Cullen Omori’s The Dietis now available worldwide on Sub Pop. The new album, led by the singles ”Four Years,” ”A Real You“ and ”Happiness Reigns,” is
buoyed by warped, analog pedals/transistors, tailor-made guitar tones
that crisscross ‘70s art rock vocals and classic songwriting all within
the span of 40 minutes. You can now stream The Diet in its entirety via Spotify and Apple Music.
The Line of Best Fit had this to say of the album, “It’s all so
hopeful and luminous, a reflection of the headspace the singer’s now
in, worlds apart from a couple years ago. Omori’s rediscovered life’s
good side, and found more of himself in the process; ultimately, that’s
led to him being able to pour a whole lot more of his heart and soul
into his songs, and it’s a beautiful thing (8/10).”
this, “The former Smith Westerns member’s second album represents a
return to his core strengths: crystalline, cosmically ornate melodies
and wryly clear-eyed lyrics.” And PopMatters raves, “The resulting sound is inventive, fun, fresh, and perhaps Omori’s best release to-date (8/10).”
The Diet is available now through Sub Pop.
LP purchases through megamart.subpop.com and select independent
retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on lavender swirl vinyl
(while supplies last). A new t-shirt design is also available.
On September 14th, Low will release Double Negative, their acclaimed new album. Today the band are offering a new preview via the album’s closing cut, “Disarray.”
Double Negative will
be out worldwide on Sept 14th, 2018 and the world tour in support of
the new album begins with a three-night stand September 19th-21st at
National Sawdust in New York City.
Uncut, in its album of the month review (9/10), offers this of Double Negative: “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.”
As previously mentioned, Low will embark on a world tour in support of
their new album, with a three-night stand at National Sawdust in New
York City on September 19th-21st with a European run following on Sep.
29th in Lisbon. These dates will find the band performing in Madrid,
Milan, Zurich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and Brussels, before returning
to the states on November 2nd, to kick off a 12-date North American run
starting in their home state of Minnesota. See below for a full list of
tour dates, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Sep. 19 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 20 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 21 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 29 - Lisbon, PT - Lisboa ao Vivo
Oct. 01 - De Compostela Santiago, ES - Sala Capitol
Oct. 02 - Madrid, ES - Sala But
Oct. 03 - Barcelona, ES- Fabra i Coats
Oct. 05 - Milan, IT - Teatro Dal Verme
Oct. 06 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Oct. 08 - Leipzig, DE- Conne Island
Oct.0 9 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Oct. 10- Bochum, DE - Christuskirche Bochum
Oct. 11 - Brussels, BE - Orangerie (at Botanique)
Oct. 12 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Oct. 13 - Paris, FR - La Gaîté Lyrique
Oct. 15 - Bristol, UK - Trinity
Oct. 16 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Cathedral
Oct. 17 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Nov. 02 - St. Paul, MN - The Fitz
Nov. 05 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Nov. 06 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Nov. 08 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
Nov. 09 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Nov. 12 - Washington, DCU Street Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Funhouse
Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Rockefeller Chapel
On September 28th, iconoclastic, PNW rock and roll quartet Mudhoney will release Digital Garbage, the
10th album from the band in 30 years. Their latest offering “Kill
Yourself Live,” segues from a revved-up organ solo into a bleak look at
the way notoriety goes viral.
[Photo Credit: Jim Bennett. Live at SPF30]
Mudhoney have 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. See below for a full list of shows.
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, CH - Schuur &
Nov. 17 - Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair &
Nov. 19 - Frankfurt, DE - Zoom Club &
Nov. 20 - Munchen, DE - 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
On August 31st, Iron & Wine will releaseWeed Garden, a six-song collection of all new material rooted in the writing process that brought us the Grammy nominated,Beast Epic. Recorded earlier this year at The Loft in Chicago, the EP joins the ranks of previous releases -The Sea and Rhythm,Woman KingandIn the Reinswhich contain some of Iron & Wine’s most beloved material.
The second song shared fromWeed Gardenis “Waves of Galveston”. This fan favorite first appeared as part ofThe Onion’s AV Club“State Songs” and is finally making its official release. A short trip from Austin where Sam Beam lived for a number years, Galveston and its coastal beauty is brought to life in this late summer breezy acoustic number that harkens back to some of Iron & Wine’s earliest material. You can now listen to “Waves of Galveston”.
Weed Gardenwhich serves as the perfect companion piece to last years full length,Beast Epicis now available for preorder on CD/LP/DL/CS through Sub Pop over here. LP preorders of throughmegamart.subpop.comandselect independent retailerswill receive the limited Loser edition on Amber colored vinyl (while supplies last).
