Sub Pop to open record store in Seattle airport

Store will open in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this spring

US record label Sub Pop will open a record store in an airport in Seattle, it has been revealed.

The label, which has famously released albums by bands including Nirvana, Mudhoney and Soundgarden, will launch a store in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this spring. Pitchfork reports that the shop will be open every day of the year and will stock both new and reissued albums from the label’s extensive back-catalogue. The label are also seeking someone to manage the store, with details on their website.

In August last year, Sub Pop posted their original record contract with Nirvana online. The document detailed that Nirvana signed with the label for an initial advance of just $600 (£380), which Sub Pop describes drily as “six hundred bucks well spent – not that we had it at the time”. The agreement is between Sub Pop and the band’s then line-up of Kurt Cobain, Jason Everman, Chad Channing and Krist Novoselic, whose name is written incorrectly as “Chris”.

The contract is for “three complete album length master tapes” but Nirvana would end up releasing just one LP on Sub Pop, their 1989 debut ‘Bleach’, before being snapped up in 1990 by major label DGC/Geffen, who went on to distribute 1991’s ‘Nevermind’, which sold over 30 million copies worldwide, and 1993’s ‘In Utero’.

Formed by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman in 1986, Sub Pop has also put out records by bands such as The Shins and Beach House.