Such Great Depths

The 12 Best Sub Pop Releases You (Probably) Ignored

Comments

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5 Style! Saw them with the Tortoise "Millions" and Sea and Cake "The Biz" tour in Austin. They were my favorite of the three for me at the time.
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Six Finger Satellite is back in action at SXSW this weekend and a few dates in early April
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Thanks Dave for the trivial updates and reminders as to why those with an unfounded time in extra-terrestrial ambivilance

( otherwise known as super sucky hearing)

sometimes shake their noodles in Korea at the "nukes in tha bathroom"

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Ill Jong II, where were you when the doobie brothers were taking it to the streets?

Undoubtedly, a ressurectionista' of numb skullery is in the making with all the inspired hey days of dude-dum coming in at lightspeed...and that's just the financing talking to the string manufacturerers replacing the nickel round wounds for dirt more dirt and excellent sales to purchase records.

Hail to sup pop for making every DIY band a better place to sleep, eat, shit, fuck, piss and oh ya... did I say sleep?
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What about the Evil Tambourines record "Library Nation"? Tacoma hiphop + Al Larsen quoting Minor Threat and Lois Maffeo dropping some breezy choruses? Hell of a party album.
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I have been looking for all the Red Red Meat albums for a long time. I'm so happy about this re-release! Thanks Dave!
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Albums only? How about Dimmer's debut 7", Crystalator/Dawn? It's so deep in the catalog, the band isn't even listed in the sub pop A-Z. You can hear the searing instrumental A-side on the band's myspace, but to hear the B, you're gonna have to cough up $10 on ebay.
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Kevin: It was a contendah, but it didn't make the cut due to the lack of warm & fuzzies it induced in me.
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Dimmer = dude from Straitjacket Fits, right? My bad, Boyd.
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the Plexi album was great.
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godheadSilo's Share The Fantasy deserves a nod. Sub Pop gets the gas face for sitting on A Frames 4 for well over a year now.
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NO REIN SANCTION? You may know how to give ad execs fake bylines, but you don't know music, fella. That record is beyond good and evil.
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How about Zumpano's "Look What The Rookie Did"? Or is that too popular even for this list?
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Dayglo by Love Battery is the best Sub Pop album ever, Gentlemen by Afghan Whigs is a very close second.
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Oof, I totally spaced on Love Battery, elswinger. I love Dayglo, and it was kind of slept on.

Afghan Whigs were too popular, imo, to make this list.
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"Steven Jesse Bernstein was a mentally troubled poet who killed himself in 1991."

Fuck you, Dave. If your notion of music (or, music journalism) is so banal that you committed this revisionist reduction to print, then I for one am fucking glad that you lost most of your record collection. No doubt that the majority of it has ended up in the hands of folks who will appreciate it on a greater level than noting that "Steven Jesse Bernstein was a mentally troubled poet who killed himself in 1991."

Or a landfill. That works just as well.
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Whoa, trstr. I'm sorry, but I didn't have space for full-length Steven Jesse Bernstein biography.

I meant no disrespect to the man. That's why I included him in this article, obviously. I'm trying to turn people on to his work here. I don't get where all your animosity is coming from.
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Whoa, trstr. I'm sorry, but I didn't have space for full-length Steven Jesse Bernstein biography.

I meant no disrespect to the man. That's why I included him in this article, obviously. I'm trying to turn people on to his work here. I don't get where all your animosity is coming from.
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Damn it. Sorry for the double post.
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how about everything that Love Battery put out? I hear them on KEXP now and again and it all holds up better than most.
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redundant. sorry.
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Love Battery's Straight Freak Ticket is Revolver to Dayglo's Rubber Soul. I always have too listen to them back to back.
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Still no love for "Look What The Rookie Did" by Zumpano!? One of my fav records of all time...let alone Sub Pop releases.
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Still, Eli, still.
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all hail steve fisk
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Jesse Bernstein's spoken word project without any extraneous sound accompaniment is genius enough. However, Fisk's musical blending and intimate understanding of each and every word, resulted in a work so haunting as to be dangerous. More noise please.
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jamie lidell
super collider
not many years
after
pigeonhed
no comparison
to lidell
...
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999 levels of undo is one of my favorite discs. It suits almost any mood, event, mind-state, or need. It is acoustic art, allowing the listener to interpret and interact according to their abilities and mood.
Steve is one of the most brilliant, interesting, and truly original musical savants we have. Whether producing, composing, playing, or conversing he always beings a voice that is more bizarre (in the best way) than most you've likely ever heard.