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TUE, MAY 1, 2007 at 5:13 AM

PANDERING TO THE LOCALS MAY ‘07

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Who’s handsome and furry all over? Not your mom, silly, the Handsome Furs! About-to-be-married couple Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade) and Alexei Perry formed the band in the winter of 2005, and toured Europe before they even had a record out. Their debut album, called Plague Park (lovingly referred to in World HQ as Plaque Park_, which I guess would be a park in Candy Land, or possibly an amusement park designed by dentists to frighten children into a consistent dental care regimen…) is out May 22nd. It is dark and minimal and catchy as shit, and is the perfect foil for the impending pesky, sunny summer, what with its “cheeriness” and “positivity." You can pre-order it now-ish, right here. With the help of the Mighty Canadian Government, Dan and Alexei made a wicked scary, Twin Peaks-y video for the song “Dumb Animals”, which you can view HERE0wutqc.

Also, F your I, the word for Sub Pop Summer ’07 is BANANAS. Why? Because we’ll have new full-lengths from not just the H. Furs, but also from Pissed Jeans, Jennifer Gentle, Patton Oswalt, Tiny Vipers, The Brunettes, and Kinski. And (!), there will be new singles from The Thermals, CSS, and Iron & Wine. Thankfully, during summertime in the Pacific Northwest, the sun rises early and doesn’t set until around 9:30 PM, which means we have nearly double the daylight hours, so getting out of the office at seven won’t be as harsh as it is when it’s pitch black outside. You’ll want to keep checking Sub Pop Dot Com for More Exciting News!


Posted by Chris Jacobs

FRI, JAN 19, 2007 at 11:52 AM

THE THERMALS ARE HOSTING SUBTERRANEAN JAN. 8th!

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In August of 2006 our pals in The Thermals released their most recent, most excellent and most critically-beloved album, The Body, The Blood, The Machine. It very deservedly wound up on year-end lists far and wide (Pitchfork’s Top 50 of 2006, _SPIN_’s top 40 of 2006, The Onion’s Best Music of 2006, and both NPR’s Best CDs of 2006 and their Overlooked 11 of 2006, amongst those). And now they’re hosting MTV2’s Subterranean, this Sunday night, January 7th (or, technically, very early on Monday, January 8th) at 1:00 am! Not only will you be entertained, charmed and possibly aroused by these Thermals, but you will have the opportunity to see their totally bitchen video for the song A Pillar of Salt!

Do it!

Plus, this very same episode of “Subterranean” will feature the new video for The Shins’ Phantom Limb AND the video for Band of Horses’ The Great Salt Lake!


Posted by Chris Jacobs

TUE, MAR 6, 2007 at 8:30 AM

MTV is All in love with Sub Pop these days

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MTV’s Subterranean program (aka pretty much the one hour a week they might play our videos, aka 120 Minutes if it was only 60 minutes long) has a new blog on the internets and it is currently featuring quite a bit of Sub Pop-related information and video. For instance, here are The Shins riding some Segways on a track in Portland. You just can’t beat that.

This week The Shins are the House Band on MTVu and Hutch from The Thermals tells some of his deepest secrets in the Hot Seat.

While you’re trolling around on the internet, don’t forget to check out the movie from whence this footage of The Shins on Segways comes! Lo and Behold, it’s The Freewave!.


Posted by Lacey Swain

WED, FEB 7, 2007 at 9:56 AM

The Thermals on Last Call with Carson Daly!

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You know The Thermals, right? They released an amazing new record, called The Body, The Blood, The Machine on Aug. 22, 2006. And, a lot of people seem to like it pretty well – Pitchfork’s Top 50 of 2006, _SPIN_’s top 40 of 2006, The Onion’s Best Music of 2006, and both NPR’s Best CDs of 2006 and their Overlooked 11 of 2006.

Yeah, THE THERMALS!

Well, very soon (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, to be exact) you will be able to watch these same Thermals perform their mega-smash hit A Pillar of Salt on none other than NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly program! So, why don’t you? Watch them? On Friday, the 16th? Because, really, if you don’t love The Thermals, how will you ever learn to love yourself?


Posted by Chris Jacobs

FRI, JAN 19, 2007 at 10:12 AM

Plugs not drugs

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Only a mere matter of weeks after many other people have done so, we are quite proud to announce that several of the bands and artists we work with here at Sub Pop Records were nominated for 2006 Plug Independent Music Awards. Of course, we think very highly of these folks and their records (and, naturally, ourselves…), and feel quite strongly that you should vote for them all (and us, mostly us).

Here’s where you can vote!

And, here’s who you should vote for! (In some categories, you even have a choice between a couple of bands on the label.)

Album Of The Year:
Band of Horses – Everything All the Time

Indie Rock Album Of The Year:
Band of Horses – Everything All the Time

Americana Album Of The Year:
Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time

Album Art/Packaging of the Year:
Comets on Fire – Avatar

Album Art/Packaging of the Year:
Band of Horses – Everything All the Time

Song Of The Year:
Band of Horses – The Funeral

Metal Album Of The Year:
Comets on Fire – Avatar

Punk Album Of The Year:
The Thermals – The Body, The Blood, The Machine

Punk Album Of The Year:
CSSCansei De Ser Sexy

Music Video Of The Year:
CSS – Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above

Music Video Of The Year:
Wolf Parade – I’ll Believe In Anything

Artist Of The Year:
Band of Horses

Live Act Of The Year:
CSS

New Artist Of The Year:
Band of Horses

New Artist Of The Year:
CSS

Male Artist Of The Year:
Chad VanGaalen

Record Label Of The Year:
Sub Pop

Now, staaaaart pluggin’!


Posted by Chris Jacobs