Gluecifer / Tender is the Savage - SP495
Recorded at the tail end of 1999, riff-heavy and swaggering, Tender is the Savage sets a new standard for recklessly energized rock and roll in the new millenium. And, Norway's Kings of Rcok are road-ready, prepared to take Tender is the Savage to all corners of the world – and go a long way towards putting the F-U-N (remember that?)back in rock. See www.gluecifer.com for more.
1. I Got A War
2. Chewin' Fingers
3. Ducktail Heat
4. The General Says Hell Yeah!
5. Red Noses, Shit Poses
6. Drunk And Pompous
7. Rip-Off Strasse
8. Dog Day, Dog Night
9. Sputnik Monroe
10. Exit At Gate Zero
Released: 2000-05-23 (LP), 2000-05-23 (CD), 2000-08-08 (MP3s)
The Murder City Devils / In Name And Blood - SP497
On this their third full-length record, The Murder City Devils demonstrate the notion or Rock and Roll as a life or death proposition: tales of love lost (or destroyed), the doomed romanticism of the road (and an innate inability to deny its call), and suffering the slings and arrows of fate (outrageous or otherwise…). “With head, heart and hands – in name and blood.” The enhanced CD, contains live video for “Bunkhouse”!!!
1. Press Gang
2. I Drink the Wine
4. Idle Hands (Real Video)
5. Rum to Whiskey
6. I’ll come running
7. Demon Brother
8. Lemuria Rising
9. Somebody Else’s Baby
10. In This Town
11. No Grave but the Sea
12. Fields of Fire
Released: 2009-02-17 (LP), 2000-06-06 (CD), 2000-06-06 (MP3s)
Looper / The Geometrid - SP499
2. On The Flipside
3. Modem Song
4. Uncle Ray
6. These Things
7. Bug Rain
8. My Robot
9. Tomorrow\’s World
10. Money Hair
Released: 2000-05-09 (LP), 2000-05-09 (CD), 2011-01-28 (MP3s)
Damon and Naomi / With Ghost - SP501
“We first met the Japanese band Ghost in 1995; despite any language barriers, we understood one another immediately and soon became friends. We have since toured together in both the U.S. and Japan, and on occasion Ghost has joined us on stage to play our songs. After a show like this in Tokyo in the fall of 1998, we decided to record an album together. Over the course of the following year, we sent our new songs to Japan, and Ghost sent back ideas for production and arrangements. They also sent music for a new song of theirs, to which we added lyrics. Then, in the last days of 1999 and the first of 2000, Ghost came to our studio to record this album and celebrate the New Year, together.”
Released: September 5, 2000
Mark Lanegan / Field Songs - SP502
Best known for his years as vocalist for the Screaming Trees, Mark Lanegan returns with his fifth solo album. With the new album Mark seems to have gone back through all his previous work, and taken the best elements from each to create one of the most fulfilled, and fulfilling, albums of his career; a demonstration of his continued love of singer/songwriters and American folk and blues. Field Songs also includes one of the songs (“Kimiko’s Dream House”) which Mark co-wrote with Jeffrey Lee Pierce of Gun Club fame.
Released: May 8, 2001
Beachwood Sparks / Beachwood Sparks - SP503
1. Desert Skies
2. Ballad of Never Rider
3. Silver Morning After
4. Singing Butterfly
5. Sister Rose
6. This is What it Feels Like
7. Canyon Ride
8. The Reminder
9. The Calming Seas
10. New Country
11. Something I Don\’t Recognize
12. Old Sea Miner
13. See, oh Three
14. Sleeping Butterfly
Released: 2000-03-21 (CD), 2013-06-13 (LP), 2000-03-21 (MP3s)
Trembling Blue Stars / Broken By Whispers - SP504
2. She Just Couldn’t Stay
3. Sometimes I Still Feel The Bruise
4. To Leave It Now
6. I No Longer Know Anything
7. Back To You
8. Birthday Girl
9. Snow Showers
11. Dark Eyes
Released: 2000-03-07 (CD), 2011-01-28 (MP3s)
Damien Jurado / Ghost of David - SP507
Damien Jurado is an urban-folk singer with his hand in the baskets of all the right fringe genres. He's a storyteller, and the stories have matured steadily since he first appeared on the scene with the perfect balance of lighthearted pop and saddest of the sad on his early singles and first full-length, Waters Ave S. Since then, (with his second full-length, Rehearsals for Departure, the Gather in Song EP (both from 1999), and this year's collection of found recordings, Postcards and Audio Letters) he's moved more toward the dark, and if you ask him, he'll tell you point blank that it's in the dark where you'll find us all.
