Slumberland Records


Slumberland Records

Slumberland Records is a United States independent record label formed in 1989 in Washington, D.C. area. The label has released recordings from artists including Velocity Girl, Honeybunch, Lilys, Stereolab, St. Christopher, Boyracer, Beatnik Filmstars, and 14 Iced Bears.

History

Inspired by independent punk labels as K Records, Slumberland was created as a collective effort consisting of members of DC area bands Velocity Girl and Big Jesus Trash Can as mecca for indie pop bands, seldomly heard outside of the K Records label. [http://www.epitonic.com/index.jsp?refer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.epitonic.com%2Flabels%2Fslumberlandrecords.html Epitonic.com: Your Source for Cutting-Edge Music ] ]

The debut Slumberland Records release was "What Kind of Heaven Do You Want?", a shared 7" featuring early line-ups of Velocity Girl, Black Tambourine, and Powderburns. The record was sold in December 1989, limited to 1000 copies with some sort of hand coloring. [ [http://www.slumberlandrecords.com/catalog/show/4?ret=discog What Kind of Heaven Do You Want? : Slumberland Records ] ]

By 1992, Slumberland Records was exclusively managed by Michael Schulman and operations were moved from Silver Springs, Maryland to Berkeley, California.

In 1993, Slumberland Records started a in-company record promotion label called "I Wish I Was a Slumberland Record", using colored vinyl instead of black winyl for up-and-coming bands. The debut release for the WISH label was Sleepyhead's "Sick of Heaven" 7". [ [http://www.slumberlandrecords.com/catalog/show/45?page=3&ret=discog Sleepyhead : Sick of Heaven : Slumberland Records ] ]

In 2001, Slumberland Records went on a temporary hiatus after The Saturday People self-titled full-length but returned in 2003 to release the vinyl version of The Aislers Set third full-length "How I Learned to Write Backwards". [ [http://www.slumberlandrecords.com/discog Slumberland Records discography] ]

Catalog

DRYL Catalog Discography (1989 - 1992)

*DRYL 1 - V/A - "What Kind of Heaven Do You Want" 7" (Dec. 1989)
*DRYL 2 - Powderburns - "Powderburns" 12" (Apr. 1990)
*DRYL 3 - Whorl - "Mind Revolution" 7" (Mar 1990)
*DRYL 4 - Velocity Girl - "I Don't Care If You Go" 7" (Aug 1990)
*DRYL 5 - Honeybunch - "No More I Told You So's" 7" (Mar 1991)
*DRYL 6 - Jane Pow - "Warm Room" 7" (Feb 1991)
*DRYL 7 - Lilys - "February Fourteenth" 7" (Mar 1991)
*DRYL 8 -
*DRYL 9 - Black Tambourine - "By Tomorrow" 7" (Nov 1991)
*DRYL 10 - Velocity Girl - "My Forgotten Favorite" 7" (Jan 1992)
*DRYL 11 - Whorl - "Maybe It's Better" 7" (Feb 1992)
*DRYL 12 - Lorelei - "The Bitter Air" 7" (Feb 1992)
*DRYL 13 - Small Factory - "What To Want" 7" (Apr 1992)
*DRYL 14 - Honeybunch - "Mind Your Own Business" 7" (Jun 1992)
*DRYL 15 - Swirlies - "Didn't Understand" 7" (Feb 1992)

LR Catalog Discography (1992 - Current)

