Northern Spy Records
|Northern Spy Records|
|Founder||Tom Abbs and Adam Downey|
|Genre||Various (avant-garde, noise rock, experimental jazz, etc.)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||Brooklyn, New York|
Northern Spy Records is a record label founded in 2010 by Tom Abbs and Adam Downey. Their office is located in Brooklyn, New York. Abbs and Downey started the label after years of work at ESP-Disk. Northern Spy (or NSPY) is an artist-run record label. Many Northern Spy artists are known for their skills in avant-garde, noise rock and experimental jazz.
The label was founded in 2010 by Tom Abbs and Adam Downey. Their office is located in Brooklyn, New York. Abbs and Downey started the label after years of work at ESP-Disk. Northern Spy (or NSPY) is an artist-run record label.
Since its inception, Northern Spy has had a big impact on the live music scene in Brooklyn. In October 2011, Northern Spy produced the first annual Spy Music Festival, spanning 2 days and hosted by 2 venues. The festival was hailed as a celebration of the label's first birthday. A year later, the label threw its second festival, which took place over two weeks in venues throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. NSPY artists continue to support local venues by bringing their devoted fans together in small, DIY venues.
Northern Spy and its management has been featured in the press through interviews, blogs and in newspapers. The Village Voice wrote an extensive interview with Downey and Abbs in September 2011.
In July 2011, East Village Radio named Northern Spy one of the 4 most important independent record labels in New York City.
- Angels in America
- Bird Names
- Colin Langenus
- The Spanish Donkey
- The USA Is a Monster
|2010||NS-002||Songbook Vol. 1||Old Time Relijun||7"|
|2010||NS-003||The Warrior||Jooklo Duo||7"|
|2011||NS-004||Outdoor Spell||Rhys Chatham||CD|
|2012||NS-019||Honky Tonk Medusa||Donovan Quinn||LP|
|2013||NS-034||Power Ballads||Seaven Teares||LP|
|2013||NS-036||The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through||Thurston Moore & Loren Connors||CD, LP|
|2013||NS-038||Your Turn||Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog||CD, LP|
|2014||NS-052||Locus||Chicago Underground Duo||LP|
|2014||NS-053||Who Sleeps, Only Dreams / Hide With Me||Deerhoof w/guest Marc Ribot||7", Ltd|
|2014||NS-054||Live At Le Poisson Rouge||J. Spaceman & Kid Millions||LP + 7"|
- "Northern-Spy Records Are The Realists". Village Voice. Sep 2011.
- "Northern Spy Records: Do People Want To Be Challenged By Music?". Noisey. Jun 2012.
- "Eclectic Northern Spy Music Label Hosts Festival". Wall Street Journal. Aug 2013.
- "Skeletal Improvisations and Thrilling Crescendos of Madness: Spy Music Fest 2013". The Brooklyn Rail. Oct 2013.
- Jesse Jarnow (September 28, 2011). "Northern-Spy Records Are The Realists - Page 1 - Music - New York". Village Voice. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
- "Northern Spy Records » Spotlight: Four NYC Independent Record Labels | East Village Radio". Northern-spy.com. July 5, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2011.
- "Artists". Northern Spy Records. Retrieved 2014-05-08.