Young God Records

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Young God Records
Founded1990 (1990)
FounderMichael Gira
GenreExperimental rock, avant-garde, ambient, folk
Country of originU.S.
LocationNew York City

Young God Records is an independent record label formed by Michael Gira in 1990 that specializes in experimental, avant-garde and often non genre-specific releases.[1] The label was named after an EP released by Gira's band Swans called Young God.

The label's original intent was to facilitate the release of Swans' music, but while the band was disbanded Young God grew to host the Angels of Light as well as a number of other unique bands and artists, including: Akron/Family, Devendra Banhart, Lisa Germano, Ulan Bator, and Mi and L'au. Swans was re-formed in 2010, and began again releasing music under the Young God label. In 2012, Gira told Pitchfork that Young God would not be putting out any new albums by other bands, citing the decline in revenue.[2]

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  1. ^ Ratliff, Ben (September 3, 2010). "Never Say Never: Swans Return". The New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Stosuy, Brandon. "Swans". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 22, 2015.

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