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NEWS : TUE, DEC 18, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Breaking News Regarding The Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 4!

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The forthcoming edition of Sub Pop’s legendary 7” singles series will include the following artists:

Seattle visionary OCnotes
Chicago industrialists HIDE
Arkansas merchants of doom Pallbearer
The Minneapolis Uranium Club Band
Japanese psychedelic explorers Kikagaku Moyo
Philadelphia pop experimentalists Man Man
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Shannon Lay
Angular Atlantans Omni
Seattle noise-rock/art-punk/uncategorizables Dream Decay

Laborers at the rarity-factory are currently hard at work generating test pressings and art for these limited-edition, colored-vinyl 7” singles, and we have more exciting artists lined up for the series. Do away with your FOMO (that means “fear of missing out,” we are told) and subscribe now! And then buy another as a gift for the record geek in your life! We will be taking subscriptions into early 2019 (exact date TBA), but after then these lovely vinyl artifacts will be forever unattainable to anyone who did not subscribe!

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Singles Club Vol. 4 Overview
ATTENTION RECORD NERDS AND MUSIC FANS! We are now taking subscriptions for the fourth – and, who knows, perhaps the best! – incarnation of the legendary Sub Pop Singles Club. Are you desperate to hear new and exciting music? Do you pine for exquisitely packaged, colored-vinyl artifacts? Do you break into a sweat at the thought of missing out on limited-edition tchotchkes to hold over your friends’ heads? Well, subscribe now and feed your need! 
 
Attentive oldsters may recall the first edition of the Singles Club, which coincided with the launch of Sub Pop as a semi-functioning (and we do mean semi) record label, and featured Nirvana, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, L7, and countless (ok, around 75, to be more precise) other era-defining artists from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Fans of a more youthful age may remember the second and third editions, which ran from 1998-2002 and 2008-2009, respectively, and together included hitmakers like Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes, The White Stripes, Death Cab for Cutie, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Get Up Kids, The Dutchess and the Duke, Om, Thee Oh Sees, and many more. 
 
All of this ancient history is to say: 
1. WE INVENTED THIS SHIT! 
2. We’ll get you lots of great music, and there’s a good chance you’ll wind up with some highly sought-after rarities. 
And, 3. We’re seasoned pros at this and we’ll definitelyprobably get all your records delivered to the correct address right on time. 
 
For the eminently reasonable postpaid (meaning shipping is included in the price; tax is not) price of $130 for the U.S., $170 for Canada, $185 for Mexico, and $195 for the rest of the world, you will receive twelve (12) 7” singles, shipped directly from Sub Pop HQ in Seattle to you, starting in April of 2019. These singles will feature exclusive tracks by artists from all over the map, both literally and figuratively, but tied together by the common thread of being great at what they do and inspiring to us. We hope you’ll feel the same. This offer is valid for a limited time only, so don’t sleep on it. 
 
Things to know:

  • Subscribing is the only way to get the physical 7”s. They will not be available in stores. 
  • You can subscribe from anywhere in the world. 
  • You can purchase a subscription as a gift – simply enter the recipient’s name and address in the delivery address fields for your order. 
  • Each single will be available for streaming and digital purchase two weeks after that single ships. But by then you will not be able to go back in time, subscribe, and get that single. So sign up now if you want vinyl!
  • Subscriptions are exempt from any Mega Mart sale discounts. 
  • You can buy a subscription in the same order as other items you wish to purchase from us. We will ship the rest of your order as soon as possible, but no Singles Club 7”s will ship until April 2019, when you’ll get the first two, with successive singles to follow in pairs every other month thereafter. (We are shipping two singles at a time, every other month, because shipping is expensive and we want this subscription to be relatively affordable.)
  • Singles Club subscriptions cannot be sent to your local store and are not part of the Sub Pop Local program. As such, there is no free-shipping option for the Singles Club.
  • If you need to change your address at any point during your subscription, please email websales@subpop.com.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, DEC 14, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Porter Ray Releases Eye of the Beholder, a New Digital Album

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Following the 2017 release of Watercolor, Seattle MC Porter Ray has a new collection of songs entitled Eye of the Beholder. This 11-track digital release was mixed by Vitamin D at The Pharmacy studio in Seattle, WA and features guest appearances from Stas Thee Boss, Nate Jack, Astro King Phoenix, JD, DC and Bruce Leroy. You can listen to in its entirety today, Friday, December 14th on your digital platform of choice.

In his own words, “This project is about finding oneself, developing and strengthening one’s own opinions and ideas, freeing oneself from what’s popularly accepted and making one’s own decisions through love, self-awareness, and environmental examination.” 

