.........not the majors
Does anyone else here buy albums strictly because of what record label their on?
I do a lot of actual record store shopping. Now, some of you young kids might not know what I'm talking about. There's these wonderful places called "record stores", that sell physical copy's of band's music. Not to many exist anymore, but if you find one, give it a shot.
I often go in with no idea of what i want to buy, so i start in A and move towards Z. If i find something that looks interesting, i rely on the record label to make the final decision.
Here are some that you usually can't go wrong with:
Ipecac (Mike Patton's label)
Web Of Mimicry (Trey Spruance's label)
Def Jux (El-p's label)
Rhymesayers ( Slug and friends label)
GSL aka Gold Standard Laboratories (Sonny Kay's label)
Three One G (Justin Pearson's label)
Loosegroove (Stone Gossard's label)
Ropeadope (Logic's label)
Cryptogramophone (Jeff Gauthier's label)
Anticon (Dose one, Jel, Yoni wolf and friend's label)
Ninja tune (Coldcuts Label)
Greenleaf (Dave Douglas' label)
Here are some that you could go wrong with, but still have a lot of good stuff.
Tzadik (John Zorn's label)
Anti (Epitaph's sister label)
Blue Note (Legendary Jazz label)
Hyena (Home of JFJO and Mike Dillion's GoGo Jungle)
Knitting Factory records
Accurate (released early JFJO and MMW)
Anyone else buy stuff just because of the label it's on? I would love to know.