Debut album neo released worldwide today, February 19, via Sub Pop
UK tour dates begin March 7th at London’s Shacklewell Arms
Watch ‘holding the void’
Ahead of their debut UK shows, beginning March 7th at London’s Shacklewell Arms, Seattle new-wave punk’s So Pitted release their debut album neo today via Sub Pop.
Having picked up widespread acclaim from the likes of The Guardian, Uncut, DIY, Loud & Quiet, Drowned In Sound, Upset Magazine, The Skinny, Clash, London In Stereo and many more, neo packs in eleven lean and snarling rebukes. And yet, for all its landmark power, growth, and heightened complexities, So Pitted acknowledges neo is but a slice in time. A pencil-mark on the splintered door frame of their upward trajectory, a group of songs confronting entitlement and expectation, and where disappoint comes from. It stands for anything new, for something else, and the necessity of revisiting ideas—nothing, they believe, is above an update. (Read more at Sub Pop).
Including the highlights ‘rot in hell’, ‘feed me’ and ‘holding the void’, neo is currently available worldwide on CD, LP and DL via Sub Pop. The album was co-produced and mixed by So Pitted and Dylan Wall, recorded at The Old Fire House, Media Lab, Spruce Haus, the band’s practice space, and Tastefully Loud in Seattle. neo was engineered by Wall at Tastefully Loud and mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery in Los Angeles. Purchase a copy from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and Google Play.
Having spent January on the road with label mates Metz, and Nashville’s Bully in the US, So Pitted will land in the UK for a three-date stint through London, Leeds and Brighton in March. The band will also play SXSW along with the EU dates listed in full below.
4 Paris, FR – Mecanique Ondulatoire
5 Amsterdam, NL – Butcher’s Tears
7 London – The Shacklewell Arms
8 Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (Games Room)
9 Brighton – The Green Door Store
10 Lille, FR – La Peniche
11 Brussells, BE – Homepluged
12 Berlin, DE – West Germany
15 – 20 Austin, TX – SXSW
So Pitted is: Nathan Rodriguez, Jeannine Koewler and Liam Downey.
Praise for neo:
“It’s grimy and tormented all right, but intent on subverting the many adolescent cliches and connotations that come with grunge.” The Guardian
“Maddeningly loud, loosely formed, disgusting like a romantic weekend trip down the local sewers.” DIY
“the trio sound like the proverbial (mechanical) bull in a china shop—except that bull is intentionally there to fuck up some fine dinnerware and is determined to have a hell of a time doing it.” Pitchfork 7/10
“their primal, scrappy rock and roll scrapes all optimism from your soul until you just don’t care about anything anymore.” Drowned In Sound 8/10
“…a barbed tarpit of sound.” Loud & Quiet
“Snotty, snarling and belligerent.” Uncut
“neo is part debut-album, part audio assault.” Upset 4/5
“It’s early in the year to make this sort of claim, but we can say with confidence that in ten months’ time you’ll be looking back on neo as one of 2016’s best debuts, by some distance.” The Skinny
“…A raucous, inspiring noise, the buzzsaw melody is matched to wailing feedback – imagine Bikini Kill set against early Mary Chain and you’d probably be in the same ballpark.” Clash
“Quite simply, neo is noise rock like nothing else.” London In Stereo
“Catharsis and candor are embedded in these explosive tracks. So Pitted tap into the void that the likes of Black Flag and Nirvana looked into and saw themselves in.”Consequence of Sound
“…making a name for themselves with a sneery, warped, post-apocalyptic punk sound and wild stage show.” Brooklyn Vegan
“…buzzing with nausea and excitement. [rot in hell] burns with the urgency of the music you need to make or you’ll crumple, music you’d be making whether other people heard it or not.” Impose
“So Pitted are poised to start a riot that’s very much their own.” Record Collector