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TUE, MAR 20, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Sub Pop Makes Record Store Day 2012 Worth Living with Releases from Beach House, Blitzen Trapper, and Shabazz Palaces


Pre-orders for the new Beach House Album Bloom start today, March 20th!

Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts, Sub Pop’s FREE 16-track 2012 label sampler will also be available on Record Store Day.

We love few things more than Record Store Day. We’ll be demonstrating and celebrating this love on April 21, 2012 with an array of exclusive and limited-edition releases featuring new, rare and unreleased tracks from Beach House, Blitzen Trapper, and Shabazz Palaces. On this same day, we will also release our FREE 2012 label sampler, Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts, a 16-track collection of new, rare, and, in some cases, previously released tracks from Beachwood Sparks, Jaill, Shearwater, THEESatisfaction, Spoek Mathambo, Debo Band, King Tuff, and 9 more. All Sub Pop Record Store Day releases come with exclusive and ridiculously handsome artwork. Full track lists and release details are below.

In further Beach House news: fans can now pre-order the band’s May 15, 2012 release Bloom from iTunes (Pre-order Bloom from iTunes and get a download of the song “Myth” instantly), Amazon, Insound, (Pre-order from Insound and get a free Beach House poster) and Sub Pop. Fans who pre-order the vinyl LP format of the new record directly from Sub Pop will receive the limited, white vinyl Loser Edition. All pre-orders (CD and LP) will receive a bonus poster. A new Bloom t-shirt design is also available for pre-order from

Beach House
“Lazuli” b/w “Equal Mind” 7" single
(Limited-edition of 2,400 copies on blue vinyl)
1. Lazuli
2. Equal Mind

Beach House
Pre-order: iTunes / Amazon / Insound / Sub Pop

Blitzen Trapper
“Hey Joe” b/w “Skirts on Fire” 7" single
(Limited-edition of 1,800 on yellow vinyl)
1. Hey Joe
2. Skirts on Fire

Shabazz Palaces
Live at KEXP 12" EP
(From the band’s spectacular 2011 live session on KEXP, one of the station’s most popular live sessions, limited-edition of 2,000 copies on purple vinyl)
1. bop hard
2. An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum
3. a mess, the booth that soaks in palacian musk
4. free press and curl

Various Artists
Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts
1. Shearwater “You as You Were” (demo version)
2. Memoryhouse “Walk With Me”
3. feedtime “rock n roll”
4. Spoek Mathambo “Kites”
5. THEESatisfaction “QueenS”
6. Poor Moon “People in Her Mind”
7. Retribution Gospel Choir “The Stone (Revolution!)”
8. Shabazz Palaces “bop hard”(From the Live at KEXP 12” EP)
9. Father John Misty “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
10. Beach House “Myth”
11. King Tuff “Bad Thing”
12. Jaill “Waste a Lot of Things”
13. Beachwood Sparks “Forget the Song”
14. Debo Band “Asha Gedawo”
15. Husky “History’s Door”
16. Niki & The Dove “DJ, Ease My Mind”

More About Record Store Day
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet and greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. In 2012, Record Store Day takes place April 21st.

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

WED, MAR 7, 2012 at 3:47 PM


Beach House’s 4th studio album Bloom, will be available in the US and Canada May 15th on CD, double-LP, and digital formats. The album will also be available in the following territories: Europe via Bella Union on May 14th, Mexico via Arts and Crafts on May 15th, and Australia via Mistletone on May 18th.

Bloom, led by the single, “Myth,” was recorded in late 2011 at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX and mixed at Electric Lady in NYC. Bloom was co-produced by Beach House and Chris Coady.

The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences during two years of tour. Throughout this period, melodies, chords, rhythms, words, and textures surfaced in moments of their own choosing. These spontaneous ideas were later gathered and developed in Baltimore, where the band lives and works.

Like previous Beach House releases (Beach House in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010), Bloom further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work.

Beach House have scheduled a month-long trans-Atlantic tour to support Bloom. The eastern US tour begins May 4 in Charlottesville, VA at Jefferson Theatre and ends on May 13 in Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel. The European tour begins May 23 in Brighton, UK at The Haunt and ends on June 9 in Porto, Portugal at Primavera Festival. And on July 23in New York, Beach House will headline a special night at Central Park’s SummerStage. Many, many more dates to follow!

Full album track list and tour dates below.

Beach House
1. Myth
2. Wild
3. Lazuli
4. Other People
5. The Hours
6. Troublemaker
7. New Year
8. Wishes
9. On the Sea

Tour Dates
May 04 — Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theatre
May 05 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
May 06 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
May 08 — Miami Beach, FL — The Fillmore Miami Beach
May 09 — Orlando, FL — Beacham Theater
May 10 — Jacksonville, FL — Freebird Live
May 11 — Birmingham, AL — The Bottletree
May 12 — Athens, GA — The Georgia Theatre
May 13 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
May 23 — Brighton, UK — The Haunt
May 24 — London, UK — Village Underground
May 25 — Belgium, BE — De Kreun
May 26 — Amsterdam, NL — Melkweg
May 27 — Berlin, DE – Volksbuhne
May 29 — Paris, FR — Maronguinerie
May 31 — Duedingen, CH — Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
Jun. 02 — Barcelona, ES — Primavera Festival
Jun. 03 — Montpellier, FR — Le Rockstore
Jun. 04 — Bordeaux, FR — Theatre Barbey
Jun. 05 — Nantes, FR – Stereolux
Jun. 06 — Lyon, FR — Epicrerie Moderne
Jun. 07 — Blarritz, FR — L’Atabal
Jun. 08/09 — Porto, PT — Primavera Festival (evening)
Jul. 23 — New York, NY — Central Park SummerStage

Posted by Bekah Zietz

WED, JAN 5, 2011 at 7:01 AM

Papercuts give us “Do What You Will”

With 2011 now well and fully upon us, we here at Sub Pop Records of Seattle, WA have the altogether enviable good fortune of sharing with/foisting upon you a new song from the upcoming Papercuts album Fading Parade! Fading Parade will be in record stores near, far and as many points in between as we can possibly manage on March 1st. You can listen to the debut single, “Do What You Will” by clicking here.

We are also releasing a Papercuts 7" single for “Do What You Will” b/w the non-album track “Thoughts on Hell” on February 1st. You can pre-order this 7" by clicking here. If you are as into the idea of pre-ordering records as we are really very fervently hoping you are, then maybe you would like to know that if/when you pre-order Fading Parade via (only) you will also receive a free limited-edition CDR of 3 unreleased bonus tracks! You can get with pre-ordering the record here.

Lastly, Papercuts will be on tour with friends/label-mates Beach House in the beginning of February. Full list of tour dates!

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

THU, APR 15, 2010 at 5:41 AM

Busy Bees: Radio Round-up


We here at Sub Pop have been busy bees this year, releasing tons of awesome records, and bringing music to the people. It’s not just us, however. The bands have also, in the words of Retribution Gospel Choir, been “workin harddd!” and have done an unusual amount of in-studios over the past couple of months. Here they are for your listening pleasure:


March 30th Low w/ Morgan Thorson in-studio

March 30th Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore in-studio

April 7th Retribution Gospel Choir in-studio

April 8th Ruby Suns in-studio

April 12th Beach House in-studio

Radio K

April 1st Ruby Suns instudio
-Video 1: Ruby Suns Cranberry
-Video 2: Ruby Suns Closet Astrologer

April 13th Avi Buffalo instudio


Interview with Male Bonding wherein the band speaks very highly of Sub Pop.

Listen here.


Pissed Jeans in-studio described by music director Brian Turner as “Totally fried sounding, over the top fx throughout, more psych-punk than I remember em being live.”

Listen here.


April 6th in-studio wherein Beach House performs a lovely new version of “Real Love.”

Listen here.

*Ruby Suns and Avi Buffalo photos from Radio K in-studios.

Posted by Sasha Morgan

THU, APR 15, 2010 at 4:28 AM



Record Store Day (RSD) 2010 is this Saturday, April 17th. To get you in the mood we have put together a an embeddable SoundCloud playlist featuring select tracks from the seven different limited edition RSD Sub Pop releases. Be warned, this playlist will only be available until Monday, April 19th! A complete list of releases and in-store performances provided below. Cick here for a list of participating stores.

Sub Pop Record Store Day Playlist
1. The Album Leaf – There Is A Wind (Acoustic)
2. Beach House – The Arrangement
3. CocoRosie – Lemonade
4. Comets on Fire – Dogwood Rust
5. Dum Dum Girls – Pay For Me
6. Happy Birthday – Shampoo
7. Male Bonding – Before It’s Gone
8. Soundgarden – Hunted Down

Here is a full track listing for our limited edition record Store Day releases.

Beach House “Zebra” 12” (sp877)
The “Zebra” 12” features 2 new tracks (“The Arrangement” and “Baby”) and 2 alternate takes on songs from the popular 2010 Teen Dream album (a UK radio edit of “Zebra” and the Cough Syrup remix of “10 Mile Stereo”). Available now: Beach House’s Teen Dream SP845, CD+DVD/2xLP+DVD. (2,750 copies)
Side One:
1. Zebra (UK Radio Edit)
2. The Arrangement
Side Two:
1. Baby
2. 10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix)

The Album Leaf “There Is a Wind” 12” (sp878)
The “There Is a Wind” 12” features 2 new tracks (“Landing in Snow” and “Resonations”) and 2 alternate takes on songs from the popular 2010 A Chorus of Storytellers album (an acoustic version of “There Is a Wind” and the Jamuel Saxon sunburnt remix of “Falling from the Sun”). Also available now: The Album Leaf’s A Chorus of Storytellers SP805, CD/2xLP. (2,000 copies)
Side One:
1. There Is a Wind (acoustic)
2. Landing in Snow
Side Two:
1. Resonations
2. Falling from the Sun (Jamuel Saxon sunburnt remix)

