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News from 9/2011

MON, SEP 12, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Unearthed 2011 Record Store Day Stock Available

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Admittedly, our warehouse can get pretty cluttered. This clutter can cause us to periodically misplace things. Well, amongst our blessed mess, we’ve unearthed a small handful of each our our otherwise out-of-print, 2011 Record Store Day singles, and have decided to offer them to you, our favorite customers. Seriously, you guys are the best. So pick up a Fleet Foxes 12", a Blitzen Trapper 7", and a Lower Dens 7" by clicking on the respective hyperlink. But do it quickly, there’s only a few of each left.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

WED, SEP 7, 2011 at 4:07 AM

Niki and the Dove Announce “The Drummer” EP Out Oct 18

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Niki and The Dove is a duo from Stockholm, Sweden made up of Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf. Their songs are full of magic and light but with an unsettling darkness hidden beneath the surface. Since getting together in February 2010, Malin and Gustaf have been busy writing together, figuring out just how pop music works and then discovering new ways to break it. The Swedish duo released The Fox EP earlier this year and are now set to release a digital-only EP on Oct 18 entitled The Drummer, which, according to the band and NME, “tells a story about a wrestle at night”.

They explain:
The Drummer tells a story about a wrestle at night, in a no mans land, where everything is uncertain. It’s about the inevitable question of if you’re choosing the right direction in your life or not.”

The band will be heading to the states to open 3 SOLD OUT shows for Peter Bjorn & John in the NYC area with a 14 date UK tour to follow in October. See below for a full list of shows.

The Drummer EP Track Listing:
Sundog
The Drummer
Last Night
Mother Protect
The Breath of the World
Manon
The Birth of the Sun

Tour Dates:
Sep 13 HOBOKEN, NJ Maxwell’s w/ Peter Bjorn & John
Sep 15 BROOKLYN, NY MHOW w/ Peter Bjorn & John
Sep 16 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom w/ Peter Bjorn & John
Oct 02 Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, United Kingdom
Oct 03 Thekla Social, Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 04 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Oct 05 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 07 02 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oct 08 Club Academy, Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 09 02 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Oct 10 King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 11 Cockpit, Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 13 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom
Oct 14 Oxford Academy, Oxford, United Kingdom
Oct 15 Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Oct 17 Concorde 2, Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 18 Koko, London, United Kingdom


Posted by Bekah Zietz

MON, SEP 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

September 13th Coming at You with Three New Releases

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September 13th is filthy with new Sub Pop releases of note. First up, we’ve got the new full-length from Portland’s Blitzen Trapper. It’s called American Goldwing, and it comes with a really great Blitzen Trapper keychain! We’ve also got new EPs from Memoryhouse and Mogwai! There are four new tracks on Mogwai’s Earth Division EP and Memoryhouse’s The Years EP goes all the way to five. All of these great new releases are available on CD or LP, so please feel free to place your orders now; operators are standing by (that’s not actually true).

Also of note!

Blitzen Trapper will be playing a G-D FREE in-store performance at the Queen Anne location of Easy Street Records here in Seattle tonight (Sept. 13th) at 7:00 pm!


Posted by Sam Sawyer