DEVIL IN THE WOODS
The esteemed, newly resurrected label Devil In The Woods relaunches in Mexico City.
Devil In The Woods was founded in the late 80s by indie rock loving teenager Mike Cloward, and over the course of the next two and half decades, the label would release over 150 releases by artists from around the world, as well a slew of superb records by future luminaries Grandaddy, Death Cab For Cutie, Sparklehorse, Of Montreal and Bright Eyes. The label would expand into a print magazine that was well loved for being on the cutting edge of the indie-rock scene of the new millennium. But like many labels and print outlets, the digital age buoyed the label, and changing times provided the time to hit the reset button.
A trip to Mexico City and a dip into their vibrant underground rock scene reinvigorated his passion and a new enthusiasm emerged. In the same way that hearing his talented friends drove him to start a label, hearing these new sounds left him with a desire to share this culture with the rest of the world. The label was reborn.
With an ambitious release schedule on the calendar, the label will continue its mandate of signing new and established artists. “It is important that we continue to connect with good people who are willing to work as hard as we do on making their careers a success” adds label owner Mike Cloward.