Sub Pop (that’s us!) is pleased as punch to, today, announce our brand new partnership with Drip FM, a digital music subscription service that we are, as of today, a part of. What is this Drip FM? you are more than likely asking yourselves now. WELL, glad you asked. For a monthly fee of $10, Sub Pop fans will receive new releases, singles, and other exclusives from the label. Digital audio for all Sub Pop releases through the service will be available in 320 kbps or WAV with no DRM restrictions. The service is also available worldwide. New Sub Pop Drip FM users can choose three releases upon joining the service, including music from clipping., Nirvana, Fleet Foxes, Earth and Shabazz Palaces. The first 100 subscribers will be entered to win a super rare prize pack which will include Beach House Bloom LP (Loser Edition), a signed Postal Service Give Up (Deluxe) LP, Mudhoney On Top (Record Store Day Exclusive), and other highly desirable Sub Pop items.
Other labels that participate in the service include Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans, Ninja Tune, Captured Tracks and more. We’re in great company.
More About Drip FM:
Drip connects you and your favorite creators and represents a community of forward thinking artists and labels who believe this relationship is central to the future of creation.Join with a monthly subscription and you’ll receive new new, classic, and rare bits, plus opportunities to get special products and rare access.
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Birmingham, Alabamaniacs Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ utterly jaw-dropping collection of Southern Rock anthems that comprise their Sub Pop Records debut, Dereconstructed, came out today on the aforementioned record label to a ton of critical praise, and we couldn’t be more proud to offer it to you, consumer of fine musical records, on this very website. Head on over here, and pick up your copy of Dereconstructed on the formatway of your choice.
MASSIVE thank yous and good lucks to everyone who applied for the 2014 Sub Pop Loser
Scholarship. We received applications from hundreds of extremely worthy PNW-based high school seniors who are involved in the arts, which gave us a feeling of hope for the future of humanity, something we had little of beforehand. Pouring over all of the applicants’ essays and works of art was a colossal undertaking, but ultimately, we have chosen the winners. So without further ado, here are your Losers….
Landyn Pan - 1st Place LOSER
From Bothell, WA
Landyn RULES. He creates political photography and infographics, or in his words “conceptual pieces surrounding topics like women’s reproductive rights, current/contemporary racism, governmental corruption, and body image vs societal expectations.” In
addition to creating thought provoking artwork, he is engaged in an array of LGBTQ
activism from running his high school’s Gay Straight Alliance to
offering up his graphic design skills for the Trans Student Equality
Ryan Mangione-Smith - 2nd Place LOSER
All of us in the Loser Scholarship committee felt like Ryan really got what Sub Pop’s Loser Scholarship is all about. He’s not only a
musician in rad band Thee Samedi, but he worked countless hours fostering his community as
an intern at Ground Zero, a DIY all ages venue in Bellevue and
volunteered many hours to increasing awareness about the LGBTQ
community, at Lambert House and various other venues.
Check out Ryan’s band, Thee Samedi.
Claire Wong - 3rd Place LOSER
wowed us with the diversity of her portfolio–from photography to
installation work–much of which she has displayed at the Bellevue Arts
Museum as well as other galleries. We were also charmed to death by her
all-girl punk band,
meimei. In addition to being a notably well-rounded and immensely
talented artist and musician,
she has donated her time to fostering the DIY community on the Eastside
(that’s what Seattleites call the land across Lake Washington) as an
intern at Ground Zero Teen Center. She also founded the Local
Music Club at her high school and booked local bands to perform for the
Here’s a link to Claire’s portfolio
and one to listen to her band, meimei.
Sub Pop is joining with Lung Force, led by the American Lung Association, for the ‘Turquoise Takeover’ week, from May 12th-18th.
This is a cause we are proud to support and one that has personally
touched us here at Sub Pop. Proceeds from the sale of these
special-edition turquoise Sub Pop logo shirts will go directly to the
American Lung Association. These funds will assist them in their
continued fight for those whose lives are affected directly or
indirectly by lung disease through research, outreach, and education. And ne-er-do-wells, here’s a chance to be a do-gooder just once in your life.Pick up a limited-edition Sub Pop x American Lung Association logo shirt and help fight the good fight.
Mogwai are back with another music video for the Rave Tapes album track, “Simon Ferocious”. It stars a couple of skydivers and the utterly massive sound of the music of Mogwai. A feast for your eyes and ears is just a click away. Speaking of Mogwai (which this blog post is dedicated to doing), the band is on a rare jaunt across the pond to the good ol’ U. S. of A. Catch them if you can, it’s an unforgettable experience.
Pick up Rave Tapes from Sub Pop Records.
Danforth Music Hall,
St. Andrew’s Hall,
Salt Lake City, UT
Optimus Primavera Sound Porto,
Best Kept Secret,
Sub Pop’s long-standing motto, “Spanning the Globe for Profit”, became more true than ever before yesterday as we opened the doors to a first-of-its-kind retail space in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Sub Pop Airport Store (working-title-turned-seemingly-actual-title) is a mix of the classic Sub Pop Mega Mart and a Pacific Northwest-centric gift shop. We collaborated with designers, artists, and companies who also also call the Pacific Northwest home and created a vast array of brand new Sub Pop and PNW-related wares currently available exclusively at the Sub Pop Airport Store*. And on a personal note, I must say that the new Sub Pop merchandise is not only the coolest and most unique stuff we’ve ever offered, but it’s variety is overwhelming; the Sub Pop people who put this thing together exceeded in ways that we didn’t think possible when we started down this path.
So, if you’re flying into, out of, or have a layover in Seattle, stop by the entrance to Concourse C between the hours of 6am-10pm.
*Sooner or later, we’ll be making many of the new Sub Pop merch items available on our online store! Sign up for the Sub Pop Mega Mart email list at the bottom of this post to receive the latest news on that front.