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Dead Oceans

Dead Oceans is a US label based in Bloomington, Indiana. Established in 2007 by Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson, Darius Van Arman, and Phil Waldorf, it is closely affiliated with Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar. This label has become the home for renowned artists such as Mitski, Kevin Morby, Phoebe Bridgers, Khruangbin, and Slowdive.

With its roots deeply intertwined with other successful labels like Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans has established itself as a prominent force in the music industry since its inception in 2007. Founded by Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson, Darius Van Arman, and Phil Waldorf alongside Austin-based collaborator Phil Waldorf; this label continues to nurture exceptional talent.

The roster of Dead Oceans boasts an impressive lineup of diverse musicians who have gained recognition worldwide. Artists such as Mitski with her emotionally charged songs, Kevin Morby's introspective melodies, Phoebe Bridgers' hauntingly beautiful tunes, the mesmerizing sounds of Khruangbin and the ethereal shoegaze revivalists Slowdive all call Dead Oceans their current musical home.


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