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
GenreElectronic
Experimental
Alternative rock
Psychedelic
Country of originUnited States
LocationWashington, D.C.
Official websitecarparkrecords.com

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

History[edit]

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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References[edit]

  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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