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JO PASSED announce UK tour dates for October- Debut album ‘Their Prime’ out now via Sub Pop Records!

June 5, 2018



– Announce UK tour!
– Debut album ‘Their Prime’ out now via Sub Pop Records 


“A brilliant and unexpected ride from start to finish, ‘Their Prime’ deserves to be thrust into the spotlight” (4*) – DIY 
“A simply awesome album” (5*) – NARC
“’Their Prime’ is a great debut album, full of confidence and intelligence” – Louder Than War
“A postmodern treat” – The Sunday Times

After recently releasing their debut album ‘Their Prime’ via Sub Pop Records, Vancouver quartet Jo Passed are bringing their indie-punk sounds to the UK for the first time ever this October with live shows in Brighton, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol & London.

Their Prime is a record about identity and the loss of time that happens as a direct consequence of being in the city with nowhere to rent, no time outside of employment and no realistic expectations to live up to. It encompasses that fear of being beyond the glory years, the most creatively fruitful period of one’s life. Those years were lost to contemporary struggles for working relationships, home, identity and space. “It’s me owning my worst nightmare,” he admits. “A lot of the Jo Passed project has been about confronting fears. I was afraid to move away from Vancouver to Montreal on my own. Afraid to leave musical relationships I had. Afraid to bare the full responsibility of a project. I’ve been putting out records and not ones anyone’s necessarily heard. Being open about those fears is a good way of dealing with them. You end up at this point where you hit 30 and you’re like, ‘Oh what happened? Am I done? Did I not activate my main creative energy?’ It’s a ridiculous idea but 30 feels a little like 1000 in rock n roll terms.” You can hear the frustrations and the jitters in the crashing loud-and-quiet motifs throughout the album’s twelve tracks, which offer up a patchwork quilt of sound, similar to Faust’s IV or Fugazi’s Red Medicine.

Their Prime is available through Sub Pop and Royal Mountain Records. LP purchases in North America through https://megamart.subpop.com/releases/jo_passed/their_prime and select independent retailers have the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl (while supplies last).

See Jo Passed live:

Jun. 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle*
Jun. 09 – Allston, MA – Great Scott*
Jun. 10 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall*
Jun. 11 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz*
Jun. 12 – Ottawa, ON – Makerspace North*
Jun. 13 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar*
Jun. 14 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
Jun. 15 – Cincinnati, OH – TBC*
Jun. 16 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village*
Jun. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Cactus Club*
Jun. 18 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club*
Jun. 19 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Social Club
Jun. 20 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
Jun. 21-23 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival
Jun. 27 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Jun. 29 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Oct. 11 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang (Goldener Salon)**
Oct. 12 – Aarhus, DK – Tape**
Oct. 13 – Copenhagen, DK – Ideal Bar**
Oct. 15 – Berlin, DE – Schokoladen**
Oct. 16 – Prague, CZ – Club 007 / Underdogs
Oct. 17 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
Oct. 18 – Luxembourg, LU – Rotondes
Oct. 19 – Gent, BE – Charlatan
Oct. 20 – Rotterdam, NL – Left of the Dial Festival
Oct. 21 – Brighton, UK – The Prince Albert
Oct. 22 – Manchester, UK – Gullivers
Oct. 23 – Leeds, UK – Hyde Park Book Club
Oct. 24 – Bristol, UK – Grain Barge
Oct. 25 – London, UK – The Victoria 

Oct. 26 – Paris, FR – Espace B
Oct. 27 – Amsterdam, NL – London Calling Festival
*w/ Dick Stusso
**w/ The Homesick


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