100% Fret Free Records <http://www.fretless.com>
108-22 Queens Boulevard
Suite #226
Forest Hills, New York 11375
U.S.A.
(212) 592-3482
(718) 441-8355
getheard@aol.com <mailto:getheard@aol.com>
<http://www.fretless.com>

100% Fret Free Records is an offshoot of FRET LESS Music, an artist-run promotion company for musicians. First release is a five band compilation called "Go On Girl," which features female-fronted bands from NYC and Texas. The NYC bands are Amanda's Waiting, Broken Sky and Gate 18. The Texas bands are Velvet Hammer and Psalm 69. Hope to put out femle-fronted band compilations twice a year. Compilations are partially subsidized by the artists, who receive a bulk of CDs free and the rest at cost. Promotion costs are absorbed by the label. Artists retain all rights to their publishing. Send us candy. Send us press kits. Female-fronted bands only please.
Susan White
(October 1995)

109 Records
109 St. Marks Place
New York
NY 10009

Great record label! I don't know if they exist anymore. They released a bunch of great things including Blood On The Saddle and a compilation called _Broome Closets_, the Anti-Folk Sessions with spoken word from John S. Hall and tracks from people like Cindy Barrhill and lots of others.
Mike
(1994)

11th St. Records
46 First St.
Yonkers, NY 10704
914-776-6719
s.lange@ieee.org <mailto:s.lange@ieee.org>

Released "New Day Comin'" by CeLange in 1996. URL for CeLange is http://www.comsoc.org/~celange
Sue Lange
(April 1997)

12 Inch Records
POB 4083
Urbana
IL 61801
xx163@prairienet.org <mailto:xx163@prairienet.org>
~http://www.prairienet.org/~xx163/homepage.html <http://www.prairienet.org/xx163/homepage.html>

The label that speaks for the Urbana/Champaign faction. Run by the Poster Children, so the bands sort of lean in that similar direction. Above average, to great releases, by Steakdaddy Six, Hum, Love Cup and dis-. Not intended to be music for the weak kneed.
Henry H. Owings
(February 1995)

12.05 RECORdS
144 Garrison Ave
SI, NY 10314
USA
(718) 727-2024

12:05 have just released a limited pressing of 100 BURNCHILD records on clear vinyl. They are releasing the delusion 7" on DECEMBER 29, and are releasing a 7" by FACE OFF on FEB 1. Face Off used to be known as LIPTON, but they got serious about what they were doing, and are a fucking awesome emo-core band. CONTACT THE LABEL AND ORDER EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE!!! We are currently distributing the STINKY PETE AND THE TITANICS demo, ska-punk at its best. We are also distributing the demo of a hardcore band of 15 year olds called INDIFFERENCE. We no longer do JESUS WAS JUST A GUY fanzine, but are presently working on a new zine called BIG JERK FANZINE. We do mail orders and all 7" are $3 through the mail. The indifference demo is $3, and the Stinky Pete and The Titanics demo is $5 and is 7 1/2 songs. It can be dealt wholesale at negotiable prices. We love college radio, and will mail stations free stuff, so even if you just write for info, CONTACT US!!!
John Farag
(November 1995)
"12.05 RECORdS" should really read "12:05 RECORdS", and i apolgise for the lack of the colon in the name! I know some people love colons, but the wierd formatter program doesn't! i'm not sure why but maybe one day it'll be fixed!
tw
(November 1995)

18 Wheeler Records
P.O. Box 4256
Dunellen
NJ 08812
USA

Singles from Portastatic (Mac McCaughan solo project), Dump (ditto for James McNew, ex-Christmas, now in Yo La Tengo), Hypnolovewheel, and Deluxx (Bob Fay, occasional member of Sebadoh). Also a zine, I think (though I've never seen it...)
skm
(1994)

213CD <http://www.two1361.com/>
PO Box 1910
Los Angeles
CA 90078
<http://www.two1361.com/>
~http://www.earthlink.net/~two1361/ <http://www.earthlink.net/two1361/>

Label is owned by singer Henry Rollins and was started as a way of releasing a wide range of musical and spoken word titles. The catalog is split between new artists and reissues of notable out-of-print titles. CD only label. Debut releases include: Spoken word from Hubert Selby, Jr. and Exene Cervenka (X lead singer), and a solo record from TV Smith (ex-Adverts singer).
endless
(April 1995)

25 Records
Address will appear here soon
phone no will appear here soon

This label has released loads of good stuff by bands such as Red Ash and the Love Commandos, Pronghorn, and many other new talents. They have recently released a compilation CD called "Little White Knickers" which has some really cool sounds from many different types of bands, and contains an excellent track called "Betty Blue" by Picnic.
Simon Stevens
(March 1996)

41 Flavour Records <http://mail.canlinks.com/rmcdoom>
1735 Blythe Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
L5H 2C3
(905)274-3304
N/A
cstuckey@canlinks.com <mailto:cstuckey@canlinks.com>
<http://mail.canlinks.com/rmcdoom>

41 Flavour is a label based just outside of Toronto, Canada in Mississauga. The label's goal is to sign quality bands from any musical genre as long as they are good!
Cameron Stuckey
(April 1996)

415 Records
540 E. Imperial Hwy. #B
Fullerton
California
92835
(714) 870-6978
shane@industeel-ca.com <mailto:shane@industeel-ca.com>

Specializing in alternative, hardcore, & punk. Accepting unsolicited material.
Shane Valdez
(February 1998)

~44 Caliber Records <http://he.tdl.com/hillside>
1217 Griswold #2N
Detroit, MI 48226
USA
313-961-4442
313-961-4442
lshelton@oeonline.com <mailto:lshelton@oeonline.com>
~http://he.tdl.com/~hillside <http://he.tdl.com/hillside>

44 caliber records puts out punk music puts on shows here in the detroit area. They have releases by phunhogg, hillside stranglers and a few detroit compilation lps. They have a new one coming out next month record live at the miami club in detroit featuring hillside stranglers, s.b.l.c., beer whores and 7 other bands.
lacy shelton
(July 1995)

4AD / Guernica <http://www.4ad.com/>
15 Alma Road
London
SW18 1AA
U.K.
0181-870 9724
whoever@fourad.demon.co.uk <mailto:whoever@fourad.demon.co.uk>
<http://www.4ad.com/>

4AD mail order
P.O Box 3813
LONDON
SW18 1XE
~http://www.ifi.uio.no/~larsi/eyesore.html <http://www.ifi.uio.no/larsi/eyesore.html>
<http://autotelia.isv.uit.no/eyesore.html>
<http://www.evo.org/eyesore.html>
<http://www.maths.monash.edu.au/people/rjh/music/eyesore/eyesore.html>
<http://www.is.co.za/andras/music/eyesore/eyesore.html>

The ultimate UK label. They are Responsible for the M/A/R/R/S project. The acts speak for themselves, Belly, Frank Black, The Breeders, Michael Brook, Colourbox, Dead Can Dance, His Name Is Alive, Lush, Pale Saints, Red House Painters, Swallow, This Mortal Coil, Throwing Muses, Ultra Vivid Scene, The Wolfgang Press. A subsidiary of 4AD, is Guernica with their share of good new bands, Bettie Serveert, Underground Lovers, Spoonfed Hybrid, Unrest.
skm
(1994)
4AD have a mail order service, which may provide an easy way to get hold of currently available merchandise. There's a mail order catalogue available for 1.50 (pounds sterling, that is!), refundable against any future orders, but you have to pay additional postage of 60 pence (UK), 1.20 (Europe), 2.00 (USA + Canada) and 2.20 for the rest of the world.
tw
(1995)

50 Skidillion Watts
5721 S.E. Laguna Avenue
Stuart
FL 34997-7828

I'm not sure if 50 Skidillion is still out there, but they released lots of the Half Japanese records in the late 80's along with two fine lps by Moe Tucker. Run by Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller fame...).
skm
(1994)

~6C Records <http://www.cs.wisc.edu/terrones/6cRecords.html>
Attn. Jon Terrones
733 E. Gorham St.
Madison, WI
53703
terrones@cs.wisc.edu <mailto:terrones@cs.wisc.edu>
~http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~terrones/6cRecords.html <http://www.cs.wisc.edu/terrones/6cRecords.html>

Attn. Tschillard Management
P.O. Box 224
Madison, WI
53701-0224

We are a new indie label out of Madison, Wisconsin. We cater to artists that are not easily categorized into any genre. We have an excellent staff of individuals who have ties to clubs, press, and recording facilities. All material received will not be returned. MindOx which includes members of The Infants, Voice Box, and ex Last Crack vocalist (Roadracer) is one of this label's newest additons.
Jon C. Terrones
(March 1995)

~7 PM! recordings <http://Uhavax.Hartford.Edu/Tuffiash>
7 PM! co ST
PO BOX 1446
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
1-860-768-7639
Tuffiash@Uhavax.Hartford.edu <mailto:Tuffiash@Uhavax.Hartford.edu>
~http://Uhavax.Hartford.Edu/~Tuffiash <http://Uhavax.Hartford.Edu/Tuffiash>

Hi, 7 PM! is a non profit DIY cassette only label. Send us a 60 or 90 minute cassette and we will send you back a 7 PM! sampler, containing songs from bands on our fine happy label. Plus we send schpoo, and stickers too. Also include the 7 PM! letter, a wonderful letter containing interviews and updates and such. We implode on October 8th, 1999, so participate in our little schpooey group while we still exist. Thanks again, have a wondeful time in whatever you do.
Scott Tuffiash
(January 1998)

702 Records
1135 Garnet Ave.Suite J
San Diego, CA
USA 92109
619-687-8952
619-274-1779

702 Records, puts out the best rappers in San Diego.
unknown
(October 1995)
There's another 702 label! Check out the entry for Seven-0-Two Records <./S.html>.
tw
(November 1995)

~76.2% Records <http://www.flash.net/records>
2055 Westheimer, #165
Houston, TX 77098
713-520-9599
records@flash.net <mailto:records@flash.net>
~http://www.flash.net/~records <http://www.flash.net/records>

Indie rock label located in Houston, TX. Releases include 7"s and full lengths from schrasj, Celindine,Clouded and Blueprint, among many others. Lo-fi,slo-fi and bedroom pop.
Mark Caperton
(May 1997)

99th Floor <http://www.secdq.it/99thfloor/>
Via Antonio Silvani 79/85
00139 Roma
ITALY
0039-6-88542453 / 12
0039-6-88642413
99thfloor@secdq.it <mailto:99thfloor@secdq.it>
<http://www.secdq.it/99thfloor/>

Distribution company specialized in hard rock, heavy metal and progressive music. We are the owners of the label Elevate Records, specialized in progressive Metal.
Pino Magliani
(March 1997)

9th Wonder Productions <.>
PO Box 24179
Jersey City, New Jersey 07304
.
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Voice Mail: (201) 610-3869
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<mailto:.>
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95 Bostwick Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305-3417
.
.
(201) 435-0141
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<mailto:.>
<.>

9th Wonder Productions is a new independent label out of Jersey City, New Jersey. We are primarily a Rap, R&B, and Club Music label, but we are also considering exploring other avenues in the music industry. Our first release is scheduled for June 1997. For any inspiring artists, D.J.'s, radio stations, record stores, distributors, etc. that are interested in doing business with us please contact us by mail or leave a message on my voice mail. (Please Note: All material received from artists will not be returned.)
E. Spann <.>
(March 1997)

A NEW PROMO CD ! ! <Under Construction>
36-3430 Finch Ave. E.
Toronto ON M1W 2R5
1 8 8 8 S I N G - A C T
416 - 757 4574
hugo.canadance@sympatico.ca <mailto:hugo.canadance@sympatico.ca>
<Under Construction>

THE NEW MUSIC COMPILATION CD program was designed for Independent Artists, Songwriters, Musicians, Bands, DJ's, Producers, etc, who are currently promoting themselves, or planning to do so with in the near future. (all styles of music)promotional CD's are distributed world wide and reviewed by Major Record Labels- Music Publishers, Artist Management- Investors-Radio Stations-Music Journalists - Internet Sites-The Movie Industry- and every song included is entered in upcoming Talent Contests, etc. GET YOUR SONG HEARD BY 1000 CONTACTS sooner than later !! FOR MORE INFO:e mail: hugo.canadance@sympatico.ca (SEND CD COMPILATION INFO) in message box!
CANADANCE MUSIC
(June 1997)

A Search Engine For Information About Music - Worldwide Recordings Limited <http://www.worldrecords.com>
Box 38722
North Vancouver, British Columbia
CANADA, V7L 4T7
n/a
n/a
info@worldrecords.com <mailto:info@worldrecords.com>
<http://www.worldrecords.com>

For independent promotion and distribution, please send two copies of your cd/demo to us at: Worldwide Recordings Limited, Box 38722, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA, V7L 4T7
Jim Rota
(July 1997)

a&r/ENT Records
P. O. Box 22113
San Francisco, CA 94122

a&r/ENT has only one release to my knowledge, but it's a great one - "Das Love Boat" by MX-80 Sound. My guess is that either the label is run by somebody in MX-80 or is a part of the Ralph Records pile-up.

~A-Scale <http://www4.tripnet.se/lyceum/eig.html>
P.O. Box 3
Nuneaton
Warwickshire, CV10 9YT
England/UK
lyceum@tripnet.se <mailto:lyceum@tripnet.se>
~http://www4.tripnet.se/~lyceum/eig.html <http://www4.tripnet.se/lyceum/eig.html>
~http://www4.tripnet.se/~lyceum/asr.html <http://www4.tripnet.se/lyceum/asr.html>

A-Scale releases and sells albums by the artists Eyeless In Gaza and Martyn Bates. For latest information on these artists and what their albums sounds like -- visit their homepages. Eyeless In Gaza have been important for many other "indie" bands and was one of the biggest in the beginning of the 80ies.
Jerry Nilson
(December 1997)

A.R.K Distribution <http://www.maires.co.uk/nw2n/headbutt/arc.html>
P.O. Box 2879
London
N7 6DF
UK
<http://www.maires.co.uk/nw2n/headbutt/arc.html>

Basically if you like the band Headbutt then this is label heaven. There's also other stuff by Headbutt associates Bastard Kestrel plus Chemical Plant, Spectreman and Come Dancing.
tw
(January 1995)

Aargh! Records
5 Purdue Rd.
Bristol, CT
06010
U.S.A.
(203) 583-8404
blarner@eagle.wesleyan.edu <mailto:blarner@eagle.wesleyan.edu>

Connecticut-based label with two 7" releases, one by The Differents, the other by Boston duo Piewackit. Newest release is a split 7" featuring exceptional Midwest noise trio White and Japanese koto/accordion improvisation masters L-R Duo, with beautiful packaging by White's Jon Skuldt (also owner of Coat-Tail Records).
Brett Larner
(August 1995)

Absolute Records <http://www.housedog.com/>
P.O. Box 18439
Chicago, IL 60618-0439
(773)-583-7499
(773)-583-2526
wthouse@housedog.com <mailto:wthouse@housedog.com>
<http://www.housedog.com/>

Absolute Records was formed in 1986 by Styx guitarist James "JY" Young, to release his own solo LPs. He has formed his own band recently, The James Young Group, in addition to playing with the reunited Styx. Fellow Styx bandmate Tommy Shaw has also re-released two of his solo efforts on Absolute. Hard rock and intelligent songwriting highlight Absolute Records' artists.
George Milas
(February 1997)

Accretions
P.O. Box 81973
S.D., CA 92138
WikiUp@Electriciti.Com <mailto:WikiUp@Electriciti.Com>

Not really sure about how prolific this label is. To my knowledge, all they've released so far is a record by Marcelo Radulovich, which is apparently really freaky drug music.
Ryan Schreiber
(April 1996)

Accurate Records
117 Columbia St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Small Boston label, trying to do something with the scene there (the newer scene, not the old, lumpy, Del Fuegos, bar-band scene) but not particularly successful to date.

Ace of Hearts Records
P. O. Box 579,
Kenmore Station
Boston, MA 02215

Recently ressurected, Ace Of Hearts was the premiere Boston label in the early to mid 80's - Mission Of Burma, The Lyres, The Neats. The back catalog is great (even though all the Burma stuff went to Taang and Ryko) but their recent releases are a bit weak in comparison.

Ace Records <http://www.acerecords.co.uk>
46-50 Steele Road
London NW10 7AS
England
0181 453 1311
0181 961 8725
Info@AceRecords.co.uk <mailto:Info@AceRecords.co.uk>
<http://www.acerecords.co.uk>

Ace Records specialises in re-issues, from R&b to psychedelia, via jazz, soul, funk, rock'n'roll, world music - ooh, loads of stuff.
Studio MJAU
(November 1995)

AD Music Ltd <http://tile.net/admusic/>
PO Box 3021
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 7ZQ
UK
ad@shelby.com <mailto:ad@shelby.com>
<http://tile.net/admusic/>

electronic, esoteric and unusual music
Jan Hanford
(November 1995)

Affinity Music Co.
P.O. Box 161162
San Diego, CA 92176

Punk Rock Damage Factor: 7. Some releases include John Cougar Concentration Camp, Dahmer's Diner, Medieval Knieval, Roomfullanipsey, and a buttload of records by Sorry Dogs.
Ryan Schreiber
(April 1996)

Africassette
PO Box 42941
Detroit MI 48224
USA
313-881-4108
313-881-0260
Africsstte@aol.com <mailto:Africsstte@aol.com>

A label specializing in African music. Current releases are from the Zairean group Wenge Musica: "Bouger Bouger" (Africassette 9401) and Tanzanian band Mlimani Park Orchestra: Sikinde (Africassette 9402). In preparation, a "Various Artists" release of Tanzanian pop music.
Douglas Paterson
(September 1995)

Aggressive Records
P.O. box 6163
Minneapolis
MN 55406
United States
612-645-8760
mosher@skypoint.com <mailto:mosher@skypoint.com>

The latest release by the label is False Oath, "Not Politically Correct". There's been other releases by False Oath, "Suffering for the Living" (1992) and "Lie to Society" (1990). Also records by Kronik and rotten bob.
Mosher
(March 1995)

Ajax Records
P. O. Box 805293
Chicago, IL 60680-4114
(312) 772-4783
(312) 772-5214
ajax@ripco.com <mailto:ajax@ripco.com>

Ajax has been many things to date, but it's currently the re-release headquarters for the Jefferies brothers, Peter and Graeme. The label's own releases are generally good but hard to classify, but the distribution/mail-order side of things is the real key to Ajax' popularity. Up to #16, one of the consistently best mail-order catalogs in the US and probably the world, with lots of New Zealand imports to keep the masses happy. Catalog is free for the asking, but send Tim a couple stamps or something - make his life a little easier. Unfortunately, a catalog is not available on-line; perhaps in the future.
ajax

~Albert Ayler's Jukebox Records (AAJ) <http://www.polaris.net/merlin/AAJ/index.html>
1350 Mahan Dr. #E-4
Suite 203
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
USA
merlin@polaris.net <mailto:merlin@polaris.net>
~http://www.polaris.net/~merlin/AAJ/index.html <http://www.polaris.net/merlin/AAJ/index.html>

AAJ is a co-op label of Tallahassee bands. They have combined resources for college radio mailouts, press and touring information. The label has put out approximately 20 releases, including 15 7-inches and 3 cd's. The styles of music range from low-fi to punk to indie-pop and ecletic rock. Bands currently on their roster include Flanders, Nel Aspinal, Bacon Ray, Kenny Howes, Frankenfinger, Bottlensose and Invaders from a Forbidden Planet. They have a catalog available and will be releasing a compilation cd for Fall of 1996.
Jon Lammers
(June 1996)

Albertine Records
P. O. Box 154
Vauxhall, NJ 07088

Records from Drag Racing Underground (a.k.a. Big Stick), Ulan Bator, Azalia Snail, Broke, Blisters, and Smersh - a mixed bag of New York stuff. Mailorder is handled by:
Downtown Music Gallery
211 E. 5th St.,
New York, NY 10003.

Alias Records <http://www.aliasrecords.com/alias/>
2815 West Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818)566-1034
(818)566-6623
input@alias.com <mailto:input@alias.com>
<http://www.aliasrecords.com/alias/>
<ftp://ftp.crl.com/users/ro/scottz/twee/home.html>

While they started slow, Alias has recently been doing a bunch of good stuff, signing lots of bands and trying to establish a good reputation for themselves. Bands include Yo La Tengo, Small, Archers Of Loaf, Loud Family.

Alienor Records
BP 90
33037 Bordeaux Cedex
France

A small interesting indie-pop label based in Bordeaux France. They've produced a single by Penelope Trip (one of the best pop groups in Spain according to a compilation from Munster Records <./M.html>), the new cd album by Iris (a young but very promising pop group from England) and much much more. Be quick though some of their products are already out of print. By the way, they are all very nice people so send them candy if you wish.
Jean-Marie Morvan
(April 1995)

~Alive Records <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/alive/alive.html>
P.O. Box 7112
Burbank, CA 91510
U.S.A.
orbit23@aol.com <mailto:orbit23@aol.com>
~http://www.forfood.com/~indieweb/alive/alive.html <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/alive/alive.html>

Extremes from every genre. New punk, hardcore, goth, art rock, (GG Allin, Martin Rev, Neither/Neither World). Also is releasing for the first time some never-before heard MC5 material. Alive releasing material from new bands like L.A.'s Bed Of Eyes.
Chris Barrus
(November 1994)

All Around The World
9-13 Penny Street
Blackburn
BB1 6HJ
England
01254 264120
01254 693768
matt@aatw.u-net.com <mailto:matt@aatw.u-net.com>

An independent, commercial dance label from the UK. Bands currently on the roster include N-Trance, Suburban Soul, Mix Factory and Love Decade.
N-Trance have just had a number 2 single in the UK charts - the 3rd biggest selling single in the UK in 1995. Entitled Set You Free it has acheived top 20 status in Europe and is soon to be unleashed on the US.
Since its inception in 1991, AATW has released approx 17 singles of which 6 have been top 40 in the UK or higher - What a happenin' label we are!!
Matt
(June 1995)

Allied
P. O. Box 460683
San Francisco, CA 94146

"Music for the proletariat" is the slogan here, and John Yates stands behind it with solid hardcore-loud music tendencies. I like a lot of their stuff, my friend Jen loves them. A recent series of singles called "Emergency Broadcast Systems" has been great, as have earlier comps and singles featuring Fiddlehead, Phleg Camp, and Fuel.

Alligator Records
P.O.Box 60234
Chicago, IL 60660
1-800-344-5609

Bringing back the blues. They have Luther Allison, Lonnie Brooks, and dozens of other Blues artists touring in US and Europe. Catalog on request by calling 1-800-344-5609. This is the hottest Blues label in the USA!
Gary Hawkins
(May 1995)

~AlternaKids Records <http://tfnet.ils.unc.edu/kids>
Post Office Box 261
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0261
(800) 554-3747
kids@tfnet.ils.unc.edu <mailto:kids@tfnet.ils.unc.edu>
~http://tfnet.ils.unc.edu/~kids <http://tfnet.ils.unc.edu/kids>

AlternaKids is certainly a well placed indie in the thriving Chapel Hill area, but not quite another Merge, at least it wouldn't appear so. The label specialises in alternative music for kids, rather than the stuff that gets churned out by dinosaurs, of the purple variety I guess. I haven't heard anything but with the Uncle John and Mikey cassette (reviewed by IMRS) with songs called `Hardley a Clown in the Sky' and `I wanna Iguana' this has just got to be ace!
tw
(January 1995)

Alternative Tentacles <gopher://fido.wps.com/11/alternative-tentacles>
P. O. Box 424756
San Francisco, CA 94101
alttent@aol.com <mailto:alttent@aol.com>
<gopher://fido.wps.com/11/alternative-tentacles>
flesh@wps.com <mailto:flesh@wps.com>
bill@virus-mc.demon.co.uk <mailto:bill@virus-mc.demon.co.uk>
<http://iuma.southern.com/VIRUS/>

Founded by Jello Biafra, AT has had problems finding worthwhile bands of late but anyone with that kind of a back catalog (all the DK's stuff, for example) is going to do just fine. But, this label really seems to be working hard to establish itself as the worst indie-label in America at the present moment, though new LPs from Neurosis and Zeni Geva might be turning it around again.

Alternet Sonic Reality <http://www.iuma.com/ASR/>
ASR Records
c/o JSM Music
59 W 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
914-669-5921
greggm@panix.com <mailto:greggm@panix.com>
<http://www.iuma.com/ASR/>

ASR is a cyber-label, making their music available only on the Internet. We have two bands, ZOAR and Thanks to Gravity. ZOAR is an "ambient/gothic" instrumental band, and TTG is an alternative band with classical influences. The ordering information is on the web site.
Gregg Mangiafico
(February 1995)

Amalgamated
PO Box 1833
LA, CA 90078
USA
213-465-8686
213-465-8926
amalg@aol.com <mailto:amalg@aol.com>

Amalgamated, a new LA based label, has so far released one amazing album by Antioch Arrow, and I know has some equally fine heavy ominious sounds up their sleeves.
paul moshay
(June 1995)

Amaranth Entertainment
467 North Rossmore Suite 412
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(213) 467-8803
(213) 467-8671

None!
Valentina Andreetta
(October 1995)

amBiguous CITY! Records <www.morphius.com>
PO Box 31560
Baltimore, MD 21207
amcity@erols.com <mailto:amcity@erols.com>
<www.morphius.com>

BaltiMORE punk rock to pop rock. Releases by Butch, Gerty, Blank, Onespot Fringehead, Roads To Space Travel, Science Kit, Third Harmonic Distortion, Headless, Estrojet, Liquor Bike, Antenna Farm, and others. Write for a free catalog. Thanks.
Michael
(March 1997)

~Ambrosia Records <http://www.sci.fi/artworks/ambrosia.htm>
Ambrosia Records
Lahtomaenkatu 3 F 74
33580 TAMPERE
FINLAND
35833633869
Fax-on-demand 35833633869
minna.forsman@sci.fi <mailto:minna.forsman@sci.fi>
~http://www.sci.fi/~artworks/ambrosia.htm <http://www.sci.fi/artworks/ambrosia.htm>

Ambrosia Records in New Record label, which supports Scandinavian Rock/Proge Group called ARTWORKS. If youre interested, send us an E-mail.
Minna Forsman
(March 1997)

AMFM Records <http://amfmrecords.com>
po box 7706,Abilene,Texas 79608-7706
us-915.698.5088
call ahead
amfm@bitstreet.com <mailto:amfm@bitstreet.com>
<http://amfmrecords.com>

AMFM RECORDS releases "David Tomme One" cd with cyber press kit! David's guitar style has been compared to the late Stevie Ray Vaughn and many others. Come hear and see Pics & Sounds & Video of "WASTED DAYS" shot here in West Texas. Check out track 2 "LIVE, LOVE and LEARN" an excellent blues rock tune or track 4 of David's remake of Paul McCartney's "OH DARLING". David Tomme's music comes from the same region of Texas that produced BUDDY HOLLY and ROY ORBISON. Texas' wealth of musical talent is known throughout the world for it's soul, diversity, influence and spirit.David is one of nearly 8000 songwriters which makes Texas home and whom seeks to share his view of life with with a world of Music fans. Online ordering world wide or US toll free at 1.888.999.2636[AMFM].
Rick Hollowell
(July 1997)

Amiata Records <http:www.amiatamedia.it>
Amiata Media
Via G.D'Annunzio 227
50035 Firenze
Italy
+39 55 697696
+39 55 6557807
amiata.records@amiatamedia.it <mailto:amiata.records@amiatamedia.it>
<http:www.amiatamedia.it>

Independent label internationally known for it's high quality catalogue of traditional and contemporary world music, new music and ambient music.
Matteo Silva
(December 1997)

Amish Records
P.O. Box 5664
Newark, DE, 19714
USA

Amish has released a handful of great 7"s of some great North Carolina bands, including Pipe, The Ashley Stove, Evil Weiner, and Rubbermaid. Of interest: Amish Records has sold almost as many T-shirts (in forest green, featuring the silhoette of Amish children) as 7"s. The guys who run this label, Matt and Brian, live in New York, and will soon be putting out a 7" by N.Y.'s Speedking. Very cool guys; send them censored pictures, not candy.
Jeannie McCabe
(December 1995)

Amity Records
P.O. Box 1013
Olympia, WA 98507

Not just an "olympia label". This is punk/HC central for disillusioned 17 year old skaters (and their pals who don't skate but still like this music). Check out their single with Dissent (Amity #6) - it makes me jump around the room even at 3am with no caffeine in my system. They also have a catalog of even more punk/HC stuff from other labels.

Amoeba Records
5337 La Cresta Ct.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Did some early 11th Dream Day singles, a God's Acre single, too. Are they still out there?

Amoebenklang
St. Petersburger Str. 4
18107 Rostock
Germany
0049/(0)381-7954412

Record Label and Mail Order Company in the eastern part of germany. They mainly keep punk and hardcore stuff in store and have released three albums on CD. Two by Dritte Wahl, "Fasching In Bonn" and "Auge um Auge", and one by Dog Food Five, "My Degeneration". They are very keen to promote the releases (straight punk) and to get in contact with radio-stations etc. and they do this for punk's sake. Nice people!
Ralf Siegel
(February 1995)

Amphetamine Reptile
2645 First Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Am Rep has succeeded in rebuilding a noisy scene in Minneapolis and elsewhere with its collection of bands - Halo of Flies, Hammerhead, Tar, Surgery, Vertigo, Cosmic Psychos, and more (I realize that most of the named bands aren't from MN, but bear with me...). There is most definitely an AmRep sound - angry, heavy, downtrodden, but don't take my word for it, listen and learn.

Anal Records
5610 Paquin
Brossard, PQ
Canada
(514)672-9209

Small Montreal label, who've recorded bands like Eugene's Dream, Mute, Madison Drive and The Wetum-Brellaz. Looking for any bands who use guitars, bass and drums, but no keyboards or brass instuments which seem to be the fad at the moment.
Alex Kravec
(October 1995)

Analgesic Studios
C/O Bone Simple
P.O. Box 1008
League City Texas
77574-1008
(281) 474-4945
stvitus@mail.infohwy.com <mailto:stvitus@mail.infohwy.com>

Analgesic is the "painless"studio and label. With several releases by Bone Simple, cool ska ish, new wave ish very hip stuff< let us know if ya want some> see Bone simple at www.infowhy.com/~bonesimple (2 c.d.'s and the third in the works, several cassette releases by Slow Children, Ozone Ranger, Industrial Arts, etc. some old vinyl too). We have concentrated on a very small group of artists, (mostly Slow Children and Bone Simple). We do cater to the artist as much as possible and are interested in damn near anything. If you send anything don't expect it back please, not that we are trying to be rude or anything but we can't even afford that cost to our meager budget. Send Us Candy, and good junk and we will listen.
Winky the sleep boy
(August 1997)

Analgesic Studios
C/O Bone Simple
P.O. Box 1008
League City Texas
77574-1008
(281) 474-4945
stvitus@mail.infohwy.com <mailto:stvitus@mail.infohwy.com>

Analgesic is the "painless"studio and label. With several releases by Bone Simple, cool ska ish, new wave ish very hip stuff< let us know if ya want some> see Bone simple at www.infowhy.com/~bonesimple (2 c.d.'s and the third in the works, several cassette releases by Slow Children, Ozone Ranger, Industrial Arts, etc. some old vinyl too). We have concentrated on a very small group of artists, (mostly Slow Children and Bone Simple). We do cater to the artist as much as possible and are interested in damn near anything. If you send anything don't expect it back please, not that we are trying to be rude or anything but we can't even afford that cost to our meager budget. Send Us Candy, and good junk and we will listen.
Winky the sleep boy
(August 1997)
WOW!! the last Disc, Tastes Like Chicken, is one of the best indie disc's of '97, get it if you don't have it, write the Prez of Analgesic, Ruel Russell, he is most kewl. They are working on a new bone Simple Release in late '98 and a comp of great outtakes, offbeat stuff and out of print junk from the studio, I've heard the rough's and they are simply great. look for great things from this group and studio in the next year.
Jay Colson, editor: Skuz
(January 1998)

Angry Seed
P.O. Box 583093
Minneapolis, MN 55458-3903
USA
612-871-4295
AngrySeed@aol.com <mailto:AngrySeed@aol.com>

This is a Minneapolis, MN indie label, generally into punk/noise-flavored Rock N' Roll...Current releases include "Something In French," the debut CD by Voodoo Love Mint (from Eau Claire, WI), Marcus Noise-"From Blood To Bubblegum" (Minneapolis), Mile Wide (Cambridge, MA), etc. Upcoming releases include cd's by Hick (Lacrosse, WI) and Mezzofist (Minneapolis, MN). Also, two compilation CDs are available. Angry Seed also has the "Reload" newsletter, with tons of info, and the mainman at Angry Seed (Rich Horton) also publishes "Big Load", which is an indie 'zine which consists solely of indie music adds...all can be reached at this address....
Marty E.
(May 1996)

Anomie Records
P. O. Box 35709
Houston
TX, 77235.

The label carries early Pain Teens' cassette-only recordings and Pain Teens t-shirts. And probably does other stuff too!

Anonymous Records <http://members.aol.com/AnonyRecs1/AnonymousRecords.html>
2260 Republic Dr.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(813) 726-9173
(813) 726-9173
AnonyRecs1@aol.com <mailto:AnonyRecs1@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/AnonyRecs1/AnonymousRecords.html>

Independent label specializing in Punk records, tapes, cds, and videos.
Casey Morgan
(July 1997)

~Ant Records <http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/cdmckill/antrecords/>
93 Normandy
Truro, NS
Canada
B2N 3J6
(902)-893-8918
lapointe@fox.nstn.ca <mailto:lapointe@fox.nstn.ca>
~http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~cdmckill/antrecords/ <http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/cdmckill/antrecords/>

Ant Records is a very small label located on the east coast of Canada, responsible for a number of cassette only releases by the Motes, Sixtoo, Dr. Jonhut, and more. Currently, they're preparing to enter the world of vinyl, with a State Champs / Motes split 7", to be released in conjunction with Daydream Records. Write them for a catalog and you'll probably get some other free stuff too.
Sir Francis Chichester
(April 1996)

Antelope Records
P.O. box 2427
Dillon CO, 80435
970-262-7803
970-262-7803
Drifting@earthlink.com <mailto:Drifting@earthlink.com>

Antelope records is a small indy label in the mountains of Colorado. We are hear to help the talented bands of the Colorado High Country. Our first realese is from a very talented band called Drift. This is a band that makes you think of 10,000 Maniacs, Widespread Panic, and Phish all in the same show. The labels new realese is called "till the sun cries moon" and is available all thru-out Colorado and thru our own mail order system. If you are interested please, write, call, fax, or email us.
Jamie Mefford
(May 1997)

~Antfarm Records <http://www.ozemail.com.au/moosic/antfarm/>
P.O. Box 682
Newtown
NSW, 2042
Australia
(02) 93143424
s.khan@unsw.edu.au <mailto:s.khan@unsw.edu.au>
~http://www.ozemail.com.au/~moosic/antfarm/ <http://www.ozemail.com.au/moosic/antfarm/>

Antfarm Records is a small Australian indie label committed to releasing and promoting compilations and albums of talented, young, unsigned Australian Artists. Some people to appear on our compilations include The Pyramidiacs, The Crusaders, Tim Rogers (You Am I), The Orange Humble Band, Kombi Nation, and Kim Salmon. We are happy to recieve demo's from anyone. Quality material that we are unable to release we have often passed on to other more suitable record labels.
stu khan
(August 1997)

Antone's Records
501 San Marcos, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78702
(512)322-0617
(512)476-2950

World Famous Blues indie lable. Recent releases include Doyle Bramhall's Bird Nest On The Ground, Kim Wilson's two solo records, Sue Folley, Big City Blues. Also a world famous Blues Club located in Austin Texas
Scott Smith
(June 1995)

~Anyway Records <http://www.infinet.com:80/sonikd>
118 E Patterson Ave
Columbus, OH
43202
614-268-6581
~http://www.infinet.com:80/~sonikd <http://www.infinet.com:80/sonikd>

Small Indie great stuff including New Bomb Turks, Appalachian Death Ride, Guided By Voices, Moviola, Bargoyle, Econothugs, Guant, Vibralux, Geraldine.
Todd Dunbebin
(April 1995)

~Apartment Records <http://www.stud.ntnu.no/evenma/Aparec/Aparec.html>
Gyldenloves gate 29
7014 Trondheim
Norway
+47 73 51 54 78
+47 73 51 54 30
per.galaen@ub.ntnu.no <mailto:per.galaen@ub.ntnu.no>
~http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~evenma/Aparec/Aparec.html <http://www.stud.ntnu.no/evenma/Aparec/Aparec.html>

Sandakerv. 11
Oppg. 2 Leil. 512
0473 Oslo
Norway
+47 22 87 00 68

Focuses on music done by artists who do music. We release their music.
Per Gisle Galaaen
(July 1997)

Applecore Records
PO Box 191
Prior Lake, MN 55372
USA

Pretty nice do it yourselfers. variety of music that includes funk punk metal and other weird stuff. 7" and cassette releases. Free patches and stickers!
Adam Strom
(August 1995)

~AppolloEarBone Music Enterprises, Inc. <http://www.nacs.net/earbone>
Po Box 391154
Solon, Ohio 44139
216.248.7337
earbone@nacs.net <mailto:earbone@nacs.net>
~http://www.nacs.net/~earbone <http://www.nacs.net/earbone>

We are an Independent Record Label that releases alternative rock, rap, hip-hop, and R&B music on Enhanced Cd-Rom (Cd+) and cassette.
John J. DeGaetano
(May 1996)

~Apricot Records <http://www.uni-mainz.de/mahler/apricot/>
c/o H. Mahler
Kurt-Lonquich-Strasse 10
65205 Wiesbaden
Germany
+49-(0)611-761757
+49-(0)611-420252
mahler@mail.uni-mainz.de <mailto:mahler@mail.uni-mainz.de>
~http://www.uni-mainz.de/~mahler/apricot/ <http://www.uni-mainz.de/mahler/apricot/>

c/o J. Schneider
Walkmuehlstrasse 87
65195 Wiesbaden
Germany
johschne@stud.uni-frankfurt.de <mailto:johschne@stud.uni-frankfurt.de>

German P!O!P! label and Home of Brideshead, Mondfaehre, Elegant, Den Baron and Fragile. Don't hesitate to send demos + infos or ... ask for our mailorder !
H.C. Mahler
(January 1998)

~Archive International Productions <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/bomp/bomp.html>
P.O. Box 7112
Burbank, CA 91510
U.S.A.
orbit23@aol.com <mailto:orbit23@aol.com>
~http://www.forfood.com/~indieweb/bomp/bomp.html <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/bomp/bomp.html>

Home of the Pebbles series of 60's garage, psych, acid, surf, and punk music that you've never heard.
Chris Barrus
(November 1994)

Arctic Serenades
Otto Blehrs vei 3
0588 OSLO
NORWAY
(+47) 22 71 12 65
(+47) 22 71 12 65

The label deals with Death/Black/Doom/Avantgarde Metal. The label are also doing distribution.
Curt M. Sigurdsen
(October 1995)

Ardent Records
2000 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901)725-0855

Ardent is the old home label of the infamous Big Star. Defunct for many years, the label was re-activated in 1993 with the release of Neighborhood Texture Jam's "Don't Bury Me In Haiti." Also found on the label are releases by Two Minutes Hate, Alex Chilton, Spot, and Techno-Squid Eats Parliament. They seem to lean toward the pop area of the musical bell-curve. Adventurous bands need not apply...
Steven Conn
(September 1995)

Arf Arf Records <http://www.tiac.net/users/aheller/arfarf/arf_arf_home_page.html>
PO Box 465
Middleborough, MA 02346
USA
617-354-7012
617-876-1646
page@stantonpark.com <mailto:page@stantonpark.com>
<http://www.tiac.net/users/aheller/arfarf/arf_arf_home_page.html>

I wouldn't be surprised to find Erik Lindgren on the internet one of these days...Arf Arf is his personal project for his bands like the Space Negros and Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. There are also some compilation albums floating around, and Lindgren made a fine contribution to the Voxx compilation "Beyond The Calico Wall" under the name "Demons of Negativity". Not so sure if the label is still active, but I'm pretty sure you'd get a response for writing in.
skm
(1994)
Arf arf is very active as a 60's reissue label these days. Please visit our page for ordering info to look at our catalog, and to join the mailing list.
Erik Lindgren
(June 1996)

Arhoolie Records
10341 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Kings of old blues and other odd musical releases - tons of Tex-Mex LPs, Hawaiian guitar LPs, other stuff like that. A great source for this material, much of it dating back to the 1920s and 1930s.

Ars Nova Records
127 Marimac Lane
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
USA
papandrea@nwu.edu <mailto:papandrea@nwu.edu>

Ars Nova Records' artists: The Neumes (Latest release = "Contrast"), The Space Boys (Debut release forthcoming), The Crabs (Latest release = "Get the Crabs"), Gateway (No release currently available). The music is eclectic, you just have to hear it.
Jim L. Papandrea
(December 1995)

Arsis Records <www.Arsis.com>
PO Box 1271
Wheaton IL 60189-1271
ArsisRec@aol.com <mailto:ArsisRec@aol.com>
<www.Arsis.com>

Arsis Records - Music For A New World - Releases all styles of music! Current listings include pop/rock, self help, meditation and children's stories.
Michael Droste
(November 1997)

~Arula Records <http://www.ultranet.com/ares/arula>
PO Box 332
Southbridge MA 01550
USA
(508) 248-1799
(508) 248-1799
arularec@aol.com <mailto:arularec@aol.com>
~http://www.ultranet.com/~ares/arula <http://www.ultranet.com/ares/arula>

A label focused on intellegent, eclectic rock and spoken word. Fantasy and bardic magic abound! Check it out!
Bill Ryan
(February 1997)

Asil Records
PO Box 790576
Middle Village, NY 11379
718-416-1415
718-416-1415
dkarpf@ix.netcom.com <mailto:dkarpf@ix.netcom.com>

Small indy based in New York, founded in 1993 by Dan Karpf. Currently has two signed artists: the Jenerators, an alternative acoustic rock band out of L.A. featuring Bill Mumy, of "Lost in Space" fame; and David Cooper, Seattle-based singer and songwriter of contemporary folk/rock. Cooper's debut CD, "The Learning Curve," was released in January and is already in rotation on over a dozen AAA reporting stations nationwide. Product from both artists are available from ASIL by mail.
David Cooper
(September 1995)

Asphodel <http://www.asphodel.com>
PO Box 51
Chelsea Station
NY, NY 10113, USA
212-965-0953
212-965-0959
asphodel@interport.net <mailto:asphodel@interport.net>
<http://www.asphodel.com>

Re/Search: Incredibly Strange Music Volume 2. And a continuing series of albums with Re/Search. Also, ambient imprint label. Strange and beautiful.
Erik Gilbert
(February 1995)
Asphodel releases exotica, ambient, electronic dance, and hip-hop from artists including DJ Spooky, Tipsy, We, Rhythm & Noise and the Invisibl Skratch Picklz.
Jessica Wing
(June 1997)

Asphodel
PO Box 51
Chelsea Station
NY, NY 10113, USA
212-463-9181
212-463-9423
asphodel@interport.net <mailto:asphodel@interport.net>

Re/Search: Incredibly Strange Music Volume 2. And a continuing series of albums with Re/Search. Also, ambient imprint label. Strange and beautiful.
Erik Gilbert
(February 1995)

~Assault (with intent to free) <http://cypress.mcsr.olemiss.edu/anewt/cooters>
Post Office Box 443
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
USA
anewt@sunset.backbone.olemiss.edu <mailto:anewt@sunset.backbone.olemiss.edu>
~http://cypress.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~anewt/cooters <http://cypress.mcsr.olemiss.edu/anewt/cooters>

Assault is a label run by the band The Cooters. We started out in 1987 as a fanzine, but we don't publish regularly. Check out our homepage for more details.
A Newt
(August 1995)

Assorted Porkchops
P.O. Box 4022
Wilmington, NC 28406

A small southern hardcore/punk label. Their best band to date, Tonka, has split and reformed as Ass Factor 4. There's a single from Tonka, a comp (Stupid By The Grace Of God), and maybe more. nice kids trying to make things happen, particularly in South Carolina (home of the Tonka kids), a pretty desolate place for indie rock of any sort.

Au-Go-Go Records
G.P.O. Box 542D
Melbourne 3001
Australia
0011 61 3 9642 0545
0011 61 3 603 5899

Australia's oldest and most respected "true" indie. They have one of Australia's largest and most comprehensive back catalogues dating from c.1980.
Aaron
(1994)

~Aucourant Records <http://www.gsu.edu/musrst/aurec/aurec0.html>
P.O. Box 2231
Roswell, Ga.
USA 30077
770-640-9714
~http://www.gsu.edu/~musrst/aurec/aurec0.html <http://www.gsu.edu/musrst/aurec/aurec0.html>

Aucourant Records is an innovative indie label dealing exclusively with ambient, experimental pop and computer music expressions.
Robert Scott Thompson
(December 1995)

Audrey's Diary
1475 Latson
Howell, MI 48843

Run by Chip Porter along with his fabulous zine "Emily's Hip Pocket" and featuring singles from Veronica Lake, Black Tambourine, Asha Vida, and more. There might be a brit-pop scene in eastern Michigan yet...

Aureus Records <http://www.capecod.net/mba/aureus/index.html>
PO Box 541
Mashpee, MA 02649-0541
USA
508-477-0200
508-477-4799
aureus@capecod.net <mailto:aureus@capecod.net>
<http://www.capecod.net/mba/aureus/index.html>

Aureus Records is a new American record label (founded in 1993) offering most popular music forms with a leaning toward dance music. The label's president is veteran record producer former major label Sr. VP of A&R Lennie Petze. Petze is best known for discovering such major artists as Cyndi Lauper, Boston, Til Tuesday, Aldo Nova, Eddie Grant, and others.
First artist released under the Aureus label is The Outhere Brothers. The labels first single "Boom Boom Boom" hit the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart and quickly establishing the labels presence on the US music scene. First album is 1 Polish 2 Biscuits And A Fish Sandwich also by the Outhere Brothers. Other artists include, Sweeney, Nicole, El Pros and Bottom Line.
The label offers links to their artist's pages including the popular and fast rising Outhere Brothers, Executive Profile Pages, Press Pages, Distribution Pages, and a page providing information on how to submit your demo material to Aureus Records.
John McDonald
(October 1995)

Aurora Records
1522 N. Oakley, Suite #2
Chicago, IL 60662

Once based in Boston, Aurora released the first Galaxie 500 LP and early stuff from Ed's Redeeming Qualities. Now relocated to Chicago, but they still have stuff from Drumming on Glass, along with some newer stuff from the Glories and one of many one-off singles from Silkworm.

Automatic Wreckords
P.O. Box 4759
Louisville, KY 40204

Run by Jon Cook of Crain, and features a single and LP by Crain, a fine Hula Hoop single, and a bizarre rap/sample-fest under the name "King G and J Krew." Crazy things are happening at the Rocket House...

Autoworkers Music
P.O. Box 2239
Traverse Cty
MI
49685
na
na
automusi@javasitemail.com <mailto:automusi@javasitemail.com>

Autoworkers Music is part of Autoworkers Musical Industries. AM is interested in submissions from Midwest USA bands/labels recording music from all genres. Please contact before you mail any product. AMI provides marketing & distribution in the Midwest, E. Coast, Europe and beyond. For sales in foreign countries licensing is sought with foreign labels. Phone and Fax are available to those who first write or e-mail. Independent music lives!
Tom Autoworker
(February 1997)

Axis Records
2341 Chestnut St. #103
San Francisco, CA 94123

A random track record, but they're trying...distributed by Cargo so the stuff is pretty easy to find. The Red Bliss/Brickbat split single is excellent.

Aztek Records
8141 St Rt. 35
New Lebanon, Oh. 45345
937-835-3152
aztekrecords@earthlink.net <mailto:aztekrecords@earthlink.net>

Aztek records is a new lable gearing up for the trek into the year 2000. Alot of exciting new artists have been starting their journey here. Check out the sounds of Shovelhead, Clockwork Orange, DrX, Valve, Lucky Levin, Great Scott, Solemn Silence,Baghdad Jones, Acoustica, Drench, Dive, Grey Flood, Assailant, Godfly, Formula 44, Friction Addiction and many more. Look for an Upcomeing project with a band from What's Next Productions guanteed to bring down the walls.
Ron Pease
(December 1997)

B5 Records <www.b5records.com>
1436 1/2 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 09401
888 b5 records
bfivemail@liberty.com <mailto:bfivemail@liberty.com>
<www.b5records.com>

B5 Records was started by John Taylor (Duran Duran, Powerstation, Neurotic Outsiders) and Hein Hoven (producer for Stary Cats, Sade, and Bush) to produce music without the hassles, red tape and general crap of a major label. They have already released one album (John's solo album "Feelings Are Good and Other Lies") and are on the verge of releasing thier second album (Dreamhome Heartaches: Remaking and Remodeling Roxy Music with Taylor, Roy Hay, David Gahan and more). B5 has signed three other bands and will soon begin work on a Clash Tribute album. Proceeds to many B5 projects go to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles High Risk Youth Program.
Kapil Mathur
(June 1997)

Baby Huey Records
9028 East Rancho Real Rd.
Temple City, CA 91780

Another "Inland Empire" (part of California, a little east of Los Angeles -skm) label. 7"s from Franklin Bruno, Zeni Geva, The Gerogerigegege, and Goosewind.
Steve
(1994)
The first Baby Huey release is a killer comp 7" called "If I Could Hear You I Would Hit You" featuring tracks from Nothing Painted Blue, Shoeface, The Bux, and The Primordial Undermind (featuring Nick "Bevis Frond" Saloman on bass). If you can still find this, pick it up...it's great.
skm
(1994)

Backburner Records Inc. <http://catalog.com/backburn/tkbtop.htm>
2830 Manulife Place
10180-101 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5J 3S4
403-421-1320
bigamj@cadvision.com <mailto:bigamj@cadvision.com>
<http://catalog.com/backburn/tkbtop.htm>

Backburner Records is a small Indie label originally set up by The Kitchen Boys and some friends to help produce and promote their albums. Check it out!
Jay Bigam
(April 1995)

Bacteria Sour <http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>
P.O. Box 422986
San Francisco, CA 94142
<http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>

Bacteria Sour is a brand new label created by Pushead (an album illustrator!). They have only one release to date called Felicia by a band who call themselves 16. So there you have it!
tw
(January 1995)

Bad Taste <http://www.siberia.is/badtaste/badmail.htm>
P.O.Box 1263
121 Reykjavik
Iceland
+ 354-5513737
+ 354-5513730
badtaste@centrum.is <mailto:badtaste@centrum.is>
<http://www.siberia.is/badtaste/badmail.htm>

Bad Taste is Iceland's only alternative label. It was formed in 1986 by the people that some weeks later formed the supergroup The Sugarcubes. Since then, BT has released 90% of what is good in icelandic music plus weird postcards, books, t-shirts etc. The label runs a mail order service where you can buy BT stuff plus other cool stuff. Write or email for catalog. Soon an USA dept. of BT will start to operate in Chicago. First releases, planned for summer 1995, include the mad pop of UNUN, and the wunderbar indierock of quickchicks BELLATRIX. Bad Tastes motto is "World Domination or Death" and as far as I know, they are not dead yet!
dr. gunni
(April 1995)

Bad Vugum <http://www.compart.fi/badvugum/>
Box 362
90101 Oulu
Finland
<http://www.compart.fi/badvugum/>

Bad Vugum are "the most independent label in Finland" and probably one of the noisiest and freakiest labels in Europe at the moment. During their six-year existence they've put out close to 40 releases, some of them by the likes of Radiopuhelimet, CMX, Liimanarina, Dr.Gunni, Circle, and Sweetheart. Styles range from punky funk and thrash metal to guitar noise to avant-garde synthesizer minimalism; anything goes as long as it's a bit extreme.
Sami

Bad Vugum <http://www.lpg.fi/badvugumA>
Box 362
90101 Oulu
Finland
+358-8-377369
+358-8-377369
badvugum@sgic.fi <mailto:badvugum@sgic.fi>
<http://www.lpg.fi/badvugumA>

Bad Vugum are "the most independent label in Finland" and probably one of the noisiest and freakiest labels in Europe at the moment. During their six-year existence they've put out close to 40 releases, some of them by the likes of Radiopuhelimet, CMX, Liimanarina, Dr.Gunni, Circle, and Sweetheart. Styles range from punky funk and thrash metal to guitar noise to avant-garde synthesizer minimalism; anything goes as long as it's a bit extreme.
Sami
A long overdue update: The label just celebrated their tenth anniversary, and '98 will see the number of releases exceed the 80 mark. Also, contrary to the original comments here, "anything" does NOT "go" - instead, the label prides itself on not releasing anything that's merely extreme/weird-for-extremity's/weirdness' sake. Styles, too, seem to reach even further to choir shouting (!), groovy fairground entertainment, "post-sonic free-punk", "ethno-noise", "ambient-funk-electronica", hardcore thrash, and yes, something you could also brand Noise Rock. But don't take my word for it: "Bad Vugum is probably the coolest, weirdest, and most exciting record label in Finland" (Miettinen, Ratbeat), "--nah, in the world" (Insample, New Zealand), "One of the most interesting labels in Europe - and that's a fact" (Zap, Germany), "If it's innovation you want, go for Bad Vugum...one of the noisiest and most bizarre labels I know!" (Hyacinth, France), "Just about the most interesting and diverse label on the planet right now" (Fisheye, UK), "The ESP Disk of punk" (Drunken Fish, USA).
Heikonen
(January 1998)

Bag of Hammers
POB 928
Seattle
WA 98111 USA
(206)937-5443
(206)935-1475

A label predominantly based on rough, garagey, power chord rawk. Notable bands on the label? Sinister Six, Inhalants, Guitar Wolf, New Bomb Turks, Putters, Thankless Dogs, Fingers, Drunks With Guns, Gorilla, Steel Wool, Kent 3, Inland Emperors, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Cosmic Psychos, Gaunt, Teengenerate, Refuzors, '68 Comeback, and others. They've also stepped into the rerelease market with bands such as the Alan Milman Sect, Screamin' Mee Mee's, etc.
Henry H. Owings
(February 1995)

Bakery Records <www.bakery-records.com>
P.O. Box 1996
Hoboken, NJ 07030
US
201-795-2445
201-222-0909
jimmy@bakery-records.com <mailto:jimmy@bakery-records.com>
<www.bakery-records.com>

Small indie-label in Hoboken, NJ founded in 1993. We specialize in what we like to call "modern" psychedelic rock; Our first releases were the Tadpoles first two albums "He Fell Into The Sky" and "Far Out" (both produced by Shimmy-Disc/Bongwater/Galaxie 500 producer Kramer.)Those albums picked up some awesome reviews from the likes of Alternative Press, Magnet, Mojo, Rolling Stone, Carbon 14 & Rockerilla.We have also released a CD by Tony Mentzer, entitled "Smell My Finger." Tony is kinda like a cross of Ween, Beck, Frank Zappa, Dylan & Gibby from the Butthole Surfers. We accept demos & self-released projects for our mail order catalog & web catalog.
Jimmy W
(February 1997)

Banguela Records
Caixa Postal: 64511
SAo Paulo - SP - 05497-970
Brazil

They launched the most popular Brazilian indie band, Raimundos. They mix hardcore with brazilan rhythms plus explicit lyrics. There's other good bands on the label, like Mundo Livre from recife the northeast of Brazil, Little Quail, Kleiderman, Maskavo Roots (brazilain reggae), a compiltaion called "Projeto Alface" with Boi Mamao, Magog, Resist Control, and others. The label is directed by one of the most important gurus of indie rock, Miranda, and also by the members of Titas, one of the top hit bands in Brazil.
Roberto Maia
(September 1995)

Bar None
P.O. Box 1704
Hoboken, NJ 07030
barnonerec@aol.com <mailto:barnonerec@aol.com>

Bar None has a penchant for bands with nasal and unusual voices - Freedy Johnston, They Might Be Giants (in the old days), Drink Me. Decent, quirky poppish stuff from around NYC.

~Bar-Do Records <http://www.st.rim.or.jp/soolee/>
1-9-15 Kaminoge Setagaya-Ku
Tokyo
Japan 158
813-3703-8282
813-5706-2220
soolee@st.rim.or.jp <mailto:soolee@st.rim.or.jp>
~http://www.st.rim.or.jp/~soolee/ <http://www.st.rim.or.jp/soolee/>

Bar-Do - the Tibetan word which describes the condition which one falls into as the soul transcends into the so-called "after life"...As the body still has the capacity to hear shortly after death - as described in the text Bardo Tudul - we have been inspired to capture that trance-like sound into our music.
The music itself is based on electric-pop as we start on foot with a "creature alternative" vibration. We have begun and will continue to create other forms of exposure to allow our souls to enhance into this Bar-Do state; a multi media creation from Tokyo for all to experience! Our first artist, "Takeyama", originates from Tokyo, which is the root of the world wide techno scene. This unit has been working in the Tokyo underground indies scene as remixers and session players.
SOO DUK LEE
(June 1995)

Barking Dog Records <http://www.barkingdogrecords.com>
1726 10th St. S
Fargo, ND 58103 USA
701-298-0001
701-235-0559
coates@barkingdogrecords.com <mailto:coates@barkingdogrecords.com>
<http://www.barkingdogrecords.com>

Barking Dog Records specializes in classical guitar-vocal projects, acoustic music, and singer-songwriters from the Upper Midwest (Minneapolis - Fargo region). Artists in current release include Mike & Linda Coates (classical guitar and vocals), singer-songwriter Lisa Briggs, and blues-rock artist Jim Langemo. Our affiliated recording studio, Raptor Studios, has produced music by regional artists in genres including alternative rock, funk, country, new age and ska.
Linda Coates
(January 1997)

Basketcase Records
c/o 4 Aberdeen House
22 Highbury Grove
London
N5 2EA
UK

Have released 2 compilation singles : Emperor Julian, Joeyfat, Hood, Wat Tyler, Ligament and Fabric (Winter '94); Elevate, Bob Tilton, Snuff, Lung Leg, Quickspace Supersport and Prolapse (Spring '95). Know nothing beyond that.
Dougal McKinnon
(April 1995)

Basura! <http://www.directnet.com/Crash/Music/Basura/index.html>
P.O. Box 39789
Los Angeles, CA 90039
USA
<http://www.directnet.com/Crash/Music/Basura/index.html>

Distributed by Priority Rec. The only two bands that I've heard on Basura! are Milk Cult and Bakemono. Both of which are excellent. Milk Cult is a side project consisting of a few members of Steel Pole Bathtub and features guest musician from groups such as Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Neurosis, and many others. Their fast, catchy sound is a cross between Steel Pole Bathtub and Space Streakings. Bakemono is also faily noisy, with a strange sense of humor to boot.
kelvin wu
(November 1995)

~Baza Records, Inc. <http://home.earthlink.net/baza/index.html>
4032 N. Sheridan, Rd., #1S
Chicago, IL
USA
(312)871-6461
baza@earthlink.net <mailto:baza@earthlink.net>
~http://home.earthlink.net/~baza/index.html <http://home.earthlink.net/baza/index.html>

Russo-American music, art, and ideology homepage.
Alex May
(May 1996)

~BBR Backstreet Backlash Records <http://www.wirehub.nl/backlash>
PO Box 5059 3008AB
Rotterdam
Netherlands
backlash@wirehub.nl <mailto:backlash@wirehub.nl>
~http://www.wirehub.nl/~backlash <http://www.wirehub.nl/backlash>

BBR records since 1977 founded by Martin van der Leer and Peter Groute Recording studio Haringvliet Rotterdam List of recording artist available at home page.
Maarten van den Berg
(December 1995)

BCN/Beacon Records
P.O. Box 3129
Peabody, MA 01961
USA
(508) 762-8400
(508) 762-8467
bcnrecords@aol.com <mailto:bcnrecords@aol.com>

Acoustic/folk/Celtic/folk-rock; artists include: folk-rockers Aztec Two-Step, Irish harpist/singer Aine Minogue, Gold Record holder David Rea, Pendragon, folk diva Diane Taraz, etc. Just released "Songs of Jack Hardy" - compilation of Jack's songs (Rolling Stone Magazine calls him America's "greatest living bard") performed by the Roches, Jack Hardy, Lucy Kaplansky, and various BCN artists.
BCN
(May 1995)

Bear-Tone Records
50 Webster st. #404
Weymouth, Ma 02190

The group Universal Joint has their first album out. It's a self titled disk with 8 songs on it. I can't seem to put a finger on what they sound like, it's hard to describe. It's rock with a twist, it's good. They are very nice people, very relaxed, very talented. Lots of very's. Anyway, write to them for more info.
Chris Chapman
(March 1995)

~Beat Butchers <http://www.lysator.liu.se/chief/beathome.html>
Gjutargatan 7
112 48 Stockholm
SWEDEN
+46-8-650-6275
~http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/beathome.html <http://www.lysator.liu.se/chief/beathome.html>

Beat Butchers is a small label located in Stockholm, Sweden. They are currently working with thirteen groups, mostly punk/alternative. The people working at the label are doing so without pay, so it's really what Id call an "independent" label. Some bands that are signed to the label include Coca Carola, 23 Till, Kttgrottorna, Svart Sn, The Solar Lodge and Radioaktiva Rker. The label has been in business for over 10 years, which I find is pretty fantastic myself. And yes, they are nice people! :-)
Erik Saderstrom
(December 1995)

Beatservice Records <http://www.dataconsult.no/beatservice>
P.O. Box 2478
N-9002 TROMSO
NORWAY
vidarh@beatservice.no <mailto:vidarh@beatservice.no>
<http://www.dataconsult.no/beatservice>

Beatservice Records is a record company based in Troms, Norway (home of Biosphere, Bel Canto, Mental Overdrive, Ismistik, Aedena Cycle and Volcano). It specializes on different kinds of techno,-arctic techno, electronic listening music, trance, ambient, +++. Current artists on BS includes ELECTRIP-C, MIND OVER MIDI, INFORMATION, THEORY and others.
Knut Brre Lindbjr
(October 1995)
New artists includes the american artist D.A.C. CROWELL and LORD BAARD.
Vidar Hanssen
(June 1996)

Bedazzled Records <http://www.iuma.com/Bedazzled/>
P.O. Box 39195
Washington, DC 20116
info@bedazzled.com <mailto:info@bedazzled.com>
<http://www.iuma.com/Bedazzled/>

A pretty cool, pretty small label. Their big band is Strange Boutique, who sound a lot like early- to mid-range Siouxsie and the Banshees. Run by some nice people, too.

Beekeeper Records
P.O. Box 30036
1321 Lisbon CODEX
Portugal

I cannot say anything but good things about Elsa! To be honest, I've never heard any of the 5 cassette releases on her label; but her zine, Ice Cream Star, is the best I've ever seen! Bee sure to put her on your Christmas card list!
Chris McFarlane
(June 1995)

~Beeshu Records <http://www.execpc.com/beeshu>
1421 N. 69 STREET
WAUWATOSA, WI 53213
beeshu@execpc.com <mailto:beeshu@execpc.com>
~http://www.execpc.com/~beeshu <http://www.execpc.com/beeshu>

Possibly the Midwest's most eclectic label!
daVe
(January 1998)

Behemoth Records
P.O. Box 27801
Las Vegas, NV 89102

While their Fire In The Kitchen LP was great, releases from the past year and a half have not been up to this caliber. Still trying, and as a one man outfit, it can be hard to keep everything runing smoothly.

Behind The Black Door, Inc./BBD Records <http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/stalker/gothfest.htm>
c/o Gothika
P.O. Box 1817
Bridgeview, IL 60455
stalker@sprynet.com <mailto:stalker@sprynet.com>
<http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/stalker/gothfest.htm>

Sponsors gothic/industrial events with Gothika magazine.
Andreterre Greer
(July 1997)

Behind The Black Door, Inc./BBD Records <http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/stalker/gothfest.htm>
c/o Gothika
P.O. Box 1817
Bridgeview, IL 60455
stalker@sprynet.com <mailto:stalker@sprynet.com>
<http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/stalker/gothfest.htm>

Sponsors gothic/industrial events with Gothika magazine.
Andreterre Greer
(July 1997)
Mainly a gothic/industrial label. Promotes events nationally with Gothika magazine and releases are on CD and cassette.
An
(August 1997)

Beloved Entertainment Group <http://www.belovedgroup.com>
201 Monroe Avenue
Suite 180
Maitland, FL 32751-6646
407-539-2998
407-539-3930
beloved@belovedgroup.com <mailto:beloved@belovedgroup.com>
<http://www.belovedgroup.com>

Home of such distributed labels as Beloved Recordings, Yum Recordings and Crane Mountain Records. Artists include Richard Kastle, Little John, The Weaklings, Jenifer Convertible and Go Kart. Compilations include Ska: The Third Wave Vols. 1-5, Attack Of The New Killer Surf Guitar, Punk: Lost & Found, She's A Rebel!, Beat This! Part 1: The Journey Into Clubland, and much more.
Wagner Bucci
(February 1998)

éBemb <http://www.bembe.com>
P.O. Box 1730
3701 Briceland Rd.
Redway, CA 95560
707-923-7262
707-923-7262
pjimydur@northcoast.com <mailto:pjimydur@northcoast.com>
<http://www.bembe.com>

Bembé is a new label that is dedicated to the entire range of Afro-Cuban inspired music. This includes popular dance music (or salsa), Latin jazz, and folkloric music from both sacred and secular traditions. Although this music draws its origins and inspiration from Cuba, our artists will come from around the world. We will only release the best: exceptional music by top musicians. Those of us running Bembé have a passion for the music. We have an extensive and varied experience in the record and music businesses. We are musicians ourselves. The music of Bembé is our gift to the people around the world who have experienced or are looking for the incredible excitement and passion that Afro-Cuban music offers.
Jimmy Durchslag
(April 1996)

Benjamin Records
P.O. Box 22-2204
Great Neck, New York 11021
516-733-0407
Benrecords@aol.com <mailto:Benrecords@aol.com>

Gospeljazz Label
Kevin Smith
(September 1997)

bent records
4240 Pine Ridge
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
xanblack@tyrell.net <mailto:xanblack@tyrell.net>

Anderson 438
4400 Mass. Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
(202) 885.8345
db7318a@american.edu <mailto:db7318a@american.edu>

Established in 1994. Based in Baton Rouge, with a branch in D.C., bent records was started by Andrew and Daniel Black of nutmeg, solely for the purpose of releasing their own 7"s. Accidentally, the label grew into a closely-knit school of bands from the Baton Rouge and New Orleans area. Bands range from the feedback-laden, noise-pop/love songs of nutmeg, to the raging precision of propellorhead. 7"s and CDs available. New releases on the way! Prepare yourself!
Dan Black
(January 1997)

Beowulf Records
Pettenkofengasse 4
A-1030 Vienna
AUSTRIA
(43-1) 796-2314
(43-1) 717-117836
helmut.preissner@p0.hai.siemens.co.at <mailto:helmut.preissner@p0.hai.siemens.co.at>

Founded in Vienna, Austria on the 1.1.1995, this Indie-Label revolutionised the Austrian Music-Scene. Artists like West Exit, Szpineah and The Different Frames cover a musical experience from Trip-Hop over Jazz to Spoken Word. Within the last half year they had to expand from 3 to 7 employees. Also a really interesting clue: they can make you a CD (Recording, Mixing, Layout, Pressing) within 12 hrs.!
Helmut Preissner

Berlap Music <http://www.digitalego.com/berlap>
181 Ave. B, #2
New York, NY 10009
(212) 505-2262
(212) 505-2306
berlap@ix.netcom.com <mailto:berlap@ix.netcom.com>
<http://www.digitalego.com/berlap>

Small startup label featuring "rural music with a swank Northeastern sensibility" from Mink Shoals. Also the official sponsor of National Fax-an-Incriminating-Document-to-the-Press Day.
Zelig
(January 1998)

Betty Page Records
20692 long Bank ct.
sterling,virginia
usa
703-444-3496
An80sGirl@aol.com <mailto:An80sGirl@aol.com>

Do you know who Betty Page is??? She is a B-movie star!!!! Anyhow, Betty Page is the place for garage sounds. BP does not want, support, condone technically perfect music. BP wants to hear and release your garage sounds!!!!! Barbarella 7" 'Where the Boys Are' will be our first release!! garage music for the people with the right attitude. BP is run by one person---it's still in the beginning process but it will get there. That person happens to be Barbarella too!!!!
Barbara Cheskini

Bi-Joopitur Records
2 Wentworth Rd.
Hertford, Herts
England SG13 8JP

Cassette kings with a couple 7"s, too - really good ones from Beat Happening and the Cannanes. Home-made covers/jackets, incredibly nice people.

BIB Records <http://www.tiac.net/users/asd/bim.html>
P.O. Box 441606
Somerville, MA 02144
USA
(617)576-7997
(617)576-7997
susana@infomap.com <mailto:susana@infomap.com>
<http://www.tiac.net/users/asd/bim.html>

BIB is run by the ska/rock band Bim Skala Bim out of Boston. They have about 15-20 releases avail- able including some ska, alterno-rock, movie soundtracks & many compilations.
Artists include: Bim Skala Bim, Steady Earnest, Steve Westfield of Pajama Slave Dancers, Concussion Ensemble, Alloy Orchestra, Johnny Socko and compilations which include, Bim, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Tosters, the Specials, Madness, Laurel Aitken and many more.
Yes, they are very nice people and they would LOVE it if you sent them candy!!! :-) Me too!!
Susan Arhelger
(October 1995)

BIB Records <http://www.bimska.com>
P.O. Box 441606
Somerville, MA 02144
USA
(781)224-0815
(781)224-4294
jimsu@tiac.net <mailto:jimsu@tiac.net>
<http://www.bimska.com>

BIB is run by the ska/rock band Bim Skala Bim out of Boston. They have about 15-20 releases avail- able including some ska, alterno-rock, movie soundtracks & many compilations.
Artists include: Bim Skala Bim, Steady Earnest, Steve Westfield of Pajama Slave Dancers, Concussion Ensemble, Alloy Orchestra, Johnny Socko and compilations which include, Bim, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Tosters, the Specials, Madness, Laurel Aitken and many more.
Yes, they are very nice people and they would LOVE it if you sent them candy!!! :-) Me too!!
Susan Arhelger
(October 1995)
If interested, you can call (781) 232-CITY to listen to a song by Bim Skala Bim.
Jim Arhelger
(January 1998)

Big Blue Dolphin Records
760 West Sample Road
Pompano Beach,
Florida
33064
(954) 943-9854
Same
Rhapcity@worldnet.att.net <mailto:Rhapcity@worldnet.att.net>

Big Blue Dolphin Records is a production label for the purpose of recording profession product in Nashville to lease to major labels!
Josh Noland
(July 1997)

Big Cat Records
PO Box 1561
London UK
NW6 4SW
081-960-3702

Big Cat carries 12", 7", CD's, and cassettes of Carter USM, Cop Shoot Cop, and Foetus Inc. They also carry many Pavement recordings, including stuff they claim is UK exclusive. You should be able to find their stuff in your better record stores. I am unsure of any connection between the US and UK versions of the label.

Big Cat Records (USA)
Radio City Station
PO Box 855
New York, NY
10101 -0855
USA

They have a great compilation called Mesomorph Enduros which features Unsane, Barkmarket, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, and The Melvins.

Big Deal Records
PO Box 2072
Peter Stuyvesant Station
New York, NY. 10009-9998

Started in 1993 by Dean Brownrout and his partner Dave. Their 15 or so releases as of this writing have been exceptionally high quality. In addition to the brilliant Yellow Pills American Powerpop collections, they've got Enuff Z'Nuff, Idle, Devin Hill, Rubinoos, and Milf. Distributed by Caroline.
Gary

Big House Records
P.O. Box 805113
Chicago, Illinois
60680
312.495.3725
sperez1@uic.edu <mailto:sperez1@uic.edu>

This is a house/underground record lablel out of Chi-Town,USA. Promoting original Chicago house flavor. check out the new tracks coming out soon. peace.
Sal Navarro
(August 1997)

Big Mo Records <http://wsd.com/BigMo>
PO Box 365
Norwich
VT 05055-0365
USA
big.mo.records@valley.net <mailto:big.mo.records@valley.net>
<http://wsd.com/BigMo>

Gove Hill Rd,
Thetford Center
VT 05075
USA
800-647-4583
802/785-4221

Big Mo is a label specialising in Blues, Jazz and Progressive material. It's current blues catalog consists of releases by The Nighthawks, Juanita Williams, Tommy Lepson, Johnny Neel & the Last Word and also Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers "Live at BB Kings" (winner Indy 95 best Blues album of the year). Jazz releases come from Brooks Tegler's Hot Jazz, Danny Gatton & Joey DeFrancesco "Relentless" and Joey DeFrancesco "Street of Dreams". On the progressive side there's "Eyes Wide Open" by Murali Coryella.
George Martin
(May 1995)
There's a new release in the progressive category called "Play With Matches" by Carolyn Wonderland & The Imperial Monkeys.
George
(October 1995)

Big Money Records
P. O. Box 2438, Loop Station
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Importers of lots of neat things (Stereolab singles, for example) but I can't remember any of their own releases at the moment. They do a good bit of direct mail-order; write for a catalog (and enclose a couple stamps).

Big Rehab Records
P.O. Box 1133
San Mateo, CA 94403

They still exist and I have them marked as an important label but don't remember why. The released an early Wig Torture album.
Mike

Big World Records <http://www.hotcc.com/bigworld/welcome.html>
Big World Records
P.O. Box 128413
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)890-7642
(615)890-7642
bigworld@hotcc.com <mailto:bigworld@hotcc.com>
<http://www.hotcc.com/bigworld/welcome.html>

none!
anonymous
(March 1996)

~BigEnormous Records <http://www.seanet.com/bigenormous/index.htm>
2522 1st Ave w
Seattle, WA
98119
206 285 9293
206 301 9716
bigenormous@seanet.com <mailto:bigenormous@seanet.com>
~http://www.seanet.com/~bigenormous/index.htm <http://www.seanet.com/bigenormous/index.htm>

BigEnormous Records is an independant label based in Seattle. Established in 1994 and dedicated to releasing music by the loudest, meanest, noisiest bands around. The guitar is god. When the noise gets loud enough, you don't have to think anymore.
Chad Baker
(March 1996)

Bitzcore
Postfach 30 41 07
D-20324
Germany

The label have a release by punk band NRA, "Access Only". They've also released lots of USA bands like Leatherface ("Cherry Knowle), Toxic Reasons ("Independence", "In the house of god", and "No Peace In Our Time"), The Freeze ("Dosed Dosed") and about 20 others...
Peter Zirschky

Black Et Noir Records
47 Rue Du Mail
49100 Angers
France
(33) 41 87 92 23
(33) 41 88 64 66

Founded in 1989 in Angers, Black Et Noir is one of the best known indie label in France. Cateran, Deity Guns, Drive Blind, Hint and much more can be found in their production. Black Et Noit loves music before money. They also have 2 record shops, one in Angers, France (same address as above) and one in Bordeaux, France ( 31 place Ferme de Richemont 33000 Bordeaux; phone : (33) 56 51 22 43; fax : (33) 56 51 09 62) where you can still find many vinyl records ( yes, you read it well :VINYL! ) and of course hard to find CDs.
Jean-Marie Morovan

Black Pumpkin Records <http://www.blackpumpkin.com>
P.O. Box 4377
River Edge, NJ 07661-4377
201-342-4855
201-342-1556
bigmeene@carroll.com <mailto:bigmeene@carroll.com>
<http://www.blackpumpkin.com>

Black Pumpkin is a diverse pop/punk/alternative label. With bands like The Fiendz, The Family Jewels, Lazarus Effect, Flatus, and many more, Black Pumpkin has something for everyone.
Julie
(February 1997)

Black Vinyl Records
2269 Sheridan Road
Zion, IL 60099
USA
(708)746-3767
(708)746-3779
BVR@blackvinyl.com <mailto:BVR@blackvinyl.com>
<http://www.blackvinyl.com>

Originally started in 1977 by the band Shoes to release their vinyl debut, "Black Vinyl Shoes" and revived in 1987 by the band to re-issue old and new releases on CD. Dedicated to the power-pop genre the label has expanded to include other pop releases and also includes a Pop By Mail catalog of 32 different titles. Artists include; Shoes, The Spongetones, 92 Degrees, The Critics, and also includes a Christmas compilation, "Yuletunes" by artists like, Matthew Sweet, Material Issue, Shoes, The Spongetones, Don Dixon/Marti Jones, etc.
Jeff Murphy
(March 1996)

Blackhorse records
1275 E. MacArthur
Sonoma, CA95476
1-707-996-2748
1-707-996-2658
transvsn@community.net <mailto:transvsn@community.net>

They have a new release from a band called Whirl. English alternative, mixed with American Pop.
Josh Duckworth
(October 1995)

Blackjack Records
663 10TH ST
OAKLAND
CA 94607
USA

Blackjack Records (Brain-bombs, Liquorball, etc) has started a cheapo mailorder catalog. Lots of stuff, including the hard to find - mostly rock and extreme improv, along with your typical indie fare.
Robert

Blacklist Mailorder
475 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Blacklist isn't really a label, but it is one of the best mail-order places in the US, especially for punk/hardcore/emo-core stuff. Good prices, too, from what I remember...

Blatant Records
P.O. Box 10173
Olympia, WA 98502

Small label, more on the punk side of Olympia, and sticking to local talent for the most part (Creep, Silkworm, Honeybucket, and a great compilation LP _It's The Water_). I've been really impressed with the quality of the records - one would think that there could be only a certain number of good bands from one region, but more keep turning up.

Blind Pig Records
P.O. Box 2344
San Francisco, CA 94126
415-550-6484
415-550-6485
piggies@aol.com <mailto:piggies@aol.com>

Blind Pig is a respected independent blues/roots label that has also delved into roots rock, zydeco and gospel. Not only does the label have the best logo in the industry, they have some very popular releases by Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Jimmy Thackery, Debbie Davies, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Roy Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, Coco Montoya, and many more. The label typically releases between 10-12 records per year.
Patrick Skvoretz
(November 1995)

~Blind Records <http://www.mania.com.au/fusedale/blind.htm>
170 cobbitty road
cobbitty nsw australia
fusedale@mania.com.au <mailto:fusedale@mania.com.au>
~http://www.mania.com.au/~fusedale/blind.htm <http://www.mania.com.au/fusedale/blind.htm>

Blind Records is an Independent Australian label supporting Australian bands...and the occassional overseas act. Featured on the label are all styles of music though I guess it is kinda pop based. bands like The Kombi Nation (members of Lemonheads) Landspeed, All you can eat, hyperspace, melancholy, lawnsmell
brett fusedale
(January 1998)

Bliss Productions <http://www.mw3.com/electro/e-home.htm>
P.O. Box 659
West Newbury
Massachussetts
USA
C@mw3.com <mailto:C@mw3.com>
<http://www.mw3.com/electro/e-home.htm>

Bliss produces electro organic music. electro organic is funky dub electronics, inducing deep space trance states. A natural organisism is created with electronic tools. The first artist on the label to date is c. There are 5 c realeses to date. c a: synthetic rythemosphere, c b: trancendental atmosphere manipulation. c (self titled), c Electro Organic and c the Electro Organic dub mixes. All are avalable on cassette only. The Electro Organic multi media production team has been putting on events (invasions) around the the Boston MA aria. As you have probably guessed by now I also run the Bliss label. Flowing dreams: c....
c

Bloodshot Records
912 W. Addison, Suite 1
Chicago, IL 60613-4339
USA
312-248-8709
312-248-8709
bludshot@mcs.com <mailto:bludshot@mcs.com>

Bloodshot Records is a label that has made its personal crusade to wipe out country music as it's currently defined by Nashville and Vegas. They have released two compilations of new and very talented artists called "For A Life of Sin" and "Hell-Bent Insurgent Country". They also have some full-length's and 7" by Waco Bros., Old 97's and others. This is real music for real people. Even indie rock fans such as myself will find it interesting.
Sean Wiedel
(August 1995)

Blow-Up Records
8237 Narcissus Street
Victoria, MN 55386
(612) 443-2787
(612) 443-2540
bargathn@skypoint.com <mailto:bargathn@skypoint.com>

Blow-Up Records is a brand skankin' new cassette-only label out of the Minneapolis suburbs. So far, the current roster is made up of one guy: Bargathon. Bargathon writes songs that are born out of an acoustic guitar, a sheet paper, a voice, and a lot of swearing. Hits include "Don't Fuck With My Sandwich, Bitch", "Cheeseburger (Hold the Syph)", "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" and "Novocain Vagina". If you have any weird pop music, send it on over. Strictly pop, ambient, or experimental. Please no hardcore/punk/industrial.
Ryan Schreiber
(April 1996)

Blue Tongue Cassettes
1 Yorktowne Ct.
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

New Jersey's contribution to the Shrimper phenomenon. Most of the music on the label has been made by a total of 4 people under a random collection of names - Shoebox Full Of Love, Stampled, Suckflower, Fucking Emmeline, Hey Dave, and Stanley and David. There's also a 7" single now from Stanley and David which is really cool. Fans of early Sebadoh, Refrigerator, Shoeface, and other Shrimper-style noises, take note.

~BOMP! Records <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/bomp/bomp.html>
P.O. Box 7112
Burbank, CA 91510
orbit23@aol.com <mailto:orbit23@aol.com>
~http://www.forfood.com/~indieweb/bomp/bomp.html <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/bomp/bomp.html>

Originally a notable fanzine, BOMP is the first and oldest indie in the U.S. (Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!) BOMP the label is strictly the unheard, cutting-edge music, from classic punk (Stooges, Dead Boys) to psychedelic, experimental and industrial (Spacemen 3/Distorted Pony/Brian Jonestown Massacre). BOMP is also a family of labels including Voxx <./V.html> (modern garagesters) Archive International Productions <./A.html> (the Pebbles series of 60's garagepunk reissues), Marilyn Records <./M.html> (recently transplanted from Europe!) and Alive Records <./A.html> (extremes from every genre).

Chris Barrus
And thanks for the original entry go to -
Chelsea

~Bone Up Records <http://www.iuma.com/whipped/Orders.html>
Bone Up Mail Order
PO Box 3990
LA, CA 90078
USA
(213)228-9389
(213)467-6830
mrpinkbur@aol.com <mailto:mrpinkbur@aol.com>
~http://www.iuma.com/~whipped/Orders.html <http://www.iuma.com/whipped/Orders.html>

Bone Up Records is currently a one band label supporting the Berkeley, CA based band Whipped. They are extremely amicable and put out great stuff! Their newest is the Whipped "Anger" 7 inch--excellent. This label is about as indie as it gets.
Martin Turon

Bonehead Rex
4746 Northgate
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

One of the Sendra brothers runs Bonehead (both were in Veronica Lake) and this label features music from Snake River (pre-VL rumblings), Down (Chip Porter's old band), and El Smasho. Not sure if the label's still in existence, but you'll probably get a nice letter from them.

Boner Records
P.O. Box 2081
Berkeley, CA 94702

Home of the Melvins and Steel Pole Bathtub, deals mostly in heavy, grungy music from the West Coast. Superconductor's excellent "Heavy With Puppy" EP is on Boner as well.

Bong Load Custom Records <http://www.bongload.com/>
PO Box 931538
Hollywood CA
90093
USA
(213)462-3318
bonglod@aol.com <mailto:bonglod@aol.com>
<http://www.bongload.com/>

Mainly 7 inches by Wool, Muzza Chunka and some great hard-to-find Beck. Also have a half-decent CD by Grimace. Good Prices!
unknown
(1994)
The label is owned by three individuals who all met at a recording studio named Record Plant and after they quit and or were fired they started Bong Load. (the new web site is now up and kinda cool with lots more details! - tw)
Tom
(November 1995)

Bottlecap Records
8719 Bedford-Euless Rd
Hurst, TX 76053
U.S.A.
(817)545-6770
(817)284-3638

Bottlecap is a great new label run by a couple of really nice guys with big ambitions. The first release (out July 95) is a compilation CD with Nothing Painted Blue, Suretoss, Diskothi-Q, Audrey, Bunnygrunt, Cub, the Teen Titans, and lots more. Many cassette and 7" releases to follow! Write as soon as possible!
Chris McFarlane

Botulism Music Productions
11 Brown Ave.
Athens, Oh 45701
USA
614-592-5302
hanrahan@saturn2.ohiou.edu <mailto:hanrahan@saturn2.ohiou.edu>

Send fruit flavored candy to these nice people. Most music made by 8-15 people. Releases to date are about 25 seperate cassettes, with corperate debate over which two bands will get on the soon to be made seven-inch. Live stage, play out in Athens/ Columbus, Ohio bands are called: 100 Book club - Go Gorilla - Pimpy Accelorator - Wilfoster & Q - Disco Teen 66. Other releases also available from them. Hand-Home made stuff, and Poopy Butts.
Matt Hanrahan
(July 1995)

~Bouncing Buddha Productions <http://www.sirius.com/zola>
113 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-3507
YSA
zola@sirius.com <mailto:zola@sirius.com>
~http://www.sirius.com/~zola <http://www.sirius.com/zola>

Bouncing Buddha Productions is an artist owned record label. San Francisco based singer, songwriter, guitarist, record-exec, Zola is the big-wig in charge. The impetus for the name 'Bouncing Buddha' was a trip Zola took to Sri Lanka where he bounced around from village to village performing in exchange for room and board and smiles in places where no singer-songwriter had gone before -- Sri Lanka is 80-85% Buddhist. 'Nuff said! Zola's debut CD is now available.
Frank Dean
(October 1995)

Bovine Records
P.O. Box 2134
Madison, WI 53701

Bovine = noise-core/sludge-core/hate-core. If you like this stuff, get in touch, as Sean sells lots of it (mailorder includes similar stuff on other labels). US and European bands predominate. Bands include Spazz, Floor, Mercury 4oF, Thug,....
Rob Bunting
(May 1996)

Box Dog
PO Box 9609
Seattle,
WA 98109
USA

Lacking both the homespun sincerity of K and the major-indie credibility of Sub Pop, Box Dog remains your factory outlet mall for all that is extreme, overdone, and heavy handed.
Paul

BOXmedia <www.boxmedia.com>
1000 N. Halsted St.
Chicago IL, 60622
<www.boxmedia.com>

BOXmedia releases and distributes a range of experimental audio and video projects and related media stimulation.
B Gutzeit
(January 1998)

Boxodonuts <http://student-www.uchicago.edu/us/vir1>
5324 South Kimbark
Chicago IL 60615-5206
USA
312 418 1921
Boxodonuts@uchicago.edu <mailto:Boxodonuts@uchicago.edu>
<http://student-www.uchicago.edu/us/vir1>

Recently-started label in Chicago's burgeoning scene, sports a 7" release by Dingle, and has plans for a two-year "Baker's Dozen" series of singles. The packaging is nice, the music is pretty decent. I may be prejudiced since it's my label, but we eschew the lo-fi aesthetic and go for a very solid, traditional single look (heavy paper jacket, hand-printed). The artists work closely with the label to decide the sound and look of the releases. Concerts around Chicago, --soon the world! No distributors yet, but soon. Real soon.
Salim M. Virji
(August 1995)

Brassland
PO Box 200069
New Haven, CT 06520
United States
(September to May)
(203) 436-0584
alecjab@minerva.cis.yale.edu <mailto:alecjab@minerva.cis.yale.edu>

9 Rockhagen Road
Thornwood, NY 10594
United States
(May to September)

This is the house label for the zine Jaboni Youth. Hopefully this will change eventually though (ie: the label will get as much or more attention than the zine). Brassland is primarily a cassette label which has put out stuff by obscure home-taper types like Pumpernickel, Jason Morphew, and the Billy Crosbys. Brassland also sells a good number of 7"s and tapes from other labels (such as Shrimper, Walt, and 7" stuff by bands related to Brassland). The most notable release so far is a tape comp with Jaboni Youth #4 which included tracks by Franklin Bruno, Refrigerator, Paste, Six Cents and Natalie, and the Bloody Hawaiians (the Mountain Goats with WCKR SPGT), and many more.
Alec Bemis
(October 1995)

Breakfast Records <http://www.breakfast.com:2500/>
PO Box 381110
Harvard Square
Cambridge
MA 02238
breakfast@breakfast.com <mailto:breakfast@breakfast.com>
<http://www.breakfast.com:2500/>

Breakfast Records is an independent label run by members of Orbit, based in Boston, and dedicated to trying to breathe some new life into the Boston music scene. They believe that musical artists will benefit more from working together than working in competition. They don't have much money, but they've got an Internet domain(!).

