Posts Tagged ‘Sub Pop’

April 25, 2018
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Last Friday, Twin Shadow gave us one of the most epic Popscene sets of the year at his sold out headline show at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. The only regret I harbor from that evening is the fact that I somehow missed out on the announcement that Yuno was the opening act, and I only caught the very last song of his set as I entered the venue. The Floridian artist, signed to Sub Pop Records, made his live debut that night, and despite having fallen for his music after hearing No Going Back earlier this year, I’ve missed out on his inaugural performance! Failure aside, I can’t help but bask in joy due to the surfy nostalgic pop and gauzy rock oozing from Yuno’s wistful aching new song Why For. It’s almost as if the fascinating new talent had mixed WU LYF’s rough bellowing rock with The Drums’ dreamy, wavy surf pop and a touch of Black Kids’ indie rock, too. Yuno’s debut EP, Moodie, arrives on Sub Pop June 15th. Pre-order, here. Re-visit our No Going Back feature, here.

March 6, 2018

Jo Passed is a new Vancouver based quartet who’s just signed to Sub Pop Records and announced their debut album. And trust me, you don’t want to pass over their first release on the label, a fuzzy crunching, swervy scuzzing indie rocker named MDM, whose video was directed by Eleanor Petry. Debut album Their Prime arrives May 25th. The band is described as often geeking out to bands like The Zombies or Nirvana, or even classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The latter isn’t so apparent on MDM, but the former two legendary groups’ imprint are discernible indeed. MDM is a grungy whirring, heavy plodding treat that arrives ahead of the a string of spring club shows and festival dates kicking off later this month. Pre-order Their Prime, here.

January 25, 2018

My list of 2018 album pre-orders keeps growing longer and longer, but there’s one debut from a new American project that I simply can’t wait to check out, and it comes from Loma, a trio whose gifted ranks include Texas’ Cross Project and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg. You might recall the exquisite spell they cast on us previously with songs like Black Willow and Relay Runner. They now amplify the power of their hold on us with new song Joy, a willowy alt-folk hymnal both glacial and sylvan in its windswept and meditative beauty. Loma’s self titled album arrives February 16th on Sub Pop. Pre-order, here.

September 27, 2017

I just can’t seem to help myself when it comes to all the new Bully we’ve been blessed with as of late. The Nashville rockers are preparing to release their sophomore album Losing come October 20th on venerated indie label Sub Pop Records, and everything we’ve heard of it has just been crunchy, scuzzy good. Kills To Be Resistant is today’s new taste from the full length. It’s an angst ridden, restlessly jagged, yet melodic driving grunge and punk jam that deals with the emotional conflict of unrequited love as well as the feeling of restraint & pushing your feelings aside out of respect for the situation. Losing can be pre-ordered now from Bully’s webstore, here.

May 26, 2017

Ever amazing English folk and alt rock musician Marika Hackman continues to roll out incredible tunes off of her forthcoming sophomore full length I’m Not Your Man. Cigarette, which was revealed earlier today, is a hushed acoustic gem. It’s raw yet beautiful, and it leaves us hungering even more for I’m Not Your Man, which drops on June 2nd via Sub Pop Records. You can pre-order the album from Sub Pop, here.

July 14, 2016

Though we haven’t heard from LVL UP in some time, these fellows from New York have obviously been quite busy. LVL UP recently signed to esteemed Seattle label Sub Pop and they’ve recorded a brand new full length too. Return To Love drops on September 23rd. Pain is a more than welcome preview off the album. LVL UP’s rugged indie rock and scrappy guitar pop builds upon itself from light hearted jangles into heavy whirring, 90′s evoking emo alt rock. The band keenly balances pop and experimentation in their music, using reverb, harmony, and tape distortion. New album Return To Love can be pre-ordered from Sub Pop Records.

March 9, 2016

Though the breaking up of the Smith Westerns was certainly bad news for many, many of the many are also much ecstatic about ex-member Cullen Omori’s solo record after having heard some of the splendid songs he’s previewed off of it. While swirling, twirling Cinnamon is still my favorite taste off of New Misery, I find myself gravitating immensely towards newly revealed Synthetic Romance, a lilting psychedelic wall of hazy, dreamy euphoria. Synthetic Romance is a very unique amalgamation of Spaghetti Western twanginess, kaleidoscopic synthiness, lo-fi pop, and jaunty rock. New Misery drops very soon on March 18th via Sub Pop. I’ll be in Austin at the time for SXSW, perhaps I’ll get to hear some of Cullen’s music live before I come home to my copy of the album sitting on my doormat. Pre-order yours from Sub Pop.

March 7, 2015
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Many are excited that Doldrums will be releasing a sophomore album, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, on April 7th via highly respected and loved indie label Sub Pop. Off of the sure to be critically acclaimed release comes a pulsing, hypnotizing song named Loops, the album’s third single. Chaotic, off kilter soundscapes join Airick Woodhead’s entrancing vocals on the experimental, psych imbued electronic song. It’s a prime example of why Doldrums is such a thrilling act with its contagious groove mixed with such strange, oddly blissful beats. 

October 30, 2014
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London’s alt pop band Thumpers delighted my ears very much with their debut album Galore earlier this year, which boasted that infectious anthem Unkinder (A Tougher Love), a tune I professed such rabid love for on IHM. The duo will be releasing more of their synthy pop music shortly, via a new EP, titled Together, out November 19 on Sub Pop. For the first taste, they’ve unleashed the spectacular Devotee, which features guest vocals by actress and musician Jena Malone, who’s delighted us previously with her project The Shoe. Devotee is a sleek alt track with some catchy hooks and plenty of simmering, gritty flavor.

October 30, 2014
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London’s alt pop band Thumpers delighted my ears very much with their debut album Galore earlier this year, which boasted that infectious anthem Unkinder (A Tougher Love), a tune I professed such rabid love for on IHM. The duo will be releasing more of their synthy pop music shortly, via a new EP, titled Together, out November 19 on Sub Pop. For the first taste, they’ve unleashed the spectacular Devotee, which features guest vocals by actress and musician Jena Malone, who’s delighted us previously with her project The Shoe. Devotee is a sleek alt track with some catchy hooks and plenty of simmering, gritty flavor.