Music lovers are no stranger to Austin. Austin is home to several music festivals, such as Austin City Limits, South by Southwest, and more. The city also boasts the title of “Live Music Capital of the World” because it has the highest number of live music venues per capita in the nation. Would it surprise you, then, to learn that Austin is also home to several record labels you should know? There’s quite a few, but here’s a round up of just a few Austin record labels to get you started.
5 Austin Record Labels You Should Know Right Now
Pau Wau Records
Perhaps the most recognizable artist currently on Pau Wau Records is Hundred Visions, but the label is known in Austin overall for their taste in the smaller indie acts. Their sound is mostly on the garage side of things, but they’ll release whatever they enjoy the sound of, regardless of genre.
Founded in 2013 by the members of Moving Castles, Knifight, and Wasted Fangs, this record label features an eclectic range of Austin natives, including genre variety from bedroom pop to twangy folk.
Holodeck is a tape and vinyl record label founded in 2012 by members of S U R V I V E, Pure X, Thousand Foot Whale Claw, Silent Land Time Machine, and This Will Destroy You. Their commitment to the analog provides an unparalleled quality of sound across their roster’s discography.
Whiskey Pickle Records
Whiskey Pickle was founded by Adam Warped in 2009. The label is primarily dance music focused with a hearty lean towards the cosmic, psychedelic, and more left-field disco directions.
Steady Rhythm Records
John Reyes has owned and operated this record label since 2014 and is an undeniable force in the underground Texas techno scene. With over 13 artists signed to the label, it’s one of the best Austin record labels you’ll come to know in time if you didn’t already.