Deep Elm Records

Deep Elm Records is an independent record label releasing albums by bands such as Lights & Motion, The Appleseed Cast, Brandtson, The White Octave, and Planes Mistaken for Stars. It also released the compilation series The Emo Diaries.

Deep Elm Records
Deepelm logo.jpg
Founded1995 (1995)
FounderJohn Szuch
Distributor(s)The Orchard
GenreIndie rock, emo, post-rock, post-hardcore[1]
Country of originUnited States
LocationMaui, Hawaii
Official websitewww.deepelm.com

HistoryEdit

Deep Elm Records started in New York City by John Szuch. Deep Elm's first release was the single "Anthemic Tune" by Curdlefur in 1995. Its first album was by Camber in March 1997.

In 2006, Deep Elm Records signed its first UK act, Free Diamonds. By 2008, Deep Elm stopped pressing physical CDs and vinyl, effectively becoming a digital only label. The label has refused to be bought out by a larger company, and is currently[when?] located in Maui, Hawaii.[1]

Vice described Deep Elm as "a seminal label for the 90s/early 2000s emo scene".[2]

Compilation albumsEdit

Between 1997 and 2007, the label released a series of twelve compilation albums titled The Emo Diaries. The series had an open submissions policy and featured mostly acts that were unsigned at the time of the albums' releases.[3] The Emo Diaries featured then-new and unreleased music by such acts as The Appleseed Cast, Brandtson, Further Seems Forever, Jimmy Eat World, Planes Mistaken for Stars and Samiam. It also released a compilation series called This Is Indie Rock.

Deep Elm's founder, John Szuch, claims that the original name for the series was intended to be The Indie Rock Diaries, but this was ruled out when the first volume included Jimmy Eat World and Samiam, who were both signed to major record labels.[3] The Emo Diaries was chosen because The Emotional Diaries was too long for the album cover.[3] Despite the title, the bands featured in the series have a diversity of sounds that do not all necessarily fit into the emo style of rock music.[4] Andy Greenwald, in his book Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo, claims that the series "stake[s] a claim for emo as more a shared aesthetic than a genre."[3] The label is now[when?] famous as a home for alternative post-rock bands, with acts such as Lights & Motion, Moonlit Sailor, Athletics and Dorena.

Artists past and presentEdit

Release historyEdit

Source: Deep Elm catalogue[5]

