Hoping to see all that Sub Pop has to offer but you can’t make it to our sure to be sold out showcase? No problem! Here’s a list of parties where you might be able to catch some Sub Pop bands:
The Ruby Suns will be playing 3/12 at the Fader Party (4:30), 3/13 at Waterloo Records (3pm), 3/14 Home Slice Pizza (4:45), 3/15 Outside Music/Exclaim! Party (2:30).
Grand Archives will be playing 3/13 at the Noise Pop/Little Radio Party (1:30), 3/14 at the Other Music Party (2pm), 3/15 at the Filter Magazine Showdown (4pm).
No Age will be playing 3/13 at the Rhapsody Party (TBA) & the Jelly NYC/My Open Bar Party (10pm), 3/14 at the Pitchfork/Windish Party (TBA), 3/15 at the Stereogum Party (3pm) & the Don’t Mess with Texas Party (5pm).
Fleet Foxes will be playing 3/13 at the Under the Radar Party (1:35), 3/14 at the Pitchfork/Windish Party (3:30).
The Helio Sequence will be playing 3/13 at the Under the Radar Party (3:15), 3/14 at the Noise Pop Party (TBA).
Blitzen Trapper will be playing 3/13 at the Schubas Day Party (2-4pm), 3/14 at Hot Freaks Party (3pm), 3/15 at Stereogum/Paste Party (2pm) & Current Day Party (5pm)
Handsome Furs will be playing 3/14 at KEXP at ACL mainstage at KLRU (3:30).
Kelley Stoltz will be playing 3/14 at WFMU Showcase (8pm).
Pissed Jeans will be playing 3/15 at the Don’t Mess with Texas Party (5pm) & the Chunklet Party (9pm).
Eugene Mirman will be doing comedy all over the place at the Don’t Mess with Texas Party on 3/15.
Who’s handsome and furry all over? Not your mom, silly, the Handsome Furs! About-to-be-married couple Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade) and Alexei Perry formed the band in the winter of 2005, and toured Europe before they even had a record out. Their debut album, called Plague Park (lovingly referred to in World HQ as Plaque Park_, which I guess would be a park in Candy Land, or possibly an amusement park designed by dentists to frighten children into a consistent dental care regimen…) is out May 22nd. It is dark and minimal and catchy as shit, and is the perfect foil for the impending pesky, sunny summer, what with its “cheeriness” and “positivity." You can pre-order it now-ish, right here. With the help of the Mighty Canadian Government, Dan and Alexei made a wicked scary, Twin Peaks-y video for the song “Dumb Animals”, which you can view HERE0wutqc.
Also, F your I, the word for Sub Pop Summer ’07 is BANANAS. Why? Because we’ll have new full-lengths from not just the H. Furs, but also from Pissed Jeans, Jennifer Gentle, Patton Oswalt, Tiny Vipers, The Brunettes, and Kinski. And (!), there will be new singles from The Thermals, CSS, and Iron & Wine. Thankfully, during summertime in the Pacific Northwest, the sun rises early and doesn’t set until around 9:30 PM, which means we have nearly double the daylight hours, so getting out of the office at seven won’t be as harsh as it is when it’s pitch black outside. You’ll want to keep checking Sub Pop Dot Com for More Exciting News!
We here at World HQ are using a combination of Guinness, Jameson, espresso (together, known as The Trifecta) and the new Dntel record to get us through this month’s schizophrenic weather, as we’re all actually, medically sick of it being rainy and shitty. Dumb Luck is out April 24th, and as you likely know, Dntel is the moniker of our buddy Jimmy Tamborello who you may know from The Postal Service! The album’s full of Jimmy’s genius beat placement, and features members of Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, Grizzly Bear, Fog, Mystic Chords of Memory, and more, and you can buy it here.
If you think you’re a better mixmaster than Jimmy, you are wrong. However, we will entertain your remixing ideas via the DNTELREMIXCONTEST. You’ll either win $500 or feel ashamed for being a loser. And since that’s already the case, may as well enter, right? Right!
There are two chances to win this month on Sub Pop Dot Com, actually. Enter the BESTWORSTBANDNAMESCONTEST to win sampler CDs, stickers, buttons and more!
Whether you win or lose or are too apathetic to even enter anything, you can look smashing in one of our brand new Sub Pop Sweatshirts, which are finally here just in time to be largely weather-inappropriate. Except, as noted above, if you live here…
Oh! And also! We have a tremendous new video from the upcoming Handsome Furs record! Said record is called Plague Park, comes out on May 22nd, and the video is for the track “Dumb Animals." Dan Boeckner from Wolf Parade and Alexei Perry (together, aka Handsome Furs) both totally die in it, and it’s Lynch-style creepy. Watch it here!