Pitch-A-Tent records was started by the members of Camper Van Beethoven in 1985. The label was closed when Camper Van Beethoven 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 finished up its contract with Virgin, and the label is once again completely independent.