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News from 6/2013

THU, JUN 20, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Sub Pop + TOMS


Sub Pop is pleased to announce a partnership with TOMS ( for a limited edition shoe collection in conjunction with the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee 25th anniversary celebration.

We are immensely excited about this partnership, and we are proud to work with TOMS. Sub Pop and TOMS share a commitment to philanthropy and a creative, responsible approach to our respective businesses. We at Sub Pop admire TOMS mission statement – “With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.” – and we try, in whatever small ways we can, to give back to our community in a similar fashion. And, of course, we are happy to be associated with footwear as comfortable and stylish as TOMS.

The collection includes the lace-up Paseo shoe in gray for men, and two versions of the slip-on Classic in navy for men and red for women, all with a unique Sub Pop design incorporated into the shoe.

Each pair includes a download code for a Sub Pop sampler featuring new and rare tracks from the likes of Shabazz Palaces, Mudhoney, Father John Misty, Pissed Jeans, METZ, Shearwater, King Tuff, and more. As with all TOMS shoes, for every shoe purchased, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.

The shoes will be on sale July 1st, 2013 at and TOMS Flagship Store in Venice, CA. They will also be available online at and at the retailer’s flagship store in Downtown Seattle. Additionally the shoes will be sold inside the Nordstrom Men’s Shop tent at the FREE Sub Pop Silver Jubilee on July 13th. Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee festival will be held on July 12th and 13th in Seattle. The event will benefit Seattle nonprofits 90.3 KEXP FM, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation and Northwest Harvest. For more information on the festival visit

Posted by Sam Sawyer

THU, JUN 27, 2013 at 4:07 AM

Download a New METZ Single


Sub Pop recording artists, METZ, in conjunction with the wonderful weirdos over at [adult swim] have gifted the world with a new METZ digital single called “Can’t Understand” available for download here. Here’s (some of…) what Pitchfork had to say about it: ""Can’t Understand" is a physical proposition first and foremost, everything responding to the cerebral woes of its title with equal and opposite brute force." So, download “Can’t Understand” and rebuke those cerebral woes with an equal and opposite brute force (we believe that to be a Newtonian response to woe).

Posted by Sam Sawyer

FRI, JUN 7, 2013 at 3:54 AM

Sub Pop Silver Jubilee Line Up & Event Additions!


We here at Sub Pop are feeling even more self-congratulatory than usual in sharing further details on our 25th anniversary celebration: the Sub Pop Records Silver Jubilee. To be held July 12th-13th in Seattle, Washington, the event will feature music and comedy performances by past and present Sub Pop and Sub Pop-related artists.

On Friday, July 12th, the previously announced Silver Jubil-eve: A 25th Anniversary Comedy Thing (for Charity!) takes place at the Moore Theatre. The evening will be hosted by Eugene Mirman and feature performances from Marc Maron, Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, and Kurt Braunohler, with additional guests to be announced shortly. Tickets for the event are $25 and are on sale now, right here. More information is here.

Then, on Saturday, July 13th, our entirely FREE, all-ages festival will happen to a stretch of Airport Way in Seattle’s historic & colorful Georgetown neighborhood. The music lineup has been expanded to include friends of Sub Pop Built to Spill (fun fact: Built to Spill recorded their landmark album There’s Nothing Wrong with Love, for the Sub Pop offshoot and respected indie label Up Records in 1994). Also added to the lineup are Sub Pop artists “King Tuff”, METZ, Chad VanGaalen, and the newest addition to the Sub Pop roster, clipping., from Los Angeles. Our sister label, Hardly Art, will host the “Hardly Art Sideshow Stage” at the Georgetown venue The Mix. The 21-and-over show, which features Hausu, Protomartyr, Deep Time, and more, will begin at 9pm. Please find full updated music lineup details below.

We’d also like to officially welcome clipping. to the Sub Pop family. The group joined the label earlier this month, and will release their label debut in 2014. In the meantime, listen to their album midcity here or watch their latest video for “bout that” here.

Finally, the temporary Sub Pop Mega Mart store, located in the heart of the Georgetown neighborhood, will open its doors on June 8th. Discerning music lovers will find records—including lots of rare and out-of-print colored vinyl—and merchandise from the label’s storied catalog, and take in an art exhibit featuring little-seen materials (sketches and artwork, label ads and press sheets, blue-lines and cutting room floor scraps) from throughout the label’s history. The store hours are Thursday-Saturday 12-8pm, and Sunday 12-6pm. The Sub Pop Mega Mart is at 6003 12th Avenue South in Seattle and will be open from June 8th until July 21st.

All proceeds from both the ticketed Silver Jubil-eve comedy night and donations collected from the Silver Jubilee music event will benefit local organizations 90.3FM KEXP, Northwest Harvest and the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation. In addition to these worthy organizations, Sub Pop is fortunate to be working with the Georgetown Merchants Association and great businesses like Nordstrom, STG Presents, Uber, Top Pot Doughnuts, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Georgetown Brewing Company, the Sandbox, Fantagraphics Books, Georgetown Records, Via Tribunali, Elysian Brewing Company, and the Georgetown Inn to create a one-of-a-kind event in a one-of-a-kind neighborhood.

For more information and updates on the event, please visit

Friday July 12, 2013
Sub Pop Records’ Silver Jubil-eve
A 25th Anniversary Comedy Thing (for Charity!)

At The Moore Theatre
7p.m. Door

Tickets $25, All Ages

Ticketing info here.
Eugene Mirman
Marc Maron
Jon Benjamin
Kristen Schaal
Kurt Braunholer

Saturday July 13th
Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee

On Airport Way in Georgetown

FREE, All Ages

Built to Spill
J Mascis
Greg Dulli
Father John Misty
Shabazz Palaces
King Tuff
Pissed Jeans
Chad VanGaalen
The Baptist Generals
Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (featuring Tad Doyle)
Jack Endino’s Earthworm
And special guest TBA

Hardly Art Sideshow Stage
The Mix
6006 12th Ave. S
9pm / 21+ / FREE

Deep Time
and special guests

Posted by Sam Sawyer