7/19/13 City Sounds Festival Paris France (solo performance)
8/1/13 Catalyst Atrium Santa Cruz CA w/ Daughn Gibson, Mike Donovan, William Tyler
8/3/13 Pickathon Happy Valley OR
8/4/13 Pickathon Happy Valley OR
8/24/13 FYF Fest Los Angeles CA
8/27/13 Mohawk Austin TX
8/29/13 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
8/30/13 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
8/31/13 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago IL
9/2/13 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA w/ Mike Donovan
9/4/13 Golden State Theatre Monterey CA w/ Mike Donovan
9/5/13 The New Parish Oakland CA w/ Mike Donovan
9/6/13 Music Fest North West Portland OR w/ Mike Donovan, Old Light
9/7/13 Neumo's Seattle WA w/ Mike Donovan
9/8/13 Neurolux Boise ID w/ Mike Donovan
9/9/13 Holland Project Reno NV w/ Mike Donovan
12/1/13 All Tomorrow's Parties Festival Camber Sands United Kingdom
The Sub Pop warehouse has seen its share of hustle (not to mention bustle) this week as we’ve been shipping Baptist Generals’ first full length in a decade as well as a 7" single from St. Paul, Minnesota’s hardcore punk, mutated, and art-damaged heaviness that is the band Condominium.
Watch the tragic video for the Baptist Generals’s “Dog That Bit You” in the handy player above, and check out “Carl”, the filthy and oddly wondrous a-side from the new Condominium single here.
Pick up Jackleg Devotional to the Heart here.
And the new Condominium 7" single right here.
Majical Cloudz "Impersonator"
Dirty Beaches "Drifters/Love Is The Devil"
Grim Tower "Anarchic Breezes"
Archi Pelago "Sly Gazebo E.P."
Dead Gaze "S/T"
Earthling "Dark Path"
Fan Tan "A Strange Game"
Hyetal "Northwestern Passage"
Om "Gethsemane Dubplate (Alpha & Omega)" 12"
Primus "Sailing The Seas Of Cheese"
Sic Alps "She's On Top" 12"
Scout Niblett "It's Up To Emma"
Frightened Rabbit "Sing The Greys"
Squrl "EP #1"
The Baptists Generals “Jackleg Devotional To The Heart”
The mOOnbird "This Is Viking"
Black Bananas / Tobacco "Hey Rockin' / Lipstick Destroyer" Split 7"
Condominium “Show Them” 7”
Frank Turner "Recovery" 7"
Peer Group "Rhetoric and Hands" 7"
Slutever "1994/Spit" 7"
The Virgins "Prima Materia" 7"
V/A "Good God! Apocryphal Hymns" (Numero Group)
V/A "The Source Family Original Soundtrack"
Caribou "The Milk Of Human Kindness"
The Growlers "Gay Thoughts" 10"
Townes Van Zandt "High Low And In Between"
Townes Van Zandt "The Late Great Townes Van Zandt"
OV loves Tuesday nights because we get to end the work day across the street at our beloved El Prado for Record Club. Every week, we play the records of those who have signed up for Record Club and buy you guys beers. This week is no different, except for the fact that we've got Clairy Browne of Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes coming through to kick it and spin the bands U.S. debut album "Baby Caught the Bus" (Vanguard Records).
The new album has been described as a "...a treasure trove for R&B lovers, a ‘60s time capsule, a show and dance ensemble concept that’s been away far too long." Don't believe it? Well, just take a gander at the official video for "Love Letter," and get ready for the best night of the week...Record Club!
The Losers have won! We here at Sub Pop HQ have been toiling away for the past couple of months trying to find the three Losers most worthy of winning our scholarship and we are finally ready to announce the Loser winners. With close to 300 submissions by a variety of awesome youth throughout the northwest, this process was not easy for us. It is tough to cull 99% of the applicants to just the top three, we thank all of the awesome Losers out there and are happy to see so many freak flags waving high in the sky. Now onto the Losers:
Our $3000 scholarship winner is Evan Neuhausen of Portland. Evan is an amazing organizer and fundraiser in the Portland music community who has helped get big name bands to support the arts in Portland Public Schools. Volunteering for the Music In The Schools non-profit, Evan has worked as the President of the organization for the past two years helping to raise tens of thousands of dollars through fundraising benefit shows with awesome local bands. When not in school or volunteering Evan interns for the Tender Loving Empire record label and works with the PDX Pop Now festival. Upon graduation Evan will be leaving the Pacific Northwest and headed to NYU, where hopefully he’ll become an even bigger Loser.
Our $4000 prize goes to the gifted Jamie Iwata. Multi-talented and very gifted, Jamie is a testament to how music can change people’s lives. Since he was a kid Jaimi has turned to music as a way to find self expression, now as a young adult Jaimi uses choir, his band The Great Train Robbery, and his friends from the Portland School of Rock to get his ya ya’s out. The sheer amount of vocal talent, musicianship, and eclectic musical interests combined with Jamie’s awesome attitude make us here at Sub Pop very excited to support such a wonderful Loser. After graduating Oregon Connections Academy, Jamie will continue his education at the University of Colorado where he’ll be majoring in vocal performance.