Catalog no. - "Title" by artist

  • 350 - Anthemic Tune by Candlefur
  • 351 - On the Rug by Muler
  • 352 - Pressure Free by Nada Surf
  • 353 - Choice by Velour
  • 354 - My Danger by Shake Appeal
  • 355 - Superhighway by Fifty Feet Tall
  • 356 - Plague Dogs by Scout
  • 357 - Braniac by Ruth Ruth
  • 358 - Hallowed-Out by Camber
  • 359 - Beautiful Charade by Camber
  • 360 - The Little Death by Ruth Ruth
  • 361 - Colossus by Walt Mink
  • 362 - What's Mine Is Yours (The Emo Diaries 1, 1997)
  • 363 - Tossing a Friend by Muckafurgason
  • 364 - Taken in by Pave the Rocket
  • 365 - Taken in by Pave the Rocket
  • 366 - Letter Box by Brandtson
  • 367 - A Million Miles Away (Emo Diaries 2,1998)
  • 368 - Goodnite by Walt Mink
  • 369 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 1: Records for the Working Class by V/A
  • 370 - The End of the Ring Wars by Appleseed Cast
  • 371 - Summer Season Kills by Pop Unknown
  • 372 - Self-Titled by Cross My Heart
  • 373 - The Moment of Truth (Emo Diaries 3, 1999)
  • 374 - Calendar by Starmarket
  • 375 - Anyway, I've Been There by Camber
  • 376 - The Gay EP by Muckafurgason
  • 377 - Self-titled by Planes Mistaken for Stars
  • 378 - 3-Way Split by Appleseed Cast/PMFS/Race Car Riot
  • 379 - Based On A True Story by Seven Storey Mountain
  • 380 - Fallen Star Collection by Brandtson
  • 381 - An Ocean of Doubt (Emo Diaries 4, 1999)
  • 382 - If Arsenic Fails, Try Algebra by Pop Unknown
  • 383 - Knife in the Marathon by Planes Mistaken for Stars
  • 384 - The Good Nurse by Five Eight
  • 385 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 2: Records for the Working Class II by V/A
  • 386 - Mare Vitalis by Appleseed Cast (2000)
  • 387 - Are You My Lionkiller? by Imbroco
  • 388 - Four Hours Light by Starmarket
  • 389 - Temporary Contemporary by Cross My Heart
  • 390 - I Guess This Is Goodbye (Emo Diaries 5, 2000)
  • 391 - Birds by Dead Red Sea
  • 392 - Trying to Figure Each Other Out by Brandtson
  • 393 - Little Eyes by Hundred Hands
  • 394 - Dividing By Zero by Seven Storey
  • 395 - Breaking an Angel by Red Animal War
  • 396 - Low Level Owl: Volume I by Appleseed Cast (2000)
  • 397 - Low Level Owl: Volume II by Appleseed Cast (2000)
  • 398 - The Cost of Living by David Singer
  • 399 - Fighting Starlight by Benton Falls
  • 400 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 3: Sound Spirit Fury Fire by V/A
  • 401 - Angel Youth by Last Days of April
  • 402 - Deep Elm Unreleased No. 1 by V/A
  • 403 - The Silence in My Heart (Emo Diaries 6, 2001)
  • 404 - Emo is Awesome / Emo is Evil 2 by V/A
  • 405 - Wake Up and Be Happy by Camber
  • 406 - As I Survive the Suicide Bomber by Slowride
  • 407 - Me Against the World (Emo Diaries 7, 2002)
  • 408 - Dial in Sounds by Brandtson
  • 409 - Falling on Deaf Ears by This Beautiful Mess
  • 410 - Even So by Lewis
  • 411 - Deep Elm Unreleased No. 2 by V/A
  • 412 - Self-Titled by Slowride / Red Animal War
  • 413 - Self-Titled by Drive Til Morning
  • 414 - Building a Building by Slowride
  • 415 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 4: Hearts Bleed Blue by V/A
  • 416 - Death & Taxes by Brandtson
  • 417 - My Very Last Breath (Emo Diaries 8, 2002)
  • 418 - Every Time a Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings by Logh
  • 419 - Black Phantom Crusades by Red Animal War
  • 420 - Lost Songs by Appleseed Cast (2002)
  • 421 - Civil Wars by David Singer
  • 422 - Guilt Beats Hate by Benton Falls
  • 423 - Dance a While, Upset by Settlefish
  • 424 - Sad Songs Remind Me (Emo Diaries 9, 2003)
  • 425 - Contents of Distraction by Desert City Soundtrack
  • 426 - Self-Titled by Brandtson / Camber / Seven Storey
  • 427 - Too Young to Die by V/A
  • 428 - Safety in Numbers by Surrounded
  • 429 - The Pistol by Sounds Like Violence
  • 430 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 5: This Is How I Kill My Tears by V/A
  • 431 - Funeral Car by Desert City Soundtrack
  • 432 - The Hope I Hide Inside (Emo Diaries 10, 2004) by V/A
  • 433 - Distance and Darkness by Burns Out Bright
  • 434 - It's All a Blur by Fire Divine
  • 435 - No Fate by Lock and Key
  • 436 - Arson Followed Me Home by Eleven Minutes Away
  • 437 - Self-Titled by Sounds Like Violence / Desert City Soundtrack / Settlefish
  • 438 - Marionettes by Clair De Lune
  • 439 - This is Indie Rock, Vol. 1 by V/A
  • 440 - Pull Up the Floorboards by Lock and Key
  • 441 - The Plural of the Choir by Settlefish
  • 442 - No Matter Where We Go...! by Latterman
  • 443 - Turn Up the Punk, We'll Be Singing by Latterman
  • 444 - Perfect Addiction by Desert City Soundtrack
  • 445 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 6: The New Crazy by V/A
  • 446 - This Is Indie Rock, Vol. 2 by V/A
  • 447 - Save Yourself a Lifetime by Burns Out Bright
  • 448 - C / S by Slowride
  • 449 - This Is Indie Rock, Vol. 3 by V/A
  • 450 - Cover Your Tracks by V/A
  • 451 - A Single Unifying Theory by Small Arms Dealer
  • 452 - There Should Be More Dancing by Free Diamonds
  • 453 - They Liked You Better When You Were Dead by Fightstar
  • 454 - We Are Still Alive by Latterman
  • 455 - With Blood On My Hands by Sounds Like Violence
  • 456 - Assisted Living by Clair De Lune
  • 457 - Forty-Fives by V/A
  • 458 - Deep Elm Unreleased No. 3 by V/A
  • 459 - Deep Elm Unreleased No. 4 by V/A
  • 460 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 7: Defending The Kingdom by V/A
  • 461 - We Moved Like Ghosts by Track a Tiger
  • 462 - Patron Saint Of Disappointment by Small Arms Dealer
  • 463 - By the Sword by Free Diamonds
  • 464 - Sunshine in a Shotglass by 500 Miles to Memphis
  • 465 - Taking Back What's Ours (Emo Diaries 11, 2007) by V/A
  • 466 - This Is My Ship by Dartz!
  • 467 - The Quiet Choir by Settlefish
  • 468 - Bad News From the Bar by Ride Your Bike
  • 469 - Deep Elm Unreleased No. 5 by V/A
  • 470 - Aurora by Desoto Jones
  • 471 - Pneuma by Moving Mountains
  • 472 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 8: Bonfire Of Trust by V/A
  • 473 - No More Sadness, No More Lies by So Sad Althea
  • 474 - Urgency Factor by Flanders
  • 475 - Everyday by Carly Comando
  • 476 - The Troubleshooting Is Over by Desoto Jones
  • 477 - Stay Awake Stay Alive by Desoto Jones
  • 478 - Sweet Child by Public Radio
  • 479 - Self-Titled by Ryan Malott & Kelly Thomas
  • 480 - I Felt The Bullet Hit My Heart by Track a Tiger
  • 481 - San Diego XIII by This Drama
  • 482 - The Fear by Nathan Xander
  • 483 - In a Forest Without Trees by Goonies Never Say Die
  • 484 - Give & Take by Late Night Condition
  • 485 - It's Our Hearts They're After by Cari Clara
  • 486 - Woke Up Early the Day I Died by Track a Tiger
  • 487 - New Tales by Papermoons
  • 488 - So Close to Life by Moonlit Sailor
  • 489 - A Footprint of Feelings by Moonlit Sailor
  • 490 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 9: We Dream Alone by Various Artists
  • 491 - Miniature American Model Society by Cari Clara
  • 492 - You Better Run by Cari Clara
  • 493 - Prisms by Down To Earth
  • 494 - Room for the Three of Us by Down To Earth
  • 495 - It's Fun to Do Bad Things by Lions Rampant
  • 496 - Play Rock N Roll by Lions Rampant
  • 497 - Half Women Half Alcohol by Lions Rampant
  • 498 - Midnight Confessions by Late Night Condition
  • 499 - Bullfighter by Slowride
  • 500 - I Found Myself Asleep by She Bears
  • 501 - The Connection by Ride Your Bike
  • 502 - The Pink Album by Muckafurgason
  • 503 - Share This by Les Sages
  • 504 - Animals by Les Sages
  • 505 - Paul / Sink Jacinto? by Goonies Never Say Die
  • 506 - Tarantula Mata by This Drama
  • 507 - Holofon by Dorena
  • 508 - About Everything and More by Dorena
  • 509 - Look at That Old Grizzly Bear by Last Lungs
  • 510 - One Take by Carly Comando
  • 511 - Cordelia by Carly Comando
  • 512 - It's Falling on Us by I Am Sonic Rain
  • 513 - Between Whales and Feverish Lights by I Am Sonic Rain
  • 514 - Dimes & Discourses by Sky Life
  • 515 - Roots and Wings by Sky Life
  • 516 - John Wayne / Darkness by Nathan Xander
  • 517 - Inside Out by Summer Hours
  • 518 - Alone Together by Summer Hours
  • 519 - No Words to Voice Our Hopes and Fears by Goonies Never Say Die
  • 520 - Why Aren't I Home? by Athletics
  • 521 - Ashes and Lies by Benton Falls
  • 522 - I Love You But in the End I Will Destroy You (Emo Diaries 12, 2011) by V/A
  • 523 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 10: The World Won't Spin Forever by V/A
  • 524 - Dreamweaver by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 525 - We've Built Up to Nothing by 500 Miles to Memphis
