Sub Pop To Open Record Store At Seattle Airport

Sub Pop will open a record store in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in spring 2014, and they’re looking for a manager who has to have “knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the city of Seattle.” Below is the full description from

Wut? Yes, this is happening. Sup Pop Records is currently searching for an organized and self-motivating Retail Store Manager for a new store at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which will open in the Spring of 2014. Ideal candidates should have several years of experience running a retail store and should have knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the city of Seattle. Interested? Know anyone? Please pass it along. For a more detailed job description, please read on. Send resumes to


Sub Pop Records is currently searching for an organized and self-motivated Retail Store Manager for a new store
at the Seatle -Tacoma International Airport, opening April 2014.

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as a liaison between the retail store operations, SeaTac Port personnel, and Sub Pop Headquarters.
  • Ensure that retail store operations are aligned with SeaTac operation rules and compliant with strict TSA regulations and restrictions.
  • Schedule employees, assign store responsibilities, monitor work results, and conduct performance
  • Maintain store staff by recruiting, selecting, training, coaching, and correcting employees.
  • Identify current and future customer requirements by establishing rapport with potential and actual customers and other persons in a position to understand industry and location trends.
  • Ensure availability of merchandise by maintaining inventories of the retail store and overstock.
  • Review merchandising activities; determine additional needed sales promotion; authorize pricing adjustments; study trends.
  • Secure merchandise by implementing security systems and measures.
  • Protect employees and customers by providing a safe and clean store environment.
  • Maintain the stability and reputation of the store by complying with legal and operational requirements.
  • Adapt marketing strategy by reviewing sales records by category.
  • Report daily sales and make bank deposits.
  • Contribute to the team retail effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Several years of experience running a retail store.
  • Knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the City of
  • A friendly and enthusiastic disposition with customers and staff, and also the ability to effectively manage
  • Strong and clear communication skills.
  • A general understanding of retail Point of Sale systems and the ability to troubleshoot if necessary.
  • The Sub Pop Retail Store will have unusually long hours, generally 6am – 10pm, and will remain open 365 days a year.

Please send a resume to Mary Wood at’s Interview With New Politics

New Politics have recently wrapped up their Harlem USA tour along with openers Magic Man and Sleeper Agent. I got the chance to catch up with the band members on February 17th at their San Diego House of Blues show. The band was a blast to interview and interact with as they snorted pepper, choked on candy, and gave me girl advice. You can view and watch the interview below:

Alright we’re here with New Politics. You guys are on your tour with Magic Man and Sleeper Agent, how has the tour been so far?

Louis: Awesome. A lot of fun.

David: We couldn’t have asked for better openers than them. They warm up the crowd and then we go on and it’s like so easy. They’re ready. Ready like spaghetti.

Has there been any more pressure due to the fact that this is your first headlining tour?

Soren: I think that there has, but we have been so blown away by the response and how many of the shows have been sold out. It’s been such a crazy ride so we haven’t thought about it like that.

David: I was really nervous in the beginning. I was like, “Are they going to come to just hear Harlem?” and “Are we gonna sell any tickets?” And we’ve been upgrading our venues and we’ve been selling tickets and they’ve been singing all our songs. So, it’s nice to know that we’re a band that can stand on it’s own two feet. And we’re creating our own little universe along with our fans.

I saw you guys last year on the Rockstar UPROAR 2013 festival, and it was crazy how much energy you put into the shows. What pushes you to perform with such energy after constant touring and work?

Soren: We’ve done that since our first show, I don’t know why. I think it’s the energy of all 3 of us is like big, bad ADD all at once.

Many artists have claimed that writing, recording, and releasing their second album was more difficult due to pressures of living up to their debut album. Do you think this is true for your most recent release, A Bad Girl in Harlem?

David: Yes and no.

Louis: Of course.

