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NEWS : MON, JUL 16, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Some Good Poor Moon News

Poor Moon has confirmed new tour dates this fall with fellow Sub Pop artists Beach House. The tour begins on October 4th in Seattle, WA at Showbox at the Market and ends on October 17th in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club. Preceding that tour, the band will visit Olga, WA on August 11th for the Doe Bay Fest. Please find a full list of tour dates, including which dates will be with Beach House, below. 

All this touring will be in support of Poor Moon’s self-titled debut full-length, which is going to be released August 28th CD/LP/Digitally and also which just happens to be available for pre-order now from places like, Amazon, iTunes.

Special note to those of you who decide to pre-order Poor Moon from While supplies last, all Poor Moon orders will come with a limited-edition pre-order incentive of a bonus Poor Moon 7"! This is one of those rare and more-or-less-right-now-only time of deals, so head on over to the Poor Moon page to take us up on this offer and other special pre-order deals on album + t-shirt bundles too.

Poor Moon on Tour
Aug 11 – Olga, WA – Doe Bay Fest
Oct 04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market +
Oct 05 – Boise, ID – Egyptian +
Oct 07 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre +
Oct 08 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown +
Oct 09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
Oct 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre +
Oct 11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera +
Oct 13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus +
Oct 14 – Montreal, QE – Club Soda +
Oct 15 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre +
Oct 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Oct 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +
+ w/ Beach House

Poor Moon : Twitter / Facebook / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : WED, JUL 4, 2012 at 5:16 AM

METZ- Debut LP Info & New Track “Headache”

It’s true, Sub Pop recording artists METZ are set to release their S/T debut full-length on October 9th in North America and Europe (October 15th in UK) on CD and LP, and through digital providers. The album features 11 tracks, not the least of which includes the lead single, “Headache,” which you might have noticed we’ve made available as a free download today. Stream the track in the player above and if you like what you hear, we’d suggest you enter your email for a free download of the song to be sent directly to you.

This METZ album was produced by METZ and was recorded by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) at Barn Window and Basketball 4 Life, and Alexandre Bonenfant at Dreamhouse Studios. There’s more to learn about these guys and you can find some good information on the band and their upcoming album over on the METZ Sub Pop artist page.

1. Headache
2. Get Off
3. Sad Pricks
4. Rats
5. Knife in the Water
6. Nausea
7. Wet Blanket
8. Wasted
9. The Mule
10. Negative Space
11. - )) -

METZ on Tour
Aug 03 Sackville, NB – Sappyfest
Aug 24 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Aug 25 Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
Aug 28 Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks
Aug 29 Washington, D.C. – DC9
Aug 30 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Aug 31 New York, NY – Pianos
Sep 01 Brooklyn, NY – Death By Audio

Find more METZ :: Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : THU, JUN 14, 2012 at 8:37 AM

We sign METZ; S/T debut album out October 9th

We have signed the ferocious Toronto-based trio METZ and will release the band’s debut full-length worldwide on October 9th, 2012. The band has created a concise video piece previewing the album, which is ready to be viewed in player embedded above.

METZ will perform two shows at NXNE in Toronto this weekend: June 15th at Wrongbar, and June 16th at the Phoenix. This will be followed by a one-off show on June 22nd in Seattle at Barboza, and a festival performance on August 3rd in Sackville, NB at Sappyfest. METZ will then head out on a week-long tour, beginning August 24th in Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge and ending September 1st in Brooklyn, NY at Death by Audio. Full tour dates below.

About METZ: As their name suggests, Toronto’s METZ are short, sharp and to the point. They play minimal post-punk with enough of a grasp of melody and dynamics to appeal to the more casual listener.

Having been on the city’s live circuit since relocating from Ottawa in 2009, their chaotic live performances have quickly gained repute as some of the city’s best. And, if a fraction of their on-stage energy translates to their October 2012 debut, a crossover to the precariously fey mainstream indie world is not out of their reach.

Confrontational without being contrived and contorted without being convoluted, METZ are working rapidly outward from a pretty rare niche and are one band whose buzz is certain to induce violent shaking.

What people are saying about METZ:
METZ have released a few great singles so far…If you dig AmRep, Brainiac, and McLusky and songs that employ that metallic “SHRIIIIIINNG,” you are not going to want to miss these guys." – Brooklyn Vegan

“Apparently there are bands from Canada who have balls. Sharing their name with my favorite baseball team—at least phonetically—Toronto’s METZ bring the raw, early ‘90s hardcore sludge back with a vengeance. Culling from Sub Pop’s early catalog (think Melvins, Dwarves, Bleach era), these Canucks have been spewing the noise to great reception for the better part of two years.” – Impose

“With layers of abstract guitar noise and pummeling drums, songs such as “Negative Space” flailed and thrashed before us before being bludgeoned to a sudden death. Just as suddenly METZ were leaving the stage, leaving us punch-drunk and disoriented in their wake." – BlogTO

METZ on Tour

Jun 15 – Toronto, ON – Wrongbar +
Jun 16 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix \
Jun 22 – Seattle, WA – Barboza +^
Aug 03 – Sackville, NB – Sappyfest
Aug 24 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge \
Aug 25 – Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar \
Aug 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Garfield Artworks
Aug 29 – Washington, D.C. – DC9
Aug 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Aug 31 – New York, NY – Pianos
Sep 01 – Brooklyn, NY – Death By Audio

+ w/ The Men
\ w/ Archers of Loaf
^ w/ Kinski

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : MON, JUN 4, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Niki & The Dove to perform on YouTube Presents on June 13, 4pm (EST)

Niki & The Dove will perform at a very special concert event for YouTube Presents on Wednesday, June 13th at 4pm (EST). The performance is in support of the group’s forthcoming debut release, Instinct – available digitally in the US as an iTunes exclusive on June 12, and on CD / 2xLP August 7th right here on Sub Pop Records.

