In The Red emerged as a reliable source for Garage Punk singles in the early 90s. Unlike a lot of the labels that are associated with the awesome lo-fi grime of that period (Estrus, Empty and Rip Off to name a few), In The Red is still a major force in today’s Garage scene….maybe more so than ever.
The label kicked off in 1991 in Los Angeles with little regard for the Grunge that was being pushed by a lot of other indies at the time. Instead, In The Red dished out early 7”s from the likes of The Oblivians, Cheater Slicks and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
While the label may have started out as a diving board for bands on the way to powerhouse labels like Crypt, its rep grew incrementally. In the later 90s the label picked up The Dirtbombs and rough and tumble R&B legend Andre Williams among other greats and by the mid 2000s, In The Red was home to The Black Lips, Reigning Sound, Jay Reatard, and King Khan and BBQ Show.
Today the label is a powerhouse in its own right. Check out some of the latest and greatest below.
Cheap Time “Another Time”
Ty Segall Band “Wave Goodbye”
The Spits “All I Want”
– Submitted by Justin Main, Music Design