News for Weyes Blood

NEWS : WED, JUL 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Watch Weyes Blood’s Late Night Debut, Performing “Everyday” on Late Night With Seth Meyers

Weyes Blood’s Titanic Rising is one of the Best Albums of 2019 (so far), according to PASTE (#1), Uproxx (#1), The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, FLOOD, Gorilla vs Bear, The Independent, The Needle Drop, NME, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Thrillist, Treble Zine, Uncut, USA Today, and Variety.


[Photo Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC]

Weyes Blood made her TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing “Everyday” from Titanic Rising - her universally acclaimed album - and you can watch the July 16th performance right here and also here.

Weyes Blood ‘Something to Believe Tour’

Weyes Blood’s “Something to Believe Tour” begins August 7th in San Diego at The Irenic and ends November 17th Oslo at Parkteatret. 

Weyes Blood will also support Kacey Musgraves on her headlining tour September 11th through September 21st. And her international festival appearances include Outside Lands in San Francisco on August 11th, Austin City Limits October 4th-6th, Pitchfork Paris on November 1st, and November 8th in Primavera Weekender in Benidorm, Spain on November 8th.

For more up to date ticket information please visit WeyesBlood.com.

North America
Aug. 07 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic
Aug. 08  - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]
Aug. 10 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Company
Aug. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
Aug. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial    
Aug. 17 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Sep. 05 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
Sep. 06 - New Haven, CT - Space Ballroom
Sep. 07 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Sep. 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Sep. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met*
Sep. 12 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion*
Sep. 13 - Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavillion*
Sep. 14 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre*         
Sep. 16 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
Sep. 17 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
Sep. 19 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Sep. 20 - Charleston, SC - Volvo Car Stadium*
Sep. 21 - St. Augustine, FL - Sing Out Loud Festival at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sep. 23 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry
Sep. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar      
Sep. 28 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre     
Sep. 30 - Chicago, IL  - Thalia Hall
Oct. 01 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
Oct. 02 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
Oct. 04 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
Oct. 05 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
Oct. 06 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
 
Europe
Oct. 26 -  Dublin, IE - Button Factory
Oct. 28 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School
Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Oct. 30 - London, UK - Electric Brixton
Nov. 01 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Paris
Nov. 02 - Nantes, FR - SOY Festival
Nov. 03 - Bordeaux, FR - IBOAT
Nov. 05 -  Braga, PT - gnration
Nov. 06 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB @ B.Leza
Nov. 07 - Madrid, ES - Sala 0 - Palacio de Prensa
Nov. 08 - Benidorm, ES - Primavera Weekender
Nov. 10 -  Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair
Nov. 11 -  Zürich, CH - Bogen F
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu
Nov. 14 - Copenhagen, DK - DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Nov. 15 - Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan
Nov. 16 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
Nov. 17 - Oslo, NO - Parkteatret



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, MAY 20, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Weyes Blood Announces The International “Something To Believe Tour” In Support Of ‘Titanic Rising,’ Her Acclaimed New Album

Supports Kacey Musgraves US tour September 11th-21st

Presales are here: weyesblood.com/tour

[Photo Credit: Kathryn Vetter Miller]

Weyes Blood is extending her international tour schedule in support of Titanic Rising, her critically acclaimed new album, available now from Sub Pop. The  “Something to Believe Tour” begins August 7th in San Diego at The Irenic and ends November 17th in Oslo at Parkteatret.

Fan presales begin Wednesday, May 22nd at 10 am (local) and run through Thursday, May 23rd at 10 pm (Local). Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, May 24th at 10 am (Local). For more up to date ticket information please visit WeyesBlood.com
 
Weyes Blood will also support Kacey Musgraves on her headlining tour September 11th through September 21st. 
 
Weyes Blood’s current “True Love Is Making A Comeback” late spring tour is underway with a show tomorrow night, May 21st in St. Paul (Minneapolis) at the Turf Club and wraps up on June 13th in Los Angeles at the Troubadour. 
 
And Weyes Blood’s festival appearances for 2019 include Roskilde in Denmark on July 5th, Outside Lands in San Francisco on August 11th and Austin City Limits October 4th-6th. 
 
Spring/Summer 2019
May 21 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club [Sold Out]
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall [Sold Out]
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern [Sold Out]
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus [Sold Out]
May 26 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
May 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 29 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg [Sold Out]
May 31 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 01 - Philadelphia,  PA - Johnny Brenda’s [Sold Out]
Jun. 03 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl [Sold Out]
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt [Sold Out]
Jun. 06 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
Jun. 08 - Austin, TX - Antone’s [Sold Out]
Jun. 10 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jun. 11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour [Sold Out]
Jul. 05 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde
 
Something to Believe Tour
North America
Aug. 07 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic
Aug. 08  - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
Aug. 10 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Company
Aug. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
Aug. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial    
Aug. 17 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Sep. 05 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
Sep. 06 - New Haven, CT - Space Ballroom
Sep. 07 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Sep. 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Sep. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met*
Sep. 12 - Boston, MA  - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion*
Sep. 13 - Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavillion*
Sep. 14 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre*         
Sep. 16 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
Sep. 17 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
Sep. 19 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Sep. 20 - Charleston, SC - Volvo Car Stadium*
Sep. 21 - St. Augustine, FL - Sing Out Loud Festival at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sep. 23 - Athens, GA- 40 Watt
Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry
Sep. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar       
Sep. 28 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre      
Sep. 30 - Chicago, IL  - Thalia Hall
Oct. 01 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
Oct. 02 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
Oct. 04 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
Oct. 05 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
Oct. 06 - Austin, TX- Austin City Limits 
 
Europe
Oct. 26 -  Dublin, IE - Button Factory
Oct. 28 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School
Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Oct. 30 - London, UK - Electric Brixton
Nov. 03 - Bordeaux, FR - IBOAT
Nov. 05 -  Braga, PT - gnration
Nov. 06 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB @ B.Leza
Nov. 07 - Madrid, ES - Sala 0 - Palacio de Prensa
Nov. 10 - Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair
Nov. 11 - Zürich, CH - Bogen F
Nov. 13 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu
Nov. 14 - Copenhagen, DK - DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
Nov. 15 - Stockholm, SE - Slaktkyrkan
Nov. 16 - Gothenburg, SE - Oceanen
Nov. 17 - Oslo, NO - Parkteatret



Titanic Rising is in stores now, and also available from Sub Pop.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, APR 1, 2019 at 11:55 AM

Weyes Blood’s “True Love is Making a Comeback Tour” In Support of Her Stunning New Album ‘Titanic Rising’ Begins Today

Hear the album now in full through NPR Music’s “First Listen” -> n.pr/2CtUCiG

“Titanic Rising is a revelation.” 5/5 MOJO
 
“Album of the Month.” 9/10 - Uncut
 
“the Californian nails your heart to the wall” The Sunday Times
 
“Mering’s supple, winsome compositions are grounded in the solid songcraft of the classics, but at their heart, they’re steeped in the magic stuff of fantasies 
and daydreams.” NPR Music
 
“Mixing warm, New Age-suggestive electronic tones with conversational, heart-to-heart lyrics meant to stick on first listen, her work floats through space with a glistening, 
emotionally rich shimmer.” - LA Times
 
“Ms. Mering’s fourth and best full-length record” 
Wall Street Journal
 
“Rich and arresting” - Vulture


Weyes Blood’s headlining “True Love is Making a Comeback Tour” in support of Titanic Rising, her critically acclaimed album, begins today, Monday, April 1st and runs through June 13th. Additionally, she added festival appearances to her touring schedule for 2019 including Denmark’s Roskilde July 5th and Outside Lands in San Francisco August 9th-11th. 

