Gnar Tapes

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Gnar Tapes
Founded 2008
Founder Erik Gage
Country of origin United States
Location Portland, Oregon
Official website

Gnar Tapes is an independent record label based in Portland, Oregon. Gnar Tapes releases audio cassette tapes from many Portland based artists, as well as artists across the United States.[1] The label was founded in 2008 by Erik Gage, who was 18 years old at the time.

When creating Gnar Tapes, Gage was inspired by DIY tape-culture and based the label's distribution on hand to hand trading and mail art.[2] When Gage was in high school, he and his bandmates in White Fang would skip class to intern at Marriage Records.[3] Gnar Tapes has also worked internationally, releasing tapes from Le Elbow (Cape Town, South Africa), Keel Her (Brighton, UK), The Future Dead (Ghent, Belgium), and The Boys Age (Saitama, Japan). Most cassettes on Gnar Tapes are limited editions, being released only once.[4] In 2013 the label began co-releasing tapes with Burger Records.[5]

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Acts associated with Gnar Tapes[edit]

  • 99¢
  • A Flint Jamison
  • Adrian Orange
  • Bobby Birdman
  • BOOM!
  • The Boys Age
  • Breakfast Mountain
  • Burning Yellows
  • CCTV
  • CCR Headcleaner
  • Cool Angels
  • The Courtneys
  • Diamond Catalog
  • Donnie Blossoms
  • E*Rock
  • Eat Skull
  • Emotional
  • Fat Tony
  • Fatal Jamz
  • Feather Headdress
  • Fungi Girls
  • Fuzz Puddle
  • Free Weed
  • The Future Dead
  • Jerry Rogers
  • G. Green
  • Gap Dream
  • Grandparents
  • Grapefruit
  • Grrrl Friend
  • Guantanamo Baywatch
  • Honeydrum
  • Hound of Love
  • Jib Kidder
  • Jovontaes
  • Keel Her
  • Kusikia
  • Le Elbow
  • Little Wings
  • Love Cop
  • Lucky Dragons
  • Mean Jeans
  • Melted Toys
  • The Memories
  • Mental Theo
  • Meth Teeth
  • Mope Grooves
  • Nude Sunrise
  • Organized Sports
  • Prescription Pills
  • Purple Rhinestone Eagle
  • R. Stevie Moore
  • The Reservations
  • Rich Jensen
  • Rob Walmart
  • Savages
  • Sexhair
  • Sexy Water Spiders
  • Shapes
  • The Shivas
  • Skinny Jesus
  • Skrill Meadow
  • Snow Wite
  • Street Gnar
  • Timmy The Terror and The Wintercoats
  • Travis Wiggins
  • Unkle Funkle
  • Wampire
  • The Whines
  • White Fang
  • White Rainbow
  • The Woolen Men
  • Wyatt Blair
  • Yacht
  • Young Prisms
  • Youthbitch

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