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NEWS : FRI, NOV 6, 2015 at 4:00 AM

Join Us For The 4th Annual ‘SMooCH’ Benefit Show for Children’s Hospital (UPDATED)

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This coming December 5th at Seattle’s Showbox Theatre at The Market, Sub Pop joins forces with KEXP in support of the 4th Annual SMooCH (Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital) Benefit.  


The first two acts on the bill were announced Nov. 6th - The Afghan Whigs and Sir Mix-A-Lot.

JUST ADDED:  Mary Lambert is now on the bill!

This amazing event sells out every year, so don’t sleep!   Get your tickets here: http://www.showboxpresents.com/events/detail/294340.

VIP and GA tickets are still available, and 100% of all proceeds benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund


SMooCH was founded by Pete and Brandy Nordstrom, and contributes to an essential program that fulfills Children’s founding promise to provide care to every infant, child and teen in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho who needs their help — regardless of insurance coverage or financial circumstances. 


If you can’t attend, please consider donating to the cause so families are able to care for their sick child and not worry about whether they’ll have to choose between their child’s health and their financial health.  

Thank for helping us support this great cause!


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, OCT 30, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Eugene Mirman’s I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome): A monumental 9-volume, 7-LP comedy album is out now

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“Whether he’s signing up for Christian Mingle or forced into using an unfortunate password at a bar, it’s the latest entry in Mirman’s absurd discography.” - AV Club

“His third comedy album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), is an absurd nine-volume, seven-LP opus ranging from “A Guided Meditation to a Thoughtful Body” to an “Introduction to Spoken Russian” to “Over 45 Minutes of Crying,” which features him—you guessed it—crying for over 45 minutes.” - Newsweek

“…Mirman’s subversive, brilliant comedy justifies the sumptuous settings.” [B+] - Consequence of Sound



Eugene Mirman’s I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) is a hilarious 9-volume, 7-LP comedy album that’s now available worldwide as a lavish, 7-LP box set or digitally via Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes, and Amazon.  Additionally, limited-edition embroidered robes are also available to purchase from megamart.subpop.com (while supplies last). As for the chair with built in audio player, the option is currently sold out.


I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) is the culmination of a long-time dream of Eugene’s. It includes a vast array of sounds that can be described as varyingly poignant, erotic, practical, romantic, mind-altering, educational, and humorous. Need to learn Russian? Eugene provides. Meditation sounds? Eugene provides. The sound of a grown man crying? Eugene provides. Oh, also, this release contains a full set of live standup recorded at Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA June 6, 7, & 8, 2014.  


Eugene Mirman begins the I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) tour tonight, October 30th at Brooklyn’s Bell House and ends November 19th in Boston at the Paradise. Support will come from Derrick Brown and Josie Long (details + dates below).


I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) has earned praise from the likes of The AV Club, Noisey, Mashable, Newsweek, GQ, Consequence of Sound, The Observer, PASTE, Exclaim, Village Voice, New York Magazine, and more.


I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) contains the following collection of tracks on 7 LPs:

LP1 - Live In Seattle At The Columbia City Theater

Good-humored noticings from America’s “Master of the Noticing!”


LP 2A - A Guided Meditation For The Thoughtful Body

A calming meditation to cheer and sooth the cluttered mind, the injured heart and the anxious body


LP 2B - Fuckscape

An erotic soundscape for lovebirds and adventurous friends


LP 3 - Eugene’s Comprehensive Sound Effects Library

Tremendous, mouth-made sound effects for amateur and professional foley artists alike


LP 4 - Digital Drugs

A binaural acoustic pharmacy for the carefree or ill


LP 5 - Over 45 Minutes of Crying

A full-hearted 45-minute cry-a-thon


LP 6A - Introduction To Spoken Russian

The language of Pushkin as taught by someone who left Russia at the age of 4


LP 6B - Ringtones & Outgoing Voicemail Messages For Your Personal Use

Turn every phone call you miss or receive into a thousand-million smiles


LP7 - 195 Orgasms

Sorry.


Read more about Eugene Mirman and I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) right over here.


