This just totally made my day, and I can’t think of a better thing to bring SevenTenTwelve back from the grave. The legendary Sub Pop singles club is coming back!! You can sign up now, and the whole series will set you back $75. Sweet.
Here is the fact sheet according to Sub Pop:
This run of The Sub Pop Singles Club will run for 1 year only, before returning to its secret island vacation spot for eternity (or until we here at Sub Pop feel masochistic enough to take on coordinating this debacle again.)
This year’s Sub Pop Singles Club will include records (of the 7” variety) with music from such artists as Om, Unnatural Helpers, Tyvek, Black Mountain, Black Lips, Arthur & Yu, Mika Miko, Blues Control, Notwist, plus some stuff we’re not yet at liberty to divulge. And they won’t come out in that particular order, necessarily.
We will mail you 1 record per month, every month for an entire year beginning on August 15th with a fantastic pair of songs from Om.
For shipments to North America, you will pay us $75 in exchange for receiving this monthly boon from us. If you live elsewhere, in places outside of North America, we will require $90 from you.
We will be pressing 1,500 copies of each single and so the number of subscriptions available for sale will be correspondingly limited. When these subscriptions are gone, that’s it!
In addition to the singles themselves, each subscriber will receive a coupon enabling the download of high-quality MP3s of each record. No need to worry about how you’ll jam that 7” into your disk drive, we’ve got all you technophiliacs with your new-fangled gadgets covered.
Subscriptions will be limited to 5 per person.
So here’s your chance to join the throngs of assholes selling their collectibles on eBay for ridiculous sums! All you have to do is: SEND US YOUR MONEY!
PLEASE NOTE: The subscription is $90 USD for all customers outside North America. The extra charge will be added in the checkout process.
Things are back on track here – records have been received and listened to, reviews have been written and judgements have been made. Sorry for the delay – I was having too much fun (Endangered Ape played 6 shows in the last three weeks, which is a thing), went to Sled Island (had a beer with Mark Sultan! Went to a BBQ where the members of Wire were sharing the table over! Saw Fucked Up twice!) and generally spent the last month in an altered state. Home for now (West Coast Tour with The Wicked Awesomes and possibly The Ostrich is in the works for August – still need help in Portland and perhaps Tacoma or Seattle).