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News from 9/2012

NEWS : TUE, SEP 11, 2012 at 4:49 AM

Sub Pop Goes to CMJ : Octrocktober 2012

That’s right folks! Sub Pop is coming to The Big Apple to partake in the College Music Journal musical festivities. We will celebrate this year with a showcase in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn at The Knitting Factory on October 18th. The eclectic lineup for our Octrocktober Celebration is as follows:

Debo Band 8 PM
Daughn Gibson 8:50 PM
Poor Moon 9:40 PM
METZ 10:30 PM
King Tuff 11:20 PM
Pissed Jeans 12:10 AM

*Doors are at 7 PM and this show is 18+ for the first time in years! Young music directors, that means you can finally experience an official Sub Pop showcase. Hooray! Go here to buy tickets.

What people are saying about the bands:

Debo Band:
“The Boston-based band Debo Band gives the psychedelic music heard on the Ethiopiques collections a high-spirited revamp,” -Village Voice (Live review, 2012)

Daughn Gibson:
“All Hell is a subtly clever record that pits one type of music that strongly evokes one era— here, country music— against another, namely this decade’s sample-heavy culture. Gibson does a lot of questioning within that framework, both seriously and tongue-in-cheek. All of that makes for a rewarding record to think about, and to intellectualize, but All Hell wouldn’t be nearly so fun to listen to if it weren’t for Gibson’s ear for melody. His thick baritone breezes confidently over the songs, lassoing hook after hook, redeeming his burnt-out characters through song.” – Pitchfork (Album review of All Hell, 2012)

Poor Moon:
“These songs are gutsier in their arrangements, more surefooted in the songwriting, and more certain of the band’s identity.” – Pitchfork (Album review Poor Moon LP, 2012)

METZ:
“On their debut, Metz roll up the lurch of post-rock, the jagged flicker of post-punk, and the fist-pump chant-alongs of hardcore, into a concentrated clump of chaos.” – Spin (5 Best New Artists for August, 2012)

King Tuff:
King Tuff finds Thomas leaving the garage for soaring, unbridled pop accessibility— the first track, after all, is called “Anthem”. His drawling hooks are variously dedicated to provoking physical movement or singing bratty lines about breaking the rules, bumming around, not giving a shit, and other charming, unapologetic matters of youth. (Overlooked Records, 2012) – Pitchfork

Pissed Jeans:
“There’s a blunt but effective wit at work here, pressed into the service of misanthropy.” – New York Times

Sub Pop:
“Were not the best, but were pretty good.” – Sub Pop Records


Posted by Sasha Morgan

NEWS : TUE, SEP 25, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Happy Record Release Day, Sera Cahoone

We’ve got a brand new video in today from Sera Cahoone for the track “Naked,” off her latest full length records, Deer Creek Canyon, which happens to have been released today as well. Enjoy!

ITunes / Amazon / Sub Pop

Video directed by Tony Fulgham / worldfamousinc.com


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : MON, SEP 17, 2012 at 4:20 AM

Download “Wet Blanket” from METZ

METZ have expanded their North American & European fall tour (all dates listed below) in support of their upcoming self-titled, full-length debut, available October 9 in North America & Europe, and October 15 in the UK, on CD, LP, and through digital providers such as Amazon, Itunes, as well as right here at subpop.com.

We’d be remiss if we did not remind you of the fact that if you order this record from subpop.com, that order will come with a free, limited-edition 7" single with two tracks not found on the album (“Dirty Shirt” b/w “Leave Me Out”). Additionally, if you happen to pre-order METZ from us, (or from a handful of independent record stores) specifically on LP, you will also receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of this record. This is one of those limited edition type of deals, so, you know, first come, first serve as far as availability goes.

