NEWS : TUE, DEC 1, 2020 at 11:01 PM

METZ shares a new video for “Framed by the Comet’s Tail“

METZ has shared a new video for their song “Framed by the Comet’s Tail”, directed by the band’s drummer, Hayden Menzies. The visual companion to a personal favorite track of Menzies’ from Atlas Vending was created within a set of self-imposed limitations; it was all shot by Menzies on his phone, edited at home, with no borrowed content. He says of the video “It’s not a literal interpretation of the song by any means, but a document of random firing synapses of the mind during isolation.” Watch the video now
Atlas Vending is METZ’s most dynamic, dimensional, and compelling work of their career, and is now available worldwide from Sub Pop.
What people are saying about Atlas Vending:
Atlas Vending is the sound of a band fully confident in itself and delivering their biggest and best work yet.” ★★★★ - Upset Magazine 
“The Toronto band maintain a formidable degree of power and velocity throughout their fourth album yet… provide more welcome respites from the ferocious barrage they’re otherwise highly skilled at delivering.” [8/10] - Uncut 
” A record which draws on 35 years of North American alt-rock excellence, while still stamping its creators’ own identity firmly across its grooves.” [4/5] - Kerrang
”By gathering everything the group has done to date and mixing it together Metz manage to create a perfectly potent cocktail, one filled with nostalgia, sadness and grinding euphoria.”  [8/10] - Loud and Quiet 
“The expansiveness of the sonic palette on Atlas Vending just gives the band more room to paint outside the lines.” [8/10] - Under The Radar
“A record that feels both raw and refined, this will shake you to the core”★★★★ - DIY Magazine 
“METZ still cooks and burns with the roar of Jesus Lizard and the pounding noise of Stnnng, but four albums in, the band is discovering new sonic routes to travel” - AV Club
2021 Tour Dates:
Sep. 15 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
Sep. 16 - Manchester, UK - YES
Sep. 17 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo
Sep. 18 - Blackpool, UK - Bootleg Social
Sep. 19 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 21 - Leicester, UK - 02 Academy
Sep. 22 - London, UK - Scala 
Sep. 23 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
Sep. 24 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain
Sep. 25 - Dudingen, CH - Bad Bonn
Sep. 26 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Sep. 27 - Lausanne, CH -  Le Romandie at Les Docks
Sep. 29 - Berlin, DE - Lido
Sep. 30 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz
Oct. 01 - Hannover, DE - Glocksee
Oct. 02 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Oct. 04 - Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
Oct. 05 - Cologne, DE - Gebäude 9
Oct. 06 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli
Oct. 07 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Oct. 08 - Antwerp, BE - Trix

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : THU, NOV 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Sub Pop’s 2020 ACTUALIZATION PLAN and Holiday Sale is happening now!

Each year, in a gesture of true benevolence and gratitude, we offer you, very nearly the best followers customers in the whole wide world, an irresistible holiday sale.

And, in this one way, this year is no different! We’re offering you true believers a once-in-a-lifetime (or, certainly not more than about once in a calendar year) opportunity to join us in total enlightenment by participating in our 30-60-90 Actualization Plan and Holiday Sale.

There are three different, yet intertwined paths your journey may take; only you can determine what action is best for you (though we strongly recommend the 90 option).

30: Get 20% off your entire order when you spend $30 or more.

60: Get 20% off you entire order, PLUS receive an email with a discount code for 20% off your next pre-order* when you spend $60 or more.

90: Get 20% off you entire order, receive an email with a discount code for 20% off your next pre-order*, PLUS get free domestic shipping when you spend $90 or more.

What is eligible?  Everything in the shop is eligible for 20% off, except pre-orders, Sub Pop Singles Club subscriptions and gift cards. We’re particularly fond of our 2020 releases, as well as our facemasks, super comfy flannels, and the jigsaw puzzle of the cover of Bleach.

Please note!  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.

All orders placed by/on December 13th are guaranteed to ship out before we close up shop for the year, so get your orders in early and often. Related to this impending warehouse closure, any orders placed between December 14th and January 3rd will not ship out until after we are back in operation on January 4th. 

*Your discount code for 20% off your next pre-order will be sent out via email in January.

Thank you in advance for your ongoing support and patronage. This year has been a real mo-fo, and it requires a fair amount of chutzpah in that context to try to pull off the kind of Serenity Now BS we’re aiming for here. Know that we appreciate (what we hope will be) your wildly overzealous gift buying for you and your loved ones, and genuinely wish you a bitchen enlightenment.

With eternal gratitude,

Sub Pop.

Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : THU, NOV 19, 2020 at 10:57 PM

Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving and Christmas EPs available digitally worldwide from Sub Pop

Stream Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving now in all the digital places ->

Stream Bob’s Burgers Christmas starting next Friday, November 27th.

Sub Pop will release Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving and Bob’s Burgers Christmas which features holiday-themed songs from the 20th Television’s Emmy-award winning hit comedy, which just celebrated its 200th episode. 
The two holiday releases feature music performed by the main cast members – Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), Linda (John Roberts), their children Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal), and handyman Teddy (Larry Murphy).

Available today is Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving, featuring five songs from the show:

Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving 
1. Gravy Boat
2. You’ve Got The Guts
3. Saving The Bird
4. Give It To Teddy
5. Kill The Turkey

Next Friday, November 27th, Bob’s Burgers Christmas will be released which features ten songs including “Twinkly Lights,” “Christmas Of My Dreams” and “The Bleaken.”