3. Johnny Go Riding
4. Great Today
5. Tonight I Will Retire
6. Ghost of David
7. Parking Lot
10. Walk With Me
12. Rosewood & Casket
13. Ghost in the Snow
Released: September 19, 2000
Michael Yonkers / Microminiature Love - SP508
Originally recorded in 1968 and slated for release on Sire Records, Microminiature Love languished unreleased until unearthed and issued by De Stijl Records as a limited, vinyl-only pressing in 2002. Our friends at Aquarius Records had the following to say about the original vinyl release:
“An obscure late-sixties ahead-of-his-time visionary gets his due with this LP reissue. Yonkers’ stuff was like nothing anyone had heard back then (or even now really): fucked-up garage psych with dementedly genius lyrics and crazy acid-fried guitar. Yonkers, a legendary Minneapolis-area figure, built his own effects pedals, cut his Fender Telecaster down to a plank, and played like no one else ever. I’m at a loss of words on how to describe this. It’s sort of like a fusion of stripped down Black Sabbath, The Troggs, Pere Ubu, and The Cramps??”
The July 22, 2003 CD reissue includes six bonus tracks not found on that first pressing of the LP.
Microminiature Love: finally back on vinyl!
Sub Pop’s Aug. 16, 2011 vinyl reissue will present the album in its original 7-song version. And, all six of the bonus tracks from the CD will be available in the download that comes with this LP. Proceeds from the sales of this LP reissue will benefit the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation.
Released: 2003-07-22 (CD), 2003-07-22 (MP3s), 2011-08-16 (LP)
The Yo-Yos / Uppers and Downers - SP510
We Americans seem to like our British one of two ways: loud, drunken, tattooed and disorderly or quiet, effete, introverted and dour. The Yo-Yo's fall into the former category. Fronted by former Wildhearts' bassist/singer Danny McCormack (who, for some reason the English press are forever referring to as "Geordie"…), The Yo-Yo's are fresh from their first US tour (with the Backyard Babies). Uppers and Downers is the debut full-length from these English hooligans; combining equal parts Beach Boys-esque harmonies and the punk rock vigor of The Ramones and/or The Clash. More at www.theyoyos.co.uk.
1. 1000 Miles Away From Me.
2. Home From Home
3. Time of Your Life (Real Video)
4. Head Over Heels
5. Champagne and Nakedness
6. Sunshine Girl (Real Video)
8. Out of my Mine
9. Too Lazy to Bleed
10. Hanging Up
11. Trample on You
12. Cellphone Psychobia
13. Keepin' on Keepin' on
14. Half Hour Heartache
Released: July 18, 2000
Arlo / Up High In The Night - SP516
The debut full-length from Los Angeles pop rockers, Arlo (formerly operating under the name Otto)—pop songs as catchy as they are literate. Early contender for most frequently mis-heard album title of 2001 (i.e. A Pie in the Night).
Released: January 16, 2001
The Black Halos / The Violent Years - SP520
Described (by NOW magazine) as “…the bastard sons of Stiv Bators playing punk rock n roll from beyond the valley of the (New York) Dolls,” these sleazy Canadians return with their new (Jack Endino-produced) full-length (and first for Sub Pop). Their self-titled debut on the Die Young Stay Pretty imprint was hailed as one of the five best punk records of the ’90s by Hit List magazine, and The Violent Years finds them raising the bar yet again. The Enhanced CD includes live Video of Shooting Stars at CBGB!
Released: March 20, 2001
Zen Guerrilla / Shadows On the Sun - SP530
San Francisco's beloved (this from the SF Bay Guardian: "There's a new king in town and the gap between them and the remainder is a mile wide.") Zen Guerilla returns with their fifth full-length. Shadows on the Sun is certainly the band's most complex effort to date, revealing the post-apocalyptic Otis Redding lurking within singer Marcus Durant. With one foot in the Stones, the Kinks and Led Zeppelin, the other rooted in the Ohio Players, the Stylistics, and the Temptations, Zen Guerilla provides a synthesis from both sides of the tracks. And, the clincher is witnessing Zen Guerilla in the flesh; theirs is a live show blending the conviction and showmanship of James Brown and vintage Butthole Surfers-esque psychedelic sideshow.
