About Black Mesa Records

Black Mesa Records was founded in 2014 with the idea to give back to music. A simple idea: finance the pressing of a great record for a great artist. Fast forward and we've curated a great collection of amazing music from musicians with ties to our Oklahoma roots.

Black Mesa Records is largely Kris Payne. With help from the artists we support for order fulfillment, graphic design, and general idea process, we strive to be open and transparent with our artists. Heavy-handed is not our style.

Our artists have been featured in:

  • Rolling Stone
  • Paste
  • Pop Matters
  • mxdwn
  • No Depression
  • Americana UK
  • One Chord To Another
  • Nine Bullets
  • Wannabe
  • The Boot
  • Wide Open Country
  • The Bay Bridged
  • American Standard Time
  • and more...

We're located in San Francisco, CA and Tulsa, OK.

For press inquiries, please email press@blackmesarecords.com