News from 7/2015

NEWS : THU, JUL 9, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Only 2 Days Until Sub Pop Rides In The Annual STP To Benefit the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

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NEW ITEMS ADDED!

There are just 2 days left to support Sub Pop’s Ride in STP, supporting the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation.

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This coming weekend, Sub Pop Records employees will join in the 202-mile Seattle to Portland (STP) Bicycle Classic held on July 11 -12, 2015. Now in its 36th year, the STP is the largest multi-day ride in the Northwest with up to 10,000 riders making the journey through Western Washington and Oregon.

In January of 2013, Sub Pop Records Co-Founder Jonathan Poneman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In a 2013 Seattle Times article, Poneman states, “I accept that I have this disease, but that doesn’t give me the right to be passive.” In response, Sub Pop Records employees will be raising money for the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NWPF) by doing the infamous STP bike ride.

What We Need & What You Get

Since being diagnosed, our President has done everything he can to show others that there is life beyond Parkinson’s. He actually explains it as sort of a blessing. Parkinson’s has allowed him to “recalibrate” important values.

“As ironic as it sounds, I am truly grateful to the disease.” Poneman explains further that, “My love of life and its precious elements became more vivid at the thought of seeing them fade away.”

Our goal is to raise $20,000 for the foundation. We are SO close to reaching our fundraising goal and we still need your help!  This week we added a few stellar perks for donating:


* Autographed Sleater-Kinney “Start Together” box set on COLORED vinyl (limited to 3000 copies). Includes hardcover photobook of never before seen pictures from their personal collection, all seven LP’s, and 7” of single “Bury Our Friends” from their new album No Cities to Love

* Autographed Postal Service “Give Up” Anniversary Re-issue on COLORED vinyl. 3xLP deluxe version


** 2 pairs of VIP passes to Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle on Labor Day weekend 2015 (Sept 5-7th).  Lineup this year includes: The Melvins, Ellie Goulding, Flying Lotus, Ben Harper, Dead Moon, Mikal Cronin, Neko Case, and more.  VIP admission to the 3 day festival includes:  Special VIP entrance to festival, Exclusive viewing areas (21+ ONLY) at Memorial Stadium, Fisher Green and Mural Amphitheater, and an official 2015 poster and water bottle.

SOLD OUT :  2 VIP passes to Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle July 24-26.  Lineup this year includes: The Kills, Father John Misty, RATATAT, TV on the Radio, Built to Spill, Wye Oak, Shabazz Palaces, and more.  VIP passes are good for all three days (July 24th-26th, 2015) and also include: access to outdoor and indoor VIP lounges (21+ ONLY), complimentary drinks and food throughout weekend, Silk Screen Poster, T-shirt, other swag, and Sponsor Swag


The Impact

Your donation will go directly to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation. NWPF is the only independent regional Parkinson’s organization serving Washington State. NWPF aims to establish optimal quality of life for the Northwest Parkinson’s community through awareness, education, advocacy and care.
Located in Seattle, NWPF proudly invests every dollar in local programs to support the Northwest Parkinson’s community. NWPF plays a vital role in helping people with Parkinson’s live meaningfully with the disease. In addition, NWPF provides information that gives patients and their families the tools they need to find quality medical care, better manage their disease and take charge of their daily lives.

Sub Pop has a long history of supporting non-profit organizations around the globe but prefers to focus on local organizations in the Pacific Northwest. We have been involved in fundraisers for the uncompensated care for Seattle Children’s Hospital, donated food and funds to Northwest Harvest, given time, support, and funds to the all-ages music venue ‘The Vera Project’, supported the campaign for marriage equality in Washington state, among many more. We believe in supporting the community that has always supported us. The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation is an organization we feel proud to be riding for. 

Other Ways You Can Help

You can also go to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation main website (www.nwpf.org) and give directly to the foundation through a gift at a different time if you are not able to help now. 

Or simply get the word out about our campaign! Share our story and spread some awareness for Parkinson’s Disease. While science looks for a cure, the NWPF is looking out for the Parkinson’s community. We are grateful for anything you can do to help.



