One of Sub Pop’s most recent signees, Birmingham, Alabamaniacs (sorry, guys) Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, have just spilled the proverbial beans regarding their Sub Pop debut, Dereconstructed. Specifically, these beans reveal that the record will come out on May 27th, 2014. What’s more, the band also just premiered “The Company Man”, side one, track one of that record, with Paste Magazine (also available to your ears in this very blog post), who boasted of the track that it’s “a fitting follow up to 2012’s excellent There is a Bomb in Gilead”. We couldn’t agree more, in fact, it’s why we signed them.
Pre-order Dereconstructed from Sub Pop and you’ll receive a limited edition LBIII+GF patch. Speaking of limited, if you pre-order the record on vinyl, you’ll receive the colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the LP. As is the nature with limited things, order soon to get yours! Also available for pre-order over at iTunes, too.
Sub Pop vs. SXSW:
Sub Pop Licensing Showcase March 12th
KEXP, Sub Pop, & Hardly Art Present “Officially Unofficial” Day Party March 13th
SXSW show schedules for Avi Buffalo, The Baptist Generals, clipping., Dum Dum Girls, THEESatisfaction, THUMPERS, and Washed Out
what Sub Pop has planned for this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin,
TX! We’re foregoing an official showcase in favor of keeping our
options open to partner up on a few day parties, participate in a
multi-record label rummage sale, and live vicariously through our bands’
individual shows, Austin-wide! Bands scheduled to appear at the
festival include: Avi Buffalo, The Baptist Generals, clipping., Dum Dum
Girls, THEESatisfaction, THUMPERS, and Washed Out.
Our week of parties, events and band shows include:
Wednesday, March 12th: Sub
Pop Licensing’s Showcase at North Door will feature a diverse array of
talent: The Haden Sisters and Sub Pop alum Kelley Stoltz (Third Man
Records), along with The Coathangers (Suicide Squeeze), Protomartyr
(Hardly Art), THUMPERS (Sub Pop), and R. Ring, featuring Kelly Deal
Thursday, March 13th: Sub
Pop & sister label Hardly Art will team up with KEXP for the
“Officially Unofficial” day party & broadcast at Mellow Johnny’s.
The party will feature performances from Dum Dum Girls, La Luz,
THUMPERS, and Avi Buffalo. Visit KEXP.ORG for live updates throughout the day.
Also on Thursday, we’ll have a table at the Record Label Rummage Rampage at Obsolete Industries.
Please find a current list of events and individual band schedules below.
Mar. 12 (Noon - 5pm)
Sub Pop Licensing Showcase
The North Door / 502 Brushy Street
The Haden Triplets (12:30pm)
The Coathangers (1:15pm)
Kelley Stoltz (2pm)
R. Ring (4:15pm)
Mar. 13 (Noon - 6:30pm)
“Officially Unofficial” Day Party
Presented by KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art
Mellow Johnny’s / 400 Nueces St
Dum Dum Girls (12pm)
La Luz (2pm)
Avi Buffalo (6pm)
Mar. 13 (Noon - 5pm)
Record Label Rummage Rampage
Presented by Amphetamine Reptile, Sub Pop, Merge, Third Man
Obsolete Industries / 1700 E. 12th St.