Tour Dates

Oct. 30 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House *

Nov. 06 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest * ^

Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo * ^

Nov. 12 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune * ^

Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Newmark Theatre *^

Nov. 19 - Boston, MA  - The Paradise * ^

* w/ Derrick Brown

^ w/ Josie Long


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, OCT 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Beach House ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ : On The Charts and On The Road

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Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars, the group’s second album for 2015,  is available now on vinyl and digitally in North America through Sub Pop Mega MartBandcampAmazoniTunes and your local record stores, with the CD version hitting shelves tomorrow, October 30th. 

Thank Your Lucky Stars entered the charts at #38 on the Billboard Top 200, with 11,125 scanned. Additional chart placements include: #1 / Vinyl; #4 / Alternative Albums;  #6 / Independent; #7 / Internet;  #24 / Current Albums; #24 / Digital.


Beach House’s 2015/16 worldwide tour in support of Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry is underway, with a show tonight,  October 29th in Paris for Pitchfork Music Festival. Their 2015 dates end with a sold-out 3-night stand December 17-19 in San Francisco at The Fillmore.  Then, they’ll kick-off 2016 dates on January 30th in Singapore at Laneway Festival and continue through to a sold out, two-night stand March 18th-19th at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer.  (tour details below)


Beach House’s Depression Cherry (released Aug. 28, 2015) earned the group its second consecutive top 10 album, coming in at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Meanwhile, in the UK, the album also entered at #17 on the Top 200 Albums chart.  At radio, Depression Cherry has now spent 5 weeks at #1 on the CMJ Top 200. Depression Cherry is also available in North America from Sub Pop Mega Mart,  iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.


Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry were recorded during the same two-month span, and produced by the band and Chris Coady at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  


What people are saying about Beach House:

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“The temptation to view this album as a sequel to Depression Cherry is strong, but the two albums stand apart: Where the earlier album reveled in the bittersweet implications of its title with lush, layered arrangements, Stars is a purer vision of the realities of love, balancing the rush of romance with the burdens that can come along with it.” - Rolling Stone

“’Elegy to the Void’ from Thank Your Lucky Stars, the band’s second album in two months, is engulfing, ethereal and entrancing — as all voids should be.” [“Elegy to the Void”] - NPR Music

“’Elegy to the Void’ creeps in slow, circling on the twilight axis of Victoria Legrand’s deep voice and a low string section. Its effect is like a gravitational vacuum, gently pulling you into a world of vast uncertainty with a ‘black clock looming.’ …A familiar drum chugs in, a guitar rips through with heavenly scratches of feedback, and suspended grief becomes pummeling light. With that, “Elegy to the Void” turns from an ode-to-emptiness into a crucial instructive: thank your lucky stars for everything.” [“Elegy to the Void”, “Best New Track”] - Pitchfork

Thank Your Lucky Stars is melancholy beauty. It’s music for late nights, for falling adrift in slow dark waters and gazing numbly at the glowing moonlight.” [9/10] - PopMatters

“The idea that you can have too much of a good thing is thoroughly debunked with Thank Your Lucky Stars, such is the beauty of the songwriting and their uncanny ability to create an all-consuming mood.” [8.5 / 10] - The Line Of Best Fit

“..the full sonic and emotional weight is tremendous.” [B +] - AV Club

“This album is not like anything they have ever done, and gives music fans reason to be thankful.” [B+] - Consequence of Sound

“Beach House’s releases to date have come fogged by intoxicant, nostalgia, and hypoxia, but Thank Your Lucky Stars does what their work has begged for all along and wipes the dew from their rearview mirror. You’re going to like what you see.” [8/10] - SPIN

“Companion album or not, it does nothing but further cement Beach House’s legacy of consistent beauty and quality.” - Under the Radar


Depression Cherry

“Singer Victoria Legrand has a refreshingly unshowy croon that’s one of the most seductive in pop, and her gorgeous synth drones and guitarist Alex Scally’s effects-laden riffs are exquisite.” [A -] - Entertainment Weekly

“Reliable, virtually misstep-proof conjurers of a distinct and desirable mood, Legrand and multi-instrumentalist Alex Scally have accumulated the accolades, connections and festival appearances of an unmistakably cool band. But for Beach House, coolness is just another word for calm, for a sound that’s engineered to settle jangled nerves and transport listeners to a warmer, softer, easier place.” - NPR Music

“Anyone who doesn’t fall for Depression Cherry’s hypnotic splendour probably just isn’t a Beach House fan, or didn’t live with the album long enough. But those who do will recognize this album as the sweeping, grand gesture they’ve been working up to giving us for the last nine years.” [9/10] - Exclaim!

