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NEWS : FRI, AUG 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Beach House’s “Depression Cherry” Is Out Today

Release day is finally here for Beach House’s new album, Depression Cherry.  Today we celebrate in the fashion of our time: by selling and/or giving away to you, a bunch of awesome shit.  Won’t you pick up some (or all) of what we’re layin’ down? 

- Super limited white vinyl editions of the Depression Cherry LP are waiting to be discovered in randomly selected retail stores across the U.S.  We’ve asked that these magical unicorns be given away for free, by raffle, contest or other creative means.  So please contact/visit your local purveyor of fine records to partake in this event.

All velvet, all the time. Special edition velvet posters will also be given away at select retail stores! Check with your local retailer for availability to SEE these beauties.At some point in the not-really-all-that-distant future, these fuzzy, red posters will be available for sale in our very own Mega Mart.


Sirius XMU hourly plays.  Every hour, Sirius XMU will play a Beach House track, all weekend long, starting at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT.

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Depression Cherry is now available on CD / LP/ DL from Sub Pop (North America), Bella Union (Europe) and Mistletone (Australia / New Zealand)

The Beach House worldwide tour in support of Depression Cherry resumes Saturday, August 29th in Baltimore, MD with a performance at the sold-out Windjammer Festival at Pier Six Pavilion and end their 2015 dates with a sold-out 3-night stand December 17-19 in San Francisco at The Fillmore.

LP and CD versions of Depression Cherry are packaged in a sumptuous red velvet sleeve. All customers who purchase the LP version of Depression Cherry from will receive the special, limited, clear vinyl Loser Edition (while supplies last). Additionally, there is a new T-shirt design, available individually or as part of a bundle with purchase of the new record. Depression Cherry is also available from iTunes and Amazon.

Tour Dates:

Aug. 29 - Baltimore, MD - Windjammer @ Pier Six Pavilion #  [Sold Out]

Sep. 17 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall **

Sep. 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s **

Sep. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre **

Sep. 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre **

Sep. 22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue [Sold Out] **

Sep. 23 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue **

Sep. 25 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown **

Sep. 26 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall **

Sep. 27 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant **

Sep. 28 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall **

Sep. 29 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom **

Oct. 01 - Houston, TX - House of Blues

Oct. 02 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre

Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn **

Oct. 04 - Nashville, TN -  The Ryman Auditorium **

Oct. 06 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre **

Oct. 07 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel **

Oct. 08 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom [Sold Out] **

Oct. 24 - Belfast, UK -  Mandela Hall

Oct. 25 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street

Oct. 26 - Glasgow, UK - ABC

Oct. 27 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz

Oct. 29 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival

Oct. 30 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire

Nov. 02 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso

Nov. 03 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls @ AB

Nov. 04 - Koln, DE - Gloria

Nov. 05 - Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier

Nov. 07 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves

Nov. 10 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene

Nov. 11 - Gothenburg, SE - Tradgarn

Nov. 12 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Medis

Nov. 13 - Copenhagen DK - Vega

Nov. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel K1

Nov. 16 - Berlin, DE - Huxley’s

Nov. 17 - Munich, DE - Freiheiz

Nov. 18  - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks

Nov. 20 - Barcelona, ES - Apolo

Nov. 22 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera

Nov. 23 - Lisbon, PT - Armazén

Nov. 24 - Porto, PT - Teatro sa da Bandeira

Dec. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]

Dec. 18 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]

Dec. 19 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]

** w/ Jessica Pratt

# w/ Future Islands, Dan Deacon, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat & more

For ticket info please visit

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, AUG 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Sub Pop to Reissue The Album Leaf’s ‘In A Safe Place’ On Vinyl

Folks, we are stoked to announce the imminent reissue of The Album Leaf’s 2004 classic In A Safe Place on vinyl, worldwide September 25th, 2015. This vinyl edition of the album, which has been out of print since 2007, will be repressed both on black and a limited “Loser” edition colored vinyl (while supplies last). This fine LP is in production as we type, and is now available for preorder at

But wait, there’s more:  Later this fall, The Album Leaf will perform In A Safe Place in it’s entirety at All Tomorrow’s Parties “Nightmare Before Christmas” weekender, to be held at Prestatyn Holiday Centre, North Wales, UK, November 27th-29th, 2015. Event info lives here:

In A Safe Place’s songs “On Your Way,” “Eastern Glow,” “Window,” “Over the Pond,”  TwentyTwoFourteen,” “The Outer Banks” and “Another Day” have been featured in a variety of TV shows and films over the years, including The OC, CSI Miami, Brotherhood and more. Additionally, “Window” was used in a fanmade, mashup video [view here] featuring Charlie Chaplan’s speech from The Great Dictator, which has amassed over 15 million views.