NEWS : MON, JUL 6, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Streaming Now: “It’s Time For Fun,” the New 7” Single from Goat

Korpilombolo, Sweden’s Goat return with a brand new single, streaming now for your listening pleasure.  

“It’s Time For Fun” is their first new music since the critically-acclaimed second album Commune, which was released last September.

Preorder Goat’s “It’s Time For Fun” now via the Sub Pop Mega Mart!  It’s coming out digitally and on 7” in North America on September 25th via Sub Pop, and will be available August 7th in Scandinavia via Stranded Rekords, and via Rocket Recordings in the rest of the world.



NEWS : MON, JUL 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Stream Now: Strange Wilds ‘Subjective Concepts’ (via AV Club)

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The wise and kind folks at the AV Club are now streaming the full album by Northwest rippers Strange Wilds here. Enrich your life by giving the album a listen, then preorder it at the Sub Pop Megamart. And, for those of you lucky enough to be in the great Northwest this Friday, go see them play a free, all-ages in-store at Seattle’s Everyday Music, then catch them again at Capitol Hill Block Party. Trust us, it will be worth both your time and your money.


NEWS : FRI, JUL 10, 2015 at 10:35 AM

Watch The Helio Sequence’s Video “Battle Lines”

Now available for your eyes and ears:  The Helio Sequence’s official video for “Battle Lines”, from their self-titled 6th effort, directed by Robin Washburn and featuring animation from Emanuelle Kabu (“Upward Mobility”).

Robin had this to say about the new video: “Exciting to work with The Helio Sequence again, and felt very lucky to have collaborated with Emanuele Kabu. My particular contribution to the look of the “live” portion of this video involved running the motion vector information through a small set of looping “electric” colors, then blacking out the static background, creating a kind of Tron-like world. Once that was in place we sent it off to Emanuele to dream up whatever he wanted…  and I think it all turned out fantastic. A really fun project to be involved in.”

The Helio Sequence is out now on CD/LP/DL worldwide from Sub Pop, and you can spend your hard earned dollars (or your allowance) on it via Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon and Bandcamp. Everyone who purchases the LP from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on yellow-colored vinyl.

New to The Helio Sequence?  Want to hear more?  There’s a playlist for that:  http://bit.ly/1cvBRve

The band’s U.S. west coast tour resumes Saturday, July 11th in Seattle, WA at The Neptune and currently ends October 1st in Spokane, WA at INB Performing Arts Center. Additionally the band have added an appearance at Victoria, BC’s Rifflandia Festival on September 19th.
 
Tour Dates
July 11 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune
Jul. 14 -  San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Jul. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
Jul. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent
Jul. 17 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
Jul. 18 - Visalia, CA - Cellar Door
Aug. 23 - Portland, OR-  MusicFestNW
Sep. 19 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival
Sep. 30 - Missoula, MT - Adams Event Center*   
Oct. 01 - Spokane, WA  - INB Performing Arts Center*   
 * w/  Death Cab For Cutie
 
For presale & general ticket information, please visit http://www.bandsintown.com/TheHelioSequence
 


NEWS : THU, JUL 30, 2015 at 9:20 AM

Listen: Deaf Wish ‘Pain’ Album stream via SPIN

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You can now listen to Deaf Wish’s Pain in its entirety via SPIN.  The band’s first album on Sub Pop Records releases worldwide next ween on August 7th.

Pain is available for preorder from Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp.  Why preorder, you ask?  All LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on clear, black marbled vinyl (while supplies last), and you may (or may not be) surprised to hear… there’s also a t-shirt for that. 

SPIN had this to say of the album, “The group debuted on Sub Pop last October with their four-track EP St. Vincent’s, a short, dissonant introduction to the band for the wider public. With the release of their first LP for the label, Pain, it’s safe to say that the Australian foursome has since abandoned that initial mission, proving through nauseous instrumentation and chiming vocals that they have something worth sticking around for. Songs off Pain play with the whole spectrum of anxious indie rock. Some are small ruptures of electrified rage (“Newness Again,” “Eyes Closed”) while others are more mellow and melodic (“Sunset’s Fool,” “On”). All four members take turns on vocals, and each offers a hypnotically haunting aura no matter if they’re screaming or taking it easier on their vocal cords (see album premiere July 30th)”