Day After Records
Established in 1993, Day After Records is an independent music label and distributor with a focus on alternative genres.
Day After provides wholesale for approx. 150 indie labels from the US, UK, Europe and Japan. Rock, punk, metal, hardcore, indie, electronic and alternative music, postrock, ambient and rock'n'roll are all being distributed with a special emphasis on vinyl. The extensive catalogue also contains jazz, soul, funk and country releases. Music books and merchandise supplement the offer.
Day After also runs its own web store as well as Rekomando, a renowned Prague recordstore.
Thanks to direct contacts with most of the labels Day After offers not only the latest music but also wholesale catalogue of all available releases that are in stock and ready to be shipped right away for favourable prices (currently approx. 11 000 items).
Day After is partnered with Smile Music, a publishing house responsible for Full Moon, Spark and Fakker magazines plus several music websites. The products are being advertised on all these platforms.
Day After also closely collaborates with XVINYLX, a media manufacturing company which has produced over one million records in 2014.
The history of Day After dates back to the early 1990s. Being relieved of the burden of the communist era, two devotees from the east of what is now the Czech republic decided to face the vast waters of the international music scene. A vital and self-sufficient network provided music fans raised in the spirit of Czechoslovak underground music unthought-of possibilities.
First contacts were established, first releases exchanged for others, first records bought off from bands and labels. In 1991 the first mail order catalogue saw the light of the day. Stress and Kritická situace were the first bands releasing their music on Day After Records in 1993. Two years later the wholesale of selected labels started. The new millennium brought about Day After's first online store and experience of selling releases by Franz Ferdinand, Gogol Bordello, Cocorosie and Arctic Monkeys, at that time scoring in local charts.
Going against the flow, Day After opened a store in Prague in 2005, and five years later moved the warehouse to Plzeň. At the same time a new store named Rekomando was opened in alliance with Josef Jindrák (Polí5 label). The new era of Day After Records started in 2014 with the fresh input of a new company associate.