Brilliant Records
P.O. Box 17116
Richmond, VA 23226

Singles from Aurora Paralysis, Fudge, and Waking Hours, a double split single of Twitch Hazel (pre-Fudge) and Technical Jed, and a CD comp called "Something Pretty Beautiful" - along the lines of "One Last Kiss" but not as consistent. Hazy, brit-influenced, but not strictly derivative.

~Brrapp Records <http://home.earthlink.net/timbecile>
p.o. box 3805
Simi Valley, ca 93093
timbecile@earthlink.net <mailto:timbecile@earthlink.net>
~http://home.earthlink.net/~timbecile <http://home.earthlink.net/timbecile>

Brrapp Records is an indie punk label!!!!
Timbecile
(April 1996)

Bulb records <http://scribble.com/bulb/>
P.O. Box 8221
Ann Arbor
MI 48107-8221
USA
(313) 764-1631
(313) 764-1631
Peter.Larson@umich.edu <mailto:Peter.Larson@umich.edu>
<http://scribble.com/bulb/>

This is a tiny label run by Peter S. Larson. The label has thus far been very well focused geographically on the Michigan scene and musically on extremily lo-fi, buzzy avant-noise. The label's flagship band is the unknown Couch. Two of the other bands, Prehensile Monkey-tailed Skink and Cornelius Gomez borrow at least one of the Couch boys, so the whole label has that inbred, small town feeling. The label has been branching out, and the most recent catalogue advertises stuff from Chicago's infamous Punk Jazz monsters, the Flying Luttenbachers, and Math, Chicago's noise-folk primitivists, as well as a Mr. Tatsuya Yoshida(who may be the same person who plays with Japanoise turntable destroyers Gerogerigegege and in the Michigan/Chicago supergroup, Cornelius Gomez).
Ben

Burnthouse Records
208 Burnthouse Rd.
Carlisle, PA 17013

Founded in Carlisle, PA by two Punk-Rock guys. There first release, The Egg Rolls '96 Demo, is due out the week of April 14 1996 and contains four original and four cover songs. Please write for more info.
T.J. McEvoy
(April 1996)

Bus Stop
P.O. Box 3161
Iowa City, IA 52244-3161

Engine #9, Fudge, Veronica Lake, Honeybunch, The Sneetches, nice jangly fuzzy pop music. A great Velvet Crush single, too (Ash And Earth).

Buzz Records
Buzz Records
118 locust
Big Rapids MI, 49307
U.S.A.
(616) 796-5782
G130@music.ferris.edu <mailto:G130@music.ferris.edu>
(616) 796-7819

The Buzz On: The singer drinks, The drummer doesn't, The bass player is good with the ladies, and the guitarest is happy. Fine & Dandy: Who puts guitars and prunners into one, these guys. Todds Blues: Ahh words!
Matt McEwen
(October 1995)

Buzzard Records
P.O.Box 475
Beaufort, SC 29901
803-521-4356
803-521-4356
buzzard@hargray.com <mailto:buzzard@hargray.com>

This record label has just released BART ROY, a country CD, and is getting air play in Texas, Utah, CA, SC, FL, and LA. The artist is a former U.S.Marine and was in the Desert Storm War. Buzzard Records is with the IMA & IMRA in NJ, and have a home page with the IMA.( Independant Music Assc.) The Bart Roy release BRS-1453 will be released in Germany on June 28,1996.
R.J.Sorensen
(June 1996)
This release can be heard at www.imamusic.com (IMA page) Bart Roy is attracting world wide attention for his beautiful style of writing and his vocals. The harmonies on this release will make you melt. His style crosses from country to cajun.
R.J.Sorensen
(June 1996)

BYO Records
P.O. Box 67A64
Los Angeles, CA 90067
USA

BYO Records is a LA label started back in 81...they put out good stuff from Youth Brigade, and early 7"s from Social Distortion, Adolescents, Bad Religion, etc. The Bouncing Souls are the biggest band currently...
Hilary the guy taylor
(December 1995)

C&D Records <http://members.aol.com/CDRecords/home.htm>
43 Village Green No.
Suite C
Riverside, RI 02915 USA
(401) 431-1299
(401) 431-1299
CDRecords@aol.com <mailto:CDRecords@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/CDRecords/home.htm>

Indie from Providence, RI. The D.J. Lauria Band (melodic rock - REALLY worth checking out if you like Marshall Crenshaw, Matthew Sweet etc.), Black & White, Vic Foley's Southern Fried Swang Thang, and a few other bands I've never heard of. Cassettes and CD's.
Pam Fontes
(April 1996)

C'est La Mort Records
P.O. Box 91
Baker, LA 70714
cestlamort@aol.com <mailto:cestlamort@aol.com>

This is a great label if you like the old 4AD sound, or stuff like Area, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, the Doctor Death comps. It's a one man operation and he's a really nice guy. He might also start carrying the Hyperium stuff in this country.
Mike

C/Z Records <http://www.w2.com/cz.html>
1407 E. Madison St, #41
Seattle, WA 98122
<http://www.w2.com/cz.html>

The newer kids on the block in Seattle - they've done their share of collector records like the Teriyaki Asthma series, but also great releases by Silkworm, Engine Kid, Built To Spill, and Treepeople. Not as much fanfare as S-b P-p, but a marginally better recent track record...

Cactus Gum
8932 S 45th W Ave
Tulsa, OK 74132
USA
FoXyGum@aol.com <mailto:FoXyGum@aol.com>

Basically a cassette label, with about 15 releases so far by artists (most of em are prety unknown) by Little Jupiter, Planetseven, Archie, Frogger, Neener, the Potatomen, 7-10 Split, Jersey Tushi, think Apollo, and a few more. Plus a 35+ band compilation with loads of people such as Charlie McAlister, Diskothi-Q, Planetseven, Little Jupiter, Asrielle, New Bad Things, Pie, Creeper Lagoon, Star Popsicle, Edith Presler, etc. And a 7" comp to be out in October with the Mountain Goats, Edith Presler, Milky Wimpshake, Little Jupiter, adn Irving Klaw Trio. Whew. So it's not that big, I dunno, basically we put out pop music, basically, but solo stuff is big with us too. Getting mail rules, so send us something and we'll send you something back.
Brad Rose
(October 1995)

Cambodia Recordings <http://www.apk.net/cihs/cambodia/>
16015 Waterloo Rd. Suite 405
Cleveland, OH 44110
216 692 9942
216 692 9952
camb@neurosis.wariat.org <mailto:camb@neurosis.wariat.org>
<http://www.apk.net/cihs/cambodia/>

Cleveland Indie label featuring Craw, the DuValby Bros., and Primitive - Underground best of the dregs of cleveland
R. Brockway
(March 1996)

Camp Records
7874 Ruby Court
Highland,Ca 92346
(909) 425-2481
(909) 425-8804
jsmooth75@hotmail.com <mailto:jsmooth75@hotmail.com>

Camp Records is owned and operated by jazz/blues guitarist Jon Carey We currently have (3) artist on our roster for 1998. We are currently looking for new artist in the contemporary jazz field with finished cd project. Our promotion dept is currently booking bands for venues in the inland empire area.
Jon Carey
(February 1998)

Campus Hills Entertainment
2309 Wintergreen Pl
Durham, NC
919 596-6101
carltonmcauley@hotmail.com <mailto:carltonmcauley@hotmail.com>
thecamp@rocketmail.com <mailto:thecamp@rocketmail.com>

Campus Hills Entertainment has been formed to introduce more R&B and Hip-Hop from the Carolina area. Also as recording artist, CAMPUS HILLS, has started to produce their own material for the label as it searches for potential acts.
Carlton McAuley
(March 1998)

~Candle Records <http://minyos.its.rmit.edu.au/ripani/findex.html>
P.O.Box 641 Randwick NSW 2031 Australia
+61 2 93982669
+61 2 93982669
candle@matra.com.au <mailto:candle@matra.com.au>
~http://minyos.its.rmit.edu.au/~ripani/findex.html <http://minyos.its.rmit.edu.au/ripani/findex.html>

Australian independent record lable and mail order, owned and operated by The Simpletons with The Lucksmiths, The Mabels & Sandro.
Chris Crouch
(May 1997)

Candy Floss
130 Sutter
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Candy Floss is run by a really nice guy called Mike Toy. He has released four 7" records so far. The labels roster currently consists of Azailia Snail, Vibralux, Delightful Little Nothings and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. He will be releasing another 7" by a band called Red Dye No. 5 which already have a release on Silver Girl Records <./S.html>.
Gary Strickland

Candy-Ass Records
P.O. Box 42382
Portland, Oregon
97242
USA
candya55@aol.com <mailto:candya55@aol.com>

This label has put out the likes of Team Dresch, Hazel, and a women's self defense interactive record called: Free to Fight. This label is run by the women in Team Dresch, Jody and Kaia and Donna. They put out a little catalog and also sell band t-shirts. They're totally lesbionic, heterosexist punk disco lezzies. Welcome to the rubyfruit jungle girls!
Sassy Whisker
(October 1995)
Can't really follow that, but ... "Free to Fight" featuring the likes of Lois, Team Dresch, Fifth Column and Rebecca Gates. Candyass are also responsible for the excellent New Bad Things album Freewheel.
tw
(October 1995)

Cannonball Records
1660 Lake Drive West
Chanhassen, MN 55317
612-361-6302
612-361-6936
cblrecords@aol.com <mailto:cblrecords@aol.com>

CANNONBALL RECORDS! The latest label joint venture from RON LEVY... Among our blues releases from 1997 are the US debut from guitar-slingin' BERNARD ALLISON, the long awaited "Extra Napkins" (for the first time on CD!) from JAMES HARMAN, The great new "Blues Across America" series, with discs highlighting the best up & coming bands of Detroit (JOHNNIE BASSETT, ALBERTA ADAMS and THE BUTLER TWINS), Dallas (featuring HENRY QUALLS, BIG AL DUPREE, CHARLES YOUNG & "JR" BOY JONES) as well as an upcoming sets from Chicago and Memphis.... Our first round of Jazz releases include "I'm A 'Gittar' Player" from MELVIN SPARKS, and the upcoming "Jazz Organ Summitt" featuring B-3 masters CHARLES EARLAND, JIMMY MCGRIFF, DR. LONNIE SMITH and JOHNNIE "hammond" SMITH... as well as a new album from the ever-groovy PUCHO, and the new RON LEVY album for 1998.... "Greaze is what's Good!" For more information please contact us at: cblrecords@aol.com
Terrie Thompson
(November 1997)

Cannonball Records <http://www.cannonball.net>
P.O. Box 6525
Clearwater, FL 33758
(813) 449-2004
(813) 441-1268
sleeper@cannonball.net <mailto:sleeper@cannonball.net>
<http://www.cannonball.net>

Blues Label -- Acoustic, Delta Blues
JJ Blair
(August 1997)

Captain Midnight Records
P.O. Box 27001
West Allis, WI 53227
~www.execpc.com/~jjw <www.execpc.com/jjw>

Captain Midnight pumps out rock and roll from pop to speedy speedy punk, and is ran by the bands we put out, nobody else. We do tape and 7" releases mostly. Write us.
Professor Plum
(March 1997)

Car In Car Disco Product
112 North Harvard Ave. Suite 19
Claremont, CA 91711

There are four tapes so far: Mountain Goats _Taking The Dative_, Paste _Calm_, Furniture Huschle _Phantom Limb Newsletter_ and T.H.U.D. _Vagina Power_. They're all $3.00 apiece. They have 5 releases sloted for this summer: Nothing Painted Blue, Party Of One, Bugskull, Wckr Spgt and Refrigerator.
Furniture Huschle

~Carbon Records <http://home.eznet.net/jtunis/carbon/>
PO Box 10718
Rochester, NY 14610
jtunis@eznet.net <mailto:jtunis@eznet.net>
~http://home.eznet.net/~jtunis/carbon/ <http://home.eznet.net/jtunis/carbon/>

Carbon Records is a small label run by Joe Tunis in Rochester NY. Mostly focusing on interesting music from the upstate ny area. Releases have included singles by Muler, Hilkka, Shop Class Squares, Transmission56, 12" record by speedQueen and Quadrafacet, and cds by Hilkka, speedQueen, Finkbeiner, Sheet, Joe+4.
joe tunis
(March 1998)

Cargo Records
4901-906 Morena Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117

Besides distributing virtually every indie-label in the book, Cargo also does its own releases from time to time, on any one of a number of aliases - Headhunter and Fist Puppet are two. Tends toward the loud side of the spectrum - Pitchblende, Drive Like Jehu, etc. Cargo material is also commonly available in better record stores.

Caroline
114 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
USA
(212) 989-2929

Released Hole's debut album "Pretty on the Inside" in 1991.
Beercan Boy (Tristan Miller)
(October 1995)
Also a pretty extensive indie distributor.
tw
(October 1995)

Carrot Top Records
2438 N. Lincoln Ave., 3rd Flr.
Chicago, Il 60614
USA
312-929-9117
312-929-9068
patrickm@mcs.com <mailto:patrickm@mcs.com>

The first releases on this label are cds by the Coctails - one's a compilation of tracks from their first 2 LPs and early singles, the other is the most recent Coctails LP which finds our heroes heading squarely into the jazz world. There's now also releases by Palm Fabric Orchestra, an ambient Poi Dog pondering spin-off project, and Handsome Family, a Chicago 'country/grunge' sorta band.
Patrick Monaghan
There's plenty that's new. "In Debt" a CD reissue of Disco Inferno's first 2 singles and first lp, melancholic, ethereal stuff kind of an intersection between Joy Division and Durutti Column, licensed for N. America from Che Trading UK. A Slipstream CD, Mark Refoy (ex-Spiritualized/Spacemen 3) strikes out on his own, from melodic near-folk to spacerock voyages. Flowchart - "Multi-personality Tabletop Vacation" CD, new Jersey kids' debut is a delicious blend of Kraut, lounge, drone, and pop. Samarai Celestial "Isis Sun" CD, drummer for the Sun Ra Intergalactic Arkestra strikes out on his own with an indescribable first album, trance-inducing rhythms for the coming millennium. And finally there's a new Coctails studio album still in progress.
patrick monaghan
(September 1995)

~Carving Knife Records <http://www.peak.org/flux/ckr/>
P.O. Box 829
Seattle, WA 98111-0829
U.S.A.
(206) 632-1951
ZappoMan@msn.com <mailto:ZappoMan@msn.com>
~http://www.peak.org/~flux/ckr/ <http://www.peak.org/flux/ckr/>

Carving Knife is a indie punk label from Seattle. We specialize in vinyl and have released records from bands like Monster Truck Driver, Cat Food, The Dobermans, Three Blind Mice, Nothing, Monroe's Fur, and more. We have also contributed to the production of several Seattle area compilations including the "Here's to the Losers" CD and the "Rush Limbaugh" 2x7". Our catalog contains over 30 selections, and is available on-line from our web site. We try our hardest to punk your world!
Brad, CKR-HMFIC
(September 1995)

Catheter/Assembly Records
P.O. Box 4785
Richmond, VA 23220

The only single I can remember off-hand is from Chisel (rockin' band who all go to Notre Dame - Ted used to be in Hell No), but I'm sure there's more. No consistent label sound, but some good releases...

Catshit Recordings
900 cambridge cir #121
(510) 735-5540
(707) 996-7761
syck@castles.com <mailto:syck@castles.com>

Many different projects including the incredible Dongchizmatic. This band is very weird combining tape loops, toy instruments, and other forms of oddly percussive ambience. Also on the Catshit magnetic Archives is the "Cheap Demo Sampler" this is a 90 minute cassette featuring 21 songs, from various artists in the industrial experimental genre. Other bands interested in submitting their material, preferrably experimental four track or less; should contact the above address, or E-mail. This label also once featured the somewhat sucessful cybercore band Organized Noise under Disfunctional Records. That was until hip hop sensations T.L.C stole their name. Everything about the recordings on this label are very disturbing, yet sometimes melodic and therapeutic lobotomies.
J. Loc.
(October 1997)

Catshit Recordings
900 cambridge cir #121
Benicia Ca.
94510
(510) 735-5540
(707) 996-7761
syck@castles.com <mailto:syck@castles.com>

Many different projects including the incredible Dongchizmatic. This band is very weird combining tape loops, toy instruments, and other forms of oddly percussive ambience. Also on the Catshit magnetic Archives is the "Cheap Demo Sampler" this is a 90 minute cassette featuring 21 songs, from various artists in the industrial experimental genre. Other bands interested in submitting their material, preferrably experimental four track or less; should contact the above address, or E-mail. This label also once featured the somewhat sucessful cybercore band Organized Noise under Disfunctional Records. That was until hip hop sensations T.L.C stole their name. Everything about the recordings on this label are very disturbing, yet sometimes melodic and therapeutic lobotomies.
J. Loc.
(October 1997)

Catshit Recordings
900 cambridge cir #121
Benicia Ca.
94510
(510) 735-5540
(707) 996-7761
syck@castles.com <mailto:syck@castles.com>

Many different projects including the incredible Dongchizmatic. This band is very weird combining tape loops, toy instruments, and other forms of oddly percussive ambience. Also on the Catshit magnetic Archives is the "Cheap Demo Sampler" this is a 90 minute cassette featuring 21 songs, from various artists in the industrial experimental genre. Other bands interested in submitting their material, preferrably experimental four track or less; should contact the above address, or E-mail. This label also once featured the somewhat sucessful cybercore band Organized Noise under Disfunctional Records. That was until hip hop sensations T.L.C stole their name. Everything about the recordings on this label are very disturbing, yet sometimes melodic and therapeutic lobotomies.
J. Loc.
(October 1997)
Please visit our official webpage at http://expage.com/page/syck
Jeff
(November 1997)

Catsup Plate Recordings
po box 375
swarthmore, pa 19081
USA
rcarmic1@swarthmore.edu <mailto:rcarmic1@swarthmore.edu>

Primarily a cassette label with a variety of different genres represented. The two compilations are your best introduction to the label--each feature eighteen artists ranging from the moderately well known (refrigerator, bugskull) to the obscure (doormouse, howardian). The label is also branching out into the world of vinyl with a compilation 7" due out soon, with a number of other records to follow.
rob carmichael
(September 1995)

Caulfield Records <http://www.acton.com/bernie>
5701 Randolph
Lincoln, NE 68510
USA
bmcginn@inetnebr.com <mailto:bmcginn@inetnebr.com>
<http://www.acton.com/bernie>

Run out of Lincoln, NE Caulfield Records has released some great CD's, 7"'s and vinyl albums. Check them out. Bands they've worked with include Mercy Rule, Sideshow, Frontier Trust and a host of others. Bernie McGuinn of Sideshow owns the label.
Matt Griffith

CD Presents
1317 Grant Ave. Suite 531
San Francisco, CA 94133

Excellent but sparse original releases (Avengers LP, the "Rat Music For Rat People" compilations), and a comprehensive but sometimes pricey mail-order catalog. I had never heard of many things I found in their catalog, but who knows what that means...

CE Records
2721 Baldwinbrook Dr.
Montgomery, AL 36116
USA

Black gospel label for traditional and contemporary artists. Look for the Hind Sisters and Clark Brothers new release in late 95.
unknown
(August 1995)

Celestial Harmonies <http://www.harmonies.com/>
P.O. Box 30122
Tucson, Arizona 85751
USA
520 326 4400
520 326 4400
72120.3673@compuserve.com <mailto:72120.3673@compuserve.com>
<http://www.harmonies.com/>

Classical world music (China, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc.), new age (Deuter, Kitaro, Paul Horn, etc.), western classical (Carl Orff to Terry Riley) some jazz, i.e. brazilian electronic (Popol Vuh to Steve Roach)
Eckart
(August 1995)

Celluloid Records
330 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013

A great label for noise/experimental music in the Downtown New York scene, along with the Last Poets back catalog. I think they got bought by Restless sometime last year, but this just means better re-issues of great, out-of-print records.

Century Media
1453-a 14th St.
#324
Santa Monica, CA 90404
USA

Anything in the hard music dept. (black/death/metal/hardcore...)
Francois Landry

Chainsaw
PO Box 42600
Portland, OR 97242
USA
(503) 238-0380

Chainsaw is a queer owned and operated label run by donna dresch of the band team dresch. They have out a lot of other great stuff besides releases from team dresch. There is a band called sleater-kinney which has ex-members of heavens to betsy and excuse 17, the fakes which features members of nation of ulysses, bikini kill, kicking giant. They have started doing more distribution and people can get a catalog by sending an sase to the address.
Carrie Kinney
(October 1995)

Chapter Music <http://cygwww.uwa.edu.au/user/blueboy/chapter >
P.O. Box 150
Northbridge WA 6003
AUSTRALIA
61 9 272 8231
langham@multiline.com.au <mailto:langham@multiline.com.au>
<http://cygwww.uwa.edu.au/user/blueboy/chapter >

Lo-fi, poppy indie/punk cassette (and one CD!) label from the folks responsible for Salty + Delicious 'zine (Guy Blackman of Perth, Western Australia and Richard Forster of Brisbane, Queensland). Nine releases, several definitive Perth scene compilation tapes, and coming soon: a series of split 7" singles w/ US distro thru Kill Rock Stars (maybe). Molasses, O!, Mustang!, Doublechin, Cannanes, Clag, Small World Experience, Stinky Fire Engine, Sea Haggs, New Waver, Big Interesting Rifle, Minimum Chips, Tripod, Julian Williams, the Bluetile Lounge, Rosemary Beads, Yummy Fur, Sulk... (That's enough Australian indie bands. Ed.)
Mr Bernard Langham

Charly Records
156-166 Ilderton Rd.
London, SE15 1NT
Great Britain

Known to me as the re-issuers of the old, crucially important material from the International Artist label of Austin, TX - 13th Floor Elevators and Red Crayola, along with an IA comp called "Epitaph For A Legend." Send $3 or one pound for a full catalog.

~Charnel House Productions <http://www.meer.net/charnel/index.htm>
P. O. Box 170277
San Francisco, CA 94117-0277
USA
Charnel-Music@cyberden.com <mailto:Charnel-Music@cyberden.com>
~http://www.meer.net/~charnel/index.htm <http://www.meer.net/charnel/index.htm>
~http://www.msen.com/~ecook/charnel.catalog.html <http://www.msen.com/ecook/charnel.catalog.html>

One of the premiere noise labels right now, they just did a series of K.K. Null releases, with folks like Jim O'Rourke, Merzbow, and his own band, Zeni Geva. Grating, nerve-wracking, mind-bending - these are all compliments in my book.

Che
P.O. Box 653
London
E18 2NX
0181 530 8381
che@cheltd.demon.co.uk <mailto:che@cheltd.demon.co.uk>

Che' (that accents meant to be on the e!) have an increasingly interesting bunch of releases to their credit. They've releases by german indie rockers 18th Dye, Magic Hour (Galaxie 500 offspring!), the Bardots, Slipstream, Fur, Disco Inferno, Animals that Swim and Delta, Bear, the excellent Uresei Yatsura and probably a whole host more. They do mail order and offer a newsletter if you ask to get put on their mailing list, mail order prices are cheap(ish), or so I've been told.
tw
(1995)

Cheesy Records
Cheesy Records
635 Bethany Rd.
Eads, TN 38028
(901) 853- 1690
BraddyP@yahoo.com <mailto:BraddyP@yahoo.com>

We're basically a small-time record label trying to get its feet off of the ground. this label was started by and is centered around a Memphis pop band called "The Houseflies." Two demos have been released thus far: The Houseflies demo and the Population70 demo. We merged with another small, local label called ja-cas! records to put out a compilation called "Something Cheesy This Way Comes." The next Houseflies release (Just Keep On Smiling) should be out in the next couple of months. Following this release and the tour for it, Cheesy Records will begin broadening its horizons............The Houseflies' Web Pages: (pages.prodigy.com/bozo/flies.htm) (members.the globe.com/sooperfly/hf.html)
Bradley Curtis Postlethwaite
(January 1998)

Cher Doll
PO Box 23333
Seattle,
WA 98102
USA

No longer a subsidiary of Box Dog, Cher Doll records was founded in 1992 by former IRS agent Nancy Ostrander, is driven to provide you with maximum sonic value and constant quality process improvement for your tax dollar.
Paul
They've put out an incredible force of junior single (stronger/walter) which i'm told is pretty good as well as a compilation ep featuring great tracks by Neutral Milk Hotel and Blanket.

Cherry Disk
Box 990424
Boston, MA 02199
USA
cherrydisk@aol.com <mailto:cherrydisk@aol.com>

Cherry Disk is a very cool up and coming label with acts such as Tracy Bonham and Tree.
Peter Buonora

Cherry Red Records <ftp://ftp.crl.com/users/ro/scottz/twee/home.html>
Bishops Park House (3rd Floor)
25-29 Fulham High Street
London
SW6 3JH
0171 371 5844
0171 384 1854
<ftp://ftp.crl.com/users/ro/scottz/twee/home.html>

Cherry Red records currently have a back catalogue of over 600 releases spanning over 24 labels, some still active most defunct. Cherry Red has played host to acts like the Dead Kennedys, Everything But The Girl, Eyeless in Gaza, Marc Bolan (!) and Felt. It continues to release stuff through Anagram Records (most notably Alien Sex Fiend) and also the Richmond label. It now operates the catalogues for the following ... EL, Flicknife, No Future/Future, Zebra, Heartbeat, Africagram, BAAD!/be*bop & Fresh, East West Trading Co, City, Mad Pig, Time Stood Still, Yowza! Yowza!, Pipe, Virginia, Clarkesville, Kathedral, Laker, Latymer, Passion, Riot City and Blue Rinse Tapes.
tw
(1994)

Chocolate Monk,
49 Rowan Drive
Blackburn
West Lothian
Scotland
EH47 7NP

A small but prolific mail order tape label, they've had seven releases so far and a further six or seven are due to come out soon. Most recent highlights for me are tapes by The John Davis Folk Implosion, and no less than Trumans Water. But they've got stuff to cover the whole fucked up noise spectrum and nothing seems to cost more than a couple of quid. Send Dylan and Lisa an SAE for a catalogue.

Choke, Inc. <http://kzsu.stanford.edu/uwi/sounds/choke/choke.html>
1376 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60622
USA
312 226 9477
312 733 7447
choke@spagmumps.com <mailto:choke@spagmumps.com>
<http://kzsu.stanford.edu/uwi/sounds/choke/choke.html>

Label includes the following bands:
Craw, Milkmine, Morsel, the Hairy Patt Band, JAKS
Everything I have heard by these bands is all good. Check out the WWW site for back issues of their electronic newsletter and catalog. The newsletter itself is a joy to read and has reviews of many releases and shows (most are not even on the choke label). For more info on the newsletter, or a (free) subscription contact rockie@neurosis.wariat.org
George Vacek

Cinderblock Records
P.O. Box 1243
Allston, MA 02134

Run by Mark from Kudgel, I believe, and the Kudgel single is one of the better Cinderlock singles. Nothing much recently, but I'm still looking and hoping for more good stuff from this new crop of Boston bands.

Cinnamon Toast Records
2464 Robie St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4N1
Canada
msg@ra.isisnet.com <mailto:msg@ra.isisnet.com>

Since the east coast has exploded into a mecca for indie music, this may not be news to you. They've put out singles for bands like Jale (now signed to Sub Pop -skm) and Bubaiskull (Who I believe have changed their name -Steve). And they're really nice people.
Julie

City Slang
POB 17
12414 Berlin,
Germany

Definitly one of the best labels in Germany! Albums by Sebadoh, Hole, Superchunk, Seam, Yo La Tengo, Unsane, Cell have been released since it was founded a couple of years ago. For promotional use only a sampler called "Grunge R.I.P. 1992" was published featuring previously unreleased acoustic versions of Hole, Seam, Superchunk and the excellent "Reject" from Sebadoh. Lucky bastard if you get a copy ! Furthermore there's a sampler "Slanged!" including songs from Hole, Yo La Tengo, Seam, Unsane, Love Child, Superchunk, Big Ray, Cell, Sebadoh, 11th Dream Day. A label-report was broadcasted last year by the german music-tv-station "viva". It's actually my favourite label. Send them candy!
Ralf Siegel

Classified Records <http://www.crworld.com>
PO Box 908
Union City, CA 94587-0908
USA
510-475-5760
510-475-5521
info@crworld.com <mailto:info@crworld.com>
<http://www.crworld.com>

San Francisco Bay Area based indie label with nationwide distribution known initially for Freestyle and House dance music. Currently experimenting with Alternative and Rap. Artists include Jocelyn Enriquez, Make Believe, BBSwing, Misery Loves Company, Heaven, and more.
Glenn Gutierrez
(September 1995)

Clawfist
231 Portobello Road,
London W11 1Lt

The third memeber of the PLUG coalition (along with Too Pure and Wiiija). 1993 saw them release two of the finest albums of the year in Breed's 'Violent Sentimental' and Gallon Drunk's 'From The Heart of Town'. The slicked back 50's smoke and grime of Gallon Drunk's back catalogue is further complimented by punk upstarts Mambo Taxi ('Dress Like That' being their finest 7" moment). And then there's the Clawfist Singles Club to subscribe to as well, specialising in split singles with one band covering the others songs. A great label.
Clawfist has temporarily hung up it's boots and closed it's doors, which is a real shame because the label released some great records. The singles club will continue for the present so it may still be worth getting in touch.
Check out the entry for Dilo <./D.html>.

~Clean/Cut Music <http://www.execpc.com/jmanzer/rps.html>
22 N. Lincoln Ridge #706
Madison WI 53719
(608) 833-CLAY
cleancut@execpc.com <mailto:cleancut@execpc.com>
~http://www.execpc.com/~jmanzer/rps.html <http://www.execpc.com/jmanzer/rps.html>

Located in beautiful Madison Wisconsin, this small label was started by Rock Paper Scissors band member Clay Rehm to exclusively promote his band.
Clean/Cut Music does it all... booking, management, advertising, marketing, politics, and most important - produce good music.
Clay Rehm
(May 1996)

~Clean/Cut Music <http://www.execpc.com/cleancut/ccm.html>
7519 Widgeon Way
Madison WI 53717
(608) 833-CLAY
cleancut@execpc.com <mailto:cleancut@execpc.com>
~http://www.execpc.com/~cleancut/ccm.html <http://www.execpc.com/cleancut/ccm.html>

Located in beautiful Madison Wisconsin, this small label was started by Rock Paper Scissors band member Clay Rehm to exclusively promote his band.
Clean/Cut Music does it all... booking, management, advertising, marketing, politics, and most important - produce good music.
Clay Rehm
(May 1996)
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Clay Rehm
(August 1997)

Cleopatra Records
8726 S. Sepulveda Blvd. STE D-82
LA CA 90045
cleopatra@cyberden.com <mailto:cleopatra@cyberden.com>

Cleopatra seems to have a real mixed bag of releases from early punk people like the Adicts, Angelic Upstarts, Anti Nowhere League and Christian Death, as well as stuff from goth definitives Alien Sex Fiend. Most of the stuff seems to be US releases of UK and European based sounds, there are Laibach and Kraftwerk releases. Not so sure there's very much in the way of original artists though. This label hardly seems to be pushing back any barriers with the stuff it's putting out.

Cloudland Records
Jagtvej 64-66
P.O. Box 575
DK-2200 Copenhagen
Denmark

The only thing I know about this label is that the most exciting band 18th Dye is signed to them. The label has released the album Done and also the min-album Crayon (both of which are also available on Matador in the states!).
Ralf Siegel

Club Fub
150 East Ave
Burlington, VT 05401
USA

A recent addition to our music library. Well done production (not "slick"). Favorite band: Hover.
Rob
Hover has since disbanded, but Club Fub continues to put out releases, including those of Club Fub owner Brad Searles' new band Starlight Conspiracy. Their cassette was given an excellent review recently by CMJ. Club Fub has also put out a series of Split Singles with two Burlington VT bands on each release. The last of six featured Rocketsled, Jesus Nut, and the Fags.
Kevin Hoskins
(May 1996)

CMC International <http://www.cmcinternational.com>
106 West Horton Street
Zebulon, NC 27597
919-269-5508
919-269-7217
boneill@bmgmusic.com <mailto:boneill@bmgmusic.com>
<http://www.cmcinternational.com>

Label has a variety of artists who have all recieved gold or platinum certification in their careers, including metal acts such as Warrant, LA Guns, and Slaughter , heavier music by Motorhead, Iron Maiden and Overkill, and classic rock groiups such as Yes, Deep Purple, Justin Hayward (Moody Blues vocalist) and Lynyrd Skynyrd. One new band, Sexpod, is on the roster, in conjunction with Slab Records. The label's slogan: Great artists make great music. PERIOD.
Brian O'Neill
(February 1997)

CMP Records
155 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023
USA

Box 1129
5166 Kreuzau - ER
Germany

World-beat and jazz label, among the best in the world-beat arena (I'd rate Original Music higher, but that's the only one). All contemporary releases - Shobha Gurtu, Trilok Gurtu, the Erkosi Ensemble, much more.

~CMT <http://www.kol.net/Greg/>
Room 702, Wonil Bldg., 78-3, Samsung-dong,
Kangnam-ku, Seoul, 135-090, Korea
82-2-516-8930
82-2-518-0642
Greg@hitel.kol.co.kr <mailto:Greg@hitel.kol.co.kr>
~http://www.kol.net/~Greg/ <http://www.kol.net/Greg/>

Indie lable located in Seoul, Korea, distributing licensed recording products, promoting concert engagement. Specially we are looking for foreign lable which could distribute Korean music and also looking for some products, being possible to be distributed to the territory of Korea or SE Asia.
Greg Cho
(June 1997)

~Coat-Tail Records <http://www.msen.com/knight/darkside/coattail/coattail.html>
P.O. Box 607032
Chicago, IL
60660
U.S.A.
(312) 274-5026
(312) 274-5026
blarner@eagle.wesleyan.edu <mailto:blarner@eagle.wesleyan.edu>
~http://www.msen.com/~knight/darkside/coattail/coattail.html <http://www.msen.com/knight/darkside/coattail/coattail.html>

Coat-Tail pushes a fine selection of noise and creative musics. Four 7" releases so far: No Safety/Flying Luttenbachers split; "Hunter's Safety" comp w/Flying Luttenbachers, Gneissmaker, Jackwacker and White; "Sixty Second Comp" w/Chris Cochrane, Don Caballero, Duotron, L-R Duo, Zeena Parkins, Elliott Sharp and the "Hunter's Safety" lineup; and Duotron/Xerobot split. In the near future will come the "Second Sixty Second Comp" w/ Band of Susans, Borbetomagus, Amy Denio, Evan Lurie, Mr. Velocity Hopkins, Scissor Girls, Xerobot and more. Excellent phone manners as always.
Brett Larner
(September 1995)

~Coconut Grove Records <http://www.wco.com/coconutg/cocogro.htm>
PO Box 78146
San Francisco, CA 94107
415 648 5803
415 282 4394
coconutg <mailto:coconutg>
~http://www.wco.com/~coconutg/cocogro.htm <http://www.wco.com/coconutg/cocogro.htm>

Releases private label CDs for companies like FILA Sportswear. All music is licensed.
Steve Sando
(November 1995)

Coffeehouse Records
510 Main St.Middletown
Ct. 06457
USA
1-203-347-8669 (the Hotline)
Coffeehous@Aol.Com <mailto:Coffeehous@Aol.Com>

This label was formed out of a 'Muscle Shoals' type situation for a small recording studio in Middletown, Ct. This label is dedicated to four acts, with alot of guest appearances. The acts are all heavy; Nate Simmons - One of New England's greatest electric folk blues artists. The Silver Bug - New Haven's fave combo.The Michael Cleary Band - Recently voted Hartford's Best Rock Band, and Ben Ross,(via Detroit), Middletown's answer to Dr. John meets Tom Waitsmeets Lenny bruce.
Mike Arafeh
(August 1995)

~Cog Productions/East 55 family records/Salem street management <http://members.tripod.com/prayingkenny/index.html>
5544 salem
Denver,co,80239
(303)375-7862
thegfunk@hotmail.com <mailto:thegfunk@hotmail.com>
~http://members.tripod.com/~prayingkenny/index.html <http://members.tripod.com/prayingkenny/index.html>

Yeah wsup.I'm kenneth green ceo of cog records (Christian rap) And also east 55 salem family records(R&b,hip hop,jazz,alternative) So if you got skills as a rapper,singer,musician,And really serious than me and you need to talk....Now looking to sign 5 people. So hurry up fast!
Kenneth Green
(February 1997)

Communion
290-C Napoleon St.
San Francisco, CA 94124

Finally back among the living after the move from Georgia, Communion is a solid label which has worked with lots of people from time to time - Bitch Magnet, Jawbreaker, Some Velvet Sidewalk are ones I can remember. Releases are infrequent, but worth tracking down.

Complacency Records
P.O. Box 1452
Palatine, IL 60078

Wow. They've released two Illusion Of Safety records and are a great label. Also put out a CD by CheerAccident, a bizarre Chicago band.
Mike

Compulsiv Records
P.O. Box 15188
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Pretty rockin' label: comps featuring Rodan, Crain, Rocket From The Crypt, and Pitchblende, singles from Bull, Uptowne Bones, Zonic Shockum, and Caterpillar. Bryan's a very nice guy, but sorta slack sometimes on the mail-end of things...

Concord Records
P. O. Box 845
Concord, CA 94522

Mainstreamy jazz label. Not too bad, but certainly not a Black Saint or Soul Note among contemporary labels and releases.

Confidential <http://www.demon.co.uk/usound/conrec>
127 Dewsbury Road
OSSETT
WEST YORKSHIRE
WF5 9PA
ENGLAND (UK)
(01924) 277508
conrec@usound.demon.co.uk <mailto:conrec@usound.demon.co.uk>
<http://www.demon.co.uk/usound/conrec>

This UK label specialises in helping new bands/artists release their own material economically and effectively on CD, Vinyl or Cassette. Past releases have been from bands such as Picasso, Brick Supply, Tse-Tse Fly, DNA, Brave New Dawn and many others. A full list of the label's "back catalogue" and current releases, including sound excerpts and fuller details on several "featured artists" is available on the WWW/URL given above.
Nev Barker
(September 1995)

Conscience Records <http://www.conscience.com>
450 W. 15th Street
Suite #405
New York
New York 10011
212.627.4700
212.627.5192
info@conscience.com <mailto:info@conscience.com>
<http://www.conscience.com>

From electro-machine (and even guitar-based) metal to techno and ambient....Conscience Records first release was Powerman 5000's "The Blood Splat Rating System" (now on Dreamworks, and re-released as "Mega Kung Fu Radio"). The roster now includes Boston's own - the incredible EL DOPA and Chicago's industrial gods, Acumen Nation. Look for new '97 releases by these and our newest artist - Mocean Worker. Conscience Records accepts unsolicited material.
Eric Bohnenstiel
(January 1998)

Constant Change
2028 W. Main Rd.
Middletown, RI 02840

Best known for releasing 2 singles and a CD from Seven League Boots, Bobby Sullivan's post-Soulside effort (which has now disbanded). But they're trying to work with newer Providence stuff and promise a Laurels single in the near future, so keep an eye out for these folks.

~Continental Records <http://www.az.com/sberry>
P.O. Box 4336
Bellingham, WA 98227-4336
USA
360-676-8131
sberry@az.com <mailto:sberry@az.com>
~http://www.az.com/~sberry <http://www.az.com/sberry>

Bellingham based surf, garage, and exotic music label. Artists include The Penetrators, The Boss Martians, and The Del-Vamps.
Sean Berry
(September 1997)

Coolidge Records
157 coolidge terrace
Wyckoff
NJ 07481-2504

Have released a Descendents tribute album - "Homage: Lot's of bands covering decendants songs". The record features Pavement, Poster Children (PKids), Bunnygrunt, The Melting Hopefuls, Snowplow, Hurl, Plow United, Black Train Jack, Thrush Hermit, The Bouncing Souls, Garden Variety, Shirk Circus and others!!
tw
Lots of pop-punk stuff. Plow (soon to be Plow United) single, Plow/Weston split, Plow/Tallman split, about 10 other singles... Mostly way-underproduced good stuff from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
chris newmyer

Corner Room Records
7922 Sue Drive
Ooltewah, TN 37363
USA
(423) 892-1993
BBuckner@UTCVM.UTC.EDU <mailto:BBuckner@UTCVM.UTC.EDU>

Smack Driven Driver: Self-titled CD/Tape is available for $6/$4. It's good. They are taking up too much space in Corner Room Studio. Peddled from show to show or please call and leave a message after the tone. Will play anywhere with three-pronged outlets. "We don't know what it sounds like, but it's music, if you're into that."
The Slacks: Christmas 1994 release by Brandon and Eric Buckner. Lots of slide guitar. Some Korg. More Castle Grayskull Microphone than you're likely to hear anywhere. Out of print, but we'll dub some more if you want. Kinko's is just down the street anyway. 24 hours. Mmmm... Slanty.
Aychee Double Hockey Sticks: Four track covers of your favorites (we researched this) and some pretty original originals. Interesting microphone placement makes them what they are. Nine to five, yippie yo, yippie yeah. Not in print yet. Due very soon. As soon as we get that bored again. Recording done on location in other people's apartments and on bridges in downtown Chattanooga.
Kevin Newman
(October 1995)

Corner Room Studios
7922 Sue Drive
Ooltewah, TN 37363
USA
(615)892-1993

Corner Room Studios is owned, operated, and vacuumed by Eric and Brandon Buckner. Releases: The Slacks "What is this?" - original 4-track masterpieces; a little bit country, a little bit rad. (1994)
Kevin Newman
(August 1995)

CORVO Records, Inc. <www.corvorecords.com>
POB 1368
Cape Coral, FL 33910
941.574.9718
941.574.9219
prez@corvorecords.com <mailto:prez@corvorecords.com>
<www.corvorecords.com>

Independent label in South Florida looking for talented musicians in Alternative, Rock, R&B,and Latin genres. Send 3-4 song demo and complete bio package. Support local music!!!
Ed Garcia
(January 1998)

Corwood Industries
P. O. Box 15373
Houston, TX 77020

Home of the fabulous Jandek. 22 releases since 1981, all by Jandek. No two albums sound the same. I personally think he's a fucking genius, others think he's a lunatic. Write and make your own opinion.

Cow Records
PO Box 410
Manchester
M6O 3WD
U.K.

The Inspiral Carpets own record label. As of now, I'm not sure if they release anything else other than their own stuff.

~Cowpie Records <http://www.concentric.net/Cropper>
907 S. 4th St.
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(630)513-7828
(630)513-7828 call first
Cropper@concentric.net <mailto:Cropper@concentric.net>
~http://www.concentric.net/~Cropper <http://www.concentric.net/Cropper>

Cowpie Records & Kalpa productions is an independent record company and distribution network. We are looking for more people to work with in all genres.
Ron Cannon
(June 1996)
We currently work with: The Sharecroppers, The Riptones, The Handsome Family, This Train, Big Daddy Sun & the Outer Planets, Red Hot & Blue. Rockabilly, alternative-country, Americana, roots.
Ron Cannon
(April 1997)

~Cowpie Records <http://www.concentric.net/Cropper>
907 S. 4th St.
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(708)513-7828
(708)513-7828 call first
Croper@concentric.net <mailto:Croper@concentric.net>
~http://www.concentric.net/~Cropper <http://www.concentric.net/Cropper>

Cowpie Records & Kalpa productions is an independent record company and distribution network. We are looking for more people to work with in all genres.
Ron Cannon
(June 1996)

Crackle Records
PO Box HP49
Leeds LS6 4XL
UK

Have put out two singles, one by Chopper "fast short punk tunes that'll blow yer socks off" and one by Skimmer "sold pop-punk,.. instantly memorable tunes and hummable choruses and hard guitar to back it all up". They also sell a lot of stuff by other labels, 2nd hand things, etc.
Dougal McKinnon

Crank Automotive
P.O. Box 814
Purcellville VA 22132
USA
crankauto@aol.com <mailto:crankauto@aol.com>

A third leg of crank magazine, four 7"s so far (Alan Licht/Handful of Dust split, Grubby ep, Ascension/Broken Lightbulb Anal Fetish split, Richard Youngs/Leather Mole ep). Both split 7"s came w/ issues of crank magazine, which is a magazine. There have been 5 (five) of those (magazines). They have involved words by Thinking Fellers, Seymour Glass, Butch Willis, Royal Trux, Rudolph Grey, Trumans Water, aforementioned artists, etc. Future audio includes bruce russell's first solo record under his own name, and maybe more lengthy R. Youngs material. Inquiries receive replies.
Crankauto
(August 1995)

Crank!
123 Wilshire Blvd. #173
Santa Monica, CA 90403
USA
310.917.9162
310.917.9166
CrankRec@aol.com <mailto:CrankRec@aol.com>

Crank! records is a relatively new little label. The three bands on its most current roster (summer of 95') are: boy's life (great emotional-punk from Kansas City MO), Vitreous Humor (ditto), and the Daisies (Oxford England), who are described as "pop/punk/alternative" a cross between "Green Day and Radiohead".
FAllen
(October 1995)
Also on the label are MINERAL (from Texas - Sunny Day Real Estate meets The Cure), CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE (melodic emo-core from Denver, CO), HAYWOOD and MARINER NINE (both indie pop from Pennsylvania).
Jeff Matlow
(November 1994)

~Cravedog Records <http://www.teleport.com/swamp/cravedog.html>
P.O. Box 1841
Portland, OR 97201
USA
(503) 727-2678
rinehart@hevanet.com <mailto:rinehart@hevanet.com>
~http://www.teleport.com/~swamp/cravedog.html <http://www.teleport.com/swamp/cravedog.html>

Audio documentation of some historic moments in the Portland, OR music scene. Fernando, Sissyface, Richmond Fontaine, The Weaklings, Iommi Stubbs, Apt. 3-G, Nervous Christians, Gern Blanston, Ten Four and a splattering of others on compilations to scratch and sniff by.
Nancy
(April 1996)

Creation / August / Rev-ola Records <http://www.musicbase.co.uk/music/creation/>
8 Westgate St.
London E8 3RN
United Kingdom
<http://www.musicbase.co.uk/music/creation/>

One of the leading labels in Britain in the last 5 years - Slowdive, Adorable, Ride, Swervedriver, My Bloody Valentine, early Primal Scream stuff, Biff Bang Pow. Maybe a bit over-hyped, but a solid label on the whole. Still the place to look for what's new in the UK. They are also connected with subsidiaries such as August Records who have Ween, Shonen Knife, Eugenius, and Autohaze. Another is Rev-ola with reissues of O-Level, Leonard Nimoy.

Creep Records
Suite 220
252 E. Market St.
West Chester, PA 19381
USA

Cool Label Award goes to these guys!! They've got stuff by the Bouncing Souls, Buglite, Brody, 2.5 Children, the Boils, the Halflings, Super Hi 5 and loads more! They only charge like six bucks for a shirt, don't rip anybody off, work really hard and it shows. Trust me, I've been to Arik's house. He has helped me so much with my zine, putting on shows, and a lot of other stuff you wouldn't want to hear about. They also have a recording studio and 16 track and charge like $25 an hour. Definately my favorite indie...
Yael Grauer
(July 1995)

Cri Du Chat Disques
C.P.:42396
Sao Paulo - SP - 04299-970
Brazil
55 11 282 7077
55 11 852 8205

Specializes in brazilain industrial music, bands: Simbolo, Harry, Vanishing Point Silverblood and others. They'll send a free catalogue for inquiries.
Roberto Maia
(September 1995)

Crowdaddy Music
233 E. Owasso Ln
St Paul, MN 55126
USA
(612) 482-9769
chap0019@gold.tc.umn.edu <mailto:chap0019@gold.tc.umn.edu>

Works with local acts such as MEDIUM, Bryan McDonald, Velvet Kilt
unknown
(November 1995)

Crunch Melody Records
1509 Queen Anne Av N #277
Seattle
WA 98109
USA

specializes in crunchy, melodic punk rock. Flyer carries underground/self-released records from local bands, T-shirts, etc. Business SASE or first class stamp gets you the flyer.
Bill

Cruz Records
P.O. Box 7756
Long Beach, CA 90807

The weakest of Greg Ginn's labels (New Alliance and SST are the others). All, Chemical People, Skinyard, and now a Ginn solo record rank among the releases - I wonder if he's trying to hide from the backlash in the Negativland and Meat Puppets cases...

Crypt Records
PO Box 140528
Staten island
NY 10314-0528

One of the best garage-labels out there. "Back From The Grave" comps, DMZ re-issues, the Gories, lots of neat stuff to be found.
Now being distributed by Matador.
Murray Passarieu

~Crystal Heart Records <http://www.net-master.net/delinq/crystal.html>
P.O. Box 2594
401 8th Street S.E.
Decatur, AL 35602
205-353-2582 Soundworks Recording
205-353-2582 Please Call First!!
delinq@net-master.net <mailto:delinq@net-master.net>
~http://www.net-master.net/~delinq/crystal.html <http://www.net-master.net/delinq/crystal.html>

Crystal Heart Records came into being in December 1994, expressly to launch the new age talents of Shawn Donahoo. Shawn has released the first of a four part series based on the elements called the Water Circle. The new division of the 32 trk. Soundworks Recording Studios and Delinquent (hardrock/metal) Records Family, Crystal Heartis an appropriate label for all types of non- secular styles. The studio works with all genres of music and Crystal Heart is perfect for ambient/electronic, new age, Contemporary Christian, and Instrumental. We are always glad to hear from new artists, just call or submit via snailmail your/your bands' promo package.
Nancy Chandler-Pittman
(March 1996)

Cuneiform Records
P.O. Box 6517
Wheaton, MD 20906

Noise-jazz - Curlew and Skeleton Crew, among others. I wish I knew more about this label, but I trust them implicitly with this type of music.

~Cup Of Tea <http://www.warwick.ac.uk/esvtk/CupOfTea/>
The Vision Factory
7 Zetland Road
Bristol BS6 7AG
England
+44 117 921 8516
+44 117 921 8516
~http://www.warwick.ac.uk/~esvtk/CupOfTea/ <http://www.warwick.ac.uk/esvtk/CupOfTea/>

releasing trip hop and drum and bass
Cup Of Tea
(April 1997)

Cursory Purse. Records.
967 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-437-9765
jjeon@uclink2.berkeley.edu or mesmer@juno.com <mailto:jjeon@uclink2.berkeley.edu or mesmer@juno.com>

Interested in the complex and noisy, but not so snobbish as to preclude an admiration for the beautiful. Mostly 7 inches right now. Seki, Mesmer, St. Andre. Write or call for a complete catalog of Cursory Purse stuff and more. It makes for good toilet reading.
Joe Jeon
(September 1997)

Cursory Purse. Records.
557 Fillmore #1
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-437-9765
jjeon@uclink2.berkeley.edu or mesmer@juno.com <mailto:jjeon@uclink2.berkeley.edu or mesmer@juno.com>

Interested in the complex and noisy, but not so snobbish as to preclude an admiration for the beautiful. Mostly 7 inches right now. Seki, Mesmer, St. Andre. Write or call for a complete catalog of Cursory Purse stuff and more. It makes for good toilet reading.
Joe Jeon
(September 1997)
New Address! Keep the demos coming!
Joe Jeon
(October 1997)

Curve of the Earth <www.neckbone.com>
1312 Boylston Street
Boston
MA 02215
USA
617 536 1868
<www.neckbone.com>

Hard and weird music on a label from a basement in Boston. This label is responsible for finding the following artists: Tracy Bonham, Powerman 5000, Chainsuck, Holly Palmer, Jen Trynin, (among others!). Their web-site is better than the major label sites too! containing downloadables and strange links!
Richard Briganza
(January 1997)

Cyclone Records <http://cyclonerecords.simplenet.com/>
24 Pheasant Run
Merrimack, NH
03054 USA
(603) 424-6620
(603) 424-8289
surrette@aol.com <mailto:surrette@aol.com>
<http://cyclonerecords.simplenet.com/>

Indie label & Distributer specializing in Oi! and Streetpunk. We also carry hardcore and Psychobilly.
Jeff Surrette
(July 1997)

Cyclops Records
Unit2 87a Maple Road
Surbiton
Surrey
England KT6 4AW
0181 339 9965
0181 399 0070

Progressive and Progressive Rock labels run by Malcolm Parker (who also operates GFT mail order) mainly british progressive artists but some quality US bands notably Echolyn, Mastermind and Lands End. British acts include Vulgar Unicorn, Grace and Grey Lady Down (also Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind and Wishbone Ash live releases). The label also acts as distribution for other progressive independant labels these include releases by Anglagard, Anekdoten, but mainly British acts that have released material on their own label.
Andy Clegg
(April 1996)

d'Note Records <http://www.dnote.com>
40 Platt Avenue
Sausalito, California 94965
USA
415-331-2130
415-331-0853
mkelly@dnote.com <mailto:mkelly@dnote.com>
<http://www.dnote.com>

Jazz-Rhythm & Brass, Rex Richardson, Clark Terry, Swing Fever Classical-J.Alessi, Trombone, Christopher Weait, Bassoon, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, composers, Peter Schickele, Stephen Paulus. Children-The Manhattan Transfer meets Tubby the Tuba, The Story of Babar-Poulenc.
Mike Kelly
(November 1995)
New Releases: Thurber's Dogs/Voices from the Gallery CD & Book Cello: Subliminal Blues & Greens; Mark Lawrence: Trombonology; Robin Sutherland: Bach-Goldberg Variations; Julianna: Daybreak; Dello Joio, et al: Fantasy in Organ & Brass; Dave Gannett's Tubas from Hell
Mike Kelly
(April 1996)

d'Note Records <http://www.dnote.com>
40 Platt Avenue
Sausalito, California 94965
USA
415-331-2130
415-331-0853
mkelly@dnote.com <mailto:mkelly@dnote.com>
<http://www.dnote.com>

Jazz-Rhythm & Brass, Rex Richardson, Clark Terry, Swing Fever Classical-J.Alessi, Trombone, Christopher Weait, Bassoon, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, composers, Peter Schickele, Stephen Paulus. Children-The Manhattan Transfer meets Tubby the Tuba, The Story of Babar-Poulenc.
Mike Kelly
(November 1995)
New Releases: Thurber's Dogs/Voices from the Gallery CD & Book Cello: Subliminal Blues & Greens; Mark Lawrence: Trombonology; Robin Sutherland: Bach-Goldberg Variations; Julianna: Daybreak; Dello Joio, et al: Fantasy in Organ & Brass; Dave Gannett's Tubas from Hell
Mike Kelly
(April 1996)
Selected New Releases 1997: Faye Robinson—Gospel: Dame Janet Baker—From the Diary of Virginia Woolf: A Rose In Winter—Dale Warland Singers: Bimbetta—War of Love: Ann Rachlin Series—Classical Music & Stories for Children: The Three Hermits—Opera by Stephen Paulus
Mike Kelly
(July 1997)

~D-Tox Records <http://www.binary9.com/d-tox/>
P.O. Box 5655
Greensboro, NC 27435
d-tox@binary9.com <mailto:d-tox@binary9.com>
~http://www.binary9.com/~d-tox/ <http://www.binary9.com/d-tox/>

A little different from the majority of the Research Triangle gang (Merge, Moist, Jettison). Willing to take chances with things that sound a little different, while still catering to the local favorites. I particularly liked their Eugene Chadbourne 7" from last year.

Daemon Records
PO Box 1207
Decatur
Georgia
USA 30031

Great folks, outstanding intentions! Production access to talented artists who don't necessarily fit into comercial mainstream. Send lots of candy. Artists on the label are Michelle Malone, Kristin Hall, Gerard McHugh, James Hall, Ellen James Society, Lay Ouiet Awhile, Holly Vincent, and probably more. Unlimited talent. Musical and production.
Label founded by Indigo Girl musician/songwriter Amy Ray.
Biar Orrell

~DAG Music Fellowship <http://ee.utah.edu/clayton/dag>
2223 S. 400 E.
Bountiful, Ut. 84010
USA
(801)292-7197
daron@ucvg.med.utah.edu <mailto:daron@ucvg.med.utah.edu>
~http://ee.utah.edu/~clayton/dag <http://ee.utah.edu/clayton/dag>

DAG is a very small label that is currently cassette only, but I was talking to the fella who runs it, and soon they'll be doing 7"s as well. They have about 8 or nine bands they try to sell stuff from. Mostly from Utah, but I know of one band, Twin Corn Pone, from Louisiana, and another, The Thrifty Rocker, from Ithaca New York. They do a very small amount of mail order business, but mostly it's a local semi-following that supports them. They've been doing music stuff since 1987. Daron, one of the guys who runs it is a very nice fella, but you shouldn't send him candy.
April Clayton

~DAG Music Fellowship <http://www.cc.utah.edu/drg11c50/dagmf>
2223 South 400 East
Bountiful, Utah 84010
USA
(801)581-3888 ext 201
(801)581-6862
daron@ucvg.med.utah.edu <mailto:daron@ucvg.med.utah.edu>
~http://www.cc.utah.edu/~drg11c50/dagmf <http://www.cc.utah.edu/drg11c50/dagmf>

DAG is a very small label that is currently cassette only, but I was talking to the fella who runs it, and soon they'll be doing 7"s as well. They have about 8 or nine bands they try to sell stuff from. Mostly from Utah, but I know of one band, Twin Corn Pone, from Louisiana, and another, The Thrifty Rocker, from Ithaca New York. They do a very small amount of mail order business, but mostly it's a local semi-following that supports them. They've been doing music stuff since 1987. Daron, one of the guys who runs it is a very nice fella, but you shouldn't send him candy.
April Clayton
Hello Kids! A few things have changed since April visited here last. The D.A.G. Music Fellowship has combined with another small independant label (Velvet Records) and have become THE MUSIC FELLOWSHIP. We are currently working on releasing our first CD. It will be out near the end of Summer 1997. It will be from a great band named Forty Nine Hudson. Around that time we will have song samples avaliable at our web page. Please drop by and give them a listen. Thanks!
Daron Gardner
(May 1997)

Dahlia Records
11A Myrtle Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
USA
(617)524-7745
dgm@sandw.com <mailto:dgm@sandw.com>

Dahlia has released 45's by Laughing Acadamy, Flower Tamers, The Barnies, 81 Mulberry and Virgin Whore Complex. Everything is available through Parasol. So far, the only Dahlia CD release is the Violet Crumbles Family Album, a compilation of mostly good Boston bands. Soon, Dahlia will release a Flower Tamers full length and a lot more.
David G. Mitchell
(August 1995)

Daisy Records
2610 Cook Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada
V8T 3S1
604-360-0118
604-361-9140
daisy@vicnet.net <mailto:daisy@vicnet.net>

A small indie label. Mostly pop/punk. Three bands right now, each with a 7inch on coloured vinyl. A CD and a compilation out soon. Lots of fun. E-mail for info.
Jess Howard
(June 1996)

Dallas
Gradisce 8
61 000 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA
386 61 13 33 015
386 61 13 14 262

Biggest indie company dealing with the most important bands in this territory. Artists include Laibach, Borghesia, Miladoyka Youneed, Demolition Group, Videosex, and Let 3. The label licences and distributes for Mute, 4AD, Creation, OLI, PIAS amongst others. As well as distribution the label deals with booking and managing.
Marko Plahuta
(July 1995)

Damaged goods
P.O. Box 671
London
E17 6NF
London
England

Very nice people indeed! Run by Ian and his friend whos name I forget.... Releases by Helen Love, Phantom pregnancies, Headcoats, Armitage shanks, Cee Bee Beaumont Dutronc, Manic Street preachers, Cuckooland, Pastel Collision, Travis cut, Wat Tyler and loads more. Also helps other small labels with their releases (Fierce panda for one.....Hangmans daughter etc ). Most stuff on vinyl - quite a lot of coloured vinyl etc Music from Punk to garage to indie etc- -i've got to go back to work now so thats all for now!
Delia

Dan Dube
2484 Spruce Needle Dr.
Mississauga,ON
CAN L5L 1M6

Have grear band TO Joker, very promissing. Seen in Metal Edge Magazine.
James Yeary
(November 1995)

Danger Zone Records
Werner Kleinhans
Bockumer Weg 15
59065 Hamm
Germany
(49)2381 671385
(49)2381 671385
Margit.Woerner@uni-konstanz.de <mailto:Margit.Woerner@uni-konstanz.de>

DangerZone are "the ultimate independent label in Germany". We've released records by "Butterbeans Crossover-Hardcore" "POF German Punkrock" and other stuff. We welcome e-mail sweets and nasty conversation.
Margit Woerner

Dark Beloved Cloud
5-16 47th Rd.
Long Island City, NY 11101
dbcloud@panix.com <mailto:dbcloud@panix.com>

Releases have included a split single with Azaila Snail and Sebadoh, a Clean tribute single, Very Pleasant Neighbor, and more which only special people have gotten. And how could I forget God Is My Co-Pilot? Write to Douglas and find out more for yourself. Or e-mail him at dbcloud@panix.com.

Darla <http://www.darla.com/>
625 Scott #301
San Francisco, CA 94117
USA
415-441-4577
415-441-7881
darlarec@sirius.com <mailto:darlarec@sirius.com>
<http://www.darla.com/>

A couple of singles. Rubbermaid from North Carolina is the last release, I think. Also starting a little distribution thing. It's taking off quite nicely. The distro seems to do mostly jangly-poppy-indie stuff, but I'm not sure.
chris newmyer
New Releases: 30 Amp Fuse "Wind-Up" cd Driving, melodic, pop, rock reminiscent of the early Minneapolis sound from a Tennessee trio. MRR says, "This fucking kicks ass. Don't miss this." Superdrag "The Fabulous 8-Track Sound of Superdrag" cd ep 7 new songs to follow their two micro-hit Darla 7"s. V/A Little Darla Has a Treat for You, Vol.2 cd. A sampler of cuts from distributed artists, some exclusive. Features: Those Bastard Souls, Emily's Sassy Lime, Holiday, Ruby Falls, Bush League All Stars, Tizzy, more. Available October 3. Catalog: Grifters "Holmes" 7", Superdrag "Senorita" and "HHT" 7", Heartworms "Thanks for the Headache" 7", "Space Escapade" lp/cd, Rubbermaid "Cucumber" 7", 30 Amp Fuse "Sorry?" 7". Upcoming: Those Bastard Souls "Twentieth Century Chemical" cd, Sone "Sone at Wimbledon" 7". Darla Records does distribution for many fellow micro-labels. A mail order catalog is avalable as well. Darla sends candy with orders!
John Tobey
(August 1995)
Darla Records is a San Francisco-based label and distributor that's been around for several years now. Never afraid to explore different directions in pop music, they've gone from releasing Southern-tinged noise-pop (Superdrag, 30 Amp Fuse) to soothing ambient drones (Flowchart, Windy & Carl, Tomorrowland, and the rest of the excellent Bliss Out series) to drum-and-bass-flashed electro pop (Junior Varsity km, Sweet Trip). Still a constant is the quarterly "Little Darla Has a Treat For You" series, featuring a wide array of indepenent sounds at bargain prices. Darla is sure to have something for pop fans of every stripe.
Seth Robson
(February 1998)

Darla
625 Scott #303
San Francisco, CA 94117
USA
415-441-4577
415-441-4577
agrenj@delphi.com <mailto:agrenj@delphi.com>

A couple of singles. Rubbermaid from North Carolina is the last release, I think. Also starting a little distribution thing. It's taking off quite nicely. The distro seems to do mostly jangly-poppy-indie stuff, but I'm not sure.
chris newmyer
New Releases: 30 Amp Fuse "Wind-Up" cd Driving, melodic, pop, rock reminiscent of the early Minneapolis sound from a Tennessee trio. MRR says, "This fucking kicks ass. Don't miss this." Superdrag "The Fabulous 8-Track Sound of Superdrag" cd ep 7 new songs to follow their two micro-hit Darla 7"s. V/A Little Darla Has a Treat for You, Vol.2 cd. A sampler of cuts from distributed artists, some exclusive. Features: Those Bastard Souls, Emily's Sassy Lime, Holiday, Ruby Falls, Bush League All Stars, Tizzy, more. Available October 3. Catalog: Grifters "Holmes" 7", Superdrag "Senorita" and "HHT" 7", Heartworms "Thanks for the Headache" 7", "Space Escapade" lp/cd, Rubbermaid "Cucumber" 7", 30 Amp Fuse "Sorry?" 7". Upcoming: Those Bastard Souls "Twentieth Century Chemical" cd, Sone "Sone at Wimbledon" 7". Darla Records does distribution for many fellow micro-labels. A mail order catalog is avalable as well. Darla sends candy with orders!
John Tobey
(August 1995)

Datapanik Records
91 e Patterson
Columbus, OH 43202
USA
111111.552@compuserve.com <mailto:111111.552@compuserve.com>

Kings of the new punk scene in Columbus - Gaunt, New Bomb Turks, Greenhorn, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments. Rocking label run by some cool people. Good shit.

Dead Air Records
PO Box 707
Clearcreek In. 47426
812/333-8894

Sound Mill Studios
1824.5 South Walnut Street
Bloomington In. 47401
812/339-4405
heacster@door.lsi.net <mailto:heacster@door.lsi.net>
<http://www.lsi.net/Omnibus/>

Dead Air was formed to promote the exploding music scene in Bloomington Indiana. I have worked with local bands Sons of Regret, Speed Luxury, The Gynocologist, Yarnmarvins, The scars of Indiana, Sharon Tates Baby, and Lessox Kid. I am currently compiling a CD which will showcase the best side of the Bloomington Punk and Modern Rock music scene. This should be out in June/July. Look out for these Southern Indiana Rockers!
Robert Heacock
(April 1996)

Dead Beat
PO Box 313
Southhampton, PA 18966
USA

They put out a Caterpillar 7" and a cool Birthday Girl record that even came with a free balloon! Some of the stuff is kind of weak (Vick Logic, No. 2 Nippy) but that's just one person's opinion.
Yael Grauer
(July 1995)

Dead Bum Recordings
70 Hyde Park
Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada
L8P 4M7
(905) 525-5966 (STEVE)
rms38@columbia.edu <mailto:rms38@columbia.edu>

Lo-fi pop music to lower fi indie\punk music. Small label that has just started. Three cassete releases- compilation and 45's coming out in Late Spring. The sometime H.Q.'s of Mrs.Venable, Hunting Asparagus, Kate Beckett, Me Against the World and No Clu. Out now is No Clu's "GIRLed Cheese". 8 rockin pop songs by this all girl three piece from Huntsville, Ontario. As sweet as hot chocolate. Sweet melodies that get stuck in your head like super glue. Also the demo from Buffalo's favourite dork rock band-Mrs. Venable, and Steve vs. Christian's 4-track fun of "LO-Fi Payola". Write for free stickers and catalogue of Dead Bum and much more. Bands get in touch.
Christian Johnston

Dead Elvis
PO Box 4450
Phibsboro
Dublin 7
IRELAND
(ireland) 01-8380247
(ireland) 01-8380247 (call first)

Irish label that thinks it's K. Bands are Jubileem Wormhole, Sewing Room, Rumble, Into Country The Beck Way, America Noise and Straight Punk Pop. Anything really. Struggling to make contacts at the moment.
eAMONN
(August 1995)

Dead Fish Recordings <http://lynx.neu.edu/home/httpd/t/twalsh/>
30 Stearns St.
Malden, MA
02148
(617)322-0270
(617)438-8417
twalsh@lynx.neu.edu <mailto:twalsh@lynx.neu.edu>
<http://lynx.neu.edu/home/httpd/t/twalsh/>

36 Westwood Rd.
Stoneham, MA
02180
(617)438-8417
(617)438-8417

Dead Fish is a Boston area independent record label and recording facility. We are home to bands like Disappointed, Goat Boy Sound, and Dirtbike. We offer our recording services to bands we like or to bands that approach us, and we'll help whoever we can. Write for our free catalog or check out our WWW site. Ain't the internet grand?
Tim Walsh
(April 1996)
Now you can read about recording techniques, microphones, even send questions to heralded recording engineers! Also check out some great original essays and fiction.
Tim Walsh
(May 1996)

~DeBone Music <http://www.teleport.com/kevinf/strdstrt.html>
Debone Music
P.O. Box 1646
Beaverton, OR 97008
kevinf@teleport.com <mailto:kevinf@teleport.com>
~http://www.teleport.com/~kevinf/strdstrt.html <http://www.teleport.com/kevinf/strdstrt.html>

Fiery classical (Paganini, Sarasate, Wieniawski, Vivaldi, Bach...) music transcribed for electric guitar. Also, neoclassical/progressive rock, psycho-billy punk, progressive salsa/jazz and more.
Kevin Ferguson
(April 1996)

Deceptive Records
130 London Road
London
SE1 6LF
UK
0171 620 30091/1755
0171 928 3662

The labels been going for only a year or so now (I think!). It's home to UK indie darlings Elastica. To the untrained ear the label might therefore be releasing 80's retro Blondie and the Stranglers sound-a-likes, but heck this is the 90's so they just couldn't ... could they? Also had releases by american import The Meices (very Dinosaur Jr sounding!) and Shriek!

Dedicated
36a Notting Hill Gate,
London
W11 3JA
UK
+44 (0)171 221 6677
+44 (0)171 221 2868

1540 Broadway
42nd Floor
New York
NY 10036
212 930 4691
212 930 1643
dedicated@infohouse.com <mailto:dedicated@infohouse.com>

Spiritualized, Cranes, Butterfly Child, Global Communincation, Family Cat Velo Deluxe, Cardinal are the groups and yes we do indeed like sweeties and people calling us up.
Karen Brown

Deep Grooves
P.O.Box6397
Wellesley Street
Auckland
New Zealand

Alternative dance , dub , sample and programming soul and black type music. High production standards. Kind of a production team for studio type acts. Left of centre and sofisticated sounds

Deep South Records <http://members.aol.com/DpSouthRec/>
P.O. Box 17737
Raleigh, NC 27619
919-676-2089
919-878-0113
DpSouthRec@aol.com <mailto:DpSouthRec@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/DpSouthRec/>

Cool stuff....
Deep South
(March 1997)

DeepThinka Records <http://www.illcrew.com/deepthinka>
21 Spruce St.
#421
Buffalo, NY 14218-3329
USA
(716) 645-4508
tone@illcrew.com <mailto:tone@illcrew.com>
<http://www.illcrew.com/deepthinka>

23951 Lakeshore Blvd.
#304B
Cleveland, OH 44123
USA
(216) 680-0388
speed@illcrew.com <mailto:speed@illcrew.com>
<http://www.illcrew.com/deepthinka>

Independent Underground Hip Hop Record Label and Production Company. Affiliated with the Ill Crew Universal. Such artists as Ripsquad Tha Midnight Express, The Deck of Cards, and Connekt.
Tone Escobar/Robert Hill
(February 1998)

Definite Choice Recs. <www.cafemusic.com.br/whitefrogs>
Cx. postal 2003
Santos - SP
11060-301
Brasil.
00 55 13 221-3025
00 55 13 219-3269
dcrecs@fractal.com.br <mailto:dcrecs@fractal.com.br>
<www.cafemusic.com.br/whitefrogs>

Definite Choice is a Brazilian label interested in hardcore, punk and ska music. The 1st. release is a "White Frogs" full lenght CD. 17 songs plus authorized version of "Circles" from Dag Nasty. Distribution to all South America - Get in touch!
Junior
(February 1998)

Del Cielito Records
La Pialada 3293
(1713) Parque Leloir
Buenos Aires
Argentina
54 1 621 4222
54 1 621 4222
cielito@interprov.com <mailto:cielito@interprov.com>

Del Cielito Records is an independant record label and recording studio from Argentina. Mainly focused in alternative R&R bands influenced in latin folk and tango. combined with many other musical flavours, sounds and feelings of huge third world cities Our main bands are PATRICIO REY Y SUS REDONDITOS DE RICOTA, LOS PIOJOS, PELIGROSOS GORRIONES, LOS 7 DELFINES. We produce and record at our own 48 track recording studio, based in a very nice area outside Buenos Aires
Gustavo Gauvry
(June 1996)

Delicious Vinyl Records, Inc.
6607 Sunset Blvd., 2nd Fl.
Los Angeles, Ca 90028
213-465-2700
213-465-8926
delvnyl@aol.com <mailto:delvnyl@aol.com>

Delicious Vinyl was formed in late '87, and after a year or so of selling records outta the trunks of our cars, we burst onto the onto the music scene with huge groundbreaking hip-hop hits from Tone Loc ("Wild Thing", "Funky Cold Medina") and Young MC ("Bust A Move"). Delicious also signed and released a couple critically acclaimed rock acts (Masters Of Reality, Spinout). In early '91, we signed The Brand New Heavies, who have come to be the recognized centerpiece band of the acid jazz movement, which represents a return to organically recorded and (un) produced soul/funk music.
E-mail or post to request to be added to our company mailing list! we send out some cool free shit periodically!
paul moshay

~Delinquent Records, U.S.A. <http://www.net-master.net/delinq/index.html>
P.O. Box 2594
401 8th Street SE
Decatur, AL 35602
205-353-2582 (Soundworks Recording Studio)
205-353-2582 (phone first!)
delinq@net-master.net <mailto:delinq@net-master.net>
~http://www.net-master.net/~delinq/index.html <http://www.net-master.net/delinq/index.html>

The Motto and Creed: "To be Delinquent. . . Because Great Rock N Roll Breaks ALL the rules!!!" We are into anything hard rock, all forms of metal, industrial, goth, and glam. You can hear a band and instantly tell if the magic is there: thats where we enter the scene!! We have a 32 track inhouse studio: Soundworks Recording. Contact Nancy, Dave, Frank or Jayme. You'll be glad you did! Rock on!!
Nancy Chandler
(March 1996)

Delmark
4243 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

In the late 60's, Delmark was the best of the free jazz labels, working pretty closely with the AACM and performers like Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Joseph Jarman, and the whole Art Ensemble Of Chicago crew. Recently, they've been reissuing all this stuff on CD, as well as various blues-jazz comps from Chicago - something about bars and streets in the title - nice records.

~Delmore Recordings <http://www.panix.com/delmore>
P.O. Box 477458
Chicago, IL 60647
USA
312 227 5306
delmores@aol.com <mailto:delmores@aol.com>
~http://www.panix.com/~delmore <http://www.panix.com/delmore>

"The proud and regal name in tune & out" or so it says on their flyer. I hadn't heard of Delmore at all until I came across a Pale Horse Riders / Lawrence Ferlinghetti split single, which of course I snapped up. They've some other interesting 7" releases too by Scarce, Wild Carnation, Mary Janes, scotland's Thrum (how they ended up with a chicago release i'll never know!), Funland, Licorice Roots, Zuzu's Petals and a split single by Allen Ginsberg (of all people!) and Hula Hoop. Also there's albums by the High Lllamas, Flyer and Wild Carnation.
tw
(June 1995)

~Delta Records <http://www.ma.man.ac.uk/burke>
Unit 4F, Beehive Mill,
Jersey Street,
Manchester M4 6JG
UK
+44 161 446 1023
burke@ma.man.ac.uk <mailto:burke@ma.man.ac.uk>
~http://www.ma.man.ac.uk/~burke <http://www.ma.man.ac.uk/burke>

Delta Records is based in Manchester, England, and specialises in deep-house and garage. Current releases include The Alexander Project's "Bringin' It On", which features a remix by Paper's Miles Hollway and Elliot Eastwick and an EP by Ruffcut. If house is your bag check out the web-site or drop us a line.
Kevin Burke
(October 1997)

Derivative
P.O. Box 42031
Montreal, Quebec
H2W 2T3
Canada
derivative@babylon.montreal.qc.ca <mailto:derivative@babylon.montreal.qc.ca>

New label in Montreal, just out of the blocks. They've done a Shadowy Men... single, with planned releases from Jale, Trenchmouth, and Bliss, along with distribution of Cargo stuff in Canada, and cassettes from Bite, Chicken Milk, and Pest.
Julie

~DeSoto <http://cobweb.utcc.utk.edu/anutron>
Mailorder Catalogue
P.O. Box 60335
Washington, D.C. 20039
USA
~http://cobweb.utcc.utk.edu/~anutron <http://cobweb.utcc.utk.edu/anutron>

The Jawbox gang's label with a whole slew of cool bands. DeSoto is a small DC label bringing you Jawbox, Shiner, Jack Potential, Hurl, Edsel, Trusty Kathy, and Rollkicker Laydown.
Aaron Newton
(September 1995)

DeSoto Records
P.O. Box 60335
Washington, DC 20039
JWBX@aol.com <mailto:JWBX@aol.com>

I think Eli Janney started De Soto, but now Kim Coletta's running it. Singles from Edsel, Candy Machine, Hurl, and a split of Jawbox and Edsel. PUNK, man (except Hurl, who are just wonderful without any labels attatched).

Destination X
c/o GOSH ! - P.O.BOX 1283
I - 40100 BOLOGNA
ITALY
0039 51 384478
0039 51 384883

Specialized in 60's music!! In two years, theyÕve produced a lot of reissue LPs from the forgotten italian 60's. They also have a worldwide mail order catalogue with 60's or 80's/90's artists (Jaguars, La Setta, Astrali, Sciacalli, Hermits etc...!!) If you are looking for 60's garage beat, psychedelic, trash and demented R'n'R contact them!! They're your last chance!!
Gianluca Gadda
(August 1995)

Dewdrop Records
1817 Corinth Ave. #10
Los Angeles
CA 90025-5567
USA
nelson@eggneb.astro.ucla.edu <mailto:nelson@eggneb.astro.ucla.edu>

The Dewdrops 4AD fanzine has branched into a label. They've put out one CD so far (Thurtene, a collection of 4AD covers. Like all collections, it's wildly uneven.) and have another coming out by Orange, a very good Cocteau Twins-ish band.
Steve

~Diabolik Recordings <http://www.unm.edu/rohrabak>
1107 Tijeras NW #2
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 224-9574
rohrabak@unm.edu <mailto:rohrabak@unm.edu>
~http://www.unm.edu/~rohrabak <http://www.unm.edu/rohrabak>

Home of the best and most unusual bands in northern New Mexico.
Jim Hrabak
(September 1997)
Releases: Electric "White Trash and Aliens"CD, Pavo 7", & Wilgira CD.
Jim Hrabak
(October 1997)

~Diabolik Recordings <http://www.unm.edu/rohrabak>
1107 Tijeras NW #2
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 224-9574
rohrabak@unm.edu <mailto:rohrabak@unm.edu>
~http://www.unm.edu/~rohrabak <http://www.unm.edu/rohrabak>

Home of the best and most unusual bands in northern New Mexico.
Jim Hrabak
(September 1997)

Dig It International
Via Fantoli 15
20138 Milano
ITALY
01139 2 580991
01139 2 58011767

Dig It International is the biggest Italian independent distribution company. They distribute different kinds of music all over Europe. They also have offices in France and New York
valentina Andreetta
(November 1995)

Digital Dexterity Records
P.O. Box 420242
San Diego California
92142-0242
USA
(619) 627-7624

Two releases out so far (that I know of). "Tierra Santa" (12 song acoustic Christmas compilation) and "Learning To Walk" (an all acoustic collection of songs from Carlos Olmeda). Both CD's are great. The production quality is phenomenal to the point where they sound live (as in live, six feet away from you). In fact, on the Carlos Olmeda CD there is this one "live" recording at some coffee house in San Diego that is exceptional, like you're in the room. And the rest of the tracks have that same sound character about them. If you can dig good acoustic guitar music then either of these CD's will blow you're doors off.
Jeff Forrest
(October 1995)

Dilo
231 Portobello Road
London
W11 1LT
0171 792 9791
0171 792 9871

Mysteriously rising out of the ashes of the Clawfist label comes Dilo. Interesting then that they share the same address, so maybe not much has changed. Let's hope so. Only a couple of singles to date, one by Flinch, called `Jamie D', which kinda sound like Breed with a female vocalist, nice pop record.

~Dionysus Records <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/dionysus/dionysus.html>
P. O. Box 1975
Burbank, CA 91507
moelawns@aol.com <mailto:moelawns@aol.com>
~http://www.forfood.com/~indieweb/dionysus/dionysus.html <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/dionysus/dionysus.html>

A label with a good rep, good releases, but I can never find them out here on the east coast. Information about Dionysus is not easy to get here (or else I'm not connected to the right sources). I know they've done a Mecca Normal single and the new Primordial Undermind single, but otherwise I'm a bit sketchy.

Direct Hit Records
3609 Parry Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75226
(214)826-5222
(214)826-5222
DirectHit2@aol.com <mailto:DirectHit2@aol.com>

Pretty consistent and spectacular label from the Lone Star State. Responsible for great releases by Lithium X-Mas and Bedhead. Also responsible for other releases by Brutal Juice, Slowpoke, ASD, Hash Palace, Manhole, Headswim, The Grown-Ups, Baboon, etc... Very well distributed, too!!!
Henry H. Owings
mail returned with no forwarding.
winky the sleep boy
(September 1997)

Direct Hit Records
3609 Parry Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75226
(214)826-5222
(214)826-5222
DirectHit2@aol.com <mailto:DirectHit2@aol.com>

Pretty consistent and spectacular label from the Lone Star State. Responsible for great releases by Lithium X-Mas and Bedhead. Also responsible for other releases by Brutal Juice, Slowpoke, ASD, Hash Palace, Manhole, Headswim, The Grown-Ups, Baboon, etc... Very well distributed, too!!!
Henry H. Owings

Dirt Records
Box 1053 Knickerbocker Station
New York
NY 10002
America
212.226.1632
212.2260715
dirtrec@aol.com <mailto:dirtrec@aol.com>

We grew from Aurora Records, Aurora still exists but we also run a label and they put records out through us. Our bands include some Australian groups from Half a Cow Records - Swirl and SPDFGH as well as the Australian group on Au-Go-go called Magic Dirt. Our American bands consist of Saturnine 60 (from NYC), Motorhome (Chicago), Starhustler (Portland, OR), Swiss Bliss (a collaboration with Azalia Snail and Sports Guitar). We also put a 7 inch out from UK's Voodoo Queens. We do CDS, Vinyl and 7 inches. We do a series of 7 inch singles called Cardboard and Chords, 7 inch singles in hand screened covers in the color of vinyl. The sleeve package is a European 7 inch record mailer, comes with band artwork, bag o dirt, and other goodies. We welcome the world to send us their dirt.
Marc Alghini
(June 1995)

DIRTLOVE RECORDS
PO BOX 1320
DUNEDIN
NEW ZEALAND
64-3-4777463
shaun.jury@stonebow.otago.ac.nz <mailto:shaun.jury@stonebow.otago.ac.nz>

Dirtlove records specialises in the lo-fi end of the independent and the avant- garde. Run by Matthew Middleton and Shaun Jury, the label has been in existence since 1995, and is growing at a steady rate. Diversity is Dirtlove's middle name, they present artists delving into the realms of free noise, severe rock n roll, explicit free jazz, trance, electronica, weird-ism, punk, and quasi-industrial. Artists include CRUDE, THE AESTHETICS, SANDOZ LAB TECHNICIANS, DAN TAIT, ALL- ELECTRIC, DRUGS VS GRANDCHILDREN, WHISPERING CITY, THE HO'DOGS and others, and are closely allied with the likes of PUMICE, OHM, BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL, THE HOUNDS OF ZAROFF, CASAGRANTE APPARATUS. Damn near all releases are on 7" or 12" and cassette. CD's might be dealt with sometime in 1998. Write now for a catalogue.
shaun jury & matt middleton
(March 1998)

Dischord Records <http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>
3819 Beecher St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
dischordr@aol.com <mailto:dischordr@aol.com>
<http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>

D.I.Y. hardcore and post-core in its purest form. From the very beginnings (Teen Idles, State Of Alert) to the most recent stuff (Slant 6, new stuff from Holy Rollers, Circus Lupus, Fugazi), they have been pretty damn consistent about good music with good packaging at good prices. Direct mail-order is the way to go with Dischord - nothing ever is out of print (to keep collector scum away) and it's cheaper than at your local record store - $8 - $10 for CDs, $3 for singles, $7 for LPs.

Discordant Climax
90 Russell St
Dunedin
South Island
New Zealand
03 4774534
shaun.jury@stonebow.otago.ac.nz <mailto:shaun.jury@stonebow.otago.ac.nz>

Discordant Climax is a tiny Dunedin label, started by Shaun Jury and Kerry Baser who play in a duo called Drugs vs Grandchildren. The label started in February 1995 and have released a 7" by Drugs vs Grandchildren, 'Noise and Fumes' in March, which is now sold out. We've got a 12" to be released in June 1995, again it's by Drugs vs Grandchildren and it's called 'Noise and Fumes'. We've got 7"s planned for Einbildungskraft , Angry Basketball Coach Leaves Team In Desert, and another D vs G 7". All records are pressed here in NZ, at Geraldine. We specialise in (mainly) free noise based stuff, with industrial leanings. We're pretty much unheard of at the moment, but there's been plenty of interest in our gigs and the 7" we released.
Shaun Jury

Disfunctional Records
P.O. Box 770
Tahoe City
CA 96145
USA
707 648 7811
707 648 2511

Label includes bands - Organized Noise, Pinekone, FFF, Silicon Tity, etc. Industrial unorthodox hallucinogen cyberrap rock experimetal noise electrobeat genres. film scores too. operated by artist not corporate fakes. Disfunctional Records "A Label for the Music." Write for info.
Twiki Ecnarf
(March 1996)

Disintegrate Records
Disintegrate Records
P.O. Box 1219
Homewood, Illinois
60430-9998
(312) 482-9272
twiggyr069@aol.com <mailto:twiggyr069@aol.com>

Disintegrate Records is THE Chicagoland Independent Industrial Label.Featuring a wide range of artists, including local heroes small.medium.dead. Unsolicited demnos accepted. Free information given. Send a s.a.s.e.
Taylor Cope
(October 1997)

Disintegrate Records <http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Underground/6276>
Disintegrate Records
P.O. Box 1219
Homewood, Illinois
60430-9998
(312) 482-9272
twiggyr069@aol.com <mailto:twiggyr069@aol.com>
<http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Underground/6276>

Disintegrate Records is THE Chicagoland Independent Industrial Label.Featuring a wide range of artists, including local heroes small.medium.dead. Unsolicited demnos accepted. Free information given. Send a s.a.s.e.
Taylor Cope
(October 1997)
Be sure to visit our NEW homepage, http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/underground/6276
Taylor Cope
(January 1998)

Diskatopia Records
P.O. Box 1167
Chattanooga, TN 37401
or: Suite #324, 1626 N. Wilcox
Hollywood, CA 90028
(423)892-0618 or (213)860-9925
(423)756-9127
XMDMA@aol.com <mailto:XMDMA@aol.com>

Current artists: TMA-2, Big King Booty, SpaceGirl, The Lullaby League, Free Kittens (a compilation CD). Always interested in hearing techno/dance/electro demos.
Paul Burke
(February 1997)
New artists for 1998: Esiris, with a style all his own, CD out in February (European licensing for TMA-2, BKB, and Esiris will be up for grabs at Winter Music Conference '98) and Groove Guru, with CD "computergeekmakesbeats" available in June...
Paul Burke
(December 1997)

Diskatopia Records
P.O. Box 1167
Chattanooga, TN 37401
(423)892-0618
(423)756-9127
XMDMA@aol.com <mailto:XMDMA@aol.com>

Current artists: TMA-2, Big King Booty, SpaceGirl, The Lullaby League, Free Kittens (a compilation CD). Always interested in hearing techno/dance/electro demos.
Paul Burke
(February 1997)

Distance Formula Recordings <members.aol.com/Distform/index.html>
Time Square Station, P.O. Box 190, New York, NY 10108
No unsolicited calls
Distform@aol.com <mailto:Distform@aol.com>
<members.aol.com/Distform/index.html>

Distance Formula Recordings is a New York City based independent label specializing in various types of alternative music.
Jeff Steinhauser
(January 1998)

DISTURBANCE <http://hyperreal.com:2000/1/music/labels/disturbance>
via Giustino Fortunato 8/N
70125 Bari (ITALY)
+39 80 5010950
+39 80 5010950
i.iusco@agora.stm.it <mailto:i.iusco@agora.stm.it>
<http://hyperreal.com:2000/1/music/labels/disturbance>

(a division of MINUS HABENS) (ambient - avantgarde - techno)
Ivan Iusco
(October 1995)

DIVA A&R
279 GRIFFIN STREET
SUITE 211
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30314
770.242.4494
404.523.1776
DIVAAR@HOTMAIL.COM <mailto:DIVAAR@HOTMAIL.COM>

DIVA A&R The ability to think differently is as critical today as it was 50 years ago in the music industry. It makes us harder to imitate and predict...it enables us no only to satisfy our customers bu to amaze them...and most importantly, thinking differently helps us rewrite the rules of the game. By thinking differently we serve as liaison in helping artist and their management team identify their primary and secondary markets and implement strategies for success. We also provide an opportunity to build and focus on artistic skills, business and social etiquette, industry knowledge, media relations, mic/stage presence, self-confidence, voice and diction, acting techniques, vocabulary enhancement and fitness and nutrition. If you're interested in becoming a star...come to the DIVA who teaches them how to shine bright...We're holding your spot in the galaxy!!!
KIMBERLY CARZELL
(September 1997)

Divorce Records <http://www.rickmonroe.com>
7080 Hollywood Blvd. Ste 312 Hollywood, CA 90028
213.960.2303 or 213.850.4453
213.960.2611
divorcerec@earthlink.net <mailto:divorcerec@earthlink.net>
<http://www.rickmonroe.com>

A new label with national distribution strong contacts and aggressive attitude, Divorce Records is the future. With full support and understanding for our artist and there needs.
Bill Ferguson
(August 1997)

DIY Records
DIY records
4830 Jeanne-Mance
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H2V 4J7
(514) 273-0947
(514) 280-5274
sip@cam.org <mailto:sip@cam.org>

DIY (Do It Yourself) records is an indie label formed in 1993. It's first release was an albym by "pH" called "Mile-End", on cd & cassette. pH are an alternative pop-rock somewhat acidically-funky band who've released two videos, "Myself Again" and "Sky is Falling". The label will be releasing a second album from pH in september. DIY records promotes live acts, studio projects and funky living. We dont have a lot of money, but we do have a lot of taste ah ah.
Patrick Alfred Hardy

Doctor Dream Records, Inc.
841 W. Collins
Orange, CA 92667
USA

I picked up a Dash Rip Rock CD about 9 months ago at a used CD store released on Doctor Dream Records. I've never heard of the label before or since, but thought it was worth adding to the list. Dash Rip Rock is a New Orleans, Louisiana based outfit that used to be on Mammoth Records. They play a drunken, bluesy rock that has overtones of rockabily, punk, and country - and they play it very fast. They remind me of The Reverend Horton Heat out of Austin, Texas.
Roey Ben-Yoseph

Dog Meat Records
G.P.O. Box 2366V
Melbourne 3001
Australia

Caters for punk purists. A roster that would wheel the Stooges outta Detroit, ironic since a lot of the bands come from Geelong - Australia's equivalent of Detroit. From punk to recently, avant-garde fuckery, Dogmeat bites! (I'm not sure how he intended that last statement "Dogmeat bites!" to read - is that good or bad? -skm)
Aaron

Domino Records
P.O. Box 4029
London
SW15 2XR
UK
mitch@dominoco.demon.co.uk <mailto:mitch@dominoco.demon.co.uk>

Domino is the UK home of Sebadoh, The Palace Brothers and now the Silver Jews. The labels living off the back bone of Drag City's current success a bit I feel. But they've released a great noisey album by Mazey Fade, and there's a surprising amount of other stuff that seems to come out on Domino too!
tw
(1995)
Domino have 20 album and 37 single releases to their credit. Current releases include The Pastels, Flying Saucer Attack, Palace, Olympic World, Silver Jews, Sebadoh, Smudge, Quickspace Supersport, Plush and Sandy Dirt. The back catalogue includes Guided By Voices, Royal Trux, Tindersticks, Combustible Edison and Superchunk to name a few.
Mark Mitchell
(July 1995)

Door County Voices
P.O. Box 228
Sister Bay, WI 54234
U.S.A.
(414) 854-5026
(414) 854-9865
jhnelson@mail.wiscnet.net <mailto:jhnelson@mail.wiscnet.net>

Regional label focussed on musical and literary artists who reside/work in Door County, Wisconsin, a peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan and is north of the city of Green Bay. Door County is famed in the Midwest as the home of a wide variety of visual artists (75 galleries!), and is home to dozens of musicians, performing artists, writers, etc. The area is also well-known throughout the Midwest as a vacation destination (very beautiful with lotsa bluffs, water views, parks, etc.). The Door County Voices label has released seven projects to date, with new projects imminent. Existing releases are "The Door County Music Sampler" (19 local musicians on one CD/cassette recording), "Flamenco Passions" (flamenco guitar classics by Jim Spector), ""Somethin' 'Bout The Sky" (country blues by Michael Lee Ammons), "Door Way" (a book-on-tape read by author Norbert Blei, featuring selections from his first book of the same name, a selection of personality profiles of interesting locals), "Christmas in Door County" (guitar-flute-bass-vocals recording featuring an ensemble of accomplished local musicians, with 21 holiday classics), "A Fish Creek Voice" (a book-on-tape of early 20th century stories about local village Fish Creek by author Duncan Thorp and read by book publisher Kubet Luchterhand), "Penimsula Music Festival Presents Ad Hoc String Quartet with Mezzo-Soprano Cynthia Stiehl" (sponsored by the area's 50-year-old classical music festival, features a four person string quartet and mezzo-soprano vocalist performing pieces by Edward Collins, James Mack and 18th century Moravian songs). Planned for release this fall is "Birch Creek Music Center Presents the Academy Band," a recording of big band classics by Glenn Miller and others. In the offing is a literary-musical recording of Norbert Blei reading original works about winter in Door County with musical accompaniment by guitarist Jim Spector.
Barbara Oleson
(August 1995)

Double Deuce Records
P.O. Box 515
New York, NY 10159-0515
USA
deucenyc@aol.com <mailto:deucenyc@aol.com>

Double Deuce distributes a band called Pet UFO, which in 1995 released a full length CD named "My Name Is Esther Cohen". Pet UFO is an excellent hard core, female lead, punk band.
Eric DeBolle
(April 1995)
Some really consistent releases by the likes of Ff, Pet UFO, Just Plain Big, Tub, Your Majesty and Antimony. One of the few labels that still believes in putting out CD *AND* vinyl of the same release. The label can only go upwards from here, right?
Henry H. Owings
(September 1995)

Dr. Strange
P.O.Box 7000-117
Alta Loma
CA 91701
USA

Dr. Strange records is responsible for releases by: Rythym Collision, Manson Youth, Guttermouth, face to face, Ill Repute, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Bollweevils ManDingo, Schleprock, Zoinks, Sinkhole, and Brown Lobster Tank, who can all be summed up as punk-pop, but they are all very different bands with their own unique sound. In addition to his label Dr. Strange carries a huge catalog of Punk-rock releases (Cd's, records, cassettes, T-shirts, stickers, patches, buttons, etc.). The catalog contains some hard to find goods at fair prices. Dr. Strange's service may not be quick but he does a good job and won't rip you off.
FAllen
(October 1995)

Drag City <http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>
P.O. Box 476867
Chicago, IL 60647
dragcity@mcs.com <mailto:dragcity@mcs.com>
<http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>

The darlings of the indie-rock-crit world - the old Pavement recordings are here, along with Royal Trux, Smog, Mantis, Silver Jews, Burnout, and one entry in the New Zealand re-issue game - the 12 song 7" _I Hear The Devil Calling Me_. And their Vocokesh 12" isn't too shabby either... :)

DRB Productions
P.O. Box 3201
Regina, Saskatchewan
Canada S4P 3H1
76764.3644@Compuserve.com <mailto:76764.3644@Compuserve.com>

DRB Productions is a relative newcomer to the field of Techno/ House/ Trance & Ambient music. DRB believes in the concept of innovation and revamping the music industry with a musical revolution. Orginality is the vital link with DRB. Submissions, to Derek Barnes (A&R), are welcome ... originality counts.
S. Patrick McAuley

DreamSea Records <http://www.dreamsea.com>
4309 Raymond Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
818 353-9315
gribkoff@dreamsea.com <mailto:gribkoff@dreamsea.com>
<http://www.dreamsea.com>

Independent label presenting new visions of past, present and future. Music CDs, jazz, pop, adult contemporary, new age, and the Undefinable.
Mike Gribkoff
(October 1997)

DREG Records <http://www.bigbrain.com/dreg/>
1912 Old Stonemill Dr
Cranbury, NJ 08512
USA
609-490-0470
steve@kandu.com <mailto:steve@kandu.com>
<http://www.bigbrain.com/dreg/>

DREG Records specializes in new indie progressive rock/metal.
Steve Lehrfeld
(May 1996)

DREG Records <http://www.hutman.com/dreg/>
1912 Old Stonemill Dr
Cranbury, NJ 08512
USA
609-490-1061
dreg@hutman.com <mailto:dreg@hutman.com>
<http://www.hutman.com/dreg/>

DREG Records specializes in new indie progressive rock/metal.
Steve Lehrfeld
(May 1996)
Featuring bands such as Facade, Clockwork and others, plus a Tribute to the band Kansas! Also, lots of give-aways and clearance items of all kinds of prog-related artists.
Steve Lehrfeld
(January 1998)

Drive-In Records <http://members.aol.com/quid001/drivein.htm>
P.O. Box 888211
Grabd Rapids, MI 49588
USA
616-531-9012
616-531-9012
drivein01@aol.com <mailto:drivein01@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/quid001/drivein.htm>

releases by the Cat's Miaow, the Singing Bush, the Shapiros, Madison Electric, the Steinbecks, Buddha on the moon, the Electrosonics, the Autocollants, Hydroplane, the Imaginary Friend, Clock Strikes Thirteen, Cuppa Joe and more on the way...
Mike Babb
(November 1997)

Dromedary
PO Box 17
Boonton, NJ 07005
USA
dromdary@gti.net <mailto:dromdary@gti.net>

An indie label that specializes in New Jersey pop bands - no grunge, no angst, no metal, just good tunes and smiling faces. Noteworthy acts include Footstone and Cuppa Joe. Jim Testa of Jersey Beat says, "I'd walk a mile for a Dromedary."
Jim Testa

Drug Racer
POB 2814
Athens
GA 30612-0814
(706) 549-7908
howings@uga.cc.uga.edu (US) <mailto:howings@uga.cc.uga.edu (US) >

POB 127
Huntingdon
Cambridge
ENGLAND
PE18 6GH
gbxc5w9f@ibmmail.com (UK) <mailto:gbxc5w9f@ibmmail.com (UK)>

The only label where every release is a different drug. The debut release is "Pill Popper" by the Oblivians. That release is entitled Amphetamine Sulphate. The second is by the Olivia Tremor Control ("The Great Day" EP) and is Ketamine Hydrochloride. Impending releases by Man or Astroman?, Thee Speaking Canaries and possibly Don Caballero. You shouldn't be allowed to have this much fun without a prescription.
Henry H. Owings
(November 1995)

Drunken Fish
8600 W. Olympic Blvd.
LA, CA 90035
USA
mockd@delphi.com <mailto:mockd@delphi.com>

Small label with a good attitude and excellent logo. Releases by Trumans Water, Rocket From The Crypt and Folk Implosion. Also distributes rare stuff and geeky fanzine. Send a stamp (irc) for more info.
tw
(1994)

Dry Heat Records
P.O. Box 26222
Phoenix, AZ 85068-6222
DryHeat_Records@sonicnet.com <mailto:DryHeat_Records@sonicnet.com>

Soft Shoulder Music, Ltd. is also at the same address. They release alternative/modern/progressive/pop tunes from Arizona.
Connie

Duckworth Distributing
198 Duckworth St.
St. Johns
Newfoundland
A1C 1G5
Canada

Will St. Johns be the further east Halifax? Duckworths sole band at the moment is Potbelly, they are following in the 'Halifax' vein.
Hub

Dutch East India Trading
P.O. Box 800
Rockville Centre, NY
11571-0800
USA

DEI isn't much of a label per se (the only releases under the DEI name are the Peel Sessions in the US), but they now own and operate Homestead, Rockville, Singles Only, and Grass Records. Big time distributor, as well. But, there's a reason that the Graverobbers could sing "Mark Robinson, Mark Robinson, he's the only one I know/who gets paid by Dutch East India..." The releases are often good (more on individual labels later), but the business ethics behind them are suspect.

Dutch East India Trading
P.O. Box 800
Rockville Centre, NY
11571-0800
USA

DEI isn't much of a label per se (the only releases under the DEI name are the Peel Sessions in the US), but they now own and operate Homestead, Rockville, Singles Only, and Grass Records. Big time distributor, as well. But, there's a reason that the Graverobbers could sing "Mark Robinson, Mark Robinson, he's the only one I know/who gets paid by Dutch East India..." The releases are often good (more on individual labels later), but the business ethics behind them are suspect.
These guys live off indies. They know there is an infinite supply of self-produced CDs they can take a cut on at no risk. You may get paid in the beginning but don't expect to get out clean.
LoLo Records
(March 1997)

Dynamic Recording Studio & Indie Label <http://www.dynrec.com>
2844-46 Dewey Ave.
Rochester N. Y. 14616
USA
716-621-6270
716-621-6278
drk@dynrec.com <mailto:drk@dynrec.com>
<http://www.dynrec.com>

Please send candy, we deserve it because we are nice people and we have been an Independent Label for 21 years now. The Web is letting us become as big as the Majors !!! and I love it.
Dave Kaspersin
(October 1995)

Dynamo Records <http://www.dynamorecords.com>
121 17th ave S.
Nashville, Tn. 37203
615-259-3349
615-742-1123
bradh@dynamorecords.com <mailto:bradh@dynamorecords.com>
<http://www.dynamorecords.com>

Dynamo is a young label headed by independent producers the Dynamite Brothers. There home is at Steve Cropper's Insomnia Studios. Dynamo is currently the home of Shanda Brash who's "Good To Go" CD is available from the site. The "Good To Go" CD also features Bass Player of the year Victor Wooten.
Brad Henderson
(February 1998)

Dyslexic Records <http://www.angelfire.com/il/dyslexicrecords/index.html>
528 White Oak Drive
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 893-7798
none
jjack25400@aol.com <mailto:jjack25400@aol.com>
<http://www.angelfire.com/il/dyslexicrecords/index.html>

Punk, Ska, Art-rock, Surf, noise, pop....Dyslexic Records has it all. Look for the new Naked Raygun Full-length out soon....
Justin Whyte
(April 1997)

Ear Mail
274 Madison Ave., Suite 804
New York, NY 10016

Seems to be an importer/distributor for labels based in the UK (and Flying Nun) - 4AD, Beggar's Banquet, Rough Trade, etc.

Earache
295 Lafayette St
Ste. 915
New York
NY 10012
USA

Earache is an English label known for its grind-core roster including the likes of Napalm Death, Fudge Tunnel (UK), Cathedral, Carcass and a whole list of others. They were doing things independently a few years back, but have recently worked out distribution or were bought out by Sony-owned, Columbia records.
FAllen
(October 1995)

EARMARK RECORDS
127 0akland ST.
Fall River
MA. 02720
508 324 4052
Churnma@aol.com <mailto:Churnma@aol.com>

First release CHURN's "Heated Couplings in the Sun" featuring former members of Proletariat Next slated release a compilation of bands interested in preserving free speech. Any bands interested should send demos to the address above
Patrick Norton
(March 1996)

Earth To Records
P.O. Box 42162
Portland, OR 97242

This label was created as a union of Candy-Ass Records and Chainsaw Records just to put out the Sone album. It is the only release thus far. I'm not sure why they (Candy-Ass, Chainsaw) did that, but they did.
chris newmyer

~Earthtoner Records USA <http://www.concentric.net/cbooch>
507B Country Club Parkway
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
~http://www.concentric.net/~cbooch <http://www.concentric.net/cbooch>

Earthtoner Records USA is a brand spanking new record label based in southern NJ - WE ARE LOOKING FOR BANDS!
Chris Bucciarelli
(February 1997)

East Coast Recordings
P.O. Box 19825
Raleigh
NC 27619
USA
1-800-754-5339
JOBUR@nando.net <mailto:JOBUR@nando.net>
919-755-6419

New company, 1 release just getting into distribution - Stand Up with FAITH (the name of the group), "New Gospel Rock"
Jo Burnette

~Echo Lake Records <http://www.mindspring.com/echolake/>
P.O. Box 29568
Atlanta, GA 30359
USA
770-333-7495
404-633-4830
info@echolake.com <mailto:info@echolake.com>
~http://www.mindspring.com/~echolake/ <http://www.mindspring.com/echolake/>

Echo Lake Records currently has two releases, Andy Offutt Irwin's Banana Seat, and Ray Chesna's Every Day Above Ground is a Good One. This label is up-and-coming. Expect a third release in February! Craig Rafuse's Promise Land including a tribute song for Jerry Garcia. Visit the web site for tons more informantion!
David Truran
(November 1995)

echostatic records
2802 East Madison, #159
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
static@cyberspace.com <mailto:static@cyberspace.com>

Baby label in toddler stage with cool limited-ed dbl 7"s in specialty dbl-gatefold packaging. Dbl 7"s currently out are: Chrome Cranks/Kim Salmon & The Surrealists(with clear mint vinyl), Chainsaw Kittens/Soraya,and Mambo Taxi/Breed(courtesy of Clawfist UK). Solo LP in the making from Tyson Meade (lead singer/songwriter Chainsaw Kittens.)
Janet Ridgeway
(October 1995)

Ecko Records <http://www.eckorecords.com>
5242 Helene Cove
Memphis, TN 38117
901-761-7197
901-761-7197
ecko@eckorecords.com <mailto:ecko@eckorecords.com>
<http://www.eckorecords.com>

great list. Thanks for adding us!
Cherrie Holden
(February 1998)

Ecstatic Peace
P.O. Box 6179
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Thurston Moore's own label. Distributed by Forced Exposure, and he's dug up a bunch of the stuff he found to be influential - Red Transistor / Rudolph Grey for one. Also home of various SY side projects - Lucky Sperms, Kitten, Mirror-Dash. Often weird, but worth checking out.

EEK! Records
Ryan & Allisa
26 Adams St.
Charlestown, MA 02129
U.S.A.

EEK! is a nice little label that is just starting up in the Boston area. They are dedicated to putting out music that may not otherwise get heard, i.e. many home recorders. It is music made by little people, recorded in the best way available to them. There is one 7" by Tipili, and many (about 10) tapes including one compilation, four side projects, and three full-time bands. Ryan and Alissa are genuinely nice folks who work their butts off and enjoy pictures of completely ridiculous/corny things.
Stephen Pozgay
(September 1995)

Eerie Materials
P.O. Box 14592
Richmond
VA 23221

P.O.Box 2627
Berkeley
CA 94702
USA

Poised for world domination with a new split 45 from Caroliner Rainbow and Eeyore Ass Guzzler, as well as some other 45s, an LP from Kingdom Scum and, sometime next year, a "rap-punk" compilation. Also many, many cassettes of frankly uneven quality, most targeted for an elementary school sense of humor. Moving to San Francisco next year.
skm
(1994)
I assume the second address is now the valid one. Can anyone confirm this?
tw
(September 1995)

Effigy Records
P.O. Box 58
4815 Saltrod
NORWAY
(+47) 22 35 76 04
(+47) 22 35 76 04

The label deals with Death/Black/Doom/Avantgarde Metal. The label are also doing distribution.
Curt M. Sigurdsen
(October 1995)

eggBERT Records <http://www.eggbert.com/home/eggbert/eggbert.html>
2755 Via Hacienda,
P.O. Box 10022
Fullerton, CA 92635
USA
714-990-5652
jeff@eggbert.com <mailto:jeff@eggbert.com>
<http://www.eggbert.com/home/eggbert/eggbert.html>

Home of Action Figures, Bent Back Tulips (Dramarama), Kritian Hoffman, Mumps and some extra special compilations.
Jeff Smith

Eilethyia Records
POB 97902
Raleigh, NC 27624
USA
eilethyia@aol.com <mailto:eilethyia@aol.com>

Eilethyia puts out ethereal, goth, etc... music with depth and mood. Currently they have one release by NC band MONTER on 7" and are working at releasing their CD and a CD comp by local goth zine QRD. Just send material, no need to contact first.
Martin Newman
(June 1996)

Electrobeat <http://users.aol.com/ebeat>
POB 69-3761
Miami, FL 33269
U.S.A.
305-653-6578
305-652-6578
EBEAT@aol.com <mailto:EBEAT@aol.com>
<http://users.aol.com/ebeat>

Home of The Beat Club, Fuzzy Logic, Toys For The Revolution, Santa Fe and Urban Select. Genres of emphasis include, Electronic, Techno-Ambient, Acoustic-Ambient, Experimental and Alternative Dance. Available at most major chains or please visit our web page for direct catalog sales and additional information.
Ony
(May 1996)

ELEET Tapes <http://eleettapes.home.ml.org>
16672 grouse run
strongsville, oh 44136
440-572-9739
ddeprator@stratos.net <mailto:ddeprator@stratos.net>
<http://eleettapes.home.ml.org>

this label is home to the atomic crash, adam myndwire, the (now defunct) exclusives, and the monteigos.
Derek DePrator
(October 1997)

Elefant Records
PO Box 331
28230 Las Rozas
Madrid
Spain
(91) 6360771

Elefant have released 7"s by White Town, the Haywains, Sr. Chinarro, Honey Langstrumpf and more. Their 7's come in beautiful gatefold sleeves, too! They've been around for a few years.
Chris McFarlane
The man behind the label is Luis Calvo (who also owns the music magazine Spiral and the Maravillas club; the three points of independent pop scene in Madrid). Their latest realeses: Telefilme (one member of Penelope Trip and another from Beef -both are great bands from our scene-), Family (album of the year 1994 for the spanish music magazine Rock De Lux, electronic and pop, so beautiful and sad), Le Mans (donosti sound, nice, sweet pop), Phantom Dog, Silvania (from Peru but living here, they are as big as Seefeel or Insides, the next album is one of remixes by Scan, Scorn, Seefeel...), and a lot more. All the new 7" and LP's are being made in coloured vinyl.
Elena Cabrera
(March 1996)

Elephant 6
Elephant 6 West
P.O. Box #9935,
Denver,
CO 80209

Elephant 6 East
P.O. Box 80551
Athens GA 30608
(706)354-8446

The label has only three legit releases to their collective name: Apples, Olivia Tremor Control and Secret Square. However, don't let that fool you. They've also been closely associated with Jeff (Neutral Milk Hotel) and Spin Art (thanks to the Apples). Olivia Tremor Control head up E6East and the Apples (in stereo) head up E6West. You might think 'pop' is thrown around way too heavily, but Elephant Six lives for it. Highly recommended.
Henry H. Owings

Elephi Pelephi
P.O. Box 1051
Middletown, CT
06457
U.S.A.
elephi@aol.com <mailto:elephi@aol.com>

Another label based in Middletown CT. Seems to focus mainly on the folkie/lo-fi rock end of the spectrum with Six 7" releases and an LP out so far by bands like Ham Steak, happy giant, Stringbean, Hatestick, The Carol and Mary Chain and Farewood.
Brett Larner
(September 1995)

Elevate Records <http://www.secdq.it/99thfloor/elevate.htm>
Elevate Records
Via Antonio Silvani 79/85
00139 Roma
ITALY
0039-6-88642453 / 12
0039-6-88642413
elevaterecords@secdq.it <mailto:elevaterecords@secdq.it>
<http://www.secdq.it/99thfloor/elevate.htm>

Label specialized in Progressive metal, Speed Metal and Symphonic Progressive
Pino Magliani
(March 1997)

~Elks Doin' It Rekkids <http://www.nyx.net/strudeau/edi/>
42660 Walker
Clinton Twp. MI 48038-5409
(810)286-3285
sstrudea@oakland.edu <mailto:sstrudea@oakland.edu>
~http://www.nyx.net/~strudeau/edi/ <http://www.nyx.net/strudeau/edi/>

16211 17 Mile Rd.
Clinton Twp. MI 48038
cwkiesli@students.wisc.edu <mailto:cwkiesli@students.wisc.edu>

A small, independent label located in the east side suburbs of Detroit suburbia. Looking to release some DiY comps and such. Deal mainly in ska and punk but have varied interests including hardcore, surf, swing, etc. Send us a demo!!
Scott Trudeau
(May 1997)

~Elsinor Records <http://www.seanet.com/willtre/elsinor.html>
P.O. Box 5463
Bellingham, Wa, 98227
n9342602@cc.wwu.edu <mailto:n9342602@cc.wwu.edu>
~http://www.seanet.com/~willtre/elsinor.html <http://www.seanet.com/willtre/elsinor.html>

releases by indiepop masters Virginia Creeper and various tapes by The Somewhat Legend, Gian Carlos' Reaction, Turnpike, Revolutionary Hydra, Pretend Man, Advent of Derby, and many more to come. Look for comp tape containing some familiar names coming soon! Write or visit the website for a free catalog.
Joe Chilcote
(January 1997)
there's suspense, there's drama, and there is a fair amount of humor (if only implicit in the music itself)!! The Revolutionary Hydra is back!! two founding members of the creepers and friends are back doing their lo-fi fringecore casio-daydreams! tapes galore!
the s legend
(March 1997)

Emergo Records
225 Lafayette Street, Suite 709
New York, NY 10012

Another one I'm curious about - the last things I can find from this label are Senator Flux records from over a year ago...does this label still exist?

Empire Records and Tapes
760 West Sample Road
Pompano Beach,
Florida
33064
(954) 943-9865
same
Rhapcity@worldnet.att.net <mailto:Rhapcity@worldnet.att.net>

We are a production lebel for professional product recorded in Nashville.
Josh Noland
(July 1997)

empreintes DIGITALes
4487, rue Adam
Montreal, PQ H1V 1T9

Label devoted to "new music" "music actuelle" or whatever you wish to call it. Best release of '93: Yves Daost Anecdotes.
Rob

eMpTy Records
P.O. Box 12034
Seattle, WA 98102

Recently released Kill Sybil and Crackerbash, also home to Gas Huffer and more in the Pacific Northwest gr-ng scene. More garage-y than Sub Pop, in general, and truer to its roots.

Endless Fight Records <http://members.aol.com/endlssfght/efr/index.html>
Po Box 1083
Old Saybrook, CT
06475-5083 USA
Endlssfght@aol.com <mailto:Endlssfght@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/endlssfght/efr/index.html>

Hardcore,Death Core Punk, Ska, Death Metal label, we do compilations frequently as well. Always accepting submissions
Endless Fight
(March 1997)

~Endorphine Factory <http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/kyas/endorphine.index.html>
1st-303
1-17-6 Kikuna Kohhoku-ku
Yokohama-shi 222
Japan
+81(0)45 433 9550
+81(0)45 433 9550
cccc@aqu.bekkoame.or.jp <mailto:cccc@aqu.bekkoame.or.jp>
~http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/~kyas/endorphine.index.html <http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/kyas/endorphine.index.html>

Label artists : C.C.C.C. Astro etc..... with distribution in the USA by Charnel Music <./C.html>.
Mayuko Hino
(October 1995 )

Enemy Records
11-36 31st Ave
L.I.C.
NY 11106
USA

Jazz label - that's all I know because of albums from Sonny Sharrock, Last Exit, and Defunkt Crisis that appear on this label.
Troy

EnGuard Records
1671 St Hubert
Montreal, Quebec
H2L 3Z1
Canada

Independent label in Montreal owned and run by Paul Gott of legendary Montreal punk band The Ripcordz. Distributed nationally by Cargo Records. Has released several Ripcordz albums, as well as albums, cassettes and Cds by numerous younger bands, including The Stand GT. Tend to release canadian acts. Most of the music can be summed up as loud, inyerface punk rock.
Jane Tattersall

Epitaph Records
2798 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
U.S.A.
(213) 413-7353
(213) 413-9678

Epitaph Europe
PO Box 10574
1001 EN
Amsterdam
Netherlands
+31206236091

Their chief band is the back catalog of the now-despised Bad Religion, but they've reissued L7's first album and have a lot of other stuff, none of which I've ever listened to.
Steve
Also on Epitaph are Rancid, Pennywise, NOFX, and The Offspring. The Offspring are the group that brought Epitaph Records to my attention and I would have to say, made me listen to the others on the same label. This label has a definite punk quality to it and if you like one of the groups listed above, you will most likely love the others too!
Krissy M.
(May 1995)
Recent label signings are The Voodoo Glow Skulls. Great Punk stuff! Their first record for Epitaph comes out in October of `95. Ten Foot Pole is also on the Epitaph Roster.
Dorothy McMillan
(August 1995)
New stuff from Epitaph keeps coming out as they become more and more successful. New records by Gas Huffer, Wayne Kramer (of MC5 fame), Down by Law, and a 7"/CD Single from Daredevils whose main brag is that it features Bad Religion's Brett Gurowitz [sp?].
Ryan Schreiber
(April 1996)

Equal Vision Records
111 W. 24th st - 6th floor
New York NY, 10011
USA
(212)627-3205

Equal Vision Records is an independent label that was started by Ray Cappo (of NYC hardcore band Youth of Today fame) to release records for his new band, Shelter, and any other bands that promote Krishna Consciousness. Ray passed the label onto it's current owner Steve Ready, who decided that the label would be better utilized if he expanded it to bands outside of Krishna. Current bands on EVR are: 108, a noise/hardcore/metal amalgamation with intelligent lyrics(when you can understand them, that is...), Copper, This is my band so I'm kinda biased. We play a kinda poppy/emo kind of music with female vocals - not your usual hardcore label fare, but I like it. Crown of Thornz, good straight forward NYC hardcore in the vain of Madball. Shift, good interesting, yet heavy, hardcore with a bit of a Quicksand influence, but don't tell them I said that. Serpico, they use to be called Sleeper and they've been around for about a million years and they rock. They play really good poppy/punk stuff that has a good beat and you can dance to. These are just a few of the things EVR has going for them right now, but if you call them or write to them, they'll send you a complete catalogue to round out this list.
Sam Falbo
(October 1995)

ERL Records
418 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY 12210

Weird, wonderful music from upstate New York and elsewhere. Carries a good range of other people's music as well, although the catalog is virtually unreadable because the print is so small. Condomek, Blue, and more I could trace through my catalog but don't feel like right now. I think ERL is a record store as well as a label, too.

~Error Records <http://www.st.rim.or.jp/kentar/Error.html>
5-4-4-303 Minami
Yukigaya Ohataku
Tokyo
Japan Zip145
813-3729-9657
813-3729-9657
kentar@st.rim.or.jp <mailto:kentar@st.rim.or.jp>
~http://www.st.rim.or.jp/~kentar/Error.html <http://www.st.rim.or.jp/kentar/Error.html>

Japanese independent held by KentaroTakahashi, producer, journalist, DJ, guitarist, etc. Information of the artists like Cibo Matto, Greedy Green. Lots of sound files.
Kentaro Takahashi
(November 1995)

Escondido Street Records
c/o Dave Chappell
10 Cherbourg Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
USA

This is young label. They've only signed two bands so far: Sevill and Viscera. I've heard both of these bands play live, and they really rock. Sevill has a hard punk driven sound held together by the drummer and guitarist (who are 14 and 15 years old. Viscera has a more layed back sound combining modern and retro rock. Overall both of these bands are pretty cool, and I think we'll be hearing a lot from them and their label.
Jason Bryant
(October 1995)

ESD Records <http://www.w2.com/esd.html>
200 N. 3rd Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
<http://www.w2.com/esd.html>

East Side Digital as gotten its hands on some great stuff in recent years - they've been responsible for most of the Fred Frith CD-reissues, as well as Speed The Plough and Glenn Phillips and more. They've also got access to the Giorno Poetry Systems masters and are slowly releasing that material as well. Often challenging, but ultimately rewarding.

Estrus Records
P. O. Box 2125
Bellingham, WA 98227
estrus@aol.com <mailto:estrus@aol.com>

Run by members of the Mono Men, Estrus remembers the days when the "Seattle Sound" consisted of the Wailers and the Sonics. Releases include Mono Men, Marble Orchard, the Fallouts, Huevos Rancheros, along with special sets like the "Estrus Half-Rack" and their own singles club, Estrus Crust (membership entitles you to savings on the entire mail-order catalog as well as limited edition singles).

ETERNAL DYNASTY RECORINGS <AOL>
10605 BEACONSFIELD
(313)839-6624
GRANDJEUR1 <mailto:GRANDJEUR1>
<AOL>

Corlaborations,productions,publishing and aspiring artist welcome as well as other business aspects.
CHARLES HUSKEY
(December 1997)

Ethereal Records
PO Box 532
Jamestown, RI 02835
USA
(401) 397-8725

Currently only one release from Rhode Island's popular Blueshift Signal.
Chris Hinckley

Etiquette Records
2442 N. W. Market St.
Ste. 273
Seattle
WA 98107-3630
USA
206-524-1020
206-524-1102
nie@halcyon.com <mailto:nie@halcyon.com>
etrec206@aol.com <mailto:etrec206@aol.com>

The label specialises in 60's rock. It's recent releases are from The Sonics and The Fabulous Wailers. The Sonics, "The Ultimate", is a 23 track compilation CD (plus interview with original Sonic, Any Parypa). The Wailers, "The Boys From Tacoma", is a 27 song 1961-1969 CD anthology. There's also the classic garage christmas album "Merry Xmas" featuring the Sonics, Wailers and the Galaxies.
Buck Ormsby

Eva Records
c/o wave
6-2-27 oppongi
minato-ku
tokyo 106
japan

I know that at least 2 John Zorn releases are on this label.
Troy
(1994)

Everybody Loves Records <http://home1.gte.net/vinal/elr.htm>
P.O. Box 2570
Dunedin, FL 34697-2570
vinal@gte.net <mailto:vinal@gte.net>
<http://home1.gte.net/vinal/elr.htm>

A label dedicated to punk, ska and hardcore.
Vinal Lang
(December 1997)

Evil Eye Records <http://www.zun.com/evileye>
P.O. Box 640264
San Francisco, CA 94164-0264
(415) 346-4819
serge@weblust.com <mailto:serge@weblust.com>
<http://www.zun.com/evileye>

Evil Eye Records is based in San Francisco. Its roster includes Piston, Clone, Loomer, Inside Out and Likity Clit. All of the above bands will be releasing CDs in the near future. Evil Eye releases mostly rock but the bands are all very diverse and very cool. An on-line catalog is available. Audio samples and on-line secure order forms are coming soon. Keep your "eye" on this label and these bands in the future.
Serge Vladimiroff
(November 1997)

Eye Q Records
See the entry for Harthouse <./H.html>.

Face The Music
P.O. Box 1812
Olympia, WA 98507

Their main release is a double 7" which covers the entire debut LP from Boston, featuring Treepeople and Witchypoo among others. Also singles available from Lemonade and Last Gasp.

FacePlant Productions
1840A Clark Dr.
Vancouver, B.C.
CANADA
V5N 3C5
(604)253-2542
same
faceplant@mindlink.bc.ca <mailto:faceplant@mindlink.bc.ca>
faceplant@lightspeed.bc.ca <mailto:faceplant@lightspeed.bc.ca>
info@faceplant.org <mailto:info@faceplant.org>
<http://www.faceplant.org>

11 releases and counting for this cassette label with current compilations "Maximum Rabbit", and "Songs to Make A Frailguy Cry" as well as some full-lengths by the sexiest bands around. 4 Food Groups Of The Apocalypse, Revulva, Arthur Ellis, Uneven Steps, Dirty Harriets, James Dean IV, Mohan, Ben Mahony, Ash Wednesday, Fishburger.....and MORE!No Rock Stars around here.
pete
(January 1997)
our new email is faceplant@lightspeed.bc.ca
pete
(July 1997)
up to 18 releases...the latest is "Interface" recorded live in Vancouver at the Columbia, featuring James Dean IV, Filthy Rocket, Dirty Harriets, Evan Symons, and the whole FacePlant bunch.... oh yeah, visit the website with RealAudio and RealVideo, updated daily......www.faceplant.org
pete
(December 1997)

FacePlant Productions
1840A Clark Dr.
Vancouver, B.C.
CANADA
V5N 3C5
(604)253-2542
same
faceplant@mindlink.bc.ca <mailto:faceplant@mindlink.bc.ca>

11 releases and counting for this cassette label with current compilations "Maximum Rabbit", and "Songs to Make A Frailguy Cry" as well as some full-lengths by the sexiest bands around. 4 Food Groups Of The Apocalypse, Revulva, Arthur Ellis, Uneven Steps, Dirty Harriets, James Dean IV, Mohan, Ben Mahony, Ash Wednesday, Fishburger.....and MORE!No Rock Stars around here.
pete
(January 1997)

FacePlant Productions
1840A Clark Dr.
Vancouver, B.C.
CANADA
V5N 3C5
(604)253-2542
same
faceplant@mindlink.bc.ca <mailto:faceplant@mindlink.bc.ca>
faceplant@lightspeed.bc.ca <mailto:faceplant@lightspeed.bc.ca>

11 releases and counting for this cassette label with current compilations "Maximum Rabbit", and "Songs to Make A Frailguy Cry" as well as some full-lengths by the sexiest bands around. 4 Food Groups Of The Apocalypse, Revulva, Arthur Ellis, Uneven Steps, Dirty Harriets, James Dean IV, Mohan, Ben Mahony, Ash Wednesday, Fishburger.....and MORE!No Rock Stars around here.
pete
(January 1997)
our new email is faceplant@lightspeed.bc.ca
pete
(July 1997)

Failsafe Records
P.O.Box 3003
Christchurch
New Zealand

Mostly Alternative Guitar Based Music 3 feature Compilations for mid to late 80's period were most of the flying nun bands started Since 1990 we've started doing CD releases but not vinyl. High quality recording and presentation.

Family Scam Records
PO Box 811
Bloomington, IN 47402
USA
(812) 333-0379

Family Scam is a totally independent record label that is best known for issuing the wildly popular CD "ONE WAY OUT" by underground band DAISY GLAZE, as seen in such print magazines as FLIPSIDE, MAGNET, THE BIG TAKEOVER, SOUND AFFECTS, OPTION, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL, and others. The DAISY GLAZE CD "ONE WAY OUT" is available from FAMILY SCAM RECORDS at PO Box 811 Bloomington IN 47402 USA for $10 postpaid in the USA, $12 outside the USA, payable in US$ only. Coming soon is the all-new DAISY GLAZE CD tentatively titled TRAPPED IN THIS WORLD. Watch for it Fall '97.
Alex Ferrari
(April 1997)

Fang Records
P. O. Box 652, Stuyvesant Station
New York, NY 10019

Again, I have my doubts about the existence of this label today, but they did release the first Mommyheads record, "Acorn", back in 1990, along with other neat things around that time.

~Fantastic Records <http://www.grfn.org/initgrl/fantastic>
P.O. Box 4492
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
USA
313.930.9855
313.930.9855 (call first)
initialgirl@mindspring.com <mailto:initialgirl@mindspring.com>
~http://www.grfn.org/~initgrl/fantastic <http://www.grfn.org/initgrl/fantastic>

Fantastic Records is a new label devoted to releasing the finest in frantically cool pop. as of summer '95, we've got 2 7" releases: fan001 the shapiros "month of days" b/w "do you know"- fine record from d.c. indie pop super group fan002 hem "be completely full of...", "serge" b/w "dissevelt"- quiet lovelyness from leeds, u.k. band we should be putting out some more stuff soon!
jj heldmann
(August 1995)
new stuff out in july '96! fan003- #poundsign# "the almondy many" b/w "button" and "our new ways"- this is a super pop band out of san francisco. fan004- schrasj "tower" b/w "lemon song" - dreamy pop ala bedhead from houston texas. email us for more details!
jj heldmann
(June 1996)
2 new releases out soon - a 7" by San Francisco indie darlings JUNIPER and a 7" by the divine duo from Missouri, CREEPING JENNY...email to be put on the mailing list...also in the works for '97 - a full-length cd from POUNDSIGN and a 7" from CESSNA...
jj heldmann
(May 1997)

~Fantastic Records <http://www.neosoft.com/hk/records/fantastic.htm>
P.O. Box 4492
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
USA
313.930.9855
313.930.9855 (call first)
initialgrl@usa.pipeline.com <mailto:initialgrl@usa.pipeline.com>
~http://www.neosoft.com/~hk/records/fantastic.htm <http://www.neosoft.com/hk/records/fantastic.htm>

Fantastic Records is a new label devoted to releasing the finest in frantically cool pop. as of summer '95, we've got 2 7" releases: fan001 the shapiros "month of days" b/w "do you know"- fine record from d.c. indie pop super group fan002 hem "be completely full of...", "serge" b/w "dissevelt"- quiet lovelyness from leeds, u.k. band we should be putting out some more stuff soon!
jj heldmann
(August 1995)
new stuff out in july '96! fan003- #poundsign# "the almondy many" b/w "button" and "our new ways"- this is a super pop band out of san francisco. fan004- schrasj "tower" b/w "lemon song" - dreamy pop ala bedhead from houston texas. email us for more details!
jj heldmann
(June 1996)

Farrago Records
P.O. Box 130148
Houston, TX 77219
USA
farrago@delphi.com <mailto:farrago@delphi.com>

We've released 7"s, CD's, and a 10" by Buddha on the Moon, Dyn@mutt, Lozenge, and Tit, as well as collaborated with the Audrey's Diary label to release a split 7" with an issue of the 'Emily's Hip Pocket' zine. Currently we are working on a 10" EP by ESP Summer and a CD by Buddha on the Moon.
hk

Fartblossom Enterprizes
P.O. Box 818
Pomona, CA 91769

Run by Bob Durkee of Shoeface. I believe they have at least 2 Shoeface singles out, not sure about releases by other bands.
Steve

Fat Muddy George Records
P.O.box 1994
Roswell G.A.30077
United States
770-781-8842
770-781-8842

FMG has its debut release around the first of October 1995.The act is called Blackman & Robin. I think somebody at the label has ears.
Jeri Dean.
(September 1995)

Fat Wreck Chords
PO Box 460144
San Francisco
Ca 94146
USA

Started & owned by Fat Mike from NoFX (Epitaph), it's a label holding hardcore/punk bands, releasing everything from full length CD's to 7"s by a diverse range of bands. Haven't yet heard a bad release.
Dave Thorne
(October 1995)

Faye Records
PO Box 7332
Columbia
MO 65205
USA

Specializing in the sounds of Missouri, this seven inch label brings out the best in local bands from the Whig-ish power of Small Ball Paul to Ditch Witch's cowpunk mastery to the country sounds of the Starkweathers. Their catalog distributes non-Faye bands from the state and they even sold the Big Star T-shirts from the show that 2 of their bands played.
Jeff

Fear Of Children Production Communication
189 Elizabeth St
Hobart Tasmania
Australia 7000
+(002) 345716 And talk to SLOTH.
rb_bruno@postoffice.sandybay.utas.edu.au <mailto:rb_bruno@postoffice.sandybay.utas.edu.au>

Fear of Children Productions Communications (FOC PComms) is wholly run and set up by the poor punk scum of the Hobart Indiesplendant community, with far too much time on their hands, to document and distribute local audio media (yeah Fonky Mummy). We're doing this because Hobarts small and nobody else gives a rats arse. And the CIA is Jamming Zach's feedback. Concisely, our styles of music might (in a pigfit) be described as punk/ punk/ post-punk/ punk/ free-jazz/ Emo-core/ fusion/ grindcore/spoken word/ rare-assed/ lo-fi/ cheesy-assed motherfuckin'/ unfortunately mostly boyzie/ poo-core/ punk/ witty repartee(dyslexic allowance weekly)/ afro-eurasian eclipse/ deep-spacecosmicorgasmicreactionor -planetaryloadblowerfortheuncouth/ punk. Actual bands on the label are called: Unlimited Friendly Objective, Little Ugly Girls, The Frustrations, The Sad Fucks, 50 Million Clowns, Headcleaner, Mouth, Sea Scouts, Prozac.1, Necklace of Teeth, Buttplug, Superglue, Electric Scones and The Screaming Toaster Bandits. Production of vinyl in Australia is extremely expensive, and because we're strictly non-profit and self-funding, we're unfortunately releasing on CD for now, so if anybody out there knows of any fair-enough record pressing plants please mail us with info. We're small (we're all dwarves) and cool to talk to and hang out with so don't be scared. Contact The Next Best Thing To The Bottom Of The World.
FOC PComms

Feel Good All Over
P.O. Box 148428
Chicago, IL 60614
fgao@interaccess.com <mailto:fgao@interaccess.com>

John Henderson has released many great records in the last three years - the Cannanes, Crabstick, Alternative TV, Nice, Stuart Moxham, Magnetic Fields - and has many more good ones in the forthcoming pile - Terminals, Alastair Galbraith, and more. I've given up on holding him to deadlines or release schedules of any sort, but I'll consistently buy his records 'cause I know they'll be worth the wait.
skm
(1994)

Fellaheen
P.O. Box a537
Sydney South 2000
Australia

New label on the block run by a "cool" rock promoter who knows a lot of "cool US band people" (Thurston, Pavement, Kurt etc.) and wants to be a Beastie Boy but can't because his grandparents were probably Nazis. Brings you "cool rockin sounds from the world over" and the name comes from some Kerouac novel, meaning "the no bullshit approach found in poor people." A totally "cool" and "now" type label.
Aaron

Feralette Records
2012 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
USA

Small label that seeks out Quality. Their catalog includes releases by Neighborhood Texture Jam, 69 Tribe, Gravel Pit, and Mark Harrison's Snake Hips. Run by John Sheridan and Price Harrison - both are as amiable as they come.
Steven Conn
(September 1995)

Fevered Pitch Records
p.o. box 504 Lancaster OH, 43130
feveredpitch@theoffice.net <mailto:feveredpitch@theoffice.net>

Fevered Pitch is a Total Ska-lable located in Lancaster OH
John
(March 1998)

FFROE Records...
210 E. Sycamore
Denton, TX 76201
(940)591-6502
(940)387-5962
FFROE@aol.com <mailto:FFROE@aol.com>

FFROE Records... is a label with a special interest in horn-oriented music. Releases include Bowling For Soup, Beef Jerky, Funktion Junktion, and decibel. You can check out (www.bowlingforsoup.com) or (www.beefjerkyband.com). Will listen to anything sent. FFROE Records... provides booking, distribution, production, arrangements, promotion, and management.
Jeff Roe
(February 1998)

Fiasco Records
P.O. Box 34416
Los Angeles, CA 90034

This is a fine label from LA which has released the Dolomite LP and the Kendra Smith/Guild Of Temporal Adventurers 10", and has now put out a Karl Hendricks Trio CD titled _Misery And Women_. The track record gets better and better...

Fingerpaint Records
Suite 544
7510 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
USA 90046
(213) 243-1991

Beck's incredibly rare album "A Western Harvest Field by Moonlight" was released on Fingerpaint. The original pressing of 3000 included an original fingerpainting. Has since been re-released as an issue of 2000 copies without the fingerpainting. Apparently this label has not put out a whole lot of other stuff, though...
Beercan Boy
(October 1995)

Fire inc.
PO BOX 7257
127 Reykjavik
Iceland
354-5535273

Small label run by beautiful people. Releases by Curver, Stilluppsteypa, Plastik, Puff, Kolrassa Krokridandi (Bellatrix) and more. The label has imported bands like Dog Faced Hermans, Dawson and God is My Co-Pilot for live events. The label also distributes foreign stuff in iceland. Send them an IRC for a catalog of their own releases and other icelandic musical pleasures. These guys will drink you under the table.
gunni

Fire Records
21a Maury Road
London
N16 7BP
UK
081-806-9922

Only know that they've released the latest Fitz of Depression single
Dougal McKinnon
Fire Records has some of the best bands from UK these days. They have released a bunch of back catalogue from Paperhouse, which includes Pastels and Teenage Fanclub, going on. But their new signings are fabulous, like Thrum and Telstar Ponies. They have also some electronic stuff like Pylon King, but nothing get any better than those Scottish bands. Oh, they have also some very curious Jad Fair & Pastels singles.
Ricardo Amaral
(February 1996)

Fireball
P.O. Box 40285
San Francisco, CA 94140
USA
(415) 824-4206
(415) 824-4206
HappyGland@aol.com <mailto:HappyGland@aol.com>

Fireball is a video production company responsible for the violent, supernatural classic "Red Spirit Lake", which featured the music of COP SHOOT COP, ACE INHIBITOR, STEROID MAXIMUS, MISSING FOUNDATION, LUNACHICKS, THE VOLUPTUOUS HORROR OF KAREN BLACK, and CLINT RUIN / LYDIA LUNCH.
Their current production is "We Await", currently in post-production. A preview trailer for "We Await" is also in circulation, featuring the song "Pyru" by CRASH WORSHIP. The soundtrack for the movie will feature CRASH WORSHIP, NEUROSIS, UNSANE, AMBER ASYLUM, C.O.T.A. and others.
Fireball's first entry into the world of vinyl is a striking picture disc featuring the music of AMBER ASYLUM. Side One is "Looking Glass", Side Two is "Poppies." The art on the record is from two of JOHN TENNIEL's drawings for ALICE IN WONDERLAND, by LEWIS CARROLL. Gleaming like polished copper (or amber), this 7" vinyl beauty is available at several Bay Area locations, or for $6 ppd direct.
Some descriptions of Amber Asylum: "Rich, hauntingly energized." (SF EXAMINER), "Winsome and jangly." (SF WEEKLY) "Nightmarish and pleasant dreamscapes." (KAOS). "Hauntingly beautiful, watch for them in the future." (FILE 13)
force
(October 1995)

Fish Of Death Records <http://www.cityscape.co.uk/users/ad69/fod/fodindex.html>
P.O. Box 93206
Los Angeles, CA 90093
USA
chrisr@cts.com <mailto:chrisr@cts.com>
<http://www.cityscape.co.uk/users/ad69/fod/fodindex.html>

The Los Angeles-based company is being started by highly-esteemed producer Matt Wallace, who has worked with some of the most widely-acclaimed and influential artists of the late '80s and '90s, including Faith No More, The Replacements, and Paul Westerberg. Three releases are now out:
Tiny Buddy 7" "Stop You're Killing Me"
Tiny Buddy full-length CD "Ginormous" 12 songs
Brown Betty full-length CD "Thriller" 11 songs
The quality is excellent! Matt is known for concentrating on bands and artists that explore imaginative and personal visions of music. Matt has quickly establised a reputation as someone who can not only spot hot talent, but bring out the band's best in the studio.
I don't know a nicer person, send candy to his new baby!
Chris Richards

Fisheye Distribution
PO Box 110,
Farnborough,
Hampshire,
GU14 6YT

Now well established and with a pretty extensive mail order catalogue, you can find all sorts of hard to find import 7"s, LPs and CDs from the US (Shrimper, Ajax, Drunken Fish, Drag City) and New Zealand (Xpressway, Flying Nun) and a lot of homegrown UK releases besides. Also have long lists of cassette's and fanzines. Send them an SAE for a catalogue.

Flapping jet records <http://www.flappingjet.com>
3639
Midway Dr.
#271
San Diego,CA 92110
(619)224-2835
(619)224-2835
Maxbristol@aol.com <mailto:Maxbristol@aol.com>
<http://www.flappingjet.com>

The True San Diego underground . Records by The Nephews , The Honeys , gogogoairheart , Last of the jaunitas , The Mach 5 . Hollygolightly , Three mile Pilot.
Max Bristol
(September 1997)

Flat Baroque Records/Pouring Rain Music
C/O Hy Shore Esq.
36 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
800-864-1000 (24hr - checked daily)
Pin:91223898456245 (Voice & Fax mail)
212-995-5950 (be brief!)
212-995-5951
70303.3702@compuserve.com <mailto:70303.3702@compuserve.com>
<http://harborside.com/home/u/uncle>

Released Denis Farley to overwhelming ignorance in 1984, first with "Biscayne Bay" & "Pony Express" on 7"vinyl (FB841), then a full LP appeared on vinyl and cassette in '88 (FB882), "Pryvit Blewz." August Campbell's sure shot underground jukebox smash, "The I-95 Asshole Song" (FB883), appeared on 7" vinyl in '88 and licensed to Mobile Record's (MMR-10), "Copulation Compilation" in '93. Mobile condescended to add Denis Farley's, "Hustler's Lament" from Pryvit Blewz FB882 to the "...Compilation" as well. Farley is listed in the performance credits as "Uncle Mennus." According to Mobile's chart...in the Juke Rag "Street Beat," MMR10 has remained in the Top Ten CD's to jukes for the past three years (a veritable lunchtime annuity!). However, this has not as yet inspired BMI to pay anyone connected with the CD!!! Who gets that money? The CD, MMR10 is available from Harvey's Music, Inc., P.O. Box 4288, Pittsburgh, PA. 15203; telephone (800)362-3518; Fax: (800)362-3619. Look for something new from Flat Baroque/Pouring Rain soon!
Denis M Farley
(October 1995)

Flat Records <http://www.netlink.co.uk/users/sonic/flat.htm>
PO Box 91
Reigate
Surrey
RH2 0NT
+44(0)-1737-210848
+44(0)-1737-210848
flat@dial.pipex.com <mailto:flat@dial.pipex.com>
<http://www.netlink.co.uk/users/sonic/flat.htm>
<http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/sema/panther.htm>

Site of the UK's popular indie label. Techno, Ska, Punk, Britpop, Mod and all things new!
Richard Coppen
(April 1997)

Flavour Records/Eugene Music
Flavour Of Sound Ltd
6-20-306 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150 Japan
81-3-5458-8723
81-3-5458-8727
eugene@po.iijnet.or.jp <mailto:eugene@po.iijnet.or.jp>

Mods & Jazz, it's a spirit!
Mods (70's soul to Hip Hop)
Jazz (Acid Jazz to Abstract)
eugene otsuka
(November 1995)

Flex Records
Unit 3
30-38 Dock Street
Leeds LS10 1JF
UK

Basically flex is a jungle label headed by L.Double who has has made records for and with all the top junglists artists from goldie, grooverider and micky finn. L.Double also made the much heralded `Base Too Dark'
anonymous
(August 1995)

~Flipside <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/flipside/flipside.html>
PO Box 60790
Pasadena, CA 91116
flipside@ix.netcom.com <mailto:flipside@ix.netcom.com>
~http://www.forfood.com/~indieweb/flipside/flipside.html <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/flipside/flipside.html>

Besides being the second-ranking major punk zine (behind MRR, of course), Flipside also releases compilations and even some full LPs from time to time. The music is often San Francisco Bay Area punk (think Green Day and Operation Ivy), but the comps tend to be spotty as most comps are.

Flower Shop Recordings
The Flower Shop
PO Box 858
29 Hatton Wall
London
EC1N 8JJ

An upwardy mobile british indie (let's be optimistic about things!) with a growing roster of excellent releases to their credit. Flower Shop Recordings appear to be exactly that, with 'old betsy satan' the flower shop eight track playing it's role. Responsible for Elevate's, much overlooked "Bronzee" LP of last year the label also has a limited edition (1000) series of 7"s. Five to date, these come from Elevate, Rosa Mota, Ligament, Swervedriver and 18th Dye, all hand stamped and numbered. Great, white covered, sticker placed, stuff!
tw
(October 1995)

Fluff
86 Parklands Drive,
Loughborough,
Leicester,
LE11 2TD. UK.

Recent releases include singles by Spine, Lichenstein Girl, and a full length LP from Hula Hoop. Don't know anymore about them than that.

Fluffy Bunny Records
20 Elderberry Road
South Ealing
London W5 4AN
UK

Have released the last two China Drum singles. China Drum are a great guitar band from the North East of England who supported Green Day. Will be massive if there's any justice.
Dougal McKinnon

~Fluid Records (Canada) <http://www.interlog.com/fluid>
110 Inverlochy Blvd. Unit 1402
Thornhill, Ontario.
L3T 3R6
CANADA
905-881-9845
905-881-9845
fluid@interlog.com <mailto:fluid@interlog.com>
~http://www.interlog.com/~fluid <http://www.interlog.com/fluid>

We are a DANCE LABEL all forms from rap to euro to jungle always looking for new material to release. We do singles and compilations send us your material.
Subwoofer Jesus
(July 1995)

Flydaddy Records <http://www.subpop.com/flydaddy/flydaddy.htm>
PO Box 4618
Seattle
WA 98104
1-800-782-7671
flydaddy@subpop.com <mailto:flydaddy@subpop.com>
<http://www.subpop.com/flydaddy/flydaddy.htm>

"Flydaddy was formed in the Spring of '93 by two overzealous pop fans eager to bring attention to artists we considered criminally overlooked." Amongst Flydaddy's recording artistes are Cardinal, Hip Young Things, The Moles and Pure Joy, also the label has stuff by Sideshow, Autohaze and the interestingly named Mavis Piggott.

Flyin' Cloud Records
Flyin' Cloud, Inc.
168 Glenridge Drive
Eden, NC 27288
USA
mediaman@vnet.net <mailto:mediaman@vnet.net>

This label specializes in old-time, bluegrass, and contemporary acoustic folk music, especially from the North Carolina and Virginia area. Artists include: Kirk Sutphin (old-time fiddle), Wayne Henderson (guitar), Jeanette Williams and Clearwater (bluegrass), Bruce Piephoff (folk), among others.
Doug Rorrer
(November 1995)

~Flying Heart Records <http://www.teleport.com/flyheart/>
4026 NE 12th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97212
USA
503-287-8045
flyheart@teleport.com <mailto:flyheart@teleport.com>
~http://www.teleport.com/~flyheart/ <http://www.teleport.com/flyheart/>

Long time Portland indie label (at least five years now). Only notable band they've had is Napalm Beach (as far as I know).
Bill

Flying Nun
P.O. Box 667
Auckland 1
New Zealand
anyone@flyingnun.co.nz <mailto:anyone@flyingnun.co.nz>

Masters of the NZ jangle-pop scene branching out now to embrace more of New Zealand's music. All the big pop names are here - The Clean, The Chills, Verlaines, Bats - along with some of the smaller ones - The Puddle, Alpaca Brothers, Goblin Mix. Recently has started reissuing lots of stuff on CD since there are no more vinyl plants in NZ or Australia, but this becomes a better deal for the person who never had the stuff in the first place. And they even take credit card orders for those who don't want to fiddle with the conversion rates!
unknown!
(1994)
Best damm thing they have done of late is put out the two King Loser albums!
David Merritt
(September 1995)

Fog City Records <http://www.fogworld.com/fcr.html>
San Francisco, CA 94117
U.S.A.
fogcity@fogworld.com <mailto:fogcity@fogworld.com>
<http://www.fogworld.com/fcr.html>

Fog City Records is San Francisco-based independent record label specializing in funk/acid jazz and Enhanced Audio CDs.
Dan Prothero
(June 1996)

Force Majeure <http://www.deltanet.com/users/a_tucker/FM.html>
P.O. Box 5593,
Huntington Beach,
California
92615-5593
U.S.A.
(714) 962 1807
ForceMaj@aol.com <mailto:ForceMaj@aol.com>
<http://www.deltanet.com/users/a_tucker/FM.html>

Force Majeure specialize in Space Rock, Psychedelic, Progressive and Alternative music.
Force Majeure

Forced Exposure
P. O. Box 9102
Waltham, MA 02254
fe@shore.net <mailto:fe@shore.net>

Another zine turned label, and I think the label has taken over their time (only 2 to 3 years between each new issue of FE). Releases over the years include an amazing Peter Laughner single, things from Skullflower and the Dead C, and some involvement with Crystallized Movements. Also does some mail-order, typically for labels like Siltbreeze, Majora, Twisted Village, and Ecstatic Peace.

Fortress Entertainment
250 west 57th street suite 1527-55
212-332-9612
212-761-0077
gore@ms.com <mailto:gore@ms.com>

Fortress entertainment is a indi label started in 1993 we released 3 eps and one compilation so far.we have had alot of success with the underground. or current artist, are Natural elements,mr voodoo,lswift ka, A butter ,Essence. our on board producers are charlamagne,nkosi,phase
vidal A Goring
(April 1996)

Found Dog Records <http://www.oasiscd.com/www/foundog.html>
265 Riverside Drive
Suite 7B
New York
NY 10025
USA
JLGplj@aol.com <mailto:JLGplj@aol.com>
<http://www.oasiscd.com/www/foundog.html>

New label! First release March '95 from NYC acoustic duo Kick at Heaven, "Live at Sun Mountain." Duo and album starting to get some raves, including invites to showcase at both the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals. Disc getting solid airplay on college/public radio stations. But above it all, they're good people who like acoustic music in a city that really doesn't like it all that much.
Deidre
(June 1995)

Four-Letter Words
533 Sycamore St. #4
San Carlos, CA 94070
USA
(415) 508-8325
(415) 508-8325
sh520178@sjsuvm1.sjsu.edu <mailto:sh520178@sjsuvm1.sjsu.edu>

A very nice label with releases from Allan Clapp, Honeybunch, the McTells, and more. A companion to K, Bi-Joopitur, and Bus Stop, with many one-sided singles. Also a zine of the same name which gave birth to the label. It is also the address for "Amish Ways" and "Bliss" fanzines.
skm
(1994)
4LW has spent the last six years releasing records by Allen Clapp, Honeybunch, Tiger Trap, Bratmobile, Wimp Factor 14, Further, Six Cents & Natalie, The Mctells, Bridge, and The Haywains. There is a new single (as of Aug. '95) by Postal, a Californian band who sounded quite a bit like early Velocity Girl, but just broke up ten days ago. The previous release was a CD compilation with multiple songs by Boyracer, Holiday Flyer, The Summer Hits, The Cat's Miaow, Belmondo, and three other bands.
clint barnes
(August 1995)

Foursight Entertainment/UMMG
1862 NW 38th Avenue
Lauderhill, Florida 33311
954-486-3618
954-486-7983
kodekey@hotmail.com <mailto:kodekey@hotmail.com>

Look for our upcoming November release by Under the Influence. It's that southern rap funk in the tradition of Eightball & MJG and Outkast but with a twist. The title of the album is "Life in the Quarters". We welcome any comments or questions feel free to drop us an e-mail. If you would like to send a demo please send it to the listed address.
J. KEYES
(November 1997)

Framed! Records <http://www.onr.com/user/amagilow>
PO Box 49961
Austin, TX 78765
USA
amagilow@onr.com <mailto:amagilow@onr.com>
<http://www.onr.com/user/amagilow>

Austin, Texas based label.
Andrew Magilow
(June 1997)

Free Records
P.O.Box 2851,
London.
W6 9ZW. UK.

Free is the relatively new indie label belonging to Go! Discs. In addition to the wonderful MBV influenced sounds of Chzech band Ecstasy of St. Theresa, the labels expanding roster currently includes Anna and US bands 81 Mulberry Road and Flying Nuns.

Freebird Records & Tapes <http://www.geocities.com/SunsestStrip/Studio/5511/freebird.html>
Rauwveld 39
5641 NL Eindhoven
The Netherlands
dogma@freemail.nl <mailto:dogma@freemail.nl>
<http://www.geocities.com/SunsestStrip/Studio/5511/freebird.html>

Very small label from Netherlands' mo- and electro-town Eindhoven. Mainly producing cassettes in the punkrock, new wave, folkrock, sympho, metal, ska, stoner rock and spacerock areas of the music scene. Main act at the moment is Dogma, a symphonic punk (?) band from the area. (Label website not operational until medio september 1997)
Pepijn Klaassen
(August 1997)

Freebird Records & Tapes <http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/5511/frindex.html>
Rauwveld 39
5641 NL Eindhoven
The Netherlands
freebirdrecords@hotmail.com <mailto:freebirdrecords@hotmail.com>
<http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/5511/frindex.html>

Very small label from Netherlands' mo- and electro-town Eindhoven. Mainly producing cassettes in the punkrock, new wave, folkrock, sympho, metal, ska, stoner rock and spacerock areas of the music scene. Main act at the moment is Dogma, a symphonic punk (?) band from the area. (Label website not operational until medio september 1997)
Pepijn Klaassen
(August 1997)
The label has widened its field of attention. In january 1998 a compilation cd will see the light, containing both local and international bands. The website is operational now. Main act on Freebird is Landslide, now Dogma is in a winter sleep.
Pepijn Klaassen
(November 1997)

~Freedom Records <http://www.eden.com/freedom/>
P.O. Box 650032
Austin, TX 78765 USA
(512)-708-8672
freedom@eden.com <mailto:freedom@eden.com>
~http://www.eden.com/~freedom/ <http://www.eden.com/freedom/>

Real country and rock and roll from Austin, TX. Started in March 1995 by Mojo Nixon bass player Earl Freedom. First release was "Live Tracks" a 14 song CD from Austin's premier honky tonk band the Derailers. Next came the self-titled debut from Schwaggert, a band that includes all 3 members of Mojo Nixon's band, the Toadliquors. Somewhat NRBQ meets the Stones. Latest release is "True Sounds of the New West" a 17 song compilation of "alternative" country music. Acts include Wayne Hancock, High Noon, the Derailers, Libbi Bosworth and Bruce Robison. Coming out December 14 is Rick Broussard's long-awaited solo record. Backed by top Austin musicians, this is a truly great CD of American music. Rick is former leader of perennial Austin Music Award winners Two Hoots and a Holler.
Matthew C. Eskey
(October 1995)

Fresh Bread Records
P.O. Box 3
Winnipeg
Manitoba
Canada
R3M 3S3

Current releases include Elliot/Banned From Atlantis 7" (the former being Unwoundy, the latter being Superchunkish), Red Fisher cassette and John K. Samson (of Propagandhi fame) acoustic cassette. Future projects include a Smiths cover comp and an Elliot 7". Nice stuff. -is 7" (the former is Unwound-esque, the latter Superchunky), Red Fisher cassettes and a killer John K. Samson (of Propagandhi fame) acoustic cassette. Good production,nice stuff.
Ben Sigurdson
(November 1995)

Frontier Records
P. O. Box 22
Sun Valley, CA 91353
frontiermo@aol.com <mailto:frontiermo@aol.com>

Frontier tries hard but just does't get the bands to work with any more. Thin White Rope is one of the more recent things I can remember on the label, and that's not saying much. But they are still alive and still trying...

Frontier Records
P. O. Box 22
Sun Valley, CA 91353
The Shame Idols 129 Knoll Crest dr. B,ham Al. 35209
Bryan E. Price (205)945-6033
frontiermo@aol.com <mailto:frontiermo@aol.com>

Frontier tries hard but just does't get the bands to work with any more. Thin White Rope is one of the more recent things I can remember on the label, and that's not saying much. But they are still alive and still trying...
Currently the only live act on Frontier is The Shame Idols, from Birmingham Alabama. They are a power pop quartet with influences such as Cheap Trick, The Sweet, MC5 etc. They released their first c.d. in 1995 titled "I Got Time" in Seattle at Egg studios with Conrad Uno Producing. This c.d. got rave reviews in numerous magazines around the globe. Their second release "Rocket Cat" hit the stores in May of 97. This recording was also recorded at Egg studios with Conrad Uno. Both c.d.'s cover art was handled by Jami Hernandez of "Love & Rockets" fame. This c.d. has also recieved some great reviews from Billboard, Entertainment, Babysue, etc.
The Shame Idols
(September 1997)

Fruity Satan Records <http://www.angelfire.com/biz/fruitysatan/>
P.O. Box 1964
El Cerrito, CA 94530
USA
fruitysatan@webtv.net <mailto:fruitysatan@webtv.net>
<http://www.angelfire.com/biz/fruitysatan/>

We are primarily a techno/trance/electronic label but occasionally delve into pop punk. Our roster of talent includes Envision, The Carnies, Pacino, & Blacktale.
Steve Shyte
(March 1998)

Fuddy Duddy Records
P.O. Box 11241
Honolulu
HI 96828 USA
(808) 988-6415
nunnally@uhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu <mailto:nunnally@uhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu>

We are Hawaii's punk rock label. We put out EP's (for now) mostly by Hawaii bands, but we are also doing a record by Moral Crux, a Washington band. There's an EP by Grapefruit, "Loopy on Bus Fumes", out now and others from Unit 101 and Tweaked to come. We are planning to do an all-Hawaii compilation some time. Also, we are going to be doing an all-Hawaii punk band video which will contain an short interview and a couple songs performed live of just about every punk band on the Island of Oahu (Honolulu). We also have a fanzine called Fuddy Duddy. It's wacky, man.
John Nunnally
(July 1995)

Full City Blend
PO Box 166
Stuyvesant Station
New York, NY 10009
USA
310-449-2351 (call Liz)
310-449-2095 (call Liz)

Released 7"s from Vitapup (NYC), the Seymores (Virginia), and legendary ex-Helmet luminaries Handsome. EP coming from Halifax, Nova Scotia's Thrush Hermit. Generally fairly noisy and rocking but don't count on it. You can email Liz at her day job, that's liz_brooks@sonymusic.com but the label has NOTHING to do with Sony.
Liz Brooks
(August 1995)

full size hut records
4955 n hamilton
chicago, il 60625
312-907-0079
312-907-0077
nubiles@aol.com <mailto:nubiles@aol.com>

hey, ok this label was started in 1990 to put out the recordings of the smut boys but that band broke up before that ever happened. the label went on to put out records by the nubile thangs from chicago and is always looking for new stuff. they also know alot about touring and promotion so email them if you want. they need friends. bad.
lindsay jones
(May 1996)

Fun Stuff Records Inc.
temporarily no address is available

This is a label that is currently dormant, but was very active in the Los Angeles area durring the mid 1980's. Artists include The Rave-Ups & Social Fact. The label was also instrumental in the development of Kimm Rogers and Cold Shot. While there are no specific plans to revive the label at this point in time I can't rule out the prospect entirely.
Mark T. Eisenstein
(October 1995)

Fundamental Records
2111 S. Anderson Ave.
Covington, GA 30209

I think Fundamental was more of an importer than a label releasing its own records. They have domestically issued stuff from France's Les Discs de Crepescule, along with helping labels like Communion from time to time. Reliably good output, but there's not a lot of it out there.

Funkey Munkey Records <http://www.blue@aol.com>
ohio
Mike1315@aol.com <mailto:Mike1315@aol.com>
<http://www.blue@aol.com>

Funkey Munkey records is one of the few steubenville ohio labels the have bands such as Chip and the Gay pitlords,Kat food,Idiot twins repulsive,and tim the demonic tutor of domination. WE are lookin for people to distribute albums in albums so email us (must be in steubenville,ohio area)remember kill all the preps kill them all dead i like the word dead
mike
(October 1995)

~Funkey Munkey Records <http://www.weir.net/msicilia>
ohio
msicilia@weir.net <mailto:msicilia@weir.net>
~http://www.weir.net/~msicilia <http://www.weir.net/msicilia>

Funkey Munkey records is one of the few steubenville ohio labels the have bands such as Chip and the Gay pitlords,Kat food,Idiot twins repulsive,and tim the demonic tutor of domination. WE are lookin for people to distribute albums in albums so email us (must be in steubenville,ohio area)remember kill all the preps kill them all dead i like the word dead
mike
(October 1995)
Funkey Munkey Records was born in 1995. All albums are hand or mail distributed. Bands include Factor8(lo-fi experimental hardcore punk) and the Gestapo Band(noisecore and punk). We also sell a Chip and the Gay Pitlords Collection. Check out Blah the offcial homepage, for some pictures and updates on shows and albums. Funkey Munkey the only real lo-fi label
mike
(March 1997)

~Futon Records <http://www.npl.com/carvids/futon.html>
Box 2166
44202 Ytterby
SWEDEN
int+46 303 91744
slip@oden.se <mailto:slip@oden.se>
~http://www.npl.com/~carvids/futon.html <http://www.npl.com/carvids/futon.html>

Futon is a newfounded swedish recordlabel. We will put out mainly hardcore and punkrockbands, but also lots of independent pop aswell. The first release is a band called SNCR (6-song CD) from Gothenburg, Sweden. They play real fast and screams songs about Nintendo, japanese anime and skateboards...Please get in touch!
Andreas Norrefjord
(October 1995)

~Future Fossil Records <http://www.nutscape.com/fluxus/ChrisButler/ffm.htm>
PO Box 6248
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-659-3868
BEEZWAX2@aol.com <mailto:BEEZWAX2@aol.com>
~http://www.nutscape.com/~fluxus/ChrisButler/ffm.htm <http://www.nutscape.com/fluxus/ChrisButler/ffm.htm>

Info on "The Devil Glitch" - the World's Longest Pop Song, info on Chris Butler, links to Fluxus sites.
Chris Butler
(July 1997)

~Future Perceptions Entertainment <http://homepages.gs.net/kindrick/>
P.O. Box 2803
Harvey, La 70059-2803
504-581-0310
504-349-0108
kindirck@gs.net <mailto:kindirck@gs.net>
~http://homepages.gs.net/~kindrick/ <http://homepages.gs.net/kindrick/>

FPE is a label specializing in Rap, R&B, Hip Hop , Gospel and Alternative music. Located in New Orleans, a hotbed of music talent, FPE is poised to take the industrty by storm. We listen to all demos.
Nicholas D. Kindrick, Jr
(August 1997)

~Fyoog State Records <http://www.sure.net/davelee/FYOOG.HTM>
P.O. Box 25697
L.A., CA 90025
U.S.A.
siasd@research.sce.com or noisesalad@aol.com <mailto:siasd@research.sce.com or noisesalad@aol.com>
~http://www.sure.net/~davelee/FYOOG.HTM <http://www.sure.net/davelee/FYOOG.HTM>

Fyoog State Records is an independent label based out of West Los Angeles specializing in Altenative/Punk/Avante Garde music. FSR has released a few critically acclaimed 7" EPs, including last year's "Wilford Brimley Smoked My Fatty" by the West L.A. band Noodle Muffin. FSR's most recent release, which was distributed in the US by K Records, was a 7" EP called "Bob Dole" by the now-defunct band Bobdole. This one-off release celebrating America's most pathetic Presidential candidate ever was frequently played on KROQ in Los Angeles, and received numerous rave reviews (including '7" Single of the 90's"' -KPSU). Upcoming releases include a full length CD by Noodle Muffin in May '97 and a full length CD by the L.A. band Hamburger Pimp in Summer '97. Check out The Fyoog State Website for more info.
Dan Sias
(February 1997)

~Fyoog State Records <http://www.sure.net/davelee/FYOOG.HTM>
P.O. Box 25697
L.A., CA 90025
U.S.A.
siasd@sce.com <mailto:siasd@sce.com>
~http://www.sure.net/~davelee/FYOOG.HTM <http://www.sure.net/davelee/FYOOG.HTM>
noise@gte.net <mailto:noise@gte.net >
<http://home1.gte.net/noise/noodle.html>

Fyoog State Records is an independent label based out of West Los Angeles specializing in Altenative/Punk/Avante Garde music. FSR has released a few critically acclaimed 7" EPs, including last year's "Wilford Brimley Smoked My Fatty" by the West L.A. band Noodle Muffin. FSR's most recent release, which was distributed in the US by K Records, was a 7" EP called "Bob Dole" by the now-defunct band Bobdole. This one-off release celebrating America's most pathetic Presidential candidate ever was frequently played on KROQ in Los Angeles, and received numerous rave reviews (including '7" Single of the 90's"' -KPSU). Upcoming releases include a full length CD by Noodle Muffin in May '97 and a full length CD by the L.A. band Hamburger Pimp in Summer '97. Check out The Fyoog State Website for more info.
Dan Sias
(February 1997)
The release date for Noodle Muffin's new CD, titled "Teaspoons of Sin", has been pushed back to Jan '98. This is unfortunate but necessary. The recordings are complete, and they sound amazing. Noodle Muffin's new songs are spectacular! Very loud and very catchy. You can check out song snippets from the new CD at Noodle Muffin's new webpage: http://home1.gte.net/noise/noodle.html Advance cassette copies can be ordered from Fyoog State directly. The Hamburger Pimp CD is also being delayed, though a Hamburger Pimp 7" vinyl EP may be released in the interim. Check out The Fyoog State Website for more info.
Dan Sias
(July 1997)

~G-Tec <http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/logicfr/g-tec.html>
G-Tec Osaka
c/o T.T.P.
2-13-10, Jusohonmachi,
Yodogawaku
Osaka City
Osaka, Japan
81-6-885-6618
ET3J-YMD@asahi-net.or.jp <mailto:ET3J-YMD@asahi-net.or.jp>
~http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/~logicfr/g-tec.html <http://www.bekkoame.or.jp/logicfr/g-tec.html>

G-Tec UK
c/o Umu Production
7M Hidepark M Cabbell St.
London
NW1 5BE
UK

Ambientrance music label based in Japan and London, releasing a compilation entitled 'G-Tec 1st compilation 01'. Featuring tracks by Logik Freaks (dark ambient), Park Life (soft & tranquil) and SeeFeel remixed Logik Freaks tracks.
Yuji Sugiyama

Gaia Tontrager
Hamburg/Germany
++49-40/314687
++49-40/3194597
tunnel@techno.de(A.Roll) <mailto:tunnel@techno.de(A.Roll)>

It is an ambient and trance label in Germany.
M. Roll
(November 1995)

Galivant Media <http://www.galivant.com/>
P.O. Box 170331
San Francisco, CA 94107
415.440.0776
415.440.0776
tjustman@galivant.com <mailto:tjustman@galivant.com>
<http://www.galivant.com/>

Galivant Media produces experimental, improvisational ambient and industrial music.
Tony Justman
(May 1996)

Gang of Hair Records
P O Box 223
Selma, CA 93662

Begun in June '92. Have put only a few CDs about, but very quality stuff. Check out Slim the Drifter; best cover of Hank Williams since Patsy Cline.
Rob

~Gank Town Records <http://thor.he.net/maison/ganktown/>
Gank Town Records
PO Box 0195
Grand Rapids, Michigan
49523-0195
~http://thor.he.net/~maison/ganktown/ <http://thor.he.net/maison/ganktown/>

Gank Town is current soliciting Heavy, Indie, Prog., and Alternative Bands. Some current and upcoming releases include... CrashMatic, Pitboss, The Blue Monkey Room, The Veronica Speedwell and a few comp. discs containing west Michigan bands. Send for free cataloge for direct mail order and distibution info.
Mike Fortin
(July 1997)

Gasoline Alley
9720 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
[310] 275-3377
[310] 275-8774

They are responsible for Shai
Dan Morris

Gem Records & Productions <http://www.web2000.com/diva1731>
4553 Westmoreland Ave. Dallas Tx.75237
P.O. Box 764028 Dallas Tx. 75378
(214) 330-8081
(214) 467-1055
GemRecords@aol.com <mailto:GemRecords@aol.com>
<http://www.web2000.com/diva1731>

An independent record that label that will release all types of music. This new label currently has two artists on it's roster and we are looking for more new talent.
Gem Records & Productions
(April 1997)

Generator <http://twintone.com/generator/index.html>
PO BOX 581277
Minneapolis
MN 55458-1277
USA
612-379-7651
612-379-0004
migwire@aol.com <mailto:migwire@aol.com>
<http://twintone.com/generator/index.html>

Started in june 1993 as a tape label and in dec 1993 released first 7" by Balloon Guy. Have since released 2 more by Balloon Guy, 2 by Polara, 1 by Mountain Singers, 1 by Smattering and in sept 1995 a 7" by northern ireland's Ash. In the summer of '95 released the labels first 2 CD's. A 16 song CD by Smattering and a 7 song CDEP by Balloon Guy.
Bruce McGuire
(September 1995)

Generic Recordings <http://www.angelfire.com/ct/curmudgeon/generic.html>
30025 Robert Street
Wickliffe, OH 44092
USA
genericrec@geocities.com <mailto:genericrec@geocities.com >
<http://www.angelfire.com/ct/curmudgeon/generic.html>

This is a cool lo-fi tape and video label featuring the smash hit Curmudgeon, the Septic Tanks, Mr. Bellyache, and the Disappointmints! Cheap tapes. We want submissions for various compilations.
Billy Kotchkoski
(July 1997)

~gentle giant records <http://yakko.cs.wmich.edu:80/gengiant/>
p.o. box 50013
kalamazoo, mi 49005 usa
(616) 344-2454
gengiant@aol.com <mailto:gengiant@aol.com>
~http://yakko.cs.wmich.edu:80/~gengiant/ <http://yakko.cs.wmich.edu:80/gengiant/>

gentle giant is a small label that puts out primarily 'experimental music'. most of our releases are on cassette at this point, but we have a new compilation cd available featuring artists from the u.s. and japan (ground zero, jim o'rourke, ruins, melt banana, james plotkin, many others). i think the stuff we put out is very good, but of course i'm probably a little biased! anyway, please send us email or check out our web page, we are very nice people.
thomas deater
(October 1995)

Geode
1710 Rutledge Street
Madison, WI 53704
USA
608 246-8504
sdfields@students.wisc.edu <mailto:sdfields@students.wisc.edu>

Geode concentrates on post-free jazz. It has two CD releases by its owner, guitarist Scott Fields (quintets under his name), and one cassette release by the Silt Loam Ensemble, also led by Fields. Released in October was a solo CD of Matt Turner's improvisations for cello with short piano interludes. Geode is distributed by NorthCountry (Cadence Magazine) in the U.S.
Scott Fields
(October 1995)

Get Hip Records <http://www.gethip.com>
P.O. Box 666
Canonsburg, PA 15317
USA
gethip@gethip.com <mailto:gethip@gethip.com>
<http://www.gethip.com>

Home of the Cynics, and one of the oldest Pittsburgh labels. Also releases stuff from Pink Slip Daddy, Motherfucker 666, and many more -typically garage oriented.
anonymous
(1994)
Not just the home of the Cynics, Get Hip has lots of releases in the punk/garage/psych/cool arenas. As an independent music distributor as well as a record label, we carry and have contacts with bands from lots of different genres,
Bill von Hagen
(September 1995)

Giorno Poetry Systems
222 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

I think ESD is re-issuing a lot of this stuff, and that's good. John Giorno is a NYC poet who has lots of neat friends - Laurie Anderson, William S. Burroughs - and together, they made a bunch of excellent spoken word LPs in the late 70s and early 80s. These people were also responsible for the "Dial-A-Poem" phone service in New York for many years. Wild stuff, not always suitable for young audiences, but always interesting.

Girlie Music Records
40 Fountainhead Rd.
Apt. 1513
Toronto, ON
M3J 2V1
Canada
yu135940@yorku.ca <mailto:yu135940@yorku.ca>

Started by (and so far including only) Cindy, a Toronto based band into the likes of Mystery Machine.

Glass Axe <http://www.lazy.u-net.com/glass.html>
12 Merton Close
Eynsham
Oxon
0x8 1QF
97530875@mmu.ac.uk <mailto:97530875@mmu.ac.uk>
<http://www.lazy.u-net.com/glass.html>

Glass Axe's aim is to free music from corporate hands by giving unsigned local talent the chance to be on our compilation tapes. Volume 1 is available now £1 incl P&P. All types of music bands wanted for volume 2.
Terri Bonham
(November 1997)

~Gleet and Gumma Records <http://crux2.cit.cornell.edu/emp1/goshguys.html>
803 Regency Dr.
Johnson City, TN 37604
USA
emp1@cornell.edu <mailto:emp1@cornell.edu>
~http://crux2.cit.cornell.edu/~emp1/goshguys.html <http://crux2.cit.cornell.edu/emp1/goshguys.html>

Gleet and Gumma Records is home to two bands, The Gosh Guys and Love, Execution Style. The Gosh Guys have released seven cassette-only albums which showcase their inane/warped/tasteless/infantile style and have been compared to bands like They Might Be Giants, Unrest, and Ween. Love, Execution Style are just as insane, yet they concentrate on instrumental madness more than lyrical cleverness, creating strange patchworks of noises and music.
Gleet and Gumma Records

Global Beat <www.globalbeat.com>
208 East 51st Street
4th Floor
New York, New York 10022
212 262 0004
212 262 4169
info@globalbeat.com <mailto:info@globalbeat.com>
<www.globalbeat.com>

Global artists for global markets representing the divergent musical spirit of humankind.
Laurence Singer
(October 1997)

Global Village Records <http://members.aol.com/globlvillg/index.html>
2800 Emory Church Rd.
Olney, MD 20832
301-570-2330
301-570-3110
GloblVillg@aol.com <mailto:GloblVillg@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/globlvillg/index.html>

New independent jazz label. Current Artists: -Clayton Englar and Equinox (unique jazz/world fusion sextet - sax/flute, trombone, vibes, bass, drums, perc.) -Windmill Saxophone Quartet (highly-rated, eclectic all-woodwind ensemble - jazz, latin, avant-garde, classical, pop and rock influences)
Clayton Englar
(November 1997)

Globe Records <http://www.globerecords.com>
P O Box 5523 Mill Valley,
Ca. 94942
USA
(707)765-1985
(7070 765-1985
info@globerecords.com <mailto:info@globerecords.com>
<http://www.globerecords.com>

The unusual or hard to find featuring San Francisco Bay Area Artists. Artists on label include: The Christmas Jug Band, Rhythmtown-Jive, Those Darn Accordions!, Transistor Rodeo, Hearts On Fire and Signal. Many more artists represented in the Globe Records Eclectic Music Catalog.
Digman
(April 1995)
The Globe site now features QuickTime movies, .au audio samples of many of the available albums, CD cover art, a guestbook, some java , and lots of interactive navigation.
Al Shulman
(April 1996)

Go! Discs <http://www.godiscs.co.uk/godiscs/>
72 Black Lion Lane
Hammersmith
London, W6 9BE
www@godiscs.co.uk <mailto:www@godiscs.co.uk>
<http://www.godiscs.co.uk/godiscs/>

This label spawned the happy jangly sound of the 80's. Billy Bragg and The Housemartins were highlights that sent the label to the independent charts. The creative in the head office was all seen on most of the Housemartins' record as "Better music since 1987" was seen near the label's logo. The music genre of Go! Disc! has continued into the 90's with bands like The La's, Frank and Walters, Trash Can Sinatras and many other happy popsters. Lately, GO has become a subsidiary of Chrysalis and is now distributed by BMG and EMI, so maybe they aren't 'independent' anymore. (steve)
unknown

Go-Kart Records
P.O. Box 20
Prince Street Station
New York, NY 10012
(212) 673-3380
(212) 982-4959
gregross@panix.com <mailto:gregross@panix.com>

Go-Kart must be making it pretty well considering how frequently they put out records and advertise. Recent records include: Wives, Lunachicks, Trick Babys, Buttsteak, and Weston. They've also put out a video tape called Destroy Television: Best of... which features clips from the punk public access show. It features bands like SFA, Sea Monkeys, Jesus Crust, Ultra Bide, Captain Crunch, and a billion more. It also contains a "special guest appearance" from Joey Ramone. Wahoo!
Ryan Schreiber
(April 1996)

Goner Records
POB 40566
Memphis
TN 38174-0566
USA
(901) 725-3924
(901) 274-1916

Masters of the trash rock sound. Eric Oblivian (owner and founder of Goner) has put out some great quality recordings by bands like King Louie, Guitar Wolf and others. The Guitar Wolf LP has absolutely no audio fidelity, but rocks in a big way, baby! Be on the lookout for a live Oblivians LP (on Goner) which will be released in time for their European tour.
Henry H. Owings

Good Intentions Records
P.O. Box 160121
Sacramento, CA 95816
USA
(916) 443-3943
Cheshire01@aol.com <mailto:Cheshire01@aol.com>

A alternative/roots rock label. Responsible for the Porchupines first album, Swirl. Also handles other small labels for Tower Records.
Bill MacIntosh
(June 1995)

GoodSin
215 A Street
5th Floor South
Boston, MA 02210
USA
617 269 9296
617 269 9296
GoodSin@aol.com <mailto:GoodSin@aol.com>

GoodSin is a boston-based label, recently started by me, Jay Nordberg. It is completely self-run (well, my friends help out a little bit) and self-funded (really, believe me on this one!!). The first release, a 7" by the band Skinner Pilot (Athens, GA), should be coming out in early summer, 1995. I'm always looking for new music, so if you're in a band, feel free to contact me.
Jay Nordberg

~Gophercoat Records <http://www.cco.net/greedo/gophercoat>
1221 Evergreen Pk Dr SW #F-8
Olympia Wa, 98502
360-352-4796
greedo@cco.net <mailto:greedo@cco.net>
~http://www.cco.net/~greedo/gophercoat <http://www.cco.net/greedo/gophercoat>

Gophercoat Records is a small label in Olympia Washington. We specialize in doing 7 inches, and maybe more in the future. We are putting stuff out for local bands now, but would be glad to hear anything people want to send.
Myke Fedyk
(February 1997)

Gourd Music <http://www.gourd.com>
PO Box 585
Felton
CA 95018
USA
(408) 425-4939
(408) 459-7450
neal@gourd.com <mailto:neal@gourd.com>
<http://www.gourd.com>

Gourd Music specializes in all acoustic instrumental music in part-folk, part-classical arrangements for various ensembles of guitar, cello, harp, flute, oboe, fiddle, mountain and hammered dulcimer, mandolin and more.
Neal Hellman
(October 1995)

Grand Royal <http://www.nando.net/music/gm/GrandRoyal/>
P.O. Box 26689 - Dept CRC
Los Angeles, CA 90026
<http://www.nando.net/music/gm/GrandRoyal/>

The Beastie Boys very own record label. As such I'm not entirely sure it warrants inclusion in the list but whatever ... Apart from the beastie boys the label has released stuff by Luscious Jackson, Ween and the rather wonderful Noise Addict. Ben Lee from Noise Addict was, of course, the hippest 12 year old on the planet, but that was back in 1993, things change.
tw
(January 1995)

Grass Records
P.O. Box 738
Syosset
NY 11791-0738
USA
516.677.6014
516.677.6014

Yet another off shoot of the mighty (?) Dutch East India Trading COmpany. More indie rock bands on the label than you could shake a stick at. The Union, Gumdrops, Edsel, Liquor Bike, Braniac and the list goes on and on. They also did a Sinatra tribute CD/LP that was pretty weak, but it did establish their name, now didn't it? They've also been responsible for a rerelease of a Karl Hendricks "I Hate This Party" single, and his Trio's "Buick Elecktra" LP (originally on Fiasco) and "Some Girls Like Cigarettes" 10" (originally on Peak Kor/Big Ten Rex). Big thumbs up here!
Henry H. Owings
(June 1995)

Gray Cat Classics
PO Box 5444
Winston-Salem, NC 27113-5444
USA
336.725.6318
336.725.6318
graycat@ols.net <mailto:graycat@ols.net>

Classical flute and piano CD entitled "Passion and Romance". Music by Bohm, Schubert, Bozza, Guiot, Saint-Saens and Burton. Performed by flutist Debra L.Reuter-Pivetta and pianist Federico Pivetta. "They play beautifully together". The American Record Guide, September/October 1996
Debra L. Reuter-Pivetta
(December 1997)

Great Northern Electrics <http://freespace.virgin.net/mike.newman/>
47 Adam Street
Burnham-on-Sea
Somerset, TA8 1PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
+44 (0)1278 789556
gtnorthern@centralperk.comm <mailto:gtnorthern@centralperk.comm>
<http://freespace.virgin.net/mike.newman/>

Great Northern Electrics takes over where TRAUMATONE left off. TRAUMATONE was the first and by far the most adventurous UK 'mid-fi' label. GREAT NORTHERN ELECTRICS, along with our colleagues at Bacchanalia Revel Distribution will carry on that good work. Artists include: Wizard Ho Ho, Spacehopper, Bucknalls, Fulcrum etc.
Mike Newman
(June 1997)

Green Monkey Records <http://www.halcyon.com/tdyer/>
Po Box 31983
Seattle, WA 98103
USA
(206) 284-2399
(206) 282-2519
tdyer@halcyon.com <mailto:tdyer@halcyon.com>
<http://www.halcyon.com/tdyer/>

GMR was started by Tom Dyer in 1983 to put out his music. He branched out to other artists in 1985, with cassette releases By the Fallouts, the Queen Annes and Prudence Dredge. First Lps were in 1986 with The Elements - Honest Enough and the Monkey Business comp. featuring the Green Pajamas, the Walkabouts, the Fastbacks and other Seattle bands of that period. The Green Pajamas and Jeff Kelly (of the PJs) became the primary focus of this small operation at this point with eight Pajamas/Kelly albums, plus several singles released through 1991. Dyer took time off from label just as Seattle became trendy to focus on publishing. Jeff Kelly's "Ash Wednesday Rain" CD is the labels first release in a couple years.
Tom Dyer
(September 1995)

Green Pepper records
10414-125st
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5N 1T2
403-453-6224
403-492-3121 (Attn: Christal)
boliver@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca <mailto:boliver@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca>

A little label from the frozen tundra of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Green Pepper records have put out close to 15 releases over a 4 year period. Headed up by producer/owner Brent Oliver, the label includes bands like: Pal Joey, King Letus, amber 416, pawn, egg, Furnace Maintenance, blanky and audio artist Mike Ewanus. Releases include Cds, cassettes and 7 inches. World domination is eminent.
Brent Oliver
(November 1995)

Green records
Green records
Via S Francesco 60
35100
Padova - Italy
++39-49-635178
++39-49-635178
repettog@intercity.shiny.it <mailto:repettog@intercity.shiny.it>

Straight edge hard core label flag of italian hard core scene. First release was the Social Justice 7" release, pre Downset band. After that, we can see a lot of releases: the great post emo hard corers Burning Defeat, Eversor, really awesome emo pop in the vein of Farside, the new school hard core Ivory Cage and the mini cd form Bruma and more. It distributes in Italy the following american labels :Art Monk Construction, Ebullition, Caulfield, Edison, Good Life, Troubleman and more.
Mohdi Broggi
(September 1997)

Grita!
545 8th Avenue, Suite 401
New York, NY 10018
USA
(+1) 212 696 9379
(+1) 212 696 9379

Grita! (which means 'Scream!'in Spanish and Portuguese) is a new label which is starting to put out really cool Alternative and Punk records from artists from all over the world that sing in English, Spanish, Portuguese and even Italian. It's sort of 'World Music Meets Punk'. It should be really big with people that speak those languages, but most of the stuff sort of breaks the language barrier. The label's first releases include Cerebros Expremidos (Squeezed Brains) from Mallorca, Spain...Produced by former Black Flag member, Spot. Another cool band is Los Mas Turbados, also from Spain. Their double entendre name also means 'The Most Disturbed'. The label is looking for more cutting edge bands from America, Latin America and Europe.
Jay Ziskrout
(August 1995)

Gritty Kitty
P.O. Box 5145
Bellingham, WA 98227

Best release I've seen has been a Crayon/Grover split single, but they've also done singles with Weehuggum and The Meek, and a CD comp of Bellingham bands.

~Grouse Records <http://www.nexchi.com/grouse/>
1507 E. 53rd Street, #249
Chicago, IL 60615, U.S.A.
(312) 536-6481
grouse@nexchi.com <mailto:grouse@nexchi.com>
~http://www.nexchi.com/~grouse/ <http://www.nexchi.com/grouse/>

Grouse is a new Label/Web Retailer. Visit our online catalog.
John Shirley
(May 1996)

~H.Lime Records <http://www.dsv.su.se/anders-f/hlimerecEng.html>
Box 173
S-63103 Eskilstuna
SWEDEN
21132638
16120003
magnus-b@dsv.su.se <mailto:magnus-b@dsv.su.se>
~http://www.dsv.su.se/~anders-f/hlimerecEng.html <http://www.dsv.su.se/anders-f/hlimerecEng.html>
anders-f@dsv.su.se <mailto:anders-f@dsv.su.se>

This is a new indie label located in Sweden. We have released one full-length CD and two singles. The groups on the singles are Leslies and Honeyman. Leslies play in a laid back popmusicstyle. Honeyman is a more uptempo popgroup (not disco, we promise!). We are aiming to release the Leslies single in Japan a.s.a.p. since the japanese have been very interested in them. Thats all for now folks.
Magnus Backstrom
(September 1995)

H/Note Records <http://www.worldserver.com/kelsey>
P.O. Box 6994
Lafayette IN 47903
765-497-9381
765-497-9381
laura@gseal.mdn.com <mailto:laura@gseal.mdn.com>
<http://www.worldserver.com/kelsey>

3014 N 400 W
West Lafayette IN 47906

Michael Kelsey will make your fingers sore just listening to his amazing acoustic technique! But get into his funky, rhythmic, slap-band acoustic style and your in for hours of musical enjoyment. He's been tagged by many club managers as the best acoustic guitar talent to come out of the Midwest since Leo Kottke. Listening doesn't capture all that he does. He must be seen live to be truly understood.
Laura Clavio
(February 1997)

Half A Cow
P.O.Box 1100
Strawberry Hills
NSW 2012
Australia
(612)209-6203
(612)692-9482
haclabel@mpx.com.au <mailto:haclabel@mpx.com.au>

74 Glebe Pt. Rd
Glebe NSW 2037
Australia

Half A Cow is run by ex-Lemonhead, Sydney music legend Nic Dalton. The label has been sucked into the existance of Mercury, but still seems to have retained most of it's personality. This is a friendly bunch of people with some great bands to it's name Godstar, Smudge, Swirl, and Spdfgh to mention a few who are slowly gaining international audience. This label offers Australia's most original, least ruled-by-trend bands (That I've found anyway.)
Lou Sher
(April 1996)

~Hammerhead Records <http://www.prairienet.org/hammerhd/homepage.html>
41 East University Avenue
Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA
217-355-9052
217-355-9057
hammerhd@prairienet.org <mailto:hammerhd@prairienet.org>
~http://www.prairienet.org/~hammerhd/homepage.html <http://www.prairienet.org/hammerhd/homepage.html>

Hammerhead Records is an indie label located in Champaign, Illinois. The label started in 1993 and, at least to this point, has stayed within the rock genre. This ranges from hard to folk rock, with some retro and hippie surf punk thrown in the middle. Their roster includes Third Stone (Urbana, IL), The Bludgers (New Zealand but holed up in Champaign, IL for now), Free Range Chicken (Champaign,IL), and The Mess (Chicago - but don't hold that against them).
Todd Thorstenson

~Hands On Records <http://www.escape.com/rpisen/handson.html>
470 Kipp Street
Teaneck, NJ 07666-2304
(210) 801-0840
rpisen@escape.com <mailto:rpisen@escape.com>
~http://www.escape.com/~rpisen/handson.html <http://www.escape.com/rpisen/handson.html>

This is post-modern, jazz which includes spoken language. Their first release, The Psychedelic Steppenwolves, is a dharma bum's paradise.
Richard Isen

Happy Bone Recs.
Martin "the Bernd!" Schmeil
Gorgasring 47
13599 Spandau
Germany
mhs@fokus.gmd.de <mailto:mhs@fokus.gmd.de>

A very small non profit label, every now and then a release, mainly european Punk / HC.
the Bernd!

happy go lucky
PO Box 44342
Cleveland, OH 44144
habgolug@aol.com <mailto:habgolug@aol.com>

Releases by Trans Am, Bowery Electric, Hood, Boyracer, Songs: Ohia, Golden, Beatnik Filmstars and others.
Rick Carek
(January 1998)

~Hardknocks Records <http://www.execpc.com/hardrcd>
P.O. Box 8491
Madison, WI 53708
608 559 4273
check web site!
hardrcd@execpc.com <mailto:hardrcd@execpc.com>
~http://www.execpc.com/~hardrcd <http://www.execpc.com/hardrcd>

HARDKNOCKS Records is a music label from upper midwest, working with 90's Mainstream Hard Core Rock! (CDs, Cassettes, vinyl and T-shirts) Bands Wanted! Direct mail order, Visa + Master + Discover + American Express Cards!
mark berschet
(April 1996)

Hardline Records
P.O. Box 490
Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Serious hardcore/straight edge label. Vegan Reich people. Released a bunch of singles last year and haven't done much lately.
Mike

Harriet Records
P.O. Box 649
Cambridge, MA 02238

Tim Alborn, after putting out many copies of Incite, a great zine, decided to try his hand at the seven-inch game. Fertile Virgin, High Risk Group, Mecca Normal, Wimp Factor 14, and the mighty Crayon have all taken part in his little experiment. And WFXIV now have a full CD on Harriet as well which is tremendous. A big thumbs up for this label.

Harthouse <http://www.eye-q.com/>
Eye Q Music Inc.
8756 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, Ca 90069
USA
310.657.7241
310.657.1019
webmistress@eye-q.com <mailto:webmistress@eye-q.com>
<http://www.eye-q.com/>

Home of Sven Vath, Hardfloor, Alter Ego, Earth Nation, Astral Pilot and other underground electronic artists. Known for ecstatic German trance, from pounding to ambient. Some classics are: Hardfloor's "TB Resuscitation" & "Respect," Alter Ego's "Alter Ego," and Spicelab's "A Day On Our Planet." Recently opened office and studio in LA (after Frankfurt and London). All requests for info, updates, advice, friendly conversation and sympathy will be accomodated!
scott ehrens
(August 1995)

Hat Hut Records
Box 461
4106 Therwil
Switzerland

Masters of the avant-garde, whether jazz or classical (-Sean) Mostly "non-commercial" jazz - everything is nifty
Troy

Hausmuzik
c/o Wolfgang Petters
Postfach 1545
86899 Landsberg
Germany

I'm not sure what their exact relationship is, but Hausmuzik seems to have two partner labels Kollaps and Intellectual Confusion. Well, it sells their products at least! Hausmuzik is responsible for the Palace (Will Oldham) Gezundheit single, a Fred is Dead (melancholy, pop, folk, trash and chaos) "lunatic" LP, a Pansen 7", and a 2x7" Rayon release in cooperation with Kollaps. There's some novel packaging here, silkscreening, corrugated cardboard and dead leaves. Kollaps have a Couch (instrumental trio) LP and a Trashcantrasher 7" to their credit, the later a co-release with Intellectual Confusion!
tw
(September 1995)

Haz-Mat Records
7985 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 109-523
West Hollywood, CA 90046
USA
x@stones.com <mailto:x@stones.com>

Haz-Mat Records is an independent, artist friendly label. Always accepts demo submissions from young or teen ska, ska-punk, punk, power pop or unique bands. Future compilation and full length releases being planned. The label's debut release is from teen punk band, USELESS.
RT-i
(December 1995)
The label has released some of the most explosive punk, industrial and metal music found on this planet. Other Haz-Mat services include a personal management company representing unique bands. Plus they also have some very rude merchandise available.
I.M. Moore
(June 1996)
HAZ-MAT continues as one of the most aggressive indie labels on earth. TEEN BANDS this IS the LABEL for you! NOW SEEKING BANDS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AS WELL AS THE USA. Send demo tape or disc with photo and contact information. Give us about two weeks and we will reply!
J'Sun
(March 1998)

Haz-Mat Records <http://www.angelfire.com/pages0/hazmat/index.html>
P.O. Box 8205
Huntington Beach, CA
USA
714.848.2505
outloud@gnn.com <mailto:outloud@gnn.com>
<http://www.angelfire.com/pages0/hazmat/index.html>

Haz-Mat Records is an independent, artist friendly label. Always accepts demo submissions from young or teen ska, ska-punk, punk, power pop or unique bands. Future compilation and full length releases being planned. The label's debut release is from teen punk band, USELESS.
RT-i
(December 1995)
The label has released some of the most explosive punk, industrial and metal music found on this planet. Other Haz-Mat services include a personal management company representing unique bands. Plus they also have some very rude merchandise available.
I.M. Moore
(June 1996)

HC Records
P.O. Box 32041
Kansas City MO 64111
USA
hcrec@tyrell.net
~http://www.tyrell.net/~hcrec <mailto:http://www.tyrell.net/hcrec>

This label just started in Kansas City, putting out tapes and now some vinyl. It was started to put out contemporary classical music, but has yet to do so. artists are Craig Comstock, the owner, his classical music on cassette. Black Calvin, Craig's rock band, has a 7" single and a 10" EP out. Major Matt Mason has a 7", it is folk music with funny/sad lyrics. Velvet Smith, an improvisational group, has a 6-song tape. coming releases are a 7" by Smack Dab from NY and a 12" LP by SIMLAM, a easy listening, psychedelic experience.
Craig Comstock
The Smack Dab 7" is out NOW! and is great! A new 7" compilation called 'Kansas City Hardcore Compilation Volume One' is out NOW as well. It has four bands on it: Cretin 66, The Sex Offenders, The Breakups, and Switch Stance. Releases coming soon are as follows: Songs From the Titanic - an LP comp of local artists (folk and noise). Goldstar - a full length tape of Craig's solo stuff. KCHC V.II - 7" with Sky of Siam, Uncrush, Teenage Devil Dolls, and The Get Up Kids. A new Black Calvin full length is in the works, expect it Summer or Fall '96
Craig Comstock
(April 1996)

Headache Records
P.O. Box 204
Midland Park, NJ 07432

Punk as your mom, Headache is maximum rock n' roll. Bands include Blanks 77, Mental Decay, The Wretched Ones, Headwound, Niblick Henbane, Notorious Grumble, Limecell, and of course, Surgeon General. Punk since 1987.
Ryan Schreiber
(April 1996)

Hear Diagonally Records <http://www.heardiagonally.com>
POB 1279
Evanston, IL
60204
773.325.9259
312.263.8329
Super8@aol.com <mailto:Super8@aol.com>
<http://www.heardiagonally.com>

Chicago-based Hear Diagonally Records' roster is fairly eclectic, but the main focus is pop music (in all its many forms). Our records have received national attention in Option, The Big Takeover, The Chicago Tribune, Columbus Dispatch, Chicago Reader and many other fine publications.Current artists include:The Moviegoers (Power Pop), Justin Roberts (Children's Folk-Pop), The Union City All-Stars (Y'allternative), The Green Fuse (Literate Heartland Rock), Motherscratcher (Pop/Punk) and Lichen (wellbient)
Worth Wagers
(January 1998)

Heartbeat Records
One Camp Street
Cambridge, MA 02140

This is the reggae arm of Rounder's musical empire. They have gotten hold of many original master tapes from Jamaica, from the early Studio One ska days to the late 60s/early 70s rock steady to the first true reggae in the late 70s and are slowly reissuing all of it on CD. The old ska in particular was great - the releases are slowly decreasing in quality, but it's still important to know it's all out there where one can find it.

Heaven Records
110 Bridle Road
Burton Joyce
Nottingham NG14 5FP
England

Along with Sarah <./S.html>, the primary exporter of "british-wimp-pop". Confetti, Fat Tulips, Strawberry Story, etc.

Heavy Denim
1 Acacia Gardens
Horndean
WATERLOOVILLE
PO8 9EA The UK
01705 615600

A label which seeks to release a variety of interesting material, from pure pop to out-there experimentalism. Nice postcards too.
Emery McAllister
(May 1997)

~Hell Yeah Records <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/hellyeah/hellyeah.html>
P.O. Box 1975
Burbank, CA 91507
moelawns@aol.com <mailto:moelawns@aol.com >
~http://www.forfood.com/~indieweb/hellyeah/hellyeah.html <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/hellyeah/hellyeah.html>

From what I've gathered, Hell Yeah is a splinter organization of the Dionysus label out of California. Lee Joseph started the label to showcase some of the more trashy (read: garagey) bands that he's into. Great releases by the Smears and Inside Outside (Joseph's band) stand out. The only weak band in the stable is Butt Trumpet which have a cute name, but annoying sound.
Henry H. Owings

Hello Records
Hello Records
P.O. Box 21867
Lexington, KY 40522
606-389-9065
606-389-9065
hellorec@mindspring.com <mailto:hellorec@mindspring.com>

Hello Records was established in Lexington, KY during the summer of 1997. The company will kick-off 1998 with the recording & production of EPs for the bands Pleasureville & 60 Cycle Humm - both to be released in the spring of 1998. The company is currently involved with the research & recruiting of talent throughout the eastern and midwestern regions of the country. Hello Records concentrates on the recording and promotion of performers who may be either obscure or well known, but have a great deal of upward potential. Feel free to send a demo - all received will be given a fair chance.
Stepfan Jefferies
(February 1998)

Heroes For Today
Tucson, AZ
(Full address withheld by request!)
Montel@azstarnet.com <mailto:Montel@azstarnet.com>

Heroes For Today is run by a hip 15 year old, out of his wee bedroom. Lots of great bands like Shimmi Beckers, Honk if you belive in Jesus, Mongoose Brothers and Federal Penis. And zines like Bramford and Me, Beens for Teens and a day in the life of Applebees. 8 band compilation coming soon.
Seth Bogard
(August 1995)

~HexCore Recordings Inc. <http://www.ls.net/hexcore>
1110-B Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh
NC
27605
919.828.1946
HexCore@aol.com <mailto:HexCore@aol.com>
~http://www.ls.net/~hexcore <http://www.ls.net/hexcore>

Multi-genre independent label whose studio, musicians, and graphic designers co-op to promote all of the talents involved in putting out a record.
Bill Graham
(June 1996)

~Hey Buddy Records <http://php.indiana.edu/thatch/heybuddy.html>
PO Box 2153
Bloomington, Indiana, 47402
812-331-7730
thatch@indiana.edu <mailto:thatch@indiana.edu>
~http://php.indiana.edu/~thatch/heybuddy.html <http://php.indiana.edu/thatch/heybuddy.html>

New label that has released compilation "from the bullpen" with franklin bruno, belmondo, silver scooter, bunnygrunt, jumprope, photon band, darling little jackhammer. Also, released darling little jackhammer cd/lp "criminally easy to please". Part of the new breed of pop labels.
Paul A. Dworak
(September 1997)

Heyday <http://www.iuma.com/Heyday/>
2325 Third St.
Suite 339
San Francisco
CA 94107
415-252-5590
415-252-5599
heyday@well.com <mailto:heyday@well.com>
<http://www.iuma.com/Heyday/>

This primarily folkie label out of San Francisco has one major plus - they've released both Barbara Manning records to date. The other output has been much more traditional and a little boring, but I'm willing to put up with that to get more Barbara Manning released...

Hi-Ball Records
657 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661

This is the Coctails' label - not only can you get all their vinyl from this address, but also books, comics, pillows, dolls, buttons, whatever those crazy guys make next.

Hi-Bias Records Inc. <http://www.maple.net/citw/hibias/>
49 Beckett Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M6L 2B3
(416) 614-1581
(416) 249-2799
hibias@maple.net <mailto:hibias@maple.net>
<http://www.maple.net/citw/hibias/>

Canada's Premier dance label specializing in House, Garage, Underground, & Good Music!
Nick Fiorucci

High Harmony Records
94 Katonah Avenue
Katonah, NY 10536
USA
914-245-0815
914-245-0816
hiharmny@soho.ios.com <mailto:hiharmny@soho.ios.com>

High Harmony has all of the recordings by harmonica virtuoso, Robert Bonfiglio. He plays both blues and classical harmonica with symphonies and orchestras all over the world. They also carry recordings by pianist Andy Wasserman and gypsy guitarist Raphael Fays. High Harmony primarily specializes in instrumental music.
Benjie Pastore

Hippy Knight Records
POB 159
Caulfield South
3162
AUSTRALIA
+61 3 5329766
+61 3 5329766
ruacreep@iaccess.com.au <mailto:ruacreep@iaccess.com.au>

Really great Self Mutilation comps with the likes of Vertigo, Superchunk and other US superstar bands. Also be expecting a full length LP from Harrisburg, PA's very own the Stump Wizards. Just ask for Cousin Creep.
Henry H. Owings

Hitch Hyke records
Kosma Mpalanou 5
116 36 Athens
Greece
30 1 92 33 472
30 1 92 41 840

Hitch Hyke is probably the biggest indie in GR. Two years ago they made the big investment and got the rights of almost ALL the indie labels over the globe, Now they import among the others: SST, Cityslang, Music Maniac, Amphetamine Reptile, Glitterhouse ..... They are also active in covering the greek scene by signing some of the best new local bands like Deus ex Machina, Make believe etc. Aimilios the man behind the firm is also rather active as a megajournalist (thank god) and as a promoter bringing to ouur miserable country names like: the Walkabouts, Dead Moon, J. L. Pierce and probably much more which i do not know since i live now in the Netherlands. He wins the valuable title of the "greek connection"!
georgios theodoridis
(October 1995)

Hoehnie Records
Andreas Hoehn
An der Kuhtraenke 7
W-3057 NEUSTADT 1
GERMANY

The ultimate punk-label in Germany. Lots of punk-releases and if you are after GDR-punk (pre-German Unification) this is the label where you can grab two samplers featuring nearly all underground-ex-gdr-punk-bands. Ask for "Sicher gibt es bessere Zeiten, doch diese war die unsere" Vol.1&2. It's well worth a listen.
Ralf Siegel

Hoffman Cleaner Cathode Company
P.O. Box 4073
East Norwalk, CT 06855
USA
203-866-7059
203-838-8862

HC3 is a label specializing in quality cassette releases of electronic music and sound in a variety of styles. Artists include: Northern Machine (experimental industrial), Mothers Gaping Hole (sinister songcraft), Artskool (digital man bites dog) and I, Thou (unaligned electric foursome). Our diverse materials have been well received/reviewed in a lot of zines over the last four years. Call, write, or fax for a free catalog & further details.
Eugene
(August 1995)

Home Office Records <http://www.web-ho.com/>
173 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201-5638
U.S.A.
(718) 858-3174
boss@web-ho.com <mailto:boss@web-ho.com>
<http://www.web-ho.com/>

An independent record label in New York City. Big dreams, small pockets, should it be any other way? Working, of course, with fine music, at the moment with the bands Oral Groove, RAW Kinder, Sean Smith and Bluecowboys.
Linus Gelber
(February 1997)

Homestead Records
150 W. 28th St., Suite 501
New York, NY 10001

Oh, how the mighty have fallen...Homestead used to be one of the very best labels in the world, with good original stuff, excellent imports of Flying Nun material to the US, and generally an unbeatable track record over the course of 7 or 8 years. But, the output has fallen recently as Dutch East has cut back on salaries and people working with artists...but the back catalog is still one of the best in the business. Dutch East does some direct mail-order for Homestead, but the stuff is also available in most good stores.

Homo Habilis
Box 636
Auburn Alabama
36831-0636
USA
205 887 6866
205 887 6866

Started by new guitarist of Auburn, Alabama spacemen Man or Astroman? Puts out music by 60's style garage rock bands.
DJ Tommy B
(May 1995)
Label's debut release was the debut single from Man or Astroman?! How appropriate! Other great singles on the label from the Mortals, Forbidden Dimension and Teenage Caveman. They have put out a couple of clinkers (which I won't name, don't worry Jason!), but their most notable output has been from those spastics in Man or Astroman?. New MOA? stuff like the live LP and the "Return To Chaos" single rank up there with their best stuff. Jason's moving to around Athens and will be branching out into different types of music for the label. The DC band "Tone" has been suggested. Interesting, huh?
Henry H. Owings
(July 1995)

Hopeless Records
15910 Ventura Blvd
11th Floor
Encino
Ca 91436-2804

The label has releases by Guttermouth (11OZ 7"ep), Schlong (Punk Side Story lP), White Kaps (Cannonball Man 12"ep), Funeral Oration (What Is It?" ep) plus their latest LP. The new CD is pretty similar to their "Punk Rock Nation" release last year but with the 9 songs replaced by newer ones! (I don't think this is a criticism!)
Peter Zirschky

Hoppel di Hoy Records
Schlechinger Weg 15
81669 Munchen
Germany

Stefan Ottenbacher has put out records and CDs by DQE, Linda Smith, Silly Pillows, Hazeltones, Paul&Laura, and Wondrous Fair. Sounds range from lo-fi poppish melodies to exuberant noise.
Paul and Laura

Horizon Records, Inc. <http://www.horizonrecords.com>
P.O. Box 610487
San Jose, CA. 95161
408-782-1501
408-778-3567
bruce@horizonrecords.com <mailto:bruce@horizonrecords.com>
<http://www.horizonrecords.com>

Horizon Records is a new Independent Record Label, run by and for Adults.
Bruce Hollibaugh
(March 1998)

Hot Records
P.O. Box 326
Spit Junction
NSW 2088
Australia
61 2 5502634 (Lynlea McIntyre)
61 2 5161103

P.O. Box 333
Brighton
Sussex
BN1 2EH
United Kingdom
44 1903 783385 (Andrew Bowles)
44 1903 776118

Twelve year old Australian indie label with European offices. Artists: Ed Kuepper, The Apartments, The Celibate Rifles, The Aints, Laughing Clowns, The Deadly Nightshades, Kiss My Poodle's Donkey, The Saints Laughing Clowns, The Deadly Nightshades, Kiss My Poodle's Donkey, The Saints, Damien Lovelock
Caroline Regan

Hourglass Records <www.hourglassrecords.com>
Box #223, 440-10816 Macleod Trail S.
Calgary, Alberta
T2J 5N8
Canada
(403) 271-2153
steve.rawles@shaw.wave.ca <mailto:steve.rawles@shaw.wave.ca>
<www.hourglassrecords.com>

Punk label from Calgary, Canada. Bands include Downway, Showdown'76, Belvedere and Big Daddy Ritter. New releases in 1998: 2nd full-length Downway, 1st full-length Belvedere and new compilation.
Steve Rawles
(December 1997)
Thanks, check the change in e-mail
steve rawles
(February 1998)

Hourglass Records <www.hourglassrecords.com>
Box #223, 440-10816 Macleod Trail S.
Calgary, Alberta
T2J 5N8
Canada
(403) 271-2153
steve.rawles@mail.cal.shaw.wave.ca <mailto:steve.rawles@mail.cal.shaw.wave.ca>
<www.hourglassrecords.com>

Punk label from Calgary, Canada. Bands include Downway, Showdown'76, Belvedere and Big Daddy Ritter. New releases in 1998: 2nd full-length Downway, 1st full-length Belvedere and new compilation.
Steve Rawles
(December 1997)

Huey Proudhon Records
4308 Oak Box S.
Kansas City
MO
64111 , USA
816-561-0148 / 816-561-0321
farthrar@priment.com <mailto:farthrar@priment.com>

Huey Proudhon is a very friendly, DIY label. We are just getting off the ground but have big goals and a daring, sometimes irrational drive to complete them. The Get Up Kids 7" is available now $3 pdd. thanks
Matthew Pryor
(May 1996)

human-records <www.human-records.com>
fresno
209-251-1516
pyramid@cybergate.com <mailto:pyramid@cybergate.com>
<www.human-records.com>

label featuring "World Knowlege" and "The Heritage"
Jerry leal
(April 1997)

Hype Records <http://www.oznet.com/cedarcrest>
P.O. Box 28
Mountain Home,
Arkansas 72653
1-501-488-5777
1-501-488-5255
cedarcrest@oznet.com <mailto:cedarcrest@oznet.com>
<http://www.oznet.com/cedarcrest>

Independent Record Company associated with Cedar Crest Studio and Dime-A-Dozen Music (BMI)
Bob Ketchum
(February 1997)

HYPERSPEED MEDIA
7985 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 523
West Hollywood, CA 90046 USA
714.342.1439
hyperspeed@earthlink.net <mailto:hyperspeed@earthlink.net>

Very independent record label, event promotions and personal management company. HYPERSPEED MEDIA will always accept demo tapes/cds from bands/artists of all ages and from any Country. Their preference is electronic, techno, rave, britpop and ska-core music. Though they are very friendly people and will listen to and consider all styles (just don't send them vinyl). One of the few Companies that will actually respond after reviewing your submission. Upcoming compilation and full length releases planned.
Trevor
(February 1997)

~I Wanna Records <http://www.mcs.com/bliss/IWanna.html>
PO Box 303 WBB
Dayton, Ohio
USA
45409
iwanna@merle.acns.nwu.edu <mailto:iwanna@merle.acns.nwu.edu>
~http://www.mcs.com/~bliss/IWanna.html <http://www.mcs.com/bliss/IWanna.html>

We do like candy. Dayton, Ohio label that features the first recordings by Guided By Voices, and The Highwaymen (now the Loose Diamonds). Now the label features The Obvious and Cage.
Tom Vandervort

I-sore Records
188 Route 10
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Isore4@aol.com <mailto:Isore4@aol.com>

I-sore is run by Michael (the bassist) from Half Hour To Go. Inevitably the labels got releases by them but also during 1995 it's releasing one split five inch record for every month. There's some great bands pegged for these releases. People like Archers of Loaf, Polvo, Portastatic, East River Pipe, Small, Grifters and others too numerous to mention.

IC Records
PO Box 5268
Vacaville, CA
95696-5268
707-451-4436
eejohnso@wheel.dcn.davis.cs.us <mailto:eejohnso@wheel.dcn.davis.cs.us>

IC Records' releases range from the dopestylefusion of Franzlist (instrumental), to the pop-rock of Token Yoko. IC Records is commited to showcasing exceptional artists of Northern California and beyond. Artists with releases in the first part of 1995 include Fred Schmitt and Token Yoko.
Eric E. Johnson

Ideal Records
26 Monroe Avenue East
Cornwall, Ontario
K6H 2N2
Canada
valiq1@cnwl.igs.net <mailto:valiq1@cnwl.igs.net>

Only one homemade cassette release as of yet but plans to release others very soon are under way. First cassette is a nine song EP by burnout (not the old drag city band, they're going to change their name) and upcoming releases include mostly low budget four-track stuff. Distribution is poor but mail order will work.
Pat Valiquet
(August 1995)

Idiot Savant Music Corp. <http://members.aol.com/idiotsong>
P.O. Box 13369
Chicago, IL 60613-3369
USA
773-866-0968
703-522-3134
IdiotSong@aol.com <mailto:IdiotSong@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/idiotsong>

Independent record label involved in alternative, psychedelic, pop and anything that sounds wicked, new and fresh.
Jim Donahue
(August 1997)

Idol Maker Records <www.angelfire.com/wv/idolmakerrecords>
363 Cabin Road
Colchester
CT
06415
(860) 231-2213
(860) 537-8088
idolmakerrecords@snet.net <mailto:idolmakerrecords@snet.net>
<www.angelfire.com/wv/idolmakerrecords>

A label that deals strictly with dance,freestyle & house music. Label has been established for 1 year and have all ready released a CD compilation called 'Freestyle Connecticut Style'. Label allways looking for new talent and material, please submit demos.
William Idol Vigil
(October 1997)

Iloki Records
P.O. Box 49593
Los Angeles, CA 90049

They were still active a year ago when I mail-ordered the superb _What Stuff_ compilation from them. Early stuff by the Germs, the Dils, the Controllers, etc. If you don't have it, you probably need it.
Douglas

Imago Recording Company, The
152 West 57th Street
New York, New York 10019

The label releases stuff by Love Spit Love who were started by Richard Butler, formerly of the Psychadelic Furs. This is an excellent band, one worth following.
David Johnson
(March 1995)
This one isn't an "indie", as it was always (as far as I know) distributed by BMG. It also featured The Rollins Band, Pere Ubu, and Aimee Mann, among others. But it doesn't exist anymore, as BMG pulled the plug on it.
Carl M Stone
(July 1995)
Imago now has new distribution which will kick in in February 96
Erik Bause
(November 1995)
Imago is alive and well and distributed by Koch International Now and Terry Ellis is actively signing new bands
John DeNicola
(November 1995)

Imbroglio Distribution
181 Industry Street
Walkley
Sheffield
S6 2WX
UK

A home run no-profit concern with a small but growing list of 7" singles plus a few fanzines, tapes, and LPs. Most of the stuff is hard to find english releases, labels include Fluff, Chocolate Narcotic, Roman Cabbage Vinyl, Teatime, Pillarbox Red, and Sugarfrost. Always interested in new stuff to distribute, so drop them a line.

~imd <http://www.deepsouth.co.nz/imd/>
PO Box 730
Dunedin
New Zealand
64 3 477 4125
64 3 477 4125
imd@deepsouth.co.nz <mailto:imd@deepsouth.co.nz>
~http://www.deepsouth.co.nz/~imd/ <http://www.deepsouth.co.nz/imd/>

Dunedin NZ indie with releases from artists like: Cyclops, Bilders/Bill Direen, Sandra Bell, Gate, Trash, Swarm, Suka, & Compilations of lots of Dunedin artists. Distributed in NZ, Australia, US, UK & Europe Mail order available.
Columbus
(November 1995)
Dunedin NZ indie no more, somebody pulled the plug on this one. Some stock still available through Flying In Distribution, Auckland NZ.
Tucson
(April 1996)

Imp Records
P.O. Box 34
Portland, OR 97207

Mostly singles, from Crackerbash, the Spinanes, Calamity Jane, and more. Fun stuff from Oregon, always with some sort of edge (though not always the edge you expect). Just released a single from Chucklehead (Patricia and Lawrence from Vomit Launch) which is really great.

Impasse Records <http://www.talk-101.com/users/impasse/>
Impasse Records Ltd,
PO Box 58,
Merseyside,
England, L35 1SE.
(Not applicable)
(Not applicable)
impasse@mail.talk-101.com <mailto:impasse@mail.talk-101.com>
<http://www.talk-101.com/users/impasse/>

If anyone is in a band or writes their own music then they should take a look at this site. They have alot to offer!
Gary
(February 1997)

In The Cut
11300 Magnolia Blvd. #343
North Hollywood, Ca 91601
United States
(818) 907-0970
inthecut@primenet.com <mailto:inthecut@primenet.com>

This is a new label with no albums on the market yet. Both, an R&B group and a hip hop artist have been signed and should be out the end of the year. I will post the release dates as soon as they are set. The label is owned by former executives at MCA and Interscope Records.
Glen Hunsberger
(June 1995)

in/scene <http://www.in-scene.com>
in/scene
3, rue des girondins
92210 Saint-Cloud
France
33-546476465
jcg@in-scene.com <mailto:jcg@in-scene.com>
<http://www.in-scene.com>

in/scene is a French indie label. They are specialized in live music but they recently start producing 'studio' CD's starting with Rise and Fall of a Decade (a mixture of indie-pop-folk-wave-rock). They are looking for partners in Foreign country to exchange licence on CD's.
Jean-Christophe
(July 1997)

Indawoods Audio <http://members.aol.com/ddellibovi>
P.O. Box 69
Williamstown
NY
13493
315-964-2422
#15-964-2422
IndawoodsA@aol.com <mailto:IndawoodsA@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/ddellibovi>

Private label featuring predominantly New Contemporary Instrumental recordings by Deane Delli-Bovi. Critically acclaimed. International airplay, reviews and distribution. Soundbytes on the website. Indawoods is for hire. Well outfitted, hybrid studio, w/heavy MIDI capability. Digital recording AND digital mastering by Deane Delli-Bovi. Perfect for singer songwriters. Full production through art/graphics/CD and Cassette runs of any size.
Deane Delli-Bovi
(December 1997)

Independent Project Records
P.O. Box 1033
Sedona, AZ 86336

IPR puts out great records by neat bands (Savage Republic, For Against, The Dentists, Deception Bay) and backs them with the best packaging in the indie-world, done on Bruce Licher's printing presses on good cardboard with excellent design and execution. IPR stuff is instantly recognizable, and almost always worth picking up.

Indian House <http://www.indianhouse.com/music/>
P.O. Box 472
Taos, NM 87571
USA
(505) 776-2953
(505) 776-2804
danny@indianhouse.com <mailto:danny@indianhouse.com>
<http://www.indianhouse.com/music/>

In 1996, Indian House is celebrating its 30th year of producing outstanding traditional American Indian music recordings. With over 125 titles currently in the catalog, Indian House features many of the finest Native American musicians from the U.S. and Canada.
Danny Lichtenfeld
(May 1996)

Inkling
PO Box 8641
Trenton, NJ 08650

A small 7" and cassette label run by doug larkin from the dromedary records band cuppa joe. The label was set up as a vehicle to release artwork by cuppa joe drummer steve spatucci as a companion to doug's four-track compositions. The name of this collaborative effort is Passenger, and, to date, Inkling has released two Passenger cassettes and a beautiful hand-watercolored 7". Also out on Inkling is a 7" by an acoustic punk band called the Semi-Beings, although this isn't quite as great as the Passenger stuff. You can also get unbleached cotton T-Shirts that feature steve's artwork, as well as Science Geek zine; and indie rock/science zine published by doug.
Al Crisafulli

Inside Malfunction Records
http://members.aol.com/Leadmedown/Malfunction.html
770-461-8392
leadmedown@aol.com <mailto:leadmedown@aol.com>

Inside Malfunction is a new label that focuses on "Music over Glamour." The page will be updated frequently. We are looking for more artist at this time so if you are interested, come and see how to submit your tape to us.
Brian Rogers
(March 1998)

insurance scam records <http://www.insurancescam.com>
po box 145
Northville, MI
48167
1-888-684-9478
1-888-684-9478
hello@insurancescam.com <mailto:hello@insurancescam.com>
<http://www.insurancescam.com>

isr is a punk/indie label in the Detroit area. We have releases by The Heidies, gymicrae, the Kossabone Red, Spazboy, Injoy, and the Swedish band Puffball. We are always looking for more bands.
Jerry Kocis
(February 1998)

Intersound Inc.
P.O. Box 1724
Roswell, GA 30077

I'm not sure of every artist represented by Intersound. Their most recent release is Wendy Bucklew's "Painting Sidewalks" -- a GREAT demonstration of talent from a superb singer/songwriter. She's representative of the up-and-coming Atlanta acoustic music scene. I HIGHLY recommend her work.
Arabella

Invicta Hi-Fi
Unit 206
Liverpool Palace
6-10 Slater Street
Liverpool L1 4BT
0151 709 5264
0151 709 5264
invicta@dial.pipex.com <mailto:invicta@dial.pipex.com>
<http://liquidation.merseyworld.com/invicta.html>

Invicta is run by two club promoters in Liverpool. It is funded by profits from the club nights, and releases feature local, national and international bands. It is releasing 4 band sampler EPs under the banner Minitel Rock Steady Vol X. Vol 1 featured Formula 1, Chevette covering an unreleased Pulp track, Ricky Spontane and Magic water Vol 2 features The High Five (liverpool), Ideal (cheltenham), Baxendale (london) and grasses 64 (Osaka, japan)
Chockablock
(February 1998)

Invisible Records <http://www.spontaneous.com/scol/invisible/>
P.O. Box 16008
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 808-0222
invisihq@aol.com <mailto:invisihq@aol.com>
<http://www.spontaneous.com/scol/invisible/>

The label has an LP release by the Evil Mothers called "Pitchforks and Perverts", a San Antonio, Texas band. Best described as a cross between Industrial/tribal/guitar noise. They utilize a guitar player who uses lots of effects (distortion, flange delay, etc..), a bass player, two drummers (one drum set and one set of oil cans and metal hits), and a sampler with keyboard. They tour the United States with Pigface last Fall. Martin Atkins (formerly of Killing Joke) is the owner/operator of the label.
Steve-O
Home of Pigface, Evil Mothers, Lick, Murder Inc., Lab Report, etc...
Ron Jones
(April 1996)

Iron Press
P.O. Box 14146
Columbus, OH 43214

Jim Shepard's home-label for V-3 and other related projects over the years. He might still have some of the old Squidfish or Vertical Slit records if you ask real nice (and send along a blank check :)...

~Isomorphic Records <http://weber.u.washington.edu/isomorph/index.html>
17709 108th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98055
USA
isomorph@u.washington.edu <mailto:isomorph@u.washington.edu>
~http://weber.u.washington.edu/~isomorph/index.html <http://weber.u.washington.edu/isomorph/index.html>

Isomorphic Records specializes in industrial and experimental music. The Isomorphic web site also contains online catalogs for Anomalous Records, RRR Records, and Soleilmoon Recordings.
Derek Stanford
(July 1995)

J&W Recordings
Box 2684
Station 'D'
Ottawa, Canada
K1P 5W7
(613) 235 1530
(613) 235 1530

Most recent release is 'Soundtracks of the Imagination' by Jan Jarvlepp (J&W CD941). "Jarvlepp's music is full of life, breath and expression... consistently engaging, variegated and enjoyable... listeners can jump into the music." Keyboard Magazine, USA. If you like Philip Glass or Michael Nyman, you'll love this CD!
Harry Jarvlepp
(June 1995)

Jade Tree
2310 Kennwynn Road
Wilmington, DE 19810

These folks seem to be HC-oriented, having released a Swiz discography-CD and other stuff of that ilk. But, they've also put out great singles by Eggs and Pitchblende, too.

~Jazz Focus Records <http://canuck.com/jazz/jazzhtml.html>
2217 - 23rd St. SW
Calgary, AB
CANADA
T2T 5H6
1.403.244.0312
1.403.228.4895
jazz@canuck.com <mailto:jazz@canuck.com>
~http://canuck.com/~jazz/jazzhtml.html <http://canuck.com/jazz/jazzhtml.html>

Jazz Focus Records is Western Canada's jazz label. It has releases by international jazz artists such as Jessica Williams (4 releases with one in the making), Dado Moroni, Kent Sangster, Brian Buchanan, and George Robert. Jazz Focus has distibuters in Canada (Trend), USA (NorthCountry & Bayside, England (Cadillac) & Switzerland (PlanisPhare). We do not accept unsolicited material. We have been in business since 1993 with our first release in March of 1994 and we have 9 releases already. Jazz Focus is owned and operated by Dr. Philip Barker, a well known jazz historian and collector.
DRWoeppel
(August 1995)

Jellybean Recordings, Inc. <http://www.jellybean-recordings.com>
235 Park Avenue South
10th floor
New York
N.Y. 10003-1405
212-777-5678
212-777-7788
jbfunhouse@aol.com <mailto:jbfunhouse@aol.com>
<http://www.jellybean-recordings.com>

Label owned by John"Jellybean" Benitez
Jellybean Benitez / Curtis Urbina
(July 1997)

Jenkins-Peabody <http://jenkins-peabody.com>
POB 56574
Sherman Oaks CA 91413
USA
818-789-3711
thensley@earthlink.net <mailto:thensley@earthlink.net>
<http://jenkins-peabody.com>

Jenkins-Peabody artists are Neil Smythe, Victor Banana and the Joy Circuit. None of this stuff fits into any known category.
Tom Hensley
(October 1995)

Jettison Records <http://www.chapel-hill.nc.us/jettison/jettdex/jettdex.htm>
P.O. Box 2873
Durham, NC 27715
<http://www.chapel-hill.nc.us/jettison/jettdex/jettdex.htm>

The weaker link in the Research Triangle (Chapel Hill / Raleigh / Durham). A few good single here and there (Zen Frisbee, Blue Green Gods), some boring ones as well (Picasso Trigger). Not a horrible label, just not up to the caliber of Merge (which has now moved beyond Carolina bands anyway).
"...some boring ones as well (Picasso Trigger)."
hmmm.
Mike Barker
(May 1996)

Jewel-Paula Records
P.O. BOX 1125
Shreveport
LA 71163-1125
USA
(800) 446-2865
(318) 227-0304
keitha@jewel-paula.com <mailto:keitha@jewel-paula.com>

Jewel-Paula-Ronn Records one of the long standing indies who have spent over 3 decades recording, distributing and promoting Blues, Soul, Gospel and now Zydeco! We have the Chief-Cobra-JOB-USA-Age-Artistic Labels as well. Our roster includes Lightnin' Hopkins, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, Snooky Prior, ERnie Johnson, Ted Taylor, Little Johnny Taylor, Carl Sims, Nolan Struck & King Edward...to name but a few!
Keith Abel
(September 1995)

Jig Saw Records
Attn:Jason "B"
P.O. Box 14431
Gainesville, Fl. 32607
fish1@grove.ufl.edu <mailto:fish1@grove.ufl.edu>

The people are really down to earth and don't give a shit about anything that is plastic. The label is run by a very popular band from Gainesville, Florida called Monz Venus.
anonymous

Jigsaw Laboritories
c/o Gavin MacNeil
2344 Rothesay Rd.
Saint John
New Brunswick
canada
E2H 2K5

Hi, we released a split 7" single, collectively; ie: we all paid for it. I, Gavin, NFA and CATCH-23 (the 2 Bands) each paid a third. The music on the NFA side is catchy, melodic, punk rock mishmashing the descendants with husker du. On the CATCH-23 side is great pure punk early 80's style.The label is hoping to release more splits in the future.
Dean MacNeil
(October 1995)

Jigsaw Records
UNT P.O.Box 5551
Denton, TX 76203
U.S.A.
(817)381-0630
jigsaw@nebula.net <mailto:jigsaw@nebula.net>

Jigsaw Records is a fairly new label with only one release to date - a Suretoss 7". Upcoming: a tribute to the band Brown Tower (interested bands write!), a 7" comp of north Texas bands, and the re-release of the first Charms tape, formerly on Traumatone. Jigsaw also offers distribution for small European labels such as Theme Park, Sticky, and Beekeeper. Give a call, or write if interested!
Chris
(June 1995)
There have been a number of additions to the Jigsaw Records catalog, both in label releases and distribution. On the label, there is the Charms cassette and a new Boyracer 7". Soon, there will be an Audrey 7", amongst other things. In the distribution catalog, there are many new things, including stuff on labels like Subway, Quiddity, Siesta, Peek-a-Boo, Orgasm, and several others. Send a stamp/IRC for a full catalog!
Chris
(April 1996)

JL Records
Rua Haddock Lobo, 200 Ap. 22
CEP 01414-000
Bairro Cerqueira Cesar
Sao Paulo-SP
Brasil
259-4832
joliveri@amcham.com.br <mailto:joliveri@amcham.com.br>

It's a brazilian label that makes eveything people want, since recording of known groups and is introducing new bands to the world: JRD and Stryknyna. The first one is a Blues band. The other is a heavy-metal one. I just want someone to record these two bands in CD format. I hope someone can help these two bands. Tapes? Nevermind!
Joao Luis Pinheiro Oliverio
(December 1995)

Jobee Records
201 Bell St. North #608
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7E2
Canada

Run by Joanne of Ottawa band Two For Flinching, with a promising compilation and fanzine in the works.

Joconda Records
1416 N Martel, suite 4
West Hollywood, CA 90046
USA
(213) 427-8337
(213) 851-8078

Joconda Records is looking for new bands with finished product for an upcoming compilation.
Valentina Andreetta
(October 1995)

~Jonas Blank Records <http://www.enter.net/kfamily/jonasblank>
105 Ravenwood Place
North Wales PA
19454
USA
kfamily@enter.net <mailto:kfamily@enter.net>
~http://www.enter.net/~kfamily/jonasblank <http://www.enter.net/kfamily/jonasblank>

Jonas Blank - specializing in that trendy new one-sided 12" ep format popularized by BBPTC, bringing you the best indie-pop, hardcore, noise, and various other styles of independent/obscure music. We *love* getting new demos, so send away!
Phil Thomas
(October 1997)

Jupa Records
P.O. Box 1243
Upland, CA 91785-1243

Franklin Bruno (of Nothing Painted Blue) runs Jupa in his very limited spare time, but has found a way to release a single and LP from Nothing Painted Blue and a single from Refrigerator thus far. I think he leaves most things to Shrimper these days, but you can trust Franklin's taste in music.

K Records <http://www.olywa.net/kpunk/>
P.O. Box 7154
Olympia, WA 98507
USA
(360) 786-5024
KEmpire@aol.com <mailto:KEmpire@aol.com>
<http://www.olywa.net/kpunk/>

Still one of the best lo-fi pop labels out there, even if Calvin is flaky as all hell and the business side of things is screwy. Home to Beat Happening, Tiger Trap, Courtney Love, Mecca Normal, and the International Pop Underground series of singles (now up to 39). Write for their monster news-letter and catalog - things are a bit pricey, but much of it is unavailable elsewhere.

K.O. City Studio
P.O. Box 255
Dracut, MA 01826

Specializes in electronic music, with varying results. They're trying to capture innovation in music, but I'm not sure how successful they've been...the "Turn Of The Grindstone" comp has lots of potential but few realized songs or pieces.

KAK, ltd. HEAD HERITAGE
po box 3823
London, N8 8TQ
UK

The address for the Julian Cope "home office", which has been around since '93. Available are all of Julian's albums since the spilt with Island records, Skellington, Rite the Skellington Chronicles and Queen Elizabeth as well as the Krautrocksampler and his two books HEAD ON, KRAUTROCK and the album he directed, ANAL. He has a mailing list and it's worth it to be on it if you're a fan of his. The only original act in music today
Tartan Keats
(December 1995)

Kathode Ray Music Co. <http://kathoderay.org/main/>
PO Box 872
University, MS 38677-0872
USA
601-232-8894
dave@kathoderay.org <mailto:dave@kathoderay.org>
<http://kathoderay.org/main/>

Kathode Ray Music Co. is a non-profit label dedicated to spreading the music of independent bands and artists. Each CD release is sent to over 500 college/independent radio stations and is advertised in alternative press such as MAXIMUMROCKNROLL, College Music Journal, and Gajoob. We are dedicated to keeping cost low and our music accessible. A great portion of out releases are compilations and we are alway looking for new artists and bands to promote and distribute. Bands which participate on one of our compilation discs receive discs at cost for their own promotion needs.
david hooper
(September 1995)
mail returned with new forwarding address Kathode 1460A Michigan Ave Columbus Oh 43201-2635
winky the sleep boy
(September 1997)

Kathode Ray Music Co. <http://kathoderay.org/main/>
PO Box 872
University, MS 38677-0872
USA
601-232-8894
dave@kathoderay.org <mailto:dave@kathoderay.org>
<http://kathoderay.org/main/>

Kathode Ray Music Co. is a non-profit label dedicated to spreading the music of independent bands and artists. Each CD release is sent to over 500 college/independent radio stations and is advertised in alternative press such as MAXIMUMROCKNROLL, College Music Journal, and Gajoob. We are dedicated to keeping cost low and our music accessible. A great portion of out releases are compilations and we are alway looking for new artists and bands to promote and distribute. Bands which participate on one of our compilation discs receive discs at cost for their own promotion needs.
david hooper
(September 1995)

KEMETIC RECORDS <www.kemetic.com>
PO BOX 92069
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-241-5562
404-241-5562
jawar@kemetic.com <mailto:jawar@kemetic.com>
<www.kemetic.com>

KEMETIC RECORDS releases rap music and will soon focus on other genres.
jawar
(February 1998)

Kereshmeh Records <http://www.kereshmeh.com>
Kereshmeh Records
12021 Wilshire Blvd. #420
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-451-3046
310-260-3147
info@kereshmeh.com <mailto:info@kereshmeh.com>
<http://www.kereshmeh.com>

Kereshmeh produces excellent classical and folk persian music.
Anoosh Hosseni
(September 1995)

key-one/d.o.g.m entertainment
1919 w. alice peoria,il 61604
(309)637-8667
jbr2117772@aol.com <mailto:jbr2117772@aol.com>

KEY-ONE/D.O.G.M IS A R&B/RAP ORIENTAITED LABEL WITH CROSSOVER LISTENERS IN MIND WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING KNEW ,UNPOLISHED ARTISTS TO MOLD AND GROW WITH MALE AND FEMALE SOLO ,GROUP AND RAP ARTISTS. WE ARE ALSO SEEKING INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS FOR MORE INFORMATION SEND $1.00 TO ADDRESS FOR SHIPPING AND HANDLING AND DEMO/PICTURES
gerald brooks
(March 1998)

Kickin Music Ltd <http://www.musicbase.co.uk/music/kickin/>
10 Acklam Rd
London
W10 5QZ
UK
comments@musicbase.co.uk <mailto:comments@musicbase.co.uk>
<http://www.musicbase.co.uk/music/kickin/>

An up'n'coming UK based techno label. Personally I know very little about them.

Kill Rock Stars
120 State Ave. NE #418
Olympia, WA 98501
killrkstrs@aol.com <mailto:killrkstrs@aol.com>

Successors to the K crown: Bikini Kill, Huggy Bear, Godhead Silo, Unwound - a louder slice of Olympia life. Also two phenomenal compilations: _Kill Rock Stars_ and _Stars Kill Rock_. And if that weren't enough, K.R.S. is also home to the Wordcore series of spoken word 7"s featuring folks like Slim Moon, Kathleen Hanna, Jean Smith, and Juliana Luecking.
Kill Rock Stars

Knapptime Productions <http://www.angelfire.com/biz/showdates/index.html>
2230 Panstone Drive, Suite 100-A
Marietta, GA 30060-4888
770-435-9404
770-435-9404
peteknapp@hotmail.com <mailto:peteknapp@hotmail.com>
<http://www.angelfire.com/biz/showdates/index.html>

This is the booking entity of Shut Eye Records in Atlanta, GA. Give us a click!
Pete Knapp
(January 1998)

Knitting Factory Works <http://www.knittingfactory.com/>
74 Leonard Street
New York
NY 10013
(212) 219-3006
(212) 219-3401
kfw@knittingfactory.com <mailto:kfw@knittingfactory.com>
<http://www.knittingfactory.com/>

Yes, the avant-noise club has a label, too, featuring live performances from the KF, lots of John Zorn material, and more... not for the faint of heart.

Knockout Records
250 West 49th Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
USA
212-765-7605/7543
212-397-4019
Passion@interport.net <mailto:Passion@interport.net>

Knockout has a new release by artist "Hellraizer" titled "Sample the Coffin". The single is the melding of Hip Hop and Horrorcore Reaggae produced by Luis `Phat KatÕ Vega. Contact the label's Crystal Green for more info.
the mystery reveiwer
(August 1995)

Kokopop
33 34th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 11232
USA

Releases by Lotion, Morning Glories and Zuzu's Petals amongst others.

~KPM Records <http://members.tripod.com/kpikemusic/RECORDINGS.HTM>
KPM Records
2506 N Clark St
#130
Chicago, IL USA
kpikemusic@ameritech.net <mailto:kpikemusic@ameritech.net>
~http://members.tripod.com/~kpikemusic/RECORDINGS.HTM <http://members.tripod.com/kpikemusic/RECORDINGS.HTM>

Check out our feature release: "I" by Kevin Pike
~http://members.tripod.com/~kpikemusic/cd.htm <http://members.tripod.com/kpikemusic/cd.htm>

Label features eclectic pop, funk, jazz and classical. Also, best in closet rock.
Kevin Pike
(February 1998)

Kranky
P.O. Box 578743
Chicago IL 60657
USA

Records from the likes of Labradford, Dadamah and Jessamine. Also stuff by a Canadian band called the Spiny Anteaters.

Kriminal Rekordz
267 Queen St. East., Suite 203
Brampton, Ontario
L6W-2C2
Canada
416-703-8162
kriminal@enphourell.hemp.net <mailto:kriminal@enphourell.hemp.net>

Comming out of Toronto and keeping it real for all the True Hip-Hop headz out there. We do Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and House. We accept demos from all over the world, so go ahead and let us hear what you got.
Erik Escobar
(December 1997)

Krunch!
P.O. Box 207,
Derby,
DE3 5ZZ. UK.

A new label run by Gary Roberts, the first release so far being a Dambuilders 7" single with a mighty nice red and yellow sleeve.

Kumatone Records
75 Loughlin Avenue
Cos Cob
CT 06807
U.S.A.
203-629-2498
kumatone@aol.com <mailto:kumatone@aol.com>

Private artist-owned label devoted to producing audiophile-quality space music. Releases include Inner Space, Solstice Dreams, and Blue Cosmos (release in early 1996), all composed and performed by synthesist Meg Bowles.
Meg Bowles
(November 1995)

L.O. Records
1 Armand Dr.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
978-250-0583
timothy_meier@avid.com <mailto:timothy_meier@avid.com>

New Lowell, MA area rap label in the process of recording for SINFONY. Always looking for new Lowell area artists.
Tim Meier
(December 1997)

La Di Da Records
PO Box 202,
Peter Stuyvesant Station
New York, NY. 10009-9998

Dave and Dean of Big Deal have partnered up with Steve Saporito of U.K. La Di Da and have just started releasing alternative rock material in the U.S, including Breadmaker by Difference Engine. Distributed by Caroline.
Gary

Ladd-Frith
P.O. Box 967
Eureka, CA 95502

A god-like label of Fred Frith and friends. They've released stuff by the Psyclones and a 4x4 comp.
Mike

~Lakeside Stories <http://www.xs4all.nl/lakeside>
Steve Phillips
Astronautenweg 138
Hoorn
The Netherlands
00-31-229-211897
lakeside@xs4all <mailto:lakeside@xs4all>
~http://www.xs4all.nl/~lakeside <http://www.xs4all.nl/lakeside>

Stichting Lakeside Stories is an institution dedicated to stimulating, recording producing non-commercial singer/songwriters. They have made 4 very successfull CD productions in Holland and have organized many singer/songwriter festivals. They are currently considering joint ventures of an international nature. Please sollicit us if you have any suggestions or visit our site at http://www.xs4all.nl/~lakeside to find out first hand what LAKESIDE STORIES is all about. Best regards, Chris James
Chris James
(May 1997)

Lance Rock Records
1223 College Dr.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9R-5Z5

An across the border contingent of the Estrus sound. A Canadian singles label responsible for solid releases by Supersnazz, Huevos Rancheros, the Woggles and Man or Astroman?. That should give you a good touchstone of what to expect from them.
Henry H. Owings

Land Speed Records
P.O. Box 9232
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

Great singles to date - Pitchblende, Versus, Vineland, a full CD from Frances Gumm, and an Aurora Paralysis/Eggs split. All very good if not excellent. And Chris is still planning for that Young Marble Giants tribute...this may take the cake for the most-talked-about-but-never-finished project in the indie world...

~LandPhil Records <http://phoenix.creighton.edu/landphil/>
13402 Bluebird Lane
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
USA
landphil@phoenix.creighton.edu <mailto:landphil@phoenix.creighton.edu>
~http://phoenix.creighton.edu/~landphil/ <http://phoenix.creighton.edu/landphil/>

1102 S. 60th Street
Omaha, NE 68106
USA
(800) LANDPHL
landphil@novia.net <mailto:landphil@novia.net>
~http://www.novia.net/~landphil/ <http://www.novia.net/landphil/>

The LandPhil Records Information Dump features releases from Matchbook Shannon, Pope Mahone, lacquer and the BullPhrogs. The web pages feature the Guide to the Omaha Indie Scene, the US & Canada Indie Record Store list, and much much more. Info packed!
Matt Griffith
(May 1996)

Last Resort Records <http://www.gusta.com/lastresort/>
P.O. Box 2986
Covina, California
91722-8986
U.S.A.
(818)967-5003
LastResortRecords@619pro.com <mailto:LastResortRecords@619pro.com>
<http://www.gusta.com/lastresort/>

Some of the bands we have put out; Schleprock: Fuck Boyz; Stinkerbell; Swoons; Ruckus; Mad Parade; Fighting Cause; check out our web site for more info and links to our band pages
Jesus Rake
(February 1997)

Last Scream Records
Via Mincio 16 , 27029 Vigevano (PV) ITALY
0039 381 72338
0039 381 72338
rules@mbox.vol.it <mailto:rules@mbox.vol.it>

Last Scream Records was born in 1990 as underground label and it devoted itself to small productions and to several activities since 1994, together with the insertion of new vital forces, developement which had made possible the realization of the material presented in this catalogue, has been achieved. This recording company is determined to support and offer a selection of the best italian band in the lively alternative scene. Thanks to this musical choice it has been possible to publish records of bands very different among themselves but with similar characteristics such as personality, dynamism, preparation and a great turn for music. These are the bands Last Scream Records produced: ALLIGATOR, AGONIZER, S.N.P., BRAIN DAMAGE, SEPTIC PROJECT, DER TOD, KAOS LORD.
gianluca melino
(April 1996)

LastBeat Records <http://www.lastbeatrecords.com>
2819 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
(800)201-BEAT
tami@lastbeatrecords.com <mailto:tami@lastbeatrecords.com>
<http://www.lastbeatrecords.com>

It's simple. Last Beat Records is located in Dallas, in the heart of Deep Ellum, with its record label, rehearsal rooms and recording studio on Commerce Street, and its "underground" record store just two blocks away on Elm St. The record label started in July of 1993. We have been the home to diverse bands such as Pervis (now with Idol Records), Comet (now with Dedicated), Decadent Dub Team (aka Jeff Liles of Cottonmouth, Tx, now with Virgin), to name a few. Our rehearsal studios are available to our local bands as well as occasionally leased out for individual projects. Lately, the rehearsal rooms have been seeing the likes of Slowpoke (now on DGC), the Toadies (with Interscope), and Tablet (with whom we also released a clear vinyl 7" of their radio hit Methadone b/w Stop Freaking Out, released prior to their full length CD, Pinned, on Mercury Records. Last Beat is now managing tomorrowpeople. Presently we are proud to be working with some of Dallas' finest bands with such names as the tomorrowpeople, The Necro Tonz, Stink!#bug, Spinning Ginny, MEsS, Riot Squad, rubberbullet, Loveswing , Clowns for Progress (from NYC), Fireworks (featuring Darrin Lin Wood formerly of '68 comeback and Blacktop). The record store, which opened in November of 1991, continues to be an independent record store in the heart of Dallas, catering to the local, underground, alternative, and rare import record buyers. Not only can you buy your favorite artists records here, you can also meet them here. Last Beat Records has hosted in-stores with such artists as Iggy Pop (Virgin), Curve, Primus, Wax, The Genitorturers, and Marilyn Manson (Nothing Records of Interscope), to name a few.
Carly
(February 1998)

Lather Records
P.O. Box 4877
Davis, CA 95617
U.S.A

Lather Records is run by Jed Brewer, a member of the ever-so-wacky band Harvester. The label basically exist to put out singles and CD's of local Davis bands, an area that has been all but ignored since the late great Thin White Rope. Hopefully however Harvester will soon be making its way into the hearts of music lovers everwhere with there first major label album due out in late spring. Jed is a great guy, as are all the members of Harvester, Lather has some woderful recordings from some excellent unknown bands.
Aaron Kelly Stephens
(November 1995)

lazy dog records
Sokratous 4
546 35 Thessaloniki
Greece
+ 30 31 22 90 32
+ 30 31 239 540
lazydog@macedon.compulink.forthnet.gr <mailto:lazydog@macedon.compulink.forthnet.gr>

This is a really indie label, run by two boys (only). One of them was (for several years) the publisher of the best Greek zine the notorious "Rollin Under". Their record shop which supports the label has the same historical name. The company specialises in the Greek post punk scene (e.g. Ziggy Was, Goulag, Ektos Elegxou ...) and it has a preference for vinyl releases. Lately they've expanded into the international music scene by re-releasing the lost diamonds of some criminally ignored artists: Patrick Fitgerald, Zounds, Deep Freeze Mice, Astronauts and many others ... I would like to thank and sent them my best wishes.
georgios theodoridis
(October 1995)

~Le Roy Records <http://www.ilstu.edu/pjsiden/leroy.html>
Le Roy Records
P.O. Box 845
Noramel, IL
61761
leroyr@dave-world.net <mailto:leroyr@dave-world.net>
~http://www.ilstu.edu/~pjsiden/leroy.html <http://www.ilstu.edu/pjsiden/leroy.html>

We would appreciate the opportunity to show you info on our products. Visit our site or <mailto:pjsiden@rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu> us and we'll send you a catalog.We currently have released the first product which is from Sister Raisin. We have more on the way from the likes of Gland, and others.
Phil Sidener
(May 1997)

LEAKY PENN RECORDS
271 WINDSOR COMMONS
(609) 371-2524
thetoms@ix.netcom.com <mailto:thetoms@ix.netcom.com>

LABEL IS RUN BY GRAMMY WRITER-PRODUCER TOMMY MAROLDA. ARTISTS INCLUDE: ERNIE WHITE,JITTERLEG, HORIZONTAL LADIES CLUB, THE TOMS, FRANK STALLONE, THE CHRISTMAS ANGELS CHOIR. CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR FEMALE ARTISTS ALA JEWEL.
TOM MAROLDA
(April 1997)

Left As In Sinister
PO Box 59
Sylvania Waters
NSW 2224
AUSTRALIA
marki@psychvax.psych.su.oz.au <mailto:marki@psychvax.psych.su.oz.au>

A small Sydney-based label supporting the underground (yes!), with a leaning towards the gothic, and neo-industrial(?). A handful of releases over the last couple of years, including Lemon Avenue, Picturehouse, Bender, and a compilation entitled "Candles and Intrigue". Also distributing hard to find releases and cassettes within Australia and overseas. Happy to hear from anyone!!! For a catalogue or info, snail-mail Peter or e-mail Marquis...
Mark Irish
(August 1995)

Left As In Sinister
PO Box 59
Sylvania Waters
NSW 2224
AUSTRALIA
marki@psychvax.psych.su.oz.au <mailto:marki@psychvax.psych.su.oz.au>

A small Sydney-based label supporting the underground (yes!), with a leaning towards the gothic, and neo-industrial(?). A handful of releases over the last couple of years, including Lemon Avenue, Picturehouse, Bender, and a compilation entitled "Candles and Intrigue". Also distributing hard to find releases and cassettes within Australia and overseas. Happy to hear from anyone!!! For a catalogue or info, snail-mail Peter or e-mail Marquis...
Mark Irish
(August 1995)
mail recently returned with no forwarding, address may be too old.
winky the sleep boy
(September 1997)

less equals more records
439 Dakota Drive
Lower Burrell, PA
15068-3305
USA
(412) 532-7022

Run by Chris and Michael of eskimo 88 small lo-fi cassette kinda thing a indie minimalist's dream 2-man bands & 3-man bands and solo projects to come
Chris Pecoraro
(September 1995)

Lethal Records <http://www.hallucinet.com/lethal>
P.O. Box 5481
Fullerton Ca 92635
USA
714-870-9494
purveyor@ix.netcom.com <mailto:purveyor@ix.netcom.com>
<http://www.hallucinet.com/lethal>

Mostly punk, a little indy rock (I think they used to call that Alternative) and anything else that's heavy. We're open to any music with punk roots. If you like the Orange County sound, we got lots of that. But hey, check out our site. We have sound bites for almost every band (real audio is coming) and lots of info. Field Day, Chuck, China White, ADZ, Drain Bramaged, Straight Faced, and HFL are some.
Jim Lowrey
(November 1995)

Lethargy Records <http://www.worldchat.com/public/pollywog>
1308 Waterdown Rd
Burlington, Ont
Canada
905-632-0250
905-540-2296 Pager
pollywog@worldchat.com <mailto:pollywog@worldchat.com>
<http://www.worldchat.com/public/pollywog>

Just starting up, three up and coming bands already signed. Slogan; "We're going places, but maybe later!"
Paul Stewart
(April 1997)
CD release of "CRUNCHY IN MILK" coming in mid-summer. A power pop trio with catchy melodies and hearts full of of wild drunken fun! CD release of "SOMA" coming in teh early spring. A quartet of power in a Primus/Mr. Bungle-esque style. Very entertaining, a must see live!!! Demo release of "TWO FROGS IN THE KITCHEN MAKING LOVE WITH A FORK AND A SPOON" coming in early July. Industrial you can't NOT dance too. Keep your eyes and your ears open! Thanks for coming out, keep your stick on the ice.
Paul Stewart
(April 1997)

Lethargy Records <http://www.worldchat.com/public/pollywog>
1308 Waterdown Rd
Burlington, Ont
Canada
905-632-0250
905-540-2296 Pager
pollywog@worldchat.com <mailto:pollywog@worldchat.com>
<http://www.worldchat.com/public/pollywog>

Just starting up, three up and coming bands already signed. Slogan; "We're going places, but maybe later!"
Paul Stewart
(April 1997)

Lethargy Records <http://www.lethargyrecords.com>
1308 Waterdown Rd
Burlington, Ont
Canada
L7R 3X5
905-632-0250
905-540-2296 Pager
pstewart@lethargyrecords.com <mailto:pstewart@lethargyrecords.com>
<http://www.lethargyrecords.com>

Just starting up, three up and coming bands already signed. Slogan; "We're going places, but maybe later!"
Paul Stewart
(April 1997)
CD release of "CRUNCHY IN MILK" coming in mid-summer. A power pop trio with catchy melodies and hearts full of of wild drunken fun! CD release of "SOMA" coming in teh early spring. A quartet of power in a Primus/Mr. Bungle-esque style. Very entertaining, a must see live!!! Demo release of "TWO FROGS IN THE KITCHEN MAKING LOVE WITH A FORK AND A SPOON" coming in early July. Industrial you can't NOT dance too. Keep your eyes and your ears open! Thanks for coming out, keep your stick on the ice.
Paul Stewart
(April 1997)
Just signed, SLURPYMUNDAE. Ontario hottest band has just signed with Lethargy Records and will be in the studio within three months. Check out www.lethargyrecords.com to see when they are playing next. Unfortunately, "TWO FROGS IN THE KITCHEN MAKING LOVE WITH A FORK AND A SPOON," have been dropped from the Lethargy label, Sorry guys.
Paul Stewart
(January 1998)

Lick Discs <http://www.dot-net.net/kreg/lick.htm>
PO Box 1475
Cincinnati, Ohio
45201
gourde@iname.com <mailto:gourde@iname.com>
<http://www.dot-net.net/kreg/lick.htm>

Home to Sandy's Glass Eye, The Poons, MFP, and Bovine Intervention, Lick Discs is a fresh face in the indie music world. Specializing in top-rate "theme" compilations, the label is constantly looking for new talent. Over-intense, humorless rockheads needn't apply. If, however, you laugh at most things and are offended by nothing, Lick Discs could be the fun bus to your bright future!!
Cas Meyer
(July 1997)

Lick Records
PO Box 20542, Columbus, OH. 43220
614-834-8868
614-833-1701
lickrecords.com <mailto:lickrecords.com>

Lick Records is currently a "roots rock" label. We have two great artists - Nathan Whitt (CD Releases: Night & Day, Pictures of Memories) and Lesia Turner (CD Releases: Lesia). Nathan is currently enjoy wide industry acclaim and is being heard on over 40 radio stations coast to coast with over 200 spins per week. Anyone interested in distribution may also call us or visit our web-site to see how we do it. Thanks for reading this far!
Allen Bernard
(March 1998)

~lifelonglife <http://www.xmission.com/adm/labels/lifelonglife/>
4872 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #186
Woodland Hills,
CA 91364 USA
(818) 725-3053
EganR@ix.netcom.com <mailto:EganR@ix.netcom.com>
~http://www.xmission.com/~adm/labels/lifelonglife/ <http://www.xmission.com/adm/labels/lifelonglife/>

"lifelonglife" is a relatively new independent record label featuring a variety of artists as PIPPI BERNSTEIN (she's super-folk! with a twist), PLAIN (they're alternative, minus that grunge stuff), THE NEGRO PROBLEM (poppy, witty, bluesy), PAWN (emmo punk from simi valley?), and AUTOMATIC 7 (pop punk at its finest!). Call or write for more info.
Egan Rice

Limited Potential
P.O. Box 268586
Chicago, IL 60626

An aptly named label - the first Smashing Pumpkins single, the Groove Diggers single, and some Poster Children material make up the total of the good stuff found here. The bad - Catherine ("produced by Billy Corgan" - ooh, ooh) and more I can't remember. Oh well, having a couple good singles is better than having none.

liquid black records <http://www.nextlevel.com/lblack/index.html>
3 The Carriage Way
Thornhill
Ontario
L3T 4V1
905-886-3196
905-886-3431
liquid.black@mailexcite.com <mailto:liquid.black@mailexcite.com>
<http://www.nextlevel.com/lblack/index.html>

Aggressive, energetic and totallly committed to artists WE like. We don't look at the charts when selecting artists, we simply select those that interest us and those that are dedicated to making a great product. Music and spoken word artists are welcome! If you do visit the site - do so with Microsoft Explorer. Viewing with Netscape sucks!
Thomas Vasiloff
(November 1997)

Liscio Recordings, Inc. <www.liscio.com>
PO Box 248
Wilmington, NC
28401
1-888-547-2461
1-888-547-2461
aaron@liscio.com <mailto:aaron@liscio.com>
<www.liscio.com>

We specialize in jazz and classical recordings, featuring contemporary artists. We also offer distribution and production services to our artists. Artists include, Eugene Rousseau, David Baker, David Kechley, Robert Nathanson, Denis Diblasio, and Frank Bongiorno.
Aaron Kechley
(November 1997)

Lissy's
10 Bournevale Road
Streatham
London SW16 2BA
UK

The Lissy's label emerged from the wake of Soul Static Sound. At least, the story goes something like that! (Nothing like documentary facts, and indeed this isn't!) The label is run by Jamie Tugwell and has, according to their numbering system, at least nine releases to date, though there's probably more by now! A "Godz is not a put on" tribute LP with 7" (LISS 5) featuring Scardey Cat, Stereolab, The Apollos (Bob Fay plus others), Royal Trux, Comet Gain, Male Slut (Thurston and Steve from Sonic Youth plus Tim Foljahn), Teenagers in Trouble, D, Quickspace Supersport, Larry Kessler and S-Girl & Noo. There's a three track Deluxx (Bob Fay, Anne Slinn, Mark Perretta) 7" (LISS 7) and another by the New Bad Things (LISS 9). Also, apparently, there's stuff by Further, Philistines Jr, Prolapse, Dramatics (members who include Eye and Jad Fayre), Billy Childish and probably some others. Send an IRC, SAE (or whatever) for further info.
tw
(April 1996)

Litmus
P.O. Box 2253
San Francisco, CA
94126-2253
415.982.5525
415.982.6324

Brand new label with one release currently scheduled from San Francisco band Rule of Thumb (June '97).
John Parsons
(May 1997)

Little Brother
PO Box 3224
Eugene
OR 97403

I believe Little Brother is run by a guy called Mike Hogan. I know next to nothing about Little Brother. But I'd love to here from someone that does! They have a tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen called Our Band Could Be Your Life and a single by Kaia (from Team Dresch) that everyone has been going on about.

Little Teddy
Schifflerstrasse 1
80687 Muenchen
Germany

Pop music of the twee variety, but a little more skewed. Like Throw That Beat In The Garbagecan, for example, but better.

Lo-Fi
39 Avenue d'Italie
75013 Paris
France

Lo-fi have only one release that I know about, a single by Lou Barlow in his Sentridoh guise, and quite good i is too!

Load Records
P.O. Box 35
Providence RI 02901
USA

So far, 7"s by Von Ryan's Express, Boss Fuel, and a CD EP from Thee Hydrogen Terrors. Also was involved, along with Over the Counter Records (with whom they share a PO Box), in a compilation CD of Providence bands. Ben's favorite bands include the Troggs and the Monks, if that gives any clue.
Steve Silverstein
(August 1995)

LoLo Records <http://www.hgmktg.com>
PO Box 122
Riverton, NJ
USA 08077
609-829-1536
609-829-8421
lolorec@aol.com <mailto:lolorec@aol.com>
<http://www.hgmktg.com>

Canada (QC)
514-525-3687
102354.2151@compuserve.com <mailto:102354.2151@compuserve.com>

LoLo Records is an artist owned, independent label located east of Philadelphia. It was founded by ex-GONG members Bon Lozaga and Hansford Rowe with the primary objective of maintaining artistic and business control of their musical projects. It was founded in 1994. Jazz-rock, trance-fusion, microtonal rock, all have a home at LoLo. Bands include Gongzilla, BON, Project Lo, Mistaken Identities, Geno White, featuring artists such as Allan Holdsworth, David Torn, Dennis Chambers, Percy Jones, Pierre Moerlen, Gary Husband and more.
Hansford Rowe
(March 1997)
Also the home of Common Ground featuring Erik Sayles, Chris Farr and Dennis Chambers.
Hansford Rowe
(March 1997)

LoLo Records <hgmktg.com>
PO Box 122
Riverton, NJ
USA 08077
609-829-1536
609-829-8421
lolorec@aol.com <mailto:lolorec@aol.com>
<hgmktg.com>

LoLo Records is an artist owned, independent label located east of Philadelphia. It was founded by ex-GONG members Bon Lozaga and Hansford Rowe with the primary objective of maintaining artistic and business control of their musical projects. It was founded in 1994. Jazz-rock, trance-fusion, microtonal rock, all have a home at LoLo. Bands include Gongzilla, BON, Project Lo, Mistaken Identities, Geno White, featuring artists such as Allan Holdsworth, David Torn, Dennis Chambers, Percy Jones, Pierre Moerlen, Gary Husband and more.
Hansford Rowe
(March 1997)

lonely kid records
lonely kid records
16000 lola drive
redford, michigan 48239
U.S.A.
313.532.5198
73614.3532@compuserve.com <mailto:73614.3532@compuserve.com>

lonely kid records (lkr) is a small michigan based label. we are easy going people who want to promote local bands. there are three releases to date for lonely kid: posthole 5 song cassette, wallside 7 inch, and our newest realease feildtree 7 inch. posthole is melodic hardcore, along the same lines as guilt, or enkindel. wallside is punky with lots of hooks. not drunk punk, good emotional punk, no whining though. feildtree is calm one minute and feirce the next, lots of fun. the next lkr release will probably be a posthole 10" or 12". the new posthole will feature a new drummer. hope to hear from you soon.
ryan keberly
(November 1995)

Long Play Records
P.O. Box 55233
Atlanta, GA 30308
USA

They have released 3 albumns by Big Fish Ensemble, a Monkees tribute albumn(which is quite excellent), The Opal Foxx Quartet(a 10+ member aggregation lead by a croaked-voice drag queen[band is no longer together]). The music is completely unique and has a nice mellow and sometimes sinister sound to it. The people at LONG PLAY are good people and the folks in the bands are good people.
Randall Jordan
(October 1995)

~Lookout! Records <http://www.itw.com/maxiter/lookout>
P.O Box 11374
Berkeley CA 94712
U.S.A
Lkoutnews@aol.com <mailto:Lkoutnews@aol.com>
~http://www.itw.com/~maxiter/lookout <http://www.itw.com/maxiter/lookout>
chrslkout@aol.com <mailto:chrslkout@aol.com>

The current home of the Bay Area punk sound. Green Day, Operation Ivy, Nuisance, Plaid Retina, and more...if you like this stuff, this is one of the best places to get it. Blacklist carries all this in its mail-order, I believe (Ajax and Scat generally don't).
skm
(1994)
The web page is an unofficial Lookout! Records page. It's simply an album list, and not a for sale sign. (it's also rather wonderful! - tw)
Mark Rekai
(September 1995)

Lorem Ipsum Productions (L.I.P.)
153 Suffolk St. #4
New York, NY 10002
U.S.A.
flgbt@tunanet.com <mailto:flgbt@tunanet.com>

Making music for the easily bored since 1992. A loose and somewhat disorganized cooperative, specializing in bittersweet rock/pop without obvious reference points. Slambook CD & 7" out now, Lux Perpetua 7" someday, Wampeter 7" possibly.
A. Dinoff
(March 1996)

Los Perros Records
Los Perros Records
504 E. Duncan
Manchester, MI 48158
USA
redsix@umich.edu <mailto:redsix@umich.edu>

Los Perros Records is a fired up label primarily concentrating in groups from the Manchester and Ann Arbor, MI area and run by the members of the bands that are on it. The label's bread and butter are The Short Dead Dudes who released their 7-inch record entitled "gravel to go" last St. Guernzentine's Day. The Short Dead Dudes describe themselves as "hard-core comedy that sounds kind of serious". Guernz thinks they're fired up so ask for a Los Perros Catolog today! Other bands of the Los Perros family include scratch n' sniff and The Crew Pies. scratch n' sniff is a closely-knit three-piece who brand their type of music "chia-rock". Their first mainstream release, "Chiaria Todavia", has enjoyed tremendous success. With songs including "Mel Farr Superstar", "the clapper", "Tony Weir", and of course, "Chiaria Todavia", some call "Chiaria Todavia" the most influential album of all time. The Crew Pies are the latest addition to Los Perros Records with their new self-titled release. As the world's first Domino's Oi band, the Crew Pies fuse Tom Monaghan's business saavy with traditional oi to captivate the listener and further cultivate their ever-growing legion of followers called "the Pepperoni Skins". Los Perros Records is a great example of the type of do-it-yourself music we need more of today. Ask for a catalog and you won't be sorry. Las orejas de Senorita Hermosita esten arribas. FIRE IT UP!!!
Kurtis McDonald
(September 1995)

Lost And Found
Im Moore 8
3000 Hannover 1
Germany

Another great label. They find old/hard-to-find punk records and re-issue them. GI and others. Yeah, Lost And Found has become mostly a bootleg operation - I'm not putting any faith in this address...(and their "logo" looks just like the Touch And Go logo...beware!) - skm
Mike

Lost Arts <http://members.aol.com/CO1Stop/>
P.O. Box 460178
Aurora, CO 80046
800-357-7290
303-766-2553
CO1Stop@aol.com <mailto:CO1Stop@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/CO1Stop/>

Alternative Rock Roster includes: Caterwaul, Ultraviolet Eye, The Christines, The Autono, Majority Dog, more to come. Link to online store. Dealers Welcome
Tammy Olson
(February 1998)

Lost Sheep Records <www.lostsheeprecords.com>
P.O.Box 297 Lake Elsinore, CA 92531
brennick@juno.com <mailto:brennick@juno.com>
<www.lostsheeprecords.com>

Artists Lori Loza, Brian Rennick, As If, god complex and more. Music that speaks the truth in love. Modern Rock-Country
Brian Rennick
(October 1997)

LoTioN Industries <http://www.lotion.net>
PO Box 2182
Costa Mesa, Ca.
92628-2182
USA
714)216.0576
lotionindustries@juno.com <mailto:lotionindustries@juno.com>
<http://www.lotion.net>

LoTioN Industries is in the beginning stages of splitting into two entities : Major Label Records & Crazy Meat Films. Both will be managed by LoTioN.
Chris Mortimore
(January 1998)

Lotuspool Records
P.O. Box 442277
Lawrence, KS 66044

Run by the members of Zoom, and the releases to date have been a Zoom 7" and CD, and a pretty great comp called "Feast Of The Sybarites" featuring great songs from Dis, Zoom, and Hum, among others.

