News from 3/2008

FRI, MAR 21, 2008 at 9:45 AM

The Loser Scholarship is Back for 2008!


We at Sub Pop Records have always thought quite a bit of ourselves. But lately, it’s been getting a little ridiculous, even for us. However, it is our innate ability to cast aside just these sorts of, fortunately fleeting, moments of self-doubt and humility that fills us with such overwhelming pride to announce… THE SUB POP SCHOLARSHIP! Somewhat incredibly, and momentarily ignoring the fact that we have managed to misspell our own name (which consists of two three-letter words…) on one of our own releases, Sub Pop Records is hereby joining the fight against higher education! The relevant details are below…

Sub Pop Records in Seattle, WA is offering a grand total of $13,000 worth of college scholarship money to three eligible high school seniors. There are three scholarships—one for $6,000 and two for $3,500 each. To apply for these scholarships you must be a resident of Washington or Oregon, and a graduating senior on your way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. We are looking for an applicant who is involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way.

To apply for these scholarships we would like you to submit an essay, no longer than one page, letting us know about some of the following topics:

* What are you doing in the arts/music field in your community?
* How and/or why did you become interested in artistic outlets?
* Why do you need this scholarship money?
* What are your influences and/or who inspires you?
* Who are some of your favorite bands or artists?

Applicants are encouraged to send digital links and provide hard copies of their artwork along with their essay. However, please be aware that Sub Pop will not return any of this material, so please don’t send originals. Sub Pop will give equal opportunity to all applicants who fit the criteria outlined above. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2008 so please get in touch before then if you are interested.

Please send all submissions and attachments to

All physical submissions should be sent to:

Sub Pop Records
Attn: Scholarship
2013 4th Ave, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98121

Amount: $6,000 / $3,500 / $3,500 – checks will be made payable to the university or college of the winning applicants’ choice and applied to winning applicants’ tuition.

Posted by Lacey Swain

MON, MAR 3, 2008 at 4:07 AM

Fleet Foxes Sun Giant MP3s @ 256k


Did you know: the MP3s we’re offering for sale on the site of the Fleet Foxes stunning new Sun Giant EP at 256k? It’s the first of our MP3 records that we’ve been able to make available at the higher bitrate.

Lap it up! All 256k bits are belong to you.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson

WED, MAR 5, 2008 at 7:36 AM

Official SXSW Sub Pop Showcase

The mighty Sub Pop is having a HUGE showcase at 2008’s SXSW in Austin this year. How huge is it? Two stages huge!

Our showcase will be on Friday March 14th at Bourbon Rocks and Bourbon Rocks Patio which are both connected, but not really connected. Bourbon Rocks is located at 508 E. 6th St. (6th and Neches) and doors are at 7:15pm.

Here’s how the whole shebang will go down:

Love As Laughter – 8pm
Sera Cahoone – 9pm
Grand Archives – 10pm
Kelley Stoltz – 11pm
Fleet Foxes – 12am
Blitzen Trapper – 1am

The Ruby Suns – 8:30pm
Pissed Jeans – 9:30pm
Handsome Furs – 10:30pm
The Helio Sequence – 11:30pm
No Age – 12:30pm

Also, click HERE for day party info.

Posted by Lacey Swain

FRI, MAR 14, 2008 at 11:13 AM

We need a new Andrew


UPDATE (3/31/08): This position is now filled! Thanks!

Sadly, we need to replace this guy. Here are the details…

Sub Pop Records is currently seeking a new part-time IT/Help Desk professional at our world headquarters. Based in Seattle, WA the beacon of grunge has become a leading force in the increasingly self-important and intolerable world of indie rock and/or pop.
The duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support of the Microsoft office suite, mainly Outlook/Exchange.
  • Software upgrades, repair and support for a variety of programs including Quickbooks, iTunes, Photoshop, Firefox, antivirus, Filemaker, and more.
  • All desktop support questions for a 30 user network.
  • Print queue management.
  • Computer hardware building, upgrading, and repair.
  • Proactive upgrading of network hardware and software.
  • Basic level server support for Active Directory, DNS, Domain Controllers and Exchange.
  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP networking principals and network hardware.
  • Ability to diagnose, organize and solve problems on the fly.
  • Knowledge of relevant media types and their various uses, IE: .wav, .mp3, .mov, .mp4, .avi, .mpeg, .zip, .rar, .tiff, .jpeg, etc.
  • Hardware/Software purchasing and implementation of hardware devices such as printers, phones, scanners, BlackBerries, monitors, etc.
  • Must be an independent thinking troubleshooter who can self-start all projects.
  • Ability to organize and execute a plan from beginning to end with little supervision.
  • Ability to learn and use new technology related skills and theories to solve network issues.
  • This person will also coordinate IT support and planning with our contracted technology services partner (All Covered).

Our ideal candidate will work 20-30 hours a week on site in our Seattle office 5 days a week for 3-6 hours a day supporting all office desktop support needs.

This position will be paid hourly, depending on experience, and will include opportunities for ongoing professional technical education, paid for by Sub Pop.

Please send resumes to:

Posted by Chris Jacobs