Watch Strange Wilds’ new video for “Disdain”, one of the standouts from Subjective Concepts. The new video, directed by the unknown entity known only as Yomamma, marries performance footage with a story that revolves around the strange habits of a rogue police officer.
Brooklyn Vegan had this to say about the visual: “It follows a young cop who is clearly on a power-trip of self destruction of the Harvey Keitel variety, albeit in a comic way(see video premiere October 22nd).”
Strange Wilds continues their North American tour in support of their debut album, Subjective Concepts, with a show tonight, October 22 in Providence, RI at Aurora. The tour goes until November 21st, and takes the band throughout the continental U.S. (tour details below).
Strange Wilds’ Subjective Concepts is available now in all your favorite formats via the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. All customers who order the LP version of Subjective Concepts from megamart.subpop.com and Bandcamp will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on white vinyl (while supplies last).
[Photo credit: Che Hise Gattone]
Oct. 22 - Providence, RI - Aurora Oct. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie Oct. 24 - Washington, DC - The (sea) Lab Oct. 26 - RIchmond, VA - Strange Matter Oct. 27 - Asheville, NC - Tiger Mountain Oct. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn Oct. 30 - Miami, FL - Kill Your Idol Oct. 31 - Gainesville, FL - Fest 14 / The Atlantic Nov. 01 - Jacksonville, FL - Rain Dogs Nov. 02 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia Nov. 03 - Houston, TX - Walter’s Downtown Nov. 04 - Austin, TX - Beerland Nov. 06 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress Nov. 08 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar Nov. 09 - Fullerton, CA - Continental Room Nov. 10 - El Centro, CA - Strangers Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - All Star Lanes Nov. 12 - Bakersfield, CA - Temblor Brewing Company Nov. 13 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go Records Nov. 14 - Santa Rosa, CA - Atlas Coffee Company Nov. 16 - Reno, NV - The Holland Project Nov. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records Nov. 18 - Boise, ID - Neurolux Nov. 19 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar Nov. 20 - Tacoma, WA - Real Art Nov. 21 - Seattle, WA - The Highline
Please join us in welcoming Chicago’s Cullen Omori to the Sub Pop Family! Cullen and Sub Pop have signed a worldwide deal to release his debut LP in 2016.
Cullen, at the tender age of 25 is back from the post-buzz-band abyss of the now defunct Smith Westerns. The singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist began writing solo material in early 2014. While his former project synthesized familiar rock of years past (T Rex, Bowie), Cullen builds upon his own musical past and reaches towards the future of what guitar rock could be. His songs marry dark yet blissful pop with vocal melodies and hooks that are at once both immediate and begging to be reinterpreted again and again.
Cullen will make his live debut headlining a hometown show next Friday, October 30th at Schuba’s. The Chicago Reader recently interviewed him about the forthcoming performance, his recent signing to the label, and more (view here).
Now that I live and breathe Sub Pop at the airport, it’s easy for me to lose sight of the fact that, for many travelers, their first introduction to the record label is wandering accidentally into our store.
While we are quite accustomed to hearing statements like, “This is the best store ever!” sometimes we overhear observations, or are asked questions, that very much help keep us grounded. I recently asked my fellow employees for any funny quotes that they have overheard lately. Here’s a small sampling of some of the stranger things that are spoken at the store:
“These SUB POP shirts all look like the Sublime logo.”
“So, is this like, Seattle’s Abercrombie?”
“Sub Pop must be some kind of local soda company.”
“This is a store for teenyboppers.”
“I don’t know what Sub Pop is, but I like it.”
“Why does this say LOSER?”
“A record store in the airport. Oh my god, this is so Seattle.”
“Man, Sub Pop used to be anti-culture.”
“Oh yeah, Sub Pop is Dave Grohl’s recording studio.”
“This is weirdly awesome.”
“I’m about to spend all my money and I haven’t even left the airport yet.”
“This is a little ridiculous. They should have a store in the worst alley of Seattle, not the airport.”
“Who are all these people?”
“Can you take my photo for your wall?
“Why don’t you have the Chili Peppers on here?”
