About New Underground Records | Nu Underground Records
New Underground Records (Nu Underground Records) is an American DIY punk record label founded in 1980, based out of South Bay, Los Angeles California. It was founded by a long-time punk veterans Danny Dean (Danny Dean Phillips, Danny Phillips) and the late Gary Kail. New Underground Records is one of the first DIY punk record labels to come out of the South Bay punk scene of the 1980's. New Underground Records started out with Anti (Anti Band), Mood of Defiance, and Zurich 1916 paving the way for several of the most collected vinyl compilations known to the South Bay punk scene of the early 80's with releases to the present day widening the punk genere to indie, rock and rockabilly. In 1990 the late Gary Kail signed over his shares of New Underground Records leaving Danny Dean the sole owner. New Underground Records was one of the three main (New Underground Records, SST Records, and New Alliance) DIY punk labels orginally distributed through Greenworld Distribution, which later became Enigma Records. Mike Watt (of Minutemen, and Iggy and the Stooges) is credited as a huge help and influence of Danny Dean and Gary Kail at the birth and creation of New Underground Records. New Underground Records of the present has plans to reissue some of there many compilations and titles, also as co-label releases with the likes of GTA (Grand Theft Audio), and Delirium Records and many more to come.