* Sep. 19 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre* Sep. 20 - Charleston, SC - Volvo Car Stadium* Sep. 21 - St. Augustine, FL - Sing Out Loud Festival at St. Augustine Amphitheatre Sep. 23 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry Sep. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar Sep. 28 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre Sep. 30 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall Oct. 01 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway Oct. 02 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck Oct. 04 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Oct. 05 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Oct. 06 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits
Europe Oct. 26 - Dublin, IE - Button Factory Oct. 28 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy Oct. 30 - London, UK - Electric Brixton Nov. 01 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Paris Nov. 02 - Nantes, FR - SOY Festival Nov. 03 - Bordeaux, FR - IBOAT Nov. 05 - Braga, PT - gnration Nov. 06 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB @ B.Leza Nov. 07 - Madrid, ES - Sala 0 - Palacio de Prensa Nov. 08 - Benidorm, ES - Primavera Weekender Nov. 10 - Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair Nov. 11 - Zürich, CH - Bogen F Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu Nov. 14 - Copenhagen, DK - DR Koncerthuset Studie 2 Nov. 15 - Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan Nov. 16 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen Nov. 17 - Oslo, NO - Parkteatret
Transcendent folk-pop artist Shannon Lay will release August, her Sub Pop debut, on CD/LP/DL/CS worldwide on August 23rd. You can now watch to her latest offering “Death Up Close” which serves as the album’s centerpiece. “With that song, I wanted to recognize that everyone else is going through something and reflect on that. Don’t be so close-minded to think you’re the only one who’s got issues, in fact, find comfort in the thought that everyone is on their own journey” Lay explains. What starts as an Eastern-influenced song morphs into an avant-garde sound bath. “I had this idea of the violin ascending. Then Mikal Cronin came in with the saxophone and just blew me away. I love the idea of building a song like that, take people by surprise.”
August is now available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK, and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on orange vinyl (North America) and Sun Yellow vinyl (UK/EU) while supplies last.
As previously reported, Shannon Lay will be a member of Ty Segall’s Freedom Band for his upcoming full album residencies in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Berlin, and Haarlem. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances.