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NEWS : WED, MAR 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Wonderfully Weird Jonathan Meiburg Interview & Shearwater/Death Vessel Tour Info

Sub Pop’s own Charlie Rose, a very curious woman by the name of Maureen, recently sat down with Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg for a candid one on one that continues her interview series wherein she puts Sub Pop artists on the at times very weird spot (see Maureen’s previous interviews with J Mascis and Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler). If you have about 15 minutes, it’s well worth sitting through all three. 

Shearwater are set to embark on a long tour, and many of those dates are with their labelmates Death Vessel (who have a brand new record out now!). Biases aside, that promises to be one of the more memorable lineups of the year–do you a solid and go see them!

Shearwater & Death Vessel
North American Tour Dates
Mar. 19 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
Mar. 20 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle*
Mar. 21 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel*
Mar. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Bell House*
Mar. 25 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
Mar. 26 - Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange*
Mar. 27 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern*
Mar. 28 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme*
Mar. 29 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
* w/ Jesca Hoop

Shearwater
European Tour Dates
Apr. 23 - Vienna, AT -  Szene
Apr. 24 - Dresden, DE - Beatpol
Apr. 25 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
Apr. 26 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Apr. 27 - Hamburg, DE - Indra
Apr. 28 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Apr. 29 - Brussel, BE - Botanique
Apr. 30- London, UK - XOYO
May 01 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
May 02 -  Bristol, UK - The Fleece  
May 03 - Brighton, UK -  The Haunt
May 04 - Gent, BE - Democrazy
May 06 - Paris, FR - La Flèche d’Or
May 07 - Fribourg, CH - Fri-Son 
May 08 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia 
May 09 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F 

Death Vessel
European & U.S. Tour Dates

Apr. 20 - Bristol, UK - The Cube**
Apr. 21 -  Halifax, UK - Square Chapel**
Apr. 22 - Brighton, UK - Komedia Studio Bar **
Apr. 23 - London, UK - Cafe Oto **
Apr. 24 - Paris, FR - Le Point FMR **
Apr. 25 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli (Spiegelbar) **
Apr. 26 - Brussels, BE - Botanique **
Apr. 27 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus **
Apr. 28 - Berlin, DE - Roter Salon **
Apr. 29 - Prague, CZ - Pilot Klub **
May 03 - Baden, CH - Royal 
May 04 - Antwerpen, BE - Trix
May 07 - Hertogenbosch, NL - W2 Poppodium’s
May 08 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling @ Tolhuistuinzaal
May 10 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Jun. 07 - Peterborough, NH - The Thing in the Spring
Jul. 25 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Fest
** w/ Marissa Nadler



Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, MAR 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Pop To Seattle w/ The Hotel Max and Sub Pop!

Pop2seattle

How would you like to visit Seattle, stay in a posh downtown Seattle hotel, get an exclusive tour of the Sub Pop office, and receive a Sub Pop prize pack (full of Sub Pop prizes) all just for sharing with the world (or, more specifically, Twitter and/or Instagram) your favorite record (non Sub Pop records qualify)? Well, we’ve paired with our dear friends, neighbors, and long time home away from home for Sub Pop artists when they visit Seattle, The Hotel Max, to give you exactly this thing!

Here’s the gist: Using @hotel_max and #poptoseattle, Tweet or Instagram a photo of your favorite record to enter to win airfare for two to Seattle (up to an $800 value), a two-night stay at the (fabulous) Hotel Max, and a prize pack from Sub Pop. Blackout dates may apply. Contest begins March 13, 2014 and ceases to be a contest on March 20, 2014 at 11:59pm. Full rules here.

Go! Do the thing! Show us your favorite record so you can come meet us in person!


Posted by Sam Sawyer

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 subpop.com 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