“‘Only in Dreams,’ the second Dum Dum Girls album, seethes with a beautiful, raging confidence, louder and fuller than anything they’ve done before, and better than the onetime peers they’re leaving behind. These lush and reverb-thick songs are ambitious and pointed about subjects that often drag: leaving, wasting away, aching.” – New York Times (Only in Dreams album review, 2011)
Other shows our bands are playing at CMJ:
Under the Radar party
Public Assembly (front room)
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: 4:10 – 4:40 PM
401 W 14th Street, New York City, NY 10014 TIME: 8:20
The FIXEDCMJ Freakout!
Public Assembly (front room)
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: TBA
Dum Dum Girls KEXP Live @ Ace Hotel
20 W. 29th Street
New York City, NY 10001
http://www.acehotel.com/newyork/contact TIME: 2:30 PM
Memoryhouse DJ Set CJLO hosted Medium Rotation CMJ Mixer
232 E 9th Street
New York, NY TIME: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dum Dum Girls
Above Allen @ Thompson LES
190 Allen Street TIME: 7 PM
6DB Unofficial CMJ Showcase
The Studio at Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003 TIME: 1:05-1:35pm
Dum Dum Girls
Bowery/Ground Control CMJ Showcase
6 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002 TIME: 11 PM
Yours Truly CMJ Showcase
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: 11 PM
Memoryhouse AAM Showcase
The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: 3:15-3:45
September 13th is filthy with new Sub Pop releases of note. First up, we’ve got the new full-length from Portland’s Blitzen Trapper. It’s called American Goldwing, and it comes with a really great Blitzen Trapper keychain!We’ve also got new EPs from Memoryhouse and Mogwai! There are four new tracks on Mogwai’s Earth Division EP and Memoryhouse’s The Years EP goes all the way to five. All of these great new releases are available on CD or LP, so please feel free to place your orders now; operators are standing by (that’s not actually true).
Also of note!
Blitzen Trapper will be playing a G-D FREE in-store performance at the Queen Anne location of Easy Street Records here in Seattle tonight (Sept. 13th) at 7:00 pm!
We (Sub Pop) are over the moon to announce that we are teaming up with our friends and office-mates at Hardly Art to bring you a CMJ showcase to end all showcases on Thursday Oct. 20th at the Mercury Lounge. And, even if it does not actually put an end to all future showcases of this sort, we are confident that it will be really very good. “Lame Fest II: Eclectic Boogaloo” will feature performances from XRay Eyeballs, Gem Club, Jacuzzi Boys, Memoryhouse, Still Corners, J Mascis, and a Very Special Guest. Please see below for set times. Also: we are occasionally generous, and were you to click here you would hear a stream of music from all of the artists performing at our showcase at this year’s festival.
On September 13, we, the people of Sub Pop Records, will release a fully re-recorded, remixed and remastered version of Memoryhouse’s The Years, adding two new tracks entitled “Modern, Normal” and “Quiet America.” While technically an expanded and improved reissue, this version of The Years will be the first time the EP has been made available on CD or LP. This is exciting. Also exciting: with the release of The Years the band will be touring the US as main support on a slew of dates with Peter Bjorn and John as well as The Radio Department (see below for a list of shows, with more dates to be announced soon.)
The band also has a new video for their song “Quiet America” which was directed by, and stars, Memoryhouse’s own Denise Nouvion, and was edited by Jamie Harley, who also happens to have directed Memoryhouse’s video for “Heirloom” as well as How to Dress Well’s “Decisions” video. We think this is all pretty swell. You can watch this filmic gem by checking out the band’s website.
Memoryhouse Fall Tour:
Sep 02 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada +
Sep 03 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada +
Sep 05 La Tulipe, MONTREAL, Canada +
Sep 07 House of Blues, Boston, MA +
Sep 09 930 Club, Washington, DC +
Sep 10 Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA +
Sep 12 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY +
Nov 03 Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX $
Nov 04 Club Dada, Dallas, TX $
Nov 07 Club Congress, Tucson, AZ $
Nov 08 El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA $
Nov 09 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA $
Nov 11 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR $
Nov 12 Neumos, Seattle, WA $
Nov 15 Varsity, Minneapolis, MN $
Nov 16 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL $
We at Sub Pop Records will be very thoroughly celebrating Record Store Day this year, with a number of releases and events across the country very nearly beyond our meager ability to count. We’ll have limited-edition Record Store Day exclusive releases from Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes and Lower Dens, a free 19-track Sub Pop sampler, and in-store performances by Obits, Low and The Head and the Heart. Plus, the self-titled debut from The Head and the Heart comes out on CD and LP on April 16th as part of Record Store Day. To find a participating store, go here.
