Sub Pop

Sub Pop

Profile:
Short for "Subterranean Pop"

The label was an outgrowth of Bruce Pavitt's Olympia, WA based (print) fanzine, which became the well respected cassettezine of the same name.

After his move to Seattle he ran a music column in the Seattle Rocket also called Sub Pop.

After initial forays into the record label world with a Green River 7" (not officially on Sub Pop) and the Sub Pop 100 LP, the label exploded onto the indie scene with four influential colored vinyl 7"s which included Mudhoney's "Touch Me I'm Sick" which made the year-end top 10 playlist of nearly every music journalist in the world.

Subsequent hyping of the label in the English music press put them on the map, and grunge was born.

Label-Code is 03159; rarely found printed on releases (basically only on releases manufactured/licensed by Warner/WEA Germany)
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
2013 Fourth Avenue
Third Floor
Seattle, WA, 98121 USA

work (206)441-8441
fax (206)441-8245

PRESS CONTACT
press@subpop.com

GENERAL INFORMATION
info@subpop.com
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
17 Kristin Kontrol X- Communicate(CDr, Album, Promo) Sub Pop 17 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
201 Codeine When I See The Sun (Album) 201 US 2012 Sell This Version
202 The Reverend Horton Heat* The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds Of (Album) 202 1993 Sell This Version
360-2 Plexi Cheer Up (Album) 360-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
518 The Creatures Take Mine(7", Single, TP) Sub Pop 518 US 2000 Sell This Version
705 The Shins Wincing the Night Away(LP, Album, RE) Sub Pop 705 US 2016 Sell This Version
1073 Dum Dum Girls Rimbaud Eyes / Girls Intuition 7"(7") Sub Pop 1073 US 2014 Sell This Version
1153 So Pitted Neo(LP, Album, Promo) Sub Pop 1153 US 2016 Sell This Version
201.3 Codeine The White Birch(2xLP, Album + CD, Album + RE, RM) Numero Group 201.3 US 2012 Sell This Version
6571-1 Zen Guerrilla Trance States In Tongues(LP, Album, Red) Epitaph 6571-1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
08722-2 Sebadoh It's All You(CD, Single) City Slang 08722-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
016 804-2 The Hellacopters Cream Of The Crap! Collected Non-album Works • Volume 1(CD, Comp) Universal, Polar, Psychout Records (2) 016 804-2 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
24433 Nirvana Bleach(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Universal 24433 Venezuela 1999 Sell This Version
31044-1 Sebadoh The Sebadoh(LP, Album) Sub Pop 31044-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
31044-2 Sebadoh The Sebadoh (Album) 31044-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
38421-3 Mudhoney No. 1 Video In America This Week(VHS, Comp, NTSC) Warner Reprise Video, Warner Reprise Video 38421-3 US 1995 Sell This Version
61501-2 The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen (Album) 61501-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
61708-2 The Afghan Whigs What Jail Is Like (EP) 61708-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
70302 Nirvana Incesticide(Cass, Comp) DGC, Sub Pop 70302 Venezuela 1993 Sell This Version
89817-2 Victims Of Internal Decay Victims Of Internal Decay(CD, Album) Grind Core 89817-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
92364-2 The Reverend Horton Heat* Liquor In The Front (Album) 92364-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
102169 CSS Alala(7", Single) Sub Pop 102169 UK 2006 Sell This Version
2 71023 Iron And Wine The Shepherd's Dog(CD, Album) Sub Pop 2 71023 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
277 790-8 Nirvana Nevermind (Album) 277 790-8 Thailand 2011 Sell This Version
390012 Pigeonhed Pigeonhed(CD, Album) Sub Pop 390012 France 1993 Sell This Version
390702 Various Lutz R. Mastmeyer: Sub Pop Employee Of The Month(CD, Comp) Sub Pop 390702 France 1993 Sell This Version
396602 The Walkabouts Setting The Woods On Fire(CD, Album, Dig) Sub Pop 396602 France 1994 Sell This Version
424 425-1 Nirvana Nevermind(LP, Album, RE, 180) DGC, Sub Pop 424 425-1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
424 425-2 Nirvana Nevermind (Album) 424 425-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
424 504-2 Nirvana Incesticide(CD, Comp) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 424 504-2 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
424 536-2 Nirvana In Utero(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Sub Pop 424 536-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
493 523-1 Nirvana Nirvana(2xLP, Comp, RM) Geffen Records, Sub Pop, Geffen Records, Sub Pop 493 523-1 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
493 523-2 Nirvana Nirvana (Comp) 493 523-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
493 523-4 Nirvana Nirvana(Cass, Comp) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 493 523-4 Thailand 2002 Sell This Version
493 523-9 Nirvana Nirvana (Album, Comp) 493 523-9 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
557847-1 Various Just Say 50 (Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box)(4xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 557847-1 US 2017 Sell This Version
08322-45 Velocity Girl I Can't Stop Smiling(7", Ltd) Sub Pop, EFA 08322-45 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
870602 The Walkabouts New West Motel(CD, Album) Sub Pop 870602 France 1993 Sell This Version
882852 5 Dwarves Sugarfix(CD, Album) Sub Pop 882852 5 France 1993 Sell This Version
9 61501-2 The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Elektra, Sub Pop 9 61501-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 61501-4 The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen(Cass, Album) Elektra, Elektra 9 61501-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
170.8086 Nirvana In Utero(LP, Album) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 170.8086 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
2777903 Nirvana Nevermind(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) DGC, Universal Music Group International, Sub Pop 2777903 Australasia 2011 Sell This Version
2777908 Nirvana Nevermind(CD, Album, RE, RM) DGC, Universal Music Group International, Sub Pop 2777908 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
4246072 Nirvana In Utero(CD, Album, RE) DGC, DGC, Sub Pop, Universal 4246072 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
4935232 Nirvana Nirvana (Comp) 4935232 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
8394662 Mark Lanegan Whiskey For The Holy Ghost(CD, Album) Sub Pop 8394662 France 1994 Sell This Version
8415502 Combustible Edison Schizophonic!(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Bungalow 8415502 France 1996 Sell This Version
990 4077 Nirvana Endless, Nameless / Come As You Are / School (Live) / Drain You (Live)(12", Promo) BMG Music Group, DGC 990 4077 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
13524504 Nirvana Incesticide(Cass, Comp) DGC, BMG Chile S.A. 13524504 Chile 1993 Sell This Version
256497669 Iron And Wine The Shepherd's Dog(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Transgressive Records 256497669 UK 2007 Sell This Version
50466 4177 2 Hot Hot Heat Bandages(CD, Single) B-Unique Records, Sub Pop 50466 4177 2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
50466 4178 7 Hot Hot Heat Bandages(7", Single) B-Unique Records, Sub Pop 50466 4178 7 UK 2003 Sell This Version
50466 4225 2 Hot Hot Heat Make Up The Breakdown(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Sub Pop, Sire, Sire 50466 4225 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
50466 4225 5 Hot Hot Heat Make Up The Breakdown(CD, Album, Sup) B-Unique Records, Sub Pop 50466 4225 5 UK 2002 Sell This Version
50466 4620 2 Hot Hot Heat Make Up The Breakdown(CD, Album) B-Unique Records, Sub Pop 50466 4620 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
51011 9451 2 The Shins Wincing The Night Away(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Transgressive Records 51011 9451 2 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
51011 9451 5 The Shins Wincing The Night Away(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Transgressive Records 51011 9451 5 UK & Ireland 2007 Sell This Version
6544-92364-2 The Reverend Horton Heat* Liquor In The Front(CD, Album) Interscope Records, Sub Pop, Atlantic 6544-92364-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
0694935232 Nirvana Nirvana (Comp) 0694935232 US 2002 Sell This Version
7559-61501-1 The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen(LP, Album) Elektra, Sub Pop 7559-61501-1 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
7559-61501-2 The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen (Album) 7559-61501-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
7559-61708-2 The Afghan Whigs What Jail Is Like(CD, Single) Elektra, Sub Pop 7559-61708-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7559-64266-2 The Afghan Whigs Going To Town(CD, Maxi) Sub Pop 7559-64266-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7559-66046-2 The Afghan Whigs Honky's Ladder(CD, Maxi) Elektra, Sub Pop 7559-66046-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
9878-70034-2 Nirvana Bleach (Album) 9878-70034-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
98787-0340-2 Velocity Girl Gilded Stars And Zealous Hearts(CD, Album) Sub Pop 98787-0340-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
98787-0357-2 Fastbacks New Mansions In Sound(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Sub Pop 98787-0357-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
