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Album review: Chad VanGaalen – ‘The World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener’: an excellent, multifaceted curio of psych and fun

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Track: Corridor: Grand Cheval plus tour news

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Album Review : Beach House’s ‘7’

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BLOWING the dust off some buried aural treasure, Sub Pop have announced a little treat for fans of Sam Beam’s Iron & Wine: the label has brought to light a set of recordings dating back to the late Nineties, a time when Sam was attending Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts – and …

YOU’VE gotta love Chad VanGaalen, the Albertan singer-songwriter who completely follows his own muse, sees the world his own goddam way, thank you very much; and who’s been delighting those of us in the know for a decade and a half now. He first emerged blinking into the musical sunlight with his Infiniheart album for …

YOUR favourite leftfield Canadian songwriter, Chad VanGaalen, is shaping up to go public with his accolade as the World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener, his new album for Sub Pop on March 19th; and as part of his podium speech on receipt of that trophy, we can reveal from his hastily scribbled notes, a new track, …

Say what you will about METZ, the noisy Canadian post-punk three-piece currently signed to Sub Pop Records, but they are consistent. They have been across four studio albums now – Atlas Vending their most recent, critically acclaimed work. Stemming from that album, the group have released their latest video from the 2020 release, “Sugar Pill.” …

HE’S SO much fun, right? Sub Pop’s favourite Albertan singer-songwriter, Chad VanGaalen – he’s made his whimsical home at the Seattle imprint since 2006’s Skelliconnection – has revealed that actually, horticulturally speaking, he’s the World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener; well, actually that would be musically too, since that’s also how his new album will be …

TV Priest will release their album Uppers on February 5th, 2021 via Sub Pop. In the run up the band have shared their new single and official video for track ‘Press Gang’.  ‘Press Gang’ is inspired by Charlie’s grandfather’s life’s work as a photojournalist and war correspondent on Fleet Street from the 1950s to the early 1980s. The …

IN MID-March, superb Australian alt.folk singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin was just one show from finishing a 12-month world tour for her second album, Crushing, when Scott Morrison, Australia’s prime minister, announced the country would be restricting large gatherings due to the ‘rona. Within a week state borders had shut, and the three-month planned gap in Julia’s touring schedule has …

Following hot on the heels of the critical acclaim that greeted the release of their fourth album ‘Atlas Vending’ on Friday, Toronto noise punk stalwarts METZ have dropped another new video from the album and announced a European tour in autumn 2021, as well as album launch shows at Toronto’s legendary Opera House this week. …

Marika Hackman returns with ‘Covers’, a darkly beautiful, self-produced new album which showcases a more vulnerable side, out 13th November via Transgressive in World-ex America and on Sub Pop in North and South America. The album features interpretations of songs by Air, Alvvays, Beyonce, Edith Frost, Grimes, Elliott Smith, Muna, Radiohead, The Shins, and Sharon Van Etten Accompanying the …

YOU know, just maybe he’s our saviour: Sub Pop’s microdosing piano auteur Father John Misty, whose 2017 track “Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution” and its brilliant accompanying animation looked like fantastically melodic future pastiche then, and maybe too close for comfort now, has just dropped “To S”, his first …