September 29, 2022 2 min read


We can't believe it ourselves, but October marks the 10th Anniversary of Skeletal Lightning! #skeletallightning10

What started as a tiny music blog covering our favorite midwest DIY bands quickly shifted into a label and fest run out of a tiny apartment closet, which then grew into something bigger than we ever could’ve imagined. 

Throughout our time as a label, we've had the immense pleasure of teaming up with some of the best bands on the planet (at least in our humble opinion). Our 100+ releases proudly feature artists from 8 different countries, 20 different states, and from genres from all across the map. Our artists have been featured in Pitchfork, NPR, Billboard, Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Alternative Press, and even Vanity Fair. Our artists have also been played on national TV networks and have toured all around the globe. And we still can’t believe how lucky we are to get to work with our fantastic artists every single day.

All of this doesn’t come without the support of our loyal fans, and for that we’re forever grateful. Especially those that’ve been with us since day one! THANK YOU for rocking with us this past decade. We truly wouldn't be here without you and we can’t wait to share what we’ve got up our sleeves next. But first, to kick off our anniversary celebration, we’ve got some exciting things to share with you over this next month:

We're kicking the party off with a big ole sale - take 20% off nearly everything in the store through the end of October (excluding pre-order items) with coupon code “10YEARS” at checkout.

We’re also launching a new Anniversary Merch Collection featuring our fresh new Anniversary logo courtesy of our friends at @R&AD. Celebrate 10 years of Skelly by rockin a new t-shirt, beanie, slipmat, enamel mug, and/or a skelly flag.

And we’ve got plenty of content, playlists, and more in the works that all take a look back through the archives and celebrate our history as a label.

Thanks again for being here with us. We can’t thank you enough for your support! Cheers to another solid decade of Skeletal Lightning and to the best music fans and artists on the planet! <3

Much Love,

Sean, Mo, and Greta