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Sleater-Kinney Jump to Sub Pop
« on: November 01, 2004, 01:32:18 PM »

According to their website, SK have signed with Sub Pop, and are heading into the studio to lay down the tracks for their new cd, to be released late spring 2005.

From the website:

Sleater-Kinney have signed to Sub Pop Records. We are very excited about our new label and are looking forward to working with all of the wonderful people there.

We parted amicably with Killrockstars last year. After a decade of playing music we decided that we wanted to try something new. We will always consider KRS to be part of who we are and have much love and respect for them.

The Sleater-Kinney masturbator could not be reached for comment.  Actually he probably could have been, just no one wanted to.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2004, 03:13:10 PM »

It would have been more of a shock if they had signed to Warner or something.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2004, 04:03:02 PM »

eh, mostly I have only minor complaints.  It seems weird for SK not to be on KRS.  Also, Sub Pop is a little bit more stingy about the free downloads and they charge more on the website for cd's.

I'm a little worried about Sub Pop becoming the major label of indies.  All KRS has going for it now is the Decemberists, and I don't know if that's going to be enough.  What happens to the Bratmobiles, Cadillacas, and Quasi's?  (Yes I know some of those groups are defunct.  You get the point).
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2004, 04:18:17 PM »

I'd say Sub Pop is the major label of indies.  There's no question in my mind.  While I don't see them becoming like BMG/EMI/Sony, at least in shady business practices, most bands of the moment are going to them, Matador, or Merge it seems.  It'll be interesting to see where things are two-three years down the road.

While KRS is small, I assume they have the rights to S/K's back catalog, which should keep them financially viable.    

Barsuk just lost Death Cab For Cutie to a major, I heard too.  Who else is on there?
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2004, 04:33:50 PM »

I hadn't heard that.  DCFC is obviously the big gun for Barsuk.  Them leaving would actually be kind of devastating I think coupled with the disaster that is Travistan.  One big gun leaves, the other puts out a stinking shitheap of an album.

Barsuk still has some consistant performers like They Might Be Giants, Nada Surf, John Vanderslice, and The Long Winters but nothing remotely close to DCFC.   Kinda funny that Barsuk had Deathcab for Cutie AND Rilo Kiley and yet somehow Sub Pop ended up cashing in all the $$ with Postal Service.  

Still, Barsuk is at least active. KRS had really been cruising on SK and their back catalog for some time I think.  Which is maybe why SK wanted to leave.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2004, 06:40:17 PM »

Quote from: "rva"
I hadn't heard that.  DCFC is obviously the big gun for Barsuk.  Them leaving would actually be kind of devastating

I had always thought there was some good if a band left an indie for a major label.  Doesn't the major label have to buy rights from the indie, or have to arrange some sort of deal with them?  Basically, what I'm getting at is that there is always some form of kickbacks or benefits for the indie label.  Right?

Oh, and to the "major label of indies" I was always under the impression that it was (once Interpol hit it big) Matador.  Sub-pop was second.  Then everyone else was always clamoring for third.
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2005, 02:07:25 PM »

Wendell, can we ban this guy or disable guest posting?
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2005, 04:01:50 PM »

how come the name changed?  Before it was "speedyposter" and now it's "newsposter."  WTF?
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