This blogpost’s title kind of says it all. We, Sub Pop, just signed Birmingham, Alabama-based southern gentlemen, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, and if we’re being honest, we’re as stoked as Shaun White bringing home a gold medal for schralpin’ the pow, or whatever. We don’t have a ton to report beyond than the wonderful fact that we’re working together, but check out a couple of examples of Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ handiwork here and here and you’ll hear why we’re so psyched about working with these dudes. Oh, and you can learn a bit more about them here.
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires hit the road in couple weeks–go check ‘em out!
Photo by Barry Brecheisen
- Thursday, January 23 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone*
- Friday, January 24 - Raleigh, NC - Slim’s*
- Saturday, January 25 - Durham, NC - Duke Coffeehouse*
- Sunday, January 26 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern*
- Monday, January 27 - Washington, DC - DC9*
- Tuesday, January 28 - Northampton, MA - The Elevens*
- Wednesday, January 29 - Boston, MA - Great Scott*
- Thursday, January 30 - Wilmington, DE - Oddity Bar*
- Friday, January 31 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar*
- Saturday, February 1 - New York, NY - Shea Stadium*
- Monday, February 3 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands*
- Tuesday, February 4 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern*
- Wednesday, February 5 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen*
- Thursday, February 6 - Normal, IL - Firehouse*
- Friday, February 7 - Bloomington, IN - Russian Recording*
- Saturday, February 8 - Nashville, TN - The Basement*
- * - with TURF WAR
A few months ago, we shared the wonderful fact that we can officially call the London-based singer/songwriter, Lyla Foy (formerly WALL), part of the Sub Pop family. Today, we return with more fantastic news about Lyla, or more specifically, her debut record, Mirrors the Sky. The fantastic news goes a little like this: on March 18th, Lyla Foy’s beautiful full-length debut will be available wherever fine music is sold.
Pre-orders of Mirrors the Sky via iTunes will receive a download of the album track “Feather Tongue” immediately. LP pre-orders through the Sub Pop Mega Mart will receive the limited, colored-vinyl, Loser Edition and all pre-orders will get a complimentary Lyla Foy tote bag. And as is the case with all things of a limited nature, when the Loser Edition and Lyla Foy tote bags are gone, they’re gone. Which is to say, this is a classic while-supplies-last scenario.
Hear the Mirrors the Sky track, “Feather Tongue”, in the embedded player now.
While 2007 was inarguably a great vintage for websites, SubPop.com was getting a little, [ahem], dated (our search function never actually “searched” our website as much as it made it “crash”). So a while back, we set a date of January 3rd, 2013 to launch a brand new, redesigned SubPop.com. And only just one full calendar year after our self-imposed deadline, we are extraordinarily proud to give you www.SubPop.com! Please think of this iteration of our online home as your hub for news and information regarding Sub Pop artists as well as the Sub Pop Mega Mart as the place to go for the records, t-shirts, and other highly valuable stuff that we are forever (and ever) trying to sell you. Thanks so much for visiting our new place online, you’re welcome back anytime.
Sub Pop’s third annual 20’s Plenty Holiday Sale is quickly approaching its end, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, you’re doing a remarkable job of ignoring us (kudos to you, sometimes I wish I could ignore us), because we’ve been pretty loud about the money that we are desperately trying to save you by convincing you that now’s the time to spend all of it at our online store. So, before your opportunity to magically turn your money into long-playing Sub Pop records at the greatly discounted rate of 20% off goes away for another year, we wanted to tell you about a pretty special fact: not only is EVERYTHING THAT WE SELL 20% OFF WHEN YOU SPEND $20 OR MORE, but all five of the 2014 Sub Pop records that we currently have available for pre-order are 20% off, too! Future records available at the sale price of today! Now, I’m not sure if you know how stock options work, but this is essentially what’s happening here. Invest like a CEO, pick up brand new records at an appreciable discount from Mogwai, The Notwist, Death Vessel, THUMPERS, and Dum Dum Girls, and shop the rest of our sale here.
As the subject of this post says, we’re having ourselves a holiday-style hiatus until January 6th, 2014 celebrating whatever it is we’re celebrating (mainly, just having time off). When we return, we’ll be getting online orders out, answering emails, voice mails, and snail mails as fast as we can, and generally looking forward to another year of some really, really (really!) good records.
All orders placed by Wednesday, December 18th are guaranteed to ship before we leave for the holidays. Any order placed after the 18th will ship out starting January 6th!
The loving staff of Sub Pop Records
PS: Don’t forget that all orders over $20 are 20% off until January 4th but remember that any order placed after December 18th will not ship until January 6th at the earliest!