News from 9/2011

MON, SEP 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM

September 13th Coming at You with Three New Releases


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

FRI, SEP 9, 2011 at 8:34 AM

Take the Sub Pop Survey


We’re working to improve our web store to provide you with better freebies, better access to the types of things that you actually want to buy, and a better overall shopping experience. To that end, we would love for you to answer some questions about how you listen to music, and how you buy it as well (we remain hopeful on this latter activity). It is going to be awesome.

We understand that bribery is what keeps the wheels of commerce turning, so management has authorized us to give 15 lucky respondents free compact disc editions of two 2011 releases of their choice. To qualify, you must include your email address (which is how we’ll contact our winners) and fill out the survey completely.

Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, September 26th.

Sub Pop’s survey can be found HERE.

We thank you!
The Sub Pop Records Department of Cyberspace

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MON, SEP 26, 2011 at 2:21 AM

The Increasingly Poor Luck of Mogwai


These dudes just can’t catch a break it seems. As some of you probably recall, Mogwai had to cancel a series of shows earlier this year due to visa issues. Unfortunately their makeup dates have now been cancelled due to medical issues. We wish them a speedy recovery and please stay tuned for the makeup for the makeup dates to be announced.

Here’s the official word from the bands site:

It is with the utmost regret that for medical reasons we have to postpone our American shows this week and cancel the I’ll Be Your Mirror performance. We will announce new dates as soon as possible and apologise for the last minute nature of this announcement.

The dates postponed are:
sept 2011
26 new york, ny, usa – webster hall
27 new york, ny, usa – webster hall
28 philadelphia, pa, usa – union transfer
29 washington, dc, usa – 9.30 club

oct 2011
1 boston, ma, usa – house of blues
2 asbury park, nj, usa – atp ’i’ll be your mirror’

Posted by tony kiewel

FRI, SEP 9, 2011 at 8:21 AM

SketchFest Seattle


Maybe you like to laugh? If so, no doubt you’ll be happy to hear that SketchFest Seattle is right around the corner…

Taking place October 6th through the 8th, SketchFest Seattle is the world’s original sketch comedy festival and has established a reputation for presenting the best and most original comedy from around the globe. The 4th Annual SketchFest Comedy Film Festival kicks off the 2011 festival on Oct. 6th with a bang and a whirr, presenting the best in short comedy films from around the country. There is also an impressive lineup of talent ready to make you split your sides like a boiled hot dog. You can check out the schedule here. And if you’d like to purchase tickets to these events, you can do so here.

Proof that we here at Sub Pop also like to laugh can be had here. We’re proud to help promote this year’s SketchFest Seattle festival and we hope to see you there!

Posted by megan jasper

TUE, SEP 6, 2011 at 6:42 AM

LAME FEST II: ECLECTIC BOOGALOO - Sub Pop & Hardly Art Team Up to Throw the Best Party You Have Ever Been To!


We (Sub Pop) are over the moon to announce that we are teaming up with our friends and office-mates at Hardly Art to bring you a CMJ showcase to end all showcases on Thursday Oct. 20th at the Mercury Lounge. And, even if it does not actually put an end to all future showcases of this sort, we are confident that it will be really very good. “Lame Fest II: Eclectic Boogaloo” will feature performances from XRay Eyeballs, Gem Club, Jacuzzi Boys, Memoryhouse, Still Corners, J Mascis, and a Very Special Guest. Please see below for set times. Also: we are occasionally generous, and were you to click here you would hear a stream of music from all of the artists performing at our showcase at this year’s festival.

Special Guests- 1am

J Mascis – 12am

Still Corners – 11pm

Memoryhouse – 10pm

Jacuzzi Boys – 9pm

Gem Club – 8pm

XRay Eyeballs- 7pm

6:30pm doors

$15 / 21+

Check back for more CMJ-related events and shows.

Posted by Bekah Zietz