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

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0700

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/JuXyOFXmI4YSpotify: spoti.fi/2EDXS9mApple Music: apple.co/2JBbp5kJeremy Enigk Tour Dates + Ticket LinksThe 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 StopJun. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - TroubadourJun. 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda BarJun. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel LoungeJun. 14 - Austin, TX - The SidewinderJun. 15 - Dallas, TX - Club DadaJun. 17 - Nashville, TN - Basement EastJun. 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade HellJun. 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s CradleJun. 21 - Washington, DC - U Street Music HallJun. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of WilliamsburgJun. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Union TransferJun. 25 - Allston, MA - Great ScottJun. 26 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury LanesJun. 27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Funhouse @ Mr. SmallsJun. 29 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving TouchJun. 30 - Chicago, IL SubterraneanJul. 01 - St. Paul, MN - Turf ClubJul. 03 - Omaha, NE - SlowdownJul. 05 - Denver, CO - Larimer LoungeJul. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby CourtJul. 11 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir LoungeJul. 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 QueenThree 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).[...]



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

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:55:00 -0700

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 Incineration2. Bio-Illogical Functions3. Meditations in Null4. Desire5. Nurtured in Grief6. The Only Thing You Truly Own Is Nothing 7. Prognati ignis ignis8. 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 97214Colleen Green / Amoeba DJ set (Hollywood, noon): 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028Yuno / 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 92104King 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 92104About Record Store DayRecord 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).[...]



Listen to Yuno's New Single "Why For" - His Sub Pop Debut 'Moodie' Will Be Out June 15th

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 -0700

width="480" height="275"src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/blUImbQcY_0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> 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 + YouTubeMoodie 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.MoodieTracklisting1. Amber2. No Going Back3. Fall In Love4. Why For5. So Slow6. GalapagosYuno Tour Dates + Ticket LinksYuno 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 - PopsceneApr. 21 - Berkeley, CA - Amoeba Records instore performance / 2pmApr. 22 - Portland, OR - Mississippi StudiosApr. 23 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile CafeApr. 27 - Washington, DC - U Street Music HallMay 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of WilliamsburgYuno’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[...]



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

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 -0700

[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 Store, Sub Pop Mega Mart, Bella Union and select independent retailers in the following formats:The limited Loser edition on metallic purple vinylA standard LP on black vinylCDDigitalCassetteGod’s Favorite CustomerTracklisting1. Hangout at the Gallows2. Mr. Tillman3. Just Dumb Enough to Try4. Date Night5. Please Don’t Die6. The Palace7. Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All8. God’s Favorite Customer9. The Songwriter10. We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)[Photo credit: Emma Tillman]Father John Misty Tour Dates + Ticket LinksFather 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 ParkApr. 29 - Fort Worth, TX - Fortress FestivalMay 11 - Bloomington, IN - Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering! at Upland Brewing Company (solo show)May 25 - Belfast, IE - BBC Music The Biggest WeekendMay 26 - Halifax, UK - The Piece HallMay 27 - London, UK - All Points East FestivalMay 28 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street  May 29 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street    May 30 - Dublin, IE - Vicar StreetJun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound FestivalJun. 02 - Nimes, FR - This is Not A Love Song FestivalJun. 03 - Paris, FR - We Love Green FestivalJun. 05 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium   Jun. 07 - Porto, PT - Primavera Sound FestivalJun. 08 - Aarhus, DK - NorthSide FestivalJun. 10 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret FestivalJun. 12 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum SceneJun. 14 - Bergen, NO - BergenfestJun. 15-17 - Hunter, NY - Mountain JamJun. 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Rock The Garden Festival! at Walker Art Center   Jun. 24 - Hollywood, CA  - Hollywood Bowl*Jul. 13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle FestivalJul. 20 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt PavilionJul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block PartyJul. 27 - New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts FestivalAug. 01 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art Park Theater ^Aug. 04 - Toronto, ON - Historic Fort York & Garrison Commons $Aug. 10-12 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands FestivalAug. 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre**Aug. 17-19 - Omaha, NE - Maha Music FestivalSep. 09 - Vancouver, BC - SKOOKUM FestivalNov. 03 - Groningen, NL - TakeRoot FestivalNov. 09-10 - Weissenhäuser Strand, DE - Rolling Stone WeekenderNov. 16-17 - Rust, DE - Rolling Stone Park* w/ Gillian Welch** w/ TV on the Radio^ w/ Jenny Lewis$ supporting The National[...]



