It’s time again for Record Store Day (April 18), sometimes known as Record Store Day 2: The Reckoning. Last year we gave out free CD samplers of our astoundingly good bands, but this year we are doing something even better—SELLING stuff by our astoundingly good bands, but only in record stores, not even here on subpop.com.
We’re doing four limited-edition 7" singles with unreleased material by Flight of the Conchords (‘Pencils in the Wind’/‘Albi the Racist Dragon’), Obits (‘I Can’t Lose/‘Military Madness’), Vetiver (‘Wishing Well’/‘Pay No Mind’), and Blitzen Trapper (‘War is Placebo’/‘Booksmart Baby’). COLLECTORNERDSTATS: All of these are limited to 1500 copies, except Flight of the Conchords which is limited to 3000, but they’re on TV so….
We’re also releasing an 18-track live set from Iron & Wine’s Woman King tour in 2005, but this one’s on CD with extra cute packaging to make it look like a tiny 45. Adorable, and limited to 5000.
Learn more about Record Store Day here. See you in the vinyl bins, bro!
We’re gonna try something crazy here (but it’s not the first time, so we know it’ll work out in our favor). We’re going to put out two records in one day! First, we have I Blame You, the debut from Obits (CD/LP). Pre-ordering this will get you a very amazing, band-designed lenticular post-card and stickers and button. Also on March 24th, Bunny Gets Paid, Red Red Meat’s third album is getting the deluxe, double-disc reissue treatment. The only other Sub Pop release to get this honor so far has been Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff, so Bunny Gets Paid is among good company.
And without further ado, and practically zero fanfare, here are the (mostly free!) SXSW parties with SUBPOP 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 THEINFOYOUNEED! AND… AWAY…
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 HANDSOMEFURS record on CD & LP. If you order FACECONTROL 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 MARKSULTAN (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 BLAMEYOU 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 BUNNYGETSPAID by REDREDMEAT 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!
This week the good people at eMusic released a 16-track compilation of the music they’re most excited about right now, entitled Selected & Collected: An eMusic Selects Compilation. And one of the songs you’ll find here is “Light Sweet Crude” from the upcoming Obits album I Blame You! Not only is this an opportunity to get a song from the new Obits record a full month + before its release, but this is the first Sub Pop song to be available on eMusic.