Our pals in Vetiver recently recorded a performance and interview for NPR’s World Cafe and this session will be broadcast on Tuesday, May 12th! You should listen!
Here are the details as we know them…
National Public Radio’s World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on nearly 200 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station by scrolling to the bottom & choosing their state under “Find a Program Broadcast Time” at the following link:
…or worldwide they can listen online to the WXPN/Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm Eastern Standard Time by going to:
Late in the day of broadcast, the audio will be available on the National Public Radio website:
The following things are also worth mentioning!
*"Vetiver is currently on tour":http://www.subpop.com/tours/vetiver/, very possibly somewhere near you!
*We, your close, personal friends here at Sub Pop Records have managed to procure a stash of Vetiver’s Record Store Day 7" single, the really very excellent and also quite limited and collectible “Wishing Well” b/w “Pay No Mind” on magnificent, light-blue marble-y vinyl. Get one while they last!
Hey, guess what? We’re putting out nothing but singles this month, none of which you can purchase here at subpop.com! This month is nothing but Singles Club (it’s a good one) and Record Store Day singles, so we’re going to check in with the Sub Pop staff on their feelings about RSD in its second year. Check back next month when we actually put out full lengths again. I would also like to point out that Dean W, our mom & pop record store sales guy, refused to answer these questions because “they’re dumb”.
What’s your take on Record Store Day?
Tony Kiewel: I’m for it. then again I’m also for Roadside Attraction Day, Exotic Animal Day, and No Pants Friday.
Andy Kotowicz: Record Store Day is a made up holiday like Valentine’s Day and Christmas, in order to sell crap. Hopefully RSD will really take off like the other two.
Chris Jacobs: I prefer it to Fabric Store Day, but it’s a little less fun than Liquor Store Day.
Sarah Moody: I think it’s great! I’ve participated for the past two years and it’s always been a really encouraging experience to see tons of people out at local stores instead of plopped in front of their computers. Plus all of the bonus CDs, 7”s, in-store performances, and store discounts are typically pretty rad.
Sasha Morgan: I have a very unoriginal answer for that: I think Record Store Day is a great way to get people out to their local record stores. WOOOooowoOOOo!
Richard Laing: I’m into it. It’s a great opportunity for stores to connect with their community and remind people of their value. Next year, they should try and convince people that they need to buy their friends gifts and cards for Record Store Day
Rosie Torrance: I think RSD rules, unless you’re a Sub Pop intern.
Would you participate in a RSD dunking booth? Pie eating contest?
TK:It doesn’t take much to get me to participate in any eating contest.
AK: Hot Dog eating contest? I’m listenin’…
CJ: Yes dunking booth, no competitive eating of any sort. Streaking, napping, snacking, loafing – I’d do any of those things for a good cause like this.
SM: Dunking booth no. Pie eating yes!
SMor: Yes I’d participate in a RSD dunking booth or pie eating contest.
RL: Absolutely not, this shit is serious.
RT: Dunk Tank= Fuck Ya! I’ve always wanted to do that!
If you could go to any record store anywhere in the world which one you go to on RSD?
TK: I would probably pick Joe’s Garage in Kyoto. I have no idea if it’s actually that great of a shop but who the fuck cares!? It’s in Kyoto!
AK: I’m gonna go with Shake It in fabulous Cincinatti Ohio since it is supposed to be awesome and I’ve never been there. Mississippi Records in Portland and Double Decker in Allentown for the same reason. Prior to last month, the answer would probably have been Grimey’s in Nashville, but I had the good fortune to pay them a visit recently. Lemme tell ya. Grimey’s is all it’s cracked up to be and more. I’d drop in on good ol’ Wazoo in Ann Arbor too. Can’t forget Used Kids. Great store that I haven’t been to in forever. If I could magically visit record stores that are no longer with us, my Hall of Fame All-Star tour would include the great Play It Again in Royal Oak, MI, Fallout of Seattle, and Lucy’s formerly of Nashville.
CJ: Is there a good one in Hawaii? ‘Cause, man, I am READY for some better weather right now. Or, maybe Tower Records in the University District here in Seattle, sometime in 1993, so I could visit myself, maybe take me out for a nice lunch.
SM: Outside of local stores it’d be a toss-up between Mississippi Records in Portland, Treehouse Records in Minneapolis, or Academy Records in New York. Or I would finally make the trek to Amoeba. But really just being able to get to the Seattle stores does enough damage to my paycheck.
SMor: If I could go to any record store in the world, I’d go to Mississippi Records in Portland, OR. It’s super close but I still haven’t made it down there for some reason. Apparently they have a bunch of rare vinyl AND they’re the dudes that run the Mississippi Records mostly vinyl label, which is fucking amazing. They just released Michael Hurley “Armchair Boogie” and I couldn’t be more stoked!
RL: Sounds of the Universe in London.
RT: Distortion Records in Amsterdam. Would love to have some morning coffee and happen upon this shop. ( I think this is a weed reference. –Ed.)
Photo by Jay Cox
In a more perfect world, every day would be Record Store Day (and every week would include No Pants Friday). But, until that time comes, until each and every delicious day includes (as most of Dean’s do) a lunch-time trip to one of our nation’s many wonderful record/tape/compact disc/water-pipe emporiums, let’s all be thankful that a rogue consortium of independent record store owners have banded together and mustered the AUDACITY TO INVENT A HOLIDAY! Rejoice, for Saturday April 19, is Record Store Day, people! And on this day, this Saturday, April 19, 2008, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the country will celebrate, with special performances and giveaways and all sorts of cool shit!
