Carpark Records

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Carpark Records
Parent companyWarner Music Group/
Alternative Distribution Alliance
• Elektra Records
(International release)
• BMG Rights Management
(Alternate release)
Founded1999 (1999)
FounderTodd Hyman
Alternative rock
Country of originUnited States
LocationWashington, D.C.

Carpark Records is an American independent record label based out of Washington, D.C.[1][2]


Carpark Records was established by Todd Hyman in 1999 in New York City.[3] In 2005, the label relocated to Washington, D.C..[2]

Carpark has subsidiary labels. Acute Records, established in 2002, reissues obscure post-punk records under the guidance of Dan Selzer. Paw Tracks, established in 2003, releases music by Animal Collective and associated solo acts Avey Tare and Panda Bear[2] Wax Nine is another partner label.

Company Records was established in partnership with Chaz Bear from Toro Y Moi.

In 2015, Carpark held a 16-year anniversary celebration accompanied by a basketball-themed picture disc compilation.[4]


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  1. ^ Paschall, Valerie (5 March 2015). "DCist Interview: Todd Hyman, Founder of Carpark Records". DCist.
  2. ^ a b c Arellano, Jennifer (6 March 2015). "Carpark Records: Sixteen Years of Sweating, Shoe-Gazing, Chill-Waving Indie All-Stars". Village Voice.
  3. ^ Courtney Sanders (14 November 2012). "Interview: Carpark Records". Under The Radar (NZ).
  4. ^ Minsker, Evan (18 February 2015). "Toro Y Moi, Speedy Ortiz, Dan Deacon on Basketball-Themed Carpark Records Anniversary Comp". Pitchfork.

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