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Seattle Mayor Declares August 11, 2018 “Sub Pop Day” to Celebrate Label’s 30th Anniversary

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Seattle musical institution Sub Pop Records, and to celebrate the occasion, the city's mayor Jenny A. Durkan has declared…
Rob Arcand / August 11, 2018

In 1995, Sub Pop Predicted the Current Indie Landscape Two Decades Early

Sub Pop is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, but less than a decade into its existence it already had the air of an institution. In…
Andy Cush / April 2, 2018

Swingin’ on the Flippity Flop with Sub Pop: Our 1995 Feature on the Legendary Seattle Label

It's 9:30 in the morning, and--surprise!--all across Seattle the coffee is brewing. The sun has barely risen over America's newest rock capital, and I'm already…
Mike Rubin / April 2, 2018

Seattle’s KEXP to Play Every Single Sub Pop Release on Air

Seattle noncommercial radio station KEXP will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their fellow Emerald City music institution Sub Pop by playing every single one of…
Andy Cush / March 9, 2018

Video: Downtown Boys – “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)”

The Downtown Boys have released a new video for their Spanish-language song "Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)," off of their first Sub Pop release Cost of Living. Appropriately,…
Arielle Gordon / September 19, 2017

Frankie Cosmos Sign to Sub Pop, Announce Tour Dates

New York indie-pop four-piece Frankie Cosmos have just announced a new deal with Sub Pop Records. In a recent Facebook post, the band shared that…
Rob Arcand / April 13, 2017

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
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