Vagrant Records

Vagrant Records

http://www.vagrant.com/

Bands

A Cursive Memory

A Cursive Memory

Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire

Alkaline Trio

Alkaline Trio

Balance and Composure

Balance and Composure

Boxer

Boxer

City and Colour

City and Colour

Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional

Down To Earth Approach

Down To Earth Approach

Eels

Eels

Emanuel

Emanuel

Face to Face

Face to Face

Far

Far

From Autumn To Ashes

From Autumn To Ashes

Hey Mercedes

Hey Mercedes

Hot Rod Circuit

Hot Rod Circuit

John Ralston

John Ralston

La Dispute

La Dispute

Matt Pryor

Matt Pryor

Moneen

Moneen

Murder By Death

Murder By Death

No Motiv

No Motiv

Paul Westerberg

Paul Westerberg

Protest the Hero

Protest the Hero

Reggie and The Full Effect

Reggie and The Full Effect

Rocket From The Crypt

Rocket From The Crypt

Saves The Day

Saves The Day

School of Seven Bells

School of Seven Bells

Senses Fail

Senses Fail

So Many Dynamos

So Many Dynamos

The Anniversary

The Anniversary

The Bled

The Bled

The Comas

The Comas

The Futureheads

The Futureheads

The Get Up Kids

The Get Up Kids

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

The (International) Noise Conspiracy

The (International) Noise Conspiracy

The Lemonheads

The Lemonheads

The New Amsterdams

The New Amsterdams

The Night Marchers

The Night Marchers

The Terrible Twos

The Terrible Twos

Thrice

Thrice

Two Tongues

Two Tongues

Warship

Warship

About

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.