As we shared a few weeks ago, newly signed Sub Pop band Washed Out has a new record entitled Within and Without which will be out on July 12th. You can now listen to the first sampling of music off said release entitled “Eyes Be Closed” by inserting your email address in the widget above. Greene recorded Within and Without with Ben Allen, who, among a great many other things, co-produced Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavillion, Gnarls Barkley’s St. Elsewhere and Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest.
The band has some upcoming shows including a performance at this years Sasquatch Music Festival. Click here
Not only are we still offering a full EP stream of the upcoming No Age release, Losing Feeling_, (more information on that great deal is available here8) but starting today, we are also giving away a free download of their Losing Feeling track, “You’re A Target”.
You can find this free download of “You’re A Target” under LISTEN on our front page, or on No Age’s artist page or right here if you please. Any which way you wanna choose, you still are gonna get yourself some free No Age music.
R Buckminster Fuller once said, “I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented,” and this would be wholly unremarkable but for the fact that Harry D. Hudson, Sub Pop’s Master of Technolo-something, said nearly this same thing to me about a new product that he is now prepared to offer for sale exclusively on this very website. What is this mysterious invention that will revolutionize the world as we know it? What ungodly creation has Dr. Hudson and the somewhat evil-seeming Professor Fletcher brought to life in their old-timey laboratory? They’re called mp3s! “Mp3” apparently stands for “music product 3”: a mysterious, invisible computer thingy which can be made to produce sounds not unlike music. It is just this sort of devotion to innovative, cutting edge technology that has made Sub Pop Records the unwitting industry leader it is today. Take that, everyone else—Sub Pop has invented the mp3! And now, we’d like to sell some of these things to you.
Since this program is in its infancy we have only a very limited number of mp3s available at this time, and we’re only offering full album downloads. We’re no dummies so we went ahead and mp3’d the big guns—all the Shins albums, the Postal Service, Flight of the Conchords, the new Band of Horses and new Iron and Wine albums are all available as downloadable zip files containing 192k mp3s and high quality cover art for $9.90 per album, except for the FOC ep which is a mere $5.94. We will be adding to this list just as soon as we’re able. This is the future—bask in its glory before someone steals our idea. Oh also, please email Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, concerns, or failures.
This Dave Fridmann produced gem from Low’s Drums & Guns is dark, gloomy, sparce, and powerful while still managing to be my new favorite ringtone. Low are back and as morose as ever on this track, turning a song that consists almost solely of vocals, organ, and guitars into something that sticks in your head like superglue. Take a listen!
Starting with our first release in 2007 (the new Shins record) and continuing on until such time as we lose interest or forget, if/when you buy a Sub Pop release in the vinyl format, you will find a coupon enclosed. And on this coupon will be instructions, a url and a unique code for you to download the mp3s for the album you’ve purchased.
Please note that these coupons, and their associated access to free mp3s, will not magically (or otherwise) appear in albums released before January of 2007.
There is some more info on all this business here.