Hopeless Records

Hopeless Records is an American independent record label in Van Nuys, California.[2][3][4][5][6]

Hopeless Records
Founded1993 (1993)
FounderLouis Posen
Distributor(s)AMPED Distribution[1]
Country of originU.S.
LocationVan Nuys, California
Official websitewww.hopelessrecords.com


Hopeless Records was founded in 1993 by Louis Posen. The label's artists are generally considered to fall under the genres of punk rock, pop punk, post-hardcore, and alternative rock, but some also include elements of heavy metal. Some of their best-known artists include All Time Low, Sum 41, Neck Deep, Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, Yellowcard, Anarbor, Taking Back Sunday, Silverstein, We Are The In Crowd, Bayside, The Used, The Wonder Years, The Human Abstract and Enter Shikari.[7]

The label's "charitable arm," Sub City Records, produces the annual Take Action Tour.[8] Each year Hopeless/Sub City releases a benefit compilation Take Action! which is a multidisc compilation of punk and other independent bands. The CD release usually coincides with the annual Take Action Tour.

In July 2008, Hopeless Records announced that it had launched a new imprint, P Is for Panda. It was originally started in 2007 as a clothing line by The Militia Group founder Chad Pearson. The label released its first album, a various artists compilation in August 2008.[9]




Compilation albums and samplersEdit

  • Songs That Saved My Life
  • Songs That Saved My Life Vol. 2

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Labels".
  2. ^ "About Hopeless Records". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  3. ^ Fadrowski, Kelli (January 16, 2019). "Louis Posen of Van Nuys' Hopeless Records looks back on 25 years of hard work, good times and punk rock". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  4. ^ De Los Santos, Brian (September 21, 2011). "CSUN alumnus transcends music industry with music label Hopeless Records". Sundial. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  5. ^ Wappler, Margaret (March 16, 2006). "Hopeless? That's just a name". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  6. ^ Brown, August (January 18, 2019). "How Hopeless Records has Thrived for a Quarter Century in Indie Punk". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "more-about-us". Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  8. ^ Roeschlein, Shane (2007-12-06). "Taking Action, One Tour at a Time: an Interview with Louis Posen | A Coat of Red Paint In Hell". Acoatofredpaintinhell.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  9. ^ "Hopeless Records launches P Is For Panda imprint". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. July 24, 2008. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "illuminati hotties Share New Single "MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA," Launch Snack Shack Tracks Label". Paste Magazine. 21 Apr 2021. Retrieved 21 Apr 2021.
  11. ^ "NOAHFINNCE Has Signed To Hopeless Records & Released A New Song". Rock Sound. 19 Nov 2020. Retrieved 19 Nov 2020.
  12. ^ "Stand Atlantic sign to Hopeless Records; Announce album Skinny Dipping". Kerrang. 2018-09-04.
  13. ^ "Hopeless For The Holidays Compilation". Hopeless Records. Archived from the original on 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2015-03-08.

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