Record Store Day preview: Vetiver continues a Sub Pop tradition

Sub Pop has broken plenty of ground during its more than twenty years of existence. But even as bands on the imprint were shaking up the status quo, its Singles Club was keeping the era of the jukebox single alive -- and today, seven-inches by the likes of Nirvana, Mudhoney, the Fluid and many other acts have become sought-after collector's items. Following in these footsteps is Vetiver, a current Sub Pop signee that's putting out a 45 in conjunction with Record Store Day; it highlights "Pay No Mind" and "Wishing Well," a pair of non-album tracks produced during the sessions for Tight Knit, its latest recording. For Sub Pop lovers, it's a wish come true.

Note: Record Store Day is an annual event honoring independent record stores -- a onetime retail staple that's becoming an endangered species. In an effort to preserve this important cultural resource, dozens of artists are lending their support to this year's bash on Saturday, April 18, by issuing exclusive material, including loads of unique seven-inch singles, that can only be found at retailers such as Twist & Shout, 2508 E. Colfax -- ground zero for the celebration in Denver. Each weekday between now and then, we'll feature a different 45 that's sure to make your collection cooler. Learn more at the Record Store Day website or the Twist & Shout home page.

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