AK (named after Sara (1994-2008) ) is an American record label which was founded in 1999 by Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams. The label released majority of Stevens work and some of the artists that also worked with the label include:
Bunky | Castanets | Cryptacize | DM Stith | Half-Handed Cloud | Helado Negro | Grampali Jookabox | My Brightest Diamond | Osso | Rafter Roberts | Trumans Water
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Also – of special note is the label’s Q & A section which contains answers to all sorts of burning questions – from demos to cats to old shoes, which were sent directly to artists by fans.
CP is a New Jersey label started by Jason Ziemniak. Chrome Peeler releases and distributes records in all sorts of genres – from black metal, noise and industrial to indie.
Chrome Peeler is also responsible for putting out a series of compilations entitled “You’ve Got Your Orders”, where artists created tracks based on titles provided to them. Two volumes issued so far include tracks from Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers), Neil Fallon (Clutch), Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde), Phil Puleo (Cop Shoot Cop), Brant Bjork (Kyuss) and many others.
The label is also scheduled to release a split between Unearthly Trance and Wooden Wand with both bands covering Charles Manson songs.
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Seattle label which was started in August of 1996 with the release of a single from the band 764-Hero. Some of the artists associated with the label include:
The Aislers Set | The Black Heart Procession | Goon Moon | Melvins | Minus The Bear | Russian Circles | School Of Seven Bells | These Arms Are Snakes
A Record Company That Believes In You (New York Times)
Asthmatic Kitty’s Love/Hate Thing With Amazon (Chicago Reader)
Unearthly Trance Interview (Lords of Metal)
Suicide Squeeze Decade Crushing Sale (Sub Pop)