Sub Pop will release Subjective Concepts, the full-length debut by StrangeWilds, on CD/LP/DL worldwide on Friday July 24th. The album, featuring the highlights “Pronoia,” “Disdain,” and “Egophillia,” was
recorded & produced by the band and Jackson Long at Robert Lang
Studios, mixed by Long at Hear Me Shimmer, and mastered at RFI, all
located in Seattle, Washington. Subjective Concepts follows the band’s Wet EP on Inimical Records (2014), and “Standing” 7” single (2015), also available now from Sub Pop.
Stereogum premiered Subjective Concepts lead single “Pronoia,” and had this to say: “First
single “Pronoia” toggles between a coiled-snake groove and the kind of
full scream-along ferocity that makes you want to thrash around in a
small, dark room with a bunch of sweaty strangers. This is noisy, heavy,
grimy music, and it’s great(see April 28th premiere).”
Preorders for StrangeWilds’ Subjective Concepts are now available from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. All customers who pre-order the LP version of Subjective Concepts from megamart.subpop.com will
receive the limited “Loser Edition” on white vinyl, with a
limited-edition poster. There will also be a new T-shirt design
available individually and as part of a bundle with the new record.
About StrangeWilds: StrangeWilds is a musical power-trio from Olympia, Washington.
There are three members: Allen, who plays drums; Sean, who plays bass;
and Steven, who sings and plays the guitar. There is also a freight
train, several buzzsaws, a banshee, and some heavy, heavy Pacific
doom-and-gloom up in the mix.
The group formed in 2012, when Steven met Sean while Sean’s band from
Boise was playing a gig in a house where Steven lived. They became
friends, and several months later Steven called Sean, who had just
relocated to Olympia for college, to form the band. They were called
Wet, and gigged around the West Coast as a four-piece. Allen was added
as a full-time member in 2014 after a line-up change, and the band
changed its name to StrangeWilds
to release a 4-song EP and tour immediately. Sub Pop came calling, and
signed the band last fall. The band is now set to release its
full-length debut, Subjective Concepts, this summer.
StrangeWilds slays with the hellish fury of the Northwest hardcore scene’s best, the heavenly scuzz of a Bleach-era
Nirvana, and the purgatorial punishment of Touch & Go post-rock
meets Devo’s de-evolution machine. The 11 songs here bleed with the
hybrid DNA of Seattle’s past and future, disparate scenes fused together
with sneering menace and intelligent fury in equal shares(read more at Sub Pop).
StrangeWilds Subjective Concepts Tracklisting:
2. Starved For
4. Don’t Have To
10. Lost and Found
Seattle, our home:
there sure are a lot of great things about it! Arguably two of the very
best are local industry thought leaders Sub Pop Records and Amazon(dotcom). The recent
discovery of a not-altogether-recent video for prospective Amazon
employees had the staff at Sub Pop Records newly excited about being new
in Seattle, all over again. Because we felt they left a few things out,
we made this companion version (at what, we imagine and we’re sure
you’ll be able to tell, was a tiny fraction of the cost) to welcome all
newcomers to our wonderful city . We at Sub Pop Records love Amazon’s
love of Seattle almost as much as we love Seattle itself: and it shows.
“Touring can be really lonely. You feel isolated, disoriented. Even sort of socially catatonic. That’s why it’s so important that I see your beautiful little stupid faces. You are my lifeline to the world of mankind. New North American Tour Dates:
Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday at 12PM local, but you can get tickets beginning Wednesday at 12PM local with presale code: HONEYBEAR
04/22 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater - Sold Out 04/23 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s - Sold Out 04/24 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s - Sold Out 04/25 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre - Sold Out 05/15-17 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival - Tickets 05/22 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom - Sold Out 05/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom - Sold Out 05/22-25 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival - Tickets 05/28 - St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theatre w/ Alabama Shakes - Tickets | Info 05/29 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre w/ Alabama Shakes - Tickets | Info 05/30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Hall’s Island w/ Alabama Shakes - Sold Out 05/31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater - Tickets | Info 06/02 - Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn w/ Albama Shakes - Tickets | Info 06/03 - Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre w/ Alabama Shakes - Tickets | Info 06/04 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ The Decemberists - Tickets | Info 06/05 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival - Tickets 06/06 - Munhall, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall - Tickets | Info 06/07 - Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Music Festival - Tickets 06/24 - 06/28 - Glastonbury, UK @ Glastonbury Festival - Sold Out 06/26 - Bexhill, UK @ De La Warr Pavilion - Tickets | Info 06/28 - Killarney, IE @ Killarney Food & Music Festival - Tickets 07/01 - Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Music Festival - Tickets 07/02 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Music Festival - Tickets 07/04 - Barcelona, SP @ Vida Festival - Tickets 07/16 - Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival - Tickets 07/18 - Colwood, BC @ Rock The Shores - Tickets 07/23 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Music Festival - Tickets 07/31 - 08/02 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga - Tickets 07/31 - 08/02 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza - Sold Out 08/01 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom - Tickets | Info 08/03 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre - Tickets | Info 08/05 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage - Tickets | Info 08/11 - Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival - Tickets 08/13 - 08/15 - Göteborg, SE @ Way Out West - Tickets 08/13 - 08/15 - Reese-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Music Festival - Sold Out 08/16 - Saint-Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock Festival - Tickets 08/18 - Vienna, AT @ Full Hit of Summer Festival - Tickets 08/20 - Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura Festival - Tickets 08/20 - 08/22 - Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival - Tickets 08/20 - 08/23 - Brecon Beacon, UK @ Green Man Festival - Tickets 08/21 - Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival - Tickets 10/24 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street - Tickets | Info 10/28 - London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire - Tickets | Info 10/29 - London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire - Sold Out 11/04 - 11/08 - Reykjavík, IS @ Iceland Airwaves - Tickets
We here at Sub Pop Records love few things more than Record Store Day. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 18th, 2015
aka Record Store Day, we will release two very limited (and
potentially, for you) anticipated efforts: The self-titled LP from the
Alan Bishop-led Koes Barat and a heart-shaped single from Father John
Father John Misty’s “I Loved You, Honeybee” 7” Single:
Father John Misty presents a lovely, alternate version of the title track of his latest album, I Love You, Honeybear,
along with a new, exclusive B-side, truthfully-entitled “I’ve Never
Been a Woman,” on a red-colored, heart-shaped 7” in a 10” sleeve. This
release is exclusive to Record Store Day, and it is limited to 5,700
copies worldwide. You can check out “I Loved You, Honeybee” here.
