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)
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Contact Info:
2013 Fourth Avenue
Third Floor
Seattle, WA, 98121 USA

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

PRESS CONTACT
[email protected]

GENERAL INFORMATION
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Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
- Wincing The Night Away  album cover The Shins Wincing The Night Away(CD, Promo) Sub Pop, Transgressive Records - UK 2007 Sell This Version
Trance States In Tongues  album cover Zen Guerrilla Trance States In Tongues(CD, Album, Dig) Sub Pop US Unknown Sell This Version
#2 Cooler Returns  album cover Kiwi Jr. Cooler Returns(LP, Album) Kiwi Club, Kiwi Club, Sub Pop #2 Canada 2021 Sell This Version
17 Kristin Kontrol X- Communicate(CDr, Album, Promo) Sub Pop 17 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
201 When I See The Sun  album cover Codeine When I See The Sun (Album) 201 US 2012 Sell This Version
202 The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds Of  album cover The Reverend Horton Heat* The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds Of (Album) 202 1993 Sell This Version
360-2 Cheer Up  album cover Plexi Cheer Up (Album) 360-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
497 In Name and Blood  album cover Murder City Devils In Name and Blood(CD, Album, Enh) Sub Pop 497 US 2000 Sell This Version
518 Take Mine  album cover The Creatures Take Mine(7", Single, TP) Sub Pop 518 US 2000 Sell This Version
705 Wincing the Night Away  album cover The Shins Wincing the Night Away(LP, Album, RE) Sub Pop 705 US 2016 Sell This Version
882 David Cross (2) Bigger And Blackerer (Album) 882 USA, Canada & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
1153 Neo  album cover So Pitted Neo(LP, Album, Promo) Sub Pop 1153 US 2016 Sell This Version
201.3 The White Birch  album cover Codeine The White Birch(2xLP, Album + CD, Album + RE, RM) Numero Group 201.3 US 2012 Sell This Version
3916 Bleach  album cover Nirvana Bleach(Cass, Album) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 3916 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
04947-2 Careful  album cover Sebadoh Careful(CD, EP) City Slang 04947-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
6571-1 Trance States In Tongues  album cover Zen Guerrilla Trance States In Tongues(LP, Album, Red) Epitaph 6571-1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
08722-2 It's All You  album cover Sebadoh It's All You(CD, Single) City Slang 08722-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
016 804-2 Cream Of The Crap! Collected Non-album Works • Volume 1  album cover 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
31044-1 The Sebadoh  album cover Sebadoh The Sebadoh(LP, Album) Sub Pop, Sire 31044-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
31044-2 The Sebadoh  album cover Sebadoh The Sebadoh(CD, Album) Sire, Sub Pop 31044-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
31044-4 The Sebadoh  album cover Sebadoh The Sebadoh(Cass, Album) Sire, Sub Pop 31044-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
38421-3 No. 1 Video In America This Week  album cover 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 Gentlemen  album cover The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen (Album) 61501-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
61501-4 Gentlemen  album cover The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen (Album) 61501-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
61708-2 What Jail Is Like  album cover The Afghan Whigs What Jail Is Like (EP) 61708-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
61896-2 Black Love  album cover The Afghan Whigs Black Love (Album) 61896-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
70302 Incesticide  album cover Nirvana Incesticide(Cass, Comp) DGC, Sub Pop 70302 Venezuela 1993 Sell This Version
71345 Mary Rae Says b/w Crystal Blue  album cover Clarke And The Himselfs Mary Rae Says b/w Crystal Blue (Single) 71345 2020
71372 It's Time I Played a Love Song b/w I Did U Wrong  album cover Le Ren It's Time I Played a Love Song b/w I Did U Wrong (Single) 71372 2020
71377 Acid / Slow Decay  album cover Metz Acid / Slow Decay(7", S/Sided, Single, Ltd, Pic, Whi) Sub Pop, Three One G (31G), Sub Pop 71377 US 2021 Sell This Version
71422 Uppers  album cover TV Priest Uppers(LP, Album) Sub Pop 71422 US 2021 Sell This Version
71424 Prayer To Pasolini  album cover John Waters Prayer To Pasolini(14xFile, FLAC, Single) Sub Pop 71424 US 2021
78 213 6 Nevermind  album cover Nirvana Nevermind(CD, Album) DGC, Sub Pop 78 213 6 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
79420 Dream About  album cover Trupa Trupa Dream About (Single) 79420 2019
89817-2 Victims Of Internal Decay  album cover Victims Of Internal Decay Victims Of Internal Decay (Album) 89817-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
89817-4 Victims Of Internal Decay  album cover Victims Of Internal Decay Victims Of Internal Decay(Cass, Album) Grind Core 89817-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
92364-2 Liquor In The Front  album cover The Reverend Horton Heat* Liquor In The Front (Album) 92364-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
2-24433 Bleach  album cover Nirvana Bleach(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Geffen Records 2-24433 Mexico 1999 Sell This Version
2 71023 The Shepherd's Dog  album cover Iron And Wine The Shepherd's Dog(CD, Album) Sub Pop 2 71023 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
277 790-3 Nevermind  album cover Nirvana Nevermind(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Dig) DGC, Universal Music Group International, Sub Pop 277 790-3 Indonesia 2011 Sell This Version
277790-8 Nevermind  album cover Nirvana Nevermind (Album) 277790-8 Thailand 2011 Sell This Version
390012 Pigeonhed  album cover Pigeonhed Pigeonhed(CD, Album) Sub Pop 390012 France 1993 Sell This Version
390702 Lutz R. Mastmeyer: Sub Pop Employee Of The Month  album cover Various Lutz R. Mastmeyer: Sub Pop Employee Of The Month(CD, Comp) Sub Pop 390702 France 1993 Sell This Version
424 425-1 Nevermind  album cover Nirvana Nevermind (Album) 424 425-1 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
424 425-2 Nevermind  album cover Nirvana Nevermind (Album) 424 425-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
424 433-4 Bleach  album cover Nirvana Bleach(Cass, Album) Geffen Records, Universal Music Russia 424 433-4 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
424 504-2 Incesticide  album cover Nirvana Incesticide (Comp) 424 504-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
424 504-2 Incesticide   album cover Nirvana Incesticide (CD, Comp, Unofficial) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 424 504-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
424 536-2 In Utero  album cover Nirvana In Utero (Album) 424 536-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
424 536-2 In Utero  album cover Nirvana In Utero(CD, Album, Unofficial) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 424 536-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
493 523-1 Nirvana  album cover 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  album cover Nirvana Nirvana (Comp) 493 523-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
493 523-4 Nirvana  album cover Nirvana Nirvana(Cass, Comp) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 493 523-4 Thailand 2002 Sell This Version
493 523-9 Nirvana  album cover Nirvana Nirvana (Comp) 493 523-9 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
557847-1 Just Say 50 (Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box)  album cover Various Just Say 50 (Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box)(4xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 557847-1 US 2017 Sell This Version
666629 2 Battleflag  album cover Lo-Fidelity Allstars Battleflag(CD, Maxi) Skint, Sub Pop 666629 2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
08322-45 I Can't Stop Smiling  album cover Velocity Girl I Can't Stop Smiling(7", Ltd) Sub Pop, EFA 08322-45 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
882852 5 Sugarfix  album cover Dwarves Sugarfix(CD, Album) Sub Pop 882852 5 France 1993 Sell This Version
9 61501-2 Gentlemen  album cover The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen (Album) 9 61501-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
170.8086 In Utero  album cover Nirvana In Utero(LP, Album) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 170.8086 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
2777903 Nevermind  album cover Nirvana Nevermind(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) DGC, Universal Music Group International, Sub Pop 2777903 Australasia 2011 Sell This Version
2777908 Nevermind  album cover Nirvana Nevermind(CD, Album, RE, RM) DGC, Universal Music Group International, Sub Pop 2777908 Australasia 2011 Sell This Version
4246072 In Utero  album cover Nirvana In Utero (Album) 4246072 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
4935232 Nirvana  album cover Nirvana Nirvana (Comp) 4935232 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
79 23644 Liquor In The Front  album cover The Reverend Horton Heat* Liquor In The Front(Cass, Album) Interscope Records, Sub Pop 79 23644 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
8394662 Whiskey For The Holy Ghost  album cover Mark Lanegan Whiskey For The Holy Ghost(CD, Album) Sub Pop 8394662 France 1994 Sell This Version
8415502 Schizophonic!  album cover Combustible Edison Schizophonic!(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Bungalow 8415502 France 1996 Sell This Version
990 4077 Endless, Nameless / Come As You Are / School (Live) / Drain You (Live)  album cover Nirvana Endless, Nameless / Come As You Are / School (Live) / Drain You (Live)(12", Promo) DGC, DGC 990 4077 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
990.4084 Molly's Lips   album cover Nirvana Molly's Lips (12", Promo) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 990.4084 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
13824433 Bleach  album cover Nirvana Bleach(Cass, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 13824433 Chile 1992 Sell This Version
0255791133 Cry Cry Cry  album cover Wolf Parade Cry Cry Cry(CD, Album) Sub Pop 0255791133 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
50466 4177 2 Bandages  album cover Hot Hot Heat Bandages(CD, Single) B-Unique Records, Sub Pop 50466 4177 2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
50466 4178 7 Bandages  album cover Hot Hot Heat Bandages(7", Single) B-Unique Records, Sub Pop 50466 4178 7 UK 2003 Sell This Version
50466 4225 2 Make Up The Breakdown  album cover 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 Make Up The Breakdown  album cover 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 Make Up The Breakdown  album cover 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 Wincing The Night Away  album cover The Shins Wincing The Night Away(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Transgressive Records 51011 9451 2 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
51011 9451 5 Wincing The Night Away  album cover The Shins Wincing The Night Away(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Transgressive Records 51011 9451 5 UK & Ireland 2007 Sell This Version
5186-56146-2 Bleach  album cover Nirvana Bleach(CD, Album, RM, Dig) Sub Pop, Warner Music Argentina 5186-56146-2 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version
6544-92364-2 Liquor In The Front  album cover The Reverend Horton Heat* Liquor In The Front(CD, Album) Interscope Records, Sub Pop, Atlantic 6544-92364-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
0694935072 Nirvana  album cover Nirvana Nirvana(CD, Comp, RE) Geffen Records, Sub Pop 0694935072 US Unknown Sell This Version
0694935232 Nirvana  album cover Nirvana Nirvana (Comp) 0694935232 US 2002 Sell This Version
7559-61501-1 Gentlemen  album cover The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen(LP, Album) Elektra, Sub Pop 7559-61501-1 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
7559-61501-2 Gentlemen  album cover The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen (Album) 7559-61501-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
7559-61708-2 What Jail Is Like  album cover The Afghan Whigs What Jail Is Like (Single, EP) 7559-61708-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7559-61896-2 Black Love  album cover The Afghan Whigs Black Love(CD, Album) Elektra, Sub Pop 7559-61896-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7559-64266-2 Going To Town  album cover The Afghan Whigs Going To Town(CD, Maxi) Sub Pop 7559-64266-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7559-66046-2 Honky's Ladder  album cover The Afghan Whigs Honky's Ladder(CD, Maxi) Elektra, Sub Pop 7559-66046-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
9878-70034-2 Bleach  album cover Nirvana Bleach (Album) 9878-70034-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
98787 0330 2 Daddy  album cover Teen Angels Daddy(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Sub Pop 98787 0330 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
98787-0337-2 Ain't My Lookout  album cover The Grifters* Ain't My Lookout(CD, Album) Sub Pop 98787-0337-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
98787-0340-2 Gilded Stars And Zealous Hearts  album cover Velocity Girl Gilded Stars And Zealous Hearts(CD, Album) Sub Pop 98787-0340-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
98787-0357-2 New Mansions In Sound  album cover Fastbacks New Mansions In Sound(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Sub Pop 98787-0357-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
98787-0371-2 Hype! The Motion Picture Soundtrack  album cover Various Hype! The Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, Comp) Sub Pop, Sub Pop 98787-0371-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
98787-0373-2 The Full Sentence  album cover Pigeonhed The Full Sentence(CD, Album) Sub Pop 98787-0373-2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
9878-70380-2 Must've Been High  album cover Supersuckers Must've Been High(CD, Album, Promo) Sub Pop 9878-70380-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
98787-0410-2 Bandages  album cover Hot Hot Heat Bandages(CD, Single) Sub Pop 98787-0410-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
9878-70525-2 Badlands (A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska)  album cover 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 I Break Chairs  album cover 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 No, Not Now  album cover Hot Hot Heat No, Not Now(CD, Single) Sub Pop 9878 70617-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version

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The_Vinyl_Minimalist

The_Vinyl_Minimalist

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.