05/20/11 Pop Up Records and the entire HUM Tribute Team are extremely excited to announce the complete line-up for SONGS OF FAREWELL AND DEPARTURE: A TRIBUTE TO HUM. The announcement comes several months after strategically leaking out a handful of bands at a time, but alas the full line-up has gloriously emerged. We have assembled a diverse cast of bands to pay tribute to one of the 90’s most beloved space rockers HUM, and fans have good reason to be excited. The release will celebrate the Champaign, IL collective’s all too short career with astounding new takes of classic tracks from some of today’s brightest new and up-and-coming bands. SONGS OF FAREWELL AND DEPARTURE offers a brilliant look at the near decade long reign of HUM through the eyes of the musicians they influenced including Funeral For A Friend, Junius, The Felix Culpa, City Of Ships, Solar Powered Sun Destroyer with J. Robbins [Jawbox/Burning Airlines], Stomacher, Kellii Scott [Failure] & Eric Gorfain [The Section Quartet], and much more. The record is currently being mastered, with a summer release date to be announced shortly. Check out the line-up below and stay tuned for one of the most overdue tribute albums of the past decade.
TRACK LIST 01. Arctic Sleep - The Scientists 02. [Damn] This Desert Air - The Pod 03. Solar Powered Sun Destroyer - Stars [Feat. J Robbins] 04. Bearhead - Ms. Lazarus 05. Anakin - I’d Like Your Hair Long 06. Junius - Firehead 07. Constants - If You Are To Bloom 08. City Of Ships - I Hate It Too 09. Actors & Actresses - Aphids 10. Digicide - Comin’ Home 11. The Esoteric - Iron Clad Lou 12. Tent [Kellii Scott & Eric Gorfain] - Little Dipper 13. Stomacher - Why I Like Robins 14. The Felix Culpa - Puppets 15. Funeral For A Friend - Green To Me
DIGITAL ONLY BONUS TRACK 01. Alpha Stasis - Scraper
04/27/10 We are very pleased to announce [Damn] This Desert Air's "Distance Waits" has been officially released on Pop Up Records today. Be sure to head over to the store and purchase one for yourself. You might also find a few other Pop Up releases you'd enjoy while you're at it!
04/07/10 Welcome to the new look here at Pop Up Records! An entire website overhaul by Chancellor Design is close to completion. Be sure to drop by www.chancellordesign.com for all of your future graphic design needs.
03/19/10 [Damn] This Desert Air will be featured in Rock Band, the game. The track "Ghost I Own" from the Distance Waits EP has officially been selected/approved. You can listen to a sneak preview of the track on their MySpace page. More news on the date of inclusion to come, gamers stay tuned.
02/26/10 Orion drummer Brad Chancellor has announced the arrival his new project called Anakin. You can find more information over at www.anakinmusic.com. A self-release of their debut single entitled "Abort.Retry.Fail" will be available at all digital retailers on April 20th, 2010.
FEATURED Artist: Various Title: The Nurse Who Loved Me Date: November 25, 2008
“The Nurse Who Loved Me: A Tribute To Failure” is all around triumphant. This album pays tribute to one of the greatest bands of the 90s and the legacy they‘ve left the musical world. There are few bands that deserve a tribute more so than Failure, as they have defined a mighty sound, that has remained so influential to so many bands, in numerous different ways.
+ Evangelos + [Damn] This Desert Air + Exeter + Sex Club Reject + Orion + Emotron + Stemage + Satellite Tragedy + The Company We Keep + Rilian + Paramore + Catch The Sun + B.L. Barakus + Solare + Tablets Of Orion + 30 Fathom Grave + Planet ID