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NEWS : TUE, APR 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop Signs Luluc

Melbourne, Australia band Luluc has signed to Sub Pop, and will release Passerby, their label debut, on CD/ LP/ DL July 14th in Europe and July 15th in North America! The band’s Sub Pop debut, led by the songs “Without A Face,” “Small Window,” “Tangled Heart,” “Reverie on Norfolk Street,” and the title track, was recorded and produced by Luluc and Aaron Dessner at Aaron’s Garage in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York.

You can now listen to “Without A Face,” the lead-off track from Passerby in the handy player conveniently embedded in this very blog post. Stereogum says of the track, “…Without A Face” captures the band’s homespun charm in its main melody which sits over spindly strings that move like ripples in still water.”

Pre-orders of Luluc’s Passerby via iTunes will receive a download of “Without A Face” immediately. All customers who pre-order the LP version of Passerby via Sub Pop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” of the album on teal-colored vinyl. In addition, every pre-order placed for either the LP or CD versions of the album will also receive a lithograph art print signed by the band, while supplies last! Just to reiterate, the Loser Edition LP and the lithograph are both limited-edition, so when they’re gone, they’re gone, so order quick!

Pre-order Passerby from Sub Pop.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

INCONSEQUENTIAL : TUE, APR 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop’s Looking for a Digital Asset Coordinator

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Job Title: Digital Asset Coordinator
Company: Sub Pop Records
Hours: 20 hours/week 
Compensation: DOE
Deadline for applications: April 25, 2014

Sub Pop Records is seeking a part-time Digital Asset Coordinator to join the Digital Asset team in their Seattle, WA offices. The Digital Asset Coordinator will create, edit, transcode, and coordinate delivery of digital assets in support of marketing initiatives for record releases. The Digital Asset Coordinator will also assist with digital product deliveries and the management of audio, video, and image assets. As this is a new position in a growing department an ideal candidate will be flexible and open to taking on new responsibilities as they arise. This position reports to the department Director and the General Manager. Schedule is flexible, but applicant must be available to work 20 hours per week during regular business hours. 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work with staff and content creators to coordinate delivery of digital assets and related metadata
• Assist with the creation, editing, transcoding, and storage of digital assets
• Update company website with artist and release information and assets
• Assist with the delivery and maintenance of the digital catalog
• Assist with Digital Asset department projects as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
• Ability to multitask, work under deadlines, and react quickly to requests and issues
• Ability to quickly learn new software and technologies
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Mac and MS Office proficient
• Familiarity with digital audio, video, and image formats
• Experience with FTP and other file sharing technologies
• Flexibility and interest in taking on new responsibilities and projects as needed
• College degree or 2 years related work experience

Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate experience with any of the following:
• Digital asset management systems or processes
• Audio, video, or image cataloging, preservation, or library work
• Metadata application, principles, and standards
• Audio conversion and transcoding (WAV, MP3, FLAC, ALAC, LAME)
• Video editing and transcoding (Final Cut, iMovie, Quicktime, other)
• Image editing (Photoshop, iPhoto, other)
• File management and preservation
• Writing and validating XML
• Database software (implementation and/or use)

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest as an attachment and in the body of an email with the subject line “DAC Job: (Your Name)” to: meghanm@subpop.com
Please also include your hours of availability.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, APR 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Stream Chad VanGaalen’s ‘Shrink Dust’ at Pitchfork Now

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Chad VanGaalen’s fifth full length record, Shrink Dust, is just over one week from its release, which, thanks to the sorcery-like powers of the internet, that means that you can listen to the record in its entirety now! For free! And you should, because it’s his best, which is saying a lot. And then you should head on over to the Sub Pop internet webstore, The Mega Mart, and pick up your copy on CD, LP, or digital. 

Stream Shrink Dust via Pitchork Advance. 

Pre-order Shrink Dust from Sub Pop.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, APR 15, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The Afghan Whigs, Ladies & Gentleman

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We here at Sub Pop HQ have made a pretty big deal about the fact that it’s been a VERY LONG 16 years since The Afghan Whigs released their last record, 1965, but I think that we should be focusing on just how surprisingly goddamn good Do to the Beast actually turned out to be. I mean, 16 years is a very long time, dust settles, cobwebs form, so Greg Dulli and company had the latitude to cash in on a glorified reunion, but they didn’t. Instead, they turned in ten songs of what would become Do to the Beast, an artistic triumph and my personal favorite ‘Whigs record to date. That’s overcoming some serious adversity (that is to say that time is the greatest adversary).

Well, a decade and a half later, you can once again find The Afghan Whigs in the ‘new release’ bin of your local independent retailer–I couldn’t be more pleased to report that.

Pick up Do to the Beast from Sub Pop, iTunes, Amazon, or wherever fine music is sold.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, APR 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Lyla Foy: New Live Video + Tour News

Lyla Foy’s beautiful debut, Mirrors the Sky, was released about a month ago to an awful lot of well deserved critical acclaim, and she’s about to embark on an extensive tour, including a first trip through the good old U. S. of A. Watch this brand new live performance of the album track, “Impossible”, and see Lyla on tour. 

Pick up Mirrors the Sky from Sub Pop here.

Lyla Foy on Tour:

Apr. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry**

Apr. 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall**

Apr. 20 - Chicago, IL - Schubas**

Apr. 21 - Ann Arbor, MI - Ark**

Apr. 22 - Columbus, OH - Basement**

Apr. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Winery

Apr. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC**

Apr. 25 - Boston, MA - Cafe 939**

Apr. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy**

May 01 - Liverpool, UK - Sound City Festival @ Tea Leaf Shop

May 03 - Leeds, UK - Live at Leeds Festival @ Leeds College of Music

May 04 - Killkenny, IE- Killkenny Roots Festival @ Cleeres

May 05 - Killkenny, IE - Killkenny Roots Festival @ Pumphouse

May 09 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival @ Unitarian Church

May 25 - Brussells, BE - Botanique Grand Salon / Nuits Botanique*

May 28 - Paris, FR - Cafe de la Danse*

May 29 - Luzern, CH - Schuur

Jun. 01 - Koln, DE - Studio 672*

Jun. 02 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub*

Jun. 03 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet*

Jun. 05 - London, UK - Koko*

Jun. 21 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret

Jun. 27 - Norje, SE - Bravalla Festival

Jul. 27 - North Yorkshire, UK - Deer Shed Festival

Aug. 01 - Katowice, PL - OFF Festival (Sub Pop Stage)

Aug. 29 - Cambridge, UK - Lodestar Festival

Aug. 30-31 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival

* w/ Sharon Van Etten

** w/ Wake Owl



Posted by Sam Sawyer