Dirtnap Records

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Originally based in Seattle, Washington. Currently located in Portland, Oregon.

Releases mainly punk rock records.

Annotation last modified on 2007-09-17 00:39 UTC.


Dirtnap Records is an independent record label in the Pacific Northwest specializing in punk rock. It was founded by Ken Cheppaikode while he was living in Seattle, Washington in 1999. He bought Green Noise record store in Portland, Oregon in 2005 and now runs the label from there.

Cheppaikode started the label while working for Mordam Records, distributor of many punk labels and Maximumrocknroll magazine. Naturally, Mordam also distributed Dirtnap's early releases. However, immediately before Mordam merged with Lumberjack Distribution in 2005, Cheppaikode chose to switch to RedEye Distribution.

In 2006, Dirtnap agreed to an exclusive licensing deal with Railer Entertainment Music Licensing which immediately led to the inclusion of several Dirtnap bands on the soundtrack of the PlayStation 3 game, Skate.

Dirtnap originally focused on regional talent, releasing a number of local 7-inch singles and splits albums. It has since expanded its focus, attracting attention in the early 2000s when it was releasing records by The Briefs, the Epoxies, and The Exploding Hearts. In 2009, the label signed The White Wires from Ottawa. Other notable releases once Dirtnap expanded its focus include several records by groups such as The Marked Men from Denton, Texas and The Ergs! from New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In early 2007, Cheppaikode began a vinyl-only sublabel called Green Noise, named after the record store, that retains the local focus Dirtnap used to have.

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Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
The Dontcares The Dontcares 7" Vinyl 3 ZZZ-01
I Gotta Go The Metros 7" Vinyl 2 ZZZ-02
Fireballs of Freedom / Lopez Fireballs of Freedom / Lopez 7" Vinyl 3 ZZZ-03
Alcoholic Lady The Vultures 7" Vinyl 2 ZZZ-04
The Spits / The Briefs The Spits / The Briefs 7" Vinyl 4 ZZZ-05
Epoxies Epoxies 7" Vinyl 3 ZZZ-12
Fatal Flying Guilloteens / Scared of Chaka Fatal Flying Guilloteens / Scared of Chaka 7" Vinyl 4 ZZZ-06
Hit After Hit The Briefs CD 13 ZZZ-07
Hit After Hit The Briefs 12" Vinyl 13 ZZZ-07
Screamer / This Is All There Is The Gloryholes 7" Vinyl 2 ZZZ-08
19 Million A.C. The Spits 7" Vinyl 4 ZZZ-10
Epoxies Epoxies CD 11 ZZZ-15 821970001527
Epoxies Epoxies 12" Vinyl 11 ZZZ-15
Snoball / Tell It to the Judge Selby Tigers 7" Vinyl 2 ZZZ-13 [none]
Dirty Head The Cripples 12" Vinyl 13 ZZZ-18
Dirty Head The Cripples CD 13 ZZZ-18
Calling All Radios The Distraction CD 14 ZZZ-21 821970002128
The Pulses The Pulses CD 15 ZZZ-20
The Pulses The Pulses 12" Vinyl 15 ZZZ-20
(We're All) Synthesized Epoxies 7" Vinyl 2 ZZZ-27 [none]
Spells The Kent 3 12" Vinyl 12 ZZZ-09
Shesabrasive / Likeaheartattack The Briefs 7" Vinyl 2 ZZZ-14
Loveandulcers The Briefs 7" Vinyl 2 ZZZ-16
Fashion Fallout New Town Animals 7" Vinyl 2 ZZZ-19
The Cinch The Cinch CD 5 ZZZ-24
Want a Divorce! The Gloryholes 12" Vinyl 13 ZZZ-22
Want a Divorce! The Gloryholes CD 13 ZZZ-22
It Ain't Easy Bein' Single: Vinyl EPs and Rarities Dirt Bike Annie CD 41 ZZZ-23 821970002326
Dirtnap Across the Northwest Various Artists CD 31 ZZZ-25
Off the Charts The Briefs 12" Vinyl 11 ZZZ-31
Off the Charts The Briefs CD 11 ZZZ-31
Guitar Romantic The Exploding Hearts CD 10 ZZZ-29
The Stuck-Ups / The High Beams The Stuck-Ups / The High Beams 7" Vinyl 4 ZZZ-28
Shoot Your Mouth Off The Triggers 12" Vinyl 12 ZZZ-30
Shoot Your Mouth Off The Triggers CD 12 ZZZ-30
Show Us Your Demons Dirt Bike Annie 12" Vinyl 13 ZZZ-33
Show Us Your Demons Dirt Bike Annie CD 13 ZZZ-33
Just to Spite You The Mexican Blackbirds CD 11 ZZZ-34
Electric Wisdom The Electric Eye CD 13 ZZZ-36
Plastic Girls The Minds CD 12 ZZZ-37
Little Brothers EP The Pulses 10" Vinyl 8 ZZZ-39
Little Brothers EP The Pulses CD 8 ZZZ-39
New Rome The Ends 7" Vinyl 2 ZZZ-40
Pink Palace E.P. The Diskords 7" Vinyl 3 ZZZ-41 [none]
The Spits The Spits CD 9 ZZZ-42 821970004221
The Spits The Spits 12" Vinyl 9 ZZZ-42
The Intelligence / Popular Shapes The Intelligence / Popular Shapes 7" Vinyl 4 ZZZ-26 [none]
Jackie and The Control Tops / Ursula and The Androids Jackie and The Control Tops / Ursula and The Androids 7" Vinyl 4 ZZZ-35
Keith Levine FM Knives 7" Vinyl 2 ZZZ-38 [none]
Annihilation E.P. The Hollow Points CD 5 ZZZ-43