Barsuk Records

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Barsuk Records
Founded1998 (1998)
FounderChristopher Possanza
Josh Rosenfeld
Distributor(s)Redeye Worldwide[1]
GenrePop, indie rock
Country of originU.S.
LocationSeattle, Washington

Barsuk Records (/bɑːrˈsk/ bar-SOOK) is an independent record label based in Seattle, Washington, that was founded by the members of the band This Busy Monster, Christopher Possanza and Josh Rosenfeld, in 1998 to release their band's material.[2] Its logo is a drawing of a dog holding a vinyl record in its mouth.

The name of the label comes from the Russian word барсук [barˈsuk], "badger".[3] However, the label is named after Christopher Possanza and Jason Avinger's dog, a black Labrador.[4] The dog can be heard barking in two This Busy Monster tracks: "Song 69" and "Time to Sleep".


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  1. ^ Hodge, Blake (March 23, 2016). "Redeye Moving Global Headquarters to Hillsborough". WCHL (AM). Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Jackson, Josh (December 18, 2018). "The 10 Best Barsuk Albums from the First 20 Years". Paste. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Cox, David (2001). Close Protection: The Politics of Guarding Russia's Rulers. Greenwood Publishing Group p. 47. ISBN 978-0-2759-6688-1.
  4. ^ de Barros, Paul (November 1, 2013). "15 years of creativity and contrarianism : Barsuk Records". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 18, 2019.

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Coordinates: 47°37′56″N 122°21′36″W / 47.632252°N 122.359916°W / 47.632252; -122.359916