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NEWS : MON, DEC 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Sub Pop Signs Enigmatic Country Singer Orville Peck; Watch The Video For The Campfire Lullaby “Big Sky”

Sub Pop has signed the enigmatic country singer Orville Peck, who will release his debut for the label in 2019.  Combining the lulling ambiance of shoegaze with the iconic melodies and vocal prowess of classic American country music, outlaw cowboy, Orville Peck croons about love and loss from the badlands of North America. The resulting sound is one entirely his own - taking the listener down dusty rose-colored desert highways; through a world where worn out gamblers, road-dogs, and lovesick hustlers drift in and out of his masked gaze. Orville’s music will be available worldwide from Sub Pop, except for Canada through Royal Mountain Records.
 
“Big Sky,” his first single, is a campfire lullaby of Orville’s past lovers. He sings about his relationships - with an aloof biker, an abusive boxer and an overly protective jailor in the Florida Keys - and the inevitable demise of each one, as Orville leaves them for the wide open big sky. Watch his official video for the song, directed by Deni Cheng, which follows our anti-hero as he travels through his America, waiting for time to pass.


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Orville Peck Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Orville Peck’s late winter and spring international tour schedule for 2019 currently spans January 4th-May 12th. Highlights include: Canadian shows on January 4th in Toronto and January 5th in Hamilton; A three-date London, UK residency February 28th-March 2nd, immediately followed by shows in Amsterdam on March 5th and Berlin on March 6th; And in May, he’ll be supporting Lord Huron on a string of midwest-southwestern US dates May 6th-May 12th. Additional live dates will be announced in the new year. 

Jan. 04 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah (Exclaim! Class of 2019 showcase)
Jan. 05 - Toronto, ON - The Monarch (Exclaim! Class of 2019 showcase)
Feb. 28 - London, UK - Islington
Mar. 01 - London, UK - Servant Jazz Quarters
Mar. 02 - London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms
Mar. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Sugarfactory
Mar. 06 - Berlin, DE - Auster-Club
May 06 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note*
May 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion*
May 09 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace*
May 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre*
May 11 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre*
May 12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren*
* w/ Lord Huron




Posted by Jason Baxter

NEWS : THU, NOV 29, 2018 at 7:00 AM

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR TO SHOP AT THE SUB POP MEGA MART! SUB POP’S EPIC SALE IS ON NOW THROUGH JAN. 6

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Rejoice! For it is now the time of year when we thank you for being nearly the best customers in the whole wide world of music-and-also-perhaps-t-shirts-or-mugs-buying peoples far and wide.

And we do this, somewhat predictably, by trying to persuade you to buy more stuff - DEEPLY DISCOUNTED STUFF - from us!

It’s heart-warmingly crafty the way we’ve managed to turn a “thank you” into a “please” this holiday season. Anyhoo, here are the related details: Between now/last Friday and 11:59 PM (PST) January 6, 2019, buy $25 or more worth of stuff (not including shipping and tax) from the Mega Mart and get 20% off all eligible items. Buy $100 worth of stuff and receive free domestic shipping! THAT”S ON TOP OF THE AFOREMENTIONED DISCOUNT! WTF??

Believe us when we say that we’ve got some of the best midsize-indie-record-label-branded merchandise your heart can handle, and we’d really love to sell it to you and your loved ones this holiday season. Knit hats, gloves, and sweaters? We’ve got ‘em.  Things designed to make you sweat (like sweatshirts and sweatpants, gutterbrain)? We’ve got those too. Trinkets and trash? Enough for everyone! We’ve also got a slew of really exciting 2018 releases that you might have missed out on from bands like Low, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Father John Misty, Green River, J Mascis, Luluc and so much more. Speaking of J Mascis and best midsize-indie-record-label-branded merchandise … we’ve got two exceptional new apparel items for sale this season, and they too are included in our Epic Sale.



Sub Pop’s 2018 Epic Sale, Explained

What is eligible?  Everything in the shop is eligible for 20% off except pre-ordersSub Pop Singles Club Vol. 4 subscriptions, and all formats of both The Rick and Morty Soundtrack and Fleet Foxes - First Collection 2006-2009

Ineligible items do count toward the $25 and $100 thresholds, they just don’t qualify for the discount.

Please note!  If there are any pre-order items in your cart at checkout, your entire order will not ship until the shipping date of the furthest out pre-order. That means your order will not ship until after the first of the year, and you will not receive any part of your order in time for the holidays. The solution to this is: place multiple orders.

