Plus, Sub Pop’s “SPF30 Singles Spectacular”: 4 limited-edition commemorative split 7” singles featuring new songs from Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Hot Snakes, Frankie Cosmos, METZ, LVL UP
We are delighted to share more details for SPF30 and Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary weekend (<- click to see the very, very official website of SPF30), happening Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th, 2018 in beautiful Seattle, Washington.
Father John Misty, Hot Snakes, and Bully have just been added to the lineup for SPF30 on Saturday, August 11th. The newly announced groups will join Beach House, Clipping, Kyle Craft, Fastbacks, Jo Passed, Loma, LVL UP, METZ, Moaning, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Wolf Parade, Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its!, and The School of Rock West Seattle House Band over four stages along incredibly scenic Alki Ave. in the Alki Beach neighborhood of West Seattle.
Stage names and set times are as follows:
LOSER STAGE (@ Bathhouse West) 1:30 - Moaning 3:15 - Bully 5:15 - Fastbacks 7:00 - Wolf Parade 9:00 - Father John Misty
THE FLIPPITY-FLOP STAGE (@ Bathhouse East) 12:45 - LVL UP 2:30 - Loma 4:15 - Clipping 6:00 - Shabazz Palaces 8:00 - Beach House
PUNKY STAGE (@ Whale Tail Park) 1:00 - Caspar Babypants 2:00 - The Not-Its! 4:00 - The School of Rock West Seattle House Band
SPF30 Singles Spectacular
Also on August 11th at SPF30, Sub Pop will offer the “SPF30 Singles Spectacular”: 4 limited-edition commemorative split 7” singles featuring as-yet-unreleased tracks from 8 artists on the label. Each of these singles will be on colored vinyl, in an edition of 1,000, with covers featuring SPF30 artwork by Rick Froberg (of Hot Snakes). This collection of 7”s will be available individually and as a set. (limit: 2 per-person) And those savvy enough to buy all four will be delighted to find that the interiors of the covers combine to make one complete SPF30 poster-like image.
SPF30 Singles Spectacular tracklist: 1. Mudhoney “One Bad Actor” b/w Hot Snakes “They Put You Up to This” 2. Shabazz Palaces “The Blue Tiger” b/w Chad VanGaalen “Friendly Aliens” 3. Frankie Cosmos “Home Is Where” b/w LVL UP “Orchard” 4. METZ “Escalator Teeth/On and On” b/w Clipping “Club Down”
More about SPF30:
SPF30 is a free, all-ages event and will also have…A record fair-type thing! A PaperStock poster exhibit and sale! Food trucks! Beer gardens! A true bonanza of new Sub Pop and SPF30 merch! (The t-shirts, records, posters, food and beer and wine and soda or whatever, you will have to pay for! These parts are not free!) Good times and opportunities to embarrass yourself and those who’d always hoped for better for you!
Also joining us at SPF30 will be a stellar group of nonprofit organizations doing incredible work, and offering tools that we believe can help us as individuals lead healthier, safer and more informed lives. Organizations at SPF30 include Motley Zoo, Puget Soundkeeper, Seattle Derby Brats, Skate Like A Girl, Totem Star, Vera Project, Village of Hope / Black Prisoners Caucus, Washington Bus, Washington Ceasefire, West Seattle Helpline, and YouthCare. There will also be anti-sexual assault and safe consumption organizations on site, and free advice with therapists Galeet & Geri. These community organizations enact positive, systemic change in the world, and we at Sub Pop couldn’t be more proud to have them all present at SPF30.
Seattle’s Alki Beach boasts some of the most awesome territorial (city/water/mountain) views the city has to offer, along with the occasional whale sighting, a somewhat diminutive replica of the Statue of Liberty, and some of the best local businesses to boot. We are honored to be welcomed by the Alki Beach neighborhood. And while we want everyone to have fun, we also want everyone to be respectful of those who live there. We’d also like to thank our SPF30 beneficiary Southwest Seattle Historical Society for their support in planning this event.
