Slumberland Records

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Slumberland Records
Founded 1989
Genre Indie pop
Country of origin United States
Location Oakland, California
Official website www.slumberlandrecords.com

Slumberland Records is an American independent record label, formed in 1989 in Washington, D.C. area and currently based in Oakland, California. The label has released recordings from artists including Velocity Girl, Honeybunch, Lilys, Stereolab, Evans The Death, St. Christopher, Boyracer, Beatnik Filmstars, 14 Iced Bears, and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

History[edit]

Inspired by independent punk labels such as K Records, Slumberland was created as a collective effort consisting of members of D.C. area bands Velocity Girl and Big Jesus Trash Can as a mecca for indie pop bands, seldom heard outside of the K Records label.[1]

The debut Slumberland Records release was "What Kind of Heaven Do You Want?", a shared 7" featuring early line-ups of Velocity Girl, Black Tambourine, and Powderburns. The record was sold in December 1989, limited to 1000 copies with some sort of hand coloring.[2]

By 1992, Slumberland Records was exclusively managed by Michael Schulman and operations were moved from Silver Spring, Maryland to Berkeley, California.[1]

In 1993, Slumberland Records started a in-company record promotion label called "I Wish I Was a Slumberland Record", using colored vinyl instead of black vinyl for up-and-coming bands. The debut release for the WISH label was Sleepyhead's "Sick of Heaven" 7".[3]

In 2001, Slumberland Records went on a temporary hiatus after The Saturday People self-titled full-length but returned in 2003 to release the vinyl version of The Aislers Set third full-length How I Learned to Write Backwards.[4]

The label once again returned to active status in 2006, releasing albums by The Lodger, Sarandon, Crystal Stilts, Cause Co-Motion!, as well as numerous 7" singles.

Catalog[edit]

DRYL catalog discography (1989-1992)[edit]

Release Number Artist Title Format Released
DRYL 1 V/A What Kind of Heaven Do You Want 7" Dec 1989
DRYL 2 Powderburns Powderburns 12" Apr 1990
DRYL 3 Whorl Mind Revolution 7" Mar 1990
DRYL 4 Velocity Girl I Don't Care If You Go 7" Aug 1990
DRYL 5 Honeybunch No More I Told You So's 7" Mar 1991
DRYL 6 Jane Pow Warm Room 7" Feb 1991
DRYL 7 Lilys February Fourteenth 7" Mar 1991
DRYL 8
DRYL 9 Black Tambourine By Tomorrow 7" Nov 1991
DRYL 10 Velocity Girl My Forgotten Favorite 7" Jan 1992
DRYL 11 Whorl Maybe It's Better 7" Feb 1992
DRYL 12 Lorelei The Bitter Air 7" Feb 1992
DRYL 13 Small Factory What To Want 7" Apr 1992
DRYL 14 Honeybunch Mind Your Own Business 7" Jun 1992
DRYL 15 Swirlies Didn't Understand 7" Feb 1992

SLR catalog discography (1992-present)[edit]

Release Number Artist Title Format Released
SLR 08 V/A Just A Taste CD Mar 1996
SLR 16 Linda Smith Til Another Time 7" Nov 1993
SLR 17 The Ropers Sunbathe EP 7" May 1993
SLR 18 Sleepyhead Punk Rock City USA 7" May 1993
SLR 19 St. Christopher Radio France Sessions EP 7" Nov 1993
SLR 20 Lilys In The Presence of Nothing LP Sep 1992
SLR 21 Sleepyhead Punk Rock U.S.A. LP Apr 1993
SLR 22 Stereolab Switched On LP Oct 1992
SLR 23 Velocity Girl 6 Song EP CD Feb 1993
SLR 24 Stereolab John Cage Bubblegum 7" Jan 1993
SLR 25 Jane Pow Love It, Be It / State CD Jun 1993
SLR 26 Small Factory Lose Your Way 7" May 1994
SLR 27 Bright Colored Lights Open Your Eyes 7" Oct 2000
SLR 28 Boyracer More Songs About Frustration and Self Hate LP Jul 1994
SLR 29 The Earthmen Cool Chick #59 7" May 1993
SLR 30 The Parasites Something To Hold Onto 7" Sep 1993
SLR 31 V/A Why Popstars Can't Dance CD/2xLP Oct 1994
SLR 32 Lorelei Asleep EP 7"/CD Oct 1993
SLR 33 Tiger Trap / Henry's Dress Astronautical Music Festival 7" Feb 1994
SLR 34 Henry's Dress Henry's Dress EP 10"/CD Jan 1995
SLR 35 Boyracer AUL 36X EP 7" Jan 1994
SLR 36 Go Sailor Long Distance 7" Jul 1995
SLR 37 Black Tambourine Complete Recordings 10"/CD Apr 1999
SLR 38 The Ropers I Don't Mind EP 7"/CD May 1994
SLR 39 Belreve Belreve EP 7"/CD Jan 1995
SLR 40 Rocketship A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness LP/CD Jan 1996
SLR 41 The Softies Loveseat 7" Jul 1994
SLR 42 KG Embryo 7" 1999
SLR 43 Beatnik Filmstars Pink Noize 7" May 1995
SLR 44 Lorelei Everyone Must Touch The Stove LP/CD Sep 1995
SLR 45 Glo-Worm Wishing Well 7" May 1995
SLR 46 Hood Cabled Linear Traction LP/CD Jun 1995
SLR 47 The Softies The Softies 10"/CD Mar 1996
SLR 48 Boyracer We Are Made of the Same Wood 10"/CD Jan 1996
SLR 49 Boyracer One Side of Boyracer 7" Oct 1996
SLR 50 The Ropers All The Time LP/CD Sep 1995
SLR 51 Nord Express Nord Express 12"/CD Mar 1996
SLR 52 The Aislers Set Been Hiding 7" Feb 1992
SLR 53 The Ropers Revolver 7" Sep 1995
SLR 54 Henry's Dress Bust 'Em Green LP/CD Feb 1996
SLR 55 The Aislers Set Terrible Things Happen LP/CD Sep 1998
SLR 56 Nord Express Sharky 7" Jan 1997
SLR 57 Nord Express Central LP/CD May 1997
SLR 58 Beatnik Filmstars Beezer CD Feb 1996
SLR 59 Hood Silent '88 LP/CD Sep 1996
SLR 60 The Saturday People Slipping Through Your Fingertips 7" Feb 2000
SLR 61
SLR 62 The Aislers Set The Last Match LP/CD May 2000
SLR 63 The Saturday People / The Clientele split 7" Jul 2001
SLR 64 Amy Linton & Stewart Anderson The Lights Are Out 7" May 2000
SLR 65 14 Iced Bears In the Beginning CD Aug 2001
SLR 66 The Aislers Set The Red Door 7" May 2001
SLR 67 The Saturday People The Saturday People LP/CD Nov 2001
SLR 68 The Aislers Set How I Learned To Write Backwards LP/CD Feb 2003
SLR 69 The How Happy Matt 7" Sep 2006
SLR 70 The Crabapples Crabapples For Change 7" Sep 2006
SLR 71 The Lodger Grown-Ups LP/CD Jun 2007
SLR 72 Sarandon Joe's Record 7" Oct 2007
SLR 73 Longhalsmottagningen s/t 7" Feb 2008
SLR 74 Roy Moller / The Hermit Crabs Searching For The Now 1 split 7" Feb 2008
SLR 75 The Aislers Set / The How split 7" Oct 2008
SLR 76 Bye! / The Happy Couple Searching For The Now 2 split 7" Feb 2008
SLR 77 Sarandon Kill Twee Pop! 10"/CD Apr 2008
SLR 78 Phil Wilson Industrial Strength 2x7" Aug 2008
SLR 79 Sexy Kids "Sisters Are Forever" 7" Nov 2008
SLR 80 The Lodger Life Is Sweet LP/CD May 2008
SLR 81 A Sunny Day In Glasgow / The Sunny Street Searching For The Now Vol. 3 Split 7" Jun 2008
SLR 82 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart / Summer Cats Searching For The Now Vol. 4 Split 7" Jun 2008
SLR 83 Cause Co-Motion! I Lie Awake EP 7" Sep 2008
SLR 84 Crystal Stilts Alight of Night LP/CD Oct 2008
SLR 85 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Everything With You" 7" Oct 2008
SLR 86 Bricolage "Turn U Over" 7" Nov 2008
SLR 87 Cause Co-Motion! It's Time! CD Oct 2008
SLR 88 Bricolage Bricolage LP/CD May 2009
SLR 89 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart The Pains of Being Pure At Heart LP/CD Feb 2009
SLR 90 The Bats "Don't You Rise" 7" Oct 2009
SLR 91 Crystal Stilts "Love Is a Wave" 7" Mar 2009
SLR 92 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Young Adult Friction" 7" Mar 2009
SLR 93 Cause Co-Motion! Because Because Because 12" May 2009
SLR 94 Liechtenstein / The Faintest Ideas Searching For The Now 5 Vol. 5 Split 7" Aug 2009
SLR 95 The School / George Washington Brown Searching For The Now Vol. 6 Split 7" Aug 2009
SLR 96 Liechtenstein Survival Strategies In A Modern World 10"/CD Jun 2009
SLR 97 Gregory Webster "The Promised Land" 7" Oct 2009
SLR 98 The Champagne Socialists "Blue Genes" 7" Jul 2009
SLR 99 Dum Dum Girls "Bhang Bhang, I'm A Burnout" 7" Nov 2010
SLR 100
SLR 101 Summer Cats Songs For Tuesdays LP/CD Jul 2009
SLR 102 Brown Recluse The Soft Skin 12" Sep 2009
SLR 103 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Come Saturday" 7" Sep 2009
SLR 104 Sic Alps "L. Mansion" 7" Aug 2009
SLR 105 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Higher Than The Stars" 7"/12"/Remix-12"/CD Sep 2009
SLR 106 Pants Yell! Received Pronunciation LP/CD Nov 2009
SLR 107 Devon Williams "Sufferer" 7" Sep 2009
SLR 108 Brilliant Colors Introducing LP/CD Nov 2009
SLR 109 Sarandon / The Membranes "Spike Milligan's Tape Recorder" Split 7" Oct 2009
SLR 110 Frankie Rose "Thee Only One" 7" Oct 2009
SLR 111 Black Tambourine Black Tambourine LP/CD Mar 2010
SLR 112 Chin Chin Sound of the Westway LP Apr 2010
SLR 113 Manatee "Indecision" 7" May 2010
SLR 114 Summer Cats "Your Timetable" 7" Mar 2010
SLR 115 Brilliant Colors "Never Mine" 7" Apr 2010
SLR 116 The Lodger Flashbacks LP/CD Apr 2010
SLR 117 Neverever Angelic Swells LP/CD May 2010
SLR 118 Tender Trap "Do You Want A Boyfriend?" 7" Jun 2010
SLR 119 Tender Trap Dansette Dansette LP/CD Jun 2010
SLR 120 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Say No To Love" 7" Jun 2010
SLR 121 Procedure Club Doomed Forever LP/CD Jun 2010
SLR 122 Spectrals "7th Date" 7" Jun 2010
SLR 123 Brown Recluse Evening Tapestry LP/CD Mar 2011
SLR 124 Frankie Rose and The Outs Frankie Rose and The Outs LP/CD Sep 2010
SLR 125 Weekend Sports LP/CD Nov 2010
SLR 126 Crystal Stilts "Shake the Shackles" 7" Oct 2010
SLR 127 Phil Wilson "I Own It" 7" Oct 2010
SLR 128 Phil Wilson God Bless Jim Kennedy LP/CD Nov 2010
SLR 129 Brave Irene Brave Irene 12"/CD Mar 2011
SLR 130 Girls Names / Brilliant Colors "I Lose" / "You Win" Split 7" Nov 2010
SLR 131 Sarandon Sarandon's Age of Reason LP/CD Mar 2011
SLR 132 Crystal Stilts In Love With Oblivion LP/CD Apr 2011
SLR 133 Devon Williams Euphoria LP/CD Aug 2011
SLR 134 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Heart in Your Heartbreak" 7" Dec 2010
SLR 135 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart Belong LP/CD Mar 2011
SLR 136 Devon Williams "Your Sympathy" 7" Jun 2011
SLR 137 Art Museums "Dancing With A Hole In Your Heart" 7" Jun 2011
SLR 138 Girls Names Dead to Me LP/CD Apr 2011
SLR 139 Gold-Bears Are You Falling in Love? LP/CD May 2011
SLR 140 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Belong" 7" Mar 2011
SLR 141 Weekend "End Times" 7" May 2011
SLR 142 Terry Malts I'm Neurotic LP/CD Apr 2011
SLR 143 Kids On A Crime Spree We Love You So Bad 12"/CD May 2011
SLR 144 Go Sailor Go Sailor LP Jun 2011
SLR 145 Joanna Gruesome "Sugarcrush" Digital Nov 2013
SLR 146 Brilliant Colors Again and Again LP/CD Jul 2011
SLR 147 Big Troubles "Sad Girls" 7" Aug 2011
SLR 148 Big Troubles Romantic Comedy LP/CD Sep 2011
SLR 149 Frankie Rose "Know Me" 7" Jan 2012
SLR 150 Frankie Rose Interstellar LP/CD Feb 2012
SLR 151 Neverever Shake-a-Baby 12"/CD Jan 2012
SLR 152 Veronica Falls "Bad Feeling" 7" Aug 2011
SLR 153 Veronica Falls Veronica Falls LP/CD Sep 2011
SLR 154 Spectrals "Get a Grip" 7" Oct 2011
SLR 155 Spectrals Bad Penny LP/CD Oct 2011
SLR 156 Sea Lions Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sea Lions But Were Afraid to Ask LP/CD Nov 2011
SLR 157 Weekend Red 12"/CD Sep 2011
SLR 158 English Singles Backstreet Pages 7" May 2012
SLR 159 Terry Malts "Something About You" 7" Oct 2011
SLR 160 Big Troubles "She Smiles For Pictures" 7" Nov 2011
SLR 161 Manatee "Single Payer Class War" Flexi 7" Nov 2011
SLR 162 Devon Williams "Revelations" Digital Download Nov 2011
SLR 163 Terry Malts Killing Time LP/CD Feb 2012
SLR 164 Roommates "Winnifred" 7" Mar 2012
SLR 165 Evans The Death "Telling Lies" 7" Mar 2012
SLR 166 Evans The Death Evans The Death LP/CD May 2012
SLR 167 Allo Darlin' "Capricornia" 7" Mar 2012
SLR 168 Allo Darlin' Europe LP/CD Apr 2012
SLR 169 Violens True LP/CD May 2012
SLR 170 Black Tambourine OneTwoThreeFour 2x7" May 2012
SLR 171 Lorelei Enterprising Sidewalks LP/CD Aug 2012
SLR 172 Violens "Totally True" 7" Apr 2012
SLR 173 Veronica Falls "My Heart Beats" 7" Apr 2012
SLR 174 Echo Lake Wild Peace LP/CD Jun 2012
SLR 175 The June Brides "A January Moon" 7" Jun 2012
SLR 176 Girls Names / Weird Dreams split 7" Jun 2012
SLR 177 Allo Darlin' "Europe" 7" Jun 2012
SLR 178 Allo Darlin' "Northern Lights" 7" Oct 2012
SLR 179 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Jeremy" 7" Oct 2012
SLR 180 Evans The Death "Catch Your Cold" 7" Oct 2012
SLR 181 Frankie Rose Night Swim CD Oct 2012
SLR 182 Girls Names "The New Life" 12" Nov 2012
SLR 183 Weekend Jinx LP/CD Jun 2013
SLR 184 Wax Idols Discipline & Desire LP/CD Mar 2013
SLR 185 Veronica Falls Waiting for Something to Happen LP/CD Feb 2013
SLR 186 Veronica Falls "Teenage" 7" Mar 2013
SLR 187 Girls Names The New Life LP/CD Feb 2013
SLR 188 Golden Grrrls Golden Grrrls LP/CD Mar 2013
SLR 189 The Mantles Long Enough to Leave LP/CD Jun 2013
SLR 190 Devon Williams Gilding the Lily LP/CD June 2014
SLR 191 English Singles "Ordinary Girls" 7" May 2013
SLR 192 Kids On A Crime Spree "Creep the Creeps" 7" Apr 2013
SLR 193 Spectrals Sob Story LP/CD Jun 2013
SLR 194 Veronica Falls "Waiting for Something to Happen" 7" Jun 2013
SLR 195 Terry Malts Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere LP/CD Sep 2013
SLR 195x Terry Malts "I Could Be Happy" Flexi 7" Sep 2013
SLR 196 Black Hearted Brother Stars Are Our Home LP/CD Oct 2013
SLR 197 Joanna Gruesome Weird Sister LP/CD Sep 2013
SLR 198 Girls Names The Next Life EP 12" Oct 2013
SLR 199 Veronica Falls "Broken Toy" 7" Oct 2013
SLR 200 The Proper Ornaments Wooden Head LP/CD July 2014
SLR 201
SLR 202 Tony Molina Dissed and Dismissed LP Mar 2014
SLR 203 Withered Hand New Gods LP/CD Mar 2014
SLR 204 Gold-Bears Dalliance LP/CD June 2014

WISH catalog discography (1993-present)[edit]

Release Number Artist Title Format Released
WISH 01 Sleepyhead Sick of Heaven 7" Jul 1993
WISH 02 Henry's Dress 1620 7" Nov 1993
WISH 03 Rose Melberg / Magpies Cupid / I Want A Love I Can See 7" Flexi Jul 1994
WISH 04 Jupiter Sun s/t one-sided 12" Aug 1994
WISH 05 Boyracer / The Ropers split 7" Jul 1994
WISH 06 Henry's Dress / Rocketship split 7" May 1996
WISH 07 The Aislers Set / #Poundsign# split 7" Apr 1999
WISH 08 The Aislers Set The Snow Don't Fall 7" Dec 2000
WISH 09 14 Iced Bears Inside 7" May 2001
WISH 10 The Crabapples You'll See Me 3.5" Floppy Disk Sep 2003
WISH 11 The Mantles Bad Design 7" Oct 2009
WISH 12 V/A The First Twenty Years CD Nov 2009
WISH 13 / 55551 The How / Boyracer split 7" Mar 2010
WISH 14 / Take A Day #4 Go Sailor Long Distance (Alternate Mix) 7" Mar 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "What Kind of Heaven Do You Want?". Slumberland Records. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Sleepyhead : Sick of Heaven". Slumberland Records. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  4. ^ "slumberland records discography". Slumberlandrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 

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