1. Barbed Wire
3. Staring Into Midnight
4. Smoke Rings
5. Graffiti Hustle
6. Captain Infinity
7. Subway Transmission
8. Dirty Mile
9. Evening Sun
10. Fifth and Cecil B.
11. Where's My Halo?
13. Zombies and Hobos
Released: August 21, 2001
Love as Laughter / Sea to Shining Sea - SP531
Because at this point I can’t imagine that you’re not sick of people blathering on about this and that, the following from a December, 2000 aricle in NME (read it aloud in a British accent for full effect): “Take cover. Incendiary underground missionaries Love as Laughter are getting ready for an explosive deliverance from the bland and the apathetic. And with fanaticism like this, it looks like salvation is only a matter of time…” Throw in the fact that the NME folks tapped the recent L/A/L single “My Case” as ‘Single of the Week’ and that they found the last L/A/L full-length, Destination 2000 to be one of the best of ‘99, and you’ve got a full-scale UK phenom happening. And, Sea to Shining Sea is their latest and greatest blast of sci-fi rock and roll. You should ask yourself if you will make it through another year without an intelligent rock record standard to have on hand for all those times when you just can’t take another minute of bad plastic radio.
Released: 2001-12-01 (2xLP), 2001-09-04 (CD), 2001-09-04 (MP3s)
Nebula are the full-blown embodiment of heavy psych-rock; high-energy electric blues, lead-footed psychedelic warriors, rock and roll road dogs and the best damned live band to come down the pike in a long, long time. Their self-titled second full-length finds them exploring a more full spectrum of sound – from the heavy groove they pioneered on their debut full-length, To the Center, to acoustic songs full of melody and soul. Do it now.
1. Do it now
4. Travelin' man's blues
5. Instant gravitation
6. This ones
9. Goodbye yesterday
10. All the way
Released: April 10, 2001
Saint Etienne / Interlude - SP536
Rare tracks , B sides, and Exclusive originals! Interlude aka the flip-side of Sound of Water. The LP will contain 3 exclusive tracks, ("Queen of Polythene," " Mountain Rain," and " Le Ballade de Saint Etienne"), 6 b-sides and 1 cover ("Stevie" from the Beach Boys tribute album Caroline Now!). 10 tracks total, on orange vinyl. The CD adds two re-mixes (for "Boy Is Crying" and "Lose That Girl"), as well as two versions of the video for "How We Used to Live." Interlude indeed!
3. Queen Of Polythene
4. Red Setter
5. Mountain Rain
6. Shoot Out The Lights
8. Bar Conscience
9. Le Ballade De Saint Etienne
10. Thank You
11. Boy Is Crying (Single Mix)
12. Lose That Girl (Trouser Enthusiast Mix)
13. Data Track
Released: 2001-03-20 (LP), 2001-03-20 (CD), 2010-02-09 (MP3s)
Beachwood Sparks / Once We Were Trees - SP545
The Second full-length from Southern California’s Beachwood Sparks, Once We Were Trees, finds the band expanding upon the psychedelic country rock of their self-titled 2000 debut. The new record was recorded with Thom Monahan at J. Mascis’ studio in Northampton, MA (J. even plays on the record a bit). Plus, the new record features an amazing and sweetly torching version of Sade’s “By Your Side.” Really.
Released: 2001-10-09 (CD), 2001-10-09 (2xLP), 2009-07-28 (MP3s)
Vue / Find Your Home - SP551
San Franciscos VUE returns with their second full-length combining classic rock/r&b swagger with a NorCal art-punk sensibility for a more cohesive sound than on their first, self-titled album (from the beginning of the new millenium). Vue have spent time playing shows with the likes of The Locust, The White Stripes, Beachwood Sparks, The Faint, Black Heart Procession, to name a few, and it shows both on the new record and in their live show. An undeniable rhythm, an invitation to basic sexual energy and beat: Find Your Home.
Released: September 18, 2001
Ugly Casanova / Sharpen Your Teeth - SP552
The highly anticipated first full-length from Modest Mouse singer/guitarist Isaac Brock. On Sharpen Your Teeth, Mr. Brock is ably aided and abetted throughout by the enigmatic John Orth, as well as such luminaries as Tim Tutili of Califone/Red Red Meat and The Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins.
