Backgroove Records was founded by the owner of Mill City Sound Rob Sheeley, alongside veteran indie drummer Ric Menck. Having spent years in the trenches working at record shops gives us at Backgroove Records a unique insight into not only what people are looking for, but also those rare gems people have yet to hear.
With an initial focus on the Power Pop and Indie Rock genre, Backgroove Records will be a label that focuses on bringing you those classic, largely undiscovered, and groundbreaking records that have yet to be pressed onto vinyl.
Being that at Backgroove Records we’re all vinyl enthusiasts we understand the importance of a quality product. We will aim to impress with content using original source recordings that will be remastered by Jeff Powell of Ardent Studio fame who has remastered albums for Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Tonic, Big Star, The Bottle Rockets, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sharon Jones, Centro-matic, Primal Scream, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, and The Afghan Whigs and many others. The goal being to create the optimum analog vinyl experience for the listener and at the same time master the album to reflect the artist’s original artistic intent.
We also aim for quality pressings from Furnace Record Pressing, 180g vinyl, audiophile poly-lined inner sleeves, and crisp artwork reproduction will be just a few of the hallmarks we hope to leave.