The band is scheduled to perform Instinct highlights such as “The Fox,” “DJ, Ease My Mind,” “The Drummer,” “Tomorrow,” and “Somebody” during their YouTube Presents show and the whole performance will be live streamed on YouTube’s Presents Channel as well as to fans who already subscribe to Niki & The Dove’s YouTube channel (you can subscribe to their channel right here).

This YouTube Presents event is extra special as it comes with the opportunity for Niki & The Dove fans in the New York City area to be able to attend this unique live performance (which will be broadcast live online via YouTube) and watch the live Q+A inteview with the band, moderated by Gawker’s Rich Juzwiak. Fans can not only get a chance to attend the show but are also invited to participate by offering up questions that they might have for the band for the interview portion of the show. Details on how to submit questions and enter to go to the show are provided below.

Fans who will be in the NYC area on the afternoon (4PM EST, specifically) of June 13th should email Sub Pop at before Saturday June 9th for their chance to attend the YouTube Presents event. Emails need to have NIKI AND YOUTUBE PRESENTS in the email’s Subject Line to be eligible. Fans who respond early will increase their chance at entry. Those who get a spot to the show will receive a confirmation email by Monday, June 11th which will secure their place in the audience and will provide more information on show as well directions/instructions for entry. This is open to all ages, but everyone who attends must be able to present valid ID upon entry (or, for the kids, be with an adult who can).

For those of you with questions for Niki & The Dove, now might just be your best chance to get them answered! The band will be interviewed live by’s Rich Juzwiak after performance and we will be looking to the comments on the band’s Facebook and YouTube page for great questions to add to the interview. Leave your questions in the comment section under this video on the band’s YouTube channel or on their Facebook page and be sure and leave your name so we can call you out if your question is used!

In more Niki & The Dove in NYC news, the band has scheduled two more performances for June 14: A session (and on air performance) at KEXP’s “Cutting Room” studios at 12pm EST and an evening show in Brooklyn, NY at Glasslands Gallery during the Northside Fest.

Catch these performances before Niki & The Dove embark on their first-ever US tour later this summer, in support of Instinct. Their 6-week tour begins August 31st in Los Angeles, CA at The Echo and will wrap up on October 4th, in San Francisco, CA at Popscene. The tour also includes an appearance on September 2nd in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. From September 5th – 27th, Niki & The Dove will act as act as direct support for 4AD recording artist Twin Shadow’s fall tour. Full tour dates can be found below.

Don’t just take our word for it! More praise for Niki & The Dove:

“…It’s a beautiful, emotive celebration of the power of pop when it’s been made for the love of the art.” – BBC

“They deserve to have the whole word hear these songs. Heck they deserve some sort of Nobel Pop Prize.” [8/10] – NME

“The greatest thing about “Tomorrow” is that even though the end of days may be nigh and this may be the last moment of these lovers’ lives, that cry of intent is delivered like a knockout punch." [Best New Track] – Pitchfork

Niki & The Dove on Tour
Jun 14 Brooklyn, NY – Northside Fest (Glasslands)
Aug 31 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sep 01 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
Sep 02 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 05 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls +
Sep 07 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre +
Sep 08 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room +
Sep 09 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre +
Sep 11 Norman, OK – Opolis +
Sep 13 Dallas, TX – Trees +
Sep 14 Austin, TX – The Mohawk +
Sep 16 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds +
Sep 17 McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey +
Sep 18 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree +
Sep 19 Atlanta, GA – The Earl +
Sep 21 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel +
Sep 23 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sep 24 Washington, DC – Black Cat +
Sep 25 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Sep 27 New York, NY – Webster Hall +
Sep 29 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct 02 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Oct 03 Chicago, IL – Schubas
Oct 04 San Francisco, CA – Popscene

+ w/ Twin Shadow

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, MAY 29, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Poor Moon Full Length Out Aug 28 With New Track Available Today

Poor Moon is back and following up their March 2012 EP release of “Illusions” with a self-titled, full-length debut, scheduled for release here on Sub Pop on August 28th, 2012 (and September 3rd in UK/Europe on Bella Union). Poor Moon will be available in CD, LP and digital formats and features the lead single, “Holiday,” which we have made available for download in the player above. Have a listen!

The band is also kicking off their west coast tour this week, playing select dates with Hardly Art band Gold Leaves and performing at Sonoma, CA’s Huichica Music Festival on June 2nd. You’ll find their complete current tour schedule below.

For more information on Poor Moon, look to their Sub Pop artist page as well as the band’s Twitter and Facebook page.

Poor Moon on Tour
May 30 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
May 31 Arcata, CA – Jambalaya ^
Jun 01 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall ^
Jun 02 Sonoma, CA – Huichica Music Fest
Jun 03 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst ^
Jun 04 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club ^
Jun 06 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo ^
Jun 07 San Diego, CA – Casbah ^
Jun 10 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Ampitheatre

^ w/ Gold Leaves

Posted by Alissa Gallivan