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News from 7/2012

NEWS : MON, JUL 16, 2012 at 5:27 AM

Niki & The Dove - Tour Dates, Downloads & Videos

Niki & The Dove’s live performance from earlier this summer with YouTube Presents has just been made available on Niki & The Dove’s YouTube channel. Watch them perform Instinct highlights such as “The Fox,” “DJ, Ease My Mind,” “The Drummer,” (and more!) and check out the great band interview with Gawker’s Rich Juzwiak. All these videos can be found now in this Niki & The Dove playlist and will be featured today on YouTube’s Music Page.

Also on the band’s YouTube channel today you’ll find the new fan video for the song “Dance Floor” from Niki & The Dove’s recent mix tape. This video was just made public and as we mentioned, it can be found on the band’s YouTube channel along with a whole host of other great videos. You should probably get over to their channel right away and explore.

We’ve mentioned this before as well, but Niki & The Dove’s forthcoming release, Instinct, is available now over at iTunes and will be available on CD / 2xLP August 7th via Sub Pop. Also worth noting again, though, is that those of you who pre-order Instinct first from (and before August 7th!), will not only receive a limited Niki & The Dove tote bag but completed pre-orders for vinyl LP, will also potentially get the limited, Sub Pop Loser Edition version—a colored-vinyl copy of the record, in this case, it’s on crystal-clear colored-vinyl. Both of these offers are in limited supply, so first come, first serve. In other words, order soon!

Finally, in touring news, Niki & The Dove will embark on their first-ever US tour to support Instinct, and this run of dates will begin and ends in Los Angeles, CA, including a September 2nd appearance in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. We’ve listed the full list of tour dates below.

Niki & The Dove on Tour
Jun 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Northside Fest (@ Glasslands)
Aug 31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sep 01 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
Sep 02 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 05 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls +
Sep 07 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre +
Sep 08 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room +
Sep 09 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre +
Sep 11 – Norman, OK – Opolis +
Sep 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees +
Sep 14 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk +
Sep 16 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds +
Sep 17 – McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey +
Sep 18 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree +
Sep 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl +
Sep 21 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel +
Sep 23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sep 24 – Washington, DC – Black Cat +
Sep 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Sep 27 – New York, NY – Webster Hall +
Sep 29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct 02 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Oct 03 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Oct 04 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene
Oct 06 – Los Angeles CA – Taix
Oct 07 – Los Angeles, CA – Culture Collide Festival Block Party

+ w/ Twin Shadow

Niki & The Dove : Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page / Website

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MEDIA : TUE, JUL 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

New Track from The Helio Sequence

The Helio Sequence are set to release their fifth full-length album entitled Negotiations on September 11th, 2012 right here on Sub Pop Records. The album features 11 tracks and is led by the singles, “October” and “Hall of Mirrors”. You can stream “October” as well as get a free download of the track now from the widget above.

If you act early and pre-order Negotiations from, or buy it from select retailers on CD or LP, while supplies last, your order will come with a quadrophonic companion CD called Aces. The band intended Aces to be played simultaneously with Negotiations on two different stereo systems to create an enhanced spatial experience. Perhaps needless to say, but we like this.

There will be more information on this special pre-order offer in the coming weeks, but for those of you who we had at “quadrophonic companion,” the pre-order is available for purchase now at

The Helio Sequence have scheduled a tour in support of Negotiations which will see the band visiting both sides of the Atlantic this fall. The tour begins September 1st in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot and currently ends on October 13th in Boise, ID at Neurolux. All current tour dates listed below.

The Helio Sequence Negotiations
1. One More Time
2. October
3. Downward Spiral
4. The Measure
5. Hall of Mirrors
6. Harvester of Souls
7. Open Letter
8. When the Shadow Falls
9. Silence on Silence
10. December
11. Negotiations

The Helio Sequence on Tour
Sep 01 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
Sep 07 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (All Ages)
Sep 20 – London, UK – Hoxton Bar and Grill
Sep 21 – Paris, France – Fleche D’Or
Sep 22 – Hamburg, Germany – Reeperbahn Festival
Sep 24 – Berlin, Germany – Comet (DE)
Sep 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
Sep 26 – Koln, Germany – Gebaude 9
Sep 27 – Leuven, Belgium – Stuk
Oct 03 – Sacramento, CA – Town House Lounge (21+)
Oct 04 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent (21+)
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (All Ages)
Oct 06 – San Diego, CA – Irenic (All Ages)
Oct 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom (16+)
Oct 08 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (All Ages)
Oct 10 – Sante Fe, NM – Santa Fe Sol Live (All Ages)
Oct 11 – Denver, CO – Moe’s (16+)
Oct 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge (21+)
Oct 13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux (21+)

The Helio Sequence :: Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : WED, JUL 4, 2012 at 5:16 AM

METZ- Debut LP Info & New Track “Headache”

It’s true, Sub Pop recording artists METZ are set to release their S/T debut full-length on October 9th in North America and Europe (October 15th in UK) on CD and LP, and through digital providers. The album features 11 tracks, not the least of which includes the lead single, “Headache,” which you might have noticed we’ve made available as a free download today. Stream the track in the player above and if you like what you hear, we’d suggest you enter your email for a free download of the song to be sent directly to you.

