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Headquarters: Norwalk, CT

Founded: 1990

Founded by:

Link: Offiical Site

Genre(s):

Active Roster[]

  • Antipop Consortium
  • Tim Berne
  • Big Satan
  • Guillermo E. Brown
  • Roy Campbell
  • DJ Spooky
  • Dave Lombardo
  • DJ Wally
  • Mark Eitzel
  • El-P
  • Groundtruther
  • Albert King
  • KTU
  • Mike Ladd
  • Mat Maneri
  • Meat Beat Manifesto
  • William Parker
  • Matthew Shipp
  • Sigmatropic
  • Spring Heel Jack
  • Craig Taborn
  • Visionfest
  • David S. Ware
  • Yohimbe Brothers

Inactive Roster[]

  • Foetus
  • Einstürzende Neubauten
  • Swans
  • Test Dept.
  • Baby Ray
  • The Church

Key Releases[]

  • Foetus - Nail
  • Einstürzende Neubauten - 1/2 Mensch
  • Antipop Consortium - Antipop Vs. Matthew Shipp
  • Mike Ladd - Negrophilia: The Album

Biography[]

Thirsty Ear started as an alternative marketing company, but in 1990 turned into a record label. They were first known for their Industrial reissues, although they ended up being more known for their innovative and avant-garde jazz releases, combining jazz artists with electronica and hip-hop artists. Due to these releases, Thirsty Ear has become a critically loved and prestigious label.

Further Reading[]

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