True Panther Sounds

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True Panther Sounds
Parent company Matador Records (since 2009)
Founded 2004
Distributor(s) Beggars Group (selected releases)
Country of origin United States of America
Location New York City
Official website www.truepanther.com

True Panther Sounds (TPS) is a New York City-based independent record label founded by Dean Bein and owned by Matador Records and distributed by Beggars Group. The label began in 2004 in San Francisco to release a tour-only 7" by founders Bein and Samuel's band Red Tape Apocalypse. The label eventually moved to New York with Bein and was acquired by Matador Records in 2009. Artists released by the label represent many genres, including notable acts such as Girls, King Krule, Tobias Jesso Jr., Shlohmo, ABRA 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 for the label came from the debut album from San Francisco-based band Girls. The album's release marked 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.

Current artists[edit]

Catalogue artists[edit]

Releases[edit]

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

Selected releases[edit]

  • 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 LemonadeLemonade (October 2009)
  • TRUE-010 Girls – Album (September 2009)
  • TRUE-011 GlasserApply (May 2009)
  • TRUE-012 Hunx and His Punx – "Doncha Want Me Back/The Last Time" (2009)
  • TRUE-013 Girls – Hellhole Ratrace (July 2009)
  • TRUE-014 Ty Segall – "Universal Momma/86'd" (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 / Honey Bunny" (September 2009)
  • TRUE-019 Tamaryn – Mild Confusion / Light Shadows (December 2009)
  • TRUE-020 TanlinesSettings (March 2010)
  • TRUE-021 Lemonade – Pure Moods (March 2010)
  • TRUE-022 Hunx and His Punx – Gay Singles (February 2010)
  • TRUE-023 Magic KidsMemphis (June 2010)
  • TRUE-024 Ahmed Janka NabayBubu King (March 2010)
  • TRUE-025 Glasser – Ring (October 2010)
  • TRUE-026 Teengirl Fantasy7 A.M. (September 2010)
  • TRUE-027 Tanlines – Real Life (March 2010)
  • TRUE-028 Real EstateOut of Tune / Reservoir #3 (June 2010)
  • TRUE-029 The Morning BendersPromises (February 2010)
  • TRUE-030 DeloreanSubiza (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-038 Delorean – "Stay Close" (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-105 DJ Spoko x DJ Mujava Intelligent Mental Instutution (August 2016)
  • 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-113 MC Bin Laden – É Grau (June 2017)
  • TRUE-114 London O'Connor – O∆ (February 2017)
  • TRUE-120 Archy Marshall – A New Place to Drown (2015)
  • TRUE-123 ABRA Princess EP' (August 2016)
  • TRUE-124 Tobias Jesso Jr. – True Love / Without You (Alternate Version) (September 2015)
  • TRUE-125 Kelsey Lu – Church EP (July 2016)

See also[edit]

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.

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