Asthmatic Kitty was established in 1999 by a community of musicians in Holland, Michigan. Originally created as a platform for releasing their own material, the label has since expanded and now has offices in Lander, Wyoming, Indianapolis, Indiana and New York City. Today, Asthmatic Kitty is distributed through Secretly Canadian in collaboration with Sounds Familyre.
The unique name 'Asthmatic Kitty' originated from a veterinarian's reference to 'asthma kitties' during an examination of Sara, a stray cat that one of the label founders had rescued. This quirky name stuck and eventually became the identity of the label.
With its diverse roster of talented artists and performers, Asthmatic Kitty continues to be at the forefront of independent music. The label's commitment to showcasing innovative and boundary-pushing music has earned it a reputation as an influential force within the industry. Whether you're searching for captivating melodies or thought-provoking lyrics, Asthmatic Kitty offers a rich catalog that will satisfy any music enthusiast's cravings.