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Hello there,

Well folks, it’s now November, and you know what that means… another new POP ETC song! This one is called “Sleight Of Hand” and we’re super excited for you all to hear it. It’s streaming and for purchase basically everywhere on the internet, so just click HERE and pick your preferred listening method. We weren’t joking around with this whole new music every month thing. It’s real, and it’s going to keep happening every month! Seriously!! 

If you’ve been following closely, you may have heard a stripped down work in progress version of “Sleight Of Hand” on one of our Instagram Live concerts. We’ve been doing those often, playing new songs, old songs, covers, AND we are taking requests! Follow us on there so you don’t miss the next one, and feel free to let us know what you want to hear – @popetc HERE.

We kicked this whole thing off last month with “Fingerprints” and if for some insane reason you haven’t heard it yet or seen the video, check it out HERE now!

AND last but not least, if you are a Spotify person, click HERE to pre-save all new POP ETC music, so you’ll be automatically alerted each time we put out a new song. Easy peasy. 

That’s a lot of info I know, so if you’ve made it this far…. thank you. And we love you. XOXO.

Much love,

POP ETC

Hello friends,

Starting today we’re going to be releasing new POP ETC music every month for the foreseeable future. We’re not sure when in the month, or what the songs will be, but we know that we will have a steady stream of new music coming out all the time. For a long time we’ve written songs with albums in mind, and while we still love the album format and plan to release albums in the future, right now it feels exciting and inspiring to change up our rhythm a bit. We’re calling it the “Infinite Singles Collection” but each of these new releases will kind of be its own thing, and we’ll be trying lots of different ideas as we go. We’re excited to see how things develop, and can’t wait to hear from you guys! So here’s the first song. It’s called “Fingerprints” and you can hear it HERE. We hope you love it as much as we do.

OH, we also made a Spotify pre-save button so that you can automatically get sent all of our new songs from the “Infinite Singles Collection” every month. All you have to do is click HERE and follow the steps. So go do that!! 

Much more soon 🙂

Love,
POP ETC

Just put up an acoustic demo of our latest jam “Outside Looking In” ~

just posted the acoustic demo of “Routine” … check it out y’all~

Hello friends,

It’s been a minute. Sorry about that. But we’re back with some good news. We have a brand new song for you! It’s called “Outside Looking In” and you can hear it right here, right now. For those of you that still like to hold your music in your hands, you can grab this new tune, along with our last single “Routine” on a beautiful 7-inch we put together, right here. Thank you for waiting and we promise it won’t be long before you hear from us again. Enjoy.

Much love,
POP ETC

HEAR “OUTSIDE LOOKING IN” HERE

PRE-ORDER “ROUTINE”/”OUTSIDE LOOKING IN” VINYL 7″ HERE

….YEA YEA YEA….
NEW SINGLE “ROUTINE” OUT NOW EVERYWHERE
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HEAR “ROUTINE” HERE

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A *few days ago* we released the official video for “Your Heart Is A Weapon,” and now, SURPRISE!!, Mr Weebl has made an animated video for “Your Heart Is A Weapon” !!

If you haven’t heard of Mr. Weebl here’s a bit more info about him ~

You may not immediately recognize the name Jonathan “Jonti” Picking, otherwise known as Weebl or Mr. Weebl, but his creations helped guide and shape early internet videos and memes into what they are today. Surely you remember the days when you could not escape or forget about his video of badgers doing calisthenics with mushrooms and a “snaaaake” in the background. Slate.com included it in their 11 moments that would have “won the internet” if they had happened today. Or maybe you are one of the nearly 49 million people to watch his playful song and video about the mysterious aquatic animals, the narwhals, “swimming in the ocean” that grabbed you. Weebl is also the genius behind Weeble and Bob, two animated egg-shaped creatures who have shared their love of pie with millions of people in over 100 animated episodes including six made for MTV Europe. Weebl’s imagination has led to dozens of animated series about lovable characters and in his newest creation, a trio of animated hearts find friendship and adventure while soundtracked by POP ETC’s “Your Heart Is A Weapon”!!!

First off, it’s been almost a year since Souvenir was released and we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and positivity throughout 2016. Getting your messages and hearing from you guys every day is what keeps us going, and we honestly wouldn’t be here without you. Knowing that our music affects you is a truly humbling and incredible thing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

Second, we made a new video for our song “Your Heart Is A Weapon” and you can see it now! It features our very talented, dear friend, and occasional touring member Tam Visher, who you may have seen playing keyboard with us at some point in the last couple years.

The video was shot mostly in Hong Kong and surrounding areas, shortly after we toured in Japan this past summer. Our goal was to make a video that is fun and light hearted, but also captures the loneliness of the song’s lyrics, as the man in the video dances through a foreign city all alone, largely ignored by the people passing by. The setting of Hong Kong was obviously a huge factor visually as well. It was a beautiful backdrop for the video and we had an amazing time traveling there.

Lastly, I know this is a little late but…. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We have big plans for 2017 and can’t wait to get started.

More coming soon…

Much love,
POP ETC

As a lot of you know, Japan is kind of our home away from home. We’ve spent a fair amount of time there as a band, and Chris has worked there as a producer and songwriter on a wide range of projects from bands to J-POP to anime soundtracks. Going to Japan more these last few years has only deepened our love for the country and its culture. This past summer we were lucky enough to return and play the Summer Sonic festival in Osaka and Tokyo, along with a handful of solo dates in Tokyo. We got to play alongside Radiohead and Sakanaction. We were reconnected with old friends. We ate a lot of ramen. We made a little video of the trip and watching it now makes us all miss Japan…. we can’t wait to go back!!!

We are extremely excited to share with you our nightmare cooking show video for “Vice” ! It premiered yesterday on Food Republic and you can watch it below now.

Feel free to follow along in your own kitchen! 

Love,
POP ETC

We’re very excited to announce we’ll be playing with Peter, Bjorn & John at Webster Hall in NYC on September 21!! SEE YOU THERE?
http://popetcetera.com/shows

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DC! were playing this awesome festival so get tix NOW cuz the lineup is 🔥 & we wanna see ya!

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Hello friends, the other day we covered Sam Cooke’s “It’s Alright” in our hotel room.
Watch the video here~
🌴🌴🌴 xoPOPETC

HEY NEW YORK WERE PLAYING AUGUST 12 COME HANG!!!! 🗽🌴
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TOKYO! We are playing a show on August 23rd at 渋谷 duo MUSIC EXCHANGE! Tickets on sale June 2~ http://POPETC.com/shows ! SEE U THERE! 🇯🇵🌴🌴🇯🇵

TOKYO! We are playing a show on August 23rd at 渋谷 duo MUSIC EXCHANGE! Tickets on sale June 2~ http://POPETC.com/shows ! SEE U THERE! 🇯🇵🌴🌴🇯🇵

SAN DIEGO! We’re coming for you!! We’ll be at the 94/9 Indie Jam in Oceanside on Sept 10!

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We covered one of our favorite Elvis Costello songs “Alison” at a park in New York, check it out~

Check out this stripped down version of Chris playing “What Am I Becoming?” shot during our soundcheck before a show in San Francisco ~

During the making of Souvenir we wrote and recorded over a hundred songs, sometimes recording several versions of a song until we got it right. “What Am I Becoming?” was particularly tough. All three of us believed in the song, but it took recording it 4 or 5 times until we were all 100% happy with it. Here’s an early version of the song that I did by myself, a sort of blueprint of the song for the band. It’ll give you an idea of how much these songs change as we tinker away on them. Enjoy~

PS: A lot of you guys write us with questions about our songwriting and recording process… I hope this helps! We’ll try and keep doing more of these!

Japan!!! We are extremely excited to announce that we will be playing at Summer Sonic this year. Can’t wait to be back in Japan! See you there!

Tickets go on sale May 28 at 10am (Japan time) and all info can be found HERE.

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We made a little clip for each song from Souvenir and put together this “Track By Track” video. Some of them are serious, some are funny, some of them are just weird. We’ll be releasing more webisodes about the songs in the future, but for now we’d love to hear what the songs mean to you. So if you feel like it, check out the video below and drop us a line in the comments on YouTube!
We’re touring North America with Banners and The Moth & The Flame. We’d love to see you out there. Tickets are on sale here.
And last but not least, if you haven’t gotten Souvenir yet, we still have some deluxe bundles in our store, with limited edition shirts, vinyl, etc.
Love,
POP ETC

we were young when we fell in love for the first time, and we felt invincible. for a moment, everything made sense. all the pieces fit together. we moved quickly and the lights kept turning green. but as the momentum grew, the world became disorienting. we could only focus on one distant point at a time, and that point had to be the same for both of us.

life moves slower now, without you. i know we can never go back to the way things were, and i know that is my fault. but if you’re out there and you happen to see this-
please, don’t forget me.

We filmed a bunch of footage while making our new album, and we’ve cut it up into a handful of segments called the “Souvenir Archives.” Here’s the 3rd episode where we go for a drive, sing along to “You Can Call Me Al,” and talk about writing “Vice” in the car.

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