Okay, there are a couple key points to note about the pre-order for Blitzen Trapper’s third Sub Pop release.
First, the first 500 people who pre-order the CD or LP from us get a really awesome key chain inspired by the open-roadedness album title (as illustrated in the accompanying photos).
Second, if you’re among the first 300 people who pre-order American Goldwing on vinyl, you’ll get it on very limited edition white vinyl.
And lastly, we’re offering you a what we’re calling a “bundle” (if you will). This works by offering you a new Blitzen Trapper t-shirt + the CD or LP at a lower price than if you’d ordered them separately! Crazy right?!
Also worth noting: as of right now, we don’t even have a t-shirt design, but it’s important to know that we are certain that it’s going to be among the best Blitzen Trapper shirts ever! It’s a bit of a gamble, we admit, but it’s like you’ll end up the victor with a great new shirt and Blitzen Trapper’s best record yet.
Check out the title track from the upcoming Blitzen Trapper release, American Goldwing, in that handy little widget above and be sure and check out the band’s artist page (HERE) to get the lowdown on this brand new, soon-to-be-released- Blitzen Trapper record.
More news on this one (including album artwork!) coming soon everybody, stay tuned!
Record Store Day is April 16, 2011
We at Sub Pop Records will be very thoroughly celebrating Record Store Day this year, with a number of releases and events across the country very nearly beyond our meager ability to count. We’ll have limited-edition Record Store Day exclusive releases from Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes and Lower Dens, a free 19-track Sub Pop sampler, and in-store performances by Obits, Low and The Head and the Heart. Plus, the self-titled debut from The Head and the Heart comes out on CD and LP on April 16th as part of Record Store Day. To find a participating store, go here.
Record Store Day Exclusive Releases
Fleet Foxes — Helplessness Blues b/w Grown Ocean 12" single SP920 (limited edition of 3000)
Lower Dens — Deer Knives b/w Tangiers 7" single SP927 (limited edition of 1000)
Blitzen Trapper — Maybe Baby b/w Soul Singer 7" single SP929 (limited edition of 1500)
Record Store Day Release Date
The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart CD/LP SP915
Record Store Day Sampler
Terminal Sales Vol. 4: Please to Enjoy CD SP932
Our 2011 label sampler, comes housed in an embossed, die-cut package, and includes 18 art prints with information about each of the artists and a folded poster. Sub Pop would like to give it to you.
1. Daniel Martin Moore “Dark Road” from the album In the Cool of the Day (SP860), available January 2011
2. Aurelio “Tio Sam” from the album Laru Beya (NXA002), available on Next Ambiance January 2011
3. The Twilight Singers “On the Corner” from the album Dynamite Steps (SP844), available February 2011
4. Mogwai “Slight Domestic” from the “Mexican Grand Prix” 7" single on Rock Action Records, available February 2011
5. Papercuts “Do What You Will” from the album Fading Parade (SP885), available February 2011
6. Dum Dum Girls “Wrong Feels Right” from the He Gets Me High EP (SP917), available March 2011
7. J Mascis “Not Enough” from the album Several Shades of Why (SP859), available March 2011
8. Obits “You Gotta Lose” from the album Moody, Standard and Poor (SP857) available March 2011
9. Low “Try to Sleep” from the album C’mon (SP905), available April 2011
10. The Head and the Heart “No One to Let You Down,” previously unreleased. The album The Head and the Heart (SP915) is available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
11. Blitzen Trapper “Maybe Baby” from the “Maybe Baby” 7" single (SP929), available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
12. Lower Dens “Deer Knives” from the “Deer Knives” 7" single (SP927), available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
13. Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” from the album Helplessness Blues (SP888), available May 2011
14. Chad VanGaalen “Peace on the Rise” from the album Diaper Island (SP871), available May 2011
15. Shabazz Palaces “lost foundling.” This Shabazz Palaces track is not from the album Black Up (SP900), available May 2011
16. Memoryhouse “Sleep Patterns” from The Years EP (SP925), available at some as-yet-undetermined point in 2011
17. Mister Heavenly “Mister Heavenly” from the as-yet-untitled Mister Heavenly debut album (SP926), available August 2011
18. Niki and the Dove “The Fox” From “The Fox” 12" single (SP930), available June 2011
19. Blouse “Shadow” From the “Shadow” 7" single (SP939), available May 2011
Bands Performing in Actual Record Stores
The Head and the Heart
Sonic Boom (Ballard), Seattle, WA 3pm (acoustic)
Easy Street (Queen Anne), Seattle, WA 7pm (full band)
Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, MN 4pm
Generation Records, New York, NY time TBC.
Beautiful World Syndicate , Philadelphia 2pm
For more information on Record Store Day visit the Record Store Day website.
The best joke in the comments section wins CD copies of Blitzen Trapper’s Destroyer of the Void, Foals’ Total Life Forever, and Wolf Parade’s Expo 86! These albums are also for sale, so if you have shitty jokes you might just want to go that route. Any and all World Cup jokes will be immediately disqualified out of spite.