“Whoa! Check out these tiny records.”
“Are these really vinyls back here? New ones?”
“What do you play records on nowadays?”
“Why are you buying records here? You don’t even have a record player…”
“I respect what’s going on in here, but they need some better stuff, like O.A.R. or Janis Joplin.”
“Wait. Is Nirvana from Seattle?”
“Is this a mouse pad?”
“Let’s go. This store is just filled with crap that says ‘Sub Pop.’”
“Red Sun” and “Echo” were both written after midnight. “Red Sun” is the story of love, power, and weakness. A 3 minute narrative about the mystery of human attraction and its hold on the psyche. “Red Sun,” played by Dee Dee, is half siren and half desert wanderer. She’s the temptress and the God of War the body of a girl who can make all men her victim. “Echo” takes place in the streets of Berlin. In “Echo” our narrator is lost in the madness of regret and lost love. In the warm streets of summer he’s frozen by his thoughts as if it were winter already. This new single was conceived in Tampa, FL and recorded between Tampa, Berlin and NYC during the summer of 2015.
(Photo Credit: Catie Laffoon)
Stereogum had this to say about “Red Sun”, “a moody track that rests on a pulsing, sinister synth line and arid guitar. Dee Dee handles the verses, playing some sort of man-eating desert siren, while Carson Cox jumps in on the chorus” (see track premiere October 19th).
The “Red Sun” b/w “Echo” single is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, and Amazon. Preorders through megamart.subpop.com will receive a limited edition version of the 7” pressed on clear purple vinyl (while supplies last).
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Dum Dum Girls’ digital single for “Coming Down” (radio edit) b/w “Girls Intuition” is also now available for purchase through Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes and all streaming services. Both songs were available exclusively on very limited edition 7” vinyl.
Father John Misty’s 2015 tour schedule in support of I Love You, Honeybear continues with two sold out shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA on October 16th and 17th and currently ends December 11th-13th in Perth, AU at Disconnect Festival. (complete tour dates below)
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In other news, Father John Misty recently premiered a hilariously meta video for “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment,” a standout from I Love You, Honeybear, his acclaimed album. The new visual was helmed by writer-director-producer Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation). You can watch it right over here: u.subpop.com/1UYW649
“This warped, lovely album suggests that a true longtime partnership isn’t two people who love each other even for their flaws, but of two people accepting decay–their own and each other’s–and choosing to ride it out nonetheless.” - New York Times
“The artist born Josh Tillman aims for grandiosity in his Father John Misty disguise, and his second album for Sub Pop repeatedly reaches such heights. A musical genie bottle with the spirits of Phil Spector, Lee Hazlewood and Brian Wilson corked within, Tillman and co-producer Jonathan Wilson seem to revel in letting these sounds seep out and intermingle.” - Los Angeles Times
“His beloved Father John Misty debut was Fear Fun, issued in 2012. The new album, out now, is I Love You, Honeybear….and it is as good as, though quite different from, its predecessor.” - Wall Street Journal
“I Love You, Honeybear, an album by turns passionate and disillusioned, tender and angry, so cynical it’s repulsive and so open hearted it hurts.” [8.8 / 10, “Best New Music”] - Pitchfork
“Upping the spectacle from Fear Fun his 2012 debut, I Love You, Honeybear is an autobiographical set about love, marriage and derangement that’s both ironic and empathic.” [4/5] - Rolling Stone
“If there’s a funnier, stranger and more touchingly bizarre album released this year, it will be a very good year indeed.” [4/5] - Billboard
“This is a gorgeous album.” [10/10] - Exclaim
“For all the layers of irony on I Love You, Honeybear, the biggest irony of all might be that such an ostensibly knotty and confusing album’s real strength lies in something as prosaic and transparent as its author’s ability to write a beautiful melody.” [5/5] - The Guardian
“Album of the Week” - Stereogum
Oct. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Outdoor stage) Oct. 15 - Las Vegas, NV - Pool at the Cosmopolitan ** Oct. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern ** [Sold Out] Oct. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern ** [Sold Out] Oct. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival Oct. 22 - Galway, IE - Roisin Dubh* [Sold Out] Oct. 23 - Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall* Oct. 24 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street [Sold Out]* Oct. 26 - Sheffield, UK - Plug [Sold Out]* Oct. 27 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction [Sold Out]* Oct. 28 - London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out]* Oct. 29 - London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out]* Oct. 31 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris* Nov. 01 - Bologna, IT - Locomotiv* Nov. 02 - Munich, DE - Strom* Nov. 03 - Weisbaden, DE - Schlachtof* Nov. 04-08 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves* Nov. 06 - Wangles, DE - Weissenhauser Strand* Nov. 09 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso* Nov. 10 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belguique* Nov. 11 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux* Nov. 12 - Lyon, FR - Epicerie Moderne* Nov. 13 - Koln, DE - Luxor* Nov. 15 - Stockholm, SE - Berns Hotel^ Nov. 16 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega [Sold Out]* Nov. 17 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega [Sold Out]* Nov. 21 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Music Festival Dec. 03 - Auckland, NZ - St. James Theatre Dec. 05 - Berry Park, AU - Fairgrounds Festival Dec. 06 - Brisbane, AU - Max Watt’s Dec. 08 - Sydney, AU - Sydney Opera House Dec. 09 - Melbourne, AU - Forum Dec. 10 - Melbourne, AU - Forum [Sold Out] Dec. 12 - Geelong, AU - Meredith Music Festival [Sold Out] Dec. 11-13 - Perth, AU - Disconnect Festival * w/ Anna B. Savage ** w/ Mikal Cronin ^ w/ Briana Marela
On Friday, October 16th (yes, that’s THIS coming Friday!) Beach House will release Thank Your Lucky Stars, their second LP of 2015. The album (recorded during the same two month span as Depression Cherry) is now available for preorder through Sub Pop Mega Mart, Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes, and will be available at your local independent purveyor of fine records this Friday, Oct. 16th.
Beach House also issued this note about the special release:
“Thank Your Lucky Stars is our sixth full length record. It was written after Depression Cherry from July 2014 - November 2014 and recorded during the same session as Depression Cherry. The songs came together very quickly and were driven by the lyrics and the narrative. In this way, the record feels very new for us, and a great departure from our last few records. Thematically, this record often feels political. It’s hard to put it into words, but something about the record made us want to release it without the normal “campaign.” We wanted it to simply enter the world and exist.
Thank you very much,
LP and digital copies of the album will be available beginning Friday, October 16th, with the CD version following on Friday, October 30th. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser” edition on green vinyl (while supplies last).
Beach House’s worldwide tour in support of both Depression Cherry & Thank Your Lucky Stars resumes on October 24th at Belfast’s Mandela Hall, and their 2015 dates end with a sold-out 3-night stand December 17-19 in San Francisco at The Fillmore. (details below)
In further exciting news, Beach House will appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, October 16th (at 11:35pm ET / 10:35pm CT), so set those DVR’s, folks.
Oct. 24 - Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall Oct. 25 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street Oct. 26 - Glasgow, UK - ABC Oct. 27 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz Oct. 29 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival Oct. 30 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire Oct. 31 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out] Nov. 02 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Nov. 03 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls @ AB [Sold Out] Nov. 04 - Koln, DE - Gloria Nov. 05 - Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier Nov. 07 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves Nov. 10 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene Nov. 11 - Gothenburg, SE - Tradgarn Nov. 12 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Medis [Sold Out] Nov. 13 - Copenhagen DK - Vega [Sold Out] Nov. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel K1 Nov. 16 - Berlin, DE - Huxley’s Nov. 17 - Munich, DE - Freiheiz Nov. 18 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks Nov. 20 - Barcelona, ES - Apolo [Sold Out] Nov. 22 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera Nov. 23 - Lisbon, PT - Armazén Nov. 24 - Porto, PT - Teatro sa da Bandeira Dec. 07 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory [Sold Out] Dec. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out] Dec. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out] Dec. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out] Dec. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out] Dec. 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out] Dec. 18 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out] Dec. 19 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]