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NEWS : TUE, SEP 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Strange Wilds Begin North American Tour In Support Of ‘Subjective Concepts’

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[ Photo courtesy of the band ]

Strange Wilds begin ripping their way across North American in support of their debut album, Subjective Concepts, tomorrow night, Thursday, September 25th at Black Lodge in Seattle. The tour keeps on rolling until November 21st, and takes the band throughout the continental U.S. 

Newly added tour dates include: October 10th in Athens, OH at Galbreath Chapel; October 14th in Annondale, NY at SMOG at Bard College; October 15th in Brooklyn, NY at the Knitting Factory for Sub Pop & Hardly Art’s CMJ showcase; November 8th in San Diego, CA at the Soda Bar; and November 12th in Bakersfield, CA at Temblor Brewing Company; November 20th in Tacoma, WA at Real Art. (details below)

New to (or already obsessed with) Strange Wilds?  Find their YouTube playlist (feat. the official “Pronoia” video) right here.

Strange Wilds’ Subjective Concepts is available now on CD / LP / DL at the Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon and Bandcamp. All customers who order the LP version of Subjective Concepts from and Bandcamp will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on white vinyl while supplies last. (There’s a new T-shirt design available too)

What do ‘They” say about Strange Wilds?  Here are some good words:

“Pronoia is the opposite of paranoia, essentially the happy delusion that there is a conspiracy that exists to help people. It’s also the name of the hellish four-minute blast of noise that’s the best song on this debut album by Seattle trio Strange Wilds. The follow-up to 2014’s four-track ‘Wet’ EP, Subjective Concepts sounds like it was raised on ‘Bleach’-era Nirvana and aligns the band with their Washington peers Milk Music and Naomi Punk. They build a monumental wall of hardcore noise on ‘Egophillia’, before taking a wrecking ball to it and screaming wildly into the mess. Elsewhere, there are tight grooves on ‘Disdain’ and ‘Terrible’, and the guttural riffs on ‘Starved For’ offer plenty for bleeding gums to gnaw on.” -NME
“Touch And Go-style post rock with early grunge.” - The AV Club
“Northwestern American trio tap into grunge’s collective unconscious, channelling crushing riffs and ancestral memories of hardcore.” MOJO
“Loud, sneering, and heavy-set, Subjective Concepts could come wrapped in a rain-soaked plaid shirt.” - LOUD & QUIET
“Taut, virile hardcore punk with a seething intelligence… It’s an absolute gem.” - CLASH MUSIC
“An undeniably exciting listen.” - UNCUT
“With their excellent full-length debut, this savage young trio offers a stiff reminder of those bygone halcyon days when Chad Channing drummed for Nirvana instead of Dave Grohl.
But while the barbed, razor-sharp riffs and tightrope bass thuds of Bleach largely inform the scrappy nature of key tracks like caustic opener “Pronoia” and the pensive “Oneirophobe,” there is an influential undercurrent of the signature sounds of their own city back in the day as well. Shades of K Records classics from Beat Happening and Some Velvet Sidewalk additionally factor into the more melodic elements of Subjective Concepts, particularly within the structures of college radio-ready songs like “Don’t Have To” and “Lose and Found.” - PASTE
“They are a powerful outfit, and Subjective Concepts is cohesive and fierce.” - Pitchfork
“Toggles between a coiled-snake groove and the kind of full scream-along ferocity that makes you want to thrash around in a small, dark room with a bunch of sweaty strangers. This is noisy, heavy, grimy music, and it’s great.” [“Pronoia”] - Stereogum
“A sludged-out mess of hardcore that slam dances with the Seattle label’s past and it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see them on a tour run that’s stacked with Mogwai, METZ, or Pissed Jeans” [“Pronoia”]  - BLARE
“‘Starved For’ sounds exactly like what you’d want to be listening to if you lived inside of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater game.” - Noisey
Tour Dates

Sep. 25 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
Sep. 26 - Vancouver, BC  - The Biltmore
Sep. 27 - Portland, OR - They Know
Sep. 30 - Olympia, WA - Old School
Oct. 01 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock
Oct. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
Oct. 03 - Tempe, AZ - Time Out Lounge
Oct. 04 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister
Oct. 05 - Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis
Oct. 06 - Omaha, NE - West Wing
Oct. 07 - Columbia, MO - Cafe Berlin
Oct. 08 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Public House
Oct. 09 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Oct. 10 - Athens, OH - Galbreath Chapel
Oct. 11 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar
Oct. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
Oct. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit
Oct. 14 - Annondale, NY - SMOG at Bard College
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory (Sub Pop / Hardly Art CMJ Showcase)
Oct. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Strange Victory Touring CMJ Party)
Oct. 17 - New York, NY - Aviv
Oct. 18 - Montreal, QC - Turbo Haus
Oct. 19 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha
Oct. 20 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
Oct. 21 - Albany, NY - The Low Beat
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

For more tour information + ticket links, please go here.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, SEP 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Announce U.S. Tour

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Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires deliver their distinct brand of Southern Rock to the people as their U.S. tour kicks off this week in support of recent single “Sweet Disorder” and Dereconstructed the group’s acclaimed 2014 album.  

Got yer tickets but you just can’t wait for the show?  Have a listen to the album right over here.

Their trek begins tomorrow night, September 25th in Lexington, KY at Cosmic Charlies and has been extended through Saturday, November 7th in Whitesburg, KY at Appalshop.  The group will also be joined by Saddle Creek recording artists Pujol for select dates (as you’ll see below). 

Single “Sweet Disorder!” was produced by Tim Kerr, cut by Jeremy Ferguson, mixed by Bains and Ferguson at Battletapes in Nashville, TN. The b-side, “Stars,” a Primitons cover, was recorded by Lee on Lee’s phone in Atlanta, GA and shined up by Ferguson, also at Battletapes.  

Both “Sweet Disorder!” and Dereconstructed are available for purchase from Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes, Amazon, and your friendly neighborhood record shop. 

What do The People have to say about Dereconstructed?  

“Dereconstructed, the band’s second album, ponders Southern identity in a welter of cranked-up guitars, bristling drums and rasping, hollering vocals. It’s pandemonium with a conscience.” - New York Times

“A terrific album.” [4/5 Stars] - The Guardian

“If there’s one tradition Bains and the Glory Fires unquestioningly uphold, it’s the Friday-night custom of burning down the house.” - NPR Music

“It’s a dirty-sounding album, full of scuzzy red-line guitars and overdriven vocals, but even all that speaker-busting grit doesn’t hide the alluring melodies Bains threads among the mayhem.” - Paste

“Bains likes to rock. He and the Glory Fires wrap his commentaries, ruminations, and invective in what he calls “real Alabama rock ’n’ roll,” a raging burnpile of garage and Southern rock, dirty, supercharged blues and soul, Stonesy groove, Crazy Horse howl, and punk slam. With these songs, Bains surely wants to make you think; he surely will make you shake.” - The Boston Globe  

Bains hails from Birmingham, a city torn apart by some of the South’s most tragic events, and the singer isn’t shy about assailing the shortcomings and flaws, while also delivering a dose of don’t-forget-where-you’re-from pride. It’s fiercely intelligent stuff with a raucous sound.” [Best Album of 2014] - Garden & Gun

Tour Dates:

