About

It started as a fanzine, in 1981. Deep in the middle of nowhere, in a hick town in Germany, two music lovers Reinhard Holstein and Rembert Stiewe dedicated a lot of their spare time to Sixties-Garage Rock, Psychedelia, Punk, the Paisley-Underground and whatever was leftfield enough to match their taste in music. Soon after, Glitterhouse was a record label, too. And a mailorder. And suddenly, in 1984, GLITTERHOUSE RECORDS became a profession.

1987 saw the start of a license cooperation with the Seattle–based SUB POP label. All of a sudden the Glitterhouse people had acts like MUDHONEY, TAD, THE SCREAMING TREES in their artist roster. Needless to say, the label almost single-handedly brought the grunge phenomenon to the old world. At the same time Glitterhouse took care of the Minneapolis –based AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS, being responsible for acts such as the infamous HELMET, TAR, COWS and CHOKEBORE. The rest, as they say, is history: The relation to both labels remained intact – but over the years the enthusiasm for licensing product as opposed to signing new talents themselves was shrinking. The business relations to both Sub Pop and Amphetamine Reptile Records came to an end in the mid 90s. GLITTERHOUSE RECORDS decided to concentrate on their own signings again.

Over the years there’s a plethora of shining artists who recorded for Glitterhouse Records. More than 900 releases in 33 years… that alone is quite an impressive number. If one quality should be sufficient enough to describe the company, “enduring” would be a good choice since GLITTERHOUSE RECORDS celebrates its twentyfifth anniversary these days, still going strong. Only few independent labels can exhibit an artist–roster as delicate yet diverse as theirs, being the home of THE WALKABOUTS, SIXTEEN HORSEPOWER, PERE UBU, early MONSTER MAGNET, FRIENDS OF DEAN MARTINEZ, MIDNIGHT CHOIR, STEVE EARLE, BUTCH HANCOCK, WILLARD GRANT CONSPIRACY, HUGO RACE, SAVOY GRAND just to name a few. As if they weren’t busy enough running the label and the mailorder, the company organizes the annual ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL open air festival in their neat hometown Beverungen.

Stagnancy is a foreign word to these cats, so it’s highly likely that you’ll hear from them in the near future, possibly on a tasty record you’ve just purchased!

Latest News

Feb 02

SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB Tour with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats We're more than happy to announce that the one and only Slim Cessna's Auto Club will support the amazing Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats on their upcoming tour in Europe... read more

Jan 12

Blaudzun announces new album and shows Blaudzun starts the new year with a surprise, serving his followers with a brand new track '_hey now'... read more

Dec 07

Birth Of Joy - Hyper Focus - Video We're more than happy to show you 'Hyper Focus', the brand new video by Dutch psychedelic rock 3-piece BIRTH OF JOY... read more

Oct 30

Birth Of Joy signs with Glitterhouse Records We're more than happy to announce that psychedelic rockers BIRTH OF JOY have joined the Glitterhouse Family of Music! The Dutch trio has toured Europe relentlessly and... read more

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Upcoming Shows

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03/01/2018 Mark Olson · DE - Eppstein - Wunderbar Weite Welt

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03/01/2018 Steiner & Madlaina · CH - Zürich - Amboss Rampe (supp. von Frank Powers)

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03/02/2018 Mark Olson · DE - Schwäbisch Hall - Wohnzimmer Konzert

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03/02/2018 Steiner & Madlaina · CH - Baden - Royal (supp. von Tobias Carshey)

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03/03/2018 Mark Olson · DE - Stuttgart - Laboratorium

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03/04/2018 Mark Olson · DE - Lampenhain - Wohnzimmer Konzert

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03/06/2018 Mark Olson · DE - Wetzlar - Cafe Vinyl

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03/10/2018 Mark Olson · DE - Berlin - Fahrradkeller

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Upcoming Releases

_UP_ Blaudzun _UP_

Release Date: 04/13/2018

Format: CD/LP (+ Download Code)/Digital

Cat-No: GRCD 943 / GRLP 943

FAKE DIE NERVEN FAKE

Release Date: 04/20/2018

Format: CD/LP (+ Download Code)/Digital

Cat-No: GRCD 938 / GRLP 938

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