About The Album Leaf:

Jimmy LaValle has released critically-acclaimed solo work as The Album Leaf (the name comes from a Chopin piece) since 1999’s mellow An Orchestrated Rise to Fall (Linkwork). During the realization of 2003’s Lifetime or More (Arena Rock) and Seal Beach (Acuarela) EPs, he prepared himself to take on a new direction by founding his rich, textural documents on minimalist beats. At the time of 2003’s recording sessions, however, nothing could have prepared LaValle for the experience he had in Iceland.

LaValle befriended Sigur Ros on their first U.S. tour, and they encouraged him northward to Iceland. With the help of his hosts, including members of Sigur Rós and Múm, LaValle was able to craft an album that ventures into new territory. Chillingly delicate and more pop-based than ever before, In A Safe Place masterfully negotiates the spaces between minimal electronic music and melancholy instrumental neo-rock. The inclusion of vocals from The Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins, Sigur Rós’ Jon Thor Birgisson, and LaValle himself is one of the striking results from this newly collaborative process.

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, AUG 20, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Sales Clerk Needed for the Sub Pop Store at Sea-Tac Airport!

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Sub Pop is currently accepting resumes from energetic, responsible, detail-oriented, and dependable candidates for a full-time Sales Clerk position at our new and (let’s not be coy about it…) terribly impressive store at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This guy.

Responsibilities include:
 • Greeting and assisting customers in a friendly manner. 
 • Full compliance with Sea-Tac operation rules and strict TSA regulations and restrictions. 
 • Efficient handling of cash and credit card transactions. 
 • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively. 
 • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. 
 • Assist in organizing and restocking the store. 
 • Maintaining the general appearance of the store. 
 • Contributing to the team retail effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed. 

Qualified candidates will have: 
 • Previous experience in the retail environment. 
 • Knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the City of Seattle.
 • A friendly and enthusiastic disposition with customers and staff. 
 • Strong and clear communication skills. 
 • A general understanding of retail Point of Sale systems. 
 • Flexibility in schedule and willingness to work early or late hours. 

The Sub Pop Airport Store at Sea-Tac is open unusually long hours, generally 6am - 10pm, and 365 days a year. We are accepting resumes at

Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : TUE, AUG 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Low’s Alan Sparhawk & Mimi Parker host Reddit AMA - Share New Track “Lies”

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Low’s Alan Sparhawk & Mimi Parker hosted a Reddit AMA, fielding questions from fans about the band’s career including their forthcoming record Ones and Sixes. The AMA happened on Tuesday, August 18th [read it here].

Low also shared new track “Lies,” the third offering from Ones and Sixes, which premiered earlier today via Spotify [listen here].

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Low’s previously announced North American and European tour in support of Ones and Sixes, begins September 18th in Madison, WI and ends November 21st in Seattle, WA. They’ll also play their largest headlining date in London’s iconic Roundhouse on October 10th. [For up to date information on tickets please visit]

Sub Pop releases Low’s Ones and Sixes on CD / LP / DL worldwide on Friday, September 11th, and is currently available for pre-order from the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. The limited “Loser Edition” of the LP on yellow vinyl will be available from select independent record stores and of course (while supplies last).

Tour Dates

Sep. 03 - Bergen, NO - Perfect Sounds Forever Fest @ Landmark

Sep. 04 - Wiltshire, UK - End of the Road Festival

Sep. 05- Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic

Sep. 18 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon*

Sep. 19 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*

Sep. 21 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club*

Sep. 22 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB*

Sep. 23 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*

Sep. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*

Sep. 25 - Hamden, Connecticut – The Ballroom at The Outer Space*

Sep. 26 - Washington, DC - Black Cat*

Oct. 07 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral ^

Oct. 08 - Glasgow, UK - Art School =

Oct. 10 - London, UK - Roundhouse ^

Oct. 12 - Koln, DE - Gebaude 9 =

Oct. 13 - Hamburg, DE – Knust =

Oct. 14 - Copenhagen, DK – Vega =

Oct. 15 - Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan =

Oct. 17 - Berlin, DE – Lido =

Oct. 19 - Munich, DE – Ampere =

Oct. 20 - Bologna, IT - Teatro Antoniano =

Oct. 22 - Zaragoza, ES - Las Armas =

Oct. 23 - Barcelona, ES – Bikini =

Oct. 24 - Valencia, ES - Deleste Festival

Oct. 26 - Madrid, ES - Teatro Lara =

Oct. 27 - Santander, ES – Escenario =

Oct. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso ^

Oct. 30 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix =

Oct. 31 - Brussels, BE – AB +

Nov. 02 – Paris, FR – Le Divan du Monde =

Nov. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*

Nov. 12 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge*

Nov. 13 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge*

Nov. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex*

Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour*

Nov. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall*

Nov. 20 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir*

Nov. 21 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile*

Feb. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s


* w/ Andy Shauf

^ w/ Two Gallants

+ w/ Chelsea Wolfe

= w/ Mike Noga

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, AUG 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM

No Fly List: Notes from Sub Pop’s Airport Store (August 2015)

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No Fly List: Notes from Sub Pop’s Airport Store (August 2015). 

