Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sub Pop

On April 1st, 1988, the lease for Sub Pop's first designated office space officially commenced, and the label now observes this as its founding date. The Seattle-based record record label became synonymous with the rise of grunge, releasing albums by Nirvana, Mudhoney and Soundgarden. Over the years, their geographic base expanded, with signings such as Cincinatti's Afghan Whigs and Denver's the Fluid, and their signature sound diversified, as heard in recent releases by the Shins, Fleet Foxes and Beach House.

Come to the Media Center to listen up on the influential label's musical offerings. Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman are among those interviewed in Hype! (DVD 2983), a documentary about the rise of grunge.

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