News from 2/2/2009

MON, FEB 2, 2009 at 4:59 AM

Tag Based Feeds

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You can now (finally) subscribe to feeds on subpop.com based on tags. These feeds are available at a URL of the following format:

http://www.subpop.com/rss/tag/

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:

http://www.subpop.com/rss/tag/vetiver

Or, Flight of the Conchords here:

http://www.subpop.com/rss/tag/flight_of_the_conchords


Posted by Harry Dean Hudson

MON, FEB 2, 2009 at 4:45 AM

Daniel Martin Moore vs. Louisville, KY

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Attention Kentuckians! On Friday, February 6th, Kentucky’s own Daniel Martin Moore will attempt to take Louisville by strategy. The aforementioned strategy is to play WFPK’s popular Live Lunch at 1pm program at 1pm and then perform at Louisville’s record shrine, Ear X-tacy at 6pm.

Here are some details:

WFPK 91.9FM in Louisville, worldwide at www.wfpk.org. Daniel plays Live Lunch at 1pm.

Ear X-tacy
1534 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY 40205 (502)452-1799
Daniel plays at 6pm.


Posted by Richard Laing

MON, FEB 2, 2009 at 5:14 AM

A Form of Paying Attention FEBRUARY 2009

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Today is/was Groundhog Day and apparently there are six more years of winter or some crap, but that’s not stopping Sub Pop from putting out some quality records this month. February 17th is the release date for Tight Knit (CD/LP), the first ever Vetiver album on Sub Pop, but the fourth one for the band. If you pre-order Tight Knit we’ll throw in the “Hey Baby Doll” / “Miles Apart” 7” which came out on Gnomonsong last year, but act fast as supplies are limited. (If you are too slow you might end up with a Sham-Wow*.) They’re touring around Europe this month and they’ll be back on the East Coast in March. Plus, along with about 2,500 other bands on the label, they will be playing our SxSW show in March! Look at this and this for more info about Vetiver.

February 17th is also the day we will reissue all the Murder City Devils’ studio albums on vinyl. Yes, that’s right: The Murder City Devils, Empty Bottles Broken Hearts, In Name and Blood, and Thelema will all be reissued on rich, delicious marbled vinyl (First run only! Hop to it!). The Devils will be touring the West Coast as well so make sure to check them out while you can. Hopefully it will be something like the live scenes in this.

Hey, also, so Flight of the Conchords Season 2 is in full swing right now and we’re trying a new thing where you can buy a song from each episode on iTunes the day after the show. Every Monday throughout the season, we will be posting a new song on iTunes from the previous night’s show. Later, all of these songs, plus several more (probably around 15 songs total) will be on the next Flight of the Conchords full-length album, which we will be releasing in the more traditional “album format.” 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. Go do that, okay?

*We will not be sending out any Sham-Wows. Get serious.


Posted by Lacey Swain