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!
Our very own Eugene Mirman will be doing a reading from his new Harper Perennial book, The Will to Whatevs tonight at the University Bookstore at 7pm. Come out and see him wax literary on such topics as “The Entertainment Industry,” “Politics,” and “Ca-Motherfuckin’-Reer, Ca-Motherfuckin’-Job and Ca-Motherfuckin’-Business.”
The folks at HBO just put together an “In the Studio” video with Flight of the Conchords. And, it is well worth your time not only because of its candid glimpse of Jemaine and Bret’s artistic process, but also because it is an entertaining, and often funny, piece of promotional flimflam for the show, our forthcoming Flight of the Conchords album, and this thing we’re doing where we’re selling a new song from the show ea. Monday on iTunes.
You can and should watch it here!
You can now (finally) subscribe to feeds on subpop.com based on tags. These feeds are available at a URL of the following format:
On a related note, we tag nearly every post about a specific band with what we call a slug, which is basically the band’s name with all the punctuation scrubbed out and spaces replaced by underscores.
What these two things mean together is that it’s now easy to subscribe to RSS feeds that deliver news which relates to a single band. For example, to follow a feed with Vetiver news you’d simply subscribe to the following in your feed reader:
Or, Flight of the Conchords here:
This week the good people at eMusic released a 16-track compilation of the music they’re most excited about right now, entitled Selected & Collected: An eMusic Selects Compilation. And one of the songs you’ll find here is “Light Sweet Crude” from the upcoming Obits album I Blame You! Not only is this an opportunity to get a song from the new Obits record a full month + before its release, but this is the first Sub Pop song to be available on eMusic.
Plus, the whole compilation is great. For further proof, you can d/l the liner notes here. If you’re an eMusic subscriber, you should go get this comp and if you’re not already a subscriber, maybe you should be.
In other news, I Blame You is available for pre-order right now here.
As we really hope you are already aware, we will be re-issuing Red Red Meat’s incredibly great 1995 album Bunny Gets Paid in a fancy, deluxed-up edition on March 24th. The original album has been re-mastered, there’s a 7-song 2nd disc of alternate, demo and single versions of album tracks, plus b-sides, covers and a previously unreleased song from the same era (“St. Anthony’s Jawbone”), all wrapped up in expanded and enhanced album art.
It’s pretty nice (and available for pre-order right now).
What you may not already be aware of, the thing that is providing me with an excuse to talk up the reissue here in a “news piece,” is that Red Red Meat is getting back together to play a handful of shows next month as well! They will be playing two shows at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, one on March 17th, the other on March 18th, AND they will be playing at the Sub Pop showcase at SxSW this year on March 19th! All of the confirmed Red Red Meat shows are, not at all coincidentally, up in our tour section right GD now.
If you’re able, you should really avail yourself of one of these rare opportunities to see Red Red Meat play. We convinced them to perform at our 20th anniversary festival last summer and can say with the somewhat smug confidence of recent, first-hand experience that it is highly likely you will have a very good time.