Today could be one of the busiest release days in Sub Pop’s longish and successfulish history with FOUR releases in one day including the release of Sub Pop’s publishing debut, “I Apologize in Advance”, our first book ever and straight from the minds of Danny Bland and Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins). The day is also shared by King Tuff’sinfectiousBlack Moon Spell, Sarah Silverman’s filthy and hilarious We Are Miracles, and GOAT’snever to be tamed Commune.
Get your copy of any, or preferably all, of today’s latest Sub Pop releases here:
Our dear friends over at NPR Music have quite the favorable proposition for you all this week over at their webspace: click here, and listen to brand new records from GOAT and King Tuff, in their entirety, for free. These are brand new records from Sub Pop recording artists, need we say more. Well, I suppose that we should probably mention that we are also attempting to SELL these very good records for money via MegaMart.SubPop.com, or wherever fine records are sold. Pre-order:
Hey, you! Have a listen to GOAT’s “Words,” the new single from Commune, the group’s highly-anticipated second album. The album will be available on CD/LP/DL September 23rd via Sub Pop Records in North America, September 24th via Stranded Rekords in Scandinavia, and September 22nd via Rocket Recordings for the rest of the world.
Commune is now available for preorder in North America via Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes and Amazon. While supplies last, customers who pre-order the LP version of Commune from megamart.subpop.com will receive the colored-vinyl “Loser Edition” of the album and a limited-edition, single-sided 7” with a non-album track.
Aug. 23 - Paredes de Coura, PT - Paredes de Coura Festival
Sep. 19 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega
Sep. 20 - Tilburg, NL - Incubate
Sep. 21 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
Sep. 23 - Berlin, DE - Postbahnhof
Sep. 24 - Munich, DE- Ampere
Sep. 25 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
Sep. 27 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Psych Festival
Sep. 28 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
Sep. 29 - Newcastle, UK - Northumbria University
Oct. 01- Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Oct. 02- Bristol, UK - Trinity Centre
Oct. 03 - London, UK - Roundhouse
Good news: Swedish rock collective GOAT will release their highly-anticipated second album, their full-length Sub Pop debut, Commune on CD/LP/DL September 23rd, and you can now listen to the lead-off single, “Hide From the Sun,” which our premiere partner, Stereogum, calls, “beautifully psychedelic”. Agree to agree, Stereogum.
Commune is the follow-up to GOAT’s hypnotic 2012 debut, World Music,
which received widespread acclaim and placed in many of that year’s
top-ten lists. The mysterious, masked group continued to awe the world
with their intense, ritualistic live shows, the “Dreambuilding” b/w “Stonegoat” 7” (released in North America by Sub Pop in 2013), and the recent Live Ballroom Ritual double-album.
GOAT has scheduled a fall European tour in support Commune, which begins September 19th in Copenhagen, DK at Vega and ends October 3rd in London, UK at the Roundhouse. You can find a list of tour dates below.
Commune is now available for preorder in North America via Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes and Amazon. While supplies last, customers who pre-order the LP version of Commune from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the album and a limited-edition, single-sided 7” with a song not available on the new record! Again, all of that business is limited, and as is the nature of limited things, when they’re gone, they’re gone, so order now.
More on GOAT:
is no direct association between mysterious Swedish psychedelicists
GOAT and revered Argentinian master of magical realism, Jorge Luis
Borges. Yet their mission appears to be the same. Borges generated his
ideas from historical curiosities across the globe—gaucho knife duels on
the South American plains, Middle Eastern heresiarchs plotting
treacheries in secret libraries, Chinese pirates waging wars against the
Emperor—and twisted them into fictions that blurred the lines between
fortified footnotes and outright fantasy. GOAT’s sound is the sonic
manifestation of this principle, as evidenced in their aptly-named debut
album World Music, which incorporated elements of Nigerian afrobeat,
German krautrock, Anatolian funk, and a host of other global
micro-niches into a hallucinatory cultish celebration of rock’s diverse
manifestations. Deprived of the requisite band biography, early
experiencers World Music’s electrified tribalism and lysergic
compositions had the inevitable questions regarding the origin and
timeframe of the recordings. The truth only became knottier every time
the elusive GOAT collective provided their cryptic answers.
Ultimately, it is GOAT’s music that speaks the most about them, and, on their sophomore album, Commune, GOAT deliver a heavy dose of acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines (Read more at Sub Pop).
Tour Dates Jul. 06 - Belfort, FR - Eurokeennes Jul. 18 - Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival Jul. 20 - Ostrava, CZ - Colours of Ostrava Aug. 03 - Stockholm, SE - Stockholm Music & Arts Aug. 23 - Paredes de Coura, PT - Paredes de Coura Festival Sep. 19 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega Sep. 20 - Tilburg, NL - Incubate Sep. 21 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique Sep. 23 - Berlin, DE - Postbahnhof Sep. 24 - Munich, DE - Ampere Sep. 25 - Paris, FR - Trabendo Sep. 27 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Psych Festival Sep. 28 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
Sep. 29 - Newcastle, UK - Northumbria University Oct. 01 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Oct. 02 - Bristol, UK - Trinity Centre Oct. 03 - London, UK - Roundhouse
If you’re in the US, you can, and honestly should (see embedded video for proof), catch Goat on their upcoming west coast tour, which begins Thursday, April 10th in Pioneertown, CA at Pappy & Harriet’s, and ends Friday, April 18th in Indio, CA at Coachella. Additionally, Goat have two summer festival appearances to mention: June 12th-15th in Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo and June 20th in Toronto, ON at NXNE. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.
While you await details of Goat’s next record, please enjoy “Dreambuilding”, from the aforementioned Sub Pop 7” (Listen Here).
Today marks the release of Goat’sDreambuilding on the Sub Pop Record label. Though just a single, we’re proud to spread the mystical power of Goat all over North America with the double-A-sided “Dreambuilding”/“Stonegoat” 7". This is Goat’s first North American release, and it comes hot on the heels of 2012’s critically-acclaimed, import-only psychedelic opus, World Music.