By way of some minor explanation, the very, very abbreviated version of the Daytrotter raison d’etre:
“We’re giving you exclusive, re-worked, alternate versions of old songs and unreleased tracks by some of your favorite bands and by a lot of your next favorite bands.”
Here’s the Oxford Collapse Daytrotter Session track listing…
In Your Volcano
Our friends in Oxford Collapse recently played the Tufts University “Spring Fling” on a definitively eclectic bill with Spoon, Lupe Fiasco, and T.I. And, as if that weren’t peculiar enough in itself (wonderfully, providentially so, but still a little weird, right?), today we received the photo here…
Of course, when given mud, live music, and (we can only assume) cheap, industrial-grade intoxicants by the barrel, college students go all ape-shit, a la Woodstock ‘94. There’s your “fling.” But, look closer! Under the beneficent influence of the Oxford Collapse, at least two of these filth-spattered delinquents have found something not entirely dissimilar to love-like feelings for one another! Now, that’s what I call drunk! Breathe deeply, friends. That musky, malt-liquor-y, manure-tinged scent? There’s your “spring.”
We found such hope in this photo, and the sort of true spirit of spring embodied by the music of Oxford Collapse, that we had to share it with you. Now, please go purchase their equally spirited and excellent recent album Remember the Night Parties
March is full of all sorts of things. There’s St. Patricks Day, of course, and the beginning of spring, amongst ‘em. And, after the unusually harsh and seemingly unending winter we weather-pussies here in the Northwest have endured, we’ll seize any opportunity to drink green beer.
Speaking of opportunities to drink anything and everything, for days on end, and to have the same conversation 4,000 times in 4 days…
Sub Pop will be heading to the lovely shire that is Austin, Texas to unleash our beasts (er, bands) on an entirely unsuspecting public. Actually, this public will most likely be fairly unsurprised as we are planning this trip to coincide with the 2007 SXSW Music Conference and they put our name in the schedule and all. Come check out our showcase at Emo’s IV Lounge (at 601 Red River) on Wednesday March 14th featuring… Kinski (12:45am) Oxford Collapse (11:30pm) Loney, dear (10:30pm) Tiny Vipers (9:30pm)
And then, the band Maps & Atlases, who are not actually on the label, but who several people here think quite a great deal of, will be playing at 8:30.
We tried and sadly seemed to have failed to convince this guy to attend the show. Should still be a whole lot of fun though!
Also in March, from what we hope is one of your top 8 or so favorite medium-sized record labels in the 98121 zip code… A new Low record! On March 20th, we’ll be releasing Drums and Guns, the phenomenal new Low album. You can check out the song Breaker from Drums and Gunshere. The album is available for pre-order now. And, if you order this record before March 20th (and because, when it comes right down to it, we’re pretty solid people), we will include a 7" vinyl single of Hatchet (Optimimi Version) b/w Breaker (Dub Plate) for FREE! These are totally different, completely re-worked versions of the songs found on the album. Plus, they’re good!