Koes Barat Koes Barat LP:
In 2010, Sun City Girls legend Alan Bishop asserted his fandom of
Indonesian ‘60s/’70s pop legends Koes Bersaudara (aka Koes Plus) with
two archival releases on his and Hisham Mayet’s Sublime Frequencies
label. But that wasn’t enough. Feeling an overwhelming urge to interpret
Koes tunes, Bishop recorded Koes Barat in less than a week of
sessions with some of his favorite musicians and producer Randall Dunn
(Sunn O))), Marisa Nadler). The result is the most immediate, fun collection that the prolific Bishop has ever led. This album is a Record Store Day exclusive, limited to 3,800 worldwide.
On a related note, Dangerous Minds ran a feature on Koes Barat + Koes Plus and call the album “FUCKING WONDERFUL.” We couldn’t agree more (see April 14th premiere)!
Father John Misty “I Loved You, Honeybee” 7” (includes download code) Tracklisting:
A. “I Loved You, Honeybee”
B. “I’ve Never Been a Woman”
Koes Barat Koes Barat LP (includes download code) Tracklisting:
2. Kisah Sedih di Hari Minggu
3. Pent Juri Hati
4. Mister Time
5. Hidup Yang Sepi
6. And to the so-called “The Guilties”
7. Tjintamu Telah Berlalu
8. Poor Clown
9. Land of Evergreen
10. Rahasia Hatiku
11. Tiba Tiba Ku Menangis
More About Record Store Day:
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record
store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and
celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role
these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special
vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made
exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and
in various countries across the globe make special appearances and
performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body
painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records
and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at
Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day
is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home
would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of this year’s
applicants for the Sub Pop Loser Scholarship. The breadth of qualified
applicants this year gave us quite an inspiring glimpse into the minds
of many of the freakiest high school Loser brains in the Pacific Northwest.
Every year we get the privilege to be inspired by our applicants and
every year we still manage to get blown away by how many awesome young
people are waving their freak flags high and fighting the good fight
here in our little corner of the U.S.A. GOOD JOB LOSERS, you win again!
This year’s best Sub Pop Losers are…
Noah Philips-Reardon –$7,000
inspired us all with her heart and dedication to promoting a more
inclusive, productive, and inspred all ages music community here in
Seattle. Her work interning with STG, EMP, Vera Project, Sasquatch and
various other local organizations showed us how involved a young person
can be in the music community. The blog she runs, showed us a self-driven
spirit that looked to promote up and coming artists. The reporting she
did on all ages music for KUOW showed us a high school perspective on a
Seattle scene, that mainly caters to
adults, leaving young people wanting more. She is off to USC to study
the music industry and likely one day take all of our jobs.
the first time in the history of the Loser Scholarship, we could not
decide between the second and third spot. After much discussion,
comparison, and debate, we decided to split the remaining money evenly
between the two.
strikes us as a very very productive young man, a real go getter.
Reminding us of a young Dntel or The Album Leaf, his band WMD has tons
of material ranging from 8 bit chiptune loop mashups to deep almost
orchestral soundscapes that are really great. The ability to use
technology to create tons of beautiful music that has caught
international acclaim while still in high school is super impressive
stuff. When we found out about Michael’s film scores, volunteer efforts,
strong work ethic and collegiate ambitions we became smitten. Check out
http://wmdchiptune.bandcamp.com/album/sophrosyne for more. Jimmy Lavelle and Jimmy Tamborello have some competition coming their way from this kid.
is a music nerd. He seems to be in five to ten different bands that all
sound totally different. His drumming is both technically sound and
innovative. Rock bands, jazz bands, marching bands, prog bands, funk
bands, he drums for all of them. We really appreciate how well rounded
Isaac is while still seeming to be a perfectly wonderful Loser. The
focus on his craft and work ethic that Isaac displays ought to get him a
leg up in his college music studies at Loyola University in New Orleans. To say we were impressed with Isaac would be an understatement.