People Who (Will Soon) Work Here: Sub Pop Airport Store Edition

The airport store has taken on some new employees recently, and following in the footsteps of Sub Pop’s “People Who Work Here” column, I figured I’d check-in with the newest and most-likely-least-jaded hire (because he won’t start until later this month), Benjamin O’Connor. I assumed Ben was Canadian when I first met him, because he loves hockey and is overly polite, but he is in fact an American from Vancouver, Washington, who has spent the last two years living in Kiel, Germany, and teaching English through the Fullbright program. Let’s meet Ben!

(Pictured: New airport store employee Ben O’Connor in a past interview.)

Please state your name for the record.

Benjamin O’Connor.

Are you excited to work at the Sub Pop airport store?

Yes, it’s exciting to get to be in maybe the most international place in a city, and to talk about music all day. 

What do you think you can bring to the Sub Pop team?

Hopefully some puns. 

You were in Germany for the last two years. Did you see any concerts over there?

Hospitality came to Kiel, where I lived. I got to see Alvvays in Hamburg. I saw Cloud Nothings and Youth Lagoon in Berlin. I also saw a German metal band called Kadaver. 

Who are some of your favorite Sub Pop artists?

I’m a big fan of Father John Misty, Beach House, and Washed Out, but my favorite all-time is Wolf Parade.

Who are some of your favorite Germans? 

Like German bands?

Just overall. Who are some Germans we should know about? You know, besides Angela Merkel. 

Everyone should probably know Helene Fischer. Germans have this thing called Schlager music, which is like, really heavy beats with accordion, and Fischer is the Britney Spears of Schlager music. She has a variety show and is really popular.

What’s her biggest hit?

Probably this one song called “Atemlos,” or “Breathless.”

Is David Hasselhoff still the most beloved American in Germany?

No, I think if you asked most Germans, they would say they’ve gotten over the Hoff. They really like Maroon 5 now. 

I took you to Capitol Hill Block Party last month, as part of your re-introduction to American culture. What were some of your favorite things about it? 

I was happy to see Father John Misty, I missed him when he came through Berlin this year. I’d wanted to see DIIV and Lower Dens for a long time. I hadn’t seen Chastity Belt in over two years, so it was really neat to see them play for a hometown crowd. Summer Cannibals put on a great show. 

You’re about to start work in a sleek retail shop. Tell me, what’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever purchased?

I bought an inflatable Stanley Cup.  

How expensive was it?

35 dollars. 

If you didn’t get your dream job at the airport store, what other profession would you most want to pursue?

Professional baseball player. 

What would be your walk-up song to home plate?

“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” by Father John Misty. That intro is so good. 

What’s your favorite song to sing karaoke?

I feel pretty confident singing “Runaround Sue.” I also like songs by British singers where I can do accents. 

What’s your favorite song ever?

“This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” by the Talking Heads.

Do you remember the first CD you ever bought?

Ricky Martin’s self-titled album. 

What about the second CD?

The ‘Bailamos’ single by Enrique Iglesias.

We were all livin’ la vida loca back in 1999. Are there any shows in Seattle you’re looking forward to this year?

Mac DeMarco is coming in October.

You lived in Kiel, which is close to Hamburg, where the Beatles first started playing shows. Are there any Beatles tourist traps over there?

Yeah, it’s pretty weird. Hamburg has this section called the Reeperbahn, where prostitution is legal. And so in the middle of this raunchy area with strip clubs and cheap bars, there are some metallic cut-out statues that are supposed to be the Beatles. [I looked this up, and it’s a real place called the Bealtes-platz. -ed.]

That about wraps things up. How did this interview go? Where do you rank it amongst your other interviews?

I’ve been interviewed a couple of times, actually. I got on a sports radio station when I was like fourteen and did a dumb Sean Connery impersonation. Last year I was interviewed in the local newspaper in Kiel about being a Fullbright student. But I don’t know if I can rank them. It’s just an honor when someone is curious enough about you to ask you questions. 

Posted by Jackson Hathorn