Fleet Foxes, everyone’s favorite of 2008, will be appearing on Saturday Night Live one week from tomorrow (that’s January 17th) and they’ll be playing “Mykonos” and “Blue Ridge Mountains”. This is HUGE! And we wish them the best of luck or to break a leg or whatever is appropriate in this situation. Rosario Dawson hosts, and hopefully Justin Timberlake will just show up like he’s been doing lately.
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2009 is here and we’re starting off the year real slow like, so there are no new records on which to report this month. There’s nothing like looking backward to see how you’re moving forward (?!), so let’s take a walk down Sub Pop employee memory lane via facebook. Thanks for uploading these unwanted embarrassing photos, friends of my coworkers! Keep ‘em coming and I’ll keep sharing! The first person to correctly identify all of these awkward teenagers will receive a prize of my choosing.
Season 2 of the Flight of the Conchords HBO TV show begins this Sunday night, January 18th! And, in a radical, full-body, immodest embrace of modern technology, we will be releasing, through the iTunes music store, one song from each episode on the Monday morning after that episode airs!
So, for example, on Monday, January 19th, you will be able to purchase the Flight of the Conchords song [spoiler alert!] “Angels,” from the previous night’s Season 2 premiere.
It’s what we’re calling our “See It on Sunday, Buy It on Monday (Please)” promotional ploy. And, we really think it’s possible you might like it.
So, should you want new Flight of the Conchords songs (and who don’t?), please visit the Flight of the Conchords iTunes page right here.
Further info! The entire new Flight of the Conchords album will be released
on April 14th just as soon as we’rw able after the conclusion of Season 2. It will include all ten of the songs released through iTunes, plus several more (probably 15 or so tracks total). It will also include an album title, some (we’re confident) very nice and very palpable artwork, and either a large shiny black disc, or a smallish silvery one, depending. On the album’s release date, if you’ve bought some or all of the songs throughout the season on iTunes, you’ll have the option to “Complete the Album” through iTunes, and won’t have to repurchase anything. You could also just buy the complete album from us on or after April 14th. We view that option favorably as well.
In other Flight of the Conchords news, we would still like to sell you their Grammy Award-winning EP The Distant Future and/or their self-titled and currently Grammy-nominated full-length debut Flight of the Conchords. There will also be a humongous Flight of the Conchords North American tour throughout most of April and May of this year.
This is the one and only Green River t-shirt (that we’re aware of, at least) and it has been reissued on high-quality, 180-gram, American Apparel cotton (the gram thing isn’t true, but it helps an otherwise needy metaphor). The front of the shirt features the band and the back boasts a six-pack paired with the term, “Ride the Fucking Six-Pack”. So if you’re wearing it to school, you may need to turn it inside-out when you get off the bus.
Pick it up here
Grab Dry as a Bone while you’re at it!
Carly and I are raising money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. We have decided to join the army to fight for a cure for cancer as well as honor a former co-worker and friend, Chris Takino. Chris was the mastermind behind Up Records and signed bands such as Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, 764-HERO, and so many other great bands. He worked at Sub Pop in the late 80’s and also worked as a part time employee in the mid to late 90’s. He did so much for so many artists on Up, Sub Pop, and even SST, where he worked before moving to Seattle. Carly and I are participating in a couple of upcoming triathlons that are fundraisers for this particular cause. If you’d like to make a donation, please click one of the links below. Jonathan’s cousin, Daniel, is participating as well! 100% of money raised goes straight to LLS.