Xemu Records, Inc.
2 East Broadway, Suite 901
New York, New York 10038
In North America Xemu Records is distributed by Cobraside Distribution. In the UK/Europe by Cargo Records. In Australia by Fuse Records/Distribution, digitally by The Orchard and independent minded record shops worldwide. For your "one stop" shopping needs try us at Dischord Direct or at Cobraside Vinyl Distribution.
For general enquiries and/or submissions please send to:
Xemu Records - Los Angeles
3371 Glendale Blvd., Unit 162,
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Cevin Soling President (email@example.com)
Steve Kille co-President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marketing Director, video promotion and multimedia Alex Moreno (email@example.com)
USA and national publicity Jerry Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Art Director Mark Ohe (email@example.com)
Regional tour support Jay Dorne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
International publicity Hermana UK (email@example.com)
Video design Simon Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Xemu Records is an independent record label, founded in 1990 in New York City by writer, filmmaker, philosopher, musician, music producer and artist Cevin Soling as a vehicle for his music and music production endeavors. Originally conceived as a "record label" nod to underground cult movements of the 60's and 70's the label has since grown to be a home to burgeoning young bands in the psychedelic music and independent music scenes. Xemu Records uses the trademarked motto" We're Happier Than You Are" as well as the name "Xemu" to play on the myth of "Xenu".
During the 1990's Xemu Records signed a handful of NYC alternative acts with regional success but it was in 2002 with the compilation album When Pigs Fly, a collection of popular songs recorded by artists unlikely to record them, that the label gained international attention. Soling, after his earlier success convincing Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot to record a mellow version of the song "Metal Health" with him, got the idea for the project and began recruiting musicians to participate. Some of the songs on the album include a version of "Unforgettable" by Ani DiFranco and Jackie Chan, which he co-produced with DiFranco, Blondie's "Call Me" by Alex Chilton and his band The Box Tops, and a cover of "Shock The Monkey" by Don Ho which Soling also produced.
Later in 2002 after a chance meeting with bassist Steve Kille, of Dead Meadow, while on tour with The Brian Jonestown Massacre the two decided to join forces and redirect the label to reissue Dead Meadow's back catalog. After a few years of hiatus the first Dead Meadow reissue was released in 2006 followed by Howls from the Hills 2007, Three Kings live film and double album 2010 and Peel Session in 2012. After the success of the Dead Meadow line of unreleased albums and reissues the label has since focused on releasing a schedule of full-time artists in the psych-alternative music scene.
Xemu Records is also currently releasing a series of "children's books for grown-ups" called the Rumpleville Chronicles.