Porter Ray will be performing live in support of this release on January 13th, 2019 at Chop Suey in Seattle.

Eye of the Beholder tracklist;

1.Be Not Afraid [Produced by Dez Anthony]
2. Eye of The Beholder [The Vision] [Produced by Jake One]
3. The Diamond That Cuts Thru Illusion [Produced by MFB]
4. Mask of Control [Produced by MFB]
5. The Gift [Feat. Astro King Phoenix + Stas Thee Boss] [Produced by Dez Anthony]
6. MultiColourSexLoveFrequency [feat. Nate Jack] [Produced by Kmtk]
7. Far Light [Produced by Dez Anthony]
8. Sapphire [Gleam Eyes] [Produced by Kmtk]
9. The Mountain and The Moon [Produced by Kmtk]
10. Prism Within [Feat. DC + Bruce Leroy + JD] [Produced BY BRoc]
11. Beyond The Mirror [Feat. JD + Bruce Leroy] [Produced by B Roc]


Posted by Jason Baxter

NEWS : TUE, DEC 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Frankie Cosmos Announce 2019 European Tour Dates Supporting Their Critically Acclaimed Sub Pop Debut, ‘Vessel’

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Road warriors Frankie Cosmos have spent the better part of 2018 on tour in support of their latest and greatest, Vessel, available now worldwide via Sub Pop. The band has announced a run of European shows throughout April with Hardly Art’s IAN SWEET supporting.

Dates will begin in London on April 1st and have the bands traveling through Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid, and Barcelona, ending on April 19th in Bologna, Italy. Tickets will go on-sale (links here) tomorrow at 10AM GMT:

Apr. 01 -  London, UK - EartH 
Apr. 03 - Stockholm, SE - Melodybox  *
Apr. 04 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik *
Apr. 05 - Oslo, NO - John Dee *
Apr. 06 - Aarhus, DK - Tape *
Apr 07 - Copenhagen, DK - Lille Vega  *
Apr. 09 - Berlin, DE - Musik & Frieden
Apr.10  - Heidelberg, DE - Karlstorbahnhof, *
Apr.12 - San Sebastian, ES - Dabadaba *
Apr.13 - A Coruna, ES -Garufa Club*
Apr.15  - Lisbon, PT - ZDB *
Apr.16 - Madrid, ES - El Sol *
Apr.17 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz 3  *
Apr.19  - Bologna, IT - Covo Club*

* w/ Ian Sweet
 

Frankie Cosmos is touring in support of their critically acclaimed Sub Pop debut, Vessel which has received raves reviews from such outlets as The New York Times, Pitchfork, Q, NPR, Loud and Quiet.


What “The People” are saying about Frankie Cosmos:

“Frankie Cosmos know how good it feels to acknowledge how epically, infuriatingly, beautifully helpless love can be.” [“Being Alive” Best New Track Review] - Pitchfork

“’Being Alive’ flutters like a heartbeat, careening in and out of heavy motion and rest.”
 [“Being Alive” Track Review] - Stereogum

“The song has Kline wandering through apathy, thinking about the things she could’ve done if she’d had the energy or will, poking at her subconscious.” [“Jesse” Track review] - Noisey

“Kline has a keen, quick grip on the back-and-forth of modern uncertainty, swinging high from triumph to low-lit sorrow. It’s why she’s such a comfort to return to.” - 8/10 - Crack

“[Kline’s] anti-folk spirit remains alive on these 18 tracks, which range from 30-second sonic haikus to fully-fledged ’90s indie-pop duets.” - 7/10  Loud and Quiet

“While intimacy has found a large pop audience in the social-media era […] Kline’s disclosures are striking because they feel genuinely homespun.” - 4/5  Q Magazine

“Slight but powerful indie-pop” / “There’s great charm to these yearning tunes” - 8/10 Uncut

“Completely enchanting, it’s further proof that the band are one of the best”  - Wonderland 


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, DEC 11, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Hear New Flight of the Conchords’ song “Father and Son” Taken From Their HBO special, ‘Live in London’

You can now hear Flight of the Conchords “Father and Son” a new song from their HBO special Live in London, and available now at all DSPs via Sub Pop.


This past October and ten years after the launch of their hit HBO series, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement returned to HBO for the all-new comedy special. Live in London was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and featured the Conchords performing songs from the sold-out UK and Ireland edition of “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour.”

The duo also performed the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this fall (see September 24th, 2018 performance).

New Zealanders McKenzie and Clement debuted on HBO in 2005 in an edition of the comedy series “One-Night Stand,” returning to the network in 2007 for the debut season of their acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series “Flight of the Conchords,” which followed fictionalized versions of their lives in New York City. The duo also signed a worldwide deal with Sub Pop Records for their recorded music, going on to release the Grammy-winning EP, The Distant Future in 2007, followed by two full-length albums - their self-titled debut in 2008, and I Told You I Was Freaky in 2009.

[Photo credit: Colin Hutton/HBO]

The Conchords have also enjoyed individual success. Clement’s film credits include the “Rio” movies, “Men in Black 3,” “What We Do in the Shadows” and “The BFG,” and he’s also been seen in his role in FX’s “Legion.” McKenzie was the music supervisor for “The Muppets,” which won him an Academy Award® for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet,” and “Muppets Most Wanted.”


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, DEC 6, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Father John Misty and Goldenvoice present The California Wildfires Benefit Concert at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

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An intimate night of music to benefit those affected by the California Wildfires with sets from Father John Misty, HAIM, Jeff Bhasker, Jonathan Wilson, Lucius, Mac DeMarco, Nate Ruess, Rivers Cuomo, Rostam, Tim Heidecker, Weyes Blood and special guests

Father John Misty and Goldenvoice have teamed up to present The California Wildfires Benefit Concert to be held at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018.  The concert will include performances from Father John Misty, HAIM, Jeff Bhasker, Jonathan Wilson, Lucius, Mac DeMarco, Nate Ruess, Rivers Cuomo, Rostam, Tim Heidecker, Weyes Blood, and special guests. 
 
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 7 at 10 am PT, and the event is all ages. 
 
Net proceeds will go to The Southern California Disaster Relief Fund, which supports low-income families whose lives and livelihoods are affected by the current wildfires in Southern California.  Created by United Way of Greater Los Angeles, in partnership with United Way of Ventura County, the fund primarily provides longer-term support to help low-income individuals and families rebuild their lives. 

Through CharityBuzz fans can also bid on front row tickets to attend the California Wildfires Benefit Show.  This package also includes a commemorative show poster signed by participating artists and a one night stay at the Ace Hotel.
 
For those who can not attend the event, there are two additional ways to donate:
 
  • Text ACEBENEFIT to 41444  
  • Visit unitedwayla.org/2018fires (Donate online and enter ACEBENEFIT in section labeled “This donation is on behalf of” in order to be reported into this total)

Additional sponsors include Lyft, who is the official rideshare partner for this event, and Steinway & Sons will be donating a piano for use at the event. 

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, DEC 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Sub Pop Signs Enigmatic Country Singer Orville Peck; Watch The Video For The Campfire Lullaby “Big Sky”

Sub Pop has signed the enigmatic country singer Orville Peck, who will release his debut for the label in 2019.  Combining the lulling ambiance of shoegaze with the iconic melodies and vocal prowess of classic American country music, outlaw cowboy, Orville Peck croons about love and loss from the badlands of North America. The resulting sound is one entirely his own - taking the listener down dusty rose-colored desert highways; through a world where worn out gamblers, road-dogs, and lovesick hustlers drift in and out of his masked gaze. Orville’s music will be available worldwide from Sub Pop, except for Canada through Royal Mountain Records.
 
“Big Sky,” his first single, is a campfire lullaby of Orville’s past lovers. He sings about his relationships - with an aloof biker, an abusive boxer and an overly protective jailor in the Florida Keys - and the inevitable demise of each one, as Orville leaves them for the wide open big sky. Watch his official video for the song, directed by Deni Cheng, which follows our anti-hero as he travels through his America, waiting for time to pass.


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Orville Peck Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Orville Peck’s late winter and spring international tour schedule for 2019 currently spans January 4th-May 12th. Highlights include: Canadian shows on January 4th in Toronto and January 5th in Hamilton; A three-date London, UK residency February 28th-March 2nd, immediately followed by shows in Amsterdam on March 5th and Berlin on March 6th; And in May, he’ll be supporting Lord Huron on a string of midwest-southwestern US dates May 6th-May 12th. Additional live dates will be announced in the new year. 

Jan. 04 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah (Exclaim! Class of 2019 showcase)
Jan. 05 - Toronto, ON - The Monarch (Exclaim! Class of 2019 showcase)
Feb. 28 - London, UK - Islington
Mar. 01 - London, UK - Servant Jazz Quarters
Mar. 02 - London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms
Mar. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Sugarfactory
Mar. 06 - Berlin, DE - Auster-Club
May 06 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note*
May 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion*
May 09 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace*
May 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre*
May 11 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre*
May 12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren*
* w/ Lord Huron




Posted by Jason Baxter