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NEWS : FRI, APR 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Jeremy Enigk Schedules U.S. Anniversary Tour in Support of ‘Return of the Frog Queen: Expanded Edition’ June 7th through July 12th

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Tickets on sale today at 10am (local time)

Jeremy Enigk has announced U.S. performances for the “Return of the Frog Queen Anniversary Tour,” which begins June 7th in San Francisco at Rickshaw Stop and runs through July 12th in Seattle at Chop Suey.  For these dates, Enigk will perform the album in its entirety, accompanied by a full band. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, April 20th at 10am (local time). (complete list below.)

Listen to newly remastered track “Shade and the Black Hat”:
YouTube: youtu.be/JuXyOFXmI4Y
Spotify: spoti.fi/2EDXS9m
Apple Music: apple.co/2JBbp5k

Jeremy Enigk Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The newly announced dates follows the news from last week regarding the forthcoming release of Return of the Frog Queen: Expanded Edition, the newly remastered edition of his debut solo album. Return of the Frog Queen has been out of print since its original 1996 pressing. This reissue includes the original album, remastered in 2018, plus digital bonus tracks from Enigk’s 1996 live session on Seattle radio station The End. Please find a tracklisting below.

Jun. 07 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Jun. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Jun. 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Jun. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
Jun. 14 - Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
Jun. 15 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 17 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
Jun. 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Hell
Jun. 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Jun. 21 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Jun. 25 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Jun. 26 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
Jun. 27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
Jun. 29 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
Jun. 30 - Chicago, IL Subterranean
Jul. 01 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Jul. 03 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
Jul. 05 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Jul. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Jul. 11 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
 
Jeremy Enigk previously announced Living Room tour runs through April 24th. Please visit Jeremy Enigk’s website for more info for those shows.



Return of the Frog Queen is now available for preorder right over here.  The vinyl edition of the album will be available on a limited run of purple vinyl (while supplies last).

About Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen

Three good reasons why it’s hard to remember a time when an album like Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen sounded shocking:

 
1) At the time of its release in 1996, there was no other album like it.
 
2) In the 22 years between then and now, its marriage of seemingly opposing sensibilities—English folk and American punk; orchestral chamber pop and progressive rock; surreal, pastoral, fanciful lyrics that burn to express personal, emotional, and spiritual quandary—has become the blueprint for so much great music that a young listener can be forgiven for thinking that things were always just like that.
 
This isn’t to claim some kind of Velvet Underground/Big Star status for the album, but it is to say that you can draw a straight line between Frog Queen and elements of Elliott Smith, Belle & Sebastian, Rufus Wainwright, Destroyer, the Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Joanna Newsom, Bon Iver, and many, many other artists who have come to define the past two decades of indie music.
 
3) It’s getting harder to remember anything anymore.

But Return of the Frog Queen is worth remembering. Or discovering. And most definitely celebrating. Though you rarely see it turn up on lists of 50 Best Things of Whatever Year We Wish We Still Lived in Because the Present Is Such a Consummate Drag, the album was an indisputable innovation in the world of ‘90s indie rock, rewriting a litany of unwritten rules about sound, subject matter, and solo identity for lead singers of successful bands (read more at Sub Pop).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, APR 20, 2018 at 6:55 AM

Sub Pop & Hardly Art Make Record Store Day Worth Living (2018 edition)

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Herewith, details on Sub Pop’s elaborate plans to celebrate the TRUE most wonderful time of the year: Record Store Day 2018. 

As the main course, we’re putting out Thomas Andrew Doyle’s (aka TAD) limited-edition Incineration Ceremony LP. And! Equally delightful, though more challenging to flip on eBay, a bunch of our artists are performing (King Tuff and Yuno), or doing DJ sets (Steve Turner of Mudhoney, John Reis & Gar Wood of Hot Snakes, and Colleen Green) in actual record stores! And all of this will be available or happen on Saturday, April 21st at participating retailers.

Please find info on Thomas Andrew Doyle and a schedule of performances and DJ sets below.


Thomas Andrew Doyle’s / Incineration Ceremony LP:

Incineration Ceremony is the new work by Thomas Andrew Doyle (TAD, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Hog Molly) and is a return to roots of sorts. After spending his formative years in music playing in jazz clubs while attending school studying classical and jazz music at Boise State University, Doyle comes forth with a symphonic take on what is going on in his head. Spawned from the dark and dreary recesses of Doyle’s psyche comes an immense sound of textures, rhythms and material suitable for film and stand-alone listening, disquieting all who are within earshot. People who are familiar with his music should expect the unexpected. Doyle’s entry into the world of symphonic composition is no novice beginner’s attempt. Incineration Ceremony is a musical journeyman’s expression that is genuine, heartfelt, honest, uncompromising, and authoritative.

Incineration Ceremony is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide, and comes housed in a single-LP jacket with custom dust sleeve and grey/black vinyl.

