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Fat Elvis Records Proudly Supports….Wrecked ‘Em Wreckords

Several years ago, I met the Sugar Daddy in Memphis. He’s the main man behind  WRECKED ‘EM WRECKORDS. I have been a supporter of his since the early days, and will continue to be. He helped me out quite a bit getting Fat Elvis Records off the ground. It was only natural that I asked him to fill out the FER questionnaire.

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1. When did you start your label and why did you do it?

Business for the label started in 2001, but I had the idea for a few years prior. My friends in college had a band called THE USED. They would play house parties and little shit breather bars around Knoxville. They were great. After a few years together that band dissolved and 3/4ths of the members went on to indie fame with a band called Superdrag. While THE USED did manage to release a split 7″ and a couple of low budget cassettes, they never were properly documented. It was in the back of my mind that if I ever got the money, I was going to try to get those guys back together to record and release a proper cd. Thankfully they were open to it and ultimately “SHAMELESS SELF DESTRUCTION” was the result. It was decided to change the bands name from THE USED to THE USED TO BE for obvious reasons. Once you tell your friends that you are starting a label, their normal response is….”Well my band has an album in the can…” The first release from WRECKED ‘EM WRECKORDS was Detroit country and mid-western band BILL PARKER AND HIS MOTHERSCRATCHERS on 9/11/02

2. What format do you release music on?

7″/12″ both black and colored and CD. WRECKED ‘EM is shifting away from CD and doing more vinyl because that’s what the kids want. It’s also cooler and MAY(?) sound better. Of course all vinyl comes with the proverbial download.

3. What has been your most successful release to date, or which release are you most proud of?

WRECKED ‘EM loves everything it has put out. No regrets at all. Even when the band breaks up as soon as their wreckord is released. Most successful, meaning WRECKED ‘EM lost the least amount of money on? THE USED TO BE.

4. Do you have specific tastes in the music you choose to release or are you open to anything?

Generally, WRECKED ‘EM releases are of the LOUDER variety. WRECKED ‘EM has dabbled in country (Bill Parker) and it put out Amy LaVere’s first 7″ (Gabe and Amy Show), but for the most part WRECKED ‘EM WRECKORDS is not quiet music. You won’t be hearing the new Yanni wreckord on WRECKED ‘EM WRECKORDS. That being said, my ear is open to just about anything. Old blues is my favorite genre. So don’t be surprised if you hear something coming out on the WRECKED ‘EM WRECKORDS subsidiary Loose Stool Records.

5. How do you go about finding new artists you are interested in releasing?

Generally artists find WRECKED ‘EM. WRECKED ‘EM doesn’t really care for when bands send digital copies of their music via email. WRECKED ‘EM likes getting snail mail with cd’s inside. Remember snail mail? It’s ok to call WRECKED ‘EM old fashioned.

6. Anything in the works right now that you would like to share?

WRECKED ‘EM WRECKORDS has been laying low the past year but will be unleashing it’s best release ever, on picture disc no less, in the upcoming months.

7. Where do you see your record label going in the next five years?

In the next 5 years WRECKED ‘EM WRECKORDS will be 998,214 units from Platinum status, but in the next 10 years, I predict all current stock to be sold out and going for stupid amounts of pocket change. Get it while you can!!!

281678_10151367974008638_1563426469_n8. Where can people find out more about your label?

You can find out more about my WRECKED ‘EM on the World Wide WRECKED ‘EM at www.WRECKED-EM.com Don’t forget the dash….or you won’t end up in my WRECKED ‘EM.

9. What are some of your favorite small record labels?

Revenant. are they small? Light in the Attic.

10. Anything else you would like to add?

WRECKED ‘EM WRECKORDS…..it only SOUNDS dirty!

FER repsonds to the FER Questionnaire!

In the late part of 2013, I sent some questions to many of my favorite small records labels. I have been asked by a few people to fill out on myself. Here are my answers

1. When did you start your label and why did you do it?

I started Fat Elvis Records in July 2012. That’s when it became official. The idea first crossed my mind back in the 1990s. I had plans of releasing cassette tapes of Knoxville bands. I had picked up Dave Grohl’s Pocket Watch Cassette from Simple Machines and a handful of releases from Shrimper records who did really homegrown tapes. The idea sat in the back of mind all those years.

Jump forward to February 2012. I seen the Blackfoot Gypsies perform on the WDVX Blue Plate Special, and thought “If I ever decide to do a label, this the band I would love to work with!” I contacted them a few months later, and was surprised they said they would do it! I had two ideas in my head for a label name, Knuckleball or Fat Elvis (I got the name from Shovels and Rope. It was/is the name of their touring vehicle). Matthew Paige of the Blackfoot Gypsies convinced me to go with Fat Elvis by saying “Please, for the love of god, go with Fat Elvis.”

2. What format do you release music on?

So far only 7″ vinyl ,but that could be changing very soon. Although I have recently learned that many of my customers can’t stand lathe cut records, The thought of them still intrigues me. I think if done right they could be really cool. I also have ideas that involve a couple of other formats in the near future.

3. What has been your most successful release to date, or which release are you most proud of?

After two releases, I am happy to say that I am equally excited about both records.
I’m very thankful that the Blackfoot Gypsies took a chance on me and it was a huge hit. The band has the last remaining copies I couldn’t have done it without Tom Needham at Broke Or Made Better though. My idea for the variant covers really sucked, but Tom came in on short notice and created a masterpiece!

I’m also extremely thankful that Reed Turchi took a chance on me. When I asked him, I wasn’t sure if he would turn me down or not. He has his own label, Devil Down Records, so why would he want to work with me? We had a few hiccups getting it pressed, but it sounds and looks amazing!

4. Do you have specific tastes in the music you choose to release or are you open to anything?

So far I have been sticking to touring bands with a bit of a following and bands from the south. That could also be changing soon. I’m pretty much open to anything, but I have to believe in what I am releasing.

5. How do you go about finding new artists you are interested in releasing?

I have a wish list of sorts of bands I would love to work with. I’m going through that list to see who will work with me. I have to go through them one at a time because I simply don’t have enough cash to release as many records as I would like to.

6. Anything in the works right now that you would like to share?

I can’t give away any specifics just yet, but I have 3 or 4 projects in the works that should keep me busy for the rest of the year.

I would also love to have a Fat  Elvis Records showcase or mini-tour sometime soon! I thought I had one almost worked out a few weeks ago, but things didn’t quite work out.

7. Where do you see your record label going in the next five years?

As much as I don’t want to, I will probably have to do a name change in the next five years or so. I’m taking suggestions! When I started the label, everyone was under the impression it was a joke or not real. I think I am proving myself with each release. I may create a secondary label sometime in the future.

8. What are some of your favorite small record labels?

There are lots! I have found most of these small labels are more than willing to help you with questions you might have. Velocity of Sound and Limited Fanfare have been a huge help! Not sure I could ever repay them. Devil Down Records has given me more than I could ever give back to them as well. Jett Plastic Recordings is always there to give me ideas. Shed House Records is there to help me spread the word!

There’s a lot of small record labels out there putting out lots of great music!

9. Anything else you would like to add?

Yes! I couldn’t do any of his with out the help I have received from my brother Aaron at Fistful of Tigers, my girlfriend Monica, and each of you that have purchased something from me and shared a Facebook or Twitter message to help me get the word out. I love doing this, and I don’t anticipate quitting anytime soon. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!!

 

 

Fat Elvis Records Supports….Mystical Records

Mystical Records has nearly 30 releases in 4 years. They recently sent me a copy of Mystical Records Sampler Series Vol. 1 LP (12 bucks shipped!). I was so impressed, I asked them to fill out  one of My Q & A list.

Fat Elvis Records Proudly Supports….

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1. When did you start your label and why did you do it?

We started in August of 2009. We did it because physical music was on the decline and it seemed like a good thing to do since we were constantly creating material/albums. We wanted to be official and promote physical releases.

2. What format(s) do you release music on?

Compact Disc and Vinyl

Sampler Vol. 1
Mystical Records

3. What has been your most successful release to date, or which release are you most proud of?

Most successful is The Missionaries Alpha & Omega. The release that we are most proud of is the Sampler Series LP (Vol. 1).

4. Do you have specific tastes in the music you choose to release (i.e. genres, regions, etc) or are you open to anything? If so, what is your preference(s)?

Mystical Records welcomes all types of genres….but, we sure do love some rock & roll.  With that said, we have quite an eclectic group of contributing artists. The possibilities are endless for us.

5. How do you go about finding new artists you are interested in releasing? Demos, Facebook, Soundcloud, friends?

Demos, blogs, email, Soundcloud, word of mouth, Facebook, and friends.

Slow Turtle Fast
Mystical Records

6. Anything in the works right now that you would like to share?

Slow Turtle Fast – Salivating Babies (7″)….Presale is up now!

7. Where do you see your record label going in the next five years? Ten years?

Growing more artists and releases, CD is our primary format but we would like to increase more of our releases on vinyl.

8. Where is the best place to find out more about your record label (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc)?

Website
Facebook
Twitter

And of course…WhiteSwirl.

9. What are some of your other favorite small record labels?

-Fat Elvis
Grimtale
Shed House

10. Anything else you would like to add?

We are always looking for more artists to release. Also looking to collaborate/team up with other small labels and their respective artists.

 

Fat Elvis Supports….Philthy Phonographic Records

I have been quite overwhelmed with the responses with these questionnaires. I didn’t expect to get so many back! The response from the labels has been great, and the feedback I am getting from the fans is equally as great, so let’s keep it rolling….

This time it’s Philthy Phil’s Philthy Phonographic Records (What a fantastic name, say that 3 times really fast). Phil has a few great releases in a short time, and shows no signs of letting up anytime soon.

1. When did you start your label and why did you do it?

I started Philthy Phonographic Records in the summer of 2013 on a whim, but had been thinking about it for about a year prior. I have liked records ever since I was a child. My brother and I got a record player for Christmas and in our playroom used to spin records regularly. We used it so much that we eventually had to get another record player for Christmas. I even have a birthday song that is on a flexi-disc of all things that my father has played for me every birthday and still does to this day. Records have always been a big part of my life, so I wanted to contribute to making them a part of other people’s lives.

2. What format(s) do you release music on?

So far I have released 3 flexi-discs and I have done a lathe cut record that wasn’t released to the public. My next thing up is PHIL004 which will be a true vinyl release with all the bells and whistles. I’d love to do a 78 rpm record, an LP, a cassette, reel-to-reel, maybe a cylinder… I want to try releasing anything and everything. Things that are playable and things that may just be collectible.

Conspiracy of Owls Flexi

3. What has been your most successful release to date, or which release are you most proud of?

I am very proud of the cover for the Conspiracy of Owls release. It is a picture I took of my son listening to records at Burger Records. The cover looks timeless and has a great filter on it to also make the viewer think that as well. Burger’s vintage headphones only add to the illusion (what is funny is that I have a photo of my daughter as a bumblebee on Halloween a few years back at Burger that is almost identical… I’m trying to figure out how to use it too).

I also love the test pressing cover that my son did for the Apple Brains release. He is 6 years old. The covers are very DIY and at the same time it was just fun. His ideas mixed with mine was just great. I can’t believe how well the Velvet Underground tribute cover came out. And the Apple Computers one is just cool. My favorite part of the handmade covers was how interested everyone was in them… and everyone had their own favorite. That is what made it successful.

My favorite song to this point is the newest release, which is the Gap Dream Flexi. The song is hypnotizing. I mean it is only the instrumental version of a B-side from the Burger 7 inch, but without the lyrics something happens, you know? It becomes a completely different song. You hear things you don’t on the regular release. I love it and have to thank Gabe for being interested in getting this song out there.

4. Do you have specific tastes in the music you choose to release (i.e. genres, regions, etc) or are you open to anything? If so, what is your preference(s)?

So far I have released stuff I like, but I am open to almost anything. I have a couple of artists that I am trying to release music with but would really like to put anything and everything out that is good. Good music needs to get out there. I love all kinds of music… from Bach to Thee Oh Sees and back again. But I also just love fun (just check out Apple Brains)! Music needs to be fun and exciting.

Apple Brains Flexi

5. How do you go about finding new artists you are interested in releasing? Demos, Facebook, Soundcloud, friends?

My first way of going after artists was via email. I would email them asking if they had any unreleased tracks they would be interested in putting out. I emailed until someone emailed back. I still do this. I have had a few bands send me songs via email as well, but I haven’t really had a chance to sit down and listen to them yet.

