The label was started by young lovers Jon and Mimi Fee (aka The Fees or Mijuanito). No strangers to the indie label circuit, Jon (of The Rum Diary and Shuteye Unison) and Mimi were responsible for creating the “translation. music.” compilation series back in 2000. The hand-packaged compilations were a huge success and helped launch the careers of indie rock darlings: The Velvet Teen, Xiu Xiu, The Dropscience, The Robot Ate Me, The Rum Diary, Desert City Soundtrack, and many others.
Daniel Mckenzie (of Identical Homes, Shuteye Unison and The Rum Diary, and kindergarten classmate of Jons) joined the team to help with package design, audio engineering and building this dandy new web site.
When we are not making supporting music, we are out recreating in the wild lands of California. See us in action »
Our mission is to build a community of like-minded musicians and fans, release passionate indie-pop/ noise-rock albums, reduce waste through 100% recycled/reused packaging, and support organizations dedicated to making our planet greener.
Parks and Records continues to champion the same DIY (do-it-yourself) creed as the “translation” comps and strives to make the planet greener one song at a time. All packaging materials are 100% recycled/reused. The hand-stamped eco sleeves may appear crude and communistic, however the rationale is to keep costs low for the consumer (you) and reduce waste. Plastic CD cases = carbon and waste. (FAQs)
Parks and Records in the Press
Our Demo Policy
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A percentage of all sales go to non profit organizations dedicated to protecting our parks and making the planet greener. See the list of organizations that we have donated to in the past.