News for The Gotobeds

NEWS : THU, SEP 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM

The Gotobeds’ Announce Cold November Rain Tour; First Leg w/Hardly Art’s Protomartyr

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[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]

This November, Pittsburgh punks The Gotobeds will leave the warm comfort of their homes in Pittsburgh, PA to tour across North America and back again in support of their 2016 Sub Pop album, Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic

The Cold November Rain Tour begins on November 2nd in Chicago, IL, with stops in Little Rock, Los Angeles, Seattle, and several other cities, finally ending November 21st in Milwaukee, WI. (see listing below) For the first eight of these shows, The Gotobeds will be accompanied by their close, personal friends in the very good band called Protomartyr

In the bio for Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic (a bio, we should note, he was paid handsomely to write), Protomartyr’s Joe Casey offered the following endorsement of The Gotobeds’ live performances: “…the band’s live show is a testament to the cathartic nature of speed, skill, repetition, noise, and red stage lights.” And, The Gotobeds’ singer/guitarist Eli Kasan had this to say about the upcoming tour:

“The last time these two giants of rock met resulted in a near arrest for whatever you would call ‘intoxicated on psychedelic mushrooms, in a hotel, while watching sports bloopers at 5am.’ This time it’s PERSONAL, Best Western.”



Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic features “Real Maths/Too Much,” “Brass Not Rash,” “Bodies,” “Cold Gold (LA’s Alright),” and several other arguably excellent songs you can (and should) hear in this FULL ALBUM STREAM, and is available now for purchase right here.


Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Nov. 02 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle *
Nov. 03 - Columbia, MO - Cafe Berlin *
Nov. 04 - Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack *
Nov. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse Saloon *
Nov. 09 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
Nov. 10 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy *
Nov. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s *
Nov. 12 - Reno, NV - Holland Project *
Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
Nov. 15 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
Nov. 16. - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
Nov. 17 - Spokane, WA - The Observatory
Nov. 18 - Missoula, MT - Palace Lounge
Nov. 20 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
Nov. 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
* w/ Protomartyr


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JUL 19, 2016 at 3:30 AM

Arbor Labor Union & The Gotobeds Join Forces On Tour This Week

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Southern gentlemen Arbor Labor Union share the stage with notorious knuckleheads The Gotobeds for the rest of this week (July 19-23), as they shred their way through the sultry South. What could go wrong?

Shows begin tonight, July 19th at Cats Cradle in Carrboro, NC and wrap Saturday, July 23rd in Nashville, TN at Foobar. 

The Gotobeds fans can also catch them in the daylight hours; they’ve got TWO live in-store performances coming up 7/23 at Grimey’s in Nashville and 7/24 at Shake It Records in Cincinnati. And in that meantime, Arbor Labor Union continue on the road supporting the one and only Dinosaur Jr.! 

All the tour dates and links you can handle are here: Follow The Gotobeds on tour, and follow Arbor Labor Union on tour, and win at music forever.


Please to peruse the musical offerings of both fine foursomes: 

Full Album Streams are yours for the listening, including Arbor Labor Union’s I Hear You and The Gotobeds’ Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic.


While yr at it, follow Sub Pop’s Snapchat (@subpoprecords) for behind the scenes shenanigans…






Posted by Rachel White

THU, JUN 9, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Watch It: The Gotobeds’ new video for “Cold Gold” from Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic (Out June 10!)

Direct from our favorite Pittsburglars (!), The Gotobeds, comes the brand new video for “Cold Gold,” one of the many stand-out tracks from their album Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic, which just so happens to be available worldwide tomorrow, dba Friday, June 10th. Please note: Limited supplies of the Loser Edition vinyl LP of Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic (on “baby poop” yellow) remain available. FOR THE MOMENT… You should, of course, order yours now!  

In a joint statement, the band members (and stars of the video) Eli Kasan, Gavin Jensen, Cary Belback, and “TFP” (who also directed the video) offered the following insight: “‘Cold Gold’ features four grown men performing a highly choreographed dance routine set to beautiful music.” [Sub Pop can confirm that the band has at least one out of three of those locked in.]

Also, these guys are going to be touring this summer and we know they would love to see some of their video dance moves performed by audience members. So! We encourage everyone to get limbered up, head out to see The Gotobeds and show them what you’ve got.

In the meantime, happy Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic (almost) release day to you, The Gotobeds! 

The Gotobeds Tour Dates

Jun. 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival / Knitting Factory

Jun.18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox

Jul. 06 - Bloomington, IN - the Bishop Bar

Jul. 07 - Detroit, MI - El Club

Jul. 08 - Madison, WI - the Frequency

Jul. 09 - Chicago, IL - West Fest

Jul. 11 - Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel

Jul. 12 -  Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange

Jul. 13 - Allston, MA - Great Scott

Jul. 14 - Portsmouth, NH - 3s Artspace

Jul. 15 - Providence, RI - Aurora

Jul. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie

Jul. 17 - Washington, DC - DC9

Jul. 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle (Back Room) *

Jul. 20 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *

Jul. 21 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn Birmingham *

Jul. 22 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe *

Jul. 23 - Nashville, TN - Drkmttr *

Jul. 24 - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Yacht Club *

*w/ Sub Pop labelmates Arbor Labor Union! 





Posted by Alissa Atkins

NEWS : WED, MAY 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The Gotobeds Share Bodies; Instantly Become Hit

Pittsburgh punks The Gotobeds just shared new track “Bodies,” taken from their upcoming album Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic. The last song to be recorded from the album, “Bodies” was written after the band joked that it lacked a “hit”. Well… here that hit is! Now wrap yer ears around this infectious two and half minute anthem.

