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NEWS : MON, APR 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Watch METZ Perform ‘Strange Peace’ Tracks “Mr. Plague,” “Cellophane” and “Mess of Wires” on The Chris Gethard Show

Plus there’s an updated international tour schedule for 2018.

Last week, METZ delivered incredible performances of Strange Peace tracks “Mr. Plague,” “Cellophane” and “Mess of Wires” for The Chris Gethard Show on TruTV (which airs Tuesdays at 11pm/10pm CT).


[Photo Credit: Andrew Bisdale/truTV]

METZ Tour Dates + Ticket Links

METZ have added new dates to their previously announced 2018 international tour schedule.  New Canadian and European headlining and festival dates include: Quebec City at Festival D’ete on July 11th; Leipzig, Germany at UT Connewitz on July 18th;  Berlin, Germany at Cassiopeia on July 19th; August 16th in Wiesbaden, Germany at Schlactof; Reading Festival on August 25th;  Leeds Festival on August 26th; Cardiff, Wales at The Globe on August 27th; and Asten-Heusden, Netherlands for the Misty Fields Festival on August 31st. Sub Pop label mates Moaning, will open a slew of EU shows (select dates).

Apr. 17 - Lisbon, Portugal – MusicBox *
Apr. 18 - Porto, Portugal – Hard Club *
Apr. 19 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord
Apr. 20 - Rotterdam, Netherlands – Motel Mozaique
Apr. 21 - Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Out of the Crowd Festival
Apr. 23 - Milan, IT - Magnolia *
Apr. 24 - Bologna, IT - Freakout, Bologna *
Apr. 25 - Munich, DE - Strom *
Apr. 26 - Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9 *
Apr. 27 - Belfort, FR - Impetus Festival
Apr. 28 - London, UK - Test Pressing Festival*
Apr. 30 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo *
May 01 - Dublin, IE - Whelan’s
May 02 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen *
May 03 - Ramsgate, UK - Ramsgate Music Hall * [Sold Out]
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Les Nuits Botanique [Sold Out]
May 05 - Leffinge, BE - De Zwerver *
May 23 - Taipei, Taiwan - The Wall
May 25 - Beijing, China - TBC
May 26 - Shanghai, China - TBC
May 29 - Hong Kong, China - TTN Livehouse
May 31 - Manila, Philippines - Mow’s Bar
Jun. 01 - Singapore - Decline
Jun. 02 - Bangkok, Thailand - Norma
Jun. 04 - Tokyo, Japan - Fever
Jun. 05 - Tokyo, Japan - Fever
Jun. 06 - Nagoya, Japan - Tight Rope
Jun. 07 - Osaka, Japan - Conpass
Jul. 11 - Quebec City, QC - Festival D’ete
Jul 18 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz,
Jul. 19 - Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia
Jul. 21 - Tromso, Norway - Bukta Festival
Aug. 16 - Wiesbaden, DE - Schlactof
Aug. 25 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival
Aug. 26 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
Aug. 27 - Cardiff, UK - The Globe
Aug. 31 - Asten-Heusden, NL - Misty Fields Festival
Sep. 14 - Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (Westward Festival)
* w/ Moaning


Strange Peace is available now on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide (except in Canada) from Sub Pop right here. In Canada, Strange Peace is available from Royal Mountain Records over here.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, APR 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM

WE’RE HIRING: THE SUB POP STORE AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT IS CURRENTLY SEEKING A PART-TIME SALES CLERK

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Sub Pop is currently accepting resumes from energetic, responsible, detail-oriented, and dependable candidates for a part-time/weekend/night Sales Clerk position at our new-ish and (let’s not be coy about it…) terribly impressive store at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This guy.

Responsibilities include:

 • Greeting and assisting customers in a friendly manner. 
 • Full compliance with Sea-Tac operation rules and strict TSA regulations and restrictions. 
 • Efficient handling of cash and credit card transactions. 
 • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively. 
 • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. 
 • Assisting in organizing and restocking the store. 
 • Maintaining the general appearance of the store. 
 • Contributing to the team retail effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed. 

Qualified candidates will have: 

 • Previous experience in the retail environment. 
 • Knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the City of Seattle.
 • A friendly and enthusiastic disposition with customers and staff. 
 • Strong and clear communication skills. 
 • A general understanding of retail Point of Sale systems. 
 • Flexibility in schedule and willingness to work early or late hours. 

The Sub Pop Airport Store at Sea-Tac is open unusually long hours, generally 6am - 10pm, and 365 days a year. 

Please send your resume to airportstore@subpop.com.


Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : THU, MAR 29, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Loma Share Video For “Dark Oscillations” Off Their Self-titled Sub Pop Debut - First Ever Tour Starts Next Week

“… A joint project that heightens each member’s individual strengths and shows off their surprising musical chemistry.” - Pitchfork

“Together they make songs full of mystery and wonder.” – NPR Music

“The band keeps a beautiful juxtaposition between major flourishes and minor dirges while the noise and dissonance never removes itself from the crevices of the songs.” – Under The Radar


[Photo Credit: Bryan C. Parker]

On the verge of their first-ever tour of North American and Europe, Loma have shared a new video for “Dark Oscillations,” off their self-titled debut album, out now on Sub Pop. The black and white video depicts singer Emily Cross sprawled out in bed, anxiously shifting as a sliver of reflected television dances in the background.




