Karate Body Records was founded in Louisville, Ky., in 2009 by sound engineer Joe Seidt and Mat Herron, a musician and former journalist. The two childhood friends had been working in the scene in various capacities for more than a decade, and wanted an outlet for music they felt deserved a wider audience.

Eight years on, the label continues to evolve. We prioritize artists who tour regularly and are looking for boutique physical merchandise they can share with their fanbase.

Retail distribution: Burnside Distribution Corporation.

Are you accepting demos? If you are an artist or are managing an artist that plays 50 shows a year or more, please e-mail info@karatebodyrecords.com.