Today is/was Groundhog Day and apparently there are six more years of winter or some crap, but that’s not stopping Sub Pop from putting out some quality records this month. February 17th is the release date for Tight Knit (CD/LP), the first ever Vetiver album on Sub Pop, but the fourth one for the band. If you pre-order Tight Knit we’ll throw in the “Hey Baby Doll” / “Miles Apart” 7” which came out on Gnomonsong last year, but act fast as supplies are limited. (If you are too slow you might end up with a Sham-Wow*.) They’re touring around Europe this month and they’ll be back on the East Coast in March. Plus, along with about 2,500 other bands on the label, they will be playing our SxSW show in March! Look at this and this for more info about Vetiver.
Hey, also, so Flight of the Conchords Season 2 is in full swing right now and we’re trying a new thing where you can buy a song from each episode on iTunes the day after the show. Every Monday throughout the season, we will be posting a new song on iTunes from the previous night’s show. Later, all of these songs, plus several more (probably around 15 songs total) will be on the next Flight of the Conchords full-length album, which we will be releasing in the more traditional “album format.” It’s what we’re calling our “See It on Sunday, Buy It on Monday (Please)” promotional ploy. And, we really think it’s possible you might like it. Go do that, okay?
*We will not be sending out any Sham-Wows. Get serious.
That’s right! We’re offering immediate access to a stream of Vetiver’s 4th long player Tight Knit to folks who pre-order the record right here on subpop.com. You get unfettered access to the sweet sounds of Tight Knit as soon as you order, and then the format of your choice (which is, of course, vinyl right?) when it becomes more widely available.
You not only get to listen to the record early (and with none of that icky bulletin board nerdiness or guilt) but you get a shiny copy of the real artifact in the post by release date. All this while supporting an amazing independent artist and your favorite label. Pretty sweet, no? So sweet that it almost bears repeating.
We are thrilled to announce that Sub Pop is now the proud owner of Vetiver! In the parlance of our times, we simply issued some commercial paper to raise the requisite capital and now Vetiver is ours. Or, that’s how we “understand” these things to work anyway…
Anyway, because we assume you all to be discerning music fans (attractive ones at that!), we’re sure that you’re already familiar with Vetiver, the ever-evolving musical home-base of singer/songwriter Andy Cabic. We’ve been nurturing an increasingly devoted fondness for their work, both recorded and otherwise, since the release of their debut album in 2004. The new album, bearing the evocative and fairly badass title, Tight Knit is complete and will be released on February 3, 2009, giving it the distinctive honor of “first post-Bush release on Sub Pop!” I know. Weird, right? The album is easily their most varied yet and we can’t wait to let it off the leash to roam free.
We mentioned that we’re thrilled already, right? Well, we are.
Following their full-length, debut record, Saturnalia, The Gutter Twins have a new 8-song EP available called Adorata. The EP is available exclusively through the iTunes Music Store here. Adorata features two previously unreleased originals and also contains cover songs by José González, Primal Scream, Scott Walker, Vetiver, and Eleven
A portion of Adorata’s proceeds will go to the Natasha Shneider Memorial Fund. Natasha Shneider was a friend of the band and the late lead singer of Eleven.