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Interviews Sub Pop 30

"We Accept, We're Pretty Damn Grungy": Mudhoney Reflect on 30 Years Together

Grunge godfathers Mudhoney celebrate three decades of noise in this spirited Turntable Session talk in the KEXP Gathering Space.


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Rewind Sub Pop 30

Double Take: Revisiting Shabazz Palaces' 2017 Quazarz Parallel Albums

On Double Take, KEXP's dynamic duo of Martin Douglas and Dusty Henry explore the great double-albums in history by each focusing on one part's musical, lyrical, and historic themes. First up are the parallel albums released by Shabazz Palaces on the same day in 2017: Quazarz: Born on a Gangster S...


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Interviews Sub Pop 30

We F*cking Talked With the F*cking CEO of Sub Pop, Megan F*cking Jasper

We f*cking talked to the f*cking master of swearing, Megan f*cking Jasper, about her journey from stuffing Cat Butt records as intern to running the whole goddamn label.


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Throwaway Style: Five Essential Hardly Art-Released Singles

After celebrating the influence and legacy for Sub Pop for months, Martin Douglas decided their outstanding sister label should also get some love. Here are five essential songs from the Hardly Art's increasingly storied history.


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30 Years Being Losers: Sub Pop's Bruce Pavitt, Jonathan Poneman, and Megan Jasper Look Back on the Label's History

Three giants of Sub Pop look back at the label's incredible and still enduring run, from Green River to Fleet Foxes.


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LVL UP Says Goodbye: After Nearly 8 Years, the Sub Pop Band Talks Breaking Up and What’s Next

The New York indie rock outfit talks about their eight years as a band, being signed to Sub Pop, DIY culture, and each members' new projects.


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New Off the Spaceship: A Bluffer's Guide to Black Constellation

Ahead of this Sub Pop's Turntable Session with Black Constellation on Aug. 2, KEXP offers a brief overview of the interstellar collective.


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A Hood Pedigree of Syndicates and Felonies: A Look at Shabazz Palaces' Lese Majesty

In this edition of Rewind, Martin Douglas explores Shabazz Palaces' odyssey-like sophomore album, which surveys its environment with more street savvy than the group is often given credit for.


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Father John Misty, Bully, and Hot Snakes Added to Sub Pop’s SPF30 Lineup

Plus the label announces new split singles from Mudhoney & Hot Snakes, Shabazz Palaces & Chad VanGaalen, Frankie Cosmos & LVL Up, as well as METZ & Clipping


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Revisiting The Woods: A Look Back at Sleater-Kinney's 2005 Album

Sleater-Kinney's 2005 album The Woods is a highlight of Sub Pop's vast catalog, as well as a complex finale to the band's initial tenure. KEXP looks at the album's continued relevance and layers of critique.


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Dum Dum Girls and the End Of Daze, Not the End Of Days

Hell and heartbreak run deep through Dum Dum Girls' End Of Daze, perhaps the band's finest work. As a part of the Sub Pop 30 count-up, we revisit this landmark EP in the band's catalog.


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Sub Pop 30: The Rise and Fall of Full Toilet with Kurt Bloch

From the lit ashes of Fastbacks rises Kurt Bloch's Full Toilet 7", a Seattle punk massacre well hidden amongst the Sub Pop back catalog.


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