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NEWS : MON, JUL 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch: Bully Share Official Video For “Guess There” - The Churning Ripper From Losing, Their Acclaimed Album of 2017

Australian tour dates begin July 18th w/North American shows to follow.

Bully has shared a new video for their song “Guess There’ off the bands 2017 release, Losing. The video, directed by Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland, follows a day in the life of a snail, who ponders on life’s bigger meanings.





Bully Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Bully, who have toured non-stop since releasing Losing, is heading to Australia on July 18th, playing legendary club The Tote in Melbourne with additional shows at Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney. They will then return to the US on July 22nd for a performance at this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party Festival in Seattle, WA with additional performances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum on August 1st in Cleveland as a part of the museum’s “Women Who Rule Rock.” They will then meet up with labelmate Father John Misty for in DC & Pittsburgh, with additional festival performances at Riot Fest in Chicago, Venus Festival in Toronto, The National Presents: There’s No Leaving New York at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens and Prize Fest in Shreveport, LA.
 
Jul. 18 - Melbourne, AU - The Tote
Jul. 19 - Sydney, AU - Lansdowne Hotel
Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
Aug. 01 - Cleveland, OH - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum (“Women Who Rule Rock” summer series)
Aug. 02 - Washington, DC - Anthem $
Aug. 03 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE $
Sep. 07 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Sep. 14 - Spring Green, WI - Shitty Barn #
Sep. 15 - Chicago, IL- Riot Fest Chicago
Sep. 16 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest Chicago
Sep. 17 - Fort Wayne, IN - Brass Rail @
Sep. 18 - Bloomington, IN - Bishop Bar
Sep. 19 - Grand Rapids, MI -  Pyramid Scheme
Sep. 21 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
Sep. 22 - Toronto, ON -  Opera House (Venus Fest!)
Sep. 28 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair
Sep. 29 - Hamden, CT - Space (CT)
Sep. 30 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium (The National Presents: There’s No Leaving New York)
Oct. 6th - Shreveport, LA - Prize Fest
 
$ w/ Father John Misty
# w/Michigander
@ w/ The Meat Flowers


What The People have been saying about Bully:
“Instead of recreating the Rorschach blot scream-a-thons of the ’90s, Bully choose to inflate that decade’s raw timbre with words that feel intimate and necessary.” Pitchfork
 
“Alicia Bognanno has the loveliest snarl this side of Nirvana’s Live at Reading. That it’s in a pop-punk setting, with lyrics reckoning with adulthood, only strengthens its power.” - New York Magazine

“full of tough-earned wisdom and egalitarian rage, Losing is a high-energy, high-impact emotional workout for everyone involved.” -Wired

“The bass hops around nervously in nearly constant eighth notes, with drums syncopated against it à la the Police; a guitar on the left offers a neat new-wave hook while another one on the right grumbles occasionally with dissonant, distorted squawks. And as those tensions flare into multiple little crescendos, the singer Alicia Bognanno gets herself more and more worked up.” - New York Times

“Expect lots more of Bognanno’s sharp, cynical emotional insights and impassioned yells, all backed by Bully’s gnawing, ’90s-inspired sound.” SPIN

“The record once again faces down youthful angst, but with a notable growth in Bognanno’s maturity” - Consequence of Sound

“Alicia Bognanno has a way of channeling her inner struggles into tightly-constructed and toiled-over rock songs with a classic touch.” -Stereogum


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, JUL 16, 2018 at 6:53 AM

Watch the Wonderfully Absurd New Video for Father John Misty’s “Date Night,” Directed & Animated by Chad VanGaalen

2018 international tour dates resume July 20th with upcoming headline appearances at Capitol Hill Block Party (July 22nd) and Red Rocks (August 15th).

In the new video for Father John Misty’s “Date Night,” Sub Pop labelmate/visual artist Chad VanGaalen, takes the uptempo rocker and creates a wonderfully absurd and psychedelic visual for it [see also Adult Swim premiere July 14th]. 

