Deep Elm Records

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Deep Elm Records
Deepelm logo.jpg
Founded 1995 (1995)
Founder John Szuch
Status active
Genre Indie, Emo, Post-rock, Post-hardcore[1]
Country of origin United States
Location Maui, Hawaii
Official website www.deepelm.com

Deep Elm Records is an independent record label putting out albums by bands such as Lights & Motion, The Appleseed Cast, Brandtson, The White Octave, and Planes Mistaken for Stars. They have released a number of compilation albums, such as The Emo Diaries.

History[edit]

Deep Elm Records originally started out in New York City, and according to founder John Szuch, was formed to help build and support the local music scene. Deep Elm's first release was the single "Anthemic Tune" by Curdlefur in 1995. Their first album was released by Camber in March 1997.[1]

In 2006 Deep Elm Records signed their first UK act Free Diamonds. As of 2008, Deep Elm stopped pressing physical CDs and vinyl, effectively becoming a digital only label.[1] The label has a promotion where they give away 99 songs free to every person.[2] Deep Elm is also highly active in the licensing of music to TV / Film / Commercials.[3]

The label has adamantly refused to be bought out by a larger company, and are currently located in Maui, Hawaii.[1]

Compilation albums[edit]

The label is known for releasing a number of compilation albums, including the This Is Indie Rock series.[1]

Between 1997 and 2007 the label released a series of twelve compilation albums titled The Emo Diaries. The series had an open submissions policy and featured mostly acts that were unsigned at the time of the albums' releases.[4] The Emo Diaries featured then-new and unreleased music by such notable acts as The Appleseed Cast, Brandtson, Further Seems Forever, Jimmy Eat World, Planes Mistaken for Stars, and Samiam.[5]

Deep Elm founder John Szuch claims that the original name for the series was intended to be The Indie Rock Diaries, but this was ruled out by the fact that the first volume included Jimmy Eat World and Samiam, who were both signed to major record labels.[4] The Emo Diaries was chosen because The Emotional Diaries was too long to fit on the album cover.[4] Despite the title, the bands featured in the series have a diversity of sounds that do not all necessarily fit into the emo style of rock music.[6] Andy Greenwald, in his book Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo, claims that the series "stake[s] a claim for emo as more a shared aesthetic than a genre":[4][5] The label is now famous for being one of the best homes for alternative postrock bands, sporting acts such as Lights & Motion, Moonlit Sailor, Athletics and Dorena.

Artists past and present[edit]

Release History[7][edit]

