Kanine Records is an independent record label based in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York started at the end of 2002 by Lio and Kay Kanine. Their first release, NY: The Next Wave, was a 20 track compilation featuring mostly unsigned and emerging acts from the area. From there, they started to sign local bands and release CD EPs, 12 inch vinyls and eventually full length records. The label continues as an independent and continues to grow due to the continued success of artists like Grizzly Bear, Chairlift and Surfer Blood.

For 2010 and the beginning of 2011, Kanine Records will release albums by Viernes (Winter Park, FL), Eternal Summers (Roanoke, VA), Pepper Rabbit (Los Angeles, CA), Young Prisms (San Francisco, CA) and Dream Diary (NY).