This post is part of a series we’re calling Seattleisms, a handy glossary of words and phrases unique to our city that’ll help you #livelikeyoulivehere.
FAMOUS FOR: Signing Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney for record deals at the start of the 1990s grunge explosion. The label’s bands are credited with shaping the sound of the Seattle music scene.
INFAMOUS FOR: Duping The New York Times into publishing a bogus column all about “grunge speak.”
STILL SPINNING: Sub Pop is home to some of today’s big names in rock and indie, including Iron & Wine, Shabazz Palaces, Beach House, and Flight of the Conchords.