News from 7/2012

NEWS : THU, JUL 12, 2012 at 3:27 AM

New Music From Sera Cahoone

Four years after releasing her widely acclaimed Sub Pop debut Only as the Day Is Long, Sera Cahoone is back, and readying the release of her third solo effort, Deer Creek Canyon, scheduled for September 25th, 2012. The 12-track album was co-produced by Cahoone and Thom Monahan (Beachwood Sparks, Vetiver) at Bear Creek Studios. The album features the lead single, “Naked,” (conveniently available for download in the player located above) alongside other album standouts, “Worry All Your Life,” and “And We Still Move”.

Titled for the Colorado canyon where she came of age, where her mother still lives, Deer Creek Canyon ruminates on the gravitational pull of home and delves deeper and with a voice remarkably stronger than on Sera’s previous albums. Read more about Sera and Deer Creek Canyon here.

Sera Cahoone Deer Creek Canyon
1. Worry All Your Life
2. Deer Creek Canyon
3. Naked
4. Nervous Wreck
5. And Still We Move
6. Every Little Word
7. One To Blame
8. Rumpshaker
9. Shakin’ Hands
10. Anyway You Like
11. Here With Me
12. Oh My

Sera Cahoone is currently in the midst of planning a fall tour to support Deer Creek Canyon that will be preceded by a one-off performance on September 1 in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival.

Sera Cahoone :: Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page / Website

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : MON, JUL 9, 2012 at 11:36 AM

OUT TODAY: Husky’s Forever So Album

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,,, iTunes to name a few) or your favorite local record store.

Happy Forever So record release day, Husky!

Find out more about Husky :: Facebook / Twitter / Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : MON, JUL 2, 2012 at 5:16 AM

Dum Dum Girls new End of Daze EP out September 25th


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, 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

Dum Dum Girls on Tour

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

Dum Dum Girls :: Facebook / Twitter / Website / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, JUL 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Tribute to a Friend


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.

Posted by Lacey Swain