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Teenage USA Recordings is a Canadian independent record label,
founded by Phil Klygo and Mark DiPietro in the
fall of 1997 on the back of Klygo's Skull Geek record label and
The label, based in Toronto, has
released records by artists such as Elevator, Eric's Trip, The Weekend, Pecola, Smallmouth, Peaches,
Stink Mitt, Dan Bryk, Kid Lunch, Two-Minute Miracles, Blood
Meridian and Mean Red Spiders.
Song Corporation bought into the label in 2000 and named Klygo
and DiPietro as Song's Directors of Artistic Development.
Following Song's bankruptcy a short year later, the pair regained
ownership of their label and signed a distribution deal with Outside Music.
Eventually, DiPietro took a job at Outside, running their in-house
label in addition to teenage USA, while Klygo started a new label
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