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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


NEWS : THU, NOV 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM

In support of their new Morning in America EP, Mudhoney announces 2020 North American tour dates, including some co-headlining shows with Meat Puppets

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[Photo Credit: Niffer Calderwood]

Mudhoney have just announced a 15-date 2020 tour, in support of their Morning In America EP, which is available now worldwide from Sub Pop. The dates begin April 30th in Vancouver, BC at the Imperial and end May 16th in Seattle, WA at the Crocodile. Along the way, the band will co-headline a string of shows with Meat Puppets (May 7th-13th).  

Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Apr. 30 - Vancouver, BC - The Imperial +
May 01 - Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom +
May 02 - Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo +
May 03 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater +
May 05 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s
May 06 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
May 07 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 08 - Los Angeles - CA - El Rey Theatre *
May 09 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole *
May 10 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *
May 12 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall *
May 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Commonwealth Room *
May 14 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
May 15 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom #
May 16 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile + ^
 
* w/  Meat Puppets
+ w/ The Tripwires 
^  w/ Thee Deception 
#  w/ Minus Five


 
Mudhoney’s Morning in America is a new 7-song EP of tracks recorded during the sessions for Digital Garbage, their acclaimed album of 2018 (“…an astute, politically relevant and commendably fired-up garage punk belter of an LP,” – The Quietus). The tracks include “Let’s Kill Yourself Live Again” (an alternate version of the Digital Garbage stand-out “Kill Yourself Live,” and the bonus track for the Japanese CD version of that album), “One Bad Actor” (a new version of Mudhoney’s track on the limited-edition, and now very sold-out, SPF30 split 7” single w Hot Snakes), album outtakes “Snake Oil Charmer,” “Morning in America” and “Creeps Are Everywhere,” plus “Ensam I Natt” (“So Lonely Tonight,” a Leather Nun cover) and “Vortex of Lies” from a very limited, European tour 7”.

You can (and should) stream Mudhoney’s Morning in America right now on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.
 
Morning in America has been released on 12” vinyl and through digital services, and is available from the Sub Pop Mega Mart now. The limited Loser Edition is on white vinyl marbled with black is available from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK and Europe (the Loser Ed is silver vinyl in the UK/EU), while supplies last. 


NEWS : TUE, NOV 19, 2019 at 6:57 AM

New Hot Snakes song “Checkmate” is Out Now, Ahead of the Band’s 2019 UK & Ireland Tour Dates

Listen/hear on Spotify - Apple Music - Bandcamp

Hot Snakes have released a new single entitled “Checkmate,” which is available now through all digital service providers and will be available directly from the band, in very limited numbers, as a physical 7” at their upcoming shows. The 7” will also include the exclusive b-side “Not in Time.” In the words of Hot Snakes’ Rick Froberg, “Checkmate” is “big, fatty content freshly extruded from the Hot Snakes sausage machine. Same ingredients, new flav.”


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Tracklisting

1. Checkmate
2. Not in Time (physical only)

Hot Snakes Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Hot Snakes will kick off a 12-date tour in the UK & Ireland on December 3rd. And, while it might be presumptuous to suggest that Hot Snakes are the single best live band in the world right now, they’re definitely in the top 1. See below for a full list of dates. 
 
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 and through all DSPs. And the band’s reissued catalog - Automatic MidnightSuicide Invoice and Audit in Progress - is also available from Sub Pop.


 
What “The People” are saying about Hot Snakes and Jericho Sirens:
“It’s got all the traits that make Hot Snakes the unique band they always were: the fury of hardcore, the dissonant riffs of noise rock, the fuzz-drenched party of garage rock. They’ve got no fat on this thing — it’s over and done with in 30 minutes and replay value is very high — and the songs aren’t just rippers but catchy too.”  - Brooklyn Vegan
 
“Hot Snakes’ caustic, erudite commentary is more welcome than ever (★★★★).MOJO
 
“Teeming with revved-up riffs and apocalyptic imagery, the post-hardcore group’s first album since 2005 reasserts their status as the most merciless band in their scene” - Pitchfork
 
“Comebacks are complicated, for bands and fans too, but this is one for the ages. Hot Snakes have returned, reminding those of us who’ve paid attention that they are definitively one of the greatest rock bands we’ve ever known (9/10).” - Exclaim!
 
