News from 6/2010

MON, JUN 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM

Foals “Total Life Forever” Out Today!


Foals! Foals! Foals! Foals! Foals! Today, June 15th, marks the CD/LP release from UK quintet, Foals. For all of you vinyl enthusiasts Total Life Forever is a double gatefold LP, pressed on colored vinyl, (one white and one blue) which is exclusive to the US pressing of this release. That’s right; Sub Pop USA is the only territory to release this on double vinyl (see the packaging here.)

For your listening pleasure, check out & download the hot new remix of Spanish Sahara by Deadboy. Click here to listen. Because we fancy ourselves givers, for ONE week only we are allowing you the opportunity to stream the bands entire sophomore effort. Click here to stream. It is also streaming all week on Spinner’s Listening Party.

So when are Foals heading to the states you ask? Well, they are confirmed to play Austin City Limits Festival on Oct 10, with more US Fall dates to be announced soon. You can keep an eye out for tour dates tours here

FYI, Spanish Sahara is currently being used in the promo campaign for Season 8 of HBO’s hit series Entourage. Click here to watch and perhaps swoon for the Entourage crew.

Ever wonder what happens when bodybuilders and drag queens stop being polite and start getting real? You get a new Foals video, doy! Click here to check out the bands latest video for their song Miami.

Here are some useful links to various videos, photos and social networking sites for the band:
Official video for Miami
Official video for This Orient
The Making of This Orient
Official video for Spanish Sahara
Foals You Tube Channel
Foals official website
Foals on Facebook
Foals on MySpace
Foals on Twitter
The making of Total Life Forever
Foals band blog
Tumblr Tribute to Yannis
Foals on BBC1


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

THU, JUN 24, 2010 at 2:58 AM

New No Age Record!


Summer has finally arrived in Seattle and trust us, that is a good thing. Time for BBQs and breaking fire hydrants to joyfully frolic in illegal water streams (disclaimer—Sub Pop does not endorse illegal activity). Summer makes us happy, but not as happy as, say, a new record from No Age! Yep, you heard us right, today we announced the release of No Age’s next record entitled Everything in Between which will be released on September 28th.

Here is the track listing for the band’s new record:
Life Prowler
Fever Dreaming
Common Heat
Valley Hump Crash
Positive Amputation
Shred and Transcend
Chem Trails

The band has some upcoming shows planned which you can see by clicking here. Stay tuned for more information on No Age and their new release.

Posted by Bekah Zietz

MON, JUN 21, 2010 at 5:19 AM

Winners of the 2010 Sub Pop LoserScholarship!


Back at the beginning of April we announced the 2010 Sub Pop Loser Scholarship and between then and the May 15th deadline, we received essays, artwork, music, video, etc. from tons of very qualified, inspiring applicants. We’ve been doing this every year since 2007, and each year it’s a genuine privilege to see the arts-related stuff high school seniors here in the NW are involved in. You’re a smart, varied, creative bunch! Here are the three we chose to give money to this year…

The first place, $6,000 scholarship went to Bryn Kepler from Bainbridge Island, WA. She’s been incredibly active in the local arts/music community, volunteering or working for One Reel, The Vera Project, Girls Rock!, the Hugo House Zine Archive, and even the Sub Pop 20th Anniversary Festival back in the summer of 2008. She’s also a drummer and an artist. Bryn will be attending the UW Honors Program in the fall to study architecture.

The $4,000 second place scholarship went to Ballard’s Matthew Law-Phipps. Matthew will be attending Temple University in Philadelphia in the fall to study video production, multi-media arts and sound design. He submitted some incredibly funny short video clips and has been studying Japanese for 8 years and intends to study abroad for one year.

Our third place, $3,000 scholarship winner is Raina Jung from Portland, OR. Raina will be going to the California College of the Arts this fall. She has attended Burning Man every year since she was 6, because her family runs the post office! She is an environmentalist and a great graphic artist. She is also a photographer and is interested in ceramics, bookbinding and printmaking. Her senior project was creating a 45-page magazine called “Make Bad Good” which was intended to tell people about how they can make positive changes for our environment.

Congratulations, you three! And, thanks to all of this year’s applicants! You’re all losers in our eyes.

Posted by Chris Jacobs

FRI, JUN 18, 2010 at 5:14 AM



The best joke in the comments section wins CD copies of Blitzen Trapper’s Destroyer of the Void, Foals’ Total Life Forever, and Wolf Parade’s Expo 86! These albums are also for sale, so if you have shitty jokes you might just want to go that route. Any and all World Cup jokes will be immediately disqualified out of spite.

Posted by Lacey Swain

THU, JUN 10, 2010 at 3:42 AM

The Vaselines + new record= “Sex With An X”


We could not be more PUMPED to announce that The Vaselines will release their second record, Sex With An X (CD/LP), on September 14th, 2010. This is the band’s first album in 20 years and will coincide with a 10-stop tour through the UK ending in their hometown of Glasgow, Scotland (click here for dates).

For your listening pleasure, the band is offering a FREE download of “I Hate the ’80s”, the debut single off the new record via their website. Click here to listen. Now you can find out for yourself why this band has long been celebrated by musicians and music enthusiasts across genres and across the globe, including super-fan Kurt Cobain.

For more information on The Vaselines check out their artist page on our website here

Sex With An X track-list:
Sex With An X
The Devil Inside Me
Such a Fool
Turning It On
Overweight But Over You
Poison Pen
I Hate the ‘80s
Mouth to Mouth
My God’s Bigger Than Your God
Exit The Vaselines

Posted by Bekah Zietz

TUE, JUN 8, 2010 at 5:39 AM

Pretend to be Obits. ON YER PHONE!


Until now if you wanted to pretend to be in a band you had to stand in front of your television and wear a small, weird guitar with giant toddler sized buttons on it. Today things have changed—motherfucking GUITAR HERO is available for your iPhone now and you can buy an additional song pack that contains the Obits song “Two Headed Coin”! Do it on the bus. Do it in class. Do it in a meeting. Do it all over. READ MORE HERE.

Posted by Lacey Swain