Daughn Gibson’s Carnation
is available now on CD / LP / DL in North America from your friends in the music business, Sub Pop Records. Conveniently enough for fans and newcomers alike, a brand-new Daughn Gibson official video for “Daddy I Cut My Hair” is also available as of today and was directed by the talented Matt
Carnation, featuring the highlights “Shatter You Through,”
“Bled to Death,” “It Wants Everything,” and “Daddy I Cut My Hair,” was
co-produced by Gibson and Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Tim Hecker),
recorded at Avast Studios in Seattle, Washington and mastered by Jason
Ward at Chicago Mastering.
The new albumalso features guest appearances from
composer/violinist to Eyvind Kang (string arrangements), renowned studio
drummer Matt Chamberlain, as well as Gibson’s long-standing musical
conspirator, Jim Elkington. Additional contributions include: Steve
Moore (Piano, Trombone, Keyboards and Synths); Milky Burgess, Paul
Wegman, and Jer Rouse (Guitars); Skerik (Saxophone); and Jay Kardong
(Pedal Steel). Carnation is the follow up to Me Moan, Daughn Gibson’s Sub Pop debut.
North American purchases of Carnation are available through Sub
Pop Mega Mart,iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. Fans who purchase the album
from us at our MegaMart store will receive the Loser Edition on white, black
and blue swirl colored vinyl (while supplies last only).
What people are saying about Daughn Gibson:
“Singular and unsettlingly sophisticated.” [8/10] - Uncut
with hindsight in its favor, gives Gibson the ability to keep on
stretching his narratives, but it also wisely pomades some of his
wildest hairs. The country urges are tamped down to the occasional
guitar line and qualities of Gibson’s singing voice, giving the music a
chance to open up to breezier vistas. These are mostly pitched between
Tangerine Dream’s ’80s material and soundtracks, Sylvian/Japan, Danny
Elfman and ’80s radio pop groups like a-ha, a mixture of influences and
ideas that’s remarkably compelling when set against such visceral
tales…Across all three records, and on this one in particular, there’s
a reach of ambition that never gets mired in artifice or
inconsistencies; this is surprising, complex music that deals with
stories difficult to tell outside the printed page. Gibson leads
listeners through them on the rumble seat, without so much as a lap belt
or handhold to keep us steady.” [“First Listen”] - NPR Music
“Another weirdly fitting edition to Gibson’s sonic smorgasboard.” - Time Out London
“Carnation hears Gibson veering away from his earlier country
influences and embracing “ambient textures,” creating an elegant, dark,
and cinematic collection of songs…In addition to delivering brooding
beats and eerie soundscapes, Gibson uses his deep, theatrical style of
singing to explore serious themes like mental health (“Daddy I Cut My
Hair”) and masculinity (“A Rope Ain’t Enough”), as well as the simpler
things in life, like the moment an alarm clock wakes you from the peace
of sleep on lead single “Shatter You Through” - Exclaim!
“Gibson finally sounds the part.” [4/5] - MOJO
“Its brisk metropolitan midnight pop accented by eerie violin and
honky-tonk guitar and topped off with Gibson’s death bellow. He spins a
story about being jarred from peaceful sleep into dreadful waking life;
it’s as odd as anything he’s committed to tape, but it’s also his most
instantly appealing single yet.” [“Shatter You Through”, Carnation] - Stereogum
“Quite possibly his catchiest work to date, the titillating track is
marked by groovy bass, twangy guitar, and Gibson’s rich baritone.”
[“Shatter You Through”, Carnation] - Consequence of Sound
“A brisk, impressive new track with swift strings, tinkling piano keys,
and a quick-paced Gibson demonstrating a keen grasp on pop’s best
offerings…The future is here and now, and it’s on repeat.”
[“Shatter You Through”, Carnation] - FLOOD
Beach House are set to release Depression Cherry, the band’s fifth album, on CD / LP / DL August 28th in North America on Sub Pop Records. The album will also be available in Europe from Bella Union and from Mistletone in Australia and New Zealand. Depression Cherry, featuring the highlights “Sparks,” “Space Song,” “PPP” and “Days of Candy,” was produced and recorded by the band and Chris Coady at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Beach House will start their worldwide tour in support of Depression Cherry, beginning August 18th in Portland, ME at State Theatre and end their 2015 dates December 18th in San Francisco at the Fillmore. Please find a complete list of dates below.
Depression Cherry is now available for preorder in North America from the Sub Pop Mega Mart. LP and CD versions of the album will come packaged in a sumptuous red velvet sleeve. All customers who pre-order the LP version of Depression Cherry from megamart.subpop.com will receive the special, limited, clear vinyl Loser Edition (while supplies last). Additionally, there will be a new T-shirt design, available individually or as part of a bundle with purchase of the new record.
Album w/ red velvet sleeve.
About Beach House:
Beach House is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. We have been a band for over a decade living and working in Baltimore, MD. Depression Cherry is our fifth full-length record. This record follows the release of our self-titled album in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010, and Bloom in 2012. Depression Cherry was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana from November ’14 through January ’15. This time period crossed the anniversaries of both John Lennon’s and Roy Orbison’s death.
In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream andBloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.
Here are a few quotes that we feel relate to the feeling and themes of this record:
— “I’ll never be able to be here again. As the minutes slide by, I move on. The flow of time is something I cannot stop. I haven’t a choice. I go. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I’ll never see again. People who are gone before you know it, people who are just passing through. Even as we exchange hellos, they seem to grow transparent. I must keep living with the flowing river before my eyes.” - from Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto — “We inhabit a world in which the future promises endless possibilities and the past lies irretrievably behind us. The arrow of time… is the medium of creativity in terms of which life can be understood.” - fromThe Arrow of Time by Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield — “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” - from Parerga and Paralipomena by Arthur Schopenhauer — “Hark, now hear the sailors cry, feel the air and see the sky, let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic… …when the fog horn blows, I want to hear it, I don’t have to fear it” - from “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison
Here is the track listing with selected lyrics.
1. Levitation – “The branches of the trees, they will hang lower now, you will grow too quick, then you will get over it” 2. Sparks - “It’s a gift, taken from the lips, you live again” 3. Space Song - “What makes this fragile world go ‘round, were you ever lost, was she ever found?” 4. Beyond Love - “They take the simple things inside you and put nightmares in your hands” 5. 10:37 - “ Here she comes, all parts of everything, stars in the motherhand” 6. PPP - “Did you see it coming, it happened so fast, the timing was perfect, water on glass…” 7. Wildflower - “ What’s left you make something of it” 8. Bluebird - “I would not ever try to capture you” 9. Days of Candy - “I know it comes too soon, the universe is riding off with you…… I want to know you there, the universe is riding off with you.”
For us, Depression Cherry is a color, a place, a feeling, an energy… that describes the place you arrive as you move through the endlessly varied trips of existence…
Tour Dates Aug. 18 - Portland, ME - State Theatre Aug. 19 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub Aug. 20 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Aug. 21 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom Aug. 22 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small’s Aug. 24 - Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall Aug. 25 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Aug. 26 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall Sep. 17 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall Sep. 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s Sep. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre Sep. 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre Sep. 22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Sep. 25 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Sep. 26 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall Sep. 27 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant Sep. 28 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall Sep. 29 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom Oct. 01 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Oct. 02 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn Oct. 04 - Nashville, TN - The Ryman Auditorium Oct. 06 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre Oct. 07 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel Oct. 08 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom Oct. 24 - Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall Oct. 25 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street Oct. 26 - Glasgow, UK - ABC Oct. 27 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz Oct. 29 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival Oct. 30 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire Nov. 02 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Nov. 03 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls @ AB Nov. 04 - Koln, DE - Gloria Nov. 05 - Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier Nov. 07 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves Nov. 10 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene Nov. 11 - Gothenburg, SE - Tradgarn Nov. 12 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Medis Nov. 13 - Copenhagen DK - Vega Nov. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel K1 Nov. 16 - Berlin, DE - Huxley’s Nov. 17 - Munich, DE - Freiheiz Nov. 18 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks Nov. 20 - Barcelona, ES - Apolo Nov. 22 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera Nov. 23 - Lisbon, PT - Armazén Nov. 24 - Porto, PT - Teatro sa da Bandeira Dec. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre Dec. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre Dec. 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore Dec. 18 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
The Helio Sequence is out now on CD/LP/DL worldwide and can be purcahsed in fine record stores near you as well as online retailers such as Sub Pop Mega Mart,
iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. Worth noting, however, is that while supplies last, customers who purchase the LP version
of the album from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on yellow-colored vinyl.
Additionally, The Helio Sequence’s US tour will resume on June 3rd in Boise, ID at Neurolux and will run through October 1st in Spokane, WA at INB Performing Arts Center. The Helio Sequence will be direct support for Death Cab For Cutie on Sep. 30th & Oct. 1st . Get the complete list of tour dates below.
What people are saying about The Helio Sequence:
“The Helio Sequence has created a euphoric, career-defining album.” [9.2 / 10] - PASTE
“…The duo’s latest is an ambitious, smart, and memorable collection of crisply produced clean-channel rock that shows all the newcomers how it’s done.” [8/10] - FLOOD
“”Stoic Resemblance” matches harmonious psychedelic chorus with a brisk krautrock pulse.” - Stereogum
“”Stoic Resemblance” is among the most pop-friendly things the duo have put to tape. Of course, “pop-friendly” to The Helio Sequence takes the shape of more direct song structures and vocal hooks. Naturally, it’s all filtered through their signature kaleidoscopic filter, hitting a chord somewhere between gauzy and taut. At a tight three minutes, “Stoic Resemblance” shows The Helio Sequence at their most spontaneous and their most playful, which is not only a surprise turn from the studio-intense direction that’s long defined them with surprisingly fun results.” [Song of the Day] - KEXP
“It’s a hit of catchy goodness with a funky bassline with a chorus of “oh na na nas.” It’s a bonafide jam.” [“Stoic Resemblance”] - KCRW
“A rager by comparison, rhythmically reminiscent of Beck…It’s great to find the Helio Sequence upping their game, and being a little less stoic.” [“Stoic Resemblance”] - Buzzbands
Tour Dates Jun. 03 - Boise, ID - Neurolux Jun. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge Jun. 05 - Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge Jun. 06 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar Jun. 08 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada Jun 09 - Austin, TX - RED 7 Jun. 10 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Jun. 11 - New Orleans, LA - Gassa Gassa Jun. 12 - Birmingham, AL - The Saturn Jun. 13 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn Jun. 14 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Jun. 16 - Washington DC - Black Cat Jun. 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade Jun. 18 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge Jun. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle Jun. 20 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall Jun. 21 - Hamden, CT - Outerspace Ballroom Jun. 23 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern Jun. 24 - Columbus, OH - The Basement Jun. 25 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle Jun. 26 - Madison, WI - The Frequency Jun. 27- St. Paul, MN - Turf Club Jun. 28th - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jul. 09 - Vancouver, BC - Venue July 11 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune Jul. 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent Jul. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Jul. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Jul. 17 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah Jul. 18 - Visalia, CA - Cellar Door Aug. 23 - Portland, OR- MusicFestNW Sep. 30 - Missoula, MT - Adams Event Center* Oct. 01 - Spokane, WA - INB Performing Arts Center* * w/ Death Cab For Cutie
No Fly List: Notes from Sub Pop’s Airport Store, May 2015
What I Haven’t Learned After One Year at the Airport Store
After reading the general manager’s write-up of the airport store on our 1 year anniversary, I was naturally revolted by all of the praise and felt compelled to undercut any inflated expectations about our humble retail operation. Despite the label’s best efforts to indoctrinate me in all-things Sub Pop, and foster excellent customer-service skills amongst the retail staff, I still feel like I’m mostly fumbling my way around. So, without further ado, here are some things I still haven’t mastered after working for a year at the Sub Pop Airport store*:
Snappy comebacks to any of the following FAQs:
I. What is SUB POP?
II. What does SUB POP stand for?
III. Is that VINYL back there?
My best answers:
I. Sub Pop is a record label that started in 1988, in Seattle, Washington. Fast forward 26 years, and many illicit ingested substances later, they got the harebrained idea to open a store in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
II. Sub Pop is an initialism for Superior Unique Bro-fessionals Pursuing Overwhelming Profits.
III. No, those are wall calendars. All for the year 2015, but reusable in 2026!
Coherent music recommendations: Working at a record store in an airport means interacting with people from all over the world, with all different kinds of music tastes. On occasion, I am asked to help someone find music in our store that sounds like “viola-fusion,” “cabaret,” or “Dire Straits.” My answer for any and all requests is usually Goat. All roads in music lead to Goat.
Playing along when a customer decides to “stump the millennial sales clerk”: No, I don’t know the location of the Sub Pop recording studio, nor do I know the name of your best friend’s cousin’s neighbor who totally played bass in Soundgarden back in the day. Take your Mudhoney shirt and leave me alone!
Knowing what size t-shirt your child/spouse/sibling wears: It’s probably for the best that I don’t know intimate details about your family members who I’ve never met before. Just sayin’.
Reacting to all the enthusiasm in the store: The majority of people who visit the store (and are at least somewhat familiar with Sub Pop) are usually blown away and ecstatic to find our outpost at the airport. It is super gratifying/humbling/inspiring to see this response, and it often makes my face hurt.
*Let me reiterate that I’m speaking entirely about myself here. The rest of my colleagues are professionals who routinely show their expertise in the store, and I hope you interact with any one of them during your next visit.
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESUMES FOR THE DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR POSITION.
Sub Pop Records: Digital Communications Coordinator
Pop Records is currently looking for a new Digital Communications
Coordinator, working here in the label’s Seattle headquarters. This is
an important role within the company with responsibility for maintaining
and growing our social media presence and managing direct-to-fan
communications. This person will work closely with marketing and sales
staff and the Director of the Digital Communications department.
ideal candidate for our growing Digital Communications department is an
enthusiastic, creative and skilled social media manager and content
producer who has a solid understanding of social media marketing and
online communities, the artists and music represented by Sub Pop and how
best to serve them and their fans in this digital environment. This
person must have excellent written and overall communication skills and
an appreciation for how to continue to develop and expand the Sub Pop
voice within each unique social platform. A thorough understanding of
social media campaigns and a drive for creating and sharing engaging
content and recognizing new opportunities is essential. The ability to
work well as a member of the Digital Communications and larger marketing
and sales teams, representing the priorities of each is crucial as
The closing date to apply for this position is Monday, May 25th.
Summary Social Media and direct-to-fan communications Communication & Reporting
Responsibilities Social media and direct-to-fan communications
the social media efforts on behalf of Sub Pop Records to increase
awareness of our releases, bands and the Sub Pop brand, and maintain
regular communication on social channels for customer service
opportunities, general fan interaction and identifying trends.
our growing email list and in coordination with Sub Pop’s Mega Mart
(ecommerce) priorities write and deliver a bi-weekly newsletter to this
list, with the goal of growing direct-to-consumer sales as well as
artist and brand awareness.
Schedule, organize and
execute direct-to-fan communications, and create and distribute
marketing assets on behalf of the label and its bands within a shared
Digital Communications editorial calendar.
effectively leverage ever-changing social media tools; stay current with
best practices and tools and evolve different strategies as
Address social media challenges and suggest solutions.
Communication and reporting
Work in partnership with the Director of Digital Communications and marketing staff as a whole.
Attend weekly marketing and departmental meetings to evaluate emerging opportunities and report on current projects.
and and report on digital analytics and effectively convey these
findings in department and marketing staff weekly meetings, and at
Responsible for all updating and maintenance of project reports; identify new needs for additional reporting and stats.
with Director to help evolve strategies and determine best metrics to
measure and report the results of social media initiatives for Sub Pop
and our bands.
Attend relevant conferences and maintain
and develop contacts with all relative platforms and services, such as
Facebook and Twitter.
Work with and help educate marketing staff on emerging social media technologies and industry best practices.
Skills & Experience
3-5 years experience overseeing and developing content for a lifestyle or entertainment brand.
knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest
(and more) and integration of tools and third-party applications, such
Advanced computer skills required; strong
technical skills preferred; aptitude with the usual suite of current
office software and tools are all expected.
Data, analytics, and metrics oriented; strong analytical and quantitative skills.
to create and manipulate images and video for use online &
familiarity with basic editing programs required; specific
experience/background in graphic design, multimedia, video production
and all relevant software (Adobe Creative Suite, Pro Tools, Final Cut,
Must be highly motivated and organized
self-starter with the ability to multitask and communicate clearly and
effectively to large and small groups alike and interpersonally as well.
A creative thinker with the ability to work well both independently and
as part of team to see tasks through to completion.
Now there’s one more good
reason to ride your bike all the way from rainy Seattle to Portland, OR, and that
is to raise money. Sub Pop Records employees will join in the 202-mile Seattle
to Portland (STP) Bicycle Classic held on July 11 -12, 2015. Now in its 36th
year, the STP is the largest multi-day ride in the Northwest with up to 10,000
riders making the journey through Western Washington and Oregon.
In January of 2013, Sub Pop Records
Co-Founder Jonathan Poneman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In a 2013 Seattle Times article, Poneman states, “I
accept that I have this disease, but that doesn’t give me the right to be
passive.” In response, Sub Pop Records employees will be raising money
for the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NWPF) by doing the infamous STP bike ride.
What We Need & What You Get
Since being diagnosed, our
President has done everything he can to show others that there is life beyond
Parkinson’s. He actually explains it as sort of a blessing. Parkinson’s has
allowed him to “recalibrate” important values.
as it sounds, I am truly grateful to the disease.” Poneman explains further that, “My love of
life and its precious elements became more vivid at the thought of seeing them
Our goal is to raise $20,000 for the foundation. We need your help! See some of our incredible incentives for donating here.
Your donation will go directly to the Northwest Parkinson’s
Foundation. NWPF is the only independent regional Parkinson’s organization serving
Washington State. NWPF aims to establish optimal quality of life for the
Northwest Parkinson’s community through awareness, education, advocacy and
Located in Seattle, NWPF proudly invests every dollar in
local programs to support the Northwest Parkinson’s community. NWPF plays a vital role in
helping people with Parkinson’s live meaningfully with the disease. In
addition, NWPF provides information that gives patients and their families the
tools they need to find quality medical care, better manage their disease and
take charge of their daily lives.
Sub Pop has a long history of supporting non-profit organizations
around the globe but prefers to focus on local organizations in the Pacific
Northwest. We have been involved in fundraisers for the uncompensated
care for Seattle Children’s Hospital, donated food and funds to
Northwest Harvest, given time, support, and funds to the all-ages music
venue ‘The Vera Project’, supported the campaign for marriage equality
in Washington state, among many more. We believe in supporting the
community that has always supported us. The Northwest Parkinson’s
Foundation is an organization we feel proud to be riding for.
Other Ways You Can Help
can also go to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation main website (www.nwpf.org) and give
directly to the foundation through a gift
at a different time if you are not able to help now.
Or simply get the word out
about our campaign! Share our story and spread some awareness for
Parkinson’s Disease. While science looks for a cure, the NWPF is looking
out for the Parkinson’s community. We are grateful for anything you can
do to help.