Quiet Panic is a Music and Art company formed in 2019 by co-founders Ryan Hoffman and Michael Messina. Its relevance is deeply rooted in hardcore punk ideology - a community that both founders grew up in, learned their ethics from, and have built connections, and friendships for decades.
Staying true to their DIY ethos while inspired by like-minded labels such as 4AD, Factory, Dischord, and Touch & Go, Quiet Panic operates an independent record label and Artist Management Collective focused on delivering subversive art from a diverse pool of talent who aren't afraid to express themselves without limitations.
The first artist to join the label was Philadelphia-based Beach Slang, the band’s unique brand of punk-tinged, swagger-soaked rock & roll has catapulted them into being one of the most recognizable and exciting names in underground music today. Since then, Quiet Panic has released singles by Brooklyn-based power pop trio Spiral Heads (members of MGMT, Doomriders, and American Nightmare), as well as Brooklyn-based electronic musician Pictureplane, who collaborated with Goth Boi Clique’s Fish Narc on a coldwave/deathrock inspired track, “Underwater Panther”. Compelling and inventive artists are consistently being added to the roster, with more to be announced.
Quiet Panic’s management collective represents some of today’s most eclectic artists in music and film. Their focus is on individuality and creating a home for those who are forward-thinking and passionate about their craft. Their goal is to build a truly collaborative work environment where each member of the team has an opportunity to curate sounds and visuals that inspire them, starting with Last Gang’s “Low Hum”, Belgium's “Slow Crush”, film/visual artist and newcomer “Dark Details”, Southern Lord’s “Excel”, eOne’s “Toxic Holocaust”, Pure Noise’s “Take Offense”, and more.
Ryan Hoffman – Co Founder
Michael Messina – Co Founder
Marc Maxey – Business Manager
Gillian Arditi – Marketing
Ethan McCarthy – A&R
Ross Zafar – Project Manager
Bran McMinn – Design and Layout
Quiet Panic is physically and digitally distributed through The Orchard / Sony Music worldwide.
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org .