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THU, SEP 17, 2009 at 4:03 AM

A Bit about the Mudhoney & SDRE Reissues

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As you, discerning, attentive music fan, have undoubtedly noticed, we’ve recently been giving ourselves some well-deserved, showy pats on the back by reissuing some stand-outs from the Sub Pop catalog. This is what I’m trying to show you about: Red Red Meat’s Bunny Gets Paid, The Vaselines’ Enter The Vaselines, and the all deluxed-up Superfuzz Bigmuff. We’ve decided to carpe some diem and reissue a few more of our past favorites. Just yesterday, we released remastered versions Sunny Day Real Estate’s Diary and LP2 on colored vinyl (digital download code included) and CD, both of which feature bonus tracks. And, on September 22nd we’re putting out remastered versions of Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff, Mudhoney, and Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, all on very colorful, very collectible colored vinyl (also with digital download codes). So carpe these records and we’ll carpe your money. Cool?

Pick up the Mudhoney reissues here.

Pick up the Sunny Day Real Estate reissues here.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

THU, SEP 3, 2009 at 4:33 AM

A Form of Paying Attention September 2009

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Welcome, September, you lovely month, you! September 15th is a big day here at HQ. On that day we’ll be releasing the new Grand Archives album Keep In Mind Frankenstein on CD/LP/MP3, and if you pre-order the album you can get this totally amazing Grand Archives bandana! Cool, right? Order here.

Also on the 15th is the re-release of Sunny Day Real Estate’s Diary and LP2 (aka the Pink Album) on CD/LP. Both of these albums are re-mastered and include bonus tracks, as well as newly written liner notes. Get these things here.

In continuing with our re-release fever, on September 22nd we’ll re-release three Mudhoney classics on LP. Some might call this a re-re-re-release of some of these songs, but hey, who’s counting? We’re redoing Superfuzz Bigmuff on grey/off-black vinyl, Mudhoney on magenta/purple-y vinyl, and Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge on salmon-y orange vinyl. All of these come with mp3 download codes, and some of these records haven’t been available on vinyl for ages/a couple of years. Get them all here.

The “little buddies” to our Skippers, aka Hardly Art, are releasing their eighth (!) record on the 22nd as well! Go check out the Hardly Art website and see about ordering Le Loup’s Family.

As always, please check out our handy dandy Tour Page to see if any Sub Pop artists are coming your way, and make sure to have a wonderful September.


Posted by Lacey Swain

FRI, JUN 26, 2009 at 5:19 AM

Sunny Day Real Estate Presale/Ticket info

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Password: SUNNYDAY

September 17th
Vancouver, BC
Commodore Ballroom

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10am here

September 18th
Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom (Musicfest NW)

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at 10am here

September 20th
Salt Lake City, UT
Murray Theater

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at 10am here

September 21st
Denver, CO
Ogden Theater

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at 10am here

September 23rd
Minneapolis, MN
First Avenue

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at 10am here

September 24th
Chicago, IL
Metro

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at Noon here

September 25th
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at 10am here

September 27th
New York, NY
Terminal 5

Presale happening now here
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday at Noon here

September 28th
Boston, MA
House of Blues

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at 10am here

September 30th
Washington, DC
930 Club

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at 10am here

October 1st
Philadelphia, PA
Trocadero

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at 10am here

October 3rd
Atlanta, GA
CW Center Stage

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at 10am here

October 5th
Dallas, TX
Granada Theater

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10am here

October 6th
Houston, TX
Warehouse Live

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10am here

October 7th
Austin, TX
La Zona Rosa

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10am here

October 9th
Tempe, AZ
Marquee Theatre

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10am here

October 10th
Anaheim, CA
House of Blues

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday at 10am here

October 11th
Los Angeles, CA
Henry Fonda Theater

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10am here

October 13th
San Francisco, CA
Fillmore

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale to the public Sunday at 10am here

October 15th
Spokane, WA
Knitting Factory

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am here

October 16th
Seattle, WA
Paramount Theatre

Presale starts Friday at 10am here
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10am here


Posted by Chris Jacobs

TUE, JUN 23, 2009 at 4:01 AM

Sunny Day Real Estate reunion tour plus Sub Pop reissues of Diary and LP2

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Following a more than 10 year hiatus, all four original members of pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will regroup for a 20-date US tour starting Sept. 17th, 2009. In addition, Sub Pop Records will re-issue both Diary and the band’s second full-length album, commonly known as LP2 (or The Pink Album for its entirely pink cover). Both re-mastered albums will include rare bonus tracks as well as newly written liner notes and will be released on both CD and LP Sept. 15, 2009, just prior to the start of the tour. Tour dates can be found here.

Originally formed in Seattle in 1992, Sunny Day Real Estate featured Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), Dan Hoerner (guitar,vocals) and Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitar). Diary, the band’s first full-length album, was released in 1994 on Sub Pop, going on to become the seventh-best selling record in the label’s history with more than 231,000 copies scanned in the US alone. Diary was recorded at Chicago’s Idful Studios with producer Brad Wood and released to critical acclaim. Following the completion of a US Tour to support the debut release, the group headed back into the studio with Wood to record the follow-up.

But during the recording sessions, internal tensions splintered Sunny Day Real Estate, resulting in a sudden break-up and the finished album being turned in to Sub Pop without a title or artwork. LP2 was released in November 1995, by which time both Goldsmith and Mendel had joined Foo Fighters and Enigk had begun a solo career. Without Mendel, Sunny Day Real Estate reunited in 1997 and released two more studio albums (the 1998 Sub Pop release How It Feels to Be Something On and in 2000 The Rising Tide on Time Bomb) before disbanding again in 2001. Sunny Day Real Estate’s influence has grown exponentially since the band’s initial split.

“I wasn’t around for the second version of the band that recorded the 3rd and 4th albums, so I’ve always had a feeling of unfinished business there,” Mendel explains. “We had all these out-sized ideas back then, ’Everyone’s going to learn a new instrument,’ and ’Let’s do a rock opera,’ but before we could get anywhere with them, the band broke up. We left behind all these weird and beautiful songs, though, and they’ve stuck with me all this time. I’m really happy that we get a chance to play them together again.”

These new editions of both Diary and LP2 will be available everywhere including sunnydayrealestate.fm and here at subpop.com.


Posted by Chris Jacobs

MON, AUG 11, 2008 at 7:41 AM

Live SDRE on Subterranean

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Our pals at MTV’s Subterranean have unearthed some footage of Sunny Day Real Estate playing live on 120 Minutes. (Woah, man, I’m having a flashback.) Check it out here


Posted by Lacey Swain