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NEWS : SUN, OCT 27, 2013 at 3:48 AM

The Helio Sequence + Seattle Sounders FC

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A madness of the Soccer—or if you prefer, futbol—variety has taken the city of Seattle in pandemic proportions since the 2007 inclusion of the Seattle Sounders FC to the Professional Soccer Society of American Gentlemen (MLS). During the soccer season, everywhere you turn in Seattle, you find yourself surrounded well-educated hooligans, who likely work in the tech industry, wrapped in blue and green-striped scarves chanting indecipherable nonsense in unison and ordering a plain ol’ donut without the Sounders’ colors sprinkled on it becomes a nearly impossible task.

Today, we at Sub Pop are helping to stoke that intense fervor by putting one of our most exciting bands, The Helio Sequence, in front of thousands upon thousands of Seattle Sounders fans near the stadium as the band leads the crowd in the “March to the Match” where the Sounders will play West Coast rivals the L.A. Galaxy.

If you don’t have tickets to the game, but you do want to see The Helio Sequence play a free show, head down to Century Link field and see them play in the parking lot at 4:20 today (let’s save the weed jokes for a different blog post, please).

More info on the location here.

Come for the The Helio Sequence, stay for the Sounders.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

FRI, MAY 23, 2008 at 11:46 AM

SP20 - Who gets the money

All of the bands/artists/comedians participating in our various 20th anniversary revelries have agreed to play for free in the hopes of raising a bunch of money to give to a bunch of worthwhile organizations. Basically, we’re pooling the money we make, dividing it amongst everyone playing and each band/artist/comedian picks a recipient.

Herewith the list of organizations to which these folks have elected to donate their share of the proceeds. And, sometimes, where possible, we’ve included a bit of info about why they picked who they did.

Todd BarryThe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

Beachwood SparksFarm Sanctuary

We are going to donate our portion to the Farm Sanctuary. It is a group that rescues factory farm animals. They educate communities and children on responsible humane farming practices. They help take a little bit of violence away.

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (feat. Tad Doyle) — National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

We are grateful and pleased to be a part of this event because we are donating the show revenue to help America’s homeless veterans. Far too many of our armed service men and women come back home from duty overseas to a place where people treat them like second-class citizens and give our faithful service men and women the cold shoulder. These people are to be honored and that is why we have chosen to make our donation for this show to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. This organization helps homeless veterans with shelters and social services. They also help drug and alcohol addicted veterans who want help finding an answer to their problems.

Comets on FireThe 924 Gilman Street Project

David CrossKnowmore.org

Death VesselThe Children’s Garden Network

Eric’s TripKiva – micro-lending

Everyone thinks it’s just such a great simple idea, and it works!!

Fleet FoxesMr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

[from Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold…] I never learned a classical instrument in school or elsewhere and now I really regret it. I feel like I’m playing catch up now when I could’ve been learning all these things from an early age. Hopefully this money will buy some genius kids some stuff that’ll help them discover what they want to do in life!

Flight of the ConchordsRed Cross International Response Fund

The American Red Cross International Response Fund provides immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help victims of natural disasters and other crises around the world.

The FluidRadio 1190

Our local college station, because they support us!

FoalsThe Katharine House Hospice

Katharine House is located 4 miles south of Banbury and lies on the borders of Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire amidst beautiful gardens where peace and tranquility prevail. The Hospice building was completed in 1991 and today the specialist palliative care services offered include in-patient, day centre, out-patients (medical and lymphoedema), community nurse specialists (Macmillan), and bereavement support. No charge is made to patients or their families for any aspect of care.

Grand ArchivesThe Bridge School

Green RiverThe Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

Our good friend and Seattle guitar god Tom Price (U-Men, Gas Huffer, Monkeywrench, The Tom Price Desert Classic) has early onset Parkinson’s Disease. We decided to donate Green River’s SP20 winnings to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation in his honor.

The Gutter TwinsFree the West Memphis Three

This is the Defense Fund for the West Memphis 3 – three teenagers convicted of a horrible crime because of the music they listened to and the way they dressed.

The Helio SequenceThe Darcy Davidson Cancer Fund

Darcy is a friend of ours here in Portland who has been diagnosed with type IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. In 2007, she bravely went through chemotherapy and the cancer went into remission, but unfortunately it has recently relapsed. We are very concerned for Darcy and our hearts go out to her, her husband, and her family. If you would like to make a donation to help Darcy out you can go to any Washington Mutual branch and say that you would like to donate to the “Darcy Davidson Cancer Fund.”

Iron and WineFoundation for the Advancement of Midwifery

KinskiFirst Place

Kinski supports First Place, a Seattle-based agency devoted to educating and nurturing children whose families struggle with homelessness. First Place gives kids from grades K through 6 a safe, stable environment to learn and grow, and offers housing and support services that help their families achieve stability. Hope, home and education for every child, one family at a time.

Les ThugsNorthwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum is a Seattle-based, non-profit center for the film arts. Much like Sub Pop does for music, NWFF supports the production of independent film by local artists, and connects that community to its international constituency. NWFF also operates two cinemas on Capitol Hill, screening hundreds of programs year-round, often including music documentaries and commissioning live scores for classic films. Belmondo!!

