Father John Misty delivers a hilariously meta new video (watch it here) for “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment,” a standout track from his acclaimed album, I Love You, Honeybear.
The new visual was helmed by writer-director-producer Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation).
Tillman says of the clip: “This video is partially inspired by the LeBron James quote “It is precisely the superficial differences between people who are otherwise alike that inform the hostilities between them.” Special thanks to my body double Tyler who I had to kiss no fewer than two dozen times and whose breath I can still smell in my mind’s eye.”
Meanwhile Pearce adds: “It has been an honor to explore the palpable sexual chemistry that exists between Josh Tillman and himself. I hope this video does their enduring love affair justice.”
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Father John Misty has extended his 2015 tour schedule in support of I Love You, Honeybear. The trek will resume tonight, September 18th in Indianapolis, IN at Egyptian Room at Old National Centre and currently ends December 13th in Perth, AU at Disconnect Festival. New tour highlights include: November 15th in Stockholm, SE at Berns Hotel; November 16th & 17th in Copenhagen, DK for a two-night stand at Vega; And a short tour of New Zealand and Australia December 3rd-13th, which includes a headline performance at the legendary Sydney Opera House on December 8th. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.
On a related note: Father John Misty will also perform on the outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! October 14th.
Tour Dates Sep. 18 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre # Sep. 19 - Shakopee, MN - Festival Palomino Sep. 20 - Madison, WI - Orpheum # Sep. 21 - Covington, KY - Madison Theatre # Sep. 23 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavillion ** Sep. 24 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre ** Sep. 25 - Rochester, NY - Anthology ** Sep. 26 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Sep. 28 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live ** Sep. 29 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz ** Sep. 30 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre ** [Sold Out] Oct. 01 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City ** Oct. 03 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival Oct. 05 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom # Oct. 07 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant # Oct. 08 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre # Oct. 09 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall # Oct. 10 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival Oct. 12 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre ** 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 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. 05 - 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 Dec. 11-13 - Perth, AU - Disconnect Festival ** w/ Mikal Cronin # w/ Tess & Dave
The Beach House worldwide tour in support of Depression Cherrybegins tonight, Thursday, September 17th in Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall and their 2015 dates end with a sold-out 3-night stand December 17-19 in San Francisco at The Fillmore. (see dates below)
Experience the soothing sounds of Depression Cherry right now via the album stream, and if this is your initial foray into the magic of Beach House, might we also suggest ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Beach House’ playlist on Spotify, Rdio or YouTube?
Depression Cherry is available now on CD / LP*/ DL from Sub Pop (North America), Bella Union (Europe) and Mistletone (Australia / New Zealand), and virtually through your favorite electronic channels including (but certainly not limited to) iTunes and Amazon.
*Sorry (and thankful) to report that the special, limited, clear vinyl Loser Edition LP version of Depression Cherry is now sold-out at megamart.subpop.com. Copies of this collectible version of the album may still be available at your local independent record stores, or from the band directly at shows.
Sep. 17 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall ** Sep. 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s ** Sep. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre ** Sep. 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre ** Sep. 22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue [Sold Out] ** Sep. 23 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ** Sep. 25 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown ** Sep. 26 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall ** Sep. 27 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant ** Sep. 28 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall ** Sep. 29 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom ** Oct. 01 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Oct. 02 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn ** Oct. 04 - Nashville, TN - The Ryman Auditorium ** Oct. 06 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre ** Oct. 07 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel ** Oct. 08 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom [Sold Out] ** 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 Nov. 02 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Nov. 03 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls @ AB 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 Nov. 13 - Copenhagen DK - Vega 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 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] ** w/ Jessica Pratt
Luluc’s previously announced west coast and southeastern U.S. trek in support of album Passerby kicks-off tomorrow night, Thursday, September 17th in Seattle, WA at The Sunset and ends October 2nd in New Orleans, LA at Republic. (see dates below) Additionally, the band will act as main support for Jose Gonzalez (September 28th-October 2nd).
Passerby is currently available from Sub Pop and of course from your friendly neighborhood record store.