Love Train
c/o 4 Aberdeen House
22 Highbury Grove
London
N5 2DQ

Strange to see that this new UK label is london based, considering the range of scottish talent it has in its releases. From the label flyer, most releases have been singles and most everything is limited edition! Quite a few killer singles here too, "Bugs" by Spare Snare, "Found a Way" by Quickspace Supersport "Kernel" by the upwardly mobile Urusei Yatsura (say that without losing your teeth!), and now Eska and Tunic. There's Prolapse and Joeyfat in there too, plus the label was responsible for putting out the Camden Crawl CD. I can only assume the label is run by Lisa Paulon, that's who it says any cheques should be made payable (they do mail order, didn't I say!), I wish her luck. Let's hope things continue the way they've started.
tw
(April 1996)

~Lower Records <http://er4www.eng.ohio-state.edu/hartw/lower.html>
154 Charleston Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43214 USA
614/292-1077
614/292-8520
nini.1@osu.edu <mailto:nini.1@osu.edu>
~http://er4www.eng.ohio-state.edu/~hartw/lower.html <http://er4www.eng.ohio-state.edu/hartw/lower.html>

Lower is a cassette-mostly label that has released tapes by Great Plains 85, Househearts, Peck of Snide, Fungobat, Paul Nini, and others. Some Lower releases will soon appear on CD, via TMIV Records of Columbus, Ohio.
Paul Nini
(October 1997)

Lucky Garage Record Company
2716 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
USA
510-549-1923
510-549-1139
humanlife@luckygarage.com <mailto:humanlife@luckygarage.com>
catalog@luckygarage.mailer.net <mailto:catalog@luckygarage.mailer.net>
info@luckygarage.mailer.net <mailto:info@luckygarage.mailer.net>
bios@luckygarage.mailer.net <mailto:bios@luckygarage.mailer.net>

One yr old, 7" vinyl only to date; Two by San Francisco project BUTTE; 2 solo noise projects - electric guitar by Sam Durant of LUNK; acoustic violin assault by Tim Perkis of THE HUB (Artifact Records) and BUTTE; deadpan Johnny Thunders/ Keith Richards 'tribute' from the magnificent PURSE out of L.A., featuring Michael Esther of FARFLUNG (Flipside) and composer and chanteuse Marina Rosenfeld; currently pressing London's THE KEN ARDLEY PLAYBOYS, produced by Basil Bile and Dick Scum of the Armitage Shanks (Damaged Goods/ Hangman's Daughter), to be released in early November; beginning production of Melbourne, Australia's phenomenal hardcore trio WRONG BODY, planned for early December...
First two CDs are planned for midwinter; THE KEN ARDLEY PLAYBOYS in all their splendor, and a spooky all original PURSE project produced by Tom Grimley at Poop Alley (Slug/PCP Entertainment/etc).
steve wight
(November 1995)

Luminous Flux Records <http://www.fluxnet.com/>
8 Forrest Ave
Glen Cove
NY
11542
516-674-3229
516-674-9275
DKflux@aol.com <mailto:DKflux@aol.com>
<http://www.fluxnet.com/>

Luminous Flux Records is an independent label formed in 1990. They currently carry artists such as HoRseHead, Solefish, Funk Nervosa, and Kanamits. They also distribute Indie bands and labels through their distribution network and put out catalog samplers which are serviced to college and alterantive radio and given away free on their website. A dirty little rock and roll label.
Dennis Kast
(March 1996)

Lumpy Records
21 Saddlehorn Cr.
Kanata, Ontario
K2M 1W9
CANADA
(613)592-4631
ahadji@compmore.net <mailto:ahadji@compmore.net>

Lumpy is an indie label based out of Ottawa, Canada. We are currently searching for pop punk bands that might want to be an an upcoming comp with bands like Bodyjar, Burning Heads, Ten Foot Pole.
Dean Hadjichristou
(June 1997)
No bands have been confirmed yet and we are still excepting demos from band's regionaly, nationaly and internationaly. We are also looking for ska-punk bands as well. We are looking to put the comp out sometime this coming spring or summer.
Dean Hadjichristou
(November 1997)

Lumpy Records
21 Saddlehorn Cr.
Kanata, Ontario
K2M 1W9
CANADA
(613)592-4631
ahadji@compmore.net <mailto:ahadji@compmore.net>

Lumpy is an indie label based out of Ottawa, Canada. We are currently searching for pop punk bands that might want to be an an upcoming comp with bands like Bodyjar, Burning Heads, Ten Foot Pole.
Dean Hadjichristou
(June 1997)

lunch box recordings
post office box 369
ansonia station
new york, new york
10023
212.714.8115
rhartist@echonyc.com <mailto:rhartist@echonyc.com>

run by producers anne pope & toon this little label that could finds itself doing a few different things right now....first off and (almost) ready to be released a 4-song tape by singer/songwriter - he plays lots of instruments, too - chris cunningham (katell keineg, susan mckeown & the chanting house, gavin friday). anne & toon are doing music supervision for indie/low-budget film, "trouble with happiness". they like that - it's fun. and....lunch box is putting together a compilation cd featuring nyc based artists - good, yum - to be released when?! keep in touch - email is good.........
anne pope & toon
(March 1996)

~LungCookie Records <http://homepage.interaccess.com/thepfa>
2823 North Albany
Chicago, IL 60618
USA.
thepfa@interaccess.com <mailto:thepfa@interaccess.com>
~http://homepage.interaccess.com/~thepfa <http://homepage.interaccess.com/thepfa>

New label, formed in 1994. Primarily releasing vinyl 7" records. Plans are for releasing records semi-annually, and in another year (end of 1996) releasing CD's. Artists (as of 1995): Randy Vickers, The Mythbelievers, Jeff Weaver. "it's a lungcookie, it breathes"
Randy Vickers
(November 1995)
--No CDs yet, just shockwaves on a web page. (missive circa 1997)
Randy Vickers
(May 1997)

~LungCookie Records <http://www.enteract.com/thepfa>
2823 North Albany
Chicago, IL 60618
USA.
thepfa@enteract.com <mailto:thepfa@enteract.com>
~http://www.enteract.com/~thepfa <http://www.enteract.com/thepfa>

New label, formed in 1994. Primarily releasing vinyl 7" records. Plans are for releasing records semi-annually, and in another year (end of 1996) releasing CD's. Artists (as of 1995): Randy Vickers, The Mythbelievers, Jeff Weaver. "it's a lungcookie, it breathes"
Randy Vickers
(November 1995)
--No CDs yet, just shockwaves on a web page. (missive circa 1997)
Randy Vickers
(May 1997)
1998 update: web site has a lot of sound files RealAudio, Shockwave, and AIFF
Randy Vickers
(February 1998)

~LungCookie Records <http://homepage.interaccess.com/thepfa>
P.O. Box 7744
Chicago, IL 60647
USA.
thepfa@interaccess.com <mailto:thepfa@interaccess.com>
~http://homepage.interaccess.com/~thepfa <http://homepage.interaccess.com/thepfa>

New label, formed in 1994. Primarily releasing vinyl 7" records. Plans are for releasing records semi-annually, and in another year (end of 1996) releasing CD's. Artists (as of 1995): Randy Vickers, The Mythbelievers, Jeff Weaver. "it's a lungcookie, it breathes"
Randy Vickers
(November 1995)

M&E Tapes
6 Farm Court
Camberley
Surrey
GU16 5TJ
UK

M&E Tapes is an underground label that has over 200 releases from around the world. If you're after abstract music these are the people to get in touch with.
tw
(1994)

M.E.G. records <http://www.erols.com/meg-meg/>
9103 Lake Largo Drive
Largo, Maryland
(301)336-7599
(301)336-7599
meg-meg@erols.com <mailto:meg-meg@erols.com>
<http://www.erols.com/meg-meg/>

M.E.G. Records is a new independent record label that is based just outside of Washington,DC. M.E.G. has recently branched off from another label and is on a international search to sign and provide financial for new original artists from all genres of music from Alternative to Hip Hop. M.E.G. has major label distribution channells and many major label contacts. To sub a demo to M.E.G. see: http://www.erols.com/meg-meg/
Andre Moore
(November 1997)

M8BR <http://www.angelfire.com/pa/m8br/index.html>
c/o Jason Erb
21 St. Ann's Drive
Hazleton, PA 18201
USA
erb@epix.net <mailto:erb@epix.net>
<http://www.angelfire.com/pa/m8br/index.html>

Small, lo-fi DIY tape label. Home of Velcro Mary, Slow Children Squared, and many others. Cheap music (usually 2 or 3 dollars, including shipping). Always looking for bands for compilations.
Jason Erb
(January 1997)

Madam Sarah Records
2050 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(800) 607-2379

Very small label out of Minneapolis. Primary source of Flatstor releases.
Ryan Schreiber
(April 1996)

Mafia Money Records <www.soundz.com/mafia>
PO Box 8562
Madison, WI 53708
608-257-5804
608-257-5587
Almsthuman@aol.com <mailto:Almsthuman@aol.com>
<www.soundz.com/mafia>

Various kinds of indie pop from all across the country. Ex-Action Figures, Hugh, Larry Cash Jr, Transformer Lootbag, Ritual Device, and lots more!! Write or call for info/catalog/etc. Or just check the web page!
Dave Leibowitz
(April 1997)

~magic eye singles <http://www.netaxs.com/mesgar/magichome.html>
p.o. box 6165
baltimore, md
21231
usa
410-342-6046
410-563-0230
magice19@us.net <mailto:magice19@us.net>
~http://www.netaxs.com/~mesgar/magichome.html <http://www.netaxs.com/mesgar/magichome.html>

this label concentrates on releasing tracks that are 'different' from what an artist normally records- solo stuff, side projects or, simply, a change of pace musically. magic eye singles started with a series of 7" comps featuring june of '44, new radiant storm king, sleepyhead, sonora pine, nord express and team xioaping among others. they also offer a small mail order distribution that also includes some of their friends like darla records, ratfish & spirit of orr, hat factory and kustom kitchens records.
jeffrey alexander
(May 1996)

Major Label Recordings
POB 280152
Northridge, CA.
91328-0152
USA
818/8857881
818/8857881
clanders@huey.csun.edu <mailto:clanders@huey.csun.edu>

The label is just starting. Current signings include L.A. surf, metal, juju artists, The Reventlos and am looking for anything interesting - from Homocore to Hellbilly, anthing with a minimum of digital gizmos.
Christopher Landers
(July 1995)

Majora Records
P.O. Box 78418
Seattle, WA 98178

All the Dadamah material (2 singles and a new LP) and much of the Sun City Girls material have found a home at Majora. Great stuff but often hard to track down (Ajax and Forced Exposure carry some of it...but few stores will touch it).

Mammoth Records <http://www.nando.net/mammoth/mammoth.html>
Carr Mill 2nd Floor
Carrboro, NC 27510
<http://www.nando.net/mammoth/mammoth.html>

Another up-and-down label, not as regionally focused as its Research Triangle brethren (Merge, Jettison). Recently has gotten into the NZ import game with The Bats, but also handles the Blake Babies catalog (and spinoffs Antenna and the Juliana Hatfield 3), Vanilla Trainwreck, Dillon Fence, Chainsaw Kittens, etc. Now has a partial deal with Atlantic, who can pick up whatever they want off Mammoth (Ms. Sassy is the first to get this boost).

Mangler Records <http://WWW.Iuma.com/bands/TERMINAL_CONFUSION>
40-19 164 Street
Flushing
New York. 11358
USA
1-718-229-7838
1-718-461-8526
<http://WWW.Iuma.com/bands/TERMINAL_CONFUSION>

Mangler Records is an independent label from Queens, New York who exclusively represent Terminal Confusion, a brutally vicious hardcore band. Mangler Records, and Terminal Confusion are currently listed on IUMA's independent band list. check it out!!!
Dominic Dolor
(June 1995)

Mangotree Music <http://www.deltanet.com/brazil/samba/mango3.htm>
4950 Coldwater Cyn. # 36
Sherman Oaks
CA 91423
USA
(818) 509 9350
samba@kaiwan.com <mailto:samba@kaiwan.com>
<http://www.deltanet.com/brazil/samba/mango3.htm>

We are the only label in the US specialized in Brazilian music. Brazilian jazz, samba, bossanova ... We produce and sell.
Guilherme Vergueiro
(September 1995)

MANIC SUNDAY RECORDS
7985 Santa Monica Blvd., #523
West Hollywood, CA 90046 USA
[714] 342.1439
Orbit777@aol.com <mailto:Orbit777@aol.com>

New Indie Label seeks electronic or pop bands/artists for upcoming compilation and full length releases. Looking for bands/artists in the general style of The Chemical Brothers, Oasis, Prodigy, Space, Bjork, Underworld, Blur, NIN, Bowie or anything with an edge. MANIC SUNDAY RECORDS encourages persons of all backgrounds, sexual preferences and love to contact us or submit demo packages (no vinyl) for consideration. WE WILL LISTEN and RESPOND! ALL AGES and Any Location.
Pepper Mint
(February 1997)

~Manifest Records <http://www.pacifier.com:80/coldwave/>
53 West Etruria St #C
Seattle
WA 98119
manifest@manifest.seanet.com <mailto:manifest@manifest.seanet.com>
~http://www.pacifier.com:80/~coldwave/ <http://www.pacifier.com:80/coldwave/>

Manifest is a EBM -Industrial oriented label based in Seattle,Washington. Devised by W.Alin of Christ Analogue, Manifest originated as a means of release for Alin's material after facing one too many creative control battles with both major labels and so called "independants." Since its conception, Alin and co-owner Markus Von Prause have signed many other bands and artists, all of which maintain full creative independance towards their work.

~Manipulation Records <http://www.slip.net/zada>
1948 McAllister St. #4
San Francsico, CA 94115
(415) 775-6015
zada@slip.net <mailto:zada@slip.net>
~http://www.slip.net/~zada <http://www.slip.net/zada>

Small indie label based out of San Francisco, bringing you the best new Alternative, Trip-Hop, Tekno, Industrial, Goth, Noise. Music compared to: Beastie Boys, NIN, Beck, Jesus and Mary Chain. Beautiful site.
Jason Zada
(April 1996)

Manu
P.O.Box 37-331
Parnell
Auckland
New Zealand
(649) 358-5491
(649) 309-5132

Manu is manufactured & distributed by Ode Records, a division of BMG New Zealand ltd, and they have just released "Let the Pealing Organ Blow!" which is the first recording of the new Rieger Pipe Organ in the Christchurch Town Hall , New Zealand .
Jenny Setchell
(January 1998)

Marathon Records
P.O. Box 1422
Champaign, IL 61824-1422

Marathon artists include: Soulstice, Farewell To Juliet, Electric Poobah, Fields Of Youth, and Aesthetic Junkies. The list grows.
Brian

Marble Head Records
PO Box 192994
San Francisco
CA 94119-2994
USA
MARBLHDREC@aol.com <mailto:MARBLHDREC@aol.com>

Marble Head Records is a small label based in San Francisco putting out high quality melodic rock/pop/alternative music. Started in 1993 the label currently has only two artists, Ton Of Bricks and Armada Blue, but is currently looking for more rock/pop/alternative acts. Ton Of Bricks is a progressive/pop group based in San Francisco. The group's debut release, 'Keep Up', has gotten great reviews in College Broadcaster, New Review of Records, and Keyboard magazines. Armada Blue's self-titled debut disc is the label's latest release. Armada Blue is a pop-rock group based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is led by lead singer, Nathan Kunkel, an American expatriate, and Danish guitarist Harald Juul. This disc has also gotten rave reviews in The Music Paper and Album Network. Upcomming releases will include Ton Of Bricks' second disc planned for the fall of 1995.
Kim Borsten
(June 1995)

March Records
PO Box 578396
Chicago
IL 60657
312-296-1151
Cuddlecore@aol.com <mailto:Cuddlecore@aol.com>

March Records does alot of indie pop type stuff. Recent releases include Bunnygrunt, Godzuki, Outrageous Cherry. Past releases include Catherine, StarCHildren, Big Hat, The Figgs, Loud Lucy .....Stuff coming up.... Pee, Holiday, Syd Straw, and a Sweet tribute 7" with Gigolo Aunts & Dillon Fence.
skippy
(1995)
thanks for this entry also go to :
Lisaann M. Dupont
(1995)

Margaree Sound
225 The Lake Driveway West
Ajax, Ontario
Canada
L1S 5A3
1 800 801-6146
905 683-5840
margaree@interlog.com <mailto:margaree@interlog.com>

Margaree Sound (a division of The Margaree Group), in addition to being an independent record label, offers full production and recording services in their 24 track facility. The label features Canadian folk-legend "John Allan Cameron" and international rock act "PAIN".
Russell Daigle
(May 1996)

~Marilyn Records <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/bomp/bomp.html>
P.O. Box 7112
Burbank, CA 91510
U.S.A.
orbit23@aol.com <mailto:orbit23@aol.com>
~http://www.forfood.com/~indieweb/bomp/bomp.html <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/bomp/bomp.html>

Recently transplanted from Europe. Pop and rock in the classic American tradition (ie Flamin Groovies, Chris Wilson & the Sneetches, Bruce Joyner & The Unknowns)
Chris Barrus

Matador Records <http://www.matador.recs.com>
676 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012
robot@matador.recs.com <mailto:robot@matador.recs.com>
<http://www.matador.recs.com>

Gerard Cosloy's creation after leaving Homestead in 1989 or so. While their signal to noise ratio is great, the clunkers have been pretty bad - does anyone remember Drunk Tank? The Shams? Tommy Keene? But the release schedule has gotten better lately, and the good stuff, well, do the names Pavement, Superchunk, Liz Phair, JPS Experience, Railroad Jerk, or Bailter Space mean anything to you? Also has a deal with Atlantic - Bettie Serveert just jumped up, and the most recent Fall album was a split release with Atlantic.

Maximum Music Connections <http://members.aol.com/VenerMP/>
P.O. Box 131871
Staten Island, NY 10313-1871
USA
718-356-2931
718-356-2931
VenerMP@aol.com <mailto:VenerMP@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/VenerMP/>

A label featuring the music of composer/electric violist Martha Mooke. She has been compared to Jimi Hendrix, Terry Riley and Maurice Ravel.
Ruth Tragash
(June 1997)

~Meat Records <http://rrnet.com/acharon/Fargo/Meat.html>
PO Box 10203
Fargo, ND 58106
701-235-8559
~http://rrnet.com/~acharon/Fargo/Meat.html <http://rrnet.com/acharon/Fargo/Meat.html>

A relatively new label located in Fargo, North Dakota. Releases so far include a John Smith 7", Martian 7", a compilation tape, and a 7 O'clock Sucker 7". Things currently on the way include a Freedom Fighters 7", a Bossk/John Smith split 7", and a compilation CD.
Phil Leitch
(June 1996)

Meat Records.
1220 S. 120th St.
Tacoma, WA 98444

Steve Scruz just brough this sucker back from the dead with a Fitz of Depression 10" and a Big Satan Inc. single a few months back. Older releases include the Slushpuppies (Mac from Superchunk, before the Chunk) double single. I hope he's back for good as the last remaining member of the Parkland Co-op (Leopard Gecko and Aroma were the other participants).

Meddle Records <http://members.aol.com/MeddleRec>
P.O. Box 60051
Potomac, Maryland
20859-0051
USA
301.765.9030
301.765.9033
meddlerecords@mindspring.com <mailto:meddlerecords@mindspring.com>
<http://members.aol.com/MeddleRec>

Meddle Records is an independent label whose sole purpose is to bring new music to the ears, hearts and minds of music lovers. Well, and also to make my life more difficult.
Ben Silverman
(July 1997)

~Medical Records <http://www.earthlink.net/higent/>
c/o HiG Entertainment
PO Box 2782
Venice
CA 90294-2782
(310)821-9118
(310)821-7228
higent@earthlink.net <mailto:higent@earthlink.net>
~http://www.earthlink.net/~higent/#Medical <http://www.earthlink.net/higent/>

This is the record label for HiG Entertainment
Steve Weinberg
(April 1996)

~medium <http://www.compassnet.com/kparve/>
6612 travis
houston, TX
77030
kparve@compassnet.com <mailto:kparve@compassnet.com>
~http://www.compassnet.com/~kparve/ <http://www.compassnet.com/kparve/>

Check out the medium website for a complete list of artists and availiable material.
through small house system Medium label is interested in developing the music of working artists. pushing some good sounds out from under this crappy industry of motherfuckers, bad ideas, clone- tunes, attitudes backed by little, if any, real work, etc....same old story. "lo-fi" thanks to technology conspiracy/documentation of the future by any means. private constructions/yr. concerns
k reynerson
(May 1996)

Mellow Records <http://www.pangea.it/music/mellow/welcome.html>
68, Via F.lli Asquasciati
I-18038 Sanremo - IM - ITALY
+39-184-508900
+39-184-531825
mellow@sremo.sis.interbusiness.it <mailto:mellow@sremo.sis.interbusiness.it>
<http://www.pangea.it/music/mellow/welcome.html>

Mellow Records is an italian independent label. They have a nice on-line catalog with some 200 CD; most of the groups play rock progressive music, but there is also a section with instrumental music (Ciro Perrino).
F.N. Saguato
(October 1995)

Memphis Industries
8 Ripplevale Grove
London
N1 1HU
0171 607 2610
0171 607 2610
Ollie@memphis-ind.prestel.co.uk <mailto:Ollie@memphis-ind.prestel.co.uk>

Rhinestone jumpsuits, outsized shoes, uppers, downers and big fat beats. First releases coming late 97, early 98.
Ollie Jacob
(November 1997)

Merge Records
P.O. Box 1235
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Leaders of the North Carolina scene, founded by Mac and Laura of Superchunk (who are not the Mac and Laura of Bricks - same Mac, different Lauras). Releases include Bricks, Polvo, Wwax, Angels of Epistemology, Erectus Monotone, Breadwinner, Coral, Pure, and Honor Role reissues. A quality label, with friendly and fairly quick mail-order service. Now getting into the New Zealand game as well, with Alf Danielson, the Renderers, and the 3Ds.

Meridian Records
1310 Clinton St, Suite 217
Nashville, TN 37203-2820
USA
1-800-606-8646
1-615-322-5396

Meridian Records has the band "The floating men" on their label. I have seen them a few times and the band is great. That's about all I know about the label. They have three CD's out, Bootleg snacks(Live) Tall Shadows and the newest "Invoking Micheangelo".
Nick Carrico
(July 1995)

~Merkin Records <www.escape.com/toneman/merkin.htm>
244 Madison Ave.
ste 261
New York, NY 10016
212-978-4130
toneman@escape.com <mailto:toneman@escape.com>
~www.escape.com/~toneman/merkin.htm <www.escape.com/toneman/merkin.htm>

Independent Record Label Featuring Neil and Unilever from MTV's The Real World IV
Anthony Casuccio
(April 1997)

Mermaid Records
Stadtjaegerstrasse 8
86152 Augsburg
Germany

Nobody in the US is real good about German imports, but I have a wacked out compilation from this label called "He Didn't Even Draw A Fish On My Shower Curtain" which is totally insane - from twee, lame covers to an amazing 12 minute collage of noises and warbles and a riff, too.

~Meta-Lingo <http://pages.nyu.edu/pca7429/>
532 LaGuardia Pl #624
New York, NY 10012
USA
212/387-7977
212/387.7977
pca7429@is2.nyu.edu <mailto:pca7429@is2.nyu.edu>
~http://pages.nyu.edu/~pca7429/ <http://pages.nyu.edu/pca7429/>

Meta-Lingo Discography:
Next II: 12" self distributed on "Infinity Records," 1992 Two Breakbeat Techno mixes and extended House remix. Sunbeam EP: 12" white label, 1993. A: Phonon: Slowbreaks and Breakbeat mixes. B: Sunbeam: extended A.M. Happybreaks. This one hit pretty good in NYC, SFO, and Orlando.
Upcoming Releases:
Yard-Line/Beat Like This, 12" ?label. Hip-Hope oriented acid jazz, bass heavy. U Still Want Me, feat: Ms. Doreen Younglove, 12" ?label. House w/ shallow vocals and mad bass. We've got free sounds&samples for producers on the page!
Philip Aupperle
(October 1995)

MetaLogic Music <http://www.metalogicmusic.com>
P.O. Box 661063
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-397-0589
310-397-0589
metapunk@ix.netcom.com <mailto:metapunk@ix.netcom.com>
<http://www.metalogicmusic.com>

MetaLogic Music is an Independent Record Label featuring the music of VFX, Cruel World, and Scott Wilson. The site also features albums from new artists such as Walking Giant and Fritz Heede. Also featured: a book by Dr. Javier Cabrera called "The Message of the Engraved Stones of Ica."
Scott Wilson
(May 1997)

metoo! records
841 Whittier
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

The first release from metoo! records is a strong one, featuring one of the last releases of Eric's Trip (if the rumours of their demise are true) and Moviola. ET's song "pillow (red)" starts out slow and then rocks out. The two Moviola tunes are good too. The photos on the 7" make it a nice collectible.
Kevin Hoskins
(May 1996)

MGR Records <http://www.mgrrecords.com>
383 Accord Station
Hingham, MA 02018
617-536-0704
617-536-8386
mgr@tiac.net <mailto:mgr@tiac.net>
<http://www.mgrrecords.com>

Indie music label, home to Witches' Wah, Jan Corliss, Seventh Son, Happy The Clown among others
Nina Goodhue
(February 1998)

Microbrew Records
PO Box 2891 Station A
Champaign
IL 61825-2891
USA

First release of 1995 Microbrew Record's LoFi Love a collection of Champaign-Urbana rock bands. Featuring: Grand Vizars, King George, M42, and Pure Snapper (now Radio Twin) plus a few projects.
unknown
(November 1995)

Midnight Records
255 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011

Mostly garagey stuff from around NYC...their compilations have been pretty good (A Midnight Christmas, for example). Not sure if they're still fully functional.

Midwest Records
4600 W. Saginaw
Suite A
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 321-2948
(517) 321-2113

Now accepting new artists and bands. All music styles are welcome. National distribution, promotions and studio productions. Interested musicians call company for details.
Attorney Dan Pawluk
(June 1996)

Mighty
PO Box 1833
LA, CA 90078
USA
213-465-8686
213-465-8926
mightone@aol.com <mailto:mightone@aol.com>

Mighty is a new La label that's released some cool punk and pop punk records; most notably they've put out Naked Aggression's (melodic punk rawk with female vocals) and Charles Brown Superstar (dual bass fuzzpop attack!)....they also set up all ages show's ...one of the people behind it is Nathan of CeLL 63...a relatively consistent all ages punk rawk club for over 3 years.
paul moshay
(June 1995)

Mind Cure Records
P.O. Box 19438
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

LPs and 7"s mostly by local indie-rock/pop bands. Karl Hendricks Trio did a single with them earlier this year, and the label is part of the whole Pittsburgh Big Ten Rex/Pop Bus/Broken Giraffe/etc. world rising from Carnegie-Mellon and their cool-ass radio station, WRCT. Home to Thee Speaking Canaries, too (Karl Hendricks plus Damon Che of Don Caballero).

Mind Kontrol Records <http://www.mindkontrol.com>
% Kathode Ray Music
1487 W Fifth Ave
Suite 205
Columbus, OH 43212
614-421-6773
info@mindkontrol.com <mailto:info@mindkontrol.com>
<http://www.mindkontrol.com>

Thanks for supporting indie music!
David Hooper
(March 1998)

Mint Records
699-810 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5Z4C9
Canada
mintrand@aol.com <mailto:mintrand@aol.com>

Mint have put out a lot of bands from the West coast of Canada, bands like Cub (the sweetest sugarpop imaginable), The Smugglers and Pluto! They also have a single out by Lou Barlow.
James Askew

Minty Fresh
P.O. Box 577440
Chicago
IL 60657

The label is run by a guy called Jim Powers and was responsible for releasing the first Veruca Salt single.
Lisaann M. Dupont

MINUS HABENS <http://hyperreal.com:2000/1/music/labels/minus_habens>
via Giustino Fortunato 8/N
70125 Bari (ITALY)
+39 80 5010950
+39 80 5010950
i.iusco@agora.stm.it <mailto:i.iusco@agora.stm.it>
<http://hyperreal.com:2000/1/music/labels/minus_habens>

(electronic - industrial - weird)
Ivan Iusco
(October 1995)

Miranda Records
PO Box 1024
East Lansing, MI
USA
48826

Miranda Records is the label behind Wally Pleasant and his three releases. Wally, is a folk/rock/punk?/comic who basicaly sings songs about the stuff that happens to all of us everyday. At this moment there are three releases From Miranda and Wally Pleasant, Songs About Stuff (1992), Welcome to Pleasantville(1993) and Houses of the Holy Moly(1994)
Bret Bolton

MKB Music Studio <http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/webmaster/mkb_music/index.html>
3420 Alabama Street
San Diego
CA 92104 USA
619 497 0362
webmaster@ucsd.edu <mailto:webmaster@ucsd.edu>
<http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/webmaster/mkb_music/index.html>

The first studio on the WWW, the MKB Music Studio is a private non-profit studio dedicated to making music available to the world. Current projects include a couple local rock groups, a gypsy guitarist who sings in French, and a classical Persian group singing in Farsi. Check out the WWW site for updates, a picture tour of the studio, bios of the studio bands and musicians, downloadable music (including complete songs), and lots more. Also available the Harmony Music List of over 1000 music-related links on the internet.
Michael Kerwin Breen

Mojo Music <http://www.mojorecords.com>
1749 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA
310 260-3181
310 260-3172
info@mojorecords.com <mailto:info@mojorecords.com>
<http://www.mojorecords.com>

Mojo Records
1749 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
USA
310 260-3181
310 314-3699
info@mojorecords.com <mailto:info@mojorecords.com>
<http://www.mojorecords.com>

Label owned by Grammy Award winning producer Jay Rifkin. Recent release "Goldfinger" and also UK single smash "Club Lonely" from Sam Ellis.
anonymous
Mojo works well with any decor and is especially fond of shiny objects. It houses Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish and Cherry Poppin' Daddies, to name a few.
jennyO
(February 1998)

Mojo Music
1547 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA
310 260-3181
310 260-3172
mediaventures@earthlink.net <mailto:mediaventures@earthlink.net>

Label owned by Grammy Award winning producer Jay Rifkin. Recent release "Goldfinger" and also UK single smash "Club Lonely" from Sam Ellis.
anonymous

mondial music
16 tallwood road
woodbridge, ct 06525
usa
203-389-2626
203-389-4409
info@mondialmusic.com <mailto:info@mondialmusic.com>

A label that focuses on International rock groups. First release by Izabo, from Tel Aviv Israel, will be avilable early next year. Izabo will return to the USA in the spring of 1998 to support their debut album with performances in NYC and the New England area.
mondial music, inc.
(November 1997)

Monkeyland Records
7510 Sunset Boulevard
Suite 1082
Los Angeles, CA 90046
USA
(818)753-7665
tripmonk@delphi.com <mailto:tripmonk@delphi.com>

Monkeyland Records was born in February of 1994 with the release of their first CD, ONE NATION, underground - a compilation featuring 16 indie/alternative acts from all over the country. Their philosophy was to help introduce smaller indie bands from anytown, usa, to a larger audience worldwide. Their second compilation, STICKS & STONES, followed in 1994, this time featuring 19 bands from all over America. Currently, they have begun to focus on single band releases, with the release of Washington, DC based REAL COOL RAIN's debut full length effort- "Pretending To Fall" A very interesting release, part sonic noisy guitar pop, part odd acoustic beauty.
Trip Brock

~Moo-La-La Records <www.sl.net/ttbooks/moolala>
1114 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
la-moo@usa.net <mailto:la-moo@usa.net>
~www.sl.net/~ttbooks/moolala <www.sl.net/ttbooks/moolala>

I put out prime punk rock by Sacramento bands only. No wannabe major label crap just energy, spirit, and fun. Bands include Nar, Los Huevos, Lil Bunnies, Bananas and more. I also distribute Sacto Punk bands' junk.
Scott S.
(November 1997)

Mother West <http://www.tuna.net/please>
132 West 26th Street
New York, NY
USA
(212) 592-3568
(212)741-7688
motherwest@infohouse.com <mailto:motherwest@infohouse.com>
<http://www.tuna.net/please>

Mother West is a pretty new label with three releases officially under its belt from NYC band PLEASE, whose two independent CD's and one 7" gained chart action in CMJ and landed them a spot on the recentley released Empire Records Soundtrack on A&M, along with Gin Blossoms, The Cranberries, Cracker, Better Than Ezra etc.. The label has grown out of it's home based recording studio which is responsible for numerous releases on various indies ranging from dance and R&B labels such as Bassline, Fairplay and Doghouse, to Alternative and Hardcore releases on Profile, Too Damn Hype, Green Pudding and Mesh.
Charles Newman
(November 1995)

Motion City Interactive
1847 Centinela Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90404
USA
(800) 719 2812
(310) 264 4871
velvetmc@aol.com <mailto:velvetmc@aol.com>

Motion City Interactive is an artists label. When they released Velvet, they added something special which was its interactive qualities. MCI will do mixed mode CD's (or CD+'s) for its artists and by looking at Velvet, I felt more personable with the band, this was something I missed when vinyl was virtually eliminated. It had a game, lyric sheets, and bios which was certainly an added bonus to the great music. Motion City Interactive has a lot to offer its perspective talent.
Dennis R. Domingo
(August 1995)

Mozg Production <www.optimus.bydgoszcz.pl/mozg>
ul.Gdanska 10, 85-006 Bydgoszcz, Poland
+48-52-3455195
+48-52-3455195
mozg@mail.optimus.bydgoszcz.pl <mailto:mozg@mail.optimus.bydgoszcz.pl>
<www.optimus.bydgoszcz.pl/mozg>

Dear Sirs, We are new, small (but growing) independent disc company attemping to produce interesting, provocative, very good new, experimental and avantgarde music from Poland We would like to cooperate with distributors in Europe and USA/Canada.
Jacek Majewski
(February 1998)

mrk records
96 crestview avevauxhall,
new jersey 07088
usa
908-686-7253
201-423-3352
rainbow@usa.net <mailto:rainbow@usa.net>

infinite touch- a throw back to the era of the beatles, hardhitting songwriter featuring one of the world's greatest guitarist, joey la fragola. produced by kenny simmons and jim barg.at the barge sound studio in linden , nj. "highly recommened" chemistry- spiritual dance music with a serious r&b flavor that will have you spellbound from the opening track. egan - dance floor diva with an attitude, mystical and just plain good ass-kicking nyc house music.
anonymous

mrk records <http://www.infinitetouch.com/>
P.O. Box 126
Kendall Park
NJ
08824 USA
201-427-4202
GoldStrat@aol.com <mailto:GoldStrat@aol.com>
<http://www.infinitetouch.com/>

infinite touch- a throw back to the era of the beatles, hardhitting songwriter featuring one of the world's greatest guitarist, joey la fragola. produced by kenny simmons and jim barg.at the barge sound studio in linden , nj. "highly recommened" chemistry- spiritual dance music with a serious r&b flavor that will have you spellbound from the opening track. egan - dance floor diva with an attitude, mystical and just plain good ass-kicking nyc house music.
anonymous
Multimedia CD: Infinite Touch, of South Brunswick, NJ, has been performing/recording original light rock music since April, 1989. Led by Max Graham and Robert Schilling, the group has just released their 4th CD entitled "Finnegans Lane" on MRK Records. This CD follows "The Other Side Of The Window", a 1996 Gold Summit Creative Award winner. Infinite Touch is the first known band to release a full length, hybrid multimedia CD. For more information, please visit www.infinitetouch.com
Kenny Simmons
(May 1997)

MRK Records / Kamen Entertainment Group <http://www.mrkrecords.com>
701 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
212-575-4660
212-575-4799
mail@mrkrecords <mailto:mail@mrkrecords>
<http://www.mrkrecords.com>

MRK Records / Dance artist MARINA's official home on the Internet. New York City based MRK Records specializes in Dance music. Flavors include Eurodance, Pop, House, Disco, R&B. MRK Records maintains a very cool website where you can listen to music with the new Liquid Audio player. Liquid Audio also allows you to buy songs by downloading them IN CD QUALITY right into your computer.
Roy Kamen
(January 1998)

MTM
Apartado 30072
1321 Lisboa Codex
Portugal
351.1.3648063
351.1.3623800

MTM is a portuguese company working since 1991 as an independent record label, concert promotor, management, booking agency, and recently started as a promo agency. In the begining MTM worked mainly with pop-rock music, but now moved into the metal/hard-core area. They've released 10 records so far, the latest being Gangrena's debut CD, "Infected Ideologies", and W.C. Noise (one of portugals top metal acts) second album, "Reality Asylum". The label manages W.C. Noise and Moonspell (a group that combines the ancient routes of Portuguese and Arabic music with Black Metal).
I know a guy who knows these people personally and he told me wonders about them. I also know a few of their realeases and I can assure you that they're really good.
Rui Antunes

MU Records
111 4th Ave., Suite 5A
New York, NY 10003

New York fusion/noise jazz. Machine Gun is the house band, Robert Musso runs the label, and the output is consistent. It's up to your taste - does this stuff interest you or not?

~Mud Puddle Records <http://www.io.org/mpuddle/>
4613 Phoenix Park Cr.
Mississauga, Ontario
L5M 3E9
Canada
905-569-1488
mpuddle@io.org <mailto:mpuddle@io.org>
~http://www.io.org/~mpuddle/ <http://www.io.org/mpuddle/>

[insert harsh political message here] Mud Puddle Records. Get your groove on.
Shaw-Han Liem
(October 1995)

Mud Records
See the entry for Parasol Records <./P.html>.

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Multicultural Media <http://www.worldmusicstore.com>
RR3 Box 6655
Granger Rd
Barre, VT
05401
802-223-1294
802-229-1834
mcm@multiculturalmedia.com <mailto:mcm@multiculturalmedia.com>
<http://www.worldmusicstore.com>

Multicultural Media is a producer and distributor of world music. Our label currently consists of the Music of the Earth CD Collection - an archive of field-recorded traditonal music from around the world. The collection, as of August 1, is made up of 10 recordings, with 4 more releases planned for September and October. Multicultural Media also offers a free monthly email newsletter for fans and educators.
Chris Mills
(August 1997)

Munster Records
P.O. Box 18107
28080 Madrid, Spain

The spanish label Munster have made several compilations called "Munster's dance hall favorite" or something like that including singles by the Nomads, Kid Pharaon, Penelope Trip, the Dum Dum Boys, La Secta (an excellent spanish rock group). I think that most of the recordings of La Secta are on this label.
Jean-Marie Morvan

Murderecords
PO Box 2372
Halifax Central
Halifax, NS
B3J 3E4
Murder@ra.isisnet.com <mailto:Murder@ra.isisnet.com>

Great EP's by Sloan, Eric's Trip, and Trush Hermit available on CD or vinyl. Lately been getting into the Maritime hiphop scene with 7 inches and EP's by Stinkin' Rich Stolen Bass, and Hip Club Groove.

Music For Little People
P.O. Box 1460
Redway CA
1-800-346-4445

Hot music for children, including Banana Slug String Band.
unknown
(August 1995)

MUSIC MAN RECORDS
MUSIC MAN RECORDS
P.O.Box 303
Springfield
Ky. 40069
606-336-9839
606-336-9839
cmwalls@kih.net <mailto:cmwalls@kih.net>

MUSIC MAN works primarily with country or gospel artist, MUSIC MAN currently has 24 products, with 3 projects in the works. We look for individuals or groups, anyone that might have a "hit" song. MUSIC MAN is "not" a "for hire" production company. We listen to demos, check out live performances, and if your good enough and want to work, we'll offer you a deal. MUSIC MAN is an entry level "Indie" label, whose objective is to get the singers & songwriter we have under contract, a major deal. Last year I signed 2 acts out of approx. 120. and 12 songs out of more than 550 Sent Me Your Demos. It make take 6 months, but I'll get back to you. Charlie Walls
Charlie Walls
(February 1997)

~Musical Productions Inc. <http://www.gil.net/musical>
2090 N.W. 79th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33126
U.S.A
305-592-4836
305-592-4828
musical@mail.gil.net <mailto:musical@mail.gil.net>
~http://www.gil.net/~musical <http://www.gil.net/musical>

Independently owned Latin American Label. Owner and President is Mr. Antonio "Tony" Moreno. The firm was established in 1989 and has grown with great Salsa, and Merengue artists such as:Tito Rojas, Los Sabrosos Del Merengue, Puerto Rican Power, and Many More... If you are a Program Director D.J., or Journalist and need our material please drop us some email Or fax us with the Info.
Roberto Prieto
(August 1995)

MUSIKUS RECORDS & FILMS, Inc.
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle,NY 10801
(914)633-2506
(914)637-7723
hberberich@iona.edu <mailto:hberberich@iona.edu>

We produce and distribute classical, jazz, blues, pop, rock, & world music records.We also produce and distribute Music Videos and Independent original films.
Hugh Berberich & Alexander Berberich
(August 1997)

Mutant Renegade Records
P.O. Box 3445
Dayton, OH 45401-3445
USA
1-513-258-1617
Grogfen@delphi.com <mailto:Grogfen@delphi.com>

Hi, I'm Grog, Mutant Renegade is a local label from Dayton, which releases local bands. I have released one CD, two cassettes and four 7"s, from bands like The Oxymorons, Candyass, ColaVision, Heike, Snaggletooth and Shoot the Gift. I'll be putting out several more 7"s and cassettes by Fourteen, ColaVision, Candyass, We Are Borg, and various other Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus bands. All bands are either punk, pop-punk or alternative. I also do a free contact list (IKMO) and a zine. Send a stamp or IRC for catalog, I'll have a digital one soon.
Grog

Mute Records <http://www.mutelibtech.com/mute>
429 Harrow Road
London, W10 4RE
U.K.
mute@mute.com <mailto:mute@mute.com>
<http://www.mutelibtech.com/mute>

140 West 22nd Street #10A
New York, NY 10011
212-255-7670

Mute started by promoting the 'new wave' keyboard phenomena, and has continued to do so, but is also branching into bands like the Inspiral Carpets. Other acts are Barry Adamson, Crime and the City Solution, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Frank Tovey, Fortran 5, Laibach, Miranda Sex Garden, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Nitzer Ebb, These Immortal Souls, Renegade Soundwave. Their Techno/Ambient label Novamute is at novamute@mute.com

MUZAMUZA
3 SOLSBY COURT
KINGSTONE PARK
NEWCASTLE
TYNE AND WEAR

39 CARDIGAN TER
HEATON
NEWCASTLE
NE6 5NU
0191 2402009

MUZAMUZA PUTS OUT EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC ON C.D. AND CASSETTE BANDS SUCH AS:BIG ROAD BREAKER/JAZZ FINGER/DAUGHTERS OF CONCEPTUAL SEX DEATH......OTHER ONE OFF PROJECTS/TRANSMISSIONS/CATHEDRA
ROB MEEK <106257.1107>
(November 1997)

My Pal God <Coming Soon!>
P.O. Box 13335
Chicago, IL 60613
773-348-5245
773-248-0370
jsolomon@xsite.net <mailto:jsolomon@xsite.net>
<Coming Soon!>

Jon's trying really hard with this concept - singles to date are from Purple Ivy Shadows, Oswald 5-0, Galaxy Of Mailbox Whores, Totfinder,and Drag King, and singles from Hurl and a Dis side-project are eminent. A solid effort and a good person to deal with.
unknown!
(1994)
MPG currently have out 7" singles from Oswald 5-0, Drag King, Totfinder, Chumley, The Vix Krater, Hurl and Travis (members of Seam and Dis-). By October there'll be vinyl LPs from Hurl and Dis-, a Silkworm single, the new Vix Krater single and the Galaxy of Mailbox Whores debut CD.
Jon Solomon
(September 1995)
"My Pal God has full length vinyl LPs available from Dis- and Hurl, as well as 45s from Silkworm, Travis (members of Dis- and Seam), Hurl, Oswald 5-0, Totfinder, The Vix Krater and more..."
Jon Solomon
(June 1996)
Records out and forthcoming from: Dis-, Hurl, Silkworm, Travis, Dianogah, A Minor Forest, Totfinder and more. Lovely web page up soon.
Jon Solomon
(September 1997)

My Pal God
47 Hardy Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-924-6499
312-276-3600
jsolomon@tezcat.com <mailto:jsolomon@tezcat.com>

Jon's trying really hard with this concept - singles to date are from Purple Ivy Shadows, Oswald 5-0, Galaxy Of Mailbox Whores, Totfinder,and Drag King, and singles from Hurl and a Dis side-project are eminent. A solid effort and a good person to deal with.
unknown!
(1994)
MPG currently have out 7" singles from Oswald 5-0, Drag King, Totfinder, Chumley, The Vix Krater, Hurl and Travis (members of Seam and Dis-). By October there'll be vinyl LPs from Hurl and Dis-, a Silkworm single, the new Vix Krater single and the Galaxy of Mailbox Whores debut CD.
Jon Solomon
(September 1995)
"My Pal God has full length vinyl LPs available from Dis- and Hurl, as well as 45s from Silkworm, Travis (members of Dis- and Seam), Hurl, Oswald 5-0, Totfinder, The Vix Krater and more..."
Jon Solomon
(June 1996)

N-Soul Records
22323-6 Sherman Way #257
West Hills, CA 91303
U.S.A.
818-773-0336
818-773-0546
Nsoul@aol.com <mailto:Nsoul@aol.com>

N-Soul Records (meaning: to cherish in the soul) Founded in summer of 1993 by N.Y.C. / L.A. DJ Scott Blackwell. N-SOUL specializes in Gospel/Garage House, Progressive and Deep House, Hard Trance, some Techno and Trip Hop. 20 full length "CD only" releases to date including Mind Bender, World Wide Message Tribe, Prophecy of P.A.N.I.C., rhythmsaints, Paradigm Shift, Gospel Housing Authority, Virus, Ambient Theology, Raving Loonatics and Cross Rhythms.
Scott Blackwell
(October 1995)

N-Sync Records
USA
PO Box 263
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
USA
908-789-0008

Deep underground NYC type house label. The makers of the infamous Toll Free Project Series. Contact, Mr DJ "AJ" of 91.5 FM NYC 250,000 listeners underground mix show jock. A real cool guy if you can catch him!! Zanzibar club jock from NJ also making guest appearences on 88.7 fm NJ Friday Nights. Label- started in '91 and has been consistently releasing slammin' EPs each month. Check the new "Floor Control EP" series!! They welcome new tracks with open arms too! So send away!
Bird
(December 1995)

Naked Army Records <http://home.inreach.com/coastrm/naked.html>
P.O. Box 3114
Cerritos, CA 90703
naked_army@hotmail.com <mailto:naked_army@hotmail.com>
<http://home.inreach.com/coastrm/naked.html>

Punk/Ska record label that is centered around the greater Orange County area. With such bands like Course of Ruin
David Mraz
(August 1997)

naked records
P.O. Box 913
Chapel Hill,
NC 27514-0913
mjgarrig@email.unc.edu <mailto:mjgarrig@email.unc.edu>

naked is owned and managed by Mike Garrigan. This first release from naked, `building a hole' by mike., is fantastic! I don't know if there are any other releases but this one is very enjoyable. mike. is the best acoustic act in Chapel Hill, NC, and is brother to Jay Garrigan of Charlotte's 2nd Skin.
Ross V. White

Napalm Records America <http://www.napalm.com/nra/>
P.O. Box 7905
Boulder, CO 80306-7905
U.S.A
(303)546-6422
(303)546-6445
nra@napalm.com <mailto:nra@napalm.com>
<http://www.napalm.com/nra/>

Independent recording label and mailorder service for dark, heavy, metal, and gothic styles of music. Home of the bands ABIGOR, WICKED INNOCENCE, MEAT SHITS, KILLING SPREE, & more...
eRiK
(April 1996)

Nato
1,Rue des Tanneurs
72430 Chantenay-Villedieu

Steve Beresford, Tony Coe, Deadly Weapons, Tony Marshal, Kazuko Hohki, Lol Coxhill and many more...
Paulo Garcez

ND <http://nd.org/>
PO Box 4144
Austin, TX 78765
USA
plunkett@nd.org <mailto:plunkett@nd.org >
<http://nd.org/>

releases by Maeror Tri, PBK, John Watermann, Brume, André Stitt & Daniel Biry, Klangkrieg, Francisco Lopez, Factory Press, shiFt, Left Hand Right Hand, Trespassers W, Blue Star and more.
Marc Ostermeier
(July 1997)

Negative Air Research
285 Taunton Rd.
P.O. Box 82571
Oshawa, Ontario
CANADA L1G 7W7
(905) 728-8667
jfabris@spanit.com <mailto:jfabris@spanit.com>

Thug - Monochrome, trippy industrial/heavy, some fast, some ambient. The Starkweather Fix - Garage punk freak out sex music. Great! 74+ mins! All Cds only $10 (Canadian!) mail order!
Jason Fabris
(February 1997)

Negative Records
P.O. Box 90711
San Diego
CA 92169-2711
USA
jason@pilot.com <mailto:jason@pilot.com>

My catalog includes: Three Mile Pilot, Powerdresser, Helicopter, Trumans Water, Physics & Stacatto Reads.
Jason Soares

~Neko Records <http://www.panix.com/bizy>
30-78 36 St.
Astoria, NY
11103-4705, USA
(718)777-0913
(718) 721-6021
bizy@panix.com <mailto:bizy@panix.com>
~http://www.panix.com/~bizy <http://www.panix.com/bizy>
<http://bazaar.com/Newmusicians/Hit_me/hitme.html>
<http://www.iuma.com/IUMA/band_html/Hit_Me.html>

Their first release is by an artist named HIT ME, their style is a kind of catchy funk - a peanut butter & Pez sandwich Somewhere inbetween James Brown & the Beatles is a really cool mix of well-written songs with serious funk grooves. The CD will play in your stereo like a regular CD does, then if you have a CD-ROM player for your Mac or PC, put the same disc in, and up will come a whole 'nother world.
Derek Sivers
(November 1995)

neoSonic records
7644 N.E. 204th Place
Bothell WA.
USA 98011-2036
206 486-4925
206 486-4925
neosonic@serv.net <mailto:neosonic@serv.net>

neoSonic is located in the Seattle area. They are actively working with acts on producing their projects. neoSonic concentrates in the "alternative" & "rock" genres, but also have a few artists and projects that pursue other musical avenues. neoSonic is also a developer and publisher of CD ROM titles.
Joel Tennis
(November 1995)

Nettwerk Records <http://www.wimsey.com:80/nettwerk/>
Box 330-1755 Robson St.
Vancouver, BC
V6G 3B7
Canada
nettwerk@mindlink.bc.ca <mailto:nettwerk@mindlink.bc.ca>
<http://www.wimsey.com:80/nettwerk/>

Nettwerk records have in the past carried bands like Front 242, until the rights were bought by SONY (yech). Currently, they have lots of good Canadian artists, like Sarah McLachlan, Mystery Machine, Skinny Puppy, Ginger (formerly the Grapes Of Wrath), and Rose Chronicles among others. There is a fairly large mix of music on the label. Nettwerk even has their own BBS line and e-mail address that you can order stuff on.

~Neu Records <http://www.snafu.de/dengel/>
Daniel Engelbrecht
Warschauer Str 76
10243 Berlin
Germany
+49 30 2910635
dengel@berlin.snafu.de <mailto:dengel@berlin.snafu.de>
~http://www.snafu.de/~dengel/ <http://www.snafu.de/dengel/>

Neu records has released 3 12".2are from Daniel Dax the 3. one is from Naxalit also we are looking forwart to release a 12"with Chriss Sattinger. The label is into harder house music and techno (Chicago and Detroit style). Dax Trax is more Phunky Progresiv Modern Dance / House Music.
Daniel Dax
(September 1995)

Neu Records / Dax Trax
Daniel Dax
Warschauer Str.79
10243 Berlin
Germany
+49.30.2910635
dengel@berlin.snafu.de <mailto:dengel@berlin.snafu.de>

Neu records has released a 3 artist 12". The label is into harder house music and techno (Chicago and Detroit style). Dax Trax is more Phunky Progresiv Modern Dance / House Music.
Daniel Dax

~Neurodisc Records <http://www.gate.net/d_swartz/neurodisc.html>
450 North Park Road Suite #700
Hollywood, FL 33021
(305) 963-0555
(305) 964-1117
d_swartz@gate.net <mailto:d_swartz@gate.net>
~http://www.gate.net/~d_swartz/neurodisc.html <http://www.gate.net/d_swartz/neurodisc.html>

Neurodisc Records is a Florida-based indie with a diverse array of artists including hip-hop, bass, and technobass. Subsidiary Pound Records is the alternative division.
Debbie DeNeese
(October 1995)

Nevermore
PO Box 2645
San Francisco, CA 94126-2645
(415) 677-7967
NCote@bronson.com <mailto:NCote@bronson.com>

Nevermore's first release: Joe Smith - Your Personal Envoy of Good Taste. A ten song CD. Joe is some weirdo who plays alt.pop songs on an acoustic guitar. Kinda sorta like Mr. Robyn Hitchock. "An ideal setting for your most delightful listening moments."
Tracy Kunkle
(April 1996)

New Alliance Records
P. O. Box 1389
Lawndale, CA 90260

Greg Ginn's artsy outlet, and the only one with good current releases. Lots of spoken word from West Coast poets and speakers, either on compilation or individual release, and some jazzy stuff as well (Roger Miller's post-Burma-post-Birdsongs-post-No Man stuff, the Sproton Layer record, other odd ramblings). Also home to the Ciccone Youth material.

New Life Shark Records
P.O. Box 700 320
44883 Bochum
Germany
store:Bismarkstr.5 , 45127 Essen, Germany
+201-231441
+201-231442

UNDER THE CHURCH
c/o Henning Stoppel
De-Haen-Platz 12
30163 Hannover ,Germany
+511-3942207

A small label, mailorder-catalogue and store selling everything that has to do with punk-rock and hardcore. The label is pretty new and they have so far signed bands like UNDER THE CHURCH(melodic HC), FUSEBOX(HC), THE CREEPS(HC), THE VECTORS(melodic HC), ESTNISCHE BAUERN AUS DER HLLE(deutsch.punk), LIFESITE(NYHC), SIFTER(HC) and some more.
Henning Stoppel
(October 1997)

New Realm Records, Inc. <http://www.newrealm.com>
P.O. Box 28122
Providence, RI 02908
(800)923-1688
NewRealm97@aol.com <mailto:NewRealm97@aol.com>
<http://www.newrealm.com>

New Realm Records, Inc., a Providence, Rhode Island based independent record label, produces some of the phattest underground hip-hop beats in the industry....Be on the look- out as Aftamaf, the infamous producer, turns everything he touches in '98 to platinum.
Michael Franco
(December 1997)

New Red Archives
6520 Selma Ave. Suite 1305
Hollywood
CA 90028
USA

Another place for Cali emo-core and post-punk - Samiam is the big name I can remember, but there's more lurking just below the surface. Not as reliable as Lookout, but releases stuff more often.

New World Of Sound
P.O. Box 4634
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Three singles to date - Trash, Cyclops, and Tono-Bungay (a Bob Bannister project). John Allen is also in the band Catharsis, who, despite the name, are not a death-metal band... much more in the space-jam camp with folks like Vocokesh.

Newlife Music
240 Fernwood Crescent
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada
(905) 387-1504
(905) 387-2730
newlife@icom.ca <mailto:newlife@icom.ca>

Newlife Music is a Canadian indie with distribution in several markets worldwide. Acts include newcomer KC Austin, and singer/ songwriter Kevin Connelly, former front man of the band New Regime. The label is owned by former Kon Kan lead singer Kevin Wynne. We do license deals in Southeast Asia and several other territories.
Kevin Wynne
(September 1995)

Nickel & Dime Records <http://www.eyesoftime.com/superego>
4407-A Marathon
Austin, TX 78756
512-474-2987
superego@eyesoftime.com <mailto:superego@eyesoftime.com>
<http://www.eyesoftime.com/superego>

An Austin, TX based individually owned and operated label featuring melodic, noise-pop and psychadelic bands. Debut release: Superego-Mellow, Robust, Satisfying.
Paul Minor
(April 1996)

Nickel Bag Records <http://www.deltanet.com/users/dust/nickel.html>
3512 West Sunset Boulevard #200
Los Angeles, CA 90026
USA
(213) 664-3878
(213) 664-1713
dust@deltanet.com <mailto:dust@deltanet.com>
<http://www.deltanet.com/users/dust/nickel.html>

Nickel Bag Records is owned by The Dust Brothers, who produced Paul's Boutique for the Beastie Boys, and are now producing Beck, and Mitchell Frank, owner of LA club "Spaceland". The first release will be Sukia - spacey, surf, dance, moog music, and will come out in January 1996. The Dust Brothers album will also be released on this label in 1996.
John King
(November 1995)

Ninetysix Sounds <http://www.farout-berlin.de/ninetysix.html>
Dahlmannstr. 9
10629 Berlin
Germany
0049 (o)30 324 0006
0049 (0)30 324 0006
ninetysix@berlin.snafu.de <mailto:ninetysix@berlin.snafu.de>
<http://www.farout-berlin.de/ninetysix.html>

Ninetysix is a very basic Ambient Label, a little bit of Goa Trance but infact its Ambient with grooves. The main musician is Sanjiva a Canadian composer with a very deep understanding of music and its effects on the nervous system. His music is intense and with your permission he takes you on a journey inside.
Vartan
(July 1997)

Nitwit Records <http://www.triplo.com/nitwit>
730 Fairview Ave. N.#8
St. Paul, MN 55104
USA
612-641-0583
nitwit@triplo.com <mailto:nitwit@triplo.com>
<http://www.triplo.com/nitwit>

Nitwit Records is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Most of the bands are from MN as well. There are eight bands, their styles range from mellow rock, and cock-pop to death metal. each band is worth a listen. Everyone on the label is a genuine person and deserves a little credit for their work, post-cards are nice. send a sase to us for free stickers, and the latest news.
Chad Iverson
(August 1995)
Nitwit Records is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Most of the bands are from MN as well. There are twelve bands, their styles range from mellow rock, and cock-pop to death metal. each band is worth a listen. Everyone on the label is a genuine person and deserves a little credit for their work, post-cards are nice. send a sase to us for free stickers, and the latest news.
Chad Iverson
(February 1997)

Nitwit Records <http://www.triplo.com/nitwit>
730 Fairview Ave. N.#8
St. Paul, MN 55104
USA
612-641-0583
nitwit@triplo.com <mailto:nitwit@triplo.com>
<http://www.triplo.com/nitwit>

Nitwit Records is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Most of the bands are from MN as well. There are eight bands, their styles range from mellow rock, and cock-pop to death metal. each band is worth a listen. Everyone on the label is a genuine person and deserves a little credit for their work, post-cards are nice. send a sase to us for free stickers, and the latest news.
Chad Iverson
(August 1995)
Nitwit Records is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Most of the bands are from MN as well. There are twelve bands, their styles range from mellow rock, and cock-pop to death metal. each band is worth a listen. Everyone on the label is a genuine person and deserves a little credit for their work, post-cards are nice. send a sase to us for free stickers, and the latest news.
Chad Iverson
(February 1997)
Recent posts sent to nit wit at the above address were returned as adressee unknown?????
Winky the sleep boy
(September 1997)

Nitwit Records <http://www.triplo.com/nitwit>
730 Fairview Ave. N.#8
St. Paul, MN 55104
USA
612-641-0583
civerson@mail.mecc.com <mailto:civerson@mail.mecc.com>
<http://www.triplo.com/nitwit>

Nitwit Records is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Most of the bands are from MN as well. There are eight bands, their styles range from mellow rock, and cock-pop to death metal. each band is worth a listen. Everyone on the label is a genuine person and deserves a little credit for their work, post-cards are nice. send a sase to us for free stickers, and the latest news.
Chad Iverson
(August 1995)

No Cover Productions <http://www.imall.com/stores/nocover>
23200 Kenosha
Oak Park
MI 48237
USA
248-398-6877
jboulan@wwnet.com <mailto:jboulan@wwnet.com>
<http://www.imall.com/stores/nocover>

New record label to be releasing Blues Music by local bands in the Detroit area. Just released its first album by the Detroit Blues Band.
Joyce Boulan
(July 1995)
Update: We are an independent label specializing in all styles of Blues from the metro Detroit area, ranging from the more traditional Delta & Chicago Styles to the current Rocking Blues Sound. Our goal is to bring Detroit Blues to the world!
Joyce Boulan
(August 1997)

No Cover Productions
23200 Kenosha
Oak Park
MI 48237
USA
810-398-6877
TJMJ64a@prodigy.com <mailto:TJMJ64a@prodigy.com>

New record label to be releasing Blues Music by local bands in the Detroit area. Just released its first album by the Detroit Blues Band.
Joyce Boulan
(July 1995)

No Fault Records/Shuss Systems <http://www.iuma.com>
1079 Canal Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540-8434
USA
908-359-6003
201-405-1083
breet@mars.superlink.net <mailto:breet@mars.superlink.net>
<http://www.iuma.com>

No Fault features The Breetles, an alternative, wacko-pop ensemble featuring the legendary Chris Breetveld. Rave reviews are coming in for the latest CD, "Pop GO! The BREETLES!" in East Coast Rocker and The Aquarian. Chris is a current or former (ask his bandmates) member of The Grip Weeds, The Rockin' Bricks, and The Roadapples. Excellent pop-rock with a twist (shaken, not stirred).
Also on this label is Duf Davis & The Book Club. A nineties version of Captain Beefheart stuck in a blender. "Great band and wonderful stuff!" says Clyde Wiffle of the Baltimore Moon Times.
Greg Shuss
(July 1995)

No Idea
P.O. Box 14636
Gainesville, FL 32604-4636
noidea@freenet.ufl.edu <mailto:noidea@freenet.ufl.edu>

Var Thelin's zine and label share the same name. Radon, Spoke, a recent double single with Samiam and Jawbreaker and more...and one hell of a zine, too. Now if he'd just re-press the long-promised "Three's Company" single with Geek, Superchunk, and Seaweed from 1990... :)
You should definately send Var a little Candy he needs it with some of the crap he's been putting out lately. The Tour Diary 7" is brilliant but...
Joshua Ney

No Tomorrow Records
P.O. Box 1134
12080 Castellon
Spain
34-64-260465
34-64-260465
notomor@ctv.es <mailto:notomor@ctv.es>

No Tomorrow is a record label born in Spain in 1993. It's run by one only person, so it's quite small. No Tomororw is focused on punkrock, powerpop and surf. Its releases include spanish top punkrock and punkpop bands like Shock Treatment, NCC, The Feedbacks, Los Vivos, Depressing Claim, Why Not?, Los Guarriors, Discipulos de Dionisos and some more, and some non-spanish bands like the Surfin' Lungs (UK), The Cheeks and the Sonic Dolls (Germany), The Creamers (USA), Deh Pills & The Chromosomes (Italy), Fifi & the Mach III (Japan), etc. website: www.readysoft.es/notomorrow
Javi O.
(August 1997)

No! Records
2639 Lorne Terrace
Halifax, NS
B3K 3A8
Canada

Another indie label promoting the Halifax sounds. Thus far they only distribute the No Class compilation, and a cassette from a fine band called Essen.

No-Fi Records
P.O. Box 251074
Glendale, CA 91225-1074
U.S.A.
(213)953-1167
xibalba@pacificnet.net <mailto:xibalba@pacificnet.net>
<http://www.indieweb.com/nofi/>

We're a brand new label seeking out the best drone, psych, and noise around and are actively seeking out demo tapes if you have them. Our current releases include a CD from I Sharko, the DroneOn Compilation, and a single from Busride.
Chris Barrus
(April 1996)

Noiseosaurus Entertainment
2437 Grand ave, Suite 242
Ventura, CA 93003-9960
(805)-647-0900
dknoise@aol.com <mailto:dknoise@aol.com>

They are a new record company that started out about three years ago. Not only do they make records, they also sell. And the neat-o thing is, if you get a cd and it stinks, you can send it back and they'll give you a refund. This helps in eliminating the bands that do stink, and emphasize the ones that are great.
The Muldoons have two albums, and a single released on the label. They are damn good power trio, from Upper Michigan (Keweenaw), that really kick you in the ass!
Bart Boutwell

Noiseville Records
P.O. Box 124
Yonkers, NY 10710

Home to the pathetic Unholy Swill, along with some neat stuff by Catharsis, a co-release of the Powderburns 12", and a plannned tribute to Hawkwind which will feature F/i and Vocokesh. COLLECTOR-SCUM ALERT. But probably worth writing to...

~NoizBoiz Records <http://www.gate.net/noizboiz/>
2609-B NW 17th Lane
Pompano Bch.,Fl. USA
33064
(305)969-1906
(305)969-1906
noizboiz@gate.net <mailto:noizboiz@gate.net>
~http://www.gate.net/~noizboiz/ <http://www.gate.net/noizboiz/>

An independent label in So. Florida run by musicians. We do all our work in-house. We are very selective in who we showcase. Come check us out and drop us a line. All artists showcased have merchandise for sale. If you like, please support them. Thank You.
Jeff Renza

Non-Better Vinyl <http://www.interaccess.com/users/furley/vinyl.html/>
PO Box 577005
Chicago IL 60657
USA
furley@interaccess.com <mailto:furley@interaccess.com>
<http://www.interaccess.com/users/furley/vinyl.html/>

NBV was founded in 1994 by the members of Mister Furley and takes it's name from the ill-fated yet fabled Non-Better Liqours in Chicago. NBV was created for the purpose of releasing it's Mister Furley's debut 7". Since then it's done...well...um, nothing. But that's alright because we're just doing this to release our own material.
...and remember kids, "There's none better than Non-Better!"
Eric Mahle
(July 1995)

Nonsequitur Records
Box 15118
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Oh my god. An experimental noise label, one of the best in the world. They release about 50 things a year. Stuff like the Art Bears. Fuck, if you're trying to get servicing for a radio station, good luck, they only service 90 stations.
Mike

Nordic Records <http://www.nordicdms.com>
2512 Jefferson St.
Napa, Ca 94558
(707)252-4382
(707)252-3660
dms@nordicdms.com <mailto:dms@nordicdms.com>
<http://www.nordicdms.com>

Download MP3 files from our massive archive. Choose from a vast selection of genres. We also carry collectable vinyl, free music software, online radio, indie record labels, indie bands, free music directories & more.
Adam J. Lawson
(October 1997)

North Star Records
22 London Street
East Greenwich,
Rhode Island 02818
USA
401-886-8888
401-886-8886
~http://www.access.digex.net/~spobs <http://www.access.digex.net/spobs>

This indie label is getting some attention lately because they have 'new-age' pianist Robin Spielberg signed. She holds the #1 album on the label (Heal of the Hand). They distribute their own music into the alternative music market mostly (nature Company Stores etc). They also make their own interactive listening stations. The music on this label is all instrumental. New-age, light jazz, classical, piano solos, contemporary, celtic. They should be online soon with their catalog. Robin Spielberg has a website that should link to theirs shortly. It's detailed above.
Linda Baden
(October 1995)

Norton Records
P. O. Box 646
Cooper Station
New York
NY 10003

The only output I know of is the Hasil Adkins re-issues, but that's really enough for me. I think they're mostly into rockabilly and blues, and I don't know of any recent releases (like since 1991).
skm
(1994)
In addition to Hasil Adkins, Norton has many other releases including 45s, albums and CDs by The A-Bones, The Lyres, Untamed Youth, The Hentchmen, Jackie & The Cedrics, Link Wray and many others.
Jeff Shore
(July 1995)

Nose Bullet Records <http://www.cerberus.co.uk/cdj/info/cdj/inart/clt.html>
P.O. Box 6320
London
N19 3LD
ENGLAND
l.stephens@umds.ac.uk <mailto:l.stephens@umds.ac.uk>
<http://www.cerberus.co.uk/cdj/info/cdj/inart/clt.html>

The director of the label is Iain Barley. Nose Bullet Records have only one band on their books at present "Crazy Little Trees". They have released an ep 'who are you' (nobull 1), and a single, 'lets crawl out of the sea again' (nobull 2). There is info about crazy little trees on the cerberus juke box (above link!). Their music is modern english pop/rock which can't really be catagorised - they have individuality - they're in your face - they're a statement! They have gigged in and around london, south west england, and supported the Kinks in a few midlands gigs. They are lovely people, so much so that I let them use my email address!
Linda
(July 1995)

Nuclear Blast Records <http://www.nuclearblast-usa.com or www.nuclearblast.de>
Dr. Frey-Strasse 54-7332
Donzdorf, Germany
or
P.O. Box 43618
Philadelphia, PA 19106
USA office 888-44-BLAST
1-215-923-9166
mail@nuclearblast-usa.com or in Europe death@nuclearblast.de <mailto:mail@nuclearblast-usa.com or in Europe death@nuclearblast.de>
<http://www.nuclearblast-usa.com or www.nuclearblast.de>

A really good indie grindcore label. Dismember, Afflicted, and Gorefest just to name a few. They now have a US operation as well (address above - it's also the address for Relapse Records, another noise label -skm).
Mike
Nuclear Blast is no longer affiliated with Relpase Records. All correspondance should remain seperate.
Maria
(January 1998)

Nuclear Blast Records
Dr. Frey-Strasse 54-7332
Donzdorf, Germany
or
P.O. Box 251
Millersville, PA 17551

A really good indie grindcore label. Dismember, Afflicted, and Gorefest just to name a few. They now have a US operation as well (address above - it's also the address for Relapse Records, another noise label -skm).
Mike

Nude Records
38 Langham Street
London
W1N 5NH

Nude's successes blossomed on the release of Suede's first single `The Drowners'. Since then though there doesn't seem to be much going on.

Nuf Sed
P.O. Box 591075
San Francisco, CA 94159

Caroliner, World Of Pooh, some Seymour Glass ramblings, Job's Daughters, maybe some old Thinking Fellers stuff, too. Definitely into the noisy side of life these days, but who isn't?

Number 6 Records
P.O. Box 3306
New York, NY 10185-0028

Terry Tolkin's big killing came with the release of Unrest's _Imperial f.f.r.r._, but other No. 6 releases include Beme Seed, a great Crystalized Movements single, King Carcass, and more. Distributed by Caroline, I believe...

Numinous Records <http://www.numinous-records.com>
PO Box 641859
San Francisco, CA 94164-1859
USA
web@numinous-records.com <mailto:web@numinous-records.com>
<http://www.numinous-records.com>

A melding of electronic and organic, technology and spirit, drama and reflection, Numinous Records is home of Images From Earth: a history of the planet through music.
Frank Bishop
(December 1997)

Nut Music
PO Box 5033
Herndon
VA 22070

The in-house label of the well-regarded _Mole_ zine is vastly unpredictable both in quality and style of music, although some of their noise-collage material (from the likes of Alzo Bozsormeinyi and Sal Amoniac.) is pretty cool. ALl on tape, except for one excellent 45 from George Willard.
mark

Nymphonic Records
P.O. Box 838
Huntington Beach
CA 92648
U.S.A.
nymrec@ix.netcom.com <mailto:nymrec@ix.netcom.com>

Carl Davis, Nymphonic's Founder / Prez. / Man With The Plan informed me the name "Nymphonic Records" always raises an eyebrow or two, but our motto's "Can't get enough MUSIC." Though we're in Orange County, California, we'd like to think we're a breed apart from the typical "Indie Music Scene." Less politics and name-dropping, more straight-ahead love for music. Can't forget that, you know.
Jiji Johnson

ochre records
willow house
Coaley,
Nr. Dursley,
Glos Gl11 5EG
England

ochre records is quite a cool label psychedelic music. They are the home of REVERB, THE LAND OF NOD, PEHGUIN HAPPY, POSITIVE BOREDOM and have relesed Will Sargeants (ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN) Glide project, cool ambient music which Will seems to be quite good at and will also release the BOM porject, another north England ambient ordeal, though ambient is probably an unfitting genre for their sound. The label also puts out a very cool 'zine called WIG OUT, worth it, and is sent to all on the mailing list. Very much worth the stamp to get in touch.
Carl Arnheiter, SpiFFinG records
(December 1995)

October Records
6401 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426 USA
612-545-9266
612-545-7116
october@bitstream.mpls.mn.us <mailto:october@bitstream.mpls.mn.us>

Minneapolis' "mayor of funkytown", Steven Greenberg launched October Records in 1993. The label specializes in capturing the sounds of the minnepolis rock scene. The current roster consists of The Honeydogs, The Delilahs, BUG!, Native Sons, David Wolfenson, IyaRik, John Denver Tribute Album.
StrawB

~Oh Boy Records <http://www.ohboy.com/ohboy/>
33 Music Square West, Ste. 102A
Nashville
TN
37203
615-742-1250
615-742-1360
ohboy@telalink.net <mailto:ohboy@telalink.net>
~http://www.ohboy.com/~ohboy/ <http://www.ohboy.com/ohboy/>

Our company actually has three distinct indie labels. The first and largest is Oh Boy Records, the second is Blue Plate Music which puts out live various artist compilations from the Mountain Stage Radio Program, and the third label is Red Pajamas Records which carries the late, great Steve Goodman's catalog.
Ben Lewis
(April 1996)

Oh Yah! Records
5-709 Corydon Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3M OW4
Canada

Home to Zen Bungalow, a great Winnipeg band who sound much like Rymes With Orange out of Vancouver...this is also the town which brought the Watchmen. And the label has a cool logo...kind of a play on the RCA dog.

Ohio Records <Ohi>
33 48th Street #2
Weehawken, NJ 07087
201-863-9634
TFColor@Aol.com <mailto:TFColor@Aol.com>
<Ohi>

Ohio Records was established in the mid-eighties by Ken Cushman, lead singer of the band Mas Tango, who was an integral part of the CBGB's scene back then. It has recently been resurrected by the Weehawken, NJ band, the Favorite Color to put out a solo acoustic record by their lead singer, Tris McCall, the Broken Loom. It's next release will be a full length effort by the Favorite Color, entitled Color out of Space to be released in late June, 1996. Ohio Records hopes to release future efforts by the Jersey City band, The Fixations and NYC's Norman Riley's Underground Streets. Ohio Records is seeking a distribution deal.
Steven Matrick
(June 1996)

OKra Records
1992-B N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201

Another fine label screwed in the Rough Trade nightmare - country-tinged indie stuff, like Wolverton Brothers and the Ass Ponys (please, if you read this, pick up a copy of their debut LP, _Mr. Superlove_ 'cause it's virtually unknown and it rules). Just starting to poke its head back out from the wreckage, and I hope it makes it back to full production again.

~Old School Records <http://www.cyberspace.com/ziggy/home.htm/>
179 Prospect Avenue
Wood Dale
IL 60191-2727
USA
708-616-8471
708-616-0341
oldschrec@aol.com <mailto:oldschrec@aol.com>
~http://www.cyberspace.com/~ziggy/home.htm/ <http://www.cyberspace.com/ziggy/home.htm/>

The first release "Muse" by lo-fi rockers The Now is a very organic rock band with strong songs and low-end production on 4-track recorders. Due out 10/31/95 is "Resurrection of the Warlock" - a tribute to Marc Bolan & T.Rex featuring The Smithereens, Dramarama, The Now, The Molotov Combo featuring Jon Langford of the Mekons, The Three Johns(live cut) also featuring Langford, Red House Painters' offshoot band Staggering Prophets, Rykodisc recording artist Alejandro Escovedo with his band Buick Mackane, and 13 more!!!
Peter J. Gianakopoulos
(October 1995)

Omnium Recordings <http://www.omnium.com/pub/omnium/>
P.O. Box 7367
Minneapolis, MN
55407
U.S.A.
(612) 379-0405
(612) 379-0354
tunes@omnium.com <mailto:tunes@omnium.com>
<http://www.omnium.com/pub/omnium/>

Label operated, apparently, by Boiled In Lead's Drew Miller. Primarily focuses upon worldbeat and ethnic rock. Resident artists include Boiled In Lead, Cordelia's Dad, and Swedish superstars Garmarna. Omnium also distributes a fair amount of top-notch sounds from around the globe.
Brett Larner
(August 1995)

One Handed Records
110 Clarence St, Suite 6
Ottawa, ON
Canada

Run by the folks from Ottawa's Furnaceface. It is in conjunction with Sound Of One Hand Studios, a place where many a local band go to record.

One Hour Records
1215 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68102
USA

One Hour Records features punk rock 7"'s, folk-punk cassettes and CD's. Artists with One Hour releases include Mousetrap, Culture Fire, Ritual Device, Frontier Trust and Simon Joyner. Run out of the Antiquarium record store by Dave Sink. One of the great labels releasing Omaha, NE area bands.
Matthew Griffith

one little indian <http://www.indian.co.uk>
250 york road,
london sw11 3sj
UK
0171 716 3400
0171 716 3401
webmaster@indian.co.uk <mailto:webmaster@indian.co.uk>
<http://www.indian.co.uk>

one little indian, london based indie label, very cred. nice people. owned and run by anarchist bass player from a flux of pink indians, derick birket. the label is home to bjork (and her previous bands), compulsion, skunk anansie, shamen, chumbawamba and credit to the nation.
ingrid
(September 1995)
One Little Indian is now a group of labels containing OLI (Bjork, ManBREAK, State of Bengal) itself along with Clean Up (Sneaker Pimps), Elemental (Alabama 3, Rocket from the Crypt, AC Acoustics), Fat Cat (dance label), and Rough Trade ( Simon Warner) imprints.
jacqui hodges
(November 1997)

one little indian <http://www.indian.co.uk>
250 york road,
london sw11 3sj
UK
0171 924 1661
0171 924 4274
webmaster@indian.co.uk <mailto:webmaster@indian.co.uk>
<http://www.indian.co.uk>

one little indian, london based indie label, very cred. nice people. owned and run by anarchist bass player from a flux of pink indians, derick birket. the label is home to bjork (and her previous bands), compulsion, skunk anansie, shamen, chumbawamba and credit to the nation.
ingrid
(September 1995)

One Ton Records <http://web2.airmail.net/oneton>
P. O. Box 1991
Dallas, TX 75221
(214) 823-5602
(214) 823-5015
oneton@airmail.net <mailto:oneton@airmail.net>
<http://web2.airmail.net/oneton>

One Ton is a way cool indie label out of Dallas, Texas. They represent Caulk, Doosu, Slow Roosevelt, and Cottonmouth, Texas.
Aden Holt
(April 1996)

Ophiuchvs Recordvs <http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Alley/1993/>
Jack By The Hedge, 2 Westway
Castle Combe, Chippenham.
Wiltshire. SN14 7QZ
ENGLAND
s9512554@chelt.ac.uk <mailto:s9512554@chelt.ac.uk>
<http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Alley/1993/>

Indie label run by the roots/punk/new-age crossover band OPHIUCHUS. Other artists on label include: WICCA MAN, CAFE SOL, and US. Associated releases with Liverpool's famous PROBE PLUS label, and the HAWKWIND-connected EVIL TURNIP. Producers for the label include: Pete Haycock (ex-CLIMAX BLUES BAND / E.L.O.2), Jon Cousins, Pat D'Arcy, and Geoff Davies (GONE TO EARTH / HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT). Bands connected to OPHIUCHUS include, RED JASPER, THE RENEGADES, THE OnSet, and THE WIZARDS OF TWIDDLY. Homepage is currently being set up. Latest releases WICCA MAN LP "It Wuz Nee Me, I Wuz Nee There". New Cafe Sol L.P. "Headonic Ranking" OPH008 out in July
Jon Cousins
(June 1996)
Homepage now up and running.
Jon Cousins
(May 1997)

Ophiuchvs Recordvs
Jack By The Hedge, 2 Westway
Castle Combe, Chippenham.
Wiltshire. SN14 7QZ
ENGLAND
s9512554@chelt.ac.uk <mailto:s9512554@chelt.ac.uk>

Indie label run by the roots/punk/new-age crossover band OPHIUCHUS. Other artists on label include: WICCA MAN, CAFE SOL, and US. Associated releases with Liverpool's famous PROBE PLUS label, and the HAWKWIND-connected EVIL TURNIP. Producers for the label include: Pete Haycock (ex-CLIMAX BLUES BAND / E.L.O.2), Jon Cousins, Pat D'Arcy, and Geoff Davies (GONE TO EARTH / HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT). Bands connected to OPHIUCHUS include, RED JASPER, THE RENEGADES, THE OnSet, and THE WIZARDS OF TWIDDLY. Homepage is currently being set up. Latest releases WICCA MAN LP "It Wuz Nee Me, I Wuz Nee There". New Cafe Sol L.P. "Headonic Ranking" OPH008 out in July
Jon Cousins
(June 1996)

Outcast Records.
71a Brisbane Street
Hobart 7000
Tasmania
Australia
(613) 62 313789
Peter.Hancox@parliament.tas.gov.au <mailto:Peter.Hancox@parliament.tas.gov.au>

How to achieve quality feedback: #!@4#%^3#$7@&*$5@!&^()^(^)#$#%^(*)+92. If you already knew that, we might want to sign you up.
Outcast Records.
(March 1998)

OverIt Records
1600 Randolph Rd
Schenectady, NY 12308

We are an Independent Productions Co. We handle and help bands to the next step. Our Facility includes a State of the art 24 Track recording studio, A full video complex, specializing in Video Production, Album Design, Duplicaton house & all of the clients are handled on a very personal level.
Dan Dinsmore
(November 1995)

~Oxford Road Entertainment <http://www.foothold.com/ore/>
7915 Oxford Road
Niwot, Colorado 80503
(303) 652-0199
(303) 652-2279
ore@foothold.com <mailto:ore@foothold.com>
~http://www.foothold.com/~ore/ <http://www.foothold.com/ore/>

Independent label. Adult alternative rock. First release: "Don't Look Back".
Michael McPherson
(July 1997)

Pacific Arts Audio
11858 La Grange Ave
Los Angeles
CA 90025
USA

This is a label owned by Mike Nesmith. The only release I have seen is the Hellecasters 'Return of the Hellecasters' - a 3 guitar country/rockabilly instrumental album featuring an ex-Desert Rose Band member.
Troy

pacific standard recordings
po box 26751
los angeles, ca 90026-0751
psr@inreach.com <mailto:psr@inreach.com>

small and new with upcoming cds from golden state and dlp.
rr
(February 1998)
new email address!
ron russell
(March 1998)

pacific standard recordings
po box 26751
los angeles, ca 90026-0751

small and new with upcoming cds from golden state and dlp.
rr
(February 1998)

Pagan Records
P.O.Box 47290
Ponsonby
Auckland
New Zealand

More mainstream but not standard commercial radio stuff. Deals mostly with more solid acts. Has had some chart success with The Gregg Johnson set and the Straw People which contain some of the main people from the deep groove label.

Palace
P.O. Box 476867
Chicago, IL 60647
dragcity@mcs.com <mailto:dragcity@mcs.com>

Will Oldham's (Palace Brothers) Drag City records offshoot, housed at the DC address. Only two true releases to date that I know of, a couple of singles, Palace "O how I enjoy the light" and E-Or's "Mike". There's a Sundowners "Goat Song" 7" (Will Oldham again!) and the Louisville Sluggers III 2x7" collection (originally released by Self-Destruct) that the label seems to have taken under it's wing and are stocking.
tw
(June 1995)

Pale Records
6 rue Hebert
17300 ROCHEFORT
FRANCE
33 05 46 83 13 25
33 05 46 83 94 00
palerds@quaternet.fr <mailto:palerds@quaternet.fr>

French indierock bands (Tame, Liquid Team....) 7" vinyl only with handmade serigraphic covers.
Michel
(December 1997)

Pandemonium Productions
400 West Arthur St.
Suite 5
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 5R2
Canada

So far, Pandemonium has been established to distribute the works of its founders band, Cold Fusion.

Paradise Records <http://www.paradise-records.com>
3501 SW 2nd Avenue, Suite 2500
Gainesville, FL 32607
USA
(352) 371-2632
(352) 371-1457
questions@paradise-records.com <mailto:questions@paradise-records.com>
<http://www.paradise-records.com>

Paradise Records is an independant record label specializing in producing pop, folk, and latin music. Paradise Records is located in Gainesville, Florida.
Jose Latour
(January 1998)

Paradox Entertainment Inc.
10807 Seaview Avenue Suite #43C
1-718-531-5779
paradoxinc@aol.com <mailto:paradoxinc@aol.com>

For Company info reply with address were info can be sent to...
Anthony Henry
(September 1997)

Paradox Music
R.dr.Pinto Ferraz
58 Sao Paulo
SP - 04117-40
Brazil
55 11 575 0833
55 11 575 0833

This label specializes in new indie rock brazilain bands. They've released compilations with the newest generation of indie bands, like Second Come, Dash, Safari Hamburgers, Low Dream, Tube Screamers and more ...
Roberto Maia
(September 1995)

Parasol Records <http://www.indies.com/>
202 South First St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 355-2555
(217) 355-2560
ir001482@interramp.com <mailto:ir001482@interramp.com>
<http://www.indies.com/>
geoff@prairienet.org <mailto:geoff@prairienet.org>

Indie-popsters of the first order. Their own label output has been spotty in places (Cowboy and Spin Girl are pretty boring, but they had the brains to release an archival double single and now 2 CDs worth of material from the Vertebrats), and they also have a solid mail-order catalog of other stuff - a bit pricey, but often the only place to find these things. The phones get answered by Geoff, Nick (from Hot Glue Gun, Steak Daddy Six, C-Clamp) and Bill (of Honcho Overload fame). Write and send a stamp to help defray the cost of catalogs. The same address works for Mud Records, the "punk" side of the southern Illinois scene, with 2 fine Corndolly singles, a Sixteen Tons single, and 2 Hardvard singles, too. Parasol is also the home to Spur Records.

~Passiondisc <http://www.solarlink.com/oncaray>
442 A Dufferin St.
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA M6C-2T3
(416) 654-5906
(416) 653-2436
oncaray@solarlink.com <mailto:oncaray@solarlink.com>
~http://www.solarlink.com/~oncaray <http://www.solarlink.com/oncaray>

PO Box 73542
509 St. Clair Ave
W. Toronto
Ontario
CANADA M6C-1CO

Passiondisc is proud to anounce the release of Onca Ray's CD 'Live For Tomorrow' and the opening of Onca Ray's Solarlink (tm) Homepage on the World Wide Web. The label is currently concentrating on Onca Ray and her sounds ... Pop Rock with a twist of psychedelia.
R.S.Taylor

PDCD Sonic Entertainment <http://thes2.laei.univ-metz.fr/pdcd/>
Kernerstrasse 15,
71543 Wstenrot
Germany
<http://thes2.laei.univ-metz.fr/pdcd/>

PDCD Sonic Entertainment is a music label dedicated to original music projects from around our world. It includes the 3 following sublabels : PDCD, HEADDIRT and PURE DOPE CAN'T DAMAGE. PDCD and HEADDIRT propose mainly harsh music instead of PURE which is more interested in ambient/subliminal recordings. The specificity of HEADDIRT is to be conducted by Justin K. Broadrick involved in numerous Bands/projects i.e. GODFLESH.
Yves Agostini
(August 1995)

~Peas Kor Records <http://www.lm.com/panzan/peaskor.html>
813 Romine Ave.
Port Vue, PA 15133
ss05@andrew.cmu.edu <mailto:ss05@andrew.cmu.edu>
~http://www.lm.com/~panzan/peaskor.html <http://www.lm.com/panzan/peaskor.html>

I think this is Karl Hendricks' label; I know it's part of the whole Pittsburgh/WRCT/Carnegie Mellon scene (a very good one in my opinion). Northern Bushmen, Blunderbuss, Karl Hendricks Trio, and more. Check them out - Pittsburgh has a whole lot going on right now.

~Peek-a-Boo <http://weiss.che.utexas.edu/scottg/peek-a-boo.html>
2502 San Antonio #1
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 477-4636
travesty@mail.utexas.edu <mailto:travesty@mail.utexas.edu>
~http://weiss.che.utexas.edu/~scottg/peek-a-boo.html <http://weiss.che.utexas.edu/scottg/peek-a-boo.html>

Peek-a-Boo is a small record label enthusiastic about independent pop, garage, and homemade music. Some is silly, some is moody, but what holds it together is a love for simple, catchy music made by nice people.
Travis Higdon
(April 1996)

Pentagram Records
PO Box 65101
Virginia Beach
VA 23467
(804) 467 1882
aruble@whro-pbs.org <mailto:aruble@whro-pbs.org>

Jazz pianist Rick Eldridge is making waves with his new solo piano album - "Solo Flights". In his own signature style, he hints at Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Teddy Wilson, even conjuring up Oscar Peterson in his blues improvisations. Eldridge plays a driving rendition of "Take 5" and "It's a Raggy Waltz". In tunes from the classic foreign film, "Black Orpheus", he articulates a Latin feel. Check out his innovative pizzicato on "It Don't Mean a Thing". He mutes the piano strings with his left hand while soloing with his right! Stride tunes "Lazy River" and "Teach Me Tonight" are in the best traditions of jazz. Media coverage in cities from San Francisco to Boston present Eldridge's swinging jazz. Recorded direct to DAT, the CD or cassette are available by mail order to the label.
Adelaide Ruble
(July 1995)

Penultimate Records
P.O. Box 4842
Baltimore, MD 21211

Indie/punk/garage/stuff/did I say Punk? Primarily 45s by previously unknown, desparate futre rock idols (like Liquor Bike -skm). Label has operated in CA, WA, and MD in various times in its sordid existence.
Volker

~Pharaoh International <http://members.tripod.com/Pharaoh_Intl>
7809 Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
(423) 690-5371
(423) 690-5371
tsmith3@conc.tds.net <mailto:tsmith3@conc.tds.net>
~http://members.tripod.com/~Pharaoh_Intl <http://members.tripod.com/Pharaoh_Intl>

We specialize in traditional and contemporary country music with major distribution focus primarily throughout the foreign market. Visit our home page for a full descrption on submission policies, information on our projects and artists (along with their bios, pictures, and wave files), and general information on our operation. Our indie artists can be found on radio playlists and charts world-wide right along with the major artists. Subsidiaries of Pharaoh International include STEINWOOD MUSIC PUBLISHING (BMI) and SADDLE TALENT MANAGEMENT. We are ALWAYS interested in extremely good songs and in reviewing artist packages.
Bob Stein/Tom Woodard
(November 1997)

PhD Music <http://www.pokerface.com>
PO Box 127
Center Valley, PA 18034
610.966.5111
610.965.4890
highland@itw.com <mailto:highland@itw.com>
<http://www.pokerface.com>

We are a small indie label from the Allentown Pennsylvania market. We are currently working with three acts Poker Face- mainstream rock, Irene Titus- Dance, Michael Moore- AOR rock. Others soon to follow.
David Karr
(May 1997)

~Phisst Records <http://grove.ufl.edu/phisst>
1630 NW 1st Ave.
#14481
Gainesville, FL 32604
USA
904-378-9887
904-373-0991
phisst@grove.ufl.edu <mailto:phisst@grove.ufl.edu>
~http://grove.ufl.edu/~phisst <http://grove.ufl.edu/phisst>

Phisst Records is a nationally distributed independent label. Their main focus and format is in mainstream / heavier alternative. They also have a new division that will be starting in 1996 delving into techno / bass / acid jazz / and synth pop. Phisst (pronounced like "fist") has been in existance since 1993, and as of January 1996 they will be ready to begin releasing multiple artists per quarter. Keep and eye and ear out for this label.
Spiro
(September 1995)

Picoroco Records
P.O. Box 87-3
Santiago 3
CHILE
+56-2-6837748
+56-2-3000799
SICKNESS@bbs.macland.cl <mailto:SICKNESS@bbs.macland.cl>

Black & death metal stuff... Bewitched "Hidernum In Perpetuum" first CD released ... Also mail order. From South America a raw label!!
Eduardo Navarrete
(February 1996)

Piece Of Mind. <http://www.pieceofmind.com/>
1254 Ocean Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510)-547-4283
us@pieceofmind.com <mailto:us@pieceofmind.com>
<http://www.pieceofmind.com/>

Started in Los Angeles with the first releases by bands such as: Possum Dixon, Ethyl Meatplow, Distorted Pony, Slug and many more! Now in San Francisco releasing records and CD's by bands such as Jackass(LA), Gift Horse, Alison Faith Levy, and Stone Fox. Piece of Mind also manufactures CD's and records for labels and individual bands. Contact us for more details!
Jason Cohen
.
Aon
(November 1997)

Piece Of Mind. <http://www.bouquet.com/pom/>
PO Box 881864
San Francisco
CA 94188
(415)-552-8679
aon@bouquet.com <mailto:aon@bouquet.com>
<http://www.bouquet.com/pom/>

Started in Los Angeles with the first releases by bands such as: Possum Dixon, Ethyl Meatplow, Distorted Pony, Slug and many more! Now in San Francisco releasing records and CD's by bands such as Jackass(LA), Gift Horse, Alison Faith Levy, and Stone Fox. Piece of Mind also manufactures CD's and records for labels and individual bands. Contact us for more details!
Jason Cohen

Pillarbox Red Label
3 Clayton Way
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 8GE
England
+44 (0)1273 208851
aaustinbwk@mistral.co.uk <mailto:aaustinbwk@mistral.co.uk>

Releases by Crystal Garden, Southville and Musical Chairs.
Anyone who wants a full background on the label is very welcome to e-mail me. It's my intention to get something going again under the P.Red banner or under the new name of Barbed Wire Kisses. I'm also planning to do a fanzine/booklet of the label history at some point & am looking for reviews/articles that people had written about the label that I may not have seen. If anyone has anything please, please, please e-mail me!
Andrew Austin
(March 1996)

Pinecastle/Webco Records <http://pinecastle.com>
5108 S. Orange Ave.,
Orlando,
FL 32809
USA
407/856-0245
407/858-0007
pinecast@nebula.ispace.com <mailto:pinecast@nebula.ispace.com>
<http://pinecastle.com>

Will Gailey
(Vice President of Marketing)
P.O. Box 456
Orlando,
FL 32803
USA
1-800/473-7773
407/858-0007
pinecast@nebula.ispace.com <mailto:pinecast@nebula.ispace.com>
<http://pinecastle.com>

We are a bluegrass/acoustic independent label and have been around for about 5 years. Roster includes some of the bluegrass greats such as Grammy-nominees the Osborne Brothers, Chubby Wise and the Reno Brothers as well as up and coming acts such as New Vintage and a whole bunch more. We have an average of almost 20 releases each year. Write/call/mail for catalog as well as any questions you may have. We now have a new WEB SITE - browse our online catalog, check out new and current releases, Order Online
Emily Lapham
(June 1996)

Pink Salmon Records
1936 Mint Julep Lane
Lexington, Ky,
USA 40514
bcsalm00@mik.uky.edu <mailto:bcsalm00@mik.uky.edu>

Very, VERY, lo-fi acoustic recordings by a guy named Ben. So far only a tape of about 15 songs (2 or 3 covers) but obvious songwriting talent. Yeah, they're nice people, but they don't like candy.
Jeremy Adams

Pink Tone-ale Records
PO Box 13
Harbord
2096 NSW
Australia
61+2 9938 4616
61+2 9938 4616
toneale@msn.com <mailto:toneale@msn.com>

Pink Tone-ale is an indie label based in Sydney, Australia featuring local artists. Genre's cover Punk/Hard/Noise/Rock/Power-pop. Bands include HEADLIFTER (bottom heavy grind) and their latest release, "Hollows" a 6 track CD, FLOOR THIRTEEN a Melbourne based 3 piece featuring Marc Welsh ex- Have a Nice Day & Asylum and have released a 5 song EP "The World". They will be touring the US in May'97 with their brand of pop.HARPOON, Sydney art/noise/horror soundtrack combo will be releasing their new Album mid year, a follow up to the awesome debut "Fork tongued and Greasy" on Black Hole Records.THE PANADOLLS, another Sydney outfit, release their new Album "Glitter to the Gutter" after guitarist Big Al Creed returns from touring Europe with the NEW CHRISTS in April/May. HEY! CHARGER release "Klods Half Time Rentals" mid year, also featuring Big Al Creed on guitar/vocals and Billy Gibson on Bass/Vocals (ex- LEMONHEADS,EASTERN DARK,NEW CHRISTS,HELLMENN,ASYLUM etc.etc.). This is power-pop as it should be done.
Al Creed
(March 1997)

Pinnacle
Unit 2 Orpington Trading Estate
Sevenoaks Way
Orpington, Kent
BR5 3SR
UK

Not a label at all, but one of the largest Indie record distributor in the UK. Most Indies distribute via Pinnacle. You're unlikely to get anywhere by writing to them but quoting their address when ordering stuff at a shop may help get results!

Pinnacle
Unit 2 Orpington Trading Estate
Sevenoaks Way
Orpington, Kent
BR5 3SR
UK

Not a label at all, but one of the largest Indie record distributor in the UK. Most Indies distribute via Pinnacle. You're unlikely to get anywhere by writing to them but quoting their address when ordering stuff at a shop may help get results!
recent mail returned with 'occupant gone away' notice, (very British)
winky the sleep boy
(September 1997)

Pissy Missy Music <www.michellpenn.com>
P.O. Box 60142
Nashville, TN 37206
(615)303-3252
MPBRocks@aol.com <mailto:MPBRocks@aol.com>
<www.michellpenn.com>

Independent label run by Michelle Penn. So far there are only two releases on the label. Running From The Seasons and How Do You Live, both from the Michelle Penn Band. The Michelle Penn Band is a power trio specializing in melodic rock/pop. The two disc that are out are both great.
Walt Whelchel
(December 1997)

Placebo Records
P.O. Box 23316
Phoenix, AZ 85035

Placebo was the first real label in Arizona, handling groups like JFA and the Sun City Girls and putting out a few HC comps as well. But Toxic Shock seems to have taken over the Arizona "scene" and I'm not sure if Placebo still exists as a functioning label.
skm
(1994)
Placebo hasn't existed for a long time. the person who ran it, Tony Vicktor, is now a succesfull ticket agent.
Noah Slankard
(August 1995)

plaguer recordings
plaguer recordings
Rua dos Oleiros, 49 r/c dto.
4400 V. N. GAIA
PORTUGAL
quiordep@info.ua.pt <mailto:quiordep@info.ua.pt>

NEW Portuguese indie label, releasing tapes from various groups (cd or vinyl in a near future). If you want any info just send a mail... Some of our things are: demo tapes from alternative psico funkers, amarrados a um poste, swamp, vicius corruptos...and a compilation tape with many others Portuguese ROCK/POP bands.
Pedro Batista
(May 1996)

~Plan-it-X records <http://silver.ucs.indiana.edu/dorsett>
P.O. Box 3165
Bloomington IN 47402
USA
(812)331-1304
dorsett@silver.ucs.indiana.edu <mailto:dorsett@silver.ucs.indiana.edu>
~http://silver.ucs.indiana.edu/~dorsett <http://silver.ucs.indiana.edu/dorsett>

Indiana punk label, punk and pop-punk bands. OPERATION: Cliff Clavin 7" `Top Secret' out now. Send us demos. Send $2 or some of your cool stickers and i'll send you vinyl stickers and/or patches. Send 7"s for trade. We want your skulls
Sam Dorsett
(July 1995)

~Play It Again Sam <http://www2.dds.nl/pias/ >
Vaartweg 129
1217 SN Hilversum
The Netherlands
+ 31 35 235480
+ 31 35 284208
pias@dds.nl <mailto:pias@dds.nl>
~http://www2.dds.nl/~pias/ <http://www2.dds.nl/pias/ >

90 Rue de Veeweydestraat
1070 Brussels
Belgium
+ 32 2 5206670
+ 32 2 5218837

Play It Again Sam is a label in it's own right but is also a licensee/distributor for a whole host of other record companies. It must be the largest indie in the Netherlands and an essential source for anyone in that area of Europe. For the completist here's a list of people they deal with :
4AD , Acid Jazz, Alias Records, All Saints, American Recordings , Another Time, Antler, Apollo, Backbone, Bananas, Beatbox, Beggars Banquet, Beyond, Biglife, Bitters, Brinkman, Chesky Jazz, Chesky Klassiek, Cityslang, Crepuscule, Dance Opera, Deviate, Dick Bros., Disco B., Dorado, Dynamica, E.B.S., Earache, ECM, ECM New Series, ECM Watt, ECM Works, Emit, EWM, F Communications, Fnac Music, Fragile, Global Cuts, Groove Kissing, Guerilla, Guernica , Hellhound, Jaro, JVC, Labyrinth, L.D. Records, Machinery, Mascot Records, Mille Plateaux, Mo Wax, Narada Lotus, Narada Mystique, Narada Equinox, Narada Artist, Nettwerk Europe, Noise, Profile, R & S , Radikalfear, Restless, Seven Stars, Solid, Steamhammer, SPV, Step to House, Superstition, Survival, TandT Records, TBC Green, TBC Yellow, TBC Red, TBC Blue, Time Recordings, Tongue and Groove, Tomato, Tommy Boy, Top Hole, Tresor, Triloka, Via, Voiceprint, Waf Waf, WARP Records, Who's That Beat, XLRecordings.

Playhard
P.O Box 101
Portsmouth NH
03802-0101
USA
(207)-439-5660
(603)-868-2967
butch@bluefin.net <mailto:butch@bluefin.net>

I am one of two interns, myself being brad, and the other being c.j. Butch and Phil are the brains behind this u.s indie label-Playhard. We are a very small independent label with a diverse range of bands, falling under the genre of alternative music. Heavens to Murgatroid, The Tunnel Rats, and Fly Spinach Fly are the big names on this label, as well as some lesser known acts!! We are earnestly trying to spread our name around the industry with these bands in hopes to branch out and grow as a label, as well as expose other regions of the US and eventually Europe and Canada to our music. We actively send out promos to stores and radio stations and clubs to gain more exposure!! As for releases, please contact Butch directly for a full discography of all bands on this label. We are eager for input and expansion, so email us!
Brad Anderson
(July 1995)

Playing Field Recordings <http://www.prairienet.org/playingfield>
P. O. Box 851
Urbana, IL 61803-0851
U.S.A.
playingfield@prairienet.org <mailto:playingfield@prairienet.org>
<http://www.prairienet.org/playingfield>

Punk/Emo/Indie/Ska record label that has put out bands like Back of Dave, Prozac Memory, Civic, Sleeping for Sunrise, Supporting Actress, and Small Mediums at Large. Check out the web site for more information.
Pete Havranek
(February 1998)

Playtime Records
2nd Floor
27 Church Street
Manchester
M4 12A
UK
061 839 5338
061 839 5258

Playtime has been around for quite a while now. They've had releases by Swirl, Bandit Queen (ex-swirl apparently!) and Molly Half Head.

Playtime Records
12 Oval Road
Camden
London
NWl 7DH
UK
0171 470 2818
0171 470 2841
Invato@msn.com <mailto:Invato@msn.com>

Playtime has been around for quite a while now. They've had releases by Swirl, Bandit Queen (ex-swirl apparently!) and Molly Half Head.
Previously released records by Inspiral Carpets, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, Swirl, Molly Half Head, The Blue Orchids and Honey Tongue (now known as The Josephine Wiggs Experience. Playtime is a truly Independent Label with three acts on the roster. Look out for Bandit Queen's second album "Sunday Zeppelin" released March 98, the album is available on Mammoth Records in the States. Also check out elliot green who have just completed their debut album "United States" with Polly Harvey collaborator/guitarist John Parish,available February 98 and tc:hug's debut album "Pie-Mondo is out now.
Playtime Records
(October 1997)

Pleasant Street Records <http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/sustain>
31 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 3P3
(902)466-2781
(902)466-3117
sustain@ns.sympatico.ca <mailto:sustain@ns.sympatico.ca>
<http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/sustain>

Pleasant Street Records is an independent record label in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada dedicated to producing and promoting independent Canadian talent.
John Bateman
(January 1998)

Plumb Records
1085 Commonwealth Ave #215
Boston, MA 02139
USA
617-787-5574
617-787-5574 (when the things on!)
Ynniks@ix.netcom.com <mailto:Ynniks@ix.netcom.com>
Ynniks@aol.com <mailto:Ynniks@aol.com>

Milkmoney 7" is probably the release with the most good press & radio play. They are a slow rock trio (w/raspy female vocals) kind of in the Codine vein. Other recent releases are of recently broken up Landfill, which, of all places, had its biggest record sales in Japan. The most recent 7" was of Boston based band LINT. Lint has currently recorded a full length project & I am expecting to jump into my first CD (heresy). Lint is probably the most 'mainstream' of all the bands on Plumb, but that doesn't say too much. Lint is an unusual band, in that there are 3 core members, but there are 8 more members from various bands in Boston doing many of the vocals. Meaghan & Katie from Bloodletter (x-SK70..I think a Pop Narcotic release) will be doing vocals on the next 7". The project also features former Swirlies singer Seanna & other people in bands that would probably like to remain anonymous at this time at least. Also, hopefully, finally, I will be able to release the debut 7" from Grace Budd. Problems with the cover have kept this one back, but perhaps this week it will be released. Grace Budd is 3 and a female drummer. 3 of them sing & often all at once. The bass player, Adam, was in Funeral Party, but this is not gothe. I really like this 7". I just hope the cover comes soon.
Christopher Cassel

Polar Records
270 North Canon Drive, Suite 1396
Beverly Hills, California 90210-5323
USA
(213) 938-4487
(213) 938-4487
polarrec@aol.com <mailto:polarrec@aol.com>

Actually this company started off as music promotions company. They do interactive stuff. You can check out the new music phone system they made for Epitaph Records, it should be up in December (213)I-OFFEND. They just recently signed a kick ass band out of L.A. called Fogmachine. They recently played 2nd stage at the R.E.M. S. CA show. Cool distorted songs about girls and drugs. They're cool, you can get free shit and info if you send a SASE. They'll send you free shit and answer e-mail.
Jeff Peri
(November 1995)

~Polaris Records <http://members.tripod.com/webejammin/index.html>
328 S. New Albany St. suite#2
Sellersburg, In.
47172
(812) 246-9603
musicman@disknet.com <mailto:musicman@disknet.com>
~http://members.tripod.com/~webejammin/index.html <http://members.tripod.com/webejammin/index.html>

This label was formed to handle the needs of original talent in the Ohio Valley area.They currently promote NORTHSTAR a kick-ass progressive rock band that has been sweeping the area and creating a huge following. NORTHSTAR'S debut CD will be released in late March....Keep an eye out for this one!!
Richard Young
(March 1997)

~Polaris Records <http://members.tripod.com/webejammin/index.html>
328 S. New Albany St. suite#2
Sellersburg, In.
47172
(812) 246-9603
musicman@disknet.com <mailto:musicman@disknet.com>
~http://members.tripod.com/~webejammin/index.html <http://members.tripod.com/webejammin/index.html>

Anthony W Fleming
135 North Fern Street
Sellersburg, IN 47172
( 812 ) 246 - 9641
( 812 ) 246 - 9603
musicman@disknet.com <mailto:musicman@disknet.com>
~http://members.tripod.com/~webejammin/index.html <http://members.tripod.com/webejammin/index.html>

This label was formed to handle the needs of original talent in the Ohio Valley area.They currently promote NORTHSTAR a kick-ass progressive rock band that has been sweeping the area and creating a huge following. NORTHSTAR'S debut CD will be released in late March....Keep an eye out for this one!!
Richard Young
(March 1997)
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Richard Young
(March 1997)

Polyvinyl Records
16350 Ventura Blvd
Suite 480
Encino Ca 91436
(818) 881-8766
grumbletummyclub@juno.com <mailto:grumbletummyclub@juno.com>

They are a young label but have some cool alternative rock and punk bands including "Zyklon B" (who are a big hit in the European punk scene) and the fem rock band "Grumbletummy."
Daniel Williams
(December 1997)

~Ponk Records <http://www.ice.net/ponk>
P.O. Box 3664
Bloomington, IL
61702
U.S.A.
(309) 365-4491
(309) 365-4491
ponk@ice.net <mailto:ponk@ice.net>
~http://www.ice.net/~ponk <http://www.ice.net/ponk>
pinkbob@aol.com <mailto:pinkbob@aol.com>

Formerly Fot Records, Ponk is home to the impressive Passed Normal comp. series, as well as to people like Henry Kaiser, Amy Denio, Hugh Hopper, and Tiny Tim. Newest releases include full-length CDs of Church of Betty, Steve Horowitz (with Fred Frith), Maestro Subgum & the Whole, and a Chris Cutler improv concert. Watch for Passed Normal vol. 8 in early '96. Label operator Pink Bob is among the most helpful resources I've come across in independent music.
Brett Larner
(August 1995)

Pop Bus Records
5891 Darlington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Manny Theiner runs this label along with noise label SSS. This is his "nice" label, with singles from Weird Paul and Hurl and a few more I can't remember at the moment. Pretty cool stuff on the whole, just like his other "new" Pittsburgh label pals.

Pop Gun Records <http://www.camtech.com.au/popgun/>
PO Box 36
Rundle Mall SA 5000
AUSTRALIA
+ 61 8 362 0091
jason@camtech.com.au <mailto:jason@camtech.com.au>
<http://www.camtech.com.au/popgun/>

Pop Gun Records is a label dedicated to the finest in musical pleasure with a hell-bent passion for the perfect pop format - seven inch vinyl. Every Pop Gun release has a limited edition of 500 on coloured vinyl with some fancy artwork and packaging. So far, Pop Gun has released two singles, both by Adelaide bands Crush and Muff, and has its third single in the pipeline. Pop Gun loves all forms of musical experimentation and would love bands from around around the world to contribute to its catalogue. Pop Gun loves chocolate, so send 'em some!
Jason Bootle
(June 1995)

Pop Kid Records
PO BOX 53201
Ottawa, ON
K1N 1C5
Canada
bh813@freenet.carleton.ca <mailto:bh813@freenet.carleton.ca >

Apparantly formed by Ottawa band Girl Afraid. First release was a seven inch by said band which isn't bad by my standards.
Pat Valiquet
(August 1995)

Pop Llama
P.O. Box 95364
Seattle, WA 98145

The worst label in Seattle? Certainly the poppiest, with most of the Young Fresh Fellows releases and some other random things (Stumpy Joe). I've never been impressed with them, but they are still out there, doing their own thing.

~Pop Narcotic <http://www.webcom.com/popnarc/>
1085 Commonwealth Ave. #339
Boston, MA 02215
popnarc@world.std.com <mailto:popnarc@world.std.com>
~http://www.webcom.com/~popnarc/ <http://www.webcom.com/popnarc/>

Bill Peregoy's jump into the world of indie-pop has been a good one - singles from Swirlies, Dambuilders, Versus, and now 2 new ones - Helium and Small Factory. Very cool stuff, nice colored vinyl for mail-order folk (as opposed to black for radio and stores), and BIll also carries a bunch of other stuff in his catalog.

Pop Rox Records <www.poprox.com>
20 W. 20th st. #1005
New York, N.Y. 10011
(212) 929-1939
(212) 929-1910
poprox@flash.net <mailto:poprox@flash.net>
<www.poprox.com>

Pop Rox West
81 Pearl St #3B
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

Pop Rox is a New York City and Brooklyn based internet-only indie label specializing in cutting-edge electronic music (i.e. drum-n-bass, instrumental hip-hop, trip-disco, dub, etc.) The label was founded by Sam & Dave, remixers of Imani Coppola, P.M. Dawn, D*Note and lots of underground shit, with the help of Ben (Time Warner Editer), Chris (struggling temp) & Ty (business manager to the stars). Check out the site (www.poprox.com). Pop Rox rocks!
Dave Schommer
(March 1998)

Pop Secret / No Depression Records <http://www.secretpop.com>
PO Box 2203
Portland OR 97208
USA
(503) 233-9255
(503) 233-0565
secret@teleport.com <mailto:secret@teleport.com>
<http://www.secretpop.com>

Pop Secret/No Depression is a new Portland-based label whose first project is the world-renowned Bugskull's new album (the original motion picture soundtrack to Crock, a new film by Prescott Sheng and Raymond Montdragon). A Vinyl 12" only rlease came out in September. Feelings CD out now, co-release w/ Darla records
Dan Frazier
(June 1996)
Hi, the label is just called "Pop Secret" now, and there's a new website. Current projects include stuff by Bugskull, Gus Van Sant, The Feelings, New Bad Things, Wallpaper, Matthew Hattie Hein and some other things.
Dan Frazier
(December 1997)

Pop Secret / No Depression Records <http://www.portsoft.com/ps_nd/>
PO Box 2203
Portland OR 97208
USA
(503) 233-9255
dan@portsoft.com <mailto:dan@portsoft.com>
<http://www.portsoft.com/ps_nd/>

Pop Secret/No Depression is a new Portland-based label whose first project is the world-renowned Bugskull's new album (the original motion picture soundtrack to Crock, a new film by Prescott Sheng and Raymond Montdragon). A Vinyl 12" only rlease came out in September. Feelings CD out now, co-release w/ Darla records
Dan Frazier
(June 1996)

Poppin' Wheelies <http://www.swiftcom.com/swiftcom>
P. O. Box 639
Woodland Park, CO 80863
(719) 687-0192
(719) 535-1488
kimswift@swiftcom.com <mailto:kimswift@swiftcom.com>
<http://www.swiftcom.com/swiftcom>

Poppin' Wheelies Multimedia Productions is an independent label from Colorado. Mountain Car by Kim Swift is the first CD from Poppin' Wheelies. Poppin' Wheelies invites inquiries from other creative artists.
Kim Maurice Swift
(March 1997)

Porcelain Vortex Productions <http://www.nebulus.com/>
5042 Wilshire Blvd Ste 350
Los Angeles, CA 90036
USA
(213) 932-0886
flush@nebulus.com <mailto:flush@nebulus.com>
<http://www.nebulus.com/>

none!
ote
(October 1995)

Posh Boy
P.O. Box 4474
Palm Desert, CA 92261

One of the first true punk labels, Posh Boy doesn't have anything "new" to offer. But what they do have is an incredibly impressive back catalog of LA punk (the first Circle Jerks recordings, for example) which they periodically combine into compilation LPs (Posh Hits, Rodney On The ROQ, etc.).

Postcard Records
P.O. Box 546
Glasgow
G1Z 8NY
UK

The days when Postcard where big players on the UK indie scene seem long gone, which strikes me as a shame. They recently ('93 -'94) released two compilation CDs of archival Orange Juice stuff as well as discs from Paul Quinn and Vic Goddard.
Gordon Burt

Pot Luck Records
470 Greenlawn
Ypsilanti, Mich
48198

This Ypsilanti, Michigan label features the world's greatest Fraggle rock band, Orange Crush, as well as the heavy, misunderstood sounds of Friction. Just starting now, but look out world, here we come. Send your tapes and info and we'll see...or ask for The Orange Crush Circus Fan Club info for a real suprise!
Matt Fleming
(November 1997)

Pravda Records
3728 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60613

Rumor has it that Pravda has moved into the Chicago suburbs instead of the city proper...but that's really no big loss, as the label itself is seriously lacking in talent. The last two things I remember from Pravda are their take-offs on K-Tel compilations from the 1970s, the first of which had a few good covers (but why did they include Material Issue?) and the second of which was atrocious. Also a record store, if I remember correctly.

~Precious Records <http://www.concentric.net/noahm/precious.html>
P. O. Box 4961
Albuquerque, NM
87196
U.S.A.
(505) 256-1462
noahm@concentric.net <mailto:noahm@concentric.net>
~http://www.concentric.net/~noahm/precious.html <http://www.concentric.net/noahm/precious.html>

A tiny indie pop label dedicated to eventual world domination.
Noah Masterson
(February 1998)

PrettyBoy Records <http://www.apk.net/prettyboy/>
935 East Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19150
USA
(215) 247-8911
GwendolynK@aol.com <mailto:GwendolynK@aol.com >
<http://www.apk.net/prettyboy/>

Currently their only release is by Northbound `a contemporary/fusion jazz group' called Feeling Kinda Mellow.

Priapus <www.priapus.com>
1723 Illinois
Lawrence
Kansas
66044
(913)841-6169
mjsod@falcon.cc.ukans.edu <mailto:mjsod@falcon.cc.ukans.edu>
<www.priapus.com>

Priapus, a perpetual progression toward now. Since 1995. Music by Sun Barrow, Random Sporadic Thought, Teriyakis, T-shirt, Hopewell, Park. Please stay in touch.
Mike Soderling
(August 1997)

Prima Records <http://130.159.56.1/pd/PrimaCat.html>
PO Box 2539
London
NW3 6DF
UK
(+44) 0171 794 9549
<http://130.159.56.1/pd/PrimaCat.html>

Prima currently releases CDs by Sid Griffin, his band the Coal Porters and is reissuing his back catalogue with the Long Ryders.
Phil Dennison
(September 1995)

PRIMATE RECORD COMPANY, INC.
1211 Hamlet Ave. Suite C
Clearwater, Florida 34616
(813) 442-3526
(800) 854-1285
cmacone@ix.netcom.com <mailto:cmacone@ix.netcom.com>

82 North Broadway, Suite 206A
Hicksville, New York 11801
(800) 704-7707
(800) 854-1285
execulink@prodigy.net <mailto:execulink@prodigy.net>

MUSICIAN$... NATIONAL SEARCH!!!!! FOR UNSIGNED BANDS/MUSICIANS !!!!! CREATIVE, PROFESSIONAL, ORIGINAL MATERIAL NEEDED FOR OUR LATEST CD. "TOP 1000 RECORD COMPANY/RADIO STATION PROMOTION." SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL RECEIVE NATIONAL EXPOSURE. YOU RETAIN ALL RIGHTS AND ROYALTIES. ALL ENTRIES WILL RECEIVE A WRITTEN REVIEW FROM OUR CRITIC, SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE PERSONALLY NOTIFIED BY PHONE. SEND CONTACT NAME, ADDRESS, DAY AND EVENING PHONE NUMBERS AND SINGLE SONG DEMO TO PRIMATE RECORD COMPANY, INC. 82 NORTH BROADWAY, HICHSVILLE, NEW YORK 11801 ENCLOSE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER FOR $24.95 FOR SERVICE AND HANDLING
Anthony Casimano/Charles Macone
(April 1997)

Private World Entertainment <http://elbombo.shmooze.net/pwcasual/labels/pwe/index.html>
PO Box 1165, Station B
London, Ontario
N5W 5K2
Canada
landslide@shmooze.net <mailto:landslide@shmooze.net>
<http://elbombo.shmooze.net/pwcasual/labels/pwe/index.html>

Private World Entertainment is an independent record label, founded in 1988 by Landslide bassist Pete Dekoker and his partner Wynn MacPhearson. Named after a song by The New York Dolls, Private World has dilligently cultivated "Head On" Rawk n Roll on the London, Ontario music scene ever since. At least that's what it says at their web site. They've releases by Apocalypse Hoboken, Landslide, Snowdogs, Cry Cin and Wedge, amongst others.
tw
(August 1995)

~Pro DJ International <http://www.ozemail.com.au/prodj>
Pro DJ International
23 Thomas Street
Burwood Vic 3125
Australia
+61-3-98090366
+61-3-98090388
prodj@ozemail.com.au <mailto:prodj@ozemail.com.au>
~http://www.ozemail.com.au/~prodj <http://www.ozemail.com.au/prodj>

Specialise in Club and Dance Music
Peter Partakis
(January 1998)

Profane Existence Far East <http://web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/people/pefekubo>
c/o Izumi Kubo
35-3, Sannaicho, Sennyuji
Higashiyamaku
Kyoto, 605
Japan
+81 (0)75 531 6452
pefekubo@mbox.kyoto-inet.or.jp <mailto:pefekubo@mbox.kyoto-inet.or.jp>
<http://web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/people/pefekubo>

3"CD label starting in '95 and Profane Existence's Japanese official distributor
Izumi Kubo
(September 1995)

Progressive Rock Worldwide
C.P. 4169
Sao Paulo - SP - 05499
Brazil
55 11 881 51 50
55 11 852 1454

The label does, of course, specialize in progressive rock. It has bands like Tisaris, and Desequilibrios, and the seventies traditionals Som Nosso De Cada Dia, and Terreno Baldio.
Roberto Maia
(September 1995)

Project A-Bomb
2541 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Any label which can import Dog Faced Hermans LPs is doing something right. They also have stuff from Jonestown, among others. Good, noisy, punky stuff with a sometimes artsy edge to it.

Proteen Records
po 60363
harrisburg
pa 17106-0363

Nestled in the heart of the Susquehanna Valley, Proteen has (at least to my knowledge) only put out two comps showcasing Pennsylvanian talent from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. The overall 'sound' of the bands is very sing songy, and guitarry, but anybody who can start a label in the middle of PA deserves a buttload of credit!
Henry H. Owings

Proteen Records
po 60363
harrisburg
pa 17106-0363

Nestled in the heart of the Susquehanna Valley, Proteen has (at least to my knowledge) only put out two comps showcasing Pennsylvanian talent from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. The overall 'sound' of the bands is very sing songy, and guitarry, but anybody who can start a label in the middle of PA deserves a buttload of credit!
Henry H. Owings
Proteen Records began in 1993 by three guys with a lot of hopes of changing the scene around central PA. As of today they have put out about fifteen 7 inches including the following bands: Halogen, Golden (featuring members from Trans Am), Driver UFO, Buddy Sevaris, Train Truck Tractor, among many others. The guys also have a compilation CD out entitled "This is Harrisburg, Not Topeka" which features fifteen songs by fifteen bands they have recorded and/or partied with. The range of music among all of these bands is very diverse so everyone can find something they like whether it is pop, experiemental, etc. Currently they are having some financial trouble though there are many things recorded that they just haven't had the chance to put out. Kyle, Bryan, and Scott do deserve a lot of credit -- be sure to look out for their CD!
Jennifer Q. Mahar
(November 1997)

Public Bath Records
P. O. Box 2134
Madison, WI 53701

Run by a husband and wife team, Public Bath has brought a large part of the world of Japanese noise-rock to America. Bands like the Boredoms, Genbaku Onanies, Garlic Boys, Omoide Hatoba, Hanatarash, and three volumes of compilation singles called "Japan Bashing" which are essential items for every good family. Limited runs of singles, but try writing anyway 'cause they're really nice people.
The address shown above is very old and out of date. Public Bath is now located in San Fransisco. I know Revolver does all of the distribution for Public Bath releases, and also does mailorder, but I do not have a current address for Public Bath.
Rob Bunting
(May 1996)

Public Culture Inc. <http://www.pubcult.com >
365 Bay Street
Suite 710
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5H 2V1
[416] 955-4649
[416] 955-4654
rcd@pubcult.com <mailto:rcd@pubcult.com>
<http://www.pubcult.com >

Distribution of labels and artists in Canada. Those chosen for distribution by Public Culture Inc. are selected based on merit rather than musical style. Rock, soul, rap, blues, jazz all receive the same consideration. We are selective about what we distribute, because we go to the wall for our artists and can only do so much in a 24-hour day. Samples are requested in order to determine our level of interest, and all inquiries will be answered within two weeks of receipt of samples. If we can't handle your label/project, perhaps we can steer you toward somebody in Canada who can.
Robert Charles-Dunne
(February 1998)

Public Records <http://www.publicrecords.com/>
11684 Ventura Blvd
Suite 865
Studio City
CA 91604, USA
805-523-1343
info@publicrecords.com <mailto:info@publicrecords.com>
<http://www.publicrecords.com/>

Public Records is a Los Angeles/London based record label specializing in alternative, industrial, techno and punk rock music. In addition to publicizing Public's activities and artists, there are useful advice pages, commentary and links to other helpful music business resources.
John Alcock
(February 1997)

Puddle Records <http://www.popes.com/demou/puddle.html>
335 Court Street, Suite 107
Brooklyn, New York 11231
U.S.A.
(718) 392-9248
jimsanto@echonyc.com <mailto:jimsanto@echonyc.com>
<http://www.popes.com/demou/puddle.html>

Founded in 1994 by Anne Karle, Puddle is a nice little label with two bands at present on its roster: Jenifer Convertible and Cardinal Woolsey. JC has released two 7-inch singles, "Co-dependency" b/w "The Car Song" (1994) and "Speedracer" b/w "Rewind" (1995). Cardinal Woolsey has one single out on Puddle: "Hey Tell Me," released this year.
Jim Santo
(July 1995)

Pugnacious Gluegun Records
Box 1940
Enosburg Falls, VT
05450
USA
802-933-2363
miahking@marlboro.edu <mailto:miahking@marlboro.edu>

Independant, home recorded music. The style that most people are afraid to admit they made. Happy... non-trendy home-grown music.
Miah king
(November 1995)

Punch Productions <http://www.punchpro.com>
P.O. 97802
Raleigh, NC 27624-7802
919-505-5410
pinke@nando.net <mailto:pinke@nando.net>
<http://www.punchpro.com>

Punch Productions is a site for art, music, CD's and connection of minds.
C Hilton
(May 1996)

purderous magina records
philadelphia, PA,
USA
(514) 286 0738 or (610) 527 9411
bvqy@musicb.mcgill.ca <mailto:bvqy@musicb.mcgill.ca>

montreal, PQ
CANADA

a primarily cassette label. they have released one 7" record by montreal's HOWARD NORTH, which was highly acclaimed by CMJ. they have two cassette compilations featuring MENNEN, SPOOL, LAMPshADe, FULL, KIMBASHING, THE INBREDS, HAYWOOD, PILLSHOVEL, LARS R@, COMMUNAL GYM SHORTS, etc. the other two tapes to date are an experimental recording of life sounds, and a complete discography of philadelphia's seminal COMMUNAL GYM SHORTS. very lo-fi, homemade, d.i.y. stuff for people interested in new, offbeat, and unheard indie-rock. submissions welcome.
lars r@
(October 1995)

~purderous magina records <http://www.ugcs.calteh.edu/zoz>
vermlandsgade 14, 1.TV.
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
DENMARK
(45) 31 57 16 21
(45) 35 43 35 02
zoz@ugcs.caltech.edu <mailto:zoz@ugcs.caltech.edu>
~http://www.ugcs.calteh.edu/~zoz <http://www.ugcs.calteh.edu/zoz>

a primarily cassette label. they have released one 7" record by montreal's HOWARD NORTH, which was highly acclaimed by CMJ. they have two cassette compilations featuring MENNEN, SPOOL, LAMPshADe, FULL, KIMBASHING, THE INBREDS, HAYWOOD, PILLSHOVEL, LARS R@, COMMUNAL GYM SHORTS, etc. the other two tapes to date are an experimental recording of life sounds, and a complete discography of philadelphia's seminal COMMUNAL GYM SHORTS. very lo-fi, homemade, d.i.y. stuff for people interested in new, offbeat, and unheard indie-rock. submissions welcome.
lars r@
(October 1995)
please change comments to: a primarily cassette label. they have released one 7" record by montréal's HOWARD NORTH, which was highly acclaimed by CMJ. they have two cassette compilations featuring MENNEN, SPOOL, LAMPshADe, FULL, KIMBASHING, THE INBREDS, HAYWOOD, PILLSHOVEL, LARS R@, COMMUNAL GYM SHORTS, etc., and a third is on it's way. the other four tapes to date are 7 early songs by NYC minstrels extraordinaire UGLY BEAUTY, the debut by montréal's edge cutters MISHIMA, an experimental recording of life sounds, and a complete discography of philadelphia's seminal COMMUNAL GYM SHORTS. very lo-fi, homemade, d.i.y. stuff for people interested in new, offbeat, and unheard indie-rock. submissions welcome.
lars ro
(October 1997)

Pure Chants Music
P. O. Box 65285
Vancouver WA 98665
(360) 574-6618
sidb@pacifier.com <mailto:sidb@pacifier.com>

Current release: OptiMysticism: Love songs for each other, ourselves & the Earth performed by Good Gaia's features 15 songs, each in a diffent genre including rock, reggae, rage, folk, pop, blues, Latin, jazz, gypsy. Available on cd and tape. Previous releases: Peace, Bread & Land Band "Bright New Dawn, "Liberation Music"; "Modality Stew" all available on tape.
Sid Brown
(July 1995)

~Q Records <http://www.shore.net/qdiv/qrec.htm>
443 Albany St.
Boston, Mass.
USA 02118
qdiv@shore.net <mailto:qdiv@shore.net>
~http://www.shore.net/~qdiv/qrec.htm <http://www.shore.net/qdiv/qrec.htm>

A label associated with the recording studio, Q Division, Ltd. There are two releases on the label right now. One from Brian Stevens, formerly of the dearly departed Boston Pop band "The Cavedogs", and another from Poundcake, featuring another former Cavedog, a former member of the Aimee Mann Band, and a former member of Dear Sir.
A Nice Label for Nice People.
Brendan Haley

~Q Records <http://www.shore.net/qdiv/qrec.htm>
443 Albany St.
Boston, Mass.
USA 02118
qdiv@shore.net <mailto:qdiv@shore.net>
~http://www.shore.net/~qdiv/qrec.htm <http://www.shore.net/qdiv/qrec.htm>

A label associated with the recording studio, Q Division, Ltd. There are two releases on the label right now. One from Brian Stevens, formerly of the dearly departed Boston Pop band "The Cavedogs", and another from Poundcake, featuring another former Cavedog, a former member of the Aimee Mann Band, and a former member of Dear Sir.
A Nice Label for Nice People.
Brendan Haley
The name is actually "Q Division". They've put out one incredible album by The Gravel Pit, and at least one more should be out soon. They're hard-rockin', but real hooky too. I have no clue what their other bands sound like.
Mike Sturgess
(November 1997)

Quarterstick Records
P.O. Box 25342
Chicago, IL 60625

Recent releases have come from June of '44 "engine takes to the water" and Rachel's "handwriting lp". I also know that there are a couple of old Mekon's releases on the label, but lately it has been ex-Rodan central.
jeff rosenberg
(June 1995)

Queenie Records <http://www.shore.net/nonstop/queenie.html>
P.O. Box 2621
Peter Stuyvesant Station
New York, NY 10009
212-780-0092
queeniec@aol.com <mailto:queeniec@aol.com>
<http://www.shore.net/nonstop/queenie.html>

A female powered independent label from New York City. Dedicated to the underground. The labels roster currently contains: Kickstand, Cobalt, Coloring Book and Sexpod.
Jason Hirschhorn

Quiddity Records <http://members.aol.com/quid001/quiddity.htm>
P.O. Box 888211
Grand Rapids, MI 49588
USA
616-531-9012
616-531-9012
quid001@aol.com <mailto:quid001@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/quid001/quiddity.htm>

releases by the Cat's Miaow, Pencil Tin, Madison Electric, Super Falling Star, Buddha on the moon, Brincando de Deus, the Electrosonics and Majestic 12
Mike Babb
(November 1997)

R&J Records <www. R&J Records. Com.>
625 North Elmwood Drive Suite C
Aurora, IL 60506
630.801.0559 / 630.859.8205
z944081@ rice.farm.niu.edu <mailto:z944081@ rice.farm.niu.edu>
<www. R&J Records. Com.>

Welcome to R&J Records " Where The Dream Begins "I am Rodney Simms President of R&J Records our staff consist of: James Simms C.E.O.,Fay Simms Treasurer, Derrick Simms Administration, Micheal Rayford A&R Manager, and Eric Horice Teen Scout. Currently we are looking for new talent to possibly be included into the R&J Records family. If you feel that your talent is exceptionally well and would like to send a demo along with a photo-bio please do so. However understand that once the demo is sent they become property of R&J Records and should be protected by a copyright. Our label is currently working on a LP from a new up in coming star and her name is " Nikki " and she is hot. Come be a part of the family with R&J Records... Currently Searching For: R&B, Rap, Contemporary Gospel, Soft Rock, Country.
Rodney Simms
(January 1997)

Racer Records <http://www.racerrecords.com>
2443 Fillmore St., #202
San Francisco, CA 94115
1-800-5-RACER-5
racer@racerrecords.com <mailto:racer@racerrecords.com>
<http://www.racerrecords.com>
415-931-1614

Racer has been around since December of 1992 and has 11 releases by 7 artists as of June 1996. They gave away 20000 copies of their first free sampler and are taking names for the waiting list for Volume 2. The music tends toward intelligent pop / rock, although there's some folk-rock and electronic pop and even some freeform jazz. They have a mailing list for the label (write to racer-records-request@lists.best.com with the command SUBSCRIBE in the message body) and an extensive Web/FTP site at http://www.racerrecords.com - it features over 70 sound files, album art, artist interviews, plus the Racer demo policy, the complete text of their standard contract (with commentary), and a list of resources for indie labels and artists.
Kristi Wachter
(June 1996)

Radical House <ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/cs/cstan/radcat.html>
43 Dorman St
San Francisco CA
94124
415-285-2490
cstan@netcom.com <mailto:cstan@netcom.com>
<ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/cs/cstan/radcat.html>

Features Improvised and New Music including artists such as Asbestos Removal Crew, Fracture, RonK, Warheads, 99 Hooker, Roberto De Haven, Jerry Hartnett, Squelch, Jack Wright.
Carl Stanley

Radioactive Rat Records
238 South Cherry St.
Richmond, VA 23220

A weird sonic-terrorist 12" by Lid, a great sonic-impersonation 7" by Pelt, and now a split single by Pelt and Damn Near Red. These Richmond folks seem to have it all together at the moment...

Radius Records
P.O. Box 723
Licolnshire, IL 60069
pauls@tellabs.com <mailto:pauls@tellabs.com>

Radius is a very small label based in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Concentrating on local bands and a punk-like ethic.

Rainbow Connection <http://members.aol.com/johnnyrbc/index.html>
920 W. Country Club Dr.
Purcellville VA 22132-3047
USA
(540) 338-6442
masters_j@mediasoft.net <mailto:masters_j@mediasoft.net>
<http://members.aol.com/johnnyrbc/index.html>

Rainbow Connection. Chief of Staff, John A. Masters. Focusing on talents the world around, from large money makers Grubby to the noise of Memphis El Sol. With brother Crank, Rainbow defies all laws of gravity with very large sounds.
John Masters
(November 1995)

Rainbow Connection <http://www.erols.com/jmasters>
920 W. Country Club Dr.
Purcellville VA 20132-3047
USA
(540) 338-6442
jmasters@erols.com <mailto:jmasters@erols.com>
<http://www.erols.com/jmasters>

Rainbow Connection. Chief of Staff, John A. Masters. Focusing on talents the world around, from large money makers Grubby to the noise of Memphis El Sol. With brother Crank, Rainbow defies all laws of gravity with very large sounds.
John Masters
(November 1995)
A very nice label.
Jim Varney
(February 1998)

RAINFOREST****
The Crown Building
Suite 110
8855 SW Holly Lane MAIL: PO BOX 1218
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070 (PORTLAND, OREGON)
(503) 682-3944
(503) 682-7899
RainRecs@aol.com <mailto:RainRecs@aol.com>

TRUE INDIE LABEL- Forty artists including: Land of the Blind, Sylvia's Ghost, Gravelpit, Doris Daze, Tree Frogs, New Bad Things, Roger Nusic, Wammo, Cheralee Dillon,Jesus Presley, Medicine Sunday, MORE TO COME...
Ray Woods
(March 1996)

Ralph Records
109 Minna St. #391
San Francisco, CA 94105

I'm willing to bet that this address is totally wrong because I remember reading about a move to New Jersey sometime last year, but I post what I've got. Home to the Residents, Snakefinger, Tuxedomoon, MX-80 Sound, some Jad Fair recordings, neat compilations of the above bands, but I'm not so sure about recent releases. Quirky, noisy, experimental stuff worth checking out. TEC-Tones and Psycho-Acoustic are parts of Ralph (at least located at the same address), but I'm not sure how they're related.

RAS Records
P.O. Box 42517
Washington, DC 20015

"Real Authentic Sounds" of reggae, both home grown and Jamaican. The last Scream LP was on RAS, too, for some odd reason (did Skeeter have an in with these folks?) Anyway, if you're looking for a break from the Heartbeat re-issues and some recently recorded reggae, this is the place.

Ratfish
PO Box 381869
Cambridge, MA 02238

A great, great 7" label that is one of the biggest supporters of the indie and DIY ethic that there is. Has released amazing vinyl from Sinkhole, Toast, Big 'N, Puffy, Moviola (one of the best records EVER), Lunk, Mile Wide, Puddingmaker, and about 20 others. Each record has a beautiful homemade quality about it - listening to each Ratfish record gives you a great feeling, like as if the band recorded it just for you. The two guys who run Ratfish also run Surefire Distributors, one of the best small indie distributors in the country.
Al Crisafulli

Rave Records
P.O. Box 410209
San Francisco, CA 94117

Used to be based in Philly, now in SF, still same quality (or lack thereof, depending on your tastes). Antiseen, Starvation Army, More Fiends, other fairly sludge-bound rock stuff. OK but not special.

Ray's Music B.V. <http://www.raysmusic.nl>
Utrechthaven 6
3433PN Nieuwegein
Holland
(31)340266884
(31)340263454
rayscomm@worldaccess.nl <mailto:rayscomm@worldaccess.nl>
<http://www.raysmusic.nl>

Dutch independent record label with new artists, from dance to rock music.
Ray Dix
(July 1995)

~Reach <http://www.sys.uea.ac.uk/u9341137/reach.html>
PO Box 1918
Maidenhead
Berkshire, SL6 6EX
UK
mr-diack@uwe.ac.uk <mailto:mr-diack@uwe.ac.uk>
~http://www.sys.uea.ac.uk/~u9341137/reach.html <http://www.sys.uea.ac.uk/u9341137/reach.html>

Reach is a recently established record label which aims to make available music which deserves to be heard. Details of bands, forthcoming events and philosphies behind our work are available from the above address and web site. Never Lie, Don't Die.
Malcolm Diack

Ready Made Records
2933 Partridge Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90039
(213) 644-0554
wayneal@pacbell.net <mailto:wayneal@pacbell.net>

The newly formed Ready Made Records is run by vetran musician, Neal Rosenfeld, in conjunction with Music Soluble Solutions studios. Ready Made Records is preparing for the release of it's first full length cd by the cutting edge alternative/experimental phenomonom, Gag Factor. Ready Made Records is interested in working with bands/artists who are very musical, creative and driven and is now accepting demos. If you wish to have materials returned to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Teresa Cowles
(March 1998)

Real-Time Records/Cave Productions
6916 Lodestone Ct.
Alexandria, VA 22306
310-421-6022
703-768-5463

Real-Time Records is located in Alexandria, VA, but its production company the Cave in Lakewood, CA is the happening place. Gary Becks and Thomas Granger do all the music production for Real-Time. They are dance music specialist in all areas of dance music, including Industrial, Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, Ambient, Acid Jazz, Techno, Tribal, etc. They released 7 singles last year that are still making a lot of noise on the club scene. The Cave is on a various artistist Industrial CD released by 21st Circuitry Records as "Planet Anger" and have just released a 12" acid jazz single called, "Straight and Narrow" by Tee and Surp.
Virginia Becks

Reckless
1401 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

A bit of an odd label, but they're the ones responsible for most of the Bevis Frond recordings in the US, along with other, artsier outfits like MU and Black Sun Ensemble. Working with Bevis has given them a positive outlook on the coexistence of CD and vinyl, as Mr. Saloman refuses to dick the consumer (he's trying to make all of his songs available on both formats to beat the bootleggers and help his fans).

Record Runner
Av. Faria Lima, 1684 -lj 29
Sao Paulo - SP - 01452-000
Brazil
55 11 813-3015
55 11 543 32 65

The label specializes in progressive and psychedelic rock, with one of the most important Brazilian progresive bands called Terco, Another is Quantum, who's releases have become collectable in Japan. There's also new bands like Atomo Permanente, Violeta de Outono, and the virtuoso keybordist Fabio Ribeiro.
Roberto Maia
(September 1995)

RecRec Music <http://www.music.ch/recrec>
P.O.Box 8040
Zurich
Switzerland
++41 1 405 67 17
++41 1 405 67 18
recrecmusic@access.ch <mailto:recrecmusic@access.ch>
<http://www.music.ch/recrec>

RecRec Music is the Label of well known avantgarde musicians like Fred Frith, Tom Cora, The Ex, Ne Zhdali, Guy Klucevsek, Zero Pop and many others. We were founded in 1979 and some people say that we're the `Mother of the Indies'
Philippe Surber
(October 1995)

recycled carbon recordings <http:www.angelfire.com/nv/recycledcarbon>
17 prairie dog dr henderson, nv 89014
(702)898-3571
paraquat@hotmail.com <mailto:paraquat@hotmail.com>
<http:www.angelfire.com/nv/recycledcarbon>
enola@netcom.industry.net <mailto:enola@netcom.industry.net>

Recycled Carbon Recordings is a spring chicken of a label, jumping out of the desert in Las Vegas, NV. We were a tape only label until last summer when we released our first vinyl outings: a full length by Morgan's Orange, a Venice Beach-one man band that sounds a bit like Ween battling Neutral Milk Hotel, and a 7" by Enola Grey, a sort of Smog-y, Sonic-ish, lo-fi Vegas artist. We recently pulled an exclusive deal with Cargo American and have a ton of releases lined up including: a split comp with the BlackBeanPlacentaTapeClub label that includes Orange Cake Mix, Enola Grey, Paraquat, Magnolias Milan, Morgan's Orange and more. A 7" by Vegas acoustic duo Quaint. A 12" by Paraquat, a noisy, experimental sort of soup. And a Tribute to Neil Young comp that so far includes Metronome, George Willard, Broken Tree Fort and the usual cast of RCR rockers. We also have an extensive back catalog of tape only releases so come and check it out!
bil and burner
(November 1997)

Red Dawg Records
P.O. Box 2192
Bloomington, IN 47402-2192
United States of America
(812) 335-8439
mmurrman@silver.ucs.indiana.edu <mailto:mmurrman@silver.ucs.indiana.edu>

Red Dawg is a small, but busy label. So far (as of late June), they have two 7"s, by Tanner Boyle (from IN), and Araby (from CA, ex-Scherzo). Shortly they will have a lp+7" out that will be bands covering TV Show theme songs. That record is a benefit for Riley's Children's hospital. They also have a 7" by Rail (NY) due out in late July, as well as a split 7" with The Problematics/Snottboy '77. Write for more information, prices and whatever. Send $1 for the latest issue of Sty Zine and a catalog/list thing.
M Murrman

~Red Phraug Modern Medium <http://www.teleport.com/noise>
P.O. Box 186,
Oregon City, OR.
97045, USA
1-800-705-7765
noise@teleport.com <mailto:noise@teleport.com>
~http://www.teleport.com/~noise <http://www.teleport.com/noise>

RPMM is a small but expanding electronic music only label. It began in 1991 with the release of the first limited edition cassette (limited only by lack of funds of course) of a product (we resist the term 'band') called Rhythmic Ear Noise. Now, R.E.N. is working on vol. 6 and the label is signing several new and exciting artists that are pushing the envelope of the electronic movement. It has been a long hard road, and only in recent days has the label seen any notice. With hopes of showing the unique talent of the artists, RPMM is releasing an ambient compilation cd (mail order) which should serve as a good introduction to RPMM. Please come and play at our web site if you can, and dont forget to push on a couple of "mystery buttons"!
Mathew E. Taft

Reflex
Vydal Reflex Records,
Parazska 9,
Praha 1,
11630, Chzechland.

The releases have not been generally available outside of their home country, but the label has received recent attention thanks to ambient noise makers Ecstasy of St. Theresa. The bands first two 12" records 'Pigment' and 'Sussurate' are to be found here.

Reindeer Records
P.O. Box 8238
Portland
ME 04104
USA

Reindeer is a two-man operation dedicated to spreading the music of Maine (which has a distinctive sound, although not one you'd expect from Maine.) Their more prominent bands include the now- defunct but really godlike band Aerial Suite, Waxworks, and more recently releases from Stickfigure (interesting pseudo-grunge) and my band, Minor Ninth. (Can't put a finger on the style, there; some Replacements, some Inspiral Carpets, some Pumpkins, a few other more obscure things and nothing really dominant.) Soon to arrive are the Suspenders, some indie-pop with classic jazz roots which add yet another flavor to the mix.
PJ Morse

Reindeer Records
P.O. Box 8238
Portland, Maine 04104
207-874-9002
dtrent@erols.com <mailto:dtrent@erols.com>

A grass roots indie label that has been around for over 10 years. Probably the only legit non-profit label. Interests are up and coming groups of all genres. has hosted many years of high school and adult rock offs. presently doing nationwide compilation cds..first one was maine and tampa bay florida....currently in the works are baltimore and dallas-fort worth ....boston and seattle......san francisco and denver....more to come... email or call if interest is in your area......
don trent
(October 1997)

Reindeer Records
P.O. Box 8238
Portland, Maine 04104
207-874-9002
dtrent@erols.com <mailto:dtrent@erols.com>

A grass roots indie label that has been around for over 10 years. Probably the only legit non-profit label. Interests are up and coming groups of all genres. has hosted many years of high school and adult rock offs. presently doing nationwide compilation cds..first one was maine and tampa bay florida....currently in the works are baltimore and dallas-fort worth ....boston and seattle......san francisco and denver....more to come... email or call if interest is in your area......
don trent
(October 1997)
also.. we are currently running FLARO2 in florida..... for more information about this contact louis-phillipe e-mail flaro2@aol.com also... contact don "DBX" burke email ziaan@aol.com for information on west of the mississippi events
don trent
(December 1997)

Rena' Records & Publishing <http://members.aol.com/Renarecord/index.html>
P.O. Box 1061
Huntsville
AL
35807
(205)852-4076
Renarecord@aol.com <mailto:Renarecord@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/Renarecord/index.html>

Rena' Records & Publishing was founded in May 1997. This label specializes in blues, country, and adult contemporary music. To date, this label has one artist: Ms. Desiree Million, her debut CD is entitled "Who she is" (released in November 1997).
Desiree Million
(March 1998)

Renaissance Records, Inc. <http://skymarshall.com/renaissance>
1502 Knox Valley Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027-7367
P.O. Box 681786
Franklin, TN 37068-1786
(615) 661-6598
(615) 661-4639
John81258@aol.com <mailto:John81258@aol.com>
<http://skymarshall.com/renaissance>

We currently have releases by artists Russ Ballard, Keats, Device, Prism, T'Pau, Spys, Kayak, Wishbone Ash, Illusion, The Yardbirds, Eurogliders, Box Of Frogs, Art In America, Karla DeVito, Lake, Flash And The Pan, Balance, Kerry Livgren, Fish, Charlie, Orphan Moon, Cherie & Marie Currie, Renaissance, Colin Blunstone, David Ragsdale, Spider, Alcatrazz, Esquire, Crack The Sky, Shooting Star, New England The Hunt, Moxy, Tycoon and Cinema Face.
John W. Edwards
(February 1997)

Reptilian Records
403 S. Broadway
Baltimore
MD 21231
USA

Artists include Ginger, Edith, and a bunch of others the guy behind the counter couldn't remember. This is the same store that sells comix and stuff.
Patty Haley
(1994)
baltimore ska band the preschoolers joined d.c.'s checkered cabs on reptilian. the cabs have 2 7"s out and a full length on the way. the preschoolers have a 7" due this fall.
KiwiDelite
(August 1995)

Reservation Records
POB 7374
Athens
Georgia 30604

Quality label showcasing the 'indie rock' side of the Athens music scene. Good to above average singles by the likes of Harvey Milk, the Woggles, Jack O Nuts, Daisy, Hayride and Sweet Rooster. Chief Ruiz (Reservation head) is also in a band called Space Cookie who will be on a future Reservation release in addition to two split singles with Gaunt and Steel Wool. Also, Reservation's put out a superior Steel Wool single (aren't they all?) and a Citizen's Utilities single is in the works. Chief deserves a shitload more credit than is due to him here in town....
Henry H. Owings

~Resmo <http://www.xmission.com/gastown/RESMO/>
42 rue Monge
75005 Paris
FRANCE
+(331)45 40 54 21
100271.1306@compuserve.com <mailto:100271.1306@compuserve.com>
~http://www.xmission.com/~gastown/RESMO/ <http://www.xmission.com/gastown/RESMO/>

Main artist, Randy Rare, former John Mayall guitarist. CD "To Love" comes out in Sept. Very nice people, really, really nice, very gung ho on the Net, cut out the middleman, etc, etc
Randy Resnick <100271.1306@compuserve.com.

Resonance
P. O. Box 549 Village Station
New York, NY 10014

This label was rsponsible for releasing some of the Senator Flux stuff, as well as records from Sister Ray and Cassandra Complex. I' guess that they've gone under, but I'm not positive about this...

Resort Records Inc. <http://www.resortrex.com>
572 Rockrose Court
Lake Tahoe, NV 89451-8300
702-832-3766
702-832-8107
resort@resortrex.com <mailto:resort@resortrex.com>
<http://www.resortrex.com>

Music, News, Studio Tour, and some adrenaline thrown in for good measure. On-line "Film Music" background music library. Highlights: Cool graphics, technical studio tour, studio "Jam-Cam(tm)" camera <http://www.resortrex.com/studio_jamcam.htm>.
Dave Delbridge
(April 1996)
Resort Records presents RIGEL 7: Techno Music from The Dance Planet <http://www.resortrex.com/rigel7/>. Just when you thought it was safe to surf the Internet, an alien race comes along, threatening to neutralize our brains with techno music. Visit Rigel's web site and consume a double-helping of RealAudio noise, send a TechnoGram (musical greeting cards), name your band (random band name generator) or take the Trekno sci-fi trivia quiz. Winner of Yahoo's Weekly Picks and Project Cool's Site of the Day. "Have fun. Dance. ...or the planet gets it."
Dave Delbridge
(January 1998)

Resort Records Inc. <http://www.resortrex.com>
8350 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1026
McLean, VA 22102
703-448-9491
703-442-8199
dave@resortrex.com <mailto:dave@resortrex.com>
<http://www.resortrex.com>

Music, News, Studio Tour, and some adrenaline thrown in for good measure. On-line "Film Music" background music library. Highlights: Cool graphics, technical studio tour, studio "Jam-Cam(tm)" camera <http://www.resortrex.com/studio_jamcam.htm>.
Dave Delbridge
(April 1996)

Restless Records <http://restless.com>
1616 Vista Del Mar Avenue
Hollywood, CA
USA 90028
1-800-573-7853 (orders only)
(213) 957-4355 (orders or whatever)
pstark@restless.com <mailto:pstark@restless.com>
<http://restless.com>

Restless is a hit-and-miss label, with a high number of recent misses. So many, in fact, that I can't really remember anyone on the label at the moment. But I'm pretty sure that they bought the Celluloid back catalog, so if they keep working with that, we'll see some good music back in circulation (the Last Poets re-issues were just the first step).
skm
(1994)
I think a Miniature is a pretty darn good band on Restless. Restless is responsible for creating ADA with Warner. (i guess this means their not quite as indie as they once were huh! - tw)
anonymous
(September 1995)
These guys produce records for the labels Twin/Tone, Medium Cool, Clean, and On U Sound.
Beercan Boy
(October 1995)

~Retain and Expel Records <http://home.earthlink.net/billdozer/rexcnt.html>
945 Chicago Ave.
Apt. 2G
Evanston, IL 60202-1873
billdozer@earthlink.net <mailto:billdozer@earthlink.net>
~http://home.earthlink.net/~billdozer/rexcnt.html <http://home.earthlink.net/billdozer/rexcnt.html>

A Chicago punk rock label featuring The Geezers 7" record "Welcome Soccer Hooligans."
Bill Dabelstein
(January 1998)

Revelation Records <http://www.w2.com/revelation.html>
P. O. Box 1454
New Haven, CT 06506
<http://www.w2.com/revelation.html>

The "official" label of the New York sXe scene, something which got way out of hand far too quickly. Gorilla Biscuits, Token Entry, Onion, some HC compilations, and now Iceburn, Christian HC. Whoa.

Revolver Music/Heavy Metal Records
152 Goldthorn Hill, Penn
Wolverhampton
WV2 3JA
United Kingdom
01902 345 345
01902 345 155

I am member of Toronto based metal act, Fear Disorder. We signed with this label. Our contact is Dan Rogers. The label is very trustworthy and will make sure you get paid. The deal is a liscencing deal as our disc was already recorded. They would like to sign more Canadian metal. Send a package and tell them Steve Skull sent you.
Steve Skull
(March 1997)

Rhino Records <http://www.w2.com/rhinocatalog.html>
10635 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles
CA 90025
<http://www.w2.com/rhinocatalog.html>

Seems to have a wide range of music (Blues, Jazz, Folk, r'n'r), especially renowned for its Surf catalogue. Product can be ordered from a Web site although only stuff available on CD.
William Tillotson

Rhythmic Records
2528 Elm St.
Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75226
214-741-9663
214-939-9663
rhyrecords@aol.com <mailto:rhyrecords@aol.com>

The independent label for the bands Jackopierce, Vertical Horizon, Sister 7, Grand Street Cryers and Jack Ingram.
Paul Bassman
(December 1997)

Rice Pudding <http://wkweb1.cableinet.co.uk/gb/rice.htm>
PO Box 135
Totton
SO40 2ZN
England
gb@cableinet.co.uk <mailto:gb@cableinet.co.uk>
<http://wkweb1.cableinet.co.uk/gb/rice.htm>

Rice Pudding - At present home of the Indie band SLOW SMILE. Debut single out July '97. Contact us for band and label info. We love Music and Rice Pudding a perfect match made in heaven. We are an interactive site - send in your Rice Pudding Recipes. Love and Peace to you all.
Gary Burt
(October 1997)

Ringers Lactate
P.O. Box 5012
Long Island City, NY 11105-9998

Ringers is a good label putting out occasional singles by many different sounding bands - Smashing Orange, Idaho, The Moles, Sugartime. Solid stuff, most of which has moved on to bigger things (I think this winds up as a test zone for Caroline Records, but is not directly funded by Caroline).

Ringing Ear Records
9 Maplecrest
Newmarket
NH 03857
USA
jwc1@kepler.unh.edu <mailto:jwc1@kepler.unh.edu>

Our first two releases are out now: Sinkhole (um, my band) "Groping for Trout" and Doc Hopper "Aloha". The Hoppa is a backwoods Maine born-and-bred all-male foxcore outfit and The 'Hole has that catchy uptempo feel that the kids go for. (it's pop-punk.)
Eliot

Rip Off Records
581 Maple Ave
San Bruno CA 94066 USA
rippo@ix.netcom.com <mailto:rippo@ix.netcom.com>

Label releases so far include: 2 7"'s by the Rip Offs, a 7" and LP from the Statics, a 7" by the now defunct Spoiled Brats, the Rip Offs LP, and a single by the Makers. New out is a single by Austin, TX band the Cryin' Out Louds, and a 7" by Teengenerate. All the releases save the Statics LP have been great. The label owner is great. First class label all the way.
Rene' Passarieu

Rip-It Records
1221 West Colonial Drive
Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32804
407.648.9889
407.649.6767
javier@bellsouth.net <mailto:javier@bellsouth.net>

Defining what we call "THE NEW SOUTH", this is an indedendent label committed to the promotion, distribution and development of R&B, Reggae, Dance and Hip-Hop music. Groups such as the 69 Boyz, 95 South, 4U and the King of Reggae Soul, Reggie Stepper, are a part of our artist roster.
Jamaine Howard
(February 1997)

~Rival Records <http://www.rt66.com/webstyle/rival.html>
HC03 Box 196
Marble Falls, Tx 78654
USA
(210) 598-5412
(210) 598-1816
Rivalrec@aol.com <mailto:Rivalrec@aol.com>
~http://www.rt66.com/~webstyle/rival.html <http://www.rt66.com/webstyle/rival.html>

Have a release by Reece Whitley.
Gib Shackelford
(October 1995)

~Road Cone <http://www.teleport.com/roadcone>
P.O. Box 8732
Portland, OR
97202-8732
USA
roadcone@teleport.com <mailto:roadcone@teleport.com>
~http://www.teleport.com/~roadcone <http://www.teleport.com/roadcone>

This Portland label concentrates on 7" releases and is sometimes compared to Shrimper because many artists have appeared on both labels. Singles by Bugskull, Junket, and Shoeface have been released, and a Loren Mazzacane single and Bugskull CD are on the way. A couple fine comps (one 7", one cassette) are also available.
Steve
(1994)
A full catalog is available, including releases from other labels.
Mike Hinds
(July 1995)

Road Racer Records <http://www.roadrun.com/>
Roadrunner Records
536 Broadway, 4th floor
New York, NY 10012
USA
(212) 274-7500
(212) 219-0301
<http://www.roadrun.com/>

Roadrunner Records
Aachener Str. 209
50931 Cologne
Germany
kasper@dom.de <mailto:kasper@dom.de>

Roadrunner Records
Bijdorp 2
1181 Amstelveen
Netherlands
rrp@roadrunner.nl <mailto:rrp@roadrunner.nl>

A little two-fer here - I think one is the distribution arm of the other, but I can't remember which is responsible for new releases. Nice people, but not much in the way of recent releases (again, I'm hard pressed to remember anything on the label). And, just merged with TVT records...meaning they've got some big money backing, I think...
Road Racer Records doesn`t exist anymore!!! Now it's only Roadrunner Records and we are still independent. We have offices in The Netherlands, Germany, USA, France, England, Australia, Brasil.
Current releases: Sepultura, Dog Eat Dog, Shelter, Type O Negative, Life Of Agony and many more...
Barbara Biernat
(May 1996)

Roadkill Records <http://www.madnet@magna.com.au/>
P.O. Box 1280
Darlinghurst
Sydney
Australia
(0011-61-2) 332 4297
(0011-61-2 361 6397
jacjim@magna.com.au <mailto:jacjim@magna.com.au>
<http://www.madnet@magna.com.au/>

First release:Self-titled CD from "MADNET" - A cross between cathartic ambience, hard rock with industrial overtones & melodic rushes. Sort of Chrome meets Sonic Youth meats Stooges with a lot more depth of dynamics. Mention in Rolling Stone, Juice & various Street Press Second release: "IRON ZULU" - techno/tribal cabaret 3rd release: "SHAPESHIFTER" due in February 1996
James Mayson
(November 1995)

~Roasted Goat Records <http://www.nxus.com/dpfresh/rg.htm>
Tallahassee, FL
dpfresh@nxus.com <mailto:dpfresh@nxus.com>
~http://www.nxus.com/~dpfresh/rg.htm <http://www.nxus.com/dpfresh/rg.htm>

Dedicated to independent music, Roasted Goat Records offers music chat, resources, a place for bands to add links and soundclips and check out other peoples music.
David
(February 1998)

Rock&Roll Inc. Records
P.O.Box 57116
28224 Pozuelo
Madrid
Spain
+34-1-5412353
lpeza@ibm.net <mailto:lpeza@ibm.net>

It's the spanish fanzine Rock&Roll Inc's record label. All recordings are in vinyl format (LP,EP,Single). At the moment we have Lps by Beatnik Termites and Pluto, EPs by the McRakins, the Swingin' Neckbreakers and the Smugglers. The labels preferences are towards garage, Rock&Roll, surf, punk, hardcore, instrumental, power pop,... Please! send us an e-mail or fax and we'll send you more information.
Ignacio Lopez-Amor Pinillos
(December 1995)

RockDuster Records
PO Box 10437
Greensboro NC 27404
USA

3716 A Alliance Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27407
USA
910-294-9095
910-294-1488
RockDuster@epsone.com <mailto:RockDuster@epsone.com>
<http://www.epsone.com/ROCKDUSTER/>
910-294-7747

Rockduster Records is a True Indie Label tucked away in the small but Lush Hills of Greensboro, N.C. We Are Small But Resolute!! On Our Current Roster We Feature: The Independents, Shadow Play, Rich Lerner, Mary Lyon, and The Junkies.
epsone.com
(August 1995)

Rockville Records
P.O. Box 800
Rockville Centre, NY 11571

Another part of the Dutch East India corporate scheme, Rockville has generally been less successful than Homestead in finding and attracting new talent. Used to be known as Giant Records, until some asshole paid a lot of money to steal the name for his major-label subsidiary. Government Issue and Shonen Knife and Uncle Tupelo are the notables on Rockville that I can remember.

ROIR
611 Broadway #411
New York, NY 10012

A cassette only label with some of the best archives in the punk world. These folks have live Television tapes, old Bad Brains tapes, all kinds of stuff from CBGB's and elsewhere, and even the occasional vinyl release to back it up. Write for their catalog and watch your jaw drop.

Roof Bolt Recordings
PO Box 3565
Oak Park
IL 60303
USA
lmandel@interaccess.com <mailto:lmandel@interaccess.com>

Roof Bolt is a label specializing (so far) in 7" records by New Zealand artists. There are three releases to date, "Intro Version" 5 song ep by Alastair Galbraith, "Once in a Very Blue Moon" single by Brown Velvet Couch and "Something Else Again" by Roy Montgomery.
Bill
(September 1995)

Ropeburn
P.O. Box 6594
South Bend, IN 46660

They would deserve to be mentioned if the only record they ever released was the _...Vertical Slit...and beyond... _CD-retrospective deal. But, they've gone on to do two more V-3 CDs and perhaps more... somebody from the Forced Exposure camp would probably know more about this one.

Rotary-Dial Records <http://www.rotarydial.com>
41 Watchung Plaza, Suite 322
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 746-6108
info@rotarydial.com <mailto:info@rotarydial.com>
<http://www.rotarydial.com>

Rotary-Dial Records is a small company whose strict dedication is to introduce the world to new, original music. Not bound by any genre, our long-term plan is to seek out innovators of all kinds, hoping to both broaden the minds of our audience while offering them insight to the vastness of the world of music.
Christopher Drew
(September 1997)

~Rotten Windmill Records <http://studwww.rug.ac.be/hdacquin>
Paul Roosenstein
Maraisstraat 1
2021 SJ Haarlem
The Netherlands
~http://studwww.rug.ac.be/~hdacquin <http://studwww.rug.ac.be/hdacquin>
<http://studwww.rug.ac.be/cgi-bin/cgiwrap?user=hdacquin$script=toothpick.cgi>

A young label with some promising bands. First release was the now legendary lo-fi 7" by Plover (4-track recordings). A full-length LP by Plover is coming up (To the South). This one-man band might just become really BIG in the near future. Think of Lou Barlow if he played in Crystalised Movements. New signings are Mote (noisy popband with killer hooks and a dark edge) and Birdskin (Mission of Burma meets Husker Du).
Hendrik Dacquin

Round Flat Records <http://www.rockfetish.com/roundflat/>
PO Box 1676
Amherst NY
14226 USA
roundflt@pce.net <mailto:roundflt@pce.net>
<http://www.rockfetish.com/roundflat/>

Music Mailorder & Record Label That Distributes Over 9000 Titles Of Punk, Industrial, Hardcore, Alternative, Garage, Ska, metal & Everything Inbetween. All Formats & The Cheapest Prices On The Web!
Curt
(March 1997)

Rounder Records
1 Camp Street
Cambridge, MA 02140

Kings of the heap in the "roots music" department. Rounder is the most varied of the labels, while its subsidiaries have narrower foci - Heartbeat does reggae, Philo for folk, Bullseye and Black Top for blues, and Varrick is a little broader but mostly folk. Rounder also has the rights to the Smithsonian/Folkways archives and has been releasing that material on a regular basis (and it's great!). The mail-order arm is Round-Up Records - a bit pricey, but they stock many things in the jazz, blues, and folk world that are hard to find in stores. Besides, Rounder is the label that saved the memory of the Shaggs for all eternity, and for that I am most grateful.

Rovic Records
6465 Maverick Trail Drive San Antonio, Tx 78240
210-681-9637
210-681-9637
Rosie Arguello@nextexpress.com <mailto:Rosie Arguello@nextexpress.com>

Rovic Records records, distributes, promotes, produces,publishes and copyrights material for their artists. Music Genre: R&B/pop/latin/tejano Accepting Demos at this time.
Rosie Arguello
(June 1996)

Royal-X Productions <Coming Soon>
Post Office Box 8205
Huntington Beach, CA 92615 USA
714.848.7570
ufo@gte.net <mailto:ufo@gte.net>
<Coming Soon>

Royal-X Productions is an artist friendly label and personal management company. General style of music: Ska-Core - Punk - Techno - Britpop - Industrial - or anything Unique. Artists we are currently listening to (which will probably give you a better idea of the music we prefer) Ben Lee, Radish, David Bowie, Supergrass, Blur, Red Kross, Rancid, Save Ferris, No Doubt, Less Than Jake, Bjork, Chemical Brothers and NIN. We tend to shy away from compilation discs in favor of split eps and full length releases. This gives each band more exposure. We release product on disc, cassette and vinyl depending on each project. Distribution is handled in-house and based on the best avenue for each release. ALWAYS accepting demo packages from bands of ALL AGES and Any Location. Information or to be added to our postal mailing list send us some email.
I.M. Royal
(May 1997)
The label and management company Royal-X Productions now includes Alternative Country & CowPunk bands as well as Ska-Core, Modern-Rock & Techno. Royal-X seems to be concentrating more on management lately though several upcoming releases are being planned.
I.M. Royal
(September 1997)

Coming Soon" name=Royal-XProductionsRoyal-X Productions <<blink>
Post Office Box 8205
Huntington Beach, CA 92615 USA
714.848.7570
Royal-X@juno.com <mailto:Royal-X@juno.com>
Coming Soon"Coming Soon <<blink>

Royal-X Productions is an artist friendly label and personal management company. General style of music: Ska-Core - Punk - Techno - Britpop - Industrial - or anything Unique. Artists we are currently listening to (which will probably give you a better idea of the music we prefer) Ben Lee, Radish, David Bowie, Supergrass, Blur, Red Kross, Rancid, Save Ferris, No Doubt, Less Than Jake, Bjork, Chemical Brothers and NIN. We tend to shy away from compilation discs in favor of split eps and full length releases. This gives each band more exposure. We release product on disc, cassette and vinyl depending on each project. Distribution is handled in-house and based on the best avenue for each release. ALWAYS accepting demo packages from bands of ALL AGES and Any Location. Information or to be added to our postal mailing list send us some email.
I.M. Royal
(May 1997)

RRR
151 Paige St.
Lowell, MA 01852

One of the premier places to go for truly mindbending, grating, experimental music. F/i, Vocokesh, Crash Worship, and millions more obscure than that. Fairly friendly about mail-order from what I've heard. Definitely worth checking out.

Rubber Records
P.O. Box 32 (mail)
Hawksburn 3142
Australia
(03) 9699 2018
(03) 9696 0027
rubber@ozonline.com.au <mailto:rubber@ozonline.com.au>

59 Victoria Avenue (office)
Albert Park 3206
Australia

633 Ocean Avenue, Studio #21
Santa Monica, CA 90402
310-456-4546
310-456-4546
info@rubberrecords.com <mailto:info@rubberrecords.com>
<http://www.rubberrecords.com>

Been going around seven years with a bunch of records to show for it. Started as a license type thing (Prisonshake, Liquor Giants, Coal Porters) but now has a decent roster of rather fine Australian acts (if we do so say so). Last year started a compilation series (American Pie) of interesting US bands because licensing became a little difficult (Australia is a small market).
David Vodicka
(July 1995)
Rubber Records new US home page is home to such bands as Fat Amy, Neighborly, Frenzal Rhomb, and more. Visit Rubber Records and get on the mailing list to win free Rubber merchandise each and every month!
Rick Root
(February 1998)

Rubber Records
P.O. Box 32 (mail)
Hawksburn 3142
Australia
(03) 9699 2018
(03) 9696 0027
rubber@ozonline.com.au <mailto:rubber@ozonline.com.au>

59 Victoria Avenue (office)
Albert Park 3206
Australia

Been going around seven years with a bunch of records to show for it. Started as a license type thing (Prisonshake, Liquor Giants, Coal Porters) but now has a decent roster of rather fine Australian acts (if we do so say so). Last year started a compilation series (American Pie) of interesting US bands because licensing became a little difficult (Australia is a small market).
David Vodicka
(July 1995)

~Ruckus Records <http://www.teleport.com/ruckus/>
PO Box 1804
Portland, OR 97207
USA
(503)-238-6014
ruckus@teleport.com <mailto:ruckus@teleport.com>
~http://www.teleport.com/~ruckus/ <http://www.teleport.com/ruckus/>

Label focused but not limited too Oregon bands. Fairly small catalog but has big plans. Releases at this point are a CD by Eugene's Jasper and a split single with King Black Acid and Hitting Birth. Jasper falls on the darker side of pop and has a violin as the lead instrument. The violinist works his instrument through effects pedals creating 'gorgeous unworldly sounds'. King Black Acid play swirling floating in the womb coma-core and Hitting Birth plays driving tribal rock. Future releases may possibly include The Dandy Warhols, Transparent Things, Pond, Merkin, Svelt, Quasi and others, but it's all tentative.
Kurt Ehrler
(December 1995)

Rudolf Music <http://www.vom.com/tapp/>
P O Box 1435
Glen Ellen, CA
95442 USA
707-939-8879
707-939-8879
tapp@vom.com <mailto:tapp@vom.com>
<http://www.vom.com/tapp/>

Rudolf Music is the indie label/publishing co. for Charles Tapp, songwriter/ singer/musician in N. California. Debut CD release 7-25-97. Melodic-Progressive.
Charles Tapp
(July 1997)

Running Dog Records
P.O. 1438
Kingston, RI
02881
USA
(401) 783-8062
RDRFZMO@aol.com <mailto:RDRFZMO@aol.com>

Running Dog Records recently released Foxtrot Zulu's debut "Moe's Diner." There's something about Foxtrot....they resemble nothing that's been out before....they feel good, they're fun, and you can't get the songs out of your head.
Dan Peacock
(November 1995)

Rykodisc <http://www.rykodisc.com>
Shetland Park
27 Congress Street
Salem, MA 01970
info@rykodisc.com <mailto:info@rykodisc.com>
<http://www.rykodisc.com>

A&R
Rykodisc
530 North Third St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Ryko is at its best when it's doing retrospectives or complete catalog re-issues of "dead" artists - Mission of Burma, David Bowie, Frank Zappa. Their newer efforts have been pretty lackluster, with the *possible* exception of Sugar (sorry, I just didn't like the album...I tried, but I miss the anger of Bob working with Grant).
skm
(1994)

Safe House Records
PO Box 5349
W Lebanon NH 03784
1-800-486-5826.

A label with a couple of big guns! First, they've got Southern Culture on The Skids most recent LP (although they're now on Geffen, I think) and they snagged Jad Fair away from 50Skid. However, Fair's material, although borderline great in the past, has really fallen behind in the song writing category. It should be interesting to see what this label will do.
Henry H. Owings

Saft Records <http://www.saftrecords.com/>
12302 2nd Street
Fort Myers, FL 33905
1(941)-694-2273
1(941)-694-2273
saft@bigfoot.com <mailto:saft@bigfoot.com>
<http://www.saftrecords.com/>

Diffrent music (a) diffrent label
Jeremy Helton
(June 1997)

Sanctuary Music International, Inc. <http://www.himorch.com>
PO Box 779
Boca Raton, FL 33429
954-360-1253
himorch@gate.net <mailto:himorch@gate.net>
<http://www.himorch.com>

Sanctuary Music International, Inc. is pleased to present the new release of I MUSIC by His Imperial Majesty's Orchestra. Please visit our web site for samples, reviews, and ordering information.
Michael J. Caruso
(October 1997)

Sappy Music Records
PO Box 25097
Moncton, NB
E1C 3X1
Canada

Home label of Eric's Trip, although they are on Sub Pop. Sappy will also have solo stuff put out by the members of ET, such as the Moonsocket cassette (Chris) and Broken Girl (Julie)

Sarah Records
P.O. Box 691
Bristol BS99 1FG
United Kingdom

The best-known label in the Brit-pop-twee sphere (along with Heaven and many really small DIY things). Field Mice, Heavenly, Orchids, Action Painting!, Springfields, and much more. Very nice people, very nice, usually quiet, peaceful music (wimpy is too derogatory for my tastes).

~Sarzo Music <http://north.pacificnet.net/sarzo/>
P.O. box 6061-126
Sherman Oaks, Ca 91413
USA
818 906 7515
818 789 7809
sarzo@pacificnet.net <mailto:sarzo@pacificnet.net>
~http://north.pacificnet.net/~sarzo/ <http://north.pacificnet.net/sarzo/>

Rudy Sarzo, Cuban-born bassist and producer, best known for his work with such rock bands as Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot and Whitesnake is announcing the launch of his new Rock En Espanol record label Sarzo Music. The first release is the latest recording of Argentina's hard rock band "Logos". "My goal is to help raise the level of quality in Rock En Espanol by my involvement in the production and development of these and all future Sarzo Music recording artists".
Rudy Sarzo
(August 1995)

Satellite
911 e. Colorado Blvd. #151
Pasadena
California 91106

Bands on Satellite: Mad Parade, Earshot, Garganta, Breathless. For info on Earshot send email to, ashyer@mailbox.syr.edu
Ashyer
(April 1995)

Savage Republic Records and Tapes <http://cs.nemostate.edu/eport/srt>
626 Santa Monica Blvd, #326
Santa Monica, CA 90401
816 785-7236
310 459-6055
eport@hto.usc.edu <mailto:eport@hto.usc.edu>
<http://cs.nemostate.edu/eport/srt>

SAVAGE REPUBLIC TAPES was formed by ETHAN PORT in the mid 80s to sell live tapes of his band Savage Republic. The label also sells tapes of Ethan Port's earlier project ...uh... and other various projects, including his work with L.A. psycho-trash-trance band Death Ride 69.
After the break-up of Savage Republic in 1989 Ethan Port set out to compile a video and CD of the bands final performance, which will hopefully be completed in 1996. The label also helped put out the first WONDER single, a new incarnation of several Savage Republic members: Ethan Port, Greg Grunke, and Thom Furhmann. A new WONDER CD is slated for release sometime in 1996.
Ethan Port
(October 1995)

SBS Records <http://www.astro.cf.ac.uk:80/pub/Gabrielle.Allen/CRUSH>
PO Box 6
Hengoed
Mid Glam
CF8 7SR
UK
01495 201116
01495 201116
crush@taurus.demon.co.uk <mailto:crush@taurus.demon.co.uk>
<http://www.astro.cf.ac.uk:80/pub/Gabrielle.Allen/CRUSH>

Most famous for being the label which released the Manic Street Preachers debut single, 'Suicide Alley' in 1988, before the Manics joined Heavenly. The owner, Glenn Powell, is an entrepeneur, recording engineer, producer and jazz musician, who has also previously worked with Jimi Hendrix, amongst others. The label is situated at its own studio, Soundbank Studio, in Blackwood, Gwent; and they have recently signed Newport band Crush, and are currently considering a debut single release with them.
Chris Dickson
(March 1995)

Scat Records
4349 Westminister Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108
USA
(314)533-3280
(314)533-1193
dh201@cleveland.freenet.edu <mailto:dh201@cleveland.freenet.edu>

A fine label - home of Prisonshake, My Dad Is Dead, a nifty "archive" series with Children's Crusade and Attic Tragedy, and releases by Soul Vandals, Sockeye, Pufftube, the Hotel Cleveland comps, and now Guided By Voices. Robert Griffin used to be on the internet, but the email address may no longer work.

Schizophrenic Records
115 Liberty N.E.
Salem, OR 97301

Fairly new label (2 years!). They've been putting out the I-5 Killers comps, with bands like Sprinkler, Dead Moon, and Hazel as notables.
Bill W.

Scooter Swing Records
13 Peveril Avenue,
Scunthorpe,
South Humberside,
DN17 1BQ. UK

Run by a man called Mathew Clarke, what I know they've released is a Pussy Cat Trash single, and a very good single it is. They may well have more releases by now.

