In honor of Husky’s record release today, we are offering a full album stream of Forever So right here so that you might enjoy the record before (we would hope) you decide to purchase the album from a wide range of digital retailers (like say, subpop.com,Amazon.com,iTunes to name a few) or your favorite local record store.
We have more news today from Australia’s Husky. You’ll find a brand-new introduction video to the band in the player above and we have a free download of “History’s Door” and their video for “The Woods” available here for you now too. Have at it.
Now that you’ve seen and heard a little more from the band, we’re happy to tell you that Husky’s debut album, Forever So, is available as of today via Sub Pop on iTunes,
as is the pre-order option for the album on subpop.com for folks seeking to own Forever So on CD/LP.
Those of you that do pre-order early from subpop.com will also be the likely recipient of the subpop.com pre-order incentive of a Husky Tote Bag and the opportunity to take advantage of specially priced bundle offers of album + t-shirts. This tote bag thing is a while-supplies-last type of deal, so you should probably order now if your tote bag wants are feeling particularly feverish.
While we are dispensing of useful news, it’s definitely worth mentioning that Husky is mere days away from starting their tour with label-mates The Head and the Heart. We’ve taken to the liberty of listing Husky’s full tour schedule below for you, so take a look, they may just be headed to a venue near you.
Really what we’re saying here is that whatever your Huksy or Forever So needs are, we’re guessing that you will find that they can be easily met today.
Husky on Tour
May 31 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV ^
Jun 01 Fillmore, San Francisco, CA ^
Jun 02 Fillmore, San Francisco, CA ^
Jun 04 The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA ^
Jun 05 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ ^
Jun 07 Granada Theater, Dallas, TX ^
Jun 08 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX ^
Jun 09 Stubb’s Waller Creek, Austin, TX ^
Jun 10 Stubb’s Waller Creek, Austin, TX ^
Jun 12 Schubas, Chicago, IL
Jun 14 NXNE, Toronto, Canada
Jun 15 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
Jul 13 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
Jul 14 Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Jul 15 Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 17 Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
Jul 19 Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Jul 20 Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Jul 23 Festival Hall, West Melbourne , Australia
Jul 25 Horden Pavilion, Sydney , Australia
Jul 29 Splendour in the Grass Festival, Byron Bay, Australia
The debut album, Forever So, from Melbourne, Australia’s Husky is officially going to be released digitally as well as on CD and LP right here in North America on July 10th, 2012 (and May 28th for UK/Europe). We are celebrating this news by offering up a new Forever So track, “History’s Door,” which you might notice is available for your streaming and downloading needs right in that very widget above.
We are also going to take this moment to announce that some of you, depending on where you might happen to be this summer, will be fortunate enough to have an opportunity to catch a live Husky performance on one of their support tours for label-mates The Head and The Heart (May 31st – June 10th) and Shearwater (July 13th-21st). We’ve listed the full tour dates below for you to compare against your schedules this summer.
And, one more thing before we go: Huksy’s video for “The Woods” has been added to this week’s episode of MTVu’s “The Freshmen,” which is a show that spotlights emerging artists on air & online and offers fans a chance to vote for their favorite video to get an automatic add into rotation on the channel the following week. This means that you can vote for your favorite video, like say, Husky’s “The Woods”, on MTVU right now. Official voting runs through Friday, the 20th, at 2:00 PM (EST). Watch the video for “The Woods” below and place your MTVU votes here!
May 10 Brighton, UK – Great Escape Festival
May 11 Brighton, UK – Great Escape Festival
May 12 Brighton, UK – Great Escape Festival
May 19 Hamburg, DE – Beatlemania
May 20 Berlin, DE – Privatclub
May 21 Koln, DE – Blue Shell
May 23 Munster, DE – Gleiss 22
May 31 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory +
Jun 01 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore +
Jun 02 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore +
Jun 05 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom +
Jun 08 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live +
Jun 09 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek +
Jun 10 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek +
Jun 12 Chicago, IL – Schubas
Jun 15 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^
Jul 13 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom x
Jul 14 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar x
Jul 15 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo x
Jul 17 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill x
Jul 19 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios x
Jul 20 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile x
Jul 21 Vancouver, BC – Media Club x
+ w/ The Head and The Heart
x w/ Shearwater
^ w/ Felice Brothers
Indie Rock Spring Break aka The SXSW Music Festival is right around the corner, and we are thrilled to announce our 2012 showcase lineup, to be held on March 16 at Red 7.
This year’s lineup will feature performances from the likes of Shearwater, Niki & The Dove, Spoek Mathambo, Poor Moon, Father John Misty, THEESatisfaction, King Tuff, Blitzen Trapper, Poor Moon, Debo Band and Husky.
You can now stream tunes from each of the bands we have playing at this
year’s festival by clicking here. We have also included set times for the showcase below.
Stay tuned for a full list of Sub Pop related events & day parties at this year’s festival!
Blitzen Trapper- 1am
Father John Misty 12am
King Tuff 10pm
Poor Moon 9pm
Niki & The Dove 1am
Spoek Mathambo 12am
Debo Band 9pm
Special Guest 8pm
Today we are happy to announce that Australian band Husky’s Debut Album, Forever So, will be released July 10th on this very record label. We’re also feeling good about the fact that we can share not only a music video from the band, but also a free download and newly confirmed tour dates. Let’s get into it!
More about Husky
Husky Gawenda (vox, guitar), Gideon Preiss (keys, vox), Evan Tweedie (bass, vox) and Luke Collins (drums) make up Melbourne, -based Husky. Following the Australian release of their 2011 debut album, Forever So, Husky has decided to take their critically acclaimed music to the rest of the world with a July 10th release date.
“Sub Pop is enamored with the Melbourne quartet, Husky,” says President of Sub Pop Jonathan Poneman. “The band’s strength rests in its infectious, evocative songs and stirring live performances.”
Husky is hitting the international touring circuit throughout February and March. Following national appearances at Laneway Festival, the band will tour alongside German duo BOY throughout Germany and then perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Canadian Music Week and in New York City and LA. Complete list of dates below.
About “The Woods” Video
“The Woods” video created by visionary animator Brendan Cook (Gotye, Temper Trap) the video, full of striking images in other-worldly sequences, captures Husky’s lush orchestration and lyrical storytelling in this song of dreams, memories and exploration.
What People Are Saying About Husky
“Forever So is breathtaking in its ambition, a shimmering fog of kaleidoscopic storytelling, each a song a Nick Drake-esque fairytale delivered with full indie-orhestration.” **** [Band to Watch] – Rolling Stone
“With indie folks songs that are totally accessible and sweet while for the most part avoiding being predictable or twee, there is certainly enough about Forever So to suggest that everything is in place for Husky to make an impact. Don’t be surprised if 2012 is a big year for this likeable quartet.” – Drum
“A sweet, little gem” – Cream
“This outstanding debut album weaves understated sincerity into wintry introspectiveness forced upon anyone in the city of four-seasons-a-day. Husky’s mid-tempo folk reflects upon the world with genuine originality, too – the songs avoid the more obvious tricks in the composers playbook, leaving ample space for frontman Husky Gawanda’s lyrical confessions.” – Sydney Morning Herald