Wallows

Wallows

Wallows

Nothing Happens

Southern California trio Wallows quickly established themselves as a band to watch in 2018, and are Now poised for their biggest year yet with their debut album “Nothing Happens” on Atlantic Records (out 3/22). The lead single and video “Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo)” is Live Now!

 

Recorded at Los Angeles’ Sargent Studios, “Nothing Happens” sees Wallows reunited with Grammy award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Alvvays, Future Islands) and captures the band’s journey towards adulthood through 11 intimate and introspective tracks.

 

Wallows first glimpse into “Nothing Happens” is the lead single and trippy video for “Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo),” with the band in a retro karaoke bar surrounded by friends and familiar faces, including special appearances by Noah Centineo (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Sierra Burgess Is A Loser) and Brian Jones (Vampire Weekend, Human Natural), among others.

 

Over the past year, Wallows released their debut EP “Spring”, amassed over 40 million career streams, sold out a headlining tour, played major festivals from Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits to Camp Flog Gnaw and Life is Beautiful, and made their TV debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Idolator named single “Pictures of Girls” one of their 100 Best Singles of 2018, declaring it “stood out like a sore thumb in 2018 for all the right reasons,” Stereogum called track “1980s Horror Film” an “openly melodic acoustic guitar ballad that gradually unfolds into a thing of beauty with some help from indie-world superproducer John Congleton.”

Listen: Wallows – “Are You Bored Yet?” (radio edit)

Wallows – “Are You Bored Yet?” (radio edit)

Wallows Tour Dates

Wallows Tour Dates

Wallows

 

4/13  Coachella – Indio, CA

4/20  Coachella – Indio, CA

4/22  Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

4/24  Neumos – Seattle, WA

4/26  The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

4/30  House of Blues – Dallas, TX

5/01  Scoot Inn – Austin, TX

5/02  Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

5/04  Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA

5/06  Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

5/07  9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.

5/08  Irving Plaza – New York, NY

5/10  Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

5/11  Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

5/14  El Club – Detroit, MI

5/15  Metro – Chicago, IL

5/16  Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN

5/18  Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO

5/19  Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM

5/20  Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ

Sego

Sego

Sego

Sego Sucks

Sego are Back (!) and the LA via Provo, UT band’s instantly irresistible thumper “Shame” has perfectly partnered this addictive new single with an eye-popping, Fantastic new video, which’ll garner repeated viewings from you as well (trust us!).

 

Sego’s 2nd long player “Sego Sucks” (out 4/5) is woven with the changes of becoming a four-piece band. Originally Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll, the band added members Alyssa Davey on bass and Brandon McBride on guitars and keys in 2018.

 

The sound became more focused, but the raucous spirit that has kept people sweating since the beginning is just as tangible and as long-time fans this end, dare I say, primal as ever. You are gonna love it!

 

“balances heavy energies with bright, pointed instrumentation and hammered percussion. The dichotomous push-pull of the track’s sound reflects the uncertain confidence of the lyrics: ‘I don’t really know what else I could say/ But I don’t even know anything anyway/ I don’t really know where I went wrong/ Banging on my head but I’m already numb.'” – Consequence of Sound

Listen: Sego – “Shame”

Sego – “Shame”

Weyes Blood

Weyes Blood

Weyes Blood

Titanic Rising

The New Weyes Blood 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. The lead single comes from her upcoming fourth album and Sub Pop debut “Titanic Rising” (out 4/5)the cover was shot in a bedroom submerged fully underwater (zero CGI!).

 

“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.

 

Weyes Blood has also scheduled an intergalactic headlining tour starting the spring of in support of the upcoming album, and which she’s dubbed the ’True Love Is Making A Comeback Tour 2019′ (see our Tours page!).

 

“There are complicated influences mixed in with more relatable nostalgic melodies. 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.”—Natalie Mering (aka Weyes Blood)

Listen: Weyes Blood – “Everyday” (radio edit)

Weyes Blood – “Everyday” (radio edit)

Weyes Blood Tour Dates

Weyes Blood Tour Dates

Weyes Blood

 

4/01  Strummers – Fresno, CA
4/02  The Atrium at The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
4/03  Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
4/04  Masonic Lodge – Los Angeles, CA
5/14  The Independent – San Francisco, CA
5/16  The Tractor – Seattle, WA
5/18  Doug Fir – Portland, OR
5/21  Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
5/22  Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
5/26  Space Gallery – Portland, ME
5/28  Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
5/29  Music Hall of Williamsburg – New York, NY
5/31  U Street – Washington, DC
6/01  Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
6/03  Earl – Atlanta, GA
6/04  The High Watt – Nashville, TN
6/06  Club Dada – Dallas, TX
6/07  White Oak Music Hall (upstairs) – Houston, TX
6/08  Antone’s – Austin, TX
6/11  Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
6/12  Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
6/13  Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

Tacocat

Tacocat

Tacocat

This Mess Is A Place

Seattle’s Tacocat are set to release their sparkly Sub Pop debut “This Mess Is A Place” (out 5/3), and we’ve pulled for you the first single And video off it, “Grains Of Salt”—an ode for “remembering who the f*ck you are”!

