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NEWS : FRI, AUG 7, 2015 at 7:15 AM

Watch Deaf Wish’s “On”: The surreal new video from ‘Pain’

You can now experience Deaf Wish’s official video for “On,” from Pain, their new album releasing today - yes, it’s finally here - worldwide.

When pressed for a description of the visual, director Vincenzi 
Vandella offered this: “Rainbows, Snakes, Chrome, Champagne. A live broadcast from the Deaf Wish cathedral (see Brooklyn Vegan video premiere August 7th).”

Pain was recorded & produced by the band at Reservoir, Victoria, mixed by Mikey Young and mastered by April Golden at Golden Mastering.

Deaf Wish have confirmed a few Australian dates in support ofPain, including August 28th in Geelong, AU at Barwon Club and the band’s official CD release show on September 5th in Melbourne, AU at The Tote. (Never fear: a North American tour will be announcement shortly.)
 
Starting today, Pain is available for purchase on CD / LP / DL from your local purveyor of fine records, and also online from Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp.  LP orders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on clear, black marbled vinyl (while supplies last).
 

Tour Dates
Aug. 28 - Geelong, AU - Barwon Club Geelong 
Sep. 05 - Melbourne, AU - The Tote


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, JUL 24, 2015 at 12:07 PM

Strange Wilds ‘Subjective Concepts’ Album Release + Watch “Pronoia” (official video) via FLOOD

Strange Wilds’ ear-splitting debut album Subjective Concepts is now available on CD / LP / DL worldwide and can be yours today.
 
In celebration of today’s release, the band also presents an official video for “Pronoia,” the album’s lead single.  Director David Hoejke and young shredders Strange Wilds will test the limits of your eyes, ears and speakers with this audiovisual assault (see FLOOD videp premiere July 24th).
 
Strange Wilds have a few Pacific Northwest shows - see below - in support of Subjective Concepts (including one in their hometown of Olympia, WA) from July 24th through August 10th, including two Seattle record-release shows today, July 24th: an instore at Everyday Music (at 5pm) and a performance at Capitol Hill Block Party’s Barboza stage (at 7:30pm). Do yourself a favor if you’re a lucky Pacific Northwesterner and watch them crush it in person.
 
We also suggest purchasing the album Subjective Concepts from Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazonBandcamp or your friendly neighborhood record store.  FYI - All customers who order the LP version of Subjective Concepts from Mega Mart and Bandcamp will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on white vinyl, with a limited-edition poster, while supplies last. (There’s also a new T-shirt design available individually or as part of a bundle with the record.  Yeah, we thought you’d like that.)
 
It Seems ‘They’ Have Something To Say About Strange Wilds’ Album Debut:

“The album is a wake-up call to rock above the hazy summer daze, but then, just like that, it’s gone—a 35-minute sing-along tornado demanding to be played again immediately.” - FLOOD

“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, channeling 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
 
“While the barbed, razor-sharp riffs and tightrope bass thuds ofBleach 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
Jul. 24 - Seattle, WA - Everyday Music in-store (5pm)
Jul. 24 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party (7:30pm)
Aug. 09 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey ^ (EARLY)
Aug. 09 - Olympia, WA - Old School Pizzeria # (LATE)
Aug. 10 -  Tacoma, WA - New Frontier Lounge
 
*w/ So Pitted
^ w/ Screaming Females
# w/ Vexx

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JUL 21, 2015 at 10:37 AM

Watch Dum Dum Girls’ unreleased video for “Coming Down” via Stereogum

In 2011, prior to the release of Dum Dum Girls’ second album Only In Dreams, Dee Dee met up with friend and director Sam Macon while visiting New York City to shoot a video for song “Coming Down.” “Bedroom Eyes” was tapped as the lead single (Macon also directed that video), but everyone felt “Coming Down” warranted its own introduction. In true DIY fashion, Dee Dee, Sam, and a few friends spent a day shooting in Chinatown, chasing light across the Williamsburg bridge.

Having only previously worked with director Christin Turner on more aesthetically obscure videos, Dee Dee admits, “I couldn’t handle starring in such a straight forward, HD role — it was just too much me. I felt exposed and that made me uncomfortable.”

Against the urging of Macon, Sub Pop, and her management, Dee Dee made the call against releasing it and it was canned. (Future bass player Malia James eventually made the official video for the song.)

Fast forward to 2015 and a sync of the song on the acclaimed television series Orange Is The New Black. Soundtracking Natasha Lyonne’s character in a heartbreaking scene brought on an overwhelming response to the song, and this renewed interest found Dee Dee being asked, yet again, to release the initial video.



