News from 3/2009

MON, MAR 9, 2009 at 4:34 AM

SXSW Day Parties


And without further ado, and practically zero fanfare, here are the (mostly free!) SXSW parties with SUB POP bands! I was thinking about writing the addresses and all that jazz, but I thought that since these were free shows it’d be okay for you to do a small amount of work and figure out the location on your own. Plus, teach a man a fish and all that, you know? Anyway, enough with my constant ramblings…. HERE IS THE INFO YOU NEED!

See you in the pit, doodz.


  • Vetiver : the Party at the Mohawk 4pm
  • Vetiver : Leafy Green Showcase at Emo’s Jr. 10pm


  • Vetiver : Bay Bridged Party at Beauty Bar 2:30pm
  • Handsome Furs : Fader Fort Party 3:30pm
  • Blitzen Trapper : NPR Music Day Party at The Parish 4pm
  • No Age : Found Magazine Party at Red 7 4:30pm
  • Vetiver : Dog & Pony Party at Opal Divine’s 5pm


  • Obits : Insound Party at Club Deville @ 12:30pm
  • Handsome Furs : Insound Party at Club Deville @ 1:20
  • Vetiver : Waterloo Records In-store 2pm
  • Vetiver : SFxSW Party at Wave on 6th Street 4pm
  • Handsome Furs : Waterloo Records In-store 6pm
  • Obits : WFMU/Aquarius Records Showcase at Spiro’s 11pm


  • Vetiver : Mess With Texas Fest at 1:35pm
  • Obits : Filter Magazine Party at Cedar Street Courtyard 1:45pm
  • Tiny Vipers : End of an Ear In-Store 3pm
  • Obits : VICE Saves Texas party (311 E. 5th St., at Trinity) at 1:00 am

Posted by Lacey Swain

MON, MAR 2, 2009 at 3:37 AM

Daniel Martin Moore on NPR’s World Cafe Tuesday, March 3


The very talented, affable and strikingly tall Daniel Martin Moore recently recorded a performance and interview for NPR’s World Cafe and this session will be broadcast on Tuesday, March 3rd! You should listen!

Here are the details as we know them…

National Public Radio’s World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on nearly 200 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station by scrolling to the bottom & choosing their state under “Find a Program Broadcast Time” at the following link:

…or worldwide they can listen online to the WXPN/Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm Eastern Standard Time by going to:

Late in the day of broadcast, the audio will be available on the National Public Radio website:

Posted by Chris Jacobs

TUE, MAR 3, 2009 at 7:41 AM

Please welcome Billie Atkins!


Our very own online publicist, friend, and vending mogul Alissa Gallivan has, for over nine months now, been “the pregnant lady” here at Sub Pop, but we are excited to announce that we can now just call her mom. Alissa and her husband John Atkins are the proud parents of what may be the best baby girl in all the land. Congratulations to the cutest little family we know!

Posted by Lacey Swain

THU, MAR 5, 2009 at 5:52 AM

Master of the Art


Welcome to Don’t Touch My Marmalade, Vol 1, Number 2. The emergent theme this week is Woody Shaw. I didn’t mean for it to happen like that, but he’s an undeniable (some say under rated) talent and I’m under his spell lately. His two Elektra Musician records (Night Music and Master of the Art, both featuring Bobby Hutcherson) were reissued as CDs on Wounded Bird this month, so maybe that got me thinking about the man.

Some fun facts: He had a killer band in the 80s and never put out a bad record… I think? The twentieth anniversary of his passing is coming up in two months. That’s unfortunate & sad.

In other “little record reviews” news we have our own Dean Hudson and the BFLP doing a thing here or there. And of all the possible things in the world, Matt from Pissed Jeans has reviews and interviews going on on his site. There was one more thing but I don’t want to jeopardize an ongoing investigation. In other words, I forgot.

Follow me on twitter if you’d like.

