The 10 track effort features the previously released “Mr. Tillman,” along with highlights “Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All” and “Just Dumb Enough to Try.” God’s Favorite Customer was produced by Tillman and recorded with Jonathan Rado, Dave Cerminara, and Trevor Spencer and was written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017.
The limited Loser edition on metallic purple vinyl
A standard LP on black vinyl
God’s Favorite Customer Tracklisting 1. Hangout at the Gallows 2. Mr. Tillman 3. Just Dumb Enough to Try 4. Date Night 5. Please Don’t Die 6. The Palace 7. Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All 8. God’s Favorite Customer 9. The Songwriter 10. We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)
[Photo credit: Emma Tillman]
Father John Misty Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Father John Misty’s 2018 international tour schedule resumes April 28th in Cincinnati, OH for the National’s Homecoming Fest and currently runs through November 17th in Rust, DE at Rolling Stone Park. Highlights include a performance at the Hollywood Bowl with Gillian Welch on June 24th and Red Rocks with special guest TV on the Radio on August 15th.
There will be additional live dates announced soon. Apr. 28 - Cincinnati, OH - The National Homecoming Festival at Smale Park Apr. 29 - Fort Worth, TX - Fortress Festival May 11 - Bloomington, IN - Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering! at Upland Brewing Company (solo show) May 25 - Belfast, IE - BBC Music The Biggest Weekend May 26 - Halifax, UK - The Piece Hall May 27 - London, UK - All Points East Festival May 28 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street May 29 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street May 30 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival Jun. 02 - Nimes, FR - This is Not A Love Song Festival Jun. 03 - Paris, FR - We Love Green Festival Jun. 05 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium Jun. 07 - Porto, PT - Primavera Sound Festival Jun. 08 - Aarhus, DK - NorthSide Festival Jun. 10 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival Jun. 12 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene Jun. 14 - Bergen, NO - Bergenfest Jun. 15-17 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam Jun. 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Rock The Garden Festival! at Walker Art Center Jun. 24 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl* Jul. 13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival Jul. 20 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party Jul. 27 - New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival Aug. 01 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art Park Theater ^ Aug. 04 - Toronto, ON - Historic Fort York & Garrison Commons $ Aug. 10-12 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival Aug. 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre** Aug. 17-19 - Omaha, NE - Maha Music Festival Sep. 09 - Vancouver, BC - SKOOKUM Festival Nov. 03 - Groningen, NL - TakeRoot Festival Nov. 09-10 - Weissenhäuser Strand, DE - Rolling Stone Weekender Nov. 16-17 - Rust, DE - Rolling Stone Park * w/ Gillian Welch ** w/ TV on the Radio ^ w/ Jenny Lewis $ supporting The National
Their Prime will be available May 25th worldwide from Sub Pop Records, with the exception of Canada through Royal Mountain Records.
Jo Passed have delivered an official video for “Glass” from the group’s forthcoming album, Their Prime. Director John Mutter offers this of the video: “Members of Jo Passed’s lives are turned upside when they receive some unwanted news. Can they conquer their fears and face their conflict head on?”
Jo Passed previously announced headlining dates in support of Their Prime begin May 25th in Vancouver, BC at Red Gate Arts Society and ending June 29th in Seattle at Barboza. Along the way the band will co-headline with Hardly Art’s Dick Stusso (June 6th-18th) and make an appearance at Calgary’s Sled Island Festival (June 21-23). Preceding the tour, the band will appear Canadian Music Week (for Royal Mountain Records Showcase) in Toronto at The Garrison on May 12th.
