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Partisan Records
Partisan Records is an independent record label with offices in Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, as well as in New York City, where the company was co-founded in 2007 by Tim Putnam and Ian Wheeler. The label, initially run out of Putnam’s South Brooklyn apartment, relocated in 2009 to their flagship office in Williamsburg where they still reside. Holy Sons' Decline Of The West was the first release on the label, and early success followed shortly thereafter with the release of Deer Tick's War Elephant.

In 2008, Putnam was approached by Knitting Factory Entertainment to form a strategic partnership with Partisan. Together they've reissued the Fela Kuti catalogue and revived their label, Knitting Factory Records, which also includes Grammy-nominated members of the Kuti family, Femi and Seun.

Partisan has since cultivated an eclectic, diverse roster across all genres, prioritizing an artist-friendly philosophy, and achieving international acclaim. In 2018 they achieved a Top 5 UK chart position as well as a ‘British Breakthrough’ nomination at the BRIT Awards for Joy As An Act Of Resistance by IDLES, and in 2019 earned their first-ever Grammy nomination for Deran by Bombino.
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This week on the show, we take a look at the excellent music put out by Partisan Records, and check out brand new tracks from Strand Of Oaks, Foam Castles, A Deer A Horse, The Tablets, Delicate Steve,…
This week, we're taking another look at the Brooklyn/London-based label, Partisan Records, including and interview with Managing Director (also of sister label Knitting Factory Records), Zena White.…
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Maple Glider takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Our hosts are spinning her new album, To Enjoy Is The Only Thing (Partisan) the most this week! Debuting on the countdown: Helvetia, John Grant, Mykki Blanco, Half Moon Run, Anna Ash Find your favorite album in the mix and support the artist by buying an album or some merch! Here’s The Full List: 1. MAPLE GLIDER, To Enjoy Is The Only Thing (Partisan) 2. HELVETIA, Essential Aliens (Joyful Noise) 3. JOHN GRANT, Boy From Michigan (Bella Union) 4. VEPS,  Open The Door (Kanine) 5. MYKKI BLANCO, Broken Hearts And Beauty Sleep (Transgressive) 6. SQUIRREL FLOWER, Planet (i) (Polyvinyl) 7. SILVER FIRS, Lake Hypoxia [EP] (Oh, Sister) 8. HALF MOON RUN, Inwards & Onwards [EP] (Crystal Math/Glassnote) 9. ANNA ASH, Fire Season (Self-Released) 10. 2ND GRADE, Wish You Were Here Tour Revisited (DDW)
Veps take the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Countdown debuts: Maple Glider, Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band, 2nd Grade, Love of Everything, Lightning Bug
Aerial East takes the top spot on this week’s BTR Top 10! Our hosts are spinning her album, Try Harder the most this week! Debuting on the countdown: Cassandra Jenkins, Katy Kirby, Jonas Carping Find your favorite in the mix and support the artist by buying an album or some merch! Here’s The Full List: 1. AERIAL EAST, Try Harder (Partisan Records) 2. JONAS CARPING, The YLA Sessions (self-released) 3. INEZ, Voicemails And Conversations (From INEZ With Love) 4. ARLO PARKS, Collapsed In Sunbeams (Transgressive/PIAS) 5. JOCELYN MACKENZIE, PUSH (Righteous Babe) 6. CASSANDRA JENKINS, An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (Ba Da Bing) 7. SUN JUNE, Somewhere (Run For Cover) 8. KATY KIRBY, Cool Dry Place (Keeled Scales) 9. THE WEATHER STATION, Ignorance (Fat Possum) 10. BROTHER GALEN, On The Way (Pre Raphaelite)
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