clipping. plan Sub Pop debut for June 10, so mark your calendars and pray the world doesn’t end

clipping. plan Sub Pop debut for June 10, so mark your calendars and pray the world doesn't end

This just in: turns out that musical group number two on my ongoing list of musical groups that I was all like, “Wait, they signed to Sub Pop? You mean that Sub Pop?” is those noise-rap cool-guys clipping. (first on that list were those sweethearts Condominium). No hate, y’all, just saying there’s more Postal Service reissues than you can shake a stick at between us and the noisy Nirvana/Mudhoney days of yore. But all of that is in the past. Literally everything that’s ever happened is in the past! That’s how time works!

As you may have gleaned from the previous paragraph when I pretty much came out and said it, clipping. have signed to Sub Pop. You might remember their debut full-length from last year Midcity (TMT Review). We sure do (don’t believe me? scope that link in the last sentence), and we thought it was pretty swell. Good news for everyone who agreed that Midcity was “swell.” As bands often do when they sign to record labels, clipping. are now planning to release their label debut with Sub Pop, entitled CLPPNG! The band has collaborated with Sub Pop to tell Siri that they would like to release the album on June 10 in North America and June 9 in Europe. After a bit of confusion where Siri gave them directions to a hardware store, the date was added to their calendar, so they drafted a press release, and now I’m telling you about it.

If you want to scoot on over to the Sub Pop Mega Mart, you can pre-order this sucker right now, on CD and LP. Pay attention though, because the LP version doesn’t include the tracks “Intro,” and “Ends.” But! If you pre-order, in addition to getting access to a special-edition white vinyl version of the album, you’ll also get an exclusive two song 7-inch including “Ends” as well as “Brian” featuring Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt. Choose wisely, friends. And in case you already listened to “Work Work” via that lyric video below and were all like, “Hmm, it’s pretty solid, but it seems a little less noisy than the shit on Midcity,” never fear, my good pal. The double LP version of CLPPNG has music on three sides, and then 100 LOCKED GROOVES ON THE FOURTH SIDE. If you ask me, that is EXPERIMENTAL AS SHIT and also TOTALLY WORTH USING CAPS LOCK TO EMPHASIZE.

CLPPNG CD / download tracklisting:

01. Intro
02. Body & Blood
03. Work Work (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
04. Summertime (feat. King T)
05. Taking Off
06. Tonight (feat. Gangsta Boo)
07. Dream
08. Get Up (feat. Mariel Jacoda)
09. Or Die (feat. Guce)
10. Inside Out
11. Story 2
12. Dominoes
13. Ends (feat. Charlemagne Lazarus Kinsman)
14. Williams Mix (feat. Tom Erbe)

CLPPNG LP tracklisting:

01. Body & Blood
02. Work Work (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree)
03. Summertime (feat. King T)
04. Inside Out
05. Tonight (feat. Gangsta Boo)
06. Dream
07. Get Up (feat. Mariel Jacoda)
08. Or Die (feat. Guce)
09. Taking Off
10. Story 2
11. Dominoes
12. Williams Mix (feat. Tom Erbe)


03.12.14 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Hotel Vegas (Volstead Inside) / Inland Empire
Touring Day Party (3:30pm)
03.14.14 - Austin, TX - SXSW / The Owl of Austin / PORTALS Day party (2pm)
03.15.14 - Austin, TX - SXSW / 512 (Downstairs) / Official SXSW Showcase
03.18.14 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Western
03.22.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Church on York
03.26.14 - Leizpig, Germany - Conne Island
03.27.14 - Cologne, Germany - Baustelle Kalk
03.29.14 - Nurnberg, Germany - K4
04.30.14 - Krems an der Donau, Austria - Donaufestival
05.16.15 - Flushing, NY - Knockdown Center (Red Bull Academy Extreme Music
Mini Fest)
06.12-14.14 - Barcelona, Spain - Sonar
07.04.14 - George, WA - Sasquatch

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