Soren: It took a year for us to write the album because you have to reinvent yourself. When we wrote the first album we were in Copenhagen and we wrote about things we were talking about all the time like Human Rights and political stuff in that way. But, the sound we had before we actually recorded was super synth-y and then we recorded the album and “Yeah Yeah Yeah” kinda shaped that album. It’s very, very hard to break down the walls of how you as a band sound when you already have an album out on a major label. For me personally, it was so hard to break down the walls and realize that New Politics will always sound like New Politics because we are the ones writing and singing. But you can be inspired by other genres and that’s ok. You have to reinvent yourself but at the same time you have to stay true to yourself.

David: It’s a process. It’s really a process and you’re changing all the time. We released “Bad Girl in Harlem” in February last year and we played about 300 shows last year and now we’re going non-stop since January. So much is happening and changing and you’re growing so much as a person and you have to catch up with that when it ends. You reflect your environment and what you’ve changed. It’s just a process, like everything else.

So you guys started out in Copenhagen. [To Louis] except you were in New York. Could you describe the music scene in New York or if your parents encouraged you towards creativity and making music?

Louis: Yeah, my dad is actually a drummer and my grandfather is also a drummer. So, I grew up always having drums in my house, but I always grew up in a musical household so I didn’t have much of a choice but to be in that. In Long Island, where I grew up, the scene was like that pop-punk/emo stuff that was really popular in the early 2000’s.

Were there a lot of clubs and small venues?

Louis: Yeah a ton of small clubs so I would always play every weekend. I think it’s the same thing for you guys [to David and Soren].

Soren: I think for us growing up, you want to go to America really bad because you’re inspired by the music from here but you also see the idea of being a rockstar. For any musician, that’s a goal.

So, before the show I told some of my friends that were girls that I was going to a New Politics show and I was going to be interviewing them. And they went kind of crazy, they were like “Hey give me their numbers and I’ll give them my numbers.” What is your reaction to this large female fan base you have gained?

Louis: I’d say use that to your advantage in any way.

David: Don’t be taking my girls.

Louis: It’s flattering.

David: It’s great, we love this. All we wanna do is write music and tour. To have a large female fan base is pretty amazing. Especially when you’re single.

Soren: I also think it’s really cool too when we play the live shows, there are a lot of guys too which is really, really cool.

David: For you.

Soren: But it’s very flattering. We have a very positive, amazingly active fan base.

Louis: We genuinely try to do everything we can to keep in touch. All the internet stuff is us.

David: Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, we read it all and try to like as much and comment whenever we can.

You guys are still relatively a new band with two releases under your belt. What are your aspirations for the future of New Politics, like are there any specific places you guys want to go on tour?

David: We wanna do it all now. Now that we’ve done this, we’re also learning and becoming more experienced. We wanna try to win a grammy. We wanna perform at award shows. We want to make a #1 album. We want to make a #1 single. We wanna travel the world. We wanna do everything everyone has done and more.

Are there any styles of music you’d like to explore?

Louis: Yeah, death metal.

David: We’re very open-minded with all music. We definitely want to incorporate and explore and stuff. We do that, I mean you can tell the difference with our first stuff and our second.

Louis: It’s the coolest thing about this band. All of us listen to any type of music you can imagine.

Soren: Here’s an example, every time we go on stage we have 3 songs we need to listen to. We need to listen to Pantera’s “Unbroken.” We need to listen to “One Night in Bangkok” [sings song].

Louis: By Murray Head.

Soren: And we need to listen to System of a Down.

David: It’s like comedy mixed with a good gut feeling.

Soren: Don’t take anything too seriously, just have fun with it.

David: But do it all out with every bit of emotion you have.

Soren: With every inch of you.

Alright, well this has been New Politics. Thank you very much.

You can watch the video form of this interview below thanks to Daniel Alguire of NBD Media:

For a review and photos of the show you can click here

News On Project & Documentary About Studios Where Pearl Jam & Nirvana Recorded

London Bridge Studios are seeking to restore the Neve Console used on classic albums by Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Temple of the Dog, Mother Love Bone, and Blind Melon. Click here for more information on the campaign.

