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NEWS : WED, DEC 4, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch The Homesick’s Visual for “Kaïn,” a New Offering From ‘The Big Exercise,’ The Group’s Forthcoming Sub Pop Debut

Follow sea creatures on a journey through the circle of life in The Homesick’s psychedelic new visual for “Kaïn,” directed by Melissa Tvetan & Carver Maneese of production house CPJMLT LTD. The song is from The Big Exercise, the group’s label debut, available worldwide February 7th, 2020.


The Big Exercise features the singles “I Celebrate My Fantasy,” the aforementioned “Kaïn,” “Male Bonding,” and the title track, and was produced by The Homesick at Schenk Studio in Amsterdam, mixed by Casper van der Lans, and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring).
 
The Big Exercise is available for preorder on CD/LP/DL from Sub Pop. Preorders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on bright yellow vinyl (while supplies last). Meanwhile, preorders in the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque yellow vinyl (while supplies last).


 
The Homesick’s current international tour schedule for 2019 continues tonight, December 4th with a show at Villa Wuller in Trier, Germany.  The band will resume touring in 2020 with a headlining club trek of the Netherlands which spans February 21st at Groningen at Vera and ends March 7th in Utecht at Ekko.
 
December 2019           
Dec. 04 - Trier, DE - VillaWuller                                              
 
February-March 2020
Feb. 21 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Feb. 28 -  Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn
Mar. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Mar. 06 - Rotterdam, NL - WORM
Mar. 07 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO

[Photo Credit: Sarah Cass]
 
About The Homesick’s The Big Exercise:
If their debut Youth Hunt marked The Homesick’s tryst with faith and pastoral life, the band’s upcoming second album The Big Exercise brings them to more grounded, tangible pastures. With its title ripped from a passage in the Scott Walker-biography Deep Shade Of Blue, the record is a concentrated effort by Jaap van der Velde, Erik Woudwijk and Elias Elgersma to explore the physicality of their music in fresh ways (read more at Sub Pop).


NEWS : TUE, DEC 3, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch Hot Snakes’ New Video For “Checkmate” - 2019 UK & Ireland Tour Kicks Off Tonight, December 3rd

On November 19th Hot Snakes released a new single entitled “Checkmate,” which you can listen to now through all digital service providers. The band will have a very limited number of “Checkmate” 7” singles available at their upcoming UK & Ireland shows that kick off tonight, December 3rd in Nottingham. This 7” will also include the exclusive b-side “Not in Time.”  
 
To celebrate their new single and impending tour, the band has shared a new video for “Checkmate,” which was directed by Hot Snakes’ own John Reis, and longtime friend of the band Craig Oliver. Watch as digital representations of the band invade and infest a house by clicking play on the video above, and/or also by clicking here


 
“…Hot Snakes has historically been one of the world’s most reliable purveyors of angry, pulverizing rock ‘n’ roll. That pattern recurs today.” Stereogum (Nov. 19, 2019).

Full list of dates is here:
 
Dec. 03 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
Dec. 04- Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
Dec. 05 - Newcastle, UK - Cluny
Dec. 06 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
Dec. 07 - Belfast, UK - Black Box
Dec. 08 - Dublin, IE - Grand Social
Dec. 10 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hound
Dec. 11 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social
Dec. 12 - London, UK - Garage
Dec. 13 - Bristol, UK - Thekla Social
Dec.14 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
Dec. 15 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
 
The most recent Hot Snakes album, 2018’s Jericho Sirens is available everywhere from Sub Pop here and through all DSPs. And the band’s reissued catalog - Automatic MidnightSuicide Invoice and Audit in Progress - is also available from Sub Pop.


NEWS : FRI, NOV 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM

This thing is on: the 2019 Holiday Sale at the Sub Pop Mega Mart is fully activated!

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As required by what we can only assume must by some kind of law, we at Sub Pop Records are having a big ol’ sale starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving (aka TODAY, Nov. 29, 2019). This year’s Holiday Sale at the Sub Pop Mega Mart works a little differently, and we’re pretty excited about it. We hope you will be, too.

Here’s how it works…

Every day, for 15 days, starting on Friday, Nov. 29 and ending on Friday, December 13, we will be offering what we really hope is meaningfully discounted sale pricing on a different item or related group of items, FOR ONE DAY ONLY. And, during this same period of time, we will be offering FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on any order of $50 or more! That’s 15 days of different deals, with free domestic shipping on orders over $50! Which, naturally, we have decided to refer to as: Sub Pop’s 2019 Holiday Daily Deal Days Doozy.

And, the first of our daily deal day deals really is a doozy…

On Friday, November 29, we’re offering 25% off of every format of every 2019 release on Sub Pop or Hardly Art! If, for instance, you’d like to pick up Titanic Rising by Weyes Blood, Orville Peck’s Pony, Chastity Belt’s new, self-titled album, or the recently Grammy nominated album Years to Burn from Calexico and Iron & Wine, or ANY OTHER 2019 RELEASE, now’s the time, friend. Any (or even ALL!) of these albums would make excellent gifts (and subtly demonstrate your excellent taste).

And that’s just the first daily deal. New day, new deal. Check back often! Please!

Then, starting Dec. 14 and continuing on until January 6, 2020 we will be offering 20% off a specially selected selection of stuff, for your ongoing holiday shopping delight!

It’s a two-parter this year, gang. And, you can always find out what’s currently on sale here: megamart.subpop.com/holiday_sale.

Please note the following…

If there are any pre-order items in your cart at checkout, your entire order will not ship until the shipping date of the furthest out pre-order. That means your order will not ship until after the first of the year, and you will not receive any part of your order in time for the holidays. The solution to this is: place multiple orders.

And, all orders placed by December 17th are guaranteed to ship out before we close up shop for the year, so get your orders in early and often.  Conversely, any orders placed between December 18th and January 5th will not ship out until after we are back at it in the new year on Jan. 6th, 2020.

Happy Holidays, one and all!

Love, Sub Pop


NEWS : THU, NOV 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM

In support of their new Morning in America EP, Mudhoney announces 2020 North American tour dates, including some co-headlining shows with Meat Puppets

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[Photo Credit: Niffer Calderwood]

Mudhoney have just announced a 15-date 2020 tour, in support of their Morning In America EP, which is available now worldwide from Sub Pop. The dates begin April 30th in Vancouver, BC at the Imperial and end May 16th in Seattle, WA at the Crocodile. Along the way, the band will co-headline a string of shows with Meat Puppets (May 7th-13th).  

Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Apr. 30 - Vancouver, BC - The Imperial +
May 01 - Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom +
May 02 - Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo +
May 03 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater +
May 05 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s
May 06 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
May 07 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 08 - Los Angeles - CA - El Rey Theatre *
May 09 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole *
May 10 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *
May 12 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall *
May 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Commonwealth Room *
May 14 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
May 15 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom #
May 16 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile + ^
 
* w/  Meat Puppets
+ w/ The Tripwires 
^  w/ Thee Deception 
#  w/ Minus Five


 
Mudhoney’s Morning in America is a new 7-song EP of tracks recorded during the sessions for Digital Garbage, their acclaimed album of 2018 (“…an astute, politically relevant and commendably fired-up garage punk belter of an LP,” – The Quietus). The tracks include “Let’s Kill Yourself Live Again” (an alternate version of the Digital Garbage stand-out “Kill Yourself Live,” and the bonus track for the Japanese CD version of that album), “One Bad Actor” (a new version of Mudhoney’s track on the limited-edition, and now very sold-out, SPF30 split 7” single w Hot Snakes), album outtakes “Snake Oil Charmer,” “Morning in America” and “Creeps Are Everywhere,” plus “Ensam I Natt” (“So Lonely Tonight,” a Leather Nun cover) and “Vortex of Lies” from a very limited, European tour 7”.

You can (and should) stream Mudhoney’s Morning in America right now on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.
 
Morning in America has been released on 12” vinyl and through digital services, and is available from the Sub Pop Mega Mart now. The limited Loser Edition is on white vinyl marbled with black is available from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK and Europe (the Loser Ed is silver vinyl in the UK/EU), while supplies last. 


NEWS : TUE, NOV 19, 2019 at 6:57 AM

New Hot Snakes song “Checkmate” is Out Now, Ahead of the Band’s 2019 UK & Ireland Tour Dates

Listen/hear on Spotify - Apple Music - Bandcamp

Hot Snakes have released a new single entitled “Checkmate,” which is available now through all digital service providers and will be available directly from the band, in very limited numbers, as a physical 7” at their upcoming shows. The 7” will also include the exclusive b-side “Not in Time.” In the words of Hot Snakes’ Rick Froberg, “Checkmate” is “big, fatty content freshly extruded from the Hot Snakes sausage machine. Same ingredients, new flav.”


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Checkmate

Tracklisting

1. Checkmate
2. Not in Time (physical only)

Hot Snakes Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Hot Snakes will kick off a 12-date tour in the UK & Ireland on December 3rd. And, while it might be presumptuous to suggest that Hot Snakes are the single best live band in the world right now, they’re definitely in the top 1. See below for a full list of dates. 
 
Dec. 03 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
Dec. 04- Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
Dec. 05 - Newcastle, UK - Cluny
Dec. 06 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
Dec. 07 - Belfast, UK - Black Box 
Dec. 08 - Dublin, IE - Grand Social
Dec. 10 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hound
Dec. 11 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social
Dec. 12 - London, UK - Garage 
Dec. 13 - Bristol, UK - Thekla Social
Dec.14 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
Dec. 15 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms 
 
The most recent Hot Snakes album, 2018’s Jericho Sirens is available everywhere from Sub Pop and through all DSPs. And the band’s reissued catalog - Automatic MidnightSuicide Invoice and Audit in Progress - is also available from Sub Pop.


 
What “The People” are saying about Hot Snakes and Jericho Sirens:
“It’s got all the traits that make Hot Snakes the unique band they always were: the fury of hardcore, the dissonant riffs of noise rock, the fuzz-drenched party of garage rock. They’ve got no fat on this thing — it’s over and done with in 30 minutes and replay value is very high — and the songs aren’t just rippers but catchy too.”  - Brooklyn Vegan
 
“Hot Snakes’ caustic, erudite commentary is more welcome than ever (★★★★).MOJO
 
“Teeming with revved-up riffs and apocalyptic imagery, the post-hardcore group’s first album since 2005 reasserts their status as the most merciless band in their scene” - Pitchfork
 
“Comebacks are complicated, for bands and fans too, but this is one for the ages. Hot Snakes have returned, reminding those of us who’ve paid attention that they are definitively one of the greatest rock bands we’ve ever known (9/10).” - Exclaim!
 
“It’s exactly what you want out of a Hot Snakes jam, with a riff that snarls and swaggers like a hot rod, its wild hair of a melody built into the stylish chrome. [“Six Wave Hold-Down”]”- NPR Music
 
Jericho Sirens is an incredible turn, and proof to the other half-hearted post-hardcore comebacks of the last years (looking at you At the Drive-In, Refused and more) that it is possible to still be high-quality and relevant. In fact, in places Hot Snakes’ fourth album is so good, it even puts newer bands who have come up in the meantime to shame. ★★★★★” - The Skinny
 
“The very definition of kickass. ★★★★”- The Guardian