Daniel Martin Moore has a new record coming out on January 18 called In the Cool of the Day. Because we fancy ourselves givers, through this fancy widget we’re offering you 3 songs by Daniel. The first is the debut single off of his new record entitled “Dark Road,” “Needn’t Say a Thing” is from 2010’s Dear Companion with Ben Sollee, and the song, “Every Color and Kind” is from his 2008 release, Stray Age.
Stay tuned for more information on this release and tour dates.
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
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.
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.”
April 6th in-studio wherein Beach House performs a lovely new version of “Real Love.”
*Ruby Suns and Avi Buffalo photos from Radio K in-studios.
Sub Pop and Hardly Art SXSW Showcase 2010!
Avi Buffalo, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Dum Dum Girls, Happy Birthday, Jaill, Male Bonding, and The Ruby Suns will all be heading down to Austin this March for the 2010 South by Southwest music festival/conference/opportunity to eat BBQ.
As you can tell by our snazzy flyer, we will once again be partnering with our good friends Hardly Art on a showcase to, one can only hope, end all showcases.
You should really go.
Sub Pop and Hardly Art SXSW Showcase 2010
Thursday, March 18th
at the Galaxy Room
508 E. 6th Street
9PM Happy Birthday
10PM Male Bonding
11PM Avi Buffalo
12AM Dum Dum Girls
1AM The Ruby Suns
830PM Special guest Woven Bones
930PM The Moondoggies
1030PM Le Loup
1130PM The Dutchess and the Duke
1230AM Golden Triangle
Also on Thursday, March 18th Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore will be playing at the Central Presbyterian Church at 730PM!
As we all know, February is for L-O-V-I-N-G, and that’s why we perfectly timed the following three fantastic records for February release. First up is The Album Leaf’s third full-length for Sub Pop called A Chorus of Storytellers. It’s their best album yet – we LOVE it. Did you know that people LOVE The Album Leaf so G-D much that they sometimes get related tattoos? They do! And there are a lot of them – it’s a thing. Read about it and see pictures here. Also out the same day is the first release on new Sub Pop imprint Next Ambiance by Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba called I Speak Fula. Malian maestro Bassekou is a virtuoso picker and musical visionary whose work blurs the lines between West African and American roots music, and this album has already been LOVED DEEPLY following its European release in late ’09. MOJO named it the #2 World Music album of 2009, and the #27 album overall while Uncut called I Speak Fula “…a contender for African album of the year.” On February 16th, we’re releasing Dear Companion, a collaboration between three Kentucky musicians. The songs were written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore, produced by and featuring a dude from My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk. Recorded in the first half of 2009 in their home state, Dear Companion explores their ties to the place they LOVE and aims to draw attention to the problem of Mountaintop Removal coal mining (which, they DON’T LOVE) and its impact on the people and heritage of central Appalachia (back to LOVE again; they LOVE these last things).
Don’t forget to check our tour page to see if The Album Leaf, Bassekou Kouyate, Daniel Martin Moore & Ben Sollee are headed your way. (Hint: they are!)
Also, for a chance to win a package of Sub Pop’s new releases for the month of February make sure to leave a comment down below telling me what you think is the best Sub Pop song for Valentine’s Day. (Last month’s winner is Will Sturgeon. He plays music and lives in LA. Check him out here.)