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FRI, AUG 3, 2007 at 8:35 AM

Pandering to the Locals August ‘07

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August is practically (I said ‘practically’, sheesh!) New Zealand month here at Sub Pop HQ as we go ahead and give 2 of our 3 precious release spots to way, way out of towners from down under, (kinda). August 7th will see the release of Structure and Cosmetics by The Brunettes and The Distant Future by Flight of the Conchords, both of whom are from New Zealand. Which is located near Australia. On the bottom of your globe. The Brunettes have built up quite a following after touring the US and New Zealand with The Shins, and the Conchords dudes aren’t doing too shabby themselves what with their hit show on HBO and all. We at Sub Pop are known for our unparalleled generosity, especially when it comes to trying to move our new releases, so if you pre-order the Brunettes album we’ll be throwing in a copy of the band’s 2003 Boyracer EP while supplies last so get on to gettin’, folks. The Distant Future features, in audio form, all the hilarious songs you’ve come to know and love from HBO’s hit tv show Flight of the Conchords starring Flight of the the Conchords as Flight of the Conchords. All your favorites are there—“Business Time”, “If You’re Into It”, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room” and more. As an added bonus, you’ll get absolutely nothing for free when you order the Flight of the Conchords’ ep because we’re saving up all our free goods for the full length in January. Late August, the 21st to be exact, brings us Down Below It’s Chaos from Seattle locals Kinski, and this one’s an ass kicker in three different colored packaging variations. These folks just got to tour around the US of A with Tool and everyone was all like “Tool who?” by the time Kinski was done blowing the, uh, dome off the stadium. Also owing to that whole generosity thing I mentioned earlier, it is my pleasure to announce that we’re giving away a limited edition Kinski CD from a live recording in June of 2007. For this performance, Kinski played live accompaniment with the 1927 silent film, Berlin, Symphony of a City by Walter Ruttmann for the Seattle International Film Festival. This CD contains a portion of the recordings from their two performances. It’s all live; no overdubs, and the clinking you hear occasionally is people eating dinner! Actual dinner! Summer is also what we call “tour season” in the Biz, and many of our fine artistes are making their way around the country before settling in for the winter and now is the time for you to catch live and in person shows from the likes of Tiny Vipers, The Brunettes, Low, and even our favorite Italian Sub Pop band Jennifer Gentle who desperately need to be taken to the Olive Garden when they come to your town. Hospitaliano, y’all.


Posted by Lacey Swain

FRI, JUN 15, 2007 at 10:59 AM

Flight of the Conchords on HBO and NPR’s World Cafe

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This Sunday, June 17th is the premiere episode of Flight of the Conchords’ new HBO series. It’s on at 10:30 pm (aka Entourage) and you should watch it! You should watch it because is is very funny, and also because we hope this show will be very popular and we will sell just obscene quantities of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album due out in October and also perhaps less than obscene but hopefully at least filthy amounts of their EP The Distant Future due out August 7th.

But, mostly because it is really funny.

Also! Flight of the Conchords have recorded a session for NPR’s World Cafe which will be broadcast on Thursday, July 5th! You should listen to this for pretty much the same reasons detailed above!


Posted by Chris Jacobs

THU, MAY 31, 2007 at 10:46 AM

Flight of the Conchords Screening Parties!

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In addition to being “New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk-comedy duo,” and on top of the fact that they are signed to a recording contract with the world famous Sub Pop Records (the very record label with whom they have pledged to release not only an EP later this very summer, but also a full-length record at some as yet to be determined time in the not too distant (and in fact hopefully before the end of this year) future) Flight of the Conchords are soon to be, in the parlance of our times, kind of a big deal. This is happening largely due to the June 17th premiere of their new HBO comedy series entitled, somewhat mysteriously, Flight of the Conchords . The show is being described as “A new comedy series that makes love to your ears.” And while, sure, that sounds maybe a little gross, what we’ve seen of the show is really very funny.

What’s more, the folks at HBO, along with the folks at Cornerstone have put together some free screenings of the first episode! Here’s the shinola on that:

Washington, DC – Saturday, June 2nd
Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H Street NE
Drinks and food provided
Doors at 9:00 pm/Screening at 9:30 pm
Seating is first come, first served
RSVP here

Atlanta, GA – Saturday, June 2nd
dooGallery, 205 Holtzclaw Street
Drinks and food provided
Doors at 9:00 pm/Screening at 9:30 pm
Seating is first come, first served
RSVP here

Seattle, WA – Tuesday, June 5th
The Jewelbox Theater, 2322 Second Avenue
Drinks and food provided
Doors at 7:00 pm/Screening at 7:30 pm
Seating is first come, first served
RSVP here

Austin, TX – Tuesday, June 5th
Alamo Drafthouse, 409 Colorado Street
Drinks and food provided
Doors at 9:30 pm/Screening at 10:00 pm
Seating is first come, first served
RSVP here

Plus, on August 7, 2007, we will be releasing a Flight of the Conchords EP, entitled The Distant Future! Here’s the track listing:

  1. Business Time
  2. If You’re Into It
  3. Crying
  4. Beautiful Girl (live)
  5. Robots (live)

Posted by Chris Jacobs