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Asian Man Records
Asian Man Records
Less Than Jake signed between 1995
Founded 1996
Founder(s) Mike Park
Country of Origin United States
Official Website http://www.asianmanrecords.com

Asian Man Records is a small, DIY record label run by Mike Park out of his parents' garage in Monte Sereno, California.

HistoryEdit

Park started a record label and began releasing music in 1989 under the name Dill Records, but the Asian Man label wasn't officially established until May 1996. Park's departure from Skankin' Pickle in this same year has been at least partially attributed to his desire to concentrate on putting out records. The label has always been run by the small label, DIY philosophy, with only three other employees (one of which was his mother), two computers, a fax, a single phone line (without call waiting) and a coffee machine. Part of their goal is to recruit bands that promote peace and unity, while keeping record prices low to the consumer. The label has no plans on expansion.

The Korean letters in the logo are a phonetic representation of the label name, pronounced "ah shi ahn men."

ArtistsEdit

The label specializes in mostly ska and punk, with occasional feel-good releases in addition. It is notable for providing a start for now-renowned punk artists such as Alkaline Trio and Less Than Jake. Asian Man Records considers itself more of a family than a label, and has released works at one time or another from bands and solo artists such as:

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Compilation CDsEdit

The company has released a number of compilation CDs to promote the label's artists. In some cases the CDs are also intended to send out an anti-war or anti-racism message, or to raise funds for a particular charity.

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

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