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News from 2012

NEWS : TUE, MAY 29, 2012 at 3:22 AM

Happy Record Release Day, King Tuff

King Tuff’s new album, King Tuff, is available for you here.
“Bad Thing” Video directed by C. Thornhill Dewitt.

King Tuff on Tour

May 31 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
Jun 01 Oakland, CA – New Parish
Jun 09 – Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent +
Jun 10 – New Haven, CT – Intercambrio +
Jun 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s +
Jun 13 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe +
Jun 14 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwells + ^
Jun 15 – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen +
Jun 17 – Easthampton, MA – Flywheel +
Jul 05 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
Jul 06 – Tucson, AZ – Plush +
Jul 07 – Las Cruces, NM – Train Yard
Jul 09 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (Patio) ^
Jul 10 – Dallas, TX – City Tavern ^
Jul 11 – Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz ^
Jul 12 – Nashville, TN – Stone Fox ^
Jul 13 – Bloomington, IN – Russian Recording ^
Jul 14 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Jul 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club xx
Jul 21 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret xx
Jul 22 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party xx
Jul 23 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir xx
Jul 25 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s xx
Jul 26 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill xx
Jul 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo xx
Jul 28 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar xx
Aug 25 – St Louis, MO – LouFest

+ w/ Habibi
xx w/ fellow Sub Pop artists, Jaill
^ w/ Natural Child

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, MAY 15, 2012 at 3:54 AM

Niki & The Dove to release Instinct on August 7 in North America + New Tour Dates Announced

We are finally able to provide more album information on the long-awaited debut album, Instinct, from Stockholm, Sweden’s Niki & The Dove.
The album will be available in North America on August 7th on CD and 2xLP on Sub Pop and will feature the standout tracks “Tomorrow”, “DJ Ease My My Mind”, “The Fox” and “The Drummer”.

The CD version of Instinct will feature 14 tracks, including the unreleased songs “The Beach” and “All This Youth.” The vinyl version of Instinct features 12 tracks, and includes an extended version of the song “Under The Bridges.”

The tracklisting for the digital version of Instinct will mirror the vinyl release, however with the edit of “Under The Bridges.” It will be available June 12 as an iTunes exclusive. Full track listings for all formats below.

Pre-Order Instinct Now
Amazon (also available for pre-order on, Niki & The Dove T-shirt/Album bundles)

Niki & The Dove will support the release of Instinct with their first-ever US tour this fall, which we are now able to announce will be with 4AD’s Twin Shadow. The Twin Shadow/Niki & The Dove tour begins September 5th in El Paso, TX at Tricky Falls and wraps up on September 27th in New York, NY at Webster Hall. A couple Niki & The Dove dates will come before the fall tour, including June 14th at Brooklyn, NY’s Northside (at Glasslands) and September 2nd in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot. We’ve listed their full list of tour dates for you below.

Tour Dates
Jun. 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Northside Fest (Glasslands)
Sep. 02 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep. 05 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls +
Sep. 07 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre +
Sep. 08 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room +
Sep. 09 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre +
Sep. 11 – Norman, OK – Opolis +
Sep. 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees +
Sep. 14 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk +
Sep. 16 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds +
Sep. 17 – McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey +
Sep. 18 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree +
Sep. 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl +
Sep. 21 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel +
Sep. 23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sep. 24 – Washington, DC – Black Cat +
Sep. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Sep. 27 – New York, NY – Webster Hall +
+ w/ Twin Shadow

Niki & The Dove
August 7th (CD + 2XLP)
June 12th (iTunes exclusive)

CD tracklisting:
The Drummer
In Our Eyes
The Gentle Roar
Mother Protect
Last Night
Love to the Test
DJ, Ease My Mind
The Fox
Under the Bridges
The Beach (bonus)
All This Youth (bonus)

2xLP tracklisting:
The Drummer
In Our Eyes
The Gentle Roar
Mother Protect
Last Night
Love to the Test
DJ, Ease My Mind
The Fox
Under the Bridges (extended version)

Digital Tracklisting:
The Drummer
In Our Eyes
The Gentle Roar
Mother Protect
Last Night
Love to the Test
DJ, Ease My Mind
The Fox
Under the Bridges (edit)

What people are saying about Niki + The Dove:
“…It’s a beautiful, emotive celebration of the power of pop when it’s been made for the love of the art.” – BBC

“They deserve to have the whole word hear these songs. Heck they deserve some sort of Nobel Pop Prize.” [8/10] – NME

“The greatest thing about “Tomorrow” is that even though the end of days may be nigh and this may be the last moment of these lovers’ lives, that cry of intent is delivered like a knockout punch." [Best New Track] – Pitchfork

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MEDIA : MON, MAY 14, 2012 at 7:21 AM

New Father John Misty Video & Tour Dates

Here for you, is the latest video from Father John Misty, “This Is Sally Hatchet”, off the album, Fear Fun.

If you missed his previously released videos, you can find them all on Sub Pop’s Father John Misty Playlist on Youtube or, perhaps more conveniently if you happen to be reading this, you can also locate them in the handy individual links provided below.

Video Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
Video Nancy From Now On
Video Father John Misty’s Acoustic Session from SXSW 2012

Father John Misty on Tour
May 14 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
May 15 – Petit Campus, Montreal, Canada
May 16 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
May 18 – Mercury Lounge, New York City, NY
May 19 – Knitting Factory (BK), Brooklyn, NY
May 20 – Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
May 22 – Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta, GA
May 23 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
May 24 – Fitzgeralds (TX), Houston, TX
May 25 – Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas, TX
May 26 – Mohawk, Austin, TX
Jun 02 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Jun 03 – Privatclub, Berlin, Germany
Jun 04 – Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands
Jun 06 – Shacklewell Arms, London, United Kingdom
Jun 07 – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Jun 08 – Fleche D’Or, Paris, France
Jun 10 – No Direction Home Festival, Welbeck Abbey , United Kingdom
Jul 11 – Ottawa Blues Fest, Ottawa, Canada
Jul 20 – Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle, WA
Jul 27 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Jul 28 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, Australia
Jul 29 – Splendour in the Grass Festival, Byron Bay, Australia

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, MAY 8, 2012 at 5:33 AM

Father John Misty on KCRW

Father John Misty’s Fear Fun release week was filled with tears of joy and laughter, thrills, and chills. An amazing David Letterman performance was followed by an equally amazing KCRW in-studio session.

We here at Sub Pop believe you should take a moment to check out the session if you didn’t tune in live last week. It’s that good, folks! The songs sound incredible, and the in-between song banter and interview with Jason Bentley are top quality.

Listen and enjoy!

Posted by Alissa Gallivan