Posts tagged Sub Pop

Day: 1101
Shirt: the Spinanes - That Way
Color:  Maroon
Brand: Oneita Power T
Source:  A long long time ago, wow 10 years ago exactly i would discover this song by Fluf (also formerly Olivelawn) who put out what i think was a compilation of Singles or b-Sides or something.  there was a really beautiful song on there i loved called “Entire.”  I never thought anything else much of it other than damn thats a really good song.  i listened to the shit out of it a lot.  I’ve posted it below cause i can’t find it anywhere

So a decade later a friend would send me a bunch of much and i kept repeating this one song.  I was thinking how do i know this, i mean i know it but i have never heard it before.  turned out rafter some searching it was this Fluf song, only it was Fluf who covered it a decade ago unbeknownst to me.  so a decade later i get to fall in love with it all over again with a whole new set of ears. Its the same song, but in an tiredly beautiful different way.  I love it.
it really is the thing i love about music and how it can be interpreted, relearned and re-loved over and over again.  listen to the original below.  
Entire (Album) by The Spinanes on Grooveshark

Day: 1101

Shirt: the Spinanes - That Way

Color:  Maroon

Brand: Oneita Power T

Source:  A long long time ago, wow 10 years ago exactly i would discover this song by Fluf (also formerly Olivelawn) who put out what i think was a compilation of Singles or b-Sides or something.  there was a really beautiful song on there i loved called “Entire.”  I never thought anything else much of it other than damn thats a really good song.  i listened to the shit out of it a lot.  I’ve posted it below cause i can’t find it anywhere

So a decade later a friend would send me a bunch of much and i kept repeating this one song.  I was thinking how do i know this, i mean i know it but i have never heard it before.  turned out rafter some searching it was this Fluf song, only it was Fluf who covered it a decade ago unbeknownst to me.  so a decade later i get to fall in love with it all over again with a whole new set of ears. Its the same song, but in an tiredly beautiful different way.  I love it.

it really is the thing i love about music and how it can be interpreted, relearned and re-loved over and over again.  listen to the original below.  

Entire (Album) by The Spinanes on Grooveshark

Day: 1092
Shirt: Metz - Drums
Color:  White
Brand: American Apparel
Source:  I am going to see the shit out of this band this week. super stoked on the fyffest great co-headline tour with Cloud Nothings.  its nice when two bands you really appreciate play together.  Metz is one of the more powerful live bands out there that play with some great energy and sound.  they really pack a punch.  i know this sounds like an advertisement for the show, but i assure you its not.  its just two of my fave current bands colliding together and its nice to look forward to a show for a change.  and it also serves as a reminder to those of you that said hmmm i might go and forgot it is tomorrow and wed.  so go get some.  oh and bring ear plugs.  

Day: 1092

Shirt: Metz - Drums

Color:  White

Brand: American Apparel

Source:  I am going to see the shit out of this band this week. super stoked on the fyffest great co-headline tour with Cloud Nothings.  its nice when two bands you really appreciate play together.  Metz is one of the more powerful live bands out there that play with some great energy and sound.  they really pack a punch.  i know this sounds like an advertisement for the show, but i assure you its not.  its just two of my fave current bands colliding together and its nice to look forward to a show for a change.  and it also serves as a reminder to those of you that said hmmm i might go and forgot it is tomorrow and wed.  so go get some.  oh and bring ear plugs.  

Day: 1084
Shirt: Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
Color:  Maroon
Brand: Gilden Ultra Cotton
Source:  Once upon a time i was really obsessed with Sam Beam and his Iron And Wine project.  it was so good, so minimally perfect, his voice was golden and really could reduce anyones anxiety down a few notches.  He really could do no wrong.  then like a lot of musicians either got bored or got weirder influences and started adding a lot of things to his music.  he left Sub Pop (i feel like aside from Nirvana, Soundgardedn and maybe one or two others its never really worked out for any band) and signed to Warner Brothers.  there you get more money, you can have bigger production, more studio musicians, more time to write and over think.  and it just lost the warmth that the Sub Pop albums had.  Some how Sub Pop always seems to get bands as they are peaking then they get sold away and go downhill from there.  Case in point Band Of Horses and the Shins.  both had epic success and great albums on Sub Pop then after signing to a major the magus seemed to have disappeared.  bands also falling apart could have led to that demise as well.  both bands had major line up changes as well.
I guess my point being is that maybe there is something to be said for a small budget short timelines.  it forces you to make the best of your circumstances.  i mean many of my favorite Minutemen and Husker Du albums were recorded in 3-4 Days with little money you know.  it really captures what that band is like at that particular time.  its honest in a lot of ways.  
Maybe Iron and Wine isn’t the same band anymore, you know?  people get married , have kids, get money, people die, perspectives change.  so maybe you just have to enjoy things more in the moment.  who knows.  what i do know is that “Our Endless Numbered Days” if an epic record.  I’m really happy that it was captured and put out to go in to the history books.  

