News from 4/2010

MON, APR 26, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Stream CocoRosie’s Grey Oceans / Watch New Video


Starting today and running through their May 11th record release date, we are streaming the entire CocoRosie record, Grey Oceans, (their first with Sub Pop) over on those handy embeddable players that SoundCloud offers up, so you can go ahead and get to listening to Grey Oceans now, if you are so inclined. And actually, while you are listening to Grey Oceans and possibly considering pre-ordering the record, you might want to also consider their new single just posted on iTunes for “Lemonade / Surfer Girl” which is available for purchase now.

In one more piece of CocoRosie news for you to consider, the band just sent us their third video installment (naturally following their 1st and 2nd video teasers that you may have, hopefully, seen over the past few weeks) which again features a song off Grey Oceans, this time for “The Man Asked The Crow”. You can see that video clip here. If you’ve been liking these short video clips, be sure and look for CocoRosie’s full length video to appear online in late May, you won’t be disappointed.

More information on CocoRosie and Grey Oceans can be found on their artist page and just to make sure that you don’t miss their list of tour dates we’ve included them below for you as well. Enjoy!

CocoRosie Tour Dates
May 04 Union Chapel, London, United Kingdom
May 06 The Trinity Centre, Bristol, United Kingdom
May 07 Cathedral, Manchester, United Kingdom
May 08 De La Warr Pavillion, East Sussex, United Kingdom
May 09 ATP UK, Minehead, United Kingdom
May 11 Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
May 13 Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norfolk, United Kingdom
May 15 Cirque Royal , Brussels, Belgium
May 16 Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands
May 17 Musziek Centrum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
May 19 Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany
May 21 Casino de Paris, Paris, n/a
May 28 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
May 31 Circo Teatro Price, Madrid, Spain
Jun 08 Black Cat, Washington, DC
Jun 09 Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 11 Terminal Five, New York, NY
Jun 12 Royale (MA), Boston, MA
Jun 14 Olympia De Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Jun 16 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Jun 17 Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
Jun 18 Metro, Chicago, IL
Jun 19 Barrymore Theater (WI), Madison, WI
Jun 21 Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO
Jun 22 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 24 Vogue Theatre (BC), Vancouver, Canada
Jun 25 Showbox (@ the Market), Seattle, WA
Jun 26 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Jun 29 Regency Ballroom (SF), San Francisco, CA
Jun 30 Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 01 Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
Jul 02 Orpheum Theater (LA), Los Angeles, CA

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

THU, APR 22, 2010 at 5:37 AM

Avi Buffalo’s Record Store Evenings


I’m sure you are all riding high on the wave of good vibes created by the third annual Record Store Day. Well, hold that feeling, a Record Store is for life, not just for Record Store Day. Proof: Avi Buffalo will be celebrating the release of their debut album with three performances at three of California’s finer Record Stores. On Monday they’ll be at Fingerprints in Long Beach, Tuesday at Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo and Wednesday at Amoeba in San Francisco. Full details below:

Monday 4/26: Fingerprints, Long Beach, CA @ 7pm
Tuesday 4/27: Boo Boo Records, San Luis Obispo, CA @ 6pm
Wednesday 4/28: Amoeba Records, San Francisco, CA @ 6pm

To get a taste of what’s instore, you can listen to Avi Buffalo’s killer new joint for a limited time here and download What’s In It For? and Remember the Last Time by right clicking those links.

Posted by Richard Laing

MON, APR 19, 2010 at 10:11 AM

If you could ask David Cross one question, what would it be?


Not nearly often enough, but on occasion Sub Pop staffer Lacey (the “genius” behind both A Form of Paying Attention and People Who Work Here) interviews the artists we work with and members of our staff for the world famous website. She frequently gets people to reveal deeply intimate truths about themselves to the entire online world, or at least the entire blog readership. Her interviews can get a little personal, but believe it or not, she’s actually holding back in some of these conversations. Anyone who’s met her knows that she tends to really let the invasive questions fly face-to-face.

Around the release of his most recent, most excellent album God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with Asperger’s, Eugene Mirman gamely agreed to be subjected to her unpredictable line of questioning and he seemed no worse for wear from the experience. So with the new David Cross DVD/CD Bigger and Blackerer coming up, we thought we’d try to get David to participate in his own blog interview. We asked, and to his credit/our surprise, he agreed! This time though, we’re opening this up to include not only the sort of questions we’ve come to expect (and, to be fair, really very much enjoy) from Lacey (ex.: “Sometimes you say hi to me and sometimes you don’t—what’s the deal with that?”) but also some from you guys as well. Send us the questions you’re dying to ask David Cross and if we use yours, you’ll get both the satisfaction of an answer (or something like it) and your very own DVD/CD copy of Bigger and Blackerer, as a free prize from us.

We’re confident you guys can come up with some good, insightful, maybe even funny questions. Submit your questions on our Facebook page or in the comments below.

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

THU, APR 15, 2010 at 5:41 AM

Busy Bees: Radio Round-up


We here at Sub Pop have been busy bees this year, releasing tons of awesome records, and bringing music to the people. It’s not just us, however. The bands have also, in the words of Retribution Gospel Choir, been “workin harddd!” and have done an unusual amount of in-studios over the past couple of months. Here they are for your listening pleasure:


March 30th Low w/ Morgan Thorson in-studio

March 30th Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore in-studio

April 7th Retribution Gospel Choir in-studio

April 8th Ruby Suns in-studio

April 12th Beach House in-studio

Radio K

April 1st Ruby Suns instudio
-Video 1: Ruby Suns Cranberry
-Video 2: Ruby Suns Closet Astrologer

April 13th Avi Buffalo instudio


Interview with Male Bonding wherein the band speaks very highly of Sub Pop.

Listen here.


Pissed Jeans in-studio described by music director Brian Turner as “Totally fried sounding, over the top fx throughout, more psych-punk than I remember em being live.”

Listen here.


April 6th in-studio wherein Beach House performs a lovely new version of “Real Love.”

Listen here.

*Ruby Suns and Avi Buffalo photos from Radio K in-studios.

Posted by Sasha Morgan

THU, APR 15, 2010 at 4:01 AM

Bonus CDR with Avi Buffalo Pre-order


Avi Buffalo is the adopted name of Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, an 18 year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Long Beach, CA. Avi Buffalo is also the name of the band he formed with friends and like-minded collaborators Sheridan Riley (drums), Arin Fazio (bass) and Rebecca Coleman (keyboards and vocals). It (Avi Buffalo) is also the name of his/their debut full-length album, which we are just ridiculously puffed-up about releasing on April 27, 2010. And, if you order Avi Buffalo on CD or LP (and the LP comes with free mp3 download of the album) by that date, you will receive, for free, a super limited-edition CDR of 4 tracks not found on the album! And, as usual, anyone who pre-orders the record gets access to a full-album stream of the record to listen to from the time you place your order until the CD and/or LP arrives in the mail. Also, there will be stickers! Let us know if we ever go too far trying to please you guys.

Pre-order Avi Buffalo (and secure your copy of the limited CDR) here.

Download, for free, a couple Avi Buffalo tracks here.

Posted by Sam Sawyer