There is a documentary in the works for Butch Vig’s Smart Studios where Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, L7, Killdozer, Die Kreuzen, Tar Babies, Against Me!, and Death Cab For Cutie have recorded. Click here for information on the campaign to fund the documentary.

Soundgarden Announce 20th Anniversary ‘Superunknown’ Deluxe Reissue

Today Soundgarden announced the Superunknown 20th Anniversary Deluxe & Super Deluxe Editions on in the following statement:

This year, the band celebrates the 20th anniversary of this groundbreaking album with a special reissue in two deluxe versions outlined below and available on June 3, 2014 via A&M Records/UME. The Deluxe Edition is a 2-CD package featuring the remastered album along with disc two consisting of demos, rehearsals, B-sides and more. The Super Deluxe Edition is a 5-CD package featuring the remastered album, additional demos, rehearsals and B-sides and the fifth disc is the album mixed in Blu-ray ™ Audio 5.1 Surround Sound. The Super Deluxe Edition is incredibly packaged in a hardbound book with a lenticular cover, liner notes by David Fricke and newly reimagined album artwork designed by Josh Graham. It also features never before seen band photography by Kevin Westerberg. A 2-LP gatefold of the original 16 vinyl tracks remastered on 200-gram vinyl in a gatefold jacket will also be made available. In addition, the Superunknown singles and associated b-sides with newly interpreted artwork sleeves by Josh Graham will be reissued on Record Store Day, April 19th, as a set of five limited edition 10″ vinyl records.

1. Let Me Drown
2. My Wave
3. Fell on Black Days
4. Mailman
5. Superunknown
6. Head Down
7. Black Hole Sun
8. Spoonman
9. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried to Live
11. Kickstand
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th of July
14. Half
15. Like Suicide
16. She Likes Surprises

CD TWO – Demos, Rehearsals, B-Sides & More
1. Let Me Drown (Demo)^
2. Black Hole Sun (Demo)^
3. Half (Demo)^
4. Head Down (Rehearsal)^
5. Limo Wreck (Rehearsal)^
6. The Day I Tried to Live (Rehearsal)^
7. Like Suicide (Acoustic)
8. Black Days III*
9. Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
10. Exit Stonehenge
11. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
12. Jerry Garcia’s Finger
13. Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix)^
14. The Day I Tried To Live (Scott Litt Mix)^
15. 4th of July (Instrumental)^
16. Superunknown (Instrumental)^

1. Let Me Drown
2. My Wave
3. Fell on Black Days
4. Mailman
5. Superunknown
6. Head Down
7. Black Hole Sun
8. Spoonman
9. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried to Live
11. Kickstand
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th of July
14. Half
15. Like Suicide
16. She Likes Surprises

1. The Day I Tried To Live (Alternate Mix)^
2. Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix)^
3. Beyond The Wheel (Live)
4. Fell On Black Days (Live)
5. Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
6. Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
7. Like Suicide (Acoustic Version)
8. Kickstand (Live)
9. My Wave (Live)
10. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
11. Exit Stonehenge
12. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
13. Black Days III*
14. Ghostmotorfinger**
15. Jerry Garcia’s Finger
16. Fell On Black Days (Video Version)

CD THREE – THE DEMOS (unreleased)
1. Let Me Drown (Demo)
2. Fell On Black Days (Demo)
3. Superunknown (Demo)
4. Black Hole Sun (Demo)
5. Spoonman (Demo)
6. Fresh Tendrils (Demo)
7. 4th of July (Demo)
8. Half (Demo)
9. Like Suicide (Demo)

1. Black Hole Sun (Rehearsal)
2. Bing Bing Goes To Church (Rehearsal)
3. Half (Rehearsal)
4. Head Down (Rehearsal)
5. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard (Rehearsal)
6. Let Me Drown (Rehearsal)
7. Limo Wreck (Rehearsal)
8. My Wave (Rehearsal)
9. Fresh Tendrils (Rehearsal)
10. Like Suicide (Rehearsal)
11. Ruff Riff-Raff (Rehearsal)
12. Exit Stonehenge (Rehearsal)
13. Spoonman (Rehearsal)
14. The Date I Tried To Leave (Rehearsal)
15. The Day I Tried To Live (Rehearsal)

1. Let Me Drown (5.1 Mix)
2. My Wave (5.1 Mix)
3. Fell On Black Days (5.1 Mix)
4. Mailman (5.1 Mix)
5. Superunknown (5.1 Mix)
6. Head Down (5.1 Mix)
7. Black Hole Sun (5.1 Mix)
8. Spoonman (5.1 Mix)
9. Limo Wreck (5.1 Mix)
10. The Day I Tried To Live (5.1 Mix)
11. Kickstand (5.1 Mix)
12. Fresh Tendrils (5.1 Mix)
13. 4th Of July (5.1 Mix)
14. Half (5.1 Mix)
15. Like Suicide (5.1 Mix)
16. She Likes Surprises (Int’l Vers & Us 12″) (5.1 Mix)

Fresh Tendrils
Cold Bitch
Exit Stonehenge

Like Suicide (Acoustic Version)
Kickstand (Live)
Limo Wreck

Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
Beyond The Wheel (Live)
Fell On Black Days (Live)

Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
My Wave (Live)

Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
Fell On Black Days (Video Version)
Girl U Want
Black Days III*

* Originally titled “Fell On Black Days (Demo – Early Version)”
**Originally titled “Motorcycle Loop (Short Version)”
^ Previously Unreleased


Hear Soundgarden Play “The Day I Tried To Live” For The First Time In Just Released 90’s Rehearsal Clip

Soundgarden uploaded audio onto Youtube Sunday and Soundcloud (4 days ago) of the band hashing out their classic “The Day I Tried To Live” in a 90’s rehearsal. It’s a rare glimpse into the band’s songwriting process with Chris Cornell outlining the song’s arrangement before they attempt to play it apparently for the first time. The rehearsal clip will be featured on the Soundgarden Superunknown 20th Anniversary reissue. 1994’s “The Day I Tried to Live” was the second single from the Soundgarden’s fourth studio album, Superunknown. The song peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 25 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

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Photos Of Eddie Vedder & Amanda Palmer, Palmer Talks Collaboration

Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer recently performed with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder onstage during his string of Australian shows; due to Ed’s strict no camera policy, no videos of the performance have surfaced as of yet. However, Palmer took the time to discuss her performance with Vedder on her blog:

well goddam, if there isn’t a better excuse to take a break from book writing to go play “ukulele anthem” on stage with eddie vedder,
i dunno.

he emailed, hooray, he loved my blog-thank-you note…and he had three sold-out solo shows this week in melbourne, would i like to come play?
i heeded the call. i showed up tuesday night and we worked out a DUET of the “ukulele anthem” and played it during his encore.

it was beautiful.

i wound up with a serious hangover. it was worth it.

i honestly didn’t think the ukulele anthem could work as a duet…but we managed it – trading off lines and verses and coming up with harmonies.

Palmer swore to abide Ed’s no camera policy: out of respect for eddie, i’m not going to upload any of the footage from the show without his permission – he had a no video policy but we did get a rough little iphone recording from side of stage. i must say, it was nice to be in the theater with zero phone glow.

She also posted a couple backstage pictures with Vedder:


Stone Temple Pilots Bassist Robert DeLeo Recording Solo Material

Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo tweeted the following over the weekend, “Recording here at HOMeFRY today.. Finally getting around to songs I started back in ’01…feels great!!!”

The STP B-sides “About a Fool” and “Samba Nova” were originally intended as Robert DeLeo solo tracks, but STP recorded them in 2001 and later officially released them as bonus tracks on special editions of their 2010 self-titled album.  STP recently canceled their 2014 tour, but they are set to perform in Los Angeles in April at DomainFest.


Setlist From Eddie Vedder’s Second Show In Brisbane, Australia

From the forums:

Eddie Vedder
Brisbane, AU
Queensland Performing Arts Center
Night Two
Feb 23, 2014

Set List

Intro Music: Tuolumne

01. Sometimes
02. Immortality
03. Driftin’
04. The Kid’s Are Alright-(Townshend)
05. Picture In A Frame
06. Just Breathe
07. Can’t Keep
08. Sleeping By Myself
09. Light Today
10. Gone
11. No Ceiling
12. Setting Forth
13. Thumbing My Way
14. Corduroy
(Ed wants to take moment and give a “trophy” to a fan named Russell that has been going to many of the Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder solo shows. He says Russell is the embodiment of the type of person you want to like your band. He gives Russell a ukulele as a trophy and suggests that Russell feel free to auction it off so he can keep affording to follow the band on tour.)
15. Off He Goes
16. Black Bird
17. Soldier Of Love [Lay Down Your Arms]-(Arthur Alexander)
18. Lukin
19. Porch

Encore Break 1

20. Last Kiss-(Cochran)
21. Sleepless Nights w/ Glen Hansard-(Bryant, Bryant)
22. Smile w/ Glen Hansard
23. Society w/ Glen Hansard-(Hannan)
24. Rockin’ In The Free World-(Young)
25. Hard Sun-(Peterson)
26. Dream A Little Dream Of Me-(Kahn, Andre, Schwandt)

Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters, & More Get Metalcore Covers In “Punk Goes 90’s Vol. 2”

Available April 1st, Punk Goes 90’s Vol. 2 will “update” several classic songs from grunge era bands such as STP, Smashing Pumpkins, and Nine Inch Nails.

OFFICIAL TRACK LISTING (AltNation regulars bolded)

1. Get Scared – “My Own Worst Enemy” originally performed by Lit
2. Memphis May Fire – “Interstate Love Song” originally performed by Stone Temple Pilots
3. Asking Alexandria – “Closer” originally performed by Nine Inch Nails
4. The Color Morale – “Everlong” originally performed by Foo Fighters
5. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! – “All Star” originally performed by Smash Mouth
6. Mayday Parade – “Comedown” originally performed by Bush
7. Motionless In White – “Du Hast” originally performed by Rammstein
8. Yellowcard – “Today” originally performed by The Smashing Pumpkins
9. Hands Like Houses – “Torn” originally performed by Natalie Imbruglia
10. The Ghost Inside – “Southtown” originally performed by P.O.D
11. Falling In Reverse – “Gangsta’s Paradise” originally performed by Coolio
12. Ice Nine Kills – “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” originally performed by Green Day

Foxy Shazam, The Flaming Lips, And More To Play Bunbury Music Festival

The tragically underrated group Foxy Shazam, along with more seasoned pop rock groups such as Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and the 90’s psych rock group The Flaming Lips, will perform at the Bunbury Music Festival in Ohio. The festival will take place in downtown Cincinnati on  July 11-13 . Early bird ticket prices  range from $55 for a one-day pass to $325 for a three-day package.

The full lineup is as follows:

Fall Out Boy
The Flaming Lips
Fitz and the Tantrums
Young The Giant
New Politics
Foxy Shazam
Veruca Salt
Holy Ghost!
Heartless Bastards
ZZ Ward
Andrew W.K. (SOLO)
Robert DeLong
Bad Suns
Kishi Bashi
The Orwells
J Roddy Walston & The Business
Morning Parade
Red Wanting Blue
Wild Cub, Hunter Hunted
Kopecky Family Band
Hundred Waters
Fly Golden Eagle
Bear Hands
Meg Myers
Bronze Radio Return
Brick + Mortar
Mystery Skulls
Crass Mammoth
The Ceremonies
Syd Arthur
The Lighthouse and The Whaler
X Ambassadors
Lily and Madeline
Kim Taylor
Royal Teeth
The Pass
The Monument
Pluto Revolts
Lamps & Voids
Lydia Loveless
Jesse Thomas
Young Heirlooms
Black Owls
G. Miles and the Hitmen
Family And Friends
Brent James & The Vintage Youth
The Yugos
Let It Happen
Jane Decker
The Easthills
The Upset Victory
The Fanged Robot
Dan Tedesco
Night Riots
Big Fresh
Kelly Thomas
Molly Sullivan
James Gilmore
Marc Scibilia
Austin Livingood
Daniel In Stereo
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Eva Ross
Russell Howard (US)
Yellow Paper Planes
Here Among The Mountains.

