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Thick Syrup Records

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Defunct  Active
Country of origin  United States
Official website
Distributor(s)  Blue Collar Distro
Location  Little Rock, Arkansas
Founder  Travis McElroy
Genre  Various (indie rock, experimental rock, avant garde, etc.)
Headquarters  Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Founded  2006, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Thick Syrup Records is an independent record label from Little Rock, Arkansas. Founded by Travis McElroy in 2006, it specializes in indie rock and underground music. It has released the work of known acts such as Matt Cameron, Jad Fair from Half Japanese, Bob Bert of Sonic Youth, Penn Jillette, Don Fleming and Velvet Monkeys. The label also releases compilation albums with multiple artists.



Thick Syrup Records (TSR) was founded by Travis McElroy in 2005, but the first year was spent on finances and promoting the imprint. The label's first release was 2005’s Gotta Get It Outta Here by Nathan Brown under the moniker Browningham. McElroy's friend Brian Lovell helped with the label early on, and the name was chosen in honor of Lovell swallowing ipecac on a dare from McElroy. Kevin Rogers later began working with the label in Lovell's place.

As of 2013, Thick Syrup has released about 60 albums that include genres as diverse as art punk, low-fi indie rock, experimental exercises, and rock. According to Arkansas Online, "Thick Syrup has helped blaze a proudly twisted musical path all from the humble confines of central Arkansas."


The following is a partial list of artists, past and present, associated with the label:


This incomplete list is organized by catalog number, a roughly chronological number system established by the label and assigned to each release.


Thick Syrup Records Wikipedia

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