As we’ve previously reported, the stunning follow up to No Age’s Everything In Between, An Object, comes out on August 20th. And for a band well known for their holistic approach to the use of the album as an artistic expression—maximizing all aspects of the album as expression, not just the sonic experience—No Age take it several notches further by stepping into virtually all aspects of the creation of An Object, from creating the music to printing, all the way to assembling and packaging each of the CDs and LPs in the first run of the record, the band redefine the entire artistic process of the recording artist; and they do it to wonderful effect. And though you’ll have to wait until August 20th to hear, see, and feel the aptly titled, An Object in all of it’s sonic and tactile glory, today, we give you a taste of what the record sounds like with “C’mon Stimmung”. Welcome back, No Age.
Look for pre-order details for An Object next week.
In continuity with the aesthetic that Washed Out established when they released the summer fever-inducing album trailer for the forthcoming, summer anthem-packed Paracosm, they now give us the similarly floral and kaleidoscopic music video for “It All Feels Right”, the massive, hazy, lead off hitter for the new record. Out August 13th on Sub Pop Records.
If you pre-order Paracosm on CD or LP, you’ll receive the very limited-edition Washed Out 7" single, featuring “Pull You Down” b/w “Exit”, at no charge. Speaking of limited edition vinyl, if you pre-order the record on the larger, fidelity-maximizing LP format, you’ll receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of Paracosm. But, as is the nature of limited things, the sooner you order, the better your chances are of receiving them. Lastly, we have two brand new Washed Out t-shirts, both available at a discount when bundled with the Paracosm CD or LP.
To say that we’re tediously excited to share the news that Italian band His Electro Blue Voice will release Ruthless Sperm, their Sub Pop debut, on August 20th is a gross understatement. The self-produced album is the band’s first full-length release, and it’s remarkably noisy and perfect in its devastating execution. All of which is to say, it’s so good and we think you’re going to love it as much as us.
Watch the Ruthless Sperm album trailer on the embed, listen to the track, “Kidult”, from the Sub Pop 1000 comp, and look for more HEBV news in the weeks to come.
This upcoming Friday, June 28th from 5-8pm, we have an exciting proposition for you relating to the official, “Big, Hard Launch Event” for the actual, physical, Sub Pop Mega Mart. If you’re precious about your Friday evenings, then you’re likely wondering to yourself, “Why all the hubbub, Sub Pop?!”, GOODQUESTION! Here’s why all the hubbub: Troy & Sharlese from our beloved KEXP radio station will be on hand DJ’ing the event; Top Pot is providing free, Friday night donuts; there could very well be free beverages; limited-edition SP merch currently only available at the Mega Mart is for sale; and some rare, out-of-print Sub Pop vinyl will be available, too. One thing is certain: it will be very fun. Also, free.
This temple of commerce is temporarily available to you, the Seattle-based music connoisseur, until July 21st.
We’re beyond pleased to present to you the album trailer for Bed & Bugs not only because it’s a compelling, sales-driving marketing device, but also because it means for you, discerning music connoisseur, that a new record from the always fabulous (and handsome, and talented, and just very kind) band, The Obits, is not far behind. That’s right, on the eve of Summer, 2013, on September 10th, specifically, the new Obits record will be available for your turntable’s platter.
And listen, guys—we have a couple of cool limited-edition-y types of things to tell you about regarding this latest, and, we’re not going to mince words about it, greatest Obits record. Firstly, if you pre-order Bed & Bugs on CD or LP, you’ll receive, at no additional cost to you, a ltd-ed Obits single featuring three songs performed live, and very well, mind you, by The Obits. Another thing we’d like you to know about regarding this new record is that if you’re a person who prefers the vinyl format as their sound delivery device of choice, we’re pressing a small amount of this record on limited, colored, Loser Edition vinyl, which will only be available on SubPop.com (conveniently located right here), as well as select independent record retailers in America (call your local record store for availability). And we don’t have to tell you, but just in case, the limited nature of limited-edition things is limited by nature, so order quick to claim yours!