“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.
Jeremy Enigk has announced U.S. performances for the “Return of the Frog Queen Anniversary Tour,” which begins June 7th in San Francisco at Rickshaw Stop and runs through July 12th in Seattle at Chop Suey. For these dates, Enigk will perform the album in its entirety, accompanied by a full band. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, April 20th at 10am (local time). (complete list below.)
The newly announced dates follows the news from last week regarding the forthcoming release of Return of the Frog Queen: Expanded Edition, the newly remastered edition of his debut solo album. Return of the Frog Queen has been out of print since its original 1996 pressing. This reissue includes the original album, remastered in 2018, plus digital bonus tracks from Enigk’s 1996 live session on Seattle radio station The End. Please find a tracklisting below.
Jun. 07 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop Jun. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour Jun. 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar Jun. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge Jun. 14 - Austin, TX - The Sidewinder Jun. 15 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada Jun. 17 - Nashville, TN - Basement East Jun. 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Hell Jun. 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Jun. 21 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall Jun. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg Jun. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer Jun. 25 - Allston, MA - Great Scott Jun. 26 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes Jun. 27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls Jun. 29 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch Jun. 30 - Chicago, IL Subterranean Jul. 01 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club Jul. 03 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jul. 05 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge Jul. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court Jul. 11 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Jeremy Enigk previously announced Living Room tour runs through April 24th. Please visit Jeremy Enigk’s website for more info for those shows.
Return of the Frog Queen is now available for preorder right over here. The vinyl edition of the album will be available on a limited run of purple vinyl (while supplies last).
About Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen
Three good reasons why it’s hard to remember a time when an album like Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen sounded shocking:
1) At the time of its release in 1996, there was no other album like it.
2) In the 22 years between then and now, its marriage of seemingly opposing sensibilities—English folk and American punk; orchestral chamber pop and progressive rock; surreal, pastoral, fanciful lyrics that burn to express personal, emotional, and spiritual quandary—has become the blueprint for so much great music that a young listener can be forgiven for thinking that things were always just like that.
This isn’t to claim some kind of Velvet Underground/Big Star status for the album, but it is to say that you can draw a straight line between Frog Queen and elements of Elliott Smith, Belle & Sebastian, Rufus Wainwright, Destroyer, the Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Joanna Newsom, Bon Iver, and many, many other artists who have come to define the past two decades of indie music.
3) It’s getting harder to remember anything anymore.
But Return of the Frog Queen is worth remembering. Or discovering. And most definitely celebrating. Though you rarely see it turn up on lists of 50 Best Things of Whatever Year We Wish We Still Lived in Because the Present Is Such a Consummate Drag, the album was an indisputable innovation in the world of ‘90s indie rock, rewriting a litany of unwritten rules about sound, subject matter, and solo identity for lead singers of successful bands (read more at Sub Pop).
Herewith, details on Sub Pop’s elaborate plans to celebrate the TRUE most wonderful time of the year: Record Store Day 2018.
As the main course, we’re putting out Thomas Andrew Doyle’s (aka TAD) limited-edition Incineration Ceremony LP. And! Equally delightful, though more challenging to flip on eBay, a bunch of our artists are performing (King Tuff and Yuno), or doing DJ sets (Steve Turner of Mudhoney, John Reis & Gar Wood of Hot Snakes, and Colleen Green) in actual record stores! And all of this will be available or happen on Saturday, April 21st at participating retailers.
Please find info on Thomas Andrew Doyle and a schedule of performances and DJ sets below.
Thomas Andrew Doyle’s / Incineration Ceremony LP:
Incineration Ceremony is the new work by Thomas Andrew Doyle (TAD, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Hog Molly) and is a return to roots of sorts. After spending his formative years in music playing in jazz clubs while attending school studying classical and jazz music at Boise State University, Doyle comes forth with a symphonic take on what is going on in his head. Spawned from the dark and dreary recesses of Doyle’s psyche comes an immense sound of textures, rhythms and material suitable for film and stand-alone listening, disquieting all who are within earshot. People who are familiar with his music should expect the unexpected. Doyle’s entry into the world of symphonic composition is no novice beginner’s attempt. Incineration Ceremony is a musical journeyman’s expression that is genuine, heartfelt, honest, uncompromising, and authoritative.
Incineration Ceremony is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide, and comes housed in a single-LP jacket with custom dust sleeve and grey/black vinyl.
