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News from 7/2012

COMMERCE : TUE, JUL 31, 2012 at 11:08 AM

New Sub Pop Slipmats

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A couple of years ago, we made our first turntable slipmat. It was a huge success, and we quickly sold out of them. We’ve created two new designs on the same high-quality, heavy-duty felt, and upon review, we’re going to go ahead and use the original slipmat blog post with a few amendments to let you, esteemed reader, know all about them. Apologies in advance for the recycled post (it’s not how we typically treat readers of such high esteem (such as yourself)).

Let’s face it, one of the greatest problems facing our nation—our world, even—is an unadorned turntable platter. Records are scratched due to harsh platters—or worse yet, records aren’t scratched because of too much friction from platters (that was a hip hop DJ joke)! Well, the Sub Pop Records R&D team has been hard at work devising a plan to assuage this world-plaguing problem, and our solution is an efficient one: we take a technology that already exists, put our name on it, and sell it to you with a heavy-handed sales pitch. Only this time, we made two! So many options for turntable adornment/vinyl LP protection. Well, more accurately, two options.

We give to you two new Sub Pop slipmats, printed on heavy felt, these are a handsome addition to any turntable.

Red, World Domination Slipmat

Blue, Record Label Slipmat

Two turntables? No problem, we’ve bundled both slipmat designs together in an effort to save you money and to sell more things.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : WED, JUL 18, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis release new song “Same Love” in support of marriage equality

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Sub Pop will be releasing “Same Love,” a powerful new song from Seattle hip hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, July 24th via iTunes, and July 31st as a limited-edition 7" record, which will be available through Sub Pop direct sales and here at subpop.com. The song, which features guest vocals from Mary Lambert, can also be found on the duo’s independently-released LP, The Heist(October 9th).

Stream “Same Love” now at Macklemore’s website.

“Same Love,” an appeal for support of same-sex marriage rights, is being released in conjunction with Music 4 Marriage Equality efforts to help approve Ref 74 in WA this November. Polling shows that 54% of Washington state residents support of same-sex marriage; if the referendum is approved, it could pave the way for marriage equality across the country.

The cover art for the single is a photograph of Macklemore’s uncles, who served as inspiration for the song and were a model of a committed and loving relationship while he was growing up.

In his personal statement, Macklemore says, “My hope is that my personal testimony can help in some way to not only advance the dialogue and approve Referendum 74, but also to help shape a culture of belonging in which all people are equal.” You can read the entirety of Macklemore’s compelling statement here.

Sub Pop Executive Vice President Megan Jasper says of the duo’s efforts on behalf of marriage equality, “One of the many things we admire about these guys is their fiercely independent spirit. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them, especially on something we, as a company, support.”

Macklemore : Facbeook / Twitter / Website

Music For Marriage Equality : Facbeook / Twitter / Website


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

INCONSEQUENTIAL : MON, JUL 16, 2012 at 4:59 AM

THE AFGHAN WHIGS RELEASE “LOVECRIMES”

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Originally released by Frank Ocean in 2011 on his debut mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, “Lovecrimes” has become a staple of The Afghan Whigs’ live set since their reformation earlier this year. “Lovecrimes” is the second new studio recording from the band, following the release of “See and Don’t See” in May.

The Afghan Whigs have also just announced a number of new U.S. tour dates for their upcoming fall tour.

If you’re interested in hearing “Lovecrimes” and checking out the band’s upcoming tour dates, you can do so right here.


Posted by megan jasper

NEWS : MON, JUL 30, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” Limited-Edition 7” Now Available-ish

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Sub Pop has the great honor of releasing “Same Love,” a powerful new song from Seattle hip hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, on July 31st as a limited-edition, hand-numbered picture disc. There are only 2,000 of these 7" singles available.

“Same Love,” an appeal for support of same-sex marriage rights, is being released in conjunction with Music 4 Marriage Equality’s efforts to help approve Washington state’s Ref 74 this November. Polling shows that 54% of Washington state residents support same-sex marriage; if the referendum is approved, it could pave the way for marriage equality across the country.

In his accompanying statement, Macklemore says, “My hope is that my personal testimony can help in some way to not only advance the dialogue and approve Referendum 74, but also to help shape a culture of belonging in which all people are equal.”

Please join Sub Pop and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in the fight for marriage equality.

Pick one up to show your support!


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, JUL 26, 2012 at 10:43 AM

West Coast dates for I’m Now: The Story of Mudhoney

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This just in: there are now some west coast dates for the new and very excellent Mudhoney documentary film I’m Now!

August 3rd in Portland, OR at the Hollywood Theatre at 9:30 pm

August 4th in San Francisco, CA at the Vogue Theatre at 7:00 pm

Tickets are available through the websites of the host theaters (links directly above).

More info about I’m Now is available at the website for the film and also in the blog post we did about the Seattle screening in June.

We will post more tour dates for I’m Now as they are confirmed.

If you love Mudhoney like we love Mudhoney, you really owe it to yourself to see this movie.


Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : WED, JUL 18, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Niki & The Dove’s Instinct CD/2xLP Out August 7

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Waiting for Niki & The Dove’s fantastic debut record, Instinct, has been a long, meandering road that we’ve been forced to navigate with a patience-fueled fervor, but on August 7th, all of that intense fervoring will finally pay off with the release of Instinct on CD and double LP.

We’re so thrilled to get to share this triumph of Swedish pop music with you, that we’re going to give away a free Niki & The Dove totebag to people who pre-order the CD or 2xLP. Other things that we’re going to be doing to tip this sales proposition in your favor include: giving you an instant download of the entire record so you don’t have to wait to bask in Instinct’s splendor; the double LP will be on the limited, Loser Edition ©, clear-colored vinyl (clear-colored is an oxymoron, we know); and as always, we’ll be sending you highish quality stickers for you to adhere on what you will adhere them on.

Please note that both the totebags and the Loser Edition vinyl LPs are limited, so act accordingly (accordingly means fast).

Claim your copy and your free Niki & The Dove totebag.


Posted by Sam Sawyer