News from 4/2018

NEWS : FRI, APR 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Jeremy Enigk Schedules U.S. Anniversary Tour in Support of ‘Return of the Frog Queen: Expanded Edition’ June 7th through July 12th

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Tickets on sale today at 10am (local time)

Jeremy Enigk has announced U.S. performances for the “Return of the Frog Queen Anniversary Tour,” which begins June 7th in San Francisco at Rickshaw Stop and runs through July 12th in Seattle at Chop Suey.  For these dates, Enigk will perform the album in its entirety, accompanied by a full band. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, April 20th at 10am (local time). (complete list below.)

Listen to newly remastered track “Shade and the Black Hat”:
YouTube: youtu.be/JuXyOFXmI4Y
Spotify: spoti.fi/2EDXS9m
Apple Music: apple.co/2JBbp5k

Jeremy Enigk Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The newly announced dates follows the news from last week regarding the forthcoming release of Return of the Frog Queen: Expanded Edition, the newly remastered edition of his debut solo album. Return of the Frog Queen has been out of print since its original 1996 pressing. This reissue includes the original album, remastered in 2018, plus digital bonus tracks from Enigk’s 1996 live session on Seattle radio station The End. Please find a tracklisting below.

Jun. 07 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Jun. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Jun. 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Jun. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
Jun. 14 - Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
Jun. 15 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 17 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
Jun. 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Hell
Jun. 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Jun. 21 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Jun. 25 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Jun. 26 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
Jun. 27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
Jun. 29 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
Jun. 30 - Chicago, IL Subterranean
Jul. 01 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Jul. 03 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
Jul. 05 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Jul. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Jul. 11 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
 
Jeremy Enigk previously announced Living Room tour runs through April 24th. Please visit Jeremy Enigk’s website for more info for those shows.



Return of the Frog Queen is now available for preorder right over here.  The vinyl edition of the album will be available on a limited run of purple vinyl (while supplies last).

About Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen

Three good reasons why it’s hard to remember a time when an album like Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen sounded shocking:

 
1) At the time of its release in 1996, there was no other album like it.
 
2) In the 22 years between then and now, its marriage of seemingly opposing sensibilities—English folk and American punk; orchestral chamber pop and progressive rock; surreal, pastoral, fanciful lyrics that burn to express personal, emotional, and spiritual quandary—has become the blueprint for so much great music that a young listener can be forgiven for thinking that things were always just like that.
 
This isn’t to claim some kind of Velvet Underground/Big Star status for the album, but it is to say that you can draw a straight line between Frog Queen and elements of Elliott Smith, Belle & Sebastian, Rufus Wainwright, Destroyer, the Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Joanna Newsom, Bon Iver, and many, many other artists who have come to define the past two decades of indie music.
 
3) It’s getting harder to remember anything anymore.

But Return of the Frog Queen is worth remembering. Or discovering. And most definitely celebrating. Though you rarely see it turn up on lists of 50 Best Things of Whatever Year We Wish We Still Lived in Because the Present Is Such a Consummate Drag, the album was an indisputable innovation in the world of ‘90s indie rock, rewriting a litany of unwritten rules about sound, subject matter, and solo identity for lead singers of successful bands (read more at Sub Pop).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, APR 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen to Yuno’s New Single “Why For” - His Sub Pop Debut ‘Moodie’ Will Be Out June 15th

Jacksonville’s Yuno will release Moodie, his first-ever collection of songs, worldwide through Sub Pop on June 15th, 2018. The six-song effort features breakout single “No Going Back” along with standouts “Fall In Love” and today’s latest offering, the official video for “Why For.”  Moodie was written, performed, and produced by Yuno.
 
Yuno, who directed “Why For,” had this to say, “The video is kind of a visual representation of what I felt while creating the song. A collage of memories, drifting through different moods and trying to figure out a way to make it all make sense.”

Find “Why For” now on Spotify + Apple Music + YouTube


Moodie is now available for preorder on CD/LP/CS/DL from Sub Pop. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on pink vinyl.

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Tracklisting
1. Amber
2. No Going Back
3. Fall In Love
4. Why For
5. So Slow
6. Galapagos

Yuno Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Yuno will support Moodie with his previously announced first-ever U.S. live performances supporting Twin Shadow, beginning April 20th in San Francisco at Popscene and ends May 2nd in Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg.  Additional live dates to be announced soon.

