Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Call To Arms - Your Help Is Needed Now

Below is a list of the labels who have been affected, many of them possibly terminally, by the fire which has completely destroyed the Sony DADC warhouse in Enfield as a result of the riots in the UK. As a bloke who runs an independent record label himself, I don't really feel I have the words to describe how utterly fucking terrible this is... it's beyond words, and it's not exactly like it's been easy going for anyone trying to run an indie in recent times anyways.
The Quietus (where I pinched this list from) has an excellent article that goes deeper and has some specific positive suggestions as to what YOU can do to help. They've done it better and I'm not going to crib anymore but please - if you give the slightest damn about quality music, musicians and the people who help bring it to your ears - if you want to continue to have the chance to make a difference and allow others to .. then dig in your pockets and buy something, hell somethings from the labels below, digitally NOW.
You can buy physical product too, that will help as well, but right now that's a finite supply; there aren't enough pressing plants to begin to make up what has been lost in the right now, and as anyone from Christchurch will likely attest, waiting for insurance to come through is a b*tch and there's no guarantees. Many of these labels probably won't make it, all of them are under the heaviest of heavy manners, this situation is unimaginably fucked up. Please I urge you to spare a few coins, go without something you don't really need anyway, and help a brother out - you're going to end up with some wicked music and you'll be helping to continue quality gear to be made and released. If you want to go the extra mile then do it from somewhere like Boomkat or any of the labels that sell direct, indie shops are going to feel the pain too and there's really no need to put any more pingers in Mr Jobs already overstuffed poche (but that's cool too if you gotta).

[PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings Belgium, 4AD, A Camp, Absynthe Minded, Accidental, AEI Music, Air Recordings, ALC Music, Alsation, Ambush Reality, Ancient & Modern, Angular Recording Corporation, Arcady Records, Ark Recordings, Asthmatic Kitty Records, Atlantic Jaxx Recordings, Bad Magic, Balling The Jack, Banquet Records, Battered Ornaments Records, Beggars Banquet, Best Before, Big Brother, Big Dada, Bird Records, blackmaps, Bloody Chamber, Blowout Music, Blue Chopsticks, Border Community, Borstal Beats, Boysnoize Records, BPM, Brainfeeder, Brassland, Bright Star Recordings, Brille, Broken Sound Music, Bronzerat, Brothers and Sisters, Brownswood Recordings, Buzzin' Fly, Cache Cache, Cadenza Records, Celluloid Records, Chalkmark / IE, Chemikal Underground Records, Cocoon, Control Tower, Counter Records, Dance To The Radio, Dead Oceans, Deceptive, Defenders Ent UK, DESOLAT, Dessous, Different, Dirtee Stank, Divine Comedy Records, Domino Records, Double Six Records, Drag City, Dreambrother, Drive Thru Records, Drowned In Sound, Dummy Records, Duophonic, Eat Sleep Records, Fabric Worldwide, Fake Diamonds, FantasyTrashcan, Fatcat Records, Fence, Feraltone, Finders Keepers Records, Flock Music, Flying Circus, Freerange Records, Friends Vs Records, Full Pupp, Full Time Hobby, Gang Of Four Recordings, Geographic, Ghost Ship, Glaze Recordings, Groenland Records, G-Unit, Hardly Art, Hassle Records, Helpless, Hem Hem Records, HFN Music, Immune, Independiente, Infant, Infectious, Jagjaguwar, Kartel, Kitchenware, Kitsune, KMS Records / Fabric, Laughing Stock, Lex Records, Lipservice, Little Sister Recordings, LO-MAX Records, Loose Music, Lovepump United, Low life Records, Lucky Number Music, Lucky Seven Records, Mantra, Matador, Memphis Industries, Merok, Metric Music International, Metroline Limited, Model Citizen, Moikai, Motion Audio, MyMajorLabel Ltd, Nation, Ninja Tune, No Quarter, NovaMute, Nusic Sounds, One Four Seven Records Ltd, One Little Indian, Organs, Outcaste, OVNI, P.I.L., Peartree Records, PeMa, People In The Sky, People Tree, Pirates Blend Records Inc, Planet Function, Play It Again Sam, Playlouder, Poker Flat, Polyvinyl Records, Poseidon Records, Post Present, Pschent, Raw Canvas, Red Cord Records, REK'D, Rekids, Rekords Rekords, Renaissance, Reveal Records, Riverman Records, Rock Action Records, Roots Records, Rough Trade Records, Rubyworks, Sea Note, Search and Destroy, Secretly Canadian, Setanta, Shape, SideOneDummy Records, Silva Screen, Slam Dunk Records, Smekkleysa, Soma, Sonic Cathedral, Soul Jazz Records, South Paw, Southern Fried Records, Stereo Bang Media, Stolen Recordings, Stranger Records, Streamline, Sub Pop, Suicide Squeeze, Sunday Best, Thrill Jockey, Tirk, Too Pure, Torque Records, Touch & Go Records, Transmission Recordings, Tri Tone, Trouble Records, True Panther, Try Harder, Turnstile, Twisted Nerve Recordings, Universal Sound, Victory Records, Wagram, Wall of Sound, WARP, Watergate, We Love You, Wiiija, Willkommen Records Ltd, Wonderfulsound, XL, Xtra Mile Recordings, Yaala Yaala, Young Turks


  1. Phucken catastrophic mate ... Unbelievable loss.

  2. Not good... do your bit and buy some binary

  3. Damm that's gutting. I'm sure ya know by now but Finders Keepers are doing cool looking Help Mend mix comp thingies which look pretty good. Dedkme Stare (or whatever the name is) Jarvo Cocko, Davey Homes etc, 5 pounds each or the lot for 40 inc P&P (series of 10). Available both as digital or tactile objéct du shiny disc.