Incineration Ceremony Tracklist:

1. Silent Incineration

2. Bio-Illogical Functions

3. Meditations in Null

4. Desire

5. Nurtured in Grief

6. The Only Thing You Truly Own Is Nothing

7. Prognati ignis ignis

8. Lost in Abyssmal Waters*

9. Born into Sorrow*

10. Asleep in Arrythmia*

*Bonus tracks included as digital download


DJ Sets and In-Store Performances (from early to later):

Steve Turner (Mudhoney) / Jackpot Records DJ set (Portland, 10 am): 3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Colleen Green / Amoeba DJ set (Hollywood, noon): 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Yuno / Amoeba In-store performance (Berkeley, 2pm): 2455 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704.

John Reis (of Hot Snakes)  / Vinyl Junkies DJ set (San Diego, 3pm): 2235 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104

King Tuff / Fingerprints In-store performance (Long Beach, 6pm): 420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Gar Wood (of Hot Snakes + Beehive & the Barracudas) w/ Tracy Wooley (Beehive & the Barracudas)  / Vinyl Junkies DJ set (San Diego, California, 7pm): 2235 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104


About Record Store Day

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica (read more here).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, APR 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen to Yuno’s New Single “Why For” - His Sub Pop Debut ‘Moodie’ Will Be Out June 15th

Jacksonville’s Yuno will release Moodie, his first-ever collection of songs, worldwide through Sub Pop on June 15th, 2018. The six-song effort features breakout single “No Going Back” along with standouts “Fall In Love” and today’s latest offering, the official video for “Why For.”  Moodie was written, performed, and produced by Yuno.
 
Yuno, who directed “Why For,” had this to say, “The video is kind of a visual representation of what I felt while creating the song. A collage of memories, drifting through different moods and trying to figure out a way to make it all make sense.”

Find “Why For” now on Spotify + Apple Music + YouTube


Moodie is now available for preorder on CD/LP/CS/DL from Sub Pop. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on pink vinyl.

Moodie
Tracklisting
1. Amber
2. No Going Back
3. Fall In Love
4. Why For
5. So Slow
6. Galapagos

Yuno Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Yuno will support Moodie with his previously announced first-ever U.S. live performances supporting Twin Shadow, beginning April 20th in San Francisco at Popscene and ends May 2nd in Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg.  Additional live dates to be announced soon.

Apr. 20 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene
Apr. 21 - Berkeley, CA - Amoeba Records instore performance / 2pm
Apr. 22 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Apr. 23 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Cafe
Apr. 27 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
May 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Yuno’s “No Going Back” was released to rave reviews earlier this year. NPR Music called it an early entry into the race for song of the summer.” Pitchfork gave the song “Best New Track” status, and had this to say, “‘No Going Back” insists what we’re all thinking for the new pop wunderkind: Only forward.” And Pigeons and Planes calls it “a masterfully written song, but instead of being polished to a bore, it feels handmade, with a fuzzy guitar solo, meaty bass, and a euphoric bounce.”

Listen to Yuno’s first single on Sub Pop, “No Going Back” - currently climbing the charts on Spotify + Apple Music + YouTube.
 
Read more about Yuno right over here.

[Photo Credit: Yuno]
 
More of what “The People” have to say about Yuno:
“Yuno’s lithe voice floats amidst the cheerful soundscape, bouncing off the plucky piano keys… the brand of sunny pop displayed on ‘No Going Back’ should earn him his own cult fanbase.” - Impose
 
“It’s light and breezy indie-pop, with warm and bouncy synth-lines softly coloured overck with warm piano melodies and guitar solos. His vocals – fitting beautifully into the current psychedelic renaissance spearheaded by the likes of Tame Impala and Washed Out – pour out an infectious melody that’s simultaneously great fun and inflected with melancholy.” - Indie Shuffle
 
“Bouncy and bright…” - Gorilla Vs. Bear.
 
“Charming us all with its buoyant pop flair and instrumentals that sound as if they were seemingly dipped in sunshine, “No Going Back” signals Yuno’s return in a way that’s almost impossible to shake. “No Going Back” is as promising as it is optimistic.” - The Grey Estates
 
“Drifting digital pop casting a bittersweet spell.” – CLASH


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, APR 18, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Father John Misty to Release ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ - His Fourth Album - on June 1st, 2018

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[Album cover photo credit: Pari Dukovic]

Hear New Tracks “Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All” + “Just Dumb Enough to Try”

Father John Misty will release God’s Favorite Customer, his fourth album worldwide on June 1st, 2018 through Sub Pop, with the exception of Europe through Bella Union.
 
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.

God’s Favorite Customer is now available for preorder through Father John Misty’s Official StoreSub Pop Mega MartBella Union and select independent retailers in the following formats:

  • The limited Loser edition on metallic purple vinyl
  • A standard LP on black vinyl
  • CD
  • Digital
  • Cassette

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


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, APR 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch: Jo Passed Shares Official Video For “Glass” From ‘Their Prime,’ The Group’s Forthcoming Album

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 Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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 Prime are 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).


Posted by Rachel White