LowThe Maasai Cultural Foundation

The Maasai Cultural Foundation is working to document the deeply rooted music of East Africa’s Maasai people, while focusing on health and education projects in the Maasai communities where music is recorded. One such example is our adult education program in Namuncha, Kenya, where over one-hundred rural Maasai men and women are learning to read, write and do arithmetic in a school building funded by the band Low. Visit us at www.maasaiculture.org to learn more about our projects, the Maasai people and hear samples of Maasai music!

Eugene Mirman826 Boston

826Boston is a wonderful nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Writing is crucial to the survival of mankind and the propagation of knowledge and commerce. Without proper writing skills you wouldbkgi kallo fa fa wough. See? It’s important. To that end, 826Boston provides free drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, and much more —- because without the written word people would constantly forget the Bill of Rights and wipe out civilization.

MudhoneyThe Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation

Our good friend and Seattle guitar god Tom Price (U-Men, Gas Huffer, Monkeywrench, The Tom Price Desert Classic) has early onset Parkinson’s Disease. We decided to donate Mudhoney’s SP20 winnings to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation in his honor.

No AgeLance Armstrong Foundation

Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) unites people to fight cancer. This is a good war to fight.

Patton OswaltHope for the Warriors

Hope for the Warriors is exactly that: Hope, funds and assistance to Army veterans who aren’t being given much of anything by the VA, the government, or the current administration.

Pissed JeansNational Multiple Sclerosis Society

One of our biggest supporters and closest loved ones suffers from MS.
We are proud to donate our charity cash towards a cure for MS, in
honor of those with MS and the people who care about them.

Red Red MeatAccelerated Cure Project

We have some friends and family members with Multiple Sclerosis and this foundation is actively seeking a cure.

The Ruby SunsPAWS

We seriously love animals! Big time! PAWS is awesome! They help out animals that have been abandoned, hurt, and basically screwed over by people – both intentionally and unintentionally. They also try to deal with the problem at its core – not just a band-aid – if you know what I mean. There is a big focus on education and general knowledge sharing.
A big problem with a lot of other animal shelters is that they end up killing a lot of their “guests” because of capacity issues – but PAWS has a “no-kill” policy! They try to find homes for all domesticated animals and return wild ones back to whence they came.
Those who work for this organisation are pretty aws in our opinion and deserve all the money help they can get.

Kristen SchaalNational Breast Cancer Foundation

SeaweedEmergency Food Network

Seaweed supports the great work of the Emergency Food Network. Each charitable dollar is transformed into $12 worth of food for our hungry friends in Tacoma/Pierce County (low-income families, seniors, and the homeless). EFN also operates an organic farm and an orchard which serve as living laboratories for students to learn about sustainable farming practices. It is the only emergency food distribution center in the country to produce and distribute large quantities of organic produce (over 150,000 pound per year!). Seaweed thanks the Emergency Food Network for a job well done.

The VaselinesThe Bellur Trust

This charity was chosen because Bks Iyengar has spread the teaching of yoga throughout the world. He, as the chief patron of The Bellur Trust, is now working towards providing the basic amenities to improve the quality of life of the children of Bellur, his birth place.

Wolf ParadeHead & Hands

Heads and Hands is a grassroots social work, mental and physical health youth outreach program based in the neighbourhood of NDG in Montreal.

You are an exceedingly awesome bunch of people and we are tremendously proud to work with you. Thanks!


Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : TUE, SEP 11, 2012 at 5:57 AM

The Helio Sequence’s Negotiations Out Now

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It’s been a very lengthy stretch since The Helio Sequence released their 2008 breakthrough masterpiece, Keep Your Eyes Ahead, long enough in fact, that we’ve been made to feel like we’ve been festering in a rank puddle of anticipation being forced to cruelly wait for what would assuredly be an amazing follow up. With 2012 well upon us, all of that impatient waiting that we’ve been complaining about here at Sub Pop HQ is about to be over! On September 11th, The Helio Sequence’s long-awaited fourth album, Negotiations, will finally be available on CD and double LP (pressed at 45 RPM for maximum fidelity, by the way.)!

Get your copy here.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

COMMERCE : FRI, AUG 10, 2012 at 3:33 AM

The Helio Sequence: New Track, New Tour Dates, New album Available for Pre-Order Now

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On September 11th, The Helio Sequence’s long-awaited fifth album, Negotiations, will finally be available on CD and double LP (pressed at 45 RPM for maximum fidelity, by the way.) If you pre-order the record on either these formats from SubPop.com, you’ll receive a limited edition Helio Sequence CD called Aces that the band created to be played in tandem with Negotiations as a listening experience-enhancing quadrophonic companion piece. We’re also offering people who pre-order the vinyl LP from SubPop.com the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the double LP—in this case we’re told it will be clear with dashes of gold. Both the bonus Aces CD and the Loser Edition LP are limited to the first 500 people who pre-order, so act now, as they say. Oh yeah, there’ll be stickers, too.

Pick Up Negotiations and your free copy of the quadraphonic Helio Sequence listening experience enhancer Aces with your pre-order.

