About Us

Fargo is an independent record label based in Paris, France. Founded by Michel Pampelune. Has been operating throughout Europe since 2000.
We work/have worked with the following artists : Ryan Adams, Alamo Race Track, Alina Orlova, Bosque Brown, Richard Buckner, Chris Garneau, Clare And The Reasons, Deer Tick, Dolorean, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, Joseph Arthur, Neal Casal, Nicolai Dunger, The BellRays, The Lords Of Altamont, The Morlocks, J Tillman, Luke Temple, Alela Diane, Andrew Bird, Emily Loizeau, Great Lake Swimmers, Shearwater, Alexandre Varlet…..

In March 2010, the label has opened its own record store, located in the 11st district of Paris, rue de la Folie Méricourt. The shop features a great selection of vinyl, screen prints, cds, rock merch and also proposes in-store performances.


The Fargo releases are promoted and distributed by these fine companies throughout Europe :

France : Naïve / U.K. : Proper / Germany : Indigo / Netherlands & Belgium : Munich / Switzerland : Irascible / Spain : Naïve / Italy : Self / U.S.A. : Junket Boy


Since last february, the label has been hosting monthly events at Paris’ club La Flêche d’Or. On those nights, Fargo co-produces and promote artists that are not necessarily signed to the label. Recent shows have included Steve Earle & The Dukes, Alejandro Escovedo and Josh Rouse. For every show, a screen print poster is made especially and collector color tickets are exclusively available from the Fargo shop.