News from 3/2011

WED, MAR 23, 2011 at 4:20 AM

New Chad VanGaalen EP (proceeds going to Red Cross)


Chad VanGaalen just posted a new EP entitled Your Tan Looks Supernatural on his Bandcamp page and it’s composed of outtakes from Chad’s upcoming Sub Pop album, Diaper Island, out May 19th.

Your Tan Looks Supernatural will be exclusively available on Bandcamp as a response to the crisis in Japan and 100% of all proceeds from the EP will be forwarded to the Red Cross Aid Effort.

Click HERE to check it out.

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

TUE, MAR 29, 2011 at 3:27 AM

New Sub Pop T-Shirts!


In an effort to extend our reach beyond our domination of the black t-shirt and white t-shirt markets, we’ve consulted our in-house color advisory panel in order to come up with a palette of new Sub Pop logo t-shirts. What we’ve come up with is nothing short of resplendent.

Available here:

Heather Black

We also dusted off the old “Spanning the Globe for Profit” design that solidified our position in the market as the most honest (and smug) independent record label out there.

Available here.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

TUE, MAR 15, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Ricky Kulwicki Memorial Fund


My good friend and Fluid guitarist, Ricky Kulwicki, died of a heart attack last month. He went home on his lunchbreak, took a nap and never woke up. Ricky was a single father of two 15 year old boys, Richard and Roman.

A memorial fund (here) has been set up to provide for Ricky’s sons and keep them in their house with their grandmother until they graduate high school. If there is a surplus, a college fund will be set up.

Richard and Roman meant the world to Ricky. I can’t think of a better way to honor him than to donate to this fund.

Donations are tax deductible.

Posted by Mark Arm

FRI, MAR 11, 2011 at 8:59 AM

J Mascis vs. Newbury Comics


At 6pm on Tuesday March, 15th, 2011, J Mascis will play a free, all-ages show at the Newbury Street location of Newbury Comics. J’s new record Several Shades of Why is out on Tuesday and I can’t think of a better place to celebrate it’s release than with the man himself. All the info about the store and the performance can be found here.

Can’t make it? Newbury have some signed booklets available via Newbury Comics website here.

Posted by Richard Laing

MON, MAR 14, 2011 at 4:28 AM

The Head and The Heart on World Cafe


Hi all! For those of you who don’t get to go to SXSW and see The Head and the Heart live, we have a second option for you!

About a month ago, the band traveled to WXPN in Philly to record an in-studio with World Cafe. This is their third session EVER, and I promise they did a smashing job.

You can stay at home, cozy with your cat and some tea, and listen to the sweet, live sounds of The Head and the Heart starting tomorrow! I know, I know, I’m a little early in letting you know, but I will be on an airplane this time tomorrow. Here’s where you can L I S T E N!.

If you are lucky enough to attend SXSW, check out when and where they will play here.

Posted by Sasha Morgan

TUE, MAR 29, 2011 at 5:00 AM

No Age in Taipei


No Age probably has more frequent flier miles than any band I’ve ever met. One of their most recent adventures took them to Taipei! With help from their frequent collaborators at Altamont Apparel the guys played at a skate shop as well as a proper show at The Wall. The fine folks that promoted the show have some video of both events as well as an interview which you can see here. The guys kept a pretty good record of the trip on the No Age blog.

Posted by Susan Busch