Mar. 11 - Buffalo Billiards / SAG-AFTRA Party (1am)
Mar. 12 - Do512 Lounge (7pm)
Mar. 13 - Flamingo Cantina / Under The Radar Party (2:30pm)
Mar. 13 - Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (6pm)
Mar. 14 - Hotel San Jose (2pm)
Mar. 15 - Homeslice Pizza (12:10pm)
Mar. 15 - Dirty Dog / Denver Post Reverb Party (3pm)
The Baptist Generals
Mar. 13 - Cheer Up Charlie’s (inside) / SXSW Showcase (12:15am)
Mar. 12 - Hotel Vegas (Volstead Inside) / Inland Empire Touring Day Party (3:30pm)
Mar. 14 - The Owl of Austin / PORTALS Day party (2pm)
Dum Dum Girls
Mar. 12 - Spotify House (2pm)
Mar. 12 - Mohawk / SPIN at House of Vans Day Party (4:15pm)
Mar. 13 - Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (12pm)
Mar. 13 - TBA
Mar. 13 - Convention Center, Ballroom D / KCSN Show at Radio Day Stage (4pm)
Mar. 13 - Red 7 / Ground Control Touring Showcase (1:10am)
Mar. 14 - Clive Bar / Filter (5pm)
Mar. 14 - Hotel San Jose (7pm)
Mar. 14 - Cedar Street Courtyard / Chevy (11:45pm)
Mar. 15 - Empire Control Room & Garage / Check Your Ponytail (2:15pm)
Mar. 15 - Gypsy / Sailor Jerry’s (5pm)
Mar. 15 - Bungalow / SXSW Showcase (9:35pm)
Mar. 12 - Swan Dive / PASTE day party (12:35pm)
Mar. 12 - The North Door / Sub Pop Licensing Showcase (3:45pm)
Mar. 13 - Flamingo Cantina / Under The Radar Showcase (1:35pm)
Mar. 13 - Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (4pm)
Mar. 13 - Latitude 30 / BME BBC Introducing Showcase (8pm)
Mar. 14 - Mohawk (Outdoor) / ATC Management + Vans Showcase (9:30pm)
Mar. 14 - Latitude 30 / BME SXSW Present Showcase (4:40pm)
Mar. 15 - Hotel San Jose / WFUV Session (10am)
Mar. 15 - El Sapo / MFL (1-2pm)
Mar. 15 - TBA
Mar. 15 - TBA
Mar. 14 - Butler Park - Free Show (7pm)
Mar. 14 - Bar 96 / Filter Showcase (12:30am)
Mar. 15 - Hype Hotel (12:30am)
For additional venue information:
Record Store Day 2014 is a mere 51 days away according to the official countdown over at RSD.com, and with the popularity of vinyl ever increasing, there are more Record Store Day exclusives in 2014 to sift through than ever before. This means one or two of the following things: 1) You are going to spend MUCH MORE money than last year; and/or 2) It’s going to be tough to stick out in crowded record bins full of limited-edition, Record Store Day-only releases. Well, we here at Sub Pop HQ read the tea leaves, studied the data points, and decided early on that we were going to have to do something really special to stand out this year. We went to work, trimmed the fat, and got our release list to the four most exciting, collectable, sonically pleasing, limited-edition Sub Pop Record Store Day Releases ever. To get a full appreciation of what I’m bullshitting so eloquently about, see below. We’ll see you at your local independent record retailer at four in the morning on April 19th. You bring the coffee. And the donuts.
Mudhoney On Top: KEXP Presents Mudhoney Live on Top of the Space Needle LP: In
2013 both Mudhoney and Sub Pop turned 25, and, in celebration of this
milestone, the band performed on the actual roof of Seattle’s iconic and
also very tall Space Needle. Due to space limitations up on top, and
the obvious safety issues involved, only about 13 people were able to
bear witness to this performance (and you can hear each of them,
clapping individually between songs). Our friends at KEXP
recorded and broadcast this monumentally historic event, and this
limited-edition vinyl LP preserves it for eternity. Limited to 2,700
Pissed Jeans The Very Best of Sub Pop 2009-2013: Live at the BBC 12” EP:
Here are four live-in-the-studio tracks that (finally!) give meaning
and validation to Sub Pop’s existence. This historic platter is limited
to 3,000 copies worldwide, and these versions of the tracks are
exclusive to this release.
