K Records

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K Records
K Records logo.gif
Founded1982
FounderCalvin Johnson
Candice Pedersen
GenreTwee Pop
Indie Rock
Punk Rock
Country of originUnited States
LocationOlympia, Washington
Official Websitehttp://krecs.com
 
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K Records
K Records logo.gif
Founded1982
FounderCalvin Johnson
Candice Pedersen
GenreTwee Pop
Indie Rock
Punk Rock
Country of originUnited States
LocationOlympia, Washington
Official Websitehttp://krecs.com

K Records is an independent record label in Olympia, Washington, co-founded, owned, and operated by Calvin Johnson, formerly of the bands Cool Rays, Beat Happening, The Go Team, The Halo Benders and presently in the bands Dub Narcotic Sound System and The Hive Dwellers. Inspired by Sun, SST, Rough Trade, Flying Nun Records, CJ Records, Bomp!, Dischord, and many others, Johnson started the label originally with the simple intention of making his friends' music available to the world,[1] but over time its reputation grew.

The K motto is "exploding the teenage underground into passionate revolt against the corporate ogre since 1982." The label has been so influential in anti-corporate independent music and underground DIY punk culture, particularly in the Olympia music scene, that it was the subject of a documentary directed by Heather Rose Dominic entitled The Shield Around the K, with a tagline of "Do It Yourself".[2] Mariella Luz, a long standing employee is currently the general manager.

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Artists who have worked with K Records

The following artists have released albums through K Records.

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