ANTI- Records Bio:
ANTI- is an American record label founded in 1999 as a sister label of Epitaph Records.
While Epitaph's focus has shifted over the last decade from mostly punk rock, nowadays ANTI- has a more diverse roster, ranging from hip hop (Blackalicious), reggae (Buju Banton), comedy (Eddie Izzard), country (Merle Haggard), folk (The Swell Season), indie rock (Islands), and experimental music (Tom Waits).
Headed by Andy Kaulkin, ANTI- first gained attention by releasing Tom Waits' Grammy award winning Mule Variations in 1999. Along with Waits, several veteran recording artists such as rhythm and blues singers Solomon Burke and Bettye LaVette, and Marianne Faithfull have signed onto ANTI- after leaving other major labels.