“I look like a kid in it,” Dee Dee comments. “I look as young and vulnerable as I actually was at that point in my life — it’s probably the most honest visual I’ve done to date, which is probably why I fought it,” she laughs. She reached out to Macon and he replied simply,
“I’ve been waiting for this text for four years (see Stereogum video premiere July 21st)

Dum Dum Girls’ digital single for “Coming Down” (radio edit) b/w “Girls Intuition” is now available for purchase through Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes and all streaming services.    


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, JUL 20, 2015 at 10:32 AM

Watch “EarthEE,” The New Video From THEESatisfaction (via I-D Magazine)

You can now sooth your ears and eyes as you watch the video for THEESatisfaction’s “EarthEE”, the title track from the group’s stellar 2nd album, premiering via I-D Magazine

The new video, which director Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes calls a “A short visual meditation on the textile traditions of home, sacred Geo Metrics, theta based communication and the whirling dervish.  A sonically driven work of ancient Afro continuum…” stars the group alongside label mates Porter Ray and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces.

I-D says of “EarthEE”: “Utterly mesmerizing, this four minute video employs compelling graphics that helps propel the song even further into the light fantastic.”
 
In other news, Pitchfork recently included THEESatisfaction’s EarthEE in it’s “Overlooked Records 2015”, and said: “You could imagine THEESatisfaction—the Seattle boho rap duo of Cat Harris-White and Stasia Irons—recording in accordance with the phases of the moon. Their second album, EarthEE, is alluringly cosmic, no doubt, but their neo-soul has more resonance given its powerful sociopolitical critique…Unbound by genre or modes of thinking, EarthEE keeps tugging at the shapes of music and minds to come (see Pitchfork July 2nd).
 
THEESatisfaction’s current summer tour schedule in support of EarthEE resumes Tuesday, July 21st in Madrid, ES at Sala Siroco and ends August 29th in Seattle, WA with a Black Weirdo DJ Set at Northwest African American History Museum. Additionally, THEESatisfaction’s SassyBlack has a few DJ sets and individual performances coming up as well.
 
EarthEE  is available to purchase from Sub Pop Mega Mart,iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp.


TOUR DATES ::  THEESatisfaction

Jul. 21 - Madrid, ES - Sala Siroco
Jul. 23 - Lisbon, PT - Galeria Ze dos Bois
Jul. 24 - Barcelos, PT - Milhoes de Festa
Jul. 29 - Madeira, PT - Estalagem da Ponta do Sol
Jul. 30 - Azores, PT - Walk & Talk Fest
Aug. 07 - Seattle, WA - South Lake Union Block Party
Aug. 27 - Victoria, BC - Eventide Music Series @ Continental Square
Aug. 28 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
Aug. 29 - Seattle, WA - Black Weirdo DJ Set @ Northwest African American History Museum*
*w/ Chocolate Chuck, Topspin
 
DJ SETS / SOLO PERFORMANCES  ::  SASSY BLACK

Aug. 01 - Sitka, AK - Homeskillet Fest
Aug. 06 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
Aug. 21 - Seattle, WA - KEXP


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, JUL 16, 2015 at 10:45 AM

See Father John Misty’s Performance of “I Love You, Honeybear” From Last Night’s Conan

Fjmconan performance

Father John Misty took to the stage on CONAN last night delivering an inspired performance of “I Love You, Honeybear”.  [watch it here]

We don’t like to brag, but… I Love You, Honeybear is one of the most acclaimed albums of the year, with “Best of 2015 (so far)” notices from the likes of PASTE, Time, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Complex, USA Today, The AV Club, SPINStereogum, and more.

The album, I Love You, Honeybear is available now wherever fine records are sold; on CD / LP / 2xLP / Deluxe 2xLP in Europe from Bella Union and everywhere else from Sub Pop.  Purchase today (you know you want to) via Father John Misty.netSub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, and Amazon.  

Father John Misty 2015 tour schedule in support of I Love You, Honeybear, resumes Saturday, July 18th at Pemberton, BC at Pemberton Festival and currently ends November 21st-22nd in Mexico City, MX at Corona Capital Festival. Complete list of tour dates is below.


What people are saying about Father John Misty

“He may sound like he wandered away from an L.A. ashram, but don’t be fooled by the beatific-hippie vibes. There’s a killer songwriter’s instinct beneath all those dreamy Laurel Canyon melodies (and possibly a shiv in that beard; the man can write a cutting lyric like nobody’s business).”[12 Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Entertainment Weekly 