Dum Dum Girls / Male Bonding 7” (sp876)
Two brand-new and exclusive tracks for Record Store Day 2010, one each from LA’s Dum Dum Girls and London’s Male Bonding. Both bands have debut albums out this spring on Sub Pop. Also available now: Dum Dum Girls’ I Will Be SP840, CD/LP. Available May 11th: Male Bonding’s Nothing Hurts SP854, CD/LP. (2,250 copies)
Side A: Dum Dum Girls “Pay for Me”
Side AA: Male Bonding “Before It’s Gone”

Happy Birthday 7” (sp874)
Two brand-new and exclusive tracks for Record Store Day 2010 from Kyle “King Tuff” Thomas’ Happy Birthday. Both of these tracks, like those of Happy Birthday’s self-titled March 2010 debut album, were recorded and mixed at Kyle’s home studio. Available March 16th: Happy Birthday’s Happy Birthday SP850 CD/LP. (1,750 copies)
Side A: “Shampoo”
Side B: “Alien”

Soundgarden “Hunted Down” 7” Reissue (sp12a)
This reissue of a Sub Pop classic was arranged specially for Record Store Day. “Hunted Down” was released in June 1987 as the band’s first single and was later available on Screaming Life. This single is pressed on translucent orange vinyl. The original, now a Soundgarden collector’s item, was pressed on blue vinyl. (4,575 copies)
Side A: “Hunted Down”
Side B: “Nothing to Say”

CocoRosie “Lemonade" 7” (sp884)
The A-side to this limited-edition single is an edit of one of the stand-out tracks from the new CocoRosie album Grey Oceans and the B-side is the band’s cover of the Beach Boys’ classic “Surfer Girl.” Grey Oceans, CocoRosie’s Sub Pop debut (and fourth full-length album overall) will be released on May 11, 2010. Watch a ““Smokey Taboo” trailer from Grey Oceans. (1,000 copies)
Side A: “Lemonade”
Side B: “Surfer Girl”

SP20: Casual Nostalgia Fest CD (sp879)
We at Sub Pop Records celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2008 with, among other things, a 2-day music festival July 12th and 13th at Marymoor Park, somewhat unimaginatively called SP20. We’ve collected here some of our favorite performances from the SP20 festival. Sub Pop will be donating all of the profits from the sale of this CD to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. (9,200 copies)
1. Green River: “Leech”
2. Wolf Parade: “Fine Young Cannibals”
3. The Vaselines: “Dying for It”
4. Obits: “Run”
5. Les Thugs: “Dirty White Race”
6. Eric’s Trip: “Smother”
7. Beachwood Sparks: “You Take the Gold”
8. Blitzen Trapper: “Furr”
9. Flight of the Conchords: “Carol Brown”
10. Iron & Wine: “Woman King”
11. Constantines: “Why I Didn’t Like August ‘93”
12. Seaweed “Baggage”
13. Grand Archives: “Dig That Crazy Grave”
14. Low: “Silver Rider”
15. The Helio Sequence: “Lately”
16. Kinski: “The Wives of Artie Shaw”
17. Pissed Jeans: “Caught Licking Leather”
18. Mudhoney: “The Open Mind”
19. Comets on Fire: “Dogwood Rust”

In-Store Performances
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Waterloo Records in Austin
Male Bonding & Dum Dum Girls at Origami Records in Los Angeles
No Age at Sweat Records in Miami
Steve Turner from Mudhoney DJ set at Everyday Music PDX (Burnside) from 12-2 PM

Posted by Bekah Zietz

WED, APR 14, 2010 at 4:46 AM

Stream on these Beach House songs.


Record Store Day is just around the corner (April 17th) and we here at Sub Pop HQ like to get the celebration going early. So in that spirit, we are offering two tracks from the upcoming Beach House Record Store Day 12" single. The first track is a brand new song exclusive to the upcoming 12" called “The Arrangement” and the second is a free mp3 of the UK radio edit of “Zebra”.

The Arrangement


Track Listing for the Beach House “Zebra” 12" (sp877) out April 17th!
Side One:

1. Zebra (UK Radio Edit)
2. The Arrangement
Side Two:
1. Baby
2. 10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix)

In other Beach House news, last week we stumbled upon a clip of the PS22 Children’s Chorus cover of “Zebra” circulating around the web. We loved it so much, we decided we should share it with you! Click here to listen to their rendition of the song.

While you’re at it, check out this totally awesome session that the band recorded while they were in Europe for La Blogotheque. You can check that out here.

Posted by Bekah Zietz