12/06/2016

Kristin Kontrol’s new single “Baby Are You In?” available today from Sub Pop

Kristin Kontrol’s exquisite b-side 
“Baby Are You In?”
available today from Sub Pop
Photo credit: Jimmy Fontaine

Performs at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge
on Tuesday, December 13th
X-Communicate also available worldwide on Sub Pop

ALBUM STREAM  http://u.subpop.com/29bNYhS

Previously unreleased b-side “Baby Are You In?” from Kristin Kontrol is available today via all DSP’s worldwide from Sub Pop [link here].
Kristin says of the track, “"Baby Are You In?" was recorded during the X-Communicate sessions and I really regret not including it on the album. It was super fun to make - Kurt Feldman and I let loose on the production, trying to pin down that nebulous aggression from Evil Heat-era Primal Scream, but let it cork off the party at the end. It’s my favorite to perform live; I really feel the lyrics…’I wake up with the sun on my face, I call this moment "morning grace.' I wanna kiss the light cuz it's one day later, the night's lost its tenure, I slept off my failure.’”
Kristin Kontrol will perform on Tuesday, December 13th at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge with special guests Starchild & The New Romantic and NOIA. Tickets are on sale now [link here].

Kristin Kontrol’s X-Communicate was released in late May to mass critical praise. Highlighting the singular quality of Kristin’s voice and songwriting, the album moves effortlessly between tempo and mood, using genre rather than adhering to it. "There are sparkly synth ballads and icy New Wave tunes, and Welchez finds her inner Kate Bush behind the microphone. But it all makes sense because the whole record is so relentlessly, meticulously catchy that it coheres in ways few albums this varied could," says the Los Angeles TimesPitchfork also praised X-Communicate for its “sleek synth pop,” crowning its title track Best New Song. Idolator called it one of “the best pop albums of 2016.”
"She’s hitting reset, forcing us to rise to the occasion and see female creators as something more  than our preconceptions,” said MTV NewsStereogum observed, "X-Communicate and the evolution into Kristin Kontrol show Welchez becoming an absolute machine when it comes to hooks." “Yes, this is a dance-pop record, but think a modern spin on Kate Bush’s The Hounds of LoveSiouxsie and the Banshees’ Tinderbox,” noted Under the Radar.
X-Communicate is available now on CD / LP / DL / CASS from Sub Pop [link here]. Purchases of the album through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser” edition on blue vinyl (while supplies last).

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