Asian Man Records

Asian Man Records is a DIY record label run by Mike Park[1] in Monte Sereno, California. Park started a record label and began releasing music in 1989 under the name Dill Records, with the Asian Man label established May 1996.[2]

Asian Man Records
Founded1996
FounderMike Park
GenrePunk rock, ska punk, pop punk, hardcore punk, indie rock, emo
Country of originUS
LocationMonte Sereno, California
Official websiteAsianManRecords.com

HistoryEdit

Asian Man Records were distributed by Mordam Records.[3]

SublabelsEdit

In 2011, Park established the Fun Fun Records sublabel, which released children's music.[4] As of 2015, artists on the Fun Fun label included Mike Park, Dan Potthast, Play Date, Kepi Ghoulie, Happy Wags, and Koo Koo Kanga Roo.[5]

ArtistsEdit

The label specializes in mostly ska and punk. The first proper release by the label was Link 80's 17 Reasons and the label has since gone on to release recordings by punk heavyweights such as Alkaline Trio[6] and Less Than Jake. Other artists released include:

CurrentEdit

FormerEdit

Compilation CDsEdit

Year Album Notable Artists
1997? "Anti-Racist Action: Stop Racism" Benefit CD Napalm Death, Less Than Jake, Alkaline Trio
2001 "Living Tomorrow Today: A Benefit for Ty Cambra" Saves the Day, Alkaline Trio, New Found Glory
1997 "Misfits of Ska" Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Sublime
1997 "Misfits of Ska II" Link 80, The Aquabats
1998 "Mailorder is Fun!" Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake, Mike Park
1999 "Mailorder is Still Fun!" Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake, Mike Park
2000 "Plea For Peace" Link 80, Alkaline Trio, Mike Park
2001 "Plea For Peace / Take Action Tour I" Alkaline Trio, Thrice, AFI, At the Drive-In
2001? "Plea For Peace / Take Action Tour II" Anti Flag, Avenged Sevenfold, Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard
2001? "Plea For Peace / Take Action Tour III" Rise Against, Avenged Sevenfold, Yellowcard, Fall Out Boy
2002 "Mailorder for the Masses" Alkaline Trio, Matt Skiba, Mike Park
2003 "Underground Screams" (new artists)
2003 Version City Sessions" Westbound Train
2007 "Plea For Peace Volume 2 " Big D and the Kids Table, Cursive, Alkaline Trio. Throwdown, Rx Bandits
2007 "Ten Years of Blood, Sweat, and Tears" Slapstick, The Queers, Screeching Weasel, The Broadways, The Bruce Lee Band, The Chinkees, Potshot, The Toasters, The Peacocks, The Rudiments

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mike Park - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  2. ^ Heisel, Scott (May 5, 2001). "Asian Man Records celebrates 5 years in business by giving away posters!". Punknews.org. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Anthony, David. "Mike Park on the DIY ethics that have kept Asian Man Records in business for 20 years".
  4. ^ Shepherd, Stefan. "Zooblobble". Archived from the original on 1 July 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Artists « Fun Fun Records". funfunrecords.com. Archived from the original on 2018-11-28. Retrieved 2015-06-21.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Sacher, Andrew (May 18, 2021). "Asian Man Records turns 25: Mike Park picks 10 of his favorite AMR releases of the past 5 years". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved May 23, 2021.

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