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

Singles & EPs

Janek Schaefer / Pan•American Janek Schaefer / Pan•American - Split Series #3 FatCat Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
Pan American* Quarry (EP) (K-RAA-K)³ Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
BSI 013-1 Pan•American East Coast Bugs(12") BSI Records BSI 013-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
Pan•American Renzo (EP) Vertical Form UK 2002 Sell This Version
Pan•American Memorize En/Of 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
Pan•American Rue Corridor (Sketch For Winter II) (EP) Geographic North US 2015 Sell This Version


none Pan•American Kidnap!(2xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Pan•American Self-released) none US 2019
LE033 Pan•American Nightbirds(File, FLAC) Longform Editions LE033 Australia 2019