WPRB extends a heartfelt “Happy Birthday!” to Sub Pop Records, who celebrate 20 years in the business this week. We’re longtime fans of the label and its storied roster, and it kills us (well, maybe just yours truly) that we can’t be in Sub Pop Rock City USA to celebrate with them — though we are sponsoring a concert with one of the newest additions to their label this coming Thursday.
(If anyone’s heading out to Seattle for this, please send us a picture of you in a WPRB t-shirt standing outside the Sub Pop-adorned Space Needle. PLEASE.)
That said, there’s a really fantastic interview with label founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman up on Pitchfork today. Yeah yeah, Pitchfork blah blah whatever; it’s a fantastic read worthy of your time. Poneman and Pavitt offer up a lot of insight with regards to the economic realities of the music industry.
Anyway, to finish out this post here’s a tune we’ve all come to love: