By: Patricia Kusumaningtyas |

Sub Pop is a music label founded by Bruce Pavitt in 1986, known for catapulting the grunge genre in the 1990s. The label is very identical to the city it is based on, Seattle, and contributed to the rise of popular 90s Seattle bands such as Nirvana and Soundgarden. In the 2000s, Sub Pop continued to shape Seattle’s musical landscape in the heydays of new folk music and signed bands like Fleet Foxes, the Head and the Heart, and Band of Horses. Many would think that Sub Pop’s glory days are all in the 90s past, but the label kept recruiting fresh music from around the globe. Their current roster is diverse in personas and genres: from riot grrrl legends Sleater-Kinney to dream pop pioneers Beach House, and from the socially conscious high energy punk of Downtown Boys to the Afrofuturist experimental hip hop sounds of clipping. We have compiled a playlist showcasing Sub Pop’s newest releases; sample the diversity of genres and listen to the great taste of this legendary label.

Andromeda – Weyes Blood

Black Car – Beach House

Call It Dreaming – Iron & Wine

Dancing in the Dark – Downtown Boys

Hangout at the Gallows – Father John Misty

Air ‘Em Out – clipping.

Jesse – Frankie Cosmos

A New Wave – Sleater-Kinney

See You At The Movies – J Mascis

Shine a Light – Shabazz Palaces

Boyfriend – Marika Hackman

You’re Dreaming – Wolf Parade

False Knight on the Road – Fleet Foxes

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