The spark that led to Loma’s creation occurred in 2016 during a European tour in which Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski’s project, Cross Record, opened for Jonathan Meiburg’s band, Shearwater. After an especially memorable show in Belgium, Meiburg approached Cross and Duszynski about working together. Two years later, their collaborative project, Loma, has released a debut album, and the trio is embarking on a tour spanning 3 months and 12 countries. The dates include a performance at Botanique, the same venue where the three initially decided to create music together. All tour dates are below.

“Joy” Stream – youtu.be/IMUApFRVfRw
“Black Willow” Video – youtu.be/u4yA8zM0ifY
“Relay Runner” Video – youtu.be/GAIeORh7TLs


Loma’s acclaimed, self-titled debut is out today everywhere on Sub Pop. Listen to the album now at Spotify / Apple Music / Bandcamp / YouTube then trade yr dollars for it here or in yr friendly neighborhood record store.

Loma Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Fri. Apr. 6 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

Sat. Apr. 7 – Long Beach, CA @ The Living Room
Sun. Apr. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
Theater
Wed. Apr. 11 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

Fri. Apr. 13 - Portland, OR @ MS Studios

Sat. Apr. 14 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

Tue. Apr. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Thu. April 19 - Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing

Sat. Apr. 21 - Austin, TX @ North Door
Thu. April 26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Fri. April 27 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Sat. April 28 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Tue. May 1 - Charlottesville, NC @ The Southern
Wed. May 2 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Fri. May 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Sat. May 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sun. May 6 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott

Mon. May 7 – Portland, ME @ Apohadion Theater
Tue. May 8 - Montreal, QC @ L’Esco
Wed. May 9 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
Thu. May 10 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
Fri. May 11 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Fri. May 25 - Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
Sat. May 26 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (London Calling)
Sun. May 27 - Brussels, BE Rotonde @ Botanique

Tue. May 29 – Paris, FR @ Olympic Cafe
Wed. May 30 - Brighton, UK @ Hope & Ruin
Thu. May 31 - London, UK @ Lexington
Fri. June 1 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade

Sat. June 2 – Coventry, UK @ The Coal Vaults
Sun. June 3 - Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
Mon. June 4 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Tue. June 5 - Glasgow, UK @ Hug and Pint
Thu. June 7 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s
Fri. June 8 - Liverpool, UK @ Buyers Club

Sat. June 9 – Oxford, UK @ The Cellar

Tue. June 12 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown

Wed. June 13 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang

Thu. June 14 – Lund, SE @ Mejeriet

Fri. June 15 – Gothenborg, SE @ Pustervik

Sat. June 16 – Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil

Sun. June 17 – Aarhus, DK @ Radar (DK)

Mon. June 18 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden

Tue. June 19 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol

Wed. June 20 – Prague, CZ @ Underdog’s Ballroom

Thu. June 21 – Wien, AT @ Arena Vienna


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, MAR 28, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch Jo Passed’s Surreal, Nightmarish Official Video For “Millennial Trash Blues” Off Forthcoming Album “Their Prime” (out 5/25)

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Jo Passed and director Justin Gradin have delivered a surreal new visual for Their Prime standout “Millennial Trash Blues”. Director Gradin offers this of the video: “A nightmare on the tip of an eyelash. An astrological garbage dump with burning snowflakes and a trap door.  A wild teen awake in someone else’s dream.”

The Grey Estates premiered the video, and said, “The dream world created in Jo Passed’s video for “Millennial Trash Blues” is as dynamic, colorful and unsettled as its single counterpart. The visuals…are unusual and outlandish, the costumed characters and eye-popping imagery inspired by the act of stepping into someone’s dream. And while the brightly painted faces and monster under the bed that appear in the video are memorable, it’s the single that holds it all together; a perfect soundtrack for the nearly four minutes of unexpected and delightful terrors (see premiere March 28th).”




Jo Passed Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Jo Passed just announced headlining dates in support of Their Prime beginning May 25th in Vancouver, BC at Red Gate Arts Society and ending June 29th in Seattle at Barboza. Highlights include: Canadian Music Week in Toronto on May 12th; co-headline dates with Hardly Art’s Dick Stusso (June 6th-10th; June 14th-18th); and Calgary’s Sled Island Festival (June 21-23).

