Saturday april 19th it's Record Store Day, an international event dedicated to record stores, during which record store-employees, musicians and vinyl-enthusiasts flock together. This year Subroutine is not only joining in the various festivities, but also releasing a limited split 7" of The Fire Harvest (NL) and Reiziger (BE). This weekend both bands will travel across the country, playing several gigs and instores to promote their release. On Sunday they're joined by Amber Arcades, At Townes' Trailer and April DJs in the upstairs Spiegelbar of Tivoli (Utrecht) for the release party of the single. The tour starts on Friday with a show at Lepel Concerts in Groningen.
A temporary house swap between band members Geert (BE) and Gerben (NL) resulted in this cross-border collaboration. By digging into each other's record collections they found out that they have a lot in common. They both play in bands that liked to continue the DIY tradition of the vinyl split single. The result is a limited 7" single with new songs from both bands, wrapped in a 100% unique and 100% recycled sleeve. There'll be a release-tour in the Netherlands and Belgium. The single is released on Record Store Day (April 19) and will be distributed by Subroutine Records (NL) and Birch&Broom Records (BE).
Next Tuesday, February 4, the debut album 'Reclining Nude' of Amsterdam four-piece Naive Set is released on vinyl. The album was recorded by Jan Schenk in Schenk Studio. Last Summer, Naive Set performed at the Subroutine-curated venue at the Welcome to the Village festival.
In the week following the first snow in the Netherlands, Naive Set release an album with bittersweet Feel Good Hits of the Winter. The album presentation of 'Reclining Nude' is Saturday February 1 in De Nieuwe Anita (Amsterdam). They're supported by Nouveau Vélo.
'Reclining Nude' is digitally streaming on various platforms.
This week we're hosting the 6th edition of our annual independent showcase event in Groningen. What once started as a DIY initiative to provide (primarily Dutch) bands with a venue to perform in the larger context of the Eurosonic weekend, grew into a yearly tradition, where we invite everyone to our spiritual hometown (and label-birthplace) Groningen. The festival has been known as SR020 (2009), Subroutine Connects (2010) or Subroutine Cares (2011). Last year we decided to 'appropriate' the legendary Postcard Records (/Motown) motto for our showcase event.
Together with Lepel Concerts we've invited 15 acts to perform this year. The venues are O'ceallaigh Irish pub and Café Kult, as usual. Entrance is free, no wristband needed. Click here for all information on line-up, venues, timetables, maps etcetera.
A happy 2014 to all! Today we release the new album of Amsterdam lo-fi slacker-heartthrobs Apneu. 'Hard Feelings' features 11 songs and clocks just under 20 minutes. You do the math. We reckon it'll give you just enough positive impulses to gloriously ignore your New Year's resolutions. Which is convenient, because this Wednesday they present the album in their hometown. Order it >> here or stream it a most digital platforms.
Some early reviews: Under the Radar: "Apneu is a group from Amsterdam with classic pop in their veins and garage grit under their fingernails." Kicking the Habit: "In twenty minutes, Apneu confidently runs through eleven songs that are as irresistable as they are nonchalant.." [Triple AAA] 3voor12: “Hard Feelings provides the soundtrack to dance away your insomnia." [Album of the Week] Luifabriek: "...slackers playing simple but catchy riffs that stick in your brain for eternity"
Nieuw Katadreuffe album Malconfort uit in december
Narrominded en Subroutine brengen samen LP uit
Het muziekjaar 2013 is bijna voorbij, maar niet voordat twee Nederlandse undergroundlabels de handen ineen slaan met een opvallende samenwerking. Op 10 december verschijnt het nieuwe album Malconfort van de Amsterdamse band Katadreuffe als gezamenlijke release bij Narrominded en Subroutine.
Katadreuffe is al enkele jaren een vaste, maar grillige waarde in de Nederlandse underground. Je kunt ze in hokjes als post-hardcore, shoegaze, noiserock of avantgarde duwen, maar wie goed luistert, hoort dat Katadreuffe al die genres ontstijgt. Malconfort staat vol schitterende nummers met vlijmscherpe gitaarlijnen, complexe ritmes en intrigerende teksten.
Malconfort (LP / digitaal) van Katadreuffe verschijnt op dinsdag 10 december 2013 en wordt op woensdag 8 januari 2014 gepresenteerd in de OT301 in Amsterdam. Line-up: Katadreuffe, Apneu, Hunter Complex & WOLVON
>> facebook event
[09-09-2013] Vox von Braun - interview @ Welcome to the village
[04-09-2013] WOLVON - interview @ Welcome to the village
[24-06-2013] The Doo Run Run - Doo it Yourself
On Monday June 17 the new EP of Roy Santiago's lo-fi loserpop band The Doo Run Run is out.
