Signature Sounds Recordings is an independent record label specializing in singer-songwriter, Americana, and modern folk music. Jim Olsen and Mark Thayer founded the label in 1995 to promote the acoustic artists playing in Northampton, Massachusetts. The label has served as the launching pad for several important singer-songwriters, including Josh Ritter, Erin McKeown, Mary Gauthier, and Lori McKenna.
Heaping passion and ambition onto a DIY mentality, Barely Dressed Records is at the heart of Melbourne’s rich and diverse music community.
The label is home to artists for whom songwriting is at the core of their being, with a rapidly expanding roster of remarkable garage-rock, punk, country and folk artists.
In its short history the label has released indie-rock and post-folk gems by the likes of Jess Ribeiro (in collaboration with Mick Harvey), Big Smoke, Oh Pep!, Jarrow and Jim Lawrie.
Barely Dressed Records is owned and run by Look Out Kid management, who guide the careers of treasured Australian artists such as Courtney Barnett, Fraser A. Gorman and Sarah Blasko.