The 2nd Annual bettyElm Records Showcase

It’s our 2nd annual showcase event! Come out to the new Funk n Waffles on Friday, April 3 to check out our full roster: FOWLS (math pop); Inclusive Or (Omaha-sound indie rock); I (experimental pop) and Phantom Chemistry (psychedelic alt-rock). Vinyl & CD giveaways; Nirvana covers; and more to be announced! Poster by Carrie E. Greenwood.

Salt City Rock

We’re proud to announce that we’re working with the Onondaga Historical Association on this cool event! Friday, February 20 it’s the opening night of their exhibit Salt City Rock: The History of Rock & Roll in Syracuse. Inclusive Or and an acoustic version of Phantom Chemistry will help bring the exhibit full circle to show a slice of the Syracuse music scene in its current state. Stonelord Brothers and Gary Frenay of The Flashcubes also play. $5 for non-members. Sponsored by World of Beer and Read More +

NEW RELEASE! Phantom Chemistry: “Whiskey Slurs”

Phantom Chemistry’s new album Whiskey Slurs is now available on CD, for digital download and streaming via iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify and more. “With the new album you can expect to hear songs about love, loss, self doubt, suicide, and the struggle to live up to expectations. I wrote a majority of these songs when I was in a bad place. Sometimes the best way to keep yourself from falling apart is to stay busy. People can expect Whiskey Slurs to be an honest, heart on Read More +

14 Days of Phantom Chemistry

It’s the 14 Days of Phantom Chemistry, during which we’ll be streaming a song a day off Phantom Chemistry’s new album right up until the full release on 12/16. Each song will only be up for one day, so if you’re interested, check the link daily or follow us on FB or Twitter for reminders. Hope you enjoy! Click here to listen to today’s song.

Coming Soon (12/16): Phantom Chemistry’s new album “Whiskey Slurs”

Whiskey Slurs (bettyElm Records) is the third full-length release from the Syracuse-based, self-styled psychedelic electro-indie band Phantom Chemistry. The current lineup is Mike Burriesci (vocals, guitar, keys); John Ocasio (guitar, keys); Teddy Bratt (guitar, keys); Zack Parsell (bass, though Dillon Cook had the job during the recording of Whiskey); and PJ Sweeney (drums). Their live show is not to be missed – they’re really energetic and entertaining, and great players – but let’s focus on the new album. It’s the most compelling and dynamic in Read More +


Fowls’ 12″ LP “Into the Wild” is on sale for just $10 (includes a free digital download). Click here or visit to try before you buy.

NEW RELEASE! Inclusive Or: “Cocktails in Purgatory”

Inclusive Or’s debut album “Cocktails in Purgatory” is now available on 12″ LP, CD and for digital download; you can also stream it for free via bandcamp, Spotify, Grooveshark and more. From Inclusive Or’s bio: “The themes of the album are soaked with psychology, philosophy, computer science, and evolutionary biology, and how abstract, sometimes esoteric, concepts can fit into the mundane banality of everyday life.” Recommended if you like Cursive, Desaperecidos. BUY NOW on VINYL or CD! Cocktails in Purgatory by Inclusive Or

New music video from Inclusive Or

Check out the music video for “Lovesong Attempt #34″ by Inclusive Or. Directed by Julian Fedele. Find the track on Inclusive Or’s upcoming album “Cocktails in Purgatory”!

Phantom Chemistry joins bettyElm

We’re excited to announce that the 5-piece self-styled psychedelic indietronic band Phantom Chemistry has joined the bettyElm family! We will be working with them to release their third full-length album “Whiskey Slurs” this fall. Phantom Chem’s diverse influences include Radiohead, Daft Punk and The Flaming Lips. Check out past recordings at and stay tuned for more.