Iodine Recordings

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Iodine Recordings
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Founded 1996
Founder Casey Horrigan
Genre Punk rock, Indie rock, Hardcore
Country of origin United States
Location Boston, Massachusetts

Iodine Recordings was an independent record label based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Iodine Recordings released punk, hardcore, and indie rock music. It was once home to bands such as Brand New, Orange Island, Smoke or Fire (Jericho RVA), There Were Wires, Gregor Samsa, and more.

Iodine started as a record distribution company in 1996 formed by Casey Horrigan. Iodine later evolved into a record label with its first release in 2000, a compilation CD titled "Ghost in the Gears" featuring popular hardcore bands such as Converge, Cave In, Zegota, and Good Clean Fun. Reuben Bettsack (singer of The Nationale Blue) purchased half the label in 2001 becoming co-owner and vice president of the company. Iodine soon started signing local and national artists of all different genres, and developed into a well known label. Iodine also put on a very popular annual music festival in Boston called Iodine Fest which shocased many popular indie and hardcore acts. In 2003 Iodine had its biggest release year, a total of eight records. Facing financial hardships and lack of sales to support these new releases, Iodine had to announce its closing at the end of 2003.

Some Iodine bands moved on and had some great success. Brand New signed to Triple Crown Records/Interscope Records, Orange Island released two records on Triple Crown Records and Rise Records, Smoke or Fire signed to Fat Wreck Chords, Gregor Samsa has signed to Kora Records and has a new CD as well as a split LP with Red Sparowes on Robotic Empire, and There Were Wires went on to form new bands like Disappearer and Doomriders (Deathwish Inc.).

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Records never released[edit]

The following records were recorded and produced, though were never released due to the reasons listed.

Shortly before Iodine's closing the label had planned to release new records by: The Faux, Smoke or Fire, Aim of Conrad, Eulcid, and The Nationale Blue. Iodine Recordings closed before these albums were recorded, and some of the artists recorded and released under a new record label.

Distribution[edit]

Iodine Recordings is exclusively distributed by Revelation Records (1)

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