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NEWS : WED, DEC 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Third Annual SMooCH - Benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital

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Seattle! The insanely memorable and very worthy charity concert event, SMooCH, is happening once again this year, and it features a number of Sub Pop acts both past and present: Iron & Wine, Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), THEESatisfaction, and Shabazz Palaces, as well as the Seattle band STAG.

This year’s show is only a few days away and it’s going to be amazing!  We can’t wait to see you on Saturday. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet there’s still a chance to do it now! It’s going to be an amazing night and we don’t want you to miss it!

VIP’s don’t forget that this year’s event is a bit different, ONLY YOU will be allowed early access to the Showbox with VIP doors opening at 5:30pm. You won’t want to miss this part of the night as only VIPs will get the chance to bid on all the amazing silent auction items this year.

Here’s what you can expect with your VIP ticket:

5:30pm  VIP doors open and Silent Auction begins. Your ticket includes dinner, drinks and dessert until 8pm

7 pm short program and Raise the Glass opportunity

7:30pm Silent Auction will close (make sure you’re there to get your bid in!)

While you’re bidding, raising your paddle and mingling you’ll enjoy authentic cajun food from Jemil’s Big Easy (it’s the real thing y’all),  a special dessert created just for this event from Trophy Cupcake, fantastic wine from Purple Star, (free beer, wine and well drinks until 8pm) and great music from KEXP DJs. Once the general admission doors open at 8pm all of this magic will dissapear so don’t miss out on this special part of the night we’ve got set aside just for you!

For all of our SMooCH guests,  bands will begin taking the stage with:

STAG at 8:30pm

Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction at 9:10pm

Iron and Wine at 10:30pm

Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses at 11:25pm

Stick around because we’ve got a special treat at the end and you won’t want to miss any of the music! Everyone will have a chance to give, buy raffle tickets, listen to awesome music and enjoy the party!

We hope you can’t wait,  just like us.

See you at the show!

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : FRI, NOV 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM

20% Off All Orders $20 Or More!

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The holiday shopping race is officially on, and we at Sub Pop are once again participating in the insatiable consumerism by offering you, the taste-making music consumer, 20% off your orders of $20 or more!* It’s simple, if your shopping cart has at least $20 worth of Sub Pop merchandise, you’ll automatically receive 20% off at check out.

So, in the spirit of the season, shop the Sub Pop Annual 20’s Plenty Holiday Sale for all of the sonically enlightened people on your shopping lists!

*Sleater-Kinney’s Start Together box set, as well as all pre-orders, are exempt from this promotion. Sorry ‘bout that!

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, NOV 6, 2014 at 12:00 AM

#TBT: Jale’s “All Ready”

Take a peek at the 1996 Jale video for the lost gem, “All Ready” off of their record So Wound.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, NOV 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM

The Best Music Internship Ever


From our good friends at Seattle City of Music:

The City of Music Internship is a unique opportunity for individuals who are interested in the music industry and its many moving gears. Two interns will be accepted per a 12-month program, which is divided into four internship experiences with four different businesses. Interns will spend three months at each business.

Thetwo interns will work with KEXP, a Seattle-based non-profit radio station; Seattle Theater Group (STG), a non-profit arts organization which operates historic theaters; Sub Pop Records, a legendary record label that has been signing artists and selling records since 1988; and Rhapsody, an online music service. Each of these organizations will have a point supervisor for the three-month duration that the intern is with the company. Interns will work at each respective organization for a three-month period, with a week in-between each phase of the internship.

The goal of the City of Music Internship is to work with capable and interested individuals to better their understanding of how different organizations in Seattle work directly with artists, and how each of the companies market and support the artists’ vision and careers. By bringing interested people into a diverse learning experience, we intend to foster talent into Seattle’s music industry. Furthermore, we hope that every individual who completes the program will come away from the internship with a broadened perspective on Seattle’s music and the many organizations that maintain its importance as a staple of the city’s culture.

For consideration, the application deadline is Friday, November 14 at 11:59 pm

For more information: click here.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : WED, AUG 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Hear a Brand New Track from King Tuff

Black Moon Spell, the follow up to King Tuff’s excellent eponymous record, King Tuff, is just weeks from blasting from your record players or iThings, and today, we bring you the title track to the September 23rd release. If you pre-order BMS from us here at Sub Pop, you’ll get all sorts of things. Things like the things below.

All customers who pre-order the LP version of Black Moon Spell will receive the limited, “Loser Edition” of the album on glow-in-the-dark and black splatter colored vinyl. In addition, customers who pre-order will also receive the following, while supplies last:

-An embroidered patch featuring art from the album cover.*

-An instant download of the first single, “Eyes of the Muse”.
-Advance access to stream Black Moon Spell in full, 1 month before street date, exclusively from your account. 

*Embroidered patch is limited to LP and CD pre-orders, and only available while supplies last. 

Also: Don’t forget that you can bundle the CD or LP with either of the 2 t-shirts available for Black Moon Spell or bundle the new record with the debut King Tuff record and save on buying them individually!

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, AUG 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop at Gothenburg, Sweden’s Way Out West Fest

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For the past couple of weeks, Sub Pop’s been bumming around Europe like college kids on summer vacation, and tomorrow night, we take over Pustervik in Gothenburg, Sweden as part of the Way Out West Fest. Specifically: Rose Windows, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, METZ and a whole, great heap of Sub Pop-related art installed in the venue (and which you can see in the accompanying photos) will be doing the aforementioned taking over. And while the art installation will be there for the rest of the year or so, the show ends sometime very early Saturday morning, so you should start your travel plans now. Enjoy the Sub Pop times, Gothenburg! 

Posted by Sam Sawyer