  • ScoLoHoFo: Oh! 2002. John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland, and Al Foster. Sco & Lo blend wonderfully. Fo is always phenomo. Sounds great, sharp playing. (For some reason I never thought I would like this but it’s fantastic.)
  • Dave Douglas Quintet: Live at Bimhuis. 2002. Greenleaf paperback series. This rules. 2 discs/sets. Great songs off The Infinite & then some. (Available from one of the coolest labels happening now, Greenleaf Music.)
  • Steve Turre: Rainbow People. 2008. Pretty killer. I see why it made lots of best of 2008 lists. Don’t forget: Steve Turre was in some of Woody Shaw’s best bands!
  • Horace Silver: Re-Entry. 1965/66. Thanks to a twitter pal for the recommendation. This rules! Joe Henderson on tenor sax & either Carmell Jones or Woody Shaw, trumpet.
  • Louis Hayes-Woody Shaw Quintet. Lausanne 1977. Smokin’.
  • Bobby Hutcherson: Live at Montreux. 1973. Where has this been all my life? Quintet with Woody Shaw (of course…). Seriously good. The ’70s Bobby.
  • Miles Davis: Miles Smiles. My favorite of the 2nd great quintet records. Always great. Weird to think what Coltrane was doing contemporaneously.
  • Lee Morgan: Live at the Lighthouse. 1970. The 3CD Blue Note version. Stellar. Bennie Maupin’s song “Peyote” is a favorite.

Posted by Stuart Fletcher

TUE, MAR 17, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Obits Debut & Red Red Meat Reissue on March 24th


We’re gonna try something crazy here (but it’s not the first time, so we know it’ll work out in our favor). We’re going to put out two records in one day! First, we have I Blame You, the debut from Obits (CD/LP). Pre-ordering this will get you a very amazing, band-designed lenticular post-card and stickers and button. Also on March 24th, Bunny Gets Paid, Red Red Meat’s third album is getting the deluxe, double-disc reissue treatment. The only other Sub Pop release to get this honor so far has been Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff, so Bunny Gets Paid is among good company.

Obits’ I Blame You here.

Red Red Meat’s Bunny Gets Paid here.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

TUE, MAR 3, 2009 at 2:49 AM

A Form of Paying Attention March 2009


Alright, guys, fuck yeah! Two thousand nine is really picking up speed here at HQ and we’ve got some (dare I say) great stuff for you in the lovely month of March. On March 10 we will release the new HANDSOME FURS record on CD & LP. If you order FACE CONTROL before 3/10 we will include a CDR with 4 live album tracks recorded in Seattle. Buttons, stickers, blah blah blah, yes, you get that, too! Also, we’re doing a thing now that lets you stream the whole album once you purchase from That’s cool, right? March 10 is also the release date for the MARK SULTAN (the BBQ half of the King Khan & BBQ show) seven inch “Hold On” b/w “I Hear a New World”. The songs are great and so is the art/packaging. Get with it.

The OBITS record I BLAME YOU comes out on March 24th and I couldn’t be more excited—this is my record of the year. (No other records need apply.) We’ll give you a lenticular (Google it) postcard designed by the band if you pre-order, plus butts and sticks, AND the ability to stream! All this and nothing more if you order before March 23! That same day is the day we release BUNNY GETS PAID by RED RED MEAT in deluxe form including 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 put together by the band. GET IT!

March is also the month of SXSW in Austin, TX. As has become our custom, we will be having a little Sub Pop showcase on two stages on Thursday, March 19 at the Radio Room. Here’s the sitch:
8:00 No Age (outside)
9:00 Red Red Meat (outside)
9:30 Mark Sultan (inside)
10:00 Obits (outside)
10:30 Daniel Martin Moore (inside)
11:00 Vetiver (outside)
11:30 Tiny Vipers (inside)
12:00 Blitzen Trapper (outside)
12:30 Pretty & Nice (inside)
1:00 Handsome Furs (outside)

Posted by Lacey Swain