In this past Sunday Seattle Times, Sub Pop head honcho Jonathan Poneman offers up some enlightening tidbits--such as what exactly Mark Arm's title is at the label, and how the first Nirvana demo landed in his hands--in a Q & A with Tom Scanlon. When asked which Seattle band has impressed him most in the last five years, he answers:
"I can think of several: Grand Archives, Band of Horses, Unnatural Helpers and Fleet Foxes. Sex Vid are from Olympia, but count them in there, too. Blue Scholars, Arthur & Yu, the Moondoggies, the Can't See and the Pica Beats."
I'd agree (obviously, I make no secret of that), the Can't See are one of the very best bands to come out of Seattle in the last five years. And yet, they remained UNSIGNED. Guess it takes more than being a favorite of the boss to make it on the roster over there.