“Date Night” is a standout from God’s Favorite Customer, one of the best reviewed albums of 2018.




Father John Misty Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Father John Misty’s tour dates in support of God’s Favorite Customer resume July 20th in Jacksonville, OR at Britt Pavilion and run through November 18th in Lausanne, Switzerland at Les Docks. Upcoming highlights include headline performances at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party on Sunday, July 22nd and Red Rocks on August 15th (with TV on the Radio).
  
Jul. 20 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion !
Jul. 21 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheater !
Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
Jul. 26 - Buffalo, NY - Canalside %
Jul. 27 - New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
Jul. 28 - Newport, RI -  Newport Folk Festival @ Jane Pickens Theater [Official Aftershow]
Jul. 29 - Portland, ME - Thompson’s Point ^
Aug. 01 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art Park Theater ^
Aug. 02 - Washington, DC - The Anthem ***
Aug. 03 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE ***
Aug. 04 - Toronto, ON - Historic Fort York & Garrison Commons
Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
Aug. 12 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House %
Aug. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Union %
Aug. 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
Aug. 17 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater @
Aug. 18 - Omaha, NE - Maha Music Festival
Aug. 22 - Mexico City, MX - El Plaza Condesa
Aug. 25 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Queremos! Festival
Aug. 26 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Auditório Simón Bolívar - Memorial da América Latina
Aug. 29 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - La Trastienda Club
Sep. 01 - Santiago, Chile - Espacio Riesco
Sep. 09 - Vancouver, BC - SKOOKUM Festival
Sep. 14-16 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
Sep. 18 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater $
Sep. 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater $ [Sold Out]
Sep. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park $
Sep. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre $
Sep. 25 - Charlottesville, VA -  Sprint Pavilion
Sep. 26 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore $
Sep. 28 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater $
Sep. 29 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live $
Oct. 01 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $ [Sold Out]
Oct. 02 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $
Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City $
Oct. 05-07 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival 
Oct. 06 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
Oct. 09 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine $
Oct. 10 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric Oxford $
Oct. 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly %
Oct. 12-14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 26 - Gateshead, UK - Sage Gateshead ^^
Oct. 27 - Liverpool, UK - Olympia ^^
Oct. 28 - Portsmouth, UK - Portsmouth Guildhall ^^
Oct. 29 - Leicester, UK - De Montfort Hall ^^
Oct. 30 - Bath, UK - The Forum Bath ^^
Nov. 01 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma ^^
Nov. 02 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar ^^
Nov. 03 - Groningen, Netherlands - TakeRoot Festival
Nov. 05 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso ^^
Nov. 06 - Darmstadt, Germany - Centralstation ^^
Nov. 07 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys Neue Welt ^^
Nov. 09 - Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany - Rolling Stone Weekender
Nov. 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum Black Box ^^
Nov. 11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Konserthuset ^^
Nov. 14 - Budapest,  Hungary - Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall ^^
Nov. 15 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien ^^
Nov. 16 - Rust, Germany - Rolling Stone Park
Nov. 17 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik ^^
Nov. 18 -  Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks ^^
 
! w/ Blitzen Trapper
** w/ TV on the Radio
*** w/ Bully
^ w/ Jenny Lewis
% w/ Lucy Dacus
@ w/ David Beeman
$ w/ King Tuff
% w/ Broncho
^^ w/ Bedouine


God’s Favorite Customer, Father John Misty’s fourth album, is available now through Sub Pop, with the exception of Europe through Bella Union.  God’s Favorite Customer was produced by Tillman and recorded with Jonathan Rado, Dave Cerminara, and Trevor Spencer and was written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017.
 
God’s Favorite Customercan be purchased through Father John Misty’s Official StoreSub Pop Mega MartBella Unionselect independent retailers and at all DSPs.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, JUL 12, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Rick and Morty Gets Expansive Soundtrack: Adult Swim and Sub Pop to Release Double Album on September 28th, With Deluxe Box Set to Follow

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Now Hear Two Tracks “Rick and Morty Theme” & “Goodbye Moonmen”

Sub Pop and Adult Swim are releasing a 26 track soundtrack from the critically-acclaimed series Rick and Morty featuring music from the show’s composer Ryan Elder, and songs from Chaos Chaos, Blonde Redhead, Mazzy Star, and Belly, plus two brand new tunes from Chad VanGaalen and Clipping inspired by the show.

Listen here to two album tracks via your digital service of choice:

“Rick and Morty Theme” & “Goodbye Moonmen”
YouTube: https://bit.ly/2L2puwj
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KOOgAD
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2N1ilcX​

Standard LP and deluxe LP box set orders of The Rick and  Morty Soundtrack from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will be pressed on exclusive colored vinyl.

The Rick and Morty Soundtrack can be pre-ordered digitally now through iTunes, and pre-release singles will be available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.  The album will be available in the following formats on these dates:

September 28, 2018
  • A standard CD
  • A double LP pressed on colored vinyl featuring two single-pocket LP jackets housed together in a custom die-cut slipcase.
  • A full digital release of all of the material on the CD and double LP
November 23. 2018
  • A deluxe double LP that will include the standard LP pressed on an exclusive colored vinyl housed in a box with a plexiglass window and LED lights which make it glow. The box also contains a custom poster, a patch, a sticker, and a bonus 7” single (featuring an extended mix of the screaming sun from the 2nd season finale.)
(Did we mention Standard LP and deluxe LP box set orders from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will be pressed on exclusive colored vinyl? Yes? Ok good.)
  • A traditional cassette tape
Adult Swim will also have their own exclusive colored vinyl variant of the deluxe box set (limited edition of 1,000) available for pre-order during San Diego Comic-Con at the Adult Swim campground; plus, a separate exclusive variant pre-order of the double LP will be sold at the Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles on October 5-7, 2018.
 
Rick and Morty follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. Can the family survive Rick’s insanity and all the chaos the universe throws at them?

Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell and Spencer Grammer. The series is created by Dan Harmon and Roiland who also serve as executive producers.


[Album Art by The Art of Skinner]

The Rick and Morty Soundtrack
Tracklisting
1. Rick and Morty Theme Song
2. Jerry’s Rick
3. The Small Intestine Song
4. The Flu Hatin’ Rap
5. African Dream Pop
6. Look On Down From The Bridge - Mazzy Star
7. The Rick Dance
8. Goodbye Moonmen
9. Summer and Tinkles
10. Do You Feel It - Chaos Chaos
11. Unity Says Goodbye
12. Get Schwifty (C-131)
13. Raised Up (C-131)
14. Stab Him in the Throat - clipping.
15. Help Me I’m Gonna Die
16. Let Me Out
17. Memories - Chaos Chaos
18. Stuttering Light - Chad VanGaalen
19. Alien Jazz Rap
20. For The Damaged Coda - Blonde Redhead
21. Fathers and Daughters
22. Seal My Fate - Belly
23. Terryfold - Chaos Chaos
24. Tales From The Citadel
25. Rick and Morty Score Medley
26. Human Music

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, JUL 11, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen to “A Real You,” The Kaleidoscopic Closer From ‘The Diet,’ Cullen Omori’s Forthcoming Album (out August 17th)

Cullen Omori supports The Pillows on their FLCL “Mono Me You Sun Tour,”presented by Adult Swim through July 19th.

Cullen Omori has shared the kaleidoscopic closer,  “A Real You,”from his sophomore effort, The Diet, available worldwide from Sub Pop Records on August 17th. Omori shares that a lot of the parts were scattered around in different songs during the New Misery sessions. The song has been incubated since 2014, and I’d always mess around with a version of the song at sound checks and during interludes in the live set. The song coalesced last year and it came together in a way where it’s familiar but also weird and new and I think that’s a philosophy I applied to the whole album. You can listen to “A Real You” here.
 
The Diet is a powerful modern indie-rock album that is buoyed by warped, analog pedals/transistors and tailor-made guitar tones. Omori’s winsome vocals crisscross ‘70s art rock and classic songwriting all within the span of 40 minutes.


[Photo Credit: Josh Spencer]

Cullen Omori Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Omori is currently on tour with Japanese alternative rock band The Pillows. These shows are presented by Adult Swim to celebrate the highly-anticipated return of the channels cult-anime hit FLCL. The tour continues with a sold-out show, tomorrow, July 12th at NYC’s Grammercy Theatre and will wrap on July 19th in Los Angeles at the Mayan Theatre.
 
Jul.12 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre * [Sold Out]
Jul. 13 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza * [Sold Out]
Jul.15 - Seattle, WA - Neptune * [Sold Out]
Jul.16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom * 
Jul.18 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall * [Sold Out]
Jul.19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mayan * [Sold Out]
* w/ The Pillows & Noodles 



Pre orders for The Diet are available now through Sub Pop right here. LP pre orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on lavender swirl vinyl (while supplies last). You can also bundle the album with the accompanying new T-Shirt design.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JUL 10, 2018 at 6:57 AM

Listen: “Paranoid Core” Is The First Single From ‘Digital Garbage,’ The Roaring, Incisive New Album From Mudhoney

Digital Garbage will be available worldwide September 28th, 2018 on Sub Pop.

On September 28th, the beloved, PNW rock and roll institution Mudhoney will release Digital Garbagethe 10th album from the band in 30 years, a barbed-wire-trimmed collection of sonic brickbats. You can listen to the new album’s premiere offering, “Paranoid Core” by clicking that play button up there.

Pre-orders of the album through megamart.subpop.comMudhoney.org, and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on seafoam green vinyl (while supplies last).


Digital Garbage
Tracklisting
1. Nerve Attack
2. Paranoid Core
3. Please Mr. Gunman
4. Kill Yourself Live
5. Night and Fog
6. 21st Century Pharisees
7. Hey Neanderfuck
8. Prosperity Gospel
9. Messiah’s Lament
10. Next Mass Extinction
11. Oh Yeah


[Photo Credit: Emily Reiman]

Since the late ’80s, Mudhoney – the Seattle-based foursome whose muck-crusted version of rock, shot through with caustic wit and battened down by a ferocious low end – has been a high-pH tonic against the ludicrous and the insipid.
 
Thirty years later, the world is experiencing a particularly high-water moment for both those ideals. But just in time, vocalist Mark Arm, guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison, and drummer Dan Peters are back with Digital Garbage, a barbed-wire-trimmed collection of sonic brickbats. Arm’s raw yawp and his bandmates’ long-honed chemistry make Digital Garbage an ideal release valve for the 2018 pressure cooker, its insistent rhythms forcing movement and Arm’s sardonic lyrics offering a funhouse-mirror companion to the ever-more-ridiculous news cycle. “My sense of humor is dark, and these are dark times,” says Arm. “I suppose it’s only getting darker.”
 
Digital Garbage opens with the swaggering “Nerve Attack,” which can be heard as a nod both to  modern-life anxiety and the ever-increasing threat of warfare. The album’s title comes from the outro of “Kill Yourself Live,” which segues from a revved-up Arm organ solo into a bleak look at the way notoriety goes viral. “I’m not on social media, so my experience is somewhat limited,” says Arm. “But people really seem to find validation in the likes—and then there’s Facebook Live, where people have streamed torture and murder, or, in the case of Philando Castile, getting murdered by a cop.”
 
“In the course of writing that song,” he adds, “I thought about how, once you put something out there online, you can’t wipe it away. It’s always going to be there—even if no one digs it up, it’s still out there floating somewhere.”
 
