True Panther Sounds

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True Panther Sounds
Parent company Matador Records (since 2009)
Founded 2004
Founder Dean Bein
Molly Samuel
Avi Klein
Distributor(s) Beggars Group (selected releases)
Country of origin United States of America
Location New York City
Official website http://www.truepanther.com/

True Panther Sounds (TPS) is a New York City-based record label run by Dean Bein, and owned by Matador Records. Artists released by the label represent many genres, including notable acts such as Girls, King Krule, Tobias Jesso Jr., Shlohmo and Glasser.

About[edit]

True Panther was started in 2004 by Dean Bein, Molly Samuel and Avi Klein to put out a tour-only 7" by Bein and Samuel's band Red Tape Apocalypse. The label moved with Bein from San Francisco to New York and continued to put out records from bands using a one-to-one project style, "putting money into something, praying it would sell enough to put out something else," as Bein explained in a recent interview with Microphone Memory Emotion.[1]

An early success to come from TPS was the debut album from San Francisco-based band Girls. The album was a joint venture between Matador and True Panther and became one of the most talked about indie albums of 2009, receiving critical praise from Pitchfork Media and The New York Times.[2]

A post on the Matador Records blog by founding partner Gerard Cosloy on November 4, 2009, stated, "After months of speculation (much of it in our own corridors), we can happily announce that Matador Records has purchased the True Panther Sounds label."[citation needed] This news ended rumors that Matador owned all or a percentage of True Panther. Cosloy went on to confirm that True Panther's future releases will be worked through the Matador marketing and promotion team.

Artists[edit]

Releases[edit]

True Panther Sounds has released the following records:[3]

  • TRUE-001 Red Tape Apocalypse - I Fucking Love My Friends (July, 2006)
  • TRUE-001.5 Red Tape Apocalypse & The Cheese - Live at KDVS Split
  • TRUE-002 Various Artists - Boomtown (featuring Two Gallants, Trainwreck Riders, Shitstorm, Full Moon Partisans, Hiker Biker, Dirty Dirty & Cow People)
  • TRUE-003 Strip Mall Seizures - No English (2006)
  • TRUE-004 Standing Nudes - When I Arrive b/w Fight Song (2005)
  • TRUE-005 Standing Nudes - Ghost Story (April, 2008)
  • TRUE-006 Broken Strings - Broken Strings (June, 2008)
  • TRUE-008 Girls - Lust For Life b/w Morning Light (September, 2009)
  • TRUE-009 Lemonade - Lemonade (October, 2009)
  • TRUE-010 Girls - Album (September, 2009)
  • TRUE-011 Glasser - Apply (May, 2009)
  • TRUE-013 Girls - Hellhole Ratrace (July , 2009)
  • TRUE-015 The Fly Girlz - Da' Bratz from Da' Ville (March, 2009)
  • TRUE-016 Girls - Laura (November, 2010)
  • TRUE-017 Rainbow Bridge - Big Wave Rider (September, 2009)
  • TRUE-018 Girls - Lust For Life (September, 2009)
  • TRUE-019 Tamaryn - Mild Confusion / Light Shadows (December, 2009)
  • TRUE-020 Tanlines - Settings (March, 2010)
  • TRUE-021 Lemonade - Pure Moods (March, 2010)
  • TRUE-022 Hunx and His Punx - Gay Singles (February, 2010)
  • TRUE-023 Magic Kids - Memphis (June, 2010)
  • TRUE-024 Ahmed Janka Nabay - Bubu King (March, 2010)
  • TRUE-025 Glasser - Ring (October, 2010)
  • TRUE-026 Teengirl Fantasy - 7 A.M. (September, 2010)
  • TRUE-027 Tanlines - Real Life (March, 2010)
  • TRUE-028 Real Estate -- Out Of Tune / Reservoir #3 (June, 2010)
  • TRUE-029 The Morning Benders - Promises (February, 2010)
  • TRUE-030 Delorean - Subiza (April, 2010)
  • TRUE-031 Janka Nabay - Good Governance (2010)
  • TRUE-032 Girls - Morning Light (2010)
  • TRUE-033 Delorean - Stay Close (2010)
  • TRUE-035 Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost (September, 2011)
  • TRUE-036 Lemonade - Lifted Remixes (June, 2010)
  • TRUE-037 Cloud Nothings - Leave You Forever (October, 2010)
  • TRUE-039 Delorean - Real Love (2010)
  • TRUE-040 Girls - Broken Dreams Club (November, 2010)
  • TRUE-041 Magic Kids - Summer (June, 2010)
  • TRUE-042 Delorean - Real Love Remixes (July, 2010)
  • TRUE-043 Magic Kids - Superball (August, 2010)
  • TRUE-048 Glasser - Home (September, 2010)
  • TRUE-049 Glasser - Rough Trade Bonus Disc (2010)
  • TRUE-050 Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra (2011)
  • TRUE-051 Girls - Heartbreaker (2010)
  • TRUE-052 Glasser - Mirrorage (2010)
  • TRUE-053 Outer Limits Recordings - $20 Bill (2011)
  • TRUE-055 Glasser - iTunes Live: SXSW (2011)
  • TRUE-056 Unknown Mortal Orchestra - How Can U Luv Me? (2011)
  • TRUE-059 Trash Talk - Awake (October, 2011)
  • TRUE-060 King Krule - King Krule EP (November, 2011)
  • TRUE-061 Les Demoniaques - Teenage Lust (July, 2011)
  • TRUE-062 Wet Illustrated - 1X1X1 (October, 2011)
  • TRUE-063 Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang - An Letah (March, 2012)
  • TRUE-065 Silent Diane - Capella (August, 2011)
  • TRUE-066 Tanlines - Mixed Emotions (March, 2012)
  • TRUE-067 Little Red - Midnight Remember (October, 2011)
  • TRUE-070 Delorean - Grow (May, 2011)
  • TRUE-075 Lemonade - Diver (June, 2012)
  • TRUE-077 Girls - Lawrence (December, 2011)
  • TRUE-080 Hyetal - Northwest Passage (May, 2013)
  • TRUE-081 Girls - Ma Ma (May, 2012)
  • TRUE-082 Lemonade - Neptune (April, 2012)
  • TRUE-085 Teengirl Fantasy - Traver (August, 2012)
  • TRUE-088 DJ Spoko - Ghost Town EP (March, 2013)
  • TRUE-090 Glasser - Interiors (October, 2013)
  • TRUE-092 Delorean - APAR (September, 2014)
  • TRUE-095 Hyetal - Modern Worship (June, 2013)
  • TRUE-099 Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon (March, 2015)
  • TRUE-101 King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath The Moon (August, 2014)
  • TRUE-102 Black Orange Juice - 3 Started Alone (September, 2013)
  • TRUE-103 Road To Shaanxi - Revelation EP (September, 2014)
  • TRUE-104 LiL JaBBa - Gully (August, 2014)
  • TRUE-106 Lil Silva - Mabel EP (August, 2014)
  • TRUE-107 Tint - My New Murex (July, 2015)
  • TRUE-108 Shlohmo - Emerge From Smoke / Ode 2 Tha Whip (March, 2015)
  • TRUE-110 Tanlines - Highlights (May, 2015)
  • TRUE-111 Shlohmo - Dark Red (April, 2015)
  • TRUE-112 Taragana Pyjarama - Ariel EP (May, 2015)
  • TRUE-124 Tobias Jesso Jr. - True Love / Without You (Alternate Version) (September, 2015)
  • TRUE-5824 Girls - Laura (2009)
  • TRUE-5827 Girls - Lust For Life dpro (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dean Bein | Microphone Memory Emotion". microphonememoryemotion.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost". Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  3. ^ Matador Records Discography. Matador Records. Retrieved 1 August 2011.

1) http://microphonememoryemotion.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/monday-exclusive-dean-bein/
2) http://www.matadorrecords.com/matablog/
3) http://www.truepanther.com/release
4) http://www.myspace.com/truepanthersounds