Asian Man Records has been a staple in the DIY punk community ever since Mike Park founded the label in 1996 (after his previous label Dill Records shuttered). In addition to releasing classic albums by Slapstick, Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms, Big D and the Kids Table, Bomb the Music Industry!, AJJ, Joyce Manor, Lemuria, MU330, Link 80, and more, as well as classic label comps like Misfits of Ska and Plea For Peace / Take Action, Asian Man continues to be a home for great new bands across punk, indie rock, ska, emo, hardcore, and more. With the label turning 25 this year, we asked Mike about some of his favorite releases that the label has put out, and he made us a list of 10 of his favorite AMR releases of the past five years.
"These lists are always tough to make," Mike said. "Especially when you consider I've released over 370 records and counting over the past 25 years. I thought I would change it up and do a top 10 list of some of my favorite releases of the past five years. In no particular order..... LET'S GO!!"