6. Anything in the works right now that you would like to share?

PHIL004 is going to be epic. With the quality of releases coming out from our small circle of independent labels I felt I needed to kick it up. The cover is beautiful and I have the HD version ready to go to print. It is by a Mexican artist named Ernesto Muniz who is very popular and continuing to gain notoriety. He sent me another image I will be using as an insert. The release will be another split with Burger Records (my buddies) and should help narrow down the artist for those interested in guessing. It’ll be an edition of 500 seven inch records (300 black and some surprises I dare not speak of yet).

I also might be doing some work with other labels (not telling yet… sorry) and there are a couple of bands who have recently contacted me about doing a flexi-disc.

7. Where do you see your record label going in the next five years? Ten years?

At the moment I seem to be known as the guy that does flexis which is fine. They are fun. Might not be for the audiophile but flexis have a long history. They were originally used to pass around illegal, underground music. That is cool.

I just want to continue putting out records. I like records. But it is definitely a “gentlemen’s hobby.” I work, have a family, and am currently doing 10 other things at the same time as Philthy Phonographic Records.

8. Where is the best place to find out more about your record label (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc)?

http://philthyphonographic.blogspot.com/ is my blogspot where you can find updates and buy records.

Facebook is where I regularly post musical things happening in my world.

I have twitter as well but don’t use it even close to as much.

Gap Dream Flexi

9. What are some of your other favorite small record labels?

Love Burger Records, Grimtale has pushed record collecting to a new level, Jett Plastic Recordings… I mean it’s run by 15 year old Jarrett… how cool is that!, Fat Elvis might have the coolest name and inspired me to do some very hands-on covers, Shed House inspired me to do some funky vinyl (wait for PHIL004) and I wished I could have bought those BADASS Natural Child insanity vinyl records, Infinity Cat Records, love Larry Hardy and In the Red (though it’s hard to call him small nowadays), Castle Face Records, Goodbye Boozy, love Trouble in Mind, Suicide Squeeze, HOZAC, Goner Records are the best, Hardly Art, Art Fag… I’m sure I’m forgetting a label I love because there are so many…sorry.

 

10. Anything else you would like to add?

Release something new Fat Elvis so I can buy it.
ed. – Soon! I promise!

Oh… I really want more LIKES on Facebook so tell all your friends.

Readers… send all your rare records my way. I will promise to give them a good home.

Ummm… what else. I took the photos for my first 3 covers and am thinking about moonlighting as a rock and roll photographer.

What else… I have my very own button maker… anyone want to make buttons? Contact me.

Did I say “I like records!”

Fat Elvis Supports…Shed House Records

Next up is Shed House Records! The new kid on the block, but they came out like dynamite! Some sick looking vinyl and an amazing test press package on top of that! They maybe new, but they should be running with the big dogs sooner than later!

Shed House logo1. When did you start your label and why did you do it?
I guess technically i started it in May of this year, but I have been talking about doing this for going on 5 years now. I have always had a passion for music and a great love for vinyl so i think that starting a label was inevitable for me. It just took me a little while to get off my ass and make it happen. I see this as a way to give back to the bands and the community that have been a big part of my life.

2. What format(s) do you release music on?
I release vinyl and that’s all. I have no interest in CD’s or tapes.

3. What has been your most successful release to date, or which release are you most proud of?
I just put out the labels first release “Natural Child : Live in Birmingham” and I am definitely proud of how the release has been selling and more importantly how its being enjoyed by the folks who have bought it. The positive reviews and comments have made all the hard work worth it.

4.  Do you have specific tastes in the music you choose to release (i.e. genres, regions, etc) or are you open to anything? If so, what is your preference(s)?
I am open to listening to a wide variety of musical styles and don’t want the label to be restricted by genres.

Shed House 001 Natutral Child Live in Birmingham Test Press Package
Shed House 001
Natutral Child Live in Birmingham
Test Press Package

5. How do you go about finding new artists you are interested in releasing? Demos, Facebook, Soundcloud, friends?
I pretty much just go to the shows of bands that I like and ask them if they are interested in doing something. So far it seems to be working. I have a few good recordings I am working on and am always trying to line more up.

6. Anything in the works right now that you would like to share?
 Currently i am working on a live Dan Sartain release. I am really stoked about this one. When I first started talking about doing a label I told everyone that I was gonna put out a live Dan Sartain album and now almost 5 years later I am. I hope to have it out early next year.

7. Where do you see your record label going in the next five years? Ten years?
The label is something I do for fun and not for big profits. So will I still be putting stuff out in 5-10 years? That is completely up to the people. As long as the label can sustain itself I will continue to put out releases. I put a lot of money into this first release, with a wife and 2 kids it was a big risk for us. I definitely cant afford to continuously put money into it but I plan on riding it out as long as I can. If I never put out another release I would be ok with that becauseIi at least gave it a shot.

8. Where is the best place to find out more about your record label (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc)?
Facebook is the easiest way to connect with people so I guess that’s what i am doing right now. There is always the website which I plan on keeping updated with important information on new releases and such.

Shed House 001 Natural Child Live In Birmingham
Shed House 001
Natural Child Live In Birmingham

9. What are some of your other favorite small record labels?
Some of my favorite small labels are
Grimtale
Fat Elvis
CASS
Stencil Trash
JPR
Easy Rider
there are definitely more that seem to escape me now

10. Anything else you would like to add?
Head over to shedhouserecords.com and buy a copy of Natural Childs live lp & 7″ so I can continue putting out great releases for yall to spin

Fat Elvis Records Supports…Velocity of Sound

Here’s another installment of “Fat Elvis Records Supports…”. This time it’s Pittsburgh based Velocity Of Sound. VOS is a powerhouse of great releases by Epic Ditch, Flesh Vehicle, Pujol, The Lees of Memory, and several others. The black and white split 7″ variants are my absolute favorite! I wanted to do it with my first release, but I didn’t want to copy what VOS had already claimed. at Elvis Records proudly presents Velocity of Sound.

Velocity of Sound1.When did you start your label and why did you do it?
The answer to this question isn’t very cut and dry. Technically VOS001 was released in 1999. My friend Todd and I were doing a ton of home recording on a Tascam 424 MKII and thought it would be a novel idea to cut a 7’. This was at a time where the format couldn’t have been at a lower point. We weren’t in a band that played live and it was a time before Social Media or easy to make online stores. It was a split single, my buddy Dan was in a real band called Lonely Planet Boy, he got 250 of the 500 we pressed.

I literally made over 150 different album covers for that single before sticking with the “official” cover. I would basically go in to a crowed bar on a Friday night and give them away to people whether they wanted one or not. Im SURE 70% of those went straight in the trash, but I didn’t care, I spread my single like Johnny Appleseed.

Eleven years later, the computer age took off and it was easy to sell and advertise indie music. That’s when I officially launched Velocity of Sound as a proper label, releasing VOS002 Eohippus “Live Life On Opium”.

HoZac Records was my inspiration.

2. What format(s) do you release music on?
7” vinyl all the way.

VOS 008
THE LEES OF MEMORY
WE ARE SIAMESE

 3. What has been your most successful release to date, or which release are you most proud of?
Our most successful release to date, hands down was our last one, The Lees of Memory “We Are Siamese”. I am equally proud of all the Velocity of Sound releases. I stand behind everyone of them 100%.

4. Do you have specific tastes in the music you choose to release (i.e. genres, regions, etc) or are you open to anything? If so, what is your preference(s)?
I guess Velocity of Sound does things a little different (or maybe not?), basically when we approach a band or an artist to join the VOS family, we aren’t looking for a specific sound or genre, we are looking for an artist that we already love. If we can get them to agree to do a single with us, we will let them release anything they feel will represent them best. The artist gets to choose the tracks. I feel that the label has already succeeded by getting to work with a person or a group we admire. Sell the records is icing on the cake.

VOS 003
PUJOL
ANGELBABY 7″

5. How do you go about finding new artists you are interested in releasing? Demos, Facebook, Soundcloud, friends?
Don’t call us, we’ll call you!

6. Anything in the works right now that you would like to share?
The only thing in the works that we can share with you is an upcoming Shockwave Riderz 7”. The band is from Pittsburgh and will BLOW YOUR MIND UP! I’ve learned to not get too excited or share too much info about release before it comes out. Believe it or not, there are PLENTY of artists that will fuck a label over, not the other way around. Velocity of Sound has been fucked over by the best of ‘em!

Epic Ditch
VOS 006
EPIC DITCH
36 HOUR EP

7. Where do you see your record label going in the next five years? Ten years?Hopefully still releasing 7”s. I can’t imagine I’m going to get sick of music or vinyl anytime soon.

8. Where is the best place to find out more about your record label (Facebook, Twitter, website, etc)?
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VelocityofSound, Twitter @VOSR and website www.VelocityOfSound.com, yes!

