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News from 3/2012

TUE, MAR 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Shearwater’s “You As You Were” Video

Today we are happy to share with you a brand new video off Shearwater’s Animal Joy for “You As You Were,” (directed by Alix Lambert). You can check out the video located conveniently above or the next time you are looking around Youtube or Vimeo, you’ll be able to find it on Sub Pop’s YouTube and Vimeo channels as well.

Shearwater is also going to heading out on tour starting in May in support of St. Vincent and we have the full list of tour dates copied below for you.

Shearwater on Tour

March 28 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
March 29 Brussels, BE – Botanique
March 30 Brighton, UK – Haunt
March 31 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
April 01 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
April 02 Oxford, UK – The Cellar
April 03 London, UK – Scala
April 04 Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix
April 05 Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
April 06 Düdingen, CH – Bad Bonn
April 07 Annecy, FR – Le Brise Glace
April 08 Gallen, CH – Palace
April 09 Milano, IT – Bloom
April 10 Rome, IT – Circolo Degli Artisti
April 11 Ravenna, IT – Bronson
April 12 Lubijana, SI – Menza pri koritu
April 16 Dresden, DE – GrooveStation
April 17 Hamburg, DE – Prinzenbar
April 18 Berlin, DE – Comet
April 19 Istanbul, TR – Babylon
April 21 Athen, GR – AN Club
May 03 Providence, RI – Lupo’s +
May 05 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom +
May 06 New York City, NY – Le Poisson Rouge +
May 07 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar +
May 08 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall +
May 09 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s +
May 10 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre +
May 11 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre +
May 12 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
May 14 Omaha, NE – Slowdown +
May 15 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom +
May 17 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall +
May 18 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree +
May 19 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse +
May 21 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom +
May 22 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre +
May 23 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle +
May 24 Richmond, VA – The National +
May 28 Gorge, WA – Sasquatch! Festival

+ w/ St. Vincent

For more information on Shearwater please look to their subpop.com artist page and/or find the band on Facebook and Twitter or even on their very own website.


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

TUE, MAR 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM

New Video from Dum Dum Girls - “Coming Down”

Dum Dum Girls are back with a brand new video for “Coming Down”, directed by their new bass player, Malia James. We sure hope you like this one as much as we do. View above or find on YouTube (where it premiered today!) or on Sub Pop’s Vimeo channel as well.

The ladies are presently on tour in Europe with a few stateside shows to follow, including a performance at Sasquatch music festival in May. See below for their full list of tour dates.

Dum Dum Girls on Tour
March 28 – Grenoble, France – Le Ciel
March 29 – Firenze , Italy – Flog
March 30 – Venice, Italy – Moon Club
March 31 – Ravenna, Italy – Bronson
April 01 – Rome, Italy – Traffic
April 03 – Turin, Italy – Astoria Club
April 05 – Barcelona, Spain – La 2 del Apolo
April 06 – Bilbao, Spain – Kafe Antzokia
April 07 – Madrid , Spain – Ocho y Medio
April 08 – Zaragoza, Spain – Arena Rock
April 09 – Bordeaux, France – L’IBoat
April 11 – London, United Kingdom – Islington Academy
April 28 – Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island Park
May 15 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 16 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
May 17 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets Pioneertown
May 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
May 21 – San Jose, CA – Blank Club
May 22 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
May 25 – Vancouver, Canada – Biltmore Cabaret
May 26 – Gorge, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
May 27 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Jul 13 – Lisbon, Portugal – Optimus Alive Festival
Aug 03 – Montreal, Canada – Osheaga Music Festival

For more information on Dum Dum Girls please look to their subpop.com artist page or find them on Facebook and Twitter or the on wearedumdumgirls.com.


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

TUE, MAR 6, 2012 at 3:41 AM

King Tuff’s new record is called King Tuff.

On May 29 Sub Pop will release the fantastic self-titled second album from King Tuff on CD, LP and all DSPs. The 12-track album features the lead single “Bad Thing,” (which you can download in the widget above) along with standout tracks “Keep On Movin’,” “Alone and Stoned,” and “Baby Just Break.”

King Tuff will hit the road for a short album preview tour in March. He will make multiple appearances at SXSW in Austin, TX, including March 15 at Scoot Inn for the Thrasher/Converse party and March 16 for the Sub Pop label showcase at Red 7. King Tuff will follow up with two California dates: March 23 in San Francisco at Thee Parkside and March 24 in Santa Ana at The Observatory.

Full tour dates and track list below.

About King Tuff:
A more charismatic, enigmatic nomad of a furioso frontman/artist/guitar legend could not be imagined. You can’t make this shit up.

