Brace yourself. Sego's long-awaited sophomore LP Sego Sucks is out everywhere today.
What started out as a hashtag from a disgruntled audience member, "Sego Sucks" ended up encapsulating the ethos behind the entire record. Woven with the changes of becoming a four-piece band, original members Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll added Alyssa Davey (bass) and Brandon McBride (guitars/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, dare I say, primal as ever.
To celebrate the release of their upcoming new album Sego Sucks, Sego will embark on an extensive headlining tour across the US this Spring. The band will be kicking things off with a record release show in their hometown of Provo on April 5 and will close out with another hometown show in Los Angeles on May 31.
LA-via-Utah band Sego have announced their forthcoming sophomore record, Sego Sucks — out April 5 on Roll Call Records.
Sonically, the 10-track LP 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, dare I say, primal as ever.
Sego Sucks is available to pre-order now as CD and deluxe LP, featuring a 3D lenticular printed jacket cover with black & white color smash vinyl. You can also grab up a copy in an exclusive bundle with special items like temporary tattoo sheets, custom tees, homemade mixtapes, and more.
The Dig's Year of Music has officially come to a close. Afternoon With Caroline, the band's 2nd EP of 2018, is out everywhere today.
Tracks from Afternoon With Caroline and May's Moonlight Baby were released one by one each month and compiled onto the El Dig playlist, where fans could follow along for the chance to win special items like signed vinyl, postcards, homemade mixtapes, and more.
Both EPs from the year are available now as a special-edition vinyl, with one EP on each side and 4 customizable cover inserts featuring all of the beautiful single artwork from the year.
Valley Queen's highly-anticipated debut album Supergiant is officially out in the world! Recorded with producer Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Fidlar) in the shadow of Laurel Canyon at Infinitespin Recorders, the 10-song LP captures the urgency and intimacy of the band’s expansive live performances.
“Singer Natalie Carol possesses a stunning voice that can rattle the walls and stir the soul.” – NPR ALL SONGS CONSIDERED
“Brash, fuzzed-out guitars meet Carol’s occasional twang for a new take on Californian country. Valley Queen is Neil Young meets Florence Welch.” – PASTE MAGAZINE
"Indie-rock perfection... Natalie Carol’s siren-like voice rattles your bones and penetrates deep into your core, and they never leave you for a second.” – THE REVUE
Valley Queen will be back on the road starting later this month playing shows with Social Distortion & Justin Townes Earle, as well as a number of headlining dates of their own. View the full list of dates and pick up tickets here.
Rubblebucket have shared "Lemonade", the 2nd single from their forthcoming album Sun Machine.
"As the lyrics came together I realized I was kind of writing the song from Kal's perspective, singing to me. I didn't know what project the song was for (my solo record, a friend's band, a pop star?) but when Kal and I realized Rubblebucket wasn't ending with our breakup, but gaining new life, this song made perfect sense." – Rubblebucket
The Dig have shared a new single titled "Million Dollar Man" – the first to be released off their upcoming Afternoon With Caroline EP (out Oct 19).
Following May's Moonlight Baby, AWC will be the 2nd EP to be released by The Dig in 2018 as part of their El Dig: A Year of Music campaign. Songs from the EPs have been released one by one every month and compiled into the El Dig playlist on Spotify, where fans can follow along to win fun things like signed vinyl, homemade mixtapes, art postcards & more.
The band have also just announced a very special physical release of the full Year of Music, out Oct 19 and available to pre-order now here.
- 12” vinyl, featuring Moonlight Baby EP on Side A & Afternoon With Caroline EP on Side B
- Matte black widespine jacket with die-cut window on front cover
- Includes 4 double-sided inserts featuring 8 different images to customize your own cover
- Printed handwritten lyric sleeve
- Featuring vinyl-exclusive bonus track “Million Dollar Man Interlude”
"Though there are no lyrics to hold onto within the track, the title “You Are Enough” serves as an unspoken mantra. When the moments feel bleakest in the song, it’s as if that phrase is pushing back and saying “I am enough, let me get through.” Anxiety is a battle, but somehow El Ten Eleven are able to twist it into something lovelier than what it looks like on the surface." — KEXP
El Ten Eleven's upcoming album Banker's Hill will be released on August 10 on Topshelf Records and is available for pre-orders now as deluxe white LP, CD, cassette, & in special bundles.
The band has also announced their headlining Fall 2018 tour, kicking off this September in Northern California. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.
River Whyless have released their beautiful and moving genre-blended masterpiece Kindness, A Rebel.
As featured on NPR's New Music Friday today, Ann Powers says "they connect with tradition, but are really willing to take sonic chances. River Whyless does this so much on this record, there are synths, there are songs that remind me of power-pop or even 80’s new-wave music, alongside beautiful ballads and fiddle, etc. It’s that wide sonic palette that I really love.”
The band has also dropped a video for "Born in the Right Country" over at American Songwriter (watch).
‘“Born In The Right Country” is a sharp indictment of systemic racism and oppression… In a powerful new video, the band and director Jordan Halland give the track a striking visual, tracing a day in the lives of a young black man and his mother as they try to navigate a society in which the deck is stacked against them.” - American Songwriter
Illustrious instrumental rockers El Ten Eleven have announced they will release their 7th album - Banker's Hill - on Topshelf Records on August 10th. In addition, they have released the first single & video for "Phenomenal Problems" (listen / watch). You can pre-order Banker's Hill here.
The band had this to say about the release:
"We are very excited to bring you our tenth record, Banker’s Hill, out August 10 on Topshelf Records.
It’s a nine-song exploration into the challenge of living in the moment.
Our music has been described as “meditation in motion,” which seems apt. Banker’s Hill explores the paradox of beauty in anxiety, the importance and effect of family and the fleeting possibility of satisfaction.
For the first time in our career, we worked with a producer. We teamed up with Sonny DiPerri and moved into an incredible studio called Panoramic House on the beautiful Northern California coast. Working with such a talented producer really pulled out our strengths and cut away our weaknesses. We learned and grew more than we expected to and couldn’t be happier with the results