Nirvana Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Tickets On Sale This Week

Tickets to Nirvana’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, New York at Barclays Center go on sale this week, starting out with presales and a general onsale on Saturday. KISS, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and Peter Gabriel are also set to be inducted. Ace Frehley confirmed yesterday that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanely have refused to do an original KISS lineup reunion, and will instead perform with the current touring lineup. The surviving members of Nirvana are rumored to perform, but have not announced any plans yet. Tickets range from $55.00 to $505.00.

Onsale to General Public
Start: Sat, 03/01/14 10:00 AM EST

American Express
Start: Mon, 02/24/14 09:00 AM EST
End: Fri, 02/28/14 10:00 PM EST

VIP Packages Presale
Start: Mon, 02/24/14 09:00 AM EST
End: Fri, 02/28/14 10:00 PM EST

VIP Packages Post-Sale
Start: Sat, 03/01/14 10:00 AM EST
End: Thu, 03/20/14 05:00 PM EDT

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member Presale
Start: Fri, 02/21/14 10:00 AM EST
End: Sun, 02/23/14 09:00 PM EST

Setlist From Eddie Vedder’s Show In Brisbane, Australia

From the forums:

Eddie Vedder
Brisbane, AU
Brisbane Performing Arts Center
Night One
Feb 22, 2014

Set List

Intro Music: Waving Palms

01. I Am Mine
02. You Can Close Your Eyes-(Taylor)
03. Wishlist
04. Can’t Keep
05. Sleeping By Myself
06. Without You
07. Soon Forget
08. Long Road
09. I’m Open
10. Man Of The Hour
11. Far Behind
12. Guaranteed
13. Rise
14. Long NIghts w/ Glen Hansard
15. Unthought Known
16. Throw Your Arms Around Me-(Archer, Falconer, Howard, Miles, Seymour, Smith, Waters)
17. Betterman
18. Porch

Encore Break 1

20. Future Days
21. Growin’ Up-(Springsteen)
22. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away-(Lennon, McCartney)
23. Sleepless Nights w/ Glen Hansard-(Bryant, Bryant)
24. Present Tense w/ Glen Hansard (Ed electric guitar, vocals. Glen acoustic guitar, bg vocals)-Glen plays the main guitar part while Ed comes in during the chorus
25. Society w/ Glen Hansard-(Hannan)
26. Falling Slowly w/ Glen Hansard-(Hansard, Irglová)
27. Parting Ways
28. Arc
29. Ukulele Anthem-(Palmer)
30. Hard Sun w/ Glen Hansard-(Peterson)

Slash Comments On Possibility Of Guns N’ Roses Movie

Slash recently told the Belfast Telegraph in an interview: “I would not like to see a Guns N’ Roses biopic. It’s really rare where you see actors portraying live musicians (well). I don’t think rock and roll translates in the movies, I don’t think they really get the gritty vibe of what it’s like.”

“That’s an easy one. When I was a little kid, my mum took me to see Night Of The Living Dead, and the scariest scene was when the daughter grabs a spade and goes after her mom, and her mom can’t accept that her daughter’s a zombie; she’s pleading with her and doesn’t realise what she’s dealing with – and she gets spaded to death. That was just a very unnerving scene for me, and it clearly stuck with me all this time.”