News from 8/2012

NEWS : FRI, AUG 31, 2012 at 8:48 AM

The Sub Pop Stage at 2012’s Bumbershoot (w/ Hardly Art!)


It has already been announced and shared fairly far and wide but we’re here now to, all right, somewhat belatedly, but nonetheless enthusiastically, confirm that there will indeed be a Sub Pop Stage at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, which will be held September 1-3rd at The Seattle Center. This first-time Sub Pop co-curated stage will feature, not surprisingly, some Sub Pop bands, but also Hardly Art artists and number of other great bands from across the country. And what with our name being on a stage over there and all, they’ve given us this promo code — SubpopStage — to get Sub Pop fans into the festival at a special discounted rate. So what we’re saying is, go ahead and get those discounted tickets here now and then when the first weekend of September comes around, you’ll be able to head on over to the Sub Pop Stage and catch performances from acts such as Sera Cahoone, Blitzen Trapper, The Helio Sequence, Low, Mudhoney, Niki & The Dove, Seapony, Unnatural Helpers, The Vaselines and more. Sounds like a plan to us.

For more information on the weekend’s festivities, you can look to the Bumbershoot site for the Festival’s full line-up, schedule, and ticketing information , but be sure to remember to add in the special Sub Pop promo code — SubpopStage — if you wanna get the discounted $40 “Any Day” rate for the Festival.

Oh, and to help pass the time before the show Sub Pop and Hardly Art have created the following playlists for your listening and viewing pleasures. We’d hate for you to not be able to sing along at the shows, after all.


Sub Pop’s Soundcloud Playlist
Hardly Art’s Soundcloud Playlist


Sub Pop’s YouTube Playlist
Hardly Art’s YouTube Playlist

Below is the line-up for The Sub Pop Stage at Bumbershoot, but more information on our line-up and the entire festival’s line-up can be found here.

The Sub Pop Stage at Bumbershoot 2012

Saturday, September 1

12:15 – 1:15pm

1:45 – 2:45pm
Unnatural Helpers

3:30 – 4:30pm
Sera Cahoone

5:15 – 6:15pm
Thee Satisfaction

7:00 – 8:00pm

8:45 – 9:45pm
The Helio Sequence

Sunday, September 2

12:00 – 1:00pm
Gold Leaves

1:30 – 2:30pm
Niki and The Dove

3:15 – 4:15pm
The Jezabels

5:00 – 6:00pm
Fruit Bats

6:45 – 7:45pm

8:30 – 9:30pm
Blitzen Trapper

Monday, September 3

12:00 – 1:00pm

1:30 – 2:30pm
Debo Band

3:15 – 4:15pm
Ty Segall

5:00 – 6:00pm
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

6:45 – 7:45pm

8:30 – 9:30pm
The Vaselines

More Details on the Sub Pop Promo Code for Bumbershoot 2012 Tickets:

To purchase tickets with the Sub Pop promo discount, follow the link below and enter the promo code at checkout.

Go here for tickets:
Enter promo code: SubpopStage (Password is NOT case sensitive)

Entering this Sub Pop promo code at ticketing checkout will get you an “AnyDay" Ticket for $40 — giving you flexibility and will saving you $15 vs. buying at the gate. NOTE: Limit Per Customer = 10 Any Day tickets @ $40 each

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MEDIA : WED, AUG 8, 2012 at 5:56 AM

To-Do List: Watch New Video Clip from METZ, Pre-Order METZ Album Immediately

We the good people of Sub Pop Records, have some terribly important information about the band METZ and their forthcoming album METZ to impart to you.

Specifically, this information:

- The pre-order for METZ, the appropriately-titled debut full-length from METZ, is now available both from us here at Sub and also from iTunes.

- Should you inexplicably remain unconvinced that your life would be enriched through future ownership of this METZ album, please consider the following:

There is a new video preview piece for METZ available in the player above and also right here for your future reference.

You can now download a free mp3 of the METZ track “Headache” here and stream the track through the likes of Spotify and Rdio.

There are also many opportunities for you to see METZ perform live on tour.

METZ on Tour
Aug. 23 – Detroit, MI – Griswold Lofts
Aug. 24 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge*
Aug. 25 – Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar*
Aug. 27 – Chesterton, IN – Simple Days Cafe
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
Sep. 20 – Montreal, QC – Mission Santa Cruz ^^
Sep. 21 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore +
Oct. 06 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon
Oct. 10 – Guelph, ON – eBar
Oct. 11 – London, ON – APK Live
Oct. 12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 20 – Brighton, UK – The Hope
Oct. 21 – Leeds, UK – The Library
Oct. 22 – Glasgow, SF – Captains Rest
Oct. 23 – Manchester, UK – Kraak Gallery
Oct. 24 – London, UK – Old Blue Blast (Presented by The Quietus)
Nov. 01 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
Nov. 02 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Nov. 03 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
Nov. 05 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Nov. 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Nov. 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
Nov. 12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

  • w/ Archers of Loaf
    ^^ w/ Hot Snakes
    + w/ Merchandise

With proper consideration of these facts, we’re sure you’ll come to the right decision.