NME had these fine words to say 
of the track:  “Playing the kind of educated punk that Dead Kennedys and The Dead Boys helped push overground, their forthcoming Sub Pop record ‘Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic’ is an enthralling, engaging listen. Singer/guitarist Eli Kasan’s delivery is half-spoken, half-sung, but always with a keen sense of ‘kiss this’ nihilism in his tight-chested proclamations. He may snarl, but he’s never cartoon punk.”

Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic also features previously streamed tracks ”Real Maths/Too Much“ and ”Brash Not Rash’” and will be available on CD/LP/DL/CASS worldwide on June 10th.  The album is now up for pre-order at Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp, and at independent retailers near you. LP pre-orders will receive the limited “Loser” edition on baby poop yellow.

The follow-up to their 12XU debut Poor People Are RevoltingBlood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic masterfully balances raucous energy with intelligence and integrity. Having previously shared stages with the likes of The Replacements, Total Control and Protomartyr, The Gotobeds will tour the US and Canada in support of the album release in June and July.   See a current list of tour dates right over here.


[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]

More on The Gotobeds by Protomartyr’s Joe Casey:
Hey, what’s this? Well that, my friend, is the newest album from The Gotobeds, entitled Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic. It’s their second full-length LP and 
their first for Sub Pop. Whoa, whoa, please slow down. I’m already completely lost. What you just said sounded like a stream of complete gibberish. Okay, I’ll lay it out for you and if you have any questions could you yell them at me? SOUNDS GOOD. The Gotobeds formed vaguely around 2009 in Pittsburgh and play a mutant strain of rock music that is often filed under punk, indie rock, or 99-cent discount bin. WAIT, THE GOTOBEDS? I HEARD THEY WERE KNUCKLEHEADS! Only if the knuckle is the part of the human body that contains the brains. Much like their previous releases on underground stalwart labels like Mind Cure and 12XU, this new album artfully slips intelligence and experimentation into a dying art form. It’s a harder feat than you’d think [read at Sub Pop].


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, APR 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Listen: New Music From The Gotobeds! “Brass Not Rash” Premieres via Noisey

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The Gotobeds (l to r): Gavin Jensen, Carey Belback, Eli Kasan, TFP
[Photo credit: Shawn Brackbill]


This morning, The Gotobeds shared “Brass Not Rash,” which just so happens to be the second track from their forthcoming album Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic, via Noisey

Noisey had this to say of “Brass Not Rash”: “A catchy post­-punk gem that dips in and out of its own melody when it damn well sees fit. It comes off like a petulant nod to Les Savy Fav: shouty, affirmative and brainy (see track premiere April 27th).”
 
The Gotobeds have scheduled North American shows from April 28th through July 17th to support of Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic. These dates will include stops in Detroit, Brooklyn, Toronto, Montreal, DC, Boston, and more. Additional live dates to be announced soon. (Tour dates below.)



The Gotobeds’ Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic will be available on CD/LP/DL/CASS worldwide June 10th through Sub Pop, and is available for preorder now at Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazonGoogle Play,Bandcamp, and independent retailers near you. LP preorders will receive the limited “Loser” edition on baby poop yellow vinyl.

The 11-track album, featuring “Real Maths/Too Much” and the aforementioned “Brass Not Rash,” was produced by the band and Matt Schor in their friend My War Matt’s basement, and mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering.


 
More on The Gotobeds by Protomartyr’ Joe Casey:
Hey, what’s this? Well that, my friend, is the newest album from The Gotobeds, entitled Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic. It’s their second full-length LP and their first for Sub Pop. Whoa, whoa, please slow down. I’m already completely lost. What you just said sounded like a stream of complete gibberish. Okay, I’ll lay it out for you and if you have any questions could you yell them at me? SOUNDS GOOD. The Gotobeds formed vaguely around 2009 in Pittsburgh and play a mutant strain of rock music that is often filed under punk, indie rock, or 99-cent discount bin. WAIT, THE GOTOBEDS? I HEARD THEY WERE KNUCKLEHEADS! Only if the knuckle is the part of the human body that contains the brains. Much like their previous releases on underground stalwart labels like Mind Cure and 12XU, this new album artfully slips intelligence and experimentation into a dying art form. It’s a harder feat than you’d think. [read at Sub Pop].


 
Tour Dates
Apr. 28 - Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar
Apr. 29 - Detroit, MI - Donovan’s Pub
Jun. 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival
Jun.18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
Jul. 06 - Bloomington, IN - the Bishop Bar
Jul. 08 - Madison, WI - the Frequency
Jul. 11 - Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel
Jul. 12 -  Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange
Jul. 13 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Jul. 14 - Portsmouth, NH - 3s Artspace
Jul. 15 - Providence, RI - Aurora
Jul. 17 - Washington, DC - DC9

For ticket links, click on over here.


Posted by Rachel White

THU, MAR 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM

The Gotobeds share first track “Real Maths/Too Much” off upcoming LP ‘BLOOD // SUGAR // SECS // TRAFFIC’

Pittsburgh’s The Gotobeds will release their new album, BLOOD // SUGAR // SECS // TRAFFIC, on CD/LP/DL/CASS worldwide June 10th on Sub Pop. The 11-track album, featuring the brazen lead single “Real Maths/Too Much,” was produced the band and Matt Schor in their friend My War Matt’s basement, and mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering. 


The Gotobeds BLOOD // SUGAR // SECS // TRAFFIC is conveniently available for preorder now at Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp and independent retailers near you. Worth noting: LP preorders at the Mega Mart will receive the limited “Loser” edition on baby poop yellow, while supplies last. 
 
The Gotobeds have scheduled a show preceding the release of BLOOD // SUGAR // SECS // TRAFFIC on April 30th in Columbus, OH at Big Room Bar. More live dates will be announced soon, stay tuned. 


Posted by Alissa Atkins