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NEWS : MON, OCT 11, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Hear new Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6 contributions from Jeff Tweedy and TV Priest

You can now hear new Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6 contributions from Jeff Tweedy and TV Priest, out today worldwide on all DSPs from Sub Pop.

“C’mon America” is the A-side to Jeff Tweedy’s single, and is from an unreleased group of songs with mostly sci-fi lyrics. Meanwhile “UR-60 Unsent,” the B-side, is a pitiful tale of an unsent lovesick mixtape, taken from a separate batch of unreleased songs with mostly pitiful lyrics. 
 
As the founding member and leader of the Grammy Award-winning American rock band Wilco, and before that the co-founder of the alt‐country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians, and performers. He has released three solo albums, written original songs for eleven Wilco albums, and is the author of two New York Times’ Best Sellers, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, etc. and How To Write One Song. Jeff’s most recent solo album, Love Is The King, was released in 2020, and this past year has seen the launch of his Substack Newsletter, Starship Casual. Jeff lives in Chicago with his family.

 
TV Priest’s “All Thing” is the B-side from their contribution to the series, and follows the release of “Lifesize,” the single’s A-side, released last month.
 
TV Priest’s Charlie Drinkwater says “‘All Thing’ is a subversion of the Anglo Saxon word for parliament or meeting (Althing or Thing). It asks questions about the power of groupthink and ideas of nationhood that have become static, non-inclusive and singular.”
 
Having played festivals curated by the likes of IDLES and Sports Team, as well as Manchester Psych Fest this summer, TV Priest returns to the stages of the UK and France this October and November, with appearances at Sirens Festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as the Pitchfork Festival in Paris. The band will then share the stage with A Place to Bury Strangers in North America in early 2022. See here for a full listing of dates, with more headline shows and news of their forthcoming record to be announced soon.
 
The Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 6 series includes twelve subscription-only 7” singles by an exciting array of artists, including John Waters, Duma, LIDS, Washed Out, Hand Habits, BNH Deluxe, Porridge Radio, Sheltered Workshop Singers, and more. Only 1,000 subscriptions are available, and the series is nearly sold out. Hear music from the series via the Singles Club playlist, and subscribe here!




Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : FRI, OCT 8, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Shannon Lay’s alluring new record, Geist available Today, October 8th via Sub Pop

Shannon Lay’s alluring new record, Geist is out today worldwide via Sub Pop. Geist has received acclaimed support from places like Uncut, Stereogum, Under the Radar and Mojo. Pitchfork gave her single “Rare to Wake” its coveted “Best New Track,” saying “Shannon Lay delivers each moment in “Rare to Wake” with deep care and intention. Throughout the song’s five-minute runtime, the Los Angeles songwriter’s voice never appears unaccompanied: It is always layered in harmonies, followed by wordless echoes, or conversing with a sparse ensemble of upright bass, keys, electric guitar, and handclaps. Her lyrics are formed by existential concerns (“Have I always been who I am?”) and quiet affirmations (“I am longing to grow”). While her words slowly outline an imagistic narrative, the real story is in the sound itself—percussion teases a climax that never arrives, the background vocals sometimes overtake the lead, and her central acoustic guitar riff loops with the steady, meditative quality of ambient synths. Like a living painting, each new texture and color shifts the mood.” 

Lay will be touring in support of Geist and has confirmed new shows in North America, UK, and Europe. Click here for a full list of shows. 

What people are saying about Shannon Lay:

 “It’s impossible to overstate just how beautiful the song is, Lay’s voice woven into transcendent harmonies as her patient but insistent acoustic guitar loops itself into a kind of instrumental mantra. Glistening keys and handclaps play around the edges, shading in new colors without ever disturbing the serenity of repetition. If this is what change sounds like, it’s easy to look forward to whatever’s next on the horizon for Lay.” [“Rare To Wake”] - Stereogum

“Drenched in brilliant Californian sunshine, beautifully layered harmonies and an all-around feeling of loveliness [..] Divine” - God Is In The TV 

“Geist already feels like a special record” - For The Rabbits 

“Lay’s voice is a thing of burnished beauty, quiet and warm with a certain gravity” [9/10] - Uncut

“Geist is a beautiful spin through the windmills of Lay’s mind, unreal in the best ways” - [4/ 5] - Mojo

“Geist is shaping up to be a real must listen” [Single of the Week] - Secret Meeting 

“Judging from ‘Rare To Wake’ the best is yet to come as her voice and sound has blossomed” - The New Cue

“Sensational” - Beats Per Minute



Shannon Lay

Geist

Tracklisting:

1. Rare to Wake

2. A Thread to Find

3. Sure

4. Shores

5. Awaken and Allow

6. Geist

7. Untitled

8. Late Night

9. Times Arrow

10. July



Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : THU, OCT 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Built to Spill signs with Sub Pop for the world, shares new 2022 tour dates

Sub Pop has (FINALLY!) signed the beloved Pacific Northwest rock band Built to Spill for the entire known universe, to release music for the label in 2022 and beyond. Over the course of 8 studio albums, a compilation, a live record, and consistently legendary live shows, Doug Martsch and his band have created some of our favorite music of the last few decades. We’re feeling pretty pleased with ourselves on this one.
 
In celebration of this news, Built to Spill is sharing its first round of western US tour dates for 2022 which begins with a two-night stand January 26th-27th at The Crocodile in Seattle, and runs through February 11th-12th with a two-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, October 8th at 1 pm (local). The 2022 dates will feature direct support from Prism Bitch, with Oh, Rose, and Itchy Kitty opening on select dates.  Visit Built to Spill’s official website for more info.
 
Built to Spill also has a few headlining shows preceding the early 2022 run. This includes four dates with Team Dresch (December 16th-19th, 2021). Please find the band’s current tour schedule below.
 
Built to Spill is currently working on its Sub Pop debut, the follow-up to 2015’s Untethered Moon, due in 2022. The band also recently released Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston, a covers album featuring 11 songs from Johnston’s storied career.
 
Built to Spill is Doug Martsch, Melanie Radford, and Teresa Esguerra.
 
Thu. Dec. 16 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox at the Market*
Fri. Dec. 17 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall [SOLD OUT]*
Sat. Dec. 18 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theatre*
Sun. Dec. 19 - Tacoma, WA - Spanish Ballroom at Elks Temple*
Wed. Jan. 26 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile ^ !
Thu. Jan. 27 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile ^ !
Sat. Jan. 29 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom ^ !
Sun. Jan. 30 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom ^ $
Mon. Jan. 31 - Eugene, OR - Sessions Music Hall ^ ! $
Wed. Feb. 02 - Sacramento, CA - Harlows ^ $
Thu. Feb. 03 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory ^ $
Fri. Feb. 04 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl ^ #
Sat. Feb. 05 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet’s (Outdoors) ^ $
Mon. Feb. 07 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up ^ $
Tue. Feb. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex ^ $
Wed. Feb. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex ^ $
Thu. Feb. 10 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre ^ $
Fri. Feb. 11 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ^ $
Sat. Feb. 12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ^ $

* w/ Team Dresch
^ w/ Prism Bitch
# w/ Dinosaur Jr.
! w/ Oh, Rose
$ w/ Itchy Kitty


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, OCT 5, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Hannah Jadagu shares new single “All My Time Is Wasted” - Headlines Brooklyn’s Sultan Room on October 29th

AND… Supporting Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils through November 1st.

Today, October 5th, Hannah Jadagu (pron. juh-dah-goo) is releasing “All My Time Is Wasted,” a new single out worldwide on all DSPs from Sub Pop. The song features lyrics and arrangements from Hannah, was composed and co-produced by the singer and Huck, and includes guest backing vocals from Frankie Cosmos.
 
Hannah says, “’All My Time Is Wasted’ is a song I began writing last year during my first semester in college. The hook came to me after feeling very inadequate, despite the new adjustments, hard work, and risks I had been taking. Recently I finished writing it (the song) this summer post my first year at school, new job, and new opportunities. It’s a feeling I always feel!”

“All My Time Is Wasted” follows the release of What Is Going On?, her acclaimed EP released earlier this year.
 
Hannah’s previously announced fall 2021 tour dates (Links here) supporting Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils, which are currently underway, run through November 1st at New York’s Brooklyn Steel. 

Additionally, on October 29th, 2021, Hannah has announced a headline show at the Sultan Room in Brooklyn. 

Tue. Oct. 05 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue *
Wed. Oct. 06 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
Thu. Oct. 07 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
Fri. Oct. 08 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar and Hall *
Sat. Oct. 09 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s Oasis *
Sun. Oct. 10 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater *
Wed. Oct. 13 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!*
Thu. Oct. 14 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk *
Fri. Oct.15 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger *
Sat. Oct. 16 - Houston, TX - Satellite Bar *
Mon. Oct. 18 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor *
Wed. Oct. 20 - Miami, FL - The Ground *
Thu. Oct. 21 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre *
Fri. Oct. 22  - Gainesville, FL - High Dive *
Sat. Oct. 23 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theater *
Mon. Oct. 25 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground *
Tue. Oct. 26 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry *
Wed. Oct. 27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
Thu. Oct. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
Fri. Oct. 29 - Brooklyn, NY - The Sultan Room
Sat. Oct. 30 - Boston, MA - Royale *
Mon. Nov. 01 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
* w/ Wild Nothing + Beach Fossils
 
What people are saying about Hannah Jadagu:
“…Just glorious. Her voice, the production, these sweet reflective melodies. Just all works so well together.” [What Is Going On?]- NPR Music
 
“The New York via Texas transplant sings of trying to find her way in a myriad of inflection points in her life and in society. Whether it is racial and gender equality (“My Bones”), the crush of any given day (“Sundown”), or romantic tribulations (“What Is Going On?”), Jadagu wraps her concerns in shimmery layers of off-center pop frosting.” [What Is Going On?] - Under the Radar
 
“When immersed in the raw beauty of Hannah Jadagu’s SubPop debut EP, What is Going On?, many things spring to mind. How does she build such nuanced melodic tension with her lyrics? How does she write such introspectively brilliant lyrics?” - Ones to Watch
 
“Jadagu’s songs have an inherently chill quality that feel almost effortless.” [What Is Going On?]  - Dallas Observer
 
“The songs of her debut EP, What Is Going On?, were all written and recorded through her mobile phone, yet despite her limited resources, the songs sound lush, and perfectly formed, showing what can be done if you find a method that works for you.” - For the Rabbits


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, SEP 29, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Hear Corridor’s new track “Et Hop”

Corridor has returned with “Et Hop,” a new single out today on all DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop and in Canada through Bonsound. The song is the band’s first new recorded material since the release of Junior, their acclaimed album from 2019.
 
Written during the sessions for Corridor’s second LP, Supermercado, “Et Hop” was a gem gathering dust in the band’s musical vault. But when CISM, the student-run radio station at the University of Montreal, asked the band if they wanted to release a song to mark the radio station’s 30th-anniversary, they knew exactly what to offer.
 
Corridor is a guitar-slinging, anthem-singing band from Montreal. They are DIY enthusiasts of the earnest variety: the kind who like to design their own merch and create mind-bending animated music videos for their catchy, captivating tunes. They also happen to be the first Francophone act ever signed to Sub Pop.
 
Junior, the band’s third full-length and first for Sub Pop, has a special kind of “je ne sais quoi?” that comes from self-imposed restraints. With a deadline to submit a finished record looming,  the members of Corridor - Jonathan Robert (guitar & vocals), Dominic Berthiaume (bass), Julian Perreault (guitar), and Julien Bakvis (drums) - hunkered down and wrote furiously, never stopping to second guess themselves. The end result is a record defined by intimacy and immediacy. Is it kosmische Musik? Is it indie rock? Is it post-punk? It’s all those things and more. It’s Corridor.
 
The impact of Junior was immediate and enduring. It earned Corridor rave reviews from Brooklyn Vegan, CLASH, PASTE, Stereogum, Exclaim!, and more. Their live performance also impressed, as evidenced by the band’s KEXP session and their dynamic shows. The band toured Europe and North America, a string of shows that established Corridor as one of the brightest and best of the genre. The shows went so well, in fact, that they decided to make Samuel Gougoux - a live collaborator for the Junior tour - a full-time member.

Corridor has also added headlining performances to its 2022 touring schedule, which includes new dates in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Grand Rapids. Meanwhile, the band’s previously announced shows in Montreal and Toronto will precede these dates in November 2021. Please find Corridor’s current schedule below.
 
Fall 2021
Fri. Nov. 19 - Montreal, QC - Fairmount Theatre
Fri. Nov. 26 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
 
Spring 2022
Thu. Mar. 31 - Brooklyn, NY - Sultan Room
Fri. Apr. 01 - Philadelphia, PA - Milk Boy
Sun. Apr. 03 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
Fri. Apr. 08 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme


 
What people are saying about Corridor:
“The French-Canadian foursome may write and perform in French, but rock music this good is something we can all understand.” [Junior] - PASTE
 
Junior is a nice progression from Supermercado, building steam as it goes, climaxing with the literal one-two punch of “Pow” (maybe their best pop song yet) and the “Bang” (spiraling, magisterial). It’s an infectious, unique sound that needs no translation.” - Brooklyn Vegan
 
“Strong melodies and propulsive rock structures, which reference everything from shoegaze and post-punk to Krautrock and psych…” [Junior] - Bandcamp Daily
 
“This Montreal band’s third album is a potent set of twitchy, psych-tinged post-punk with intertwining angular guitars, driving, sometimes motorik rhythms, soaring harmonies and impressionistic French lyrics.” [Junior]  - KEXP
 
Junior blends a cocktail of urgency and euphoria, delivering a woozy, rosy-cheeked buzz that warms from the inside out.” [Junior] - Glide Magazine
 
“The album sounds wonderful. The guitars interplay is so immersive. The production casts a glorious sheen on the whole affair and the dreamy vocals add an another dimension to the proceedings.” [Junior, 8/10] - Northern Transmissions


Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, SEP 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Music’s In Our Blood

Join Sub Pop, KEXP and Bloodworks NW for the Music’s In Our Blood campaign. With blood supply levels at a critical all-time low, we are using our collective voices this fall to share the need for volunteer blood donors.

We, as the music community, are committing to getting 10,000 new blood donors by the end of the year. Get involved to save lives by making an appointment today to give blood. Find your nearest donation location and make an appointment at bloodworksnw.org/music.



Posted by Chris Jacobs