After having to wait four long years for the follow up to Avi Buffalo’s breakthrough self-titled album, we finally get the fantastic At Best Cuckold, an album that according to NME, is “close to perfection” and a 9/10 (read the review here). Pick up your copy wherever fine records are sold or, [ahem], from us here at Sub Pop.
Today could be one of the busiest release days in Sub Pop’s longish and successfulish history with FOUR releases in one day including the release of Sub Pop’s publishing debut, “I Apologize in Advance”, our first book ever and straight from the minds of Danny Bland and Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins). The day is also shared by King Tuff’s infectious Black Moon Spell, Sarah Silverman’s filthy and hilarious We Are Miracles, and GOAT’s never to be tamed Commune.
Get your copy of any, or preferably all, of today’s latest Sub Pop releases here:
clipping.’s “Inside Out,” is the latest video from the group’s critically acclaimed Sub Pop debut, CLPPNG.
Pigeons and Planes, who premiered the absurdist visual, had this to
say, “The video for the the L.A.-based trio’s “Inside Out” acts as a
quasi-sequel to their formidable “Work Work” video, which was also
directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada. The surreal video spins slowly, as a
headless Daveed Diggs’ ejects items as effortlessly as he does words.
It’s a smart way to place focus on the song’s lyrical content without
making it too obvious, and once again shows that clipping. put considerable amounts of care into everything they do.”
clipping. have extended their fall tour schedule in support of CLPPNG. The band will support with Ninja Tune recording act Busdriver on his headlining tour, beginning October 9th in Austin, TX at Empire and currently ends October 29th in St. Louis, MO at the Demo. As for the group’s previously announced headlining jaunt, it resumes tonight, September 4th in Baltimore, MD at The Metro Gallery and runs through September 16th in Albuquerque, NM at Trunk Space. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.
clipping.’s CLPPNG is now available worldwide via Sub Pop. The album, led by the singles “Work Work” (feat. Cocc Pistol Cree), “Body & Blood,” and “Story 2,” was produced by the group, mixed by Steve Kaplan and mastered by Brian “Big Bass” Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles.
Sep. 04 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
Sep. 05 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival @ Kennedy Theatre
Sep. 07 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
Sep. 08 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Sep. 10 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
Sep. 11 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
Sep. 12 - Witchita, KS - Lucky’s Everyday
Sep. 14 - Denver, CO - Goldrush Music Festival @ Larimer Lounge
Sep. 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
Sep. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
Oct. 05 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
Oct. 09 - Austin, TX - Empire (Outdoor Patio) FREE SHOW *
Oct. 10 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
Oct. 11 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
Oct. 12 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon *
Oct. 13 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Purgatory Room) *
Oct. 16 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall *
Oct. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb’s Lounge *
Oct. 19 - Boston, MA - Church of Boston *
Oct. 20 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge *
Oct. 22 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room *
Oct. 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus Club *
Oct. 28 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi *
Oct. 29 - St. Louis, MO - The Demo *
* w/ Busdriver
On October 21st, we here at Sub Pop Records will proudly release Start Together (pre-order), a 3,000-copy, limited-edition deluxe vinyl box set comprised of remastered editions of Sleater-Kinney’s seven studio albums spanning 1995 to 2005. The set will include all seven albums pressed on colored vinyl and is accompanied by a 44-page hardcover book featuring never-before-seen photos of the band, as well as a limited edition print. The remastered albums will be released individually on CD and black vinyl on the same day. All are available digitally today, September 2nd.
The wildly acclaimed and influential band–formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994–consisted of Corin Tucker (vocals and guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals) and Janet Weiss (drums). Over the course of a breakneck seven albums in ten years, Sleater-Kinney took rock music in a new direction combining raw punk energy and an unabashedly political stance. Greil Marcus writing in TIME Magazine called Sleater-Kinney “America’s best rock band” and Rob Sheffield said they’re “America’s best punk band ever. EVER” in Rolling Stone.
Greg Calbi (Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, Talking Heads) at Sterling Sound has remastered these albums from the original analog tapes. “For such ferocious music, it was actually a very delicate process,” says Calbi. “I found, in dealing with one of the earlier albums, that my signal path and compression, including my Burl B2 convertor, gave me a more resonant, deeper sound on the guitars than the originals. Because the band rarely, if ever, used bass, I felt that this added to the aggressiveness and power of the band overall. I believe this treatment added a subtle, yet important, dimension to the band, and I explored each of the other albums with the same intention. Above all, their music, from inception, stands the test of time for the cleverness and emotional impact they brought to their genre.”
The box set is now available to pre-order from Sub Pop Mega Mart. The remastered catalog is also available to purchase immediately from iTunes, Amazon, along with the Sub Pop Mega Mart. People who pre-order the box set from Sub Pop Mega Mart
will receive immediate access to download high-quality remastered files
of all the albums.
Call the Doctor (1996)
Dig Me Out (1997)
The Hot Rock (1999)
All Hands on the Bad One (2000)
One Beat (2002)
The Woods (2005)
Our dear friends over at NPR Music have quite the favorable proposition for you all this week over at their webspace: click here, and listen to brand new records from GOAT and King Tuff, in their entirety, for free. These are brand new records from Sub Pop recording artists, need we say more. Well, I suppose that we should probably mention that we are also attempting to SELL these very good records for money via MegaMart.SubPop.com, or wherever fine records are sold. Pre-order:
The Shins have left an indelible mark on the history of music, but before The Shins, James Mercer founded Flake Music in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1992 with Neal Langford on guitar, Phil Higgs and then Marty Crandall on bass and Jesse Sandoval on drums. Flake Music was a collaborative affair with each member contributing to the songwriting process. From 1992 to 1997, Flake Music released several singles before releasing When You Land Here, It’s Time To Return in 1997. Upon the album’s release, Flake Music began touring largely due to support from Modest Mouse, amongst other bands. The rest, as they say, is history (Oh, Inverted World, Chutes Too Narrow, Wincing the Night Away, Port of Morrow, Broken Bells, et cetera).
Now, in 2014, Sub Pop is exceedingly proud to reissue this somewhat forgotten, but important record. Pre-order When You Land Here, It’s Time To Return, from Sub Pop on vinyl here, and receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the record on orange vinyl. Also, all pre-orders receive an instant download of the track “Spanway Hits” and access to a full-album stream 1-month prior to street date!