News from 3/2011

MON, MAR 7, 2011 at 4:36 AM



We at Sub Pop Records are quite pleased with ourselves in announcing that both Still Corners and Memoryhouse have joined our ever-growing family. Both bands will be heading to SXSW this month, after which Still Corners will continue on with new label-mates, Papercuts, on their first-ever US Tour. A complete list of Still Corners and Memoryhouse tour dates is below!

Still Corners
From London, England, Still Corners write songs that are eerie and tremulous, echoing caverns of sound. Comprised of Tessa Murray (vocals), Greg Hughes (guitar and keys), Leon Dufficy (guitar), Luke Jarvis (bass), and Paul Mayhew (drums) the band self-released their debut full-length, Remember Pepper in June of 2008 with the 7" singles, “Endless Summer” and “Don’t Fall in Love” following in 2010. Still Corners are hard at work finishing their Sub Pop debut, which we hope to release in summer 2011. For more information on Still Corners please visit their artist page.

Watch Still Corners video for “Wish”
Brooklyn Vegan on Still Corners
Gorilla vs Bear on Still Corners
Fader on Still Corners

Memoryhouse, the duo of Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion, is from Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Their music blends the contemporary with the forgotten, the traditional and the technological, the visual and the aural, within the sonographic landscape of dream pop. Their discography consists of a digital-only EP entitled The Years and two 7" singles, “Lately (Deuxième)” b/w “Lately (Teengirl Fantasy Natural Mix)” on Inflated Records and the “Caregiver” single on Suicide Squeeze Records. All three were released in 2010. Look for a new Memoryhouse release on Sub Pop before the end of 2011. For more information on Memoryhouse please visit their artist page.

Memoryhouse Website

For a full list of tour dates for both bands please visit

Posted by Bekah Zietz

THU, MAR 10, 2011 at 7:56 AM

Vetiver releases new record, The Errant Charm, on June 14, 2011


The new Vetiver album, The Errant Charm, is a superb soundtrack for an afternoon idyll. This album was made for walking. Vetiver bandleader Andy Cabic spent hours wandering the streets around San Francisco’s Richmond District, listening to rough mixes, tinkering with lyrics and arrangements. You can hear his strides in the tempo of “Hard To Break,” which captures the brisk gait one might adopt while passing through a public green space: not hurried, just excited to be heading somewhere.

The album opens with “It’s Beyond Me,” a slow boil of acoustic guitar and vintage keyboards over a roomy beat. Here you’ll encounter almost every sonic idea showcased on The Errant Charm, the album’s universe distilled into one vibrant, six-and-a-half minute song. It builds to a robust character you’ve not heard from Vetiver before, but may have anticipated if you’ve followed them over the last four albums, from their eponymous 2004 debut through 2009’s Tight Knit. The Errant Charm: “errant” as in wayward, elusive. Wandering but not lost. Within that wandering, all manner of small treasures are uncovered. New ones surface with each listen. Go ahead, start the album over again and hear for yourself as you double back towards home.

Posted by Bekah Zietz