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News for Record Store Day

THU, APR 19, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Mixed Nuts on Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2012, the one day that independently owned record stores all come together with artists to celebrate the art of music, is almost upon us fellow music fans.

In preparation for this grand event, today we are offering up a streaming version of our free 2012 Sub Pop sampler, Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts (see player above). This 16-track collection of new, rare, and, in some cases, previously released tracks, will be available, in CD form and in all of its elaborate and glorious packaging beauty, at a record store near you this weekend, while supplies last.

To find out just which record stores near you will be participating in RSD 2012, you can head over to and get a list of the local brick and mortars you’ll need to hit on Saturday for the rare and exclusive offers from your favorite bands.

While you’re doing your research, you may also want to refer back to our previous Record Store Day blog post which details the specific and impressive Record Store Day offerings from Sub Pop artists Beach House, Blitzen Trapper and Shabazz Palaces. Relatedly, Pitchfork highlighted the Beach House and Shabazz Palaces RSD releases in their Top Record Store Day Releases coverage, read more of their list here.

See you at the stores this Saturday!

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

TUE, MAR 20, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Sub Pop Makes Record Store Day 2012 Worth Living with Releases from Beach House, Blitzen Trapper, and Shabazz Palaces


Pre-orders for the new Beach House Album Bloom start today, March 20th!

Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts, Sub Pop’s FREE 16-track 2012 label sampler will also be available on Record Store Day.

We love few things more than Record Store Day. We’ll be demonstrating and celebrating this love on April 21, 2012 with an array of exclusive and limited-edition releases featuring new, rare and unreleased tracks from Beach House, Blitzen Trapper, and Shabazz Palaces. On this same day, we will also release our FREE 2012 label sampler, Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts, a 16-track collection of new, rare, and, in some cases, previously released tracks from Beachwood Sparks, Jaill, Shearwater, THEESatisfaction, Spoek Mathambo, Debo Band, King Tuff, and 9 more. All Sub Pop Record Store Day releases come with exclusive and ridiculously handsome artwork. Full track lists and release details are below.

In further Beach House news: fans can now pre-order the band’s May 15, 2012 release Bloom from iTunes (Pre-order Bloom from iTunes and get a download of the song “Myth” instantly), Amazon, Insound, (Pre-order from Insound and get a free Beach House poster) and Sub Pop. Fans who pre-order the vinyl LP format of the new record directly from Sub Pop will receive the limited, white vinyl Loser Edition. All pre-orders (CD and LP) will receive a bonus poster. A new Bloom t-shirt design is also available for pre-order from

Beach House
“Lazuli” b/w “Equal Mind” 7" single
(Limited-edition of 2,400 copies on blue vinyl)
1. Lazuli
2. Equal Mind

Beach House
Pre-order: iTunes / Amazon / Insound / Sub Pop

Blitzen Trapper
“Hey Joe” b/w “Skirts on Fire” 7" single
(Limited-edition of 1,800 on yellow vinyl)
1. Hey Joe
2. Skirts on Fire

Shabazz Palaces
Live at KEXP 12" EP
(From the band’s spectacular 2011 live session on KEXP, one of the station’s most popular live sessions, limited-edition of 2,000 copies on purple vinyl)
1. bop hard
2. An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum
3. a mess, the booth that soaks in palacian musk
4. free press and curl

Various Artists
Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts
1. Shearwater “You as You Were” (demo version)
2. Memoryhouse “Walk With Me”
3. feedtime “rock n roll”
4. Spoek Mathambo “Kites”
5. THEESatisfaction “QueenS”
6. Poor Moon “People in Her Mind”
7. Retribution Gospel Choir “The Stone (Revolution!)”
8. Shabazz Palaces “bop hard”(From the Live at KEXP 12” EP)
9. Father John Misty “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
10. Beach House “Myth”
11. King Tuff “Bad Thing”
12. Jaill “Waste a Lot of Things”
13. Beachwood Sparks “Forget the Song”
14. Debo Band “Asha Gedawo”
15. Husky “History’s Door”
16. Niki & The Dove “DJ, Ease My Mind”

More About Record Store Day
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet and greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. In 2012, Record Store Day takes place April 21st.

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MON, SEP 12, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Unearthed 2011 Record Store Day Stock Available


Admittedly, our warehouse can get pretty cluttered. This clutter can cause us to periodically misplace things. Well, amongst our blessed mess, we’ve unearthed a small handful of each our our otherwise out-of-print, 2011 Record Store Day singles, and have decided to offer them to you, our favorite customers. Seriously, you guys are the best. So pick up a Fleet Foxes 12", a Blitzen Trapper 7", and a Lower Dens 7" by clicking on the respective hyperlink. But do it quickly, there’s only a few of each left.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

WED, APR 27, 2011 at 7:33 AM

Watch exclusive video content of The Head and the Heart from Record Store Day

The Head and the Heart released their self-titled full length on April 16th, which also marked the 3rd Annual Record Store Day. To commemorate this momentous occasion the band performed two in-stores in their hometown of Seattle, WA. The first, was an acoustic set at Sonic Boom Records, and the second, a fully plugged in jammer at Queen Anne’s Easy Street Records. Working closely with the folks at KEXP to capture these performances we now present you an insider look into a day in the life of Seattle’s own The Head and the Heart. Click here to watch the first of a series of segments showcasing the bands foot stomping performances and day to day chatter.

But wait! There’s more, as it is time to set your DVRS, as The Head and the Heart will be performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on May 18th. Click here for more information on the show.

The band, who have been on the road since February and have no plans to slow down anytime soon, are currently playing shows on the West Coast meeting up with ex Sub Popper/dear friend, Iron & Wine in late Mate/early June and Portland’s, The Decemberists in mid July, with a performance at this years Sasquatch Music Festival in late May.

For more information on The Head and the Heart please visit:

Posted by Bekah Zietz

FRI, APR 15, 2011 at 9:51 AM

The Head and the Heart’s s/t Record out Today!


Seattle’s own The Head and the Heart’s self-titled full-length is officially available on CD/LP today, April 16, which also coincides with the 3rd Annual Record Store Day. To commemorate this momentous occasion (and indie retail holiday), the band will perform two in-stores in their hometown. The first, an acoustic set at 3:00 pm at the Ballard Sonic Boom, and the second a full band performance at Queen Anne’s Easy Street Records at 7:00 pm.

But wait! There’s more…

The band will join guests Reese Witherspoon and Kevin McHale to make their television debut April 21st on Conan. They will perform their latest single Lost in My Mind which is available to download for free now!

More information about The Head and the Heart resides here..

Posted by Bekah Zietz

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