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NEWS : THU, NOV 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM

The Legendary Sub Pop Singles Club Returns

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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! 

Subscribe now here: bit.ly/2PBf8Wo.
 
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 definitely probably 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 [subscribe here].


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 : WED, OCT 31, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Watch Low’s Official Video for “Always Trying to Work It Out” From Their Critically Acclaimed New Album ‘Double Negative’

North American tour dates resume on November 2nd.

Hot on the heels of the release of their critically acclaimed album, Double Negative, Low have shared a new video for their song “Always Trying to Work It Out.” The visual was co-directed by longtime friend and video collaborator Phil Harder. The band’s Alan Sparhawk had this to say about the video, “We present our slightly Halloween-themed video for ‘Always Trying to Work It Out.’ In which… friends and family star in a stroll through the grocery store; familiar fragments from memory appear; masks are filtering light. Thank you National Sawdust, light tech Shane Donohue, and the Food Co-op in Duluth. It’s dedicated to our city of Duluth.”


Low Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Low’s North American 2018/19 international headlining tour in support of Double Negative resumes November 2nd in St. Paul at The Fitzgerald Theatre, and runs through November 17th in Madison at High Noon Saloon, with 2019 dates to follow.

2018 Tour Dates
Nov. 02 - St. Paul, MN - The Fitzgerald Theatre
Nov. 05 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Nov. 06 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Nov. 08 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
Nov. 09 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Nov. 12 - Washington, DCU Street Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Funhouse
Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Nov. 15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Rockefeller Chapel
Nov. 17 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
 
2019 Tour Dates
Jan. 29 - Glasgow, UK - Tramway
Jan. 30 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Town Hall
Jan. 31 - Brighton, UK - St. George’s Church Brighton 
Feb. 01 - London, UK - Barbican
Feb. 02 - Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun
Feb. 04 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Feb. 05 - Erlangen, DE - E-Werk (Erlangen)
Feb. 06 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche Köln
Feb. 07 - Frankfurt, DE - Sankt Peter
Feb. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefährlich
Feb. 09 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall
Feb. 11 - København, DK - The Koncerthuset - Studie 2
Feb. 12 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
Feb. 13 - Oslo - Norway - Parkteatretjo
Feb. 14 - Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan (Small Room)
Mar. 08 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
Mar. 09 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Mar. 11 -  Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Mar. 12 - Tustin, CA - Marty’s On Newport
Mar. 13 - Tijuana, MX - Moustache
Mar. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Mar. 16 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Mar. 18 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
Mar. 19 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial
Mar. 20 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Mar. 23 - Provo, UT -  Velour Live Music Gallery            


Low’s Double Negative is available now worldwide from right here from Sub Pop


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, OCT 30, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Shabazz Palaces Shares Official NSFW Video For “Déesse Du Sang” From Their 2017 Release ‘Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star’

European and U.K. dates supporting Ms. Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour begin November 17th.

Shabazz Palaces are sharing the official video for “Déesse Du Sang” from their acclaimed 2017 release, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star. The ominous, slightly NSFW visual, is directed by returning director Stephan Gray (“Dawn In Luxor,” “Since C.A.Y.A.”).

SHABAZZ PALACES TOUR DATES

Shabazz Palaces European and UK tour dates in support of Quazarz Born On A Gangster Star, and Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines have been extended through February 2019. Beginning November 17th in Skopje, Macedonia and ending December 3rd, 2018 in London at O2 Arena, the group will support Ms. Lauryn Hill on the EU/UK edition of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour.” Then in early 2019, Shabazz Palaces will return to the EU/UK a string of headlining dates beginning February 4th in Rotterdam at Bird and ending February 7th on London at Jazz Cafe. 

Nov. 17 - Skopje, MK - MKC*
Nov. 18 - Brussels, BE - Forest National*
Nov. 20 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena*
Nov. 21 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena*
Nov. 23 - Glasgow, UK - SSE Hydro*
Nov. 26 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena*
Nov. 27 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Arena*
Nov. 30 - Dublin, IE - 3Arena*
Dec. 03 - London, UK - O2 Arena*
Feb. 04 - Rotterdam, NL - Bird
Feb. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Feb. 07 - London, UK - Jazz Cafe
*w/ Ms. Lauryn Hill

Quazarz Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, the group’s third and fourth albums released in 2017, are available now on CD / LP / DL / CS / Illustrated album worldwide through Sub Pop [purchase it now here].  
 
