The new video for the Beach House song “Wild,” from their universally acclaimed album Bloom, was directed by Johan Renck. Renck’s resume includes remarkable TV shows like “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” as well as music videos for Madonna and The Knife—his mastery is clear in his work on this new Beach House video.
In other Beach House news, the band will be on the cover of the new issue of The Big Takeover, which hits newsstands any day now. Look out for that feature, it’s a good one.
To celebrate the start of the new school year, we are teaming up with some excellent indie music shops this September to offer you hearty discounts, and opportunities to win rare Sub Pop treats.
Select Sub Pop releases will be on sale at the below stores all month, and each store will be giving away a prize pack featuring a variety of rare and out-of-print Sub Pop items.
For extra-credit, if you go into any participating store and, using the tag #BeachHouseGLOW, tweet/instagram a picture of your favorite Sub Pop title from the sale display, you will get a shot at winning a way out-of-print, be-the-envy-of-all-your-friends Beach House – “Bloom” LP on glow in the dark vinyl! (There are only 250 copies on the planet. We didn’t do well at math, but we are pretty sure that some sort of “supply” and “demand” thing makes this record rare or something.)
The ten stores with the most pictures (remember, you must use the hashtag and tag your store!) will WIN the glow in the dark vinyl to be given away at their store. If your local record store wins then you up your chances of scoring this tasty platter!
Check in with the participating store nearest you for more info.
Boo Boo Records
Daddy Kool Records
End of An Ear
Exile on Main Street
Guestroom Records (Norman and Oklahoma City locations)
Indy CD & Vinyl
Jackpot Records (both locations)
Lakeshore Record Exchange
Park Avenue CD
Skip’s Records & CD World
Twist and Shout
Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis)
Waiting Room Records
Poor Moon has confirmed new tour dates this fall with fellow Sub Pop artists Beach House. The tour begins on October 4th in Seattle, WA at Showbox at the Market and ends on October 17th in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club. Preceding that tour, the band will visit Olga, WA on August 11th for the Doe Bay Fest. Please find a full list of tour dates, including which dates will be with Beach House, below.
All this touring will be in support of Poor Moon’s self-titled debut full-length, which is going to be released August 28th CD/LP/Digitally and also which just happens to be available for pre-order now from places like subpop.com, Amazon, iTunes.
Special note to those of you who decide to pre-order Poor Moon from subpop.com: While supplies last, all Poor Moon orders will come with a limited-edition pre-order incentive of a bonus Poor Moon 7"! This is one of those rare and more-or-less-right-now-only time of deals, so head on over to the Poor Moon subpop.com page to take us up on this offer and other special pre-order deals on album + t-shirt bundles too.
Poor Moon on Tour
Aug 11 – Olga, WA – Doe Bay Fest
Oct 04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market +
Oct 05 – Boise, ID – Egyptian +
Oct 07 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre +
Oct 08 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown +
Oct 09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
Oct 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre +
Oct 11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera +
Oct 13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus +
Oct 14 – Montreal, QE – Club Soda +
Oct 15 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre +
Oct 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Oct 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +
+ w/ Beach House
Beach House’s new album, Bloom, comes out next today, Tuesday, May 15th, and we are celebrating with events in record stores across these great United States of ours!
Pop into any of the below stores today, May 15th to get the record, and experience the magic of our extra-special, new-and-improved, release-day-only initiatives, including:
- A chance to win a copy of Bloom on glow-in-the-dark vinyl! No shit, it really glows in the dark. There are only 250 of these, and they are only available at release-day events and the band’s concert at New York, New York’s Bowery Ballroom on May 15th.
- More prizes, including a copy of Beach House’s now-rare Record Store Day 7", and assorted other Sub Pop treats.
- Posters featuring exclusive art by Victoria of Beach House, given away with purchase of the new record (while supplies last!).
