News from 2022

NEWS : THU, MAR 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM


Sub Pop is currently accepting resumes from energetic, responsible, detail-oriented, and dependable candidates for a part-time/weekend/evening Sales Clerk position at our terribly impressive store at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This guy.

Responsibilities include:

 • Greeting and assisting customers in a friendly manner. 
 • Full compliance with Sea-Tac operation rules and strict TSA regulations and restrictions. 
 • Efficient handling of cash and credit card transactions. 
 • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively. 
 • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. 
 • Assisting in organizing and restocking the store. 
 • Maintaining the general appearance of the store. 
 • Contributing to the team retail effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed. 

Qualified candidates will have: 

 • Previous experience in the retail environment. 
 • Knowledge of the Sub Pop catalog, Pacific Northwest music, the Seattle music community, and the City of Seattle.
 • A friendly and enthusiastic disposition with customers and staff. 
 • Strong and clear communication skills. 
 • A general understanding of retail Point of Sale systems. 
 • Flexibility in schedule and willingness to work early or late hours. 

The Sub Pop Airport Store at Sea-Tac is open from 7am-7pm, 365 days a year. 

Please send your resume to

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : MON, MAR 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Sub Pop x SXSW 2022

For the first time in years, it’s that time of year again…We are, of course, referring to the 2022 SxSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. And this year, Sub Pop artists Aeon Station, Naima Bock, Cartel Madras, CHAI, Hannah Jadagu, Kiwi Jr., Pissed Jeans, and Weyes Blood will all appear at the once-again-annual music festival and BBQ buffet. Please find a complete schedule for each artist below.

Aeon Station


5:25 PM / Hipster Robot Showcase @ Side Bar

602 E 7th St., Austin, TX 78701

1:00 AM / SXSW Showcase @ Elysium 

705 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701


1:30 PM / Brooklyn Vegan Showcase @ TBD

6:15 PM / Midgetmen’s Jumpstart 14

602 E 7th St., Austin, TX 78701

10:00 PM / Pellicular Works @ Soundspace Captain Quackenbush’s Coffeehouse

5326 Menchaca Rd., Austin, TX 78745

Naima Bock


1:00 PM / IFPA (Global Street Farm) @ Idle Hands 

Address: 85 Rainey St


8:00 PM / St. David’s Bethell Hall @ St. David’s Episcolpal Church

301 E 8th St., Austin, TX 78701


11:00 PM / British Underground Happening @ Seller’s Underground

213 W 4th St., Austin, TX 78701

Cartel Madras


11:00  PM / Range Magazine @ Lucille

Address: 77 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701


12:00 PM / Billboard Panel Discussion @ Samsung/Galaxy house.

Panel Topic: Three LGBTQ+ acts with experience exploring their musicianship at a young age speak about the evolution of their craft and how that impacted the ways in which they came to celebrate their sexual identities.

10:00 PM / Jaded presents @ 3TEN ACL LIVE

310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701



11:00 PM / Jaded presents @ 3TEN ACL LIVE

310 W Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

Hannah Jadagu 


10:40 PM / SXSW Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlies

900 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701

Kiwi Jr.


5:00 PM / Austin Convention Center - Ballroom A

500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

12:00 AM / ELYSIUM

705 Red River St., Austin TX 78701


9:00 pm- 9:40 PM/ Aquarium Drunkard @ Lucille

77 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

Pissed Jeans


5:00 PM / Fiesta Destructo @ Hotel Vegas

1502 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78702

Weyes Blood (solo performance)


TBD / Luck Reunion @ Luck Ranch 

100 Bee Creek Rd., Spicewood, TX 78669

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : MON, MAR 14, 2022 at 7:00 AM


Suki Waterhouse released a new video for her newest track, “Devil I Know,” off the upcoming debut album, I Can’t Let Go, which will be released Friday, April 22nd via Sub Pop Records. “Devil I Know” and I Can’t Let Go are both produced by Grammy-Nominated Producer & Songwriter Brad Cook (Bon Iver, War On Drugs, Snail Mail, Waxahatchee). “Devil I Know” is the fourth release off I Can’t Let Go; “Moves, “My Mind,” and “Melrose Meltdown” were the album’s first three tracks.

