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News from 2014

NEWS : TUE, FEB 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Sub Pop Signs Mirel Wagner!

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Our roster grew today to officially include the wonderfully talented Finnish signer-songwriter Mirel Wagner. The music that she creates melds subversive lyricism touching on themes of love and death against a backdrop of spare and minimalist folk music. You may have heard Mirel Wagner’s self-titled debut, released in 2012 via Friendly Fire Recordings. That album, led by the singles and videos for “No Death” and “Joe,” earned her acclaim from the likes of NPR Music, New York Times, Time, The Guardian, PASTE, FILTER, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Vogue, USA Today, Gorilla Vs Bear, and more.  

Listen to “No Death” from her s/t, 2012 album to hear why we’re so pleased to welcome Mirel into the Sub Pop family. Stay tuned for more details about her Sub Pop debut this summer.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, FEB 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Chad VanGaalen Album + New Track!

As some of Chad VanGaalen’s biggest fans, news of new music from that guy always perks the collective ears of the employees of Sub Pop, and his new album, Shrink Dust, was no exception. Today, we’re excessively pleased to be able to share the new album track, “Where Are You”, along with album and pre-order news with you, cherished blog reader.

Shrink Dust comes out on April 29th on CD, LP, and MP3, and if you pre-order from the Sub Pop Mega Mart, you’ll receive a set of limited-edition Chad VanGaalen art prints, which, if you’ve seen any of his music videos, you’ll know that you’re in for something very special (and totally weird). Speaking of limited, if you pick up LP from us, you’ll receive the colored-vinyl, Loser Edition of the record. As is the case with all limited-edition things, when they’re gone, they’re gone, so order quickly!



Posted by Sam Sawyer

INCONSEQUENTIAL : TUE, JAN 7, 2014 at 2:15 AM

You’re Looking at a New & Improved, Top-of-the-Line, 2014 Website

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While 2007 was inarguably a great vintage for websites, SubPop.com was getting a little, [ahem], dated (our search function never actually “searched” our website as much as it made it “crash”). So a while back, we set a date of January 3rd, 2013 to launch a brand new, redesigned SubPop.com. And only just one full calendar year after our self-imposed deadline, we are extraordinarily proud to give you www.SubPop.com! Please think of this iteration of our online home as your hub for news and information regarding Sub Pop artists as well as the Sub Pop Mega Mart as the place to go for the records, t-shirts, and other highly valuable stuff that we are forever (and ever) trying to sell you. Thanks so much for visiting our new place online, you’re welcome back anytime.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : FRI, FEB 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The Head & the Heart’s Beautiful “Another Story” Gets All Cinematic

The Head and the Heart are back with a brand new video off of their 2013 record, Let’s Be Still, for the gorgeous album track, “Another Story”. Buzzfeed has the whole scoop here, but the long and the short of it is that it stars “Pretty Little Liars” actress, Troian Bellisario, it’s both tragic and beautiful, and you should take a few minutes, right now seems good, to watch this cinematic triumph in music video creation. Watch it in the embed.

“Another Story” is from the album Let’s Be Still; pick it up here.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, MAR 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Listen to Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ “The Company Man” Now

One of Sub Pop’s most recent signees, Birmingham, Alabamaniacs (sorry, guys) Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, have just spilled the proverbial beans regarding their Sub Pop debut, Dereconstructed. Specifically, these beans reveal that the record will come out on May 27th, 2014. What’s more, the band also just premiered “The Company Man”, side one, track one of that record, with Paste Magazine (also available to your ears in this very blog post), who boasted of the track that it’s “a fitting follow up to 2012’s excellent There is a Bomb in Gilead”. We couldn’t agree more, in fact, it’s why we signed them.

Pre-order Dereconstructed from Sub Pop and you’ll receive a limited edition LBIII+GF patch. Speaking of limited, if you pre-order the record on vinyl, you’ll receive the colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the LP. As is the nature with limited things, order soon to get yours! Also available for pre-order over at iTunes, too.


Posted by Sam Sawyer