Scratch
317A Cambie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 2N4
Canada
604 687 6355
604 687 0488
scratch@deepcove.com <mailto:scratch@deepcove.com>

Noisy stuff... Superconductor, Nimrod, Lung, Sun City Girls, and this bizarre christian fundamentalist band called "Thee Crusaders" (who are not to be linked to thee Billy Childish in any way).
unknown
(1994)
New stuff coming on it's way from Scratch consists of (#18) Propeller-Rame CD (X-Zoviet France), (#19) Pork Queen-Strange CD, (#20) Bugskull-Snak Land LP/CD, (#21) Sidereal Rest Comp CD (with TFUL282, Sun City Girls, Melchor, Roughage, Pork Queen, Good Horsey, Caroliner, US Saucer, Bugskull, tons more). I'd say the label is making an obvious shift from noisy rock to more ... well, not noisy music ... I don't know, whatever
Keith Parry
(October 1994)

Script Records <http://www.polbox.com/j/jsanders/>
n/a
(615)960-2738
NONE
scriptrecords@usa.net <mailto:scriptrecords@usa.net>
<http://www.polbox.com/j/jsanders/>

Nashville-based Hip-Hop, Rap, and R&B label.
Jeremiah Sanders
(November 1997)

Search Engine For Information About Music - Worldwide Recordings Limited <http://www.worldrecords.com>
Box 38722
North Vancouver, British Columbia
CANADA, V7L 4T7
n/a
n/a
info@worldrecords.com <mailto:info@worldrecords.com>
<http://www.worldrecords.com>

For independent promotion and distribution, please send two copies of your cd/demo to us at: Worldwide Recordings Limited, Box 38722, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA, V7L 4T7
Jim Rota
(July 1997)

Season Records
20 Ralton Avenue
Glen Waverly, 3150
Victoria
Australia

Found this address in one of the newsgroups. I know nothing at all about Season except that it's an Australian label, which is pretty obvious from the address!

Seismophonic Records <http://www.seismophonic.com>
584 Castro St., Suite 718
San Francisco, CA. 94114
jmcclure@seismophonic.com <mailto:jmcclure@seismophonic.com>
<http://www.seismophonic.com>

I've exchanged email with the owner. This label is focusing on gay & lesbian artists in the synthpop & electronica genres. When I asked him about other people he said they'll actually consider anyone who's not a homophobe or misogynist. However, he did also mention that they're not signing anyone right now. BUT they are taking submissions to put on file for when they do. You have to email him first and tell him you're sending it. He takes a list to the post office when he picks up the mail. If you're not on the list, it gets sent back to you. He responds to your submission via snail mail within 1-2 months. I got a sort of sampler cassette from him on artists they are considering. Some real HOT stuff! I've agreed to help him out, which is why he sent it to me. The label is pretty new. He's looking for a financial partner in San Francisco. And that's why they are not signing at this second. Cheers!
John DeWitt
(March 1998)

Self Destruct Records
1901 Bainridge Row Drive
Louisville, KY 40207

3 volumes of "Louisville Sluggers" comps, along with the essential Endtables, and new music from Evil Twin Theory and Dybbuk. Pester them to release more Endtables stuff - Louisville punk from 1979 that still has never seen the light of day (these are first releases, not re-issues...).

Self-Starter Foundation (The)
P.O. Box 1776
Horsham, PA 19044
USA
215-441-8968
newmyer@kns.com <mailto:newmyer@kns.com>

New Pennsylvania label. First release by Boston band karate!, second release by Pennsylvania band Grieving Eucalyptus. Singles for now, more mediums in the future. Future possibilities include Doug Martsch single, Meices single, Driver UFO full-length (split release with Proteen Records), something with Haywood, something with Grither, some sort of comp...blah, blah, blah...high expectations and hopes...limited funds and time...who knows what'll happen. karate! is slow and melodic--Codeine meets Seam meets a slow Fugazi. Brooding-- night music. Grieving Eucalyptus is heavily influenced by mod, Buddy Holly, and pre-sweetened breakfast cereal. Happy, fun, hyper stuff. Label also does concert promotion in Pennsylvania.
chris newmyer

~Sellout Records <http://www.duke.edu/jma4/>
P.O. Box 93781
Durham, NC 27708
USA
jma4@acpub.duke.edu <mailto:jma4@acpub.duke.edu>
~http://www.duke.edu/~jma4/ <http://www.duke.edu/jma4/>

New as of late 95, this label only includes releases from the guy who runs it. Soon to have more though, so check out the website if you like crunchy guitars and happy music in the somewhat typical Chapel Hill format. Josh, the head guy, is xtra special nice, and if you're in a band in the area, let him know. He'll probably agree to put you up on his site.
Ryan

SET Cassettes
c/o Terry Burke
3100 Markbreit Ave. #2
Cincinnati, OH 45209-1706 USA
(513) 321-2864
Dr13@ix.netcom.com <mailto:Dr13@ix.netcom.com>

SET Cassettes is a D.I.Y. cassette-only that was founded in Boston,MA back in 1989. The tiny label has released two tapes by experimental sound "band" Histatic Charge, as well as two very well received compilation tapes. The first was a collection of Boston area cassette artists called "Drain That Dirty Water" (1991) and featured The Exi's, Urban Ambience, Judas & Natasha Experiments, Haberland, and many more. The second compilation was released after SET Cassettes relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1993. The "Produce" cassette plays like a "who's who" in the cassette underground, all singing about fruit & vegetables! Some of the artists are John Bartles, Ken Clinger, Jeff Freymann, skillit, The Exi's, and many more. SET Cassettes also helps produce a monthly radio program called "Doctor 13's Audio Lab" on community run volunteer radio station WAIF-FM. Others are encouraged to contact us to trade tapes.
Terry Burke
(August 1995)

~Seven-0-Two Records <http://www.powernet.net/stickerguy>
POB 204
Reno, NV 89504
USA
702-324-3889
mench@cs.unr.edu <mailto:mench@cs.unr.edu>
~http://www.powernet.net/~stickerguy <http://www.powernet.net/stickerguy>

Put out Scared of Chaka, Gus, The Twerps, Ground Round, and Tunstin Gat. Check all that out at the web page. Underground and punk rock.
Pete Menchetti
(November 1995)

~Seventh Heaven Records <http://olympic.pacificrim.net/7heaven/>
P.O. Box 28190
Bellingham, Wa. 98228-0190
U.S.A.
(360) 398-2846
(360) 398-2846
7heaven@pacificrim.net <mailto:7heaven@pacificrim.net>
~http://olympic.pacificrim.net/~7heaven/ <http://olympic.pacificrim.net/7heaven/>

First artist BLACK. Rock band from Bellingham. Great music (we think - you tell us) CD released Jan 10, 1995 . We think we're really nice people and would love candy.
The label started about a year ago. We recorded the BLACK CD in our 32 track studio. We're looking for distribution and just getting started on air play. We're committed to BLACK solely, until we feel they've had the very best we can give them, then we'll begin to add new artists. Hopefully in a year!! If all goes as planned with BLACK.
Dianne

sh-mow records <http://www.io.com/user/triske/shmow.html>
P.O. Box 1306
Boulder
Colorado 80306
USA
(303) 443-7703
(303) 415-1624
shmow@aol.com <mailto:shmow@aol.com>
<http://www.io.com/user/triske/shmow.html>

Sh-mow records is centered in Boulder, Colorado (but not limited to it!), and was formed in response to the poor representation of the Colorado scene (i.e. Big Head Todd). They carry many different kinds of music and are always looking for new bands. They carry albums by the Reejers, High Seasons, Angel Hair, Grimace, and others.
James Lewis
(Feb 1995)
They've put together a compilation disc of 12 local acts that represents a departure from what is typically considered the "Colorado" sound (Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd, etc). The disc is entitled "Shmowballs" and represents the edgier sounds of Colorado. So far they're getting great reviews and exposure and are planning "Shmowballs 2".
Mike Schiltz
(May 1995)

Shake Records
598 Victoria
CP 36587 Saint Lambert,
Quebec
Canada
J4P 3S8

Shake Records (one of the legendary fave indie record shops in Ottawa - the other one being John Westhaver/Birdman Sound) launched their own record label with the co-release of Pluto's failure 7" with Mint Records. Their next release will be Punch Buggy's independent CD, which Warner is apparently planning to pick up for distribution.Still young at this point, but full of energetic people with great taste in music.
Jane Tattersall

Shakin' Sheila Recordings
P.O. Box 72189
Louisville, KY. 40272
USA

Louisville label since 1991 with the release of their first cassette by a garage rock band called Cumloaf. Recent releases have included: Conspiracy 8A (a 7 song compilation cassette featuring such bands as Eleven-Eleven, Blangk, Union, Month of Sundays, Blindive and many more), A Gordon's Iguana/Blindive split 7" and Month of Sundays "Did You Bury Yourself Again?" full length LP. They plan many more releases for the upcoming years.
anonymous
(November 1995)

Shangri-la Records
1916 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901)274-1916
shangri@vdospk.com <mailto:shangri@vdospk.com>

A label run by friends of the mighty Grifters which has released most of their material along with odd side-project stuff like Hot Monkey. The label also has a record store where folks can buy fine Memphis music or fine independently released records, comics, zines etc. The labels most recent releases are the Grifters' Eureka ep and the Simple Ones (a fine Memphis local guitar action thang!) CD, which is half new stuff and half a compilation of their best 7" releases, called Worth the Weight.

shelflife
8976 Foothill Blvd. BOX 309
Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 91730
U.S.A.
(909) 980-2982
shlflife@ix.netcom.com <mailto:shlflife@ix.netcom.com>

Shelflife records is here! A label dedicated to releasing pure, honest pop. "Whirl-Wheels"- an international pop compilation will be available shortly. The bands include: The Lovelies, Boyracer, The Cat's Miaow, The Autocollants, Moving Pictures, Les Autres, Peru, Sugar Plant, Penelope Trip, Super Eight, The Singimg Trees, The Crooner, The Penelopes, Next Time Passions, Club 8, One Night Suzan, Clair, and others...
Also coming soon: a Lovelies 7", the autocollants 7"ep.
Shelflife also has a mailorder catalog soon with releases from: Orgasm, Viwit, Quiddity Records, Subway, Siesta, Sticky, Elefant, Bliss, plus more...
Please contact us.
Edward
(April 1996)

Shimmy Disc
JAF Box 1187
New York
NY 10016
(718) 768-2424
(718) 832-3686

Shimmy Disc is the creation and handiwork of the infamous Kramer -one-time member of the Butthole Surfers, Shockabilly, B.A.L.L., and Bongwater and producer extraordinaire (to say nothing of his extracurricular activities :). Other Shimmy stuff includes Fred Lane, old (good) King Missile, Lida Husik, Uncle Wiggly, When People Were Shorter And Lived Near The Water, Grenadine, and more. Has now expanded by starting the Kokopop label, an adjunct to Shimmy which works with more pop-based artists than the typical Shimmy-stuff (the Sassy Chia Pet, Nothing Painted Blue, Saturn V, Pineapples, and the horrid 700 Miles).

Shinkansen
address: See Sarah Records

The new label from the people who brought you Sarah Records. Some excellent releases by Trembling Blue Stars and Tompot Blenny. They've moved to London, but as far as I know the old Sarah PO Box remains active.
King Queen Jack
(May 1997)

Shoetree Records <http://members.aol.com/nimo509/shoetree.html>
2521 Meadow Park Circle #3A
Bedford Texas, 76021
USA
(817) 283-0767
Shoe509@aol.com <mailto:Shoe509@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/nimo509/shoetree.html>

Home of Shoetree Studios! The Best in MIDI/Synth Digital Recording. Home Label of 'Serge' and other projects. Located in the heart of the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex.
Michael Nimocks
(March 1996)

Shore Line Records <http://www.geopages.com/Hollywood/1393/>
3001 Aloma Ave. Suite 213,
Winter Park, FL 32792
USA
407-678-4664
shore@accessorl.net <mailto:shore@accessorl.net>
<http://www.geopages.com/Hollywood/1393/>

Jazz, blues, pop, country, AC, gospel and CCM formats. New artist development. Also publishing through ShoreCrest Music Publishers.
Dena A. Whitebirch

Shrapnel
PO Box 42
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Mike Varney's label - guitar oriented (mostly instrumental) metal and blues. Also distributed by RED.
Troy

Shredder Records
75 Plum Tree Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901

I can't remember the last time I saw a new release from Shredder, but they deal mostly in "bay area punk" stuff like Jawbreaker and the Parasites - not bad, but Shredder often is lacking a little bit in the quality dept. (the Jawbreaker LP is an exception). Mail-order through Blacklist (listed above).

Shrimper Records
P.O. Box 1837
Upland, CA 91785-1837

The address might be off (it's now right having been corrected), but the music certainly isn't. Sentridoh, Paste, Mountain Goats, Primordial Undermind, Wckr Spgt, Guffey - mostly on cassette, all for fun (but not necessarily fun sounding). "Shrimper is now what K will never be again" - Franklin Bruno (who also has stuff on Shrimper). Their catalog usually carries stuff from their friends' labels, stuff like Instigation Records (run by Nathan of Shoeface) and Jupa Records (Franklin Bruno's label).

Shut Eye Records <http://www.angelfire.com/ga/Knapptime>
2230 Panstone Drive
Suite 100-A
Marietta, GA
30060-4888
770-435-9404
same
knapptime@mindspring.com <mailto:knapptime@mindspring.com>
<http://www.angelfire.com/ga/Knapptime>

The Atlanta music scene lives here.
Pete Knapp
(December 1997)

~Sideshow Records <www.cris.com/sideshow>
Sideshow Records
P.O. Box 2045
New York, NY 10009
discobowl@aol.com <mailto:discobowl@aol.com>
~www.cris.com/~sideshow <www.cris.com/sideshow>

A female run label out of New York City. Releases include: Halcion CD "Lemongrass"; "Sideshow Presents: 14 Death Defying Acts" compilation CD, Crown Heights "More Pricks Than Kicks" vinyl-only LP; seven inches for Halcion, Stuntman (ex-Treepeople) and Douce Gimlet (featuring members of Skeleton Key and Ladybug Transistor.) Check us out--we defy gravity!
SnakeCharmer & FireEater
(May 1997)

Siesta <http://www.get.es/siesta/index.htm>
c/ Sta Cruz de Marcenado 31
Madrid 28015
Spain
34-1-5422384
34-1-5422384
siesta@get.es <mailto:siesta@get.es>
<http://www.get.es/siesta/index.htm>

Siesta is the Spanish temple of pop. Acts: La Buena Vida, Red Sleeping Beauty, Minema, Pastel Collision, Club 8, April March, Louis Philippe, Tramway, They go boom, Arabesque, Daily Planet, El joven Bryan, Moving Pictures, Wedding Present, Throw that beat!
MM
(March 1997)

Silence records
67041 Koppom
SWEDEN

Silence records is a independent label from the small place Koppom in Sweden. In my opinion this is the best label in Sweden. They have great bands as Bob Hund, Hedningarna and TLK (Traste Lindens Kvintett). Bob Hund Was the hype of 1994 among the swedish reviewers. And they are a brilliant band so they did diserve the hype. The swedish answer to Pixies. Doesn`t that sound interesting?
Mats Gustafsson

Silent Records <http://www.iuma.com:80/silent/>
101 Townsend St.
Suite 206
San Francisco
CA 94107
USA
415.957.1320
415.957.0779
silent@sirius.com <mailto:silent@sirius.com>
<http://www.iuma.com:80/silent/>

here was a rumour that their stuff is "true" industrial, however, they are actually an ambient label. Silent began in 1986 and has releases that apparently run the gamut from ethereal cerebral sounds to brain hemi-sync tools to techno trance to experimental.
Kim Cascone

Siltbreeze Records
P.O. Box 53297
Philadelphia, PA 19105

The existence of Siltbreeze often makes me forget how bad the Philly local music scene is. Specializing in noise and insanity, stuff include 4 Dead C releases, Strapping Field Hands, the first (and only good) Monkey 101 single, A-Band, Alastair Galbraith, and more. Definitely tied into the Xpressway circle, and that's a good thing.

silva screen records group
261 Royal College Street
Camden Town
London
NW1 9LU
England
0171 284 0525
0171 482 2385
whoever@silvanet.demon.co.uk <mailto:whoever@silvanet.demon.co.uk>

seven labels! silva screen(film), silva classics(opera), hip bop(jazz), hip bop essence(jazz), silva treasury, primetime(usa), cnr(film), mostly film releases, Lesley Garrett (Opera). However, we are thinking of setting up an Indie label (It's this Camden thing, you can do anything in Camden, except park & enjoy a nice stroll). We have a bit of a bias toward industrial music, but only if your in the same league as Ministry but we equally like Garbage, Scylla (Toni Halliday's incredible new band) and things good!
Colin Parker
(November 1995)

Silver Girl Records <http://www.hooked.net/people/kyork/>
P.O. Box 161024
San Diego, CA 92104
USA
(619)282-9843
keith@silvergirl.com <mailto:keith@silvergirl.com>
<http://www.hooked.net/people/kyork/>
<http://www.tumyeto.com/tydu/music/labels/silver/silver.htm>

11 releases in 10 months, and not focused on the "San Diego as the next Seattle" scene. Releases vary from pop to punk to ska to noise. Featuring 7" singles thus far by: Everready, Gapeseed, Buck 09, All About Chad/Laurens, Baboon, re-issue of the Winters Mist flexi, Stigmata A Go Go, and The Laurels.
Keith

Silverdish Records
P.O. Box 612
Brockport, NY 14420

Home of the band Visionstain, a majorly overlooked band of the last 2 years. There's a 12" (Day Past Ripe), a 7", and a whole CD, "The Scale Of Hardness" and the longer releases are great (the single wasn't so hot). Very nice folks on the phone or by mail, too.

Simones Recordings
26 Bambi Lane
Rochester NY 14624
USA
716-247-7311
716-247-7311
simones@cyber1.servtech.com <mailto:simones@cyber1.servtech.com>

The label was started to promote my sons music. He is presently in Italy seeking employment playing in music festivals and writing music. His cd & tape "MEMOIRS" will be released on JULY 17, 1995 and sold locally and abroad.
Samuel A. Simone

Simple Machines <http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>
P.O. Box 10290
Arlington
VA 22210-1290
USA
simplemach@aol.com <mailto:simplemach@aol.com>
<http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>

P.O. BOX 59
London
N22 1AR

One of my very favorite labels, hands down. Punk and la-la, all in a timely fashion and friendly to boot. The house band is Tsunami, but other releases include Scrawl (a re-press of Bloodsucker and the new LP _Velvet Hammer_), Tear Jerks, Mommyheads, Sugartime, the six Machine compilation singles (now available on one CD!), and _Fortune Cookie Prize_, their tribute LP for Beat Happening. Jenny and Kristin are too nice to be believed, but they're real people, too.

Sing, Eunuchs!
P.O. Box 31283
Omaha,
NE 68131-0283
USA

The label is run by Chris Deden and he's got a growing list of interesting stuff. Tape releases mostly, but the label's branching into vinyl. There's an LP ("The cowardly traveller pays his toll") and a tape release by Simon Joyner, plus an excellent split single with him and the Mountain Goats ("Why you all so thief"). There's a bunch of local Omaha stuff as well, and the label carries a small catalog of other bits and pieces.
tw
(June 1995)

Singles Only
P.O. Box 966
New York, NY 10009

This was Bob Mould's personal label, but I'm not sure if he's still running it. Very spotty at best - the Peter Laughner and Scrawl singles were great, the Buzz Hungry one sucked, and more often than not SOL stuff might as well be called "shit outta luck". Distributed/co-owned by Dutch East India.
Recent mail sent to this box was returned with note "box closed"
winky the sleep boy
(September 1997)

Singles Only
P.O. Box 966
New York, NY 10009

This was Bob Mould's personal label, but I'm not sure if he's still running it. Very spotty at best - the Peter Laughner and Scrawl singles were great, the Buzz Hungry one sucked, and more often than not SOL stuff might as well be called "shit outta luck". Distributed/co-owned by Dutch East India.

skatterbrain records <http://members.aol.com/SKBrecords/skb/SKBrecords.html>
POB 68082
Schaumburg, IL 60168
847.891.1715
SKBrecords@aol.com <mailto:SKBrecords@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/SKBrecords/skb/SKBrecords.html>

Skatterbrain Records is committed to supporting independent and DIY music of all genres. Check out our distributed labels - titles from the finest indies out of Chicago and surrounding midwest.
michael lupo
(December 1997)

Skeet Records
P.O. Box 20200
Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001-0006
SkeetRec@aol.com <mailto:SkeetRec@aol.com>

Skeet Records promotes bands which combine the rawness of West Coast alternative music with the raunchy, angst-driven offerings of New York's Lower East Side. More information on Skeet's latest release, Motor Betty's "Super Sounds from the Stereophonic Speedway," can be found at <http://www.motorbetty.com>.
Scott Flynn
(June 1997)

Skene! Records
P. O. Box 4522
St. Paul, MN 55104

Midwestern HC label which is moving into the "post-HC" world as well - Sticks and Stones, some neat comps, the Candy Machine LP spring to mind. Worth writing to, especially since their stuff isn't that widely available in stores.

Skeptical Cat Recordings <http://www.erinet.com/musnick/cat.html>
2517 California Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45419
USA
513-258-8251
513-258-8714
<http://www.erinet.com/musnick/cat.html>

Variety label from Dayton/Cincinnati area. Many groups, many styles, cassette sampler freebee.
Nicholas Mitchell
(July 1995)

Skin Graft Records <http://www.interaccess.com:80/scol/SkinGraft/>
P.O. Box 257546
Chicago, IL 60625
USA
(312) 989-9865
(312) 989-9202
<http://www.interaccess.com:80/scol/SkinGraft/>

1223 W. Winona
Chicago, IL 60640
<http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>

Skin Graft originally started out as comic/punk 'zine in 1986 created by Mark Fischer and Rob Syers. The record label was started by Mark in 1991 with a split single from the Dazzling Killmen and Mothers Day. The label also now has releases from Brise Glace, the Denison/Kimball Trio, Mount Shasta, Shorty, Space Streakings and even Zeni Geva. The label's artwork is eclectic and great with many releases coming in comic book sets.

~Skintone Records <http://www.primenet.com/skintone/>
717 South Mill Avenue Suite 44
Tempe, Arizona 85281 USA
602-220-0296
602-231-0919
skintone@primenet.com <mailto:skintone@primenet.com>
~http://www.primenet.com/~skintone/ <http://www.primenet.com/skintone/>

Skintone Records is dedicated to all Independent record labels and their roster. Skintone Records has a Music TV video program on a leased Access Cable channel (Cox Communications)."IMI/BUZZCLIPS". We feature vintage rock, punk, ska, reggae, alternative, and blues, Music Video's and any interested Independent Records Labels up-coming record release Videos. Check us out!!
Peter Tessensohn
(November 1995)

Skyclad Records
6 Valley Brook Dr.
Middlesex, NJ 08846

Again, not one doing many releases lately - Skyclad often helps European labels with US distribution. The last release I know with the Skyclad name was the Finger LP last summer. But they've also worked with Communion and Fundamental Records in the past, along with Crypt (which has now fled NJ for Germany).

Slamdek Records
P.O. Box 43551
Louisville, KY 40253

One of the older labels in Louisville (of the new crop, anyway) - and one of the louder ones, too. Ennui, Sunspring, Endpoint, Hopscotch Army, and even convenient cassette comps of their early, out-of-print singles.

Slampt Underground
10 Meldon Terrace,
Heaton,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
NE8 5XP. UK

The noisiest thing to happen to Newcastle in many long years, Slampt is the DIY punk label run by Peter and Rachel who themselves hold down various day jobs playing in bands Pussy Cat Trash, Wimpy Milkshake, and Avocado Baby. Trying every possible route to bypass the dead old music industry, they can supply the kids with more than a few C60 cassettes from Golden Scarlet, The Unscene, and the above. Real vinyl releases and more are soon to follow.

Slap-A-Ham Records
P.O. Box 843
San Francisco, CA 94101

It's still around, and has put out a couple of high-concept records recently: _Son Of Bleauurrrrrgghhh!_, a 7" with something like 80 bands on it, all doing very, very short songs (two or three of them are ok), and a clear vinyl 5" single with the Melvins doing two Flipper covers.
Douglas

Slipdisc Records
101 W. Grand Ave. 6th Fl
Chicago, IL 60610
312-396-0200
312-396-0245
Deb4muzik.aol.com <mailto:Deb4muzik.aol.com>

Chicago based, Slipdisc Records, is one of the hottest, Industrial/Metal Labels around. A recent distribution deal with Mercury Records is sure to give the world a taste of the most awesome & aggressive, hard-edged music to be found. New releases include, Rorschach Test, Clay People, N-17, Icos, & Nihil.
Deb
(February 1998)

Slowburn Records
P.O. Box 8205
Huntington Beach, CA 92615
USA
760.634.3201
slowburn.records@mailexcite.com <mailto:slowburn.records@mailexcite.com>

Underground label featuring very rude SKA and SKA-PUNK music. Both compilation and full length releases upcoming. Slowburn promotes ska and ska-punk shows around Southern California. T-shirts, stickers and other cool stuff available as well. BANDS send demo packages, we'll listen! ALSO free catalogue simply e-mail us your name and postal address!
unknown!
(December 1995)
AS ALWAYS Slowburn Records & Personal Management Company accepts demo packages from teen or young bands playing the best Ska-Core, Contemporary Blues, Punk, Alternative Country or Hard Pop on the this planet. WE'LL LISTEN and WE'LL RESPOND!
I.M. Moore
(March 1998)

Slowburn Records
P.O. Box 8205
Huntington Beach, CA 92615
USA
714.324.0322
start@ix.netcom.com <mailto:start@ix.netcom.com>

Underground label featuring very rude SKA and SKA-PUNK music. Both compilation and full length releases upcoming. Slowburn promotes ska and ska-punk shows around Southern California. T-shirts, stickers and other cool stuff available as well. BANDS send demo packages, we'll listen! ALSO free catalogue simply e-mail us your name and postal address!
unknown!
(December 1995)

Slumberland Records <http://www.denizen.com/trout/slumberland/>
P.O. Box 14731
Berkeley
CA 94701-4731
electric-slumberland@denizen.com <mailto:electric-slumberland@denizen.com>
<http://www.denizen.com/trout/slumberland/>

The leading US drone-pop label, but it wasn't always this way. Black Tambourine, Whorl, Powderburns, Lilys, Lorelei, Honeybunch, Ropers, and some band called Velocity-something - never heard of 'em, but their singer's supposed to be cute or something. :) Although it's all desperately out of print, the earliest Slumber-stuff is really great noisy pop music - take J&MC feedback and merge it with 50s doo-wop and you get Black Tambourine, and if you make a few more permutations, you get the rest of it. Oh yeah, the only good VG songs are on Slumberland.

Small Stone Records <http://www.aum-web.com/SmallStone/SmallStone.html>
PO Box 02007
Detroit, MI 48202 USA
(810) 399-9833
(313) 871-4840
sstone@rust.net <mailto:sstone@rust.net>
<http://www.aum-web.com/SmallStone/SmallStone.html>

Detroit's only real record label. Featuring the music noone else had the balls to put out.
Scott Hamilton
(February 1997)
Formed back in 1994 by several disgruntled major label interns who saw the corporate beast for what it was - a bitch whore. Small Stone, borrowing its name from a late 60's phaser effect pedal, its logo from a similar vintage automobile, and every dime and minute our underpaid-overworked staff could spare, is committed to putting out "music" not "product". Recognizing early on that most bands out there are crap, we strive to light the match that clears the air. With releases that cover musical ground from noise to blues to psychedelia to funk to good ole' fashioned guitar driven indie rock, Small Stone Records is never one-dimensional. Here's a handful of bands whose records we've put out: Morsel, Wytchyker, 36D (Big Chief-Born w/o Face side project), Baker, Five Horse Johnson, MOG and more. . . .
scott hamilton
(March 1997)

Small Stone Records <http://www.aum-web.com/SmallStone/SmallStone.html>
PO Box 02007
Detroit, MI 48202 USA
(810) 399-9833
(313) 871-4840
sstone@rust.net <mailto:sstone@rust.net>
<http://www.aum-web.com/SmallStone/SmallStone.html>

Detroit's only real record label. Featuring the music noone else had the balls to put out.
Scott Hamilton
(February 1997)

Small Wonder Records
P.O. Box 12
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 4XA
Great Britain

This is supposed to be a pretty good distributor/mail-order outlet for Europe - I don't know if they import US stuff, or just make it easy to get other European stuff...anyone know more about this?

Smells Like Records
P.O. Box 6179
Hoboken
NJ 07030
US

This is Steve Shelleys pet label. It's got some good releases under it's belt, an excellent LP by Sonic Youth sound-a-likes Blonde Redhead and has released some stuff by Lou Barlow's Sentridoh (hasn't everyone?).

Smilex
P.O. Box 45956
LA, CA 90045
USA
(310)337-0626

Releases include, "Rrope" (cd/lp), "The Patio Collection" (cd), "How To Hypnotize Children" (a 7" compilation featuring: Jackass, 747, Maria Silver and The Splatz), and Blue Sonoco (7").
Brien Heinz

Smilex Records
P.O. Box 45956
Los Angeles, CA 90045

A new label, with only one release to date - a single from the band Hugh.
Steve

Smileyface Records
PO Box 13773
Denton, Texas 76203
USA
817/243-5805

Puts out 7" records, tapes & zines. Bands include Wayward Girl, Butterfly Nation, Bad Leiutenant & The Dick Armey. Zines include Rutabaga, Punk Rock Wordfinds & Anne R. Kissed. Currently looking for new bands.
Timothy Christian Dotson

Snape Records
24 Inverness road,
Hounslow,
Middx,
TW3 3L5. UK.

Home run label of Victor N'Dip, main man of the unclassifiable and staunchly independent 70 Gwen Party. Two quality LPs 'Ginsung Buried and Devil Wrapped' and 'Optical Glass Empire' plus a tempting list of limited edition 7inches to discover. 70 Gwen Party's techno with intelligence has few rivals. Their only crime for obscurity? An uncompromising and challenging attack on the mass media. They welcome mail order.

Coming Soon <<A HREF=mailto:sneaker-x@juno.com>
" name=SNEAKER-XProductionsSNEAKER-X Productions
Post Office Box 8205
Huntington beach, CA 92615 USA
714.848.7570
Sneaker-X@juno.com <mailto:Sneaker-X@juno.com>
Coming Soon <<A HREF=mailto:sneaker-x@juno.com>
"Coming Soon <mailto:sneaker-x@juno.com>

SNEAKER-X Productions is an artist friendly Label and Personal Management Company. General style of music: Ska-Core - Punk - Techno - Britpop - Industrial - or anything Unique. Artists we are currently listening to (which will probably give you a better idea of the music we prefer) Ben Lee, 311, Radish, David Bowie, Supergrass, Blur, Red Kross, Matchbox 20, Rancid, No Doubt, Less Than Jake, Bjork, Chemical Brothers and NIN. We tend to shy away from compilation discs in favor of split eps and full length releases. This gives each band more exposure. We release product on disc, cassette and vinyl depending on each project. Distribution is handled in-house and based on the best avenue for each release. ALWAYS accepting demo packages from bands of ALL AGES and Any Location. For additional information or to be added to our postal mailing list send us some email.
I.M. Sneaker
(May 1997)

~Sneezeguard Records <http://www.sjca.edu/landers/sneezeguard.html>
309 Annapolis St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
USA
~http://www.sjca.edu/~landers/sneezeguard.html <http://www.sjca.edu/landers/sneezeguard.html>

Sneezeguard Records is a very small punk label in Annapolis which has put out ep's and cd's by the Pee Tanks, and Rubber Sole.
Chris Landers
(July 1995)

Snerd Records
830 Thistledown
Memphis, Tn 38117
(901) 680-0569
scentral@baste.magibox.net <mailto:scentral@baste.magibox.net>

Snerd is the new home of Neighborhood Texture Jam. 7" of McThorazine/Waiting in Sverdlovsk, 7" of Rush Limbaugh-Evil Blimp/Awesome available in catalog. New cd "Total Social Negation" on its way back from the plant... Snerd is always looking for new or unsigned artists. Snerd is staffed by musicians, who work for musicians. No ridiculous "publishing" ripoffs, artists always retain their rights!!!
steven conn
(April 1996)
Total Social Negation has arrived. Quantities are limited. Feed your head.
steven conn
(November 1997)

Snerd Records
830 Thistledown
Memphis, Tn 38117
(901) 680-0569
conns@baste.magibox.net <mailto:conns@baste.magibox.net>

Snerd is the new home of Neighborhood Texture Jam. 7" of McThorazine/Waiting in Sverdlovsk, 7" of Rush Limbaugh-Evil Blimp/Awesome available in catalog. New cd "Total Social Negation" on its way back from the plant... Snerd is always looking for new or unsigned artists. Snerd is staffed by musicians, who work for musicians. No ridiculous "publishing" ripoffs, artists always retain their rights!!!
steven conn
(April 1996)

Snowplow Records
1610 West County Road B
Suite 4
Roseville, MN
55113
612.639.4256
612.639.8244

Snowplow Records is a brand spankin' new indie based out of the Twin Cities. Their only release to date is "Plowed," a ten-song compilation featuring two songs apiece from their first five signees (Helva, Katzenjammer, Pigeonhole, Third Wheel, and Vinegar Madonna). The bands featured run the gamut from hooky post-punk guitar rock to groove heavy thrash, and are definitely worth a listen. Andy and Dawn Woodard run the deal between feedings of their baby boy Alex, and would LOVE your attention. Drop them a line to find out more or for info on how best to get "Plowed".
Eric L. Kalenze
(May 1996)

SoapyCats Records <http://www.soapycats.com>
8424A Santa Monica Blvd., Ste 1279
West Hollywood
CA 90069
310-273-7466
310-273-7586
soapycats@soapycats.com <mailto:soapycats@soapycats.com>
<http://www.soapycats.com>

SoapyCats Records is an independent label, founded in 95 by Michelle Hill. Its debut release is "Outside in America" by Scottish singer/songwriter Baz O'Brien.
Michelle Hill
(November 1997)

Soda Records
Hauptstrasse 84
52134 Herzogenrath
Germany
++49-2406-62026
++49-2406-64096
100522.1612@compuserve.com <mailto:100522.1612@compuserve.com>

The labels current roster includes pale, acid bee, black bug, no place like home, mr. burns. It's most recent releases have been the 'swear jar' CD by pale and a various artists sampler tape 'suck on this'. The label presents and promotes bands playing any style from ambient sounds to crash pop, and tries to find a line between low budget and high quality.
Stephan Kochs

Soda Records <members.aol.com/stkochs/soda2.html>
Hauptstrasse 84
52134 Herzogenrath
Germany
++49-2406-97181
++49-2406-64096
stkochs@infoac.rmi.de <mailto:stkochs@infoac.rmi.de>
<members.aol.com/stkochs/soda2.html>

The labels current roster includes pale, acid bee, black bug, no place like home, mr. burns. It's most recent releases have been the 'swear jar' CD by pale and a various artists sampler tape 'suck on this'. The label presents and promotes bands playing any style from ambient sounds to crash pop, and tries to find a line between low budget and high quality.
Stephan Kochs
The labels current roster includes pale, leaving vegas (formerly known as black bug), seesaw and 2ndkind. It's most recent releases have been the 'drop pants for food' CD by pale and a various artists sampler tape named 'suck on this'. A split single of pale and leaving vegas will be released on 1st of may 1997. The label presents and promotes bands playing a style called crash pop, and tries to find a line between low budget and high quality. If you like to contact us send an e-mail or visit our homepage ( sorry, no english version till now!!!!!)
stephan + holger kochs
(February 1997)

Soda Records <members.aol.com/stkochs/soda2.html>
Hauptstrasse 84
52134 Herzogenrath
Germany
++49-2406-62026
++49-2406-64096
stkochs@infoac.rmi.de <mailto:stkochs@infoac.rmi.de>
<members.aol.com/stkochs/soda2.html>

The labels current roster includes pale, acid bee, black bug, no place like home, mr. burns. It's most recent releases have been the 'swear jar' CD by pale and a various artists sampler tape 'suck on this'. The label presents and promotes bands playing any style from ambient sounds to crash pop, and tries to find a line between low budget and high quality.
Stephan Kochs
The labels current roster includes pale, leaving vegas (formerly known as black bug), seesaw and 2ndkind. It's most recent releases have been the 'drop pants for food' CD by pale and a various artists sampler tape named 'suck on this'. A split single of pale and leaving vegas will be released on 1st of may 1997. The label presents and promotes bands playing a style called crash pop, and tries to find a line between low budget and high quality. If you like to contact us send an e-mail or visit our homepage ( sorry, no english version till now!!!!!)
stephan + holger kochs
(February 1997)

~SOJO <http://www.together.net/belizbeh>
Sojo Music
Belizbeha
40 Saybrook Rd
Essex Junction, VT
05452
USA
802-660-8722
~http://www.together.net/~belizbeh <http://www.together.net/belizbeh>

SOJO Music is a label out of Burlington, VT that is dedicated to bringing you the best in Vermont's Acid Jazz, Soul, Rap, and Funk. There biggest band to date is Burlington's own Belizbeha.
Mark Robohm
(September 1995)

Sol 3 Records <http://www.sol3records.com>
45 Orchard Street, Suite GFW, New York, NY 10002
212-226-6498
212-226-6795
sol3rec@aol.com <mailto:sol3rec@aol.com>
<http://www.sol3records.com>

Label roster includes Consolidated, iodine, godhead, the TwistOffs, Some Odd Reason, Mozart's Grave, In Between Blue, Mankind Liberation Front and Core. This independent label was started by acclaimed producer Richard Gottehrer who produced acts such as Blondie, the Go Go's, Marshall Crenshaw, Richard Hell, Joan Armitrading and a million others. Richard also wrote hit songs including "My Boyfriends Back" and "I Want Candy". He also started another label years ago, Sire Records (Madonna, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, etc.)
Scott Cohen
(February 1998)

Soleil-Moon Records
P.O. Box 83296
Portland, OR 97283

Another experimental noise-type label, and a good one most of the time. They handle US distribution for Holland's Staalplatte label, and their home-grown noise isn't bad either. Hafler Trio, Zoviet France, Muslimgauze, Arcane Device, Flying Testicle, etc.

Sombient <http://www.sombient.com>
PO Box 51, Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0051 USA
(212) 965-0953
(212) 965-0959
asphodel@interport.net <mailto:asphodel@interport.net>
<http://www.sombient.com>

Sombient, an imprint of Asphodel Records, focuses on dark ambient and electro-acoustic music.
Jessica Wing
(June 1997)

Sonic Bubblegum
P.O. Box 35504
Brighton, MA 02135
hibarger@aware.com <mailto:hibarger@aware.com>

Mike Hibarger's little experiment which keeps chugging along. Tulips, Crazy Alice, an early Treepeople single, and now Green Magnet School's back (after a not-so-nice dance with the big boys in Seattle...). A Beltbuckle (Lou Barlow side-project) single, too. New releases scheduled for 1995 include a new full length from Green Magnet School entitled, Illuminatus. The debut from Buffalo's Tugboat Annie called Superfriends and the second release from Tulips called Night of the Hunter.
Mike Hibarger

Sonic Enemy
P.O. Box 9
La Verne, CA
USA 91750

Famous among Beck fans as the label for his rare cassette album "Golden Feelings". Mail them for a catalog.
Beercan Boy
(October 1995)

Sonic Unyon Records <http://www.sonicunyon.com>
P.O. Box 57347,
Jackson Station,
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4X2
905-777-1223
905-777-1161
jerks@sonicunyon.com <mailto:jerks@sonicunyon.com>
<http://www.sonicunyon.com>

Very cool Canadian label which is the home of many Toronto bands. They are totally cool people and super-friendly. The bands on the label right now are doing very well... Shallow, Tristan Psionic (of which Sandy - head of Sonic U and others are members), Treble Charger, and Smoother. They have a compilation of these bands and more, wich also includes hHead (who ae signed to IRS), called `...not if I smell you first!'
unknown
(1994)
Sonic Unyon Records is owned and operated by Mark, Tim and Sandy who are also in the band Tristan Psionic, one of the bands on the label along side such acts like Shallow North Dakota, Kittens, The New Grand, Dinner is Ruined, Poledo, Mayor McCa, Golden Lake Diner, Sianspheric, Smoother and Hayden (in Canada). They also own and operated a Canadian distrobution company which spans over 800 titles from various other indies from Canada and the U.S.. This well known Canadian indie is trying to make as big of stink in the States as they have in Canada, so look out for their name in the future!
April
(July 1997)

Sonic Unyon Records
P.O. Box 57347,
Jackson Station,
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4X2
(905) 662-1392

Very cool Canadian label which is the home of many Toronto bands. They are totally cool people and super-friendly. The bands on the label right now are doing very well... Shallow, Tristan Psionic (of which Sandy - head of Sonic U and others are members), Treble Charger, and Smoother. They have a compilation of these bands and more, wich also includes hHead (who ae signed to IRS), called `...not if I smell you first!'
unknown
(1994)

Sonorama Records <http://www.sonorama.com>
P.O. Box 25952
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 207-4242
(310) 207-3735
dan@sonorama.com <mailto:dan@sonorama.com>
<http://www.sonorama.com>

Purveyors of fine pop music since 1996! We got Pop Jingu vol. 1 - a compilation CD of 17 tracks from 11 Japanese pop bands. We got a brand new CD from the Australia's the Jordans, which features A.D. from the Steinbecks. Earlier releases were 7"s from the Japanese pop bands Peatmos and Kactus. More stuff coming soon...
Dan Goldwag
(April 1997)

Sorted Records <http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/estate/nigel.t/sorted.htm>
c/o Dave Dixey
The Durham Ox
Bowling Green Street
LEICESTER, UK
100714.2636@compuserve.com <mailto:100714.2636@compuserve.com>
<http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/estate/nigel.t/sorted.htm>

Leicester-based label which has released material by excellent Leicester bands such as Prolapse, Lid, John Sims, Slinky, The K-Stars, etc. They have an excellent compilation CD, "Ashtray Heart" out.
JJ Green
(May 1997)
Also run a stage at Leicester's annual Abbey Park Festival, and are about to put out a 7" single featuring ten different bands!
Mark Hibbett
(May 1997)

Sorted Records
c/o Dave Dixey
The Durham Ox
Bowling Green Street
LEICESTER, UK

Leicester-based label which has released material by excellent Leicester bands such as Prolapse, Lid, John Sims, Slinky, The K-Stars, etc. They have an excellent compilation CD, "Ashtray Heart" out.
JJ Green
(May 1997)

Soul Static Sound
16 Neals Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
UK

Indie hipsters will recognise the address as that of the Neals Yard Rough Trade shop. Soul Static Sound is run by two of the guys from the shop. Their catalogue breaks down into three sections, SOUL which is vinyl releases, STATIC which appears to be t-shirts and stuff and SOUND which is cassette only releases. They've had a couple of singles out by God Is My Co-Pilot and more recently a split single from Unconvinced and Sparkalepsy. This label has real attitude.
tw
(December 1994)

~Soulstorm Records <http://www.net-master.net/delinq/soulstrm.html>
P.O. Box 2594
Decatur, AL 35602
205-353-2582
205-353-2582, phone first please!!
solstrm@net-master.net <mailto:solstrm@net-master.net>
~http://www.net-master.net/~delinq/soulstrm.html <http://www.net-master.net/delinq/soulstrm.html>

Soulstorm Records is a relatively new indie hardcore label, based oddly in the south: Alabama!! No fear there. Soulstorm released a 7" by SLIP - "Never Surrender" in late '94, "Nomad" by FallFromGrace. in '95; currently seeks new demos with lyrics.
Frank Heath
(April 1996)

Sound Views
96 Henry Street, Suite 5W
Brooklyn,
New York 11201-1713
USA
SoundViews@aol.com <mailto:SoundViews@aol.com>

This label is actually a long-standing (almost five years!) New York 'zine that also happens to put out records. So far releases include two compilations of New York-area artists ("Step On A Crack Volumes One and Two"), an EP by guitarist/sitarist, Paul Bento and a tape of nasty prank calls (which is out of print). Upcoming stuff: a 4-song EP by Sweet Diesel (out in the Fall of '95) and a couple of silly 7-inch tribute compilations. The label will only release music by NY-area artists.
Lee Greenfeld
(July 1995)

~Soundscape Music canada <www.total.net/ssound>
P.o.box 65144
csp Place Longueuil
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
J4K - 5J4
(514) 679-9020
(514) 679-7001
ssound@total.net <mailto:ssound@total.net>
~www.total.net/~ssound <www.total.net/ssound>

We are dealing with extreme metal music... Check out our site for infos on our current release... OBLIVEON "Whimsical Uproar" CD!!! We are always looking for metal acts to promote so please get in touch now!!! We are also working on a CD compilation "Soundscape Volume 1: underground assault" - Ask for infos about it! Past releases includes CHAOSICK "In Chaos For Eternity" EP, GORELUST/MORKEUM split EP, GORELUST "Reign Of Lunacy" CD, Underground Symphonies Volume 1 & 2 compilation CDs etc... Future release: VARGR Mcd (featuring members of Gorguts and Obliveon!!!) Style: Atmospheric Darkened Doom... super original!!! Bands: we are ALWAYS looking for stuff to release: The heavier, the better!!!
Remi Cote
(August 1997)

Southern Records <http://www.southern.com/southern/>
P.O. Box 25529
Chicago, IL 60625
USA
info@southern.com <mailto:info@southern.com>
<http://www.southern.com/southern/>

Previously known mostly as a distributor for many cool indie labels (Dischord, Simple Machines, Crass & MANY more) now Southern is becoming more active with their own label. Re-releases by Frightwig, Crucifix. Active bands are Faucet (Austin), Smoothies (Chicago), rex (Brooklyn), Karate (Boston), Ui (NYC). Geared toward indie-rock-punk and space-rock instrumental stuff.
Debi Bensinger
(October 1995)

Southern Records (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 25529
Chicago, IL 60625
(312) 463-3796
(312) 463-3246
info@southern.com <mailto:info@southern.com>

Southern is both a major indie distributor and label in it's own right. Bands on the Southern label include Faucet, Rex, Fightwig (inactive/reissue) and Crucifix (inactive/reissue).
Labels that Southern distributes: Dischord, Simple Machines, Southern Records, Crass, Bluurg, Shangri-La, Choke, Teenbeat, DeSoto, Adult Swim, Bacteria Sour, Himalayan, and Big Money.
Steve-O
(April 1995)

Southside Records
P.O.Box 7012
Auckland 1
New Zealand

Commercial type releases. Soul type orientation and funk / dance stuff too. Major distribution in NZ. Not sure about overseas

Spanish Fly Records <http://twintone.com/spanishfly/index.html>
2217 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN. 55404
USA
612-874-2420
612-874-2430
<http://twintone.com/spanishfly/index.html>

Owned by Lori Barbero (Babes In Toyland), Geremy Grosser (Milk), & Tom Duclos (Dumpster Juice). Spanish Fly is THE up & coming label of the midwest.
Dave Peil
(November 1995)

Spartadisc Records
117 N. 5th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211-3240

2 releases so far - a single from Ruby Falls and the magnificent _Halo_ CD by Kicking Giant. Not sure what their future plans are, but I'll be looking forward to them...

Spell Records
Via Fantoli 15
20138 Milano
ITALY
(39) 2 580991
(39) 2 58011767

Spell Records is a division of Dig It International. There are three bands signed to the label: TIME MACHINE, MOVIDA and ENRICO VIII. The label is currently looking for new bands; bands that are interested should send their package to the attention of FABRIZIO GIRUZZI
Valentina Andreetta
(October 1995)

Sperm Records <http://cdj.co.uk/cdj/labels/sperm.htm>
28-30 Wood Wharf
Horseferry Place
London, SE10 9BT
England
+44-181-293-3345
+44-181-293-0575
rik@sperm.demon.co.uk <mailto:rik@sperm.demon.co.uk>
<http://cdj.co.uk/cdj/labels/sperm.htm>

Quite possibly the UK's leading Dance label, featuring signed acts such as Yum Yum, Snow (Danny Lovich) Baby, Dave The 'Cat' and Aaron Ian Chatterley esq.
Richard Schiessl
(March 1996)
Not to mention the enviable talents of the f'ntastic Boo-Merangue.This is certainly the hottest source of the finest sounds to emerge from the UK's dance scene. Above is paid a passing reference to the amazing talents of Aaron Ian Chatterley esq, more must be said of this great talent in the scene, best thing, buy his album and hear for yourself. You WON'T be disappointed ! These boys work hard for you, buy buy BUY !!
Nicolah Chelmablah
(March 1996)

SpiFFinG
po box 725, Westbury
New York 11590
USA
(516) 876 8986
spiffingny@aol.com <mailto:spiffingny@aol.com>

SpiFFing is quite a cool label with Tartan Keats, who's played with Echo and the Bunnymen, an Englsh band called REVERB who are now topping UK charts and another Welsh band called ALPHANE MOON, an ambient.noise group with a cd release in the new year. The Divine Thunderbolt Corps also have a realse available, a band of Liverpudlians composed of various members of that community, Pete de Freitas, Tim Whittaker (deaf school) Mike Mooney and Andy Eastwood. Also available throught SpiFFinG Books are two 172 page volumes on Robyn Hitchcock, an exclusive book by Kurt Vonnegut and the SpiFFinG tale of the month series, various writers, editrs and musicians laying it all on the line. A cool catalog, some great material. Plenty more to come, plenty more.
Carl Arnheiter
(December 1995)

~Spill <http://ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au/wadley/spill.html>
GPO box 2637
Melbourne 3001
Australia
wadley@ariel.unimelb.edu.au <mailto:wadley@ariel.unimelb.edu.au>
~http://ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au/~wadley/spill.html <http://ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au/wadley/spill.html>

Spill is an independent non-profit label, operating out of Brisbane and Melbourne, which exists to promote music, generally of an experimental nature, from around Australia (and occasionally elsewhere). We put out compilations from time to time, and do mail-order distribution of most formats including cd, vinyl, cassettes, videotapes, books and magazines, as well as compilations and such from other, similar, labels. All these items have been produced independently by the artists concerned: no-one is contracted to Spill in any way. Bands include Holy Ghosts, Small Wonder Experience, Stontium Dog, Machines That Walk, New Waver, and D.N.E.
Greg

spinART Records
P.O. Box 1798 (for mail orders, demos etc!)
New York, NY 10156-1798
spnartrec@aol.com <mailto:spnartrec@aol.com>

580 Broadway #1105
New York, NY 10012
212-343-9644
212-343-1970

When these guys were in Lancaster, PA, it was possible to dismiss their hyper-enthusiasm as hick behavior. Now that they've moved to NYC, it's obvious that they're doing their damndest to cash in on this "indie-rock" phenomenon. These are personal assessments - Jeff and Joel bug me, even if they have put out records by friends of mine. They have some sort of distribution deal with Sony, so they're not as "indie" as they act. But many of the records have been good - Suddenly, Tammy!, the One Last Kiss comp, the Small Factory LP, the Veronica Lake single, and the forthcoming Purple Ivy Shadows single. Caveat emptor with the more recent stuff - Poole shold really not exist, and the same is true of Throw That Beat In The Garbagecan.
The label current label roster consists of The Technical Jed, Lotion, Zeke Fiddler, Trampoline, Poole, The Apples in stereo (formley known as The Apples), and Lilys. spinART also have releases by The Boo Radleys, Small Factory, Suddely Tammy!, The Dambuilders, Monsterland, Malcom Ross Group, Barnabys, Spent, Me, One Last Kiss (CD compilation) and a whole bunch of others.

Splasc(h) Records
(a division of) SENZ'H S.C.R.L.
Via Roma
11 - 21051 ARCISATE
P.O. Box 97
ITALY
031/52.54.50
031/52.54.25.

Italy has a surprising number of ground-breaking jazz artists who are doing things that we just don't hear in North America. This community of musicians record predominantly on Splasc(h) Records. Not much mainstream jazz here -- it starts with the adventurous and moves to the avant-garde from there. Artists of particular note include Carlos Actis Dato (reeds), Pino Minafra (trumpet), Paolo Fresu (trumpet), Tiziana Ghiglioni (vocals), and guitarists Augusto Mancinelli, Riccardo Galardini & Claudio Lodati. Distributed in North America by Cadence and in the U.K. by Impetus.
Linc Pisio
(July 1995)

Spongebath Records <www.spongebath.net>
101 North Maple Street
Murfreesboro, Tn 37130
(615) 896-0770
(615) 896-0330
sudsyinc1@aol.com <mailto:sudsyinc1@aol.com>
<www.spongebath.net>

Spongebath Records is a small label located in the center of the universe, Murfreesboro, Tn. Even though we are about 30 minutes south of Nashville we have absolutely nothing to do with country music. We have artists ranging from guitar-pop, to piano-pop to hip-hop to good ol' rock. Curretnly we have cd's out by Self, The Features, and the Fluid Ounces. We will be very busy in 1998, releasing the hip-hop goodness of Count Bass D, the pogo-pop of the C60's, The Features first full length, Self's 3rd release, and the rock of the Roaries. Spongebath is an artist development label that thrives on finding untapped talent in the South that the other major labels have overlooked. All of our bands, except the C60's and Fleshpaint, are from the middle Tennessee area. Our goal is to bring the talent that is in the South to the forefront and get these bands the attention they deserve.
Matt Meeks
(December 1997)

Spooky Tree Records <http://www.tiac.net/users/spookyt>
Spooky Tree & Co.
16 Allston Street
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 782-8678
spookyt@tiac.net <mailto:spookyt@tiac.net>
<http://www.tiac.net/users/spookyt>

Home of such favorites as Moses, Juneau, The Inflatable Children and, of course, Tennessee Tubby and His Texas Cornstickers!
Gregory Stukuls
(April 1996)

Spun Records <http://cs.nemostate.edu/eport/spun>
c.o. Savage Republic Tapes
626 Santa Monica Blvd. #326
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(816) 785-7236
(310) 459-6055
eport@hto.usc.edu <mailto:eport@hto.usc.edu>
<http://cs.nemostate.edu/eport/spun>

Spun Records was formed by Savage Republic Tapes and Penultimate Music to support future band projects, including the band WONDER, which is Ethan Port from Los Angeles early 80s trance punk band Savage Republic and 1989 spin out band Death Ride 69. WONDER also is Greg Grunke from Savage Republic, with help from Thom Furhmann of Savage Republic. The label is currently going very slowly as the last WONDER release came out on Savage Republic Records and Tapes. The WONDER single is currently out of print due to UPS screw ups, but we're working on locating the shipments! Please write for more information. Future releases by Spun/Savage Republic Tapes include the FINAL PERFORMANCE VIDEO/CD of Savage Republic on Feb. 25, 1989 at the Wash in Claremont California. The video is a joint project with ATAVISTIC VIDEO, and was a 10 camera shoot with 24-track mobile studio to DAT audio. We're hoping for release in 1996.
WONDER is also putting together a full lenght CD release. Other projects include ...uh... Greg and Ethan's first real band project from 1982-1984.
Ethan Port
(October 1995)

Spur Records
See the entry for Parasol Records <./P.html>.

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~Squealer Records <http://www.mal.com/squealer>
PO Box 229
Blacksburg, VA
24063-0229
USA
(703) 951-9780
madnbut@vt.edu <mailto:madnbut@vt.edu>
~http://www.mal.com/~squealer <http://www.mal.com/squealer>

Thus far has been focused on the surprisingly vibrant Blacksburg scene, but is branching out with upcoming stuff from Geezer Lake as well as an "Industrial Folk" compilation 45. Known for unique packaging -- all releases to date except one have come in one-of-a-kind sleevers.
Bands: Joe The Fireman, Milk Badger, Bicycle Face, June-Genius, The Mind Sirens, Refrigerator. Also distribute Jettison, Detox (Geezer Lake, etc), Nut, Bees Make Honey, Pop Narcotic and Klang industries stuff.
Mr Bernard Langham
(February 1995)
Our most current releases are 7" singles from Refrigerator and a 7" compilation called INDUSTRIAL FOLK VOL. 1, which features Paste, Mag Wheels, Will Simmons and others. Not all of our covers are hand-drawn at this point. We are hopefully still vibrant, and have releases planned from Rake (DC), the Ah Club and Spatula for the future.
Butch Lazorchak
(July 1995)

Squirrel Boy Records <www.squirrelboy.com>
5942 Crossmont Circle
San Jose, CA 95120
408.927.9762
408.927.8443
willy@squirrelboy.com <mailto:willy@squirrelboy.com>
<www.squirrelboy.com>

Indy label specializing in roots rock. Our roster includes Love Riot, a Baltimore based band led by vocalist Lisa Mathews
Willy Mason
(September 1997)

SRI RECOARDS
220 W THIRD
AYDEN
N.C. 28513
919-746-3021
919-746-9300

BEEN AROUN SINCE 1964. NEED TO FIND OUT MORE INFO
jack shaw
(March 1997)

SST
P.O. Box 1
Lawndale, CA 90260
sstcom@deltanet.com <mailto:sstcom@deltanet.com>

441 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
sstcom@deltanet.com <mailto:sstcom@deltanet.com>

Greg Ginn's primary label, the famous (and infamous) one which helped bring many bands to national prominence (Sonic Youth, Black Flag, Dinosaur Jr, Minutemen, fIREHOSE, you know the story) and then proceeded to dick most of them over. Of late, Ginn has become a raging asshole, suing both Negativland and the Meat Puppets for "breach of contract", a story which is far too long to get into here. SST also has done som fairly weird experimental jazz stuff, too (Carbon, Paper Bag). I've heard only bad stories about their mail-order, and many people have boycotted SST in the wake of the Negativland deal. Proceed with caution.
Get your facts straight before you publish rumours generated by those on the losing end of the aforementioned lawsuits. SST mailorder works just perfectly! There are many new releases worth checking out. Unlike any of the bands you mention that used to be on SST! ********************************************************************************* BLACK FLAG Live '84 captures an excellent BLACK FLAG live performance at the Stone in San Francisco in the summer of 1984. Recorded on multitrack, remixed and remastered at Casa Destroy Studios for this release, Live '84 has never before been available on CD. BLACK FLAG Live'84 SST 030 $12.00 Post Paid BEST OF SCREW RADIO is taken from the outrageous radio show SCREW RADIO. SCREW RADIO correctly predicted the death of Kurt Cobain. SCREW RADIO was the first to feature genetal body piercing live on the radio as part of their "modern primative" series. Furthermore, SCREW RADIO wanted to slap Eddie Veddar before it was cool to hate Eddie Veddar. SCREW RADIO is not afraid to attack your flimsy culture and hazy politics. Anybody with half a brain cell will find this collection hilarious. SCREW RADIO currently broadcasts from various locations including Long Beach, CA. Watch for sydicated show coming soon. Some Comments on Best of Screw Radio: "Best thing since Nirvana. But I resented the comments about Courtney Love." Steve Albino, producer "I found this collection to be highly amusing."... Gerry Cosey, Matahor Records "Funniest radio show on the Air."....Perry Farrel SST 342 Special 2 CD set for the price of one. $12.00 post paid SST Records P.O. Box 1 Lawndale, CA 90260 Recent releases on SST Records Oxbow Red Serenade SST340 The Killer Tweaker Bees The Tweaker Blues SST345 El Bad Trick or Treat SST348 Roger Miller with Larry Dersch, The Binary System Live at the IDEAroom SST349 Bias Model Citizen SST352 Fatso Jetson Power of Three SST341 HOR A faster, more Aggressive HOR SST347 Get Me High Taming the Underground SST353 Confront James Black Bomb Mountain SST343 Guns, Books and Tools Guns, Books and Tools SST357 Leaving Trains Favorite Mood Swings- Greatest Hits 1988-1995 SST334 extended cd $15.00 Mojack Homebrew SST359 Bazooka Sonic Business Eviornment SST356 Recent Releases on CRUZ Records Chemical People Arpeggio Motorcade CRZ040 Recent Releases on NEW ALLIANCE Records Jack Brewer and Bazooka Elysian Intervals NAR125 Danny Weizman Hollywoodland NAR100 Reluctant Toby The Ultimate Hobby NAR126 $12.00 ea CD
ab
(February 1998)

SST
P.O. Box 1
Lawndale, CA 90260

Greg Ginn's primary label, the famous (and infamous) one which helped bring many bands to national prominence (Sonic Youth, Black Flag, Dinosaur Jr, Minutemen, fIREHOSE, you know the story) and then proceeded to dick most of them over. Of late, Ginn has become a raging asshole, suing both Negativland and the Meat Puppets for "breach of contract", a story which is far too long to get into here. SST also has done som fairly weird experimental jazz stuff, too (Carbon, Paper Bag). I've heard only bad stories about their mail-order, and many people have boycotted SST in the wake of the Negativland deal. Proceed with caution.

~St. Roch Records <http://www.mindspring.com/stroch/stroch.htm>
757 St. Charles Ave. Suite 205
504-586-9500
504-528-9355
stroch@mindspring.com <mailto:stroch@mindspring.com>
~http://www.mindspring.com/~stroch/stroch.htm <http://www.mindspring.com/stroch/stroch.htm>

St. Roch Records, a New Orleans based independent record label, features artists homepages, ordering information, and artist soundclips.
Gary Attardo
(May 1997)

~St. Roch Records <http://www.mindspring.com/stroch/stroch.htm>
757 St. Charles Ave.
Suite 205
New Orleans, LA 70130-3726
504-586-9500
504-528-9355
stroch@mindspring.com <mailto:stroch@mindspring.com>
~http://www.mindspring.com/~stroch/stroch.htm <http://www.mindspring.com/stroch/stroch.htm>

St. Roch Records, an independent record label in New Orleans, LA. Page contains contact Information, CD Ordering Information, and links to the artists' homepages.
Deborah Loring
(July 1997)

St. Valentine Records
P.O. Box 770417
Cleveland, OH 44107

Dave Swanson (the Rainy Day Saint) runs this sporadic label in Cleveland- it's never dead, but often dormant for long periods of time. Releases include the first Death Of Samantha 7", Rainy Day Saints singles, and other things...sorry to be so vague, but that's the nature of the label.

~Standard Records <http://www.mindspring.com/icr/standard.html>
14 W. State Street
Savannah Ga 31401
USA
912-234-0223
icr@mindspring.com <mailto:icr@mindspring.com>
~http://www.mindspring.com/~icr/standard.html <http://www.mindspring.com/icr/standard.html>

Standard records does Music out of Savannah ga. There bands are The Spo-it's <http://www.lavondyss.com/spoits/> , Slowworm (now on pcp), One fell Swoop. They are now going regional with several new projects in the works.
scott Corkern
(November 1995)

Stanton Park Records
P. O. Box 58
Newtonville, MA 02160

I'm not really sure if Stanton Park is still releasing stuff, but it's not a huge loss if they're not - the only good song I can remember on the label, Green Magnet School's "Windshield" from the _Where's Stanton Park?_ comp, is available on the Sub Pop LP _Bloodmusic_. Johnny and the Jumper Cables? I respect "scene loyalty" but there are better ways to support the scene, like not releasing records by shitty bands.

Staple Gun Records
P.O. Box 867262
Plano, TX 75086-7262

The crowning achievement of this label (at least in THEIR minds, I'm sure) was a rather pedestrian REM tribute LP. They had great bands, but few cohesive cuts. Also, they've done a King Missle release that was substandard and a single by a band called Grover which has former members of North Carolina's own Let's Active.
Henry H. Owings

Staple Gun Records
P.O. Box 867262
Plano, TX 75086-7262

The crowning achievement of this label (at least in THEIR minds, I'm sure) was a rather pedestrian REM tribute LP. They had great bands, but few cohesive cuts. Also, they've done a King Missle release that was substandard and a single by a band called Grover which has former members of North Carolina's own Let's Active.
Henry H. Owings
recent mail sent to this address was returned with box closed and unable to forward.
winky the sleep boy
(September 1997)

Starbound Records LLC <www.starboundrecords.com>
1888 Century Park E.
Suite 1777
Los Angeles,CA
90067
310-277-6755
310-282-8303
jlachance@viridis.com <mailto:jlachance@viridis.com>
<www.starboundrecords.com>

Starbound Records is a unique label specializing in Dance, Big Band, Jazz,Lounge and Hip Hop Starbound is headed by industry veteren Russ Regan, who was instrumental in the carreers of Elton John, Neil Diamond and Barry White. We own an extensive catalog of Swing, Jazz, and Lounge music. Our first releases are "Big Band Crazy" by Electric Swing, "Superstars of Dance" by KC and the Sunshine Band. Look out for New artists ZOBA, Latin 2 Latin, Tavis, and Bass symphony, as well as a series of DJ mix CDs from Musik Faktory and Swing Compilations. For further info call 1 800-775-0652.
Joe LaChance
(November 1997)

Stardust Music <http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/stardust/INDEX.HTM>
6031 Charles St.
Halifax, NS
B3K 1K9
Canada
902 494 7699
stardust@ns.sympatico.ca <mailto:stardust@ns.sympatico.ca>
<http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/stardust/INDEX.HTM>

Stardust Music is a new label. Their first release will be a compilation CD featuring such artists as Superfriendz, Syrup USA, Ladybug Transistor, Moon Socket, Rebecca West, Rome Plows, Holiday Snaps, Motes, State Champs, Plumtree and much more... Stardust plans to release a minimum of three records a year and a compilation every year. Their first LP will be Rebecca West.
Jacquelyn Corbett
(October 1997)

Static Records
P.O. Box 40236
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215)627-4069
(215)627-1040
staticr@aol.com <mailto:staticr@aol.com>

Static Records is a small Philadelphia-based label releasing 7 inches by Crankcase, Via Satellite and Splendorbin. Newest release is Glass Rods by Crankcase, available in local record stores or by mail. Future plans include a full-length by Crankcase.
Deirdre Wright
(October 1995)

Stayfree <http://www.stayfree.co.uk>
Lillie House
1a Conduit Street
Leicester LE2 0JN
UK
0116 223 0303
0116 223 0302
lordotis@chameleon.stayfree.co.uk <mailto:lordotis@chameleon.stayfree.co.uk>
<http://www.stayfree.co.uk>

Stayfree are THE record label in Leicester. Label releases include; The Scum Pups (grunge), Terminal Power Co., Godsend (hard rock), Growth (industrial) & Dead Joe (hardcore melodic punk).
Steve Hamilton
(March 1996)

Stickboy Records
220 East 24th Street #5A
New York, New York 10010
212-683-3830
212-683-2411
joe@stickboy.com <mailto:joe@stickboy.com>

Singles by Fancipantz (Nada Surf one off side project), The Accidents, Tree Fort Angst, and the debut single by Nada Surf.
Joe Hobaica
(February 1997)

Stickboy Records
220 East 24th Street #5A
New York, New York 10010
212-683-3830
212-683-2411
joe@stickboy.com <mailto:joe@stickboy.com>

Singles be Fancipantz (Nada Surf one off side project), The Accidents, Tree Fort Angst, and the debut single by Nada Surf.
Joe Hobaica
(February 1997)

Stickshift Records
63 Pitt St. #5R
New York, NY 10002

A new label, I think it's run by the same folks who did the "Bicycle" loft-shows in Brooklyn 2 summers ago. Singles by Wider, Flophouse, Dame Darcy, comp singles, too.

Sticky Label (The) <http://www.demon.co.uk/sticky/>
P.O.Box 25
Liverpool
L17 8SX
England
0151 727 5628
sticky@sticky.demon.co.uk <mailto:sticky@sticky.demon.co.uk>
<http://www.demon.co.uk/sticky/>

A Small independent label with one band currently signed.
Latest release CD/MC EP Cinemascope by Syndicate*
Micky Moss

Sticky Records
32 Marine Close,
Leigh-On-Sea,
Essex,
SS9 2RE.
UK.

Since summer '93 they have two cassette releases compiling various cool bands (Boyracer, Mambo Taxi, 70 Gwen Party, Wckr Spgt) and 7" singles from The Bear Quartet, Johanna's House of Glamour, and Hulaboy. As well as distributing some stuff by other labels.

Stone Tiger Records <http://www.realitycom.com/demont/stonetig.htm>
PO Box 4464
London SW19 6XT
U.K.
feedback@stonetig.demon.co.uk <mailto:feedback@stonetig.demon.co.uk>
<http://www.realitycom.com/demont/stonetig.htm>

We tackle all types of music, with the proviso of being creative and imaginative. No 'me too' artistes need apply!
Les Rowley
(October 1995)

Stonefish Music
Box 168
Waterdown, Ontario
CANADA
L0R 2HO

Stonefish Music is a new Hamilton area punk inspired label. Wwe have just released our first cassette (The Retardz) and ae currently searching for more cool bands to be a part of our compilation disc or to release their own cassette.
unknown
(August 1995)

straight time productions
8546 north 108th lane
peoria arizona 85345-3487
u.s.a.
(602) 232-6903 (pager)
rogerstp@primenet.com <mailto:rogerstp@primenet.com>

roger wayne armstrong started straight time productions back in 1984 with a compilation cassette entitled "consumer blackmail" which proved to be a minor international hit. since then, roger has continued to operate straight time productions in the true diy punk spirit with more original releases including video. since 1992, more diverse services such as mailorder and distribution of non-stp goods are now offered in addition to video and motion picture film production. for the most recent list of goods, get your snail mail address to roger so he can get back to you.
roger wayne armstrong
(August 1995)

Street Beat <http://conk.com/world/street_beat/home.html>
St. Charles, MO
street_beat@hotmail.com <mailto:street_beat@hotmail.com>
<http://conk.com/world/street_beat/home.html>

Street Beat is a small label based out of St. Charles, MO. It carries several bands(Corndog Mistress, Only Users Lose Drugs, 4 Man Symphony) and solo acts. It is like a family as most bands have members from other bands. Almost all of the music is recorded on 4-track. Come check out their stuff!
Adam Jerauld
(January 1998)

Stress Records
4716 Depew
Austin, TX 78751
(512)451-2212

Cassette only label, known for putting out the Daniel Johnston cassettes in the early days before Danny boy had record contracts and was being locked away for his own good.
skm
(1994)
It's run by a guy named Jeff (I don't see a last name on any of our correspondence), and, yes, they carry old Daniel Johnston tapes, 12 of them, by the count of the last catalog I got (it's been at least a year since I've written him), as well as 3 Johnston T-shirts, singles from other labels, some earlier releases on CD and vinyl, as well as some Pork stuff...
Brandon Boyer

~Strontium Records <http://www.mdstud.chalmers.se/md1jcarl/strontium>
Nordostpassagen 19
S - 413 11 Gothenburg
Sweden
+ 46-31-24 83 93
md1jcarl@mdstud.chalmers.se <mailto:md1jcarl@mdstud.chalmers.se>
~http://www.mdstud.chalmers.se/~md1jcarl/strontium <http://www.mdstud.chalmers.se/md1jcarl/strontium>

Swedish alternative record label
Christian Figved
(March 1996)

Strugglebaby Records
2612 Erie Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45208
USA
(513)871-1500
(513)871-1510

Strugglebaby records is the home for my favorite band. They are from Cincinnati and are called psychodots. Some people may remember them as the (now defunct) Bears, IRS recording artists. This is the same band but without Adrian Belew. They have three CD's out on the Strugglebaby label, "Psychodots", "On the Grid" and the just released "Awkardsville". These guys are great and deserve a break. If they are ever in your town I strongly suggest seeing them live.
Nick Carrico
(July 1995)

STUFFED RECORDS
THE SHREVE BUILDING
210 POST STREET
SUITE 914
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109
(310) 358-7692
(415) 249-0839
tosca@flash.net <mailto:tosca@flash.net>

We seek artists in the style of Frank Sinatra and new band sounds, POSITIVELY No rap. We also need new comedians for our comedy albums.
Cary Silberman
(October 1997)

Stupid Gaijin Records <http://www.ghg.net/gaijin/>
2303 Albans St.
Houston, TX. 77005
713-524-1722
gaijin@ghg.net <mailto:gaijin@ghg.net>
<http://www.ghg.net/gaijin/>

Houston-based independent record label run by two guys with barely a clue between them, for the purpose of releasing music we like by cool bands nobody knows about. - "Unhip Music for Unhip People"
Jeremy Hart
(July 1997)

Sub Pop <http://www.subpop.com/index.htm>
P. O. Box 20645
Seattle, WA 98102
loser@subpop.com <mailto:loser@subpop.com>
<http://www.subpop.com/index.htm>

1932 1st Ave Suite 1103
Seattle
WA 98101

Everybody's favorite trendy gr-ng- label which has been trying to expand its horizons for a while. The label that was counting on Mudhoney's _Every Good Boy..._ to save it financially (before N------ saved their asses in the most amazing way). Bruce and Jonathan may not be the most intelligent businessmen in the world, but their track record is better than average. Here's some of the good, and some of the less well know acts that are on Sub Pop, Supersnazz, Creep, Afghan Whigs, Thee Headcoats, Supersuckers, Pigeonhed, Dwarves, Sister Double Happiness, Eric's Trip, Six Finger Satellite, Velocity Girl, Love Battery, Chris and Carla, Big Chief, Stereolab, Hazel, The Spinanes.

Subfusc
P.O.Box 851
Urbana IL 61801-0851
USA
(217)-332-5332
subfusc@prairienet.org <mailto:subfusc@prairienet.org>

This label is run by a guy named Pete Havarnek out of Urbana IL. They released the BackOfDave/Prozac Memory split LP (another great raging emotional- punk pair of bands) BackOfDave hail from Alton,IL. Prozac Memory (RIP) are from Columbia, MO. Also release by 42 Loads, Jumpknuckle, and SacHead.
FAllen
(October 1995)

Sublime Carnage <http://www.pagescape.com/biz/sublime>
P.O.Box 80684
Minneapolis, MN 55408
USA
telder@pclink.com <mailto:telder@pclink.com>
<http://www.pagescape.com/biz/sublime>

Artists: Tim Elder, House Of Usher, The Quiet Earth Orchestra. Tim Elder: Socio/politically oriented songwriter. Guitar based, ranging from loud/agressive to introspective/sedate. CD: Fashionably Angry. House Of Usher: Ugly Industrial/Avant. Funny and unpleasant. Tape: The Healing Power of Oblivion. Quiet Earth Orchestra: A low budget Vangelis. Tape: World Without Words.
Tim Elder
(December 1995)
Oh my god! There is now a Sublime Carnage/Tim Elder Web Site!! It's full of information on Tim Elder's various releases, his horrible outlook on life and American culture, and lots of amusing vitriol directed at the entertainment industry. What fun!!
Tim Elder
(May 1996)

Subterranean
P.O. Box 2530
Berkeley, CA 94702

Former home for Flipper and many weird and wonderful documents of the early punk and post punk days in San Francisco (I'd love to find a copy of the Red Spot compilation...).
skm
(1994)
Subterranean is actually more of a wholesale distributor now than a label, but we do occasionally release our own stuff, and much of the back catalog is still available (including that Red Spot LP!). Upcoming stuff will include the new Kathleen Yearwood CD "Little Misery Birds" and the "Dry Lungs VI" industrial/experimental compilation.
Steve Tupper
(July 1995)

Suckerpunhed Records
29 Gloucester #115
Cornwall, ON
K6H 3V7
Canada
cc787@freenet.carleton.ca <mailto:cc787@freenet.carleton.ca>

Mainly devoted to distribution at this point but plans to release a casette from locals Melissa Davenport are under way. As well, Suckerpunched is a prominent zine distributor and carries local work like Toothache, Saucy, and Murderscene.
Pat Valiquet
(November 1995)

Sudden Shame
2 Cypress Lane
Essex Junction, VT 05452

Best release so far has been a split single by Chisel and Brian, Colin & Vince in the Clawfist style (each band covers a song by the other). Also, a full CD from B,C & V, a single from the Smiles (ex-Native Nod boys), and other tapes and things.
Sudden Shame continues to put out some of the most interesting releases around according to this fan. Released this month, the much-anticipated full length from the Madelines-"Your motives kill me". It may remind people of Seam, but with more stops and starts and a greater tendency to rock out at the most unexpected moments. Write and get this into your hands.
Kevin Hoskins
(May 1996)

Sufficiantly Warped Records <http://sufficiantlywarped.simplenet.com>
Sufficiantly Warped Records
207 Folkstone Cr.
Augusta, GA. 30907
mbrown@groupz.net <mailto:mbrown@groupz.net>
<http://sufficiantlywarped.simplenet.com>

Including releases from 1/2 Plastic, Gearbox, and Jonny Kumquat, Sufficiantly Warped Records is the perfect indie label for struggling artist(mostly because it is run by struggling artists).
Noel Brown
(November 1997)

Sugarfrost
4 Park Road
Port Sunlight
Merseyside
L62 4UT
UK

From what i have heard from others, this label is pretty damn good (except White Come Come apparently). According to the guy at PopNarcotic records: "The British label Sugarfrost has been one of my favorite new discoveries of the last 6 months." Personally, i haven't heard a great deal of the label's bands but The Nelories seem pretty cool. Other bands on this label include Pure, Secret Shine, B-Flower, Penelopes and Razorblade Smile. It has been said that this label's output "should appeal to fans of both Sarah-type music and the American indie pop crowd."
William
(June 1995)

Summershine Records
P.O. Box 13
Prahran, Victoria
Australia 3181

Indie guitar pop from "la-la-la" to "rah-rah-rah." Sumershine has only been around for five years but has had many startling successes. Kinda like a sister label to the US's Slumberland Records.
Aaron
Bands include Autohaze and the Earthmen, along with Aussie prints of the first Velocity Girl single and Velvet Crush's "Ash And Earth." A fine label, highly recommended.
skm

~Sunday Records <http://www.pyrotechnics.com/sunday/sun>
P.O. Box 8335
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
U.S.A.
Sunday@pyrotechnics.com <mailto:Sunday@pyrotechnics.com>
~http://www.pyrotechnics.com/~sunday/sun <http://www.pyrotechnics.com/sunday/sun>

The US version of Sarah/Heaven/UK twee music. Stuff from Confetti, Fat Tulips, They Go Boom, Po!, Bulldozer Crash, and more. Quiet and wistful, and they often carry more Brit stuff along with their own releases. New Releases The Proctors CD, They Go Boom!! CD, Bulldozer Crash CD
unknown
(April 1996)

SunSpot Records
P.O. Box 7453
Arlington, VA 22207

Dischord Jr.? Seriously, a very good label dealing in the DC emo-core sound, with great singles from Groove and Fine Day, and a few more tricks up their sleeves, I hope.

SuperBean Records <http://www.superbean.com>
P.O. Box 4191
Irvine, CA 92616-4191
(714) 406-4837
wildfly@superbean.com <mailto:wildfly@superbean.com>
<http://www.superbean.com>

We are an Orange County record label dedicated to promoting the local scene. We are currently accepting unsolicited demo tapes and CD's.
Christopher Arnold
(March 1997)

Supernova Records <http://www.intr.net/supernova>
P.O. Box 149
Arlington, VA 22210
USA
703-526-9517
supernova@intr.net <mailto:supernova@intr.net>
<http://www.intr.net/supernova>

Supernova is neo space wave. First release: The Art of Rocketry showcases distant and local talent from the metro dc area and beyond. CD sampler includes Cobalt, See Saw, Space Lady, Poole, Justines(Doug from the Ropers), Frodus, Leka, Ex-Atari Kid, Super Collider, Souse Loaf, Race Car(formerly Paint), Palentine, Big Heifer, Plow, Triptic of a Pastel Fern(Treiops from Pitchblende), Pedge, Mango Love, furious fighting car thieves and Bubble Jug.
We also manufacture wacky cool home made trading cards. Some of the bands covered include all of the above plus Tuscadero, Tone, Fluffer, and Ditchcroaker.
Plans for a Jonathan Richman tribute series in the works with possible contributing bands such as luna, stereolab, eggs, and tuscadero.
Derek Morton

Superstar Six Records Inc.
1000 Oakdale Street
Toms River, N.J. 08757
U.S.A
(908) 240-3610
74134.1647@compuserve.com <mailto:74134.1647@compuserve.com>

This label is run by a kid out of his basement in New Jersey. Output mostly includes tapes of the kid's band, Aria, and the kid's solo efforts. All recording is done by three or four track which is a plus! Really great, and inventive stuff! May have new stuff out soon!
Chris Leonowicz
(December 1995)

~Supo Music <http://infoweb.magi.com/supomus/>
P.O. BOX 40076
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
K1V 0W8
(613) 725-6158
(613)731-5458
supomus@magi.com <mailto:supomus@magi.com>
~http://infoweb.magi.com/~supomus/ <http://infoweb.magi.com/supomus/>

The label features Cookie, a local Ottawa band, who have a CD out called "raw beef & chocolate bars". Supo is an excellent contact to clubs, stations, studios etc... in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.
Peter Ling

Surface Records
1414 kathryn lane
lake forest, il
60045
usa
708-615-0219
superfine5@aol.com <mailto:superfine5@aol.com>
abjt25a@prodigy.com <mailto:abjt25a@prodigy.com>

Located about 45 minutes away from Chicago. Interested in new bands that are looking to put out a 7" or something of that sort. Great guys. Melodic / Noise bands are mostly on the label. A lot of 4-track home recordings of noise and that kinda stuff. Please send us lots of lifesavers.
michael costello

Susstones
P.O. Box 6425
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Ugh...for every good single they've put out, there have been at least 10 bad ones. The only good ones I can remember right now are by Airlines and... well, maybe only Airlines. But they have many, many singles available for your perusal...

Sweet Portable You
T-2 1937 Kennedy Drive
McLean, VA 22102

A zine/label run by folks in Wingtip Sloat, with releases by Sloat along with Frances Gumm. Lo-fi, sorta Pavement-y (if that applies as an adjective), worth checking out.

Swingset Records
1814 19th Ave #1
San Francisco, CA 94122

The first release is the Bugbear single (Mat and Amelia Fletcher from Heavenly), I think that they're pretty close to the folks who used to put out the Amish Ways zine and the Winter's Mist flexi. Their second release was a 7" by Californian band: "The Canteloupe Syndrome" back in 92, nothing new since that.
skm
(1994)
Swing Set have put out two new singles in the past year. A 7" by My Favorite titled, "The Last New Wave Record", and a 7" by The Radio Sweethearts, who are made up of folks from BMX Bandits, Teenage Fanclub, The Pastels, and 18 Wheeler. The Radio Sweethearts do not, however, sound like The Byrds, but they do play Scottish country-folk music.
clint barnes
(August 1995)

Sympathy for the Record Industry
4901 Virginia Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805

This label should be far better known (and much better off financially) than it is. Lots and lots of singles, some killer LPs (_Formula One Generation_ from the Pooh Sticks, for one), some stuff that's merely OK. The owner seems to be too much of a nice guy, so he gets burned (the Pooh Sticks gave him nothing when they jumped ship and re-released _The Great White Wonder_ on Zoo). Often limited editions, too (like the Sonic Boom Ecstasy in Slow Motion 7").

T-Independent Records <http://www.t-indie.simplenet.com>
P.O. Box# 412
Perley, MN
56574
nwiger@iname.com <mailto:nwiger@iname.com>
<http://www.t-indie.simplenet.com>

A label from the midwest with high interest in Punk, Metal and Rock acts... If youve got a band send me a tape!
Neil Wiger
(September 1997)

T.F. Records <http://www.iuma.com/IUMA-2.0/ftp/volume3/Schnalle,_Wally/>
101 First St.,
Suite 648
Los Altos,
CA 94022
USA
800-270-4060
415-948-6779
<http://www.iuma.com/IUMA-2.0/ftp/volume3/Schnalle,_Wally/>
<http://www.iuma.com/IUMA-2.0/ftp/volume2/Inka_Inka/>

Formed in 1994, T.F. Records combines high-tech business principals with talented, yet unknown bands and artists. Critically acclaimed albums from Wally Schnalle (Jazz) and INKA INKA (reggae) demonstrate the unique capabilites of this label.
Rob Tobias
(April 1995)

T.O.N. Records
6201 Sunset Blvd. #77
Hollywood, CA. 90028
800-21-PURE-SIN
213-467-7737
tonrecords@tonrecords.com <mailto:tonrecords@tonrecords.com>

Pls. check out our web site. This 4 year old label has ShoeGazer: voted best new band of the year by Flipside's readers poll. Wingnut Supreme will be playing SXSW kicking off their US tour...
Jim King
(February 1997)

T.O.N. Records <http://www.tonrecords@tonrecords.com>
6201 Sunset Blvd. #77
Hollywood, Ca. 90028
1-800-21-PURE-SIN
213-467-7737
tonrecords@tonrecords.com <mailto:tonrecords@tonrecords.com>
<http://www.tonrecords@tonrecords.com>

A 5 year old indie L.A. label with the likes of: Why? Things Burn Corpus Delecti Vasoline Tuner Wingnut Supreme Top Jimmy sHoeGazeR Tutti Truppo Tunnelmental The Ramkblers The Hungry 5 Split M.F. Replica Pygmy Love Circus soon to release Beer, Wine & Good Food - Live at Raji's 1987
RJ
(June 1997)

T/K Records
P.O. Box 42423
Portland, OR 97242

Run by Tim Kerr (ex-Big Boys, Monkeywrench), they've done a good tribute comp for the Wipers and now a new Wipers LP, _Silver Sail_. Rumor has it that they're also planning to release a CD of old Peter Laughner material - pray that this is not just a rumor...
skm
(1984)
Tim Kerr is a grain broker in Portland that really likes local music. He is more of the original investor in the label and Thor Lindsay runs it. Tim Kerr lives in Texas, I believe Austin and was in Posoin 13 as well as the Monkey Wrench. The Laughner project should come out sometime this summer. It is a collaboration between him and Caveman Shoestore. You can find out more about them through PIMP the Portland Independent Music Project.
Kurt Ehrler
(April 1995)

Taang! Records
P.O. Box 51
Auburndale, MA 02166

Curtis may be a dick, but he's got some good stuff on his roster - the Mission of Burma "unreleased" stuff is his, somehow they got the Swirlies, Slapshot, and other Boston-core stuff. Oh yeah, Evan Dando used to have some good band that is now making Curtis even richer than before. Use caution - things are pricey (more than they should be, I think.)

Table of the Elements
P.O. Box 423838
San Francisco CA 94142

They put out some great avant garde guitarorrist stuff, like K.K. Null and P.J. O'Rourke.....

~Tacitone Records <http://www.geocities.com/minervateaclub>
Tacitone Records
P.O. Box 1126
Bellevue, WA 98009-1126
USA
minervateaclub@geocities.com <mailto:minervateaclub@geocities.com>
~http://www.geocities.com/~minervateaclub <http://www.geocities.com/minervateaclub>

We at Tacitone Records are always trying to explore new boundaries in music. Perhaps our disgust for clichés and attraction to honest sounds will interest you in Tacitone Records. More info on our latest release, Minerva Tea Club, can be found at http://www.geocities.com/~minervateaclub
Tacitone Records
(November 1997)

~Tag Tunes <www.interlog.com/abentley/treeo>
408 Queen St. West
Toronto, On
M5V 2A7
(416) 504-9388
(416) 504-7595
~www.interlog.com/~abentley/treeo <www.interlog.com/abentley/treeo>

Home to the Leslie Spit Treeo, Canada's original folk/grit band and the only label with a president who is a dog! Look for the band's long awaited "Chocolate Chip Cookies" release in April'97, distributed by Page Music Inc.
Dwight Peters
(March 1997)

Tangible Records
1827 Haight St., #48
San Francisco, CA 94117
U.S.A.

Modern psych/drone/opiate rock from San Francisco with bands like the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Orange
Chris Barrus

Tap Records <http://www.jazz.co.nz/tap>
Level 5
32 Lorne Street
Auckland 1001
NEW ZEALAND
+64 9 379-5116
+64 9 379-5116
adverb@ihug.co.nz <mailto:adverb@ihug.co.nz>
<http://www.jazz.co.nz/tap>

Fledgling jazz label, dedicated to presenting the finest from New Zealand and the South Pacific region. First CD only release 'Jazz In The Present Tense' (due July '96) features NZ pianist Mark de Clive-Lowe, saxophonist Jason Jones, Boston resident bassist Richard Hammond and New Yorker Steve Hass on drums. Tap Records welcomes mail orders and has already pre-sold 150 copies of 'JIPT' into Japan. Upcoming projects include the recording debut (as leader) by veteran trumpeter Kim Paterson.
Andrew Dubber
(June 1996)
New release (Mark de Clive-Lowe's debut "First Thoughts") scheduled for mid-April 1997. The album features Mark on piano with jazz legend Mike Nock's regular band members Cameron Undy and Nick McBride.
Mark de Clive-Lowe
(February 1997)

Tap Records
PO Box 4187
Auckland 1015
NEW ZEALAND
+64 9 379-5116
+64 9 379-5116
adverb@ihug.co.nz <mailto:adverb@ihug.co.nz>

Fledgling jazz label, dedicated to presenting the finest from New Zealand and the South Pacific region. First CD only release 'Jazz In The Present Tense' (due July '96) features NZ pianist Mark de Clive-Lowe, saxophonist Jason Jones, Boston resident bassist Richard Hammond and New Yorker Steve Hass on drums. Tap Records welcomes mail orders and has already pre-sold 150 copies of 'JIPT' into Japan. Upcoming projects include the recording debut (as leader) by veteran trumpeter Kim Paterson.
Andrew Dubber
(June 1996)

TeenBeat Records <http://www.iuma.com/TeenBeat/>
P.O. Box 3265
Arlington, VA 22203
<http://www.iuma.com/TeenBeat/>
<http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>

Mark Robinson is crazy. That said, he's also one of the nicest people I've ever met in the indie-world. TeenBeat has been his label since 1985, starting with home-made tapes and progressing to singles and albums, all by Mark and his friends. Unrest, Eggs, Scaley Andrew, Butch Willis, Jonny Cohen, Blast Off Country Style, Sexual Milkshake, and more. There's no consistency to the label (even in quality - I can't stand Los Marauders...) but there's a lot there to keep track of. And now a new PO box, presumably closer to TeenBeat 97 - the official residence of the whole gang.

THD
2020 Seabury Ave
Minneapolis, MN
55406
USA
jparker@mail.cee.umn.edu <mailto:jparker@mail.cee.umn.edu>

The Hit Parade: Swiz, Fury, Government Issue, The Quincy Punx Lots under my futon: Inspector 12, Bloodhound Gang, Porcelain Boys write or email for free catalog bands should send demos on 90 minute chrome tapes (with the tabs not punched).
Jason
(March 1995)

The Music Factory <http://www.music-factory.com>
3 Kristina Way
Shoreham, New York 11786
info@music-factory.com <mailto:info@music-factory.com>
<http://www.music-factory.com>

The Music Factory is dedicated to bringing original musicial artists to the Web, currently featuring Paul Stratta in his debut release "Take It". Order your copy today!
P Stirpe
(December 1997)

~The Music Fellowship <http://www.cc.utah.edu/drg11c50/dagmf>
2223 South 400 East
Bountiful, Utah 84010
(801) 582-3888 ext 201
(801) 581-6862
daron@ucvg.med.utah.edu <mailto:daron@ucvg.med.utah.edu>
~http://www.cc.utah.edu/~drg11c50/dagmf <http://www.cc.utah.edu/drg11c50/dagmf>

The Music Fellowship is a brand new label as of 1996. The Co-owners of the Fellowship are Wade Chamberlain and Daron Gardner. The first release on the label is going to be by a band named Forty Nine Hudson. By the end of summer 1997 the cd should be avaliable. At that point we will have songs/song sections avaliable on our page. Please visit and give them a listen.
Daron Gardner
(May 1997)

The Now Sound
PO Box 91317
Durham, NC 27708
USA
919 688 8818
jms11@acpub.duke.edu <mailto:jms11@acpub.duke.edu>

Responsible for a currently out-of-print Guided By Voices/Grifters Split single, a Ghost single (with guest action from Michio Kurihara of White Heaven), the debut Spatula single, a compilation of North American 'Indie Rock' called 'A Day in the Park,' and a Strapping Fieldhands 10" called 'The Caul.' Soon is a Bunny Brains 10" called 'Beach Bunny Bingo,' and a couple of LPs from Japan, Masaki Batoh (the leader of Ghost) and Sweet & Honey.
Jeremy Steckler
(August 1995)

Theme Park
P.O. Box 1073
Brighton
Sussex BN1 5EX
England

This is a really hip label run by Russell Hill! He has cassette releases by the National Heroes, Brown Tower, and some great compilation tapes. He's also released a Mt. Goats 7" and the new National Heroes LP. And all for great prices! Truly the Shrimper of the U.K.! Write him, you won't be disappointed!
Chris McFarlane

~THEOCRATIC RECORDS <http://www.teleport.com/jahlevi>
O'BRIEN,OREGON
USA
503-596-2899
102434.3672@compuserve.com <mailto:102434.3672@compuserve.com>
~http://www.teleport.com/~jahlevi <http://www.teleport.com/jahlevi>

THEOCRATIC RECORDS is a reggae record label specializing in roots reggae and spiritual rastafarian music
JAH LEVI
(October 1995)

Thermometer Sound Surface Inc.
P.O. Box 31731
Chicago Il. 60631-0731
United States
708-545-2221
Thermmeter@aol.com <mailto:Thermmeter@aol.com>

Thermometer is a very selective label that strives to carry and sign only quality acts. They currently have signed several great artists and bands including, (but not limited to!): The Drovers (Rock with an Irish twang), The Millions (Rock spacey...), The Gandharvas (Good ol' American Alternative), The Morganfields (Grundge breaks loose...) Aftermath (speedmetal galore!), Michael Angelo (How's that guy shread on that double neck V so fast?), Wild T and the Spirit (Hendrix move over), and other great acts!
Tony Rio
(September 1995)

thick as thieves <http://www.geocities.com/soho/gallery/6310/>
p.o. box 7774
austin tx 78713
(512)-326-7149
thickasthieves <mailto:thickasthieves>
<http://www.geocities.com/soho/gallery/6310/>
(512)-472-1701

thick as thieves * putting out records by stalag seventeen, jazz june, and moreto come! The first crush compilation will be ready in february '98. Bands for this include: jejune, tie that binds, the city on film(bob nanna from braid),jimmy eat world, still life, mineral, and several more! <----------"---------->
mike foss
(December 1997)

Third Gear
P.O. Box 1886
Royal Oak, MI 48068

Third Gear is the alter ego of owner/operator Joe "Joey G." Greenwald. There have been about ten releases so far. Mostly 7" singles from the likes Slot, Don Caballero, Outrageous Cherry and recently a split single with Medusa Cyclone and Pavement. New stuff for fall '95 will include a Slot CD-5, a Medusa Cyclone full-length and a 7" by Wider. All of these bands kick ass, as we say in Detroit, and are well worth checking out.
Third Gear doesn't have e-mail yet, but you can contact Slotband@aol.com and they will forward messages joe.
Billy Rivkin
(September 1995)

Third World Underground
1843 North Kramer
Tucson
AZ 85719
USA

They put out the D.C. area comp which featured WingTip Sloat, which makes them way Kool in my little black book.
Ben

Three Chord Monte
183 7th Avenue Apt 4
Brooklyn, NY 11215
USA
(718) 499-6327
jnamberg@tribeca.ios.com <mailto:jnamberg@tribeca.ios.com>

This is just 2 guys from Columbus, OH living in New York, and they can't stand the scene in NYC. The label is VERY new, so they have no significant releases. They have a very "grassroots" approach to music. They are looking for great music: melody, energy, and honesty. These guys truly care about music, and getting it heard.
Steve Smith
(July 1995)

Three Day Sun Records <No Web page Available>
Three Day Sun Records
4656 Bieker Road
Washington, MO 63090
U.S.A.
(314)239-6507
No Fax# Available
No Email Available <mailto:No Email Available>
<No Web page Available>

Three Day Sun Records: We're all very poor, so the releases are confined to cassette. We've got a lot of great recordings of local bands in this area, including releases by Third Shift, Adam Gerdel, and some free-jazz style recordings of me and D.J. Monzyk. It's all just a lot of noisy funk music. High School Nerds messing around with a four-track. A lot of punk rock and folk, too. We fit under the category of "lo-fi." Looking for demos and maybe a distribution deal. Try us! You'll like us!
Kevin Luechtefeld
(February 1997)

Three Little Girls
P.O. Box 6833
Louisville, KY 40206

Compilation cassettes, singles from Pulse and Kill, and a RODAN single which doesn't quite capture their majesty but is still worth having.

Thrill Jockey
POB 476794
Chicago, Illinois 60647
(312)278-7703
(312) 278-7706

Just moved to Chicago, Illinois. Bettina (TJ owner) was getting sick of overpriced NYC real estate. Absolutely unbelievable releases by the likes of Tortoise, Gaunt, Dolomite, HP Zinker, Sea and Cake and Gorilla. I can't emphasize their consistency enough.
Henry H. Owings

Throwrug Records <http://www.throwrug.com>
Chicago
CDthrowrug@aol.com <mailto:CDthrowrug@aol.com>
<http://www.throwrug.com>

Throwrug Records , home of Lotus Crown,Bob Rising, Novasonic and more.....
chris
(July 1997)

Thunderbird Records <http://www.iuma.com/Thunderbird>
345 Lake Ave Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
tbird@netcom.com <mailto:tbird@netcom.com>
<http://www.iuma.com/Thunderbird>

New California independent. Alternative, folk and blues. Artists: Martin Simpson, Alisa Fineman, CityFolk, Tiran Porter, Penny Framstad. Quality releases from talented artists. Sincere and straightforward.
Karl Kroeber

Time Bomb Records
P.O. Box 74007
Strathcona Postal Outlet
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3H 3B6
(403)686-2013
www.yaskiwm@cadvision.com <mailto:www.yaskiwm@cadvision.com>

Brand spankin' new record label out of cowtown looking for some good talent. If intereted send demos to address above, and we will be in touch with you shortly. Watch for a Cd compilation due out early 1998, as well as our first debut album by "The Stallones" to hit stores in the early spring of 1998 which will then be proceeded by some heavy touring dates for these yahoo's. So for info about us, or booking bands give us a shout.
Chris Holman
(July 1997)

timmi-kat records <http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/Heights/2498>
PO Box 424801
san francisco, ca
94142-4801
USA
415.441.0881
415.441.2697
timmikat@hotmail.com <mailto:timmikat@hotmail.com>
<http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/Heights/2498>

put out the new spackle cd. spackle is on the internet on the tube alloy label info. third release. next is a split 7" with Brown-Star/Perch.
moon trent
(November 1995)
Cassettes available! From Pale (2 albums) "Palelivehomemade" and "Foghorn, Leghorn, & Seven Dwarves Ago..." From Perch "What goes on?" Visit the timmi-kat ReCoRDS web site for info on Spackle, Brown-Star, Pale, Perch, and ken. San Francisco style!
timmi-kat
(July 1997)

timmi-kat records
PO Box 424801
san francisco, ca
94142-4801
USA
415.441.0881

put out the new spackle cd. spackle is on the internet on the tube alloy label info. third release. next is a split 7" with Brown-Star/Perch.
moon trent
(November 1995)

~TMIV Records <http://er4www.eng.ohio-state.edu/hartw/tmiv.html>
c/o Taye Rieger
50 Curl Drive #736
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 291-6599 - Ask for Bill
hart.113@osu.edu <mailto:hart.113@osu.edu>
~http://er4www.eng.ohio-state.edu/~hartw/tmiv.html <http://er4www.eng.ohio-state.edu/hartw/tmiv.html>

TMIV Records is currently focusing in re-issuing great music by bands that deserve the greater exposure that the CD format will give them. The initial releases will feature re-issues of material that was originally released on cassette by Paul Nini's Lower Records. Future releases will include a retrospective set of music by the the legenday Great Plains whose members have gone on to the Gibson Bros., Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Mike Rep & The Quotas, Bassholes, and Log. Gradually, TMIV Records intends to start releasing music by current artists whose music we love. Stay tuned for more.
Bill Hart
(October 1997)

~TMIV Records <http://er4www.eng.ohio-state.edu/hartw/tmiv.html>
c/o Taye Rieger
50 Curl Drive #736
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 291-6599 - Ask for Bill
hart.113@osu.edu <mailto:hart.113@osu.edu>
~http://er4www.eng.ohio-state.edu/~hartw/tmiv.html <http://er4www.eng.ohio-state.edu/hartw/tmiv.html>

TMIV Records is currently focusing in re-issuing great music by bands that deserve the greater exposure that the CD format will give them. The initial releases will feature re-issues of material that was originally released on cassette by Paul Nini's Lower Records. Future releases will include a retrospective set of music by the the legenday Great Plains whose members have gone on to the Gibson Bros., Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Mike Rep & The Quotas, Bassholes, and Log. Gradually, TMIV Records intends to start releasing music by current artists whose music we love. Stay tuned for more.
Bill Hart
(October 1997)
Now available on CD from TMIV Records are Peck Of Snide's "Moot" and Paul Nini And His Orchestra's "Life In These United States." Coming soon are CD-EPs from Log, Paul Nini's current band, and Shades Of Al Davis, featuring Steve Lindstrom from Peck Of Snide.
Bill Hart
(February 1998)

Tombstone Records
P.O. Box 1463
Clackamas, OR 97105

This is the label for the one and only Dead Moon. All records are raw and recorded in mono, the old fashioned way. Fred's been in and out of bands for years - the Weeds, the Lollipop Shoppe, the Rats, a country-rock band (Western Front), and now Dead Moon. Very nice folks who also run a music shop up in Oregon.

Tongue and Groove Records
3 Sherringham Avenue
London
N17 9RS
England
+44 (0)181 808 4549
+44 (0)181 885 5545

A jazz/funk label based in North London. Their best stuff to date has been by The Powdered Rhino Horns, "Blow Job". But they've also at least three various artist releases called "Planet London", "One Hell of a Storm" and "Tongue Sandwich", plus a cd by Izit called "The Whole Affair".
Dave Roberts

Too Pure <http://www.maires.co.uk/nw2n/pure/pure.html>
P.O Box 1944
London
NW10 5PJ
UK
<http://www.maires.co.uk/nw2n/pure/pure.html>
<http://american.recordings.com/too_pure/>

Too Pure has emerged to be one of the most important independent labels of the last few years. The label has nurtured a succession of essential bands through their first relases only to see them fly the nest to a larger label. An unrivalled back catalogue starts with Th' Faith Healers, runs through everything from PJ Harvey up to 'Dry', and Stereolab's releases as far as 'Space Age Batchelor Pad'. Also home to the wonderful Moonshake and more recently the ambient sounds of Seefeel, the off beat weirdness of Pram and the chocolate munching Voodoo Queens. Always interesting and usually challenging as well, there isn't a Too Pure release I wouldn't consider worth owning. The label has also been a prime motivator in the London coalition of PLUG (a newsletter, and some ideals for decentralising the industry), write to them and they'll add you to the mailing list for revolution.

~Toothpick Records <http://studwww.rug.ac.be/hdacquin>
Rietlaan 28
B-8200 Brugge
BELGIUM
032 (0) 50 38 18 04 (week-ends)
Hendrik.Dacquin@rug.ac.be <mailto:Hendrik.Dacquin@rug.ac.be>
~http://studwww.rug.ac.be/~hdacquin <http://studwww.rug.ac.be/hdacquin>
<http://studwww.rug.ac.be/cgi-bin/cgiwrap?user=hdacquin$script=toothpick.cgi>

The Toothpick imperium is situated in lo-fi country par excellence: Belgium! Their releases vary from hometape-recordings to indie-rocking noise outfits. The first toothpick is a true classic: A compilation tape of the bands the founders like a lot, all hometapers from America to NZ, Belgium and Holland. They dig the more polished lo-fi Think of Plover and sentridoh, think very OK What bands? Cane (USA) Tearjerk (Belgium) Mote (Belgium) John Lennon Rifle club (Belgium) Bands they like to have on their label: Plover, Cakekitchen....
Ben Depoorter

Top Dogg <http://www.geocities.com/westhollywood/6176>
Morgantown
ryansanders@mailexcite.com <mailto:ryansanders@mailexcite.com>
<http://www.geocities.com/westhollywood/6176>

looking for artist who are interesterd in getting their music played and actually having cd and a record deal
ryan sanders
(February 1998)

Toppa Records
1898 N W Davidson Terrebonne , Or 97760
541-548-4628
toppa@empnet.com <mailto:toppa@empnet.com>

A new CD just released by Ralph Mooney called " Moon at Midnight" and "Toppa Then and Now" released in 1996 The company was started in California in 1953 and received the Country Music of America Award top country independant label of the year " Golden Eagle Award in 1996 "
George Morris
(January 1998)

Toppa Records
1898 N W Davidson Terrebonne , Or 97760
541-548-4628
toppa@empnet.com <mailto:toppa@empnet.com>

A new CD just released by Ralph Mooney called " Moon at Midnight" and "Toppa Then and Now" released in 1996 The company was started in California in 1953 and received the Country Music of America Award top country independant label of the year " Golden Eagle Award in 1996 "
George Morris
(January 1998)
Correction A new CD just released by Ralph Mooney called "Moon at Midnight "and "Toppa Then and Now " released in 1996 that featured Mooney on many of the songs is now available from Toppa .The company was started in 1953 by Jack Morris and received The Country Music Association of America's Golden Eagle Award for top independant label of the year in 1996 and was nominated again in 1997.
George Morris
(January 1998)

~Tornis rec. <http://www.cs.fmf.lu.lv/sd30060/tornis>
c/o Janis Daugavietis
p.o. box 35
Riga
LV-1055
Latvia
371+(2)+461671
sd30060@cs.fmf.lu.lv <mailto:sd30060@cs.fmf.lu.lv>
~http://www.cs.fmf.lu.lv/~sd30060/tornis <http://www.cs.fmf.lu.lv/sd30060/tornis>

TORNIS is Latvian underground label and studio activated from the year of 1991. We record and publish the music of our bands, our friends bands and the bands which we like. We are not limited within one style, we mainly deal with different kinds of guitarmusic. We have published only tapes, because the number of inhabitants of Latvia is very small (3ml), we don't have so many kids for releating such projects as vinyl or CD so that they could payback. But we are trying to realise our first vinyl 7" compilation in the nearest future.
Maris Zvirgzdins
(March 1996)

Torrent Records
3619 Warren Street
Philadelphia Pa 19104
USA
215-386-8052
shawn10166@aol.com <mailto:shawn10166@aol.com>

Torrent Records is a totaly independent label in Philadelphia. Interested in the signing of commercialy sellable talent. Our music genre includes anything from solo from solo artists to metal to adult contemporary also including alternative music. We believe that not limiting ourselves to one style of music will in the long run benifit everyone both listener and musician.
Shawn Scarano
(October 1995)

Tortilla Records <http://www.microserve.net/vradio/>
210 Hermosa Lane
El Paso, TX 79922 USA
(915) 585-9044
vradio@aol.com <mailto:vradio@aol.com>
<http://www.microserve.net/vradio/>

Their release is "Pipe Dreams" by the New Texicans. Originally out of El Paso, the New Texicans have moved on to Austin. The music is infused with a pop sensibility gained from almost four years together. From the soaring vocal harmonies to the mixture of rock with country jangle. My brother and I saw them in a private practice session and swore that they were "legendary"
Brent Marcus

Touch and Go <http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>
P.O. Box 25520
Chicago, IL 60625
1-800-3-TOUCH-U (orders!)
<http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>
(312) 463-4738 (info!)

One of the more consistently rocking labels around, and a fair one, too (keeping things in print, not catering to collector scum, etc.). Current home to Tar, Didgits, owners of many archives like Big Black, the Big Boys, they just put out the new Girls Against Boys LP, Jesus Lizard, and more. Also does mucho distribution - Quarterstick, Merge, Trance Syndicate all do stuff through T&G. One of the few large indie labels which has defined its own sound (much like AmRep or old Dischord).

Toxic Shock
P. O. Box 43787
Tuscon, AZ 85733

Purveyors of the "Noise From Nowhere" series, along with scattered gems like the first Treepeople record. They also carry a good bit of other punk/core stuff in their catalog from smaller Arizona labels which don't get any distribution. Toxic Shock is also known as Westworld from time to time...

Toytown
P.O. Box 295
St. Kilda 3182
Victoria
Australia

Toytown are this great label from Australia, that mainly specializes in cassette-only releases (mainly because Wayne's so poor!). They've released stuff by the Cannanes, Stinky Fire Engine, Blair Mailer, and the Cat's Miaow! They also distribute a bunch of other records, cds, tapes, and zines.
Chris McFarlane
(July 1995)

Trace Elements
172 East 4th Street
#11D
New York
NY 10009
blesscurse@aol.com <mailto:blesscurse@aol.com>

Trace Elements is a label run by Robert Poss of the Band of Susans. This fact alone probably makes it worthwhile you sending the label money. Inevitably this is the contact address for BoS but the label has also produced releases by `electronic composer and ageing whiz kid' Nicolas Collins and a few others, including cassette releases.

Trailer Records <http://green.giant.net/trailer>
PO Box 3202
Iowa City, IA 52240-3202
+ 319.351.3683
+ 319.351.3683
trailer@avalon.net <mailto:trailer@avalon.net>
<http://green.giant.net/trailer>

Trailer is a roots-based label out of Iowa City, IA. The artists on Trailer include guitarist and award-winning producer Bo Ramsey (who produced Greg Brown's Grammy-nominated "The Poet Game") and his band The Backsliders, pianist David Zollo, country-roots favorites High and Lonesome, and bluesman Joe Price.
The artists currently (May 1996) on Trailer are primarily from the Midwest, and draw heavily on the musical influences of St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Their web page has full profiles of each artist, album previews, samples, and reviews.
Brett Lorenzen
(May 1996)

Trance Syndicate <http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>
P. O. Box 49771
Austin, TX 78765
trancesyn@aol.com <mailto:trancesyn@aol.com>
<http://www.southern.com/southern/labels.html>

10 Myddleton Road (unconfirmed!)
London N22 4NS
UK

Label run by King Coffey of the Butthole Surfers which deals in Texas-noise music- Pain Teens, Drain, Cherubs, Ed Hall, and now Johnboy (whose LP _Pistolswing_ is fucking killer). They've also done two singles and an LP titled _Love And Napalm_. Solid stuff if you like that twisted Texas school of psych-heaviness. And King's on the net, too.
The Cherubs will release only a few more releases (post Heroin Man). Kevin(singer/guitar player) is moving to Minneapolis and the band is breaking up!
Mail order is available through Touch and Go <./T.html>.

Steve-O Collins

~Transmission Communications <http://brisbane.dialix.com.au:80/com11/>
P.O Box 30
Toowong
Queensland 4066
Australia
(+61)-7-8705710
com11@brisbane.dialix.com.au <mailto:com11@brisbane.dialix.com.au>
~http://brisbane.dialix.com.au:80/~com11/ <http://brisbane.dialix.com.au:80/com11/>

Transmission Communications is a record label based in Brisbane, Australia. The label has been formed to provide a platform whereby underground artists can release product without the restrictions of a major label deal.
Transmission Communications is concerned mainly with Electronic Music. Our interests are with artists involved with Innovative Electronic Pop, Industrial and Ambient Techno, Progressive, and Experimental music.
To-date, the label has gathered together artists through local dissemination of the label's existence, in combination with the resources of (and connectivity to) the Internet. We use the Net to keep people aware that there is a label directly involved with sourcing from and informing users thereon. It also takes us beyond our home city of Brisbane, Australia which is really the base of activity for us.
Dennis Remmer
(September 1995)

Transmission Records
2931 W. Central Ave #H
Santa Ana, CA 92704
USA
(714) 755-1438
(714) 241-0951
record@earthlink.net <mailto:record@earthlink.net>

Transmission Records is a power pop punk hardcore alternative to whatever it is that you're already listening to. Los Angeles home of Wisonsins' best band "Touch Is Automatic". You heard it here first.
Sheri
(November 1995)
Transmission Records debut release of Wisconsin's "Touch is Automatic" is available NOW!!! (ask for "also available on beta" TR-001-4). This is the band that has been compared not just to Jesus Lizard, but to JESUS! You don't want to miss this band, and I'm not just saying that because they owe us money (ALOT of money). Also new on Transmission are Arizona's "The Einsteins" (ask for "du=h! - TR-0616-4) and CHOWDA (don't ask - you must see them to believe them). Hear Transmission Records Artists on Digital Sound X-Change (DSX) (310) 581-3344. HEY! Bands - we're looking for fresh meat to exploit (i mean, new bands to help...), so give us a call or send in your demos. that is all...carry on.
Sheri Neville
(June 1996)

~Treadmill Records <Buckets URL http://www.adam.com.au/imerge/AMM/WA/Bucket/index.html>
PO Box 32
Scarborough, W.A. 6019
Australia
(09)385-7647
same as above
tmill@iinet.net.au <mailto:tmill@iinet.net.au>
~Buckets URL http://www.adam.com.au/~imerge/AMM/WA/Bucket/index.html <Buckets URL http://www.adam.com.au/imerge/AMM/WA/Bucket/index.html>

5217 Clear Spring Dr
Minneapolis, MN. 55345
USA
(612)938-0398
same as above
tmill@iinet.net.au <mailto:tmill@iinet.net.au>

Howdy, We're a small lounge room label based in Perth, Western Australia. The label was set-up by the members of bucket. We have been in existance since November 1995 and have released 4 EP's & 1 album from our stable of our purist melodic guitar pop bands. Among them bucket, Flanders, Wormfarm(now defunct) & Bob's Love Child. We are distributed in Australia through Shock Records and would love to hear from any potential distributors in faraway places... ..We're young, naive, and stupid (but have excellent pop sensibility) Somebody please come and take advantage of us. We'd like to hear from distributors especially but anybody will do. Our forefathers (or at least the guys who got us interested in music) are REM, Husker Du, The Replacements, My Bloody Valentine, The Bats, The Chills, The Go Betweens, The Db's, Cowboy Junkies, GBV, and Underground Lovers. New music welcome. Bye
Kevin Russeth
(June 1996)

Tremor Records <http\\:www.tremorphlo.com>
3300 Colfax Ave. S.
Suite 103
Minneapolis, MN
55408
info@tremorphlo.com <mailto:info@tremorphlo.com>
<http\\:www.tremorphlo.com>

Tremor records is currently a one band label. That band is Tremorphlo a Minneapolis band that takes its influences from rock, raggea and blues. The band can be seen gigging from Chicago to South Dakota. Check them and the record company out at http:\\www.tremorphlo.com By the way, Tremorphlo is currently looking for a drummer.
Karl Obermeyer
(December 1997)

Trev Records Inc.
106 S Old Betsy Rd
Keene, Tx. 76059 USA
817-558-0505
817-558-2050
TrevInc@Aol.com <mailto:TrevInc@Aol.com>

Great New Indie Label. The Label has two releases that I know of to date. Kelli Moore, Female Vocalist, Her new CD is titled "Everlasting Love". Nathaniel Grant, Male Artist, His new CD is titled "The Real Thing." If you like Anita Baker and Luther Vandross you will love these guys. This label is going places and they are always looking for new exciting talent. If you have tips to lend or need some advice call, Email or fax them. Very Down-to-earth people.
Christopher Wiggins
(December 1995)

Trev Records Inc.
106 S Old Betsy Rd
Keene, Tx. 76059 USA
817-558-0505
817-558-2050
TrevInc@Aol.com <mailto:TrevInc@Aol.com>

Great New Indie Label. The Label has two releases that I know of to date. Kelli Moore, Female Vocalist, Her new CD is titled "Everlasting Love". Nathaniel Grant, Male Artist, His new CD is titled "The Real Thing." If you like Anita Baker and Luther Vandross you will love these guys. This label is going places and they are always looking for new exciting talent. If you have tips to lend or need some advice call, Email or fax them. Very Down-to-earth people.
Christopher Wiggins
(December 1995)
recent mail returned, no forwarding.
winky the sleep boy
(September 1997)

Trip <http://www.tripnet.com>
79 Franklin St.
New York, NY 10013
USA
(212)274-1185
info@tripnet.com <mailto:info@tripnet.com>
<http://www.tripnet.com>

A new Indie Label that dares to be cross-genre. Most recent release: This Way Out - Various Artists. A Queer east coast compilation CD/cassette, dance to grunge. Also Solo 12" wax by John-Fredrick (Drag Queen EP) and Boffo Santana Jones (Give Me More EP). We are nice, but hate the oxymoron: "alternative. Signed artists include: Wayne Numan, Christian Johnson, John-Fredrick, Boffo Santana-Jones. All will release solo cd's this year.
John-Fredrick
(July 1995)

Triple X Records <http://www.triple-x.com>
P.O. Box 862529
Los Angeles CA 90086-2529
USA
213-221-2204
213-221-2778
xxx@triple-x.com <mailto:xxx@triple-x.com>
<http://www.triple-x.com>

Hey, this is all new info on Triple X. Online and bringing you all kinds of new music. If you can't find something you like then you probably don't like music. Check us out for punk, goth, industrial, rap, rockabilly, blues, etc. Is this informative? I could write more but I won't. It's up to you now!
Theresa
(December 1995)

Triskelion Records <http://www.mw3.com/band/stratton>
18533 Roscoe Blvd.
Suite 109
Northridge, CA
91324-4632
USA
<http://www.mw3.com/band/stratton>

A brand new label devoted to pop/rock. Their first release is the debut of Stratton "CHECK OUT THE Beat SIDE". Indie zine, Planet Pop, says "slick production of short engaging pop songs with harmonious vocals and intellectual lyrics sum up the sounds of Stratton."
Soon to be released: An interactive CD ROM about ***OJ***. That should be very amusing...
jane marlowe
(August 1995)

Tube Alloy Recording <http://www.webcom.com/folta/TubeAlloy/>
P.O. Box 471795
San Francisco,
CA 94147-1795
folta@pobox.com <mailto:folta@pobox.com>
<http://www.webcom.com/folta/TubeAlloy/>

Tiny San Francisco label featuring Spackle, Pau Hana (ex-members of Junket), Puncher Pedal, etc. Web site features a Net Single Of The Month.
Steve Folta
(April 1996)

Tupelo Recording Company
290-C Napoleon Street
San Francisco, CA
94124
USA

This label put out Nirvana's Blew and Sliver singles, among other things.
Beercan Boy (Tristan Miller)
(October 1994)

Turn Of The Century
50 Lexington Ave Suite #197
New York
NY 10010
totc@delphi.com <mailto:totc@delphi.com>

Two compilations, both of uneven quality - "New Dominion" (all bands from Virginia) and "My Companion" (which I will buy someday just for one song, the one by The Gravel Pit, who, other than this one song, suck shit). (Sean) Besides compilations, Turn Of The Century has put out a number of singles (including St. Johnny's first release) and full-length cds (the latest being Jettison Charlie's, coming out later this summer) The head honcho's name is Alex Mundy.
TOTC

Turning Point Records
22 Bartlett Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
USA
617-293-5891
TPRecords@aol.com <mailto:TPRecords@aol.com>

Turning Point Records produces Contemporary Christian music ranging from rock to folk. David Coate is the lead artist for Turning Point, with 3 albums to date, and a 4th scheduled for release this summer ('96). David's music is powerful with a lyrical emphasis on the hope found in Jesus Christ. His vocals are intense and soaring very similar to Kansas (ala Steve Walsh). Turning Point is dedicated to providing the highest quality music possible for Christians and non-Christians alike, with more artists' projects slated for release later this year.
Dedric Terry
(March 1996)

Turnipseed Music
3133 Edenborn Ave.
Meteirie, LA 70002
USA
504-885-6988
504-885-6996
turnip@mailhost.accesscom.net <mailto:turnip@mailhost.accesscom.net>

Live contemporary jazz performances including New Orleans local performera to NY jazz pianist JoAnne Brackeen' new CD "Power Talk"(see reviews in the current issues of Stereophile or Jazz Times. These are great performances, by intelligent players recorded direct to CD.
Don Turnipseed
(September 1995)

Turntable Friend (A)
c/o Ulrich Hoffmann
Eigenstrasse 82
47053 Duisburg
Germany
+49(0)203-6 22 87
+49(0)203-6 22 87

A fine label including a couple of releases from the legendary Boyracer! Ulrich also has some stuff by the Rileys, Hula Hoop, Eva Luna, Sugarplant, and the Bomb Pops. That, and he's really nice, too.
Chris McFarlane

TVP Records <www.netspace.org/tvprecords>
Box 344
Providence
RI
02912
tvp@netspace.org <mailto:tvp@netspace.org>
<www.netspace.org/tvprecords>

Erin McKeown is the wonder woman of this record company. With a fast-growing fan club, she is THE folk artist who will amaze any and all of you who check this site out.
Jill K
(March 1998)

Twilight Records
Via della Grada 4/E
MBE 120
40122 Bologna
ITALY
++39 51 520257
dev2427@iperbole.bologna.it <mailto:dev2427@iperbole.bologna.it>

Small HC label from Italy. We've released: Ageing 10" (classic sXe sound) Snowfall 7" (melodic HC with DC influence)
Andrea
(March 1997)

Twin/Tone <http://twintone.com>
2541 Nicollet Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
USA
<http://twintone.com>

These folks got fucked hard when Rough Trade went under and haven't really recovered. If anyone can convince them to re-issue Pere Ubu's _Terminal Tower_, I'll be very happy. Also home to the Jacobites stuff and many other fine records, often US releases of Brit LPs on Glass or other small Brit labels.
skm
(1994)
Twin Tone are now apparently under the control of Restless <./R>, or so I've been told!
tw
(September 1995)

Twisted Village <twistedvillage.com>
12 B Eliot Street
Cambridge,Ma 02138
617-354-6898
617-354-6899
<twistedvillage.com>

Wayne Rogers' (Crystalized Movements, Magic Hour) label. Distributed by Forced Exposure. Records from Crystalized Movements, Magic Hour, Luxurious Bags, and other Connecticut psychedelia.
Think Randy Holden thoughts. New (1997) releases by Tono Bungay, a improv rock trio highlighting the guitar artistry/noodling of Bob Bannister from Fire In The Kitchen. CD re-issue of Wayne's first record, "Mind Disaster," made when he was 17 and life was golden. Kate & Wayne have opened up a store catering to psych/kraut/japanoise/free&improvised jazz/modern composers/& a wee bit o'techno even.
Kate Village
(June 1997)

Twisted Village
P.O. Box 35604
Brighton, MA 02135

Wayne Rogers' (Crystalized Movements, Magic Hour) label. Distributed by Forced Exposure. Records from Crystalized Movements, Magic Hour, Luxurious Bags, and other Connecticut psychedelia.

Two (2) Peters Records
212 Trianon Lane
Villanova, PA 19085
U.S.A.
(610) 527 5129

The folks at Two (2) Peters have released three 7"s to date. The first is the debut of Philadelphia's indie-rock sensations HAYWOOD with Trash Park / Nerf Dreams. CMJ called it "emo-drenched pop with sexy vocals." The second is the "Parade of Homes" Philly indie-rock compilation, with HAYWOOD, KIMBASHING (now LEFTY'S DECEIVER), BARNABYS (now JOEY SWEENEY), and LAMPshADe. This piece of vinyl proves indisputably that Philadelphia DOES have something good to offer. The third is the debut of Montreal's HOWARD NORTH (now defunct, with members in SACKVILLE). This is a split release with Purderous Magina Records. D.C. Dischord-y punk meets Chicago noise strung together with a disco beat. Three songs: Song #8, Seventy, and Gin Breeding. High quality stuff all around (just ask CMJ!). Check these guys out!
Lars R
(December 1995)

Two Sheds Records
P. O. Box 23502
Jackson, MS 39225
601-856-7539
twosheds01@sprynet.com <mailto:twosheds01@sprynet.com>

Two Sheds specializes in alternative rock, indie pop, alt-country, but does not limit itself to any genre. The label focuses on the Southeastern U.S. market, and is in the process of re-locating to Atlanta. Two Sheds' latest release is "If You Knew Mabel..." by the acoustic Birmingham band, Partial to Mabel.
John Graham
(May 1997)

TyeDye Records <http://www.tyedye.com>
37 Matilda Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
USA
415-388-9735
415-388-5013
nick@tyedye.com <mailto:nick@tyedye.com>
<http://www.tyedye.com>

TyeDye Records is an independent label, dedicated to creating and releasing music for the wandering mind. We focus on progressive and psychedelic rock, and experimental electronic music.
Nick Peck
(January 1998)

Ubik
c/o Cyril Hoffmeyer
3 avenue Mederic
92360 Meudon la Foret
FRANCE

c/o Philippe Delvosalle
BP 53,
B-1060 Saint-Gilles 2
BELGIUM

A franco-belgian label existing since 1994 and run by very nice people. They already have released four 7": Dodes'ka-den/Penguins (belgium songwriter solo w/ a Barett-Drake-Smog approach, & w/ band), Folk implosion "Electric idiot EP"(L. Barlow & J. Davis revisiting the story of R'nR in a Boredoms/ Pussy galore vein), Sick Ducks (a young teenage-pop- garage band from Paris), Heliogabale/Crooner of Doom (from Paris, dark & noisy urban blues like Birthday Party or Lydia Lunch). All 7" are packaged in nice handmade silkscreened sleeves. They've announced some very interesting things for the future including an Extra Glenns 7", a Dodes'ka-den CD, & a 10"+silkscreen book Jad & David Fair. So keep an eye on them.
Jean LeNeutre
(September 1995)
I haven't cofirmed whether the third address for the label is correct. If someone would like to try it and let me know that'd be great!
tw
(September 1995)

ubuibi <http://nd.org/nd/bco>
2253a lincoln
alameda, ca. 94501
510-337-9848
ubuibi@jps.net <mailto:ubuibi@jps.net>
<http://nd.org/nd/bco>
<www.geocities.com/soho/lofts/5503>

home of big city orchestra, infamous noise outfit. home of tryst magazine, which has featured the musics of; the haters, bco, nux vomika, crawling with tarts, kings house, the legendary pink dots, and more.. next issue contains the audio antics of bco/chris & cosey.
das
(May 1997)

ubuibi <http://nd.org/nd/bco>
2253a lincoln
alameda, ca. 94501
510-337-9848
ubuibi@jps.net <mailto:ubuibi@jps.net>
<http://nd.org/nd/bco>
<http://www.geocities.com/soho/lofts/5503>

home of big city orchestra, infamous noise outfit. home of tryst magazine, which has featured the musics of; the haters, bco, nux vomika, crawling with tarts, kings house, the legendary pink dots, and more.. next issue contains the audio antics of bco/chris & cosey.
das
(May 1997)
lots of radio too.
das
(December 1997)

ugExplode Records
P.O. Box 82
Chicago, IL
60690-0082
U.S.A.

The in-house label of Chicago's masterful free jazz noisters the Flying Luttenbachers, I guess, although many of their releases are listed as being put out by Quinnah/ugExplode. In any event, the mailing address is for ugExplode. Lots of FL releases.
Brett Larner
(September 1995)

Ultra Violet Recordings <http://ultraviolet.com/uvr/>
945 Taraval Street, Suite 303
San Francisco, CA 94116
USA
01.415.664.4887
mw@ultraviolet.com <mailto:mw@ultraviolet.com>
<http://ultraviolet.com/uvr/>

Founded in 1994, San Francisco-based Ultra Violet Recordings was formed to release high-quality, technologically-innovative electronic music. The label carries compact discs, vinyl 12" singles and select integrated media products. Ultra Violet seeks to showcase the talents of artists who compose complex psycho-acoustic listening experiences. From dance to ambient, and dub to experimental, UVR spans a vast sonic spectrum.
Ultra Violet Recordings is a collaboration between former Ultraviolet Catastrophe members Mike Wertheim and Jeff Taylor. In addition to co-founding UVR, Mike was also responsible for starting Twitch, the successful techno remix service. Jeff Taylor, too elusive to interview, was once quoted as saying, "Yes, I am Pink."
Mike Wertheim

Unclean Records <http://members.aol.com/UncleanRec>
P.O. Box 34627
San Antonio, Texas
U.S.A.
(210) 599-8121
(210) 590-9309
UncleanRec@aol.com <mailto:UncleanRec@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/UncleanRec>

Unclean specializes in Texas Punk. The roster includes Sons of Hercules, The Dropouts, Stretford, N.O.T.A., Dumptruck and many more. The label was founded in 1981 and is still going strong today.
Roger Morgan
(December 1997)

Underdog Records <http://www.interaccess.com/users/udogrec/udoghome.html>
2252 N. Elston Ave., 2nd Floor,
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 772-4545
(312) 772-9198
udogrec@interaccess.com <mailto:udogrec@interaccess.com>
<http://www.interaccess.com/users/udogrec/udoghome.html>

Underdog records is run as a punk collective out of chicago. If you buy direct their prices are low but I'm not familiar about the bands so as to be able to comment on the labels output. Write to them and find out!

Underground Music Movement <http://www.flying.it>
Via R. Ruggiero 16/D
80125 Naples
Italy
(39-81) 762-8280/78
(39-81) 762-3711
webadmin@mail.flying.it <mailto:webadmin@mail.flying.it>
<http://www.flying.it>

Via Mecenate 84/14
20138 Milan
Italy
+39 (0)2 58013230
+39 (0)2 58013240
webadmin@mail.flying.it <mailto:webadmin@mail.flying.it>
<http://www.flying.it>

Underground Music Movement, started in 1990,is responsible for the birth of such artists as Alex Party, Blast feat. V.D.C., Olga, Visnadi, X-Static, Fathers of Sound, Justine, and has featured records from such artists as Masters At Work, The Bucketheads, India, Ce Ce Rogers, Reel 2 Real and too many more to actually put here.
Mark Thueson
(September 1995)

Underground Records <http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ugr/>
6546 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 210
Hollywood, CA 90028
213-871-8054 ext. 558
213-871-8637
74777.3354@compuserve.com <mailto:74777.3354@compuserve.com>
<http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ugr/>

Over 1,000 Indie Labels Strong and Growing!
Todd West
(June 1997)

Union Hall
P.O. Box 26269
Wilmington, DE 19899

One record so far - a re-issue of the infamous Unrest/Shudder To Think split single, recorded when neither was really known outside Washington DC and now worth plenty in its original form. They do have plans for more records, though...

Unit Circle Rekkids <http://www.etext.org/Zines/UnitCircle/rekkids/>
PO Box 20352
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
(206) 322-1702
rekkids@unitcircle.org <mailto:rekkids@unitcircle.org>
<http://www.etext.org/Zines/UnitCircle/rekkids/>

Newer alternative/gothic/experimental label. Releases planned for this year are Vassily (Visigoth Rock), Intonarumori (Experimental/Industrial) and The Garden (Gothic). There might be more depending on the cash flow.
Kevin

Unity Records, Inc <http://www.webb.com/unity.html>
1619 Third Avenue
Box 6415
New York
NY, 10128-0004
USA
212-860-0500
212-534-3724
Unity@webb.com <mailto:Unity@webb.com>
<http://www.webb.com/unity.html>

We are an up and coming dance music label including house music with worldwide distribution. Ellyn Harris is our lead artist, a feast for your eyes and ears!
Dean Ferguson
(June 1995)

~Unlucky Girl Records <http://students.vassar.edu/saturner/index.html>
Box 1193
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
12601
USA
saturner@vaxsar.vassar.edu <mailto:saturner@vaxsar.vassar.edu>
~http://students.vassar.edu/~saturner/index.html <http://students.vassar.edu/saturner/index.html>

Home dub cassette label (a la Shrimper) with lots of bands from the Portland, Maine area and from other places, too. The best cassettes are from Tanya Sullivan (of The Receptionists) and Spark. There may be plans for more 7"s, but as of yet there is only one. I think that we're nice, but I'm not really in a position to say.
Sam Turner
(December 1995)

Up Records <http://www.subpop.com/up/>
PO Box 21328
Seattle, WA
98111-3328
USA
206.441.8277 (not sure on the #)
tammyw@subpop.com <mailto:tammyw@subpop.com>
<http://www.subpop.com/up/>

I believe this label is fairly new. Their first release (Violent Green) is dated 1993. Living in Seattle I had the opportunity to meet and hear Up's (And Dinosaur Jr.'s) fabulous Mike Johnson play - soulful songwriting with a mellow country-tinged sound. Others on the label include singles and LP's from: Violent Green, Butterfly Train, Built to Spill, Caustic Resin, Juned, and Hush Harbor. I don't know where all of these bands are from. I know Juned and M. Johnson are from Seattle, and Built to Spill (who incidentally recently signed with Warner) is from Boisie (although they may have relocated). In short, I think they're all NW bands. For the most part all the music I've heard on Up (from their sampler CD) could be called NW clever post-grunge indie-pop. Of course, these are just words. In trying to give you a sense of the overall sound of the Up aritists, I don't mean to pigeonhole them or dismiss their originality! Indeed, I'm a big fan. But, hey, check out Mike Johnson and Built to Spill for your self - call it a personal recommendation. Enough!
Jeffrey Broesche
(October 1995)
new bands on the label include: The Pastels, Built to Spill, Caustic Resin, Juned, Land of the Loops, and many fresh new emo-kids clangin' pot's and pan's to come.
Chris Vandebrooke
(November 1995)

Up records (Accrington, Paris, New York)
54 Water Street
Accrington
Lancashire
BB5 6QZ
+44 (0)1254 238 241
barlow@fs4.psy.man.ac.uk <mailto:barlow@fs4.psy.man.ac.uk>

Born in 1992 on the kitchen table of 54 Water Street; Up Records have produced a split 7" single a) Tunic b) Brewster. Since, a compilation L.P. featuring Tunic, Brewster, Appendix Out and Kilgore Trout plus a 7" by Dumb and Calvin Party.
Up records are Howard and Jacob Morrison. Howard works full time in a residential school for 'little bastards' (kids under 12 deemed too dangerous to go home). Jacob works at Currys (it's an electrical appliance shop) but one day his bands going to be really famous... guess he won't be working at Currys then.
Up records of Seatle like to send free C.D.s to Howard and Jacob it's their way of saying 'change your name' what a great way to get free cds.. look out for my new label *subpop*.
vicky barlow
(April 1996)

~Uppercut Records <http://pubpages.unh.edu/ejm/uppercut.html>
PO BOX 359
Durham NH 03824
USA
(603) 659 3983
ejm@hopper.unh.edu <mailto:ejm@hopper.unh.edu>
~http://pubpages.unh.edu/~ejm/uppercut.html <http://pubpages.unh.edu/ejm/uppercut.html>

Diverse label, carrying bands of all kinds... based in Northern New England. Primarily produces compilations and 7" singles.
Manny
(September 1995)

~Uprising Records <http://www.cen.uiuc.edu/khoury/uprising.html>
PO Box 4412
Ann Arbor, MI
48106-4412 usa
khourymi@student.msu.edu <mailto:khourymi@student.msu.edu>
~http://www.cen.uiuc.edu/~khoury/uprising.html <http://www.cen.uiuc.edu/khoury/uprising.html>

Uprising put out primarily 7"s and are distributed by Dutch East and Get Hip. Some of their releases include The Nervobeats, Liquor Bike, and !El Smasho!.
Mike K.

Urban Delta Records <www.urbandelta.com>
22 Denmark Street
London
WC2H 8NA
0181 689 2112
0181 761 6619
info@udr.ftech.co.uk <mailto:info@udr.ftech.co.uk>
<www.urbandelta.com>

Urban Delta Records are set to release their latest signing, Surf Green. For more information visit their web site WWW.SURFGREEN.COM.
Chris Mulinder
(September 1997)

~Urban Myth Recordings <http://www.interlog.com/um>
Box 68502
360A Bloor St. W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 1X0
416-703-7240
um@interlog.com <mailto:um@interlog.com>
~http://www.interlog.com/~um <http://www.interlog.com/um>

Home of genre-defying songwriters Chris Warren and Dan Bryk, Urban Myth Recordings is a new collective of like-minded artists. UM exists to bring Canada's finest and occasionally oddest pop to the world. Or something like that.
UM
(May 1997)

~Urban Pacifika Records <http://members.tripod.com/Phylpcyde/index-2.html>
P.O.Box 61123
OTARA
MANUKAU CITY
NEW ZEALAND
64 9 2745736
64 9 2735007
pfuemana@xtra.co.nz <mailto:pfuemana@xtra.co.nz>
~http://members.tripod.com/~Phylpcyde/index-2.html <http://members.tripod.com/Phylpcyde/index-2.html>
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Pioneers Of A Pacifikan Frontier. Specialise in Urban Polynesian Hip Hop & RnB. Artist Role Call: Moizna*Losttribe*aka Brown*Dei Hamo*Movement Of Sound*Fuemana
Phillip Fuemana
(July 1997)
MOIZNA..our all girl RnB group went Gold in 1997 with their debut single> peaking at #6 on the NZ top 40 and was one of only two NZ artist on the National top 100 for 1997 Hip Hop outfit LOSTTRIBE debut at #18 on the NZ top 40 with their single "Summer in The Winter" Check out our new Urban Pacifika Records Homepage....its the bomb.
Pylpcyde
(January 1998)

Urban Pacifika Records <http://www.kai.co.nz>
P.O.Box 61123
Otara
South Auckland
New Zealand
09 2745736
09 2749221
pfuemana@xtra.co.nz <mailto:pfuemana@xtra.co.nz>
<http://www.kai.co.nz>

Pioneers Of A Pacifikan Frontier. Specialise in Urban Polynesian Hip Hop & RnB. Artist Role Call: Moizna*Losttribe*aka Brown*Dei Hamo*Movement Of Sound*Fuemana
Phillip Fuemana
(July 1997)

Ursa Minor
Michael Arnowitt
4 Wilder Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
USA

c/o Malted/Media Productions
RD 2 Box 2770
Cox Brook Road
Northfield, VT 05663
USA
802-229-0984
802-485-3972
72172.2713@compuserve.com <mailto:72172.2713@compuserve.com>
<http://sun.goddard.edu:80/students/wgdr/kalvos/consort.html >

Very small label (<10 items) for contemporary concert music, mostly for piano at the moment.
Dennis Bethory-Kitsz
(October 1995)

USAcappella Records
PO Box 2447
Durham
North Carolina 27715-2447
USA
919-544-4721
919-544-4850
HarmonyNet@aol.com <mailto:HarmonyNet@aol.com>

USAcappella Records specializes in all styles of a cappella singing including barbershop, gospel and sacred music, classical, pop, and vocal jazz. Recordings are distributed through The Harmony Network.
Mark E. Tarantino
(November 1995)

Utopia Records
Post Office Box 8205
Huntington Beach, CA 92615 USA
714.342.1439
Orbit777@aol.com <mailto:Orbit777@aol.com>

UTOPIA RECORDS is an artist friendly label featuring some of the coolest bands on this planet. Watch out for upcoming compilation and full length releases. They also have some very rude merchandise available. ALWAYS ACCEPTING demo packages from creative bands of All Ages, All Styles and Any Area. For submission details or a free catalogue send some email. Visit the label's homepage for updated information.
I.M. Moore
(June 1996)
Now known as UTOPIA MEDIA they serve as a personal management company as well as being a leading indie label. ALWAYS seeking bands creating tomorrows music... ALWAYS ALL AGES and ANY LOCATION. Currently looking for techno bands/artists (in the general style of) Chemical Brothers, Prodigy or Bjork. If you have great songs and want to be part of a very independent team then send off a demo or contact them for further information. What some see as the fringe UTOPIA MEDIA views as the frontier!
POV
(February 1997)

Utopia Records <http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/6717>
Post Office Box 8205
Huntington Beach, CA 92615 USA
(714)841-2505
utopia@pacbell.net <mailto:utopia@pacbell.net>
<http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/6717>

UTOPIA RECORDS is an artist friendly label featuring some of the coolest bands on this planet. Watch out for upcoming compilation and full length releases. They also have some very rude merchandise available. ALWAYS ACCEPTING demo packages from creative bands of All Ages, All Styles and Any Area. For submission details or a free catalogue send some email. Visit the label's homepage for updated information.
I.M. Moore
(June 1996)

Utopia Records
7985 Santa Monica Blvd., #109-523
Los Angeles, CA 90046 USA
7@stones.com <mailto:7@stones.com>

UTOPIA RECORDS is an artist friendly label featuring some of the coolest bands on this planet. Watch out for upcoming compilation and full length releases. They also have some very rude merchandise available. ALWAYS ACCEPTING demo packages from creative bands of All Ages, All Styles and Any Area. For submission details or a free catalogue send some email. Visit the label's homepage for updated information.
I.M. Moore
(June 1996)
Now known as UTOPIA MEDIA they serve as a personal management company as well as being a leading indie label. ALWAYS seeking bands creating tomorrows music... ALWAYS ALL AGES and ANY LOCATION. Currently looking for techno bands/artists (in the general style of) Chemical Brothers, Prodigy or Bjork. If you have great songs and want to be part of a very independent team then send off a demo or contact them for further information. What some see as the fringe UTOPIA MEDIA views as the frontier!
POV
(February 1997)
UTOPIA has gone through several changes over the years each takes this indie label to new heights. CURRENTLY the label is accepting demo material from bands of ALL AGES, ANY LOCATION and ALL STYLES of MUSIC! Simply put we are seeking the most creative bands on this globe. SO send off your package (include a demo tape, picture, email address and telephone number). Several upcoming compilation releases. ALSO if you are interested in mangement please let us know. (Especially interested in teen bands from countries outside of the U.S.).
RA
(March 1998)

Indie Label List 1996.

V-WAX RECORDS <HTTP://WWW.VWAX.COM>
P.O. BOX 7033
SANTA MONICA, CA 90406-7033
310-360-3530
310-360-3534
VWAX2@EARTHLINK.NET <mailto:VWAX2@EARTHLINK.NET>
<HTTP://WWW.VWAX.COM>

LOOKING FOR NEW MATERIAL IN HOUSE, HIP HOP, TECHNO, HARDCORE, BREAKBEAT, AND NEW DJ'S FOR MIX TAPES. PLEASE FORWARD ALL MATERIAL TO LOUIS HYP.
LLOUIS HYP
(February 1998)

Van Richter <http://lab11.me.gatech.edu/vanrichter>
P.O. Box 13321
La Jolla, CA 92039-3321
USA
(619)452-2322
(619)453-1799
vrichter@netcom.com <mailto:vrichter@netcom.com>
<http://lab11.me.gatech.edu/vanrichter>

Musically Van Richter releases industrial, aggro-tech. Artists on the label are Sielwolf, The Fair Sex, Plastic Noise Experience and Testify. The label is run by one overworked guy who wants to introduce unknown european aggro industial bands to the US. There are 5 releases so far, a couple more are due to come out soon.
gaby turek

Vast Records <http://www.vastrecords.com/>
2400 N.W. 80th St., Ste. 152
Seattle, WA 98117-4449
U.S.A.
(206) 784-7760
(206) 784-7760
info@vastrecords.com <mailto:info@vastrecords.com>
<http://www.vastrecords.com/>

Small indie mainly for the promotion/release of music by label owner, Khadejah Dein, but has been known to do one-off compilations for good causes, good buddies and good music.
Khadejah J. Dein
(July 1997)
Our first compilation is due out towards the end of 1997. It's called Hear You Me! and it's a benefit memorial CD dedicated to Mykel and Carli Allan.
Khadejah Dein
(September 1997)

Vast Records
283 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107-3436
U.S.A.
(206) 784-7760
(206) 784-7760
KhadejahJ@aol.com <mailto:KhadejahJ@aol.com>

Small indie mainly for the promotion/release of music by label owner, Khadejah Dein, but has been known to do one-off compilations for good causes, good buddies and good music.
Khadejah J. Dein
(July 1997)

Velvet Artists Records
#301 1210 Jervis Street
Vancouver, BC
V6E 2E2
Canada

Home to Slowburn, formerly called the Catherine Wheel, but it was changed for obvious reasons.

Velvet Sky Records
3 Crestwood Ct
Hackettstown, NJ
07840
(908)852-6205
matiscro@udel.edu <mailto:matiscro@udel.edu>

Velvet Sky is a newly form indie label which will promote bands through self-produced concerts (no bar or club gigs, only rented out halls). At these concerts, Velvet Sky bands can sell their wares (CD's, t-shirts, etc). The main band on Velvet Sky is Property of the Greys, a Pavement/Beatlesque bunch who thinks they will conquer the world with their songwriting. Who knows, stranger things have happened (spice girls)... --live happily-- cjs
Christopher Serra
(June 1997)

Vermin Scum Records
c/o The Patuxent Institute
P.O. Box 2716
Baltimore, MD 21225-0716

Nice punk label in Maryland working mostly with Baltimore folks - The Hated, Moss Icon, Three Shades Of Dirty, and their most recent release, The Shit. Also co-released the Choke single with Simple Machines back in 1990. The Moss Icon singles are both really great and worth the price of admission alone. Also distributed by Dischord.

Vesuvius
P.O. Box 15096
GLASGOW
UK

A small but perfectly formed independent label run by the barmy Pat Laureate. Bands include Lung Leg, The Yummy Fur, Dick Johnson, Jad Fair.
King Queen Jack
(May 1997)

VHF
P.O. Box 7365
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Singles by Rake, Radio City, Lazy Circle, a US pressing of Flying Saucer Attack, co-release of the Frances Gumm LP. Generally noisier than its cousin Sweet Portable You.

Victory Records <http://www.sitegroup.com/victory/>
P.O. Box 146546
Chicago, IL 60614
USA
(312) 666-8661
(312) 666-8665
victory@interaccess.com <mailto:victory@interaccess.com>
<http://www.sitegroup.com/victory/>

Bands on the label include: Strife (Hardcore), Snapcase (Hardcore), Earth Crisis (Hardcore), Integrity (Hardcore), Bloodlet (Hardcore), Guilt (Hardcore), Deadguy (Hardcore), Hi Fi and the Roadburners (Rockabily, Greaser Punk), Warzone (Hardcore), Cause For Alarm (Hardcore), One Life Crew (Hardcore), and Doughnuts (Hardcore)
Heathre McElroy
Check out the Victory Records web site featuring full length songs from your favorite Victory bands!
Ron Jones
(April 1996)

Vinyl Communications
P.O. Box 86223
Chula Vista, CA 92012

Singles from Tit Wrench, Cringer, and King Kill/33 Degrees. Very, very punk label. Probably so punk that they can't accept checks. :)
The guy who runs the label, Bob, is pretty cool. We met him last summer when we played in San Diego. The correction I wanted to make was that VC is not just a "punk" label. It's all over the map. We're pretty much industrial (we being MARTENSVILLE) and even Tit Wrench these days are leaning towards the electronic side. Bob's even put out folk stuff and spoken word. Punk is a narrow slot that VC is too big to be jammed in to. Take it easy.
moron

Viros Music <http://www.virosmusic.com>
69 Woolridge Court unit #7
Brampton, Ontario
Canada
L6Y 4W4
(905) 454-2343
(905) 454-2343
updraft@virosmusic.com <mailto:updraft@virosmusic.com>
<http://www.virosmusic.com>

Independent label specializing in all new rhythm and blues, dance music and reggae.
Toya Gavin
(March 1997)

Virtual Records <http://www.edge.net/mall/lust/VR_Home.html>
POB 41664 Nashville
TN 37204
(615) 228-1015
lust@edge.ercnet.com <mailto:lust@edge.ercnet.com>
<http://www.edge.net/mall/lust/VR_Home.html>

Multimedia label. Primary focus is on political music, art, poetry and performance art.

Viscera-Versa
59 Hull Street
Boston, MA 02113
USA

Releases on the label so far are : (VV-001) THE IN OUT - Levitt House Gone Wrong/Just Cause/Barnyard and (VV-002) THE IN OUT - Cybernetter's Eggs/the Long Fuse/Metal Fatigue both 7 inch vinyl!
todd
(November 1995)

Vital Music
81 2nd Ave. #1
New York, NY 10003
grape@panix.com <mailto:grape@panix.com>

While I can't remember any of the records I like from Vital Music, they are doing some cool stuff in NYC. They also have a singles club which is reasonably priced and decently run. Try writing at grape@panix.com for more info or a catalog.

Vlaachos Nettworks <http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/lounge/3733>
Vlaachos Nettworks c/o Jeremy Evers
Box 2106, 254 Queen St. W.
Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
N3W 2G6
negspect@runandgun.com <mailto:negspect@runandgun.com>
<http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/lounge/3733>

A label that has been very, very underground for the last three years or so, producing compilations of experimental and noise outfits. They have expanded, and now are looking for a distributor. Currently supporting 6 totally different acts in various different styles, they have 5 full length tapes to their credit. Their roster includes BIG BROTHER (experimental madness similar to early ween, but far, far more bizarre, with 1 1/2 albums completed) ), BRUISED (a power-punk-pop combo who have just joined), EUPHORIC DRIVE (a maniacal punk oriented group who have just completed their 2nd release with us), GARY'S DEVICE (a post- appocolyptic punk rock machine with 1 ep, and an album in the semi-distant future), NEGSPECT (a bizzare electronic madman who has branched out into warped guitar noises. 2 full electro-albums, and a guitar and electro one in the works), and also PERCY LEMON FRESH (a comical genius who is excellent with an accoustic guitar, or a full band backing him up).
superstar #411
(October 1995)
.
Jeremy Evers
(August 1997)
For those seeking more information, check out the web page at: http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/lounge/3733
Jeremy Evers
(December 1997)

Vlaachos Nettworks
Box 2106, 254 Queen St. W.
Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
N3W 2G6
u9510278@muss.cis.mcmaster.ca <mailto:u9510278@muss.cis.mcmaster.ca>

A label that has been very, very underground for the last three years or so, producing compilations of experimental and noise outfits. They have expanded, and now are looking for a distributor. Currently supporting 6 totally different acts in various different styles, they have 5 full length tapes to their credit. Their roster includes BIG BROTHER (experimental madness similar to early ween, but far, far more bizarre, with 1 1/2 albums completed) ), BRUISED (a power-punk-pop combo who have just joined), EUPHORIC DRIVE (a maniacal punk oriented group who have just completed their 2nd release with us), GARY'S DEVICE (a post- appocolyptic punk rock machine with 1 ep, and an album in the semi-distant future), NEGSPECT (a bizzare electronic madman who has branched out into warped guitar noises. 2 full electro-albums, and a guitar and electro one in the works), and also PERCY LEMON FRESH (a comical genius who is excellent with an accoustic guitar, or a full band backing him up).
superstar #411
(October 1995)

Vlaachos Nettworks
Vlaachos Nettworks c/o Jeremy Evers
Box 2106, 254 Queen St. W.
Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
N3W 2G6
negspect@runandgun.com <mailto:negspect@runandgun.com>

A label that has been very, very underground for the last three years or so, producing compilations of experimental and noise outfits. They have expanded, and now are looking for a distributor. Currently supporting 6 totally different acts in various different styles, they have 5 full length tapes to their credit. Their roster includes BIG BROTHER (experimental madness similar to early ween, but far, far more bizarre, with 1 1/2 albums completed) ), BRUISED (a power-punk-pop combo who have just joined), EUPHORIC DRIVE (a maniacal punk oriented group who have just completed their 2nd release with us), GARY'S DEVICE (a post- appocolyptic punk rock machine with 1 ep, and an album in the semi-distant future), NEGSPECT (a bizzare electronic madman who has branched out into warped guitar noises. 2 full electro-albums, and a guitar and electro one in the works), and also PERCY LEMON FRESH (a comical genius who is excellent with an accoustic guitar, or a full band backing him up).
superstar #411
(October 1995)
.
Jeremy Evers
(August 1997)

Volcano
26a Longhurst Rd London SE13 5lp
England
0181 297 0818
Jack@CMSLTD.CO.UK <mailto:Jack@CMSLTD.CO.UK>

One release available on Cargo by Spongefinger entitled Pearloid Blue- an album Weird lap steel alternate country/Van Morrison
Jack Hayter
(June 1996)

Volvolo
P.O. Box 4453
Culver City
CA 90231

The only thing I know about is a compilation called `Ow, Quit It' featuring tracks by Lou Barlow amongst others.

Vox Pop <http://www.planet.it/voxpop.html>
v.Bergognone 31
20144 MILANO
ITALY
+39/2/89400760
+39/2/89400760
voxpop@planet.it <mailto:voxpop@planet.it>
<http://www.planet.it/voxpop.html>

Yes, send them candy. Vox Pop is a great label doing a wonderful job in the discovery and help of new italian talents in the fields of contemporary alternative music. Their roster includes Mau Mau, Africa Unite, Technogod (tours with Consolidated and MBManifesto and remixes of Young Gods, Fun-da-mental) and they've even have a sub label for trance, ambient dub industrial stuff called Alchemax Industries with artists such as Astronaughty, Ohmega Tribe (an album out in USA with Silent), Outoff Body Experience and more. Vox Pop is the best italian label ever and, by the way it's run by me.
Carlo Albertoli
(July 1995)

~Voxx Records <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/bomp/bomp.html>
P. O. Box 7112
Burbank, CA 91510
U.S.A.
orbit23@aol.com <mailto:orbit23@aol.com>
~http://www.forfood.com/~indieweb/bomp/bomp.html <http://www.forfood.com/indieweb/bomp/bomp.html>

Primarily focused on modern bands that have a traditional 60's garagepunk sound, Voxx just reissued a bunch of albums from some classic garage bands from the mid-80s San Diego scene like The Tell-Tale Hearts, The Crawdaddys, and Gravedigger V. Voxx also has some great compilations, such as _Beyond The Calico Wall_, and the _Battle Of The Garages_ series.
Chris Barrus

W.I.N. Records <http://www.winrecords.com>
Post Box 26811
Los Angeles, CA. 90026-0811 USA
213-665-7701
213-665-3417
winrecords@aol.com <mailto:winrecords@aol.com>
<http://www.winrecords.com>

Official WWW site for W.I.N. Records & it's stable of artists. Personal band pages, complete catalog listings, show reviews & more.
Devin Sarno
(May 1996)
Revised URL listed above.
Devin Sarno
(October 1997)

W.I.N. Records <http://www.endless.com/winrecords/>
Post Box 26811
Los Angeles, CA. 90026-0811 USA
213-665-7701
213-665-3417
winrecords@aol.com <mailto:winrecords@aol.com>
<http://www.endless.com/winrecords/>

Official WWW site for W.I.N. Records & it's stable of artists. Personal band pages, complete catalog listings, show reviews & more.
Devin Sarno
(May 1996)

Wa Nui Records <http://planet-hawaii.com/wanui>
4257 Sierra Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
USA
808 737-9709
808 732-9576
wanui@aloha.net <mailto:wanui@aloha.net>
<http://planet-hawaii.com/wanui>

Wa Nui Records releases mainly non-Hawaiin music produced in Hawaii. This includes alternative, blues, jazz classical and new age. The label also has a small contingent of mainland US jazz artists. Sound samples are downloadable from our web site.
Rick Schneider
(August 1995)

Waaaaaaah!
4 Shortlands Rd
Kingston
Surrey KT2 6HD
England

Waaaaaah! is a great indie label dedicated to indie pop. Releases include the Cudgels, They Go Boom!!, Dalek Beach Party, Bouquet, and a great anti-racist benefit LP with a bunch of bands covering the songs from "The Sound of Music"! You can also enroll in their Singles club. Write!
Chris McFarlane
The best release ever was "plug ep" by Picnic. It also featured a really cool penguin on the cover!
Stuart Stevenson
(March 1996)

~Wabbit Wecordings <http://www.bcn.net/tagyerit/index.htm>
P.O.Box 0823
Amherst,Ma.
01004-0823
USA
413.256.0248
tagyerit@bcn.net <mailto:tagyerit@bcn.net>
~http://www.bcn.net/~tagyerit/index.htm <http://www.bcn.net/tagyerit/index.htm>

Wabbit Wecordings is the home to TagYerit, which has just released its first CD, "Heavy Construction". In addition Wabbit Wecordings will be distributing a select handful of music recorded by friends.
Rich Newman
(March 1996)

Walk Away Records
462 Broadway Suite 530
New York,
New York 10013
(212) 274-0761
(212) 274-0876
knd5@columbia.edu <mailto:knd5@columbia.edu>

They have a band from LA called Squash. It features ex-Liquid Jesus front man Todd Riggioni, who also appears on Mike Watt's latest album. Their current cd is Compost. They also have a band from San Francisco called Flophouse. They have a cd Undaunted. A new one is coming this Spring, Louisana.
Kurt Dantzler

Walking Records <www.walkingrecords.com>
1042 Palm St. Suite 202-A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805.545.8500
805.545.8077
walking@walkingrecords.com <mailto:walking@walkingrecords.com>
<www.walkingrecords.com>

New indie label that focuses it's attention on developing bands
Jon Broyles
(February 1998)

Walsingham Classics <http://www.walsingham.com.au>
21 Maitland Street
Davidson
NSW, 2085
Australia
+61-2-9975-6102
+61-2-9975-6103
weule@walsingham.com.au <mailto:weule@walsingham.com.au>
<http://www.walsingham.com.au>

This is a new listing from Australia
Geoffrey Weule
(September 1997)

Walt Records
89 Fairview Avenue.
Port Washington, NY 11050

7"s from Franklin Bruno, Fire In The Kitchen, and Railroad Jerk. The mail-order flyer also carries plenty of NYC and California/Inland Empire stuff.
Steve
This label is very new, but they've chosen a good way to start...that double FITK single absolutely rocks.
skm

Warrior Records <http://www.iuma.com/Warrior>
6367 Selma Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
USA
1-213-462-8562
jervin@instanet.com <mailto:jervin@instanet.com>
<http://www.iuma.com/Warrior>

Warrior Records is a full-service label. Recent additions include the San Francisco Sound catalog: Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, It's A Beautiful Day, and Tim Hardin.
Glen Duncan
(November 1995)

Water Records <http://www.cgrg.ohio-state.edu/folkbook/artists/biographies/DanaMase/>
P.O. Box 393
Tallman,
NY 10982-0393
1-800-356-1469
1-914-356-1464
mase@j51.com <mailto:mase@j51.com>
<http://www.cgrg.ohio-state.edu/folkbook/artists/biographies/DanaMase/>

Water Records is gearing up to release their first record by a female folk rock artist named Dana Mase. The album was produced by Jeffrey Lesser (Sinead O'Conner, Lou Reed, Chieftains). Dana received significant airplay on triple A radio with last year's record - 'Diary'. The new album should be released in the late spring and will be entitled "Sitting with an Angel'.
Barry Mase

Waterdog Records <http://www.housedog.com/>
P.O. Box 18439
Chicago IL 60618-0439
(773)-583-7499
(773)-583-2526
wthouse@housedog.com <mailto:wthouse@housedog.com>
<http://www.housedog.com/>

Waterdog Records has been in existence since 1991. Artists featured on this label include Ralph Covert, The Bad Examples, Dean Goldstein & Coin, Joel Frankel, and Frank Allison & The Odd Sox. A more complete description of the history of Waterdog can be found on their website at: http://www.housedog.com/
George Milas
(February 1997)

Waterfront Records
P.O. Box a537
Sydney South 2000
Australia

Waterfront has recently been "absorbed" by a major, Festival. Which means you get an Oz-rock version of the latest "sensation" from America or the UK. Besides that, they put out lotsa records from cool bands like the Eastern Dark.
Aaron
Gotta agree with the second half - the old Waterfront stuff is really great, from the punky Eastern Dark to the quieter acts like Lighthouse Keepers, the Skolars, and the "On The Waterfront" compilation.
skm

Wax Trax <http://waxtrax.com/waxtrax.html>
1659 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, Il. 60647
USA
312-252-1000
312-252-1007
waxtrax@mcs.net <mailto:waxtrax@mcs.net>
<http://waxtrax.com/waxtrax.html>

One-time lords of the industrial dance world, now lacking in recent releases since Al Jourgensen keeps taking his efforts elsewhere. 1000 Homo DJs, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks, etc., and their one non-industrial effort, God's Acre (a surprisingly good record).
skm
(1994)
Wax Trax!, though manufactured, distributed and promoted in part by TVT, still remains a seperate entity in that it maintains its own roster. Industrial-rock superstars KMFDM head the list as the label's current cash cow. Other artists include Sister Machine Gun, Die Warzau, Underworld, Chris Connelly and Psykosonik. Wax Trax! also licenses selected projects from Warp Records of Sheffield, England.
Bobby Shea
(June 1995)

~Way Over There <http://www.zikzak.net/woodwire/WayOverThere.html>
P.O.Box 1167
Carlton
Victoria 3053
Australia
+61-3-9415-1560
+61-3-9416-2657
~http://www.zikzak.net/~woodwire/WayOverThere.html <http://www.zikzak.net/woodwire/WayOverThere.html>

Quite a new label based in Melbourne, Australia. Their motto seems to be `music that definitely isn't boring'. Currently they have five bands: The Ergot Derivative, Sickbay, Breatherhole, Three P-Harness. Nice people, good attitude. Bands are very diverse; the only common theme is that they're all very original and a bit (or a lot) off centre. Originally mail order only, but their stuff is also through Aust. distributor Shock Records and on Aussie Music Online.
Ernie Chow
(November 1995)

Wedge Records
8530 Wilshire Blvd.
#404Beverly Hills
CA 90211
USA
310-855-8655
213-936-2610
WedgeRecs@aol.com <mailto:WedgeRecs@aol.com>

Featured artists are Ghosts Of The Open Road with their CD release "Rockola". Recent favorable reviews in ~Independent Music Review #29 <http://aspin.asu.edu/metro/metro/Z/imr/imr29.html> ("Rockola is warm and pumped full of good rock & roll thunder") and Indie Street-Sept issue ("...great little disc from the Ghosts. Nice echoes of the Blasters and X. Find this one for those late night road trips.") Melts In Your Head, Not On The Dash!!
Mike Burg
(September 1995)

well why not records <http://www.angelfire.com/sc/wwnrecords>
wwn records
6029 two notch rd
columbia sc 29223
803-754-1987
dlatend@vm.sc.edu <mailto:dlatend@vm.sc.edu>
<http://www.angelfire.com/sc/wwnrecords>

looking for a label that's not out for the almighty dollar? want to work with people who are in it just for fun? because growing up looked too hard? then come check out this page.what do you have to lose?
dounia latendresse
(July 1997)

Wendell Records
P.O. Box 16542
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
USA
(919) 929-8735

Home label of the Mishki Sanfords, a Chapel Hill band. They've released two 7" EPs, the first released in 1993 on Hope Records "Where Am I?" (w/"Bootskate", "Link Wrong" and "Jane Wellington"), and the second on Wendell in 1994 called "Bitter Martin" (w/"Breakfast Bar" and "La Cucina"). Of the first 7-inch, TRASH magazine (#9) wrote "this one features nifty old school music and spooky psychedelic noises. 'Bootskate' is an awesome roller rink instrumental=8A". There's a third release due soon, "Lamar" (w/"Hurry to Wait" and "Crypto-fatalistic Redux").
Herbert Gambill

Western Front Entertainment
2048 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60647
USA
312-384-9200
312-384-9256

Chicago-based independent in business since about 1992. Very well distributed. Full service oriented, from signing to recording/producing to final piece. Good radio impact with their artists who include Harvey Mandel, Yardsale and Bucktown.
John Pirruccello
mail recently returned, no forwarding,
winky the sleep boy
(September 1997)

Western Front Entertainment
2048 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60647
USA
312-384-9200
312-384-9256

Chicago-based independent in business since about 1992. Very well distributed. Full service oriented, from signing to recording/producing to final piece. Good radio impact with their artists who include Harvey Mandel, Yardsale and Bucktown.
John Pirruccello

Whitehouse Records <http://www.housedog.com/>
P.O. Box 18439
Chicago IL 60618-0439
(773)-583-7499
(773)-583-2526
wthouse@housedog.com <mailto:wthouse@housedog.com>
<http://www.housedog.com/>

Whitehouse Records was formed in 1994 by Jay Whitehouse, in addition to Waterdog Records (see also). This label runs the gamut of rock, folk, pop, and eclectic styles. Artists represented on this label include: Jason & Alison (now Verbow) Lava Sutra Eric Lugosch MysteryDriver Phantom Helmsmen Al Rose Soulvitamins Spelunkers Bucky Halker & The Complete Unknowns + 1 compilation CD, "Come In 773!"
George Milas
(February 1997)

Whitewater Records
somewhere in Germany
soz96ihj@studserv.uni-leipzig.de <mailto:soz96ihj@studserv.uni-leipzig.de>

German Indi-rock-bands like: "PEBEeatsLEGO" or "Squirrel"
Mathias Becker, Matthias Puppe
(February 1997)
Founded in February 1997 and now looking for new bands.
Mr. Whitewater
(February 1997)

Whitewater Records
somewhere in Germany
soz96ihj.studserv.uni-leipzig.de <mailto:soz96ihj.studserv.uni-leipzig.de>

German Indi-rock-bands like: "PEBEeatsLEGO" or "Squirrel"
Mathias Becker, Matthias Puppe
(February 1997)

Widely Distributed Records
1412 Touhy Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
312-465-2558
312-465-2558
Widely@aol.com <mailto:Widely@aol.com>

The label has previous releases from Green, the Lilacs, Algebra Suicide, Milk Inc., and Fingerjays. It's current roster consists of Green, the Impatients, Hip Deep Trilogy, Lydia Tomkiw, and Vinyl Devotion, and in the future Joy Poppers. The label also has on loan, from the UK's Sarah Records <./S.html>, The Harvest Ministers, the Wake, the Orchids, and Blueboy.
Edward Brodizky

Wiggle Biscuit Records
Wiggle Biscuit Records
540 Shrader St.
San Francisco, CA.
94117
(415) 751-0994
(415)751-0994
wigbis@pacbell.net <mailto:wigbis@pacbell.net>

New Record label out of San Francisco with an emphasis on challenging acoustic music. Latest release just out: Mark Growden -"Don't Wanna Go Back" - 7" single with screen printed canvas cover. Music features accordion, banjo, jaw harp, and canjo - a banjo built out of an oil pan.
Mark Growden
(June 1997)

Wiiija <http://www.maires.co.uk/nw2n/wiiija/wiiija.html>
Basement Flat
52 Offord Road
London
N1 1EB
UK
+44 (0)171 609 7409
<http://www.maires.co.uk/nw2n/wiiija/wiiija.html>

130 Talbot Road,
London.
W11 1JA
UK
+44 (0)171 792 3490
+44 (0)171 221 1146
<http://www.state51.co.uk/state51/wiiija/wiiija.html>

First there was Terminal Cheesecake, then passed the 'Camden scene' in 1991 with LPs from Silverfish and Therapy, more noise followed from Jacobs Mouse, before 1993 saw an explosion of punk energy with a series of fine 7" releases from Blood Sausage, Cornershop and the associated Riot Grrrl politics of Huggy Bear. Also check out the double 7" pack showcasing the future new energies of Linus, Pussycat Trash, and Skinned Teen. Another partner in PLUG (along with Too Pure and Clawfist) there also seems to be a connection with the Rough Trade Shop that I've not quite sussed yet.
skm
(1994)

Wild Orchard Record Company
P.O. Box 11255
St. Louis, Mo. 63105
USA
1-800 DEMO A CD
1-314-781-1113
wildorch@aol.com <mailto:wildorch@aol.com>

Hand crafted / direct to digital / DDD markets via direct mail, with 1-800 listening and ordering capabilities.
peter t. noonan
(October 1995)

Wildside Records
P.O.Box 7012
Auckland
New Zealand

Harder side of the southside label. Sort of hard guitar bands but in the Chili peppers vein rather than indie or Nirvana

Windham Hill <http://www.windham.com/>
Box 9388,
Stanford
CA 94309
1 800 888-8644
whinfo@windham.com <mailto:whinfo@windham.com>
<http://www.windham.com/>
1 800 495-1976 (orders)

Windham Hill is a Northern California-based, independent record company that says it's devoted to offering innovative music. It has a selection of rock, acoustic, bluegrass and jazz releases, but to be honest I'm no expert.

Wingnut Records
Suite 59
1442A Walnut St.
Berkeley, CA 94709
USA

Pretty cool label with kick ass bands like AFI and Screw 32. Definately worth checking out.
Jon Johnstone
(September 1995)

Wishing Well
#313-1948 McCallum Rd.
Abbotsford, B.C.
V2S 3M9
(604)855-1158
bleakney@haven.uniserve.com <mailto:bleakney@haven.uniserve.com>

I have a children's album released on cassette. All original music!
Bj bleakney
(October 1995)

Wolf Records <http://www.channel.co.uk/wolf>
83 Brixton Water Lane
London SW2 1PH
0171-733 8088
0171 326 4016
wolf@channel.co.uk <mailto:wolf@channel.co.uk>
<http://www.channel.co.uk/wolf>

current realeases: Mekong Zoo "Minimal Dance", Mieko Shimizu "Totem"
Dominique Brethes
(May 1996)

Wolverine
Sascha Wolff
Benrather Schlossufer 63
40593 Duesseldorf
Germany
+49 211 719 493
+49 211 713 454
mhs@fokus.gmd.de <mailto:mhs@fokus.gmd.de>

This label started in about 1992 open to every kind of underground music, but mainly Punk / HC. One of the earlier releases was one by a german Hiphop band. The suprising success of this one lead Sascha to quit university and do the label as a full time job. Focussing on bands from Duesseldorf he's now into Punk / HC from other german cities and also other countries too. Some of his better known bands are Move On, Germ Attack, Yeti Girlz, Bullocks and Psychotic Youth (from Sweden).
the Bernd!

~Wonderland Records <http://www.connix.com/wlr>
Wonderland Records
374 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT 06514
USA
203-248-2170
davekone@wlr.com <mailto:davekone@wlr.com>
~http://www.connix.com/~wlr <http://www.connix.com/wlr>

Wonderland Records is an indie label based in New Haven, CT. There are five WonderBands at the moment: Big Hot Sun, Flood No.9, Gravityhead, Mighty Purple, and Sylph. More info on who we are, why we're here, and where we're going can be found on our website, or just e-mail us for info or a slick catalogue.
David Kone
(September 1995)

WoodTown Records Inc <n/a>
22146 W.7 Mile Road
Detroit MI 48219
1-313-541-3208
1-313-541-3208 (Call First)
JWebs22456@AOL.com <mailto:JWebs22456@AOL.com>
<n/a>

We are a Rap and R&B Company Also Owners of IN The Hood Recording STudios in Detroit, We start Artist at the Studio and Submit their Music to Woodtown Record Inc, if they are chosen we are paid to Produce, Promote, and distribrute their Records. We also have Seven Hundred Shares of Stock Left. Out of a total to 1500(fifteen Hundred) shares, the shares are One Thousand Dollars a Share, for WoodTown Records Inc, (Only) the New Upcoming releases are: LIL Gotti ( Rapper) Lorraine (R&B) Friz (Rapper) Audry ( R&B singer) Pam (R&Bsinger)THE Four MEN (R&B) Group. 1997 Releases, so get in Touch with the New Woodtown Sounds, or just invest and make a million or Two, JIM/ Chairman.,. WoodTown Records INC
James Webster
(February 1997)

Workers Playtime
64 Mountgrove Road
London N5 2LT
071-345-5455

Acts: Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy, Reptile, Sofahead, Snuff, Benjamin Zephaniah

World Disc Music
915 Spring Street
Friday Harbor
Washington. 98250
203-323-7022
206-378-3977

Check out a group called "Present Dreams" Richard Musk (composer/sound design/musician) and Wendy (flute). They have Four albums with World Disc, "Present Dreams" (1991),"State of Grace" (1992), In the Spirit of Play" (1993) and "XINGU" (1994).
Ricardo De' Mas

World Domination <http://bazaar.com/Worlddom/worlddom.html>
3575 Cahuenga Blvd West - Suite 450
Los Angeles
CA 90068
213-850-0254
213-874-6246
worlddom@netcom.com <mailto:worlddom@netcom.com>
<http://bazaar.com/Worlddom/worlddom.html>

World Domination is an indie label based in LA. It's released records by Latimer, Sky Cries Mary, Low Pop Suicide!, Stanford Prison Experiment, The Psyclone Rangers and The Elastic Purejoy! Hey, and they do mail order!
Owned and operated by Dave Allen (founder of Gang of Four and Shriekback). New records out recently by Dave Allen and the Elastic Purejoy and Lizard Music.
Ryan Schreiber
(April 1996)

World Talent Records <http://members.aol.com/rockmez/index.html>
P.O. Box 487
Lilburn, GA
30048
(770) 931-8116
PR4WTR@aol.com <mailto:PR4WTR@aol.com>
<http://members.aol.com/rockmez/index.html>

Record company out of Atlanta, GA, specializing in blues and rock music.
Mary Roby
(September 1997)

World View Records
Zuercherstrasse 48
8952 Schlieren (Zuerich)
Switzerland
0041 1 730 58 65

New Label in Switzerland. First Release Oct. 96. Styles HOUSE, DANCE and RAP.
Viktor Calabro
(June 1996)

Worldly Vibe <www.worldlyvibe.com>
188 Suffolk St., 1
NYC, NY 10002
212-252-3528
meg@worldlyvibe.com <mailto:meg@worldlyvibe.com>
<www.worldlyvibe.com>

Worldly Vibe is a label dedicated to traditional African Diaspora music, and its fusion with funk, jazz, rock, folk, etc. Worldly Vibe also promotes the free expression movement, dj culture, and free jazz. Currently available on Worldly Vibe is Le Collage "C'est Fou!!", a West Africa-meets-Trinidad-meets-NYC combination produced and written by Meg Montgomery.
Meg Montgomery
(December 1997)

Worldwide Recordings Limited <http://www.worldrecords.com>
Box 38722
North Vancouver, British Columbia
CANADA, V7L 4T7
n/a
n/a
info@worldrecords.com <mailto:info@worldrecords.com>
<http://www.worldrecords.com>

For independent promotion and distribution, please send two copies of your cd/demo to us at: Worldwide Recordings Limited, Box 38722, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA, V7L 4T7
Jim Rota
(July 1997)

worship guitars <http://www.mysite.com/worshipguitars/index.html>
1748 Bolsover #6/ Houston, Tx. 77005/ U.S.A.
1-(713)-523-5879
rmedina@hypercon.com <mailto:rmedina@hypercon.com>
<http://www.mysite.com/worshipguitars/index.html>

houston label. Releases by Linus Pauling Quartet, Mike Gunn, Slight Surface Noise, Project Grimm and ALMS (v/a) a not-for-profit benefit for ptolemaic Terrascope. The site consists of interviews (updated quarterly- this issue The Dunlavy and filmmaker Claire Denis), plus many houston rescources such as local clubs, arts, restaurants. Catalog also features other local labels: Fleece, Double naught, Lazy Squid, Tempo Kaanan Bail, Wholly Other.
ramon medina
(January 1997)

Worston Records
Worston Records
P.O. Box 550
114 79 Stockholm
Sweden
obione@algonet.se <mailto:obione@algonet.se>

Worston Records started out 950809 and is considered beeing a non-profitable underground label with it's roots in punk and alternative music. First releases were a split-CD with STOPGAP and EVERSLICK (new-school punk), and a CD with WIDGET (melodic noise pop). More releases in a near future ! --ORIGINAL-AUTHENTIC-VERSATILE--
Mattias Fornell
(October 1995)

Wreck-Age
P.O. BOX 263
NEW YORK, NY 10012
USA
212-388-9778

Mind Over Matter, Yuppicide, Bad Trip, Stillsuit, Die 116, Gin Mill, etc.
EXITNYC
(November 1995)

WRF Records
Postbus 39
1713 ZG
Obdam
Netherlands

They've had a few releases by punk bands like NRA and Human Alert. NRA are now signed to Bitzcore <./B.html>.
Peter Zirschky

Wurlitzer Jukebox
50 Queensway
Hurley, Atherstone
Warwickshire
CV9 2ND
UK
01827 873258

They've released two split flexis (as far as I know). One is Boyracer/ Sabine, the other is the Apples/the Heartworms.
Chris McFarlane

X Believe X <http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/8568/>
R.D. 8 Box 78
Pittsburgh Pa
18764
412 787 3312
mikieed@mailexcite.com <mailto:mikieed@mailexcite.com>
<http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/8568/>

A hardcore/sXe site with tons of pics and links!!
Mikiee D
(February 1998)

XDOT25 <http://www.xdot25.com>
XDOT 25 Productions
1240 Powell Street
Emeryville CA 94508
USA
510-601-8600
510-601-9800