Kemado was founded in NYC in 2002. The label has released music from a range of genres, but its 2006 compilation, Invaders, helped to solidify a reputation for Rock. The compilation placed artists from the label’s roster next to other reputable Rock and Stoner Metal bands (High on Fire, Black Mountain, and Witchcraft to name a few).

One of the label’s early international successes was the Swedish Psych Rock band, Dungen.

In 2008, the label introduced the Mexican Summer imprint. This sub-label launched with a focus on limited edition releases and eye-catching packaging. The label puts out mainly Rock, Electronic and Experimental music.

With successful debuts from Washed Out and Best Coast in 2009 and 2010 respectively, Mexican Summer has become a force to be reckoned with in Indie music circles.

Check out some more from Kemado and Mexican Summer below:

The Soft Pack “Answer to Yourself”

The Sword “How Heavy This Axe”

Light Asylum “A Certain Person” (Mexican Summer)

Quilt “Young Gold” (Mexican Summer)

Children “Power Spirit” (Kemado)

Saviours “Cavern of Mind” (Kemado)

– Submitted by Justin Main, Music Design