Partly because no one has yet figured out how to upload posters to Oink, but also because we rely upon the assumption that some of you might actually pay money for things that we think are really cool, we have recently produced a pretty nice limited-edition Iron and Wine poster set!
We might describe (and in fact have described) this thing thusly:
This is a set of 3 prints of Sam Beam’s original artwork that was used to create the covers for the new Iron and Wine album The Shepherd’s Dog and the recent Boy with a Coin single. Each set comes in a heavy-duty, silk-screened kraft envelope and one of the prints has been signed by Sam Beam himself.
What better way to celebrate Iron and Wine’s new album AND give us $40??
Buy the Iron and Wine limited-edition fancy poster set now.
Right now, we are offering $2 off the regular price of Proof of Youth (and that regular price through your pals here at subpop.com is already a steal at $14), making it only $12 all the way through the album’s release date of Sept. 11. We will also, of course, throw in The Go! Team stickers and buttons! AND! The first pressing of Proof of Youth on CD will include a BONUS DISC with four extra tracks! On this bonus disc: “Milk Crisis,” “Phantom Broadcast,” “A Version of Myself,” AND “Grip Like a Vice (Black Affair remix)” – all of which are B-sides from new UK singles. When this first pressing of the CD is gone, this bonus disc will be gone. As with so many things, your snoozing is your losing.
Despite the sort of premature exclamation in their name that might cause some of you to think we’ve just signed The Go again (we haven’t), we at Sub Pop Records are terrifically pleased to announce that we will be working with Brighton, England’s The Go! Team!
The genre-defying, multinational, party-starting 6-piece will be releasing their second album, Proof of Youth, through a dizzying fleet of record labels around the world this fall. And here in these United States, on September 11, 2007, Sub Pop will have the honor.
This summer, Memphis Industries, the band’s UK label, will be putting out two singles leading up the release of the album: “Grip Like a Vice” on July 2nd and “Doing It Right” on September 3rd.
We’ll post more info on The Go! Team and Proof of Youth as we have it. In the meantime…
The Go! Team’s website
Their Myspace page
And, a brief documentary about the band
Hey, here’s something exciting: we just signed No Age! No Age is Dean Spunt and Randy Randall, formerly of the band Wives and still, currently of the city Los Angeles. They just recently released the really fucking excellent singles compilation Weirdo Rippers on the Fat Cat label (if you don’t own this already, consider remedying that situation) and we are genuinely thrilled to be working with these guys. Here’s the description of the band we just lifted from their own website:
Two parts of Wives make up this new group. Not perfect in the normal sense, but perfect in the sense that they think it is. Pretty and ugly meet somewhere in the middle of punk and art. You will see very soon. One guy broke his neck and had brain surgery, and the other guy got in a car accident and got a lot of money, it kinda sounds like that.
No Age is right now working on a new record, which we hope to have out sometime in the spring of 2008. They’re also touring a bunch on the coming months. Here’s a list of those dates
And, here’s a link to their video for the song “Boy Void” on YouTube…
Welcome, Dean and Randy. We can’t wait.
We’ve finally joined the age of the future and in a frenzy of digitization have started streaming the jams from Sub Pop’s past, present and future. So, if you knew what were good for you and your ears, you’d hop on our bandwagon and listen to Sub Pop Radio.
Just follow this link to tune in. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
PS: Send requests to webmaster AT subpop.com
It’s Business Time folks. Flight of the Conchords, Sub Pop’s first ever folk comedy duo do quite an amazing little ditty on their new EP The Distant Future called Business Time. Some people have suggested that this is the King Tut of a new generation and it could be true, now get down to business.