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

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:00:00 -0700

width="480" height="275"src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y6q2WmBo9lU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> 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 LinksJo 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 SocietyMay 27 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social ClubMay 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan LoungeMay 30 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley BarMay 31 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow PalaceJun. 01 - Austin, TX - The SidewinderJun. 02 - Fort Worth, TX - MASSJun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The EndJun. 05 - Durham, NC - The PinhookJun. 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 ClubJun. 20 - Saskatoon, SK - AmigosJun. 21-23 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island FestivalJun. 27 - Portland, OR - Mississippi StudiosJun. 29 - Seattle, WA - Barboza*w/ Dick StussoJo 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).[...]



Wolf Parade Extends 2018 International Tour Schedule In Support of 'Cry Cry Cry'

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0700

[Photo credit: Shane McCauley]Wolf Parade have extended more their 2018 international tour schedule in support of album Cry Cry Cry. The newly added summer US dates (August 17th-31st) includes stops in Ithaca(NY), Millvale(PA), Columbus(OH), Louisville(KY), Nashville(TN), St. Louis(MO), Indianapolis(IN), Carrboro(NC), Baltimore(MD), Hamden(CT), and Holyoke(MA).The band have also scheduled a fall run of Canadian dates (September 26th; October 10th-16th) that will have the band visiting Quebec City(QC), Winnipeg(MB), Saskatoon(SK), Calgary(AB), and Nelson(BC). Early pre-sales for these new shows begin Tuesday, April 17th at 10am (local time), with tickets on sale to general public Friday, April 20th at 10am (local time).[Photo credit: Shane McCauley]Wolf Parade Tour Dates + Ticket LinksWolf Parade’s previously announced North American spring dates (May 19th-24th) will have them play Santa Teresa Music & Arts Festival in Sainte-Thérèse (QC) and Sasquiatch Music Festival main stage, as well as a joint run with Japandroids visiting Kansas City(MO), Denver(CO), Boise(ID), and Salt Lake City(UT). Meanwhile, The band’s EU jaunt will have stops in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia.May 19 - Sainte-Thérèse, QC - Santa Teresa Music & Arts FestivalMay 21 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman **May 22 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre **May 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge **May 24 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory **May 25 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music FestivalMay 31 - Zurich, CH - Bogen FJun. 01 - Dornbirn, AT - Conrad SohmJun. 02 - Kleinreifling, AT - SeewiesenfestJun. 03 - Prague, CZ - UnderdogsJun. 05 - Ljubljana, SI - Kino SiskaJun. 06 - Zagreb, HR - K-SetJun. 07 - Graz, AT - OrpheumJun. 08 - Vienna, AT - FlexAug. 17 - Elora, ON - Riverfest EloraAug. 19 - Ithaca, NY - The HauntAug. 21 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls TheatreAug. 22 - Columbus, OH - Ace of CupsAug. 23 - Louisville, KY - HeadlinersAug. 24 - Nashville, TN - The Basement EastAug. 25 - St. Louis, MO - Off BroadwayAug. 26 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi-FiAug. 28 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s CradleAug. 29 - Baltimore, MD - The OttobarAug. 30 - Hamden, CY - Space BallroomAug. 31 - Holyoke, MA - Gateway City ArtsSep. 26 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial BellOct. 10 - Winnipeg, MB -  The Garrick CentreOct. 11 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol Music ClubOct. 13 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & StageOct. 16 - Nelson, BC - Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel** w/ JapandroidsWolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry, is available now on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop right here, except Canada from Universal Music over here. The album was produced by John Goodmanson at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York.[...]



