Gotham Records is an independent record label that specializes in pop, modern,
alternative and hard rock formats.
The label was founded in 1994, in New York City by Patrick Arn. The label has
had great success identifying talented new artists and has effectively nurtured
these artists at their earliest stages, bringing them to the next level. The
label acts as a consultant to top A&R representatives, often bridging the
gap between major labels and rising talent.
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Below are some of Gotham Records' success stories:
In 1997, Gotham Records released Liquid Gang's debut EP, Fantastic Pirate Satellite. Two years later, they released their first full-length album, Nineteenth Soul. In the summer of 2000, Lava/Atlantic Records signed the band, released Sunshine, and the band hit the road with Stone Temple Pilots and Disturbed.
The Loose Nuts:
The Loose Nuts' single, "Wishen," earned Gotham its first
Gold Record when it was chosen for the soundtrack to the 1999 hit film American
Pie (Universal Pictures). Oh God! Help Our Fans, their Gotham debut, contains
this single, and eight more satisfying ska-punk tracks, which led to an invite
to the Vans Warped Tour.
Spring 2000: This Atlanta-based hard rock quartet enjoyed a very successful
run with its second album, All About The Rock. The first single, "I Am
the King" was added to commercial rock radio stations such as WMFS (Memphis)
and WCPR (Biloxi), where they were invited to play CPRFest with Live and 3 Doors
Fall 2000: Canadian natives Flybanger released their American debut
EP, Outlived, on Gotham Records. Shortly after, their full-length album Headtrip
to Nowhere came out on Columbia Records. The band has toured with such top acts
as Clutch, The Union Underground, Corrosion of Conformity, and Endo.
A Philadelphia based singer/songwriter, Tom represents the label's first
move into the Americana genre. His national debut album, Dallas, was released
in February of 2001, and placed in the Top 40 on Album Network's Americana
radio chart. Tom opened for Dwight Yoakam.
The Booda Velvets:
NYC's The Booda Velvets released their national debut, Headrush, in September
2001. Their music has been featured in a variety of projects, including: NBC's coverage of the Xbox Pipeline Masters, MTV's The Osbournes, Road Rules, Laguna Beach and most recently Sony Pictures' 'The Fog'.
Endorsed by NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace, and full of NASCAR themed songs, country artist Tony Justice released his Gotham debut, Rockin' Rusty in 2003. In the past three years, the album has received heavy rotation on Motor Racing Radio and NASCAR press, and ESPN licensed the title track for the 2006 NASCAR season
Take two brothers from Russia and two friends with Indian backgrounds, add some inspiration from Nirvana and Tool and the result would be SLANT, the Los Angeles based quartet known for their intricate, melodic sound. Slant's debut album, A Thin Line, was released in 2005, and since, the band has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, been featured on MTV Desi, have toured Europe, and been featured on G4's ICONS series.
Cleveland hard rockers released their powerful debut Insolence on February 5, 2002. The
band was nominated for SCENE Magazine's 2002 Reader's Choice Awards; and they
continue to receive incredible support from their zealous fans, "The Crawlers,"
as well as top Cleveland rock stations WMMS and WQRK.
This hard-rocking Boise band's self-titled Gotham release debuted on July 9,
2002, charted #38 on the CIMS (Coalition of Independent Music Stores) Charts,
and TNN has recently licensed 4 tracks for use on The Re:Evolution of Sports.
Fear The Clown:
Recipients of two Oklahoma Rock Awards, this hard rock trio's debut album, Within, was released through Gotham in July of 2001. The band has since toured with Union Underground and Flybanger; and their single "Inside the Memories" was featured on the WB's series premiere of Smallville.
Signed at the end of 1999, Rip Dizzy released their Gotham debut album No Room To Dance in April of 2000. Their high-energy live show has earned them opening billing for bands such as Live and Smashmouth. The album received excellent reviews in local and regional journals as well as music magazines in Atlanta, Charlotte, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
Love Huskies: The Love Huskies' first Gotham Records' release, Semi-Gloss, was a major success. It received extensive press (Gavin, Hits, etc.) and over 60 commercial stations added the album to their rotations. The band has toured nationally and radio station Y-100 has asked the Love Huskies to kick off their Matchbox 20, Semi-sonic, Soul Asylum concert at the Philadelphia Spectrum. Their latest album, entitled Sparks Street was produced by Godfrey Diamond (Aerosmith, Lou Reed, Bogmen.)