Our 2011 label sampler, comes housed in an embossed, die-cut package, and includes 18 art prints with information about each of the artists and a folded poster. Sub Pop would like to give it to you.
1. Daniel Martin Moore “Dark Road” from the album In the Cool of the Day (SP860), available January 2011
2. Aurelio “Tio Sam” from the album Laru Beya (NXA002), available on Next Ambiance January 2011
3. The Twilight Singers “On the Corner” from the album Dynamite Steps (SP844), available February 2011
4. Mogwai “Slight Domestic” from the “Mexican Grand Prix” 7" single on Rock Action Records, available February 2011
5. Papercuts “Do What You Will” from the album Fading Parade (SP885), available February 2011
6. Dum Dum Girls “Wrong Feels Right” from the He Gets Me High EP (SP917), available March 2011
7. J Mascis “Not Enough” from the album Several Shades of Why (SP859), available March 2011
8. Obits “You Gotta Lose” from the album Moody, Standard and Poor (SP857) available March 2011
9. Low “Try to Sleep” from the album C’mon (SP905), available April 2011
10. The Head and the Heart “No One to Let You Down,” previously unreleased. The album The Head and the Heart (SP915) is available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
11. Blitzen Trapper “Maybe Baby” from the “Maybe Baby” 7" single (SP929), available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
12. Lower Dens “Deer Knives” from the “Deer Knives” 7" single (SP927), available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
13. Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” from the album Helplessness Blues (SP888), available May 2011
14. Chad VanGaalen “Peace on the Rise” from the album Diaper Island (SP871), available May 2011
15. Shabazz Palaces “lost foundling.” This Shabazz Palaces track is not from the album Black Up (SP900), available May 2011
16. Memoryhouse “Sleep Patterns” from The Years EP (SP925), available at some as-yet-undetermined point in 2011
17. Mister Heavenly “Mister Heavenly” from the as-yet-untitled Mister Heavenly debut album (SP926), available August 2011
18. Niki and the Dove “The Fox” From “The Fox” 12" single (SP930), available June 2011
19. Blouse “Shadow” From the “Shadow” 7" single (SP939), available May 2011
Bands Performing in Actual Record Stores The Head and the Heart
Sonic Boom (Ballard), Seattle, WA 3pm (acoustic)
Easy Street (Queen Anne), Seattle, WA 7pm (full band)
Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, MN 4pm
Generation Records, New York, NY time TBC.
Beautiful World Syndicate , Philadelphia 2pm
We at Sub Pop Records are quite pleased with ourselves in announcing that both Still Corners and Memoryhouse have joined our ever-growing family. Both bands will be heading to SXSW this month, after which Still Corners will continue on with new label-mates, Papercuts, on their first-ever US Tour. A complete list of Still Corners and Memoryhouse tour dates is below!
From London, England, Still Corners write songs that are eerie and tremulous, echoing caverns of sound. Comprised of Tessa Murray (vocals), Greg Hughes (guitar and keys), Leon Dufficy (guitar), Luke Jarvis (bass), and Paul Mayhew (drums) the band self-released their debut full-length, Remember Pepper in June of 2008 with the 7" singles, “Endless Summer” and “Don’t Fall in Love” following in 2010. Still Corners are hard at work finishing their Sub Pop debut, which we hope to release in summer 2011. For more information on Still Corners please visit their artist page.
Memoryhouse, the duo of Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion, is from Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Their music blends the contemporary with the forgotten, the traditional and the technological, the visual and the aural, within the sonographic landscape of dream pop. Their discography consists of a digital-only EP entitled The Years and two 7" singles, “Lately (Deuxième)” b/w “Lately (Teengirl Fantasy Natural Mix)” on Inflated Records and the “Caregiver” single on Suicide Squeeze Records. All three were released in 2010. Look for a new Memoryhouse release on Sub Pop before the end of 2011. For more information on Memoryhouse please visit their artist page.