And closing out our festivities is a late show celebrating the unbelievably “coincidental” 15th anniversary of Pissed Jeans at the Crocodile in Seattle. This show is 21 +, and doors are at 8pm. Tickets are still available for $16 here.
SPF30 and the Pissed Jeans 15th Anniversary Show on Sat., Aug. 11th, are preceded by two events on the evening of Friday, August 10th. The Afghan Whigs, Mass Gothic and Yuno are playing a free, all-ages outdoor concert at the Mural Amphitheatre, presented by KEXP and Seattle Center (starting at 5 pm). Later that same evening, we are presenting A Night of Comedy From the Cast of Bob’s Burgers at The Moore Theatre: A Benefit For Youth Care, featuring H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy and John Roberts. This event is happening at The Moore Theatre and is sold out (7 pm).
It is our hope that SPF30 and Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Weekend will serve as a super fun and sincere “thank you” to our local and global music community for supporting Sub Pop and our artists for the past 30 years (and the next 30!).
In addition to celebrating a dynamic, inspirational roster spanning three decades, we also wish to create a sense of uplifting togetherness where we not only listen to great music but we become better at listening to each other as well.
Schedule of Things Happening
JULY 26 / AUGUST 2ND / AUGUST 9TH SUB POP TURNTABLE SESSIONS KEXP Gathering Space • FREE • 6-8pm • ALL-AGES The Sub Pop Turntable Sessions are three distinct panel discussions highlighting multiple facets of Sub Pop’s history in celebration of the label’s 30th anniversary. Each session will review snippets of past label happenings and works while discussing how they relate to the label and our society’s future. The first session will be on July 26th, featuring Sub Pop LOSER Scholarship winners. The next will be on August 2nd and will feature Seattle-based collective Black Constellation. And for the third session we’ll be bringing in the Sub Pop’s own Mudhoney, as they also celebrate their 30th anniversary this year as well. Session 1: Sub Pop Loser Scholarship Winners. Session 2: Black Constellation. Session 3: Mudhoney’s 30th.
AUGUST 10TH SUB POP’S BIG 30TH ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF SHOWCASE • THE MURAL AMPHITHEATRE • 5PM • ALL-AGES • FREE!!! A special Concert at the Mural presented by KEXP and Seattle Center with The Afghan Whigs, Mass Gothic, Yuno
A NIGHT OF COMEDY FROM THE CAST OF BOB’S BURGERS • THE MOORE THEATRE • 7PM DOOR • ALL-AGES [***SOLD OUT***] Featuring H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, John Roberts
AUGUST 11TH SPF30: SUB POP’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL• ALKI BEACH, WEST SEATTLE • NOON - 10PM • ALL- AGES • FREE!!! Beach House, Bully, Clipping, Kyle Craft, Father John Misty, Fastbacks, Hot Snakes, Jo Passed, Loma, LVL UP, METZ, Moaning, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Wolf Parade, Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its!, and The School of Rock West Seattle House Band
THE CROCODILE • 8PM DOOR • 21 AND OVER • $16 The Unbelievably “Coincidental” 15th Anniversary of Pissed Jeans
Today we share the bittersweet news that New York’s LVL UP will embark on their final tour this fall, and has released “Orchard” the group’s final single today on Sub Pop. The trek begins August 27th in Boston at Great Scott, and ends September 28th in New York at Bowery Ballroom. Full list of dates is below.
LVL Up have issued a statement on the farewell tour and “Orchard” single:
“We have decided to retire this project. It has been an extremely rewarding journey beyond anything we could have ever realistically imagined. The band began in a college dorm room in 2011 as a lighthearted recording project. We have since been lucky enough to tour nationally and internationally over the last seven years with the support of many lovely people, and will never be able to thank our friends, families, and loved ones enough for providing such warmth throughout this experience. Our deepest gratitude goes out to every label, band, and person who’s played a role in this wild ride.
