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NEWS : THU, DEC 12, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Hear The Shins and Shannon Lay’s New Sub Pop Singles Club Tracks, Available Now In All DSPs

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You can now listen to The Shins and Shannon Lay’s contributions to the Sub Pop Singles Club, which are available now for the first time at all DSPs.



The Shins release features remastered versions of three early recordings: “When I Goose-Step,” “The Gloating Sun” and the original version of “New Slang,” which was previously titled “When You Notice the Stripes.” All 3 songs were first available on a tour-only CD EP in 1999.  Omnibus Records released “When I Goose-Step” b/w “The Gloating Sun” on a long out-of-print 7”, also in 1999. Listen here.

Meanwhile, “New Slang (When You Notice the Stripes)” was released by Sub Pop in February 2001 on a now out-of-print 7” single before the release of Oh, Inverted World, The Shins acclaimed label debut album, which recently just surpassed 1 million copies sold.



 
Shannon Lay’s “Blue” and “We Mend” were recorded during the sessions for August, her Sub Pop debut released earlier this year. Listen here.

“We Mend” is a song for healing. In those moments where everything seems broken, it can be hard to have perspective, but whether we know it or not everything will be ok.  “Blue” is about the struggle of loving someone who is gone a lot. A gentle reassurance to one another that even if you’re not physically together, the love remains strong. “Blue” is also a reference to, as Shannon puts it, “the color of Marge Simpson’s hair. I’ve always admired her devotion and understanding.”

Guy Garvey, frontman of the UK band Elbow, premiered “Blue” earlier this week via his Sunday BBC6 radio show, and today revealed that August, Shannon’s Sub Pop debut, is his album of the year.

The Shins and Shannon Lay’s 7”’s are the December 2019 installments of the Sub Pop Singles Club, subscriptions to which are completely sold-out. However, you still have a chance to sign up for the Volume 5/2020-21 edition of the club, with an entirely new set of artists (subscribe here please).


NEWS : TUE, DEC 10, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Orville Peck’s “Nothing Fades Like the Light” tour video premieres at The Boot

The official music video for Orville Peck’s “Nothing Fades Like The Light” Premiered today via The Boot. Directed by Deni Cheng, the video consists of behind-the-scenes footage captured throughout Peck’s 2019 worldwide tour.

“Nothing Fades Like The Light” comes from Peck’s critically acclaimed debut album Pony and was recently featured on HBO’s hit show “Watchmen.” After selling out every North American performance in 2019, Peck will continue to tour throughout 2020, making stops at the Stagecoach and Shaky Knees festivals in addition to an Australian tour and newly confirmed stops in Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston with additional dates to come.


NEWS : WED, DEC 4, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch The Homesick’s Visual for “Kaïn,” a New Offering From ‘The Big Exercise,’ The Group’s Forthcoming Sub Pop Debut

Follow sea creatures on a journey through the circle of life in The Homesick’s psychedelic new visual for “Kaïn,” directed by Melissa Tvetan & Carver Maneese of production house CPJMLT LTD. The song is from The Big Exercise, the group’s label debut, available worldwide February 7th, 2020.


The Big Exercise features the singles “I Celebrate My Fantasy,” the aforementioned “Kaïn,” “Male Bonding,” and the title track, and was produced by The Homesick at Schenk Studio in Amsterdam, mixed by Casper van der Lans, and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring).
 
The Big Exercise is available for preorder on CD/LP/DL from Sub Pop. Preorders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on bright yellow vinyl (while supplies last). Meanwhile, preorders in the UK and Europe from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque yellow vinyl (while supplies last).


 
The Homesick’s current international tour schedule for 2019 continues tonight, December 4th with a show at Villa Wuller in Trier, Germany.  The band will resume touring in 2020 with a headlining club trek of the Netherlands which spans February 21st at Groningen at Vera and ends March 7th in Utecht at Ekko.
 
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Dec. 04 - Trier, DE - VillaWuller                                              
 
February-March 2020
Feb. 21 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Feb. 28 -  Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn
Mar. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Mar. 06 - Rotterdam, NL - WORM
Mar. 07 - Utrecht, NL - EKKO

[Photo Credit: Sarah Cass]
 
About The Homesick’s The Big Exercise:
If their debut Youth Hunt marked The Homesick’s tryst with faith and pastoral life, the band’s upcoming second album The Big Exercise brings them to more grounded, tangible pastures. With its title ripped from a passage in the Scott Walker-biography Deep Shade Of Blue, the record is a concentrated effort by Jaap van der Velde, Erik Woudwijk and Elias Elgersma to explore the physicality of their music in fresh ways (read more at Sub Pop).