Catalog No. - "Title" by Artist

  • 426 - S/T by Brandtson / Camber / Seven Storey (2003)
  • 427 - Too Young to Die by V/A
  • 428 - Safety in Numbers by Surrounded
  • 429 - The Pistol by Sounds Like Violence
  • 430 - Deep Elm Sampler 5: This is How I Kill My Tears by V/A
  • 431 - Funeral Car by Desert City Soundtrack
  • 432 - The Hope I Hide Inside (Emo Diaries 10, 2004) by V/A
  • 433 - Distance and Darkness by Burns Out Bright
  • 434 - It's All a Blur by Fire Divine
  • 435 - No Fate by Lock and Key
  • 436 - Arson Followed Me Home by Eleven Minutes Away
  • 437 - S/T by Sounds Like Violence/DCS/Settlefish
  • 438 - Marionettes by Clair De Lune
  • 439 - This is Indie Rock, Vol. 1 by V/A
  • 440 - Pull Up the Floorboards by Lock and Key
  • 441 - The Plural of the Choir by Settlefish
  • 442 - No Matter Where We Go by Latterman
  • 443 - Turn Up the Punk, We'll Be Singing by Latterman
  • 444 - Perfect Addiction by Desert City Soundtrack
  • 445 - Deep Elm Sampler 6: The New Crazy by V/A
  • 446 - This Is Indie Rock, Vol. 2 by V/A
  • 447 - Save Yourself a Lifetime by Burns Out Bright
  • 448 - C/S/ by Slowride
  • 449 - This Is Indie Rock, Vol. 3 by V/A
  • 450 - Cover Your Tracks by V/A
  • 451 - A Single Unifying Theory by Small Arms Dealer
  • 452 - There Should Be More Dancing by Free Diamonds
  • 453 - They Liked You Better When You Were Dead by Fightstar
  • 454 - We Are Still Alive by Latterman
  • 455 - With Blood On My Hands by Sounds Like Violence
  • 456 - Assisted Living by Clair de Lune
  • 457 - Forty-Fives by V/A
  • 458 - Unreleased No. 3 by V/A
  • 459 - Unreleased No. 4 by V/A
  • 460 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 7: Defending The Kingdom by V/A
  • 461 - We Moved Like Ghosts by Track a Tiger
  • 462 - Patron Saint Of Disappointment by Small Arms Dealer
  • 463 - By the Sword by Free Diamonds
  • 464 - Sunshine In A Shotglass by 500 Miles to Memphis
  • 465 - Taking Back What's Ours (Emo Diaries 11, 2007) by V/A
  • 466 - This Is My Ship by Dartz!
  • 467 - The Quiet Choir by Settlefish
  • 468 - Bad News From The Bar by Ride Your Bike
  • 469 - Unreleased No. 5 by V/A
  • 470 - Aurora by Desoto Jones
  • 471 - Pneuma by Moving Mountains
  • 472 - "Deep Elm Sampler No. 8: Bonfire Of Trust by V/A
  • 473 - No More Sadness, No More Lies by So Sad Althea
  • 474 - Urgency Factor by Flanders
  • 475 - Everyday by Carly Commando
  • 476 - The Troubleshooting Is Over by Desoto Jones
  • 477 - Stay Awake Stay Alive by Desoto Jones
  • 478 - Sweet Child by Public Radio
  • 479 - Self-titled by Ryan Malott & Kelly Thomas
  • 480 - I Felt The Bullet Hit My Heart by Track A Tiger
  • 481 - San Diego XIII by This Drama
  • 482 - The Fear by Nathan Xander
  • 483 - In A Forest Without Trees by Goonies Never Say Die
  • 484 - Give & Take by Late Night Condition
  • 485 - It's Our Hearts They're After by Cari Clara
  • 486 - Woke Up Early The Day I Died by Track A Tiger
  • 487 - New Tales by Papermoons
  • 488 - So Close To Life by Moonlit Sailor
  • 489 - A Footprint Of Feelings by Moonlit Sailor
  • 490 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 9: We Dream Alone by V/A
  • 491 - Miniature American Model Society by Cari Clara
  • 492 - You Better Run by Cari Clara
  • 493 - Prisms by Down To Earth
  • 494 - Room For The Three Of Us by Down To Earth
  • 495 - It's Fun To Do Bad Things by Lions Rampant
  • 496 - Play Rock N Roll by Lions Rampant
  • 497 - Half Women Half Alcohol by Lions Rampant
  • 498 - Midnight Confessions by Late Night Condition
  • 499 - Bullfighter by Slowride
  • 500 - I Found Myself Asleep by She Bears
  • 501 - The Connection by Ride Your Bike
  • 502 - The Pink Album by Muckafurgason
  • 503 - Share This by Les Sages
  • 504 - Animals by Les Sages
  • 505 - Paul / Sink Jacinto? by Goonies Never Say Die
  • 506 - Tarantula Mata by This Drama
  • 507 - Holofon by Dorena
  • 508 - 'About Everything And More by Dorena
  • 509 - Look At That Old Grizzly Bear by Last Lungs
  • 510 - One Take by Carly Commando
  • 511 - Cordelia by Carly Commando
  • 512 - It's Falling On Us by I Am Sonic Rain
  • 513 - Between Whales And Feverish Lights by I Am Sonic Rain
  • 514 - Dimes & Discourses by Sky Life
  • 515 - Roots and Wings by Sky Life
  • 516 - John Wayne / Darkness by Nathan Xander
  • 517 - Inside Out by Summer Hours
  • 518 - Alone Together by Summer Hours
  • 519 - No Words To Voice Our Hopes And Fears by Goonies Never Say Die
  • 520 - Why Aren't I Home? by Athletics
  • 521 - Ashes And Lies by Benton Falls
  • 522 - I Love You But in the End I Will Destroy You (Emo Diaries 12, 2011) by V/A
  • 523 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 10: The World Won't Spin Forever by V/A
  • 525 - We've Built Up To Nothing by 500 Miles to Memphis
  • 526 - As Your Shoulders Turn On You by Cast Before The Break
  • 527 - Still by Cast Before the Break
  • 528 - The Old And The New World by Ethienne
  • 529 - Hopes and Denials by The Ghost of Otis
  • 530 - Postrockology by V/A
  • 531 - Colors In Stereo by Moonlit Sailor
  • 532 - Godverb by Coma Recovery
  • 533 - Five And Nine by Last Lungs
  • 534 - Low Level Owl: Volumes 1 + 2 by Appleseed Cast
  • 535 - Floating: The Nathan Gocke Story by V/A
  • 536 - Things Get Shaky by Keystone Kids
  • 537 - Growth and Squalor by Accents
  • 538 - Stop Torturing Yourself by Athletics
  • 539 - Midnight March by Cari Clara
  • 540 - We've Been Here Forever by Again for the Win
  • 541 - We Were Always Loyal to Lost Causes by Dandelion War
  • 542 - Everyday 2.0 by Carly Commando
  • 543 - Caves by Sky Life
  • 544 - The New Art History by Our Lost Infantry
  • 545 - Sample No. 11: I Am The Danger by Various Artists
  • 546 - Reanimation by Lights & Motion
  • 547 - The Wasted Youth by This Drama
  • 548 - Blood Harmony by Les Sages
  • 549 - Nuet by Dorena
  • 550 - Save Your Heart by Lights & Motion
  • 551 - Every Moment by Carly Commando
  • 552 - Dreamer on the Run by U137
  • 553 - No Love by Paper Mooons
  • 554 - We Come from Exploding Stars by Moonlit Sailor
  • 555 - Unreleased by Lights & Motion
  • 556 - Tall Tales by Accents
  • 557 - Who You Are Is Not Enough by Athletics

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Read, Sean (July 2011). "About Deep Elm Records". Alter the Press!. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Get 99 Free Songs". Deep Elm Records. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Deep Elm Music Licensing". Deep Elm Records. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  4. ^ a b c d Greenwald, Andy (2003). Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-312-30863-6. 
  5. ^ a b "The Emo Diaries". Deep Elm Records. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 
  6. ^ Greenwald, pp. 118-119.
  7. ^ DeepElm.com : Catalog retrieved 2012-03-21

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