Sunday, October 24, 2010
Karloff's "Bled Dry" and the Bodycheck/Resilient split have been marked down to $1 plus shipping on the webstore. This means that after shipping you can score both for only $5. If you already own either of these, this is a great chance to pick up a copy for a friend and at the same time support a local label committed to promoting local music and treating bands right. Check out the sale at http://www.midwesterndecline.bigcartel.com/.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
We're pleased to announce that we'll be releasing the upcoming Parasitic Twins cassette next month. Download codes will be included with each cassette, and a short run of t-shirts will also be available. Parasitic Twins plays abrasive early 80s styled hardcore taking cues from Negative Approach, Black Flag, SSD, and Minor Threat. The band is comprised of members from Daisycutter and Karloff and will be playing shows throughout the region for the rest of the year. For more info check out their blog at http://www.parasitictwins.blogspot.com/.
Monday, October 11, 2010
After some long talks with friends and my wife over the last week and a half or so I've come to the conclusion that I probably pulled the plug on Midwestern Decline too quickly. I realize that this flip-flopping comes off as more than a little wishy washy and for that I'm sorry. However, it is what it is and I can't deny that often the pressures of running my lable, even with how small it was, proved to be frustrating more often than not. I realized though that once I wasn't doing it anymore that I very much missed it and it was probably worth all of the stress, money, and risk. I only get to live once, so I might as well do something that I find both meaningful and enjoyable (when it's working right).
With all that being said, consider this my official statement that Midwestern Decline is operational once more, and several projects are currently being planned.
First off, Karloff had some material recorded prior to their breakup, and in the upcoming months that will see release as a free high quality mp3 download. Grey and I are also looking to publish a bi-annual zine complete with CD-R compilation of music from various genres we find interesting. We will also be repressing the Close Only Counts CD which sold out of it's initial run of 100 on release night. Also, some t-shirts, buttons, and stickers should be out early next year.
Thank you to all of those who have purchased some of the music Midwestern Decline has released, you all make it worth it. It feels good to be back.