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News from 2/2012

TUE, FEB 7, 2012 at 4:17 AM

Watch The Making of Father Creeper by Spoek Mathambo

On March 13 South African artist Spoek Mathambo is releasing his Sub Pop Debut Father Creeper. You can check the first offering entitled “Let Them Talk” by clicking on the track name. Spoek has announced a slew of US dates, kicking of in March around the release of his Sub Pop debut & SXSW. See below for a full list of shows. Because we learned the importance of sharing at an early age, see above for a look into the life of Spoek Mathambo, and making of Father Creeper.

Spoek Mathambo Tour Dates
Mar 22 SOB’S New York, NY
Mar 23 The Great Hall Toronto, ON
Mar 24 La Tulipe Montreal QC
Mar 25 TT the Bears Cambridge, MA

Posted by Bekah Zietz

TUE, FEB 7, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Watch Niki & The Doves New Video for “The Fox”

Stockholm’s Niki & The Dove, a/k/a Malin Dahlstroem and Gustaf Karloef, have announced a handful of US dates in early March surrounding SXSW. To support this batch of shows, we thought we would share with you a new video for the track “The Fox” which was directed by the folks at WINTR You can watch above. Like what you see & hear? Click here to download the MP3.

Niki & The Dove Tour Dates:
Mar 8 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
Mar 10 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
Mar 20 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
Mar 21 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA

What people have been saying about Niki & The Dove:

…the combinations of confident, drum machine-fused hooks and Dahlstoem’s mystical lyrics, similar to a Bjork-esque fairy tale, leave you an eerie sense of menace. (Vogue, track review “The Fox” 2011)

“The Fox” is the titular, earthquaking single from Swedish pop duo Niki & the Dove. (Pitchfork, track review “The Fox” 2011)

The band’s promising distinctive electronic pop overlays should be held accountable for the earworm syndrome with Niki & The Dove. Their songs are full of magic and light but with an unsettling darkness hidden beneath the surface. Take a listen for yourself, below. (Filter, “The Drummer” EP review 2012)

Click on this for more information on Niki & The Dove.

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

FRI, FEB 3, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Download New THEESatisfaction track QueenS

awE naturalE, the debut full-length from Seattle’s THEESatisfaction comes out March 27th. You can download, listen to, own, and otherwise enjoy the track “QueenS” from that album through the clever media delivery device (“widget”) above.

THEESatisfaction will soon tour the U.S., Europe and the UK, with more stateside dates to be announced in the near-ish future. See below for a full list of confirmed shows.

Here is where you can find more information about THEESatisfaction.

THEESatisfaction Tour:
02-18 Seattle, WA – Town Hall
03-09 Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery
03-27 Seattle, WA – Easy Street
03-29 Seattle, WA – Neumos
04-04 Nantes, France – Stereolux
04-05 Amiens, France – La Lune Des Pirates
04-06 Lille, France – Aeronef
04-09 Lyon, France – TBA
04-11 Angers, France – Chabada
04-12 Tours, France – Temps Machine
04-13 Poitiers, France – Confort Moderne
04-15 Madrid, Spain – Festival Electronica
04-17 Lisbon, Portugal – ZDB
04-20 Bristol, England – Start the Bus
04-21 Glasgow, Scotland – Arches
04-23 Brighton, England – Hope
04-24 London, England – White Heat

Posted by Bekah Zietz

FRI, FEB 10, 2012 at 2:48 AM

fingers crossed


The 53rd Grammys are taking place this coming Sunday, February 12 and we are geeking with excitement as Sub Pop’s own Fleet Foxes are up for “Best Folk Album.” Tune in to witness what we hope is a win for team Fleet Foxes. Click here for a full list of nominations.

Good luck guys!


Sub Pop

Posted by Bekah Zietz

TUE, FEB 14, 2012 at 3:52 AM

Father John Misty Announce May Tour & Album Artwork


Father John Misty’s Sub Pop debut, Fear Fun will drop on May 1st, but if patience is not a personal virtue, then here is a link to download the band’s debut single Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings. Additionally, you can watch the band’s new video for the song starring Aubrey Plaza of NBC’s Parks and Recreation by clicking here

Father John Misty has also announced a North American tour starting in early May, which will be preceded by a few West Coast shows later this month. See below for a full list of dates and for more information on Father John Misty please visit

Tour Dates for Father John Misty
Feb 29 The New Pariah, Oakland CA
Mar 3 The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley CA
Mar 4 Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
May 2 The Casbah, San Diego CA
May 4 Natural History Museum – Mammal Gallery, Los Angeles CA
May 5 Bottom of The Hill, San Francisco CA
May 7 Neumos, Seattle WA
May 8 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
May 11 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
May 12, Schubas Tavern, Chicago IL
May 14 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ONT
May 15 Petit Campus, Montreal PQ
May 16 Brighton Music Hall, Allston MA
May 18 Mercury Lounge, New York NY
May 19 Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY
May 20 The Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington D.C.
May 26 The Mohawk, Austin TX

Posted by Bekah Zietz

FRI, FEB 17, 2012 at 2:20 AM

SXSW 2012


Indie Rock Spring Break aka The SXSW Music Festival is right around the corner, and we are thrilled to announce our 2012 showcase lineup, to be held on March 16 at Red 7.

This year’s lineup will feature performances from the likes of Shearwater, Niki & The Dove, Spoek Mathambo, Poor Moon, Father John Misty, THEESatisfaction, King Tuff, Blitzen Trapper, Poor Moon, Debo Band and Husky.

You can now stream tunes from each of the bands we have playing at this
year’s festival by clicking here. We have also included set times for the showcase below.

Stay tuned for a full list of Sub Pop related events & day parties at this year’s festival!

Outdoor Stage:
Blitzen Trapper- 1am
Father John Misty 12am
Shearwater 11pm
King Tuff 10pm
Poor Moon 9pm
Husky 8pm

Indoor Stage:
Niki & The Dove 1am
Spoek Mathambo 12am
Gashcat 10pm
Debo Band 9pm
Special Guest 8pm

Posted by Bekah Zietz