New Video: K. Wilhelm – It Haunts Me Part I

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Mine All Mine Records is proud to present Madison-based indie artist K. Wilhelm’s new music video, created by Anna Weisling.  K. Wilhelm is Corey Murphy (Fambly Fun!, Pushmi-Pullyu), and Mine All Mine Records will be re-releasing his half of the Floorboards split later this year, along with bonus material.

Download the original Floorboards here.

News: Mine All Mine Records Presents Umbrella Music Festival

A few months ago, our good friend Lindsey Ballo asked us to participate in the planning and hosting of a new music festival in Madison, Wisconsin (our home turf).  On December 9th, we all get to see the fruits of our labor.  As you can see by the flier above, there are a ton of artists and organizations involved.  We are lucky to be one of them.

As for our contribution to the festival, Corey and I have been working largely on the artist side of things (our own band, Fambly Fun!, will be performing).  The always-wonderful All Tiny Creatures will be headlining the show, and you can also expect great sets from The Count, The Choons and the band formerly known as Fishhooks.

On top of that (and other miscellaneous planning and consulting tasks), Corey and I are putting together a very special release featuring tracks from the artists playing this show.  These CDs will be available for purchase at the event, and proceeds will go t0 SlaveFree Madison.

If you haven’t heard of Stumptown Printers, we want to take a moment and ask you to go check them out (their website can be found here).  They were nice enough to donate 100 of their Arigto Packs to our project.  I’ve been a long-time fan of their eco-friendly packaging, and there was no doubt in my mind that we should use their product.  In fact, the idea that I could release music on my own came to me when I first saw a CD packaged in the Arigato Pack – I spent ages tracking down the artist to find out where he got these things.  The first release I ever did on my own was actually in Arigato Packs, too.

I’d also like to mention that the awesome art you see on that poster is by Joe Ludwig.  He’s an animation student and the brother of Fambly Fun!’s saxophonist.  He was nice enough to donate his art to the cause, and the name was inspired by this very piece.  You can check out more of his work here.

If you’re in the Madison area on December 9th, head on over for some great free music and support a great cause.  We’d love to see you there!

~ John & co.

The News – 17 May 2010

The News - 17 May 2010

Happy 17th of May to my Norwegian brethren!

After a full day of working on mamrecords.com and the label in general, I thought I’d give you guys an update on all of the great stuff that has been happening and is about to happen.  There’s a lot of news, so I’ll keep everything brief (it won’t be easy).  If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask.

NEW CONTENT EVERY WEEK
The first and perhaps biggest piece of news is that from now on, mam!records will be releasing new material each and every week.  Every Tuesday, you can visit mamrecords.com for a brand new release.  On top of full releaseses every Tuesday, some weeks will also feature bonus singles, or other content.  We have at least thirty releases lined up, so stay tuned.  If you’ve already released material with mam!records, let me know as soon as possible that you are working on something.  The current wait is about four months, but we can make special exceptions to coincide with special events.  And singles do not take up a release slot, so don’t be shy to promote an upcoming release.

RAINY DAY MIXTAPE GOES MONTHLY
That brings us to the next bit of news.  Our compilation series, the rainy day mixtape, is now monthly.  New installments of the series will come out on the first Friday of every month (generally speaking).  Some of them will be open submissions like we’ve done in the past, but many will now feature special themes – some open, some by invitation only.  In addition to special themed installments, you can look forward to guest-curators.

Next month’s rainy day mixtape is already underway.  The month after that will feature a special theme, and it will be curated by my right-hand man, Corey Murphy (aka K. Wilhelm and half of Pushmi-Pullyu).  More info on that soon.

PROJECT: MAM!RESTORATION

During the month of April, things were slow (at least when it pertains to mam!records), so I decided to start a project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.  In the past, releases were often only made available in mp3 format, because of a combination of bandwidth issues, user support and artist support.  Looking forward, however, I kept as many releases in lossless format as I could possibly get.  Now, these have all been uploaded in several formats.  This means thirty-six new releases are available for the first time in lossless formats, so go lend your ears.

With the completion of this project also comes the completion of the downloads page.  Our entire back catalogue is now up in the highest quality I could possibly give you.  It also means the launch of the Projects page on mamrecords.com.  Here, you can view information about special categories of releases, series and other projects past and present (ex. the Clouds EP series, compilations, mam!restoration, etc).

OPEN SUBMISSIONS / NEW ARTISTS
Not long ago, mam!records started actively seeking submissions from new artists.  The result has been a continually increasing number of artists in our community.  If you know anyone who might be a good fit for our community, please send them to the submissions page.

Below is a (most-likely incomplete, so sorry if I missed you) list of new artists you can look forward to hearing from.  This does not, of course, mean that we will be forgetting our regulars.  Quite the contrary.  Our most dedicated and veteran mam!records artists have a huge number of amazing releases coming very soon.

Love These People:
Beatoven
Saiga
Amy Hiller
Jamie Yanda
The Cryogenic Strawberries
I Am The Architect
Pokket
evolv
Sam Thomas
Joram Feitsma
Eurasia.
Swin Deorin
Beklager
Ben John Robertson
Fira Fem
Darkslider
Brit Benjamin
iamemperor
Florene
The Bilderberg Group
Penelope sulla Luna
Fur

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Thanks for sitting through that.  This summer will be an exciting time for mam!records and our 70+ artists.  Look for more updates very soon.

Best wishes,
John Praw