Mudhoney / New World Charm - SP1025
The long-running and unrivaled Seattle-based underground rock band Mudhoney released their ninth studio album on April 2nd, 2013. It’s called Vanishing Point and it’s excellent. Exactly none of the songs on this single are from that album. The a-side here, “New World Charm,” was recorded during the same sessions that yielded Vanishing Point, and, though of equally high caliber, impressed itself upon all concerned parties as less of a team player and more of a rugged individualist. The two b-sides are two different versions of the theme song Mudhoney wrote and recorded for the short-lived Discovery Channel TV series Brew Masters. Arguably not for the casual Mudhoney fan, this single will appeal to the Mudhoney completist we should all aspire to become.
Released: May 7, 2013
Full Toilet / Full Toilet 7" LP - SP987
Angry young man. Short attention span. Volatile and erratic. Bad personal relations. Turbulence and anger. Channeling ultimate unhappiness. Bursts of rage. Full Toilet 13-song 7". Timeless torment spews forth.
Released: November 22, 2011
Obits / "Refund" b/w "Suez Canal" - 4078598
Originally released on the Spanish label La Castanya to coincide with the band’s recent Spanish tour, this new Obits single features two excellent new songs, “Refund” b/w “Suez Canal,” available exactly nowhere else.
Released: November 5, 2012
Survival Knife / Traces of Me - SP1038
“Traces of Me” b/w “Name That Tune”
Survival Knife hail from Olympia, WA, and this is their first release (if you don’t count a soundboard recording of their first show that has been gathering praise all over the internet). The band – which features two of the three founding members of Northwest legends Unwound – pulls together elements of Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes, Black Flag’s mid-period mathematical lurch, King Crimson and of course Unwound for a taut and catchy post-hardcore crunch. Since their live debut in March 2012, they have shared stages with the likes of METZ, Bitch Magnet, Kinski and Hungry Ghost.
Released: March 5, 2013
METZ / Dirty Shirt - SP1032
This is the digital single for “Dirty Shirt” b/w “Leave Me Out” by Toronto’s very good band, METZ. Both of these songs were previously only available as a limited-edition 7" single.
Released: October 9, 2012
Total Control / Scene From a Marriage - SP1023
Australia’s Total Control grace us with two stellar new tracks of moody garage/post-punk. The band is led by Daniel Stewart (Straightjacket Nation, UV Race) and Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Ooga Boogas), and this single comes on the heels of their excellent, massively-hyped Henge Beat LP and split-LP with Thee Oh-Sees. Both songs are exclusive to this release. “Scene From a Marriage” b/w “Contract”
Released: October 9, 2012
Volunteers Park / Tragic Pote - 4000374
Tragic Pote B/W Jerusalem Stone
Aviram Cohen is a jerk. Who cares if he was in SIlk Flowers, Soiled Mattress and The Springs, or that he has a new project called Volunteers Park ? You can tell that his parents are immigrants. He’s a suburbanite from New Jersey, and now, another New Yorker with an attitude, who learned how to use a sequencer to program synths and drum machines, so that he can sing about how boring life can be. It’s like he’s creating all this atmosphere because it’s lacking in his life. It sounds like someone is blasting the 80’s station out of their car, while parked under the subway overpass and the train is roaring by overhead. Nobody gives a fuck so we jumped in and put some money behind it. That’s how we roll in a most general sense.
Released: October 4, 2012
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Same Love - SP1028
Sub Pop has the great honor of releasing “Same Love,” a powerful new song from Seattle hip hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, on July 31st as a limited-edition, hand-numbered picture disc. There are only 2,000 of these 7" singles available.
“Same Love,” an appeal for support of same-sex marriage rights, is being released in conjunction with Music 4 Marriage Equality’s efforts to help approve Washington state’s Ref 74 this November. Polling shows that 54% of Washington state residents support same-sex marriage; if the referendum is approved, it could pave the way for marriage equality across the country.
In his accompanying statement, Macklemore says, “My hope is that my personal testimony can help in some way to not only advance the dialogue and approve Referendum 74, but also to help shape a culture of belonging in which all people are equal.”
Please join Sub Pop and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in the fight for marriage equality.
Released: July 30, 2012
Michael Yonkers / The Big Balloon - 4050894
“The Big Balloon” b/w “Its You Again”
Released: September 11, 2012
The Murder City Devils / Every Day I Rise - 4042998
Two new songs, recorded Summer 2011. Features the tracks Every Day I Rise B/W Ball Busters In The Peanut Gallery on grey marbled vinyl. Written, performed, recorded, produced, designed, and released by the band!
Released: January 3, 2012
Daughn Gibson / Lite Me Up - 4101098
“Lite Me Up” b/w “The Mark of a Man”
On Dull Knife Records
Released: August 20, 2012
Obits / Let Me Dream If I Want To - SP997
The rock band Obits is from Brooklyn, NY, and so far we’ve
managed to release both of their full-length records on Sub
Pop: 2009’s I Blame You and 2011’s Moody, Standard and
Poor. On this new single, Obits have provided us with daring new interpretations of well-loved near-standards by Mink DeVille and The Kids. Includes mp3 download code.
