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NEWS : TUE, MAR 24, 2020 at 6:59 AM

Watch Man Man’s wonderful, absurdist new “Future Peg” video from ‘Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between’

A dancer hunts for a studio rental with a green screen and encounters a cast of strange characters in the wonderful, absurdist new video for Man Man’s “Future Peg,” directed by Stephanie Ward, and a single from the forthcoming Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between.


 
Dream Hunting… is now available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser edition on white vinyl with a pinkish swirl (while supplies last).


After street date, a limited supply of the Loser edition LP will be available at select independent retailers in North America and at Man Man’s future live shows. Meanwhile, in the U.K. and Europe, preorders through select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on pink vinyl (also, while supplies last). There is also a new T-shirt design available through megamart.subpop.com.

Man Man’s previously announced U.S. tour dates (April 24th-May 22nd) in support of Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between are in the process of being rescheduled at this time. Additional info to be announced soon.


NEWS : MON, MAR 23, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Father John Misty releases live album ‘Off-Key in Hamburg,’ available now through Bandcamp, benefitting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Fund

Father John Misty’s live album Off-Key in Hamburg is now available via Bandcamp.  All proceeds from the album will be donated to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief FundOff-Key in Hamburg was recorded live at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on August 8, 2019 with his long-time touring band, and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt.
 
The Recording Academy’s MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide assistance to those in the music industry affected by the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community behind it all. Administered through MusiCares, the COVID-19 Fund will be used to directly support those in the music community with the greatest need. MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people - offering confidential preventive, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues.


Father John Misty
Off-Key in Hamburg
Tracklisting:
1. Hangout At The Gallows
2. Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
3. Mr. Tillman
4. Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest of Them All
5. The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt.
6. Strange Encounter
7. Total Entertainment Forever
8. Things It Would’ve Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution
9. Ballad Of The Dying Man
10. A Bigger Paper Bag
11. I Went To The Store One Day
12. Nancy From Now Own
13. Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)
14. Please Don’t Die
15. The Palace
16. God’s Favorite Customer
17. Pure Comedy
18. Holy Shit
19. I Love You, Honeybear
20. Leaving LA


NEWS : FRI, MAR 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Sub Pop Artists and Tours Affected by COVID-19 (and how you can help)

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Greetings, Friends, Fans and Curious On-Lookers of Sub Pop! As we all do our best to keep safe and healthy in these strange and trying times, there are things we can do to stay connected and supportive. We have received numerous requests for information on how to help Sub Pop and Hardly Art artists whose tours have been directly affected by COVID-19 and worldwide social distancing mandates. And so! Right here we will do our level best to keep a current list of those artists, complete with links to ways you can support them while they are unable to tour…

And, as a reminder, there is one very immediate way of offering your support through the Fri., March 20 Bandcamp COVID-19 Fundrasier.

We also made a playlist of the many Sub Pop and Hardly Art artists who’ve had to cancel or postpone their 2020 tour dates. Please to enjoy them here while they’re unable to come to you -> smarturl.it/spbandsathome.

[Updated 3/27/20]

Moaning
Listen/Buy: Uneasy Laughter (out Mar 20, 2020!)
Support: Bandcamp

Shabazz Palaces
Listen/Buy: preorder The Don of Diamond Dreams (out April 17, 2020!)
Support:  shabazzpalaces.com + Bandcamp

Man Man
Listen/Buy:  preorder Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between (out May 1, 2020!)
Support:  manmanband.com + Bandcamp

Corridor
Listen/Buy:  Junior
Support:  Bandcamp

Orville Peck
Listen/Buy:  Pony
Support:  orvillepeck.com + Bandcamp

Shannon Lay 
Listen/Buy: August
Support:  Bandcamp

Frankie Cosmos
Listen/Buy:  Close It Quietly
Support:  frankiecosmosband.comBandcamp

Mudhoney
Listen/Buy:  Digital Garbage | Morning in America
Support: mudhoney.org + Bandcamp

Omni
Listen/Buy:  Networker
Support:  Bandcamp

Versing
Listen/Buy:  10000
Support: New t-shirt on Bandcamp!

Weyes Blood
Listen/Buy: Titanic Rising
Support: Weyes Blood Store

Whitmer Thomas
Listen/Buy: Pre-order Songs from The Golden One
Support: Watch The Golden One on HBO

Girl Friday
Listen/Buy:  Fashion Conman
Support:  Bandcamp

Pissed Jeans
Listen/Buy:  Why Love Now
Support:  Pissed Jeans Store + Bandcamp

Downtown Boys
Listen/Buy:  Cost of Living
Support: Downtown Boys Bandcamp

Colleen Green
Listen/Buy: I Want to Grow Up
Support: colleengreen.bigcartel.com or the Dude Ranch album on Colleen’s Bandcamp page

Listen/Buy:  Cars in Space

METZ
Listen/Buy: Automat
Support: Bandcamp

IAN SWEET
Listen/Buy:  Crush Crusher
Support:  iansweetmusic.com + Bandcamp

Jo Passed
Listen/Buy:  Their Prime
Support:  jopassed.com + Bandcamp

Carissa’s Wierd
Support: Bandcamp

Clipping.
Listen/Buy:  There Existed an Addiction to Blood
Support:  clppng.com + Bandcamp

Cartel Madras
Listen/Buy:  Age of the Goonda
Support:  Bandcamp

Perfect Son
Listen/Buy:  Cast
Support:  Bandcamp

Also, please note that another perfectly acceptable (if not straight-up DELIGHTFUL) way to support any/all of the artists on Sub Pop and Hardly Art is by shopping at the Sub Pop Mega Mart, the Hardly Art Shop, and our struggling friends at the many, fine independent record stores across the country (many of whom are serving you via online orders and/or in-person delivery!) who need your patronage now too.


We’ve also found a number of resources offering some hope + relief + opportunity to lend a hand:

MusiCares:  COVID-19 Relief Fund

Sweet Relief: COVID-19 Fund

She Shreds:  Supporting Musicians and Live Professionals During COVID-19

Creative Capital:  List of Artist Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Music COVID Relief: a resource for the U.S. music community re the CARES Act Coronavirus Stimulus bill of March 27, 2020.

and some Seattle-area-specific resources:

Seattle Artist Relief Fund Amid COVID-19

COVID-19 Webinar for Artists & Cultural Organizations (Seattle Office of Arts & Culture)

King County - COVID-19 Handbook for Creative Industries

4Culture Cultural Relief Fund for King County

Michael’s List of COVID-19 Resources for the Seattle/King County area



NEWS : THU, MAR 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Sub Pop/Hardly Art + Bandcamp Artist Fundraiser on Friday, Mar. 20, 2020

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On Friday, March 20th, Sub Pop and Hardly Art will be passing through 100% of revenue from digital sales on Bandcamp to our current artists!

As you are all undoubtedly well aware, working/touring artists are one of the many groups of people currently being hit especially hard by the social distancing requirements of 2020 pandemic reality. In an effort to direct some support their way, Sub Pop and Hardly Art are joining with Bandcamp (and a ton of other labels) to send additional, needed revenue directly to artists.

If you’re able, we hope you’ll join us.




NEWS : THU, MAR 19, 2020 at 6:57 AM

Watch Moaning’s Official Video for “Connect the Dots” - Album ‘Uneasy Laughter’ is out March 20th

Today, LA’s Moaning share the video for “Connect The Dots,” the latest single from their highly anticipated sophomore album, Uneasy Laughter. “Connect The Dots” was directed by Campbell Logan.

Of the track, Sean Solomon says: “The song is about realizing you need help and being brave enough to ask for it. It’s a misconception that asking for help is a sign of weakness. In reality it’s one of the hardest things you can do.” “Connect The Dots” was directed by Campbell Logan who notes “I created this video with the intention of inspiring self-forgiveness, something I think we should all practice. Making it gave me the opportunity to practice an approach that I like to call Filmmaking Simulation, which is a process of doing film production using virtual cinematography, set design and performance. The result is photorealistic and mimics live action. We had an extremely quick turnaround on the video, but were able to complete it in a little over a month, and despite these hurdles I’m so proud of it!”




To celebrate the release of Uneasy Laughter, Moaning will be streaming a virtual listening party via Youtube on Friday, March 20th at 11am PST / 2pm EST. WATCH HERE.


[Album Art Credit: Aaron Jupin (download hi-res)]


Uneasy Laughter is available for pre-order here and will be out this Friday, March 20th. LP orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on clear w/blue and orange-colored vinyl (while supplies last).


[Photo Credit: Michael Schmelling]

PRAISE FOR MOANING:

“The L.A. trio follow dutifully in the footsteps of Siouxsie and the Banshees and early Cure.” -Pitchfork

“Recalls early New Order… The rigid surface of the band’s post-punk jams can only barely contain Moaning’s raw, infectious intensity.” -NPR

“Moaning craft anxious music for an increasingly nervous local scene.” -LA Times

“Equal parts Joy Division and The Cure.” -UPROXX

“The band leans away from their rock roots and delivers a soaring piece of angsty, melodic synth-pop.” -MTV

“While still incorporating some punchy guitar work, the utilization of spine-chilling, David Lynch-type synths adds some much needed height.” -Stereogum