Negotiations
1. One More Time
2. October
3. Downward Spiral
4. The Measure
5. Hall of MirrorsNEW! Free Download Available as of Today
6. Harvester of Souls
7. Open Letter
8. When the Shadow Falls
9. Silence on Silence
10. December
11. Negotiations

WATCH Negotiations Video Trailer
Music Video and Full Album Stream coming soon!

The band has also added more dates to their fall tour in support of Negotiations The newly expanded tour begins September 1 in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot and now ends on November 17 in Philadelphia, PA at Underground Arts. Full list of newly confirmed tour dates below.

The Helio Sequence on Tour
Sep 01 – Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival / Sub Pop Stage
Sep 07 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom / Music Fest NW ^
Sep 20 – London, UK – Hoxton Bar and Grill
Sep 21 – Paris, FR – Fleche D’ or
Sep 22 – Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn Festival
Sep 24 – Berlin, DE – Comet (DE)
Sep 25 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Sep 26 – Köln, DE – Gebaude 9
Sep 27 – Leuven, BE – Stuk
Oct 03 – Sacramento, CA – Town House Lounge +
Oct 04 – San Francisco, CA – Independent +
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour +
Oct 06 – San Diego, CA – Irenic +
Oct 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom +
Oct 08 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress +
Oct 10 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Sol Live +
Oct 11 – Denver, CO – Moe’s +
Oct 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge +
Oct 13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux +
Oct 18 – Halifax, NS – St Matthews Church
Oct 30 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown (Bar) X
Oct 31 – Rock Island, IL – Daytrotter
Nov 01 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Nov 02 – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf X
Nov 03 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 05 – Norman, OK – University of Oklahoma X
Nov 06 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s X
Nov 07 – Iowa CIty, IA – The Mill X
Nov 08 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club X
Nov 09 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall X
Nov 10 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall X
Nov 12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern X
Nov 13 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore X
Nov 14 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall X
Nov 15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom X
Nov 16 – Washington, DC – Black Cat X
Nov 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts X

+ w/ Slowdance
X w/ Ramona Falls
^ w/ Hosannas, Radiation City

The Helio Sequence Official Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

MEDIA : TUE, JUL 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

New Track from The Helio Sequence

The Helio Sequence are set to release their fifth full-length album entitled Negotiations on September 11th, 2012 right here on Sub Pop Records. The album features 11 tracks and is led by the singles, “October” and “Hall of Mirrors”. You can stream “October” as well as get a free download of the track now from the widget above.

If you act early and pre-order Negotiations from www.subpop.com, or buy it from select retailers on CD or LP, while supplies last, your order will come with a quadrophonic companion CD called Aces. The band intended Aces to be played simultaneously with Negotiations on two different stereo systems to create an enhanced spatial experience. Perhaps needless to say, but we like this.

There will be more information on this special pre-order offer in the coming weeks, but for those of you who we had at “quadrophonic companion,” the pre-order is available for purchase now at subpop.com.

The Helio Sequence have scheduled a tour in support of Negotiations which will see the band visiting both sides of the Atlantic this fall. The tour begins September 1st in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot and currently ends on October 13th in Boise, ID at Neurolux. All current tour dates listed below.

The Helio Sequence Negotiations
1. One More Time
2. October
3. Downward Spiral
4. The Measure
5. Hall of Mirrors
6. Harvester of Souls
7. Open Letter
8. When the Shadow Falls
9. Silence on Silence
10. December
11. Negotiations

The Helio Sequence on Tour
Sep 01 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
Sep 07 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (All Ages)
Sep 20 – London, UK – Hoxton Bar and Grill
Sep 21 – Paris, France – Fleche D’Or
Sep 22 – Hamburg, Germany – Reeperbahn Festival
Sep 24 – Berlin, Germany – Comet (DE)
Sep 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
Sep 26 – Koln, Germany – Gebaude 9
Sep 27 – Leuven, Belgium – Stuk
Oct 03 – Sacramento, CA – Town House Lounge (21+)
Oct 04 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent (21+)
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (All Ages)
Oct 06 – San Diego, CA – Irenic (All Ages)
Oct 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom (16+)
Oct 08 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (All Ages)
Oct 10 – Sante Fe, NM – Santa Fe Sol Live (All Ages)
Oct 11 – Denver, CO – Moe’s (16+)
Oct 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge (21+)
Oct 13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux (21+)

The Helio Sequence :: Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : MON, JUN 11, 2012 at 5:05 AM

The Helio Sequence To Release Negotiations on September 11, 2012

Negotiations, the fifth full-length album written, recorded, and produced by The Helio Sequence (and the band’s first album in over four years) is scheduled to be released September 11th, 2012 on CD, LP and digital formats here on Sub Pop Records.
This long-awaited album announcement comes with a new video trailer for Negotiations from the band as well, which you can view on the player above.

We will have much more news on the band, their new music and their upcoming fall tour news coming soon but in the meantime, please look to the band’s subpop.com artist page for all the latest and most useful Helio Sequence information, like say, links to the bands Facebook and Twitter pages and/or the most current tour dates.


Posted by Alissa Gallivan