Brassland is an artist-operated label started in 2001 by The National's Aaron & Bryce Dessner and writer Alec Hanley Bemis. We encourage collaboration and creation among an evolving assortment of creative folks.
We like music that transcends genre. At the same time we try not to make transcending genre a cliché by applying labels to what we do: funk-metal, progressive punk, Afro-Cuban jazz, underground hip-hop, intelligent dance music, whateva! We like musicians who play well and possess the elusive tonic of personality. Most of all we just like music.
OUR ARTISTS ARE: Baby Dayliner, Jherek Bischoff, Buke and Gass, Clogs, The National, Devastations, Doveman, Erik Friedlander, Nico Muhly, Padma Newsome, Pela, People Get Ready, This is the Kit