Crumbling remnants of civilization… A broken justice system… A consumer wasteland… Was it all part of the plan? Watch METZ’s new video for “Mr. Plague” to find out.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:00 -0700

width="480" height="275"src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-FOLPcZ6oWQ?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Hot on the heels of their blistering March 27th performance on the The Chris Gethard Show, METZ have a new video for the track “Mr. Plague,” from their 2017 album, Strange Peace. As described by director, Shayne Ehman (who has directed 3 out of 3 of the videos from Strange Peace), the video examines: “...the crumbling remnants of civilization...a broken justice system...a consumer wasteland… Was it all part of the plan?” Watch the video for “Mr. Plague” here to find out. METZ Tour Dates + Ticket LinksMETZ have added new dates to their previously announced and comprehensive 2018 international tour schedule. New Canadian and European headlining and festival dates include: Quebec City at Festival D’été on July 11th; Leipzig, Germany at UT Connewitz on July 18th; Berlin, Germany at Cassiopeia on July 19th; August 16th in Wiesbaden, Germany at Schlactof; Reading Festival on August 25th; Leeds Festival on August 26th; Cardiff, Wales at The Globe on August 27th; and Asten-Heusden, Netherlands for the Misty Fields Festival on August 31st. Sub Pop labelmates Moaning will open a number of these EU shows. Apr. 17 - Lisbon, Portugal – MusicBox *Apr. 18 - Porto, Portugal – Hard Club *Apr. 19 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso NoordApr. 20 - Rotterdam, Netherlands – Motel MozaiqueApr. 21 - Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Out of the Crowd FestivalApr. 23 - Milan, IT - Magnolia *Apr. 24 - Bologna, IT - Freakout, Bologna *Apr. 25 - Munich, DE - Strom *Apr. 26 - Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9 *Apr. 27 - Belfort, FR - Impetus FestivalApr. 28 - London, UK - Test Pressing Festival*Apr. 30 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo *May 01 - Dublin, IE - Whelan’sMay 02 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen *May 03 - Ramsgate, UK - Ramsgate Music Hall * [Sold Out]May 04 - Brussels, BE - Les Nuits Botanique [Sold Out]May 05 - Leffinge, BE - De Zwerver *May 23 - Taipei, Taiwan - The WallMay 25 - Beijing, China - TBCMay 26 - Shanghai, China - TBCMay 29 - Hong Kong, China - TTN LivehouseMay 31 - Manila, Philippines - Mow’s BarJun. 01 - Singapore - DeclineJun. 02 - Bangkok, Thailand - NormaJun. 04 - Tokyo, Japan - FeverJun. 05 - Tokyo, Japan - FeverJun. 06 - Nagoya, Japan - Tight RopeJun. 07 - Osaka, Japan - ConpassJun. 13 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music HallJun. 14 - New York, NY - Rocks Off Cruise w/ Holy FuckJul. 11 - Quebec City, QC - Festival D’eteJul. 12 - Ottawa, ON - BabylonJul 18 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz,Jul. 19 - Berlin, DE - CassiopeiaJul. 21 - Tromso, Norway - Bukta FestivalAug. 16 - Wiesbaden, DE - SchlactofAug. 25 - Reading, UK - Reading FestivalAug. 26 - Leeds, UK - Leeds FestivalAug. 27 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue RoomsAug. 29 - Cardiff, UK - The GlobeAug. 31 - Asten-Heusden, NL - Misty Fields FestivalSep. 14 - Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Westward Festival)Oct. 26-28 - Gainesville, Florida - The Fest* w/ MoaningStrange Peace is available now on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide (except in Canada) from Sub Pop here. In Canada, Strange Peace is available from Royal Mountain Records over here.[...]



Sub Pop To Release Jeremy Enigk’s Solo Debut, The Newly Remastered 'Return of the Frog Queen: Expanded Edition' on May 25th, 2018

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:00:00 -0700

U.S. East Coast Living Room Tour Is Underway Now Through April 24th.On May 25th, 2018, Sub Pop will release Return of the Frog Queen, the newly remastered debut solo album from Jeremy Enigk. 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. Jeremy Enigk performed with legendary indie rock band Sunny Day Real Estate from 1993 to 2000. In 1996, following Sunny Day Real Estate’s first breakup (which lasted from 1995 to 1997), Enigk released Return of the Frog Queen. Return of the Frog Queen represents a major shift from the sound of Sunny Day Real Estate. The album features a 21-piece orchestra backing Enigk as he performs striking, dramatic, chamber-pop compositions that demonstrate the full breadth of Enigk’s talents as a singer, musician, and songwriter. The album was produced by Greg Williamson, who also produced Sunny Day Real Estate’s 1998 comeback album, How it Feels to Be Something On. Return of the Frog Queen is now available for preorder from Sub Pop.  The vinyl edition of the album will be available on a limited run of purple vinyl (while supplies last).Return of the Frog Queen Tracklisting 1. Abegail Anne2. Return of the Frog Queen3. Lewis Hollow4. Lizard5. Carnival6. Call Me Steam7. Explain8. Shade and the Black Hat9. Fallen Heart10. Abegail Anne*11. Return of the Frog Queen*12. Lizard*13. Carnival*14. Explain**The End Sessions CD anddigital-only bonus tracksTour Dates + Ticket LinksJeremy Enigk 2018 tour schedule is underway, with a U.S. east coast Living Room tour through April 24th. Additional live dates will be announced soon. Please visit Jeremy Enigk’s website here for more info.[Photo Courtesy of the Artist]About Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog QueenThree 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. THE BACKGROUND As you probably know, Enigk was the singer/guitarist of Sunny Day Real Estate, the Seattle quartet widely credited as the Big Bang of the post-hardcore, indie rock variant of emo that would spend the next decade morphing into a massively commercial enterprise. You can’t blame Sunny Day Real[...]



ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM 'HOPE DOWNS' OUT JUNE 15. NOW WATCH VIDEO FOR SINGLE "TALKING STRAIGHT"

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:00:00 -0700

width="480" height="275"src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zj5tH-6vNKY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are thrilled to announce that their highly-anticipated debut album, Hope Downs, will be released on June 15 via Sub Pop. To coincide with this news, they've shared the above featured video (and single), "Talking Straight." Fittingly recorded in a house in the middle of the Northern NSW bush, "Talking Straight" hits hard with its driving rhythm and melodic, interweaving guitars, while reflecting on the loneliness of being a small person in the big universe. In singer/songwriter/guitarist Joe White’s own words: "The concept came about when I heard someone talking about the possibility of us, humans, being alone in the universe, and how sad that would be. The idea in this song is that we might be lonely, but we could be lonely together." "Talking Straight" marks the second release of new music from the band for 2018. Previous single "Mainland" saw the band receive accolades from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Paste, to name a few. The two songs collectively show how, after a pair of buzz-building EPs, Hope Downs is truly that album that was promised. The album title, taken from the name of a vast open cut mine in the middle of Australia, refers to the feeling of standing at the edge of the void of the big unknown, and finding something to hold on to. It's a record that focuses on finding the bright spots at a time when cynicism all too often feels like the natural state. Rolling Blackouts C.F. are here to remind us to keep our feet on the ground—and Hope Downs is as delicious a taste of terra firma as you're going to get from a rock band right now.Having recently wrapped Australia's Laneway Festival, where the band were a highlight act, Rolling Blackouts C.F. will gear up for a huge few months as they head over to North America and Europe to play a run of headline shows and festivals including Coachella, Shaky Knees, The Great Escape and Primavera Sound. (see dates below.)Hope Downs is now available for pre-order here and will come in the following formats:- Standard LP on black vinyl- The limited Loser edition LP on light ice blue vinyl (while supplies last!)- CD- Cassette- DigitalHOPE DOWNS TRACKLISTING1. An Air Conditioned Man2. Talking Straight3. Mainland4. Time In Common5. Sister's Jeans6. Bellarine7. Cappuccino City8. Exclusive Grave9. How Long?10. The HammerRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Tour Dates + Ticket LinksFri. Apr. 13 - Sun. Apr. 15 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts FestivalTue. Apr. 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The EchoFri. Apr. 20 - Sun. Apr. 22 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts FestivalTue. Apr. 24 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir LoungeWed. Apr. 25 - Seattle, WA @ The CrocodileFri. Apr. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby CourtSat. Apr. 28 - Denver, CO @ Larimer LoungeMon. Apr. 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street EntryWed. May 2 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern - SOLD OUTThu. May 3 - Nashville, TN @ The BasementFri. May 4 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees FestivalSat. May 5 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506Sun. May 6 - Washington, DC @ DC9Tue. May 8 - Toronto, ON @ The GarrisonThu. May 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’sFri. May 11 - Allston, MA @ Great ScottSat. May 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (2 Shows, Early Show SOLD OUT)Thu, May 17th, Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape FestivalFri. May 18 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue RoomsSun. May 20 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary ArtsMon. May 21 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla - SOLD OUTTue. May 22 - London, UK @ Electric BallroomThu. May 24 - Paris, FR @ Point EphemereSat. May 26 - Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling at ParadisoSun. May 27th, Groningen, NL @ VeraMon. May 28 - Hamburg, DE @ MolotowTue. May 29 - Berlin, DE @ LidoThu. May. 31 - Br[...]



ANNOUNCING THE 2018 SUB POP LOSER SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:55:00 -0700

[Photo: Ruby McShane]After reading through hundreds upon hundreds of well thought-out and highly inspirational applications, we here at the Terribly Official Sub Pop Records Scholarship Committee have chosen three extraordinarily qualified student winners for our 2018 Sub Pop Loser Scholarship.Our $7,000 winner this year is Ruby McShane of Lincoln High School in Portland Oregon. Ruby blew us away with her sensational photography, drawings, mixed media card designs, and incredibly caring attitude. Her volunteer work helping refugees feel more acclimated in her community was a true inspiration. In her application essay Ruby showed us an incredible love for music and visual arts as well as an outgoing compassion that set her apart from all of the other applicants. Working to stop the bullying of non-conformists is a cause we here at Sub Pop can definitely get behind and Ruby is all about it. Reed College will be lucky to have Ruby in attendance next year as she brings her great talent, activism and creativity to their campus. Yasmin Ettobi of Central Kitsap High in Silverdale, Washington walks away with $5,000 this year for her submission to the Sub Pop Loser Scholarship. As a young writer Yasmin found that writing for the school paper wasn't quite enough, and turned her efforts to covering music. Yasmin soon began writing album reviews, live show reports and editorial articles for a grip of online publications, all at the age of 17. Passion shines through her writing about music and it is clear to us that Yasmin is going to grow into an incredible journalist, as her music writing skills are already top flight. As a KEXP volunteer, a member of the MoPop youth advisory board, and a  photographer at live shows, Yasmin has already heavily contributed to her local music community and we're confident she'll be making many more contributions to the scene as the years go by.Mia Barnes of Franklin High School in Portland will be receiving $3,000 as a 2018 Sub Pop Loser Scholarship winner. Mia is the most talented illustrator we have seen apply for the Loser Scholarship in many years. Her drawings and paintings are out of this world: alien-like, monstrous, gross, and beautiful. We'd be fools not to mention Mia's incredible application, which came in the form of a four-page, hand-illustrated comic letting us know exactly why she deserves to be a Loser winner. Mia's talent for illustration, layout and design is going to grow into something even more special in the years to come. Our scholarship committee could not get enough of Mia's comic and as soon as we saw her application, we knew she was definitely a Sub Pop Loser. This year we had a record number of applicants for the Loser Scholarship, which made this the hardest selection process we've ever had. For those losers who didn’t win this year: thank you for applying, we loved your submissions too! You made this decision really tough on us and you're an incredibly inspiring bunch of people. We're certain that you will go on to blow us all away with your future accomplishments.Thanks for playing.[...]