Category: Label Reviews

Label Review: HoZac Records

Label Review: HoZac Records

Today, we are featuring some bands from the excellent Chicago-based label HoZac Records. HoZac emerged in 2006 from the zine “Horizontal Action”, and for the first couple of years solely put out 7” singles from undiscovered, hard-to-define acts such as Volt, Spider, Wax Museums, Wizard Sleeve, and Static Static, to name a few. The folks at HoZac have a real […]

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Label Review: Listen To Music From Tesla Tapes’ Roster

The UK music collective Gnod makes deeply psychedelic music, recording hours of long-form jams, while self-releasing some of them on limited edition cd-rs with hand screened art work and other printed ephemera. For their label Tesla Tapes, Gnodheads past and present explore their techno-pagan interests by applying psychedelic strategies to electronic music for some outstanding results. For instance, take a […]

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Out Now: Glitz ‘It’z Glitz’ on Grazer Records

Out Now: Glitz ‘It’z Glitz’ on Grazer Records

Glitz is bringin’ the Glam back for the people on their just released It’z Glitz from Grazer Records! The San Francisco quartet is made up of members from other Bay-area bands like Apache, Personal & The Pizzas, and Wild Thing, and on the It’z Glitz LP these guys rip up bubblegum and power-pop with punk abandon. Produced by Chet JR […]

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Label Review: Tomato Records Is Ripe!

Label Review: Tomato Records Is Ripe!

Tomato records has distinguished itself for it’s diversity, as well as the jaw dropping roster of artists it has, over it’s many years, housed. Diversity, this wide spread under one roof, is not common to come across. When you peek into the rooms of their musical palace you’ll find jazz, blues, folk, Latin, and avant-garde experimentalists.

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Label Review: Asthmatic Kitty is Purrfect!

Label Review: Asthmatic Kitty is Purrfect!

Started in 1999 as a way to record and archive the music their friends were making, Asthmatic Kitty, since its inception, has grown to host an impressive roster of off the path indie pop. Named after a found cat that wheezed and coughed its way into the founder’s heart, Asthmatic Kitty was originally based in Holland Michigan.

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Label Review: The Social Registry

Label Review: The Social Registry

As I was thinking about what label to check into next a friend, like a synchronistic astronaut, called me raving, gasping like a gas huffing prairie dog about this label he had recently been into. He had been to New York. Brooklyn, as a matter of fact, to visit his sister and happened to catch one of the label mates […]

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Label Review: Anti-…Artists Unlike Any Other

Label Review: Anti-…Artists Unlike Any Other

Imagine a man standing on a street in the evening. The moon is like a fingerprint of snow. Maybe this man is leaning on a lamppost or his bright long hands break from his pockets and come to rest on the back of his neck. He is in the classic repose of ponder. He is drenched in white thought. Maybe […]

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