Asbestos Records

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Asbestos Records
Founded1996 (1996)
FounderMatt Flood
Dave Leone
GenreSka, punk
Country of originUS
Official websitewww.asbestosrecords.com

Asbestos Records is an American independent record label in Stratford, Connecticut, United States, founded in 1996 by Pastor Matthew Flood of the Church of the Perpetual Brackstone. It was started as a vehicle to release albums and compilations for local bands, and to book shows at the Newtown Teen Center.

Over the next eight years, Asbestos Records released albums from notable Connecticut bands, such as: Slackjaw, Grover Dill, and West Beverly, whose members went on to join bands such as Dropkick Murphys, In Pieces, Staring Back, and Punchline.

The label was also home of the first four album covers by cult Artist Rob Dobi, known for his parody send up of emo fashion How to Dress Emo and his clothing company Full Bleed.

In 2007, the label began a project to reissue popular 3rd Wave Ska albums from defunct labels. This series of reissues included by artists including:

and more.

In a joint effort between Asbestos Records, Chicago, IL's Underground Communiqué Records and Ska Is Dead, the three started a Ska Is Dead 7-inch Subscription Series made up of six split 7-inch records. Each 7-inch featured two currently active ska bands. Series 1 has been completely released with Series 2 on the way.[1]

The label has also been involved in reissuing the portion of They Might Be Giants' discography that was originally released on Elektra Records.

The Asbestos Records website previously hosted a message board for music fans from the southern New England area, which is now defunct.

