Bands/Musicians Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster

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List of Sub Pop artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Sub Pop roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Sub Pop bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Sub Pop band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Sub Pop.

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10 Minute Warning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock, Hardcore punk 10 Minute Warning was a hardcore punk band from Seattle, Washington. They became famous locally as one of the first bands to adapt the popular punk sound to something slower and heavier, paving ...more

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68 Comeback is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Punk blues, Rock music, Garage rock '68 Comeback is an American garage rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1992 by singer, songwriter, and musicologist, Jeffrey Evans. For the purposes of the band, Jeffrey Evans is ...more

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A Frames is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Post-punk A Frames is a postpunk, noise rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1999. The trio consists of Erin Sullivan, Min Yee and Thomas Northcut. The band was called Bend Sinister from 1996 to ...more

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Alexei Perry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Alexei Perry Indie rock Alexei Perry is a Canadian writer and musician. She is best known for playing keyboards in the now-defunct indie rock duo Handsome Furs with her now ex-husband Dan Boeckner.

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All Night Radio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Neo-psychedelia, Indie rock All Night Radio was an American indie rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Atlas Strategic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Atlas Strategic Indie rock Atlas Strategic was an indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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Avi Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Indie rock Avi Buffalo was an alternative band based in Long Beach, California founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Avi Zahner-Isenberg. Their self-titled debut album was released on April 27, 2010, ...more

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Band of Horses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative country, Indie rock Band of Horses, originally known briefly as Horses, is an American rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell. The band has released four studio albums, the most successful of which is ...more

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Baptist Generals is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Indie rock The Baptist Generals are an American indie band from the town of Denton, Texas. Baptist Generals formed in 1998 by singer/songwriter Chris Flemmons and drummer Steve Hill. Originally they played ...more

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Beach House is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Electronic music Beach House is a dream pop duo from Baltimore, Maryland, formed in 2004. The band consists of French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally. Their self-titled debut album was ...more

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Beachwood Sparks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop, Alternative country Beachwood Sparks are an American alternative country band from Los Angeles. A Daily Telegraph article on America's underground psychedelic pop scene described Beachwood Sparks as "country ...more

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Beat Happening is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock Beat Happening is an American indie pop band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982. Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis and Bret Lunsford have been the band's continual members. Beat Happening were ...more

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Ben Gibbard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Emo, Alternative rock, Indie rock Benjamin "Ben" Gibbard is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, with whom he has ...more

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Ben Lurie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock Ben Lurie is a British musician, best known as a member of the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain from 1989 to 1998.

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Ben Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock Hunter Benedict "Ben" Shepherd is an American musician best known for playing bass in the rock band Soundgarden since 1990.

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Ben Sollee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Classical music, Rhythm and blues Ben Sollee is an American cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide ...more

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Billy Childish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock Billy Childish is an English painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. He is known for his explicit and prolific work The Idiocy of Idears, and in several of his ...more

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Blag Dahlia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Garage punk, Acoustic music, Bluegrass Paul Cafaro, better known as Blag Dahlia, is an American musician, producer, and author known as the vocalist for punk band Dwarves.

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Blake Sennett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock, Indie rock Blake Sennett is an American musician who served as the lead guitarist for indie rock band Rilo Kiley, as well as the lead singer/lead guitarist for his alt-rock side project the Elected. ...more

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Blitzen Trapper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock Blitzen Trapper is a Portland, Oregon-based experimental country/folk band associated with Sub Pop Records, Vagrant Records and Lojinx. Formed in 2000, the band currently operates as a quintet, ...more

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Blood Circus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Grunge Blood Circus was an early, short-lived grunge band from Seattle, Washington.

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Bret McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie, ONZM is a New Zealand comedian, actor, musician and producer, best known for being one half of the Grammy Award winning musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords ...more

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Bruce Pavitt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Bruce S. Pavitt is the Chicago-born founder of record label Sub Pop.

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Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Punk rock, Indie rock Calvin Johnson is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, music producer, and disc jockey born in Olympia, Washington, US. Known for his uniquely deep, droning singing voice, Johnson was a ...more

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Carrie Brownstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock Carrie Rachel Brownstein (born September 27, 1974) is an American musician, actress, writer, director, and comedian. She first came to prominence as a member of the band Excuse 17 before forming ...more

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Chad Channing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock Chad Channing is an American musician who is best known for being the drummer of the band Nirvana from 1988 until 1990, during which time they recorded and released their debut album Bleach. He ...more

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Chad VanGaalen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Electronic dance music, Indie rock Chad VanGaalen is a Canadian musician and artist from Calgary, Alberta.

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Chixdiggit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Rock music, Power pop Chixdiggit is a pop punk band formed in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The idea of the band was conceived by three high-school students in 1990 when they started making band t-shirts for the as yet ...more

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Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead ...more

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Chris Thompson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Chris Thompson Indie pop, Indie rock Chris Thompson is a Canadian musician who has performed in a variety of Maritime bands, including Eric's Trip, The Memories Attack, Orange Glass, and his solo project Moon Socket. Although ...more

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Christian Wargo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Christian Wargo Folk music Christian Wargo plays guitar and sings vocals as a member of Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls and Poor Moon. He is a former member of Danielson Famile and David Bazan's Pedro the Lion. Wargo's first ...more

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CocoRosie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Psychedelic folk, Experimental music CocoRosie is an American musical group formed in 2003 by sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady. The sisters were born and raised in the United States, but formed ...more

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Codeine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Sadcore, Indie rock, Slowcore Codeine is an American slowcore band formed in 1989. They released two full-length albums—Frigid Stars LP in 1990 and The White Birch in 1994. They broke up later that year, but made a ...more

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Combustible Edison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Combustible Edison Lounge music, Pop music, Swing music Combustible Edison was a group founded in the early 1990s in Providence, Rhode Island, and was one of several lounge music acts that led a brief resurgence of interest in the genre during the ...more

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Come is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Blues Come are an American alternative rock band, formed in Boston by Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Arthur Johnson, and Sean O'Brien.

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Comets on Fire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Punk blues, New Weird America Comets on Fire is an American noise rock band from Santa Cruz, California. The band was formed in 1999 by guitarist and vocalist Ethan Miller and longtime friend bassist Ben Flashman, who were ...more

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Conrad Uno is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Conrad Uno is an American record producer and founder of the independent record label PopLlama Records. Uno began his career making his own music as a teenager in his makeshift basement studio. ...more

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Constantines is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock, Indie rock Constantines is an indie rock band from Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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Corin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Riot grrrl, Alternative rock, Punk rock Corin Lisa Tucker is a singer and guitarist, best known for her work with rock band Sleater-Kinney.

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Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Grunge, Folk rock Courtney Michelle Love is an American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist. Prolific in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s as the frontwoman of Hole, ...more

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CSS is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk CSS is a Brazilian rock band from São Paulo. The band was labeled as part of the explosion of the new rave scene. Their songs are in both English and Portuguese. Cansei de Ser Sexy ...more

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Damien Jurado is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Americana, Rock music, Folk music Damien Jurado is an American indie rock singer/songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Over the years he has released albums on many labels; today, his primary label is Secretly Canadian.

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Damon & Naomi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Folk rock, Dream pop Damon & Naomi are an American dream pop/folk-rock duo, formed in 1991 by Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, formerly of Galaxie 500.

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Dan Boeckner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Dan Boeckner Indie rock Dan Boeckner is a Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 2012-2013, he was involved in a project called Divine Fits, with Spoon frontman Britt Daniel. He was previously a member of Wolf ...more

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Dan Cunneen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Lounge music, Rock music, Heavy metal Dan Cunneen is a drummer, songwriter, disc jockey, and freelance graphic designer originally from Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.. Cunneen is best known for his drum work with the 1980s Portland, ...more

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Daniel House is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock Daniel House is a business owner/entrepreneur and musician best known for his contribution to the Seattle “grunge” music movement of the 1980s and ‘90s. He was a co-founder and bass-player for ...more

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Daniel Martin Moore is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Daniel Martin Moore Daniel Martin Moore is an American singer and songwriter from Cold Spring, Kentucky.

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Dante DeCaro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Indie rock Dante DeCaro of Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, is the former guitarist/songwriter of the Canadian band Hot Hot Heat. His inventive guitar parts were considered a crucial part of Hot Hot ...more

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Das Damen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock Das Damen was an alternative rock band from New York City, United States, formed in 1984. The band released several albums before splitting up in 1991. The band's name is fake German and ...more

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Dave Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Sub Pop Complete Artist Roster
Garage rock, Punk rock, Indie rock Dave Hernandez is a musician, best known for playing guitar and bass in the American indie band The Shins for the first year of its existence, rejoining the band in 2003 before finally leaving ...more