Incineration Ceremony Tracklist:
1. Silent Incineration
2. Bio-Illogical Functions
3. Meditations in Null
5. Nurtured in Grief
6. The Only Thing You Truly Own Is Nothing
7. Prognati ignis ignis
8. Lost in Abyssmal Waters*
9. Born into Sorrow*
10. Asleep in Arrythmia*
*Bonus tracks included as digital download
DJ Sets and In-Store Performances (from early to later):
Steve Turner (Mudhoney) / Jackpot Records DJ set (Portland, 10 am): 3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Colleen Green / Amoeba DJ set (Hollywood, noon): 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
John Reis (of Hot Snakes) / Vinyl Junkies DJ set (San Diego, 3pm): 2235 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
King Tuff/ Fingerprints In-store performance (Long Beach, 6pm): 420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802.
Gar Wood (of Hot Snakes + Beehive & the Barracudas) w/ Tracy Wooley (Beehive & the Barracudas) / Vinyl Junkies DJ set (San Diego, California, 7pm): 2235 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104
About Record Store Day
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica (read more here).
Jacksonville’s Yuno will release Moodie, his first-ever collection of songs, worldwide through Sub Pop on June 15th, 2018. The six-song effort features breakout single “No Going Back” along with standouts “Fall In Love” and today’s latest offering, the official video for “Why For.” Moodie was written, performed, and produced by Yuno.
Yuno, who directed “Why For,” had this to say, “The video is kind of a visual representation of what I felt while creating the song. A collage of memories, drifting through different moods and trying to figure out a way to make it all make sense.”
Moodie Tracklisting 1. Amber 2. No Going Back 3. Fall In Love 4. Why For 5. So Slow 6. Galapagos
Yuno Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Yuno will support Moodie with his previously announced first-ever U.S. live performances supporting Twin Shadow, beginning April 20th in San Francisco at Popscene and ends May 2nd in Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Additional live dates to be announced soon.
Apr. 20 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene Apr. 21 - Berkeley, CA - Amoeba Records instore performance / 2pm Apr. 22 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios Apr. 23 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Cafe Apr. 27 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall May 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Yuno’s “No Going Back” was released to rave reviews earlier this year. NPR Music called it an early entry into the race for song of the summer.” Pitchfork gave the song “Best New Track” status, and had this to say, “‘No Going Back” insists what we’re all thinking for the new pop wunderkind: Only forward.” And Pigeons and Planes calls it “a masterfully written song, but instead of being polished to a bore, it feels handmade, with a fuzzy guitar solo, meaty bass, and a euphoric bounce.”
Listen to Yuno’s first single on Sub Pop, “No Going Back” - currently climbing the charts on Spotify + Apple Music + YouTube.
More of what “The People” have to say about Yuno: “Yuno’s lithe voice floats amidst the cheerful soundscape, bouncing off the plucky piano keys… the brand of sunny pop displayed on ‘No Going Back’ should earn him his own cult fanbase.” - Impose
“It’s light and breezy indie-pop, with warm and bouncy synth-lines softly coloured overck with warm piano melodies and guitar solos. His vocals – fitting beautifully into the current psychedelic renaissance spearheaded by the likes of Tame Impala and Washed Out – pour out an infectious melody that’s simultaneously great fun and inflected with melancholy.” - Indie Shuffle
“Bouncy and bright…” - Gorilla Vs. Bear.
“Charming us all with its buoyant pop flair and instrumentals that sound as if they were seemingly dipped in sunshine, “No Going Back” signals Yuno’s return in a way that’s almost impossible to shake. “No Going Back” is as promising as it is optimistic.” - The Grey Estates
“Drifting digital pop casting a bittersweet spell.” – CLASH
The 10 track effort features the previously released “Mr. Tillman,” along with highlights “Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All” and “Just Dumb Enough to Try.” 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.
The limited Loser edition on metallic purple vinyl
A standard LP on black vinyl
God’s Favorite Customer Tracklisting 1. Hangout at the Gallows 2. Mr. Tillman 3. Just Dumb Enough to Try 4. Date Night 5. Please Don’t Die 6. The Palace 7. Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All 8. God’s Favorite Customer 9. The Songwriter 10. We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)
[Photo credit: Emma Tillman]
Father John Misty Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Father John Misty’s 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.
There will be additional live dates announced soon. 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