Our $6000 Loser is the ever-so-talented musician/journalist Mary Ruiz. Through her writing and her music, Mary has carved out a unique identity in her local community and found a perfect niche to grow up while also giving back. Cutting her teeth at the Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls, Mary grew confidence as a youngster learning to perform and be herself. Now as a young adult she helps the next generation of young talented Losers by volunteering her summers as a roadie, guitar instructor, and mentor with the RNRCFG. Whether through her band Guadalupe, or her blog, or even her reporting as a student journalist Mary makes a calculated effort to reach out and positively influence the lives of others. As our newest Loser winner we’ll be helping Mary pursue and further her career in journalism at Mills College with this $6000 college scholarship.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all that applied. Every year we get to see just how many talented, freaky, weird, cool young people that are out there in the woods and hollows of the northwest and every year we get more and more impressed. Keep up the good work young folks, thank you for inspiring us once again, we’ll see you Losers again around this time next year.
Sometimes here at Drag City, we like to let the world present our news to you, the consumerfan, for us. Then, once every tiny inch of blog-space has been infiltrated with said news, we wait just a minute for the dust to settle before striking once more, direct from HQ, with a reminder of just who brought you such exquisite and exciting information in the first place. Yes, who knew? Drag City = Spin City. And this be one of those spinning wheels; in this case, said news is the announcement of the first Andy Kaufman LP ever to be released, Andy And His Grandmother! Plus, the blogs probably di'nt tell you, but it's both funny and freaky! You heard it here first.
To recap: Andy Kaufman changed the worlds of comedy and performance in the 1970s, showing fans and friends alike a determination to follow put-ons into territory no one had ever even considered "comic" before. His fervor was so intense that when he passed away suddenly in 1984, it seemed as if the ultimate disappearing act had been staged; one that some people believe is still ongoing, with the reveal yet to come. This makes him the quintessential entertainer of our generation, a man ahead of his time and ours, and a force that has yet to be matched - even in the mega-saturated media world of the 21st century. Andy and His Grandmother is material never heard before, a skimming from 82 hours of micro-cassette tapes that Andy recorded during 1977-79. Real life was the ultimate frontier for him, and these tapes demonstrate the heart of Andy's comedy: with gusto, he involves those closest to him, as well as total strangers, in put-ons, falsehoods and other provocations, pushing the limit on logic and emotional investment in everyday situations from the trivial to the deeply personal until any suspension of disbelief is out of the question for all involved, and everyone becomes fully immersed in whatever scenario Andy is suggesting as the new reality.
Vernon Chatman (South Park, Wonder Showzen, Xavier: Renegade Angel, The Heart She Holler, and Doggie Fizzle Televizzle, Final Flesh) dug deeply into the tapes, coming up with a concept for a single LP that would include several dozen excerpts. Slowly and carefully the final sequence took shape, and SNL's Bill Hader drafted to provide narration for the journey. The finished album, with liner notes from Vernon and Kaufman cohort Bob Zmuda is a work of comedy for our times - one that was performed over thirty years ago. Finally, July has a date worth celebrating - Andy And His Grandmother comes July 16th!
It's a new week, and a time for new beginnings. Why not usher in the positive vibes that this week can offer you by checking out Philly's very own Banned Books when they play for us tonight at 7pm! Don't fight it, dude.
This group of dudes from the city of brotherly love are aficionados in the areas of experimental and noise music and we are stoked to see how this sound translates when they play live. It isn't too common to get an act like Banned Books in the shop, so come and embrace this momentous occasion with us!
Take a listen to one of the most out-there tracks titled "Eating Things That Are The Color Grey" off of their 2012 "Flawless Demo." This is going to be fun!
Eating things that are the Color Grey by banned books
Looks like somebody has a case of the Monday's, in which case we've got the cure! Step on into Dr. Origami's office and he'll write you a prescription for Torches May residency at the Echo with Nightmare Air, Seasons and a special guest. We're going to be presenting this show along with our neighbors The Echo, and would love nothing more for you to come check out this residency that has been packing the Echo to the brim the past couple of weeks. Check below for more details on event, and take a listen to "When You Gonna?" off of their latest EP "If The People Stare."
The Echo & Origami Vinyl Present
Monday Night Residency with Torches Nightmare Air, Seasons and Special Guest
Mon, May 20, 2013
Colleen Green is awesome. She put out one of our favorite albums of the year and we are so stoked to be having her play in-store tonight at 7pm! Really guys, don't sleep on this opportunity to check out one of the best new garage acts of 2013!
"Colleen Green's first full-length for Hardly Art, Sock it to Me, is grounded in pure pop. Colleen Green's multi-tracked, emotive vocals take an enormous leap forward, evoking all-time heroes such as Rose Melberg and Tina Weymouth, with every drum-machine-tracked song awash in the dreamy slacker romanticism of California. "
Take a listen to "Time In the World" and let that guitar and drum machine paralyze you! We'll see you at 7pm for what should be an awesome night!
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