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.
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?!”, GOOD QUESTION! 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.
The Sub Pop Mega Mart is located at 6003 12th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108 next to the Georgetown Via Tribunali.
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!
Sub Pop is pleased to announce a partnership with TOMS (www.TOMS.com) for a limited edition shoe collection in conjunction with the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee 25th anniversary celebration.
We are immensely excited about this partnership, and we are proud to work with TOMS. Sub Pop and TOMS share a commitment to philanthropy and a creative, responsible approach to our respective businesses. We at Sub Pop admire TOMS mission statement – “With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.” – and we try, in whatever small ways we can, to give back to our community in a similar fashion. And, of course, we are happy to be associated with footwear as comfortable and stylish as TOMS.
The collection includes the lace-up Paseo shoe in gray for men, and two versions of the slip-on Classic in navy for men and red for women, all with a unique Sub Pop design incorporated into the shoe.
Each pair includes a download code for a Sub Pop sampler featuring new and rare tracks from the likes of Shabazz Palaces, Mudhoney, Father John Misty, Pissed Jeans, METZ, Shearwater, King Tuff, and more. As with all TOMS shoes, for every shoe purchased, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.
The shoes will be on sale July 1st, 2013 at TOMS.com and TOMS Flagship Store in Venice, CA. They will also be available online at Nordstrom.com and at the retailer’s flagship store in Downtown Seattle. Additionally the shoes will be sold inside the Nordstrom Men’s Shop tent at the FREE Sub Pop Silver Jubilee on July 13th. Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee festival will be held on July 12th and 13th in Seattle. The event will benefit Seattle nonprofits 90.3 KEXP FM, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation and Northwest Harvest. For more information on the festival visit http://silverjubilee.subpop.com.
Sub Pop recording artists, METZ, in conjunction with the wonderful weirdos over at [adult swim] have gifted the world with a new METZ digital single called “Can’t Understand” available for download here. Here’s (some of…) what Pitchfork had to say about it: ""Can’t Understand" is a physical proposition first and foremost, everything responding to the cerebral woes of its title with equal and opposite brute force." So, download “Can’t Understand” and rebuke those cerebral woes with an equal and opposite brute force (we believe that to be a Newtonian response to woe).