Appropriately enough, bits of recent news events float through the record—”Please Mr. Gunman,” on which Arm bellows “We’d rather die in church!” over his bandmates’ careening charge, was inspired by a TV-news bubblehead’s response to a 2017 church shooting, while the ominous refrain that opens the submerged-blues of “Next Mass Extinction” calls back to last summer’s clashes in Charlottesville, although Arm’s brutal delivery helps twist it into an indictment. Arm also went back to the pre-Mudhoney era for the titular insult of the stinging “Hey Neanderfuck.” ”National Lampoonmade several comedy records in the 70s, and in one skit  someone gets called a ‘Neanderfuck,’” Arm laughs. “I’ve always loved that insult and wondered why it never became a part of the American lexicon—it’s so brutal. It was high time to use that.”
 
Mudhoney’s core sound—steadily pounding drums, swamp-thing bass, squalling guitar wobble, Arm’s hazardous-chemical voice—remains on Digital Garbage, which the band recorded with longtime collaborator (and Digital Garbage pianist) Johnny Sangster at the Seattle studio Litho. The anti-religiosity shimmy “21st Century Pharisees” builds its case with Maddison’s woozy synths. “It adds a really nice touch to the proceedings,” Arm says of Maddison’s synth parts. “And Guy has really learned his way around his machines playing in a synth trio the past few years.”
 
The shuffling “Messiah’s Lament” is the band’s first song in 6/8—and it’s told from the point of view of a world-weary Jesus. And Digital Garbage closes with “Oh Yeah,” a brief celebration of skateboarding, surfing, biking, and the joy provided by these escape valves. “I would’ve really just loved to write songs about just hanging out on the beach, and going on a nice vacation,” says Arm. “But, you know, that probably doesn’t make for great rock.”
 
Mudhoney, however, know what does make great rock—and the riffs and fury of Digital Garbage will stand the test of time, even if the particulars fade away. “I’ve tried to keep things somewhat universal, so that this album doesn’t just seem like of this time—hopefully some of this stuff will go away,” Arm laughs. “You don’t want to say in the future, ‘Hey, those lyrics are still relevant. Great!’”

Mudhoney Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Mudhoney will embark on a world tour beginning on Aug. 11th at SPF30, Sub Pop’s FREE 30th Anniversary Festival and Party at Alki Beach in West Seattle. They will then play a string of dates in the Pacific Northwest starting Sep. 15th in Vancouver, with shows in Portland and Seattle before heading to Europe on Nov. 11th.
 
Tour Dates:
Aug. 11 - Seattle, WA - SPF30 (Sub Pop’s FREE 30th Anniversary Festival and Party at Alki Beach! From noon to 10pm.)
Sep. 15 - Vancouver, Canada - Rickshaw Theater (Westward Music Festival)
Sep. 28 - Portland, OR - Dante’s @
Sep. 29 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre %
Oct. 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw ^
Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who Festival
Nov. 12 - Groningen, NL - Vera *
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE- Festaal Kreuzberg &
Nov. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Fabrik &
Nov. 15 - Koln, DE - Gebaude 9  &
Nov. 16 - Luzern, SZ - Schuur &
Nov. 17 - Vevey, SZ - Rocking Chair &
Nov. 19 - Frankfurt, GE - Zoom Club &  
Nov. 20 - Munchen, GE - Strom &  
Nov. 21 - Bologna, IT - Locomotiv &
Nov. 22 - Roma, IT - Largo (IT)  &
Nov. 23 - Milan, IT - Santeria Social Club &
Nov. 24 - Zagreb, HR - Mochvara &
Nov. 25 - Vienna , AT - Arena Big Hall *
Nov. 27 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo &
Nov. 28 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 #
Nov. 29 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom #
Nov. 30 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Beckett University !
Dec. 1St - Glasgow, UK - Lukes Church !

@ The Scientists and Eat Skull
% The Scientists and Tom Price Desert Classic
^ Pissed Jeans and Art Gray Noizz Quintet
* w/Zeke and Please the Trees
& Please the Trees
# Masonics and Thee Hypnotics
! Wildebeests and Thee Hypnotics


Posted by Rachel White