Don Giovanni Records

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Don Giovanni Records
Founded 2003 (2003)
Founder Joe Steinhardt, Zach Gajewski
Distributor(s) Redeye
Genre Punk rock
Country of origin United States
Location New Brunswick, New Jersey
Official website

Don Giovanni Records is an independent record label specializing in punk rock from New Brunswick, New Jersey music scene. Each year the label puts on the Don Giovanni Records Showcase.[1][2]


Don Giovanni Records was founded by Joe Steinhardt and Zach Gajewski while they were living in Boston in 2003.[3]

Don Giovanni's primary focus has been on bands local to the New York/New Jersey independent music scene with a heavy focus on New Brunswick, NJ's basement scene. The label also has a reputation for supporting and working with female fronted and LGBT artists such as Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, Priests, Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Downtown Boys, Aye Nako, Moor Mother, and Alice Bag.[4]

Steinhardt and Gajewski started the label while playing in bands and attending college at Boston University where the two met. After graduation they moved to New Brunswick, where Steinhardt was from, in order to make the label a full-time operation.


Bands such as Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, Laura Stevenson, Downtown Boys, California X, The Ergs!, Nude Beach, Priests, Tenement, P.S. Eliot, Jeffrey Lewis, Peter Stampfel, Worriers, and Shellshag as well as comedian Chris Gethard have released records on Don Giovanni.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dodero, Camille. "Don Giovanni Keeps The Jersey-Punk Dream Alive". Village Voice. Village Voice. 
  2. ^ Livermore, Larry. "Don Giovanni Records: 10 Years of Day Jobs". IMPOSE. 
  3. ^ Sherman, Maria. "The Don Giovanni Story: Nothing Jersey Shore About It". myspace. myspace. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. 
  4. ^ Weiner, Sophie. "Don Giovanni Records' Founder on Building a Beloved Local Indie Label". Flavorwire. 

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