Beach Fossils' Dustin Payseur Launches New Record Label
Published Nov 24, 2014Beach Fossils have released all of their albums to date through Captured Tracks, but the Brooklyn jangle-pop aficionados now have a new label home, as frontman Dustin Payseur has gone ahead and started his own label called Bayonet Records.
Payseur started the imprint with his wife Katie Garcia, who was a label manager at Captured Tracks. Payseur told The Fader that he's always wanted to run a label, saying, "I found these cassettes from when I was a kid, where I was recording me screaming 'Fuck' into the mic over a drum machine, and I'd put like fake record label names and logos on them."
The label will release LPs, 7-inches and cassettes. It will issue the next album from Beach Fossils and counts Frankie Cosmos among its early signings.
Bayonet already has a discography of five releases up on its website, all of them due out in March. There's an LP/CD due out from Jerry Paper and cassettes from Red Sea, Warehouse and Fluoride, plus an additional digital release from Red Sea. Get more details here.
It will be a stylistically diverse company, with releases ranging from synth-pop to punk to anti-folk to hip-hop. Below, hear the new single from Warehouse.