Sublime celebrates the 25th anniversary of her iconic self-titled album with the episode “Behind the Album Cover”




“Behind the blanket”

Twenty-five years ago today, Sublime’s eponymous album was released after lead singer Bradley Nowell’s untimely death, spawning timeless hits like “What I Got”, “Santeria” and “Wrong Way”. The iconic album continues to connect with fans and live on for a quarter of a century after its initial release, as the music endures and new generations discover Sublime. To celebrate the 25e anniversary, the group’s management, Surfdog / DKM, in collaboration with UMe, have organized a number of outings and special events, as well as new merchandise with Live Nation and other partners to commemorate the anniversary.

‘Sublime’ 25e Anniversary highlights:

Episode “Behind the Album Cover”: An in-depth conversation with Sublime art legend Opie Ortiz as he explains the history of the legendary ‘Sublime’ album cover art and how it came about. Fans can check out the episode here:

Presentation of the virtual plate: Plaques were presented to members of Sublime, drummer Bud Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson and singer Bradley Nowell, accepted on his behalf by widow Troy DenDekker and son Jakob Nowell, to commemorate more than $ 18 million in consumption of albums in the United States according to MRC. Bud and Eric recently spoke to The World Famous KROQ about this milestone, fans can check out the interview here:

Sublime graphic novel “$ 5 at the door”: Sublime has partnered with Z2 Comics to create SUBLIME: $ 5 AT THE DOOR, a graphic novel that will be released in standard soft and hardcover editions in comic book stores and bookstores in June 2021. With an all new cover illustration by members of the SUBLIME family OPIE ORTIZ and DJ PRODUCT © 1969, a deluxe special edition and a very limited super deluxe edition are available for pre-order now exclusively on the Z2 website. The deluxe and super deluxe editions include a special first vinyl edition of the EP “Doin ‘Time”, not available elsewhere, as well as exclusive prints, a Lou-Dog toy and more! SUBLIME: $ 5 AT THE DOOR will be available on August 3.

$ 5 at the door Comic book signature: Fans on Saturday August 14 are invited to attend an exclusive signing session featuring legends of sublime art Opie Ortiz and DJ PRODUCT © 1969 at Atomic Basement Comics in Long Beach, California.

Cans of AleSmith Sublime Mexican Lager Limited Edition 19.2 oz: AleSmith Brewing Company has released a batch of limited edition Sublime Mexican Lager cans featuring the group’s new artwork by OG solar artist Opie Ortiz, also featured on the cover of the graphic novel. Fans can get their hands on this limited edition 19.2 oz. cans at the AleSmith tasting room and select retailers in California. In addition to thin cans, a new limited series of 40 oz. Bottles featuring Opie’s works will be available for pre-order in mid-August. Fans can use AleSmith’s beerfinder to check local availability:

Official “Garden Grove” and “Pawn Shop” music videos: The official music video for fan favorite “Pawn Shop” will be released in the coming weeks and is animated in psychedelic-surfer-punk-graffiti style, inspired by edgy late-night entertainment with Sublime’s iconography morphing throughout. long. The “Garden Grove” video was shot as a “love letter” to the Long Beach lifestyle and was released earlier this year. “Garden Grove” can be viewed here:

Travis Barker Project: Travis Barker is currently in the studio producing covers, remixes and collaborating with artists of all genres to reinvent various Sublime songs from the iconic eponymous album.

“We’re not trying to write punk rock. We’re not trying to write reggae. We’re not trying to write ska, ”Sublime’s Bradley Nowell said. KROQ in 1995. “We’re just trying to write a good song.” This is exactly what they have done, time and time again. “What I Got”, “Santeria”, “Wrong Way” and “Doin ‘Time” remain innovative staples of the alternative boom of the 90s. But they have accomplished even more: in less than a decade in the national spotlight, the laid-back Long Beach trio spawned an entire genre – fusing reggae grooves, punk grittiness, ska energy, back porch folk introspection and hip-hop swagger. Decades after the tragic death of singer-songwriter Bradley Nowell, Sublime remains an institution: with over 18 million albums consumed in the United States according to MRC; and their merchandise, featuring the iconic sun logo, dominates sales at retailers such as Target, Urban Outfitters and Spencer Gifts. Most importantly, the music remains timeless – a rite of passage for misfit listeners who refuse to fit into the lines of the conventional genre.

About Sublime:

Sublime, the reggae-punk / rock trio from Long Beach, CA, was founded in 1988 by Eric Wilson, Bud Gaugh and Bradley Nowell. Their first self-produced album, 40 ounces. to freedom, was released in 1992 via the label of the group Skunk Records. The success of this album and the strong radio exposure of KROQ from Southern California (two years after its initial release) ensured Sublime signing to MCA Records in time for the band’s second album in 1994, Steal the hood, which reveals an experimental ethic more in line with copy-paste dub than with the well-regulated rage of the Californian punk revival. The album performed well on college radio and set the stage for the resounding success of their self-titled third album. On May 25, 1996, however, singer and guitarist Nowell tragically passed away and the band fell apart, but the eponymous GORGEOUS was still scheduled for July released in 1996. Building on the chart-topping alternative radio hit “What I Got”, the album was certified gold at the end of 1996. “Santeria” and “Wrong Way” followed and received a widespread distribution, and their self-titled album was eventually sold. over seven million copies, making it one of the most popular reggae-punk albums in history. Such success also extended to the group’s previous albums, leading 40 ounces. to freedom double platinum sales and Steal the hood to gold certification. Sublime has sold millions of albums in the United States, and its genre-defining music and cultural influence is stronger than ever.

About UME: Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the global catalog and special markets division of Universal Music Group. Working closely with UMG’s record labels, territories and operating companies, UMe offers a front-line approach to catalog management, a focus on strategic marketing initiatives and the creation of opportunities in new technologies.

About Surfdog / DKM: Surfdog / DKM is a large-scale entertainment company, founded in 1985 by Dave Kaplan and located in Encinitas, California. The entertainment group includes DKM, Surfdog Records, Surfdog & Surfmutt Music Publishing, Surfdog Merchandising and Surfdog’s Java Hut. Surfdog / DKM has a diverse and acclaimed roster and, since its inception, has worked with a number of legendary and iconic artists including Brian Setzer, Eric Clapton, UB40, Sublime, Dave Stewart, Glen Campbell, Joss Stone, Stray Cats , Butthole Surfers, Ryan Adams, Dan Hicks, Slightly Stoopid and many more.

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