News from 10/2012

NEWS : MON, OCT 8, 2012 at 8:01 AM

AVAILABLE TODAY: Releases from METZ / King Tuff / Total Control

METZ’s debut album, aptly titled METZ is out today on CD and on the fidelity-maximizing vinyl LP format. The CD and LP are also available to be bundled with one of two new METZ t-shirts. Pick up your copy of METZ.

Watch the brand new video for “Wet Blanket” from METZ, which premiered on today:

For a limited time only, we’re also streaming the Full Album Stream for METZ over on our SoundCloud channel.

The Canadian noise maestros will also be playing the Sub Pop Showcase at 2012’s CMJ. For more information, click this word.

October 9th also brings us two new seven-inch singles from King Tuff and Total Control.

Stream Total Control

Stream King Tuff

King Tuff: Twitter / Facebook / Website / Sub Pop Artist Page

Total Control: Facebook / BandCamp / Blog Sub Pop Artist Page

METZ: Twitter / Facebook / Website / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : FRI, OCT 5, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Mogwai *A Wrenched Virile Lore* Remix Album

A Wrenched Virile Lore is a collection of remixes of tracks from Mogwai’s critically acclaimed Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will album. Featuring contributions from a diverse range of artists from Zombi to The Soft Moon, this record offers some unique and inspired interpretations of Mogwai’s seventh studio album.

The A Wrenched Virile Lore album will be available in the following formats: as a limited-edition, colored 2xLP (with digital download code) on Black Friday, November 23 and on CD and digitally on December 4. The album will also be available in Europe via Rock Action on November 19.

Starting today, the download of the Justin K. Broadrick (from Godflesh/Jesu) remix of “George Square Thatcher Death Party” is available for one and all.

A Wrenched Virile Lore Tracklist
George Square Thatcher Death Party – (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)
Rano Pano – Klad Hest (Mogwai is My Dick RMX)
White Noise – (EVP Mix by Cylob)
How To Be A Werewolf – (Xander Harris remix)
Letters To The Metro – (Zombi remix)
Mexican Grand Prix – (reworked by RM Hubbert)
Rano Pano – (Tim Hecker remix)
San Pedro – (The Soft Moon remix)
Too Raging To Cheers – (Umberto remix)
La Mort Blanche – (Robert Hampson remix)

Mogwai: Website / Twitter / Facebook / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, OCT 2, 2012 at 8:38 AM

METZ, King Tuff, and Total Control Out October 9th


The debut record by the band METZ is, quite reasonably, entitled METZ. It comes out October 9th, and also quite reasonably, The New Yorker recently called it “…one of the year’s best albums…” (they also said, “It is a punishing, noisy, exhilarating thing, a deeply impolite racket that will only sound better live…” and ""rude, severe, and excellent"). All of which, yes, of course.

You’re going to want the METZ record, is what we (and The New Yorker) are saying. And you may as well get it now, while the getting is especially good.

Pick it up on CD and fidelity-maximizing vinyl LP. Also available bundled with one of two new METZ t-shirts.

We’ve also got new seven-inch singles coming out October 9th by King Tuff and Total Control.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

COMMERCE : WED, OCT 17, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Sub Pop Comedy Sale Going On Now!


We hope we’re not presuming too much here, but what with you being here now, reading this this thing that we wrote, it’s probably fair to say you are partial to the thing we do (if there’s any question, we release musical records (and t-shirts!)) But you may or may not also be aware that we are, on occasion, a comedy record label and are sometimes hilarious. Well, not us exactly, but at least a small handful of the artists we work with are professionally hilarious—you know, for their job (unlike the person authoring this blogpost). Specifically, Flight of the Conchords, Eugene Mirman, David Cross, and Patton Oswalt are hilarious. And right now, everything related to those very funny professional comedians that we sell is 30% off at! That means all CDs, LPs, DVDs, tapes, t-shirts, and perhaps more!

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, OCT 30, 2012 at 5:43 AM

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Perform “Same Love” on Ellen


Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed the song “Same Love,” an appeal for marriage equality, on the Ellen show, which airs Oct. 30 at 3 PST. Watch that inspiring performance here, or tune in at 3.

While you’re at it, consider picking up a copy of the very limited and hand-numbered picture disc 7" single for “Same Love,” which was 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 same-sex marriage; if the referendum is approved, it could pave the way for marriage equality across the country.

Help support same-sex marriage rights and pick up your copy of the single here.

Watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

MEDIA : THU, OCT 18, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Poor Moon Video for “Holiday” featuring Tom Skerritt

Poor Moon’s music video debut is out today and comes to us from the directorial team of Austin Wilson & Harry Calbom. It’s for the song “Holiday” from Poor Moon’s self-titled 2012 debut and features the immense talent that can only come from hiring the likes of venerable acting legend Tom Skerritt to star in it. Between the song’s immensely catchy melody, the high cinematic bar set by the directors, and Skerritt’s memorable performance, it’s one of the most enjoyable music videos in memory. So pop some popcorn, cozy up on your couch, and press play to see what we’re going on and on about.

Posted by Sam Sawyer