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MON, FEB 2, 2009 at 4:45 AM

Daniel Martin Moore vs. Louisville, KY


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 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

THU, NOV 5, 2009 at 4:36 AM

No Age Download at Death & Taxes


No Age recorded an exclusive 30 second track for the fine folks at Death & Taxes Magazine! Death & Taxes issue 22 is full of interactive content and we’re stoked to be part of it. You can download “In Peril” here

Posted by Susan Busch

WED, NOV 11, 2009 at 4:57 AM

For the Record #9 The Baptist Generals – No Silver/No Gold


For the Record #9 comes to you courtesy of Fruit Bats’ front man, Eric Johnson.

Eric Johnson is a good dude and a great musician (currently splitting his time fronting his band Fruit Bats and playing in The Shins). He drinks fine wine and plays in fine wineries and has a great appreciation for film and, of course, music. He’s an easy one to talk to but if you ever wanna talk about The Baptist Generals in particular then he’s really your guy. Keep reading for Eric’s thoughts on No Silver/No Gold.

Band: The Baptist Generals
Record: No Silver/No Gold
When we told you the first time: February 4th 2003

This album came out right around the same time as The Fruit Bats’ Sub Pop debut, so we ended up hanging with these guys a bunch at showcases and such. I think this record is brilliant, and to call it “underrated” would be an understatement.

The opening track, “Ay Distress”, is a sparse little heart breaker that ends abruptly with a cell phone going off in the studio, followed by pandemonium. Its a moment that caught me way off guard the first time I heard it and kind of blew my mind in the process. I can’t really think of any other album that starts you off this way; its a really cinematic moment, raw and weird. Then track two, “Alcohol” kicks in almost immediately, up-tempo and sounding more like a traditional album opener. This is the kind of sweet-ass, emotionally manipulative one-two punch that I’m a sucker for.

You’ve got really heavily strummed nylon-string guitars, a guitarron (a huge plucked guitar used in Mariachi bands) in lieu of a traditional bass, and Chris Flemmons’ insanely powerful lungs singing like his life depends on it. The real hit tune is “Going Back Song,” which is a pop beauty put through the freaky dark Tex-Mex filter of this record.

I’ll stop talking about it. You should just listen.



For the next 48 hours, you can go HERE to get No Silver/No Gold at our FTR sale price of $6 CD/$4 Mp3.

Eric’s band, Fruit Bats, recently released a fine record of their own, The Ruminant Band and it is conveniently located HERE for your listening pleasure. for you to check out!

Look to our semi-regular feature, For the Record, for reflections from staff and Sub Pop artists on some of our favorite records from the Sub Pop catalog; each featured title is deeply discounted for the 48 hours following the posted review.

Posted by Eric Johnson

FRI, JAN 30, 2009 at 7:41 AM

Follow Us on Twitter, Redux


Do you use Twitter? Or are you otherwise interested in receiving SMS updates on Sub Pop news, musings and other miscellany? Follow us on Twitter!

There are two ways that you can go about this. Firstly, you can visit our Twitter page:

Once there, you’ll either need to create an account or just click the “Follow subpop” link.

You can also follow us from your cellphone. Just text “follow subpop” to 40404 and you’ll be given instructions from there.

Once you’re in, the onus is completely on us to keep you informed. We’ll working our little thumbs off to send you up to the minute Sub Pop news, replete with the grammatical errors and misspellings that you’d expect in a text message from one of your closest friends.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson