KEXP is celebrating Sub Pop's 30th Anniversary on Saturday, August 11th, at Alki Beach in West Seattle! DJ Morgan, Troy Nelson, and DJ Sharlese will be on the air from Noon to 9 PM PST, playing their favorite Sub Pop hits.
Can't make it to the beach that weekend? KEXP is bringing Sub Pop to YOU with a live video stream. Check out the schedule to the right.
And don't forget to follow along with our Sub Pop Count-Up. KEXP is playing a track from every release in their vast discography.
|12:45 PM||LVL UP|
|5:15 PM||The Fastbacks|
|6:00 PM||Shabazz Palaces|
|7:00 PM||Wolf Parade|
|9:00 PM||Father John Misty|
Since March 12, 2018, KEXP has been airing tracks off of every release in Sub Pop's catalog. With over 1,200 releases, the station is honoring every single catalog number in chronological order over the history of the Seattle based label, including full albums, singles, EPs, compilations, early Sub Pop fan zines, and even a wedding soundtrack.
“This is going to be a really fun pain in the ass!” said KEXP’s John Richards. (He was right.) “We’ll have DJs playing Sub Pop songs an average of 8.3 times a day, 24-7 for the next 4 and a half months — each and every Sub Pop release in the original format whenever possible. Cassette, LP, 7-inch, you name it. It’s going to be a total hassle, and totally worth it to celebrate our friends at Sub Pop.”
Follow along with our countdown (or rather, count-up) on air, on our playlist, and with this breakdown of each release that will update each day. Check out the archives in the catalog numbers to the left.
KEXP will also be celebrating the band's 30 year history with album retrospectives, interviews, and more, which you can see below.
|AK — Anna Kaplan||AL — Alan Lawrence||DH — Dusty Henry|
|JH — Janice Headley||KF — Kaitlin Frick||MD — Martin Douglas|
|NS — Noel Strange||MH — Matthew Howland||OM — Owen Murphy|
|SW — Sinclair Willman||ZF — Zach Frimmel||GL — Geran Landen|
|DY — Don Yates|
With Rewind, KEXP digs out beloved albums, giving them another look on the anniversary of its release.
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...
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.
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.