The idea for Glove Compartment first emerged in 2007, and eventually came to fruition during the pandemic. Planning for new releases in the Subroutine catalog usually starts a year before the final release date, due to the long lead times for physical production and distribution. This leaves less room for impulsive releases. Glove Compartment moves and searches in that space; agile, small-scale and artist-driven. Releases appear on streaming platforms, and sometimes physically on tape or CD. The music that appears on Glove Compartment is boundless and adventurous.