The biggest-selling album in Sub Pop history, and probably the main reason why Sub Pop is still a label today, is Bleach, the 1989 debut album from Nirvana, which ended up going platinum after the band found generation-defining major-label success a couple of years later. The label just posted its original 1989 contract with the band, which lists four members (Jason Everman included!) and names the grand total of the band’s advance: $600. Quoth Sub Pop: “Six hundred bucks well spent—not that we had it at the time.”
Hi folks, we’re really excited to get a new episode up featuring one of our hot bands for August, Shy Around Strangers. Think alternative post-rock with a nasty Emily Haines-style singer, and yes her name is also Emily.
Just a heads up; the recording is a little more scratchy than usual especially when Emily hits the high notes, so we apologize, but it’s not like we listen to these tracks for the clean sounds. We like it rough around here.
PRE-ORDER: the debut self-titled EP here!
Formed in the summer of 2007, Seattle band Girl On Fire has worked tirelessly to build a name for themselves. From playing Vans Warped Tour two years in a row, to playing with national acts such as: Saosin, Aiden, Drop Dead, Gorgeous, and Scary Kids Scaring Kids. Girl On Fire is also no stranger to the road, having booked multiple West Coast and Northwest tours over the last two years.
This five-piece group collaborates to create intense and uniquely melodic rock songs. The band attributes much of its popularity not only to their infectious music, but also to their ability to be personable with their fans. 2009 saw Girl On Fire release an EP and record their first music video. The band spent the better part of December 2009 in the studio with producer William Francis (Aiden) writing GOF YOURSELF Volume II, their second EP.
Pick up their latest EP, Revenge, at ONErpm. Be sure to download the free single, “Revenge.”