Pop Gifts

Tacocat Signs to Sub Pop and Drops First Single from New Album

The new record is called "This Mess Is a Place" and it comes out May 3.

02/14/2019 By Stefan Milne

Get Excited

St. Vincent Is Producing the New Sleater-Kinney Album

Expect the new record sometime this year.

01/08/2019 By Stefan Milne

Year in Review

10 Great Seattle Arts Moments in 2018

An utterly subjective list in no particular order of standout moments in local arts this year.

12/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Bona Fide Losers

Mayor Jenny Durkan Proclaims Tomorrow Sub Pop Day

Last week the label got an airplane, now this.

08/10/2018 By Stefan Milne

Beach Bash

Headed to Sub Pop’s SPF30? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The indie label’s 30th anniversary bash could see as many as 50,000 people coming to Alki.

08/07/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 23–26

Literary bingo, some big political questions, and a punk show in a record shop.

07/23/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Dirty Thirty

For 30 Years Sub Pop Has Given Us Great Music and Savvy PR

As the label celebrates its 30th birthday this month, we look at how it’s long fused art and business.

07/17/2018 By Stefan Milne

Lexicon Devils

Harsh Realm: The Greatest Prank Seattle Ever Pulled on New York

Twenty-five years ago the national media, obsessed with Seattle's music scene, came calling. The right person picked up the phone.

11/13/2017 By James Ross Gardner Illustrations by Peter Bagge

Ticket Alerts

Flight of the Conchords Returns with a Date at Marymoor Park

It's business (it's business) time, y'all.

02/29/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Never Tell Us the Odds

Handicapping 2016's Seattle Grammy Nominees

Will this be Death Cab for Cutie's year?

01/22/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Points of Reference

How '70s Rock Solos and Ludicrous News Reports Shaped Eugene Mirman's Insane New 7 LP Comedy Album

Take a long, strange trip of standup, sound effects, meditation, and digital drugs with 'I'm Sorry (You're Welcome).'

11/09/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: THEESatisfaction's 'EarthEE'

February saw the Sub Pop hip-hop duo combine sci-fi aesthetics and a natural spirit.

03/03/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with THEESatisfaction

The Seattle hip-hop duo discuses their new sophomore Sub Pop album 'EarthEE.'

02/24/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Sound

Top 10 Seattle Albums of 2014

From the Seattle Symphony to Shabazz Palaces to Tacocat, the best local music the year had to offer

12/29/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Pop-A-Shot

Breaking Down Ben Gibbard's Basketball Skills

The Postal Service singer conducts interviews for the concert film 'Everything Will Change' in a hoops context. We analyze the tape.

12/02/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler

The experimental Sub Pop hip-hop duo returns with 'Lese Majesty'

07/29/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Events May 19–25

A geek's guide to wedding planning, a celebration of Indian dance and culture, and a chance to meet Lulu the Library Book Fairy: the best ways to spend your week without spending much.

05/19/2014 By Conor Romack

Travel Shopping

Sub Pop Opening a Store in Sea-Tac Airport

We were into Concourse C way before anyone else had heard of it.

02/26/2014 By Allison Williams

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with the Head and the Heart's Tyler Williams

The drummer discusses the band's writing process and more before playing two sold out Paramount gigs.

02/18/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Concert Roundup

Coming Soon: The Physics, Cathedrals 6, and Smooch

The local hip-hop trio releases a new album, Sera Cahoone plays a church, and Allen Stone sings for Seattle Children's Hospital.

11/18/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld