You can now hear the final installment of the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6, a new single by The Black Tones. The Black Tones consist of founders/twin siblings Eva Walker on guitar/vocals and Cedric Walker on drums. The Blues and Punk-based duo continuously “project subversion, power and the potential” for something new.
The Black Tones’ new single, “The End of Everything” is about just that: the end of the world and, eventually, the universe. Named after the book The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack, the song confronts the fact that, whether it’s the second coming of who or whatever you believe in, this will all end.
Accompanying single, “Mr. Mines,” is named after a black tour-bus guide/driver from the duo’s youth, and is guided by the vocals of Ednah Holt (Talking Heads/Ritchie Family). The song is heavily influenced by Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky” and Jackie Mittoo’s “Ghetto Organ”.
The Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6 series includes subscription-only 7” singles by John Waters, Kim Gordon/J Mascis, Jeff Tweedy, Duma, LIDS, Washed Out, Hand Habits, Porridge Radio, Sheltered Workshop Singers, TV Priest, BNH Deluxe, and The Black Tones. You can hear music from the series via the Singles Club playlist, and grab one of the last remaining subscriptions here.
However, the new year of singles is about to start, so you can still subscribe to the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 7 to get twelve exclusive, limited-to-1,000-copies, colored-vinyl 7” records by Bartees Strange, Party Dozen, Matthew “Doc” Dunn, The William Loveday Intention (feat. Billy Childish), The Shadracks (feat. the son of Billy Childish), Sidney Gish, and more TBA. Vol. 7 runs from April, 2022 to February, 2023.