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NEWS : TUE, AUG 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Mirel Wagner’s Sub Pop Debut Is Now Available on Record Store Shelves (get it!)

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 MartWTCCSTLOD 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.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, MAY 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Hear Mirel Wagner’s “Oak Tree” From Her 8/12 Sub Pop Debut!

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 supplies last:
-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






Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, FEB 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Sub Pop Signs Mirel Wagner!

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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.


Posted by Sam Sawyer