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NEWS : TUE, OCT 2, 2012 at 8:38 AM

METZ, King Tuff, and Total Control Out October 9th

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The debut record by the band METZ is, quite reasonably, entitled METZ. It comes out October 9th, and also quite reasonably, The New Yorker recently called it “…one of the year’s best albums…” (they also said, “It is a punishing, noisy, exhilarating thing, a deeply impolite racket that will only sound better live…” and ""rude, severe, and excellent"). All of which, yes, of course.

You’re going to want the METZ record, is what we (and The New Yorker) are saying. And you may as well get it now, while the getting is especially good.

Pick it up on CD and fidelity-maximizing vinyl LP. Also available bundled with one of two new METZ t-shirts.

We’ve also got new seven-inch singles coming out October 9th by King Tuff and Total Control.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, SEP 11, 2012 at 4:49 AM

Sub Pop Goes to CMJ : Octrocktober 2012

That’s right folks! Sub Pop is coming to The Big Apple to partake in the College Music Journal musical festivities. We will celebrate this year with a showcase in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn at The Knitting Factory on October 18th. The eclectic lineup for our Octrocktober Celebration is as follows:

Debo Band 8 PM
Daughn Gibson 8:50 PM
Poor Moon 9:40 PM
METZ 10:30 PM
King Tuff 11:20 PM
Pissed Jeans 12:10 AM

*Doors are at 7 PM and this show is 18+ for the first time in years! Young music directors, that means you can finally experience an official Sub Pop showcase. Hooray! Go here to buy tickets.

What people are saying about the bands:

Debo Band:
“The Boston-based band Debo Band gives the psychedelic music heard on the Ethiopiques collections a high-spirited revamp,” -Village Voice (Live review, 2012)

Daughn Gibson:
“All Hell is a subtly clever record that pits one type of music that strongly evokes one era— here, country music— against another, namely this decade’s sample-heavy culture. Gibson does a lot of questioning within that framework, both seriously and tongue-in-cheek. All of that makes for a rewarding record to think about, and to intellectualize, but All Hell wouldn’t be nearly so fun to listen to if it weren’t for Gibson’s ear for melody. His thick baritone breezes confidently over the songs, lassoing hook after hook, redeeming his burnt-out characters through song.” – Pitchfork (Album review of All Hell, 2012)

Poor Moon:
“These songs are gutsier in their arrangements, more surefooted in the songwriting, and more certain of the band’s identity.” – Pitchfork (Album review Poor Moon LP, 2012)

METZ:
“On their debut, Metz roll up the lurch of post-rock, the jagged flicker of post-punk, and the fist-pump chant-alongs of hardcore, into a concentrated clump of chaos.” – Spin (5 Best New Artists for August, 2012)

King Tuff:
King Tuff finds Thomas leaving the garage for soaring, unbridled pop accessibility— the first track, after all, is called “Anthem”. His drawling hooks are variously dedicated to provoking physical movement or singing bratty lines about breaking the rules, bumming around, not giving a shit, and other charming, unapologetic matters of youth. (Overlooked Records, 2012) – Pitchfork

Pissed Jeans:
“There’s a blunt but effective wit at work here, pressed into the service of misanthropy.” – New York Times

Sub Pop:
“Were not the best, but were pretty good.” – Sub Pop Records


Posted by Sasha Morgan

MEDIA : FRI, AUG 17, 2012 at 3:31 AM

King Tuff, Take Us To The Weekend

King Tuff is gearing up for a massive fall tour in support of his self-titled debut out now on Sub Pop. The tour begins on October 11 in Detroit, MI at the Lager House and ends on November 10 in Grand Rapids, MI at The Pyramid Scheme. Full tour dates listed below.

King Tuff is also sharing a brand new video today, this one for “Alone & Stoned” and it stars King Tuff and friends from Hunx & His Punx, Shannon & The Clams and more. Enjoy.

King Tuff on Tour
Sep 02 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
Oct 11 Detroit, MI – The Larger House %
Oct 12 Toronto, ON – The Garrison %
Oct 13 Montreal QC – II Motore %
Oct 14 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle %
Oct 16 Halifax, NS – Reflection Cabaret
Oct 18 New York, NY – CMJ
Oct 19 New York, NY – CMJ
Oct 20 Providence, RI – AS220 %
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s %$
Oct 23 Washington, DC – Black Cat %$
Oct 24 Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse %
Oct 25 Atlanta, GA – The Earl %+
Oct 26 St. Augustine, FL – Nobby’s %
Oct 28 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub %
Oct 30 Tallahassee, FL – Retrofit Records %
Oct 31 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree %!
Nov 01 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks %
Nov 02 Beaumont, TX – Victoria House %
Nov 04 Dallas, TX – Club Dada >
Nov 06 Nashville, TN – Stone Fox^
Nov 07 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub ^
Nov 08 Chicago, IL – Subterranean ^
Nov 09 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club^
Nov 10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme ^

% w/ The Intelligence
$ w/ Poor Moon
+ w/ Mike Watt + the Missingmen
! w/ Man or Astro-man?
> w/ Natural Child
^ w/ Gap Dream

King Tuff – Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, MAY 29, 2012 at 3:22 AM

Happy Record Release Day, King Tuff

King Tuff’s new album, King Tuff, is available for you here.
“Bad Thing” Video directed by C. Thornhill Dewitt.

King Tuff on Tour

May 31 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
Jun 01 Oakland, CA – New Parish
Jun 09 – Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent +
Jun 10 – New Haven, CT – Intercambrio +
Jun 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s +
Jun 13 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe +
Jun 14 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwells + ^
Jun 15 – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen +
Jun 17 – Easthampton, MA – Flywheel +
Jul 05 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
Jul 06 – Tucson, AZ – Plush +
Jul 07 – Las Cruces, NM – Train Yard
Jul 09 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (Patio) ^
Jul 10 – Dallas, TX – City Tavern ^
Jul 11 – Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz ^
Jul 12 – Nashville, TN – Stone Fox ^
Jul 13 – Bloomington, IN – Russian Recording ^
Jul 14 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Jul 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club xx
Jul 21 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret xx
Jul 22 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party xx
Jul 23 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir xx
Jul 25 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s xx
Jul 26 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill xx
Jul 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo xx
Jul 28 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar xx
Aug 25 – St Louis, MO – LouFest

+ w/ Habibi
xx w/ fellow Sub Pop artists, Jaill
^ w/ Natural Child


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

FRI, FEB 17, 2012 at 2:20 AM

SXSW 2012

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Indie Rock Spring Break aka The SXSW Music Festival is right around the corner, and we are thrilled to announce our 2012 showcase lineup, to be held on March 16 at Red 7.

This year’s lineup will feature performances from the likes of Shearwater, Niki & The Dove, Spoek Mathambo, Poor Moon, Father John Misty, THEESatisfaction, King Tuff, Blitzen Trapper, Poor Moon, Debo Band and Husky.

You can now stream tunes from each of the bands we have playing at this
year’s festival by clicking here. We have also included set times for the showcase below.

Stay tuned for a full list of Sub Pop related events & day parties at this year’s festival!

Outdoor Stage:
Blitzen Trapper- 1am
Father John Misty 12am
Shearwater 11pm
King Tuff 10pm
Poor Moon 9pm
Husky 8pm

Indoor Stage:
Niki & The Dove 1am
Spoek Mathambo 12am
THEESatisfaction11pm
Gashcat 10pm
Debo Band 9pm
Special Guest 8pm


Posted by Bekah Zietz