Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. In 1997, Chicago rockers Smoking Popes released one of the most original, unique concept records in rock history…. Read More ›
Slutty, lusty dudes sign to a major label and make a record just like their previous, critically loved records. Backlash ensues!
A little music for your weekend, sir? A drink, madame? Combustible Edison’s debut album remains a highlight of the post-grunge Sub Pop era.
Sub Pop introduced the world to Friends of Dean Martinez, a Tuscon-based instrumental collective that included the future Calexico, and proved to be an excellent start to a long and fruitful career.
Sub Pop’s one and only attempt to compete with Nashville and the Country charts. Guess what? It didn’t work out.
Not-quite country, not-quite folk, not-quite rock, Scud Mountain Boys’ sole Sub Pop LP was a beautiful, downbeat record, and the launching pad for songwriter Joe Pernice.
Sub Pop’s sole trip into…ragtime. Don’t be scared; it’s VERY good.
This week we’re examining some of esteemed independent label Sub Pop’s diverse attempts at freeing themselves of the Grunge image they at one time insisted on being. First up: their lone R&B album.
What happens when a major label hears the demos for an album by a noise band they really weren’t aware that they’d signed?
A cautionary tale about the dangers of buying music unheard.