Photo: Daniel Sannwald
Style: “Electro-pop, alternative, indie-pop — we try not to limit ourselves,” says Label President Niki Roberton.
Established: In Los Angeles in 2006 by Roberton of Worlds End Management and joined by Paul Tao in 2007.
Artists: The Black Ghosts, Little Boots, Telepathe, Sunny Day Sets Fire, Florence and the Machine, Get Shakes, Men Women & Children, Cut Off Your Hands, The Slips, Nico Vega
Essential Listening: Cut Off Your Hands, Shaky Hands (2007); The Black Ghosts, The Black Ghosts (2008); The Black Ghosts, Mixtape (2008); Little Boots, Arecibo (2008); Sunny Day Sets Fire, Summer Palace (2008).
Manifesto: “We always stay true to the artist and do our best to showcase and nurture the original and inventive talent each of our artists have that originally caused us to sign them,” says Label Manager Paul Tao, “without having to compromise the innate qualities that set them apart in the first place.”
A&R Philosophy: “We love artists that are a little bit left-field and are breaking boundaries,” Roberton says.
Upcoming: “The Telepathe EP Chrome's On It was just released, and they are going on the Mad Decent tour with Diplo and also have a Dave Sitek [of TV on the Radio]-produced album out in 2009,” Tao says. “The Little Boots EP Arecibo just came out, so there will be debut live American shows in New York City. We've got a few other releases in the works that we can't mention now — just read the blog on our Website.”