For those itching to get a hold of the new SUNSET RUBDOWN album, pre-orders are now available. The “Random Spirit Lover” CD and double LP can be purchased from Jagjaguwar’s mailorder as well as participating retailers, and those customers who pre-order between now and the release date will receive a digital download coupon code to download the full album as early as September 25, a full two weeks before the release date.
Finally, we’re excited to announce that a limited amount of hand-numbered and silk-screened Sunset Rubdown posters will be given away for free to those buying the new album at select retail establishments. There are less than 800 of these beautiful posters portraying a herd of unicorns fighting a winged man-thing, so purchase the CD or double LP early to get one (and please check in with your local store to see if they are bringing them in; we’re trying to make them available to all, as long as supplies last.) For those who are geographically challenged, Insound.com will have a limited amount, available on a first come first serve basis. This limited-edition poster will not be made available through Jagjaguwar’s mailorder.
So you can pre-order the album through Jagjaguwar, and get MP3s of the album two weeks early, or pre-order through Insound.com and get the poster, or, if you need both, hopefully your local record store, if approached early enough, can provide both for you.
Also, Sunset Rubdown’s North American tour in support of “Random Spirit Lover”, their new album on Jagjaguwar that comes out on October 9, begins with a Pop Montreal festival performance with BLACK MOUNTAIN, OAKLEY HALL and LIGHTNING DUST. Their tour then spans the breadth of the continent, including shows on the east and west coasts as well as the midwest.
SUNSET RUBDOWN tour dates (http://www.jagjaguwar.com/shows.php):
(10/07 through 10/31 with JOHNNY AND THE MOON and MAGIC WEAPON)
10/06/07 Montreal, Quebec – Theatre National w/ Black Mountain + Oakley Hall + Lightning Dust
10/07/07 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
10/08/07 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/09/07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/10/07 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
10/11/07 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/12/07 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
10/13/07 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
10/15/07 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
10/16/07 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/18/07 Tucson, AZ – Plush
10/19/07 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
10/21/07 San Francisco, CA – Independent
10/23/07 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/24/07 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
10/25/07 Vancouver, BC – Plaza Club
10/26/07 Victoria, BC – Logans
10/28/07 Calgary, Alberta – Broken City
10/29/07 Edmonton, Alberta – Velvet Underground
10/30/07 Saskatoon, Sask. – Amigos
10/31/07 Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert Arms
11/01/07 Fargo, ND – Aquarium
11/02/07 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
11/03/07 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Finally, Jagjaguwar is making available a second MP3 preview of the record, of the song “WINGED/WICKED THINGS”, which can be checked out HERE.
Please listen, share, disseminate this MP3. For those who want extra credit, you can compare it to the live Daytrotter version of the song that has been available for some time at a daytrotter.com.