Chad VanGaalen “I Want You Back” 7” Single:
This single features four new tracks from the Calgary artist’s vault of
unheard music. Exactly none of these tracks appear on Chad’s
forthcoming album, Shrink Dust (out 4/29 on Sub Pop!). The dare-we-say
incredible cover art is by Chad himself. Limited to 2,300 copies
The Notwist “Run Run Run” 12” Single:
“Run Run Run” is from the band’s just-released album, Close to the
Glass, and this single also includes three more, unreleased tracks: one
new song, and two exclusive remixes of “Run Run Run.” Both sides of the
record feature a special double groove, with each parallel groove
containing a different song. Limited to 1,900 copies worldwide.
It’s been what the kids call a hot minute since Ruby Sun’s criminally overlooked January, 2013 record Christopher came out, and with a brand new video for the song “Desert of Pop” having been surprise-turned in by the band, the record is back on our minds and on our collective office record platters. As a mini celebration of the new video, Ruby Suns records sale on the Sub Pop Mega Mart and iTunes! You can bundle all three of Sub Pop’s Ruby Suns CDs or LPs for just $30, or you can pick them up individually for just $10 apiece–that’s some appreciable savings!
Shop the Ruby Suns sale on SubPop.com or at iTunes.
On Spotify, Rdio, or Beats? (Re)Discover The Ruby Suns there!
UPDATE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AS OF 2/26/2014
Yes, this is happening. Sup Pop Records is currently searching for an
organized and self-motivating Retail Store Manager for a new store at
the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which will open in the Spring of 2014.
Ideal candidates should have several years of experience running a
retail store and should have knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific
Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the city of Seattle. Interested? Know anyone? Please pass it along. For a more detailed job description, please read on. Send resumes to email@example.com. SUB POP RECORDS SEATAC RETAIL STORE MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION
Sub Pop Records is currently searching for an organized and self-motivated Retail Store Manager for a new store
at the Seatle -Tacoma International Airport, opening April 2014.
- Act as a liaison between the retail store operations, SeaTac Port personnel, and Sub Pop Headquarters.
- Ensure that retail store operations are aligned with SeaTac operation rules and compliant with strict TSA regulations and restrictions.
- Schedule employees, assign store responsibilities, monitor work results, and conduct performance
- Maintain store staff by recruiting, selecting, training, coaching, and correcting employees.
- Identify current and future customer requirements by establishing rapport with potential and actual customers and other persons in a position to understand industry and location trends.
- Ensure availability of merchandise by maintaining inventories of the retail store and overstock.
- Review merchandising activities; determine additional needed sales promotion; authorize pricing adjustments; study trends.
- Secure merchandise by implementing security systems and measures.
- Protect employees and customers by providing a safe and clean store environment.
- Maintain the stability and reputation of the store by complying with legal and operational requirements.
- Adapt marketing strategy by reviewing sales records by category.
- Report daily sales and make bank deposits.
- Contribute to the team retail effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
Our ideal candidate will have:
- Several years of experience running a retail store.
- Knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the City of
- A friendly and enthusiastic disposition with customers and staff, and also the ability to effectively manage
- Strong and clear communication skills.
- A general understanding of retail Point of Sale systems and the ability to troubleshoot if necessary.
- The Sub Pop Retail Store will have unusually long hours, generally 6am - 10pm, and will remain open 365 days a year.
Please send a resume to Mary Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re just about two short weeks from The Notwist’s Sub Pop debut, Close To The Glass, and the band
have given us a brand new animated short for the shimmering, propulsive, sonic diamond that is
the album track “Kong”. The whole package–perfect song + tediously and endlessly charming animated short–is a wonderful cinematic experience. Be a hero and
share it w/ a friend.If you pre-order Close to the Glass, you will receive a set of small, limited-edition art prints. Speaking of limited-edition, if you pre-order the record on the vinyls, you’ll receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of Close to the Glass; in this case a 2xLP, one orange and one blue with an
etching on the fourth side of the LP (the etching will also be on
non-Loser Edition LPs, BTW). And, as is always the case with
limited-edition things, when they’re gone, they’re gone, so order now!