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 www.subpop.com, 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 subpop.com.
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
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
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+)
In honor of Husky’s record release today, we are offering a full album stream of Forever So right here so that you might enjoy the record before (we would hope) you decide to purchase the album from a wide range of digital retailers (like say, subpop.com, Amazon.com, iTunes to name a few) or your favorite local record store.
Happy Forever So record release day, Husky!
It’s Debo Band record release day!
Listen to the full album stream from the Next Ambiance / Sub Pop recording artist in the player above and find out more about their debut release on the Debo Band artist page. The Debo Band album is available for purchase via subpop.com, iTunes, Amazon.com, and any number of fine record stores near you.
WATCH: Dum Dum Girls Perform “Mine Tonight” (Rhapsody acoustic session)
Sub Pop is pleased to share release details for Dum Dum Girls’ End of Daze EP, due out September 25th on CD, LP and digitally. The EP features the single “Lord Knows,” as well as the tracks “Mine Tonight,” “I Got Nothing,” Season in Hell," and a cover of Strawberry Switchblade’s “Trees and Flowers”. “Mine Tonight” and “I Got Nothing,” were written immediately following the Only In Dreams session and were recorded in New York City with Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes in February 2011, as was the Strawberry Switchblade cover of “Trees and Flowers”.
The band also recently recorded an acoustic rendition of “Mine Tonight” for Rhapsody.com, which you can watch now via the YouTube link above or, here.
In advance of the release, Dum Dum Girls have scheduled a series of tour dates beginning July 21st in Brooklyn, NY for House of Vans and ending on August 11th in Omaha, NE at Maha Festival. See below for a full tour schedule.
Dum Dum Girls – End of Daze EP
1. Mine Tonight
2. I Got Nothing
3. Trees and Flowers
4. Lord Knows
5. Season in Hell
Jul 21 Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans +
Jul 28 Seattle, WA – Little Big Show @ Neptune Theatre ++
Aug 03 Montreal, QE – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
Aug 04 Chicago, IL – Official Lollapalooza Aftershow @ Cubby Bear
Aug 05 Chicago, IL – Lollapallooza
Aug 06 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Aug 08 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Aug 09 Madison, WI – Pondamonium at Warner Park ^!
Aug 10 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Aug 11 Omaha, NE – Maha Festival ^<
+ w/ Widowspeak
++ w/ Craft Spells
^ w/ Garbage
! w/ Flaming Lips
< w/ Desaparecidos
Last Thursday Seattle lost its mascot. I’m not talking about the Space Needle, or grunge, or even Sasquatch. When I talk about Seattle’s mascot, especially the mascot of the music community, I speak of the one and only Dinky Hudson, the fantastic border collie companion of Dean Hudson.
I moved here in 2000 and I knew Dinky before I ever met Dean. You’d often find him sitting patiently outside Linda’s Tavern or the Cha Cha waiting for Dean, hoping that a friend would swing by and play stick with him for a bit before going in to grab a beer. Everyone knew this dog. He was ubiquitous. He was friendly, well-mannered, handsome, and incredibly smart.
Dean and I started working at Sub Pop around the same time in 2003, and Dinky came to work with him everyday. We all considered Dinky a fellow coworker, and we were always trying to figure out different ways to get him to pull his weight around here — could we strap a satchel to him and have him deliver mail? Do you think there’s a possibility that he might actually be able to type? He must be able to seal envelopes, right?
Nine years plus passed with Dinky ever present. In fact, sometimes Dinky would be here even when Dean was out of town—one of us was always game to watch him when Dean was traveling, and on more than one occasion Lauren, Dean’s wife/Dinky’s mom, dropped Dinky off at Sub Pop on her way to work at the library. We didn’t mind having him here at all. He was one of us.
We all get older; people, animals, all of us. Gradually Dinky started having more health issues, and sometimes he’d be grumpy or have accidents at work. His hips were bad and he could barely walk, but he rarely missed a day of work. Dean left Sub Pop earlier this year, and Dinky went with him. He was not allowed to come to Dean’s new job, and for some reason that makes me feel good, like we were his last coworkers, cohorts, and real friends.
Dinky provided Dean with 16 years of love and companionship, and we are all so sorry for his loss. Dinky was loved by everyone who ever met him, and his memory will live on in our hearts and minds. I hope you are playing the greatest game of stick ever, Mr. Velvet Ears. Rest in peace.