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Sub Pop Unveils Digital Subscription Service for New Releases

Aside from offering up a college scholarship, opening an airport store, and participating in some quality pranks, the good people at Sub Pop find the time…
Dan Reilly / June 18, 2014

Apply for Sub Pop’s ‘Loser Scholarship’

Since 2007, famed Seattle indie label Sub Pop Records has awarded its so-called Loser Scholarship to lucky, music and arts-loving high school seniors in the area.
Dan Reilly / April 8, 2014

Sub Pop’s Sea-Tac Airport Store Opens Next Month

Given that it's still April Fools' Day and we've already been burned on one prank that started before the pseudo-holiday, perhaps we should take Sub…
Dan Reilly / April 1, 2014

Sup Pop Is Opening an Airport Store

This spring, Sub Pop Records will open up a shop in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Last week, the iconic indie label quietly put out a…
Chris Martins / February 22, 2014

Here’s Nirvana’s Original Contract With Sub Pop

Nirvana rarities keep coming out of the grunge-y woodwork. Yesterday a creepy director's cut of the classic "Heart-Shaped Box" video surfaced, via the upcoming In Utero…
Marc Hogan / August 21, 2013

Watch ‘Nirvana’ Play Along With College Mascot’s Clueless Video Request

On July 23, Sub Pop said it received an email from a Virginia Tech college mascot asking for a personal video from Nirvana in support…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2013

The Biggest Losers: Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee Celebrates 25 Years With Built to Spill, King Tuff, More

Yes, you're old. On Saturday, great American institution Sub Pop Records celebrated its honest-to-god 25th birthday with a multi-stage blowout in its Seattle hometown, with…
Jolie Ruben / July 15, 2013

Watch Sub Pop’s 25th Birthday Party Atop Seattle’s Space Needle

Sub Pop Records is commemorating its 25th anniversary this weekend with a Silver Jubilee celebration on July 13. The showcase takes place in Georgetown and…
Kyle McGovern / July 11, 2013

Sub Pop Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary in Sensible Shoes

In honor of the iconic indie imprint's 25th anniversary, Sub Pop has teamed up with TOMS Shoes to release three limited-edition kicks. Shown above, the…
Chris Martins / June 21, 2013

Clipping Sign to Sub Pop, Share Sun-Baked Video for ‘Bout.That’

Today's a big day for Los Angeles noise-rap trio Clipping. Sub Pop Records announced Friday (June 7) that they've signed the glitchy MCs, who will…
Kyle McGovern / June 7, 2013

Sub Pop Co-Founder Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis at Age 53

Jonathan Poneman, who as co-founder of Sub Pop Records helped kickstart the careers of Nirvana, Soundgarden, and more, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The…
Marc Hogan / June 4, 2013

Sub Pop Invites J Mascis, Mudhoney, and Pissed Jeans to Label’s 25th Birthday Party

Earlier this year, Sub Pop sort of announced plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a single-day Silver Jubilee festival. The vague invitation read, "We…
Kyle McGovern / April 10, 2013

Pissed Jeans: The Curious Case of an Unrequited Hard-On

"Today we were discussing the possibility of me quitting my job," Matt Kosloff says as he squints into the pallid light of his refrigerator. "We're…
David Bevan / February 20, 2013

Sub Pop Plans Record Store Day Compilation, Sort of Plans Label’s 25th Birthday Party

The rollout of Record Store Day exclusives continues. We've already previewed the annual vinyl celebration's official film selection and teased an über-rare Hüsker Dü single, now…
Kyle McGovern / February 8, 2013

‘Experiencing Nirvana’: Sub Pop Co-Founder Revisits Defining 1989 Tour

Circa the late '80s, former college radio DJ and subterranean-music diehard Bruce Pavitt co-founded Sub Pop Records with his business partner, Jonathan Poneman. Seattle upstarts…
Kenny Herzog / November 19, 2012

Shabazz Palaces Explore Floral Imagery, Body Language in ‘Are You’ Video

Sub Pop hip-hopper and SPIN Top 50 albums of 2011 honoree Shabazz Palaces dropped a fittingly stuttery video clip for the ellipsis-heavy "Are You... Can…
SPIN Staff / January 30, 2012