Troubleman Unlimited Records

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Troubleman Unlimited Records
FounderMike Simonetti
GenreNoise, Noise rock, drone metal, dance-punk, freak folk, punk jazz, post-metal, post-hardcore, post-punk revival
Country of originUnited States
LocationBayonne, New Jersey

Troubleman Unlimited Records was a record label specializing in indie rock and similar genres. Founded in 1993, the label was based in Bayonne, New Jersey and owned by Mike Simonetti.[1]


The label started as an offshoot of a fanzine called "Wanna Communicate?", releasing 7" singles. The label grew significantly in the 2000s, releasing full-length albums by many groups who are regularly reviewed in media outlets like Spin and Pitchfork. The label focused on noise rock, including releases from Black Dice, Wolf Eyes and Hair Police. Troubleman Unlimited was named "Best Label" by New York Magazine in 2005.[2]

In the 21st century, Simonetti started a dance label, Italians Do It Better, with Johnny Jewel of Glass Candy.[3]

Band roster[edit]

The following artists have made at least one release through Troubleman Unlimited or Italians Do It Better.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Loud New Jersey – New York Times
  2. ^ The Best in Pop Music – New York Magazine Culture Awards 2005
  3. ^ T. Cole Rachel, "Welcome to the Good Life", The Fader no. 53, April 2008, p. 74.
  4. ^ "Measles Mumps Rubella". The Washington Post. 23 January 2004. Retrieved 30 March 2023.

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