News from 6/2009

THU, JUN 11, 2009 at 10:31 AM



Fleet Foxes were up against some stiff competition (LEONARD COHEN!, Seasick Steve, RADIOHEAD!, and PAUL WELLER!) for the MOJO awards Best Live Act category, and lo and behold they’ve won! According to a Reuter’s article, the organizers of the MOJO awards called Fleet Foxes “one of the greatest live bands in the world.” Woah. If that’s not crazy enough, check out this photo of Robin Pecknold sandwiched between photos of YOKO ONO and Billy Gibbons of ZZ TOP. Congrats boys!

Posted by Sasha Morgan

THU, JUN 11, 2009 at 4:59 AM

Jesse Sandoval’s Nuevo Mexico


Jesse Sandoval, ex-drummer of the Shins recently opened a New Mexican themed taco cart in downtown Portland called Nuevo Mexico and did an interview with him that you can watch here. Jesse’s food looks delicious, and there’s a surprise visit from Marty Crandall in the video. Read more about Nuevo Mexico here and on the official website. (The official one doesn’t have anything on it yet, presumably because Jesse’s too busy making sopapillas.)

Posted by Lacey Swain

TUE, JUN 9, 2009 at 6:05 AM

Sub Pop T-Shirt Sale #1 (implying future t-shirt sales)


Recently, I was at a high-end boutique where I saw a plain white shirt with a bunch of holes in it for $260 (not a lie made up for the sake of this posting). What a crazy and very fashionable world we live in! In protest of high fashion and what I would consider high prices, for the next two days, we’re having the first of future limited-time t-shirt sales. We’ve selected a few favorites among our collection and priced them at a mere $10. This low-price, low-fashion sale goes through Thursday, so I would suggest not delaying, just a thought.

Sick to Death of LOW here
Helio Sequence here
Spanning the Globe for Profit here
Flight of the Conchords right here

Posted by Sam Sawyer

MON, JUN 8, 2009 at 8:50 AM



Ya’ll Seattle folks see those thongs thrown on stage at Handsome Furs? That was me and Hardly Art’s own Nick Heliotis having a grand ol’ time at Neumos on Friday! What a show! If you haven’t been able to catch the duo on their current tour, you should check out their fabulous in-studio with KEXP tomorrow at NOON PST right here.

Posted by Sasha Morgan

THU, JUN 4, 2009 at 4:34 AM

Randy Randall & Co direct Mika Miko video


No Age’s Randy Randall partnered with the Director’s Bureau to create a new video for Mika Miko’s “I Got A Lot” and it’s pretty killer. Check here to see it, and make sure to post more comments about there not being enough, ahem, “titties” in the video. God, I hate the internet.

Posted by Lacey Swain