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NEWS : FRI, OCT 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM

The Helio Sequence’s newly remastered Keep Your Eyes Ahead: Deluxe Edition is available today worldwide from Sub Pop

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Today marks the release and reissue of The Helio Sequence’s landmark Sub Pop album Keep Your Eyes Ahead: Deluxe Edition. The newly remastered set is available now on CD/2xLP/DL and includes the original 10-song effort along with a second album of demos, alternate versions, and outtakes from the same era. Keep Your Eyes Ahead: Deluxe Edition was mastered by The Helio Sequence at Helio Sound studio in their hometown of Portland, Oregon.

LP purchases of Keep Your Eyes Ahead: Deluxe Edition through Sub Pop and select independent retailers will receive the Loser edition on blue vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new t-shirt available at this time.

The Helio Sequence will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Keep Your Eyes Ahead playing the album in its entirety on tour, beginning November 14th in San Francisco at the Chapel and ending December 14th in Portland at the Doug Fir. Tickets for these dates are on sale now.

Nov. 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Nov. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Nov. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Nov. 17 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
Nov. 18 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s
Nov. 28 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
Nov. 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Dec. 01- Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
Dec. 02 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Dec. 04 - Washington, DC - Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House
Dec. 05 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
Dec. 07 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
Dec. 08 - Plano, TX - Legacy Hall
Dec. 11 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
Dec. 12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Dec. 13 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
Dec. 14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir

For more information on tickets please visit https://www.heliosequence.com.

Upon its release in 2008, the record was warmly received from critics and fans alike. MAGNET named it one of the “Top 25 Albums of 2008,” and raved, “Keep Your Eyes Ahead is a shining example of how to go retro while still moving forward.” Washington Post offered this, “Trading its former album’s dense keyboard compositions for a more expansive and organic sound, Keep Your Eyes Ahead is the work of a band commanding its audience’s attention. Stand out tracks like “Hallelujah” and “Can’t Say No” show the band flexing its melodic muscles, branching out into grandiose guitar rock territory without sacrificing the nuance and keyboard flourishes of its early work.” And Drowned in Sound, in its 8/10 review of the album, had this to say, “And now, at last, the protracted silence is broken by the surging scream of Keep Your Eyes Ahead, an album that feels as vital as the first, gulping breath of the near drowned. What this record means to Summers and partner Benjamin Weikel is apparent in the intense force of feeling.”


Posted by Jason Baxter

NEWS : WED, OCT 10, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Sub Pop Gets Into The Christmas Spirit (finally) With A Split Single Featuring Green River’s “Away in a Manger” & U-Men’s “Blue Christmas,” Exclusively For Record Store Day’s Black Friday

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On November 23rd, Sub Pop gets into the Christmas spirit / fires the latest salvo in the war on Christmas by releasing Green River’s “Away in a Manger” and the U-Men’s “Blue Christmas” as a split 7” single for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. The exclusive single is limited to 2,000 copies, will be pressed on red/green vinyl, and features front and back cover art from cartoonist Peter Bagge.
 
Green River’s sick & unholy rendition of the classic Christmas tune “Away in a Manger,” was originally released on the C/Z Records compilation entitled Another Pyrrhic Victory: The Only Compilation of Dead Seattle God Bands.
 
U-Men’s slurring, lurching, belly crawling, pisstake on “Blue Christmas” was originally available on the Christmas ‘84 cassette compilation.
 
Two ugly orphans, brought together to live as one grinning, writhing glump of career-capping, Christmas gak! Happy birthday baby Jesus!

Green River / U-Men
Tracklisting:

A. Green River “Away in a Manger”
B. U-Men “Blue Christmas”


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, OCT 9, 2018 at 12:00 AM

SUB POP JOB ALERT: THE SUB POP STORE AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT IS CURRENTLY SEEKING A FULL-TIME SALES CLERK

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Sub Pop is currently accepting resumes from energetic, responsible, detail-oriented, and dependable candidates for a full-time Sales Clerk position at our really-pretty-highly-regarded-if-we-do-say-so-ourselves store at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This guy.

Responsibilities include:

 • Greeting and assisting customers in a friendly manner. 
 • Full compliance with Sea-Tac operation rules and strict TSA regulations and restrictions. 
 • Efficient handling of cash and credit card transactions. 
 • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively. 
 • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. 
 • Assisting in organizing and restocking the store. 
 • Maintaining the general appearance of the store. 
 • Contributing to the team retail effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed. 

Qualified candidates will have: 

 • Previous experience in a retail environment. 
 • Knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the City of Seattle.
 • A friendly and enthusiastic disposition with customers and staff. 
 • Strong and clear communication skills. 
 • A general understanding of retail Point of Sale systems. 
 • Flexibility in schedule and willingness to work early or late hours. 

Key Note: In-State applicants only please.

The Sub Pop Airport Store at Sea-Tac is open unusually long hours, generally 6am - 10pm, and 365 days a year. 

Please send your resume to airportstore@subpop.com.


Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : THU, OCT 4, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch Low’s New Video for “Poor Sucker,” from Their Extraordinary New Album ‘Double Negative’ (out now)

“…It is extraordinary that Low is doing such challenging, relevant work 25 years into their career.” [Best New Music, 8.7/10] - Pitchfork

Low’s international tour schedule for 2018/2019 resumes tomorrow October 5th in Milan, Italy. See dates below.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed new album, Double Negative, Low’s Alan Sparhawk gets a makeover in the official video for “Poor Sucker,” directed by Karlos Rene Ayala.

Double Negative is available worldwide now on CD/LP/DL/CS from Sub Pop [link here]. The album cover for Double Negative was created by longtime collaborator, English artist, Peter Liversidge.


Low Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Low’s international tour dates resume tomorrow, October 5th, 2018 with a show at Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, Italy and currently end March 23rd, 2019 at Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo, UT.

2018 Tour Dates
Oct. 05 - Milan, IT - Teatro Dal Verme
Oct. 06 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Oct. 08 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz
Oct. 09 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Oct. 10- Bochum, DE - Christuskirche Bochum
Oct. 11 -  Brussels, BE -  Orangerie (at Botanique)
Oct. 12 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Oct. 13 - Paris, FR - La Gaîté Lyrique
Oct. 15 - Bristol, UK - Trinity
Oct. 16 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Cathedral
Oct. 17 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Nov. 02 - St. Paul, MN - The Fitz
Nov. 05 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Nov. 06 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Nov. 08 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
Nov. 09 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Nov. 12 - Washington, DCU Street Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Funhouse
Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Nov. 15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Rockefeller Chapel
Nov. 17 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
 
2019 Tour Dates
Jan. 29 - Glasgow, UK - Tramway
Jan. 30 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Town Hall
Jan. 31 - Brighton, UK - St. George’s Church Brighton 
Feb. 01 - London, UK - Barbican
Feb. 02 - Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun
Feb. 04 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Feb. 05 - Erlangen, DE - E-Werk (Erlangen)
Feb. 06 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche Köln
Feb. 07 - Frankfurt, DE - Sankt Peter
Feb. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefährlich
Feb. 09 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall
Feb. 11 - København, DK - The Koncerthuset - Studie 2
Feb. 12 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
Feb. 13 - Oslo - Norway - Parkteatret
Feb. 14 - Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan (Small Room)
Mar. 08 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
Mar. 09 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Mar. 11 -  Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Mar. 12 - Tustin, CA - Marty’s On Newport
Mar. 13 - Tijuana, MX - Moustache
Mar. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Mar. 16 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Mar. 18 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
Mar. 19 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial
Mar. 20 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Mar. 23 - Provo, UT -  Velour Live Music Gallery     


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, SEP 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Fleet Foxes Share “Isles” From Special Edition Release First Collection 2006 - 2009, Out November 9th

Fleet Foxes recently announced a special limited-edition collection to mark the 10th anniversary of their debut album. Entitled First Collection 2006 – 2009, it will be released on November 9.  Today, the band have shared “Isles,” originally released in 2008 as the b-side to the UK 7” single for “White Winter Hymnal.” As-yet-unreleased in any form outside of the UK and Europe, “Isles” is included on the B-Sides and Rarities 10” or CD.

Listen to “Isles” here and watch the trailer for the special edition featuring archival footage here.

First Collection 2006 – 2009 features content spanning the early days of Fleet Foxes’ career, including the self-titled full-length debut album on 12” vinyl, as well as the Sun Giant EP on 10” vinyl and the first vinyl releases of both the very limited-edition, previously only self-released The Fleet Foxes EP on 10” and B-sides & Rarities on 10”. See full tracklisting below.  In addition the release will feature a 32-page booklet including show flyers, lyrics, and artwork from the period. The special edition will also be released on CD and on all digital platforms. Pre-order the collection here.




Posted by Jason Baxter