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WED, MAR 5, 2008 at 7:36 AM

Official SXSW Sub Pop Showcase

The mighty Sub Pop is having a HUGE showcase at 2008’s SXSW in Austin this year. How huge is it? Two stages huge!

Our showcase will be on Friday March 14th at Bourbon Rocks and Bourbon Rocks Patio which are both connected, but not really connected. Bourbon Rocks is located at 508 E. 6th St. (6th and Neches) and doors are at 7:15pm.

Here’s how the whole shebang will go down:

Love As Laughter – 8pm
Sera Cahoone – 9pm
Grand Archives – 10pm
Kelley Stoltz – 11pm
Fleet Foxes – 12am
Blitzen Trapper – 1am

The Ruby Suns – 8:30pm
Pissed Jeans – 9:30pm
Handsome Furs – 10:30pm
The Helio Sequence – 11:30pm
No Age – 12:30pm

Also, click HERE for day party info.

Posted by Lacey Swain

WED, FEB 20, 2008 at 7:38 AM

The Helio Sequence on Jimmy Kimmel Live!


On Friday, February 22nd, our close personal friends in The Helio Sequence will be in Los Angeles, recording a performance of the song Keep Your Eyes Ahead
from their almost unbelievably amazing new album of the very same name (Keep Your Eyes Ahead) on the Jimmy Kimmel Live TELEVISION PROGRAM! This episode will be airing at some later date in the next week or so (ON TV!), but if you happen to live in the Los Angeles area (or will be there this Friday), you might be able to go see The Helio Sequence on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Here’s the shinola on how to do that:

Guests must be at least 18 with a valid ID. They will need to be available form 5:30PM to 8:00PM on Friday, Feb. 22nd. They can get tickets at or by calling 866-JIMMYTIX.

Seems easy enough! DO IT! Plus, Sarah Silverman might be there!

Posted by Chris Jacobs

WED, FEB 6, 2008 at 4:55 AM

Helio Sequence: The Hardest Working Band In Showbiz


Brandon and Benjamin are not the type to sit around and wait for opportunity to come knocing on their door. No, they are the type of guys that go out there and seize the day and play instores and make videos and do interviews, and not just because we make them! It’s because they want to!

The Helio Sequence are at the tail end of making their video for “Keep Your Eyes Ahead”, directed by Portland’s own Whitey McConnaughey. Our pals at MTV’s Subterranean will bringing you the behind the scenes photos from the video shoot so be sure to check it out here.

Also, the Helios were here last week to play an amazing instore at Easy Street Records and these photos prove it. Read more about the instore here.

Oh geez, and if you haven’t already you should BUY the record!

Posted by Lacey Swain

WED, JAN 9, 2008 at 2:09 AM

Oh glory! A new Helio Sequence record for you to buy!


January, 29th marks the day of Sub Pop’s first release of 2008, courtesy of Portland’s The Helio Sequence. It’s been nearly four years since we’ve heard from Brandon and Benjamin and we couldn’t possibly be more excited about what they’ve come up with! It’s scientifically unpossible! Keep Your Eyes Ahead is the band’s best release to date – the wait has been totally worth it. Know what else? If you pre-order Keep Your Eyes Ahead by January, 29th on CD or LP, we’re going to throw in a CDR containing b-sides and outtakes from the record that we’re not-so-creatively calling B-Sides and Outtakes. Plus, you fortunate pre-orderers will also receive the band-related stickers and buttons that we’re forever patting ourselves on the back for including in our on-line orders. It’s an embarrassment of riches, we know.

Pick it up right here.

Posted by Sam Sawyer