Apr. 20 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene
Apr. 21 - Berkeley, CA - Amoeba Records instore performance / 2pm
Apr. 22 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Apr. 23 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Cafe
Apr. 27 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
May 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Yuno’s “No Going Back” was released to rave reviews earlier this year. NPR Music called it an early entry into the race for song of the summer.” Pitchfork gave the song “Best New Track” status, and had this to say, “‘No Going Back” insists what we’re all thinking for the new pop wunderkind: Only forward.” And Pigeons and Planes calls it “a masterfully written song, but instead of being polished to a bore, it feels handmade, with a fuzzy guitar solo, meaty bass, and a euphoric bounce.”

Listen to Yuno’s first single on Sub Pop, “No Going Back” - currently climbing the charts on Spotify + Apple Music + YouTube.
 
Read more about Yuno right over here.

[Photo Credit: Yuno]
 
More of what “The People” have to say about Yuno:
“Yuno’s lithe voice floats amidst the cheerful soundscape, bouncing off the plucky piano keys… the brand of sunny pop displayed on ‘No Going Back’ should earn him his own cult fanbase.” - Impose
 
“It’s light and breezy indie-pop, with warm and bouncy synth-lines softly coloured overck with warm piano melodies and guitar solos. His vocals – fitting beautifully into the current psychedelic renaissance spearheaded by the likes of Tame Impala and Washed Out – pour out an infectious melody that’s simultaneously great fun and inflected with melancholy.” - Indie Shuffle
 
“Bouncy and bright…” - Gorilla Vs. Bear.
 
“Charming us all with its buoyant pop flair and instrumentals that sound as if they were seemingly dipped in sunshine, “No Going Back” signals Yuno’s return in a way that’s almost impossible to shake. “No Going Back” is as promising as it is optimistic.” - The Grey Estates
 
“Drifting digital pop casting a bittersweet spell.” – CLASH


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, APR 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Watch METZ Perform ‘Strange Peace’ Tracks “Mr. Plague,” “Cellophane” and “Mess of Wires” on The Chris Gethard Show

Plus there’s an updated international tour schedule for 2018.

Last week, METZ delivered incredible performances of Strange Peace tracks “Mr. Plague,” “Cellophane” and “Mess of Wires” for The Chris Gethard Show on TruTV (which airs Tuesdays at 11pm/10pm CT).


[Photo Credit: Andrew Bisdale/truTV]

METZ Tour Dates + Ticket Links

METZ have added new dates to their previously announced 2018 international tour schedule.  New Canadian and European headlining and festival dates include: Quebec City at Festival D’ete on July 11th; Leipzig, Germany at UT Connewitz on July 18th;  Berlin, Germany at Cassiopeia on July 19th; August 16th in Wiesbaden, Germany at Schlactof; Reading Festival on August 25th;  Leeds Festival on August 26th; Cardiff, Wales at The Globe on August 27th; and Asten-Heusden, Netherlands for the Misty Fields Festival on August 31st. Sub Pop label mates Moaning, will open a slew of EU shows (select dates).

Apr. 17 - Lisbon, Portugal – MusicBox *
Apr. 18 - Porto, Portugal – Hard Club *
Apr. 19 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord
Apr. 20 - Rotterdam, Netherlands – Motel Mozaique
Apr. 21 - Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Out of the Crowd Festival
Apr. 23 - Milan, IT - Magnolia *
Apr. 24 - Bologna, IT - Freakout, Bologna *
Apr. 25 - Munich, DE - Strom *
Apr. 26 - Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9 *
Apr. 27 - Belfort, FR - Impetus Festival
Apr. 28 - London, UK - Test Pressing Festival*
Apr. 30 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo *
May 01 - Dublin, IE - Whelan’s
May 02 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen *
May 03 - Ramsgate, UK - Ramsgate Music Hall * [Sold Out]
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Les Nuits Botanique [Sold Out]
May 05 - Leffinge, BE - De Zwerver *
May 23 - Taipei, Taiwan - The Wall
May 25 - Beijing, China - TBC
May 26 - Shanghai, China - TBC
May 29 - Hong Kong, China - TTN Livehouse
May 31 - Manila, Philippines - Mow’s Bar
Jun. 01 - Singapore - Decline
Jun. 02 - Bangkok, Thailand - Norma
Jun. 04 - Tokyo, Japan - Fever
Jun. 05 - Tokyo, Japan - Fever
Jun. 06 - Nagoya, Japan - Tight Rope
Jun. 07 - Osaka, Japan - Conpass
Jul. 11 - Quebec City, QC - Festival D’ete
Jul 18 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz,
Jul. 19 - Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia
Jul. 21 - Tromso, Norway - Bukta Festival
Aug. 16 - Wiesbaden, DE - Schlactof
Aug. 25 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival
Aug. 26 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
Aug. 27 - Cardiff, UK - The Globe
Aug. 31 - Asten-Heusden, NL - Misty Fields Festival
Sep. 14 - Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Westward Festival)
* w/ Moaning


