Our in-house record label is a unique example of an evolved relationship between music venue and artist. Beyond just providing a stage for bands to perform on, we've taken the relationship one step further by providing some of our favorite local artists with the means of producing, distributing, and promoting their music. Much like the music on our stage, Whistler Records' catalog features an eclectic mix of everything from rock and pop to jazz and hip-hop.
Karl Blau is an incredibly talented and busy guy. A former member of the Microphones and Mount Eerie, 1/3 of D+ with Phil Elverum and Bret Lunsford (Beat Happening), a prolific solo artist, and currently bassist in legendary drone metal band, Earth. His most inspired solo album, AM, was Whistler Records very first release. It's his folk/pop ode to Winnie the Pooh author, A.A. Milne, who's poems are set to music on AM. The music calls to mind early-Byrds, Syd Barrett, and Skylarking-era XTC, but the honey-sweet voice that's front and center is unmistakably Karl Blau.