Asthmatic Kitty

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Asthmatic Kitty
Founded 1999
Founder Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams
Genre Indie rock
Country of origin United States
Location Lander, Wyoming
Indianapolis, Indiana
New York, New York
Official website www.asthmatickitty.com

Asthmatic Kitty is an American independent record label founded in 1999 by a community of musicians from Holland, Michigan led by musician Sufjan Stevens and his stepfather Lowell Brams. Some were Holland natives, and others had come to attend local colleges and universities. While the original Holland nucleus has dispersed across the country, the community has grown, with new artists and shared projects with other independent labels. The Library Catalog Music Series, inaugurated in 2009, showcases instrumental music by a wide variety of musicians, with eighteen albums in print as of Feb., 2013, and more scheduled for release. Asthmatic Kitty is now based in Lander, Wyoming, Indianapolis, IN and Brooklyn, NY.

The label's name refers to Sara, a stray with feline asthma adopted by Lowell in 1994. Sara lived to be fifteen, dying in December, 2008.[1] From 2002 on, she lived in Lander, Wyoming (elevation 5,358 ft / 1,633 m), where the thin, dry air alleviated most of her asthma symptoms.

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