“Here is our last single, “Orchard”, which we recorded early this year. As always, thank you to our eternal friend and fifth member Mike Ditrio for helping us with this and every other recording process we’ve had.
“Everyone in the band will continue to support each other while we release new material through different outlets.
“LVL UP will be performing live for a final stretch of time this coming fall.
“Thank you for everything, *_* Dave, Greg, Mike, Nick *_*”
Aug. 27 - Boston, MA - Great Scott Aug. 28 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le Ritz Aug. 29 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison Aug. 30 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall’s Aug. 31 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen Sep. 01 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry Sep. 04 - Missoula, MN - Union Ballroom Sep. 05 - Seattle, WA - Barboza Sep. 06 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios Sep. 08 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord Sep. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo Sep.10 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge Sep.13 - Dallas, TX - Three Links Sep.14 - Austin, TX - Barracuda Sep.16 - Nashville, TN - High Watt Sep.17 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight Sep.18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Sep.19 - Richmond, VA - The Camel Sep. 20 - Washington, DC - DC9 Sep. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle Sep. 28 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
LVL Up’s last full-length release, Return To Love, is also available now on CD/LP/DL/CS from Sub Pop right here.
Sub Pop recording artists Downtown Boys (Providence, RI), Marika Hackman (London, UK), LVL UP (New York, NY), Porter Ray (Seattle, WA), and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Melbourne, AU) will all make appearances at the 2017 edition of SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Links to artists pages, tunes (video or audio) and daily schedule are below…
MARCH 14 5:45pm DOWNTOWN BOYS Show: Hotel Vegas - Spring Break Boogie! Heaven or Hot Burrito Location: Hotel Vegas (1502 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702) ------------------------------ 9:00pm ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER Show: I OH YOU / Transgressive Records Showcase Location: 21st Co-Op (707 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78705) ------------------------------ 9:30pm MARIKA HACKMAN Show:Paradyse x Sportsday Showcase Location: Pearl Street Co-Op (2000 Pearl St, Austin, TX 78705)
MARCH 15 4:30pm DOWNTOWN BOYS Show: The FADER Fort Location: Volcom Garden (1209 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78702) ----------------------------- 10:00pm MARIKA HACKMAN Show: BBC Radio 2 SXSW Official Showcase. Location: Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto Boulevard) ----------------------------- 10:00-10:40pm PORTER RAY Show/Location: Swan Dive (615 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701) ----------------------------- 1:15am DOWNTOWN BOYS Show: Ground Control Touring Showcase Location: The Sidewinder (715 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
MARCH 16 12:00pm DOWNTOWN BOYS Show: Pitchfork Day Party Location: French Legation Museum (802 San Marcos St, Austin, TX 78702) Time: 12:00pm --------------------------- 12:15pm LVL UP Show: Sound on Sound & Brooklyn Vegan’s Lost Weekend Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX, 78701) --------------------------- 2:15pm LVL UP Show: The FADER Fort Location: Volcom Garden (1209 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78702) ----------------------------- 3:00pm ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER Show: Another Planet Showcase Location: The Sidewinder - Indoor (715 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701) ---------------------------- 3:30pm DOWNTOWN BOYS Show: Brooklyn Vegan x Sound on Sound Lost Weekend Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701) ---------------------------- 6:35-7:00pm ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER Show: Aussie BBQ Showcase Location: Brush Square Park (409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701) Time: ----------------------------- 9:00pm MARIKA HACKMAN Show:Transgressive Records SXSW Showcase Location: The Blackheart (86 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701) ----------------------------- 11pm ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER Show: Paradigm Official Showcase Location: The Parish (214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)
