Bands/Musicians K Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of K Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This K Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular K Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these K Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by K Records.

List is made up of artists like Madonna and Avril Lavigne.

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Adam Forkner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelia, Electronic music, Experimental music Adam Forkner is a musician / producer from Portland, Oregon, USA, who, since 2003, has performed as White Rainbow.

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All Girl Summer Fun Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Indie pop, New Wave All Girl Summer Fun Band is a Portland based twee-pop band, initially composed of Kim Baxter, Kathy Foster, Jen Sbragia, and Ari Douangpanya.

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Amelia Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop Amelia Fletcher, OBE is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and economist.

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Beat Happening is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock Beat Happening is an American indie pop band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982. Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis and Bret Lunsford have been the band's continual members. Beat Happening were ...more

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Billy Karren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock William Francis "Billy" Karren is an American musician and feminist best known as the lead guitarist of the punk band Bikini Kill, and the leader of Olympia garage band The November ...more

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Blood Sausage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Blood Sausage Indie rock Blood Sausage were an indie rock band from Brighton, England, containing members of Huggy Bear.

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Blues Explosion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Blues-rock, Punk blues The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is an American alternative rock trio, formed in 1991 and based in New York City, New York. The band consists of Judah Bauer on guitar, backing vocals, harmonica ...more

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Bradford Cox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Garage rock, Electronic music Bradford James Cox is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the indie rock band Deerhunter. He also pursues a solo career under the moniker Atlas Sound. Cox formed ...more

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Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Punk rock, Indie rock Calvin Johnson is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, music producer, and disc jockey born in Olympia, Washington, US. Known for his uniquely deep, droning singing voice, Johnson was a ...more

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Carrie Brownstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock Carrie Rachel Brownstein (born September 27, 1974) is an American musician, actress, writer, director, and comedian. She first came to prominence as a member of the band Excuse 17 before forming ...more

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Chicks on Speed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, Musique concrète, Rock music Chicks on Speed is a music and fine art ensemble, formed in Munich in 1997, when members Australian Alex Murray-Leslie and New Yorker Melissa Logan met at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Though ...more

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D+ is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
D+ Indie rock D+ is an indie rock band based in Anacortes, Washington. Formed in 1996 by singer/guitarist Bret Lunsford and singers/multi-instrumentalists Karl Blau and Phil Elverum, the band is perhaps best ...more

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Dub Narcotic Sound System is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Dub Narcotic Sound System Indie rock Dub Narcotic Sound System is an Olympia, Washington based indie-funk musical group founded by Calvin Johnson, signed to K Records.

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Electrosexual is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, Electronic music, Electro house Electrosexual is a French electronic musician, composer, performer, record producer and Music video director living in Berlin. His passion for early electronic engines and primitive sounds from ...more

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Fifth Column is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Fifth Column Riot grrrl, Punk rock, Post-punk Fifth Column, a Canadian all-women experimental post-punk band from Toronto, came about during the early 1980s.

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Glass Candy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Synthpop, Dance-punk Glass Candy is an American electronic music duo from Portland, Oregon, formed in 1996 by vocalist Ida No and producer and multi-instrumentalist Johnny Jewel. The band is part of the Italians Do ...more

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Heavenly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Indie rock Heavenly were a 1990s twee pop band, originally forming in Oxford, England in 1989. Amelia Fletcher, Mathew Fletcher, Peter Momtchiloff and Robert Pursey had all been members of Talulah Gosh, a ...more

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Heavens to Betsy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Riot grrrl, Rock music, Alternative rock Heavens to Betsy was an American indie-punk band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1991. They were part of the DIY riot grrrl movement in the punk rock underground in the early 1990s, and were ...more

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Honeybunch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Honeybunch Indie pop Honeybunch is an indie pop band from Providence, Rhode island formed in 1987 by future Velvet Crush member Jeffrey Borchardt, releasing a string of records before splitting up in 1995. The band ...more

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Ian Svenonius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Soul music, Punk rock Ian F Svenonius is an American musician, notable as the singer of various Washington, D.C.-based bands including Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War, and Chain and The Gang. Between his ...more

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IQU is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
IQU Lo-fi music IQU is a lo-fi music group from Olympia, Washington

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Isaac Brock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie folk, Indie rock Isaac K. Brock is the lead singer, guitarist, banjoist, and songwriter for the American indie rock band Modest Mouse, as well as his side project band, Ugly Casanova. As a songwriter he is noted ...more

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Jeremy Jay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Jeremy Jay Indie pop Jeremy Jay is an American musician and singer-songwriter.

