the bourgeois project

bay area record labels


the following is a list of bay area record labels. a compilation of information from some of the most helpful resources on the web. the commentary has been taken from keith axline’s superlist no. 800 ‘undersigned,’ a list of record labels who will listen to unsolicited demos. we’ve placed them in bold for easy finding.
this list is a work in progress but we want to make information available, AS it’s available, so please use what you can and check back for updates as information comes in on direct contact info and submission requirements. if you run a label that is not listed, please fill out and email the following information about your label to biglou@thebourgeoisproject.com and we’ll list you
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-label listing information-
label name:
genre:
website link:
mailing address:
telephone:
contact email:
label bio:
how would you prefer musicians submit demos?:
do you accept unsolicited demos?:

UPDATED 8/28/2012

17 Reasons Recordings
375 Alabama Street, Suite 490
San Francisco Ca 94110
415.642.111
colby@elephonicmedia.com

20 HZ
1995 Oak Street #2
San Francisco, CA 94117
website

625 Thrash
Max / 625
Po Box 591
Middlebury, VT 05753
email: info@625thrash.com
website

4:20 Records Group
1901 Ninth Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
website

7/8 Music Productions
San Francisco, CA
website

AArising Records
website

Abandoned Love Records
Run by Jon Rooney of Morning Spy, Abandoned Love Recordings started in December but already hosts a few indie pop bands. “It’s fairly small, since we just started. It’s just me, so it’s whatever I can handle,” Rooney says. http://www.abandonedloverecords.com. For information on how to submit your demo, e-mail Rooney at virginofthebirds@yahoo.com.

Absolutely Kosher Records
1501 Powell Street, Suite H
Emeryville, CA 94608
website

Acorn Music
PO Box 397
Arcata, CA 95518-0397
800-742-2676 (707)826-1427
website

Acoustic Disc
PO BOX 4143
San Rafael, CA, 94913
415-454-1187 or 800-221-3472 (9-5 PST Weekdays)
fax – 415-459-2815
website

Adeline Records
5245 College Ave. #318
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 658-2917
website

Aesoteric Records
(415) 864-4447
website

Alternative Tentacles
Alternative Tentacles publicity manager Matt Harvey says, “We’re known primarily as a punk label, but we release everything from black metal to country and pretty much everything in between – anything different, good, challenging, and done with conviction.” This is evidenced by a variety of releases, including ones by Comets on Fire and Noam Chomsky.
Attn: Jello/A&R,
P.O. Box 419092
Emeryville, CA 94141-9092
(510) 596-8981
(510) 596 8982 Fax
website

Amazing Grease
1501 plymouth ave.
san francisco, ca 94112
website

Aniar Records
PO Box 210481
San Francisco, CA 94121
415-759-8370
website

Anza Vista Studios
929 Broderick St #3
San Francisco, CA 94115
(510) 409-6120
no website

Arhoolie Records
10341 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
website

Asian Man Records
P.O. Box 35585
Monte Soreno, CA 95030
website

Asphodel
763 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-3068
(415) 863-4973 Fax
website

Audium
1616 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-771-1616
website

BadMan Recording Co.
portland record co. doesn’t accept unsolicited demos. please inquire via email: info@ badmanrecordingco.com
website

Bettie Rocket Records
3912 Portola Dr. #207
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
website

Below Records
Operator Luc Berger describes what Below Records looks for as “innovative music with heart and soul and sex and brains. And rock.” Based half in Berlin, Below has a sleek, quirky appeal, especially if dual S.F.-German exposure appeals to you.
C/o Parson
1145 Capp St.
San Francisco
CA 94110
website

Black Hat Records
P.O. Box 5081
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 572-COOK 
(603) 649-5990 Fax
website

Bomp! Records
P. O. Box 7112
Burlingame, CA N/A
website

Boredom Noise Records
4043 Piedmont Ave. #38
Oakland, CA 94611
no website

Broken Rekids
P.O.Box 460402
San Francisco, CA 94146-0402
website

Ceiba Records
1364 Haight Street
San Francisco CA, 94117
415-437-9598
email: ceiba@ceibarec.com
website

Charnel Music
website

Checkmate Muzik
415 Fillmore
San Francisco, CA 94109
website

Cheetah’s Records
P.O. Box 4442
Berkeley, CA 94704
no website

Coldfront Records
PO Box 8345
Berkeley, CA 94707
website

Cosmic Flux Musiq
475 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 626-4236
(415) 354-3434
website

Darla Records
2107 Camino Cantera
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 631-1731
(760) 454-1625 Fax
website

DemiVox Records
2625 Alcatraz Avenue #182
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 903-1128
website

Devil In The Woods
PO Box 579168
Modesto, CA 95357
website

Diesel Tracks Double Negative Records
Oakland, CA
info@doublenegativerecords.com
website

Dystopian Records
website (8-28-12-website not functioning.)

Essence Records
P.O. Box 252
Gilroy, CA 95020
website

Evil Eye Records
P.O. Box 640264
San Francisco, CA 94164
website

FAT WRECK CHORDS
Home to bands such as Lagwagon and NOFX, Fat Wreck Chords has helped punk bands get noticed since 1990.
P.O. Box 193690
San Francisco, CA 94119
website

Flying Esophagus Productions
PO Box 390935
Mountain View, CA 94039-0935
website

Fog City Records
99 Carmelita Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 553-3921 Fax
website

Food Stamp Records
Oakland, CA
no website

Frentic Records
Begun in 1997, Frenetic Records mostly looks for prog/instrumental/metal bands, but it’s open to other sounds. Cofounder Duncan White says, “I just really love putting out music by people who I feel connected to on some level – there has to be a connection.”
P.O. Box 640434
San Francisco, CA 94164
website

Future Farmer Recordings
P.O. Box 225128
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 495-0851
(415) 495-0847 Fax
website

Golden Horn Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 5776
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-930-7184 
(925) 938-8447 Fax
website

Gearhead Records
PO Box 421219
San Francisco, CA 94142
(530) 758-5724 Fax
michelle@gearheadrecords.com
website

Grayhound Recordings
1388 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(510) 527-7825
website

Green Girl Media
P.O. box 34218
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 608-9653
amycray@gmail.com
no website

Hitman Records
One Embarcadero Center
Suite 4100
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 869-5307
website

Identity Records
website

Igneous Music
880 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 292-7007
no website

Imperial DUB Recordings
713 Carmel Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
(415) 359-9372
no website

Indo Records
website

Infinite Kaos
136 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 532-7995
website

INgrooves
539 Bryant Street, #400
San Francisco, CA 94710
(415) 896-2100
website

Ipecac Recordings
P.O. Box 1778
Orinda, CA 94563
website

Isolate Records
P.O. Box 117598
Burlingame, CA 94011
website

Jackalope Records
3385 Dartmouth Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 696-1100
website

Jackpine Social Club
Oranger and Parchman Farm’s label, Jackpine Social Club leans toward good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll, though founder Nick Tangborn says his only requirement for signing a band is that “I like them so much I feel obsessed with putting out their records.”
2156 Market St. #4B
San Francisco, CA 94114
website

Kitchen Whore Records
20700 Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
website

Kool Arrow Records
740A-14th Street #415
San Francisco, CA 94114
website

Let’s Go Records
P.O. Box 156
Campbell, CA 95009
no website

Life is Abuse Records
P.O. Box 20524
Oakland, CA 94620
website

Listen Labs
website

Lookout! Records
3264 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 450-8310
website
*now closed…

Looq
182 Howard Street #133
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email: info@looq.com
website

LoveSlap Recordings
website

Moment! Records
237 Crescent Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 459-6994
(415) 459-7742 Fax
website

Molten Studios
1177 Polk Street, Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 929-9377
(415) 929-9378
no website

Multiphase Records
2028 Alameda Ave #D
Alameda, CA 94501
website

Naked Music Recordings
San Francisco, CA 94103
website

Near Earth Objects
P.O. Box 77273
San Francisco, CA 94107
website

Neurot Recordings
PO Box 410209
San Francisco, CA 94141
website

New Albion Records
584 Castro Street #525
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-5757
(415) 621-4711 Fax
website

New Disorder Records
Operating since ’93, New Disorder Records has released albums by such bands as the Clones and the Strap Ons. Founder Ernst Schoen-Rene of Pirx the Pilot says he’ll listen to your demo “unless it’s offensive or comes with a slick press package. Those go straight to the trash.” N.D. bands gravitate toward punk or loud rock, but there are a few indie and hip-hop acts on the label.
115 Bartlett St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
website

Om Records
665 3rd Street, Suite 425
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 904-1800
(415) 904-1807
website

Omnibus Records
P.O. Box 16-2372
Sacramento, CA 95816
website

On/On Switch Records
With partners in Illinois, Ohio, and New York, punk label On/On Switch Records has roots across the country. It has a focused goal, however, as its Web site claims On/On is “a record label that promotes hazardous, dynamic music. Screams from the gutters. Scares for the new world order. We want to release passionate and dangerous music.”
P.O. Box 641122,
S.F., CA 94164.
http://www.ononswitch.com.
website

Ota’ Records
484 Lake Park Avenue #32
Oakland, CA 94610
website

Pervertidora Records
Pervertidora Records’ Chris Cortese hosts an odd range of bands – including Glen Meadmore and Da Kneelength Posse. As the label name suggests, “The common denominator is that each act is extreme in its way and each is definitely unique,” he says. Cortese also runs the emerging Web portal http://www.sanfranciscosounds.com.
957 Fell St. #5
San Francisco, CA 94117
website

PopPop Records
Self-proclaimed “boutique indie/alt power pop record label,” PopPop Records plays host to John Ashfield and the Bobbleheads.
Attn: Demos,
P.O. Box 31440
San Francisco, CA 94131
http://www.poppoprecords.com.