Strange Peace is available now on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide (except in Canada) from Sub Pop right here. In Canada, Strange Peace is available from Royal Mountain Records over here.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, APR 3, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch Beach House’s Stunning New Video For “Dark Spring,” The Third Song Off Their Highly Anticipated 7th Album Titled ‘7’

7 will be available worldwide from Sub Pop, with the exception of Europe and Australia/New Zealand, where the album will be available from Bella Union and Mistletone, respectively

Beach House have delivered an immersive new video for  “Dark Spring,” the opening track from their forthcoming album  7.  Director Zia Anger describes the video as “a very organic thing made with a lot of people (who are also filmmakers), that I love and trust. An anomaly in process.” 




Beach House Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Beach House’s massive worldwide tour in support of 7 begins April 30th in Chattanooga, TN at the Signal and ends October 20th in Dublin, IE at Vicar Street. Newly added shows include: September 27th in Madrid at La Riviera; September 28th in Barcelona at Razzmatazz;  and by popular demand, a second London show on October 17th at Troxy.
 
Apr. 30 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
May 01 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
May 02 - Little Rock, AR - Metroplex Live
May 04 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric
May 05 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
May 07 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
May 08 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
May 11 - Mexico City, MX - Auditorio Blackberry (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)
May 13 - Mayer, AZ - Form Arcosanti
Jun. 02 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
Jul. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
Jul. 27 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Jul. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre  [Sold Out]
Jul. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
Jul. 31 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theatre  [Sold Out]
Aug. 02 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Aug. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Sold Out]
Aug. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery  [Sold Out]
Aug. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory at North Park  [Sold Out]
Aug. 07 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre  [Sold Out]
Aug. 08 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
Aug. 10 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
Aug. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
Aug. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Aug. 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Aug. 17 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theatre
Aug. 18 - Chicago, Il - Chicago Theatre
Aug. 19 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Aug. 20 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre
Aug. 22 - New York, NY - United Palace Theatre
Aug. 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre [Sold Out]
Aug. 24 - Boston, MA - House of Blues [Sold Out]
Aug. 25 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Sep. 25 - Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseu dos Recreios
Sep. 26 - Porto, Portugal - Teatro sa da Bandeira
Sep. 27 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera
Sep. 28 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz
Sep. 30 - Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne
Oct. 01 - Köln, DE - Gloria
Oct. 02 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys
Oct. 04 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet
Oct. 05 - Gothenburg, SE - Trädgar’n
Oct. 07 - Oslo, NO - Rockefeller Music Hall
Oct. 08 - Stockholm, SE- Münchenbryggeriet
Oct. 09 - Copenhagen, DK - Forum Black Box
Oct. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel
Oct. 12 -  Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
Oct. 13 - Brussels, BE - AB
Oct. 15 -  Paris, FR - Olympia
Oct. 17 - London, UK - Troxy
Oct. 18 - London, UK - Troxy [Sold Out]
Oct. 19 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
Oct. 20 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street


7, the group’s 7th full-length record, will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL May 11th, 2018. The new Beach House album will be available worldwide on Sub Pop, except in Europe and Australia/New Zealand, where it will be released by Bella Union and Mistletone.
 
