As has happened since the beginning of time on planet earth, summer has ended and another school year has begun. We have, perhaps a few weeks too late to get a big piece of that sweet back-to-school consumer dollar pie, created four Sub Pop backpacks featuring a big pocket and a little pocket. There’s room enough for big things like books and also littler, precious items like not books. With four backpacks to choose from and at just $35 apiece, there’s really no reason we can’t get these things on the back of every student or person who needs to carry things in a pack that goes on their back on earth. Let’s start with you.
Bonus! By ordering this backpack, we will also throw in 2 randomly selected Sub Pop buttons as well. Also, stickers.
Let’s face it, one of the greatest problems facing our nation—our world, even—is an unadorned turntable platter. Records are scratched due to harsh platters—or worse yet, records aren’t scratched because of too much friction from platters! Well, the Sub Pop Records R&D team has been hard at work devising a plan to assuage this worldwide problem, and our solution is an efficient one: we take a technology that already exists, put our name on it and sell it to you with a heavy-handed pitch.
We give you the Sub Pop slipmat—designed by Jeff Kleinsmith and printed on heavy felt; this is a handsome addition to any hi-fi system.
As we bid adieu to the better part of fall and brace ourselves for the frigid and unwelcome touch of Jack Frost, we at Sub Pop have decided to produce some winter wear for you and yours. Staying cozy while retaining that “discerning music listener” look has never been easier!
Last night Hardly Art General Employee Nick “My Big Fat Greek” Heliotis was sitting around the fire with his mom and grandmamma watching Jeopardy!, discussing the origins of democracy and butt sex just like they always do, when Nick nearly choked on his baklava. That’s right—the $1,000 answer was this: This Seattle label, the first to release Nirvana & Soundgarden albums, turned 20 in 2008. … Crickets. NO ONE got the question! Host Mark E. Trebek was obliged to answer with, “What is Sub-uh Pop-uh Records-uh” (Finally, definitive proof that absolutely everyone likes The Fall?). COME ON, MOTHERFUCKERS! We need to get more Jeopardy fans signed up for our Twitter feed, I guess.
No one answered the Atlantic and/or Capitol ones correctly, either, so we’re not really sweatin’ it. Other labels mentioned include Apple and Motown, and as our own Andy Kotowicz says, that’s pretty good fucking company to be in.