News from 8/2016

NEWS : TUE, AUG 2, 2016 at 7:05 AM

Morgan Delt Shares New Track “Some Sunsick Day” off upcoming LP ‘Phase Zero’ + European Tour Dates

Here’s another brain-tickling track from Morgan Delt: ‘Some Sunsick Day” (off the forthcoming psychedelic masterpiece that is Phase Zero) is alive for you now in the digital musicverse. 

Delt’s European tour begins this Thurs, August 4 in Luxembourg-Bonnevoie at Rotondesbeen and ends August 20th in Stein Am Rhein, Switzerland at Klingen Openair Festival. Additionally, Delt’s previously announced North American trek runs September 14th-24th. (Full listing below.) More dates will be announced soon, so please stay tuned.


Phase Zero is out 8/26, and is available to preorder now over here. The album, which includes standout singles “I Don’t Wanna See What’s Happening Outside,” “The System of 1000 Lies,” and the aforementioned “Some Sunsick Day,” was performed entirely by Delt and recorded in his Topanga Canyon studio, with mastering by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering. 


[Photo Credit : Matt Draper]


Tour Dates
Aug. 04 - Luxembourg-Bonnevoie, LX -Rotondes
Aug. 05 - Liege, BE - Micro Festival
Aug. 06 - Yverdon-
les-Bains, CH - Club Paradis
Aug. 08 - Berlin, DE - Berghain Kantine
Aug. 09 - Copenhagen, DK - KB18
Aug. 10 - Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
Aug. 11 - Göteborg, SE - Way Out West Festival
Aug. 12 - Hamburg, DE - ÜBEL&GEFÄHRLICH
Aug. 13 - Amsterdam, NL -  Paradiso
Aug. 14 - Saint-Malo, FR - La Route du Rock Festival
Aug. 15 - London, UK - Moth Club
Aug. 16 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
Aug. 17 - Leeds, UK - A Nation of Shopkeepers
Aug. 18 - Brighton, UK - Prince Albert
Aug. 19 - Paris, FR - Le Point Ephemere
Aug. 20 - Stein Am Rhein, CH - Klingen Openair Festival
Sep. 14 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Sep. 15 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory
Sep. 16 - Toronto, ON - The Silver Dollar
Sep. 17 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
Sep. 20 - Washington, DC - DC9
Sep. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Sep. 23 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
Sep. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right

If it’s ticket links you seek, click this.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, AUG 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Buy It Again For The First Time: Classic Sunny Day Real Estate + Damien Jurado, Back on Vinyl

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How it feels to be someone who preorders a coveted, long out of print Sunny Day Real Estate album on vinyl: FREAKIN’AMAZING. 

As of Friday, August 5, 2016, Sunny Day Real Estate’s first three albums will now be available on cassette, as well as a vinyl repress of How It Feels To Be Something On, back in print for the first time in too many years. 


About How It Feels To Be Something On:

In 1997, Sub Pop approached Sunny Day’s members for help in compiling a rarities album. Because there were so few usable tracks, band founders Jeremy Enigk and Dan Hoerner agreed to get together and write some new material to augment the archival songs, but they wound up crafting an entire new album in a matter of days.

Without Mendel, who remains with Foo Fighters to this day, Sunny Day reunited to recordHow It Feels to Be Something On. After 2000’s The Rising Tide, the band split, with Mendel continuing his work with the Foo Fighters, though Enigk, Goldsmith, and Mendel did reconvene to record an album under the name The Fire Theft in 2003. Sunny Day Real Estate reunited for a series of shows in 2010.


[Sunny Day Real Estate : How It Feels To Be Something On]



[Sunny Day Real Estate cassettes : How It Feels To Be Something On - LP2 - Diary

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Feels like the first time. BECAUSE IT IS! Damien Jurado classics ’Ghost of David’ and ’Rehearsals For Departure’ have, at long last, been pressed to vinyl. YES, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER. You’ll find these beloved titles in finer independent record stores starting Friday, August 5, 2016.


Seattle singer-songwriter Damien Jurado’s second album for Sub Pop, Rehearsals for Departure, is now available for pre-order on vinyl for the first time. Rehearsals was originally released March 9th, 1999. The album boasts a sharper, more streamlined songwriting approach than his debut, combining finger-picked acoustic guitar tracks with a number of full- band songs. Rehearsals for Departure was produced by The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow, who also played a variety of instruments on the album.


