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TUE, APR 12, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Here’s What Sub Pop is Doing to Record Store Day This Year


Record Store Day is April 16, 2011

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.

Record Store Day Exclusive Releases
Fleet Foxes — Helplessness Blues b/w Grown Ocean 12" single SP920 (limited edition of 3000)

Lower Dens — Deer Knives b/w Tangiers 7" single SP927 (limited edition of 1000)

Blitzen Trapper — Maybe Baby b/w Soul Singer 7" single SP929 (limited edition of 1500)

Record Store Day Release Date
The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart CD/LP SP915

Record Store Day Sampler
Terminal Sales Vol. 4: Please to Enjoy CD SP932

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.

Pissed Jeans
Beautiful World Syndicate , Philadelphia 2pm

For more information on Record Store Day visit the Record Store Day website.

Posted by Bekah Zietz

FRI, JAN 21, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Mogwai Pre-order is ready for you!


Dear Mogwai fans,

We at Sub Pop World HQ are going ape for the February15th release of the lengthy but fittingly titled record, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (forthwith, for the sake of brevity and crypticness, to be referred to as HCWNDBYW) from Scottish ear-bleeders, Mogwai. HCWNDBYW…will be available on a deluxe 2xCD (the bonus disc features “Music For A Forgotten Future (The Singing Mountain)” a 23 minute epic originally composed to accompany an art installation created by Olaf Nicolai and Douglas Gordon), or gatefold 2xLP (the LP comes with a digital download code which will include the bonus material). If you’re among the first 500 ALL customers to pre-order HCWNDBYW by February 15th, we will send you thoughtfully conceived and beautifully executed limited edition Mogwai earplugs with case so the insane decibels will just make your ears throb instead of bleed. So you don’t have to wait until your order arrives to experience the soaring sounds of Mogwai, as soon as you complete your purchase we will grant you access to a stream of the new record in its entirety.

Pre-order Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will here:

Do you know about the just-this-week-released Rano Pano 7" single? We hope so. The a-side of this single, “Rano Pano,” is on Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will and the b-side, “Hasenheide” is not. Also worth noting, the cover art here is in the style of classic Sub Pop Singles Club singles. Find it here:

Also brand new this week, Mogwai’s “Rano Pano” Video!

Inspired by 80s VHS tapes, this ‘homage to boyhood fantasies’ video easily ranks amongst our all-time favorite Sub Pop videos. It premiered on The Guardian this week, in case you missed it, here’s your link:

Mogwai on Tour

Jan 26 Tolbooth, Stirling, United Kingdom
Jan 27 Pailsey Town Hall (UK), Paisley , United Kingdom
Jan 28 Perth Theater, Perth , United Kingdom
Jan 29 Lemon Tree, Aberdeen , United Kingdom
Jan 30 Grand Ole Opry (UK), Glasgow , United Kingdom
Feb 13 Mandela Hall, Belfast, United Kingdom
Feb 14 Live Lounge, Galway, Ireland
Feb 15 Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Feb 17 02 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Feb 18 University of Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Feb 19 02 Academy Bristol , Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 20 02 Academy Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Feb 21 Picture House UK, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Feb 23 The Regal, Oxford, n/a
Feb 24 Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 25 Brixton Academy, London, United Kingdom
Feb 26 Academy 2 (Manchester University), Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 27 Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, United Kingdom
Mar 06 Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
Mar 07 Backstage Club EU, Munich, Germany
Mar 08 WuK, Vienna, Austria
Mar 09 Estragon, Bologna, Italy
Mar 10 Alcatraz, Milano , Italy
Mar 11 Rote Fabrik, Zurich , Switzerland
Mar 13 Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mar 14 Stollwerck, Cologne, Germany
Mar 15 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 17 Le Trianon, Paris, France
Mar 18 L’Aéronef, Lille, France
Mar 19 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
Mar 20 Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France
Mar 21 Théâtre Lino Ventura, Nice, France
Mar 22 Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
Mar 24 Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France
Mar 26 AB Main Hall , Brussels, Belgium
Mar 28 Grünspan, Hamburg, Germany
Mar 29 Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Apr 01 Tradgar’n (Sweden), Gothenburg, Sweden
Apr 02 Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
Apr 03 Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 05 Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland
Apr 19 930 Club, Washington, DC
Apr 20 Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 21 Webster Hall, New York City, NY
Apr 22 Webster Hall, New York City, NY
Apr 23 Paradise (MA), Boston, MA
Apr 25 Olympia De Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Apr 26 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada
Apr 27 Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 28 St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
Apr 29 Metro, Chicago, IL
Apr 30 Slowdown, Omaha, NE
May 02 Bluebird Theater – (CO), Denver, CO
May 03 In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
May 05 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
May 06 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
May 07 Showbox (@ the Market), Seattle, WA
May 09 Regency Ballroom (SF), San Francisco, CA
May 10 Mayan Theater, Los Angeles, CA
May 11 Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
May 13 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
May 15 Granada Theater (TX), Dallas, TX
May 16 Stubb’s BBQ, Austin, TX
May 17 Warehouse Live – Ballroom (TX), Houston, TX
May 19 Workplay, Birmingham, AL
May 20 Center Stage (ATL), Atlanta, GA

Before we go, you have both downloads that we’ve offered from Mogwai too, right? Just in case, they are still available for download over on Sub Pop’s SoundCloud page:
San Pedro
Rano Pano

Posted by tony kiewel

FRI, NOV 19, 2010 at 1:41 AM

New Mogwai Music Friday!

As we shared with you a few weeks ago, we are ecstatic to be working with Scottish band Mogwai. We could go on and on about how awesome their new record Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will is, but if life has taught us anything it is to let people make their own decisions. And guess what, now you can. Hidden within the confines of this fancy shamancy widget you will find the first sampling of tunes entitled “Rano Pano.” Like what you hear? You can pre-order the bands new 7" by the same name, which comes out on January 18th. For more information on this release, click here

And be sure not to miss the band when they hit the road this spring. Full list of tour dates can be found here

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MON, SEP 13, 2010 at 3:23 AM

Mogwai sign to Sub Pop for North America!


This just in!

Sub Pop Records (that’d be us) will be releasing the next Mogwai album in North America. The new record will be out in the early-ish part of 2011. And, as longtime fans of the band, we are incredibly thrilled and honored to be working with them. We’ll post more news about this as we have it.

Here’s some brief background info on Mogwai:

Friends Stuart Braithwaite, Dominic Aitchison, and Martin Bulloch formed Mogwai in Glasgow, Scotland in 1995. Over the next 15 years the instrumental rock band added John Cummings and Barry Burns to become a five-piece, toured the world 100 times over, released six full-length studio albums, and most recently, a live LP entitled Special Moves to coincide with the film Burning, which documented their three-night residency at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg.

This from the Mogwai site

We are happy and proud to announce that Sub Pop Records are releasing our next studio album in North America. The album is currently being mixed in Glasgow at Castle Of Doom studios by Paul Savage for an early 2011 release. Rock Action Records will be releasing the record in Europe with Hostess releasing in Japan.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank and pay tribute to our previous American home Matador records. They remain great friends of the band and we want to thank them for everything they have done for us over the last 11 years and wish them all the best for the future.


Posted by Chris Jacobs