Seriously! If you value record stores (as you should) for the culture they help to foster and create, and the community that surrounds and permeates them, you should spend some time in one (or several!) of these stores on Saturday. You’ll be glad you did!
And, if you do, you’ll be able to pick up, free of charge, the new 2008 Sub Pop Records sampler, Terminal Sales Vol. 3: Happy Birthday to Me! The new sampler has 18 tracks in all, many of them as-yet-unreleased, and is handsomely/expensively packaged (yes, we are pretty pleased with ourselves).
Here’s the full list of stores participating in Record Store Day!
Record Store Day 2014 is a mere 51 days away according to the official countdown over at RSD.com, and with the popularity of vinyl ever increasing, there are more Record Store Day exclusives in 2014 to sift through than ever before. This means one or two of the following things: 1) You are going to spend MUCH MORE money than last year; and/or 2) It’s going to be tough to stick out in crowded record bins full of limited-edition, Record Store Day-only releases. Well, we here at Sub Pop HQ read the tea leaves, studied the data points, and decided early on that we were going to have to do something really special to stand out this year. We went to work, trimmed the fat, and got our release list to the four most exciting, collectable, sonically pleasing, limited-edition Sub Pop Record Store Day Releases ever. To get a full appreciation of what I’m bullshitting so eloquently about, see below. We’ll see you at your local independent record retailer at four in the morning on April 19th. You bring the coffee. And the donuts.
Mudhoney On Top: KEXP Presents Mudhoney Live on Top of the Space Needle LP: In
2013 both Mudhoney and Sub Pop turned 25, and, in celebration of this
milestone, the band performed on the actual roof of Seattle’s iconic and
also very tall Space Needle. Due to space limitations up on top, and
the obvious safety issues involved, only about 13 people were able to
bear witness to this performance (and you can hear each of them,
clapping individually between songs). Our friends at KEXP
recorded and broadcast this monumentally historic event, and this
limited-edition vinyl LP preserves it for eternity. Limited to 2,700
Pissed Jeans The Very Best of Sub Pop 2009-2013: Live at the BBC 12” EP:
Here are four live-in-the-studio tracks that (finally!) give meaning
and validation to Sub Pop’s existence. This historic platter is limited
to 3,000 copies worldwide, and these versions of the tracks are
exclusive to this release.
Chad VanGaalen “I Want You Back” 7” Single:
This single features four new tracks from the Calgary artist’s vault of
unheard music. Exactly none of these tracks appear on Chad’s
forthcoming album, Shrink Dust (out 4/29 on Sub Pop!). The dare-we-say
incredible cover art is by Chad himself. Limited to 2,300 copies
The Notwist “Run Run Run” 12” Single:
“Run Run Run” is from the band’s just-released album, Close to the
Glass, and this single also includes three more, unreleased tracks: one
new song, and two exclusive remixes of “Run Run Run.” Both sides of the
record feature a special double groove, with each parallel groove
containing a different song. Limited to 1,900 copies worldwide.
We here at Sub Pop Records love few things more than Record Store Day. On Saturday, April 18th, 2015
aka Record Store Day, we will release two very limited (and
potentially, for you) anticipated efforts: The self-titled LP from the
Alan Bishop-led Koes Barat and a heart-shaped single from Father John
Father John Misty’s “I Loved You, Honeybee” 7” Single:
Father John Misty presents a lovely, alternate version of the title track of his latest album, I Love You, Honeybear,
along with a new, exclusive B-side, truthfully-entitled “I’ve Never
Been a Woman,” on a red-colored, heart-shaped 7” in a 10” sleeve. This
release is exclusive to Record Store Day, and it is limited to 5,700
Koes Barat Koes Barat LP:
In 2010, Sun City Girls legend Alan Bishop asserted his fandom of
Indonesian ‘60s/’70s pop legends Koes Bersaudara (aka Koes Plus) with
two archival releases on his and Hisham Mayet’s Sublime Frequencies
label. But that wasn’t enough. Feeling an overwhelming urge to interpret
Koes tunes, Bishop recorded Koes Barat in less than a week of
sessions with some of his favorite musicians and producer Randall Dunn
(Sunn O))), Marisa Nadler). The result is the most immediate, fun collection that the prolific Bishop has ever led. This album is a Record Store Day exclusive, limited to 3,800 worldwide.
Father John Misty
“I Loved You, Honeybee” 7” (includes download code)
A. “I Loved You, Honeybee”
B. “I’ve Never Been a Woman”
LP (includes download code)
2. Kisah Sedih di Hari Minggu
3. Pent Juri Hati
4. Mister Time
5. Hidup Yang Sepi
6. And to the so-called “The Guilties”
7. Tjintamu Telah Berlalu
8. Poor Clown
9. Land of Evergreen
10. Rahasia Hatiku
11. Tiba Tiba Ku Menangis
More About Record Store Day:
This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record
store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and
celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role
these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special
vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made
exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and
in various countries across the globe make special appearances and
performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body
painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records
and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at
Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day
is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.