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Sub Pop

Sub Pop is a Seattle, Washington-based record label, famous for first signing Nirvana, Soundgarden and other grunge bands.

Sub Pop was started by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman. Sub Pop began as a fanzine called Subterranean Pop, which would occasionally feature compilation tapes of local bands. Kim Thayil of Soundgarden introduced Pavitt to Poneman, and they decided to form a record label.

Other artists who have been signed to Sub Pop or had material released through them include Tad[?], Afghan Whigs, Screaming Trees, Mudhoney, L7, and the Beach Boys, who released a single from the Pet Sounds box set on the label in 1996. An artist atypical in their catalogue is Iron & Wine, which plays American roots music.

See also: List of record labels

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