This past Saturday, Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman joined Abe Beeson to host a special edition of Audioasis in celebration of the label’s 20th Anniversary. Not only has Sub Pop been a hugely influential force in the Seattle music scene during all of those years, but Poneman himself started Audioasis in 1987, and it’s now the Northwest’s longest running local show.
Early Sub Pop signees Swallow, now reformed with their original lineup, opened the evening with rocking set and a very humorous interview with Abe and Jonathan -- yes, the subject of Sub Pop refusing to release the band’s third album did come up! (It’s now available on Flotation Records.)
Love Battery, nearing two decades as a band themselves (next year will be LP20?) with mostly the original lineup, performed in the final hour of the show, and yes, they too managed to make Jonathan feel embarrassed as the brought up an proto-Love Battery formation that included him on bass. Their brand of psychedelic rock doesn’t seem at all dated as they blazed through four classics, ending with “Between the Eyes.”
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If you missed the performance or want to hear it again, you can go back and listen on our 14-day Streaming Archive.
Also, don’t forget to pick up your tickets for SP20, where you can see more classic Sub Pop bands like Mudhoney, The Vaselines, Green River, Les Thugs, and more!