NEWS : TUE, DEC 3, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Watch Hot Snakes’ New Video For “Checkmate” - 2019 UK & Ireland Tour Kicks Off Tonight, December 3rd

On November 19th Hot Snakes released a new single entitled “Checkmate,” which you can listen to now through all digital service providers. The band will have a very limited number of “Checkmate” 7” singles available at their upcoming UK & Ireland shows that kick off tonight, December 3rd in Nottingham. This 7” will also include the exclusive b-side “Not in Time.”  
 
To celebrate their new single and impending tour, the band has shared a new video for “Checkmate,” which was directed by Hot Snakes’ own John Reis, and longtime friend of the band Craig Oliver. Watch as digital representations of the band invade and infest a house by clicking play on the video above, and/or also by clicking here


 
“…Hot Snakes has historically been one of the world’s most reliable purveyors of angry, pulverizing rock ‘n’ roll. That pattern recurs today.” Stereogum (Nov. 19, 2019).

Full list of dates is here:
 
Dec. 03 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
Dec. 04- Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
Dec. 05 - Newcastle, UK - Cluny
Dec. 06 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
Dec. 07 - Belfast, UK - Black Box
Dec. 08 - Dublin, IE - Grand Social
Dec. 10 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hound
Dec. 11 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social
Dec. 12 - London, UK - Garage
Dec. 13 - Bristol, UK - Thekla Social
Dec.14 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
Dec. 15 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
 
The most recent Hot Snakes album, 2018’s Jericho Sirens is available everywhere from Sub Pop here and through all DSPs. And the band’s reissued catalog - Automatic MidnightSuicide Invoice and Audit in Progress - is also available from Sub Pop.


NEWS : FRI, NOV 29, 2019 at 12:00 AM

This thing is on: the 2019 Holiday Sale at the Sub Pop Mega Mart is fully activated!

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As required by what we can only assume must by some kind of law, we at Sub Pop Records are having a big ol’ sale starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving (aka TODAY, Nov. 29, 2019). This year’s Holiday Sale at the Sub Pop Mega Mart works a little differently, and we’re pretty excited about it. We hope you will be, too.

Here’s how it works…

Every day, for 15 days, starting on Friday, Nov. 29 and ending on Friday, December 13, we will be offering what we really hope is meaningfully discounted sale pricing on a different item or related group of items, FOR ONE DAY ONLY. And, during this same period of time, we will be offering FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on any order of $50 or more! That’s 15 days of different deals, with free domestic shipping on orders over $50! Which, naturally, we have decided to refer to as: Sub Pop’s 2019 Holiday Daily Deal Days Doozy.

And, the first of our daily deal day deals really is a doozy…

On Friday, November 29, we’re offering 25% off of every format of every 2019 release on Sub Pop or Hardly Art! If, for instance, you’d like to pick up Titanic Rising by Weyes Blood, Orville Peck’s Pony, Chastity Belt’s new, self-titled album, or the recently Grammy nominated album Years to Burn from Calexico and Iron & Wine, or ANY OTHER 2019 RELEASE, now’s the time, friend. Any (or even ALL!) of these albums would make excellent gifts (and subtly demonstrate your excellent taste).

And that’s just the first daily deal. New day, new deal. Check back often! Please!

Then, starting Dec. 14 and continuing on until January 6, 2020 we will be offering 20% off a specially selected selection of stuff, for your ongoing holiday shopping delight!

It’s a two-parter this year, gang. And, you can always find out what’s currently on sale here: megamart.subpop.com/holiday_sale.

Please note the following…

If there are any pre-order items in your cart at checkout, your entire order will not ship until the shipping date of the furthest out pre-order. That means your order will not ship until after the first of the year, and you will not receive any part of your order in time for the holidays. The solution to this is: place multiple orders.

And, all orders placed by December 17th are guaranteed to ship out before we close up shop for the year, so get your orders in early and often.  Conversely, any orders placed between December 18th and January 5th will not ship out until after we are back at it in the new year on Jan. 6th, 2020.

Happy Holidays, one and all!

Love, Sub Pop