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INDEPENDENT PROJECT RECORDS ANNOUNCES FIRST NEW RELEASE OF FIFTH DECADE WITH SOURCE: THE INDEPENDENT PROJECT RECORDS COLLECTION CONFIRMED FOR AUGUST 20TH

INDEPENDENT PROJECT RECORDS ANNOUNCES FIRST NEW RELEASE OF FIFTH DECADE WITH SOURCE: THE INDEPENDENT PROJECT RECORDS COLLECTION CONFIRMED FOR AUGUST 20TH

79 Minute CD/Digital Collection Spans Label’s Entire Existence, Chock Full of New, Rare, Unreleased and Previously Released Tracks from David J, For Against, Half String, The Ophelias (S.F.), Savage Republic, Scenic, Shiva Burlesque and More Includes Liner Notes Written by Former Rolling Stone Senior Writer David Fricke

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, CA. (MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021) – Independent Project Records (IPR) the innovative record label who recently announced their 40th anniversary in 2020, confirmed today the first release of their relaunch of the label with Source: The Independent Project Records Collection on Friday August 20. Pre-sale link here.

Distributed internationally both digitally and physically on CD via Darla Records, the 79 minute Source album features new rare, unreleased and previously released tracks from David J (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets), For Against, Half String, The Ophelias (S.F), Savage Republic, Scenic, Shiva Burlesque and more. Tracks span the labels extensive past, present and future releases, and the Compact Disc utilizes IPR’s iconic hand-letterpress printed artwork with oversized die-cut packaging and includes a full-color 24-page booklet with details about each artist with liner notes written by former Rolling Stone Senior Writer David Fricke. Full track list (& one-minute song clips) here:

 

1.Half String – The Apathy Parade

2.Bpeople – You At Eight (Alternate Mix) (Previously Unreleased)

3.Scenic – Above The Rim

4.Shiva Burlesque – Chrome Halo (eight track demo) (Previously Unreleased)

5.Red Temple Spirits – The Soft Machine

6.The Ophelias – Capitol (Exclusive, Never-Before-Released)

7.Springhouse – No More Yesterdays

8.For Against – The Pennines (Exclusive, Never-Before-Released)

9.Savage Republic – First Siege

10.David J – (She’s Got) Chinatown in The Rain in Her Eyes (“Year Of The Monkey” mix by Tim Newman) (Exclusive, Never-Before-Released)

11.Jeffrey Clark and The River’s Edge Quintet – Swan (Hiroshi House Performance) (Live, Exclusive, Never-Before-Released)

12.Lanterna – 1995

13.AE Downs – Goldmoon

14.The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet – Engines of The World (Previously Unreleased)

15.Woo – Dobbin’s Lost His Coconuts (Extended Version) (Previously Unreleased)

16.Torn Boys – Fountain of Blood (Live KDVS, Exclusive, Never-Before-Released)

17.Greenland & Craig – The Flame (Previously Unreleased)

18.A Produce – Raga Riley

19.Exploratorium – The Penstemon Field

 

There aren’t many compilations that highlight the best of a label’s catalog and let you know what the label will become. Source both surveys the history of Independent Project Records and gives you a taste of what’s in store as IPR prepares to relaunch with an extensive series of reissues and digs through the archives. Sure there are cuts by some of the leading bands of the late twentieth century from the Western US who blended post-punk, psychedelia, and atmospheric soundscapes, like Shiva Burlesque, Red Temple Spirits, The Ophelias (S.F.), and IPR head Bruce Licher’s groups Savage Republic and Scenic. Yet there are also acts working at the edge of rock and experimental trance music who never found a big alternative audience. And there are even goodies by icons who haven’t previously issued music on Independent Project, like David J of Bauhaus & Love And Rockets. Spiced by alternative mixes, limited-edition rarities, and demos, Source is a sampler of musicians determined to sound like no others. With the kind of evocative cover design that has made IPR releases as immediately identifiable as those of iconic companies like 4AD, Elektra, Factory, and Impulse!, it’s also a label that will continue its mission to sound and look like no other, in the mainstream or the underground.

Additional new, full-length IPR reissues will include remastered, expanded and long out-of-print titles from influential bands Half String, Scenic, Shiva Burlesque and The Ophelias (S.F.) later this year, again utilizing IPR’s iconic hand-letterpress printed artwork created at Independent Project Press.

 

ABOUT

Founded in 1980 by musician and artist Bruce Licher, Independent Project Records has created more than sixty releases since its inception. IPR 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. Aside from creating all artwork on his vintage two-ton hand-fed letterpress, Licher was nominated for a Grammy Award for his design work on the IPR released debut album from For Against. In 2020, the label relaunched by both Licher and Jeffrey Clark with new and archival releases with distribution from Darla Records. It is based in Bishop, California, at the base of the Eastern Sierra Mountains.

 

For More Information, Please Contact Joshua Mills at

It’s Alive! Media, 323-464-6314, josh@itsalivemedia.com, www.itsalivemedia.com

 

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