Tour Dates

Jul. 18 - Pemberton, BC - Pemberton Music Festival
Jul. 19 - Colwood, BC - Rock the Shores
Jul. 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Twilight Concert Series @ Pioneer Park
Jul. 24 - Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival
Jul. 25 - Edmonton, AB - Interstellar Rodeo
Jul. 26 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
Jul. 31 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug. 01 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Aug. 02 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
Aug. 03 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
Aug. 05 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage^^ [Sold Out]
Aug. 13 - Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
Aug. 14 - Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West
Aug. 14-15 - Haldern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DE - Haldern Pop Festival
Aug. 16 - Saint Malo, FR - La Route Du Rock Festival
Aug. 18 - Vienna, AT - The Full Hit of Summer Festival
Aug. 20-21 - Paredes de Coura, PT - Paredes de Coura Festival
Aug. 21 - Hasselt, BE - Pukkelpop Music Festival
Aug. 21-23 - Biddinghuizen, NL - Lowlands Festival
Aug. 22-23 - Beacon, UK - Green Man Festival
Sep. 18 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #
Sep. 19 - Shakopee, MN - Festival Palomino
Sep. 20 - Madison, WI - Orpheum #
Sep. 21 - Covington, KY - Madison Theatre #
Sep. 23 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion **
Sep. 24 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre **
Sep. 25 - Rochester, NY - Anthology **
Sep. 26 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling
Sep. 28 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live **
Sep. 29 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz **
Sep. 30 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre **
Oct. 01 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City **
Oct. 02-04 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 05 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom #
Oct. 07 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant #
Oct. 08 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre #
Oct. 09 - 11 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 09 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall #
Oct. 12 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre **
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 **
Oct. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
Oct. 22 - Galway, IE - Roisin Dubh
Oct. 23 - Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall
Oct. 24 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street [Sold Out]
Oct. 26 - Sheffield, UK - Plug
Oct. 27 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction
Oct. 28 - London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out]
Oct. 29 - London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out]
Oct. 30 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival
Nov. 01 - Bologna, IT - Locomotiv
Nov. 02 - Munich, DE - Strom
Nov. 03 - Weisbaden, DE - Schlachtof
Nov. 05 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves
Nov. 07 - Weißenhäuser Strand, Germany @ Rolling Stone Weekender
Nov. 09 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Amsterdam
Nov. 10 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
Nov. 11 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux
Nov. 12 - Lyon, FR - Epicerie Moderne
Nov. 13 - Koln, DE - Luxor
Nov. 16 - Copenhagen, DE - Vega [Sold Out]
Nov. 17 - Copenhagen, DE - Vega [Sold Out]
Nov. 21-22 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Music Festival
 
** w/ Mikal Cronin
^^ w/ Angel Olsen
# w/ Tess & David

For information on presales/tickets visit fatherjohmisty.com


 



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JUL 14, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Watch: Sleater-Kinney’s “Ask A Grown Woman” video via Rookie

Rookie announce blog
Need to hear some wise words from a grown up?  We sure do.  And we greatly encourage you to watch Sleater-Kinney’s installment of Rookie’s “Ask a Grown Woman” feature. Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker answer a few questions from Rookie’s readers, recorded during a stop on their sold-out spring U.K. trek in support of No Cities To Love.
 
Sleater-Kinney’s previously announced 2015 tour schedule resumes Saturday, July 18th with a headlining performance at Pitchfork Music Festival, and their next festival appearance will be November 21st-22nd in Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival.
 
Then from December 4th-16th, Sleater-Kinney will embark on a Midwestern-East Coast U.S.  For the December 12th-16th dates, the group will play five special shows throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, moving from the large to intimate. Venues include Kings Theatre (Dec. 12th), Terminal 5 (Dec. 13th), Irving Plaza (Dec. 14th), Music Hall of Williamsburg (Dec. 15th), and Market Hotel (Dec. 16th).

If you’re into things that are “the best,” Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities To Love is already coming up as one of the best reviewed albums of the year with “Best of 2015 (so far)” notices from the likes of Time, USA TodayBillboardRolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The AV Club, The Guardian, Complex, NME, Stereogum, PASTE, and SPINNo Cities To Love is available worldwide from Sub Pop.
 
What are “They” saying about it?

“America’s fiercest punk band….10 songs in 33 minutes, not a dud in the bunch, all surging in uptempo stomp-down-the-door mode. There’s more low-end thud to their sound than before. The whole album crackles with the palpable excitement of three rock lifers in a room, eager to see what happens when they plug in and let it rip.” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Rolling Stone
 
“The trio still snap and crackle on their first set since 2005. No Cities… might sound chaotic at first, but each element—Corin Tucker’s sweet snarl, Janet Weiss’ rugged beats, Carrie Brownstein’s noisy solos—is exactly in its right place.” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] - Entertainment Weekly
 
“…33 minutes of unbridled ferocity” [Best Albums of 2015 (so far)] -Time 
 
Tour Dates
Jul. 18 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 21 - 22 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival
Dec. 04 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Dec. 05 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Dec. 06 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
Dec. 08 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
Dec. 10 - Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall at Babeville
Dec. 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
Dec. 13 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Dec. 14 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza [SOLD OUT]
Dec. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg [SOLD OUT]
Dec. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel [SOLD OUT]

For information on tickets visit sleater-kinney.com 

Posted by Rachel White