News from 7/2013
Rose Windows’ stunning debut record The Sun Dogs is only a week old today and yet they already have their first music video in the can. As with the album, the video leaves no room for disappointment. See for yourself in the embed.
As we’ve previously reported, Obits’ triumphant return to public activity will officially be September 10th, the release date of their third and, honestly, best damn record yet, Bed & Bugs. Listen to track one, side one of B & B, “Taste the Diff”, in the accompanying player.
The Sub Pop Silver Jubilee is on July 13th—just a few short days away—so let’s talk transportation. We don’t care how you get here, as long as you do, but you should consider your options. You could bike, walk, bus, or drive. Georgetown is one of Seattle’s more isolated neighborhoods, so it certainly presents a few challenges in getting there via bike or by walking, and parking will be limited and no doubt tedious (when is parking in Seattle not tedious?). We’re working with the amazing car service, Uber, who are, rather unbelievably, providing free rides(!) to people who are attending the Silver Jubilee. Kind of astounding, no?
Uber makes it super easy to get around Seattle with just the tap of an app. From hybrids with UBERx to towncars from Uber BLACK, there is no need to tip and no exchange of cash or card is necessary. *All you have to do is download the app and enter the promo code SPSJ for your 1st ride FREE in Seattle up to $50! Already an Uber user? Use the promo code SPSJ50 for 50% off to and from the no doubt best-festival-ever Sub Pop Silver Jubilee."
Once again, here are the steps to get a free ride from Uber.
2) New Uber users, enter the promo code SPSJ for up to $50 off your ride.
3) Already an Uber user? Use the promo code SPSJ50 for 50% off to and from the Silver Jubilee.
4) Enjoy the fact that you just got a free (or at the very least, heavily discounted) ride to a free festival.
5) Consider how much money you have freed up to purchase official Sub Pop merchandise from us.
Because we’ve never been the sort of people who know when to leave well enough alone (and because they were fantastic on KEXP’s Audioasis with Jonathan and Megan the other night) we have just added the band Feast to the lineup of Sub Pop’s Fabulous Silver Jubilee! Feast was formed sometime around 1986, originally included Mudhoney’s Dan Peters on trap kit, and had the great foresight to turn down the offer to record a record or records for the Sub Pop label.
The sound of Feast is a blistering shambles that hinted at what Seattle became known for a few years afterward, as evidenced in this video clip from 1986. We suggest that you see them while you can, because they’re just as great today at they were then. You can and should read more about Feast here.
Feast will perform Saturday, July 13th at 12:30pm on the Sub Stage (at Homer St. S).
You only turn 25 once and thanks to the thousands of wonderful people who turned out to the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee yesterday in Seattle, we did it right. Music was played, food truck food was consumed, beers and sangria downed, and it all added up to one of the most memorable experiences in Sub Pop history. We’re a very lucky record label to have fans like y’all. Thank you.
Here are a few highlights lifted from Instagram photos tagged #SilverJubilee. Thank you to everyone who shared their highlights on the online social stuff.