Kimi Records

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Kimi Records
Kimi Records.jpg
Founded 2007
Founder Baldvin Esra Einarsson
Distributor(s) Morr Music (in Europe, USA and Japan), self distribution in Iceland
Genre Indie rock
Country of origin Iceland
Location Reykjavík
Official website http://www.kimirecords.com

Kimi Records is an Icelandic independent record label and distribution company.

History[edit]

Kimi Records was founded in 2007 by Baldvin Esra Einarsson and his wife out of Akureyri, Iceland. The Kimi Records roster includes mainly Icelandic inde rock acts, but also includes bands belonging to other genres of music and despite its young age, Kimi records have also released non-Icelandic acts.[1]

Kimi Records started out as a record company and distributed their own music on their own. The label has also distributed releases by artists such as FM Belfast, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Leaves, Seabear and Stórsveit Nix Noltes.[2]

In 2009 Kimi Records started operating a sub-label, Brak Records, for more obscure Icelandic music. In its first year of operation it released one album a month. The same year Kimi Records started operating a more mainstream label, Borgin. Borgin is now in hiatus.

Kimi's first release was Hellvars' Bat out of Hellvar on November 22, 2007.[3] Kimi's first compilation, Hitaveitan, saw the light of day in the summer 2010.

Roster[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kimi Records Interviews Kimi Records" Official Kimi Records Website. accessed August 31, 2010
  2. ^ "Kimi Records Webstore" grapewire. accessed August 31, 2010
  3. ^ "Hellvar: The Official homepage" blogspot. accessed August 31, 2010

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