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. Gibbard released his debut solo album, Former Lives, in 2012, and a collaborative studio album, One Fast Move or ...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