Day: 1084

Shirt: Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days

Color:  Maroon

Brand: Gilden Ultra Cotton

Source:  Once upon a time i was really obsessed with Sam Beam and his Iron And Wine project.  it was so good, so minimally perfect, his voice was golden and really could reduce anyones anxiety down a few notches.  He really could do no wrong.  then like a lot of musicians either got bored or got weirder influences and started adding a lot of things to his music.  he left Sub Pop (i feel like aside from Nirvana, Soundgardedn and maybe one or two others its never really worked out for any band) and signed to Warner Brothers.  there you get more money, you can have bigger production, more studio musicians, more time to write and over think.  and it just lost the warmth that the Sub Pop albums had.  Some how Sub Pop always seems to get bands as they are peaking then they get sold away and go downhill from there.  Case in point Band Of Horses and the Shins.  both had epic success and great albums on Sub Pop then after signing to a major the magus seemed to have disappeared.  bands also falling apart could have led to that demise as well.  both bands had major line up changes as well.

I guess my point being is that maybe there is something to be said for a small budget short timelines.  it forces you to make the best of your circumstances.  i mean many of my favorite Minutemen and Husker Du albums were recorded in 3-4 Days with little money you know.  it really captures what that band is like at that particular time.  its honest in a lot of ways.  

Maybe Iron and Wine isn’t the same band anymore, you know?  people get married , have kids, get money, people die, perspectives change.  so maybe you just have to enjoy things more in the moment.  who knows.  what i do know is that “Our Endless Numbered Days” if an epic record.  I’m really happy that it was captured and put out to go in to the history books.  

Day: 1040Shirt: the Murder City Devils - Thelma
Color:  Navy BlueBrand: [unreadable]
Source:  today the lineup for fyffest was announced.  stoked to see MCD on there and plenty of other bands i love and have written about on here.  really excited to see Slint.  that documentary by Lance Bangs ruled, go see it.  Phoenix, Slowdive, Against Me!, Joyce Manor, Blood Brothers, Flying Lotus, Blood Orange, Built to Spill, and new favorites Twin Peaks.  
Good job fyffest !  

Day: 1040
Shirt: the Murder City Devils - Thelma

Color:  Navy Blue
Brand: [unreadable]

Source:  today the lineup for fyffest was announced.  stoked to see MCD on there and plenty of other bands i love and have written about on here.  really excited to see Slint.  that documentary by Lance Bangs ruled, go see it.  Phoenix, Slowdive, Against Me!, Joyce Manor, Blood Brothers, Flying Lotus, Blood Orange, Built to Spill, and new favorites Twin Peaks.  

Good job fyffest !  

Day: 1035Shirt: Metz - Mouse
Color:  Heather RedBrand: Alstyle
Source:  nothing particular to say here other that i am fuckign floored for the upcoming Cloud Nothings / Metz show that fyffest is putting on in July.  it can”t come soon enough.  i only wish these dudes would work on a co-tour shirt together.  that would be tha shit.

Day: 1035
Shirt: Metz - Mouse

Color:  Heather Red
Brand: Alstyle

Source:  nothing particular to say here other that i am fuckign floored for the upcoming Cloud Nothings / Metz show that fyffest is putting on in July.  it can”t come soon enough.  i only wish these dudes would work on a co-tour shirt together.  that would be tha shit.

Day #1007 Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary (Fromt) #minorthread #tshirtwars #notafuckingringer!

Day: 1006Shirt: GOAT - GoatmanColor:  BlackBrand: American Apparel
Source:  a surprisingly not disappointing show out  in the desert the other night at Pappy and Harriets.  GOAT form Sweden, was pretty awesome.  they towed a fine line between too hippy and psyche rock but kept it on the awesome side.  a def must see if they happen to play your area.  

Day: 1006
Shirt: GOAT - Goatman
Color:  Black
Brand: American Apparel

Source:  a surprisingly not disappointing show out  in the desert the other night at Pappy and Harriets.  GOAT form Sweden, was pretty awesome.  they towed a fine line between too hippy and psyche rock but kept it on the awesome side.  a def must see if they happen to play your area.  

Day: 977Shirt: Murder City Devils - Skull and CrossbonesColor:  redBrand: Fruit Of The LoomSource:  i miss these guys.

Day: 977
Shirt: Murder City Devils - Skull and Crossbones
Color:  red
Brand: Fruit Of The Loom
Source:  i miss these guys.

