Dead Ocean, 5 Year’s old Bloomington born label, one of the most exiting Indie US label!
In 2007, Waldorf officially started Dead Oceans with the Swanson brothers, Van Arman, and Cargill. The addition of Dead Oceans to Secretly Canadian and JagJaguwar partnership led to the formation of Secretly group.
Dead Oceans gathers many of the recent most existing artists in the Indie movement, some of them being Durand Jones & The Indications, Aaron Frazer, Kevin Morby, Khruangbin, Dirty Projectors, Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers, Japanese Breakfast, SlowDive, Shame ….
In 2018, Dead Oceans was listed as #7 on Paste Magazine’s top 10 record labels.
In 2021, new LP’s from Khruangbin, Durand Jones & The Indications, Kevin Morby are to be expected…. It comes just in time to ring in the record’s (belated) 5th birthday!!!