News from 7/2014

NEWS : WED, JUL 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop’s Radio Channel on TuneIn


The future is now, friends. Sub Pop is quite pleased to let you know, that we have a brand new radio channel on TuneIn, the world’s largest audio network. Our very own radio channel! Can you imagine the possibilities?

TuneIn has over 50 million active monthly users and lets people listen to the world’s news, sports, talk, and of course, music from wherever they are. They have over 100K radio stations and more than four million on-demand programs streaming from every continent, and is available across 200+ connected devices. TuneIn has already launched with hundreds of content partners, such as CNN, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Slate, The Weather Channel, Complex Media, and Lexus.

Sub Pop fans should listen and follow our channel at Content will be programmed by the label, with radio shows like Sub Pop Rock City, Behind The Garage, Subterranean Pop, our “Beginners Guide” playlists and artist specific shows from the likes of Shabazz Palaces,  Luluc, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, clipping., and many more to come.  All of which is to say, we’re finally on the radio.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, JUL 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Luluc Take Over Seattle Starting Today

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Luluc’s beautiful Sub Pop debut, Passerby, is only about a week old, and the band are already planning their imminent takeover of their record label’s hometown. For a three-day trip, the Australian duo will have to be militant to keep their busy schedule on track. If you live in the greater (greatest?) Seattle area, you have a number of opportunities in which to catch them live. Below is a handy list of times and places, some virtual, some physical, in which you can see Luluc perform. Make it happen, they’re really not to be missed.

Monday, July 21st - Free in-store at 7pm at Easy Street 

Tuesday, July 22nd - Live on KEXP at 1pm

Tuesday, July 22nd - Fremont Abbey - get your tickets here

Wednesday, July 23rd - Free performance at the Sub Pop Airport Store at 5pm in the SeaTac Airport

Posted by Sam Sawyer

COMMERCE : MON, JUL 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sun’s Shining, Guns Out

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We here at the Sub Pop Record Company understand the importance of personal temperature awareness (PTA)–heat stroke is no joke, as they say–so that’s why we’re doing our part by taking a very successful (successful in terms of revenue for us) sweatshirt design, and fine tuning it a bit to make it available in the seasonable appropriate, sleeveless, tank top shirt-way. The now new-classic Sub Pop “Futura” design, is now available in a cranberry or blue tank for your summery needs. If you can’t stay inside this summer, don’t forget to liberally apply sunpaste, militantly hydrate, and most importantly, wear Sub Pop tank tops all summer long to avoid heat stroke, the silent bummer.

In Blue or Cranberry

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, JUL 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Shabazz Palaces ‘Lese Majesty’ Out Today

Lese Majesty, Shabazz Palaces’ mind-boggling, dizzying, universally-acclaimed follow-up to their 2011 mind-boggling, dizzying, universally-acclaimed debut record, Black Up, is officially available wherever good records are sold. The record is truly an artistic triumph, and we here at Sub Pop couldn’t be more proud to have released it. If you haven’t had a chance to, maybe take the focus track “#Cake” out for a spin with the embedded player, and then pick up a copy of Lese Majesty from us here at Sub Pop, iTunes, Amazon, or your local independent record store.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, JUL 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM

#TBT: Earth “Tallahassee”

In continuation of Sub Pop’s grand tradition of piggy-backing our agenda on to existing cultural trends, we’d love to share with you this week’s Throw Back Thursday (#TBT), or, because we are old and bad at the jokes, “Throwing out Backs Thursday” (again, because we are old and our backs aren’t what they used to be). This week, we’re dusting off “Tallahassee”, an absolute gem from former Sub Pop drone masters, Earth. The track comes from 1996’s heavy Pentastar: In the Style of Demonsyou can pick that up from the Mega Mart here.

Earth recently teamed up with current Rabia Shaheen Qazi, the magical front-woman of current Sub Pop psych outfit Rose Windows, and recorded “From the Zodiacal Light”, which you can and should listen to over at Pitchfork now. Go. Listen.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, JUL 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Hear the New Shabazz Palaces Song “Forerunner Foray”

July 29th is approaching quickly, and if you’re like many of the people who have already pre-ordered Shabazz Palaces new record, Lese Majesty, from us here at Sub Pop, then you’ve already heard the space-bound ride that is the new song “Forerunner Foray”, because we’re giving all pre-orderers of that record a stream of the record in its entirety. But, if you aren’t one of those well-equipped consumers, than this morning’s Gorilla vs. Bear premiere of the Lese Majesty track is your first go around that mind-bending track. So, head on over there, or press play in the handy embed to hear another piece of the Shabazz Palaces masterpiece, Lese Majesty.

Pre-order Lese Majesty from Sub Pop.

Posted by Sam Sawyer