 

Tacocat’s upcoming album heralds a more pop-driven and ebullient direction for the band, and the new music video for “Grains Of Salt” features a variety of Seattle’s finest drag performers.

 

Of the track, lead singer Emily Nokes explains, “This song is for roller skating, friendship, self friendship, yes and no doubt, turning it off, running up and down that hill, leaving gross stuff behind, landing the backflip, imposter syndrome, being your own genie, and remembering who the f*ck you are.”

 

When Seattle band Tacocat first started in 2007, the world they were responding to was vastly different from the current Seattle scene of diverse voices they’ve helped foster. It was a world of house shows, booking DIY tours on MySpace, and writing funny, deliriously catchy feminist pop-punk songs when feminism was the quickest way to alienate yourself from the then-en vogue garage-rock bros.

 

Their lyrical honesty, humor, and hit-making sensibilities have built the band a fiercely devoted fanbase over the years, one that has followed them from basements to dive bars to sold-out shows at the Showbox. Every step along the way has been a seamless progression—from silly songs about Tonya Harding and psychic cats to calling out catcallers and poking fun at entitled weekend-warrior tech jerks on their last two records on Hardly Art, 2014’s “NVM” and 2016’s “Lost Time”.

 

“This Mess is a Place”, Tacocat’s fourth full-length and first on Sub Pop, finds the band waking up the morning after the 2016 election and figuring out how to respond to a new reality where evil isn’t hiding under the surface at all—it’s front and center, with new tragedies and civil rights assaults filling up the scroll of the newsfeed every day.

Listen: Tacocat – “Grains Of Salt” (radio edit)

Tacocat – “Grains Of Salt” (radio edit)

Tacocat Tour Dates

Tacocat Tour Dates

Tacocat

 

5/09  Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
5/10  Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
5/11  Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
5/12  The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
5/13  Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
5/15  The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
5/17  Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
5/18  Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
5/19  U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
5/21  The Pinhook – Durham, NC
5/22  The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
5/23  The High Watt – Nashville, TN
5/24  Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
5/25  The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
6/08  The Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
6/12  The Bartlett – Spokane, WA
6/13  Neurolux – Boise, ID
6/14  Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
6/15  Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
6/17  Club Dada – Dallas, TX
6/18  White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
6/19  Barracuda – Austin, TX
6/21  Meow Wolf – Sante Fe, NM
6/22  Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
6/23  The Casbah – San Diego, CA
6/25  The Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
6/26  The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
6/28  Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR

Grayshot

Grayshot

Grayshot

Surface

Already a ‘Song Of The Day’ at The Current/KCMP, Minneapolis electropop duo Grayshot’s new single “Misinformation” comes from the newly released third album “Surface”.

 

Grayshot is vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Aaron and his brother, bassist Christian Ankrum, and on the instant sounding first single “Misinformation”, the band speaks to “the false sense of competence we get from our own perspective and our own worldview, that we fill with whatever informational source we subscribe to,” explains Aaron.

 

A rare hybrid of indie depth & heart with larger-scale audience sound, Grayshot‘s approach to electropop is sharp and sleek. Whether the songs are more meditative (the R&B-inflected, John Hughes movie soundtrack-esque nod “Anthropomorphic”) or brisk and upbeat (the Killers-meets-New Order standout “Aerial”). “We’re chasing a feeling more than a sound a lot of times. The temperature in the room changes when you find the right thing,” Aaron says.

 

Grayshot view the newly released “Surface” as a record focusing on communication and “the intense desire to be understood, and then also to understand everyone—especially your loved ones and the people around you—and to express the reality of what you feel in an accurate way.” That comes through in a song such as “Ordinary Love”—which takes the view that all kinds of love are unique and meaningful.

 

“I don’t necessarily expect that our thoughts unite the world in understanding,” Aaron says. “But I think of it more as, ‘This is me working out in a succinct way the things that are pretty deeply rooted inside of me.’ Things are less scary when you know you’re not the only one afraid of them, or vice versa. Things are more joyful when you share it with someone.”

Listen: Grayshot – “Misinformation”

Grayshot – “Misinformation”