Google Play Store celebrates Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee, makes 14 songs free
Sub Pop celebrated its 25th anniversary recently with a free Silver Jubilee Festival in Seattle, and Google has decided to congratulate the record label on its success and longevity with a music sale under the Label Spotlight section on the Google Play Store.
Sub Pop - or "subterranean pop - was founded in 1986 in Seattle, Washington. It achieved recognition for popularising grunge music and first signing Seattle music acts like Nirvana and has maintained success over the years, especially in the indie rock, folk and electro-pop genres, thanks to signed bands like Mudhoney and The Shins.
As part of the celebrations on Google Play, Eric Grandy of The Stranger, Seattle's free weekly alternative arts and culture newspaper, has earmarked the anniversary sale with an introduction note: "Here's to 25 years of Subterranean Pop, 'Loser' T-shirts and avowed world domination'—and to many more to come."
A few of the discounted tracks, which are now free for a limited time, include About a Girl by Nirvana, New Slang by The Shins, The Funeral by Band of Horses and more. Check out the Google Play Store to download any - or all - of the 14 free songs today.