Ya’ll Seattle folks see those thongs thrown on stage at Handsome Furs? That was me and Hardly Art’s own Nick Heliotis having a grand ol’ time at Neumos on Friday! What a show! If you haven’t been able to catch the duo on their current tour, you should check out their fabulous in-studio with KEXP tomorrow at NOON PST right here.
And without further ado, and practically zero fanfare, here are the (mostly free!) SXSW parties with SUB POP bands! I was thinking about writing the addresses and all that jazz, but I thought that since these were free shows it’d be okay for you to do a small amount of work and figure out the location on your own. Plus, teach a man a fish and all that, you know? Anyway, enough with my constant ramblings…. HERE IS THE INFO YOU NEED!
See you in the pit, doodz.
- Vetiver : the Austinist.com Party at the Mohawk 4pm
- Vetiver : Leafy Green Showcase at Emo’s Jr. 10pm
- Vetiver : Bay Bridged Party at Beauty Bar 2:30pm
- Handsome Furs : Fader Fort Party 3:30pm
- Blitzen Trapper : NPR Music Day Party at The Parish 4pm
- No Age : Found Magazine Party at Red 7 4:30pm
- Vetiver : Dog & Pony Party at Opal Divine’s 5pm
- Obits : Insound Party at Club Deville @ 12:30pm
- Handsome Furs : Insound Party at Club Deville @ 1:20
- Vetiver : Waterloo Records In-store 2pm
- Vetiver : SFxSW Party at Wave on 6th Street 4pm
- Handsome Furs : Waterloo Records In-store 6pm
- Obits : WFMU/Aquarius Records Showcase at Spiro’s 11pm
- Vetiver : Mess With Texas Fest at 1:35pm
- Obits : Filter Magazine Party at Cedar Street Courtyard 1:45pm
- Tiny Vipers : End of an Ear In-Store 3pm
- Obits : VICE Saves Texas party (311 E. 5th St., at Trinity) at 1:00 am
Alright, guys, fuck yeah! Two thousand nine is really picking up speed here at HQ and we’ve got some (dare I say) great stuff for you in the lovely month of March. On March 10 we will release the new HANDSOME FURS record on CD & LP. If you order FACE CONTROL before 3/10 we will include a CDR with 4 live album tracks recorded in Seattle. Buttons, stickers, blah blah blah, yes, you get that, too! Also, we’re doing a thing now that lets you stream the whole album once you purchase from subpop.com. That’s cool, right? March 10 is also the release date for the MARK SULTAN (the BBQ half of the King Khan & BBQ show) seven inch “Hold On” b/w “I Hear a New World”. The songs are great and so is the art/packaging. Get with it.
The OBITS record I BLAME YOU comes out on March 24th and I couldn’t be more excited—this is my record of the year. (No other records need apply.) We’ll give you a lenticular (Google it) postcard designed by the band if you pre-order, plus butts and sticks, AND the ability to stream! All this and nothing more if you order before March 23! That same day is the day we release BUNNY GETS PAID by RED RED MEAT in deluxe form including a 7-song 2nd disc of alternate, demo and single versions of album tracks, plus b-sides, covers and a previously unreleased song from the same era (“St. Anthony’s Jawbone”), all put together by the band. GET IT!
March is also the month of SXSW in Austin, TX. As has become our custom, we will be having a little Sub Pop showcase on two stages on Thursday, March 19 at the Radio Room. Here’s the sitch:
8:00 No Age (outside)
9:00 Red Red Meat (outside)
9:30 Mark Sultan (inside)
10:00 Obits (outside)
10:30 Daniel Martin Moore (inside)
11:00 Vetiver (outside)
11:30 Tiny Vipers (inside)
12:00 Blitzen Trapper (outside)
12:30 Pretty & Nice (inside)
1:00 Handsome Furs (outside)
Tuesday, March 10th marks our second release of 2009. This brings you, esteemed email subscriber person, yet another opportunity to own bonus material through an altogether unsubtle sales trick we call “the pre-order incentive”. When (and less likely if) you pre-order Handsome Furs’ second album, FACE CONTROL, on CD or LP (as usual, the vinyl comes with a digital download code), you will receive a limited CDR featuring four album tracks performed live at an April, 2008 show in Seattle. And because we’re so sweet on you (and your money), we’re going to throw in a couple stickers and a button as well. Can’t wait until March 10thto hear FACE CONTROL? With your pre-order, you’ll have access to a full album stream! How’s that for a bullet-proof sales pitch?
Pre-order FACE CONTROL here.
Check out the Handsome Furs here.
Brand new Handsome Furs t-shirt here
From the perspective of any Sub Pop Records employee, every Sub Pop release date is a day worth taking off to celebrate the many joys of Somewhat Independent Record Label Rock Music. June 17th is certainly no exception, for this day brings us Wolf Parade’s second full-length release. Does that make for a day worth celebrating? You bet, presumed reader! At Mount Zoomer will be available on CD and fidelity-intensified phonographic LP (complete with a digital download code) for all you crazy fidelity freaks. As if the promise of a life-altering/enhancing record album weren’t enough, if you pre-order At Mount Zoomer by June 17th, we’ll include, at no additional cost to you, a poster featuring a painting of Wolf Parade as depicted by Spencer’s sister, Zoë Krug Sather. Oh! And just like all of our online customers, you’ll receive stickers and button or two. Good news is fun to spread.
Pre-order At Mount Zoomer here.
Listen to Wolf Parade here.
See Wolf Parade at Sub Pop’s 20th Anniversary Festival.
The mighty Sub Pop is having a HUGE showcase at 2008’s SXSW in Austin this year. How huge is it? Two stages huge!
Our showcase will be on Friday March 14th at Bourbon Rocks and Bourbon Rocks Patio which are both connected, but not really connected. Bourbon Rocks is located at 508 E. 6th St. (6th and Neches) and doors are at 7:15pm.
Here’s how the whole shebang will go down:
BOURBON ROCKS STAGE (inside)
Love As Laughter – 8pm
Sera Cahoone – 9pm
Grand Archives – 10pm
Kelley Stoltz – 11pm
Fleet Foxes – 12am
Blitzen Trapper – 1am
BOURBON ROCKS PATIO STAGE (outside)
The Ruby Suns – 8:30pm
Pissed Jeans – 9:30pm
Handsome Furs – 10:30pm
The Helio Sequence – 11:30pm
No Age – 12:30pm
Also, click HERE for day party info.