After releasing a great EP on the Smikkelbaard label of our spiritual soulmates from Leiden last year,
the band played our yearly festival in January and we made some plans. The results are now
available on a coloured 7" with four songs and streaming on most digital platforms. Doo It.
Musician/cartoonist Ricky van Duuren is one of the driving and constant forces in almost three decades of the Groningen music scene and played in (in)famous bands like De Boegies, The Moonlizards and
In the last years Van Duuren settled on the moniker My Friend Television, slowly but steadily building on an impressive array of quiet, introvert home recorded songs, heavily contrasting with the music from his early career.
In 2012 Van Duuren took to Schenk Studio in Amsterdam to record a debut 10” EP called ‘Joe’. Now backed by Merijn Jansen, Frank Hiep and Barbara Stok, My Friend Television is a band and their EP ‘Joe’ will be released by Subroutine Records on june 2nd (15:00!) @ de pudding. First single ‘Your Fool’ is a duet with Brenda Bosma (Spilt Milk), who occasionally joins the band on stage.
While Nouveau Vélo are still getting some great reviews for their ‘Daze’ EP, the next release is already here.
WOLVON recorded their full-length debut in the Next-to-Jaap studios of Corno Zwetsloot and this mighty LP is called ‘folds.’. It’s out on Monday April 22, with release parties on April 25 (VERA Groningen) and May 2 (OT301 Amsterdam). All dates of all bands are on the right here.
In the meantime, Groningen all-star formation Avery Plains also released a great 7” single with two songs: The Gloomy Ones/Lost My Sight To A Spider. Listen to it here and order it >> here.
We’re also very pleased to be hosting ACU during the afternoon of Le Guess Who May Day. Our Le Mini Who line-up features Nouveau Vélo, Avery Plains, My Friend Television and The Doo Run Run. We’re also hosting a stage during the Welcome to the Village festival in July; more info soon!
[04-02-2013] The Sound of the Dutch Underground
After the unanimously praised Moestuin EP from 2011, Nouveau Vélo has been quietly working on a follow-up, whilst being on the road a lot as well. Now their new EP 'daze' is here, released digitally and on sparkling 10" vinyl on March 18.
[29-01-2013] Vox Von Braun - April - Reiziger Vox Von Braun
On the night of the Mayan apocalypse we released the 2nd LP of Vox Von Braun, about a month and 15 'klasse' reviews later, the first vinyl pressing is almost sold out - a second pressing is imminent.
April Next to that we're very happy to announce the first 7" single by our good friends of April, be sure you'll be at the releaseparty, the 23rd of February in Ekko (Utrecht). Get your copy in our >> webshop.
In the meantime, we're also helping our Belgian friends of Reiziger with the promotion of their brilliant new album Kodiak Station. Click and see the video for their
song 'Bended Trees'.
[02-01-2013] The Sound of Young Holland presented byLepel & Subroutine records
Next week -Thursday/January 10 & Friday/January 11- we are hosting our annual showcase festival, together with Lepel Concerts, in O'Ceallaigh Irish Pub, Groningen and Cafe Kult...
For this 5th edition we chose to pay tribute to Postcard Records, their motto & their logo. As usual the poster is made by the infallible mrcvdrhlst. Line-up will follow swiftly.
[14-12-2012] Friends! In these dark days, just before the end of the Mayan Calender, we have some good news for you.
Vox Von Braun finished their 2nd LP 'Rich & On Wheels' which will be presented at >> VERA on December 21 (with The Fire Harvest and Spilt Milk).
The new album is released on vinyl and will be available from next week on, at shows, in shops (Clear Spot distribution), on iTunes/Spotify and here at our website.
Also, My Friend Television recorded this years' anthem for the holiday season, called 'I Want My Christmas To Be Black', that you can download >> here.
And finally, something about showcases. We are hosting a night in the great Kinky Star in Ghent/Belgium on December 23, with Space Siren and WOLVON. And on 10/11 January we organize something special for you in Groningen.
[22-11-2012] The Fire Harvest Utrecht-based country/slowcore 'supergroup'
The Fire Harvest presents their s/t EP during Le Guess Who?. Released on Subroutine as a second-hand cassette with a second-hand walkman in a second-hand linnen bag.
For the complete release package you'll have to visit one of their concerts. The cassette can also be ordered via >> this website
[23-10-2012] Homemade Empire
We've been following Utrecht-based songwriter Homemade Empire since his great debut album
'A Brilliant Window Niche'. After several great live performances at our showcases and hearing his brilliant new recordings, we are happy and proud to announce that Defenestration will be released on Subroutine as SR042 on transparent 12" vinyl.
