For fans of:The National, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire, Dirty Projectors, Local Natives

Brassland is an artist-operated label started in 2001 by writer Alec Hanley Bemis and twin brothers/musicians Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner, both best known from their work with The National. We encourage collaboration and creation among an evolving assortment of creative folks.

Music is our current focus. We like music that transcends genre. At the same time we try not to make transcending genre a cliche by applying labels to what we do: funk-metal, progressive punk, Afro-Cuban jazz, underground hip-hop, intelligent dance music, whateva! We like musicians who play well and possess the elusive tonic of personality. Most of all we just like music.

Presently, Brassland’s active roster of artists is made up of Jherek Bischoff, Buke and Gase, Clogs, Doveman, Nico Muhly, The National, People Get Ready and This Is The Kit.