Exit Stencil Recordings is an American independent record label based in Brooklyn. The label was founded by Brandon Stevens in 2002 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ryan Weitzel joined in 2004 with Paul Murphy following shortly afterward to form the core of the label. The label is named after a play on the word existential. During the time in Cleveland, Ryan and Brandon helped operated a short lived multipurpose warehouse space called Parish Hall and the Miller Weitzel Gallery which both served as the labels home base. The spaces were centered around creative endeavors with a DIY ethic.