Sep. 25 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies*

Sep. 26 - Louisville, KY -  Zanzabar*

Sep. 27 - Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Festival

Sep. 28 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *

Sep. 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme *

Sep. 30 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory *

Oct. 01 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose *

Oct. 02 - Lancaster, PA - Lizard Lounge *

Oct. 03 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right *

Oct. 04 - Providence, RI - Aurora *

Oct. 05 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *

Oct. 06 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street

Oct. 07 - Washington DC - Black Cat (Backstage)*

Oct. 08 - Harrisonburg, VA - Clementine Cafe *

Oct. 09 - Charlotte, NC - Milestone

Oct. 10 - Greenville, SC - Fall For Greenville

Oct. 20 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s

Oct. 21 - Little Rock, AR - White Water Tavern

Oct. 22 - Dallas, TX - Three Links

Oct. 23 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger

Oct. 24 - Austin, TX - Mohawk

Oct. 25 - Houston, TX - Walter’s

Oct. 26 - Baton Rouge, LA - Chelsea’s

Oct. 27 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia

Oct. 28 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder *

Oct. 29 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub *

Oct. 30 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar

Oct. 31 - Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar *

Nov. 01 - Gainesville, FL - The FEST

Nov. 05 - Raleigh, NC - Slim’s

Nov. 06- Richmond, VA - The Extravaganza @ Broadberry

Nov. 07 - Whitesburg, KY - Appalshop

* w/ Pujol

For more information + ticket links, please go here.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, SEP 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Deaf Wish Announce U.S. Tour Dates In Support Of ‘Pain’

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Melbourne’s mighty Deaf Wish will bring their thunderous live show stateside this October in support of Pain.  The tour begins October 6th in Chicago at Township and ends October 24th in Seattle at Black Lodge.

In case you missed it:  We suggest you experience the visual odyssey for “On” directed by Vincenzi Vandella, who describes it thusly: “Rainbows, Snakes, Chrome, Champagne. A live broadcast from the Deaf Wish cathedral.”

Allow us to also mention that Pain is available for purchase on CD / LP / DL from Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp.  LP orders from will receive the limited Loser edition on clear, black marbled vinyl (while supplies last).

Tour Dates
Oct. 06 - Chicago, IL - Township
Oct. 07 - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
Oct. 08 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
Oct. 09 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar
Oct. 10 - New York, NY - Cakeshop
Oct. 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Alphaville
Oct. 12 - Washington, DC - DC9
Oct. 13 - Asheville, NC - Lazy Diamond
Oct. 14 - Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum
Oct. 15 - Memphis, TN - Murphy’s
Oct. 16 - New Orleans, LA - Sidney’s Saloon
Oct. 17 - Austin, TX - Sidewinder
Oct. 18 - Austin, TX - Trailer Space Records
Oct. 19 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
Oct. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Gods
Oct. 21 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
Oct. 22 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock
Oct. 23 - Portland, OR - They Know
Oct. 24 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge

For more information + ticket links, please go here.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, AUG 4, 2015 at 7:10 AM

Strange Wilds announce North American tour dates in support of ‘Subjective Concepts’

This fall, Strange Wilds embark on a North American tour in support of their debut album, Subjective Concepts, now available worldwide from Sub Pop. The trek starts September 25th in Seattle, WA at Black Lodge and ends November 19th in Portland, OR at Bunk Bar. 

Preceding the tour, Strange Wilds also have a few Pacific Northwest dates for you noise loving fans: August 9th at Seattle’s Chop Suey (8pm), another August 9th show at Old School Pizzeria in Olympia (midnight), and August 10th in Tacoma at New Frontier Lounge. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.

As you might suspect, Strange Wilds’ Subjective Concepts is available on CD / LP / DL at the Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon and Bandcamp. All customers who order the LP version of Subjective Concepts from and Bandcamp will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on white vinyl while supplies last. That’s right: everyone’s a Loser here.  T-shirt also available, individually and also bundled with the new record.
Tour Dates
Aug. 09 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey ^ (EARLY)
Aug. 09 - Olympia, WA - Old School Pizzeria # (LATE)
Aug. 10 - Tacoma, WA - New Frontier Lounge
Sep. 25 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
Sep. 27 - Portland, OR - They Know
Sep. 30 - Olympia, WA - TBA
Oct. 01 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock
Oct. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
Oct. 03 - Tempe, AZ - Time Out Lounge
Oct. 05 - Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis
Oct. 09 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Oct. 11 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar
Oct. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class
Oct.16 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Strange Victory Touring CMJ Party)
Oct. 19 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha
Oct. 20 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
Nov. 01 - Jacksonville, FL - Rain Dogs
Nov. 04 - Austin, TX - Beerland
Nov. 09 - Fullerton, CA - Continental Room
Nov. 10 - El Centro, CA - Strangers
Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - All Star Lanes
Nov. 13 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go Records
Nov. 18 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Nov. 19 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
^ w/ Screaming Females
# w/ Vexx


