After a stellar year of sold out shows, festivals, and touring, Seattle’s The Grizzled Mighty are headed into the studio to record their sophomore LP! The problem is, funds are tight and they need your help in the final days of their Indiegogo campaign. Give ‘em a hand and maybe, just maybe, they’ll record a song about you! http://bit.ly/1hFWbeM
The biggest-selling album in Sub Pop history, and probably the main reason why Sub Pop is still a label today, is Bleach, the 1989 debut album from Nirvana, which ended up going platinum after the band found generation-defining major-label success a couple of years later. The label just posted its original 1989 contract with the band, which lists four members (Jason Everman included!) and names the grand total of the band’s advance: $600. Quoth Sub Pop: “Six hundred bucks well spent—not that we had it at the time.”
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5Q: Grizzled Mighty
It never gets old when bands just try and put all their energy into melting your face off with the power of rock. If you’re into The White Stripes or The Black Keys, you should get a kick out of Seattle-product The Grizzled Mighty. It also doesn’t hurt that one of the members was a previous guitarist for famed indie act Deerhunter. The feisty duo took the time to talk about streaming services and gaining exposure on mp3 blogs. Enjoy.
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You say Whitney is a former Deerhunter guitar player? True/false?
True. Whitney has known the guys from Deerhunter since high school and toured the U.S. and Europe for a about a year with them as their guitar player.
Describe the Seattle music scene in 3-5 words.
Rock and Roll Revival.
What do you think the Black Keys and The Kills did to break through since blues-based rock and roll has gotten a little washed out in the mp3 blogosphere?
I don’t think it’s one particular thing that they did that helped them break through. Ultimately they have just been putting out great music for years. With every album they built up, more and more steam that put them on an upward trajectory until they got to where they are today. If you continually put out good music, people will notice.
In your opinion, how should streaming services (like Spotify, Rhapsody and Rdio) make amends with musicians?
Money talks. If they really want to make amends, they should give the artist a bigger cut. Pretty simple
What’s the right amount of music to giveaway in order to market your band?
It’s hard to say. You are much more likely to get people to listen if they don’t have to pay for it, but at some point as an artist if you want to quit your day job, you have to be making money. I think it’s ok to give away a good majority of it to get yourself out there. Once you are an established artist, charge.