8/10/2016

So Pitted west coast tour supporting Chastity Belt begins tonight

Sub Pop’s So Pitted tour supporting Hardly Art’s Chastity Belt begins tonight in Portland
Photo credit, both images: Conner Lyons
 
Watch: So Pitted “Live at KEXP” 

Watch: Chastity Belt's "Drone"

(from “Million Dollar Extreme Presents Word Peace”)
 
So Pitted’s previously announced west coast tour supporting Hardly Art’s Chastity Belt on their begins tonight, Wednesday, August 10th in Portland, OR at Doug Fir and ends Saturday, August 27th in Seattle, WA at Neumos. So Pitted will also appear at Los Angeles Echo Park Rising on August 19th and Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival September 4th. The dates are in support ofneo, their Sub Pop debut. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.

So Pitted recently visited 90.3 KEXP for a live performance. Watch the session, which includes 
neo highlights “cat scratch,” “pay attention to me,” “woe,” as well as a new track titled “no name #4.” [link here]. You can also watch the band’s recent (+very official) video for “feed me.” [link here]. The humorous visual, directed by Eleanor Petry, is loosely inspired by Jane Child’s late 80s pop classic (+ video) “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love.”

Headliners Chastity Belt recently appeared in the debut episode of Adult Swim's new show "Million Dollar Extreme Presents World Peace," performing their song "Drone" (from 2015's Time to Go Home) over the show's end credits. You can watch the first episode of MDEPWP here.

So Pitted’s neo is available now on CD / LP / DL / CASS worldwide from Sub Pop [link here].

What people have said about So Pitted:
"Minimalist force is what Seattle punk band So Pitted does. They excel at it. On neo, their debut, 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

“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 

“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

“Like an 80s DC hardcore band covering a forlorn Sebadoh demo (until it descends nihilistically into its final minute of diehard industrial static).” - The Quietus

“Their primal, scrappy rock and roll scrapes all optimism from your soul until you just don’t care about anything anymore.” [8/10]  -Drowned In Sound 

“…A barbed tarpit of sound.” - Loud & Quiet

“Snotty, snarling and belligerent.” - Uncut

neo is part debut-album, part audio assault.” [4/5] - Upset 

“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

“...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

“The triad has haunted Seattle’s DIY underground since 2010, sometimes playing three shows a week (seemingly 
re-dying their hair a different color for each), honing an incredibly loud, atonal style of neo-grunge, equal parts confusing and enthralling. Koewler plays her guitar through a bass amp to achieve the band’s defining metallic low-end scuzz. Rodriguez, plucking out chaotic leads on his heavily effected guitar, barks unintelligibly feral screeds into a microphone so hard that his veins often look as though they’ll pop. Downey usually performs with self-fashioned pipe-cleaner antennae sticking out from his head. He occasionally switches places with Rodriguez to mumble his own strange songs, a left-field take on ’80s New Wave filtered through a filthy meat grinder.”  - Seattle Weekly

“Boldly going where no rock band has gone before—and fucking around a bit, too.” [“Breaking” feature] - FLOOD

Tour Dates
Aug. 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir*
Aug. 12 - Reno, NV - Holland Project*
Aug. 13 - Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse Saloon*
Aug. 14  Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge*
Aug. 15 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole*
Aug. 17 - San Diego, CA - Casbah*
Aug. 18 - Pomona, CA - Acerogami*
Aug. 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo Park Rising
Aug. 20 - Oakland, CA - Starline Ballroom*
Aug. 21 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop*
Aug. 23 - Eugene, OR - Boreal*
Aug. 27 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
Sep. 04 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot
*w/ Chastity Belt
 

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