|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||New York City
Matador Records is an American indie record label with many bands like Modest Mouse, Pavement, and Guided by Voices. Matador Records is founded in 1989 by Chris Lombardi, who operates out of his New York apartment. It becomes a label dedicated to unique alternative acts. Half of the company will be purchased by Beggars Banquet in 2002.