Artists You Should Hear From Captured Tracks


Dave’s intern, Brittany, here to share with you a few artists from my favorite record label Captured Tracks.

Captured Tracks is an independent record label founded in 2008 by Mike Sniper in the basement of Academy Records in Brooklyn, NY. Their focus is on the indie rock, indie pop, post punk and shoegaze genres. They have released LP’s for artists like Mac DeMarco, Wild Nothings, Craft Spells, DIIV and many more. The vibe is anything but the mainstream and this is mainly because they only work with unsigned, undiscovered, homegrown bands.  The artists that Captured Tracks work with offer new and unique sound and make you discover something brilliant every time you listen to them.

So, to push some discovery of this amazing label, I have picked my top three favorite artists, and three of their best songs, produced by Captured Tracks. All the artists listed below provide to me, and hopefully to you, a since of happiness unexplained and also a since of wonder and excitement in music that’s not always “popular.”   ENJOY!!


Mac DeMarco

Originally from Canada, Mac DeMarco creates a since of unusual with his style and his music reflects in brilliance. His style has been described as blue wave or slacker rock but the singer himself calls it “jizz jazz.” Eclectic to say the least.

“Passing Out The Pieces” – Salad Days

“Chamber Of Reflection” – Salad Days

“Ode To Viceroy” – 2


Wild Nothing

Formed in late 2009 by Jack Tatum, Wild Nothing is an indie rock/dream pop band from Virginia. What is interesting about this band is that Tatum writes and records the albums and EPs alone and brings in other members for live performances. Their sound is very organic with chill synths and distorted vocals.

“Paradise”- Nocturne

“Summer Holiday”- Gemini

“Shadow”- Nocturne


Craft Spells

Started by Justin Paul Vallesteros in 2009, Craft Spells has released several EPs and two albums titled “Idle Labor” and “Nausea.” Their sound is as cool and laid-back as it is bursting with rhythms that cry out for dancing and the warmth of summer. Seen as “out of the ordinary,” Craft Spells bring their own brand of shimmering indie pop to everyone who hears them.

“You Should Close The Door”- Idle Labor

“After The Moment”- Idle Labor

“Breaking The Angle Against The Tide”- Nausea


Be sure to check out all the amazing artists and sounds at

Happy listening!!



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