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Karl Blau is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Indie rock Karl Blau is an indie rock and folk musician based in Anacortes, Washington, USA, and a member of the Knw-Yr-Own/K Records collective. His music is eclectic, incorporating elements of folk, dub, ...more

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Karp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Post-hardcore, Hardcore punk Karp was a post-hardcore band from Tumwater, Washington, that formed in 1990 and lasted until 1998. The band was formed by Chris Smith aka Chris "Slayer", Jared Warren, and Scott ...more

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Kimya Dawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Anti-folk, Folk Kimya Dawson is an American singer-songwriter, best known as a solo performer and as one half of The Moldy Peaches. In Swahili, "Kimya" means "silence" or

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Lake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop Lake is an American indie pop band, signed to K Records, based in Olympia, Washington. Formed in 2005, they are also known for composing the end song to the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, ...more

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Little Wings is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie folk, Indie rock

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Love as Laughter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Love as Laughter Indie rock Love as Laughter is an American indie rock band. The band was formed in 1994 by vocalist and guitarist Sam Jayne as a solo project following the break-up of his previous band, Lync. The band ...more

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Mahjongg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Worldbeat, Dance-punk, Experimental rock Mahjongg was a band based in Columbia, Missouri. Formed by multi-instrumentalist Husar and former guitarist Jeff Carrillo in 2001, their sound combined guitar, synthesizer and computer ...more

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Mark Pickerel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Alternative country, Indie rock Mark Pickerel is best known as the original drummer for the Screaming Trees, a rock group from Ellensburg, WA, that formed in 1985. Other members of the band included the versatile singer Mark ...more

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Michelle Mae is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rock and roll, Post-punk Michelle Mae is an American musician from the state of Washington, who is known for playing in rock 'n' roll groups such as The Make-Up and Weird War.

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Mirah is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie rock Mirah, is an American musician and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. After getting her start in the music scene of Olympia, Washington in the late 1990s, she released a number of ...more

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Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Garage rock, Space rock Modest Mouse is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington, by singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green, and bassist Eric Judy. Since the band's 1996 debut album, ...more

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Molly Neuman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Molly Neuman is a musician originally from the Washington, D.C. area who has performed in such influential bands as Bratmobile, The Frumpies, and the PeeChees. She was a pioneer of the ...more

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Old Time Relijun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Rock music, No wave Old Time Relijun is a band founded in Olympia, Washington, United States and a longtime member of K Records. Current members consist of Germaine Baca on drums, Aaron Hartman on upright bass, Ben ...more

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Rachel Carns is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Stoner rock, Art rock, Post-punk Rachel Carns is a musician, composer, artist and performer living in Olympia, Washington, U.S.. Raised in small-town Wisconsin, she went on to study painting and drawing at Cooper Union for the ...more

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Saturday Looks Good to Me is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Pop music Saturday Looks Good to Me is an American experimental indie pop band that formed in 1999. The group was led by singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Fred Thomas. Through Thomas, ...more

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Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Plane... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Instrumental rock, Surf rock Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet are a Juno Award-winning Canadian instrumental rock band, formed in 1984. They remain best known for the track "Having an Average Weekend", which was ...more

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Shonen Knife is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Indie pop, Garage rock Shonen Knife is an all-female Japanese pop punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, ...more

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Snuff is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock, Hardcore punk Snuff are a British punk rock band formed in Hendon in 1986. Their name reportedly came about after a long discussion about names ended up with one of them claiming "That's Enough", ...more

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Some Velvet Sidewalk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Some Velvet Sidewalk was an experimental lo-fi rock band from Olympia, WA on the independent label K Records.

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Steve Fisk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Alternative rock Steve Fisk is a Washington-based audio engineer, record producer and musician. Fisk joined the instrumental rock band Pell Mell in 1982. With vocalist Shawn Smith, he formed Pigeonhed, which ...more

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Talulah Gosh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop Talulah Gosh were a guitar-pop group from Oxford, England and one of the leading bands of the twee pop movement, taking their name from the headline of an NME interview with Clare Grogan. They ...more

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Tara Jane O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Tara Jane O'Neil Tara Jane O'Neil is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, audio recording engineer, and visual artist based out of Portland, Oregon.

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Tender Forever is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Tender Forever Tender Forever is the performing name of musician Melanie Valera. She was born in 1977 in South West France and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Valera has worked on multimedia projects, ...more

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Tender Trap is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Tender Trap Indie pop, Indie rock Tender Trap is an indie rock/twee pop band, based in London, formed in 2001 by three of the five members of Marine Research - Amelia Fletcher, Rob Pursey, and John Downfall. Amelia Fletcher and ...more

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Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Experimental rock, Indie rock Thanksgiving, Adrian Orange & Her Band, and AOK, are the names under which Portland, Oregon singer/songwriter Adrian Orange performs. First adopting the "Thanksgiving" moniker ...more

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Khaela Maricich is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Pop music, Electro The Blow is an electro pop band comprising Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne. Maricich and Dyne write, compose, produce and perform all the music. It was formed as a solo project by Maricich in ...more

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The Cannanes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list K Records Complete Artist Roster
The Cannanes Indie pop, Indie rock The Cannanes are a longstanding Australian indie pop band formed in Sydney in late 1984.