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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

NEWS : TUE, AUG 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Summer With Sub Pop!

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Summer is in full swing, well arguably, it’s been in full swing for a long time and it’s in its follow through now, but we’ve still got a solid month or two months of sunburns, beach bumming, summer jams, long nights, and sand in weird places, and we’ve got some Official Sub Pop merchandise to get you through the remaining months. 

Keep your cold beverages cool and your steeze cooler with this Sub Pop beverage (probably beer) koozie.

Dry that impossibly gorgeous beach body of yours off with this Sub Pop beach towel. In yellow OR blue!

Aching for a little alone time? Play some beach solitaire with these surprisingly high-quality Sub Pop playing cards.

You look HUGE, guy. You’ve curling 12oz beers all summer and your arms look GOOOD. Show ‘em off in a Sub Pop tank.

That future of yours looks bright, instead of averting your gaze from your impending success, stare it down in style with some Sub Pop shades; available in four colors. Consider collecting them all.

Bad with geography?? US TOO! We made this Sub Pop USA shirt to remind ourselves where we’re situated in the world, perhaps it could help you, too? 

Posted by Sam Sawyer

COMMERCE : MON, JUL 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sun’s Shining, Guns Out

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We here at the Sub Pop Record Company understand the importance of personal temperature awareness (PTA)–heat stroke is no joke, as they say–so that’s why we’re doing our part by taking a very successful (successful in terms of revenue for us) sweatshirt design, and fine tuning it a bit to make it available in the seasonable appropriate, sleeveless, tank top shirt-way. The now new-classic Sub Pop “Futura” design, is now available in a cranberry or blue tank for your summery needs. If you can’t stay inside this summer, don’t forget to liberally apply sunpaste, militantly hydrate, and most importantly, wear Sub Pop tank tops all summer long to avoid heat stroke, the silent bummer.

In Blue or Cranberry

Posted by Sam Sawyer