Rose Windows’ The Sun Dogs, their debut record, comes out June 25th on Sub Pop, and if ‘Native Dreams’, the lead off track from the record, is any indication (it is), this is going to be a very memorable debut record. Watch the mystical album trailer that accompanies the blog post to get a stylistic preview of what The Sun Dogs and Rose Windows are all about.
If you pre-order The Sun Dogs on CD or LP from SubPop.com, you’ll receive a Rose Windows patch with your order! Also worth noting, pre-orders of the LP will receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the record. These things are governed by a while supplies last type of law, so order soon to ensure your obtainment of such wonderful things.
The first peek into Daughn Gibson’s forthcoming Me Moan, his first full-length with our somewhat venerable Seattle label, Sub Pop Records, is the huge album-opener, “The Sound Of Law”, which opens the record like a huge, but somehow cordially invited, punch to the gut (listen in the player above).
Me Moan is now available for pre-order through this very website right here.If you pre-order Me Moan from your good friends here at Sub Pop, you’ll receive, at no extra charge, a limited-edition Daughn Gibson seven inch featuring the songs “Every Night I Fall in Love” b/w “Brandy and Daughn”. Daughn himself describes the single this way: "Way back in the year 2002, I produced two R&B singles for a teenage sister group caled “No Option” out of a small recording booth located in a ballerina studio. As payment I received a Korg D1600, and these two songs were among the first solo things I ever recorded on it." As you can surmise, this is likely going to be a rare piece in future record collections. We’re also going to be giving people who pre-order Me Moan on LP the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition. Such is the nature of limited-edition things, when they’re gone, they’re gone, so get your order in quickly!
The Baptist Generals’ long-awaited return to active status has thus far been very easy on the ears, and we’re still over a month out until Jackleg Devotional to the Heart is officially on the street. It all started with the release of the decade-long silence-breaking track, “Dog That Bit You” and it continues today with the very excellent “Broken Glass”, which is available for your listening pleasure in the player above.
Both of these notable sonic gems are on the band’s aforementioned forthcoming full-length record, Jackleg Devotional to the Heart, out May 21st on Sub Pop Records (wait, that’s us).
Pre-ordering Jackleg on CD or LP from SubPop.com gets you some limited-edition perks. The first of which is a 7" flexi-disc single featuring the non-album track, “Fly Candy Harvest”, currently available exactly no where else. The second totally limited thing is the colored-vinyl, Loser Edition of the LP. As we mentioned, ad nauseum, these things are limited, and such as the nature of limited things, they will run out, so order quickly.
Baptist Generals on the road:
May 21 – Dallas, TX @ Good Records (in-store)
June 1 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
June 3 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club*
June 4 – York, PA @ Strand Capitol Performing Arts*
June 5 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s*
June 7 – New Haven, CT @ Center Church on the Green*
June 8 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall*
June 9 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom*
June 11 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead*
June 12 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre*
June 14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Ballroom*
June 15 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley Theatre*
June 16 – Evanston, IL @ Space*
June 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
June 19 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar*
June 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House*
June 22 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree*
June 23 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive*
June 24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room*
June 26 – Charleston, SC @ The Charleston Pourhouse*
June 27 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern*
June 28 – Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge*
July 13 – Seattle, WA @ Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee Festival
Today is only the second day in the entire history of the world that The Postal Service’s now classic debut/only record, Give Up has been released—only the second! Just two days in history dedicated to a release with such notable import? It seems tragically unfair, but such is the way release dates work—upon second thought, I guess that most records only see one release day, and only the very special ones get two. Well, today is one of those special days, a day in which The Postal Service and Sub Pop renew our vows, so to speak. What makes the Give Up: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition special? I’m glad that I presumed you asked. This triple LP/double CD version of the album has 15 bonus tracks, including two brand new Postal Service songs.
*Watch the short documentary about the genesis of The Postal Service from Ben and Jimmy themselves in the player above. *
Apr 09 Grand Sierra Theater, Reno, NV
Apr 10 Mondavi Center, Davis, CA
Apr 12 Madonna Expo Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 13 Coachella Valley Music & Arts, Indio, CA
Apr 15 Fox Theater (CA), Pomona, CA
Apr 18 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Apr 19 Chelsea Ballroom , Las Vegas, NV
Apr 20 Coachella Valley Music & Arts, Indio, CA
May 18 Manchester Academy (Academy 1), Manchester, United Kingdom
May 19 Brixton Academy, London, United Kingdom
May 20 Brixton Academy, London, United Kingdom
May 21 Le Trianon, Paris, France
May 23 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
May 27 Sasquatch! Festival, Gorge, WA
May 28 Knitting Factory (ID), Boise, ID
May 29 Salt Air, Magna, UT
May 30 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
Jun 01 Free Press Summer Fest, Houston, TX
Jun 02 Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
Jun 03 Verizon Theater (GP), Grand Prairie, TX
Jun 05 Hard Rock Live (FL), Orlando, FL
Jun 06 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Jun 07 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
Jun 08 LC Pavillion, Columbus, OH
Jun 10 Fillmore (MI), Detroit, MI
Jun 11 Air Canada Centre ON, Toronto, Canada
Jun 12 Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA
Jun 14 Barclays Center, New York, NY
Jun 15 Barclays Center, New York, NY
Jun 17 Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 18 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
Jul 16 Rogers Arena, Vancouver , Canada
Jul 17 Rose Garden Arena, Portland, OR
Jul 26 The Greek Theatre (Berkeley), Berkeley, CA
Jul 27 The Greek Theatre (Berkeley), Berkeley, CA
Jul 30 Midland Theatre (MO), Kansas City, MO
Jul 31 Midland Theatre (MO), Kansas City, MO
Aug 02 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN
Aug 03 Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Alright, we are smack-dab in the middle of a good news/good news situation regarding Sub Pop recording artists Still Corners. Let’s splurge the best news for first: Still Corners have a brand new record (and t-shirt!) called Strange Pleasures coming out on this very record label on May 7th! If you pre-order Strange Pleasures, you’ll receive a limited-edition scrap book featuring pages taken directly from Still Corners’ lyric book as they were writing the record as well as images from the recording process. People who pre-order the record on LP will receive the colored-vinyl, limited Loser Edition version of Strange Pleasures. And as is the nature of limited things, the sooner you order, the better, as they will run out!
The second bit of good news regarding Still Corners is…wait for it…there’s a wonderfully ethereal music video almost rivaling the remarkable quality of the somehow more wonderfully ethereal album track “Berlin Lovers”. Enjoy that in the player above.