True Love is Making a Comeback Tour 2019 - Ticket Links
California 
Apr. 01 - Fresno, CA - Strummers
Apr. 02 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at The Catalyst
Apr. 03 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
Apr. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge [Sold Out]
 
UK/Europe
Apr. 22 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
Apr. 23 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
Apr. 24 - Manchester, UK - YES (The Pink Room) 
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall          
Apr. 27 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, DE- Turmzimmer
Apr. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs 
Apr. 30 - Dunkerque, FR  - 4Ecluses
May 02 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
May 03 - Orleans, FR - Astrolabe
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Le Nuits Botanique (Venue: Rotonde)
 
North America 
May 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 16 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern
May 17 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
May 18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
May 26 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
May 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 29 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 31 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 01 - Philadelphia,  PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Jun. 03 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Jun. 06 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
Jun. 08 - Austin, TX - Antone’s
Jun. 10 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jun. 11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
Jul. 05 - Roskilde, DK - Roskilde
Aug. 09 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
Aug. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands


 
Weyes Blood will release Titanic Rising, her fourth album and Sub Pop records debut, worldwide on CD/LP/DL/CS this Friday, April 5th, 2019. The album features the singles  “Everyday,”“Movies”and “Andromeda,”and “Something to Believe.” The cover for Titanic Rising was shot in a bedroom submerged fully underwater by photographer Brett Stanley (zero CGI). 
 
Titanic Rising is available for pre-order from Sub Pop. LP pre-orders in North America through weyesblood.commegamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on maroon colored vinyl (while supplies last).  LP preorders of Titanic Rising throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on red vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design available.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAR 19, 2019 at 6:59 AM

Watch Weyes Blood Break Through The Fourth Wall in “Movies,” The gorgeous, Self-Directed New Video From ‘Titanic Rising’

“Titanic Rising is a revelation.”  ***** - MOJO

“Album of the Month.” 9/10 - Uncut

Weyes Blood directs, stars in and breaks through the fourth wall in her gorgeous new video for “Movies,” a standout from Titanic RisingThe video was directed by and stars Natalie Mering, and like the album cover, includes footage filmed underwater. 

Of it, she says, “We are enamored with Movies. Our generation is the most cinematically saturated of all time. Videotapes, DVD’s, streaming… Spielberg…all of it has thrust us into an endless loop of consumption. They provide formative experiences as children, standing larger than life before our fragile adolescent minds. I wanted to take a look into the emotionally manipulative powers of Movies - how have Movies succeeded in telling the myths of our time? How have they failed (miserably)? What is the consequent effect on a society of beings looking for themselves in the myths on the screen? It’s safe to say that they have failed us, but I can’t help it…I love Movies.”




Weyes Blood will release Titanic Rising, her fourth album and Sub Pop records debut, worldwide on CD/LP/DL/CS April 5th, 2019. The album features the lead single “Everyday,” and the previously released “Andromeda,” along with highlights “Something to Believe,” “Wild Time,” and the aforementioned “Movies.” The cover for Titanic Rising was shot in a bedroom submerged fully underwater by photographer Brett Stanley (zero CGI). 

Weyes Blood Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Weyes Blood’s previously announced “True Love is Making a Comeback Tour” in support of Titanic Rising runs April 1st-June 13th, 2019. 
 
True Love is Making a Comeback Tour 2019
California 
Apr. 01 - Fresno, CA - Strummers
Apr. 02 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at The Catalyst
Apr. 03 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
Apr. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge [Sold Out]
 
UK/Europe
Apr. 22 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
Apr. 23 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
Apr. 24 - Manchester, UK - YES (The Pink Room) 
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall          
Apr. 27 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, DE- Turmzimmer
Apr. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs 
Apr. 30 - Dunkerque, FR  - 4Ecluses
May 02 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
May 03 - Orleans, FR - Astrolabe
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Le Nuits Botanique (Venue: Rotonde)
 
North America 
May 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 16 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern
May 17 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
May 18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
May 26 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
May 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 29 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 31 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 01 - Philadelphia,  PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Jun. 03 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Jun. 06 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
Jun. 08 - Austin, TX - Antone’s
Jun. 10 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jun. 11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour


Titanic Rising is available for pre-order from Sub Pop. LP pre-orders in North America through weyesblood.com, megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on maroon colored vinyl (while supplies last).  LP preorders of Titanic Rising throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on red vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design available.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, MAR 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Weyes Blood Performs New Song “Something to Believe” From ‘Titanic Rising’ Live at Pitchfork’s Midwinter Festival

You can now watch Weyes Blood perform “Something to Believe,” a beautiful new track from Titanic Rising along with Front Row Seat to Earth standout “Be Free” both filmed live at PitchforkMidwinter Festival at Art Institute of Chicago [see Pitchfork TV March 11th). 

Weyes Blood (pronounced wize bluhd) will release Titanic Rising, her fourth album and Sub Pop records debut, worldwide on CD/LP/DL/CS April 5th, 2019. The album features the lead single  “Everyday,”  and the previously released “Andromeda,” along with highlights “Movies,” “Wild Time,” and the aforementioned “Something to Believe.” The cover for Titanic Rising was shot in a bedroom submerged fully underwater by photographer Brett Stanley (zero CGI). 

 
Under the Radar says of Titanic Rising, “On Weyes Blood’s radiant and beautifully anachronistic fourth studio album, Natalie Mering achieves a perfectly balanced synthesis between the old and familiar and the new and unexplored [8.5/10].” In its recent interview with Weyes Blood, Pitchfork had this to say, “Building on the gently lilting melodies, complex harmonies, and sophisticated chord changes of her 2016 breakthrough, Front Row Seat to EarthTitanic Rising is Mering’s most ornate and ambitious work to date.”  BUST adds this: “In the stunning opener ‘A Lot’s Gonna Change’ and the slide guitar infused ‘Something to Believe,’ Mering continuously makes the case for pushing forward anyway. These are conversations you’ll want to be privy to, no matter how far out they get [4/5].” And MOJO perfectly sums of the album with this quip, “Cosmic Carpenters, Laurel Canyon in Space.” 


[Photo Credit: Kathryn Vetter Miller]

Weyes Blood Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Weyes Blood’s previously announced “True Love is Making a Comeback Tour” for the spring of 2019 in support of Titanic Rising begins on April 22nd in Brighton, UK at the Haunt and currently ends on June 13th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Weyes Blood and her band will visit the UK, mainland Europe, and North American for these shows.  These dates will be preceded by a run of California shows, which run April 1st-April 5th, 2019.   More 2019 dates to come.

True Love is Making a Comeback Tour 2019
California 
Apr. 01 - Fresno, CA - Strummers
Apr. 02 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at The Catalyst
Apr. 03 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
Apr. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge [Sold Out]
 
UK/Europe
Apr. 22 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
Apr. 23 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
Apr. 24 - Manchester, UK - YES (The Pink Room) 
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall          
Apr. 27 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, DE- Turmzimmer
Apr. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs 
Apr. 30 - Dunkerque, FR  - 4Ecluses
May 02 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
May 03 - Orleans, FR - Astrolabe
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Le Nuits Botanique (Venue: Rotonde)
 
North America 
May 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 16 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern
May 17 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
May 18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
May 26 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
May 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 29 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 31 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 01 - Philadelphia,  PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Jun. 03 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Jun. 06 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
Jun. 08 - Austin, TX - Antone’s
Jun. 10 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jun. 11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour



Titanic Rising is available for pre-order from Sub Pop. LP pre-orders in North America through weyesblood.commegamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on maroon colored vinyl (while supplies last).  LP preorders of Titanic Rising throughout the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on red vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new T-shirt design available. 


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, FEB 12, 2019 at 6:59 AM

Weyes Blood to Unleash ‘Titanic Rising,’ Her New Album, Available on April 5th. Now See the Official Video for Single “Everyday.”

