LIVE: J Mascis Strips Down for NPR

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on LIVE: J Mascis Strips Down for NPR

Even though his de facto method of transmission with Dinosaur Jr. is at ear-splitting volume, J Mascis proves his chops are not merely a byproduct of noise with an acoustic performance for NPR. Mascis runs through a medley of songs off his latest solo record for Sub Pop, the unsurprisingly solid Tied to a Star, […]

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VIDEO: The Notwist “Kong”

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: The Notwist “Kong”

I’m so glad I pre-ordered this album before hearing a single note. You earn that type of loyalty when you put out a mind blower like 2002’s Neon Golden. Both tracks I’ve heard off the forthcoming Sub Pop release, Close to the Glass, have exceeded expectations. “Kong” harkens back to the band’s poppier, Dinosaur Jr. […]

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Previously Unpublished Nirvana Photos From Sub Pop Co-Founder

November 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Previously Unpublished Nirvana Photos From Sub Pop Co-Founder

Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt has released an ebook of never-before-seen Nirvana photos from the band’s notorious European tour in 1989. Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 is available now via Apple’s iBookstore. It should be noted that this is the Chad Channing era, otherwise known as pre-Dave Grohl. Warning: Sad Kurt photos follow. [via Pitchfork]

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New Seaweed 7-inch in July

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on New Seaweed 7-inch in July

Originally lumped in with the unfortunately christened “grunge” movement, Tacoma, Washington’s Seaweed were really just a gritty pop-punk band that rose to prominence with a seemingly endless arsenal of memorable hooks and raucous riffs. Using Sub Pop as a springboard to the majors on the backs of two stellar LP’s (Weak and Four, respectively), Seaweed signed with […]

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Sub Pop celebrates 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Bleach

August 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As crazy as it sounds, Nirvana’s Bleach was released twenty years ago this past June, so, of course, there’s a deluxe reissue in the works. And since Nirvana is the band that put Sub Pop on the map, it’s only fitting that the Seattle label celebrate its anniversary in style. The expanded disc and double […]

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Fleet Foxes “Mykonos” video

February 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments

New video from Sub Pop’s latest bearded critical darlings. I’m still very much on the fence about these guys, but I don’t mind this song. Or maybe it’s the video.

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