98787-0371-2 Various Hype! The Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, Comp) Sub Pop, Sub Pop 98787-0371-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
98787-0373-2 Pigeonhed The Full Sentence(CD, Album) Sub Pop 98787-0373-2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
9878-70380-2 Supersuckers Must've Been High(CD, Album, Promo) Sub Pop 9878-70380-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
98787-0410-2 Hot Hot Heat Bandages(CD, Single) Sub Pop 98787-0410-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
9878-70525-2 Various Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska(CD, Album, Comp) Sub Pop 9878-70525-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
9878-70571-2 Damien Jurado And Gathered In Song Damien Jurado And Gathered In Song - I Break Chairs(CD, Album) Sub Pop 9878-70571-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
9878 70617-2 Hot Hot Heat No, Not Now(CD, Single) Sub Pop 9878 70617-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
4344310442 Sebadoh The Sebadoh(CD, Album) Sire, Sub Pop 4344310442 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
5046642252 Hot Hot Heat Make Up The Breakdown(CD, Album) Sub Pop, B-Unique Records 5046642252 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
51011 94511 The Shins Wincing The Night Away(LP, Album) Sub Pop, Transgressive Records 51011 94511 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
5101196842 CSS Cansei De Ser Sexy(CD, Album) Sire, Sub Pop 5101196842 UK 2007 Sell This Version
5186561462 Nirvana Bleach(CD, Album, RM, Dig) Sub Pop 5186561462 Australasia 2009 Sell This Version
6544958452 The Reverend Horton Heat* One Time For Me(CD, Single) Sub Pop, Interscope Records 6544958452 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
07777 870592 5 Pond (2) Pond(CD, Album) Sub Pop 07777 870592 5 France 1993 Sell This Version
07777 878112 7 Velocity Girl Copacetic(CD, Album) Sub Pop 07777 878112 7 France 1993 Sell This Version
8122795664 The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Elektra, Sub Pop 8122795664 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
8122795665 The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen At 21(3xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RM) Elektra Entertainment, Sub Pop 8122795665 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
9878400341 Nirvana Bleach (Album) 9878400341 UK 2002 Sell This Version
9878700341 Nirvana Bleach(LP, Album, RE, Whi) Sub Pop 9878700341 UK 2002 Sell This Version
9878700342 Nirvana Bleach(CD, Album, RE) Sub Pop 9878700342 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
9878704672 Sebadoh Flame(CD, Maxi) Warner Music, Sub Pop 9878704672 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
9878705352 Nebula (3) Charged(CD, Album, Dig) Sub Pop 9878705352 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
9878705992 Hot Hot Heat Make Up The Breakdown(CD, Album, Jew) Sub Pop 9878705992 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
60252777903 Nirvana Nevermind(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp) DGC, Universal Music, Sub Pop 60252777903 Brazil 2011 Sell This Version
60252777908 Nirvana Nevermind(CD, Album, RE, RP) DGC, Sub Pop, Universal Music 60252777908 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
072064245049 Nirvana Incesticide(CD, Comp, RE) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 072064245049 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
72438 390102 9 Love Battery Far Gone(CD, Album) Sub Pop 72438 390102 9 France 1993 Sell This Version
72438 392282 6 Seaweed Four(CD, Album) Sub Pop 72438 392282 6 France 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 39284 2 2 Eric's Trip Love Tara(CD, Album) Sub Pop 7243 8 39284 2 2 France 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 394512 2 The Walkabouts Satisfied Mind(CD, Album, Dig) Sub Pop 7243 8 394512 2 France 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 39537 2 1 Supersuckers La Mano Cornuda(CD, Album) Sub Pop 7243 8 39537 2 1 France 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 39645 2 9 Codeine The White Birch(CD, Album) Sub Pop 7243 8 39645 2 9 France 1994 Sell This Version

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COLLECTINGisOCD

COLLECTINGisOCD

January 15, 2018
If you collect or listens to records at all currently, then you owe a debt to SUB POP for bringing the standards of packaging up a notch for all future small labels. With their record clubs, high gloss sleeves and color vinyl have influenced all small to mid sized labels that followed.
MrCrisp

MrCrisp

September 2, 2017
Have bought a few LPs on this label and they have all disappointed - a couple of Shins titles and the beautiful Luluc. Both pressing quality and mastering fell short. I will now stick with CDs for future SubPop purchases.