Sunday, October 11, 2015

Halo of Flies - 151011 - Music Manumit Podcast

Halo of Flies - Indie Label

In this episode:
We talk with Cory from the label Halo of Flies & the band Protestant.

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Notes from the interview.

Tell us about your music and tell us what’s new!

Halo of flies: record label and distribute other with other DIY labels

Does not manufacturer physically

Ian MacKaye

20 LPs go to Germany and they eat the postage

$13 versus $26.

CD-R Demo in 2005.

nothing matters but vinyl!

occasionally trade for tapes

cassette is coming back...or not according to Tom


straight to acetate booth in his store


sings and plays guitar. started the band in 2005

band came first

“he talks a lot of shit”

Why don’t I do the work myself?

went on tour...and then put out a record.

at first a 7-inch (500 for ~$600)

CDs still sold in 2007

CD Baby has some printing press thing:

DJ Press is another option

300 LPs

pre-orders are key!

cheaper the second time!

it might make less money selling to the band, but at least you sold them!

7-in is synonymous with punk.

It was harder pre-90s.

United, Bill Smith, etc.

Apparently NOFX only did it for a year: 7in_of_the_Month_Club

“short songs, short records”

technology improved so could put more in 7-in

singles were big sellers

K-tel Records (keep reading, it gets there)

Where did the project name originate?

The Accused from Seattle: The_Accused

Barney Miller

Garbage (band)

also, Municipal_Waste_(band)

Poster Children: Poster_Children



Inspector 12

Last Crack

What drew you to Creative Commons?

“It discovered me”

rage and frustration-podcast

closing track: KHMER - Pujares Negros CC BY-NC

They are playing in Chicago at a house show.