7 features standouts including the Valentine’s Day ‘18 single “Lemon Glow” [lsten here], along with “Black Car,” “Drunk In LA,” “Dive,” and today, their latest offering, the soaring, captivating “Dark Spring”[listen here]. All of the songs on 7 began in Beach House’s home studio in Baltimore, and were finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and Palmetto Studio in Los Angeles.  The album was produced by Beach House and Sonic Boom, and mixed by Alan Moulder.
 
7 is available for preorder now from Sub PopBella Union (Europe), and Mistletone (Australia / New Zealand). Pre-orders of the LP through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser Edition on opaque yellow vinyl. A new T-shirt design is also available now.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, APR 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM

WE’RE HIRING: THE SUB POP STORE AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT IS CURRENTLY SEEKING A PART-TIME SALES CLERK

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Sub Pop is currently accepting resumes from energetic, responsible, detail-oriented, and dependable candidates for a part-time/weekend/night Sales Clerk position at our new-ish and (let’s not be coy about it…) terribly impressive store at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This guy.

Responsibilities include:

 • Greeting and assisting customers in a friendly manner. 
 • Full compliance with Sea-Tac operation rules and strict TSA regulations and restrictions. 
 • Efficient handling of cash and credit card transactions. 
 • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively. 
 • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. 
 • Assisting in organizing and restocking the store. 
 • Maintaining the general appearance of the store. 
 • Contributing to the team retail effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed. 

Qualified candidates will have: 

 • Previous experience in the retail environment. 
 • Knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the City of Seattle.
 • A friendly and enthusiastic disposition with customers and staff. 
 • Strong and clear communication skills. 
 • A general understanding of retail Point of Sale systems. 
 • Flexibility in schedule and willingness to work early or late hours. 

The Sub Pop Airport Store at Sea-Tac is open unusually long hours, generally 6am - 10pm, and 365 days a year. 

Please send your resume to airportstore@subpop.com.


Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : THU, APR 5, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Listen To Forth Wanderers’ New Track, “Ages Ago” From Their Self-Titled Sub Pop Debut (out April 27th)

On Forth Wanderers’ “Ages Ago,” vocalist Ava Trilling paints the image of a constantly-shifting enigmatic lover. “I wasn’t sure who they were, they changed constantly (hence the metaphor describing the “grey coat” and cutting their hair just to “stay afloat”),” she says. “I wasn’t going to wait any longer to find out.” The “Ages Ago” visual was animated by guitarist Ben Guterl. Listen here, then listen on repeat in the hallowed halls of Spotify or Apple Music.


 
Earlier this week, NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered” included Forth Wanderers track, “Taste,” in their weekly mix, and offered this: “Forth Wanderers thrives in distance. Singer Ava Trilling writes the lyrics in New York, guitarist Ben Guterl builds the backbone of music in Ohio. “Taste,” in particular, came from diametrically opposed places in their young love lives. Guterl worked through the song’s production to impress his now-girlfriend. Trilling writes, however, that she “was in a difficult place with my relationship at the time.” Still, the distance — emotional and physical — doesn’t undercut the dizzying intimacy of the song [hear here].”

Forth Wanderers Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Forth Wanderers’ previously announced Northeastern U.S. tour runs May 3rd-5th, 2018. Additional live dates to be announced soon.
 
May 03 - Washington, DC -  Rock & Roll Hotel
May 04 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
May 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel


Forth Wanderers, featuring the standouts “Nevermine”, “Not for Me”, and “Ages Ago”, was produced and recorded by Cameron Konner in Philadelphia over 5 days in the summer of 2017. The album will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop right here.  LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque orange vinyl.


[Photo Credit: Julia Leiby]

Following the band’s acclaimed 2015 EP SlopForth Wanderers amplifies the heartfelt sentiments of the band’s earlier works into massive anthems. Ben Guterl and Duke Greene’s guitars have never sounded so sharp, Noah Schifrin and Zach Lorelli’s terse rhythm section is restless, and vocalist-lyricist Ava Trilling seems more self-assured than ever. “We have embraced our roles in the collaboration process,” says Guterl. “Everyone’s gotten better at their instruments and we trust each other more because we know how the machine works.” This spirit soars through Forth Wanderers, resulting in exuberant, profound songs driven by tightly bound melodies and a loving attention to detail (read more here).


Posted by Rachel White