Reveal new live video featuring neo tracks ‘holding the void’ & ‘the sickness’
Debut album neo available worldwide from February 19th via Sub Pop
UK tour dates begin March 7th at London’s Shacklewell Arms
New-wave punks So Pitted have shared a new video revealing both ‘holding the void’ and ‘the sickness’ recorded fully live in twisted hybrid form. Each is set to feature on their forthcoming Sub Pop debut album, neo, due February 19th.
Speaking of ‘holding the void’ Nathan Rodriguez explains, “initially I wrote this song as a reaction to someone else but as more time passes it feels like I myself am the subject. Also, listen to those drums, this is practically a jock jam.”The new visual was directed by Seattle director Ty Ziskis.
Watch the video
“It’s grimy and tormented all right, but intent on subverting the many adolescent clichés and connotations that come with grunge.” The Guardian
“Maddeningly loud, loosely formed, disgusting like a romantic weekend trip down the local sewers.” DIY
“Snotty, snarling and belligerent.” Uncut
“…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
“…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
Also including the highlights ‘rot in hell’ and ‘feed me’, neo packs in eleven lean and snarling rebukes. Torch songs, and not in the traditional, unrequited-love sense, but songs that will torch your fucking house down. Screams and howls overtake chants and muttering, equal parts dejection, rejection, and convection, the hot, muggy air circling continuously. It’s fuzzy, angular, throbbing, and pounding, and still, ingrained in the songs by their makers, breathes that catchy quality present in so much of the music they love. Songs like ‘holding the void,’ ‘rot in hell,’ and ‘woe’ crash over and over, turning under themselves like waves, but as the measures tick off, the dog-eared melodies and familiar themes begin to reveal (read more at Sub Pop).
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 in March along with the EU dates listed in full below. Check out the band’s live performance of ‘rot in hell’, filmed at The Echo in Los Angeles for Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in LA Festival, on Pitchfork TV.
Sub Pop will release neo on CD / LP / DL worldwide on February 19th, 2016. 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, engineered by Wall at Tastefully Loud and mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery in Los Angeles. Pre-orders are available from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and Google Play.
Stream ‘holding the void’
4 Paris, FR – Mecanique Ondulatoire
5 Amsterdam, NL – Butcher’s Tears
7 London – The Shacklewell Arms
8 Leeds – Brudenell 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
neo track listing & artwork
- cat scratch
- pay attention to me
- holding the void
- no nuke country
- the sickness
- feed me
- i’m not over it
- rot in hell
- get out of my room
- chop down that tree
So Pitted are: Nathan Rodriguez, Jeannine Koewler and Liam Downey.