City Slang

Born in 1990 and raised on American indie rock music, the Berlin-based independent record label City Slang represents a diverse roster of artists from around the world. Its musicians are united by creativity and passion and exhibit a wide-ranging, distinctive exploration of genres.

During the 90s, the City Slang imprint, founded by Christof Ellinghaus, offered a European home to a number of influential indie bands from across the Atlantic. Releases included Yo La Tengo, Sebadoh, Cell, The Flaming Lips, and Hole, to name a few. The records released through City Slang have helped shape and embellish the last three decades of alternative music.