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NEWS : FRI, SEP 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Sub Pop Is Hiring: College and Non-Commercial Radio Promotions

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Sub Pop Records is currently searching for an organized and self-motivated individual to handle College and Non-Commercial Radio Promotions from our headquarters in Seattle, WA.

The closing date to apply for this position is Friday, September 22, 2017.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain relationships with college and non-commercial music directors through daily phone calls and email correspondence discussing current Sub Pop and Hardly Art releases.
  • Work in coordination with our Director of Radio Promotions, who runs the radio dept. at Sub Pop.
  • Represent the radio department at artist meetings.
  • Pitch / secure in-studio sessions and interviews with college and non-commercial radio stations, coordinating with commercial radio priorities throughout.
  • Accompany bands to in-studio sessions, when possible.
  • Maintain and organize Sub Pop’s radio databases. This includes tracking information, as well as keeping contact information up to date.
  • Generate regular email newsletters and maintain associated email list.
  • Organize and execute promotional CD mailings to 800+ stations across all radio formats. Organize giveaway mailings with independent promoters for college radio during album campaigns.
  • Work with independent promoters to set radio add dates.
  • Work with the art department to create one-sheets for promotional mailings.
  • Check tracks on releases for FCC violations.
  • Organize showcases and performances for Sub Pop and Hardly Art bands at various radio conferences and conventions. This may include: booking a venue, coordinating with A&R staff on lineup, and overseeing/attending the show.
  • Hire, train, and manage the full staff of 2-4 radio interns.
  • Track and log radio play, etc. in project reports for artists and management.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have significant experience with both college and non-commercial radio, through work at a station or college radio promotions elsewhere.
  • Have knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Sub Pop catalog, as well as deep interest in music, generally, and a fundamental belief in its importance.
  • Be able to multitask and work in a community-oriented atmosphere.
  • Be independent and self-directed. You will often be the only member of the radio team in the Seattle office.
  • Be available to work outside of a 9-5 schedule (attend shows and music festivals).
  • Have strong communication and writing skills.
  • Be fluent in all social media platforms as well as Microsoft Office suite applications and Mail Chimp.

Supervisors: Radio Director + Marketing Director

Please send resumes to Ruth Kim (ruthk@subpop.com) by September 22nd, 2017.


Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : FRI, SEP 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Chad VanGaalen’s ‘Light Information’ Is Out Now, Worldwide From Sub Pop And In Canada From Flemish Eye

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Reddit Indieheads AMA w/VanGaalen Scheduled for Monday, September 11th at 1pm ET

[Photo credit: Marc Rimmer]

Listen here to Light Information:  YouTube  |  Spotify  |  Apple Music


Chad VanGaalen’s fantastic new album Light Information is out now on on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop and in Canada from Flemish Eye. The album features the highlights “Mind Hijacker’s Curse” [listen here], “Old Heads” [listen here] and “Pine & Clover” [watch here]. Light Information was written, played, and produced by VanGaalen (save Ryan Bourne’s bass part on “Mystery Elementals” and vocals on “Static Shape” from his young daughters Ezzy and Pip). 

The album emerged from the experimental instruments that fill the creative polymath’s Calgary garage studio. Among them is a beloved Korg 770 monosynth, which VanGaalen coveted for years before fixing one up and devoting a lot of recent energy to recording “duets” with it. One of these, “Prep Piano and 770,” is the lone instrumental on Light Information, more atmosphere and chord bursts than the rest of the album’s hooky rock narrative.

On Monday, September 11th, Chad VanGaalen will participate in the Reddit Indieheads AMA at 1pm ET [more info on that is here].



Light Information can be purchased from Sub Pop and Flemish Eye. LP pre orders of the album from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last). There is also be a new T-shirt design available.


Also out today is the repress of VanGaalen’s Infiniheart, his beloved and long out of print (on vinyl) 2005 debut on 2xLP and Turquoise vinyl.  And Chad VanGaalen’s entire discography (Shrink Dust, Infiniheart, Skelliconnection, Soft Airplane, and Diaper Island) is also now available through Bandcamp.  


Chad VanGaalen Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Chad VanGaalen’s previously announced fall 2017 international tour dates in support of Light Information span October 15th in Utrecht, Netherlands at EKKO through December 8th in Montreal, Quebec at The Fairmount. Full list of dates + ticket links are here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, SEP 7, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Listen: Kyle Craft Shares The First Two Tracks From New ‘Girl Crazy’ Cover Series

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Now hear “Something On Your Mind” (Karen Dalton cover) and “Distant Fingers” (Patti Smith cover) on Spotify

“Something On Your Mind” -> spoti.fi/2wH67kp

“Distant Fingers” -> spoti.fi/2wJNQRQ

[Photo Credit: Joel Morrow]

After Kyle Craft wrapped up the recording of his upcoming (all originals) 2018 album, he decided to record a cover of a Jenny Lewis song for fun. This quickly spiraled into a full fledged project with Kyle recording a slew of songs by his favorite female singers.  Working with his bandmate, Kevin Clark in their home studio after hours, Craft multi-tracked all the parts himself, and what started as an idle aside became a labor of love.  
 
Now Sub Pop and Craft have picked ten favorites from the sessions to release as Girl Crazy, a series of 2-track singles rolling out weekly starting today, September 7th.  Focusing on Craft’s acclaimed interpretive talents – his version of Bowie’s “Heroes” stole the show at Newport 2017 – Girl Crazy introduces audiences, who may know Craft from his Sub Pop debut Dolls of Highland, to another side of the artist.  New tracks from the Girl Crazy series will be released every Thursday through October 5th, and will also feature covers of songs by artists like Sharon Van Etten, Jenny Lewis, Cher and Patsy Cline.
 
The first installment in the covers series are Kyle’s interpretations of Karen Dalton’s ‘Something On Your Mind” [listen here] and Patti Smith’s “Distant Fingers” [listen here].

Kyle Craft Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Kyle Craft and his band will hit the road for a short Northwestern U.S. trek, beginning September 16th in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord and ending September 21st in Seattle at the Crocodile Cafe.
 
Sep. 16 -  San Francisco, CA -  Cafe du Nord
Sep. 17 - Williams, OR - Rascal’s Bar & Grill
Sep. 18 - Eugene, OR - Fathoms Bar
Sep. 19 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Sep. 21 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile

 

What “The People” have said about Kyle Craft:
“…Undeniably unique: Kyle Craft is a strong contender for outsider of the year. An unlikely hero of the year. An unlikely hero of rock music, he’s nonetheless created a noteworthy, potentially groundbreaking debut album in Dolls of Highland.” - PASTE
 
“If Dolls of Highland has a basis in autobiography—the title references the Shreveport neighborhood where it was made—Craft spends the album imagining himself as Ziggy Sawdust, a flamboyant fop working the barrelhouse piano in the front room of the seediest bayou bordello. His songs illustrate how the intense religiosity and voodoo-infused mythology of the South make it fertile turf for the sort of colorful characterization and freak-scenery on which glam rock was founded.” - Pitchfork
 
“Just enough of Ziggy’s stardust gives “Pentecost” its musical sheen, but it’s Craft’s vocal intensity that outlasts all else.” [“10 Artists You Need to Know”] - Rolling Stone
 
“…hurls together Craft’s Dylan-meets-Brett Anderson holler with rollicking ragtime stomp, reminiscent of vintage Cockney Rebel or early Suede. The instantly singable likes of “Berlin” and “Lady of the Ark” are peopled by “girls and ghosts” from Craft’s hometown of Shreveport each depicted with a mix of empathy, humour and occasional savagery. And behind these tragicomic nightlife tales is a top-notch songwriter who has been fired by the sting of romantic betrayal.” [Dolls of Highland]  - The Guardian
 
“Paired with his knack for great melodies, it demonstrates Craft’s emotional power as a songwriter.” [“Pentecost”] - NPR
 
“Craft, who grew up in Louisiana but now lives in Portland, brings an authentic southern blues sensibility to glam and folk rock but what makes Dolls one of the best albums of the year is his ability to transform his influences into a sound that’s all his own.” [Dolls of Highland] - Huffington Post
 
“…The 27-year-old’s debut album, Dolls of Highland, earned almost exclusively positive reviews, following a simple formula: Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde crossed with David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Despite the transparent approach, he produced not a familiar sound but rather a cryptic sort of glam Americana that defies expectation…” - Village Voice
 
“…Craft’s music is so full of its own weird singularity that he’s on to something far beyond idol worship. ” - Billboard
 
Craft displays the full prowess of his vocal range, hitting high notes that hark back to glam rock vocals of the ’70s” - American Songwriter



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, SEP 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Wolf Parade Announce 2018 Western U.S. and Canadian Tour Dates In Support of ‘Cry Cry Cry’

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Support from Charly Bliss January 12th-24th.

[Photo credit: Shane McCauley]

Wolf Parade just announced 2018 dates for the western U.S. and Canada in support of Cry Cry Cry, their forthcoming album. The newly added dates span January 12th in Vancouver at The Commodore Ballroom and run through January 24th in Phoenix at The Van Buren, and will include stops in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Diego. Barsuk Records act Charly Bliss, who are supporting the October 13th-27th shows (select dates), will now also act as direct support, January 12th-24th (select dates).
 
Tickets on sale to general public Friday, September 8th at 10am (local time), and fan pre-sale starts here tomorrow September 6th at 10am (also local time).   

Preceding these headlining shows, Wolf Parade will also act as direct support for Arcade Fire, September 5th through September 28th.
 

