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News from 5/2014

NEWS : TUE, MAY 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM

New and Offensive clipping. Video + Loser Edition News

Sub Pop noise mongers, clipping., just delivered their first music video for this record label for the song “Work Work”, and I have to say, we are APPALLED. It features copious amounts of violence and a plethora of swears, not to mention A TON of innuendo and refer references. FILTHY. If you’re into that sort of trash, then you’ll LOVE CLPPNG, the trio’s debut record, out June 10th on this filthy record label.

Watch the video then pre-order CLPPNG, here.

All customers who pre-order the LP version of CLPPNG will receive the limited, “Loser Edition” of the album on white vinyl. In addition, every pre-order placed for both the LP and CD versions of the album will also receive a bonus 7” with 2 additional songs.

*All of these items are on a first come, first served basis and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Order now to secure all of these limited-edition items!



Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, MAY 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Welcome The Glory Fires’ ‘Dereconstructed’ Into The World!

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Birmingham, Alabamaniacs Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ utterly jaw-dropping collection of Southern Rock anthems that comprise their Sub Pop Records debut, Dereconstructed, came out today on the aforementioned record label to a ton of critical praise, and we couldn’t be more proud to offer it to you, consumer of fine musical records, on this very website. Head on over here, and pick up your copy of Dereconstructed on the formatway of your choice.



Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, MAY 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Attention Do-Gooders, Potential Do-Gooders, Friends of Do-Gooders, AND Ne’er-Do-Wells

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Sub Pop is joining with Lung Force, led by the American Lung Association, for the ‘Turquoise Takeover’ week, from May 12th-18th. This is a cause we are proud to support and one that has personally touched us here at Sub Pop. Proceeds from the sale of these special-edition turquoise Sub Pop logo shirts will go directly to the American Lung Association. These funds will assist them in their continued fight for those whose lives are affected directly or indirectly by lung disease through research, outreach, and education. And ne-er-do-wells, here’s a chance to be a do-gooder just once in your life.

Pick up a limited-edition Sub Pop x American Lung Association logo shirt and help fight the good fight.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : FRI, MAY 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop Airport Store: Business Is Taking Off

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Sub Pop’s long-standing motto, “Spanning the Globe for Profit”, became more true than ever before yesterday as we opened the doors to a first-of-its-kind retail space in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Sub Pop Airport Store (working-title-turned-seemingly-actual-title) is a mix of the classic Sub Pop Mega Mart and a Pacific Northwest-centric gift shop. We collaborated with designers, artists, and companies who also also call the Pacific Northwest home and created a vast array of brand new Sub Pop and PNW-related wares currently available exclusively at the Sub Pop Airport Store*. And on a personal note, I must say that the new Sub Pop merchandise is not only the coolest and most unique stuff we’ve ever offered, but it’s variety is overwhelming; the Sub Pop people who put this thing together exceeded in ways that we didn’t think possible when we started down this path.

So, if you’re flying into, out of, or have a layover in Seattle, stop by the entrance to Concourse C between the hours of 6am-10pm.

*Sooner or later, we’ll be making many of the new Sub Pop merch items available on our online store! Sign up for the Sub Pop Mega Mart email list at the bottom of this post to receive the latest news on that front.




Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, MAY 6, 2014 at 12:00 AM

New Shabazz Palaces Track, Album, and Pre-order for ‘Lese Majesty’

Come July 29th, after a three year hiatus from the massively confident and genre-redefining debut Black Up, Shabazz Palaces are back with what is arguably (or if you work at Sub Pop, inarguably) the most anticipated record of the year, Lese Majesty. The record’s 18 tracks are grouped into seven suites, creating an experience for listeners  that is alarmingly interesting while maintaining artistic cohesion. IT’S VERY GOOD IS WHAT WE’RE SAYING. But don’t take our word for it, listen to the lead off track “They Come In Gold”, of which, Gorilla vs. Bear had this to say:

Here’s the long-awaited first track to be unveiled from Shabazz Palaces‘ lush, dizzyingly brilliant new full-length, Lese Majesty. Not necessarily the most representative track on the new record, “They Come in Gold” kicks off with the kind of diamond-hard beat and ominous flow that made Black Up the best album of 2011, but the comparison with the last record ends there. When taken out of the context of the new album, only the song’s brighter, prismatic second half begins to hint at the impossibly deep, singular astral landscape the group has created on Lese Majesty.


Pre-order Lese Majesty from Sub Pop

All customers who pre-order the LP version of Lese Majesty will receive the limited, “Loser Edition” of the album on purple-colored vinyl. In addition, customers who pre-order will also receive the following, while supplies last:

-A bonus 7-inch featuring the unreleased track ”
The Palace Slide” on the the a-side, and an instrumental version on the b-side.*
-An instant download of the first single,They Come in Gold”.
-Advance access to stream Lese Majesty in full, 1 month before street date, from your SubPop.com account.

Lese Majesty Tracklisting:

Suite 1: The Phasing Shift
01 Dawn In Luxor
02 Forerunner Foray
03 They Come In Gold

Suite 2: Touch & Agree
04 Solemn Swears
05 Harem Aria
06 Noetic Noiromantics

07 The Ballad of Lt. Major Winnings

Suite 3: Palace War Council Meeting
08 Soundview
09 Ishmael
10 Down 155th in the MCM Snorkel

Suite 4: Pleasure Milieu
11 Divine of Form
12 #Cake

Suite 5: Federal Bureau Boys
13 Colluding Oligarchs
14 Suspicion of a Shape

Suite 6: High Climb To The Gallows
15 Mind Glitch Keytar Theme
16 Motion Sickness

Suite 7: Murkings On The Oxblood Starway
17 New Black Wave
18 Sonic Myth Map For the Trip Back



Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, MAY 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Mogwai “Simon Ferocious” Music Video + US Tour Dates

Mogwai are back with another music video for the Rave Tapes album track, “Simon Ferocious”. It stars a couple of skydivers and the utterly massive sound of the music of Mogwai. A feast for your eyes and ears is just a click away. Speaking of Mogwai (which this blog post is dedicated to doing), the band is on a rare jaunt across the pond to the good ol’ U. S. of A. Catch them if you can, it’s an unforgettable experience.

Pick up Rave Tapes from Sub Pop Records.


Posted by Sam Sawyer