Hardly Art

Often referred to as Sub Pop's "sister label," Hardly Art is an offshoot of Sub Pop designed to spotlight emerging talent. Artists:

La Luz



Dude York

The Julie Ruin


We accept demos and will make an effort to listen to everything sent in. However, we can't guarantee a response*, nor can we return any materials sent. That said, your music will certainly be listened to and given consideration in due time. Demo submissions may be sent to info@hardlyart.com. We will accept digital demos, which can be sent to demos@hardlyart.com. We will not respond to a demo submission unless it is to ask for additional music or information.

Seattle has some amazing local labels that are known all over the globe. The hardest part is usually getting your stuff in the door and heard. These are the local labels accept unsolicited submissions. If you are a label that accepts submissions and would like to be listed on this page click here.

Freakout Records

The baby on the block is growing fast. Formed in 2016 Freakout is fast becoming a label to notice. Artists:

Smokey Brights

Acid Tongue

The Grizzled Mighty

Shaina Shepard

Prism Bitch


You can email demo submissions to info@freakoutrec.com- Soundcloud, Dropbox, etc. links only. We love discovering new bands! However, depending on our roster space and due to a high volume of emails, we can't promise a fast response. 9 out of 10 bands that we're interested in are groups we've seen perform. So, get out there!

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Kill Rock Stars

Well established and influential Kill Rock Stars is home to such artists as:

Elliot Smith



Tele Novella

The Raincoats

Teke Teke

Kill Rock Stars accepts and listens to demos from active, touring bands. If you are not in an active, touring band please refrain from sending us your demo. Our focus is partnering with hard working artists that we are passionate about for a mutually beneficial relationship. Read the submission guidelines here