Weyes Blood sneaks off with Sub Pop for forthcoming album, bunks (platonically) with Father John Misty on fall tour in the meantime

Weyes Blood sneaks off with Sub Pop for forthcoming album, bunks (platonically) with Father John Misty on fall tour in the meantime
Ah, young love!

Front Row Seat to Earth, the latest album from Natalie Mering a.k.a. Weyes Blood, came out not so long ago, and followers of the Los Angeles-based folk artist may recall the official video for the track, “Do You Need My Love.” The first half of the video has a ton of deliberately awkward staring between these characters living in the woods, and the overall video ends with those characters (+1 bear) getting alcohol-wasted and ultimately “going away together,” via a seemingly anachronistic mode of transportation.

At the time, the video played-out as a mere calling card of Mering’s subtle brand of whimsy, but right about now, the damn thing smacks of PROPHECY: because Weyes Blood and Sub Pop, after oh so lovingly staring into one another’s eyes for an equally-uncomfortable amount of time, have apparently just run off into the woods together!

Huh. Well, I guess this sudden elopement would certainly explain the upcoming tour on which she’ll serve as musical support for newfound labelmate, Father John Misty. (BTW, here’s a photo of Father John Misty staring at you.)

Weyes Blood’s new romance with Sub Pop follows a longstanding relationship with the Mexican Summer label, which sponsored her debut album The Innocents, plus a few other releases and a 7-inch — which came out just last week — featuring covers of two tracks from Soft Machine and Fred Neil (who were apparently pretty big influences as Mering’s own nostalgic-yet-eclectic sound)! But, heck, I guess the kids move pretty fast these days, don’t they?

(Speaking of which, a press release says to expect her Sub Pop debut album in 2018. So…does this mean we need to start planning a baby shower already!?!)

Weyes Blood on the tracks:

09.14.17 – Boston, MA – The Institute of Contemporary Art
09.18.17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall * [SOLD OUT]
09.19.17 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre *
09.20.17 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre *
09.21.17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium
09.22.17 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House *
09.23.17 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre *
09.25.17 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium *
09.26.17 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium * [SOLD OUT]
09.27.17 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle * [SOLD OUT]
09.29.17 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall * [SOLD OUT]
09.30.17 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory *
10.01.17 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *
10.02.17 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall *
10.04.17 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theatre *
10.05.17 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park *
10.06.17 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park * [SOLD OUT]
10.11.17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre *
10.12.17 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl *
10.13.17 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *
10.14.17 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater Pomona *
10.15.17 – Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze
11.01.17 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall *
11.02.17 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy *
11.04.17 – Cardiff, UK – The Great Hall * [SOLD OUT]
11.05.17 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo * [SOLD OUT]
11.07.17 – London,UK – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo * [SOLD OUT]
11.08.17 – London, UK – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo *
11.09.17 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome *
11.11.17 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon *
11.12.17 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique *
11.13.17 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg *
11.14.17 – Berlin, DE – Huxley’s *
11.16.17 – Milan, IT – Fabrique *
11.18.17 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz *
11.19.17 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera *
11.20.17 – Lisbon, PT – Coliseu dos Recreios *

* Father John Misty

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