May 12 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison / CMW (Royal Mtn. Records showcase) May 25 - Vancouver, BC - Red Gate Arts Society May 27 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club May 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge May 30 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar May 31 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace Jun. 01 - Austin, TX - The Sidewinder Jun. 02 - Fort Worth, TX - MASS Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The End Jun. 05 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook Jun. 06 - Washington, DC - DC9* Jun. 07 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle* Jun. 09 - Allston, MA - Great Scott* Jun. 10 - Providence, RI - Fete Music Hall* Jun. 11 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz* Jun. 12 - Ottawa, ON - Makerspace North* Jun. 13 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar* Jun. 14 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups* Jun. 15 - Cincinnati, OH - TBC* Jun. 16 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village* Jun. 17 - Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus Club* Jun. 18 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club* Jun. 19 - Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will Social Club Jun. 20 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Jun. 21-23 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival Jun. 27 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios Jun. 29 - Seattle, WA - Barboza *w/ Dick Stusso
Jo Passed’s Their Prime will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL worldwide through Sub Pop Records, with the exception of Canada through Royal Mountain Records on May 25th. The album, which features the aforementioned “Glass,” along with “Millennial Trash Blues” and “MDM,” and was recorded during the fall / winter of 2016/17 at Thor’s Palace & KW Studios, both in the band’s hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Preorders for Their Primeare now available through Sub Pop and Royal Mountain Records. LP purchases through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl (while supplies last).
Wolf Parade have extended more their 2018 international tour schedule in support of album Cry Cry Cry. The newly added summer US dates (August 17th-31st) includes stops in Ithaca(NY), Millvale(PA), Columbus(OH), Louisville(KY), Nashville(TN), St. Louis(MO), Indianapolis(IN), Carrboro(NC), Baltimore(MD), Hamden(CT), and Holyoke(MA).
The band have also scheduled a fall run of Canadian dates (September 26th; October 10th-16th) that will have the band visiting Quebec City(QC), Winnipeg(MB), Saskatoon(SK), Calgary(AB), and Nelson(BC).
Early pre-sales for these new shows begin Tuesday, April 17th at 10am (local time), with tickets on sale to general public Friday, April 20th at 10am (local time).
Wolf Parade’s previously announced North American spring dates (May 19th-24th) will have them play Santa Teresa Music & Arts Festival in Sainte-Thérèse (QC) and Sasquiatch Music Festival main stage, as well as a joint run with Japandroids visiting Kansas City(MO), Denver(CO), Boise(ID), and Salt Lake City(UT). Meanwhile, The band’s EU jaunt will have stops in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia.
May 19 - Sainte-Thérèse, QC - Santa Teresa Music & Arts Festival May 21 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman ** May 22 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre ** May 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge ** May 24 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory ** May 25 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival May 31 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F Jun. 01 - Dornbirn, AT - Conrad Sohm Jun. 02 - Kleinreifling, AT - Seewiesenfest Jun. 03 - Prague, CZ - Underdogs Jun. 05 - Ljubljana, SI - Kino Siska Jun. 06 - Zagreb, HR - K-Set Jun. 07 - Graz, AT - Orpheum Jun. 08 - Vienna, AT - Flex Aug. 17 - Elora, ON - Riverfest Elora Aug. 19 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt Aug. 21 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre Aug. 22 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups Aug. 23 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Aug. 24 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East Aug. 25 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway Aug. 26 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi-Fi Aug. 28 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Aug. 29 - Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar Aug. 30 - Hamden, CY - Space Ballroom Aug. 31 - Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts Sep. 26 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Bell Oct. 10 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre Oct. 11 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol Music Club Oct. 13 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage Oct. 16 - Nelson, BC - Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel ** w/ Japandroids
Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry, is available now on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop right here, except Canada from Universal Music over here. The album was produced by John Goodmanson at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York.
7 will be available worldwide from Sub Pop, with the exception of Europe and Australia/New Zealand, where the album will be available from Bella Union and Mistletone, respectively
Beach House have delivered an immersive new video for “Dark Spring,” the opening track from their forthcoming album 7. Director Zia Anger describes the video as “a very organic thing made with a lot of people (who are also filmmakers), that I love and trust. An anomaly in process.”
Beach House’s massive worldwide tour in support of 7begins April 30th in Chattanooga, TN at the Signal and ends October 20th in Dublin, IE at Vicar Street. Newly added shows include: September 27th in Madrid at La Riviera; September 28th in Barcelona at Razzmatazz; and by popular demand, a second London show on October 17th at Troxy.