Popsmear Records
PopSmear Records is a punk-emo label with bands such as Love = Death and Only in Dreams.
2269 Chestnut St. #970
San Francisco, CA 94123
website

Prometheus Music
Email: feedback@prometheus-music.com
1-888-434-3455
website

Postive Sound Massive Recordings
2261 Market Street, PMB 487
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 835-4799
(415) 751-0947
website

Red Zone Records
584 Castro Street, Suite 723
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 355-9080
(415) 355-9081 Fax
website

Reference Recordings
PO Box 77225
San Francisco, CA 94107
800-336-8866
website

Revolver USA Distribution
2745 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
revolverusa@yahoo.com
(415) 241-2421 Fax
website

Rodent Records
Covering a range of sounds from alt-country to potent punk, Rodent Records signs bands whose common thread “lies not in genre, particularly, but in a shared relentless obsession with, and dedication to, authentic and sometimes noncommercial recorded music,” founder Elton Ridge says.
590 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
info@rodenrecords.com
website

Rootsy Records
San Francisco, CA
rootsyrecords@yahoo.com
(510) 532-7595 
(801) 838-2267 Fax
website

Sandbox Records
Email: info@sandboxrecords.com
website

Schmarglepop Records
Email: info@schmarglepop.com
website

Seismophonic Records
website

Shelflife Records
630 8th st. #2
San Francisco, CA 94103
info@shelflife.com
website

Shop Records
Aptos, CA 95003
shoprecords@aol.com
website

Sin City
P.O. Box 8345
Berkeley, CA 9470
website

Six Degrees Records
P.O. Box 411347
San Francisco, CA 94141
website

SleepyHouse Records
P.O. Box 170122
San Francisco, CA 94117
info@thesleepyhouse.com
website

Slumberland Records
P.O. Box 19029
Berkeley, CA 94619
slr@dropbeat.com
website

SmartGuy Records
Having started SmartGuy Records in ’97, Jerry Connolly says he looks for bands that play “rock ‘n’ roll without pretension.” He wants to use the label to put out “records with consistent quality, regardless of genre and/or scene affiliation.” Signed acts include Holly Golightly and FM Knives.
3288 21st St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
website

Smoked Out Records
Email: smokedoutrecords2002@yahoo.com
website

Son Del Barrio Music
946 Harrison Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
info@sondelbarrio.com
website

Springman Records
website
website

Substandard Records
PO Box 310
Berkeley CA, 94701
website

Subterranean Records
P.O. Box 2530
Berkeley, CA 94702
subterra@subterranean.org
website

Sugo Music Group
80 Cabrillo Hwy., N., Suite Q429,
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Fax: 650-726-4038
Email: manager@sugomusic.com
website

Switch Records
P.O. Box 64122
San Francisco, CA 94164
website

The First Time Records
Founder Gagan Palrecha says The First Time Records hosts “indie rock, trip-hop, punk, hardcore. It’s basically anything in the ‘rock’ umbrella.” Though he says they “have yet to sign a band solely on a demo,” they “always respond to the artists, whatever the circumstance.” http://www.tftrecords.com. For information on how to submit your demo, e-mail Palrecha at:
gagan@tftrecords.com
website

Take Root Records
250 Napoleon St. Suite H
San Francisco, CA 94124-1039
415-642-1949
website

Three Ring Records
Three Ring Records cofounder Dan Crowell likes to think of the label, which was formed in 2003, as a family. From the start he tried to avoid being “pigeon-holed into one genre of music” but admits the label is “definitely singer-songwriter heavy with a couple of exceptions.” Three Ring is home to the Ebb and Flow and D.W. Holiday.
P.O. Box 883123
San Francisco, CA 94188-3123
website

Tigerbeat6 Records
3358 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
info@tigerbeat6.com
website

Tri-Surf Records
PO Box GG
Carmel, CA 93921
info@tri-surf.com
website

tUMULTt Records
Founder Andee Connors describes the music tUMULt Records represents as “strange. Beautiful. Personal. Dark. Idiosyncratic. Heavy. Fucked.” His label is, he adds, “the perfect stepping stone for amazing but neglected bands to get a little attention, and then move up and on to greater things.”
P.O. Box 642371
San Francisco CA 94164-2371
website

Twee Kitten
website
website

Ubiquity Records
website

Upstairs Records
1702-L Meridian Ave. #130
San Jose, CA 95125
408-960-8407
website

X DOT 25 Music Production
PO Box 99107
Emeryville, CA 94662
(510) 601-8600
website

Zum
PO Box 4449
Berkeley, CA 94704-0449
info@zumonline.com
website

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