News from 10/2008

FRI, OCT 17, 2008 at 10:26 AM

Plus more Sub Pop at CMJ…


In addition to the showcase we are hosting with our friends at Hardly Art and Suicide Squeeze at Piano’s on Friday, Oct. 24th (full details on the showcase here), there are a number of other events that bands on the label are playing during the festival. Specifically, these events!

  • Death Vessel
    • Wed. Oct. 22—8:00pm—The Studio @ Webster Hall—free party
    • Thurs. Oct. 23—7:35pm—169 Bowery at Delancey—Fader party
  • The Helio Sequence
    • Fri. Oct. 24th—The Knitting Factory—PDX@CMJ show (doors at 11:00am)
  • Oxford Collapse
    • Thurs. Oct. 23—10:00pm—Red Bull Space—Paste / KCRW party
  • The Ruby Suns
    • Tues. Oct. 21—8:00pm—The Delancey—NZ Showcase
    • Sat. Oct. 25—3:00pm—Music Hall of Williamsburg—AAM party
    • Sat. Oct. 25—Doors at noon, The Ruby Suns play sometime around 7:00 or 8:00—The Market Hotel—After The Jump Party

Posted by Chris Jacobs

TUE, OCT 28, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Foals, CSS, and Fleet Foxes on mtvU


Check out these awesome "li’l promo videos ": that CSS, Foals, and Fleet Foxes shot at the Treasure Island Festival for mtvU.

Posted by Lacey Swain

FRI, OCT 31, 2008 at 8:38 AM

Use the Google to find your polling place


We’d hate to see you get lost trying to vote on this, the mostest important of election days. Fortunately for us, so would Google! Take a look at this fanciful tool they put together to help you find your polling place:

Just type your address into the form field on the left (that is, the address at which you’re registered to vote), click “search” and voila! You’ll be well on your way to becoming a high-information voter. Or at least a voter that knows where to find their polling place.

Oh, yeah. The election is on Tuesday. November 4th. That last part matters.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson

MON, OCT 20, 2008 at 8:07 AM

Blitzen Trapper Live @ Vintage Vinyl, St Louis


Portland, Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper are booked to play at St Louis’ Vintage Vinyl record store on Sunday November 2nd at 1pm. It’s free, it’s all ages, so bring your kids and your parents and support your local record store by picking up Blitzen Trapper’s cracking new record Furr.

Posted by Richard Laing

WED, OCT 8, 2008 at 9:35 AM

At Last! Vetiver Is Ours!


We are thrilled to announce that Sub Pop is now the proud owner of Vetiver! In the parlance of our times, we simply issued some commercial paper to raise the requisite capital and now Vetiver is ours. Or, that’s how we “understand” these things to work anyway…

Anyway, because we assume you all to be discerning music fans (attractive ones at that!), we’re sure that you’re already familiar with Vetiver, the ever-evolving musical home-base of singer/songwriter Andy Cabic. We’ve been nurturing an increasingly devoted fondness for their work, both recorded and otherwise, since the release of their debut album in 2004. The new album, bearing the evocative and fairly badass title, Tight Knit is complete and will be released on February 3, 2009, giving it the distinctive honor of “first post-Bush release on Sub Pop!” I know. Weird, right? The album is easily their most varied yet and we can’t wait to let it off the leash to roam free.

We mentioned that we’re thrilled already, right? Well, we are.

Explore the Vetiverse here

Posted by Chris Jacobs