Birmingham, Alabama's Skybucket Records formed in the summer 2002 to release a CD sampler of local music. After the success of that initial release, Skybucket continued to grow, concentrating on signing local musicians and independently releasing their recordings. In 2006 came the first signing of an artist outside the state of Alabama.
Nearly five years after that first compilation, Skybucket Records has over twenty releases under its belt, with more planned for 2008. Thanks to considerable local, regional and national attention, Skybucket is expanding and reaching wider audiences.
Skybucket Records is an independent recording label with respect for both music as an art form, and the musicians who create it. More concerned with artistic growth and musical exposure than commercial success (though that would be nice), Skybucket is growing rapidly, promoting talented artists without compromising artistic vision.
Skybucket releases have received great national attention from Pitchfork, Mojo, Magnet, Spin, Paste, HARP, Uncut, No Depression, Elle, Zinc, Skyscraper, The Big Takeover, Pop Culture Press, Performing Songwriter, Copper Press, Exclaim, All Music Guide, PopMatters, and many many more...