News from 9/2014

NEWS : MON, SEP 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sleater Kinney ‘Start Together’ Hype Video

In an effort to further illustrate how awesome, all encompassing, and exciting the upcoming Sleater Kinney box set, Start Together, is, we’ve put together this little trailer. The trailer seems to be very effective because I keep hearing it from all of my co-worker’s cubicles this morning; which is to say, the Sub Pop hype machine seems to be working.

NOTE: We are very nearly out of the colored-vinyl, limited Loser Edition of the box set, which you can pre-order from us here.

You can purchase each of the remastered Sleater Kinney records individually right here.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, SEP 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Avi Buffalo’s ‘At Best Cuckold’ Is Out At Last

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. 


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, SEP 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM

It’s a 4-Release Tuesday at Sub Pop HQ

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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:

Sarah Silverman We Are Miracles

King Tuff Black Moon Spell

Goat Commune

Danny Bland and Greg Dulli I Apologize in Advance For the Awful Things I’m Going To Do

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, SEP 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Clipping. Are Back w/ Mind-Blowingly Fun Video for “Inside Out” + Tour News

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.

Tour Dates
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

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, SEP 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop to Release 7xLP Sleater-Kinney Box-Set Oct 21st

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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.

Watch Sleater-Kinney’s complete videography here.

Remastered albums:
Sleater-Kinney (1995)
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)

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, SEP 15, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Stream Now: King Tuff ‘Black Moon Spell’ + GOAT ‘Commune’ (via NPR Music)

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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, or wherever fine records are sold. Pre-order:

Black Moon Spell


Posted by Sam Sawyer