*SLR 08 - V/A - "Just A Taste" CD (Mar 1996)
*SLR 16 - Linda Smith - "Til Another Time" 7" (Nov 1993)
*SLR 17 - The Ropers - "Sunbathe EP" 7" (May 1993)
*SLR 18 - Sleepyhead - "Punk Rock City USA" 7" (May 1993)
*SLR 19 - St. Christopher - "Radio France Sessions EP" 7" (Nov 1993)
*SLR 20 - Lilys - "In The Presence of Nothing" LP (Sept 1992)
*SLR 21 - Sleepyhead - "Punk Rock U.S.A." LP (Apr 1993)
*SLR 22 - Stereolab - "Switched On" LP (Oct 1992)
*SLR 23 - Velocity Girl - 6 Song EP (Feb 1993)
*SLR 24 - Stereolab - "John Cage Bubblegum" 7" (Jan 1993)
*SLR 25 - Jane Pow - "Love It, Be It/State" CD (Jun 1993)
*SLR 26 - Small Factory - "Lose Your Way" 7" (May 1994)
*SLR 27 - Bright Colored Lights - "Open Your Eyes" 7" (Oct 2000)
*SLR 28 - Boyracer - "More Songs About Frustration and Self Hate" LP (July 1994)
*SLR 29 - The Earthmen - "Cool Chick #59" 7" (May 1993)
*SLR 30 - The Parasites - "Something To Hold Onto" 7" (Sept 1993)
*SLR 31 - V/A - "Why Popstars Can't Dance" CD/2xLP (Oct 1994)
*SLR 32 - Lorelei - "Asleep" 7"/CD EP (Oct 1993)
*SLR 33 - Tiger Trap/Henry's Dress "Astronautical Music Festival" 7" (Feb 1994)
*SLR 34 - Henry's Dress - "Henry's Dress" 10"/CD EP (Jan 1995)
*SLR 35 - Boyracer - "AUL 36X EP" 7" (Jan 1994)
*SLR 36 - Go Sailor - "Long Distance" 7" (July 1995)
*SLR 37 - Black Tambourine - "Complete Recordings" 10"/CD (Apr 1999)
*SLR 38 - The Ropers - "I Don't Mind" 7"/CD EP (May 1994)
*SLR 39 - Belreve - "Belreve" 7"/CD EP (Jan 1995)
*SLR 40 - Rocketship - "A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness" LP/CD (Jan 1996)
*SLR 41 - The Softies - "Loveseat" 7" (July 1994)
*SLR 42 -
*SLR 43 - Beatnik Filmstars - "Pink Noize" 7" (May 1995)
*SLR 44 - Lorelei - "Everyone Must Touch The Stove" LP/CD (Sept 1995)
*SLR 45 - Glo-Worm - "Wishing Well" 7" (May 1995)
*SLR 46 - Hood - "Cabled Linear Traction" LP/CD (June 1995)
*SLR 47 - The Softies - "The Softies" 10"/CD (Mar 1996)
*SLR 48 - Boyracer - "We Are Made of the Same Wood" 10"/CD (Jan 1996)
*SLR 49 - Boyracer - "One Side of Boyracer" 7" (Oct 1996)
*SLR 50 - The Ropers - "All The Time" LP/CD (Sept 1995)
*SLR 51 - Nord Express - "Nord Express" 12"/CD (Mar 1996)
*SLR 52 - The Aislers Set - "Been Hiding" 7" (Feb 1992)
*SLR 53 - The Ropers - "Revolver" 7" (Sept 1995)
*SLR 54 - Henry's Dress - "Bust 'Em Green" LP/CD (Feb 1996)
*SLR 55 - The Aislers Set - "Terrible Things Happen" LP/CD (Sept 1998)
*SLR 56 - Nord Express - "Sharky" 7" (Jan 1997)
*SLR 57 - Nord Express - "Central" LP/CD (May 1997)
*SLR 58 - Beatnik Filmstars - "Beezer" CD (Feb 1996)
*SLR 59 - Hood - "Silent '88" LP/CD (Sept 1996)
*SLR 60 - The Saturday People - "Slipping Through Your Fingertips" 7" (Feb 2000)
*SLR 61 -
*SLR 62 - The Aislers Set - "The Last Match" LP/CD (May 2000)
*SLR 63 - The Saturday People/The Clientele Split 7" (July 2001)
*SLR 64 - Amy Linton & Stewart Anderson - "The Lights Are Out" 7" (May 2000)
*SLR 65 - 14 Iced Bears - "In the Beginning" CD (Aug 2001)
*SLR 66 - The Aislers Set - "The Red Door" 7" (May 2001)
*SLR 67 - The Saturday People - "The Saturday People" LP/CD (Nov 2001)
*SLR 68 - The Aislers Set - "How I Learned To Write Backwards" LP/CD (Feb 2003)
*SLR 69 - The How - "Happy Matt" 7" (Sept 2006)
*SLR 70 - The Crabapples - "Crabapples For Change" 7" (Sept 2006)
*SLR 71 - The Lodger - "Grown-Ups" LP/CD (June 2007)
*SLR 72 - Sarandon - "Joe's Record" 7" (Oct 2007)
*SLR 73 - Longhalsmottagningen - s/t 7" (Feb 2008)
*SLR 74 - Roy Moller/The Hermit Crabs 7" (Feb 2008)
*SLR 75 - The Aislers Set/The How Split 7" (Oct 2000)
*SLR 76 - Bye!/The Happy Couple Split 7" (Feb 2008)
*SLR 77 - Sarandon - "Kill Twee Pop!" 10" LP/CD (Apr 2008)
*SLR 78 - Phil Wilson - "Industrial Strength" 2x7" (August 2008)
*SLR 79 -
*SLR 80 - The Lodger - "Life Is Sweet" LP/CD (May 2008)
*SLR 81 - A Sunny Day In Glasgow/The Sunny Street Split 7" (June 2008)
*SLR 82 - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart/Summer Cats Split 7" (June 2008)
*SLR 83 - Cause Co-Motion! - "I Lie Awake" 7" EP (September 2008)

WISH Catalog Discography (1993 - Current)

*WISH 01 - Sleepyhead - "Sick of Heaven" 7" (July 1993)
*WISH 02 - Henry's Dress - "1620" 7" (Nov 1993)
*WISH 03 - Rose Melberg/Magpies - "Cupid/I Want A Love I Can See" 7" flexi (July 1994)
*WISH 04 - Jupiter Sun - "Jupiter Sun" one-sided 12" (Aug 1994)
*WISH 05 - Boyracer/The Ropers - Split 7" (July 1994)
*WISH 06 - Henry's Dress/Rocketship - Split 7" (May 1996)
*WISH 07 - The Aislers Set/#Poundsign# Split 7" (Apr 1999)
*WISH 08 - The Aislers Set - "The Snow Don't Fall" 7" (Dec 2000)
*WISH 09 - 14 Iced Bears - "Inside" 7" (May 2001)
*WISH 10 - The Crabapples - "You'll See Me" 3.5" Floppy Disk (Sept 2003)

References

External links

* [http://www.slumberlandrecords.com/ Slumberland Records website]


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