INDEPENDENT PROJECT RECORDS INKS DEAL WITH MRI/THE ORCHARD
INDEPENDENT PROJECT RECORDS AND MRI/THE ORCHARD STRIKE WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION DEAL
New York Based Distributor to Handle All Physical and Digital Distribution For Influential Indie Label
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA. (MONDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2022) – Independent Project Records (IPR), the influential indie record label that in 2020 celebrated its 40th anniversary, announced today that they have struck a worldwide distribution deal with MRI/The Orchard for both physical and digital distribution.
MRI/The Orchard is now distributing IPR’s upcoming catalog for 2022 as well as their entire back catalog of rare, limited edition albums and digital releases, currently available via all retailers both online and in physical record stores. A full slate of eclectic and genre-spanning titles will be announced in early 2023.
The first new reissue titles from IPR via MRI/The Orchard will be a previously unreleased live recording from label’s founder Bruce Licher’s archive, Savage Republic’s Africa Corps Live at the Whisky A Go Go 30th December 1981, and the remastered expanded edition of Exploratorium, Licher’s eponymous solo project album. Both will arrive on 18th November. Previously released titles from the label’s 2020 relaunch and prior will also be available in all formats, including recent releases from Alison Clancy, The Ophelias, Half String, Scenic, Shiva Burlesque and Source, Independent Project Records’ 2021 compilation. Additional IPR back catalog titles distributed via MRI/The Orchard, are:
Jeffrey Clark – if Is
Jeffrey Clark – Sheer Golden Hooks
Lanterna – Backyards (Vinyl Only)Bruce Licher – Owens Valley Driving Music
Red Temple Spirits – First Demo Tape
Red Temple Spirits – Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon
Red Temple Spirits – If Tomorrow I Were Leaving For Lhasa, I Wouldn’t’t Stay a Minute More…
Red Temple Spirits (self-titled 3-CD set combining the above three releases)
Savage Republic – Live Trek 1986
Savage Republic – Ceremonial
Savage Republic – Customs
Savage Republic – Jamahiriya Democratique et Populaire de Sauvage
Savage Republic Recordings from Live Performances 1981 – 1983
Savage Republic – Trudge
Scenic – Acquatica
Scenic – Incident At Cima
Scenic – Sage
A handful of extremely limited copies of physical and digital titles not at MRI/The Orchard are available from the IPR Bandcamp page. Hint: check out the Merch button when browsing the page.
Founded in 1980 by musician and artist Bruce Licher, Independent Project Records and its sister entity Independent Project Press are known for their instantly recognizable hand-printed record covers for bands including Camper Van Beethoven, For Against, Polvo, R.E.M., Savage Republic, Silversun Pickups, Stereolab and more.