The LP will be presented this Saturday, October 27 in Houtzaagmolen De Ster in Utrecht, where also Wouter van Veldhoven and Pien Feith - who has just returned from recording in the SOMO-studio in Chicago - will perform.
Entrance is free, but it is recommended to make a reservation [>> here].
[24-09-2012] Subroutine catalog on Bandcamp We've recently spend some time in our archives and decided to upload [abd/or link] our entire catalog to one bandcamp account, starting from December 2005 with a 3" cd of awkward i until the recent WOLVON / NeonRainbows split 7".
quote kicking the habit: "Het begon allemaal eind 2005 met een eerste bescheiden release: de False Starts In Lo-Fi-EP van awkward i. Sindsdien is Subroutine Records uitgegroeid tot een van de mooiste kleine labels van het land, van wie iedere release op zijn minst de moeite waard is om te checken.
Veel goede bands met een shoegazend of lo-fi-geluid konden terecht bij de door twee man gerunde platenmaatschappij, met als gevolg goede platen van bijvoorbeeld AC Berkheimer, The Sugarettes, We Swim You Jump, gelegenheidsband The Very Sexuals en Vox von Braun.
Albums die met de gehele catalogus van Subroutine nu op Bandcamp zijn te beluisteren, inclusief zeldzamere singles, EP's en compilaties. Van die eerste releases van awkward i, Fuck the Writer en Feverdream tot aan recenter werk van Space Siren, The Wooden Constructions, S In Assasins, Wolvon en Rats on Rafts - The Moon Is Big verscheen eerst op Subroutine"
[10-09-2012] WOLVON / Neon Rainbows - split 7" WOLVON & Neon Rainbows went on a tour through the Balkans and decided to make a split 7" together. The vinyl is released @ Incubate festival this week.
The tracks are now on soundcloud for your enjoyment. The vinyl is released on Subroutine Records as SR041.
[10-07-2012] Subroutine-Lepel Zomercafe
De Subroutiners kunnen het wel goed vinden met de lui van Lepel Concerts en dat heeft al voor meerdere fijne samenwerkingen gezorgd. Zo waren ze al meerdere keren curator op elkaars avonden, en tijdens Eurosonic is het inmiddels ook al Subroutine & Lepel Care. Dat waren altijd drukbezochte, gezellige avonden.
Zaterdag 4 augustus verzorgen Subroutine en Lepel
een Zomercafé in Vera met optredens van:
- The Sugarettes
"met Subroutine en Lepel weet je dat het goed zit! Leuke mensen, genoeg bier en ik durf het jullie te beloven: ook toffe bands uit de toplaag van de Nederlandse underground muziekscene! " (MARINKE)
[07-05-2012] Wooden Constructions After keeping the Dutch alternative music scene’s collective eyebrows raised for quite a while with their energetic live act, Amsterdam based Wooden Constructions decided to dive head first into the dark hole of obscurity to record debut album People Now People. For two years nobody heard anything from them. Now they’re back. All grown up and more terrifying than ever. This is maniacal, gloomy music accompanied by strange and singular stories.
People Now People will be released on May 11th.
--- Naive Set
02 apr - Melkweg, Amsterdam (with Apneu, Bird on the Wire, Fetter, Klarälven and others)
05 apr - Patronaat, Haarlem (with Katadreuffe en Spoelstra)
12 apr - Vera Kelderbar, Groningen
19 apr - Velvet Music, Alkmaar (Recordstore day 16:00)
24 apr - Cul de Sac, Tilburg (with Boring Pop and Koning der Dieren)
24 may - Utrecht, Spring Performing Arts Festival
04 jun - Studio K, Amsterdam
19 apr - Kampen Blue Music, Kampen
(Recordstore day 11.00 + The Fire Harvest)
19 apr - The Basement Recordstore, Apeldoorn (Recordstore day 13:00)
19 apr - Praamstra Plato, Deventer (Recordstore day 14:30)
19 apr - De Twee Spieghels, Leiden (Recordstore day afterparty)
--- The Fire Harvest
18 apr - Lepel Concerts, Groningen (with Reiziger en Santa Fe)
19 apr - Kampen Blue Music, Kampen
(Recordstore day 11.00 + Reiziger )
19 apr - Gigant, Apeldoorn (Recordstore day 14:00)
19 apr - Praamstra Plato, Deventer (Recordstore day 15:30)
19 apr - De Twee Spieghels, Leiden (Recordstore day afterparty)
20 apr - Tivoli Spiegelbar, Utrecht
25 apr - JH de Boogaard, Geel
26 apr - Atelier Rock, Hoei