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Mint 400 Records

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Mint 400 Records
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Founded2007 (2007)
FounderNeil Sabatino
Distributor(s)The Orchard
GenreIndependent rock
Country of originUnited States
LocationHawthorne, New Jersey
Official websitemint400records.com

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Mint 400 Records is an American record label based out of Hawthorne, New Jersey, founded in 2007.


Mint 400 Records was founded in 2007 by indie music musician and singer Neil Sabatino of the band Fairmont.[1][2] The independent record label initially signed established North Jersey rock bands, like the Multi-Purpose Solution and the One & Nines, and reissued albums by Cropduster, Fairmont and Ladybirds (which features Max Bemis of Say Anything, Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids was written by Tyler Pursel a touring member of Gym Class Heroes). Other notable guest musicians on the label include Lucinda Williams on the track "Blood Red Shoes" by Son Of The Velvet Rat and Matthew Caws of Nada Surf on The Minus Scale album "Hotter". [3] After several years, Mint 400 Records expanded to include a variety of work in different genres and signing bands from outside of New Jersey,[4] however it focused primarily on releasing indie rock and acoustic folk music.[5][6][7][8][9] As of August 2020 musicians like Ryan Adams, Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne, Ben Deily of The Lemonheads, Michael Benjamin Lerner of Telekenesis, and even comedian Eugene Mirman have expressed support for Mint 400 Record's artists on social media, written liner notes or even got involved in producing.

In 2016, Mint 400 Records grew its catalog with audiobooks under Mint 400 Books, and began working with the New Jersey independent label Sniffling Indie Kids.[10] The two labels joined on several compilation albums, and founded the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival, which showcases almost two dozen bands each year from local record labels.[11] The name Mint 400 is the name of the motorcycle race that the fictional character Raoul Duke is supposed to be covering in the Hunter S. Thompson book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.[12]

As of 2020, Mint 400 Records has made more than three hundred releases. In addition to artist releases, the label also makes promotional compilation and tribute albums, including ones to Lou Reed, Link Wray, Nirvana, Tom Petty and the Beach Boys.[13][14]




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