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News from 2011

THU, JUN 2, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Mister Heavenly is…coming to get you

After months of anticipation, Sub Pop can now officially announce today that the debut Mister Heavenly record Out of Love will be released August 16, 2011!

We’ll have more news on this one coming soon but in the meantime be sure and look for tour dates and information on Mister Heavenly and their record Out Of Love (including their free tracks like “Pineapple Girl” on their Sub Pop artist page
and also on the band’s Facebook page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MON, MAY 30, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Singled Out with Blouse

Happy 7" release day to BLOUSE! Get your hands on their new single “Shadow”

BLOUSE is based out of a 6,000 square-foot warehouse in North Portland. The project started in the summer of 2010, after Los Angeles native Charlie Hilton met Patrick Adams in art school. They made a few home recordings and soon began spending nights at the warehouse recording with Jacob Portrait (Producer of Mint Chicks, Dandy Warhols, Starfucker). Having played music since their teens, the three found that there was something inexplicable in their coming together. After posting two demo tracks to Bandcamp’s website, the group was picked up by Captured Tracks out of Brooklyn, NY. A 7" single of Into Black was released at the end of March ’11 by Captured Tracks and we, Sub Pop Records are releasing the second single for this band entitled “Shadow” which is out today, May 31st.

Stream “Shadow”

Posted by Bekah Zietz

TUE, MAY 17, 2011 at 6:25 AM

Stream “Shadow” from the upcoming Blouse 7”

Sub Pop is proud to be releasing the ever so charming second single from Blouse Shadow b/w Nights and Days on May 31st. As Pitchfork noted today, we’re offering the stream of “Shadow” now so you can have a listen before you head on over here and pre-order your copy of the single.

Happy summer listening everybody!

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MON, MAY 16, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Watch Chad VanGaalen’s new video for “Peace on the Rise”

Chad VanGaalen is a wildly talented artist, illustrator and animator from Calgary. And on May 17th, we at Sub Pop Records have the very great privilege of releasing Chad’s new full-length record, Diaper Island, on CD (round, small-ish), LP (also round, bigger) and digitally (invisible). With this new album, Chad has distilled his approach, producing his most sonically cohesive album to date, and the closest thing he has done to a rock album. As with all of his albums, Chad is single-handedly responsible for all of the artistic efforts that went into Diaper Island—from album art to music videos and everything in between. The new video Chad made for the song “Peace on the Rise” (click title to watch) is ample supporting evidence for the “wildly talented” claim above. And, because he is something of an overachiever, Chad drew a series of items into the video for you to find and, having found them all, enter yourself for the chance to win a totally awesome Chad VanGaalen prize pack which will include a copy of Diaper Island on both CD and limited edition green vinyl (only 300 pressed) as well as a shirt hand drawn by Chad himself.

Click here to watch the “Peace on the Rise” video AND enter Chad’s contest.

Although it borders upon cruel to even mention this since they are now ALL GONE, we gave the first 200 people to pre-order Diaper Island from a free 5″ × 6.5″, limited-edition, hand-numbered art print. This print features art from Diaper Island and Chad has drawn something unique on each of these. You can see what these look like here. That was for the first 200 people to order this record–those are now gone. But! Everyone who orders Diaper Island on CD or LP (and, remember, the LP will come with a coupon for a free, high-quality mp3 download of the album) will receive free Chad VanGaalen Diaper Island stickers and instant access to a stream of the album in its entirety, providing access to hear the record in the time betwixt ordering and receiving.

Chad VanGaalen’s Diaper Island is available here.

Video- “Peace on the Rise”
MP3- “Peace on the Rise”
MP3- “Sara”

Chad has also announced a few US shows in June, with more dates promised in the not too terribly distant future.

Chad VanGaalen on the road:
Jun 19 Castaways, Ithaca, NY
Jun 20 Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
Jun 21 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Jun 22 T.T.the Bear’s, Cambridge, MA
Jun 23 Il Motore, Montreal, QC
Jun 25 Sled Island Festival, Calgary, Canada

Click here for more information on Chad VanGaalen.

Posted by Bekah Zietz

THU, JAN 6, 2011 at 3:58 AM

Check out this awesome Retribution Gospel Choir video!

Retribution Gospel Choir have an awesome new video for their song Your Bird which are now sharing with you, because we are considerate people.

They are also gearing up to kick off a 19 date Tour with Peter Wolf Crier, beginning on Monday, January 10th in Denver, CO. Are RGC passing through your city you ask? Click here to find out.

Posted by Alissa Gallivan