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News from 2012

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
Easy Street
Electric Fetus
End of An Ear
Exile on Main Street
Finders Records
Good Records
Guestroom Records (Norman and Oklahoma City locations)
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
Shake It
Skip’s Records & CD World
Strictly Discs
T-Bones Records
Twist and Shout
Uncle Sam’s
Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis)
Waiting Room Records

Posted by Nick Turner

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

NEWS : WED, JUL 4, 2012 at 5:16 AM

METZ- Debut LP Info & New Track “Headache”

It’s true, Sub Pop recording artists METZ are set to release their S/T debut full-length on October 9th in North America and Europe (October 15th in UK) on CD and LP, and through digital providers. The album features 11 tracks, not the least of which includes the lead single, “Headache,” which you might have noticed we’ve made available as a free download today. Stream the track in the player above and if you like what you hear, we’d suggest you enter your email for a free download of the song to be sent directly to you.

This METZ album was produced by METZ and was recorded by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) at Barn Window and Basketball 4 Life, and Alexandre Bonenfant at Dreamhouse Studios. There’s more to learn about these guys and you can find some good information on the band and their upcoming album over on the METZ Sub Pop artist page.

1. Headache
2. Get Off
3. Sad Pricks
4. Rats
5. Knife in the Water
6. Nausea
7. Wet Blanket
8. Wasted
9. The Mule
10. Negative Space
11. - )) -

METZ on Tour
Aug 03 Sackville, NB – Sappyfest
Aug 24 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Aug 25 Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
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

Find more METZ :: Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan