International Anthem Recording Company

Since starting in 2014, the International Anthem Recording Company have pushed back against easy categorisation and joined a proud hometown tradition in the process. The Chicago record label documents a community that is greatly informed by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, the influential jazz nonprofit whose members’ relationship to genre is so uneasy, they’ve opted for terms like “jazz and its offshoots,” “jazz-identified music,” and “post-jazz” instead via adventurous yet curiously accessible releases by locally rooted artists like Makaya McCraven, jaimie branch, Damon Locks, Junius Paul and Angel Bat Dawid.