About Us

Badman Recording Co. is an independent label and production company located in Portland, Oregon. Badman is home to albums by remarkable artists such as STRKFR, Lanterna, the innocence mission, My Morning Jacket, Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon), Lisa Germano, The Builders and the Butchers, and Lovers.  Badman is internationally known for quality artists and an emphasis on outstanding album artwork.  Badman celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018. 

Label president Dylan Magierek has recorded/produced many artists over the years including STRFKR, Fleet Foxes, Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon), Erlend Oye (King's of Convenience), Portland Cello Project with Thao Nguyen, The Builders and the Butchers, Laura Gibson, The Bittersweets and The Mother Hips.  He originally started the label in 1998 in a San Francisco Haight-Ashbury flat and soon released a charitable compilation (Shanti Project Collection) that featured new and rare tracks from Red House Painters, Low, Hayden, Idaho and his own project Misc.  That album launched the label into worldwide success with multiple albums that soon followed by Mark Kozelek, the innocence mission, Rebecca Gates (The Spinanes), Swell and My Morning Jacket. 

Over its twenty-plus year run, Badman artists have been featured in Time, Rolling Stone, Mojo, Uncut, London Times, The NY Times, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, and Pitchfork. Our artists have been featured in ad spots by Target, IBM and Bailey’s.  Networks such as Netflix, NBC, ABC, CBS, HBO, BBC and Showtime and shows/films like CSI, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Catch Me if You Can, Enough Said, and many others have utilized music from the label.

Badman’s most recent releases include Lanterna - Hidden Drives, the innocence mission - sun on the square, Nyles Lannon - The Clouds and the Sea and TENTS - Medicine.

Badman is dedicated to supporting and sharing great songs and artists throughout the world.

Dylan worked out of Closer Recording in San Francisco and later at Type Foundry studio (TypeFoundrystudio.com) in Portland where he was a partner until they closed in 2020.  He currently freelances out of studios in the Pacific Northwest. 

"Badman founder Dylan Magierek, who has shown his recording skill by making Mark Kozelek's solo material ring somehow far fuller than one thought vocals, an acoustic guitar, and some AC/DC covers might possibly sound, can again take a deep bow here. It would be wonderful if everything Badman put out was both recorded by Magierek..." - Dusted Magazine

“This 15-year celebration… features highlights from the many glorious records that wear the Badman Recording Co. imprint.” – iTunes editorial review of Make Some Quiet – 15 Years of Badman

“In the past few years the San Francisco label has solidified itself as arguably the best fledgling company in the indie-record biz, thanks to a roster nicely balanced between established acts (Hayden, Mark Kozelek of the Red House Painters, The Posies) and talented up and comers (the mind bendingly great My Morning Jacket, British folkie James William Hindle).”
- Rob van Alstyne, The Mac Weekly

“Badman seems to have established themselves as quite the formidable singer/songwriter label. I have yet to hear an untalented musician, and I have also yet to hear a lackluster singer.”
- Stinkweeds

“These sound sick !!! i cannot believe this record!! …i cannot get over how well everything is recorded.” - Jon Salter of Camera Records talking about the Mother Hips - Kiss the Crystal Flake album.



Contact us at info (at)  badmanrecordingco.com