Year Established: 2007 Genre Focus: Various, including alternative, folk, and alt-country Website: www.partisanrecords.com
Partisan Record's compelling mission statement lets people know up front what they're all about. They describe themselves as: "A Brooklyn-based artist-run independent label dedicated to the unique visions of those we are so privileged to represent. We believe that artistry in its many forms essentially has a singular purpose: to create and share the next new story. At Partisan, our artists create the stories that others will tell." Founded in 2007 by Ian Wheeler and Tim Putnam, the label's breakthrough release was their re-release of Deer Tick's album War Elephant in 2008. Since then, the label has worked with a variety of other folk and alt country experimental groups, including Mountain Man, JBM, Middle Brother, Paleo, and Dolorean.