Are you by chance heading down to South By Southwest this year? ?? (Was your answer “yes” to that question? If so, read on, if it was “no”, see the below*)?? That’s crazy, because us too! Well, some of us are. The “us” to which I am referring are the collective “us” that is comprised of the always terrific Sub Pop recording artists METZ, Pissed Jeans, Rose Windows, Jaill and King Tuff. There will be other Sub Pop employees there, but they won’t be playing shows, so they don’t really matter too much in the context of this blog post(though I’m certain that if you found one, they’d definitely buy you a drink or your choosing). Since you are going to SXSW, why not take a minute to acquaint/reacquaint yourself with the aforementioned bands through the magic of this playlist we’re not-so-creatively calling, “The Sub Pop Bands Playing SXSW This Year.” I think you’ll be impressed.
*That’s crazy, because neither are we! Well, some of “we” aren’t going, but others of us are. The “we” that are going are the always terrific Sub Pop recording artists METZ, Pissed Jeans, Rose Windows, Jaill and King Tuff. And while it is a bit of a bummer that not everyone gets to go down and enjoy warm, sunny Austin to see a lot of very exciting bands do their thing, you can still listen to them from wherever you are (we’re in the very gray city of Seattle not at all bitter that we don’t get to go to balmy Austin to watch a ton of bands) through the magic of this playlist we’re not-so-creatively calling, “The Sub Pop Bands Playing SXSW This Year”, you can listen to these bands as if you are there in person (minus the sun and ice-cold Shiners).
For those of you who are going to SXSW, please refer to the following schedule to catch our bands’ sets.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
3:00 PM – Rose Windows – Fin Records Showcase @ Jackalope ADDRESS: 404 E 6th Street
4:00 PM – JAILL – Burger Party @ Trailer Space ADDRESS: 1401 Rosewood Ave.
8:00 PM – JAILL – SXSW @ Hotel Vegas ADDRESS: 1500 East 6th Street
9:00 PM Rose Windows @ Austin Ale House (Seattle Music Showcase) ADDRESS: 301 West 6th Street
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
3:00 PM – KINGTUFF – Converse / Thrasher Party @ Scoot Inn ADDRESS: 1308 E 4th Street (at Navasota)
4:00 PM – METZ- Brooklyn Vegan @ Old Emos Venue ADDRESS: 603 Red River St
9:00 PM – JAILL – KVRX Party @ Spider House ADDRESS: 2906 Fruth Street
9:20-9:50 PM- PISSEDJEANS- Pitchfork Showcase ADDRESS: 1100 Warehouse (1100 E. 5th St. between San Marcos and Waller)
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
12:30 PM- Rose Windows @ Hotel Vegas (IET / Ping Pong PR Day Party) ADDRESS: 1500 East 6th Street
3:00 PM – METZ – Stereogum/Hype Machine @ Hype Hotel ADDRESS: 301 Brazos St
3:30- JAILL – Goner / IET / Ping Pong Party @ Hotel Vegas ADDRESS: 1500 East 6th Street
3:30 PM – Rose Windows @ Brush Square Park (ZIIBRA Showcase) ADDRESS: 409 East 5th Street
5:00 pm – KINGTUFF – Sailer Jerry / Blundertown Party @ Gypsy Lounge ADDRESS: 1504 E 6th Street
5:00 pm – METZ – Another Planet Entertainment Party @ Red Eyed Fly ADDRESS: 715 Red River
8:00 PM- Rose Windows – Blackbox Showcase @ Doc’s Motorworks ADDRESS: 1123 South Congress Avenue
9:50 – JAILL – Austin Facial Hair @ Grackle ADDRESS: 1700 E 6th St
10:30 PM – METZ – Filter Magazine / Doc Martens Party @ Bar 96 ADDRESS: 96 Rainey Street
11:30 PM – KINGTUFF – Filter / Doc Martens Party @ Bar 96 ADDRESS:96 Rainey Street
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
2:00 PM – METZ – The AV Club/Flowerbooking Party @ Mohawk ADDRESS: 912 Red River
5:00 PM – KINGTUFF- Brooklyn Vegan Party @ Emo’s ADDRESS: 603 Red River St (corner of 6th)
6:00 PM – METZ – Urban Outfitters Back Lot ADDRESS:2406 Guadalupe St
6:30 PM- Rose Windows – @ Redefine Mag Party @ House of Commons ADDRESS: 2610 Rio Grande Street
11:00 PM – Rose Windows- Rockin Tomato Pizza Party! ADDRESS: 3003 South Lamar Blvd
11:45 PM – KINGTUFF – Burgermania II @ Hotel Vegas ADDRESS: 1500 East 6th Street
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
12:00 PM- Rose Windows – SXSW “Hangover” show @ Beerland ADDRESS: 711 Red River Street
When Saturday morning finally rolls around, and my weekend truly begins to blossom, I’ll have the chance to look back and ruminate on all the great things that happened to me this week. While it’s only Tuesday, I’m quite confident that this new video from METZ for their self-titled standout, “Wasted”, will be the highpoint. Thanks to the power that today’s on-demand internet graces me (and you!), I’ll probably watch it again on Saturday morning when I’m thinking about the fact that METZ’s new video was the hightlight of my week. What I’m saying is, you should watch this new video from METZ; it’s a cinematic achievement.
The brand new-ish digital-only single from METZ is available as of today. The single features two tracks, “Dirty Shirt” & “Leave Me Out,” which were previously only available on the now limited-edition bonus 7" that was given away with the band’s self-titled debut on SubPop.com, at select independent retailers, and at the band’s own merch table if you were lucky enough to catch them live. Why put out an otherwise out of print single in the digital format, you may be asking yourself? Well, it’s simple really, “Dirty Shirt” became a live staple for METZ, and it would be a shame if METZ fans were deprived of its heavy splendor simply because they missed out on the very limited seven inch.
See METZ perform “Dirty Shirt” live for yourselves at these three remarkable studio sessions.
METZ’s debut album, aptly titled METZ is out today on CD and on the fidelity-maximizing vinyl LP format. The CD and LP are also available to be bundled with one of two new METZ t-shirts. Pick up your copy of METZ.
Watch the brand new video for “Wet Blanket” from METZ, which premiered on Spin.com today:
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.
METZ have expanded their North American & European fall tour (all dates listed below) in support of their upcoming self-titled, full-length debut, available October 9 in North America & Europe, and October 15 in the UK, on CD, LP, and through digital providers such as Amazon, Itunes, as well as right here at subpop.com.
We’d be remiss if we did not remind you of the fact that if you order this record from subpop.com, that order will come with a free, limited-edition 7" single with two tracks not found on the album (“Dirty Shirt” b/w “Leave Me Out”). Additionally, if you happen to pre-order METZ from us, (or from a handful of independent record stores) specifically on LP, you will also receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of this record. This is one of those limited edition type of deals, so, you know, first come, first serve as far as availability goes.
METZ ON TOUR
Sep 20 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore +
Sep 21 – Montreal, QC – Mission Santa Cruz %
Oct 06 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon Night Club
Oct 09 – Hamilton, ON – Baltimore House
Oct 10 – Guelph, ON – eBar $
Oct 11 – London, ON – APK Live $
Oct 12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern $
Oct 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory / Sub Pop CMJ Showcase =
Oct 20 – Brighton, UK – The Hope
Oct 21 – Leeds, UK – The Library
Oct 22 – Glasgow, UK – Art School
Oct 23 – Manchester, UK – Kraak Gallery
Oct 24 – London, UK – Old Blue Blast (Presented by The Quietus)
Oct 25 – Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino
Oct 27 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Oct 29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Nov 01 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club ^
Nov 02 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Nov 03 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
Nov 05 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Nov 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Nov 09 – Costa Mesa, CA – Constellation Room
Nov 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
Nov 12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Nov 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
Nov 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 17 – Washington, DC – Red Palace
Nov 19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Nov 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Nov 21 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Nov 22 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
+ w/ Hot Snakes
% w/ Merchandise
= w/ Pissed Jeans, King Tuff, Poor Moon, Daughn Gibson, Debo Band
$ w/ Roomrunner
^ w/ Ladyhawk