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NEWS : TUE, MAR 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Listen to clipping.’s “Work Work”, Pre-Order ‘CLPPNG’, Tell Your Friends

Somehow, back in early 2013, Sub Pop convinced the LA-based rap trio clipping. to join our socially stunted but well meaning troupe of artists, musicians, and employees. The guys made it to our last summer’s Silver Jubilee–Sub Pop’s 25th Anniversary Festival–and played to a packed lot of enthusiastic and sweaty Sub Pop fans–it was truly magical–and noisy, clipping. are very noisy.

It’s all coming together for clipping. and Sub Pop. Just today, we announced that on June 10th, Sub Pop will release CLPPNG, the band’s debut. The album sounds like a creature from the twisted mind of Dr. Moreau–a living, mutated audio experiment comprised of equal parts clipping.’s labelmates Wolf Eyes and Shabazz Palaces. In short, it’s an at times challenging but well worth the effort, debut record.

Listen to the wonderful “Work Work” (featuring Cocc Pistol Cree) from CLPPNG in the embedded player.

Pre-orders of CLPPNG via iTunes will receive a download of “Work Work” immediately. The album will also be available for pre-order on CD and LP through clipping.’s Sub Pop artist page. The LP version of CLPPNG will feature music on three sides, with the fourth side entirely comprised of 100 lock grooves.

Pre-orders through will receive the Loser edition vinyl and a complimentary 7” with the song “Ends” (found on CD / DL versions of the album) and the exclusive track “Brian” (feat. Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt). Sub Pop online customers also have the option of bundling a new clipping. t-shirt with CD or LP purchases.   

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : FRI, MAR 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

New Obits Video Starring Cartoon Version of Obits

Bed & Bugs, the most recent album from Obits, was released in the fall of 2013 on Sub Pop Records. Between then and now, and in an effort to highlight the excellent qualities of their third full-length album, the band has toured these United States and Europe and released a couple of other, very good music videos. There’s one for the song “Spun Out” and also one for the song “Operation Bikini” (in which, as one Youtube commenter astutely observed, there are no bikinis). And now, there is a new and really, very great animated video for the number “I’m Closing In” which was directed by Paul Clark. Please make sweet click with the embed to watch it!

This May, Obits will be playing two shows here in the U.S. before heading to Brazil for both the Sub Pop Festival in Sao Paulo and the Bananada Festival in Goiania, Brazil. Labelmates Mudhoney and METZ will be playing both of those Brazilian festivals along with Obits.

Recent live footage from Spain’s Radio 3 and the newly posted KEXP live session the band recorded here in Seattle this past November both demonstrate the undeniable appeal of Obits’ live shows. Please get into it.

Upcoming live performances by Obits:

May 10 - Brooklyn, NY at The Wick (with The Men and Nude Beach)

May 13 - Atlanta, GA at The Earl

May 15 - Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Sub Pop Festival (at Audio) (with Mudhoney and METZ)

May 16 - Goiania, Brazil at the Bananada Festival (with Mudhoney and METZ)

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, MAR 6, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Dum Dum Girls, Bret Easton Ellis, & the “Are You Okay” Psychological Thriller

Sub Pop, Vice & MOCA TV proudly present Dum Dum Girls in “Are You Okay”, a short film written by Bret Easton Ellis and featuring the single “Are You Okay” from the band’s acclaimed new album, Too True. The psychological thriller which stars Dee Dee Penny and Shiloh Fernandez, was directed by Brewer, produced by Braxton Pope, with additional musical score composed by Tamaryn and Drew McDowall. The video also features Charles Ray’s artwork (Two Boys, 2010 fiberglass) courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery. And for all you cinephiles, you can watch a making of the video here.

Dum Dum Girls are on tour, go see them.

