Matador Records is an independent record label, with a roster of mainly indie rock, but also punk rock, experimental rock, alternative rock, electronic and other artists. The label was created in 1989 by Chris Lombardi in his New York City apartment. In 1992 Matador released Pavement's debut studio album Slanted and Enchanted. Matador has continued to sign bands of various genres including Iceage, Lower, Algiers, Majical Cloudz and Car Seat Headrest