“It’s exactly what you want out of a Hot Snakes jam, with a riff that snarls and swaggers like a hot rod, its wild hair of a melody built into the stylish chrome. [“Six Wave Hold-Down”]”- NPR Music
 
Jericho Sirens is an incredible turn, and proof to the other half-hearted post-hardcore comebacks of the last years (looking at you At the Drive-In, Refused and more) that it is possible to still be high-quality and relevant. In fact, in places Hot Snakes’ fourth album is so good, it even puts newer bands who have come up in the meantime to shame. ★★★★★” - The Skinny
 
“The very definition of kickass. ★★★★”- The Guardian


NEWS : MON, NOV 11, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Wolf Parade to release Thin Mind worldwide on January 24th, 2020, and share new lyric video for “Forest Green”

Wolf Parade will release Thin Mind, the group’s fifth full-length, on CD/LP/DL/CS January 24th worldwide through Sub Pop, with the exception of Canada through Royal Mountain Records. The ten-track album, which features the singles “Forest Green,” the previously released  “Against the Day,”  and “Julia Take Your Man Home,” was produced by John Goodmanson at Risque Disque on Vancouver Island, BC, mixed by Goodmanson at Bogroll Studios in Seattle, and mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering in Toronto.


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Tracklisting

1. Under Glass
2. Julia Take Your Man Home
3. Forest Green
4. Out of Control
5. The Static Age
6. As Kind as You Can
7. Fall Into the Future
8. Wandering Son
9. Against the Day
10. Town Square

Wolf Parade Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Wolf Parade has extended its international headlining touring schedule in support of Thin Mind, to include U.S. shows for January and February 2020. The dates begin January 27th in Portland, Oregon at the Crystal Ballroom and run through February 24th in Brooklyn, New York at Brooklyn Steel.

Fan presales for these shows begin Wednesday, November 13th at 10 am (local) (password “thinmind”), with tickets on sale to the general public on Friday, November 15th at 10 am (local). Support for these dates will come from Land of Talk (January 27th-February 11th) and Sub Pop/Royal Mountain label mates Jo Passed (February 12th-24th).
 
Wolf Parade’s previously announced European and UK tour dates for 2020 begin March 2nd in Utrecht, Netherlands at Tivoli Vredenburg and end March 15th in Dublin, Ireland at The Button Factory. Tickets for these shows are on sale now. For more information on tickets, please visit WolfParade.com.

Jan. 27 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom *
Jan. 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
Jan. 30 - Los Angeles, CA -  The Regent Theater *
Jan. 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern *
Feb. 01 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole *
Feb. 03 - Austin, TX - Mohawk *
Feb. 04 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
Feb. 05 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre *
Feb. 07 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *
Feb. 08 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre *
Feb. 09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
Feb. 11 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox *
Feb. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore **
Feb. 16 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall **
Feb. 17 - London, ON - London Music Hall **
Feb. 18 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club **
Feb. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer **
Feb. 22 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club **
Feb. 23 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club **
Feb. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel **
Mar. 02 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg
Mar. 03 - Hamburg, DE - Knust
Mar. 04 - Berlin, DE - Gretchen
Mar. 06 - Cologne, DE - Club Volta
Mar. 07 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Mar. 08 - Luxembourg, LX - Rotondes
Mar. 09 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain
Mar. 10 - Brussels, BE - Orangerie @ Botanique
Mar. 11 - London, UK - The Dome
Mar. 13 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Mar. 14 - Manchester, UK - YES (Pink Room)
Mar. 15 - Dublin, IE - The Button Factory
 
* w/ Land of Talk
** w/ Jo Passed


[Photo Credit: Pamela Evelyn and Joseph Yarmush]

About Wolf Parade’s Thin Mind:

Every moment spent gazing at our screens is oversaturated with content, an ever-accelerated news cycle conditioning our ever-decreasing attention spans. The struggle to stay present, and to foresee a clear, sustainable future, feels very real. 

Wolf Parade address this phenomenon head-on with Thin Mind, the band’s 5th full-length and second to be produced by John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Unwound).

“Thin Mind refers to the way that being around too much tech has made our focus thin,” says keyboardist Spencer Krug.

“It’s opening one more page, scrolling one more thing,” adds guitarist Dan Boeckner, “and the weird, sort-of hollow automaton feeling that you get from it.” 

“This record is very personal, but at the same time, we’re all coming from the same place of a general sense of anxiety,” says drummer Arlen Thompson. “How do you deal with the constant barrage of having your opinions swayed by all these different actors when you don’t know who they are or what their purpose is? There is no normal anymore.”

Thin Mind marks a return to the original power trio of Dan, Spencer, and Arlen, following multi-instrumentalist Dante DeCaro’s amicable departure from the group in 2018, after the conclusion of their world tour supporting Cry Cry Cry.

One month later, the trio got together at Risqué Disque, an old stone barn-turned-studio in the woods of Vancouver Island, to begin writing Thin Mind—emerging with an album about making sense of the present while reckoning with visions of the future (read more at Sub Pop).



NEWS : THU, NOV 7, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Sub Pop’s Legendary Singles Club Volume 5 Now Open For Subscriptions

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The 2020-2021 round of Singles Club will include Father John Misty, Ohmme, Sumac and more.

Subscribe here: u.subpop.com/SinglesClub5

The Sub Pop Singles Club is back for another round! We are now taking subscriptions for the fifth volume of our storied vinyl 7” subscription service. Join now to get 12 limited-edition, great-sounding, great-looking little records delivered straight to your mailbox between April 2020 and February 2021.

Just what the heck is this so-called “club,” you ask? Well, the short version is that intermittently, since 1988, Sub Pop has roped artists into letting us release a couple of their songs on the 7” vinyl format, resulting in releases by Nirvana, Soundgarden, L7, The White Stripes, Bright Eyes, and a ton more. We then shipped these singles to people who had the forethought to subscribe, in advance, to the Singles Club. Many of these singles have since become very rare and sought-after. (Ok, so a few haven’t, but who’s counting?) Most recently, we somehow pulled off the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 4, running from April 2019-February 2020 (and totally closed for subscriptions since February, so don’t ask!). You can hear many of the past Singles Club releases via the Sub Pop Singles Club Playlist.

The Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 5 will keep this fine tradition of excellent new music and logistical headaches going for yet another year. These singles are one-time, limited pressings with exclusive tracks by each artist. Subscribe now or regret later!

What do you get with a subscription?
  • Approximately 24 amazing, exclusive songs by your new favorite musicians! Artists confirmed so far include Father John MistyOhmmeClarke and the HimselfsL.O.T.I.O.N. Multinational CorporationTEKE::TEKESumac, and Y La Bamba. More TBA!
  • 12 vinyl 7” singles with artful packaging lovingly designed by the musicians and the Sub Pop art department!
  • A nice box to store them all in!
  • An official Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 5 membership card!
  • Coolness! Conversation pieces! Things to have and hold over people who don’t have them! Relatives and acquaintances who are surprised to find out they still make those things! And other side-effects of record collecting!
How much? This much:
$130 for the U.S.
$170 for Canada
$185 for Mexico
$195 for the rest of the world.
Shipping is included in each of those prices.
 
If you’re the gift-giving type, know that if you subscribe by December 16th we will have the membership card in the mail to you before we close for the holidays (which should - no guarantees - get it to addresses in the United States by Christmas).
 
Answers to frequently (and often aggressively) asked questions:
  • 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 no longer be able to subscribe to the vinyl version. You should do that part now.
  • 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 2020, 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.)
If you need to change your address at any point during your subscription, please email websales@subpop.com.