2 x LP Germany
- sol luna
- halfway home
- protest song
- stay happy
- vanity pail kids
- hug of thunder
- towers & masons
- victim lover
- please take me with you
- gonna get better
- mouth guards of the apocalypse
- old dead young
City Slang is an independent record label based in Berlin, Germany. Founded by former tour agent Christof Ellinghaus exclusively to put out the Flaming Lips’ 1990 album In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares), it became almost by chance a home for US bands looking to bring their music to Europe – it just so happened that The Lemonheads, Das Damen and the mighty Yo La Tengo were also looking for somebody to release their respective 1990 albums.
With bands The Lemonheads, Hole, Das Damen, and Yo La Tengo also looking for a label to release their 1990 albums, City Slang became a home for US bands looking to bring their music to the European market.
So here we are, 20-something years later – a remarkable achievement in itself – still going from strength to strength. City Slang’s catalogue has grown to encompass a broad and colourful spectrum of artists; our diverse roster includes heavy-hitting veterans Lambchop, cult favourites Nada Surf, the critically-lauded Arcade Fire, and a whole load of other awesome bands.
City Slang has grown into an extensive and varied catalogue with releases ranging from veteran acts to up-and-coming favourites. It is now home to several European acts, but its focus on US- and Canada-based acts remains, maintaining its established relationship with several key North American independent labels such as Merge, Arts & Crafts, Barsuk and several others.
On 1 October 2011, the label opened an additional European headquarters in Paris, under the title of City Slang France.
City Slank is the home for hundreds of artists, just to name a dew: Alexi Murdoch, Arcade Fire, Barbara Panther, Blackmail, Broken Social Scene, Calexico, Caribou, Cortney Tidwell, Dan Mangan, Dave Depper, Dear Reader, Get Well Soon, Goldrush, HEALTH, Herman Dune, Junip, Justine Electra, Kevin Drew, KORT, Lackthereof, Lambchop, Laura Gibson, Love Inks, Malajube, Menomena, Nada Surf, Norman Palm, O'Death, Panthers, Pink Mountaintops, Port O'Brien, Royal Bangs, Schneider TM, Sophia, Stars, The Album Leaf, The Jai-Alai Savant, The Notwist, tindersticks, To Rococo Rot, Toy Fight, Tu Fawning, WATERS, Wye Oak.