This METZ album was produced by METZ and was recorded by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) at Barn Window and Basketball 4 Life, and Alexandre Bonenfant at Dreamhouse Studios. There’s more to learn about these guys and you can find some good information on the band and their upcoming album over on the METZ Sub Pop artist page.

1. Headache
2. Get Off
3. Sad Pricks
4. Rats
5. Knife in the Water
6. Nausea
7. Wet Blanket
8. Wasted
9. The Mule
10. Negative Space
11. - )) -

METZ on Tour
Aug 03 Sackville, NB – Sappyfest
Aug 24 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Aug 25 Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
Aug 28 Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks
Aug 29 Washington, D.C. – DC9
Aug 30 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Aug 31 New York, NY – Pianos
Sep 01 Brooklyn, NY – Death By Audio

Find more METZ :: Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : MON, JUL 16, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Some Good Poor Moon News

Poor Moon has confirmed new tour dates this fall with fellow Sub Pop artists Beach House. The tour begins on October 4th in Seattle, WA at Showbox at the Market and ends on October 17th in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club. Preceding that tour, the band will visit Olga, WA on August 11th for the Doe Bay Fest. Please find a full list of tour dates, including which dates will be with Beach House, below. 

All this touring will be in support of Poor Moon’s self-titled debut full-length, which is going to be released August 28th CD/LP/Digitally and also which just happens to be available for pre-order now from places like, Amazon, iTunes.

Special note to those of you who decide to pre-order Poor Moon from While supplies last, all Poor Moon orders will come with a limited-edition pre-order incentive of a bonus Poor Moon 7"! This is one of those rare and more-or-less-right-now-only time of deals, so head on over to the Poor Moon page to take us up on this offer and other special pre-order deals on album + t-shirt bundles too.

Poor Moon on Tour
Aug 11 – Olga, WA – Doe Bay Fest
Oct 04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market +
Oct 05 – Boise, ID – Egyptian +
Oct 07 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre +
Oct 08 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown +
Oct 09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
Oct 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre +
Oct 11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera +
Oct 13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus +
Oct 14 – Montreal, QE – Club Soda +
Oct 15 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre +
Oct 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Oct 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +
+ w/ Beach House

Poor Moon : Twitter / Facebook / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MEDIA : MON, JUL 16, 2012 at 3:04 AM

New Video from Blitzen Trapper - Girl In A Coat

Bliten Trapper’s newest video directed by Daniel Elkayam (Blitzen Trapper’s “Black River Killer” & “The Tree”) is a heartfelt and poignant video for American Golwing’s track, “Girl in a Coat”, which stars the band’s drummer Brian Koch and his grandfather, Arthur Koch. Brian Koch, who also wrote and produced the video, stated, "Four years ago I interviewed my grandfather at the age of 96 to talk about his life. I was struck by how, even though so much had become blurry, confused or completely fallen away from his memory, some things remained. Just shy of his 100th birthday, Daniel and I began to create a video from my grandfather’s perspective, blurring the boundaries of time and space in memory. “Girl In A Coat,” with its wearied narrative of retrospection, seemed the perfect match for the concept."

Blitzen Trapper are currently on a headline tour supporting American Goldwing and will immediately follow-up their late summer tour to act as main support for labelmates The Head and The Heart, for a tour that will begin on September 18th in Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory and wrap up October 10th in Eugene, OR at the McDonald Theatre. The band’s complete tour schedule is listed below.

Additionally, fans will be able to stream Blitzen Trapper’s upcoming set at the Newport Folk Fest on July 27th, via NPR.
 More details on that event available on the NPR website.

Blitzen Trapper on Tour:
Jul 17 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
Jul 18 – Richmond, VA – The National
Jul 19 – Charlotte, NC – Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
Jul 20 – Charleston, SC – The Charleston Pourhouse
Jul 21 – Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox
Jul 22 – Knoxville, TN – Cider House
Jul 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Ballroom
Jul 25 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Jul 26 – York, PA – Capitol Theater
Jul 27 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
Jul 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
Jul 31 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
Aug 03-05 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Festival
Aug 10 – Arlington, WA – Summer Meltdown Festival
Aug 11 – 12 – Olga, WA – Doe Bay Music Festival
Sep 01 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheatre ++
Sep 02 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
Sep 18 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory +
Sep 19 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre +
Sep 20 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory +
Sep 02- Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot +
Sep 23 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater +
Sep 25 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater +
Sep 26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
Sep 28 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre +
Sep 30 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom +
Oct 02 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre +
Oct 03- San Diego, CA – Spreckels Theatre +
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern +
Oct 07 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre +
Oct 10 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre +

+ w/ The Head And The Heart
++ w/ Brandi Carlile

Blitzen Trapper : Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan