Cascine

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Cascine
Cascine Logo II
Founded 2010
Founder Jeff Bratton
Genre Pop
Country of origin US
Location New York, London
Official website http://www.cascine.us

Cascine is an independent record label based in New York and London. Its focus is alternative pop music. Cascine was formed in September 2010 and is owned by Jeff Bratton. Key artists include Chad Valley, Erika Spring, Jensen Sportag, Shine 2009, Yumi Zouma among others.[1] More recently, Keep Shelly In Athens, Kisses, Korallreven and Lemonade were added to the roster.

History[edit]

Cascine began when Jeff met Sandra Croft, the label’s publicist.[2] Jeff was living in Los Angeles, working for both a corporate PR firm and cult Swedish record label, Service.[3][4] Sandra lived in London and was overseeing PR for a Service artist. Jeff and Sandra bonded over an unsigned Finnish band named Shine 2009 and started Cascine to release Shine 2009's debut EP, Associates.[5][6] Sandra became the label's publicist and Jason Romanelli its art director, developing Cascine’s visual aesthetic. Jason Kapiskosky, an old friend of Jeff's from Maryland, was also a part of Cascine's beginnings.

Within the first three months of opening, Cascine released records by four artists – Shine 2009, Chad Valley, Selebrities and Evan Voytas. Since then, the label has continued its brisk pace,[7][8] coming to be known for its stylish brand of modern pop music.[9][10] Cascine is distributed by Redeye and Essential.

List of artists[edit]

Former Artists[edit]

  • Evan Voytas
  • Pandr Eyez
  • Rush Midnight
  • The Whendays

References[edit]

  1. ^ Labels We Love: Cascine, XLR8R
  2. ^ Industry-Insider Interview with Jeff Bratton, founder of the New Music Label Cascine, MINI space
  3. ^ A Sibling to Service: Cascine Records, Dazed Digital
  4. ^ Independent Study: Cascine, Billboard
  5. ^ Label of Love: Cascine, hold your horses
  6. ^ News in Brief: Fever Ray, Goldfrapp, Cascine, ATP New York, Pitchfork
  7. ^ Interview: Cascine, lights and music
  8. ^ Celebrating two years of Cascine with Shine 2009; the label founder talks about Finish electro-pop, Paula Abdul, and their Italian namesake, Beatport News
  9. ^ Cascine Special: An Introduction, Planet Notion
  10. ^ Fred Hystere’s Label Of The Year: Cascine, Fred Hystere

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