Sacred Bones Records was founded in a basement in Brooklyn in 2007. Like so many labels, it started out as a way for label owner Caleb Braaten to release his friends’ music. It quickly grew into a bigger operation, while retaining the DIY ethos that defined its early days. Sacred Bones has become synonymous with forward-thinking, dark-tinted music, releasing landmark albums by artists like Zola Jesus, Jenny Hval, and Pharmakon, as well as fostering the music careers of the great directors David Lynch, John Carpenter, and Jim Jarmusch.
Rough Trade NYC's Tommy sat down with Caleb to talk about the history of the label, working in record shops and his favourite projects so far.
To celebrate Sacred Bones being our Label Focus, we have the following special editions available now at Rough Trade:
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998
Limited Blue and White Vinyl with bonus 7" featuring the themes March of the Children (Village of the Damned) and Body Bags.
Occult Architecture Vol.1
Limited White and Red Swirl Vinyl. Limited to 150 Copies.
Rough Trade UK Exclusive Black and White Marble Vinyl with Download.
Now We Rise We Are Everywhere - Sacred Bones Sampler
Sacred Sampler CD - free when you buy anything from their catalogue until the end of 2017.