True Panther Sounds & Matador : A Love Story (With Legal Bills)

November 4th, 2009 at 8:00 am by Gerard


After months of speculation (much of it in our own corridors), we can happily announce that Matador Records has purchased the True Panther Sounds label. TPS, best known to many of you as the imprint behind Girls‘ recent rise to prominence, will continue to be managed by label founder Dean Bein. What would possess Matador to become involved with another label in this capacity? As Victor Kiam once explained his decision to purchase the Remington Shaver operation, “I liked it so much, I bought the company.” Needless to say, we like Dean, Girls, Glasser, Tanlines, Lemonade and Hunx & His Punx much more than than Mr. Kiam appreciated those razor blades.

At the moment, Girls’ ‘Album’ is the only True Panther Sounds title to be worked through Matador’s fearsome promotional & marketing machinery (ie. Hunx’ recent ‘Gay Singles’ LP, was not). However, in the months to come, additional offerings from TPS’ impressive roster (prior releases have included titles from The Fly Girlz, Ty Seagall, Rainbow Bridge, The Standing Nudes amongst others) will receive similar treatment. Stay tuned!

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10 Responses to “True Panther Sounds & Matador : A Love Story (With Legal Bills)”

  1. jeremy k Says:

    this pleases me!

  2. Andrew Says:

    Dean Bein is the Joe Boyd of his generation. (Or some such.) Good call, Matador!!

  3. Winston Says:

    Hot damn…great news!! True Panther is a flawless label of extreme excellence.

  4. The Fader Says:

    Hmm, I though they were already a Matador imprint?

  5. Gerard Says:

    until last week, not officially, no. Dean previously worked at Matador but all of the prior TPS releases were on his own time/dime.

  6. Chad Pry Says:

    yeeee haw!

  7. Travis Harrison Says:

    hayul fukkin yeah.

  8. Mark Kitcatt Says:

    I don’t think they were blades, were they? I think it was an electric shaver.

  9. Fiona Says:

    Congrats and best wishes to all, esp boss man Dean!

  10. The Kid Says:

    Dead Bein is a genius. It’s about time!