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WED, APR 22, 2009 at 5:16 AM

Obits on FMU


Obits played live on the Evan “Funk” Davies show on WFMU last night (Apr. 21st). And, because we live in the future now, you can listen to this performance by programming the internet for here.

They play nine songs off their fantastic debut record album I Blame You.

Go listen!

You can (and should) also listen to this performance, as well as Obits’ first show back in Jan. ‘08 at the Cake Shop in NYC, and in the near future (we’re guessing) more Obits live recordings in the Obits-curated section of the Free Music Archive. By the way, the Free Music Archive is totally worth checking out for all sorts of other cool stuff.

Posted by Chris Jacobs

WED, MAR 25, 2009 at 9:50 AM



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

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’). COLLECTOR NERD STATS: 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!

Posted by Lacey Swain

TUE, MAR 17, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Obits Debut & Red Red Meat Reissue on March 24th


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.

Obits’ I Blame You here.

Red Red Meat’s Bunny Gets Paid here.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

MON, MAR 9, 2009 at 4:34 AM

SXSW Day Parties


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 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

Posted by Lacey Swain

WED, MAR 4, 2009 at 7:34 AM

Sub Pop Showcase at SXSW 2009


Hey, Hey! My coworkers and I are heading to Austin, TX in two short weeks so that we can wine and dine our contacts and show off the talents of our lovable and extremely talented bands. On Thursday March 19th, we’ll be at the Radio Room (508 E. 6th St – formerly Bourbon Rocks, formerly Fat Tuesdays, formerly some place with novelty shots and lots of tits). Most of these bands will be playing additional parties and what-not—we’ll post those soon!

For Your Scheduling Pleasure:
8:00 No Age (outside)
8:30 The Baptist Generals (inside)
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)

All photos courtesy Jay Cox

Posted by Lacey Swain

TUE, MAR 3, 2009 at 2:49 AM

A Form of Paying Attention March 2009


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 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)

Posted by Lacey Swain