Apr. 30 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal May 01 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre May 02 - Little Rock, AR - Metroplex Live May 04 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric May 05 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom May 07 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre May 08 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls May 11 - Mexico City, MX - Auditorio Blackberry (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) May 13 - Mayer, AZ - Form Arcosanti Jun. 02 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Jul. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre Jul. 27 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz Jul. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre [Sold Out] Jul. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory Jul. 31 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 02 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre Aug. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Sold Out] Aug. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Sold Out] Aug. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory at North Park [Sold Out] Aug. 07 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 08 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre Aug. 10 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium Aug. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre Aug. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot Aug. 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre Aug. 17 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theatre Aug. 18 - Chicago, Il - Chicago Theatre Aug. 19 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre Aug. 20 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre Aug. 22 - New York, NY - United Palace Theatre Aug. 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre [Sold Out] Aug. 24 - Boston, MA - House of Blues [Sold Out] Aug. 25 - Washington, DC - The Anthem Sep. 25 - Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseu dos Recreios Sep. 26 - Porto, Portugal - Teatro sa da Bandeira Sep. 27 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera Sep. 28 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz Sep. 30 - Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne Oct. 01 - Köln, DE - Gloria Oct. 02 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys Oct. 04 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet Oct. 05 - Gothenburg, SE - Trädgar’n Oct. 07 - Oslo, NO - Rockefeller Music Hall Oct. 08 - Stockholm, SE- Münchenbryggeriet Oct. 09 - Copenhagen, DK - Forum Black Box Oct. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel Oct. 12 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg Oct. 13 - Brussels, BE - AB Oct. 15 - Paris, FR - Olympia Oct. 17 - London, UK - Troxy Oct. 18 - London, UK - Troxy [Sold Out] Oct. 19 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall Oct. 20 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
7, the group’s 7th full-length record, will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL May 11th, 2018. The new Beach House album will be available worldwide on Sub Pop, except in Europe and Australia/New Zealand, where it will be released by Bella Union and Mistletone.
7 features standouts including the Valentine’s Day ‘18 single “Lemon Glow” [lsten here], along with “Black Car,” “Drunk In LA,” “Dive,” and today, their latest offering, the soaring, captivating “Dark Spring”[listen here]. All of the songs on 7began in Beach House’s home studio in Baltimore, and were finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and Palmetto Studio in Los Angeles. The album was produced by Beach House and Sonic Boom, and mixed by Alan Moulder.
METZ have added new dates to their previously announced 2018 international tour schedule. New Canadian and European headlining and festival dates include: Quebec City at Festival D’ete on July 11th; Leipzig, Germany at UT Connewitz on July 18th; Berlin, Germany at Cassiopeia on July 19th; August 16th in Wiesbaden, Germany at Schlactof; Reading Festival on August 25th; Leeds Festival on August 26th; Cardiff, Wales at The Globe on August 27th; and Asten-Heusden, Netherlands for the Misty Fields Festival on August 31st. Sub Pop label mates Moaning, will open a slew of EU shows (select dates).