Bob’s Burgers Christmas
1. Christmas of My Dreams
2. Teddy’s Bleaken Story
3. The Bleaken
4. Art Song
5. O Christmas Tree
6. The Bleaken Reprise
7. Do You Hear What I Hear?
8. Twinkly Lights
9. Snowballs and Sledding
10. You Can’t Spell Christmas Without Us

About Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving and Bob’s Burgers Christmas:

Bob’s Burgers loves music. Bob’s Burgers loves the holidays. Bob’s Burgers loves holiday music during the holidays!

Sub Pop Records has gathered together these fan-favorite holiday musical moments from seasons one through eleven so you can enjoy them with your own burger family.  Produced by the series creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard’s Wilo Productions in partnership with Bento Box Entertainment, with Sub Pop licensing the rights from 20th Television. 

Fans know that music is more than just a condiment to Bob’s.  With a combination of silliness and heartfelt emotion, the music of Bob’s Burgers is part of the meat of the thing itself.  So put these holiday sound burgers in your mouth-ears and enjoy!

Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving and Bob’s Burgers Christmas available worldwide through all DSPS from Sub Pop.

About Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment (BBE) is an Emmy® award-winning entertainment content and technology company.  With studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Toronto, BBE produces animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks.  This includes Bob’s Burgers, the Primetime Emmy®-winning FOX series with 20th Television and creator Loren Bouchard; Comedy Central series Legends of Chamberlain Heights; among many others. With creative thinking, disruptive content and innovative technology at its core, BBE is dedicated to extending its reach to new audiences through its digital; Sutikki (kids); content rights; and live events, merchandise and brand management business units. BBE can be followed across social media channels @bentoboxent.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, NOV 19, 2020 at 6:58 AM

Lael Neale shares official video for her new single “For No One For Now”

Lael Neale is sharing an official video for new single “For No One For Now,” an uptempo lament set in Didion’s Los Angeles. The disco drum track of the Omnichord calls to mind the agitated beat of driving fast on the freeway against the backdrop of the San Fernando Valley with its bent palms. Lael offers this, “I’ve always loved these stretches of road where the magic of the city seems hemmed in by the mundane.” The song contrasts romantic idealizations with the banality of folding sheets and toasting bread. “For No One For Now” is available worldwide on all DSPs from Sub Pop.

Lael grew up on a farm in Virginia among acres of clouds, fields, and woods. It was writing and writers close to nature - Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Steinbeck, and Mary Oliver - that she most connected with. In 2009, she moved to California with a rising devotion to music and for nearly 10 years has called Los Angeles home.  She worked with countless musicians, producers and collaborators, making entire records and eventually stowing them away. Despite endless frustration, she never resigned.  After discovering a new instrument, the Omnichord, she experienced a moment of illumination and began recording a deluge of emerging songs with the intention to capture them in their truest form.  She remarks, “Guy Blakeslee who had been an advocate for years facilitated the process. He set up a cassette 4-track in my bedroom and provided empathic guidance, subtle yet affecting accompaniment, and engineering prowess.”

She returned to her family farm back in April 2020 and has taken advantage of the limitations imposed by this period. She resurrected her old Sony Handycam from high school and is using it to make impressionistic companion pieces to the songs she recorded in Los Angeles.

She continues, “I am enjoying the strong contrast between the songs I wrote and recorded in California and the videos I am making for them in Virginia. It offers something unexpected.” In this installment, starry-eyed fantasy is cut with dull reality and a touch of the otherworldly.  It is at once dreamy and creepy. The sweetness is skinned by subtle humor as she pokes fun at her own romanticism. 

Lael Neale
“For No One For Now”

Single Artwork

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, NOV 17, 2020 at 10:58 PM

The Postal Service’s ‘Everything Will Change’ live album will be available on all DSPs December 4th

Now Watch/Stream: “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (Live)” and “Natural Anthem (Live)”

The Postal Service’s Everything Will Change live album will be available digitally for the first time on December 4th, 2020 worldwide through Sub Pop. The beloved band’s 15-track set, which features fan favorites ”Such Great Heights,” “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight,” “Sleeping In” and “Natural Anthem,” along with a cover of Beat Happening’s “Our Secret” and a rare live take on Dntel’s “(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan,” was performed live at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA, during their 2013 reunion tour. This 2020 release of Everything Will Change was remixed by Don Gunn and remastered by Dave Cooley earlier this year, from the recordings that were originally released as part of the the 2014 concert film.
Relive that night by watching live performances of “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight,” and “Natural Anthem” now.
A collaboration between Benjamin Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (from Dntel), with Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis, The Postal Service released Give Up, their one and only album, in 2003. That record went on to sell over a million copies and most of the band’s fans never had the chance to see them perform live. In 2013 and in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Give Up, Sub Pop released an expanded, deluxe version of that album and the band reunited to tour the world.

Everything Will Change was also released in 2014 as a feature-length documentary concert film directed by Justin Mitchell and includes intimate interviews, backstage footage of the band. The Everything Will Change film and Give Up are also available through Sub Pop.

The Postal Service
Everything Will Change
1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
2. We Will Become Silhouettes
3. Sleeping In
4. Turn Around
5. Nothing Better
6. Recycled Air
7. Be Still My Heart
8. Clark Gable
9. Our Secret (Beat Happening cover)
10. This Place Is a Prison
11. A Tattered Line of String
12. Such Great Heights
13. Natural Anthem
14. (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Dntel)
15. Brand New Colony

Posted by Rachel White