The album has earned Luluc international praise from the likes ofNPR Music’s “First Listen” & “All Songs Considered,” No Depression, Bust, RollingStone.com, MOJO, Magnet, Stereogum, Exclaim, Drowned in Sound, The Line of Best Fit, CLASH, Tone, All Music Guide, My Old Kentucky Blog, Mess + Noise, Double J, Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Radio (AU), and more. At radio,Passerby peaked at #8 on the CMJ Top 200 Chart.
What “They” have to say about Luluc:
“Passerby provides a tremendous introduction to a band whose deliberate impeccability never feels staid or fussy. It helps that The National’s Aaron Dessner, who knows a little something about impeccability, leaves his fingerprints all over these songs: He produced Passerby with Randell and Hassett, and he provides a good bit of the rich but spare backing instrumentation throughout. Dessner and Luluc both know how and when to let a song breathe.” [First Listen] -NPR Music
“Passerby is gorgeous and refined through and through, and likely to sound as timeless as all that great stuff Joe Boyd himself produced back in the late ‘60s.” [Review] - Rolling Stone.com
“Luluc has indie credentials to spare, but all that really matters is that this music is impossibly delicate and deeply beautiful.” [Review, 8/10] - MAGNET
“Strikes all the right chords: spectral melodies, buttery harmonies, and a blissful melancholia that hints at Nick Drake and Simon and Garfunkel without going to far into either territory. Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett might have created the year’s most addictive record to dates; from the predawn flutter of Opener “Small Window” to the shimmering heat of “Early Night” and “Star,” every track onPasserby begs to played again and again, preferably in the dusky sunlight of late summer.” [5/5 Review] - BUST
“[It] captures the band’s homespun charm in its main melody which sits over spindly strings that move like ripples in still water.” [“Without a Face”] - Stereogum
Tour Dates Sep. 17 - Seattle - Sunset Tavern Sep. 20 - Portland - Mississippi Studios Sep. 22 - San Francisco - Brick & Mortar Music Hall Sep. 23 - LA - The Echo Sep. 26 - San Diego - UCSD Loft Sep. 28 - Hollywood, FL - ArtsPark Amphitheater* Sep. 29 - Tampa, FL - State Theatre * Sep. 30 - Orlando, FL - The Social * Oct. 01 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse * Oct. 02- New Orleans LA - Republic * *w/ Jose Gonzalez
METZ made their return to Last Call with Carson Daly on Friday, September 11th. The band delivered incredible performances of II highlights “The Swimmer” and “Spit You Out,” filmed live at FYF Fest from Los Angeles.
The band’s extensive headlining (and earsplitting) world tour on behalf of II is currently storming through Europe and ends November 28th-29th in Brighton, UK at the Mutation’s Festival weekender. Hardly Art recording artists Protomartyr join METZ as direct support on certain dates. (see below)
METZ II has earned “Albums of the Year (so far)” notices from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The AV Club, SPIN, Treble, and more. II also scored the band its highest chart position in the U.S. to date, entering at #98 / Billboard Top 200. In Canada, the album debuted at #27 on the Top 200 albums chart.
At radio, II peaked at #8 on the CMJ Top 200 chart. The album also saw support with FMQB Alternative Specialty reporters, peaking at #1 on the albums chart, and its lead-off track “Acetate” at #2 on the singles chart.
On a related note, you can also watch METZ’s amazing KEXP in-studio performance, filmed August 4th while on a tour stop in Seattle. The live session includes II tracks “Wait in Line,” “The Swimmer,” “Spit You Out,” and “Acetate.”
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METZ II is currently available on CD / LP / DL worldwide from Sub Pop, and we encourage you to purchase it in all your favorite formats via the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.