Also Announcing 2019 “True Love Is Making a Comeback” Tour.

Weyes Blood (pronounced wizebluhd) will release Titanic Rising, her fourth album and Sub Pop Records debut, worldwide on CD/LP/DL/CS April 5th, 2019. The album features the lead single  “Everyday,” and the previously released “Andromeda,” along with highlights “Movies,” “Wild Time,” and “Something to Believe.” The cover for Titanic Rising was shot in a bedroom submerged fully underwater (zero CGI). 

The new single, “Everyday,” chronicles the chaos of modern love and dating - short attention spans, restlessness, and the continuous crusade (and carnage) to find some kind of all-encompassing soul mate. Watch the official video, in all its bloody terror, directed by Weyes Blood here.

 
[Cover Art Photo Credit: Brett Stanley]

Titanic Rising, written and recorded during the first half of 2018, is the culmination of three albums and many years of touring: stronger chops and ballsier decisions. It’s an achievement in transcendent vocals and levitating arrangements, conversational lyrics and thoughtful commentary on the modern condition of our souls. Like the Kinks meet WWII (or is it Bob Seger meets Enya?) Titanic Rising manages to ride that line between classic songwriting and post-apocalyptic futurism.

Titanic Rising is now available for pre-order from Sub Pop. LP pre-orders in North America through weyesblood.commegamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on maroon colored vinyl (while supplies last).  LP pre-orders of Titanic Rising in the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on red vinyl (while supplies last). There is also a new T-shirt design available now.

Titanic Rising
Tracklisting


1. A Lot’s Gonna Change
2. Andromeda
3. Everyday
4. Something to Believe
5. Titanic Rising
6. Movies
7. Mirror Forever
8. Wild Time
9. Picture Me Better
10. Nearer to Thee

Weyes Blood Tour Dates and Ticket Links

Weyes Blood has also scheduled an intergalactic headlining tour for the spring of 2019 in support of Titanic Rising, which begins on April 22nd in Brighton, UK at the Haunt and currently ends June 13th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Weyes Blood and her band will visit the UK, mainland Europe, Canada, and the US for these dates. These dates will be preceded by a run of California shows, which run April 1st-April 5th, 2019. More 2019 dates to come.
 
Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale Friday, February 15th at 10 am PST.

True Love Is Making a Comeback Tour 2019

California 
Apr. 01 - Fresno, CA - Strummers
Apr. 02  - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at The Catalyst
Apr. 03 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
Apr. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge [Sold Out]
 
UK/Europe
Apr. 22  - Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
Apr. 23 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
Apr. 24 - Manchester, UK - YES (The Pink Room) 
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall          
Apr. 27 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, DE - Turmzimmer
Apr. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs 
Apr. 30 - Dunkerque, FR  - 4Ecluses
May 02 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
May 03 - Orleans, FR - Astrolabe
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Le Nuits Botanique (Venue: Rotonde)
 
North America 
May 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 16 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern
May 17 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
May 18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
May 25 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
May 26 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
May 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
May 29 - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 31 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 01 - Philadelphia,  PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Jun. 03 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Jun. 06 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 07 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (upstairs)
Jun. 08 - Austin, TX - Antone’s
Jun. 11 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Jun. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Jun. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
 
Weyes Blood recently released “Andromeda,” a stellar offering also found on Titanic Rising. The track plays on a few themes (mythology, astronomy, technology), and is ultimately a love song about finding something long-lasting in an ever-changing world full of distractions, unrealistic expectations (“looking up to the sky for, something I may never find”) and past disappointments. 

Stereogum recently named “Andromeda” one of its songs of the week, and said “There are few contemporary artists who sound like Natalie Mering. Her voice is enchanting, and on this song, she asks listeners to give themselves over to love, as if doing so will allow them to live in her plush, technicolor world a little longer.” And The FADER raves “…Mering, crafts melodies that feel rooted in another space and time.” 