Current artists[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • ASB001 - V/A - The Best Bands You'll Ever Hate
  • ASB002 - The Reformed - Days of Our Youth
  • ASB003 - Slackjaw - Live on Three Legs
  • ASB004 - V/A - 18 More Reasons to Hate Asbestos Records
  • ASB005 - The Deadbeat Dads - s/t
  • ASB006 - Shada Blu - Where We Met
  • ASB007 - Grover Dill - Few and Far Between
  • ASB008 - Slackjaw - Self-titled
  • ASB009 - Wishlist - Focus Surrender Experience Understand
  • ASB010 - West Beverly - It's Gonna be Awesome (complete discography)
  • ASB011 - For All its Worth / A Heart Fades Forever - Promise of Rebirth
  • ASBO12 - Saveface - s/t
  • ASB013 - Bloodshot Hooligans - s/t
  • ASB014 - Treephort - ...and the Streets Will Run Red with the Blood of the Non Believers
  • ASB015 - V/A - Better Late than Never (2 disc compilation)
  • ASB016 - Treephort - Kill 'em All
  • ASB017 - Elvis McMan - Punch in a Kiss
  • ASB018 - Greg Wood - Focus Surrender Experience Understand (re-release of Wishlist CD)
  • ASBO19 - The Halo Jump - Tools to Save Your Life EP
  • ASB020 - V/A - Last Nights Escape
  • ASB021 - Saveface - Rock Well
  • ASB022 - Doozer - So Much for Tonight
  • ASB023 - Tastes Like Burning - is Totally Decent
  • ASB024 - Treephort - Use Your Illusion III
  • ASB025 - High School Football Heroes - Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and Handgrenades
  • ASB026 - Bomb the Music Industry! - To Leave or Die in Long Island 12-inch
  • ASB026a -Bomb the Music Industry! - To Leave or Die in Long Island (Picture Disc)
  • ASB027 - Tip the Van - Something Wicked
  • ASB028 - Bomb the Music Industry! / Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine - Presidents Day 7-inch
  • ASB029 - V/A - Skannecticut Invades
  • ASB030 - High School Football Heroes - We've Fooled Around Long Enough
  • ASB031 - V/A - Shine Some Light: A Benefit for Dan Lang-Gunn (2 disc compilation)
  • ASB032 - Covin - s/t
  • ASB033 - The Emotron - in the Decemberwrist[citation needed]
  • ASB034 - Bomb the Music Industry! - Goodbye Cool World 12-inch
  • ASB035 - Arrogant Sons of Bitches - Three Cheers For Disappointment 12-inch
  • ASB036 - Bomb the Music Industry! / O Pioneers!!! - Split!!!! 10-inch (CD on Team Science)
  • ASB037 - Pegasuses XL - The Antiphon 12-inch (CD on Ernest Jennings Records)
  • ASB038 - Sonic Boom Six - Ruff Guide to Genre Terrorism CD/12" (US version, CD w/ Bonus Tracks)
  • ASB039 - Bomb the Music Industry! - Album Minus Band 12-inch
  • ASB040 - Mustard Plug - Big Daddy Multitude 12-inch (CD originally on Moon Ska)
  • ASB041 - The Slackers - Better Late Than Never 12-inch+7" (CD originally on Moon Ska)
  • ASB042 - The Slackers - Sarah 7-inch
  • ASB043 - The Slackers - Hanukkah 7-inch
  • ASB044 - The Heat Machine - No Coast Dance Party 12-inch
  • ASB045 - My Heart to Joy - Seasons in Verse (CD on Topshelf Records)
  • ASB046 - Nix86- Relate Reject Repeat CD
  • ASB047 - Sgt Scagnetti - Discography (Digital Release)
  • ASB048 - Covin - Hard to Break CD
  • ASB049 - The Flaming Tsunamis- Zombies vs Robots 12-inch (CD originally on kill.normal.records)
  • ASB050 - Spring Heeled Jack U.S.A. - Static World View 12-inch (CD originally on Moon Ska)
  • ASB051 - Spring Heeled Jack U.S.A. - Songs from Suburbia 12-inch (CD originally on Moon Ska)
  • ASB052 - Andrew Jackson Jihad - Holiday In(n) Gainesville 12-inch
  • ASB053 - River City Extension - and The Unmistable Man 2x12″ (CD on XOXO Records)
  • ASB054 - Various Artists - Skalapalooza digital sampler download card
  • ASB/UCR055 - Reel Big Fish / Tip the Van - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR056 - The Slackers / Bomb the Music Industry! - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB057 - Various Artists - Get Stoked Fest XI digital sampler download card
  • ASB/UCR058 - The Rudiments / Jack Kevorkian & The Suicide Machines - Skank For Brains 2x12″
  • ASB059 - Various Artists - Apple Stomp digital sampler download card
  • ASB/UCR060 - Mustard Plug / The Beatdown - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR061 - Big D & The Kids Table / Brunt of It - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR062 - Vic Ruggiero & Maddie Ruthless / The Forthrights - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR063 - Sonic Boom Six / Nix86 - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR064 - Reel Big Fish / Tip the Van - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR065 - The Slackers / Bomb the Music Industry! - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB064 - Franz Nicolay Frank Turner - Double Exposure 7-inch
  • ASB065 - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Lets Face It 12-inch
  • ASB066 - Chuck Ragan / Astronautalis - Double Exposure 7-inch
  • ASBO67 - Various Artists - Ska Goes Solo Tour 7-inch
  • ASB068 - River City Extension - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger 2x12″
  • ASB069 - Maker - s/t CDEP
  • ASB070 - They Might Be Giants - Factory Showroom 12-inch
  • ASB071 - Infamous Jake * The Pinstripe Mafia - This is the Beginning of the End 12-inch
  • ASB/UCR072 - The Pietasters - Oolooloo 12-inch
  • ASB/UCR073 - Pilfers - S/T
  • ASB/UCR074 - Edna's Goldfish - Before You Knew Better 12-inch
  • ASB/UCR075 - Suburban Legends - Rumpshaker 12-inch
  • ASB076 - Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler 12-inch
  • ASB/UCR077 - The Slackers - International War Criminal 12-inch
  • ASB/UCR078 - Stubborn All Stars - Back with a New Batch 12-inch
  • ASB/UCR079 - The Toasters - Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down 2x12″
  • ASB/UCR080 - Dave Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 / The Fad - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR081 - FIve Iron Frenzy / Suburban Legends - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR082 - King Djangp / Green Room Rockers - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR083 - Vic Ruggiero / Chewing on Tinfoil - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR084 - Pilfers / The Snails - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR085 - Void Union / The Dropsteppers - SKA IS DEAD CLUB 7-inch
  • ASB/UCR086 - The Bruce Lee Band - S/T 12-inch
  • ASB087 - They Might Be Giants - John Henry 2xLP
  • ASB/UCR088 - The Skints - Ratatat 7-inch
  • ASB089 - They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18
  • ASB090 -
  • ASB091 - Allison Weiss / Jenny Owen Youngs - Double Exposure 7-inch
  • ASB092 - Suicide Machines - Destruction By Definition 12-inch
  • ASB093 - Suicide Machines - Battle Hymns 12-inch
  • ASB094 - Suicide Machines - Destruction by Definition Bonus 7-inch
  • ASB095 - Suicide Machines - Battle Hymns Bonus 7-inch
  • ASB096 - Middle Finger Salute - Disposable Noise CDEP

Other releases[edit]

  • 2002 Sampler
  • 2003 Warped Tour Sampler
  • 2003 Asbestos/Orange Peal Records Sampler
  • More Bang for your Buck 2004 Sampler
  • More Bang for your Buck II 2005 Sampler
  • More Bang for your Buck III 2006 Sampler
  • More Bang for your Buck IV 2007 Sampler
  • More Bang for your Buck V 2008 Sampler

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Duff Guide to Ska: Duff Review: Ska is Dead 7-inch of the Month Club - Mustard Plug/The Beatdown and Big D and the Kids Table/Brunt of It". Duffguidetoska.blogspot.com. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2015-09-25.

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