Released: 2002-05-21 (2xLP), 2002-05-21 (CD), 2009-12-21 (MP3s)
Mudhoney / Since We've Become Translucent - SP555
Hey! A new Mudhoney record! On Sub Pop! And we couldn’t be happier. As Matt Lukin remains retired, there’s a new face on the bass: Mr. Guy Maddison (formerly of Bloodloss and Lubricated Goat). Guy joins the rest of the Mudhoneys (Mark Arm, Steve Turner and Dan Peters) on this, their 8th full-length album. Here in the post-post-rock era, as it’s become more and more difficult to channel the prime mover, the proto-rock of Since We’ve Become Translucent is more liberating/important/relevant than ever. Gloriously unrepentant, defiant and heavy; Mudhoney are back. And, Since We’ve Become Translucent is the sound of a band rebuilt and revived. It’s a record that’s gonna soothe your soul, and maybe even save it.
Musicians: Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Dan Peters, Guy Maddison, Wayne Kramer (bass on ‘Inside Job’).
Recording Info: Tracks 1, 3, and 8 recorded at Jupiter Studios with Martin Feveyear. Tracks 2, 5, and 6 recorded at Egg with Johnny Sangster. Tracks 4, 9, and 10 recorded at Gravelvoice with Scott Colburn. Track 7 recorded at Private Radio with Jack Endino.
Released: August 20, 2002
Trembling Blue Stars / Alive To Every Smile - SP559
Alive to Every Smile is the fourth album from UK heartbreakers Trembling Blue Stars. And, guitarist, singer/songwriter Bob Wratten continues to seamlessly blend exquisitely wrought and emotionally charged lyrics with a penchant for musical experimentation that effectively straddles the seemingly yawning chasm between Aphex Twin and The Jam. The band has every hope to come back to the USA.
Released: 2001-10-23 (CD), 2011-01-28 (MP3s)
Wolf Parade / Apologies to the Queen Mary - SP655
“Wolf Parade is like a retarded dog with four heads. At any given time, three of the heads are sleeping.” – Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner in the Montreal Mirror.
Wolf Parade is from Montreal; they’ve been together a little over two years now. Montreal, if you hadn’t already noticed, is the latest city to be made collectively nauseous with media attention, having been anointed (with articles in The New York Times and SPIN, amongst others) as the “most influential scene in American music.” And, with such exports as Potion 13 and Soul Haven, it’s little wonder. All that hullabaloo aside, Wolf Parade is the genuine article and they were brought to our attention by Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock (whose interest dates back to Dan’s previous band, Atlas Strategic). In fact, Isaac, along with engineer Chris Chandler, recorded much of Apologies to the Queen Mary at Audible Alchemy in Portland, OR. The album is an entirely collaborative effort, reeling headlong and breathless through songs written throughout Wolf Parade’s time together as a band. They’ve spent time on tour with Modest Mouse and The Arcade Fire, played last year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in California, self-released two limited ed. EPs, and have a song (a cover of Frog Eyes’ “Claxxon’s Lament”) on The Believer magazine’s recent covers comp. And then there’s this little thing: Time magazine (albeit their Canadian edition) picked Wolf Parade as one of “Canada’s Most Anticipated Indie Albums of the Year.” Expect to see and hear much more from them.
Released: September 27, 2005
The Go! Team / Proof of Youth - SP750
A six-piece from Brighton, England, The Go! Team and their brilliant, critically-lauded debut album, Thunder, Lightning, Strike, lit 2005 a-fire with a fast and furious mix of ‘60s girl groups, ‘70s car chase TV themes, ‘80s lady MCs, ‘90s guitar squalor, and an incendiary live show. Nominated for the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize, Thunder, Lightning, Strike landed on 2005 year-end lists in Rolling Stone, Blender and Spin, with Time Magazine calling it one of “5 CDs You Should Not Miss” in early 2006. The Go! Team’s subsequent American tours included incredible performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, and opening for the likes of The Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth. Whereas Thunder, Lightning, Strike was sample-heavy, Proof of Youth was recorded by all six Go! Team members, and produced by The Go! Team and Gareth Parton, resulting in a wider sound that is still unmistakably their own. The album is another treble-heavy adventure in audio, bombing melodies into the stone-age with its needle-in-the-red, anti-production approach and lurching from bubblegum pop to white noise in a heartbeat. And this time, it’s not just the band—they’ve invited some of their friends to the party, including hip-hop luminary Chuck D of Public Enemy, the original Double Dutch Divas, Maryland’s pint-sized Rapper’s Delight Club, Marina from Bonde Do Role, Amsterdam’s Solex, and Washington, DC’s Frederick Douglas All Star Cheer Team. Your 2007 and 2008 is about to be a whole lot more fun.