All orders placed by December 17th are guaranteed to ship out before we close up shop for the year, so get your orders in early and often.  Related to this impending warehouse closure, any orders placed between December 18th and January 6th will not ship out until after we are back in the office on January 7th

Thank you in advance for your impending (and wildly overzealous, we hope) gift buying spree.

Love, Sub Pop.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, NOV 28, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Sub Pop Signs Perfect Son To Release ‘Cast,’ His Debut Album Out February 15th, 2019. Now Listen To Lead Single “It’s For Life”

Sub Pop has signed Polish artist Perfect Son (aka Tobiasz Biliński) for the world, to release Cast, his label debut on CD/LP/DL February 15th, 2019. The 10 track album, which features the lead single “It’s For Life,” along with the highlights “Promises,” and “Lust,” was co-produced by Biliński and Marcin Buźniak at Axis Audio in Warsaw, with additional production from Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording in Philadelphia, and mixed/mastered by Buźniak.

On “It’s For Life,” Biliński’s soft falsetto and arching melodies are embedded in a world of enormous drums, pounded piano, and blown-out bass. The lyric video (as seen above, and also heard on Spotify or Apple Music) was co-directed by Biliński and his wife Anna Mayer-Bilińska, and shot in his hometown of Sopot, and in Warsaw, where he now resides. 

Cast is now available for pre-order via the Sub Pop Mega Mart and select independent retailersThose who pre-order the record through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited edition version on yellow vinyl while supplies last.

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Tracklisting:
 
1. Reel Me
2. Lust
3. It’s For Life
4. Old Desires
5. So Divine
6. Promises
7. High Hopes
8. My Body Wants
9. Wax
10. Almost Mine

More About Perfect Son and ‘Cast’

Sometime in 2016, just as the Polish singer and producer Tobiasz Biliński began to find success through the dim and fractured electropop of Coldair, he knew it was time for a radical change. The songs on The Provider, Coldair’s much-lauded third album, had been an exorcism of sorts. Laced with songs about early death, chronic disappointment, and clouded minds, the record was, as he puts it now, his earnest attempt to “get all this old shit out.” That mission accomplished, he needed something new, a restart—the unabashedly radiant and unapologetically complex pop of Perfect Son, delivered in 10 perfect shots on Biliński’s Sub Pop debut, Cast

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In the past, Biliński’s music has flirted with and explored the darkness, first in a sort of Transatlantic freak-folk and then with the gothic refractions of Coldair. But on Cast, Perfect Son steps boldly into the light without sloughing off emotional weight or depth. With powerful, sweeping production that recalls the best pop beats of Matthew Dear and arcing melodies that conjure the majesty of Jonathan Meiburg, Perfect Son animates sensations of lust, belonging, and newfound trust with tumescent electronic arrangements that threaten the safety of any sound system. 
 
On opener “Reel Me,” his soft falsetto floats through a Steve Reich-like pulse and above an ominous guitar, as he describes the feeling of a soul lost in the wilderness and doubting his own humanity. But the drums and the bass stir him awake, giving him a sense of vitality and belonging: “I’m finally aware,” he confesses, eyes brightened. “And fearing things.” During the thunderous “It’s For Life,” Biliński wraps his voice around a world of enormous drums, pounded piano, and blown-out bass. “It’s alright/It’s for life,” the newly married singer offers in the instantaneous chorus.
 
Biliński doesn’t forsake the heavier things here. The haunted “Old Desires” battles latent demons, soundtracked by howling synthesizers and harmonies that seem to hang in the distance like ghosts. The sweeping closer “Almost Mine” is a candid confession of pain and a frank acknowledgment that, one day, even the relationships that give us strength and purpose will crumble. Biliński sings about falls throughout Cast but also about picking yourself back up, about pressing on despite or perhaps because of the bruises. In the process, he is lifted by music that feels unabashedly motivational, built to remind us that the best times are hopefully to come.
 
Perfect Son, it should be said, is Sub Pop’s first Polish artist, the result of an extended interest in Biliński’s work and the country itself from label co-founder Jonathan Poneman. Several years ago, Biliński applied to play at South by Southwest as Coldair.  Poneman saw his performance, and was impressed. The two stayed in touch, with Poneman eventually signing Coldair to a publishing deal. “I bugged him about releasing my stuff constantly,” Biliński admits with a laugh. “And I guess he admired my persistence.”
 
When Cast was finally finished, Poneman didn’t need more convincing. These songs, after all, are magnetic, with the searching harmonies and deep drums of “Promises” and the rhythmic intricacy and serial synths of “Wax” pulling you close on first listen and holding you there for the foreseeable future. These songs and this story are about the power of human perseverance and deliberate reinvention, of knowing that you can confront and come to terms with the darkest angels of your being. Cast is a testament to the possibilities of the future, brilliantly disguised as 10 grandiose and undeniable pop anthems.

