News from 11/2017

NEWS : FRI, NOV 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year To Shop Sub Pop Mega Mart! Our “Big Annual” Holiday Sale Is On Now Through Jan. 2

It’s that time of year where we thank you for being the best customers imaginable in the world of music-buying peoples far and wide. 

In an effort to show our unending appreciation of you, we’ll now attempt to coerce you into spending even more of your hard earned shekels with us this holiday season… by offering 20% off on all* Sub Pop Mega Mart orders over $25 starting today and going all the way ‘til 11:59 pm on January 2nd.  Believe us when we say that we’ve got some of the best midsize-indie-record-label-branded merchandise your heart can handle, and we’d really love to sell it to you and your loved ones this holiday season. Knit hats, gloves, and sweaters? We’ve got ‘em.  Things designed to make you sweat (like sweatshirts and sweatpants, gutterbrain)? We’ve got those too. Trinkets and trash? Enough for everyone! We’ve also got a slew of really exciting 2017 releases that you might have missed out on from bands like Sleater-Kinney, Bully, Downtown Boys, Shabazz Palaces, Beach House, The Afghan Whigs, Porter Ray, Iron & Wine and so much more.

All orders placed by December 18th are guaranteed to ship out before we close up shop for the year, so get your orders in early and often.  Related to this impending warehouse closure, any orders placed between December 19th and January 2nd will not ship out until after we are back in the office on January 3rd

Thank you in advance for your impending (wildly overzealous, we hope) gift buying spree.

Love, Sub Pop.

*All Current and future pre-orders from excellent artists like Mudhoney, Hot Snakes, Kyle Craft and Loma are excluded from this 20% off sale. These items do, however, count towards reaching your $25 qualifying order total, so definitely pick those up too!  

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, NOV 29, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The Impassioned, Self-Titled Debut From Los Angeles-Band Moaning Will Be Out March 2nd, 2018. Now Watch Official Video For “Don’t Go”

Previously announced headlining support dates (with METZ) run December 7th-19th

On March 2nd, 2018, Moaning will release their impassioned self-titled debut, worldwide through Sub Pop.  The 10-track album, featuring “Don’t Go” along with highlights “Artificial,” “The Same,” and “Misheard,” was recorded and engineered by Alex Newport in Los Angeles.

Moaning’s charmingly chaotic, black & white visual for “Don’t Go” was directed by Michael Schmelling. The video stars the band and a few of their dear friends, and was shot in Los Angeles in the waning days of summer. 

Preorders for Moaning are available now on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop right here. LP pre-orders through and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on pink vinyl (while supplies last), and new t-shirt design will also be available. 


1. Don’t Go
2. Tired
3. Artificial
4. Close
5. Does This Work for You
6. The Same
7. For Now
8. Useless
9. Misheard
10. Somewhere in There

Moaning Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Moaning’s previously announced tour schedule for 2017 begins December 6th in Eugene at The Blue Room and ends December 19th in Phoenix at LBX. For the dates spanning December 7th-15th, the band will act as direct support for labelmates METZ. Moaning will also appear at the 2018 edition of SXSW in Austin, Texas. 

Dec. 06 - Eugene, OR - The Blue Room
Dec. 07 - Seattle, WA - Neumos *
Dec. 08 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt *
Dec. 09 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir *
Dec. 11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
Dec. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom *
Dec. 13 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah *
Dec. 15 - Austin, TX - the Mohawk *^
Dec. 16 - Dallas, TX - Transit Bicycle Co.
Dec. 18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Dec. 19 - Phoenix, AZ - LBX
Mar. 12 - 18 - Austin, TX - SXSW
*w/ METZ
^ w/ Cherubs

Pro Tip: The time is now to follow Moaning absolutely everywhere, including but not limited to  |  Bandcamp  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

Moaning is a band defined by its duality. The abrasive, post punk trio comprised of Sean Solomon, Pascal Stevenson, and Andrew MacKelvie, began nearly a decade after they met in L.A.’s DIY music scene. Their debut album comes born out of the member’s experiences with love and distress, creating a sound uniquely dark and sincere. Although the band is just breaking out of their infancy, Moaning’s sleek and cavernous tone emphasizes the turmoil of the era they were born into. One where the endless possibility for art and creation is met with the fear and doubt of an uncertain future.

The trio began regularly frequenting DIY institutions like The Smell and Pehrspace, eventually selling out dozens of their own shows at both venues with their first few bands. Solomon recalls, after a brief hiatus from playing together, Moaning’s conception came when he sent Stevenson and MacKelvie the first demo for “Don’t Go,” setting the tone for the impulsive songwriting that would follow. 

The three fleshed out Solomon’s primitive recordings, adding in MacKelvie’s heavy syncopated drumming, and Stevenson’s melodic driving bass and synth parts, capturing each member’s personality in their sparse and fuzzed out tracks. Like many of their previous collaborative projects, Moaning forces pain up against pleasure, using the complexity of personal heartbreak to inform the band’s conflicted sound. The band eventually landed on the apt moniker Moaning, admiring the ambiguity the name held and hoping to reference both an intimate wail and an anguished scream
[read more here].

Posted by Rachel White