Polyester Records Launches Vinyl-Only Label
News posted Tuesday, August 7 2012 at 03:00 PM.
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A Melbourne indie record store institution has launched its own label.
Polyester Records, which has stores in Fitzroy and the CBD, has today announced a new vinyl-only imprint, which will be focused on LP issues of Australian acts.
“We feel so lucky to be based in a city as musically diverse as Melbourne,” said owners Nate Nott and Simon Karis in a joint statement. “There are so many contemporary artists who are dear to us and who we believe should have their record available in this format inside and outside of Australia, so in this sense the curation of our own label seemed logical and very exciting.”
For their first three releases, Polyester have teamed up with Sensory Projects and Preservation for vinyl issues of New War’s self-titled debut, Grand Salvo’s Slay Me In My Sleep and the debut from Max Crumbs, Maidenhair. Distribution for the label will be handled by Sydney-based company Inertia. “We couldn’t be happier kicking things off with three albums we think are up there with the best of the year thus far,” the pair said.
This is the second resurrection of Polyester Records’ label. It existed previously during Paul Elliott’s 1980s to early-1990s heyday at the helm of the Fitzroy stores, ending with Ripe’s 1991 release Filterfeed.
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