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help me name a record label

Jul 27 '05 59 Last Comment
batiment
Jul 27, 05 3:00 pm

I'm starting a little record label out of Atlanta. I plan on six releases a year (3 releases on 2 seperate occasions) and already have the first two done. I need to send stuff to get pressed soon and have no name. I need to make a website, but have no name. Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

A Center for Ants?
Jul 27, 05 3:10 pm

what kind of music? and what kind of label are you?

not per--corell
Jul 27, 05 3:19 pm

mylanta!

AP
Jul 27, 05 3:20 pm

brilliant!!!

AP
Jul 27, 05 3:21 pm

ATLeast Records

AP
Jul 27, 05 3:22 pm

or

Records, ATLeast

batiment
Jul 27, 05 3:23 pm

it will typically be indie rock. but all styles of it.

as for what kind of label....im not too sure...its really a hobby for me, something to spend my money on (I won't make anything). so, i want to do something good for atlanta music, help bands put out stuff and just kinda group it all under this name as something that could maybe unify the music scene.


here's the first three bands (to help get an idea):
www.myspace.com/theselmanaires
http://www.myspace.com/amoremuerte
http://www.myspace.com/annakramer

stephanie
Jul 27, 05 3:30 pm

3X2

larslarson
Jul 27, 05 3:50 pm

ArchinecT(L)

j
Jul 27, 05 4:21 pm

since 'so so def' is taken...

how about:

'all-lanes-closed' records
'severe smog advisory' records
or
'rail maintenance - single-tracking' records

larslarson
Jul 27, 05 4:32 pm

this is so awful i just wanna share:
hip to "T" square - the architect huey lewis

how bout something simple like:
'mies' or 'corb' or 'piloti' or 'doric' or

'off the chartres' i know that's awful too..
sorry work is awful today.

stephanie
Jul 27, 05 4:41 pm

off the chartres is making me laugh out loud.

lletdownl
Jul 27, 05 5:44 pm

batiment, i had a band called 'pop songs' but we broke up... would be a great label name

also... i am an independent musician in need of a label, but im in chicago... oh well, hope it goes well, perhaps ill send you some music some time?

dia
Jul 27, 05 6:15 pm

oFf the top of my head:

Spatial Records/Recordings
Vague "
Agency "
Stipulation

And I love Off the Chartres.

Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
Jul 27, 05 7:27 pm

glovesexy
margaret thatcher in the rye
red in the middle
war rocket ajax
mongo

not per--corell
Jul 27, 05 8:02 pm

these sound like band names from dave barry columns.

mdler
Jul 27, 05 9:09 pm

crazy atrium records

vado retro
Jul 27, 05 10:07 pm

press play

French
Jul 28, 05 4:43 am

interstate

guiggster
Jul 28, 05 12:39 pm

Well, long ago, when I thought I would get good at the guitar, I thought I'd name my surf punk band Pulling OJ on the suggestion of a friend. I have no idea what it means but it was during the OJ Simpson trials. So, there you go, there's my suggestion: Pulling OJ Records

guiggster
Jul 28, 05 12:40 pm

On a similar vein, I once overheard somebody saying that they wanted to name their band "Spinning Calamari." Spinning Calamari Records? Basically, the key is: verb + food = label name. Hope this helps.

Steven WardSteven Ward
Jul 28, 05 12:44 pm

courtesy of my 7 yo nephew who was in town last night, here's a great phrase that could also make an interesting record label name:

"long sleeved pants"

abracadabra
Jul 28, 05 1:52 pm

ahmet says "atalantic" is ok, if the music is good.

A Center for Ants?
Jul 28, 05 2:00 pm

Structured Records

job job
Jul 28, 05 2:00 pm

I thought the 'go disc' and its graphic label was good - but then again I thought the housemartins were a good group as welllllll

mm
Jul 28, 05 2:21 pm

I love this game. I've spent many hours thinking about what I'd name my band/album title/record label. This decision can make or break your label, so think long and hard about it.

A few that I like:

Metes and Bounds.

Rescue the Satelites.
Start the New Transmission.
Are you receiving me?
Records

I can't take you that far.

Interagency Coordination.

The Department of Records.

Land Speed Records.

records for all mankind.

batiment records.

contest winning entry records.

lletdownl
Jul 28, 05 3:05 pm

i can't take you that far? y ou a promise ring fan? great reference... how bout...

i dont know god records

mm
Jul 28, 05 4:02 pm

yes, I'm a promise ring fan. I'm happy to see that someone caught the reference.

