Mark Robinson (musician)

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Mark Robinson
Born (1967-02-21) 21 February 1967 (age 49)
Mineola, New York, U.S.
Origin Washington, D.C.
Genres Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Indie Pop, Noise Pop, Post-Hardcore, Ambient, Experimental
Occupations Musician, producer, designer
Years active 1982–present

Mark Richard Robinson (born February 21, 1967) is an American indie-rock musician from Washington, D.C. who founded TeenBeat Records in 1984. Best known for founding Unrest (with Phil Krauth),[1] he has also been a member of Air Miami, Flin Flon, Grenadine, and currently plays with his wife Evelyn Hurley (Blast Off Country Style) in Cotton Candy. He has released a number of solo records. His recordings are typically sparse, often featuring a carefully controlled guitar. He currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

His song "Catalog & Classify" from the album Tiger Banana has been used frequently on the radio program This American Life.

Solo discography[edit]

  • 1987 Black Christmas (teenbeat 17)
  • 1988 KingXMas (teenbeat 27)
  • 1989 Sammy Supreme My Man (teenbeat 37)
  • 1990 Mark E Superstar (teenbeat 57)
  • 1996 Olympic Death Squad (teenbeat 200)
  • 2000 Taste EP (EM series) (teenbeat 302)
  • 2000 Tiger Banana (teenbeat 307)
  • 2001 Canada's Green Highway (teenbeat 297)
  • 2004 Origami & Urbanism (teenbeat 317)
  • 2004 Babe Rainbow (tomlab tom36)


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Biography: Mark Robinson". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 May 2010.