About Weyes Blood’s Titanic Rising:
The phantom zone, the parallax, the upside down—there is a rich cultural history of exploring in-between places. Through her latest,Titanic Rising, Weyes Blood (a.k.a. Natalie Mering) has, too, designed her own universe to soulfully navigate life’s mysteries. Maneuvering through a space-time continuum, she intriguingly plays the role of a melodic, sometimes melancholic, anthropologist.
 
Tellingly, Mering classifies Titanic Rising as the Kinks meet WWII or Bob Seger meets Enya. The latter captures the album’s willful expansiveness (“You can tell there’s not a guy pulling the strings in Enya’s studio,” she notes, admiringly). The former relays her imperative to connect with listeners. “The clarity of Bob Seger is unmistakable. I’m a big fan of conversational songwriting,” she adds. “I just try to do that in a way that uses abstract imagery as well.”
 
“An album is like a Rubik’s Cube,” she says. “Sometimes you get all the dimensions—the lyrics, the melody, the production—to line up. I try to be futuristic and ancient at once, which is a difficult alchemy. It’s taken a lot of different tries to get it right.” As concept-album as it may sound, it’s also a devoted exercise in realism, albeit occasionally magical. Here, the throwback-cinema grandeur of “A Lot’s Gonna Change” gracefully coexists with the otherworldly title track, an ominous instrumental. 
 
Titanic Rising, written and recorded during the first half of 2018, is the culmination of three albums and years of touring: stronger chops and ballsier decisions. It’s an achievement in transcendent vocals and levitating arrangements—one she could reach only by flying under the radar for so many years. “I used to want to belong,” says the L.A. based musician. “I realized I had to forge my own path. Nobody was going to do that for me. That was liberating. I became a Joan of Arc solo musician.”
 
The Weyes Blood frontwoman grew up singing in gospel and madrigal choirs. “Classical and Renaissance music really influenced me,” says Mering, who first picked up a guitar at age 8. (Listen closely to Titanic Rising, and you’ll also hear the jazz of Hoagy Carmichael mingle with the artful mysticism of Alejandro Jodorowsky and the monomyth of scholar Joseph Campbell.) “Something to Believe,” a confessional that makes judicious use of the slide guitar, touches on that cosmological upbringing. “Belief is something all humans need. Shared myths are part of our psychology and survival,” she says. “Now we have a weird mishmash of capitalism and movies and science. There have been moments where I felt very existential and lost.”
 

As a kid, she filled that void with Titanic. (Yes, the movie.) “It was engineered for little girls and had its own mythology,” she explains. Mering also noticed that the blockbuster romance actually offered a story about loss born of man’s hubris. “It’s so symbolic that the Titanic would crash into an iceberg, and now that iceberg is melting, sinking civilization.” Today, this hubris also extends to the relentless adoption of technology, at the expense of both happiness and attention spans.
 
The track “Movies” marks another Titanic-related epiphany: “that movies had been brainwashing people and their ideas about romantic love.” To that end, Mering has become an expert at deconstructing intimacy. Sweeping and string-laden, “Andromeda” seems engineered to fibrillate hearts. “It’s about losing your interest in trying to be in love,” she says. “Everybody is their own galaxy, their own separate entity. There is a feeling of needing to be saved, and that’s a lot to ask of people.” Its companion track, “Everyday,” “is about the chaos of modern dating,” she says, “the idea of sailing off onto your ships to nowhere to deal with all your baggage.”
 
But Weyes Blood isn’t one to stew. Her observations play out in an ethereal saunter: far more meditative than cynical. “I experience reality on a slower, more hypnotic level,” she says. “I’m a more contemplative kind of writer.” To Mering, listening and thinking are concurrent experiences. “There are complicated influences mixed in with more relatable nostalgic melodies,” she says. “In my mind, my music feels so big, a true production. I’m not a huge, popular artist, but I feel like one when I’m in the studio. But it’s never taking away from the music. I’m just making a bigger space for myself.”


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