What people are saying Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Starand  Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machinesand affiliated singles:  
“In thermodynamics, black bodies are both perfect absorbers and emitters of radiant energy. That seeming contradiction would not be lost on one Palaceer Lazaro, better known as Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces, who continues to find far-out ways to reflect and refract the sound and fury of popular culture and contemporary blackness…Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star…pushes an interstellar narrative that’s equal parts absurd and real…It’s a cosmic trip.  [Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star] - NPR Music

“The power of Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Starand Quazarz vs the Jealous Machinescomes from the way they spike their dense, abstract sound with moments of accessibility: a band broadening what they do without blunting their edge or losing their uniqueness.” - [4/5, Album of the Week] - The Guardian
 
“The pair’s music sounds like rap music viewed through a prism - a psychedelic reverie of glittering electronic textures and unconventional beats that’s sensual, expansive and disorientating….Like interstellar guides, they’re always positioned a little further out than their peers, and these two records offer suggested routes to an infinity of possible futures.” [8/10] - Uncut
 
“A thrilling excursion, possessing an otherworldly ambiance and substance you’ll spend months decoding, every spin yielding something new. Adventurous ears, listen up!” [4/5 stars] - MOJO
 
“Set Quazarz to stunning.” [4/5 stars] - Q
 
“The Quazarz suite is an unequivocal triumph.” - [9/10] - Loud & Quiet
 
“These exquisite new sonic meanderings conjure up the ghost of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.” [Record of the Month] - London In Stereo
 
“Both of Shabazz Palaces’ new albums are meticulously crafted, with an obscure narrative and arrangements so vivid they beckon you to unravel them.” [4/5 stars] -  The Skinny
 
“Digitally cut-up, delayed and reverberated, words tumble, swirl and spill, smearing themselves over fragmented beats and shimmering kaleidoscopic backdrops: strands of audio graffiti sprayed on walls that gleam, shift shape and then finally vanish.”  [Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star & Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines] Wire


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, OCT 25, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Fleet Foxes Share “Icicle Tusk” from Fist Collection 2006-2009 Special Edition, out November 9th

Ahead of Fleet Foxes’ forthcoming special limited-edition First Collection 2006 – 2009 release on November 9, the band shares its song “Icicle Tusk,” which was originally released on the self-released The Fleet Foxes EP in April 2006 in an extremely limited quantity of fewer than 200 copies.

The EP was the band’s initial collaboration with longtime Seattle–based producing partner Phil Ek. It was a grassroots endeavor for frontman Robin Pecknold and his family, who helped burn and hand-screen the copies on CD. They then delivered the EPs around town to influential record stores and venue bookers, as well as acclaimed independent radio station KEXP, where the morning show host John Richards told Billboard, “Anything this catchy, well-written and -played, deserves to be put on the radio immediately.” The Seattle Times reviewed an early show, noting, “Pecknold’s alluring, unpretentious singing and a sound — anchored by guitarist Skye Skjelset — that echoes ’60s psychedelic pop alternately charmed and dazzled a robust crowd.” The First Collection 2006 – 2009 special edition is the first time this music has been available on 10” vinyl.

First Collection 2006 – 2009 features content spanning the early days of Fleet Foxes’ career, including the self-titled full-length debut album on 12” vinyl, as well as the Sun Giant EP on 10” vinyl and the first vinyl releases of both the very limited-edition, previously only self-released The Fleet Foxes EP on 10” and B-sides & Rarities on 10”. See full tracklisting below.  In addition to its musical offerings, the release features a thirty-two-page booklet including show flyers, lyrics, and artwork from the period. The special edition will also be released on CD and on all digital platforms. Pre-order the collection from our Megamart today.



Posted by jason baxter

NEWS : TUE, OCT 23, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Hear New Beach House Song “Alien” an Outtake From The ‘7’ Recording Sessions

Limited-Edition “Lose Your Smile” b/w “Alien” 7” available now. New Australian headlining & festival dates for February and March 2019 just announced.

Beach House’s new song ”Alien” is an outtake from the 7 sessions that was originally released as a B-side for a limited-edition, tour-only 7”. It is produced by the band, Sonic Boom, and Jason Quever.  You can stream the track now via Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, and all DSPs.  Visualizer directed by San Charoenchai.


 
Fans can also purchase the physical single, which includes 7 album track “Lose Your Smile” on the A-side and is pressed on slime green vinyl, from the band’s official webstore, Bella Union in Europe, and Mistletone in Australia & New Zealand, and the rest of the world from Sub Pop here (while supplies last).  

Beach House 
“Lose Your Smile” b/w “Alien”

A. “Lose Your Smile”
B. “Alien”


BEACH HOUSE TOUR DATES + TICKET LINKS

Beach House’s sold out North American and European tours in support of 7 end on November 2nd in Turin, IT at Club to Club. The band will then resume touring in 2019 with a headlining & festival date run in Australia, which begins on February 28th in Perth at Perth Festival and currently runs through March 9th in Victoria at the Golden Plains Festival. 
 
European Tour 2018
Nov. 02 - Turin, IT - Club to Club
 
Australian Tour 2019
Feb. 28 - Perth, AU - Perth Festival
Mar. 04 - Sydney, AU - Enmore Theatre 
Mar. 06 - Adelaide, AU - RCC Fringe (Math Lawns)
Mar. 08 - Melbourne, AU - Forum Melbourne
Mar. 09 - Victoria, AU - Golden Plains Festival


 
Beach House’s internationally acclaimed 7  [listen here], featuring the videos and singles for “Drunk In LA”“Black Car,” “Dark Spring”“Lemon Glow”and “Dive,” is also available worldwide from Sub Pop, with the exceptions of Europe through Bella Union, and Australia & New Zealand from Mistletone
 
Read more from Beach House on 7 at Sub Pop


Posted by Rachel White