Year Established: 2008 Genre Focus: Indie Rock Website:www.mexicansummer.com
At first, Mexican Summer was only intended to be a subset of Kemado Records created to release special, limited-release vinyl, and other special packaged records. However, the label has since expanded to include over 100 of it's own releases, including albums by sideline oddball rockers like Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Kurt Vile, along with more traditional electronic pop like Nite Jewel and folk rocker The Tallest Man on Earth. In 2009 Kemado, Mexican Summer and several other labels combined forces to open the brick-and-mortar record store Co-Op 87 and recording studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The release of Best Coast's record Crazy For Youin 2010 was also a key step forward for Mexican Summer, as the record sold around 57,000 copies total - including 10,000 vinyl records.