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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

NEWS : WED, JUL 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop’s Radio Channel on TuneIn


The future is now, friends. Sub Pop is quite pleased to let you know, that we have a brand new radio channel on TuneIn, the world’s largest audio network. Our very own radio channel! Can you imagine the possibilities?

TuneIn has over 50 million active monthly users and lets people listen to the world’s news, sports, talk, and of course, music from wherever they are. They have over 100K radio stations and more than four million on-demand programs streaming from every continent, and is available across 200+ connected devices. TuneIn has already launched with hundreds of content partners, such as CNN, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Slate, The Weather Channel, Complex Media, and Lexus.

Sub Pop fans should listen and follow our channel at Content will be programmed by the label, with radio shows like Sub Pop Rock City, Behind The Garage, Subterranean Pop, our “Beginners Guide” playlists and artist specific shows from the likes of Shabazz Palaces,  Luluc, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, clipping., and many more to come.  All of which is to say, we’re finally on the radio.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, JUN 17, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop Subscription Service w/ Drip FM Starts Today (Join Us)


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.

Click here to join.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, MAY 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Welcome The Glory Fires’ ‘Dereconstructed’ Into The World!

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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.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : THU, MAY 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sub Pop Loser Scholarship Winners Announced!

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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 Resources non-profit.

Examples of Landyn’s artwork can be found here.

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

Claire 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 students.

Here’s a link to Claire’s portfolio and one to listen to her band, meimei.

Posted by Sam Sawyer