Released: May 15, 2012
Niki & The Dove / The Fox - SP948
Niki & The Dove is a band from Stockholm, Sweden with two members, Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf. Since getting together in February 2010, Malin and Gustaf have been busy writing together, figuring out just how pop music works and then discovering new ways to break it. Their first single “DJ, Ease My Mind”/“Under the Bridges” caught the attention of everyone from Artrocker and NME through to The Sunday Times, who declared the single could “…be the two greatest alt-pop songs of 2010.” Newly signed to Sub Pop, this 12" single for “The Fox” is Niki & The Dove’s first release on the label. A full-length album will follow in
late 2011 or early 2012.
Released: June 14, 2011
TacocaT / Take Me to Your Dealer - SBL-73056
Everyone’s favorite palindrome band, TacocaT, is back with four new songs, collected here on a new 7". The Take Me to Your Dealer EP crams all of the charming, Seattle-centric punk hits onto this little slab, which covers lyrical ground from everyone’s least favorite bus route, to a renowned cat magazine, to vaporizers, and more. So much more. Limited pressing on black vinyl.
Released: March 13, 2012
Fleet Foxes / The Shrine/ An Argument 12" - 4077799
Side A: The Shrine / An Argument (Live At The BBC) Blue Spotted Tail (Live At The BBC)
Side B: Montezuma
Released: February 24, 2012
Dum Dum Girls / Bhang Bhang - 4084093
“Bhang Bhang I’m a Burnout” b/w “Last Caress”
On blue or white vinyl! It’ll be a surprise!
Released: January 11, 2012
Well well well, if it isn’t the first new Seapony material to surface since their debut LP, Go With Me, was released earlier this year. “Sailing” is a subdued, earwormy number, featuring added acoustic guitar layers and delicate instrumentation. “I Saw You” is the more upbeat track, which is why we did the sensible thing and put it as the b-side. Take that, logic. Limited press on black vinyl.
Released: November 22, 2011
The Sandwitches / The Pearl - SBL-73048
“The Pearl” 7" presents two brand new tracks from San Francisco’s Sandwitches, both of which showcase their unique vocal phrasing and warbly Americana-tinged creations. This is the first material to follow the band’s acclaimed Mrs. Jones’ Cookies LP, and both songs are exclusive to this 7". Nothing else sounds quite like The Sandwitches, and vice versa. Limited pressing on black vinyl.
Released: November 8, 2011
Colleen Green / Green One - SBL-73031
Colleen Green’s first release for Hardly Art! Four tracks of lovely, catchy, fuzzy songs that range from ’80s pop goulash to psychedelic drone; from ’90s power punk to homemade Sebadoh-style songs of heartache. Limited pressing on black vinyl.
Released: March 1, 2011
Mudhoney / Mudhoney/Gas Huffer split 7" - 4004492
A: Mudhoney – “You Stupid Asshole”
B: Gas Huffer – “Knife Manual”
Released: October 12, 2011
“Nothing” b/w “Anatomy of a Gutless Wonder”
“Nothing” also appears on Velocity Girl’s third and final full-length album Gilded Stars and Zealous Hearts.
Released: February 27, 1996
Vetiver / Can't You Tell (Remixes) - SP984
The limited-edition “Can’t You Tell (Remix)” 12" contains two new remixes of the song “Can’t You Tell” from Vetiver’s mid-2011 full-length The Errant Charm on its a-side. The b-side has both an instrumental version of “Can’t You Tell” and the original album version.
Here’s Andy Cabic from Vetiver…
“’Can’t You Tell’ has a lot of ambience and mood, it’s a very summery track whose length is devised to end quickly enough that you’d want to press play again. These remixes present an opportunity to expand on the mood of the song and to extend the length and reveal a little more detail in the tracks and the spirit of the summer, just before it’s over.”
Released: October 11, 2011
Dntel / Anywhere Anyone (Remixes) - SP972
In tandem with Sub Pop’s deluxe CD and double-LP reissue of Dntel’s landmark Life Is Full of Possibilities album, we proudly present a pair of brand spanking new remixes of “Anywhere Anyone” pressed with utmost care on a DJ-friendly, limited-edition 12" single. Remix work on one side is by Silent Servant & Regis of the Berlin techno collective Sandwell District—both techno veterans who also collaborate under the name Sandra Electronics. The flipside contains a remix by MIA/Radiohead collaborator Pearson Sound, aka dubstep producer Ramadanman, who has been hailed by such modern tastemakers as Pitchfork, FactMag and Little White Earbuds; the latter even named Pearson Sound the defining artist of 2010, which frankly we find more than a little bit impressive.
Up until the October 25th, 2011 release of the previously mentioned altogether deluxe reissue of Dntel’s Life is Full of Possibilities if you buy, from us, the vinyl LP format of this same deluxed-up Life is Full of Possibilities reissue, you will receive the “Anywhere Anyone (Remixes)” 12" described here on this page as A FREE GIFT!
Again, and more briefly…
Buy this on vinyl by October 25, 2011 and you will receive the “Anywhere Anyone (Remixes)” 12" for f-r-e-e.
Released: October 24, 2011
Carissa's Wierd / Tucson - SBL-73042
The first new recordings from Carissa’s Wierd in over 7 years. This 7" features two brand new songs from the seminal northwest band, both exclusive to this release. Recorded at Mysterious Red X with Ben Kersten and featuring the band’s original lineup. First pressing on black vinyl.
Released: September 13, 2011