“Devil I Know” has previously appeared on numerous television shows including “The L Word” and “YOU,” and is due to be featured on the upcoming season of “Riverdale” as well. In the sultry song, Suki’s vocals are paired with synthesized guitar strums as she repeatedly dedicates herself to “staying faithful to the devil I know.” Suki mournfully sings “I’m okay with history repeating, tell me I’m the one you can’t forget,” an ode to someone she finds herself tied to with no means of extricating herself from.
Devil I Know” is about the twisted pleasures of going back to someone who you’re addicted to & the joy you feel in that moment of breaking your own promises,” Suki says about the track. “It’s a beautiful and sad song about being constrained to a relationship that may not be the most healthy.”

Suki Waterhouse catalogs the most intimate, formative, and significant moments of her life through songs. You might recognize her name or her work as singer, songwriter, and actress, but you’ll really get to know the multi-faceted artist through her music. Growing up in London, Suki gravitated towards music’s magnetic pull and always saw the medium as a way of expressing creativity and telling stories. Previous singles “Brutally”, “Good Looking” and “Valentine” drew comparisons to the Paisley Underground sound of Mazzy Star and to the 60s influenced girl group reimagining of bands like Stockholm’s The Concretes and Glasgow’s Camera Obscura.
Earlier this year, Suki was named by both NPR and Atwood Magazine as a 2022 Artist to Watch.

Previous Praise for Suki Waterhouse:
“…add to the mix her vocal style – calling to mind the exquisite tones of Elizabeth Fraser or Hope Sandoval – and a solid collection of early work that caught the ear of Sub Pop, and you’ve got a welcome addition to your 2022 playlist.” - NPR
“The resulting smoky, cinematic, guitar-rock got her signed to Sub Pop, the indie record label that first signed Nirvana and is now home to Beach House and Sleater-Kinney.“
 - Vogue
“..sounds like what a Lana Del Rey deep cut mixed with Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides, Now” would sound like…Here’s to more pleasant surprises like this from her book of talents.” - NYLON

Track Listing:
1. Moves
2. Devil I Know
3. Melrose Meltdown
4. Put Me Through It
5. My Mind
6. Bullshit on the Internet
7. Wild Side
8. On Your Thumb
9. Slip 
10. Blessed

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : FRI, MAR 11, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop Is Hiring a Project and Marketing Coordinator (Mar 11, 2022)

Based in Seattle, WA

Sub Pop Records is seeking a full-time Project and Marketing Coordinator. Candidates must be based in WA and able to work from our Seattle office when necessary.

This role is responsible for managing deadlines for the Marketing Dept., including those related to video production. This will include managing the entire video production and delivery process. The Project and Marketing Coordinator also coordinates and assists with a variety of marketing tasks under the supervision of the VP of Marketing. These tasks include: tour marketing, updating artist pages on Sub Pop and Hardly Art websites, and communicating marketing highlights to sales and distribution partners. 

Our ideal candidate for this position will have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to work well independently and on a team.

We are accepting resumes through the position closing date of Mar. 25, 2022.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Kara Mattaini at


Project Coordination


  • Organize and keep all project/release deadlines up to date.

  • Responsible for making sure all project deadlines are met and communicating with the relevant teams when there might be delays.

Video Production

  • Manage video schedule, deadlines and due dates; responsible for getting all relevant teams the links and files to video-related pieces by established due dates.  

  • Contracting, payment requests and managing workflow and communication between artist/director (production company) and the label. 

  • Project management of any additional visual content related to video, and coordination with associated teams.

  • Provide video project status updates to A&R and Marketing Staff.

Marketing Coordination

  • Work with Marketing Dept. to manage guest lists and ticket buys

  • Maintenance and administration of Sub Pop on the Road (

  • Provide venues, promoters, artists/managers w links to digital tour assets and art files avail on

  • Update external partner tour databases.