Mar. 07 - San Diego, CA - Casbah* (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - Backstage Bar*
Mar. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
Mar. 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister*
Mar. 12 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – Spotify House (2pm)
Mar. 12 - Austin, TX -  SXSW –  Mohawk / SPIN at House of Vans Day Party (4:15pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (12pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – The Hype Hotel (2pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – Convention Center, Ballroom D / KCSN Show at Radio Day Stage (4pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – Red 7 / Ground Control Touring Showcase (1:10am)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – The Tumblr House @ Clive Bar (5pm)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX -  SXSW –  SXSan Jose @ Hotel San Jose (7pm)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – The Chevrolet Compound @ Cedar Street (11:45pm)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – I Heart Comix & Check Your Ponytail @ Empire Garage and Control Room (2:15pm)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX -  SXSW – Gypsy / Sailor Jerry’s (5pm)
Mar. 16 - Dallas, TX - Spillover Music Fest / Club Dada*
Mar. 18 - Nashville, TN - Exit / Inn*
Mar. 19 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree*
Mar. 20 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
Mar. 21 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade*
Mar. 22 - Washington, DC - Black Cat*
Mar. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s* (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 25 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 26 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg* 
Mar.  27 - Boston, MA -  Brighton Music Hall*
Mar. 28 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore*
Mar. 29 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace*
Mar. 30 - Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch*
Mar. 31 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle* (SOLD OUT)
Apr. 01 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock*
Apr. 04 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret*
Apr. 05 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
Apr. 06 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir*
Apr. 08 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent* (SOLD OUT)
Apr. 09 - San Jose, CA - The Blank Club*
Apr. 11 - Indio, CA - Coachella (SOLD OUT)
Apr. 17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre
Apr. 18 - Indio, CA - Coachella (SOLD OUT)
May 01 - London, UK - Scala
May 03 - Manchester, UK - Round House
May 04 - Leeds, UK - Live In Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club 
May 05 - Norwich, UK  - Norwich Art Centre
May 07 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
May 08 - Belfast, UK - The Blackbox
May 09 - Galway, UK - Roisin Dubh
May 10 - Dublin, IE - The Button Factory
May 11 - Bristol, UK - Start The Bus
May 13 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
May 15 -  Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
May 16 - Rome, IT -  Traffic Club
May 17 - Carpi, IT - Mattatoio
May 18 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mocvara
May 20 - Hamburg, DE - Knust
May 21 - Berlin, DE -  Lido
May 22 - Munich, DE - Orangehouse @ Feierwerk
May 24 - Zurich, CH - Kinski Klub
May 25 -  Esch Alzette, LU -  ROCKHAL
May 26 - Paris, FR -  La Maroquinerie
May 27 - Paris, FR - Silencio
May 28 - Strasbourg, FR -  La Laiterie
May 29 - Lyon, FR - Les Nuits Sonores @ Les Confluences
May 31 - Barcelona, ES  - Primavera
Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Al Parc
Jun. 02 - Toulouse, FR - Connexion Cafe
Jun. 03 - Bordeaux, FR - Relache
Jun. 07 - Porto, PT - Primavera
* w/ Blouse

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, MAR 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Listen to Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ “The Company Man” Now

One of Sub Pop’s most recent signees, Birmingham, Alabamaniacs (sorry, guys) Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, have just spilled the proverbial beans regarding their Sub Pop debut, Dereconstructed. Specifically, these beans reveal that the record will come out on May 27th, 2014. What’s more, the band also just premiered “The Company Man”, side one, track one of that record, with Paste Magazine (also available to your ears in this very blog post), who boasted of the track that it’s “a fitting follow up to 2012’s excellent There is a Bomb in Gilead”. We couldn’t agree more, in fact, it’s why we signed them.

Pre-order Dereconstructed from Sub Pop and you’ll receive a limited edition LBIII+GF patch. Speaking of limited, if you pre-order the record on vinyl, you’ll receive the colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the LP. As is the nature with limited things, order soon to get yours! Also available for pre-order over at iTunes, too.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, MAR 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM


Euphoric UK pop act and newish Sub Pop recording artists, THUMPERS, have expanded their US tour schedule, which now includes multiple SXSW appearances. The trek begins Wednesday, March 12th in Austin, TX at Swan Dive and currently ends on Saturday, March 22nd in Seattle, WA at Barboza.  The tour is in support of Galore, their acclaimed, and wonderfully addictive, Sub Pop debut. See a full tour schedule below. 

In related news, you can now listen to THVMPERS cover of “Lungs,” originally recorded by former tour mates and friends of the band, CHVRCHES. For a great time, press play on the embedded video player.

Pick up Galore from your friends here at Sub Pop Records.

Tour Dates:

Mar. 12 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Swan Dive / PASTE day party (12:35pm)
Mar. 12 - Austin, TX - SXSW – The North Door / Sub Pop Licensing Showcase (3:45pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Flamingo Cantina / Under The Radar Showcase (1:35pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Mellow Johnny’s / KEXP, Sub Pop, Hardly Art “Officially Unofficial” Showcase (6pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Latitude 30 / BME BBC Introducing Showcase (8pm)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Mohawk (Outdoor) / ATC Mgmt + Vans Showcase (9:30pm)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Latitude 30 / BME SXSW Presents Showcase (4:40pm)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Hotel San Jose / WFUV Session (10am)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW – El Sapo / MFL (1-2pm)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW – TBA
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW – TBA
Mar 17 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Western
Mar 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Mar 19 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Mar 21 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Mar 22 - Seattle, WA - Barboza

Mar. 26 - Brussels, BE - AB Club
Mar. 27 - Cologne, DE - Blue Shell
Mar. 28 - Zurich, CH - M4Music Festival
Mar. 29 - Munich, DE - Milla
Mar. 31 - Vienna, AT - Flex
Apr. 01 - Prague, CZ - Futurum
Apr. 02 - Berlin, DE - Comet
Apr. 03 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
Apr. 04 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Apr. 05 -  Rotterdam, NL - Paradiso
May 01 - Liverpool, UK -  Soundcity Festival
May 21 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
May 22 - London, UK - Scala
May 23 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
May 24 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill
May 28 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
May 29 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
May 30 - St. Helens, UK - Library
May 31 - Norwich, UK - Epic Studios

Posted by Sam Sawyer