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THU, MAY 1, 2008 at 6:05 AM

The Helio Sequence Went on Tour in Europe and Have Some Things to Show You About


This just in from our friends in The Helio Sequence

Hi there-
Benjamin and I just got back from a great tour in Scandinavia and the UK with Low. Here are a few things we learned while over there:

  1. People in Sweden really are more attractive, intelligent and well educated than everywhere else AND Stockholm really is cleaner, more sophisticated and charming than anywhere else.
  2. The Danish use a “floating ground” system, which for those of us with no electrical training means: “watch out or you’ll be shocked with 240 volts on your lips if you touch that microphone!”
  3. Drinking enough Scotch on an overnight ferry ride across the English channel has a similar effect to taking 4 Dramamine. But…either way you will still feel like you’re on the ferry for the entire next day, even if you are on solid ground.
  4. They DO NOT drive on the wrong side of the road in the UK (and you will definitely be set straight if you say otherwise on stage!)
  5. Stonehenge actually isn’t smaller than you think it will be when you see it for the first time…it actually seems bigger…that is, if you expected it to be smaller in the first place because everyone has already told you it will be smaller than you expect it to be. Get what I mean?
  6. If you are on stage in Gateshead do not say “Hello Newcastle!!!”
  7. Brown sauce is good…on just about everything. Mushy peas are not as disgusting as they sound. A Banger IS a type of food. And beans for breakfast is a possibility.
  8. Watch what you say and do in the UK because Big Brother really is watching. Just take a look around and see how many CCTV cameras are trained on you at any given moment anywhere you may be.

That concludes the observational part of this post. Now, on to the news. We’ve got a really big US tour to announce!!! We’ve had people e-mailing asking us “Please come to Peoria” and “Please come to Evanston”…well, we’re not going to make it to either of those cities but we are going to a whole lot of other places. The full list of our tour dates is here. We’d love to see you out at the show!

Posted by Chris Jacobs

TUE, JUL 3, 2007 at 5:14 AM

Tiny Vipers - On This Side


A galloping exploration through vocal beauty and continuously looming guitar work, Tiny Vipers’ On This Side is a wonderful tune for your late night summer drives over dark mountain roads.

Posted by andrew sullivan

FRI, JUN 15, 2007 at 8:02 AM

Live webcast of Low with Wilco tonight, June 15th


Our friends in Low are out right now playing a string of shows with Wilco. They are naturally very happy to find themselves in such good company on this tour, and will undoubtedly be playing a great many songs from their recent album Drums and Guns. If you live in one of the cities along this tour route, you should, of course, go! And, if you don’t live in one of these cities, on the Wilco website this evening at 5pm pacific/8 pm eastern, you can see a live webcast of both bands’ shows from the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, IN! Here’s where you can watch the webcast!

Posted by Chris Jacobs

MON, MAR 19, 2007 at 9:39 AM

Hey Jerks!


I know this probably means nothing to you coming from me — a Sub Pop lackey, who’s job involves such unsavory tasks as marketing records, writing here, on the web site of the band’s label that I’m talking about — but this Low record is real, real good. So quit being a jerk, take what we say at face value for once, and just buy it.

(Cake photo “borrowed” from tosawyer’s flickr stream. It’ll make more sense when you see the video.)

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson

TUE, MAR 6, 2007 at 5:52 AM

Low - Breaker


This Dave Fridmann produced gem from Low’s Drums & Guns is dark, gloomy, sparce, and powerful while still managing to be my new favorite ringtone. Low are back and as morose as ever on this track, turning a song that consists almost solely of vocals, organ, and guitars into something that sticks in your head like superglue. Take a listen!

Posted by andrew sullivan