Apr. 14 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
May 12 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
May 25 - Vancouver, BC - Red Gate Arts Society
May 27 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
May 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge
May 30 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
May 31 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Jun. 01 - Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
Jun. 02 - Fort Worth, TX - MASS
Jun. 04 - Nashville, TN - The End
Jun. 05 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
Jun. 06 - Washington, DC - DC9*
Jun. 07 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle*
Jun. 09 - Allston, MA - Great Scott*
Jun. 10 - Providence, RI - Fete Music Hall*
Jun. 11 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
Jun. 12 - Ottawa, ON - Makerspace North
Jun. 13 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar*
Jun. 14 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups*
Jun. 15 - Cincinnati, OH - TBC*
Jun. 16 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village*
Jun. 17 - Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus Club*
Jun. 18 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club*
Jun. 19 - Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will Social Club
Jun. 20 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
Jun. 21-23 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
Jun. 27 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Jun. 29 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
*w/ Dick Stusso


Jo Passed will release Their Prime on CD/LP/CS/DL worldwide through Sub Pop Records, with the exception of Canada through Royal Mountain Records on May 25th.  The album, which features the aforementioned “Millennial Trash Blues” along with “ MDM,” and “Glass,” was recorded during the fall / winter of 2016/17 at Thor’s Palace & KW Studios, both in the band’s hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. LP purchases through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl (while supplies last).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAR 27, 2018 at 7:15 AM

Everything Is Illuminated In Frankie Cosmos’ New Video for “Jesse” - New Album ‘Vessel’ Is Out This Friday, March 30th

Release Week Happenings Include A Live “Juan’s Basement” performance via Pitchfork TV on Thursday, March 29th and a Reddit Indieheads AMA on Friday, March 30th.

Rejoice! Frankie Cosmos’ Sub Pop debut, Vessel is out this very Friday, March 30thTo celebrate the album’s release, they’ve shared a new video for song “Jesse” directed by Loroto Productions and the band. As described by Greta Kline, “for the video for “Jesse,” we were inspired by ASMR and slime culture. We wanted the song to be paired with mesmerizing and satisfying imagery. It turned into a marathon of playing with toys and goo.”


 
Frankie Cosmos will also be performing live on the newly returned Pitchfork TV show “Juan’s Basement,” on Thursday, March 29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 PST. For info on where to livestream the band’s performance, read here.
 
They’ll also be partaking in a Reddit Indieheads “AMA” [aka Ask Me Anything] on Friday, March 30th from 12:00 PM EST -1:00 PM EST/9:00 AM -10:00 AM PST. Access this message board right right over here.

Frankie Cosmos Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The band will embark on a world tour in support of Vesselbeginning on April 5th in Boulder, CO with stops in Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Seattle, with newly added US and European dates in May and June.
 
Apr. 05 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater *
Apr. 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep  *
Apr. 07 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf  *
Apr. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom  *
Apr. 10 - San Diego, CA - Quartyard %
Apr. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theatre %
Apr. 12 - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room %
Apr. 13 - Fresno, CA - Strummers  
Apr. 14 - Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre %
Apr. 17 - Seattle, WA - Neumos %
Apr. 18 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater %
Apr. 20 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom %
Apr. 30 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
May 01 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
May 02 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair @
May 03 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot @
May 04 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount @
May 05 - Toronto, ON - The Rec Room @
May 06 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
May 07 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 09 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
May 10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
May 11 - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House
May 12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
May 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 22 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
May 23 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus
May 24 - Ghent, BE - DOKbox
May 25 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling at Paradiso
May 26 - Paris, France - Petit Bain
May 28 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
May 29 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School
May 30 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
May 31 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 01 - Lille, France - Aeronef
Jun. 08 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium #
Jul. 14 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival
 
* w/ Lomelda
@ Florist & Lala Lala
% w/ Ian Sweet and SOAR
# w/ Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius


Preorders for Vessel are available now through Sub Pop here. LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on blue vinyl (while supplies last - we are nearly sold out!).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, MAR 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Mass Gothic Announce Spring US Tour Supporting Modest Mouse - April 18th through May 11th

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[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]

Their Self-titled debut and Sup Goth EP are available now worldwide from Sub Pop

Mass Gothic has just announced new US tour dates, supporting Modest Mouse’s spring tour for 2018. The dates begin April 18th in Birmingham at Sloss Furnace and wrap up May 11th in Kansas City at the Starlight Amphitheatre. Mass Gothic will be direct support on all of the dates. The group will release an album later this year, and will play new material on these dates. (see below for dates.)


Mass Gothic released their self-titled debut and the Sup Goth digital EP, both released in 2016.  The band’s debut, which was released February 4th, 2016, features the exuberant single “Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me” [see here] and the stark “Nice Night” [see here] and was produced by the group, mixed Chris Coady (Beach House, TV on the Radio) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York. Hear the album in full right over here.


The Sup Goth EP, featuringthe single, “A Run,” was released August 5th, 2016. Where the group’s self-titled debut chronicled the depths of depression, Sup Goth is the resulting catharsis.  The EP is also a collaborative affair between Noel Heroux and partner / bandmate Jessica Zambri, as it is the first Mass Gothic recording the pair completed together. Hear the EP in full right over here.

Mass Gothic Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Apr. 18 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnace
Apr. 20 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Apr. 21 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Apr. 23 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Apr. 24 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Apr. 26 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Apr. 27 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Apr. 28 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Apr. 30 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
May 1 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
May 2 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 3 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 5 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
May 6 - Mankato, MN - Verizon Wireless Center
May 8 - Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre
May 9 - Omaha, NE - Ralston Arena
May 10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theatre
May 11 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Amphitheatre


Posted by Rachel White