June 22, 2021

Celebrating 20 Years of Making Music

Established in 2001, Brassland is now 20 years old. We plan to celebrate this fact for at least a decade LOL.

More seriously, we have plotted a number of celebrations to memorialize this occasion. Despite our promise to abandon the news section of this site, we'll be updating this item over the next year or so as new elements of our 20 year anniversary party are unveiled. But before we get into it a big thank you to OG member of our label roster Scott Devendorf for designing our 20th anniversary logo. Yay Scott, we appreciate everyone that's stuck with us since day one.

A big way we plan to observe this milestone is revisiting our catalog of past recordings. This will start with a few...


QOBUZ PLAYLISTS: We've launched four bespoke playlists for the hi-resolution streaming & download service.

• SONGS focuses on the personalities in this intentional community we’ve created —

• SOUNDS is primarily instrumental, always exploratory. It’s devoted to the kind of music that was called post-rock when we started out & more recently might be referred to as indie classical or genre-fluid —

• COVERS contains songs written by people other than the performing artist. From Bartees Strange's album of The National covers SAY GOODBYE TO PRETTY BOY to Doveman covering the entire FOOTLOOSE soundtrack to This Is The Kit's wonderful takes on everyone from label mate Hannah Georgas to the Peanuts’ classic “Christmas Time Is Here” to her version of “Woyaya” alongside Anais Mitchell & Josh Kaufman —

• FRIENDS features our extended family of artists not on the label whose work we admire. Yes, believe it or not, we have friends —

Thanks to them & to you and thanks for (occasionally) listening to the music we put out. Also you really should sign up for our email list:

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