The time is now to follow Perfect Son everywhere in the known digi-verse, on subpop.com and also on Spotify  |  Apple Music  |  Bandcamp  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter .


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, NOV 19, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Watch Clipping.’s New Animated Lyric Video from The Rick and Morty Soundtrack

Due to popular demand, the Deluxe Box Set will now be available December 14th, 2018.

You can now watch clipping.’s new lyric video for “Stab Him in the Throat” directed by Mortis Studio.  The song is found on the Rick and Morty soundtrack, and is inspired by the show. 




Due to overwhelming popularity, the release date for the Deluxe Box Set version of the Rick And Morty soundtrack has been moved to December 14th in order to meet demand. For those customers who have waited patiently for their pre-orders, we will be shipping orders on a first come, first served basis as soon as these sets become available.



The Deluxe Box Set includes the album on double-LP pressed on an exclusive “Portal” colored vinyl* along with a custom poster, a patch, a sticker, and a bonus 7” single (featuring an extended mix of the screaming sun from the 2nd season finale, pressed on clear vinyl). All of this comes housed in an attractive, borderline extravagant box featuring a plexiglass window cover which reveals a glowing design when lit by its integrated LED lights.

(Standard LP and deluxe LP box set orders from megamart.subpop.comand select independent retailers will be pressed on exclusive colored vinyl.)
 
The Rick and Morty Soundtrack is currently available in the following formats:
  • A standard CD
  • A double LP pressed on colored vinyl featuring two single-pocket LP jackets housed together in a custom die-cut slipcase. 
  • A full digital release of all of the material on the CD and double LP

A traditional cassette tape of Rick and Morty soundtrack will also be available this Friday, November 23rd, 2018.

About Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. Can the family survive Rick’s insanity and all the chaos the universe throws at them?

Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell and Spencer Grammer. The series is created by Dan Harmon and Roiland who also serve as executive producers. 


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, NOV 14, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Shabazz Palaces Share Conjoined New Visuals for “Moon Whip Quäz (feat. Darrius)” from ‘Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star’ and “Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad)” from ‘Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines,’ Helmed by the Directorial Collective TEAN

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European/UK Tour Supporting Ms. Lauryn Hill Begins November 17th.

Shabazz Palaces and returning directorial team TEAN (“Motion Sickness”) have delivered the conjoined new visuals for “Moon Whip Quäz (feat. Darrius)” from Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and “Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad)” from Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines.

In the “Moon Whip Quaz” video, slumber party magic summons forth the otherworldly figure known as Quäz; and in the “ode to badass females” visual for “Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad),” the mythical Quäz joins forces with lead protagonist Dr. Julian in her quest to liberate the controversial bodyswap tech she invented. 

Watch “Moon Whip Quäz (feat. Darrius)” over here.




Then watch “Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad)” over here.



Shabazz Palaces Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Shabazz Palaces European and UK tour dates in support of Quazarz Born on a Gangster Star, and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines have been extended through February 2019. Beginning November 17th in Skopje, Macedonia and ending December 3rd, 2018 in London at O2 Arena, the group will support Ms. Lauryn Hill on the EU/UK edition of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour.” 
 
Then in early 2019, Shabazz Palaces’ EU/UK headlining tour has expanded and now begins February 1st in Toulouse at Le Metronum and ends February 8th in Dublin at The Sugar Club. 
 
Nov. 17 - Skopje, MK - MKC*
Nov. 18 - Brussels, BE - Forest National*
Nov. 20 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena*
Nov. 21 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena*
Nov. 22 - Amsterdam, NL - De Marktkantine (DJ Set)
Nov. 23 - Glasgow, UK - SSE Hydro*
Nov. 26 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena*
Nov. 27 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Arena*
Nov. 30  - Dublin, IE - 3Arena*
Dec. 03 - London, UK - O2 Arena*
Feb. 01 - Toulouse, FR - Le Metronum
Feb. 02 - Paris, FR - International Cité Theater
Feb. 03 - Brugge, Sint-Andries, BE - MaZ
Feb. 04 - Rotterdam, NL - Bird
Feb. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Feb. 06 - Liège, BE - Le Reflektor
Feb. 07 - London, UK - Jazz Cafe
Feb. 08 - Dublin, IE - The Sugar Club
*w/ Ms. Lauryn Hill
 

Quazarz Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, the group’s third and fourth albums released in 2017, are available now on CD / LP / DL / CS / Illustrated album worldwide through Sub Pop.  

Posted by Rachel White