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

Hopeless Records
Founded1993 (1993)
FounderLouis Posen
Distributor(s)AMPED Distribution[1]
GenreAlternative rock, punk rock, hardcore punk, heavy metal, pop punk
Country of originU.S.
LocationVan Nuys, California



Hopeless Records was founded in 1994 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 most well-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.[3]

The label's "charitable arm," Sub City Records, produces the annual Take Action Tour.[4] 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, it was announced that Hopeless Records 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.[5]




Compilation albums and samplersEdit

  • Songs That Saved My Life

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "About Hopeless Records". Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  3. ^ "more-about-us". Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ Roeschlein, Shane (2007-12-06). "Taking Action, One Tour at a Time: an Interview with Louis Posen | A Coat of Red Paint In Hell". Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  5. ^ "Hopeless Records launches P Is For Panda imprint". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. July 24, 2008. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Stoked to announce that Cruel Hand have... - Hopeless Records". Facebook. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  7. ^ "Roam Sign To Hopeless Records, Announce New EP". Under the Gun Review. 2014-11-04. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2015-03-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Stand Atlantic sign to Hopeless Records; Announce album Skinny Dipping". Kerrang. 2018-09-04.
  9. ^ "Hopeless Records on Twitter".
  10. ^ "Ever We Fall post two more new songs". Alternative Press. January 31, 2006. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "The Ready Set signs to Hopeless Records". InqPop!. 2016-02-09. Retrieved 2016-12-07.
  12. ^ "Hopeless For The Holidays Compilation". Hopeless Records. Retrieved 2015-03-08.

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