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NEWS : WED, FEB 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The Notwist’s “Kong” Gets a Video Counterpart (Spoiler: It’s MAGICAL)

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!

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, JAN 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Hear The Notwist’s Insanely Catchy Track “Kong” Now

The Notwist’s Sub Pop debut is still over a month out, which, given how truly great Closer To The Glass is, and how unbelievably excited we are about the fact that we actually get to work with The Notwist, we couldn’t be more excited to at least have a chance to share another track with you. “Kong”. CTTG’s third track, the aforementioned “Kong” is a massively catchy song, I can actually hear it coming from at least THREE different cubicles in the office right this moment. Hear for yourself with the help of the embedded player.

This seems like as good an opportunity as any to mention the fact that in addition to giving away tracks in YouTube and SoundCloud players, we also SELL the music that we are forever trying to show you guys about. Take this particular track for instance. It’s actually part of a larger collection of songs by The Notwist collectively titled Closer To The Glass, and is available for pre-sale on this very website. If you pre-order, from us, this record on CD or LP, you’ll receive a set of limited-edition art-prints featuring artwork inspired by the album cover. If you’re picking this up on vinyl, you’ll receive the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition of the LP. But, as is the case with all things limited, when they’re gone, they’re gone, so act quick!

Pre-order Closer To The Glass here.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

COMMERCE : MON, DEC 30, 2013 at 5:14 AM

The Records of the Future, On Sale Today


Sub Pop’s third annual 20’s Plenty Holiday Sale is quickly approaching its end, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, you’re doing a remarkable job of ignoring us (kudos to you, sometimes I wish I could ignore us), because we’ve been pretty loud about the money that we are desperately trying to save you by convincing you that now’s the time to spend all of it at our online store. So, before your opportunity to magically turn your money into long-playing Sub Pop records at the greatly discounted rate of 20% off goes away for another year, we wanted to tell you about a pretty special fact: not only is EVERYTHING THAT WE SELL 20% OFF WHEN YOU SPEND $20 OR MORE, but all five of the 2014 Sub Pop records that we currently have available for pre-order are 20% off, too! Future records available at the sale price of today! Now, I’m not sure if you know how stock options work, but this is essentially what’s happening here. Invest like a CEO, pick up brand new records at an appreciable discount from Mogwai, The Notwist, Death Vessel, THUMPERS, and Dum Dum Girls, and shop the rest of our sale here.

Posted by Sam Sawyer