Pitch-A-Tent records was started by the members of Camper Van Beethoven in 1985. The label was closed when CVB disbanded in 1990. In 1994 Velena Vego and David Lowery decided to resurrect the label. For the next few (frustrating) years the label existed as an "imprint" of Virgin Records and Caroline Records, releasing records by Sticky, The Seymores, and Lauren Hoffman. In 1999, Pitch-A-Tent wound up its contract with Virgin, and the label is once again completely independent.