We also have METZ shirts.

More METZFacebook /Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page / Website

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : WED, AUG 22, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Welcome aboard, Daughn Gibson

Somehow we recently convinced Carlisle, PA’s Daughn Gibson to sign a crushing and essentially eternal recording contract with us. And, somewhat predictably, we are borderline nauseatingly pleased with ourselves about this.

And, we would argue, with good reason!

Earlier this year, the White Denim label (run by music and fashion writer, and singer for the deservedly beloved Pissed Jeans, Matt Korvette) released Daughn Gibson’s debut album All Hell. This record (“Imagine if Nicolas Jaar edited together a cocaine-country album, with a crooner somewhere between Lee Hazelwood and Roy Orbison on the mic”) is so singularly great that even such publications as Pitchfork, SPIN, NME, and FILTER (we could go on) were moved to take note.

Pitchfork on All Hell in its “Overlooked Albums of 2012”: “Gibson’s excellent debut heavily relies on crackly samples of old country and Christian gospel records, and he borrows from those musical forms’ history of storytelling, too, a narrative gift most directly channeled on the father-daughter-episode-of-”COPS" lament “Tiffany Lou.” None of these elements would carry as much haunting emotional resonance without the presence of Gibson’s voice, a deep, cavernous instrument that draws flashpoint comparisons in sound to both Scott Walker and James Blake. More than anything, Gibson’s debut sounds warm, fully realized, and lived-in. It’s as if he’s been doing this for years, and it inspires hope that he continues to do so for years to come."

We’re hopeful that he continues to make music for years to come, too (to be blunt, he’s now legally obligated to do so), and the new Daughn Gibson song we’re giving away here seems a pretty good indication that he’s keeping up his end of the deal, with deeply exciting results. Daughn’s recorded a new song, called “Reach Into the Fire,” which samples the Shabazz Palaces track “an echo from the hosts that profess infinitum” and the Tiny Vipers songs “Slow Motion” and “Life on Earth.” We’re great fans of this new song and you can download “Reach Into the Fire” in the player above.

Daughn Gibson’s new full-length will be released worldwide on Sub Pop Records in 2013.

Daughn will tour in support of All Hell for the remainder of 2012. His late summer tour begins tonight, August 22 in Chicago, IL at the Vic and along the way he’ll play Portland’s Music Fest Northwest, support Yeasayer (August 22-September 1) and perform at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, CA (September 2). Here’s the full list of Daughn’s confirmed tour dates.

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MEDIA : FRI, AUG 17, 2012 at 3:31 AM

King Tuff, Take Us To The Weekend

King Tuff is gearing up for a massive fall tour in support of his self-titled debut out now on Sub Pop. The tour begins on October 11 in Detroit, MI at the Lager House and ends on November 10 in Grand Rapids, MI at The Pyramid Scheme. Full tour dates listed below.

King Tuff is also sharing a brand new video today, this one for “Alone & Stoned” and it stars King Tuff and friends from Hunx & His Punx, Shannon & The Clams and more. Enjoy.

King Tuff on Tour
Sep 02 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
Oct 11 Detroit, MI – The Larger House %
Oct 12 Toronto, ON – The Garrison %
Oct 13 Montreal QC – II Motore %
Oct 14 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle %
Oct 16 Halifax, NS – Reflection Cabaret
Oct 18 New York, NY – CMJ
Oct 19 New York, NY – CMJ
Oct 20 Providence, RI – AS220 %
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s %$
Oct 23 Washington, DC – Black Cat %$
Oct 24 Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse %
Oct 25 Atlanta, GA – The Earl %+
Oct 26 St. Augustine, FL – Nobby’s %
Oct 28 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub %
Oct 30 Tallahassee, FL – Retrofit Records %
Oct 31 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree %!
Nov 01 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks %
Nov 02 Beaumont, TX – Victoria House %
Nov 04 Dallas, TX – Club Dada >
Nov 06 Nashville, TN – Stone Fox^
Nov 07 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub ^
Nov 08 Chicago, IL – Subterranean ^
Nov 09 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club^
Nov 10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme ^

% w/ The Intelligence
$ w/ Poor Moon
+ w/ Mike Watt + the Missingmen
! w/ Man or Astro-man?
> w/ Natural Child
^ w/ Gap Dream

King Tuff – Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, AUG 7, 2012 at 4:55 AM

Niki & The Dove’s Instinct Out Today

After what felt like a very long wait, Niki & The Dove’s debut record, Instinct, is finally available to the world as of today. We’re so thrilled to get to share this triumph of Swedish pop music with you, that we’ve got a few Niki & The Dove totebags leftover to give to people who order the CD or 2xLP. We also have a small handful of the double LP left on the limited, Loser Edition ©, clear-colored vinyl (clear-colored is an oxymoron, we know); and, 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 very limited at this point, so act accordingly (accordingly means fast).

Pick up your copy of Instinct

Listen before you buy: stream Instinct in its entirety in the handy player above.

Posted by Sam Sawyer