MAP release a new single “Crisis” on 9/06.  Shortly following will be the release of “History, Mystery, and Gifts : Writer’s Block Pt. 2” on 9/27.  Mixed by S. Foye, additional instruments by Rob Withem (fine china), and artwork by Matt Maust (cold war kids)


Air Review ‘You Won’t Be Coming Home’ is now out . . . . . full length ‘How We Got By’ coming on 6/21



New AIR REVIEW single ‘People Say Things Change’ coming on 5/17, followed by the new full length ‘How We Got By’ on 6/21


We are thrilled to add MrENC to the VBM family !  Front man of the band Eric Collins is no stranger to the label as he was also involved with past releases from Denison Marrs and The Party People.  MrENC delivers guitar driven, noisey jamz.  Their new EP ‘On And On And On’ will be out in April.


Leem of Earth will release their follow up to Chapter One, which is of course titled Chapter Two on 02/08 ! It’s 3 tracks that provide a new take on 90’s nostalgia. For fans of The Innocence Mission, Radiohead, Sunny Day, Belly, etc.


The new single from Doug Burr is out.  It’s the beautiful, dare we say pop track ‘3356 Romeo’ backed with the pensive ‘You’re A Train’.  Both tracks were recorded at Echo Lab in Denton, TX and were produced by Matt Pence. It’s available digitally everywhere or get a physical copy of it here.

Also check out a live performance of the song at KXT here.


Isla Invisible is a NYC trio that will release their debut EP with us on 9/28. We are thrilled to be working with them !

The band cites influences from Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Smog, and Stereolab. Their sound is a perceptive nod to the past and an intriguing look into the future.

It is with the heaviest of hearts I share the news that Richard Swift has left this life behind. My heart aches for his family and friends.

March 16, 1977 – July 3, 2018

We are thrilled to re-release the bands debut record on vinyl. This is a special 25th Anniversary Edition on 180 gram vinyl. This record has been placed in the top 30 most influential shoegaze releases by Consequence of Sound and Pitchfork.  We also have some combo packages available with shirts, posters, and pins.  Check them out here.





NPR was kind enough to debut the new track ‘Anybody Else’ from Fine China.  Read about them, and here the track here.