Our roster grew today to officially include the wonderfully talented Finnish signer-songwriter Mirel Wagner. The music that she creates melds
subversive lyricism touching on themes of love and death against a
backdrop of spare and minimalist folk music. You may have heard
Mirel Wagner’s self-titled debut, released in 2012 via Friendly
Fire Recordings. That album, led by the singles and videos for “No
Death” and “Joe,” earned her acclaim from the likes of
NPR Music, New York Times, Time, The Guardian, PASTE, FILTER, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Vogue, USA Today, Gorilla Vs Bear, and more.
Listen to “No Death” from her s/t, 2012 album to hear why we’re so pleased to welcome Mirel into the Sub Pop family. Stay tuned for more details about her Sub Pop debut this summer.
The immensity of Mirel Wagner’s haunting and beautiful music is immediately apparent as soon as you press play on her brand new video for “Oak Tree” (which, if you haven’t already, you should do now), the lead-off track to her August 12th Sub Pop debut, When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day.
When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day is an impressive
set of songs, uniform and cohesive. Wagner ditched a set of older new
songs and wrote the majority of the songs up on the peninsula of
Hailuoto in northern Finland, in an old log cabin next to the family
home of Wagner’s manager Aki Roukala. The isolation and relative
starkness of the place (no central heating, no electricity) helped bring
out the songs (read more at Sub Pop).
If you pre-order the LP version of When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day, you will
receive the limited, Loser Edition version of the record on colored vinyl. In
addition, customers who pre-order will also receive the following, while
-A bonus 7-inch featuring the unreleased tracks “Love Song” on the the a-side & “Come Away Child” on the b-side.*
-An instant download of the first single, “Oak Tree”.
-Advance access to stream When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day in full, 1 month before street date, from your SubPop.com account.
Pre-order When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day
Mirel Wagner’s brilliant Sub Pop debut, When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day, is now available for your listening enjoyment wherever fine records are sold, and very specifically, in this fine online record store that we call the Sub Pop Mega Mart. WTCCSTLOD is getting plenty of critical praise including a perfect five star review from MOJO Magazine. Watch the accompanying Rookie Mag-premiered music video for Wagner’s “The Dirt” to hear what all the adieu is about.
Order When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day from Sub Pop here.