Wolf Parade Tour Dates

Sep. 05 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Center*
Sep. 06 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre*
Sep. 08 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Sep. 09 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Center*
Sep. 21 - Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Arena*
Sep. 22 - Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome*
Sep. 23 - Coral Gables, FL - Watsco Center*
Sep. 24 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine, FL Amphitheatre*
Sep. 26 - New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena*
Sep. 27 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center*
Sep. 28 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center*
Oct. 12 - Guelph, ON - Peter Clark Hall
Oct. 13 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre**
Oct. 15 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom**
Oct. 16 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Oct. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer**
Oct. 20 - Boston, MA - Royale**
Oct. 21 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Oct. 22 - Washington, DC - Black Cat**
Oct. 24 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Oct. 25 - South Saginaw, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall**
Oct. 27 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue**
Nov. 15 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
Nov. 17- Paris, FR - Petit Bain
Nov. 18 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Nov. 20 - Dublin, UK - Button Factory
Nov. 21 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
Nov. 22 - London, UK - O2 Forum
Nov. 24 - Brussels, BE - Botanique (Orangerie)
Nov. 25 - Nancy, FR - L’ autre Canal
Nov. 26 - Basel, CH - Kaserne
Nov. 27 - Munich, DE - Hansa 39
Nov. 29 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu
Nov. 30 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
Dec. 01 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Dec. 02 - Stockholm, SE - Strand
 
2018 
Jan. 12 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom **
Jan. 13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market **
Jan. 14 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom **
Jan. 16 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore **
Jan. 17 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre **
Jan. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
Jan. 21 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory **
Jan. 23 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park **
Jan. 24 - Phoenix, AZ  The Van Buren **
 
*w/ Arcade Fire
** w/ Charly Bliss


 
Early last week (August 29th), Wolf Parade released “You’re Dreaming,” a second offering and politically-charged standout from Cry Cry Cry [listen here].  “You’re Dreaming” is urgent power pop with lyrics inspired by the shock and confusion following the 2016 election (“All these scenes of shattered glass / All your systems in collapse”).  Irreverent new animations from returning collaborator and visual artist Scorpion Dagger (“Valley Boy”) accompany the track.
 
Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry will be available from Sub Pop on Friday, October 6th, 2017 and is now up for pre-order on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop, and in Canada from Universal Records via Wolf Parade’s webstore right here. LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in the U.S. will receive the limited loser edition on creme colored vinyl (while supplies last), and a new t-shirt design is also available for your bundling pleasure.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, AUG 31, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Listen to The Haxan Cloak and Father John Misty’s Remix of “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution”

Father John Misty has collaborated with British musician and producer The Haxan Cloak for a remix of “Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before the Revolution,” from Pure Comedy.  The rework strips the song of its lush instrumentation and glib tone.

The “…Revolution” remix follows the gorgeous, stop-motion video [watch here] directed by Chris Hopewell (Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch,” Run The Jewels’ “Don’t Get Captured”).  The song‘s apocalyptic themes and subtle humor are captured brilliantly throughout. The “…Revolution” video was constructed and filmed in three weeks at Jacknife Studios in Bristol, UK. Additionally, puppets and props from “…Revolution” were recently auctioned off and the proceeds will be donated to the Environmental Defense Fund.  


[Photo Credit: Guy Lowndes]


Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Father John Misty’s previously announced international tour schedule in support of Pure Comedy resumes this weekend with performances at End of the Road Festival on September 2nd and Electric Picnic on September 3rd. Father John Misty has also scheduled an interview and performance on Late Night With Seth Meyers on September 12th.
 
Sep. 02 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sep. 03 - Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic [SOLD OUT]
Sep. 13 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Pavilion **
Sep. 14 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre **
Sep. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at the Mann **
Sep. 18 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall * [SOLD OUT]
Sep. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre *
Sep. 20 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre *
Sep. 22 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House *
Sep. 23 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre *
Sep. 25 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium *
Sep. 26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium * [SOLD OUT]
Sep. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle *
Sep. 29 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall * [SOLD OUT]
Sep. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory *
Oct. 01 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall *
Oct. 02 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall *
Oct. 04 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre *
Oct. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park *
Oct. 06 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park * [SOLD OUT]
Oct. 07 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre **
Oct. 11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre *
Oct. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl *
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre *
Oct. 14 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater Pomona *
Nov. 01 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *
Nov. 02 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy *
Nov. 05 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo * [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 07 - London,UK - Hammersmith Eventim Apollo * [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 08 - London, UK - Hammersmith Eventim Apollo *
Nov. 09 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Dome *
Nov. 11 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon *
Nov. 12 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique *
Nov. 13 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg *
Nov. 14 - Berlin, DE - Huxley’s *
Nov. 16 - Milan, IT - Fabrique *
Nov. 18 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz *
Nov. 19 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera *
Nov. 20 - Lisbon, PT - Coliseu dos Recreios *
 
* w/ Weyes Blood
** w/ Phosphorescent


Posted by Rachel White