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Founded by Face To Face manager Rich Egan in 1996, Vagrant Records is a true rags-to-riches story. From the label's humble beginnings with their Before You Were Punk compilations, to gold albums and MTV Video Music Awards, the independent label has been a dominant force in the indie scene for the past half a decade.

Launching themselves to the forefront of the collective indie consciousness with the 1999 release of the Get Up Kids' Something To Write Home About, Vagrant established themselves as a major player with subsequent big releases from bands like Saves The Day, Rocket From The Crypt, Alkaline Trio, Dashboard Confessional, and Face To Face. All this popularity earned Vagrant the attention of Interscope Records, who purchased a non-controlling part of the label early in the new millennium.

Vagrant scored a coup in 2002 with the signing of former Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg, proving to all that their label's vision was not one-sided and earning plenty of artistic credibility in the process.

While the label has been a haven for many side-projects over the years [such as the New Amsterdams, Reggie and the Full Effect, Grandpaboy, and Viva Death], Vagrant prides itself on having a strong, diverse, active roster which includes such bands as Hey Mercedes, Moneen, From Autumn To Ashes, No Motiv, and Audio Learning Center.

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Senses Fail / For the Fallen Dreams / Expire / Being as an Ocean
Senses Fail have announced a fall headlining tour in support of Renacer. Support will come from For the Fallen Dreams, Expire, and Being as an Ocean.…
2013-07-11 16:00:01

Vagrant Records signs Black Joe Lewis
Vagrant Records have signed Austin, TX's Black Joe Lewis. The blues-rock band will release their new album, Electric Slave, August 27, 2013.…
2013-06-13 11:00:01

The 1975: "Chocolate"
Manchester-based The 1975 have posted the video for "Chocolate" from their upcoming debut for Vagrant Records.…
2013-02-20 15:00:02

Senses Fail / Such Gold / Real Friends / Major League
Senses Fail have announced a headlining tour to coincide with their recently announced new album. The run will feature Such Gold, Real Friends, and Major League. The record is titled Renacer and is due out…
2013-01-16 13:00:01

Senses Fail to release 'Renacer'
Senses Fail will be releasing their next album on March 26, 2013. The record is Renacer - which they note is pronounced ray-nah-serr - and they recorded in Los Angeles, California at both The Airport Studio and Red Bull Studio with producer Shaun Lopez (Far, Deftones) at the helm. Senses…
2013-01-14 14:30:01

The 1975: "Chocolate"
Manchester-based The 1975 have posted a new song from their upcoming debut for Vagrant Records.…
2013-01-09 16:00:02

Senses Fail: "Wolves at the Door"
Senses Fail have posted a video for their song "Wolves at the Door," compiled of live footage from the band's summer 2011 tour. The song originally appeared on the band's 2008 album Life is Not a Waiting…
2012-12-31 10:00:02

Senses Fail / Handguns (UK)
Senses Fail are planning a UK tour for the spring of next year, with Handguns…
2012-11-29 09:00:01

Senses Fail begin recording with Shaun Lopez
Senses Fail enter the studio this week to begin recording their fifth full length. The band is in Los Angeles and working with producer Shaun Lopez (Far, Deftones) at The Airport Studio and Red Bull Studio. The recording is expected to wrap up in mid-December with a Spring 2013 release planned. Frontman Buddy Nielson commented: Over the…
2012-11-13 16:00:01

Riley Breckenridge reflects on 'Vheissu' (Exclusive)
On the eve of the release of their final live collection, Thrice lent us drummer Riley Breckenridge to talk a bit about one of the band's defining albums, 2005's Vheissu. The release marked a major evolution in sound for the band coming after their breakthrough The Illusion of…
2012-10-23 13:30:01

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