June 16th, 2022

Claud

Fresh from a run of shows opening for Phoebe Bridgers this summer, acclaimed recording artist Claud is back with a new single “Go Home!” (Out now via Saddest Factory Records.)

Of the track, Claud says, “Go Home! is about falling into that hole of feeling awkward and uncomfortable in your own skin that all you crave is going home and sliding into whatever is familiar.”

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March 15th, 2022

Muna

Today Los Angeles-based trio MUNA – comprised of Katie Gavin (she/they), Naomi McPherson (they/them), and Josette Maskin (she/they) – are announcing their forthcoming self-titled album, set for release on June 24th via Saddest Factory Records.

The band have already given us a hint as to what to expect from MUNA with last year’s release of “Silk Chiffon feat. Phoebe Bridgers”. The song has become a queer anthem around the world and critically acclaimed as one of the best songs of 2021. Today MUNA is sharing a new single and video “Anything But Me.”

MUNA on “Anything But Me,” “Breaking up is hard to do. In the past we’ve stayed in relationships for a long time, waiting until we hit low lows to admit it was over. “Anything But Me” is a song about leaving a partnership simply because it doesn’t feel right. It’s about trusting yourself and your instincts enough to walk away from someone while you still have love for each other and before it gets too bad. The video for the song plays with the idea that we’ve been our own captors in relationships, keeping ourselves in unhealthy dynamics, maybe because that’s what feels familiar. The song embodies the lightness and a playfulness that floods in when you realize that there’s no lock on the door, no one’s holding you back – you can untie the knot and skip into the sunset whenever you’re ready. Now, who can guess what attachment style I have?”

SXSW Schedule

March 16 – SXSW – Saddest Factory Records Showcase – Mohawk – 12AM

March 17 – SXSW – ACL Radio – Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt – 11:30AM

March 17 – SXSW – Dr. Martens Presents Music Showcase- Container Store – 6PM

March 18 – SXSW – Kappa Showcase – South Congress Hotel –  5PM

Tour Dates

May 10 – London, UK – The Garage (SOLD OUT)

May 12 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival

July 30 – Cleveland, OH – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

August 2 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

August 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater

August 5- Louisville, KY – Headliners

August 6 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall

August 7 – St Charles, IA – Hinterland Music Festival

August 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line

August 11 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

August 12 – Seattle, WA – Day In Day Out Festival

August 13 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

August 15 – San Diego, CA – Observatory Northpark

September 19 – Boston, MA – Royale

September 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

September 23 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

September 24 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven

September 27 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater

September 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts

September 30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

October 4 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theater

October 6 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman

October 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

October 11 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall

October 16 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater

October 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

October 19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

October 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

October 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

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October 6th, 2021

Everyone knows Phoebe Bridgers. She is the Grammy nominated artist whose albums Stranger In the Alps & Punisher have caught fire. She is also part of the supergroup boygenius. On top of that she has started her own label, Saddest Factory Records. FEMMUSIC wanted to spotlight some of her recent signings.

Sloppy Jane

Haley Dahl – who records as Sloppy Jane – has released her new single, “Jesus and Your Living Room Floor” (via Saddest Factory Records). The hauntingly beautiful ballad follows the release of “Party Anthem,” both of which will be featured on Dahl’s forthcoming album, Madison, set for release on November 5th.

“Jesus and Your Living Room Floor” is the first instance of Dahl drawing on horses to evoke both childhood and also the early stages of love. A symbol of the album, Dahl can be seen holding a blue figurine into the light on the official album cover. On the inspiration behind the song, she stated:

“It’s about loneliness, mostly. It’s a fantasy about becoming greater in death– someone more interesting than I ever was, more loved than I ever was. It’s also about loving somebody so much that everything they touch becomes God; a photograph, a plastic horse, the floor of their living room. It’s all pretty toxic, honestly! But that’s the best part of writing songs, it’s like building an ugly feeling a pretty little house of its own so that it stops living in mine.”

“I have never seen an audience more captivated than at a Sloppy Jane show.  Whether it was a house show in Reseda where the opener was a trash fire, or a 2000 seat theatre in New York. They have been my favorite band since I was 16. I am never surprised, and always impressed. I’m glad to live in a world where Haley Dahl wanting to go to a cave to make a record just makes sense.  This is already a classic album.” – Phoebe Bridgers

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Scuffpuppie

JJ Shurbet, who records as Scruffpuppie, has released their newest song “paint” on Saddest Factory Records. At just-turned 20, JJ has already released a string of performances and music videos for the last few years, garnering an army of ardent fans and millions of views. The latest track is an introspective piano ballad reflecting on her history of drug abuse. The visual for the song –  directed by Mowgly Lee – follows a similar tone, spotlighting JJ for an emotional performance. Produced by frequent Phoebe Bridgers songwriting collaborator, Marshall Vore, the track is JJ’s second release on Saddest Factory Records, following last month’s “assignment song”.

Says JJ,“‘paint’ is an emotional ballad, talking a lot about the relationship I had with drugs, and how they controlled the other relationships I had in my life,” “In the song I say ‘how am I the bigger one, when I never took out my gun, and played along to all your games, but never really felt the same’ which draws a lot from how my relationship with drugs was so one sided, how I never meant to play along to the game they put in front of me, but how it was almost impossible not to.”

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September 7th, 2021

MUNA ft Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhyk9rchC2c

Much loved and critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio MUNA recently announced their signing to Phoebe Bridgers’ label Saddest Factory Records and today are releasing their first new music in over a year. The undeniable new track “Silk Chiffon” is one of the band’s poppier releases and is “a song for kids to have their first gay kiss to,” according to producer and guitarist Naomi McPherson.

It has a special guest feature by Phoebe who also appears in the destined to be iconic video. The video was directed by Ally Pankiw and inspired by the film But I’m A Cheerleader to honor the cult movie that was there for them as kids. Their hope is that queer kids will watch this video, then watch the movie and feel the same. “I think it’s really important for queer people to be our own archivists, and point to these other references that span generations,” Katie Gavin from the band tells us.

MUNA will soon be heading out on a North American tour supporting Phoebe Bridgers, kicking off September 8th. The band have also just announced they will be supporting Kacey Murgraves on her 2022 tour, all dates can be found below.

Tour Dates:

9/3/21 – Napa, CA @ BottleRock Festival

9/8/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater*

9/10/21 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE (SOLD OUT)

9/11/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Field*

9/12/21 – Madison, WI @ Breese Field*

9/14/21 – Detroit, MI @ Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre*

9/15/21 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark*

9/17/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE* (SOLD OUT)

9/18/21 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live Outdoor Stage* (SOLD OUT)

9/19/21 – Charlotte, NC @ Metro Credit Amphitheatre*

9/21/21 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater*

9/23/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann^

9/25/21 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball

9/25/21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

9/26/21 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion* (SOLD OUT)

9/27/21 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion* (SOLD OUT)

9/29/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

1/19/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Center #

1/20/22 – Chicago, IL @ United Center #

1/21/22 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center #

1/23/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

1/24/22 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena #

1/26/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena #

1/27/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden #

2/3/22 – Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena #

2/5/22 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden #

2/9/22 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena #

2/11/22 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena #

2/14/22 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines #

2/16/22 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena #

2/19/22 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena #

2/20/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples #

* w/ Phoebe Bridgers

^ w/ Bleachers

# w/ Kacey Musgraves

 

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