“‘Only in Dreams,’ the second Dum Dum Girls album, seethes with a beautiful, raging confidence, louder and fuller than anything they’ve done before, and better than the onetime peers they’re leaving behind. These lush and reverb-thick songs are ambitious and pointed about subjects that often drag: leaving, wasting away, aching.” – New York Times (Only in Dreams album review, 2011)
Other shows our bands are playing at CMJ:
Under the Radar party
Public Assembly (front room)
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: 4:10 – 4:40 PM
401 W 14th Street, New York City, NY 10014 TIME: 8:20
The FIXEDCMJ Freakout!
Public Assembly (front room)
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: TBA
Dum Dum Girls KEXP Live @ Ace Hotel
20 W. 29th Street
New York City, NY 10001
http://www.acehotel.com/newyork/contact TIME: 2:30 PM
Memoryhouse DJ Set CJLO hosted Medium Rotation CMJ Mixer
232 E 9th Street
New York, NY TIME: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dum Dum Girls
Above Allen @ Thompson LES
190 Allen Street TIME: 7 PM
6DB Unofficial CMJ Showcase
The Studio at Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003 TIME: 1:05-1:35pm
Dum Dum Girls
Bowery/Ground Control CMJ Showcase
6 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002 TIME: 11 PM
Yours Truly CMJ Showcase
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: 11 PM
Memoryhouse AAM Showcase
The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211 TIME: 3:15-3:45
We (Sub Pop) are over the moon to announce that we are teaming up with our friends and office-mates at Hardly Art to bring you a CMJ showcase to end all showcases on Thursday Oct. 20th at the Mercury Lounge. And, even if it does not actually put an end to all future showcases of this sort, we are confident that it will be really very good. “Lame Fest II: Eclectic Boogaloo” will feature performances from XRay Eyeballs, Gem Club, Jacuzzi Boys, Memoryhouse, Still Corners, J Mascis, and a Very Special Guest. Please see below for set times. Also: we are occasionally generous, and were you to click here you would hear a stream of music from all of the artists performing at our showcase at this year’s festival.
Handsome Furs Sound Kapital, Shabazz Palaces Black Up, Still Corners Cuckoo 7" and Avi Buffalo How Come 7" are officially available for your purchasing pleasure today, June 28. Happy Release Day to all. Read on for some exciting updates for all 4 artists.
Handsome Furs new record is hot, noisy, over-stimulated… and ready to take on the world. The band are currently touring North American in support of their new release. Click here for a full list of dates.
Seattle friends, Shabazz Palaces will be preforming on KEXP live today at 12:00 PM PDT, with a performance tonight at Easy Street Records in Queen Anne. The group also have 2 upcoming CD release shows in Seattle, WA on Thursday June 30th & Friday July 1st, with a performance at this year Pitchfork Music Festival. For more information on these shows click here. You can also stream Black Up via You Tube. Click here to watch and listen.
Still Corners create music that is dreamy, dark and alluringly eerie. Built on the siren vocals of Tessa Murray and lush atmospheric songs of Greg Hughes, they create a wash of Lynch-esque inspired love songs. You can listen/download the track “Cuckoo” off the 7" with the same name here and stay tuned for more information on the bands forthcoming Sub Pop debut, Creatures of an Hour out on October 11.
After the release of the band’s critically acclaimed self-titled release, Avi Buffalo is back with a brand spank’n new 7" entitled “How Come.” Insert your email in the widget above to download the a-side off this ripping release. Avi Buffalo is hitting the road in the beginning of July. Click here for a full list of shows.
June 28th is a date just filthy with new releases from your good pals over here at Sub Pop Records & Shirts, Inc. Seriously, we’ll be just buried in new tunes that day. Like this… We’ve got the new one from Montreal’s Handsome Furs; Sound Kapital is the duo’s third full-length, and their best yet. Handsome Furs continue to evolve in unpredictable and exciting ways. On this new album they use keyboards and drum machines to forge nine life-affirming anthems taut with muscle and blood. Pre-ordering Sound Kapital will get you a Handsome Furs postcard set for free!
Next up, we’ve got Black Up from Seattle’s enigmatic hip-hop crew, Shabazz Palaces. This debut full-length is the kind of unpredictable genius we like to think you might, possibly, by now, have come to expect from us. We are fairly certain that it is totally not grunge. We are also fairly certain that it is a profoundly amazing record. And, according to much of the early press (and something called “buzz”) that Black Up has received, we are not alone in that. If (let’s go ahead and say when) you pre-order Black Up, you’ll receive a limited edition Shabazz Palaces patch.
Alongside these two full-lengths, we’ve got two new singles coming out that day as well! There’s one from Still Corners, their first release on Sub Pop and a precursor to their full-length debut coming later this year, and our first new music from Avi Buffalo since the band’s April 2010 first and self-titled album.
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We at Sub Pop Records are quite pleased with ourselves in announcing that both Still Corners and Memoryhouse have joined our ever-growing family. Both bands will be heading to SXSW this month, after which Still Corners will continue on with new label-mates, Papercuts, on their first-ever US Tour. A complete list of Still Corners and Memoryhouse tour dates is below!
From London, England, Still Corners write songs that are eerie and tremulous, echoing caverns of sound. Comprised of Tessa Murray (vocals), Greg Hughes (guitar and keys), Leon Dufficy (guitar), Luke Jarvis (bass), and Paul Mayhew (drums) the band self-released their debut full-length, Remember Pepper in June of 2008 with the 7" singles, “Endless Summer” and “Don’t Fall in Love” following in 2010. Still Corners are hard at work finishing their Sub Pop debut, which we hope to release in summer 2011. For more information on Still Corners please visit their artist page.
Memoryhouse, the duo of Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion, is from Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Their music blends the contemporary with the forgotten, the traditional and the technological, the visual and the aural, within the sonographic landscape of dream pop. Their discography consists of a digital-only EP entitled The Years and two 7" singles, “Lately (Deuxième)” b/w “Lately (Teengirl Fantasy Natural Mix)” on Inflated Records and the “Caregiver” single on Suicide Squeeze Records. All three were released in 2010. Look for a new Memoryhouse release on Sub Pop before the end of 2011. For more information on Memoryhouse please visit their artist page.