Manimal Vinyl

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Manimal Vinyl
Distributor(s)The Orchard, Kobalt Music Group
GenreExperimental music, Psychedelic and Electronic music
Country of originUnited States
LocationCalabasas, California

Manimal Vinyl is a Calabasas based record label founded in 2006 by musician and fashion editor Paul Beahan. They were originally known as a psychedelic folk label that makes semi-annual tribute records for worldwide charities, having eventually switched to dance music and progressive underground. They are the label who has release debut records from act ranging from Warpaint to Bat for Lashes and exclusive singles from Moby, Duran Duran, Carla Bruni, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. In 2008, they founded the annual Manimal Festival in Pioneertown, California which ran from 2008-2010. The festival has featured line-ups with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Warpaint, Ariel Pink and papercranes. In 2015, Manimal signed on with legendary avant-garde artist Yoko Ono to release the highly anticipated sequel to 2007's Yes, I'm A Witch with Yes, I'm A Witch Too which features collaborations and remixes from Death Cab for Cutie, Miike Snow, Penguin Prison, Moby, Peter Bjorn and John, Cibo Matto, and Sparks. In December 2016, operations moved to Calabasas, California. As of 2018, Manimal operates as a distributor and boutique record label. In 2018 the label launched a film company Centaurus A Pictures.


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  • Los Angeles Times Top 12 Indie Labels
  • LAist Article on Manimal Festival 2009
  • Sarcastic Laist interview with an intern posing as Paul Beahan
  • Reviews of Manimal Festival 2008
  • Spin Magazine Review of Madonna Tribute Record
  • Meyer, Carla (Jan 29, 2010). "Sister Crayon colors outside the musical lines". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 22 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
  • "Manimal Vinyl to Release Madonna Covers Album". Spin Magazine. February 13, 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  • BEAT magazine Label Quest - Interview with Manimal Vinyl
  • Billboard Magazine MANIMAL LABEL GROUP announced