Mass Gothic’s brand new 5-song Sup Goth digital EP is available today, and was recorded in New York this past spring, shortly after the release of their superb Sub Pop debut, Mass Gothic.
Where the group’s self-titled debut chronicled the depths of depression, Sup Goth is the resulting catharsis. The EP is a collaboration between Noel Heroux and partner / bandmate Jessica Zambri, and marks the first Mass Gothic recording the pair have completed together [Listen to the full EP here].
[Photo Credit : Shawn Brackbill]
Mass Gothic have extended their 2016 tour schedule supporting Sup Goth and their self-titled LP. The dates begin August 10th in Allston, MA at Great Scott and now end September 24th in Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right. Along the way, Mass Gothic will support label mates Kyle Craft (August 10-13) and Morgan Delt (September 14th-24th). (Dates below.)
Mass Gothic is currently available on CD / LP / DL / CASS everywhere fine records are sold, and right over here.
Tour Dates + Ticket Links Aug. 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott* Aug. 11 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge* Aug. 12 - Washington, DC - DC9* Aug. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle* Sep. 14 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle** Sep. 15 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory** Sep. 16 - Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar Room ** Sep. 17 - Montreal, QC - Bar le Ritz ** Sep. 20 - Washington, DC - DC9** Sep. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle** Sep. 23 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East ** Sep. 24 - Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY ** * w/ Kyle Craft ** w/ Morgan Delt
Mass Gothic will release their Sup Goth digital EP on August 5th worldwide through Sub Pop Records (that’s US!). The 5-song effort was recorded in New York this past spring, shortly after the release of Mass Gothic. Where the group’s self-titled debut chronicled the depths of depression, Sup Goth is the resulting catharsis. The EP is also a collaborative affair between Noel Heroux and partner / bandmate Jessica Zambri, as it is the first Mass Gothic recording the pair have completed together.
Says Heroux, “I followed my previously usually-ignored instinct to allow the noise and color in my head to inform a specific, intentional sound as opposed to ‘throwing it all at the wall’ as I’ve done a thousand times before. It’s lyrically loose and conversational, informed by sonic landscape and stream of conscience. Jess approached her vocals similarly, although we hadn’t talked about it prior. We ended up with all these semi-hidden communications between us in the songs.”
Brooklyn Magazine says of “A Run“: “It’s expansive and positive and shimmering and anthemic, coming from a brave place populated by two people for whom love really does conquer all (see feature July 25th).”
Mass Gothic have also scheduled a short east coast tour in support of the EP and it’s self-titled debut, with label mate Kyle Craft. The trek begins August 9th in Montreal at La Vitrola and ends August 13th in Philadelphia at Boot & Saddle. There will be additional live dates announce soon, but for now… see below.
[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]
ICYMI, watch Mass Gothic’s recently released, stark visual for the song “Nice Night,” from their self-titled debut, directed by returning Mass Gothic visuals director Addison Post (“Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me”).
Tour Dates Aug. 09 - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola* Aug. 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott* Aug. 11 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge* Aug. 12 - Washington, DC - DC9* Aug. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle* * w/ Kyle Craft
Mass Gothic’s official video for “Nice Night” - a standout track from their acclaimed self-titled album - premiered this morning via the fine folks at Stereogum. The stark new visual stars band members Noel Heroux and Jessica Zambri, and was shot in a single take over an evening in June by returning director Addison Post (“Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me”).
Stereogum had this to say, “The self-titled release is a delightfully genre-hopping collection of songs that range from Kraftwerk-esque synth meditations (“Territory”) to exuberantly bright indie-pop (“Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me“). Lead single “Nice Night,” however, always felt like the most fitting of Heroux’s stylistic costumes — a simultaneously sludgy-yet-shimmering reflection that finds him first singing, then later shouting about depression as an avalanche of distortion arrives to bury him. In the new Addison Post-directed video for “Nice Night”…Heroux sits in the center of a white backdrop dispassionately mouthing along to his song as Zambri accompanies him on the bass. Post also helmed the clip for “Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me,” which captured too the pair’s innate chemistry, one that’s immediately apparent here even as they rarely catch one another’s eye. It’s a simple visual, but it’s one that lets the power of Heroux’s words come across undistracted (see premiere July 11th).”
Mass Gothic’s summer tour schedule begins later this week, with a show at San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences on July 14th. The group will also hit the road with labelmate Kyle Craft for a short east coast tour, which begins August 9th in Montreal at La Vitrola and ends August 13th in Philadelphia at Boot & Saddle. (Complete tour dates below.)