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THU, JUN 9, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Watch It: The Gotobeds’ new video for “Cold Gold” from Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic (Out June 10!)

Direct from our favorite Pittsburglars (!), The Gotobeds, comes the brand new video for “Cold Gold,” one of the many stand-out tracks from their album Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic, which just so happens to be available worldwide tomorrow, dba Friday, June 10th. Please note: Limited supplies of the Loser Edition vinyl LP of Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic (on “baby poop” yellow) remain available. FOR THE MOMENT… You should, of course, order yours now!  

In a joint statement, the band members (and stars of the video) Eli Kasan, Gavin Jensen, Cary Belback, and “TFP” (who also directed the video) offered the following insight: “‘Cold Gold’ features four grown men performing a highly choreographed dance routine set to beautiful music.” [Sub Pop can confirm that the band has at least one out of three of those locked in.]

Also, these guys are going to be touring this summer and we know they would love to see some of their video dance moves performed by audience members. So! We encourage everyone to get limbered up, head out to see The Gotobeds and show them what you’ve got.

In the meantime, happy Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic (almost) release day to you, The Gotobeds! 

The Gotobeds Tour Dates

Jun. 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival / Knitting Factory

Jun.18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox

Jul. 06 - Bloomington, IN - the Bishop Bar

Jul. 07 - Detroit, MI - El Club

Jul. 08 - Madison, WI - the Frequency

Jul. 09 - Chicago, IL - West Fest

Jul. 11 - Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel

Jul. 12 -  Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange

Jul. 13 - Allston, MA - Great Scott

Jul. 14 - Portsmouth, NH - 3s Artspace

Jul. 15 - Providence, RI - Aurora

Jul. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie

Jul. 17 - Washington, DC - DC9

Jul. 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle (Back Room) *

Jul. 20 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *

Jul. 21 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn Birmingham *

Jul. 22 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe *

Jul. 23 - Nashville, TN - Drkmttr *

Jul. 24 - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Yacht Club *

*w/ Sub Pop labelmates Arbor Labor Union! 





Posted by Alissa Atkins

NEWS : WED, JUN 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Morgan Delt’s ‘Phase Zero’ Available Worldwide August 26th; First Track Available Now

On this fine Wednesday we are beyond pleased, blissed out even if you catch us at the right moment, to share news about Phase Zero, the Sub Pop debut full length from Morgan Delt. 

Phase Zero is the follow-up to Morgan’s acclaimed self-titled release that caught our eyes and ears back in 2014. It was performed entirely by Delt and recorded in his Topanga Canyon studio, with mastering by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering. 

Give the first track offer a listen: “I Don’t Wanna See What’s Happening Outside

Phase Zero will be available worldwide on CD / LP / DL / CASS on August 26th and is available right now for preorder from the Sub Pop Mega Mart and other fine online retailers. As per usual these days for our Sub Pop releases, all LP pre-orders placed through Sub Pop Mega Mart (and most independent retailers near you) will receive a limited Loser Edition vinyl, with Phase Zero’s Loser Edition being on red vinyl. Please remember that all Loser Editions are available only while supplies last so this isn’t something that will be around for long. Order soon, is what we are saying.

Also, Morgan will be going on tour. We’ve included all the dates that have been confirmed so far below and it’s probably a good idea to stay tuned for more. Morgan’s Facebook or Sub Pop Artist Page will have you covered in that regard. 

Morgan Delt on Tour:

Jun. 16 - Redding, CA - The Dip

Jun. 17 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar

Jun. 18 - Vancouver, BC - Levitation Festival (At Rickshaw Theater)

Jun. 19 - Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA

Jun. 21 - San Francisco, CA  - Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Aug. 04 - Luxembourg-Bonnevoie, LX - Rotondes

Aug. 05 - Liege, BE - Micro Festival

Aug. 06 - Yverdon-les-Bains, CH - Club Paradis

Aug. 08 - Berlin, DE - Berghain

Aug. 09 - Copenhagen, DK - KB18

Aug. 10 - Oslo, NO - Oya Festival

Aug. 11 - Göteborg, SE - Way Out West Festival

Aug. 12 - Hamburg, DE - ÜBEL&GEFÄHRLICH

Aug. 13 - Amsterdam, NL -  Paradiso

Aug. 14 - Saint-Malo, FR - La Route du Rock Festival

Aug. 15 - London, UK - Moth Club

Aug. 16 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen

Aug. 17 - Leeds, UK - A Nation of Shopkeepers

Aug. 18 - Brighton, UK - Prince Albert

Aug. 19 - Paris, FR - Le Point Ephemere

Aug. 20 - Stein Am Rhein, CH - Klingen Openair Festival

Sep. 14 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle/Hideout/Beat Kitchen

Sep. 15 - Detroit, MI - El Club

Sep. 16 -  Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar/Drake Underground

Sep. 17 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz/La Sala Rossa

Sep. 18 - TBD

Sep. 19 - TBD

Sep. 20 - Boston, MA - Great Scott / Middle East

Sep. 21 - New York, NY - Baby’s All Right

Sep. 22 - Washington, DC - DC9

Sep. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s / Boot & Saddle

Sep. 24 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong





Posted by Alissa Atkins

FRI, MAY 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM

GOAT’s “I Sing In Silence” b/w “The Snake of Addis Ababa” Out Now

Goat’s “I Sing In Silence” b/w “The Snake of Addis Ababa” 7” single is now available in North America right here on Sub Pop, purchasable at our very fine Mega Mart store. The single is also available in Scandinavia via Stranded/Universal Sweden and rest of the world via Rocket Recordings.

Last year Goat released the single “It’s Time for Fun” which saw the band experimenting with drum machines, which brought a different pulse to their tribal psych. This desire to explore new sounds continues with their new single “I Sing in Silence.” But instead of plugging in new instruments the band have unplugged and created an addictive groove with mostly un-amped, acoustic instruments.

Elastic guitar lines, woodblock percussion, and flutes which drive the song are enveloped by one of the strongest vocal deliveries by the bands enigmatic singers, resulting in a powerful and catchy psych-pop number.              

The B side, an instrumental called “The Snake of Addis Ababa,” is a looping, North-African mantra played on a teasing, fuzzed guitar, underpinned by a djembi groove. The repetitive riff is disrupted by piano that freely solos over the groove, and a pounding drum lifts the song to a seriously head-nodding conclusion.

This single is further proof that, in a world of similar sounding and similar looking psych bands, Goat are standing completely out on their own and we are all the better for it.

This summer the band will be busy writing, recording, and blowing people’s minds across Europe’s greatest stages.


Tour Dates 

Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound

Jun. 11 - Eindhoven, NL - Eindhoven Psych Lab

Jun. 12 - London, UK - Field Day

Jun. 17 - Duisburg, DE - Traumzeit Festival

Jun. 19 - Gaou/Hyeres, FR -  Ile du Pointu Festival

Jul. 09 - Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Festival

Jul. 10 - Gent, BE - Cactus Festival

Jul. 22-24 - Barcelos, PT -  Milhões de Festa

Aug. 28 - Turin, IT - Torino Today Festival

Sep. 03 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival

Oct. 07 - Malmö, SE - Babel

Oct. 08 - Köpenhamn, DK - Den grå hal

Oct. 10 - Köln, DE - Stadtgarten

Oct. 11 - München, DE  - Ampere

Oct. 12 - Berlin, DE - Berghain

Oct. 13 - Heidelberg, DE - Karlstorbahnhof Enjoy Jazz

Oct. 14 - Paris, FR - Cabaret Sauvage



Posted by Alissa Atkins

NEWS : FRI, MAY 27, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Kristin Kontrol’s X-Communicate Out Today & North American Tour Dates Start in June

Today marks the record release of Kristin Kontrol’s debut album, X-Communicate, which you can now stream in its entirety and purchase (definitely purchase!) right here at the Sub Pop Mega Mart.  

Perhaps it bears repeating (or, communicating again?) that Kristin Kontrol is the new project from Kristin Welchez – fka Dee Dee, leader of internationally acclaimed rock outfit Dum Dum Girls, whose most excellent recordings can also be found on this very label. Throughout the best part of a decade, Dum Dum Girls morphed from the girl group-gone-bad moves of debut album I Will Be (2010), to the comparatively plush, noir-pop of 2014’s Too True. Now she’s shed her skin, ditching Dee Dee – the name she assumed for Dum Dum Girls – for her given name, Kristin, and giving us Kristin Kontrol’s X-Communicate

Stereogum has noted about the album, “Kristin Kontrol is radically different from anything we would’ve expected from Welchez as Dee Dee. It draws on various strains of pop from various eras, collapsing them together into slick, infectious synth-pop…X-Communicate and the evolution into Kristin Kontrol show Welchez becoming an absolute machine when it comes to hooks.”

Kristin Kontrol will be kicking off an East Coast tour on June 15 at BSP in Kingston, NY and follow that short headline run with dates opening for Garbage in July.  See below for itinerary.  

Here’s to the summer of Kontrol. 


North American Tour Dates (Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.kristinkontrol.com/shows/

Headline shows

6/15 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston

6/16 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace

6/17 – Boston, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs)

6/18 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

6/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right


Supporting Garbage

7/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

7/8 – Omaha, NE @ SumTur Amphitheatre

7/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

7/12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

7/13 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater – Z104.5 The Edge 21 st Birthday Bash

7/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

7/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

7/19 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill and Mine

7/20 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

7/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

7/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

7/25 – Richmond, VA @ The National

7/27 – Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

7/28 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

7/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

7/31 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!

8/1 – New York, NY @ SummerStage

8/3 – Washington, DC @ The Lincoln Theater


Kristin Kontrol http://www.kristinkontrol.com/



Posted by Alissa Atkins

NEWS : THU, MAY 19, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Kyle Craft Shares “Eye of a Hurricane” Video + Tour Dates With Fruit Bats Start Tonight

Kyle Craft’s acclaimed debut album Dolls of Highland is only three-ish weeks old and yet he already has his first music video in the can. And I’ll tell you what, this can in particular is worth the watch.  As with the album, the video leaves no room for disappointment.

The saucy new visual was co-directed by Craft and Tyler Bertram, and Craft had this to say of the process: “The video just fell into my lap in a lot of ways.  I wanted something quick with a candid feel to it.  One of my roommates was having his annual drag birthday get together and it seemed like the story would sort of write itself if we just started shooting.  I feel like we approached this in the same way I approached the album… Hit record, see what happens.”


Kyle Craft’s late spring U.S. tour in support of Dolls of Highland resumes tonight, May 19th in San Francisco at the Independent and currently ends May 30th in Salt Lake City, UT at Kilby Court. Along the way, he’ll support Fruit Bats (May19th-25th) and share the stage with label mates Arbor Labor Union (May 29th). Additional live dates will be announced shortly.  (complete dates below.)


Dolls of Highland is currently available on CD / LP / DL / CASS from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Bandcamp. The limited “Loser” edition on pink with black-swirled vinyl while sold out via the Megamart, is still available at shows on tour and at independent retailers near you (while supplies last). 



Tour Dates

May 19 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent*

May 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy*

May 21 - San Diego, CA - Casbah*

May 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar*

May 24 - Austin, TX - Parish*

May 25 - Dallas, TX - Three Links*

May 26 - Shreveport, LA - Bears on Fairfield

May 29 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge**

May 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court

*w/ Fruit Bats

** w/ Arbor Labor Union

Find ticket links in this place.


Posted by Rachel White