News from 2007

MON, NOV 19, 2007 at 10:04 AM

The Go! Team on MTV’s TRL?


Somewhat inexplicably but also completely excellently, The Go! Team’s video for the song Doing It Right will be featured tomorrow, Tuesday November 20th, as a “First Look” on MTV’s TRL!

Yes, it’s weird.

Yes, you should watch.

And yes, above all, you really should vote for The Go! Team. The world being in the state it is, we have a hunch they’re going to have a bit of an uphill battle.

So, vote!

You can also see the video for Doing It Right, right here

Posted by Chris Jacobs

WED, OCT 24, 2007 at 4:25 AM

Return of the New Media Blog


No, we’ve neither been ejected into space (where everyone knows the wifi reception is horrible) nor have we had our typing keyboards consumed by the resident collie. We’ve just been really bad at posting for the past few months. But we’re here, and finally ready to get back to doing what we’re not-quite-so-good at: keeping the New Media blog up-to-date!

Lots of things have been going this summer, not the least of which was our introduction of salable MP3 downloads. But I’m getting ahead of myself—we’ll get into details in subsequent posts. For now, we’re just glad to see you.

Ready now for the future,
Your Sub Pop Technical Staff.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson

MON, OCT 29, 2007 at 8:55 AM

CSS is what we are trying to show you about


Have you seen this new iPod Touch commercial?? We’re pretty sure a couple of you have, since it aired during last night’s broadcast of something people have been referring to as “The World Series.”

Anyway, the real big news here is that this new iPod commercial features the song “Music is My Hot, Hot Sex” by none other than our weird Brazilian friends CSS! I know, right?!

And, the story behind this whole thing is a little crazy.

Apparently, a guy in the UK by the name of Nick Haley, inspired by the line “Music is where I want you to touch,” in the aforementioned CSS song “Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex,” from their excellent album Cansei de Ser Sexy, made his own advertisement for this new iPod Touch gizmo and posted it on YouTube. The people at Apple (or, presumably, the people at Apple’s people) caught wind of this and emailed young Nick, who is a first-year student at the University of Leeds, with some variation on, “We know what you’ve done and want to speak with you about it.” We like to imagine Nick’s reaction to this email as being something like when George Burns first starts talking to John Denver in the 1977 blockbuster Oh, God! Long story arguably somewhat shorter: Nick and Apple worked it out, tightened up the ad, and, viola, CSS is in an iPod Touch commercial.

CSS is our king-sized bed, MF’ers.

Nick Haley’s original video is here
The final iPod Touch ad is here.

Note to other potential advertisers: the CSS track “Fuckoff Is Not the Only Thing You Have to Show” is still available!

Posted by Chris Jacobs

WED, OCT 31, 2007 at 2:50 AM

Limited-Edition Live Mudhoney LP!


November 6th is a big day for all you vinyl-collecting Mudhoney types! My friends, on that fateful day, we here at Sub Pop are exceedingly pleased to be offering you a limited-edition LP-only, live Mudhoney record, inexplicably titled Live Mud ..!

Recorded in Mexico City on Pearl Jam’s mobile recording unit in 2005, this very limited live LP captures the Godfathers of Fudge playing their classics, old and new-ish. Customers will also receive a coupon to download all the tracks in a glorious bitrate of 192! 192! FOR FREE! Get ‘em while they’re hot, gang!

Pick it up here, folks.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

THU, NOV 1, 2007 at 9:25 AM

Pandering to the Locals November ‘07


November is the month in which you are supposed to harvest the fruits of your labor and give thanks for nature’s great bounty and all that crap so that’s what we’re gonna do. Since I don’t really feel like going over each and every musical fruit that we’ve produced in 2007, (after all, what will I write about next month?), I am going to go ahead and give thanks for the the fact that the two releases that we’ve got for November are both a) awesome, and b) on vinyl only! November 6th is the official release day for both the new 7 incher by Kelley Stoltz which is “Your Reverie” b/w “Owl Service” as well as the live Mudhoney LP appropriately entitled “Live Mud”. Take that, Digital Age! Speaking of, we’ve recently started selling mp3s of some of your favorite Sub Pop artists and we’ll be adding more and more in the months to come. You can read lots more about that HERE!

Speaking of being thankful, I have conducted a short, informal poll of the Sub Pop staff to find out what people around here are going to be appreciative of this holiday season: Mark Arm says “I don’t have time for this.”, Chris Jacobs says “Uh…hmmmm. Coffee?”, Kate Jackson says “Oooh, that’s a lot of pressure. Are you asking everyone?! Okay, my Jack Russel Terrier.”, Andy Kotowicz says, “This is so lame. How about my family? My little family?”, Jaimi Chapelle says “On Halloween? I don’t know, what?”, Carly Starr says “Oh, does everybody have to do this? SHIT.”, Dick Lang says “(complete silence)”, Steve Manning wouldn’t answer his phone, Jeff Kleinsmith says “Do I need to tell you that right now? My kids!”, Stuart Fletcher says “Jesus! Right now? I guess Jesus. And Seattle has great films. I love the cinema.”, Alissa Gallivan could not be reached for comment, nor could Sasha Morgan, Tony Kiewel, Jen Czeisler, Eric Brown, Megan Jasper, Andrew Sullivan, Sam Sawyer, or Jonathan Poneman, but Sue Busch says “What? Why? I’m thankful that my dog sleeps through the night.”, Angelina Saez says “No.”, Dean Whitmore says “Oh God. No, I can’t really right now.”, Dusty Summers says “My baby!”, Stuart Meyer says “Oh Lordy—Davey? Is that too gay?”, Dean Hudson says “Oh, which holiday? Tofurkey.” Me? I am glad this is over. Happy Turkey Day, turkeys.

Posted by Lacey Swain

FRI, SEP 21, 2007 at 5:13 AM

A Frames play Austin on Saturday


The good people of Austin, TX have flown the A Frames down for a show on Saturday at Emo’s and you’d be a fool to miss it.

Posted by Lacey Swain