Depression Cherry has four masterful set pieces, staggered to hit as odd-numbered tracks, each deepening the pervasive sense of rediscovered romance.” [8.5 / 10] - MAGNET

“Another impeccably measured step forward.” [8.4 / 10 “Best New Music] - Pitchfork

Depression Cherry may proudly adhere to every fuzzy touchstone of the genre, but it’s also a record on which every subtle chord shift and breathy sigh feels considered.” [4/5] - The Guardian


Tour Dates

2015

Oct. 29 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival

Oct. 30 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire  [Sold Out]

Oct. 31 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out]

Nov. 02 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso [Sold Out]

Nov. 03 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls @ AB  [Sold Out]

Nov. 04 - Koln, DE - Gloria

Nov. 05 - Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier

Nov. 07 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves

Nov. 10 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene

Nov. 11 - Gothenburg, SE - Tradgarn

Nov. 12 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Medis  [Sold Out]

Nov. 13 - Copenhagen DK - Vega  [Sold Out]

Nov. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel K1

Nov. 16 - Berlin, DE - Huxley’s

Nov. 17 - Munich, DE - Freiheiz

Nov. 18  - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks

Nov. 20 - Barcelona, ES - Apolo [Sold Out]

Nov. 22 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera  [Sold Out]

Nov. 23 - Lisbon, PT - Armazén  [Sold Out]

Nov. 24 - Porto, PT - Teatro sa da Bandeira

Dec. 07 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory [Sold Out]

Dec. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]

Dec. 18 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]

Dec. 19 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]


2016

Jan. 30 - Singapore, SP - Laneway Festival @ The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay

Feb. 01 - Auckland, NZ - Laneway Festival @ Silo Park

Feb. 05 - Adelaide, AU - Laneway Festival  @ Harts Mill

Feb. 06 - Bowen Hills, AU - Laneway Festival @ Brisbane Showgrounds

Feb. 07 - Sydney, AU - Laneway Festival  @ Sydney College Of The Arts

Feb. 13 - Melbourne, AU - Laneway Festival @ Footscray Community Arts Centre   

Feb. 14 - Fremantle, AU - Laneway Festival  @ Esplanade Reserve and West End

Feb. 29 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues

Mar. 01 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre [Sold Out]

Mar. 05 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 06 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

Mar. 09  - Montreal, QC - Rialto Theatre

Mar. 11 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

Mar. 14 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 15 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 16 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [Sold Out]

Mar. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [Sold Out]


For ticket info please visit http://www.beachhousebaltimore.com/tour.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, OCT 22, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Strange Wilds Premiere Official Video for “Disdain” via Brooklyn Vegan

Watch Strange Wilds’ new video for “Disdain”, one of the standouts from Subjective Concepts. The new video, directed by the unknown entity known only as Yomamma, marries performance footage with a story that revolves around the strange habits of a rogue police officer.
 
Brooklyn Vegan had this to say about the visual: “It follows a young cop who is clearly on a power-trip of self destruction of the Harvey Keitel variety, albeit in a comic way
 (see video premiere October 22nd).”
 
Strange Wilds continues their North American tour in support of their debut album, Subjective Concepts, with a show tonight, October 22 in Providence, RI at Aurora. The tour goes until November 21st, and takes the band throughout the continental U.S. (tour details below).


Strange Wilds’ Subjective Concepts is available now in all your favorite formats via the Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon and Bandcamp.  All customers who order the LP version of Subjective Concepts from megamart.subpop.com and Bandcamp will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on white vinyl (while supplies last).


[Photo credit:  Che Hise Gattone]


Tour Dates

Oct. 22 - Providence, RI - Aurora
Oct. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Oct. 24 - Washington, DC - The (sea) Lab
Oct. 26 - RIchmond, VA - Strange Matter
Oct. 27 - Asheville, NC - Tiger Mountain
Oct. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Oct. 30 - Miami, FL - Kill Your Idol
Oct. 31 - Gainesville, FL - Fest 14 / The Atlantic
Nov. 01 - Jacksonville, FL - Rain Dogs
Nov. 02 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Nov. 03 - Houston, TX - Walter’s Downtown
Nov. 04 - Austin, TX - Beerland
Nov. 06 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
Nov. 08 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Nov. 09 - Fullerton, CA - Continental Room
Nov. 10 - El Centro, CA - Strangers
Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - All Star Lanes
Nov. 12 - Bakersfield, CA - Temblor Brewing Company
Nov. 13 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go Records
Nov. 14 - Santa Rosa, CA - Atlas Coffee Company
Nov. 16 - Reno, NV - The Holland Project
Nov. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
Nov. 18 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Nov. 19 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
Nov. 20 - Tacoma, WA - Real Art
Nov. 21 - Seattle, WA - The Highline

Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, OCT 21, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Cullen Omori Signs Worldwide Deal With Sub Pop

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Please join us in welcoming Chicago’s Cullen Omori to the Sub Pop Family!  Cullen and Sub Pop have signed a worldwide deal to release his debut LP in 2016.


Cullen, at the tender age of 25 is back from the post-buzz-band abyss of the now defunct Smith Westerns. The singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist began writing solo material in early 2014. While his former project synthesized familiar rock of years past (T Rex, Bowie), Cullen builds upon his own musical past and reaches towards the future of what guitar rock could be. His songs marry dark yet blissful pop with vocal melodies and hooks that are at once both immediate and begging to be reinterpreted again and again.

Cullen will make his live debut headlining a hometown show next Friday, October 30th at Schuba’s. The Chicago Reader recently interviewed him about the forthcoming performance, his recent signing to the label, and more (view here).

Photo credit: Alexa Lopez


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, OCT 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM

No Fly List: Notes From Sub Pop’s Airport Store (October 2015)

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Overheard at the Sub Pop Airport Store:

Now that I live and breathe Sub Pop at the airport, it’s easy for me to lose sight of the fact that, for many travelers, their first introduction to the record label is wandering accidentally into our store. 

While we are quite accustomed to hearing statements like, “This is the best store ever!” sometimes we overhear observations, or are asked questions, that very much help keep us grounded. I recently asked my fellow employees for any funny quotes that they have overheard lately. Here’s a small sampling of some of the stranger things that are spoken at the store:


“These SUB POP shirts all look like the Sublime logo.”

“So, is this like, Seattle’s Abercrombie?”

“Sub Pop must be some kind of local soda company.”

“This is a store for teenyboppers.”

“I don’t know what Sub Pop is, but I like it.”


“Why does this say LOSER?”

“A record store in the airport. Oh my god, this is so Seattle.”

“Man, Sub Pop used to be anti-culture.”

“Oh yeah, Sub Pop is Dave Grohl’s recording studio.”

“This is weirdly awesome.”

“I’m about to spend all my money and I haven’t even left the airport yet.”

“This is a little ridiculous. They should have a store in the worst alley of Seattle, not the airport.”


“Who are all these people?” 

“Can you take my photo for your wall?

“Why don’t you have the Chili Peppers on here?”


“Whoa! Check out these tiny records.”

“Are these really vinyls back here? New ones?”

“What do you play records on nowadays?”

“Why are you buying records here? You don’t even have a record player…”

“I respect what’s going on in here, but they need some better stuff, like O.A.R. or Janis Joplin.”

“Wait. Is Nirvana from Seattle?”


“Is this a mouse pad?”

“Let’s go. This store is just filled with crap that says ‘Sub Pop.’”



Posted by Jackson Hathorn