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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

THUMPERS Cover CHVRCHES + Tour Dates!

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:
U.S.

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

Europe
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

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

Sub Pop vs SXSW: Officially Unofficial

Sxsw 2014 square

Sub Pop vs. SXSW:
Sub Pop Licensing Showcase March 12th

KEXP, Sub Pop, & Hardly Art Present “Officially Unofficial” Day Party March 13th

SXSW show schedules for Avi Buffalo, The Baptist Generals, clipping., Dum Dum Girls, THEESatisfaction, THUMPERS, and Washed Out

Here’s what Sub Pop has planned for this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX! We’re foregoing an official showcase in favor of keeping our options open to partner up on a few day parties, participate in a multi-record label rummage sale, and live vicariously through our bands’ individual shows, Austin-wide! Bands scheduled to appear at the festival include:  Avi Buffalo, The Baptist Generals, clipping., Dum Dum Girls, THEESatisfaction, THUMPERS, and Washed Out.

Our week of parties, events and band shows include:

Wednesday, March 12th: Sub Pop Licensing’s Showcase at North Door will feature a diverse array of talent: The Haden Sisters and Sub Pop alum Kelley Stoltz (Third Man Records), along with The Coathangers (Suicide Squeeze),  Protomartyr (Hardly Art),  THUMPERS (Sub Pop), and  R. Ring, featuring Kelly Deal (Misra).  

Thursday, March 13th: Sub Pop & sister label Hardly Art will team up with KEXP for the “Officially Unofficial” day party & broadcast at Mellow Johnny’s. The party will feature performances from Dum Dum Girls, La Luz, THUMPERS, and Avi Buffalo. Visit KEXP.ORG for live updates throughout the day.

Also on Thursday, we’ll have a table at the Record Label Rummage Rampage at Obsolete Industries.  

Please find a current list of events and individual band schedules below.

Day Parties:
Mar. 12 (Noon - 5pm)
Sub Pop Licensing Showcase

The North Door / 502 Brushy Street
The Haden Triplets (12:30pm)
The Coathangers (1:15pm)
Kelley Stoltz (2pm)
Protomartyr (2:45pm)
THUMPERS (3:30pm)
R. Ring (4:15pm)

Mar. 13 (Noon - 6:30pm)
“Officially Unofficial” Day Party

Presented by KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art
Mellow Johnny’s / 400 Nueces St
Dum Dum Girls (12pm)
La Luz (2pm)
THUMPERS (4pm)
Avi Buffalo (6pm)

Mar. 13 (Noon - 5pm)
Record Label Rummage Rampage

Presented by Amphetamine Reptile, Sub Pop, Merge, Third Man
Obsolete Industries / 1700 E. 12th St.

Band Schedules:
Avi Buffalo
Mar. 11 - Buffalo Billiards / SAG-AFTRA Party (1am)
Mar. 12 - Do512 Lounge (7pm)
Mar. 13 - Flamingo Cantina / Under The Radar Party (2:30pm)
Mar. 13 - Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (6pm)
Mar. 14 - Hotel San Jose (2pm)
Mar. 15 - Homeslice Pizza (12:10pm)
Mar. 15 - Dirty Dog / Denver Post Reverb Party (3pm)

The Baptist Generals   
Mar. 13 - Cheer Up Charlie’s (inside) / SXSW Showcase (12:15am)

clipping.
Mar. 12 - Hotel Vegas (Volstead Inside) / Inland Empire Touring Day Party (3:30pm)
Mar. 14 - The Owl of Austin / PORTALS Day party (2pm)

Dum Dum Girls
Mar. 12 - Spotify House (2pm)
Mar. 12 - Mohawk / SPIN at House of Vans Day Party (4:15pm)
Mar. 13 - Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (12pm)
Mar. 13 - TBA
Mar. 13 - Convention Center, Ballroom D / KCSN Show at Radio Day Stage (4pm)
Mar. 13 - Red 7 / Ground Control Touring Showcase (1:10am)
Mar. 14 - Clive Bar / Filter (5pm)
Mar. 14 - Hotel San Jose (7pm)
Mar. 14 - Cedar Street Courtyard / Chevy (11:45pm)
Mar. 15 - Empire Control Room & Garage / Check Your Ponytail (2:15pm)
Mar. 15 - Gypsy / Sailor Jerry’s (5pm)

