News from 11/2008

WED, NOV 12, 2008 at 4:33 AM

Fleet Foxes win first-ever Uncut Music Award!


The five mellifluous, industrious, and hirsute young men of Fleet Foxes have, it was announced earlier today, won the inaugural Uncut Music Award! The Fleet Foxes’ debut won out over some very stiff competition, including the likes ot Radiohead, The Raconteurs, Vampire Weekend, Drive-By Truckers, and Bon Iver. Much more about all of this, including comments from the judges, can, and really should, be read here. Congratulations Fleet Foxes! We’re awfully proud of you guys and happy to see you getting the recognition you deserve!

Posted by Chris Jacobs

THU, NOV 6, 2008 at 10:09 AM

Vetiver: Get to know ‘em!


With Vetiver’s Sub Pop Records debut slated for early next year, you don’t have much time to purchase and digest all of their previous releases. So please do not hesitate, the time is nigh.

Please input your credit card numbers here.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

FRI, NOV 7, 2008 at 7:20 AM

Hey FLAC Nerds


Are you a regular FLAC user? If you are, I’ve got a couple quick questions for you:

What software do you use for listening and encoding FLAC files? Why? (Include your platform!)

Do you use Ogg containers? What are the pros and cons?

Are you “core?”

(Okay, okay. No need to respond to that last one.)

Answer in the comments. Thanks!

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson

MON, NOV 3, 2008 at 2:25 AM

A Form Of Paying Attention November 2008


Well, well, it’s November already and I’m sure I probably don’t need to mention it, but if you don’t vote on November 4th then you are a total asshole. Moving on…

In a somewhat unprecedented but sure to be financially viable move, Sub Pop will only release vinyl singles for the remainder of 2008 or until gay marriage is legal in Washington state, whichever comes first. In celebration of Obama’s win tomorrow we are letting loose onto the earth three singles by three of our faves: CSS, Low, and No Age.

CSS has Cut Copy, Metronomy, and Frankmusik all remix “Move” from their latest long player Donkey_. It’s a 12 inch and you can use it for the DJing. No Age put out a brand new seven inch with “Teen Creeps” plus a new track called “Intimate Descriptions” and it’s a keeper for sure. Finally, we have a pretty fantastic new Christmas seven inchover by Low called “Santa’s Coming Over” and it’s my favorite Low Christmas stuff to date and it comes with a punch out ornament.

So, yeah, that’s it. I mean we’ve got another Singles Club 3.0 coming out this month as well, but it’s all singles all the time til 2009. Oh, and it’s also Thanksgiving this month which means I can post that great photo of Mudhoney with the turkey again.

For real, don’t forget to vote. Please and thank you.

Posted by Lacey Swain

TUE, NOV 18, 2008 at 3:21 AM

Hollow Earth Radio’s 1st Annual Local Label Record Sale!!!


Almost two years ago, my sister and her boyfriend started an online radio station called Hollow Earth, featuring “found sound, field recordings, story-telling (sometimes paranormal), dream-collecting, radio plays, live house shows and local in-home performances.” In addition to creating an eccentric online station for people to listen to from the comfort of their homes, they have held some pretty cool events in Seattle to foster a sense of community (Magma Fest) and to promote local musicians, whilst raising money to fund programming (shameless sister promotion blah blah blah).

On December 6th at Healthy Times Fun Club in Seattle, Hollow Earth is hosting yet another rad event—their First Annual Local Label Record Sale and DIY Craft Fair. Over 20 local labels will set up booths to sell their wares, and bands will play for the entirety of the event. Sub Pop and our much-loved label pal Hardly Art will share a table along with employee Lacey Swain’s own Haunted Horse Records. Come! Listen to music! Buy local!

*Record sale is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and turns into an evening show thereafter, with a $5 suggested donation at the door.

*Go here to see the flyer and band lineup.

*Photo credit: “Rakka Deer”:

Posted by Sasha Morgan

TUE, NOV 11, 2008 at 4:48 AM

Stream Available At Purchase


We’re now offering instant gratification to our web customers by means of streaming-album-access-emails!

When you purchase selected titles directly from in any format (LP, CD, even MP3) we’ll send you a link with your receipt that allows you to stream the album immediately.

Currently, the following album purchases entitle you to a Sub Pop Instant Gratification Stream™:

The Helio Sequence, Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Kelley Stoltz, Circular Sounds
Grand Archives, The Grand Archives
The Ruby Suns, Sea Lion
Oxford Collapse, Bits
Death Vessel, Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us
Chad VanGaalen, Soft Airplane
Daniel Martin Moore, Stray Age
Mudhoney, The Lucky Ones
Mudhoney, Superfuzz Bigmuff: Deluxe Edition
Sera Cahoone, Only As the Day Is Long

We look forward to the near future, in which more releases (including pre-release titles) will feature instant-gratification streams—stay tuned!

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson