Royal Trux to release a career-spanning compilation Quantum Entanglement for Record Store Day Black Friday, also simultaneously out in a distant solar system 5000 years ago

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Fat Possum has announced a new 14-track collection from indie-rock giants Royal Trux. Compiling songs picked from the entirety of the band’s catalog, yet “never before heard or contextualized as a singular offering,” Quantum Entanglement will drop to this Earth on November 29 – a.k.a. Record Store Day Black Friday.

“Career-spanning” can mean a lot of different things; in case of Royal Trux, the archetypal power-freak duo of 1990s underground rock music, it means a retrospective that defines a time as much as it defines a band. Uninhibited and ingenious, Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema created a vision of guitar music that could incorporate noise and jazz within the parameters of a singular verse, yet still lend itself best to the descriptor of rock ‘n roll.

Originally ending their twelve-year album run in 2000, the duo reunited four years ago for a slew of live shows, and eventually released a comeback LP White Stuff earlier in 2019. They have also collaborated with a musician who shares their uncompromising devotion to the preternatural – Ariel Pink – on the reworking of some of the songs from their latest record, the EP Pink Stuff.

No pre-order link this time, kids: this stuff will be available exclusively at participating independent record stores. Find one near you.


Royal Trux team up with Ariel Pink for new EP, Pink Stuff

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Jesus fucking Fuck, do I really even need to sell you on this?

• After coming back from the dead this past spring with White Stuff, their first LP in 19 years, Royal Trux have retreated back to the smart, lazy, high road and OUTSOURCED some shit.

• They signed-up Ariel Pink to re-work five songs from White Stuff, called the resulting EP Pink Stuff (DUH), and thew the first song up on the internet.

• The whole thing will be released digitally and as a double 7-inch on September 6. Pre-order it here.

Right??? I mean, makes total sense; come on. Done. The end. You’re ordering. You’re listening. Here you fucking go:

Pink Stuff by Royal Trux


Pink Stuff EP stuff-listing:

01. Suburban Junky Lady (Ariel Pink Remix)
02. Year of The Dog (Ariel Pink Remix)
03. Get Used To This (Ariel Pink Remix)
04. White Stuff (Ariel Pink Remix)
05. Whopper Dave (Ariel Pink Remix)

Royal Trux Cancel Tour

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Lo-fi rock pioneers Royal Trux released their first album in 19 years, White Stuff, in March. They were set to go on a North American tour in February, but the tour was postponed because of “some unresolved issues arising from a past arrest” involving Jennifer Herrema. After rescheduling for … More »

What Is This Royal Trux Drama On Twitter?

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Royal TruxThe rollout for White Stuff, Royal Trux’s first album of new material in 19 years, has been going less than smoothly. The release of advance music is moving along steadily, but the band itself seems like it might fall apart at any minute. More »

It’s comeback season: newly renovated Webster Hall announces first shows of 2019

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It’s comeback season: newly renovated Webster Hall announces first shows of 2019Webster Hall

After a long-winded hiatus for renovations and full-blown restructuring, Veteran New York venue, Webster Hall is prepared to reopen its doors, following its summer 2017 closure.

The East Village fan favorite will usher in its 2019 year of production on May 1, with a performance from Patti Smith and Her Band. The cross-genre acts that span Webster’s May event calendar prove that the event hall will continue its tradition of catering to attendees’ diverse musical preferences. Webster Hall will see acts from distinctive sonic spheres take the stage, or respectively, the decks. TroyBoi, MGMT, The Japanese House, Royal Trux, Broken Social Scene, FKJ, Sharon Van Etten, Aaron Tveit, Johnnyswim, Old Dominion, and Chromeo, who will joined by a live band, account for Webster’s multifarious May billings.

Webster will additionally see appearances from Empire Of The Sun, Real Estate, and City of the Sun later in the summer. The historic venue will also welcome the return of Emo Nite, along with its Saturday club nights, returning in September. Visit Webster Hall’s official website for a full list of events and additional information.

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Royal Trux – “Year Of The Dog”

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Royal Trux - White StuffNoise-rockers Royal Trux have shared the fourth single from their upcoming comeback album. The duo of Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema broke up after 2000’s Pound For Pound but reunited in 2015. Since the reunion, they have released an album of live material, 2017’s Platinum Tips + Ice Cream. And lately they’ve been … More »

Royal Trux Reschedule Tour Due To “Unresolved Issues Arising From A Past Arrest”

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In early January, Royal Trux confirmed that their new LP, White Stuff, will be out in March via Fat Possum, their first since 2000’s Pound For Pound. The duo comprising Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty shared the album’s title track which follows “Every Day Swan” and “Used To This.” The band … More »

Royal Trux announce first new LP in 19 years, White Stuff, share title track

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Happy January! Get your 2019 year-end lists ready.

After teaming up with Fat Possum last year, Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty have returned with their first new album as Royal Trux since 2000’s Pound for Pound! (Nope, that 2017 live album doesn’t count, even though we wanted you to think it did at the time…sorry.)

As you might expect, the duo’s reformation has been just about as casual, fluid, and low-stakes as their slovenly thrift-shop noise-rock would suggest. “Nothing has changed within the Truxian universe we created for ourselves as teenagers,” Says Herrema, “because Trux is and will always be our way of life whether living it together or separate…This is no hobby rock kick. We are long game lifers with no fear, no regrets and plenty of gratitude for the way the universe has rewarded our singular dynamic.”

White Stuff is officially due March 1, and the announcement comes “stuffed” with the release of a brand new single “White Stuff,” which you can click-on and lick-Oreo-Cookies-to down below! This titular track follows the recently shared “Every Day Swan” and “Get Used To This” (featuring Kool Keith).

Once your’re done catching up, pre-order the album from Fat Possum here on your choice of CD or vinyl to receive an adorable free Royal Trux travel-size cocaine mirror…uh, I mean, thrift-store faux-fir coat…uh, I mean, t-shirt.


The White Stuff:

01. White Stuff
02. Year Of The Dog
03. Purple Audacity #2
04. Suburban Junky Lady
05. Shows and Tags
06. Get Used To This
07. Sic ‘Em Slow
08. Every Day Swan
09. Whopper Dave
10. Purple Audacity #1
11. Under Ice

Royal Trux – “White Stuff”

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Royal Trux - White StuffLo-fi rock luminaries Royal Trux, the duo of Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty, have been creeping back into action in recent years. After reuniting for some shows in 2015, they documented those gigs with a live album in 2017, their first new discography entry since 2000’s Pound For Pound. Early last … More »

30 Essential Noise Rock Tracks

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Grind. Skronk. Pigfuck. Seemingly every word associated with noise rock sounds incredibly unflattering out of context, and even in context doesn’t fare much better. Before noise rock had a name, rock critics such as Lester Bangs and Robert Christgau came up with their own suitably unpleasant ways of describing the tortured sounds of music oozing … More »