Bliten Trapper’s newest video directed by Daniel Elkayam (Blitzen Trapper’s “Black River Killer” & “The Tree”) is a heartfelt and poignant video for American Golwing’s track, “Girl in a Coat”, which stars the band’s drummer Brian Koch and his grandfather, Arthur Koch. Brian Koch, who also wrote and produced the video, stated, "Four years ago I interviewed my grandfather at the age of 96 to talk about his life. I was struck by how, even though so much had become blurry, confused or completely fallen away from his memory, some things remained. Just shy of his 100th birthday, Daniel and I began to create a video from my grandfather’s perspective, blurring the boundaries of time and space in memory. “Girl In A Coat,” with its wearied narrative of retrospection, seemed the perfect match for the concept."
Blitzen Trapper are currently on a headline tour supporting American Goldwing and will immediately follow-up their late summer tour to act as main support for labelmates The Head and The Heart, for a tour that will begin on September 18th in Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory and wrap up October 10th in Eugene, OR at the McDonald Theatre. The band’s complete tour schedule is listed below.
Additionally, fans will be able to stream Blitzen Trapper’s upcoming set at the Newport Folk Fest on July 27th, via NPR. More details on that event available on the NPR website.
Blitzen Trapper on Tour:http://www.subpop.com/tours/blitzen_trapper
Jul 17 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
Jul 18 – Richmond, VA – The National
Jul 19 – Charlotte, NC – Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
Jul 20 – Charleston, SC – The Charleston Pourhouse
Jul 21 – Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox
Jul 22 – Knoxville, TN – Cider House
Jul 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Ballroom
Jul 25 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Jul 26 – York, PA – Capitol Theater
Jul 27 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
Jul 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
Jul 31 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
Aug 03-05 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Festival
Aug 10 – Arlington, WA – Summer Meltdown Festival
Aug 11 – 12 – Olga, WA – Doe Bay Music Festival
Sep 01 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheatre ++
Sep 02 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
Sep 18 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory +
Sep 19 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre +
Sep 20 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory +
Sep 02- Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot +
Sep 23 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater +
Sep 25 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater +
Sep 26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
Sep 28 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre +
Sep 30 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom +
Oct 02 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre +
Oct 03- San Diego, CA – Spreckels Theatre +
Oct 05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern +
Oct 07 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre +
Oct 10 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre +
Record Store Day 2012, the one day that independently owned record stores all come together with artists to celebrate the art of music, is almost upon us fellow music fans.
In preparation for this grand event, today we are offering up a streaming version of our free 2012 Sub Pop sampler, Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts (see player above). This 16-track collection of new, rare, and, in some cases, previously released tracks, will be available, in CD form and in all of its elaborate and glorious packaging beauty, at a record store near you this weekend, while supplies last.
To find out just which record stores near you will be participating in RSD 2012, you can head over to recordstoreday.com and get a list of the local brick and mortars you’ll need to hit on Saturday for the rare and exclusive offers from your favorite bands.
While you’re doing your research, you may also want to refer back to our previous Record Store Day blog post which details the specific and impressive Record Store Day offerings from Sub Pop artists Beach House, Blitzen Trapper and Shabazz Palaces. Relatedly, Pitchfork highlighted the Beach House and Shabazz Palaces RSD releases in their Top Record Store Day Releases coverage, read more of their list here.
Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts, Sub Pop’s FREE 16-track 2012 label sampler will also be available on Record Store Day.
We love few things more than Record Store Day. We’ll be demonstrating and celebrating this love on April 21, 2012 with an array of exclusive and limited-edition releases featuring new, rare and unreleased tracks from Beach House, Blitzen Trapper, and Shabazz Palaces. On this same day, we will also release our FREE 2012 label sampler, Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts, a 16-track collection of new, rare, and, in some cases, previously released tracks from Beachwood Sparks, Jaill, Shearwater, THEESatisfaction, Spoek Mathambo, Debo Band, King Tuff, and 9 more. All Sub Pop Record Store Day releases come with exclusive and ridiculously handsome artwork. Full track lists and release details are below.
