News from 11/2011

THU, NOV 3, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Catching Up With No Age


Dean and Randy released their second Sub Pop LP ‘Everything in Between’ in Sept 2010. After extensive worldwide touring they decided to kick back and relax for a while. And by relax I mean finding even more ways to keep themselves crazy busy. What have those dudes been up to? Well let me tell ya! In January of 2011 they teamed up with fashion designer and photographer Hedi Slimane for his Rock Diary series. Looking sharp boys! This shoot led to their upcoming collaboration at Hedi’s California Song exhibit at MOCA. No Age will contribute a sound installation for the exhibit and will play the opening party on Nov 12th.
Speaking of MOCA, No Age shot a video there for the excellent Glitter 7" B Side “Inflorescence” at the closing party for “Art in the Streets”. The video was directed by Todd Cole who took the promo photos for Everything in Between and had them score his short film for Rodarte Aanteni.
And there have been some epic shows! In July No Flag united No Age with Black Flag members Chuck Dukowski and Keith Morris for one killer free show. No Age also managed to play an amazing set at the Pitchfork Festival despite it feeling like the surface of the sun in Chicago that day.
Somehow Dean also finds time to run the fantastic label PPM which is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this weekend at The Smell!
So, there you have it. That’s what’s up with No Age. Man those guys are lazy.

Posted by Susan Busch

WED, NOV 9, 2011 at 2:02 AM

OMG! Shearwater has a new record, “Animal Joy” coming out on February 14, 2012


On February 14, 2012 Shearwater will release their Sub Pop debut Animal Joy and we could not be more excited! The band will embark on a 13 date North American tour opening for Sharon Van Etten beginning on February 2nd. See below for a full list of dates and more information on the bands upcoming release.

Shearwater Tour Dates with Sharon Van Etten:
2/10/2012 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda’s
2/11/2012 Washington DC Black Cat
2/12/2012 Carrboro NC Cat’s Cradle
2/14/2012 Columbus OH Wexner Center
2/15/2012 Newport KY The Southgate House
2/16/2012 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall
2/17/2012 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall
2/18/2012 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Centre
2/21/2012 Toronto ON Lee’s Palace
2/22/2012 Montreal QC Il Motore
2/23/2012 Boston MA Paradise
2/24/2012 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/25/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom

Click here for more information on Shearwater.

Posted by Bekah Zietz

TUE, NOV 29, 2011 at 1:53 AM

Memoryhouse’s debut full-length, The Slideshow Effect, comes out February 28th


On February 28, 2012 we at Sub Pop Records will be releasing The Slideshow Effect, the full-length debut from Toronto’s Memoryhouse. This new record builds on and broadens ambitions hinted at on their 2011 EP The Years, and it’s a stunner. We’ll have more information on The Slideshow Effect as well as forthcoming Memoryhouse tour dates in the coming weeks.

More information on Memoryhouse is available here.

Posted by Bekah Zietz