  • Update artist pages on the Sub Pop and Hardly Art websites, adding current photos, bio, social links, mgmt. info, admats, Youtube embeds

  • Update sales and distribution partners with weekly marketing highlights.

Preferred Experience & Qualifications

  • Previous project management experience, or proven organizational skills.

  • Music industry experience.

  • Knowledge of the Sub Pop and Hardly Art catalogs and rosters.


  • This position may be primarily WFH, hybrid, or in-office, but if the applicant chooses to be WFH/hybrid they must be able to meet in person at downtown Seattle HQ two days per week at minimum. In-office work requires proof of CDC recommended COVID vaccination series. 

  • Strong communication skills

  • Proficient in Google Workspace.



VP of Marketing


Sub Pop Records is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran or disability status. Sub Pop Records will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Kara Mattaini at no later than March 25, 2022.


Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : WED, MAR 16, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Watch Father John Misty’s “Goodbye Mr. Blue” Official Video from Chloë and the Next 20th Century

Last week, Father John Misty released “Goodbye Mr. Blue,” the bittersweet and tender new single from Chloë and the Next 20th Century, and delivered a gorgeous performance of the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Today, you can watch the official video directed by Noel Paul (“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”), which is an elliptical portrait of a family reunion, and was shot in and around Sofia, Bulgaria in September 2021.
New York Times says of “Goodbye Mr. Blue”, “Josh Tillman’s sharp lyricism often aims for the head…but here he goes straight for the heart. ‘Goodbye Mr. Blue’…is a simulacrum of the ’70s singer-songwriter sound; Harry Nilsson is an obvious touchpoint, but there are also shades of Jim Croce and even John Denver in the song’s fingerpicked guitars and chatty warmth. ‘That Turkish Angora is ’bout the only thing left of me and you,’ Tillman croons, filtering a story of a relationship’s slow, inevitable end through the death of the titular pet cat. It’s sweet, a little funny, and then ultimately devastating, as Tillman repeats an increasingly elegiac refrain, ‘Don’t the last time come too soon?” (see “The Playlist” March 11th, 2022)
Chloë and The Next 20th Century, which also includes the singles “Funny Girl,” “Q4,” and “Kiss Me (I Loved You),” and will be available April 8th, 2022 worldwide from Sub Pop and in Europe from Bella Union. All formats of Chloë and the Next 20th Century are available for preorder now from Sub PopBella Union (UK/Europe), and select independent retailers in North America.
Chloë and the Next 20th Century and its singles are seeing early praise from the likes of MOJO, who in its 4-star review, said “Tillman’s writerly skills would have shone in any era… He offers a moving reminder of the beauty of life’s impermanence…As Chloë and the Next 20th Century sees Father John Misty escaping into his own parallel Hollywood reality, it’s highly entertaining to slip in alongside him.” Uncut says of the album, “Another multi-faceted triumph… Chloë and the Next 20th Century contains songs that go right to the gut with their instant melodic charm, and are deeply striking thanks to their sumptuous arrangements, exceptional playing and emotional pull (8/10).”
PASTE calls “Q4” “gorgeous and absurd; in other words, it’s quintessential Father John Misty.” Rolling Stone offers this of “Funny Girl”, “A lovely, languid gem that shows Tillman quietly reintroducing himself  — with a little help from an orchestral arrangement that echoes old Hollywood…in classic Misty fashion, leaves us quizzically charmed (“Song You Need To Know”).” The FADER says ‘Funny Girl’ is a “lush and romantic ballad…and shows that there’s much more to Josh Tillman… (‘20 Best Rock Songs Right Now’).”

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : WED, MAR 23, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Watch Flock of Dimes’ official video for “It Just Goes On”

On April 15th, 2022, Sub Pop will digitally release Flock of Dimes’ Head of Roses: Phantom Limb, a collection of unreleased tracks written around the same time as Head of Roses, previously unheard demos, favorite live performances, and covers. In addition to today’s announcement, the official video for new single “It Just Goes On,” co-directed by Jenn Wasner and Spence Kelly, is out now.
Wasner says of ”It Just Goes On”, “This is perhaps one of the most simple and direct songs I’ve ever made (and, also, one of my favorites!)—so it made sense to try and create a video that was similarly straightforward and heart-on-sleeve. I haven’t been to many parties over the past few years (for obvious reasons) so it felt particularly surreal to stage this one with some of my actual friends in Durham, NC. The party was fake but the feelings were real. Thanks so much to my friends for letting me invite them to a party and then force them to watch me be an absolute bummer the entire time.”
The selection of live recordings here run the spectrum, from solitary to exuberant. Some were made solo, in the summer of 2020, while other tracks are electrified with the energy that comes from a day cooped up making music with your friends. The versions of “Spring in Winter” and “Like So Much Desire,” from Wasner’s 2020 Like So Much Desire EP, were both recorded alone, on a grand piano in the rural sprawl of Pittsboro, North Carolina at Manifold Studios. The undulating, subdued version of “Hard Way” was recorded live for a KEXP session while Wasner was holed up in the Californian desert, and the live versions of “Two,” “One More Hour,” and “Price of Blue” that live on the bonus disc were recorded with the help of Wasner’s friends Mountain Man, Matt McCaughan, Joe Westerlund, Michael Libramento, Alan Good Parker, and Nick Sanborn out at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. There are also covers of two of Wasner’s favorite songwriters — Joan Armatrading’s “The Weakness in Me” and Joni Mitchell’s “Amelia,” the latter featuring contributions from former bandmate Aaron Roche.
Among the second disc of bonus material is a Head of Roses beginning – the acoustic demo of “Lightning,” recorded ages ago in the secondary room at Betty’s, before the song hit its final shape on Head of Roses. There’s also a handful of previously-unreleased Head of Roses outtakes – “Wonder” and “Go with Good,” both written at the same time as the rest of the record, but ultimately left on the cutting room floor. And then there’s a kind of postscript: Wasner wrote and recorded “It Just Goes On” in one afternoon at her friend Stella Mozgawa’s studio, and the version that exists here—guitar, bass, vocals and drums—are those first unedited performances of hers, along with some invaluable production contributions by Ethan Gruska. Head of Roses was complete by that time, but she knew this brand new song was still connected to that collection —a last word, a sort of epilogue. In that same way, Phantom Limb serves as a bid adieu, a final reflection on the past two years of Wasner’s songwriting.
1. It Just Goes On (Recorded at Sunfair Studios in Joshua Tree, CA)*
2. Go With Good (Recorded at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC)*
3. Price of Blue (NPR “Tiny Desk” version; Recorded at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC)
4. Through Me (Adult Swim Singles Series contribution; Recorded at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC)
5. Wonder (Recorded at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC)*
6. Two (Live at Betty’s Version; Recorded at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC)
7. Hard Way (Live at KEXP version; Recorded at Sunfair Studios in Joshua Tree, CA)*
8. The Weakness in Me (Joan Armatrading cover; Recorded at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC)*
9. Like So Much Desire (Live piano version; Recorded at Manifold Recording in Pittsboro, NC)*
10. One More Hour (Live at Betty’s Version; Recorded at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC)
11. Lightning (Acoustic Demo; Recorded in the B room at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC)*
12. Amelia (Joni Mitchell cover; Recorded at home in Carrboro, NC & Ko Arts Residency program at The Columns in New Orleans, LA)*
13. Awake for the Sunrise (Live at Betty’s Version; Recorded at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC)*
14. Spring in Winter (Solo piano version; Recorded at Manifold Recording in Pittsboro, NC)*
*Available for first time on DSPs
Flock of Dimes will also embark on a 6-date headline in support of Head of Roses that runs through late April and early May.
Thu. Apr. 28 - Asheville, NC - Isis Music Hall
Fri. Apr. 29 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
Sat. Apr. 30 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
Sun. May 01 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Tue. May 03 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Wed. May 04 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Zone One

Posted by Abbie Gobeli