PAX AM

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Pax Americana Recording Company
Founded 2004 (2004)
Founder Ryan Adams
Country of origin United States
Official website paxamrecords.com

Pax Americana Recording Company, also known as just PAX-AM, is a record label founded by Ryan Adams based on his recording studio PAX-AM in 2004. Adams initially started the label in order to release demo recordings of material that his former record label, Lost Highway Records, would not release. Then after his contract with Lost Highway was fulfilled in 2008, Adams began releasing his music exclusively through PAX-AM. On or around November 5, 2010, Adams launched a new webpage for PAX AM, with announcements of upcoming double Cardinals album III/IV and offerings of previous records for sale as well as merchandise.

History[edit]

The company's origins stem from Adams' youth. He states: "When I was in high school, I used to pass out these cassettes that said Pax-Am Records. That was my imaginary label. They were little compilations where I played all the instruments — one track would be like a Pet Shop Boys-sounding band, another would be a metal-sounding band or a surf-rock band. I had fake names for these groups, but it was all totally me. Nobody cared, of course."[1]

Releases[edit]

001 "California" [EP] 2 x 7" yellow vinyl (2004)
002 "The Rescue Blues" [EP] 2 x 7" clear vinyl (2004)
003 "Now That You're Gone"/"If I Am A Stranger" [Single] 7" clear vinyl (2004)
004 "Thank You"/"Evergreen" [Single] 7" Black vinyl (came with Hello Sunshine pre-orders) (2009)
005 "Oblivion"/"People Need Sunlight" [Single] 7" pink vinyl (2009)
006 Orion [LP] 12" clear vinyl (2010)
007 "Valhalla"/"Crossing Foggy Mountains" [Single] 7" black vinyl (2010)
008 III/IV [LP] 12" red and blue vinyl (2010)
009 Class Mythology [EP] 2 x 7" orange and yellow vinyl (Record Store Day exclusive release) (2011)
010 "Empty Room / Nutshell" [Single] 7" black vinyl (available on 2011 European tour) (2011)
011 Ashes & Fire LP/CD (released in collaboration with Capitol Records) (2011)
012 "Come Home"/"Starsign" [Single] 7" black vinyl (available on 2011 US tour) (2011)
013 "Petal In A Rainstorm" - one song flexi (came with Deluxe Pre-orders of Ashes And Fire) (2011)
013 "Do I Wait"/"The Darkness" [Single] 7" black vinyl (Black Friday Record Store Day) (second release numbered 013) (2011)
014 Live After Deaf - LP1 - June 7, 2011 - At The Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
015 Live After Deaf - LP2 - June 8, 2011 - At The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
016 Live After Deaf - LP3 - June 1, 2011 - At Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
017 Live After Deaf - LP4 - June 11, 2011 - At Folketeatret, Oslo, Norway [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
018 Live After Deaf - LP5 - June 13, 2011 - At The Concert House, Malmo, Sweden [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
019 Live After Deaf - LP6 - June 14, 2011 - At Koncerhauset, Copenhagen, Denmark [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
020 Live After Deaf - LP7 - June 16, 2011 - At Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
021 Live After Deaf - LP8 - June 17, 2011 - At Teatro Sa Da Bandeira, Porto, Portugal [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
022 Live After Deaf - LP9 - June 19, 2011 - At Barbican, London, United Kingdom - Night 1 [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
023 Live After Deaf - LP10 - June 20, 2011 - At Barbican, London, United Kingdom - Night 2 [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
024 Live After Deaf - LP11 - June 22, 2011 - At Dome, Brighton, United Kingdom [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
025 Live After Deaf - LP12 - June 23, 2011 - At Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
026 Live After Deaf - LP13 - June 25, 2011 - At Academy, Glasgow, United Kingdom [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
027 Live After Deaf - LP14 - June 26, 2011 - At Oxford New Theatre, Oxford, United Kingdom [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
028 Live After Deaf - LP15 - June 28, 2011 - At Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands [LP] 12" black vinyl (2012)
029 Live After Deaf 15 LP box-set (2012)
030 "Heartbreak A Stranger"/"Black Sheets Of Rain" [Single] 7" blue vinyl (Record Store Day exclusive release) (2012)
032 Pornography - 7 Minutes In Heaven [Single] 7" Unmastered (Record Store Day exclusive release) (2013)
034 "Gimme Something Good" (b/w "Aching for More") [Single] 7" black vinyl and UK-only gold vinyl (2014)
035 1984 [EP] 7" black vinyl (2014)
037 Fall Out Boy - PAX AM Days [EP] 2 x 7" black vinyl (2013)
039 Ryan Adams LP/CD black vinyl (2014)
040 "Jacksonville" (b/w "I Keep Running"/"Walkedypants") [Single] 7" black vinyl (2014)
041 "Vampires" (b/w "Magic Flag" and "Clown Asylum"/"Suburbia") [Single] 7" red with black streaks vinyl (plays at 33 1/3 RPM) (2014)
041 Jenny Lewis - "Just One of the Guys"/"You Can't Outrun 'Em" (aka "PAX AM Sessions") [Single] 7" green vinyl (Black Friday Record Store exclusive release) (second release number 041) (2014)
042 "Do You Laugh When You Lie?" (b/w "By the Way"/"I'm in Love with You") [Single] 7" black vinyl (2014)
043 "No Shadow" (b/w "It's In My Head"/"Stoned Alone") [Single] 7" black vinyl (2015)
044 "Ryan Adams LP/CD (2015)

Digital releases only:
001 "Lost and Found"/"Go Ahead and Rain" [digi-single] (2009)
002 "Allumette"/"What Color is Rain" [digi-single] (2009)
003 "Tomorrowland"/"Disco Queen [digi-single](2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ryan Adams Finally Finds His Way Home". Buzzfeed.com. 2014-09-06. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 

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