Anyone want to talk about record labels?
Good ones, bad ones, unique ones?
Personally, I like Square of Opposition, keeps shit constantly repressed, has awesome sales, super cool to deal with.
Ghostly International is another fav, the packaging is beautiful on all the releases I have by them and I love their involvement in other art related stuff.
Ormo is a classic but he's slow as fuck.
Bad label, Run for Cover. I own a ton of shit from them and pretty much all of it is literally physically warped. Fucking sucks.
If they'd knock off the shit with 20 different novelty colors and just found a decent plant and got everything done in black it'd be a lot better.
pic related is another one that puts a lot of love and care into their releases.
small runs, beautiful packaging, nice little extras.
Some random thoughts:
RIP Fuck it Tapes
I also miss when Not Not Fun was not not shit. They used to have great music and it would always come with a nice gift. They gave me a copy of the Forbidden Planet soundtrack on cassette with a hand-sewn cloth cover, pretty dope.
I can't believe DNT records is still around, and I try to support the guy because he's pretty cool. But most of their music is meh, honestly.
Recently I've been getting into Eremite and Cuneiform, they both consistently have great shit.
Also this archival/78s-reissue label Canary records, interesting stuff and a lot cheaper than Dust-to-Digital.
Yea, I can't hate on them for finding success, but I preferred when it was just Britt and Amanda. They were great at making everything feel personal. Doesn't help that not much of what they've release recently has moved me.
There is something about Luaka Bop that draws me to their releases.
music on vinyl does really amazing reissues etc. They're a bit expensive but they put out good stuff and the higher initial retail price keeps the resale value from being retarded.