News from 9/2007

TUE, SEP 18, 2007 at 6:02 AM

There are still some Eric’s Trip dates left


Though we didn’t manage to say something about this when it was first announced, we’ve been hearing really great things about this current Eric’s Trip reunion tour. And, because there are still some of these shows left, please consider yourself encouraged to attend one (or several!) of them if you can. Here are the remaining dates:

Sept 20 : Waterloo, ON : Starlight
Sept 22 : London, ON : Call the Office
Sept 23 : Guelph, ON : Club Vinyl
Oct 5 : Ottawa, ON : Barrymore’s
Oct 7 : Montreal, QC : Ukranian Federation (POPMontreal)
Oct 19 : Moncton, NB : Paramount
Oct 20 : Halifax, NS : Marquee (POP Explosion)

Maybe also helpful: the Eric’s Trip Myspace page.

Posted by Chris Jacobs

WED, SEP 19, 2007 at 6:57 AM

The Shins and CSS are up for Woodie Awards!


Remember when we invented the wooden record for sales of 100K a while back? Well, MTVu liked the idea so much they have a whole awards show about it now and they would like to bestow an MTV brand Woodie on two of our bands—The Shins and CSS! The Shins are up for 3 awards,and the viral one requires voting NOW! DO IT!

VOTE HERE for the Shins Viral Woodie
VOTE HERE for the Shins Woodie of the Year
VOTE HERE for the Shins Alumni Woodie
VOTE HERE for the CSS Left Field Woodie

Help Sub Pop take Back the Wood!

Posted by Lacey Swain

TUE, SEP 18, 2007 at 4:19 AM

This is probably our last news piece about the Constantines


Our friends in the Constantines have recently made some changes. And, in the interest of maybe combating any rumor-mongering and the sort of baseless speculation that comment boards seem doomed to engender, we’d like to offer the following official comment:

At the end of their recording contract with Sub Pop, the Constantines decided to work with their friends, the Toronto-based label Arts & Crafts. Arts & Crafts will be releasing the next Constantines album throughout the world. We at Sub Pop are incredibly proud of the records we’ve released with the band and have thoroughly enjoyed our professional and personal relationship with them. We fully expect the latter to continue and wish them nothing but the best in their new version of the former with Arts & Crafts.

Those guys are right now in the midst of recording a new record, to be released by Arts & Crafts in March of 2008. I’m certain the new record will be amazing and I can’t wait to hear it.

You can read more about all of this here, here and here (among, I’m sure, many other places).

Good luck with everything, fellas. Don’t be strangers. And, thanks!

Posted by Chris Jacobs