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News for 2012

NEWS : MON, OCT 8, 2012 at 8:01 AM

AVAILABLE TODAY: Releases from METZ / King Tuff / Total Control

METZ’s debut album, aptly titled METZ is out today on CD and on the fidelity-maximizing vinyl LP format. The CD and LP are also available to be bundled with one of two new METZ t-shirts. Pick up your copy of METZ.

Watch the brand new video for “Wet Blanket” from METZ, which premiered on today:

For a limited time only, we’re also streaming the Full Album Stream for METZ over on our SoundCloud channel.

The Canadian noise maestros will also be playing the Sub Pop Showcase at 2012’s CMJ. For more information, click this word.

October 9th also brings us two new seven-inch singles from King Tuff and Total Control.

Stream Total Control

Stream King Tuff

King Tuff: Twitter / Facebook / Website / Sub Pop Artist Page

Total Control: Facebook / BandCamp / Blog Sub Pop Artist Page

METZ: Twitter / Facebook / Website / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : FRI, OCT 5, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Mogwai *A Wrenched Virile Lore* Remix Album

A Wrenched Virile Lore is a collection of remixes of tracks from Mogwai’s critically acclaimed Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will album. Featuring contributions from a diverse range of artists from Zombi to The Soft Moon, this record offers some unique and inspired interpretations of Mogwai’s seventh studio album.

The A Wrenched Virile Lore album will be available in the following formats: as a limited-edition, colored 2xLP (with digital download code) on Black Friday, November 23 and on CD and digitally on December 4. The album will also be available in Europe via Rock Action on November 19.

Starting today, the download of the Justin K. Broadrick (from Godflesh/Jesu) remix of “George Square Thatcher Death Party” is available for one and all.

A Wrenched Virile Lore Tracklist
George Square Thatcher Death Party – (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)
Rano Pano – Klad Hest (Mogwai is My Dick RMX)
White Noise – (EVP Mix by Cylob)
How To Be A Werewolf – (Xander Harris remix)
Letters To The Metro – (Zombi remix)
Mexican Grand Prix – (reworked by RM Hubbert)
Rano Pano – (Tim Hecker remix)
San Pedro – (The Soft Moon remix)
Too Raging To Cheers – (Umberto remix)
La Mort Blanche – (Robert Hampson remix)

Mogwai: Website / Twitter / Facebook / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, SEP 25, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Happy Record Release Day, Sera Cahoone

We’ve got a brand new video in today from Sera Cahoone for the track “Naked,” off her latest full length records, Deer Creek Canyon, which happens to have been released today as well. Enjoy!

ITunes / Amazon / Sub Pop

Video directed by Tony Fulgham /

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : FRI, AUG 31, 2012 at 8:48 AM

The Sub Pop Stage at 2012’s Bumbershoot (w/ Hardly Art!)


It has already been announced and shared fairly far and wide but we’re here now to, all right, somewhat belatedly, but nonetheless enthusiastically, confirm that there will indeed be a Sub Pop Stage at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, which will be held September 1-3rd at The Seattle Center. This first-time Sub Pop co-curated stage will feature, not surprisingly, some Sub Pop bands, but also Hardly Art artists and number of other great bands from across the country. And what with our name being on a stage over there and all, they’ve given us this promo code — SubpopStage — to get Sub Pop fans into the festival at a special discounted rate. So what we’re saying is, go ahead and get those discounted tickets here now and then when the first weekend of September comes around, you’ll be able to head on over to the Sub Pop Stage and catch performances from acts such as Sera Cahoone, Blitzen Trapper, The Helio Sequence, Low, Mudhoney, Niki & The Dove, Seapony, Unnatural Helpers, The Vaselines and more. Sounds like a plan to us.

For more information on the weekend’s festivities, you can look to the Bumbershoot site for the Festival’s full line-up, schedule, and ticketing information , but be sure to remember to add in the special Sub Pop promo code — SubpopStage — if you wanna get the discounted $40 “Any Day” rate for the Festival.

Oh, and to help pass the time before the show Sub Pop and Hardly Art have created the following playlists for your listening and viewing pleasures. We’d hate for you to not be able to sing along at the shows, after all.


Sub Pop’s Soundcloud Playlist
Hardly Art’s Soundcloud Playlist


Sub Pop’s YouTube Playlist
Hardly Art’s YouTube Playlist

Below is the line-up for The Sub Pop Stage at Bumbershoot, but more information on our line-up and the entire festival’s line-up can be found here.

The Sub Pop Stage at Bumbershoot 2012

Saturday, September 1

12:15 – 1:15pm

1:45 – 2:45pm
Unnatural Helpers

3:30 – 4:30pm
Sera Cahoone

5:15 – 6:15pm
Thee Satisfaction

7:00 – 8:00pm

8:45 – 9:45pm
The Helio Sequence

Sunday, September 2

12:00 – 1:00pm
Gold Leaves

1:30 – 2:30pm
Niki and The Dove

3:15 – 4:15pm
The Jezabels

5:00 – 6:00pm
Fruit Bats

6:45 – 7:45pm

8:30 – 9:30pm
Blitzen Trapper

Monday, September 3

12:00 – 1:00pm

1:30 – 2:30pm
Debo Band

3:15 – 4:15pm
Ty Segall

5:00 – 6:00pm
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

6:45 – 7:45pm

8:30 – 9:30pm
The Vaselines

More Details on the Sub Pop Promo Code for Bumbershoot 2012 Tickets:

To purchase tickets with the Sub Pop promo discount, follow the link below and enter the promo code at checkout.

Go here for tickets:
Enter promo code: SubpopStage (Password is NOT case sensitive)

Entering this Sub Pop promo code at ticketing checkout will get you an “AnyDay" Ticket for $40 — giving you flexibility and will saving you $15 vs. buying at the gate. NOTE: Limit Per Customer = 10 Any Day tickets @ $40 each

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : WED, AUG 8, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Poor Moon’s Self-Titled Debut Out August 28th


August 28th isn’t just another one of the 366 days that comprise 2012 (it’s a leap year). More significantly, it’s the day we at Sub Pop are releasing Poor Moon’s self-titled, debut full-length, very practically entitled Poor Moon. Wonderful and patient people reading this post, this is a day to be celebrated! And what better way to celebrate than by listening to your own copy of what will certainly prove to be one of this leap year’s greatest sonic achievements?

If you pre-order Poor Moon (the aforementioned sonic achievement) on CD or LP from, you’ll also receive a limited-edition Poor Moon seven-inch single featuring “Fortune Divine” (which is not on the Poor Moon album), and a demo version of the album standout “Holiday.” Another limited-edition thing to note: if you buy the vinyl LP from us, you will, in all likelihood, receive the Loser Edition version of Poor Moon, a gold colored-vinyl version of the record.

Please note: Both the seven-inch and the Loser Edition LP are very limited and will go fast (hence the “in all likelihood” business above), so order quickly. The following additional facts are also worth your consideration: the LP comes with a digital download code; you will receive Poor Moon and Poor Moon-related stickers (whether you like it or not); and you will also receive a link to stream the record in its entirety so you don’t have to wait until August 28th to listen to the album.

Pre-order Poor Moon

There are still a small handful of Poor Moon’s limited, colored-vinyl, Loser Edition LPs left to the lucky few who order soon!

Posted by Sam Sawyer