You guys, BIGNEWS. We’ve successfully bamboozled a very, very talented UK band called THUMPERS into agreeing to release their debut record with us, Sub Pop Records. Those fools. As a preview of what’s to come with their forthcoming record, take a listen to the insanely catchy track “Unkinder (A Tougher Love)” in the blog post-accompanying player. It’s been playing all over the Sub Pop office for weeks now—it’s that catchy.
THUMPERS will tour Europe this fall as direct support for Glaswegian-band Chvrches. The tour begins October 10th in Glasgow, UK at o2 ABC and ends on October 30th in Stockholm, SE at Debaser. Preceding the tour the band has a handful of dates to mention including October 8th in Dublin and October 9th in Belfast supporting Everything Everything.
Oct. 08 – Dublin, IE – Academy*
Oct. 09 – Belfast, IE – Limelight*
Oct. 10 – Glasgow, UK – ABC*
Oct. 11 – Glasgow, UK – ABC *
Oct. 12 – Sheffield, UK – Leadmill *
Oct. 14 – Manchester, UK – Ritz *
Oct. 15 – Bristol, UK – University of Bristol/The Anson Rooms *
Oct. 17 – London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire *
Oct. 19 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie *
Oct. 20 – Brussels, BE – AB *
Oct. 22 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg *
Oct. 23 – Cologne, DE – Gebaude 9 *
Oct. 25 – Munich, DE – Strom *
Oct. 26 – Berlin, DE – Postbanhof *
Oct. 28 – Hamburg, DE – Mojo Club *
Oct. 29 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega *
Oct. 30 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser **
Well over a year after Father John Misty released the wonderfully refreshing and damn near perfect record, Fear Fun, the fruits from that cornucopia are still spilling out. By cornucopia, I mean Father John Misty record. And by fruits, I mean music videos. Watch the latest for “I’m Writing a Novel”, as it features some on-the-road highlights of Josh Tillman and company from the past year. It’s really something.
As has happened since the beginning of time on planet earth, summer has ended and another school year has begun. We have, perhaps a few weeks too late to get a big piece of that sweet back-to-school consumer dollar pie, created four Sub Pop backpacks featuring a big pocket and a little pocket. There’s room enough for big things like books and also littler, precious items like not books. With four backpacks to choose from and at just $35 apiece, there’s really no reason we can’t get these things on the back of every student or person who needs to carry things in a pack that goes on their back on earth. Let’s start with you.
Bonus! By ordering this backpack, we will also throw in 2 randomly selected Sub Pop buttons as well. Also, stickers.
In conjunction with our recent self-celebratory Sub Pop Silver Jubilee (really good stuff, us), we created many new Sub Pop items for fans who already have all of our other previously available merch items (namely a black logo shirt and a white logo shirt). We sold out of most of the new stuff at the festival, so we’ve slowly been restocking our warehouse shelves to make them available to our online customers as well. And with that, we bring you these three new Sub Pop wearables: an SP Logo Pocket Tee, a Queen Tanktop, and this glorious Sub Pop Baseball Hat. Collect them all.