It’s been quite a spell since the last Sera Cahoone album. And, by “a spell,” we mean “over 4 years.” In part, this is why news of Deer Creek Canyon, Sera’s new full-length, which comes out September 25th, was cause for great hoopla and carrying-on for us here at Sub Pop HQ. But more than that, we are excited because this new Sera Cahoone record is also very, very good. (Here’s where you can listen to the title track to Deer Creek Canyon as partial proof!) In other exceptionally good news: we have two more Sera Cahoone songs, which are not on Deer Creek Canyon, and which we have caused to be professionally etched onto a limited number of pieces of 7" vinyl. We are giving these 7” singles away to the first 250 people who pre-order Deer Creek Canyon on CD or LP. You should also be aware that there is a limited, colored-vinyl version of the LP. This is the Loser Edition of Dear Creek Canyon. If you’re among the first 250 people to pre-order the vinyl LP, you’ll get this limited, Loser Edition version of Deer Creek Canyon on colored vinyl.
Again, both the bonus seven inch and the Loser Edition vinyl are limited, so order now to ensure your personal obtainment of these fine things. A few more notes! Once you place your pre-order, you’ll receive a link to stream the record in its entirety. And, included with your order, there will be stickers; we’re forever sending you stickers.
To celebrate the start of the new school year, we are teaming up with some excellent indie music shops this September to offer you hearty discounts, and opportunities to win rare Sub Pop treats.
Select Sub Pop releases will be on sale at the below stores all month, and each store will be giving away a prize pack featuring a variety of rare and out-of-print Sub Pop items.
For extra-credit, if you go into any participating store and, using the tag #BeachHouseGLOW, tweet/instagram a picture of your favorite Sub Pop title from the sale display, you will get a shot at winning a way out-of-print, be-the-envy-of-all-your-friends Beach House – “Bloom” LP on glow in the dark vinyl! (There are only 250 copies on the planet. We didn’t do well at math, but we are pretty sure that some sort of “supply” and “demand” thing makes this record rare or something.)
The ten stores with the most pictures (remember, you must use the hashtag and tag your store!) will WIN the glow in the dark vinyl to be given away at their store. If your local record store wins then you up your chances of scoring this tasty platter!
Check in with the participating store nearest you for more info.
Boo Boo Records
Daddy Kool Records
End of An Ear
Exile on Main Street
Guestroom Records (Norman and Oklahoma City locations)
Indy CD & Vinyl
Jackpot Records (both locations)
Lakeshore Record Exchange
Park Avenue CD
Skip’s Records & CD World
Twist and Shout
Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis)
Waiting Room Records
In conjunction with our ongoing efforts to constantly remind people that Nirvana released an excellent record before Nevermind that they called Bleach and we at Sub Pop released, we’ve brought in some classic Nirvana t-shirts to sell in our webstore, the Megamart. Please join us in celebrating nostalgia by donning one on.
On September 11th, The Helio Sequence’s long-awaited fifth album, Negotiations, will finally be available on CD and double LP (pressed at 45 RPM for maximum fidelity, by the way.) If you pre-order the record on either these formats from SubPop.com, you’ll receive a limited edition Helio Sequence CD called Aces that the band created to be played in tandem with Negotiations as a listening experience-enhancing quadrophonic companion piece. We’re also offering people who pre-order the vinyl LP from SubPop.com the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the double LP—in this case we’re told it will be clear with dashes of gold. Both the bonus Aces CD and the Loser Edition LP are limited to the first 500 people who pre-order, so act now, as they say. Oh yeah, there’ll be stickers, too.
Pick Up Negotiations and your free copy of the quadraphonic Helio Sequence listening experience enhancer Aces with your pre-order.
1. One More Time
3. Downward Spiral
4. The Measure
5. Hall of Mirrors — NEW! Free Download Available as of Today
6. Harvester of Souls
7. Open Letter
8. When the Shadow Falls
9. Silence on Silence
The band has also added more dates to their fall tour in support of Negotiations The newly expanded tour begins September 1 in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot and now ends on November 17 in Philadelphia, PA at Underground Arts. Full list of newly confirmed tour dates below.
The Helio Sequence on Tour
Sep 01 – Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival / Sub Pop Stage
Sep 07 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom / Music Fest NW ^
Sep 20 – London, UK – Hoxton Bar and Grill
Sep 21 – Paris, FR – Fleche D’ or
Sep 22 – Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn Festival
Sep 24 – Berlin, DE – Comet (DE)
Sep 25 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Sep 26 – Köln, DE – Gebaude 9
Sep 27 – Leuven, BE – Stuk
Oct 03 – Sacramento, CA – Town House Lounge +
Oct 04 – San Francisco, CA – Independent +
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour +
Oct 06 – San Diego, CA – Irenic +
Oct 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom +
Oct 08 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress +
Oct 10 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Sol Live +
Oct 11 – Denver, CO – Moe’s +
Oct 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge +
Oct 13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux +
Oct 18 – Halifax, NS – St Matthews Church
Oct 30 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown (Bar) X
Oct 31 – Rock Island, IL – Daytrotter
Nov 01 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Nov 02 – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf X
Nov 03 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 05 – Norman, OK – University of Oklahoma X
Nov 06 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s X
Nov 07 – Iowa CIty, IA – The Mill X
Nov 08 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club X
Nov 09 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall X
Nov 10 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall X
Nov 12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern X
Nov 13 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore X
Nov 14 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall X
Nov 15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom X
Nov 16 – Washington, DC – Black Cat X
Nov 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts X
+ w/ Slowdance
X w/ Ramona Falls
^ w/ Hosannas, Radiation City
A couple of years ago, we made our first turntable slipmat. It was a huge success, and we quickly sold out of them. We’ve created two new designs on the same high-quality, heavy-duty felt, and upon review, we’re going to go ahead and use the original slipmat blog post with a few amendments to let you, esteemed reader, know all about them. Apologies in advance for the recycled post (it’s not how we typically treat readers of such high esteem (such as yourself)).
Let’s face it, one of the greatest problems facing our nation—our world, even—is an unadorned turntable platter. Records are scratched due to harsh platters—or worse yet, records aren’t scratched because of too much friction from platters (that was a hip hop DJ joke)! Well, the Sub Pop Records R&D team has been hard at work devising a plan to assuage this world-plaguing problem, and our solution is an efficient one: we take a technology that already exists, put our name on it, and sell it to you with a heavy-handed sales pitch. Only this time, we made two! So many options for turntable adornment/vinyl LP protection. Well, more accurately, two options.
We give to you two new Sub Pop slipmats, printed on heavy felt, these are a handsome addition to any turntable.
Traps, the follow up album to Jaill’s 2010 Sub Pop debut, That’s How We Burn, is a record which has quickly (and perhaps prematurely) become a summer favorite around here due in large part to the overwhelmingly seasonal nature of the jams contained therein. While Traps is similar to its predecessor in terms of being saturated with what we here at Sub Pop would (and do!) regard as amazing, seasonally-appropriate songs, it differs a bit in its subject matter. Take for example these song titles: "Everyone’s a Bitch” or “Horrible Things (Make Pretty Songs).” Fear not though, friends, while the lyrics have taken a darker turn, the band’s signature slack yet tightly wound musical style and self-deprecating humor retain all of their charms. June 12th is the date on which Jaill and Sub Pop are releasing this beast into the wilds, and to celebrate, we would like to offer you EVENMOREJAILL! Here’s what we’re proposing: if you pre-order the CD or LP by street date, we will send, at no extra cost, an exclusive 7”. Said single features two brand spanking new Jaill songs. Another thing of note is that if you pre-order Traps on LP from SubPop.com, you’ll receive the super limited, Loser Edition, colored-vinyl version of the record—in this case, your copy will be on green vinyl. Both of these limited edition things are (as the name implies) only available in very limited quantities, which is to say – order soon! Oh yeah, and as always, you’ll receive stickers. We’re forever giving you stickers.
Pick up ??Traps":http://www.subpop.com/artists/jaill