Alabama Astronaut Record Company

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Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by abesupreme » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:03 am

After years of tossing around the idea - I am finally starting a label.
I have got 4 REALLY good tracks from a psych-folk rock band (who will be named in time), artwork is stunning and almost complete, and website is in the works.
I am having 45s pressed with two of the four tracks.
I am also going to release in conjunction with the 45s, a limited run of 20 or so lathe cuts featuring the other 2 tracks.
I am totally stoked about this band - these guys have been killing the underground rock scene in this neck of the woods for a few years. They play their own brand of truly original psyched out folk-rock.
We are still a few months out. This being AAR001 and AAR002 - we are also learning as we go. But we have seasoned people helping us out and giving advice and criticism where needed.
Please help us make this a successful venture. I am aware that there is no money to be made. We just want to be able to expose the artists to a larger audience, and enjoy the creativity of the process.
I will let you guys know more once things become concrete. Until then please like us on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alabama- ... 333?ref=hl
If we can get enough swirler interest in the coming release, I may put together some "swirler only" packages when it comes release time.
Thanks!

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Post by Obliquitous » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:08 am

Congrats! Liked the FB page :thumbup: Sounds like a heck of a debut.
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Re: Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by greginchains » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:21 am

Nice to see another label being started and spread local music onto a bigger platform. Congrats! I'm sure many of us here will support it!
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Re: Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by Jettkoral » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:32 am

Awesome!

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Post by Alabama Woody » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:50 am

Alabama rocks !!! Bring it, I'll buy some !
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Re: Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by MWooten34 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:07 pm

Congrats from Mississippi! Looks like good stuff!

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Re: Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by abesupreme » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:08 pm

Thanks for the encouragement and the FB likes.
Ya'll will be the first to hear of the release!

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Re: Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by focusmatic » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:14 pm

Cool !
Welcome in the awesome DIY label world, so much fun !

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100th like !!!!

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Re: Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by abesupreme » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:39 pm

Well, our first release is going to be a 10 inch. We are going all out on this first one. Nearly 30 minutes of psych folk rock tunes. Colored vinyl on 200 - special color combination ( ie splatter or something) on 50. Randomly inserted artwork from artist. It is going to be awesome! Unfortunately the turnaround time with the plant is ridiculously long. So in the meantime, we are going to release some lathe cut records.
What do you guys think about the lathes?
They will come with handpainted covers and downloads of course.
Thanks for the input!

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Re: Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by abesupreme » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:22 am

Friends, we have put out our first release for pre order. It is a cassette, but we have vinyl coming. Go over to alabamaastronaut.com. and ch ch ch check it out.
And if any swirlers are in the New Orleans area, come see us at the release party at One Eyed Jacks with the Allah - Las.

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Post by Alabama Woody » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:26 am

I just came home yesterday from New Orleans. I would have checked you out !
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Re: Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by abesupreme » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:05 am

Our first record is up.... it is a 7 inch lathe cut record. Limited to 32. Artist handmade covers. Digital download included.
Killer psych folk from Mobile Al.
Www.alabamaastronaut.com

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Post by greekfood101 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:35 am

abesupreme wrote:Our first record is up.... it is a 7 inch lathe cut record. Limited to 32. Artist handmade covers. Digital download included.
Killer psych folk from Mobile Al.
http://Www.alabamaastronaut.com
I absolutely love the tracks. The boat is haunting and beauty. I had to buy one.

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Re: Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by abesupreme » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:09 pm

Hey, we just released another 7 in. lathe cut record. A 4 song ep from Balloon Assembly Line, a three piece post punk band from Nashville, GA.
Special freebies if you come from White Swirl to purchase. :D
www.alabamaastronaut.com

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Re: Alabama Astronaut Record Company

Post by chris865 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:20 pm

Ordered both releases

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