MARCH 17 12:00pm MARIKA HACKMAN Show: Brooklyn Vegan x Sound on Sound Lost Weekend Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701) ----------------------------- 12:45pm ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER Show: Brooklyn Vegan x Sound on Sound Lost Weekend Location: Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701) ----------------------------- 1:30pm DOWNTOWN BOYS Show: SXSW Showcase Location: The Mohawk (912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701) --------------------------- 5:35pm LVL UP Show: Austin Oasis 2017 Location: Hole in the Wall (2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705) ----------------------------- 6:00pm DOWNTOWN BOYS Show: South By San Jose Location: Hotel San Jose (1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704) ----------------------------- 10:10-10:45pm ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER Show: Panache Bookings Party Location: Hotel Vegas (1502 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702) ----------------------------- 11:00pm LVL UP Show: Ad Hoc Showcase Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701) ----------------------------- 12:35-12:50am PORTER RAY Show Kosher Dillz Showcase Location: Dozen Street (1808 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702)
MARCH 18 1:00pm MARIKA HACKMAN Show: Space 24 Twenty Location: Urban Outfitters (2406 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX 78705)
Following the release of their third LP (and Sub Pop debut) Return to Love, and countless miles logged in North America, New York’sLVL UP just announced news of their first ever live dates on “the other side” of the Atlantic, happening Spring 2017. After an appearance at Austin’s annual SXSW fest, for which they were recently announced, the band will be making their way through Europe, taking in nine different countries in the spring of 2017. (Dates below.) Tickets go on sale at 10am Weds 26th October.
Take an existential trip with LVL UP in their latest video for “The Closing Door” right over here.
UK/EU tour dates:
Mar 28th | The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, UK Mar 29th | Think Tank, Newcastle, UK Mar 30th | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK Mar 31st | Gullivers, Manchester, UK Apr 1st | JT Soar, Nottingham, UK Apr 2nd | Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK Apr 3rd | Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK Apr 4th | Old Blue Last, London, UK Apr 5th | Green Door Store, Brighton, UK Apr 6th | Mechanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR Apr 8th | Vera, Groningen, NL Apr 11th | Lagerhaus, Bremen, DE Apr 12th | Botanique, Brussels, BE Apr 13th | Molotow, Hamburg, DE Apr 14th | Beta, Copenhagen, DK Apr 15th | Privatclub, Berlin, DE Apr 17th | B72, Vienna, AU Apr 18th | Klub Gromka, Ljubljiana, SI Apr 20th | Gonzo, Zurich, CH Apr 21st | Pont Rouge, Monthey, CH Apr 22nd | Le Sonic, Lyon, FR
The Nor’Eastern Lads of LVL UP just shared an official new video for “The Closing Door,” the latest from their highly anticipated third album (and first for Sub Pop) Return To Love. This existential daydream was directed and produced by Rob Kolodny for House of Nod, and first entered the world via NPR Music premiere.
Listen here to the full album stream for Return To Love, which is out TOMORROW, 9/23 in finer record stores the world over, and also here.
LVL UP are currently on an expansive US tour that includes a Record Release show at Market Hotel in Brooklyn, NY and dates with Bear vs Shark, Alex G and Eskimeaux. Details are below.
We’ve got new music for you from the lads of LVL UP; now hear ”Spirit Was,” the third single from their highly anticipated upcoming third album (aka their Sub Pop debut), Return To Love. “Spirit Was” comes hot on the heels of two previously released singles off Return to Love, both of which are available to surprise and delight your ears: ”Pain” and ”Hidden Driver”.
LVL UP have also expanded their Fall tour which includes a Record Release show at Market Hotel in Brooklyn, NY and dates with Bear vs Shark, Alex G and Eskimeaux. Details are below.
[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]
Return To Love is currently available for pre-order; LP pre-orders through Sub Pop Mega Mart and independent retailers near you will receive the limited Loser Edition on Orange Creamsicle Swirl vinyl (while supplies last).
Might we suggest you follow LVL UP on every one of their social channels, namely Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Oh there, I think we just did.