For the Record is here again, (Our 8th installment! That’s 7 more than we wagered!), and this time out we have none other than Dean Spunt from No Age helping us out with a record recommendation. Dean’s a busy guy these days (with things like this, this and this to name a few) so we surely appreciate him takin’ some time out for FTR (thanks again, Dean!).
And just to re-cap, for those of you unfamiliar with For the Record, this is our semi-regular web feature wherein we (or a generous artist like Dean, Mat,Marty or Scott) reflect on one of our favorite records from the Sub Pop catalog and in turn, said record is dramatically discount for the following 48 hours.
Make Sense? Yes? Good. Now let’s hear about Wolf Eyes!
This record is fantastic! It’s not for the weak though, it starts and ends with a harsh noise ear assault courtesy of the the Wolf Eyes.
Parts remind me of Throbbing Gristle if they were pissed, other parts are like Man is the Bastard if they had no instruments, or Negative Approach with the guitars effected and the drums taken out of the mix and replaced with broken oscillators. Sound good? Then you should check it out – it may cause you to pick up a Behringer mixing board and some pedals and make a limited cassette.
For the next 48 hours, you can get Burned Mind at our FTR sale price of $6 CD/$4 Mp3 here!
Dean’s band, No Age, just released their fantastic EP, Losing Feeling, this month. We think you might enjoy it and heartily recommend you go HERE to check it out.
In collaboration with master artist, veteran skateboarding legend and Emerica Pro Ed Templeton, Randy Randall and Dean Spunt, the industrious art-punkers behind No Age have designed a shoe for Emerica! Take a look! And, theses are not just another pretty pair of shoes. Since Ed, Randall and Spunt are all vegan, the shoe is made up of entirely organic and synthetic materials, but designed to weather the abuse of skateboarding.
And, no big surprise, they are a whole lot better-looking than the admittedly somewhat garish Nikes that we helped design last summer, and have recently been trying to sell to you.
Hello, Friends! I love October, and this October is especially special because on October 6th a lot of cool junk is coming out on Sub Pop and Hardly Art and then Halloween happens 25 days later and Halloween is obvs the best holiday of all the holidays. Anyhow, back to the 6th…. On that day we’ll be releasing these special items: the No AgeLosing Feeling EP on vinyl (Have you heard that song “You’re a Target”?!), Eugene Mirman’s new comedy album God Is a 12-Year-Old Boy with Asperger’s (you get a free Eugene Mirman tote bag while supplies last!!), Blitzen Trapper’sBlack River Killer EP will be available on vinyl finally (Vinyl!! Finally!!), and Hardly Art will be releasing the sophomore record from The Dutchess & the DukeSunset/Sunrise (I love it!!). The Flight of the Conchords record I Told You I Was Freaky comes out on October 20th, and you’ll get $2 off if you pre-order here on the magnificent subpop.com. Hey, the NirvanaBleach deluxe re-issue is all ready to go for pre-order as well, ($2 off also), so get thee to ordering! Just to let you know, the vinyl on this piece is heavy as it’s a double 180-gram white vinyl package with a booklet, so be prepared for increased shipping rates on that one—it’s worth it, I promise. Okay, so, if you dress up as any Sub Pop or Hardly Art artist and you send me a photo I’ll put together a nice surprise package for you. I bet no one does this, so that’ll make my job way easier.
Oh geez, I almost forgot! Sub Pop and Hardly Art are teaming together to bring you the CMJ showcase of 2009. We’ve got Unnatural Helpers, Dum Dum Girls, Moondoggies, Dutchess & the Duke, Golden Triangle, Pissed Jeans, Obits, and Male Bonding all playing at the Mercury Lounge in NYC on October 24th, and I shouldn’t have to tell you that this is a show not to be missed.
Dean and Randy from No Age teamed up again with the Altamont Apparel crew and The Goat for a tour out to SXSW. The tour was filmed and edited by Patrick O’Dell of Epicly Later’d and it’s now up on the Altamont site in 10 installments! Check it out at the altamont blog.
No Age will also appear at the Moma on Thursday, Oct 15th as part of the MoMA fim retrospective Spike Jonze, The First 80 Years. This Pop Rally event features a special compilation of seminal skateboard videos from the 1980s to today, including some of Jonze’s contributions to the genre, chosen by producer and photographer Patrick O’Dell. The screening is followed by a discussion featuring Jonze, Lance Mountain, Jake Phelps, Greg Hunt, Ty Evans, and other surprise guests.
No Age plays directly after the discussion. Sounds like an epic evening indeed.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The program begins promptly at 7:30.
Not only are we still offering a full EP stream of the upcoming No Age release, Losing Feeling_, (more information on that great deal is available here8) but starting today, we are also giving away a free download of their Losing Feeling track, “You’re A Target”.
You can find this free download of “You’re A Target” under LISTEN on our front page, or on No Age’s artist page or right here if you please. Any which way you wanna choose, you still are gonna get yourself some free No Age music.
The title says it all. If you happen to to be a Seattle resident, or if you’re just visiting, you have a multitude of Sub Pop & Family partying options this weekend. Thank goodness Lacey made a complete weekend guide or else we’d all be totally lost, wandering and partyless.