Grinning gold teeth behind blonde shades, in black, skeletal denim, with a studded “KING TUFF” across the shoulders where feral locks fall around his infamous “Sun Medallion.” With an acoustic guitar slung over the shoulder, King Tuff slinks through the abandoned halls of Detroit’s Malcolm X Academy. His baseball hat reads “VERMONT.” It’s the 4th of July… read the full King Tuff bio…

King Tuff
King Tuff

1. Anthem
2. Alone & Stoned
3. Keep On Movin’
4. Unusual World
5. Bad Thing
6. Loser’s Wall
7. Stranger
8. Baby Just Break
9. Stupid Superstar
10. Evergreen
11. Swamp of Love
12. Hit & Run

The word on King Tuff:
“King Tuff drives home a full album of modern classics that evoke all the early pop prime movers, yet it still holds its own personality and creates an overwhelming feeling of excitement that’s virtually impossible to shake.” Was Dead review] – Victim of Time

“Thomas’ vocal delivery feels so young, brash, and snotty. He’s on the prowl for a good time, and his music brings the necessary mood. The verses have a really driving quality to them, and the chorus showcases the perfect amount of release. It’s a stellar piece of garage pop.” [“Wild Desire” track review] – The Needle Drop

“King Tuff is what you put on when it’s supposed to be winter time but you wake up to consistent sixty degree days because it’s the end of the world.” [“Hole In My Head” track review] – Vice

Tour Dates
Mar. 15 — Austin, TX — Scoot Inn / SXSW Thrasher/Converse showcase
Mar. 16 – Austin, TX – The Grand Pool Hall (early)
Mar. 16 — Austin, TX — Red 7 / Sub Pop showcase (outdoor stage)
Mar. 23 — San Francisco, CA — Thee Parkside
Mar. 24 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

WED, MAR 7, 2012 at 3:47 PM

BEACH HOUSE TO RELEASE BLOOM

Beach House’s 4th studio album Bloom, will be available in the US and Canada May 15th on CD, double-LP, and digital formats. The album will also be available in the following territories: Europe via Bella Union on May 14th, Mexico via Arts and Crafts on May 15th, and Australia via Mistletone on May 18th.

Bloom, led by the single, “Myth,” was recorded in late 2011 at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX and mixed at Electric Lady in NYC. Bloom was co-produced by Beach House and Chris Coady.

The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences during two years of tour. Throughout this period, melodies, chords, rhythms, words, and textures surfaced in moments of their own choosing. These spontaneous ideas were later gathered and developed in Baltimore, where the band lives and works.

Like previous Beach House releases (Beach House in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010), Bloom further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work.

Beach House have scheduled a month-long trans-Atlantic tour to support Bloom. The eastern US tour begins May 4 in Charlottesville, VA at Jefferson Theatre and ends on May 13 in Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel. The European tour begins May 23 in Brighton, UK at The Haunt and ends on June 9 in Porto, Portugal at Primavera Festival. And on July 23in New York, Beach House will headline a special night at Central Park’s SummerStage. Many, many more dates to follow!

Full album track list and tour dates below.

Beach House
Bloom
1. Myth
2. Wild
3. Lazuli
4. Other People
5. The Hours
6. Troublemaker
7. New Year
8. Wishes
9. On the Sea
10.Irene

Tour Dates
May 04 — Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theatre
May 05 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
May 06 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
May 08 — Miami Beach, FL — The Fillmore Miami Beach
May 09 — Orlando, FL — Beacham Theater
May 10 — Jacksonville, FL — Freebird Live
May 11 — Birmingham, AL — The Bottletree
May 12 — Athens, GA — The Georgia Theatre
May 13 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
May 23 — Brighton, UK — The Haunt
May 24 — London, UK — Village Underground
May 25 — Belgium, BE — De Kreun
May 26 — Amsterdam, NL — Melkweg
May 27 — Berlin, DE – Volksbuhne
May 29 — Paris, FR — Maronguinerie
May 31 — Duedingen, CH — Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
Jun. 02 — Barcelona, ES — Primavera Festival
Jun. 03 — Montpellier, FR — Le Rockstore
Jun. 04 — Bordeaux, FR — Theatre Barbey
Jun. 05 — Nantes, FR – Stereolux
Jun. 06 — Lyon, FR — Epicrerie Moderne
Jun. 07 — Blarritz, FR — L’Atabal
Jun. 08/09 — Porto, PT — Primavera Festival (evening)
Jul. 23 — New York, NY — Central Park SummerStage


Posted by Bekah Zietz