Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records chronicles the love relationship that sustained Chicago’s legendary record store and label.
Max Ochs and Harry Taussig share a new split release in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Takoma Records compilation Contemporary Guitar—Spring ’67.
These modest Chicago imprints have gotten so good at what they do that they’re shaping music scenes far and wide.
The veteran LA jazzman sounds great on a new record with Norwegian reedist Frode Gjerstad.
Yoga for your grimmest chakra, new music from Catholic Tapes, and more
Kill Yourself Dancing collects the daringly eclectic output of late-80s Chicago house-music label Sunset Records.
The scoop on Vyto B, the eclectic enigma behind First Chips and Tricentennial 2076—straight from the man himself
Midwestern underground emo is coming back—and it’s turning up overseas and on the charts.
Red Scare Industries
In 2007 the label had 15 new releases; in 2013 it’s on track for 37.
There’s a monthly lathe-cut seven-inch series, a collection of ambient songs available on floppy disk, a White Mystery flexi that comes with an eight-page coloring book, and a Panda Riot flexi called “Amanda in the Clouds” packaged in a gauzy “cloud sleeve.”
Record label founders Bill and Lisa Roe have a home overflowing with records and antique toys.
Billboard and the RIAA are ignoring mixtapes, which just happen to be outside music-industry control.
Dance Mania Records helped birth ghetto house, juke, and footwork music—now it’s back to court the EDM crowd.
Audio engineers Tim Iseler and Jeremy Lemos on “Darth Vader’s Cock and Balls” and the Dirty Projectors at the Sydney Opera