Sub Pop Records, one of the most influential and prominent indie labels in history with releases from influential artists such as Nirvana, the Afghan Whigs, the Shins, and Band of Horses, is currently being featured on Zune Marketplace in conjunction with their 20th Anniversary. This focus on Sub Pop includes exclusive video podcasts, special Guestlist picks by Sub Pop staff, and of course an amazing collection of Sub Pop tunes that stretch over the past two decades. In addition, consumers can get $2.00 off every album from the Seattle independent label for a limited time.
To start things off, check out the "Sub Pop Collection: A to Z" a definitive collection featuring 220 standout tracks from Sub Pop's first 20 years and amounting to over 13 hours of music. From the first Green River album to the umpteenth Mudhoney full-length, the playlist covers the entire Sub Pop catalog and is a great introduction to the label's wide spectrum.
Next up is the Sub Pop 20 Podcasts, which include exclusive video footage found only on Zune Marketplace. The episodes include a personal tour of the Sub Pop offices by warehouse manager and Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm as well as video interviews and live performance clips from Sub Pop artists No Age, The Heilo Sequence, Kinski, Fleet Foxes, Eugene Mirman, Pissed Jeans and Fastbacks' Kim Warnick, filmed backstage and onstage during the Sup Pop 20 anniversary festival at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington last month.
Top off the experience by checking out two Guestlists of handpicked music from Sub Pop staffers. Mark Arm put together 30 of his favorite songs, promising that "this should take up the better part of an evening." Sub Pop label founder Jonathan Poneman, who has been instrumental in bringing talented artists to Sub Pop for the past 20 years, also offers up 19 of his personal favorite Sub Pop tracks.
Zune Marketplace is also featuring numerous full-length albums from Sub Pop artists, including releases from Fleet Foxes, Wolf Parade, Foals, The Gutter Twins and much more.
Check it all out here: http://www.zune.net/subpop20