News from 12/2009

TUE, DEC 15, 2009 at 7:27 AM

We’ve Picked a Winner!


The Sub Pop Nerd Cave built a robot to select a random winner from all the comments on the TOP 10 of 09 list early yesterday afternoon. We set the robot to work and he selected young mister Christoper DiGiacomo of O’Fallon, MO. I’ve been emailing with our winner all day today and it turns out he is a swell guy who plays a billion instruments, is very inquisitive, and has a secret crush on Jesy from Tiny Vipers. Christopher will receive all of 2009’s releases on CD. Thanks for playing!

Posted by Lacey Swain

MON, DEC 7, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Swap It. Spin It. Bring It. Screen It.


All ages venue, the Vera Project, and Seattle online radio station Hollow Earth Radio, are teaming up to host a holiday fair extravaganza on Saturday December 12th at the Vera Project from 11 AM to 5 PM featuring items for sale from independent Northwest record and cassette labels, silk-screened show poster makers, independent record dealers, and a variety of local craftmakers.

Bands will be playing live throughout the day while you browse including: The Foghorns, 1985, June Madrona, Dashel Schueler, Iji, and World History.

The “screen-it” part of the fair will include demonstrations by Vera silkscreen instructors. Bring a piece of fabric to practice on, or you can buy white T-shirts at the event (if you’re interested in learning how!).

Why is this relevant to you, loyal Sub Pop fan reading this blog? Sub Pop and Hardly Art will have a glorious booth and we’re selling records only. Ruben of Hardly Art will also be selling records from his fantastic personal collection.

Stop by!

Posted by Sasha Morgan

MON, DEC 14, 2009 at 2:06 AM

Eugene Mirman Resolves the Climate Debate


Euegen Mirman, intrepid reporter that he is, is currently reporting from the Climate Change Conference for Grist. If you’re not familiar with Grist, they’re a non-profit organization from Seattle that reports on climate issues. They’re informative and they’re also a bunch of smart alecs, which is why we like them so much. Check out Eugene’s most recent video report from deep in the belly of this past weekend’s protests and counter-protests.
Eugene vs. Copenhagen: THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

Posted by tony kiewel

MON, DEC 14, 2009 at 3:43 AM

Sub Pop signs Jaill!


The Milwaukee band until only very recently known as Jail has added an “L” to their name (they are now and, we hope, forever to be called Jaill)! They have also added Sub Pop Records as their new label, and will be putting a new record on said label in 2010! If you’re not already acquainted, let us introduce you to Vinnie Kircher, Austin Dutmer, Andy Harris and Ryan Adams, aka Jaill. You can listen to them on their MySpace page

Posted by Kate Jackson