My name is Al, and I run this indie label called Dromedary Records, based in New Jersey.
We’ve been putting out records on and off for about 20 years now, most of which have been oriented toward noisy, guitar-based pop. But I’ve realized that lately, a few of our titles (and a few more of our upcoming releases) veer more towards what people are calling “Americana” these days. I’m not sure why.
One of the cool things about micro-indie labels like Dromedary is that the records released on the label are really a reflection of the owner’s tastes. If your tastes are in line with what comes out on a given micro-indie, then you’ve got a musical friend for life; a place you can go and be sure that what you’re buying is up your alley.
At least that’s how it used to be. And that’s how I try and do things with Dromedary.
So you’ll find that my little label tends to focus on songwriting – either lyrically or musically – bent strongly toward small, independent, DIY artists. The kind of artists that are making music they love, just because they love it, playing shows just because they enjoy playing. I try and give artists like that a venue to release their music – small-scale as it may be.
As my tastes tend to vacillate between loud, guitar-based rock with a punk ethos and soft, emotional music also with a punk ethos, you will find that our artists all do have one thing in common: quality songs.
Hopefully you’ll like what we share with you here.