Dopamine Records


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Dopamine Records is a independent record label with national and international distribution based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is part of what is known as the Dopamine/Amalagate Family. The label’s most recognized releases are from bands Akimbo, Bluebird, The Year Of Our Lord, Stephen Brodsky (of Cave In), and Caspian.

Caspian’s first full length debut, “The Four Trees” is slated to be released April 10, 2007. This new album is the follow up to their debut ep entitled, “You are the Conductor,” which received world wide attention.

Dopamine has most recently signed Mystery Roar, who were a Boston Music Award’s New Act of the Year nominee of 2009, and have also earned a nomination for The Phoenix Best Music Poll’s Best New Act of 2010.

Currently the Dopamine Staff includes CEO/owner Alexander Maniatis, member of the band, Radka, Ms. Minh T. Luong, who heads up strategic development and media relations for the label, Victor Hebert, a life-long music aficionado, at the helm of the label’s interactive and digital music operations, and Adam Rich, a musician who in is his own right as a member of The Living Sea, is integrally involved with media relations and artist relations.

Originally formed by Nate Shumaker, Alexander Maniatis, and Josh Megyesy out of Beverly, MA. Shumaker founded Dopamine as a cassette only indie label in 1995 and merged with Maniatis’ hardcore label Amalagate Records in 2000. Under the mantle of the Dopamine/Amalagate Family, the label started by putting out mostly indie, metal and hardcore and has moved on to incorporate post rock, punk, and experimental acts into their roster.

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