9. What are some of your other favorite small record labels?
HoZac
, In The Red, Mind Cure Records, Nashville’s Dead, Sweaters and Pearls, Goner, Captured Tracks, Mexican Summer to name a few.

10. Anything else you would like to add?
Yes, Velocity of Sound is the only record label to sell their releases at cost. “We‘re more than just a label, we are doing you a favor.”

VELOCITY OF SOUND
VELOCITY OF SOUND

Fat Elvis Records Supports…Jett Plastic Recordings

When I started Fat Elvis Records, I was unsure what I was getting into. I have found it to be a blast! Not only am I releasing music by some of my favorite bands, but I have met several other people who have their own labels that release music for the same reason I am.

I wanted to give these other labels some support, and help with promoting them. I created a short questionnaire, and sent it to several of my favorite labels. I am going to post these questionnaires each week. I hope you are able to discover some great music released by these other labels.

First up is Jett Plastic Recordings. “Detroit Records Made Better”
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1. When did you start your label and why did you do it?
I started Jett Plastic Recordings in mid-September 2012, but plans had begun earlier that year. The label became ‘Jett Plastic Recordings’, and I  secured my first release; an After Dark Amusement Park 7″. I pressed it on black vinyl and blue vinyl at Archer Record Pressing in Detroit, MI. A few months later, I released full length album by Detroit punk legend Bootsey X. I started my label to share my music taste and Detroit music with people all around the world.

2. What format(s) do you release music on?
I normally release 7″ records, but I am currently prepping the release of two more full length albums (along with some singles, of course!). In the near future, the label will also experiment with flexi-discs and a cassette! 7″ records are my favorite because of their simplicity, but LP’s are fantastic too. I especially like live LP’s because of their ability to capture a band in their true form. Studio stuff is sometimes too pure for me! I appreciate the grit in music!

JPR-001
AFTER DARK AMUSEMENT PARK
‘ATOM BOMB’ 7″

3. What has been your most successful release to date, or which release are you most proud of? 
Both releases have been extremely successful, and I am proud of them both. The colored versions of both records have all sold out, and I still listen to both on a regular basis. Getting the label started was difficult (because I’m only 15 and may be the youngest label owner in the Continental United States), but when it was under control it became exciting. Working with other labels on split releases is my favorite, because we can share/swap ideas with each other, along with bring new fans to each others labels!

4..Do you have specific tastes in the music you choose to release (i.e. genres, regions, etc.) or are you open to anything? If so, what is your preference(s)?
As far as music is concerned, I can appreciate it all. I believe that if somebody believes in their music so much to the point where they put out a copy of it on vinyl, it deserves to be heard. I can even listen to rap music, as I can appreciate the artistic moments in it. I think that JPR is mainly a Rock/Punk/Garage label, but that could change at any time.

JPR-002
BOOTSEY X
‘WOMEN’S LOVE RITES’ 12″

5.  How do you go about finding new artists you are interested in releasing?
While beginning the label, I started talking to my friends in the music community and asked them if I could release their material. From there, I talked to some of my favorite Detroit bands and asked them to release something on my label. Most of them agreed, which was pretty cool of them to do since I’m a small Indie label. In the future, I’m hoping for more demo submissions. 😉

6. Anything in the works right now that you would like to share?
Right now I have three 7″ singles in the works, two of which many people will have heard of, which are also splits with other labels. The third release will be the first release by a Detroit band, but I’m not quite ready to share the news…Also coming are (hopefully) two live LPs, a flexi disc, and a cassette! 2014 is going to be my oyster!

7. Where do you see your record label going in the next five years? Ten years?
I’m going to keep releasing records as long as I can. It’s a lot of fun for me, and it lets me put out my favorite music on records. I love turning others on to my musical tastes, too. I can say now that JPR-100 will be released in 2020.

8. Where is the best place to find out more about your record label?
You can find out more about Jett Plastic Recordings at www.jettplasticrecordings.com! The label is also on Twitter (@jettplasticrecs), and you can email me at jettplasticrecordings@gmail.com!

9. What are some of your other favorite small record labels?
Some of my other small Independent labels are: Fat Elvis Records, Grimtale Records, Burger Records, Philthy Phonographic Records, Infinity Cat Recordings, Urinal Cake Records, and Italy Records.