Ghost of David, the third album by Damien Jurado, is now available for pre-order on vinyl and cassette for the first time. Originally released September 19th, 2000. Damien Jurado is an urban-folk singer with his hand in the baskets of all the right fringe genres. He’s a storyteller, and the stories have matured steadily since he first appeared on the scene with the perfect balance of lighthearted pop and saddest of the sad on his early singles and first full-length, Waters Ave S. Since then, (with his second full-length, Rehearsals for Departure, the Gather in Song EP (both from 1999), and this year’s collection of found recordings, Postcards and Audio Letters) he’s moved more toward the dark, and if you ask him, he’ll tell you point blank that it’s in the dark where you’ll find us all. 



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, AUG 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop Release “Milky Way” b/w “Love Is A Stranger” Digital Single Today

Sam Beam (of Iron and Wine) and Jesca Hoop just released a digital-only single featuring the smoldering new track “Milky Way,” which was recorded during the Love Letter For Fire sessions, and a sublime cover of the Eurythmics classic, “Love Is A Stranger.”

Beam says of ‘Milky Way”: “It was the first song we started working on together and it’s my very favorite melody of the bunch.”


 [Photo Credit: Josh Wool]

Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop will embark on a European tour in support of Love Letter For Fire and the new single which begins August 28th in Edinburgh, UK with an appearance at the Edinburgh International Festival and ends September 11th in Amsterdam, NL at De Duif.  (Dates below.)
 
The duo recently visited NPR Music to perform a Tiny Desk Concert including Love Letter For Fire tracks “Sailor To Siren,” “Every Songbird Says,” and “Know The Wild That Wants You.” [watch here].


 
Love Letter for Fire is currently available on CD / LP / DL / CASS worldwide from Sub Pop/Black Cricket Recording Co. [link here].


Tour Dates (ticket links)

Aug. 28 - Edinburgh, UK - The Hub, Edinburgh International Festival
Aug. 29 - Bangor, UK - Marine Court Hotel, Open House Festival
Aug. 30 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
Aug. 31 - Manchester, UK - Royal Northern College of Music
Sep. 01 - London, UK - Union Chapel
Sep. 03 - Salisbury, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sep. 04 - Birmingham, UK - Moseley Folk Festival
Sep. 07 - Berlin, DE - Passionskirche
Sep. 08 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche
Sep. 09 - Brussels, BE - Botanique-Orangerie
Sep. 10 - Groningen, NL - Take Root Festival
Sep. 11 - Amsterdam, NL - De Duif


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, AUG 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Mass Gothic’s ‘Sup Goth’ Digital EP Is Out Today + They’ve Got Extended Tour Dates

Mass Gothic’s brand new 5-song Sup Goth digital EP is available today, and was recorded in New York this past spring, shortly after the release of their superb Sub Pop debut, Mass Gothic

Where the group’s self-titled debut chronicled the depths of depression, Sup Goth is the resulting catharsis.  The EP is a collaboration between Noel Heroux and partner / bandmate Jessica Zambri, and marks the first Mass Gothic recording the pair have completed together [Listen to the full EP here].


[Photo Credit : Shawn Brackbill]


Mass Gothic have extended their 2016 tour schedule supporting Sup Goth and their self-titled LP.  The dates begin August 10th in Allston, MA at Great Scott and now end September 24th in Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right. Along the way, Mass Gothic will support label mates Kyle Craft (August 10-13) and Morgan Delt (September 14th-24th). (Dates below.)

Mass Gothic also recently delivered a stark visual for the song “Nice Night,” (see here) from their self-titled debut, directed by returning director Addison Post (“Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me”).


Mass Gothic is currently available on CD / LP / DL / CASS everywhere fine records are sold, and right over here.
 


Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Aug. 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott*
Aug. 11 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
Aug. 12 - Washington, DC - DC9*
Aug. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle*
Sep. 14 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle**
Sep. 15 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory**
Sep. 16 - Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar Room **
Sep. 17 - Montreal, QC - Bar le Ritz **
Sep. 20 - Washington, DC - DC9**
Sep. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle**
Sep. 23 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East **
Sep. 24 - Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY **
* w/ Kyle Craft
** w/ Morgan Delt


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, AUG 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM

“Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” Expanded Dates For You

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[Photo Credit: Matt Grace]

Great news! “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” has expanded, with the group scheduling new shows in Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and a return to Los Angeles, this October. (Tickets for all October shows go on sale Friday, August 12th at 10am local time.) These dates are hot on the heels of Flight of the Conchords sold-out summer run, playing to over 100k fans in amphitheaters across the country, this past June, and July.

Newly added performances include Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion in Houston on October 25th, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Dallas on October 26th, and a rescheduled Phoenix show at Comerica Theatre on October 28th (tickets purchased for the July 3rd show will be honored). October dates can be found below.
 
In further exciting news, Flight of the Conchords will also headline Tenacious D’s fourth annual Festival Supreme in Los Angeles on October 29th performing alongside Weird Al Yankovic, Sarah Silverman, Mac De Marco, Patton Oswalt, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, and Will Forte.


 

The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first since co-headlining 2013’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour.” The Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo has new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these performances.
 
The duo was also the subject of a recent New York Times “Sunday Arts Feature,” which you can read in full here.


Tour Dates
Oct. 25 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
Oct. 26 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Oct. 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Oct. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Festival Supreme (Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds)



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, AUG 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM

No Fly List: Notes from Sub Pop’s Airport Store (August 2016)

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Dear visitors to SubPop.Com:

I’m writing to you with a heavy heart, as I must announce that this will be my final installment of the No Fly List blog. By the time you read this, I will be moving my life from Seattle, Washington, to New Orleans, Louisiana. Sometimes I think only a real idiot would leave behind a Corporate Associate position at Sub Pop Records, but the siren call of zydeco and drum buddies is too strong for me to resist. 

I’ve been humbled by the many accolades that the No Fly List has received under my stewardship, including “The Only Airport Record Store Blog,” “Most Punctual Monthly Column on SubPop.Com,” and “Best Display of Crass Marketing Disguised as Blogging.” However, as I move on from my Internet throne, the No Fly List will live on, and I am excited to see what other folks from the airport store do with this blog. So stay tuned and get your eyeballs ready for some #fresh #original #authentic #curated #airportstore #blog #content next month. 

I would like to use my last blog to air some final grievances and address all my personal vendettas list some of the things I will miss about working at the Sub Pop Airport store. 

-The way that ’Sub Pop’ rolls off the tongues of people who are saying it for the first time in their lives. Sometimes their inflection drags on the “B,” and then emphasizes the second vowel so much it turns into an onomatopoeia, making a noise like “subbbbb POP.” For others, it’s more of a questioning, high rising intonation (a.k.a., that thing? Where all your sentences? Sound like questions?) which sounds like “Sup? Pod?”

-The people who desperately want to refold a stack of shirts that they’ve messed up, but just end up making it look worse and harder to fix. I usually try to say something like “I’m a professional shirt folder, you can mess up all the shirts you want, please don’t feel obligated to refold them.” But they try to be helpful anyway, and I love them dearly for this. 

-The mystery person(s) that tried to steal our polaroid of (two members of) The 1975, and made us use a bunch of staples to keep it attached to the wall:

-The following people who were gracious enough to let me fumble my way around photographing them for our store’s polaroid wall: Elvis Costello, Nardwuar, Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster, Jonathan Meiburg, and David Hinds. 

-The following people who I met but was not able to photograph at the store, for a litany of reasons, but all seemed very nice: Dan Boeckner, Jemaine Clement, Randy Johnson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jason Schwartzman, Noel Gallagher, John Curley, and Eric Kretz.

-Adults who put on our child’s-size-only bucket hats. I usually don’t have the heart to burst their bubble, when I know they’re only trying to copy their favorite band’s look

-The man who saw our “Spanning the Globe for Profit” shirt, and with venom in his eyes, asked me if our company was like Wal-Mart or Halliburton. When I told him we are a medium-sized independent record label with a cheeky sense of humor, he countered with “Well, but do you make the world a better place?” and stormed off before I could launch into some of the things that have made me incredibly proud to work here. (Just kidding, I won’t miss that asshole at all.)

-Everyone who makes Sub Pop the best place to work. This includes my fellow coworkers, the many fans who continue to be psyched to see Sub Pop at the airport, the many more people who have no idea what the hell Sub Pop is (but are open and enthused to learn more about it), and if you’re reading this, YOU.


Posted by Jackson Hathorn