Underwater Peoples Records

November 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm 2 comments

Underwater Peoples

Underwater Peoples Records is a Washington D.C. based indie label and a fine purveyor of noisy garage pop, lo-fi bedroom recordings, and… a whole lot of other things. They’re one of a handful of record labels that I see constantly sampling from a variety of genres and effectively offering them to the world at large. Although they’ve only a handful of release to their name, each seems to have been a pretty unambiguous success, and none of the different styles and themes each represents has been “dabbling.” That is, they’re not a noisy garage pop record label that will sometimes put out less rambunctious fare, like their split 7″ with Julian Lynch and Ducktails. They’ve effectively defined themselves with this variety and they’ve done it beautifully.

Although you’ve probably already heard, and plenty of people have talked about it, Underwater Peoples was recently the subject of a write-up in their hometown’s prestigious periodical, The Washington Post. It’s a great article and a new perspective on a kind of label that doesn’t typically get to offer people a very nuanced vision of their domestic affairs. They’re definitely worth following, if only for the great list of upcoming releases they’ve scheduled, including a 12″ from New Jersey’s Fluffy Lumbers. Even better, they offer a dirt-cheap introduction with their $4.50 Summetertime Showcase CD, including tracks from all of the above bands and more.

Toodle-bop,

Dwight

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. S.F. Linetti  |  November 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    FLUFFY LUMBRS IS FROM NJ

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  • 2. royalrhinoflying  |  November 5, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks for the correction matey. Are you a Frat Dad?

    Dwight

    Reply

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