Apr. 17 - Lisbon, Portugal – MusicBox * Apr. 18 - Porto, Portugal – Hard Club * Apr. 19 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord Apr. 20 - Rotterdam, Netherlands – Motel Mozaique Apr. 21 - Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Out of the Crowd Festival Apr. 23 - Milan, IT - Magnolia * Apr. 24 - Bologna, IT - Freakout, Bologna * Apr. 25 - Munich, DE - Strom * Apr. 26 - Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9 * Apr. 27 - Belfort, FR - Impetus Festival Apr. 28 - London, UK - Test Pressing Festival* Apr. 30 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo * May 01 - Dublin, IE - Whelan’s May 02 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen * May 03 - Ramsgate, UK - Ramsgate Music Hall * [Sold Out] May 04 - Brussels, BE - Les Nuits Botanique [Sold Out] May 05 - Leffinge, BE - De Zwerver * May 23 - Taipei, Taiwan - The Wall May 25 - Beijing, China - TBC May 26 - Shanghai, China - TBC May 29 - Hong Kong, China - TTN Livehouse May 31 - Manila, Philippines - Mow’s Bar Jun. 01 - Singapore - Decline Jun. 02 - Bangkok, Thailand - Norma Jun. 04 - Tokyo, Japan - Fever Jun. 05 - Tokyo, Japan - Fever Jun. 06 - Nagoya, Japan - Tight Rope Jun. 07 - Osaka, Japan - Conpass Jul. 11 - Quebec City, QC - Festival D’ete Jul 18 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz, Jul. 19 - Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia Jul. 21 - Tromso, Norway - Bukta Festival Aug. 16 - Wiesbaden, DE - Schlactof Aug. 25 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival Aug. 26 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival Aug. 27 - Cardiff, UK - The Globe Aug. 31 - Asten-Heusden, NL - Misty Fields Festival Sep. 14 - Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Westward Festival) * w/ Moaning
Strange Peace is available now on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide (except in Canada) from Sub Pop right here. In Canada, Strange Peace is available from Royal Mountain Records over here.
Today, King Tuff has shared ”Thru The Cracks,” the latest single from his forthcoming (and highly anticipated) new album, The Other. “Thru the Cracks” is a powerful reflection on losing a friend to suicide and finding their spirit throughout the beautiful moments of life. The song features guest vocals by Jenny Lewis, backing vocals by Greta Morgan (Springtime Carnivore), and drums by Charles Moothart (Mikal Cronin, Ty Segall, Fuzz). A more soulful offering than the groove-based singles that have come before it, “Thru the Cracks” is another shining example of the multi-faceted artistic direction that Kyle Thomas has taken as King Tuff.
[Photo Credit: Olivia Bee]
Of the song, Thomas says: “About two years ago I lost a good friend to suicide. He loved the Beatles, Nirvana, Burroughs, bumming smokes, stealing his parents records and selling em to me… he was a complex character, a sweetheart with poor social skills, a musical genius with no outlet. He was pretty damn misunderstood in this world and struggled for a long, long time.
I had this song laying around for 7 years or so, but sadly it wasn’t until he was gone that it came into focus and I realized what it was all about. It’s one of my favorites I’ve ever written, and one of the truest. And it all comes back again to this thing, the Other. Maybe death is just a passageway to something else. Maybe in death we finally, once and for all, join the Other. I dunno, but I think Jeremiah is probably hanging out on the metaphysical stoop right now with none other than the Other itself.
Wherever you are bud, I’m singing to you”
The Other is available for pre-order now and is due out April 13th.
Thomas self-produced The Other and brought in Shawn Everett (War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes) to assist with the mixing process.No less hooky than previous records, the new songs ditch the goofy rock-and-roll bacchanalia narratives of earlier records in favor of expansive arrangements, a diversity of instrumentation, and lyrics that straddle the fence between painful ruminations and reconnecting with that part of yourself that feels childlike and creative and not corroded by cynicism. The record features contributions from Ty Segall (drums), Jenny Lewis (vocals), Greta Morgan (vocals), and Mikal Cronin (saxophone).
Thomas views the entire experience of the record as a kind of psychic reset. “I let the songs lead me where they wanted to go, instead of trying to push them into a certain zone. King Tuff was always just supposed to be me. When I started doing this as a teenager, it was whatever I wanted it to be. King Tuff was never supposed to be just one thing. It was supposed to be everything.”
King Tuff Tour Dates + Ticket Links
King Tuff has also announced a North American tour beginning May 3rd in San Diego. Cut Worms will open the shows, and all tickets on now. Visit www.kingtuff.life for more updates.
5/3 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
5/4 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
5/5 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
5/7 - Houston, TX @ Rockefeller Hall *
5/8 - Austin, TX 2 Barracuda (outside) *
5/9 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
5/11 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
5/12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
5/13 - Nashville TN @ The Basement East *
5/14 - Lexington, KY @ The Burl *
5/16 - Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
5/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
5/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *