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NEWS : FRI, NOV 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

20% Off All Orders $20 Or More!

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The holiday shopping race is officially on, and we at Sub Pop are once again participating in the insatiable consumerism by offering you, the taste-making music consumer, 20% off your orders of $20 or more!* It’s simple, if your shopping cart has at least $20 worth of Sub Pop merchandise, you’ll automatically receive 20% off at check out.

So, in the spirit of the season, shop the Sub Pop Annual 20’s Plenty Holiday Sale for all of the sonically enlightened people on your shopping lists!

*Sleater-Kinney’s Start Together box set, as well as all pre-orders, are exempt from this promotion. Sorry ‘bout that!

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, NOV 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Seattle Sounders’ Marching Band Covers Mudhoney!

The fine people of Seattle, ourselves included, are big fans of our local sporting organizations, so when the Seattle Sounders official band, Sound Wave, wanted to cover the obscure Mudhoney song, “Breakfast at Dick’s,” we were all like, “SYNERGY!” and then told them to go for it. The results are just shy of earth-shattering, which is to say, we were blown away by the marching band’s rendition. Now, if only we can get Mark a baton and a drum major’s uniform, we’d be in business.

Watch the Sound Wave cover in the embed, and then listen to the Mudhoney version here, originally a bonus track from the Japanese version of Vanishing Point.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, NOV 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Father John Misty’s ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ Album Trailer

We couldn’t encourage you enough to read Father John Misty’s “Back Into the Gaping Maw of Promotional Correspondence,” an epic screed on behalf of the upcoming tour in support of I Love You, Honeybear, his highly anticipated second album. Details found within it include: his much-talked about performance of “Bored in the USA”on The Late Show with David Letterman, and a NSFW trailer featuring segments of …Honeybear tracks “When You’re Smiling And Astride Me” and “Holy Shit.”

On a related and perhaps unsurprising note, “Bored in the USA” earned a great deal of praise from the likes of Pitchfork (“Best New Track”) and NMEGrantland, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, Flavorwire and more.

Father John Misty’s fast-selling headlining late winter/spring tour in support of I Love You, Honeybear spans January 16th-April 25th. Sold out-out shows include Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC on February 12th, New York’s Bowery Ballroom on February 14th, Dublin’s Whelans on February 21st, London’s Village Underground on February 26th and Minneapolis’s First Avenue on April 4th. For up-to-date information on tickets please visit You should definitely get tickets now, they will most certainly not be available forever.

I Love You, Honeybear will be available on February 10th from Sub Pop. The album, featuring “Bored In The USA,” “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins),” “True Affection,” and the title track, was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson, mixed by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. It’s truly a remarkable record of which we couldn’t be more pleased to stamp our logo on.

Preorders for I Love You, Honeybear are now available from Father John,  Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes and Amazon.

Tour Dates:
Jan. 16 - Felton, CA - Bret Harte Hall
Jan. 17 - Sonoma, CA - Vet’s Hall Ballroom
Jan. 18 - Chico, CA - El Rey Theatre
Feb. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy* [SOLD OUT]
Feb. 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC*  [SOLD OUT]
Feb. 14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*  [SOLD OUT]
Feb. 16 - Montreal, QC - Virgin Mobile Corona Theater*
Feb. 18 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall*
Feb. 21 - Dublin, IE - Whelans [SOLD OUT]
Feb. 22 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
Feb. 23 -  Manchester, UK - Gorilla
Feb. 26 - London, UK - Village Underground [SOLD OUT]
Feb. 27 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Feb. 28 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Mar. 03 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
Mar. 04 - Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie
Mar. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Mar. 07 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
Mar. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Nochtspelcher
Mar. 25 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works**
Mar. 26 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse**
Mar. 27 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel**
Mar. 28 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club**
Mar. 31 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club**
Apr. 01 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer**
Apr. 03 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater**
Apr. 04 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave**  [SOLD OUT]
Apr. 07 - Lawrence, KS - Granada**
Apr. 08 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room**
Apr. 09 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
Apr. 22 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater^
Apr. 23 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s^
Apr. 24 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s^
Apr. 25 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theater^
* w/ Guy Blakeslee
** w/ King Tuff
^ w/ Luluc

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, NOV 17, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop & Hardly Art Week on Last Call With Carson Daly

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Sub Pop and Hardly Art recording artists King Tuff, Dum Dum Girls, La Sera, and Colleen Green takeover Last Call with Carson Daly for a week of performances, airing November 17th-20th on NBC at 1:35am ET+PT / 12:35am CT.

Recorded at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, King Tuff, La Sera and Colleen Green all make their late-night debuts on the show. Meanwhile, Dum Dum Girls second episode is culled from their performance at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Schedule of performance and songs performed below.

King Tuff’s Black Moon Spell and Dum Dum Girls Too True are available now from Sub Pop. La Sera’s Hour of the Dawn and Colleen Green’s Sock it to Me available now from Hardly Art.

Mon. Nov. 17th – King Tuff (Live at The El Rey)
“Black Moon Spell”

Tue. Nov. 18th – Colleen Green (Live at The El Rey)
“Pay Attention”
“Only One”

Wed. Nov. 19th – Dum Dum Girls (Live at The Observatory)
“Lost Boys And Girls Club”
“Rimbaud Eyes”

Thu. Nov. 20th – Le Sera (Live at The El Rey)
“Losing to the Dark”
“Running Wild”

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, NOV 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop Signs Olympia, Washington’s Strange Wilds!

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Sub Pop is thrilled to share the news that Strange Wilds have signed on to be part of the family!

Strange Wilds formed in Olympia, WA in 2012. The band grew out of the fertile Pacific-Northwest punk scene, with members from Negative Press, Outlook, Wreck, and a bunch of other punk/hardcore bands of the last few years. Shortly after the 2014 release of their debut, the four-song Wet 7” on Inimical Records, the band settled into the classic, economical, power-trio configuration of bass, drums, and a single guitar, and signed to Sub Pop. Strange Wilds will release new music for Sub Pop in 2015. In the meantime, you can read more about Strange Wilds via Noisey and the AV Club.

Get to know Strange Wilds!

Watch: “Slime” video
Listen:  “Wet” 4-track 7” single

Posted by Sam Sawyer