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American Indi Label Alias Records formed in 1988 in San Francisco, California and affiliated with Recording Studio SOMA Sync. The following year Alias Records opened a second office under the guidance of owner Delight Hanover-Jenkins in Burbank, California and was affiliated with world renowned recording studio Royaltone Studio. She oversaw the development of both companies.
The roster included many notable artist such as Archers of Loaf, one of the most hard working and critically acclaimed indie rock artist of the 90's with a distinctive style and unmistakable sound. Having several releases in the Alias catalog a deal was penned with Merge Records in 2011 to re-issue four of the LP's with various singles and out takes. Another notable Band - Yo La Tengo - had their first Alias release come out in 1992 "May I Sing" followed by "Upside Down" a extra long EP that actually contained a LP's worth of material. The band signed to Matador Records and has released several full length LP's and a compilation of previously released material containing some of the Alias Tracks.
American Music Club (a San Francisco band whose frontman was Mark Eitzel) received many accolades from the music press, but found little commercial success. Having two releases in the Alias Records catalog, the full-length LP "Everclear" and the CD-EP "Rise," they also went on to record albums for the major label Reprise Records, and after reforming in 2004, for Merge Records.
Barry Black (Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann's side project) had releases on Alias also.
There are several other notable artists: Blithe - Caustic Resin - Distortion Felix -Harm Farm - Lida Husik - Paul K - Matt Keating - Knapsack - Loud Family - Throneberry - Trunk Federation - The Scourge of the Sea and Neva Geoffry.
Alias Records has continued to distribute the back catalog.
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