In further Beach House news: fans can now pre-order the band’s May 15, 2012 release Bloom from iTunes (Pre-order Bloom from iTunes and get a download of the song “Myth” instantly), Amazon, Insound, (Pre-order from Insound and get a free Beach House poster) and Sub Pop. Fans who pre-order the vinyl LP format of the new record directly from Sub Pop will receive the limited, white vinyl Loser Edition. All pre-orders (CD and LP) will receive a bonus poster. A new Bloom t-shirt design is also available for pre-order from subpop.com.
“Lazuli” b/w “Equal Mind” 7" single
(Limited-edition of 2,400 copies on blue vinyl)
2. Equal Mind
“Hey Joe” b/w “Skirts on Fire” 7" single
(Limited-edition of 1,800 on yellow vinyl)
1. Hey Joe
2. Skirts on Fire
Live at KEXP 12" EP
(From the band’s spectacular 2011 live session on KEXP, one of the station’s most popular live sessions, limited-edition of 2,000 copies on purple vinyl)
1. bop hard
2. An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum
3. a mess, the booth that soaks in palacian musk
4. free press and curl
Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts
1. Shearwater “You as You Were” (demo version)
2. Memoryhouse “Walk With Me”
3. feedtime “rock n roll”
4. Spoek Mathambo “Kites”
5. THEESatisfaction “QueenS”
6. Poor Moon “People in Her Mind”
7. Retribution Gospel Choir “The Stone (Revolution!)”
8. Shabazz Palaces “bop hard”(From the Live at KEXP 12” EP)
9. Father John Misty “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
10. Beach House “Myth”
11. King Tuff “Bad Thing”
12. Jaill “Waste a Lot of Things”
13. Beachwood Sparks “Forget the Song”
14. Debo Band “Asha Gedawo”
15. Husky “History’s Door”
16. Niki & The Dove “DJ, Ease My Mind”
More About Record Store Day
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet and greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. In 2012, Record Store Day takes place April 21st.
Indie Rock Spring Break aka The SXSW Music Festival is right around the corner, and we are thrilled to announce our 2012 showcase lineup, to be held on March 16 at Red 7.
This year’s lineup will feature performances from the likes of Shearwater, Niki & The Dove, Spoek Mathambo, Poor Moon, Father John Misty, THEESatisfaction, King Tuff, Blitzen Trapper, Poor Moon, Debo Band and Husky.
You can now stream tunes from each of the bands we have playing at this
year’s festival by clicking here. We have also included set times for the showcase below.
Stay tuned for a full list of Sub Pop related events & day parties at this year’s festival!
Blitzen Trapper- 1am
Father John Misty 12am
King Tuff 10pm
Poor Moon 9pm
Niki & The Dove 1am
Spoek Mathambo 12am
Debo Band 9pm
Special Guest 8pm
September 13th is filthy with new Sub Pop releases of note. First up, we’ve got the new full-length from Portland’s Blitzen Trapper. It’s called American Goldwing, and it comes with a really great Blitzen Trapper keychain!We’ve also got new EPs from Memoryhouse and Mogwai! There are four new tracks on Mogwai’s Earth Division EP and Memoryhouse’s The Years EP goes all the way to five. All of these great new releases are available on CD or LP, so please feel free to place your orders now; operators are standing by (that’s not actually true).
Also of note!
Blitzen Trapper will be playing a G-D FREE in-store performance at the Queen Anne location of Easy Street Records here in Seattle tonight (Sept. 13th) at 7:00 pm!
Admittedly, our warehouse can get pretty cluttered. This clutter can cause us to periodically misplace things. Well, amongst our blessed mess, we’ve unearthed a small handful of each our our otherwise out-of-print, 2011 Record Store Day singles, and have decided to offer them to you, our favorite customers. Seriously, you guys are the best. So pick up a Fleet Foxes 12", a Blitzen Trapper 7", and a Lower Dens 7" by clicking on the respective hyperlink. But do it quickly, there’s only a few of each left.