On January 21st, 2014, Mogwai’s new and very excellent record, Rave Tapes, comes out on Sub Pop on CD, LP, digital, and the white tiger of all of the music formats—the very deluxe, very, very limited (to 500) LP box-set featuring a veritable treasure trove of rare goodies including the Loser Edition colored-vinyl version of the LP, a bonus 7”, a bonus, colored-vinyl 12” w/ two non-Rave Tapes tracks, three 12×12″ art prints, a 40-page hardcover book of photographs, and a CD copy of the album—all for just $80!
Pre-order your copy of the box-set here, but quickly, as they’re going very quickly! All orders over $20 at SubPop.com are 20% off through January 6th! Just another reason to jump on this opportunity to expand your record collection.
Check out Mogwai’s stellar new video for the Rave Tapes album track “The Lord is Out Of Control” in the embedded player.
In terms of good days for fans and future fans of the Dum Dum Girls, there are few better days than today. Why? Excellent question, blog reader. Today, we at Sub Pop have announced DDG’s third full length record, Too True, due out on January 28th. And while this alone is cause enough for celebration, there’s more to stoke the flames of excitement: in conjunction with the clothes-maker H&M, Dum Dum Girls have created an amazing video for the Too True album track “Lost Boys and Girls Club”, a beautifully haunting song whose melody will be replaying in your head for the coming days. You can check out that video in the blog embed.
In addition to the new Dum Dum Girls record on the horizon, a new track, and a new video, Too True is now available for pre-order on CD and limited, Loser Edition LP. If you pre-order from SubPop.com, you’ll receive a limited-edition bonus 7” featuring the album track, “Rimbaud Eyes”, and the non-album b-side, “Girls Intuition” (currently unavailable elsewhere). And as is the case with all limited-edition things, both the Loser Edition colored-vinyl LP and the bonus 7-inch single are a first come, first served type of deal. That means order now.
The beautiful, hazy, and somehow humid sound found on Washed Out’s Paracosm was a perfect companion for the summer months in which it was released, but with the emotional roller coaster ride portrayed in video for the outstanding album track “All I Know”, the record’s sound is proving to have a seasonable adaptability, accompanying us into the darker months like an old friend. Watch the masterful, Urban Outfitters-produced video in the embed.
Earlier this week, in conjunction with the release of their very excellent sophomore record Let’s Be Still, The Head and the Heart gave an astounding performance of the album track “Shake” on David Letterman. Watch that in the embed.
Our good friends over at Rolling Stone are premiering The Head and the Heart’s forthcoming, and frankly, nothing short of magical new record, Let’s Be Still, all week. And conveniently, because we’ve always got you, the music-loving, discerning consumer in mind, we’ve got the record premiere embedded in this very blog post, that way, you don’t have to go too far to hear the previously mentioned magic yourself.
If you pre-order Let’s Be Still from us here at Sub Pop, you’ll receive a limited-edition The Head and the Heart postcard set. If you pre-order the vinyl LP format of the record, you’ll receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the 2xLP, in this case, clear/blue and clear/gold—the duo is nothing short of resplendent. As is the nature of limited things, when they’re gone, they’re gone, so order quickly.
Today we have a brand new Still Corners track, “Berlin Lovers,” off their upcoming album, Strange Pleasures (out May 7th, 2013). Listen to the track in the player above and enter your email to receive band updates via their email list! More on Still Corners coming soon, stay tuned.