Niki & the Dove are making their live US debut here in Seattle this Wednesday, April 6th at The Crocodile. Not only that but the whole of the $5 cover charge is going directly to the Red Cross. Good music and a good cause! If you’re with us here in Seattle, come on down. Doors are at 8pm.
Seattle’s own The Head and the Heart’s self-titled full-length is officially available on CD/LP today, April 16, which also coincides with the 3rd Annual Record Store Day. To commemorate this momentous occasion (and indie retail holiday), the band will perform two in-stores in their hometown. The first, an acoustic set at 3:00 pm at the Ballard Sonic Boom, and the second a full band performance at Queen Anne’s Easy Street Records at 7:00 pm.
But wait! There’s more…
The band will join guests Reese Witherspoon and Kevin McHale to make their television debut April 21st on Conan. They will perform their latest single Lost in My Mind which is available to download for free now!
Finally some good Mogwai tour news! They have rescheduled the shows they had to postpone last week. It’s also worth noting that they are playing in Montreal tonight (welcome at last to this side of the pond, gentlemen!) and will be proceeding with the rest of their North American tour as planned.
Here are the new dates for you:
September 26-27 New York, NY Webster Hall
(April 21 tickets will be honored for the September 26 show and April 22 tickets will be honored for the September 27 show.)
September 28 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom
September 29 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 1 Boston, MA House of Blues
(All tickets previously purchased for the Paradise show will be honored for the House of Blues show.)
The rest of their North American tourdates can be found here:
Washed Out is the operational alias for Atlanta, GA’s Ernest Greene, and on July 12th, we at Sub Pop Records will be releasing the first Washed Out full-length, Within and Without. We are excited about this, to an almost unseemly degree. Greene recorded Within and Without with Ben Allen, who, among a great many other things, co-produced Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavillion, Gnarls Barkley’s St. Elsewhere and Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest. In 2009 Washed Out released two critically-acclaimed EPs; Life of Leisure (Mexican Summer) and High Times (Mirror Universe Tapes). Most recently, the Washed Out song “Feel It All Around,” from Life of Leisure, was chosen as the theme song for the new and very funny IFC series Portlandia, which features Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney/Sub Pop alum and current Wild Flag member Carrie Brownstein.
US tour dates coming soon!
Within And Without SP945 (Sub Pop Records/World Wide Records)
1. Eyes Be Closed
3. Amor Fati
5. Far Away
7. You and I
8. Within and Without
9. A Dedication
Earlier this week (Tuesday, March 29th, to be more specific), we at Sub Pop Records enjoyed the great privilege of releasing the new and second album by Obits. It’s called Moody, Standard and Poor, this new Obits album, and we are of the opinion that it is really very exceptional. You can and should listen to two songs from Moody, Standard and Poor (“You Gotta Lose” and “Shift Operator”) on the Obits artist page here on subpop.com, to form your own opinion on the matter. And then, after having done so (or before that even: your call), you should buy this new Obits record from us or your local record shop.
Also! Tomorrow night, April 2nd, Obits will be celebrating the release of Moody, Standard and Poor in a way common to many of our favorite bands: they will be playing a rock show. This Obits record release show will take place at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY and you should do all that you can to attend. Obits’ drummer Scott has also designed and caused to be printed (by Polluted Eyeball, in a limited-edition of 200) a new poster for the occasion! 100 of these will be available at the show tomorrow night and the other 100 will be available here on the Subbe Poppe Internette Concerne at some later date.
Also also! Obits will be playing a special in-store performance for Record Store Day (4/16/11) at NY’s Generation Records.
Here at Sub Pop Records in Seattle, WA sometimes we like to look at magazines about music. One of those magazines about music is SPIN. And, we’re pretty sure that we know the guy on the cover of the May 2011 issue of SPIN. Consider the evidence…
— For starters, there is, on the cover of the May 2011 issue of SPIN, a big picture of a guy who looks STRIKINGLY like Robin Pecknold from the band Fleet Foxes (whose kind of amazing 2nd record, Helplessness Blues, we are putting out on May 3rd). The resemblance is uncanny.
— And then! There’s the following clue made of words, also on the cover of this May 2011 issue of SPIN: “Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes and the making of the year’s most beautiful album.”
It’s got to be him, right? Just this side of reading the cover story within the actual magazine, we’re fairly confident it is.
When you are a world-famous record label like we are, you get used to seeing the artists you work with on the cover of magazines like SPIN all the time. So, it’s not as though this is a big deal to us or anything. At all. But, you guys might be impressed.