  • 526 - As Your Shoulders Turn on You by Cast Before The Break
  • 527 - Still by Cast Before the Break
  • 528 - The Old and the New World by Ethienne
  • 529 - Hopes and Denials by Ghost of Otis
  • 530 - Postrockology by V/A
  • 531 - Colors in Stereo by Moonlit Sailor
  • 532 - Goddverb by Coma Recovery
  • 533 - Five and Nine by Last Lungs
  • 534 - Low Level Owl: Volumes 1 + 2 by Appleseed Cast
  • 535 - Floating: The Nathan Gocke Story by V/A
  • 536 - Things Get Shaky by Keystone Kids
  • 537 - Growth and Squalor by Accents
  • 538 - Stop Torturing Yourself by Athletics
  • 539 - Midnight March by Cari Clara
  • 540 - We've Been Here Forever by Again for the Win
  • 541 - We Were Always Loyal to Lost Causes by The Dandelion War
  • 542 - Everyday 2.0 by Carly Comando
  • 543 - Caves by Sky Life
  • 544 - The New Art History by Our Lost Infantry
  • 545 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 11: I Am The Danger by V/A
  • 546 - Reanimation by Lights & Motion
  • 547 - The Wasted Youth by This Drama
  • 548 - Blood Harmony by Les Sages
  • 549 - Nuet by Dorena
  • 550 - Save Your Heart by Lights & Motion
  • 551 - Every Moment by Carly Comando
  • 552 - Dreamer on the Run by U137
  • 553 - No Love by Papermoons
  • 554 - We Come From Exploding Stars by Moonlit Sailor
  • 555 - Music for Film & Television, Vol. 1 by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 556 - Tall Tales by Accents
  • 557 - Who You Are Is Not Enough by Athletics
  • 558 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 12: Sometimes I See You in the Stars by V/A
  • 559 - Music for Film & Television, Vol. 2 by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 560 - Chronicle (Lights & Motion album)|Chronicle by Lights & Motion
  • 561 - Small Tales by Accents
  • 562 - Vive Siempre by This Drama
  • 563 - Dreamlife by Carly Comando
  • 564 - Interregnum by Our Lost Infantry
  • 565 - Paths From Home by Inward Oceans
  • 566 - Russian Roulette by Sons of London
  • 567 - Wide Awake by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 568 - Back on Track by Late Night Condition
  • 569 - Deep Elm Sampler No. 13: This Heart of Mine by V/A
  • 570 - The Edge of Light by Floating In Space
  • 571 - Dear Avalanche by Lights & Motion
  • 572 - Taking Flight by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 573 - Phenomenon by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 574 - Weather the Storm by Inward Oceans
  • 575 - We Only Have Forever (Quiet) by Lights & Motion
  • 576 - Never a Dull Movement by Kid You Not
  • 577 - Everyday (Grand Piano) by Carly Comando
  • 578 - Adam Forever / The Great Leap by U137
  • 579 - Hidden by I Am Sonic Rain
  • 580 - Bloom by Lights & Motion
  • 581 - Dreamland by Floating In Space
  • 582 - At the End of the Day (Original Score) by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 583 - Apotheosis by Coma Recovery
  • 584 - A Flickering Start by Lights & Motion
  • 585 - Home Again by Kid You Not
  • 586 - We Are Infinite (Single) by Lights & Motion
  • 587 - While We Dream by Lights & Motion
  • 588 - Forever Is About to Happen by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 589 - Ocean Floor by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 590 - Kaleidoscope by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 591 - In I Dimman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 592 - What We Call Home by U137
  • 593 - Chapter Two by U137
  • 594 - Mountain by Christoffer Franzén (of Lights & Motion)
  • 595 - Echoes by Everything In Waves
  • 596 - Sempre Piu by Wlots
  • 597 - Clarity (Triple Single) by Carly Comando
  • 598 - Epic by Carly Comando
  • 599 - Vultures by Lights & Motion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Read, Sean (July 2011). "About Deep Elm Records". Alter the Press!. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  2. ^ (Almost) Every Single Deep Elm Release, Ranked. Vice, February 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d Greenwald, Andy (2003). Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-312-30863-6.
  4. ^ Greenwald, pp. 118-119.
  5. ^ Deep Elm Catalog. Retrieved 21 March 2012.

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