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News from 9/2011

FRI, SEP 9, 2011 at 8:34 AM

Take the Sub Pop Survey

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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

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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:

US DATES: ANNOUNCEMENT
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.

Mogwai
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 23, 2011 at 3:22 AM

Sub Pop’s finally #1 at something.

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2011 has been an amazing year for Seattle’s The Head and the Heart. Since the release of their self-titled debut (which to date has scanned more than 70,000 copies in the US) the band has been touring non-stop, playing shows with Death Cab for Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Iron and Wine, Dr. Dog, and The Decemberists. They are currently on their first headlining tour with more than half of the shows SOLD OUT far in advance, including a 2-night stand at New York’s, Bowery Ballroom. The band has also performed to jam-packed crowds at Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party and, most recently, the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

And this week The Head and the Heart’s “Lost in My Mind” is the #1 single in the country at Triple A radio. This comes 24 weeks after entering the chart and makes The Head and the Heart the first artist to reach #1 at the format with a debut single since Florence + The Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over” this past January.
Continuing to tour across the US through October, followed by dates in the UK and Europe in November and Australia at the end of the year, The Head and the Heart will remain incredibly busy for the foreseeable future. On October 28th the band will play on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. And, in addition, the legendary TV music program Austin City Limits has announced that The Head and the Heart will be part of its 37th season on PBS. This season marks the first ACL television season filmed entirely in the show’s new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater. The performance will air in early 2012.

The Head and the Heart on the road
Sep 24 Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA
Sep 25 Ukie Club, Philadelphia, PA
Sep 26 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Sep 27 Bowery Ballroom, The, New York City, NY
Sep 28 Bowery Ballroom, The, New York City, NY
Sep 30 Royale (MA), Boston, MA
Oct 01 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Oct 02 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Oct 03 Calvin College Fine Arts Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 04 Metro, Chicago, IL
Oct 06 Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Oct 07 Majestic Theater (WI), Madison, WI
Oct 08 Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 09 Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
Oct 10 Gothic Theater (CO), Denver , CO
Oct 13 The Music Box – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 14 The House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Oct 15 The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Oct 16 Treasure Island Music Festival – San Francisco, CA
Oct 18 Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
Oct 19 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Oct 20 The Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
Oct 22 Key Arena – Seattle, WA


Posted by Bekah Zietz

FRI, SEP 9, 2011 at 8:21 AM

SketchFest Seattle

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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!

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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