Mark Nelson has been recording and trading tapes under the name Pan•American for some time now. During the summer of 1997, he started recording a full length album for Kranky at home and at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Virginia. Mark's contributions to Labradford as the trio's guitarist and singer, might prepare the listener somewhat for the debut Pan•American album. Those lucky enough to be in contact with the independent taping community (which is the last, true underground left) and in possession of earlier Pan•American cassettes may be somewhat forewarned. But who could have expected what has emerged from months of sampling, recording, and mixing?

-From the Kranky website.

Since 2013, Pan•American is officially a duo : Mark Nelson and Steven Hess.

Pan•American Discography


krank025 Pan•American Pan•American (Album) Kranky krank025 US 1997 Sell This Version
KRANK 041 Pan•American 360 Business / 360 Bypass (Album) Kranky KRANK 041 US 1999 Sell This Version
QS127 Pan American* / Komet / Fisherofgold Pan American* / Komet / Fisherofgold - Personal Settings(CD) Quatermass QS127 Belgium 2001 Sell This Version
KRANK 051 Pan•American The River Made No Sound (Album) Kranky KRANK 051 US 2002 Sell This Version
KRANK 065 Pan•American Quiet City Kranky, Kranky KRANK 065 US 2004 Sell This Version
mosz 010 Pan•American For Waiting, For Chasing (Album) Mosz mosz 010 Austria 2006 Sell This Version
krank128 Pan•American White Bird Release (Album) Kranky krank128 US 2009 Sell This Version
krank175 Pan•American Cloud Room, Glass Room (Album) Kranky krank175 US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12FAT023 Janek Schaefer / Pan•American Janek Schaefer / Pan•American - Split Series #3 FatCat Records 12FAT023 UK 1998 Sell This Version
k012 Pan American* Quarry(10", EP) (K-RAA-K)³ k012 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
BSI 013-1 Pan•American East Coast Bugs(12") BSI Records BSI 013-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
VFORM016 Pan•American Renzo (EP) Vertical Form VFORM016 UK 2002 Sell This Version
EN/OF 012 Pan•American Memorize En/Of EN/OF 012 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
UNHIP3 Pan•American / To Rococo Rot Pan•American / To Rococo Rot - Station Clock / For Bologna(7", Single) Unhip Records UNHIP3 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
25 Pan•American Rue Corridor (Sketch For Winter II) (EP) Geographic North 25 US 2015 Sell This Version