Check with your local store for details. Participating retailers include:
1-2-3-4 Go! Records (Oakland, CA)
Amoeba (Los Angeles, CA)
Beacon Sound (Portland, OR)
Bull City Records (Durham, NC)
Bull Moose (Portland, ME)
Cactus Music (Houston, TX)
CD Cellar (Anniston, AL)
Central Square (Seaside, FL) CFBG (Greensboro, NC)
Co-Op 87 (Brooklyn, NY)
Criminal Records (Atlanta, GA)
Darkside Records (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Dearborn Music (Dearborn, MI)
Disc Exchange (Knoxville, TN)
Electric Fetus (Minneapolis, MN)
End of An Ear (Austin, TX)
Euclid Records (St. Louis, MO)
Everybody’s Records (Cincinnati, OH)
Everyday Musc (Bellingham, WA)
Finders (Bowling Green, OH)
Fingerprints (Long Beach, CA)
Going Underground Records (Bakersfield, CA)
Good Records (Dallas, TX)
Green Light Music (Kalamazoo, MI)
Grimey’s (Nashville, TN)
Guestroom (Norman/Oklahoma City, OK)
Harvest Records (Asheville, NC)
Hear Again CD’s & DVD’s (Gainesville, FL)
Homers (Omaha, NE)
Horizon Records (Greenville, CA)
Independent (Denver, CO)
Jackpot Records – 9th (Portland, OR)
Jackpot Records (Portland, OR)
Ka-Chunk Records (Annapolis, MD)
Landlocked Music (Bloomington, IN)
Lou’s Records (Encinitas, CA)
Love Garden (Lawrence, KS)
Luna Music (Indianapolis, IN)
Lunchbox Records (Charlotte, NC)
Magnolia ThunderPussy (Columbus, OH)
Melody Supreme (Charlottesville, VA)
Monster (Charleston, SC)
Music Millennium (Portland, OR)
Music Saves (Cleveland, OH)
Neat Neat Neat (Fort Wayne, OH)
Needle Drop Records (Rochester, NY)
Olympic Records (Providence, RI)
Origami Music (Los Angeles, CA)
Other Music (New York, NY)
Oz Records (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Park Ave CDs (Orlando, FL)
Permanent Records (Chicago, IL)
Permanent Records (Los Angeles, CA)
Plan 9 Music (Charlottesville/Richmond, VA)
Radio-Active Records (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Reckless Records (Chicago – all three locations)
Record Archive (Rochester, NY)
Record Exchange (Boise, ID)
Red Onion Records (Washington, DC)
Repo Records (Philadelphia, PA)
Rhino Records (Claremont, CA)
Salzer’s (Ventura, CA)
School Kids (Raleigh, NC)
Shangri-La (Memphis, TN)
Siren Records (Doylestown, PA)
Sonic Boom (Seattle, WA)
Sound Cat Records (Pittsburgh, PA)
Sound Fix (Brooklyn, NY)
Speaker Tree Records (Lynchburg, VA)
Square Records (Akron, OH)
Steady Sounds (Richmond, VA)
Stormy Records (Dearborn, MI)
Streetlight Records (San Jose, CA)
Sweat Records (Miami, FL)
T-Bones (Hattiesburg, MS)
The Business (Anacortes, WA)
The Culture Clash (Toledo, OH)
The Sound Garden (Baltimore, MD)
Twist and Shout (Denver, CO)
Uncle Sam’s (Miami Beach, FL)
Underground Sounds (Ann Arbor, MI)
Vacation Vinyl (Los Angeles, CA)
Vertigo Music (Grand Rapids, MI)
Village Green (Muncie, IN)
Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis, MO)
Waiting Room Records (Normal, IL)
Wall Of Sound (Seattle, WA)
Waterloo Records (Austin, TX)
Waterloo Records (Austin, TX)
Wax Trax (Denver, CO)
Wuxtry Records (Athens, GA)
Young Ones Records (Kutztown, PA) ZZZ Records (Des Moines, IA)
Record Store Day 2012, the one day that independently owned record stores all come together with artists to celebrate the art of music, is almost upon us fellow music fans.
In preparation for this grand event, today we are offering up a streaming version of our free 2012 Sub Pop sampler, Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts (see player above). This 16-track collection of new, rare, and, in some cases, previously released tracks, will be available, in CD form and in all of its elaborate and glorious packaging beauty, at a record store near you this weekend, while supplies last.
To find out just which record stores near you will be participating in RSD 2012, you can head over to recordstoreday.com and get a list of the local brick and mortars you’ll need to hit on Saturday for the rare and exclusive offers from your favorite bands.
While you’re doing your research, you may also want to refer back to our previous Record Store Day blog post which details the specific and impressive Record Store Day offerings from Sub Pop artists Beach House, Blitzen Trapper and Shabazz Palaces. Relatedly, Pitchfork highlighted the Beach House and Shabazz Palaces RSD releases in their Top Record Store Day Releases coverage, read more of their list here.