I'm particularly fond of using song lyrics for your label or band name, as in Texas is the Reason. They are not only a great band, but also a band with a great name taken from the lyrics of Misfits song "bullet."

lletdownl
Jul 28, 05 4:13 pm

death cab for cutie is another good example of that...
and one of my first bands
footnote at best

djsnoop88
Jul 28, 05 7:11 pm

state of vain

symmetry
Jul 29, 05 2:40 am

"Off The" records

"at the Lanta" records

Josh Emig
Jul 29, 05 1:53 pm

I love this game too.

Some (most) of these are real cheesy, but I'm trying to reference Georgia and/or Atlanta:

Vidalia Records (I actually like this for some reason)
Sprawl Records
Peach ... no.
Boiled Peanuts ... okay forget it.

What's the thing they say in the South for tea without sugar, is it just "unsweet?" ... so ... Unsweet Records

Song lyric:
"I-hope-you-know-that-this-will-go-down-on-your-permanent" Records

Or how about, Pop! Pop! Records. random. ... RANDOM RECORDS

Forget it, I'm sucking at this.

Josh Emig
Jul 29, 05 2:00 pm

I love this game too.

Some (most) of these are real cheesy, but I'm trying to reference Georgia and/or Atlanta:

Vidalia Records (I actually like this for some reason)

Sprawl Records (Sprawl is cool because it's a reference to an Atlanta's urban condition, but also a reference to The Sprawl, which is William Gibsons vision of the east coast as one vast megalopolis from Boston to Atlanta http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sprawl .. too bad you're not in Alabama)


Peach ... no.
Boiled Peanuts ... okay forget it.

What's the thing they say in the South for tea without sugar, is it just "unsweet?" ... so ... Unsweet Records

Song lyric:
"I-hope-you-know-that-this-will-go-down-on-your-permanent" Records

Or how about, Pop! Pop! Records. random. ... RANDOM RECORDS

Forget it, I'm sucking at this.

Josh Emig
Jul 29, 05 2:00 pm

I love this game too.

Some (most) of these are real cheesy, but I'm trying to reference Georgia and/or Atlanta:

Vidalia Records (I actually like this for some reason)

Sprawl Records (Sprawl is cool because it's a reference to an Atlanta's urban condition, but also a reference to The Sprawl, which is William Gibsons vision of the east coast as one vast megalopolis from Boston to Atlanta http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sprawl .. too bad you're not in Alabama)


Peach ... no.
Boiled Peanuts ... okay forget it.

What's the thing they say in the South for tea without sugar, is it just "unsweet?" ... so ... Unsweet Records

Song lyric:
"I-hope-you-know-that-this-will-go-down-on-your-permanent" Records

Or how about, Pop! Pop! Records. random. ... RANDOM RECORDS

Forget it, I'm sucking at this.

Josh Emig
Jul 29, 05 2:01 pm

Sorry about the repeats.

not per--corell
Jul 29, 05 5:57 pm

Critical Records

Urban Farm

vado retro
Jul 29, 05 7:37 pm

per corell records

levasser
Jul 29, 05 9:49 pm

ooh, love Urban Farm. very atlanta.

on the verb-plus note, once called an all-girl band Pleasing Leroy. if we'd made it big we would have had a website contest to give away a Hummer.

But anyway, uh... Verb-Plus?

vado retro
Jul 29, 05 9:52 pm

hard time on a sex farm

levasser
Jul 29, 05 9:57 pm

reverb

vado retro
Jul 29, 05 10:17 pm

sex garage

b3tadine[sutures]
Jul 30, 05 7:03 am

Bitch TIT Records

vado retro
Jul 30, 05 5:49 pm

foxy records is good

foxy
foxy
foxy

see?

foxy

johndevlin
Jul 30, 05 8:43 pm
heterarch
Jul 30, 05 10:52 pm

Off the Chartres
and
hard times on the sex farm
are awesome
i'd suggest "mr roboto".

boringly realistic, but also, realistically boring.

bothands
Jul 31, 05 10:47 pm

Portmania

or Portmania Soundz

vado retro
Jul 31, 05 10:49 pm

silent but deadly

batiment
Aug 9, 05 10:52 pm

thanks for all the advice, i considered some of them, and enjoyed laughing at the others. unfortunately i couldnt come up with something i really liked so i kind of defaulted to 'rob's house records', a name that my band had made up as a fake record label for our first 7" release. we were all moving around at the time and used a friends (named rob) house as a permanant address and the name just kinda made since. that was two years ago so the name has kind of found a place in my heart. by using this name i also already have one release. and its kind of like making a joke a reality.

so... www.robshouserecords.com

guiggster
Aug 9, 05 10:54 pm

Hope people don't think you only produce house music.

Steven WardSteven Ward
Aug 9, 07 7:09 pm

ha ha. when you do a wikipedia search for archinect, this is what comes up 100%.

difficultfix
Aug 9, 07 7:28 pm

MOSEX rECORDS

VINTAGE SEXY

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