DeSoto Records

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DeSoto Records
FounderBill Barbot and Kim Coletta
GenrePunk rock, post-hardcore, indie rock, emo, rock
Country of originUnited States
LocationWashington, D.C.

DeSoto Records is an American record label based in Washington, D.C.[1]


DeSoto was founded in 1989 and is run by husband and wife team Bill Barbot and Kim Coletta (both formerly of the band Jawbox.)[2][3] It was first founded by members of the band Edsel to release their first single: "My Manacles." Jawbox was next to use the name DeSoto for their first EP. DeSoto has released over 40 records, 7" singles, CDs, and LP vinyl records. It is distributed by Fontana Distribution.

The label decided in 2002 to stop releasing new music and focus instead on its catalog.[4][5] They partnered with Dischord Records to re-release some of Jawbox's records.[1]


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  1. ^ a b "Out of Step: Georgetown's relationship with the D.C. hardcore punk scene". The Georgetown Voice. 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  2. ^ a b Terich, Jeff (2018-04-25). "Shiner's The Egg captured a band in pursuit of a noise". Treble. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  3. ^ "Indie Rockers Rally Around One of Their Own". Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  4. ^ "DeSoto Label Revamps; Bands Regroup". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  5. ^ Inc, CMJ Network (2002-08-19). CMJ New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc.
  6. ^ "Shiner - "Paul P Pogh" & "Life As A Mannequin"". Stereogum. 2020-04-07. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  7. ^ "Jawbox plan "For Your Own Special Sweetheart" reissue". Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  8. ^ Sonic, Tyler (2009-10-08). "Jawbox to reunite for 'Fallon' gig, reissue "Sweetheart"". ZME Music. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  9. ^ "The Myth of Selling Out: Jawbox's Major Label Attempt, 20 Years Later". DCist. Retrieved 2021-04-28.

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