Carbon Records: 25 Years of Cover Art (art show)

Friday, Apr 05, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Rochester Contemporary Art Center

137 East Ave Rochester, NY 14604


APRIL 5, 2019 - MAY 10, 2019

Opening Reception: April 5, 6-9pm

This exhibition presents posters, playbills, and a full collection of album cover art by Carbon Records showcasing the record label's remarkable commitment to visual art and design.


Carbon Records is a small independent record label based in Rochester NY run by Joe Tunis. Carbon started releasing records in the spring of 1994, with April 2019 being its 25th anniversary. Carbon Records has released more than 240 releases, in all formats, including vinyl LPs and 7" singles, CDs and homemade CDRs, cassettes, as well as floppy disks and physical hard-drives. It started out as a vehicle for local artists, but has grown to include national and international artists. The catalog primarily focuses on free-improv/noise, drone, experimental, and outsider genres.