Iron & Wine’s previously announced fall tour schedule in support ofWeed GardenandBeast Epicresumes on September 21st in Kansas City, MO at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland and runs through November 17th in Memphis, TX at the Orpheum Theatre.
Sep. 21 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland* Sep. 22 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre* Sep. 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Capitol Theatre* Sep. 24 - Boise, ID - Revolution Center* Sep. 26 - Eureka, CA - Arkley Center for the Performing Arts* Sep. 27 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre* Sep. 28 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues* Sep. 29 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre* Sep. 30 - Sante Fe, NM - Lensic Performing Arts Center* Oct. 2 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom* Oct. 3 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant^ Oct. 4 - Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater* Oct. 5 - Bloomington, IL - Castle Theatre* Oct. 6 - Columbus, OH - Southern Theatre* Nov. 2 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater** Nov. 3 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre** Nov. 4 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre** Nov. 6 - Portland, ME - State Theatre** Nov. 7 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount** Nov. 8 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre** Nov. 9 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa** Nov. 10 - Raleigh, NC - Meymandi Concert Hall** Nov. 12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium** Nov. 14 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater** Nov. 15 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Theatre** Nov. 16 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre** Nov. 17 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre** *w/ Erin Rae ** w/ Ohmme ^ w/ Carl Broemel
Beast Epic, the deeply personal sixth proper full-length album from Iron & Wine, received universal praise upon its release in the fall of 2017 [link here].Rolling Stonesaid it was “Beam’s most dynamic and convincing record in years”, whilePitchforknoted that it was reminiscent of “the warm acoustic instrumentation of his early work”. The AV Clubperhaps summed it up best with its A grade when they wrote “Beam has written his most affecting, impressive set of songs in a long time—maybe ever…scaling back the lavish orchestration while maintaining a sense of brightness and verve.”
King Tuff is embarking on a world tour beginning August 12th at the Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall, England. The first leg of dates takes King Tuff through Europe, with shows in Manchester, London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and more. He will then begin a 21-date US tour that includes 17 dates supporting labelmate Father John Misty. The US shows begin September 12th in Las Vegas, NV and end October 13th in Lexington, KY. See below for a full list of dates.
To celebrate the impending shows, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas) asked longtime friend Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards) to remix his single “Psycho Star,” the psychedelic, day-glo pop jammer off King Tuff’s 2018 release, The Other.
When asked about the remix, Thomas said: “So excited to share this Tune Yards remix of ‘Psycho Star.’ Merrill Garbus is one of my oldest and dearest friends, and together with beautiful bass babe Nate Brenner they have truly brought my song into the chaos dimension, a place that turns you inside out and makes your guts dance like breaking glass. The last time Merrill and I collaborated was almost 15 years ago in our reggae band Baked Earth. So happy to be reunited in the dub zone with her here again!”
Aug. 12 - Newquay, UK - Boardmasters Festival Aug. 13 - Manchester, UK - Night People * Aug. 14 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast * Aug. 16 - London, UK - Moth Club * Aug. 17 - Brecon Beacons (Wales) , UK - Greenman Festival Aug. 18 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Aug. 19 - Saint Malo, FR - La Route De Rock Aug. 21 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere * Aug. 22 - Zurich, CH - Zurich Open Air Aug. 23 - Berlin, DE - KANTINE AM BERGHAIN * Aug. 24 - Amsterdam, NL - Sugar Factory * Aug. 28 - Petaluma, CA - Lagunitas Brewing Company(@Lagunas Amphitheater) Sep. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse Saloon Sep. 15 - Fort Collins, CO - Hodi’s Half Note Sep. 17 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room Sep. 18 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre $ Sep. 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater $ Sep. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - MacAllister Amphitheater @ Garfield Park $ Sep. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre $ Sep. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose Sep. 25 - Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavilion $ Sep. 26 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore Charlotte $ Sep. 28 - Miami, FL - Fillmore Miami $ Sep. 29 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live $ Oct. 01 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $ Oct. 02 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $ Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City $ Oct. 05 - Mobile, Alabama - The Merry Widow Oct. 06 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theater $ Oct. 09 - Knoxville, TN The Mill & Mine $ Oct. 10 - Oxford, MS - Lyric Theater $ Oct. 12 - Greenville, SC - Fall for Greenville Oct. 13 - Lexington, KY - Burl $
$ w/ Father John Misty * w/ SASAMI
What people are saying about “Psycho Star” “…strutting, synth-heavy jam” - Stereogum
“‘Psycho Star’ serves as a pitch-perfect demonstration of the album’s mission statement. The soaring, psychedelic cut rides along a funky strain of percussion that’s joined by bright, spacey synths, wah-wahs, and wide-eyed lyrics about the wonders of ‘this strange little star.’” [Psycho Star] - Consequence of Sound