True Panther Sounds
|True Panther Sounds|
|Parent company||Matador Records (since 2009)|
|Distributor(s)||Beggars Group (selected releases)|
|Country of origin||United States of America|
|Location||New York City|
True Panther Sounds (TPS) is a New York City-based record label run by Dean Bein, and owned by Matador Records. Artists released by the label represent many genres and include notable bands such as Girls, King Krule, Tobias Jesso Jr., Shlohmo and Glasser.
True Panther was started in 2004 by Dean Bein, Molly Samuel and Avi Klein to put out a tour-only 7" by Bein and Samuel's band Red Tape Apocalypse. The label moved with Bein from San Francisco to New York and continued to put out records from bands using a one-to-one project style, "putting money into something, praying it would sell enough to put out something else," as Bein explained in a recent interview with Microphone Memory Emotion.
The biggest success[dubious ] to come from TPS was the debut album from San Francisco-based band Girls. The album was a joint venture between Matador and True Panther and has become one of the most talked about indie albums of 2009[dubious ], receiving critical praise from Pitchfork Media and The New York Times.
A post on the Matador Records blog by founding partner Gerard Cosloy on November 4, 2009, stated, "After months of speculation (much of it in our own corridors), we can happily announce that Matador Records has purchased the True Panther Sounds label." This news ended rumors that Matador owned all or a percentage of True Panther. Cosloy went on to confirm that True Panther's future releases will be worked through the Matador marketing and promotion team.
- Broken Strings
- The Cheese
- Hunx and His Punx
- King Krule
- Lil Silva
- Magic Kids
- Rainbow Bridge
- Red Tape Apocalypse
- Standing Nudes
- Strip Mall Seizures
- Teengirl Fantasy
- Tobias Jesso Jr.
- Trash Talk
- Ty Segall
True Panther Sounds has released the following records:
- TRUE-001 - Red Tape Apocalypse -- "I Fucking Love My Friends"
- TRUE-001.5 - Red Tape Apocalypse & The Cheese -- "Live at KDVS" Split
- TRUE-002 - Various Artists -- "Boomtown" (featuring Two Gallants, Trainwreck Riders, Shitstorm, Full Moon Partisans, Hiker Biker, Dirty Dirty & Cow People)
- TRUE-003 - Strip Mall Seizures -- "No English"
- TRUE-004 - Standing Nudes -- "When I Arrive b/w Fight Song"
- TRUE-005 - Standing Nudes -- "Ghost Story" /
- TRUE-006 - Broken Strings -- "Broken Strings"
- TRUE-008 - Girls -- "Lust For Life b/w Morning Light"
- TRUE-009 - Lemonade -- Lemonade
- TRUE-010 - Girls -- Album (2009)
- TRUE-011 - Glasser -- Apply (2010)
- TRUE-013 - 10" Girls -- "Hellhole Ratrace" (2009)
- TRUE-013 - Girls -- "Hellhole Ratrace" (2009)
- TRUE-016 - Girls -- "Laura" (2010)
- TRUE-017 - Rainbow Bridge -- Big Wave Rider (2009)
- TRUE-018 - Girls -- "Lust For Life" (2009)
- TRUE-019 - Tamaryn -- Mild Confusion / Light Shadows (2009)
- TRUE-020 - Tanlines -- Settings (2010)
- TRUE-021 - Lemonade -- Pure Moods (2010)
- TRUE-022 - Hunx and His Punx -- Gay Singles (2009)
- TRUE-023 - Magic Kids -- Memphis (2010)
- TRUE-024 - Ahmed Janka Nabay -- Bubu King (2010)
- TRUE-025 - Glasser -- Ring (2010)
- TRUE-026 - Teengirl Fantasy -- 7 A.M. (2010)
- TRUE-027 - Tanlines -- Real Life (2010)
- TRUE-028 - Real Estate -- Out Of Tune / Reservoir #3 (2010)
- TRUE-029 - The Morning Benders -- Promises (2010)
- TRUE-030 - Delorean-- Subiza (2010)
- TRUE-031 - Janka Nabay -- Good Governance (2010)
- TRUE-032 - Girls -- "Morning Light" (2010)
- TRUE-033 - Delorean -- Stay Close (2010)
- TRUE-035 - Girls -- Father, Son, Holy Ghost (2011)
- TRUE-036 - Lemonade -- Lifted (2010)
- TRUE-037 - Cloud Nothings -- Leave You Forever (2010)
- TRUE-039 - Delorean -- Real Love (2010)
- TRUE-040 - Girls -- Broken Dreams Club (2010)
- TRUE-041 - Magic Kids -- Summer (2010)
- TRUE-042 - Delorean -- Real Love (2010)
- TRUE-043 - Magic Kids -- Superball (2010)
- TRUE-048 - Glasser -- Home (2010)
- TRUE-049 - Glasser -- Rough Trade Bonus Disc (2010)
- TRUE-050 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra -- Unknown Mortal Orchestra (2011)
- TRUE-051 - Girls -- "Heartbreaker" (2010)
- TRUE-052 - Glasser -- Mirrorage (2010)
- TRUE-053 - Outer Limits Recordings -- $20 Bill (2011)
- TRUE-055 - Glasser -- iTunes Live: SXSW (2011)
- TRUE-056 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra -- How Can U Luv Me? (2011)
- TRUE-057 - Glasser -- "Treasury Of We" (Radio Edit) (2011)
- TRUE-061 - Les Demoniaques -- Teenage Lust (2011)
- TRUE-065 - Silent Diane -- Capella (2011)
- TRUE-070 - Delorean -- Grow (2011)
- TRUE-5824 - Girls -- Laura (2009)
- TRUE-5827 - Girls -- Lust For Life dpro (2009)