best little labels that could - 2003
TIGER STYLE AND INSOUND
With New York reclaiming its crown as Rock Capital, lots of NYC-based indies are like household names. Yet, sister companies TIGER STYLE AND INSOUND have been unfairly ignored. Tiger Style's roster includes indie-rock heavyweights Rye Coalition (toured with Queens of the Stone Age and the Mars Volta), the Album Leaf (recording with Sigur Rós), and James Chance (arguably the founding father of the dance-punk scene). Couple that with parties featuring cool bands that Insound has hosted for years and how they make records by other NYC-based labels available to kids across the nation.