| John Brien|
United States of America
| Forced Exposure, Cargo Records|
Contemporary, drone, drone metal, electronic music, experimental rock, folk, jazz, noise, psychedelic rock
Merzbow, Jozef van Wissem, Grails, Kouhei Matsunaga, Julia Kent
13 Japanese Birds, Take Refuge in Clean Liv, Merzbeat, Just Another Band fro, Son of a Bitches Brew
Important Records is an American independent record label based in Groveland, Massachusetts. The idea behind the label is to be like a good record store, with releases from diverse artists and genres.
Important Records Wikipedia
John Brien started Important Records in 2001 out of his Newbury, Massachusetts apartment, initially as an online store. Brien had been the assistant manager of a record shop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. When the manager of the store was fired, he quit. Important's first two releases were Impossible Love by the American songwriter Daniel Johnston and Amlux by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. In 2003, Important released A Is for Accident, the debut album of The Dresden Dolls.
Important also operates two sublabels: Cassauna, started in 2011, which releases cassettes in letterpress packaging; and Saltern, started in September 2014, curated by Tashi Wada.