Watch the video for Grip Like a Vice here!
One note on the Proof of Youth LP: the vinyl of this release will NOT include a coupon for download of the album as mp3s. We were prohibited from doing so, and we’re sorry.
Release date: September 11, 2007
Released: September 11, 2007
Tiny Vipers / Hands Across The Void - SP739
Being a solo acoustic female singer songwriter comes with its share of conspicuous baggage. And, Seattle’s Jesy Fortino, who records and performs as Tiny Vipers, has been spared little of it: she’s played coffee shops, on mismatched bills with by-the-book folkies, and fielded far too many questions that address her gender rather than her music. Fortunately for us (and, we can only imagine, even more so for her) these things all fall away when she plays. Inhabiting the space carved out by minimal guitar, gentle textures and stark, immediate vocals, Tiny Vipers’ music evokes the contrast and quiet, empty beauty of a grey northwest landscape. Jesy has spent the past two and a half years exploring these landscapes, locally releasing a few artfully-packaged CDRs and playing shows all over the Northwest. Recorded in Seattle at Red Room Studios in late fall of 2006, Hands Across the Void is Tiny Vipers’ first full-length record and her Sub Pop debut. Enlisting the help of engineer Chris Commons and friend, musician, and Austin music-scene expat Ben Cissner, Jesy used this opportunity to explore new textures, instruments and harmonies. The result is a uniquely striking record that’s as fully realized as it is spare and beautiful.
Released: July 24, 2007
Kinski / Down Below It's Chaos - SP741
Kinski is a four-piece rock band from Seattle, WA. Their unique evocation of avant-rock is deconstructionist and heady, but also emotive and visceral. NME described Kinski as: “Like Sabbath in a washing machine during a power surge.” Comprised of guitarists Chris Martin and Matthew Reid-Schwartz (Matthew also plays keyboards and flute), bassist Lucy Atkinson, and drummer Barrett Wilke, Kinski have toured with Mission of Burma, Comets on Fire, Oneida, Mono, Acid Mothers Temple, Black Mountain, and most recently opened a month of dates for Tool on their spring ’07 tour. Produced and recorded by Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Boris) at his Aleph Studio in Seattle, Down Below It’s Chaos is Kinski’s 3rd full-length for Sub Pop. With the notable inclusion of 3 songs with subdued yet urgent vocals courtesy of Chris Martin, the new record is a kaleidoscopic mix of Kinski’s expansive, over-driven power and intricate beauty. With majestically fuzzed-out guitar tones, spare and pounding rhythms, and swirling sonic textures, Down Below It’s Chaos sums up Kinski’s past and propels them into the ozone. What’s left of it, that is.
Released: August 21, 2007
Kinski / Alpine Static - SP667
Combining avant-garde experimentalism picked up from their interest in composers like Terry Riley and Steve Reich with a fondness for ‘70s Krautrock pioneers like Ash Ra Tempel, and the gut-level thrust, heft and swing of Black Sabbath, the Groundhogs and ’60s/’70s Mexican psych band Los Dug Dug’s, Kinski have established themselves as Seattle’s foremost psych rock explorers. And, they have toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan, including tours with Mission of Burma, Oneida, Comets on Fire, Acid Mothers Temple and …Trail of the Dead. Blender magazine on their last album: “…they follow measured guitar burn with bone-rattling explosions, and roll mesmerizing tension into colossal release.”
Alpine Static is their second full-length for Sub Pop and finds the band capturing the explosive rush and emotional power of their live shows, where they range from sweeping, pastoral interludes through headlong, thunderous charges. Recorded in January of 2005, Alpine Static is an immediate, visceral record. On it, Kinski use riff, repetition, incremental layering, bursts of noise, sudden changes in pace and volume, all shot through with a sense of melody to provide new ways of seeing and feeling guitar-based rock.
But, more importantly than all that, Kinski manage to infuse experimental music with emotion and fun. What they offer and the source of their appeal is more a full-bore sensory thrill-ride than anything else. Kinski wants to take you to faraway places and show you exciting things. And Alpine Static is the key.
Release date: July 12, 2005
Released: July 12, 2005
The Brunettes / Structure and Cosmetics - SP712
With their Sub Pop debut, Structure and Cosmetics, New Zealand natives The Brunettes see their first release on a US label (previous records were released on their homeland’s Lil’ Chief Records). Fronted and formed by Jonathan Bree (vocals, guitar) and Heather Mansfield (vocals, keys, glock), the band was born in 1998 out of a garage-infused Auckland scene, and they’ve been making breezy, effervescent, Shangri-Las-reminiscent pop ever since. Structure and Cosmetics retains the sweetly charming, sunbeam-drenched sound The Brunettes are known for as evident in the sha-la-la chorus of “If You Were Alien,” but adds a hint of darkness and drama in tracks like “Wall Poster Star.” Since landing the opening slot for The Shins’ five-week US tour in 2005, The Brunettes have played shows with fellow pop darlings Rilo Kiley, The Postal Service and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. With the release of the new record, they’re coming back for more US touring, to steal our hearts and prove that blondes don’t have more fun!
Released: August 7, 2007
Jennifer Gentle / The Midnight Room - SP738
Two years after the release of Jennifer Gentle’s critically acclaimed Sub Pop debut Valende, the Italian psychedelic avant-pop explorers are back with The Midnight Room. And, while the band is five members strong when they play live, with the recent departure of drummer Alessio Gastaldello, the recorded Jennifer Gentle is now solely the project of founder and songwriter Marco Fasolo. Marco wrote, performed and produced the entire new album alone in his Ectoplasmic Studio, a rambling old house lost in the foggy plains of Northern Italy, infamous for its previous owner’s suicide by rifle.
And, perhaps fittingly, the new record pulses with a nocturnal, feverish, hallucinatory emotional atmosphere, making for a truly unique aural experience. Informed by a deep love for American ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll and European musicians like Nino Rota and Kurt Weill, The Midnight Room is by far the most personal Jennifer Gentle album to date. Focusing on the possibilities of the quintessential rock combo (two guitars, bass and drums) and enriched by swirling keyboard touches, Marco created an album that feels like music from some forgotten amusement park at midnight. Evoking bizarre, otherworldly images of gas-lit street corners, abandoned theatres, labyrinthine corridors, The Midnight Room marries the intensity of primitive rock ‘n’ roll with a renewed taste for a certain kind of typically Italian melody—albeit deconstructed, shattered and broken into tiny little bits. Think of Link Wray, Krysztof Komeda and Federico Fellini rolled into one short, dense, cryptic tour de force. And then think again.
Released: June 19, 2007
Jennifer Gentle / Valende - SP658
Hailing from Padova, Italy, Jennifer Gentle is not a girl. Jennifer Gentle is, in fact, a band made up of singer/guitarist Marco Fasolo and drummer Alessio Gastaldello (joined by various accomplices when they play live). Valende is their third full-length, and first for Sub Pop (their first two albums, I Am You Are and Funny Creatures Lane were released individually on Italy’s Sillyboy Entertainment, and together as a double CD under the name Ectoplasmic Garden Party by Australia’s Lexicon Devil label). The record was, like its predecessors, home-recorded by Marco and Alessio and it’s a psych pop charmer, drawing on the band’s own brand of musical dementia: an almost impossible-to-describe melting pot of whacked experimentation, deep fried eccentricity and acoustic beauty, drawing judiciously on the band’s long-term fascination with Syd Barrett, 13th Floor Elevators, and Joe Meek production techniques. Jennifer Gentle is also the first Italian band Sub Pop has ever signed (such is our deep affection for the band). But, again, Jennifer Gentle is not a girl.
Released: January 25, 2005
Patton Oswalt / Werewolves and Lollipops - SP737
Patton Oswalt has been a stand-up comedian for almost twenty years. And this is his second CD. Lazy…or maybe busy. He’s appeared in over twenty movies, including Magnolia, Reno 911!: Miami and the documentary The Comedians of Comedy, which he also created and produced. This spring, the Comedians of Comedy were the first ever comedians to ever perform at the Coachella Music Festival. Patton’s also a regular at Bumbershoot, SXSW and Bonnaroo.
Most of his film work came during hiatus from CBS’s The King of Queens, where he played the character “Spence” for nine seasons. He’s also a regular on shows like Reno 911!, a frequent guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and a recurring voice actor on Kim Possible, SpongeBob SquarePants, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Crank Yankers.
He’s a regular columnist in The New York Times Magazine, and was an un-credited writer on the Borat movie. This summer, he’s the lead voice in Pixar’s Ratatouille, playing a rat named Remy, who dreams of being a chef in Paris. Werewolves and Lollipops is his first record on Sub Pop, and was recorded in the Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, Texas in December of 2006.
Released: July 10, 2007