Celebrate Warp’s 20th Anniversary Tomorrow NightSeptember 3rd, 2009
Stellar indie record label Warp began in Sheffield, England, in 1989. The founders chose the name Warp because they deemed Warped Records to be too difficult to distinguish on the phone. The label was initially the home to electronic bands, like Aphex Twin, LFO and Tricky Disco, but eventually moved on to a more eclectic roster, including the DJ Andrew Weatherall, alternative hip-hop group Antipop Consortium, Brooklyn’s own Grizzly Bear and dub-and-jazz influenced Red Snapper. Twenty years later, Warp is as strong as ever, and to prove it, they’re celebrating this anniversary with Warp 20 one-off live events around the world, including one at Terminal 5 tomorrow night. So get your Labor Day weekend started right by coming out to see Battles, !!!, Flying Lotus and Pivot.
(Check out Battles, above, playing “Atlas,” the second song off their debut full-length album, Mirrored, on Later! With Jools Holland.)