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, SEP 17, 2012 at 4:20 AM

Download “Wet Blanket” from METZ

METZ have expanded their North American & European fall tour (all dates listed below) in support of their upcoming self-titled, full-length debut, available October 9 in North America & Europe, and October 15 in the UK, on CD, LP, and through digital providers such as Amazon, Itunes, as well as right here at

We’d be remiss if we did not remind you of the fact that if you order this record from, that order will come with a free, limited-edition 7" single with two tracks not found on the album (“Dirty Shirt” b/w “Leave Me Out”). Additionally, if you happen to pre-order METZ from us, (or from a handful of independent record stores) specifically on LP, you will also receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of this record. This is one of those limited edition type of deals, so, you know, first come, first serve as far as availability goes.

Sep 20 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore +
Sep 21 – Montreal, QC – Mission Santa Cruz %
Oct 06 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon Night Club
Oct 09 – Hamilton, ON – Baltimore House
Oct 10 – Guelph, ON – eBar $
Oct 11 – London, ON – APK Live $
Oct 12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern $
Oct 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory / Sub Pop CMJ Showcase =
Oct 20 – Brighton, UK – The Hope
Oct 21 – Leeds, UK – The Library
Oct 22 – Glasgow, UK – Art School
Oct 23 – Manchester, UK – Kraak Gallery
Oct 24 – London, UK – Old Blue Blast (Presented by The Quietus)
Oct 25 – Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino
Oct 27 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Oct 29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Nov 01 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club ^
Nov 02 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Nov 03 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
Nov 05 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Nov 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Nov 09 – Costa Mesa, CA – Constellation Room
Nov 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
Nov 12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Nov 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
Nov 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 17 – Washington, DC – Red Palace
Nov 19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Nov 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Nov 21 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Nov 22 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore

+ w/ Hot Snakes
% w/ Merchandise
= w/ Pissed Jeans, King Tuff, Poor Moon, Daughn Gibson, Debo Band
$ w/ Roomrunner
^ w/ Ladyhawk

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MEDIA : FRI, AUG 17, 2012 at 3:31 AM

King Tuff, Take Us To The Weekend

King Tuff is gearing up for a massive fall tour in support of his self-titled debut out now on Sub Pop. The tour begins on October 11 in Detroit, MI at the Lager House and ends on November 10 in Grand Rapids, MI at The Pyramid Scheme. Full tour dates listed below.

King Tuff is also sharing a brand new video today, this one for “Alone & Stoned” and it stars King Tuff and friends from Hunx & His Punx, Shannon & The Clams and more. Enjoy.

King Tuff on Tour
Sep 02 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
Oct 11 Detroit, MI – The Larger House %
Oct 12 Toronto, ON – The Garrison %
Oct 13 Montreal QC – II Motore %
Oct 14 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle %
Oct 16 Halifax, NS – Reflection Cabaret
Oct 18 New York, NY – CMJ
Oct 19 New York, NY – CMJ
Oct 20 Providence, RI – AS220 %
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s %$
Oct 23 Washington, DC – Black Cat %$
Oct 24 Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse %
Oct 25 Atlanta, GA – The Earl %+
Oct 26 St. Augustine, FL – Nobby’s %
Oct 28 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub %
Oct 30 Tallahassee, FL – Retrofit Records %
Oct 31 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree %!
Nov 01 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks %
Nov 02 Beaumont, TX – Victoria House %
Nov 04 Dallas, TX – Club Dada >
Nov 06 Nashville, TN – Stone Fox^
Nov 07 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub ^
Nov 08 Chicago, IL – Subterranean ^
Nov 09 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club^
Nov 10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme ^

% w/ The Intelligence
$ w/ Poor Moon
+ w/ Mike Watt + the Missingmen
! w/ Man or Astro-man?
> w/ Natural Child
^ w/ Gap Dream

King Tuff – Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan