Anti- (record label)

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Anti-
ANTI-.svg
Parent company Epitaph Records
Founded 1999 (1999)
Founder Andy Kaulkin
Distributor(s) Alternative Distribution Alliance, Republic
Genre Various
Country of origin U.S.
Location Los Angeles, California
Official website www.anti.com

Anti- is an American record label founded in 1999 as a sister label to Epitaph. While Epitaph's focus has mostly been on punk rock, Anti-'s roster includes country (Merle Haggard), hip hop (Sage Francis, The Coup), reggae (Michael Franti), soul (Bettye LaVette), indie folk (The Swell Season, Saintseneca), rap rock (One Day as a Lion), indie rock (The Dream Syndicate, Islands, Japandroids), and Tom Waits.

Founded by Andy Kaulkin, Anti- first gained attention by releasing Tom Waits's Grammy Award-winning Mule Variations in 1999. Other veteran recording artists such as rhythm and blues singers Solomon Burke, Bettye LaVette and Marianne Faithfull have signed onto Anti- after leaving other labels.[1]

Andy Kaulkin[edit]

Kaulkin began working for the Epitaph label. His role was looking after the label's data management system.[2] In 1995, he was head of marketing.[3] He eventually worked his way up to become the president for the label, and worked there until 1998. Later he founded Anti-. Under Kaulkin's stewardship, the label began with the release of Mule Variations by Tom Waits which was met with success.[4][2]

Other artists signed by Kaulkin include Mavis Staples, who came to the label as a result of a meeting between Kaulkin and her manager,[5] and Jade Jackson, whose vivid storytelling attracted Kaulkin.[6]

As a musician, Kaulkin played piano on "Haggard (Like I've Never Been Before)", which was the title track of Merle Haggard's album Haggard Like Never Before.[7] He had multiple roles as composer, musician and producer on the Blues Got Soul album by King Ernest.[8]

Roster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schneider, Jason (October 2007). "Soul Survivors: How Classic Rhythm and Blues Has Become Vital Once Again". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Utne - Mar.-Apr. 2008 - Good Karma in Stereo, At the Anti- label, it’s all about the music by Marc Weingarten Page 2
  3. ^ Billboard, June 10, 1995 - Page 19 Popular Unprisings By Carrie Borzillo
  4. ^ Dying Scene - ANTI- Records Bio:
  5. ^ Rolling Stone, February 17, 2016 - Mavis Staples' Ode to Joy: How M. Ward, Neko Case and More Shaped New LP
  6. ^ The Columbus Dispatch, Jun 22, 2017 - Jade Jackson expands on her country upbringing By Mikael Wood / Los Angeles Times
  7. ^ Billboard, October 4, 2003 - Page 45 Music Country, Haggard Speaks Out 'Like Never Before' By Chris Morris
  8. ^ AllMusic - King Ernest, Blues Got Soul, Credits
  9. ^ Allison To Release ANTI Debut 'The Way Of The World' March 23 Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. ANTI-, November 17, 2009
  10. ^ Erickson Returns with Celebrated New Album Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. ANTI-, April 20, 2010
  11. ^ Reeves, Mosi (2 March 2010). "New New Orleans". San Francisco Bay Guardian Online. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  12. ^ a b Grinderman Album & European Tour Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. ANTI-, May 25, 2010
  13. ^ Islands Sign to Anti- Records Pitchfork Archived February 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Islands Sign to Anti- Records Archived June 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. ANTI-, March 6, 2008
  15. ^ Wood/Water: Liner Notes, The Promise Ring Archived January 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. ANTI-
  16. ^ "Sean Rowe : Bio". Sean Rowe. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Simian Mobile Disco - Anti Records". Anti.com. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Bio". Solillaquists of Sound. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Son Little - Anti Records". Anti.com. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  20. ^ [1][dead link]
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 17, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 

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