METZ ON TOUR
Sep 20 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore +
Sep 21 – Montreal, QC – Mission Santa Cruz %
Oct 06 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon Night Club
Oct 09 – Hamilton, ON – Baltimore House
Oct 10 – Guelph, ON – eBar $
Oct 11 – London, ON – APK Live $
Oct 12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern $
Oct 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory / Sub Pop CMJ Showcase =
Oct 20 – Brighton, UK – The Hope
Oct 21 – Leeds, UK – The Library
Oct 22 – Glasgow, UK – Art School
Oct 23 – Manchester, UK – Kraak Gallery
Oct 24 – London, UK – Old Blue Blast (Presented by The Quietus)
Oct 25 – Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino
Oct 27 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Oct 29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
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 09 – Costa Mesa, CA – Constellation Room
Nov 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
Nov 12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Nov 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
Nov 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 17 – Washington, DC – Red Palace
Nov 19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Nov 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Nov 21 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Nov 22 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore

+ w/ Hot Snakes
% w/ Merchandise
= w/ Pissed Jeans, King Tuff, Poor Moon, Daughn Gibson, Debo Band
$ w/ Roomrunner
^ w/ Ladyhawk


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : FRI, SEP 7, 2012 at 3:27 AM

Sub Pop to release new 7” singles from King Tuff & Total Control this fall

King Tuff’s “Screaming Skull” / “Love Potion” &
Total Control’s “Scene From A Marriage” / “Contract” available October 9;
King Tuff on tour this fall

On October 9, Sub Pop will release two new singles: King Tuff’s “Screaming Skull” / “Love Potion” and Total Control’s “Scene From A Marriage” / “Contract”. Both singles feature exclusive tracks, and will be available on 7" vinyl and digitally. Fans can preorder the singles now at the following links: King Tuff + Total Control.
LA-via-Vermont garage/powerpop wunderkind King Tuff presents two brand new, non-album tracks, follows his critically acclaimed self-titled LP. “Screaming Skull” is a club-ready, guitar-driven dance hit, and “Love Potion” is a glammed-up rock anthem in classic King Tuff form. Catch King Tuff on tour this fall.

Australia’s Total Control grace us with two stellar new tracks of moody garage/post-punk. The band is led by Daniel Stewart (Straightjacket Nation, UV Race) and Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Ooga Boogas), and this single follows their excellent, massively-hyped Henge Beat LP and split-LP with Thee Oh-Sees.

7" track listings
King Tuff
A-side: “Screaming Skull”
B-Side: “Love Potion”
Preorder here.

Total Control
A-side: “Scene From A Marriage”
B-Side: “Contract”
Preorder here.


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

COMMERCE : Sat, SEP 1, 2012 at 4:56 AM

Sub Pop and Select Indie Stores Encourage Learning with Prizes and a September Sale

To celebrate the start of the new school year, we are teaming up with some excellent indie music shops this September to offer you hearty discounts, and opportunities to win rare Sub Pop treats.

Select Sub Pop releases will be on sale at the below stores all month, and each store will be giving away a prize pack featuring a variety of rare and out-of-print Sub Pop items.

For extra-credit, if you go into any participating store and, using the tag #BeachHouseGLOW, tweet/instagram a picture of your favorite Sub Pop title from the sale display, you will get a shot at winning a way out-of-print, be-the-envy-of-all-your-friends Beach House – “Bloom” LP on glow in the dark vinyl! (There are only 250 copies on the planet. We didn’t do well at math, but we are pretty sure that some sort of “supply” and “demand” thing makes this record rare or something.)

The ten stores with the most pictures (remember, you must use the hashtag and tag your store!) will WIN the glow in the dark vinyl to be given away at their store. If your local record store wins then you up your chances of scoring this tasty platter!

Check in with the participating store nearest you for more info.

Participating Stores:
Birdland Records
Boo Boo Records
CD Central
Criminal Records
Culture Clash
Daddy Kool Records
Disc Exchange
Earshot
Easy Street
Electric Fetus
End of An Ear
Exile on Main Street
Finders Records
Fingerprints
Good Records
Grimey’s
Guestroom Records (Norman and Oklahoma City locations)
Homer’s
Hot Poop
Indy CD & Vinyl
Jackpot Records (both locations)
Lakeshore Record Exchange
Landlocked Music
Looney Tunes
Luna Music
Lunchbox Records
Magnolia Thunderpussy
M-Theory Music
Music Millennium
Park Avenue CD
Plan 9
Radio-Active Records
Record Archive
Record Exchange
Salzer’s
Schoolkids
Shake It
Skip’s Records & CD World
Stinkweeds
Streetlight
Strictly Discs
T-Bones Records
Twist and Shout
Uncle Sam’s
Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis)
Waiting Room Records


Posted by Nick Turner