THEESatisfaction
Mar. 15 - Bungalow / SXSW Showcase (9:35pm)

THUMPERS
Mar. 12 - Swan Dive / PASTE day party (12:35pm)
Mar. 12 - The North Door / Sub Pop Licensing Showcase (3:45pm)
Mar. 13 - Flamingo Cantina / Under The Radar Showcase (1:35pm)
Mar. 13 - Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (4pm)
Mar. 13 - Latitude 30 / BME BBC Introducing Showcase (8pm)
Mar. 14 - Mohawk (Outdoor) / ATC Management + Vans Showcase (9:30pm)
Mar. 14 - Latitude 30 / BME SXSW Present Showcase (4:40pm)
Mar. 15 - Hotel San Jose / WFUV Session (10am)
Mar. 15 - El Sapo / MFL (1-2pm)
Mar. 15 - TBA
Mar. 15 - TBA

Washed Out
Mar. 14 - Butler Park - Free Show (7pm)
Mar. 14 - Bar 96 / Filter Showcase (12:30am)
Mar. 15 - Hype Hotel (12:30am)

For additional venue information:
http://schedule.sxsw.com/?conference=music&lsort=venue&day=15



Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : WED, FEB 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop Makes Record Store Day 2014 Worth Living

Rsd blog

Record Store Day 2014 is a mere 51 days away according to the official countdown over at RSD.com, and with the popularity of vinyl ever increasing, there are more Record Store Day exclusives in 2014 to sift through than ever before. This means one or two of the following things: 1) You are going to spend MUCH MORE money than last year; and/or 2) It’s going to be tough to stick out in crowded record bins full of limited-edition, Record Store Day-only releases. Well, we here at Sub Pop HQ read the tea leaves, studied the data points, and decided early on that we were going to have to do something really special to stand out this year. We went to work, trimmed the fat, and got our release list to the four most exciting, collectable, sonically pleasing, limited-edition Sub Pop Record Store Day Releases ever. To get a full appreciation of what I’m bullshitting so eloquently about, see below. We’ll see you at your local independent record retailer at four in the morning on April 19th. You bring the coffee. And the donuts.

Mudhoney On Top:  KEXP Presents Mudhoney Live on Top of the Space Needle LP: In 2013 both Mudhoney and Sub Pop turned 25, and, in celebration of this milestone, the band performed on the actual roof of Seattle’s iconic and also very tall Space Needle. Due to space limitations up on top, and the obvious safety issues involved, only about 13 people were able to bear witness to this performance (and you can hear each of them, clapping individually between songs). Our friends at KEXP recorded and broadcast this monumentally historic event, and this limited-edition vinyl LP preserves it for eternity. Limited to 2,700 copies worldwide.

Pissed Jeans The Very Best of Sub Pop 2009-2013: Live at the BBC 12” EP: Here are four live-in-the-studio tracks that (finally!) give meaning and validation to Sub Pop’s existence. This historic platter is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide, and these versions of the tracks are exclusive to this release.

Chad VanGaalen “I Want You Back” 7” Single: This single features four new tracks from the Calgary artist’s vault of unheard music. Exactly none of these tracks appear on Chad’s forthcoming album, Shrink Dust (out 4/29 on Sub Pop!). The dare-we-say incredible cover art is by Chad himself. Limited to 2,300 copies worldwide.

The Notwist “Run Run Run” 12” Single: “Run Run Run” is from the band’s just-released album, Close to the Glass, and this single also includes three more, unreleased tracks: one new song, and two exclusive remixes of “Run Run Run.” Both sides of the record feature a special double groove, with each parallel groove containing a different song. Limited to 1,900 copies worldwide.



Posted by Sam Sawyer