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What do “They” say about METZ II? Quite a lot, actually:
“Metz colors outside the lines — obliterates them, really.” -New York Times
“The record twitches with the flying-off-the-rails urgency of the band’s live shows as Metz sandblasts the industrial precision of their first album into a nastier, more shambolic attack.” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Rolling Stone
“These mild-looking Canadians revive the golden age of early Nirvana and ’90s grunge with 10 walloping noise-rockers—but there are surprising hooks amid all the Sturm und Drang.” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Entertainment Weekly
“The record is all killer, no filler.” - [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] -AV Club
“II is looser and fuzzier than its predecessor… one of 2015’s standout records.” [8.5 / 10] - MAGNET
“This isn’t just purgative music hell-bent on bloodletting and catharsis; it’s also carefully composed, with loving attention paid to fine detail and immaculate precision.” [“First Listen”] - NPR Music
“Creating a soundscape of claustrophobic, ravenous guitar riffs awash in feedback and distortion, with drums that never let you catch your breath. You’ll feel it in your stomach as much as you hear it.” [First Play] - CBC Music
“Album of the Week” - Stereogum
“Hits like a concussion grenade, and you’ll revel in the damage long after the room’s been cleared.” [4/5]- Alternative Press
“II, like the record that preceded it, is still a seasick and unyielding document of brutalist experimentation. But because the trio is willing to explore different avenues, there’s more corners to get lost in.” [8/10] - SPIN
“Album of the Week” - Treble
“A direct gut-punching affair.” [5/5] - DIY
“Bigger, faster, louder, stronger - in many ways ‘II’ is everything the band’s second record ought to be.” [8/10] - Loud & Quiet
“Bold, unsympathetic and brutally effective.” [8/10] - NME
“Raucous, filthy and hummable in equal measure.” [8/10] - Rock Sound
“A second volume of string-bending, amp-busting noise-punk…Awesome.” [4/5] - Time Out London
“II is what Metz do best: brazenly truculent hardcore.” - The Guardian
“Few bands anywhere do this sort of thing this well.” - The Quietus
“With II, Metz have done more than enough to cement themselves as the new kings of transgressive hard rock, and that’s a crown which is going to be difficult for anyone to wrestle from them.” [8.5/10] - The Line of Best Fit
“This album has achieved a seemingly impossible feat by sounding even more aggressive than the one that preceded it.” [8/10] - The 405
“The whole record is a dizzy, punk joy - taking itself far less seriously than most proper hardcore bands, whilst sounding twice as aggressive as any of them, and with better tunes.” [8/10] -Drowned in Sound
“II almost feels like Metz wanted to push the boundaries to see just how dark and dirty they could play while still carrying a tune and continuing to draw listeners in with unconventionally gripping arrangements - and good on them, they pulled it off!” [10/10] -Louder Than War
Sep. 11 - Rome, IT - INIT Sep. 12 - Milan, IT - Lo Fi Club Sep. 14 - Zurich, CH - Kinski Club Sep. 15 - Lausanne, CH - Le Romandie Sep. 17 - Toulouse, FR - le Metronum Sep. 19 - Madrid, ES - Sala Lemon Sep. 20 - Porto, PT - Hard Club/Amplifest Sep. 21 - Bilbao, ES - Kafe Antzokia Sep. 23 - Lyon, FR - Le Transbordeur Sep. 24 - Relms, FR - Festival Elektricity Sep. 25 - Dusseldorf, DE - Zakk Sep. 26 - Hamburg, DE - Reeperbahn Festival 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. 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. 29 - Brighton, UK - Mutations Festival ** w/ Protomartyr ^ w/ Crows
Ones and Sixes has earned Low international acclaim from the likes of NPR Music, Under the Radar, The Guardian, DIY, Q, MOJO, Uncut, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Chicago Tribune, CLASH, The Sunday Times, and more. And the band are the current cover stars of MAGNET’s September issue, interviewed by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon (view cover / read an excerpt of the story here).
Low’s previously announced North American and European tour in support of Ones and Sixes, begins September 18th in Madison, WI and ends November 21st in Seattle, WA. (see below for dates + ticket links)
Ones and Sixes is available for purchase from the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. [ Loser edition LPs are sold out in the Mega Mart (sorry and thank you!), so head to your local purveyor of fine vinyl records today if you want to snag a Loser Edition LP on that stunning yellow vinyl. ] Whatever format you get - you’re ears will thank you.
[ photo by Zoran Orlic ]
Sep. 18 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon* Sep. 19 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall* Sep. 21 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club* Sep. 22 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB* Sep. 23 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall* Sep. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg* Sep. 25 - Hamden, Connecticut – The Ballroom at The Outer Space* Sep. 26 - Washington, DC - Black Cat* Oct. 07 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral ^ 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* Feb. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
* w/ Andy Shauf ^ w/ Two Gallants + w/ Chelsea Wolfe = w/ Mike Noga