Day: 964Shirt: Seaweed - DespisedColor:  BlackBrand: Oneita Power TSource:  Its funny how some bands totally fall off your radar.  this band at least did for me.  having seen them many many times in the 90’s this band was a real staple in my show going days.  then poof. I think the Grunge revolution kinda sucked this band in, or glommed on to them at least.  where this band was originally more punk and garage-y  they got sucked in the the hair grunge revolution that was happening at the time.  they were a perfect middle ground between punk and rock so they fit in nicely, which is why i assume i saw them so much.  you want to pad a bill between Dinosaur Jr and Nirvana you just add Seaweed. no brainer.  
these first couple of albums on Sub Pop were real slam dunks for me Despised and Weak real solid rock records that i leaned on heavily.  sadly music was in such a weird state in the mid 90’s and music was just getting signed and dropped left and right and fads in bands seemed to be popping up left and right.  whoa thought Christian punk would ever be a thing, know what i mean?  so bands like Seaweed kinda fell in the crake as time passed by.   some great things are not meant to last i guess.  the trick is to just enjoy them while we have them, appreciate them and remember them after they are gone.  

Day: 964
Shirt: Seaweed - Despised
Color:  Black
Brand: Oneita Power T
Source:  Its funny how some bands totally fall off your radar.  this band at least did for me.  having seen them many many times in the 90’s this band was a real staple in my show going days.  then poof. I think the Grunge revolution kinda sucked this band in, or glommed on to them at least.  where this band was originally more punk and garage-y  they got sucked in the the hair grunge revolution that was happening at the time.  they were a perfect middle ground between punk and rock so they fit in nicely, which is why i assume i saw them so much.  you want to pad a bill between Dinosaur Jr and Nirvana you just add Seaweed. no brainer.  

these first couple of albums on Sub Pop were real slam dunks for me Despised and Weak real solid rock records that i leaned on heavily.  sadly music was in such a weird state in the mid 90’s and music was just getting signed and dropped left and right and fads in bands seemed to be popping up left and right.  whoa thought Christian punk would ever be a thing, know what i mean?  so bands like Seaweed kinda fell in the crake as time passed by.   some great things are not meant to last i guess.  the trick is to just enjoy them while we have them, appreciate them and remember them after they are gone.  

Day: 924Shirt: the Shins - BubblesColor:  Slate GreyBrand: [Tag Missing]Source: Hit play on the song below.

New Slang by The Shins on Grooveshark
Close your eyes and think about when you first heard this song, or this album and where you were at the time.  what bands you were currently listening to and what you thought of this record.  Ill admit for a second there i thought sub pop​ lost their minds..it sounded so weird, or at least weird for the era it came out in when most albums were being super produced, this one seemed extremely underproduced or seemed to be that why when that couldn’t be farther form the truth.  this band captured everyone i knows attention and only in a positive way.  it wasn’t until i kept hearing it play places and thinking who is this , i love it, that i realized my first instincts were complete bullshit.  i was only scared of it being different, which in turn made it the beautiful record it is today.  Unfortunately i cannot say the same for todays version of the shins, after many lineup changes and musical direction shifts and i think the most detrimental of them all the absence of Phil Ek (the producer at the time).
But hey that was 13 years ago, and i can imagine being in a band playing the same sounding music for a decade can get old,  but man i will never forget this record that really blew peoples minds.  more importantly my mind and i love that every time i put this record on i get transported right back to the chair where i was when i first put it on.  so beautiful.  
Another runny note to put it in perspective of the time and place..Sub Pop didn’t even put out vinyl of this record at first, Darla did this was way before the Vinyl revolution. so go look on the back of your copies of Oh, Inverted World and hold on to it if yours i sMissing a Sub Pop Logo.  

Day: 924
Shirt: the Shins - Bubbles
Color:  Slate Grey
Brand: [Tag Missing]
Source: Hit play on the song below.

New Slang by The Shins on Grooveshark

Close your eyes and think about when you first heard this song, or this album and where you were at the time.  what bands you were currently listening to and what you thought of this record.  Ill admit for a second there i thought sub pop​ lost their minds..it sounded so weird, or at least weird for the era it came out in when most albums were being super produced, this one seemed extremely underproduced or seemed to be that why when that couldn’t be farther form the truth.  this band captured everyone i knows attention and only in a positive way.  it wasn’t until i kept hearing it play places and thinking who is this , i love it, that i realized my first instincts were complete bullshit.  i was only scared of it being different, which in turn made it the beautiful record it is today.  Unfortunately i cannot say the same for todays version of the shins, after many lineup changes and musical direction shifts and i think the most detrimental of them all the absence of Phil Ek (the producer at the time).

But hey that was 13 years ago, and i can imagine being in a band playing the same sounding music for a decade can get old,  but man i will never forget this record that really blew peoples minds.  more importantly my mind and i love that every time i put this record on i get transported right back to the chair where i was when i first put it on.  so beautiful.  

Another runny note to put it in perspective of the time and place..Sub Pop didn’t even put out vinyl of this record at first, Darla did this was way before the Vinyl revolution. so go look on the back of your copies of Oh, Inverted World and hold on to it if yours i sMissing a Sub Pop Logo.  

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