Fiscally speaking, our independent record label failed horribly. It was a common story then and now, and it's not worth retelling. Suffice to say that our enthusiasm for the business did not match our enthusiasm for the music.
Musically speaking, however, I am pleased with our legacy. Among our releases were Hurl's The Bessemer Process 2x7" and Shale's Truth/Lie 12" EP. If memory serves, those were two of the three to be celebrated at the advertised "TRIPLE RECORD RELEASE PARTY!" on your left. Also included, mostly because of dumb luck and a wealth of photos archived at Hurl's MySpace page, is the third and final 7" release by local art damage no wave scoundrels Swob.
For the unfamiliar:
Hurl = midwestern indie rock a la Bitch Magnet, Don Caballero, Hum, Slint (fun fact - Hurl bassist/vocalist Matt Jencick has been Slint's bassist for their recent reunion performances)
Shale = heavy post-punk indie crossed with screamo/hardcore
Swob = psychopathic musings accompanied by atonal guitar splattered with tribal thuds.
(PS, if anyone reading has some good digital images of any of these records' artwork, please pass 'em on, eh?)