Why start a label?
I have been in the scene for a long time and have been friends with a lot of different bands and people involved in labels. In the past i have set up shows, I did a zine for a while, and I thought it would be a cool thing to start a label and put out bands that i was into.
When and how did it start?
Resurrection Records started in 2009. So we are still a pretty new label. Our first release was a tape from my band, MDK. Since then i have put out about 10 other releases on vinyl and on tapes, and i hope to do even more in the future!
What labels inspire you?
Flat Black Records, Puke N Vomit, TKO, Sorry State, Tankcrimes, Grave Mistake, No Way, and the list goes on and on.
What is the goal and purpose of your label?
The purpose of my label is to put out new bands’ material. The scene in southern california has been dwindling for a while now, and there are only a few labels that put out new bands.
How do you find new artists?
Some of the artists i deal with are friends of mine, or if i do find a band that i’m really into ill ask them if i can do their record. Also I know a lot of different people from labels and I get opportunities to co release records with them. It all depends.
For me vinyl is just better than any other format. With CD’s the quality isnt as good and they just seem so junky. If people want the digital format they can almost always download it for free on the internet. Theres something about actually being able to hold the cover of an LP in your hands and put the vinyl on the turntable. The first time i saw a record i knew that was how I wanted my music, and since then I’ve never looked back.
How important is packaging to you?
Packaging means a lot, a record has to look nice on display for someone to buy it. Also for me the decision on whether or not to buy a record i had never heard of is the cover artwork. That’s a big factor. Colored vinyl hasn’t been a big deal for me, but I’m always into any sort of limited version.
What are your future plans?
We plan on opening a physical location. It has always been a dream of mine to own a record store. Other than that i just want to put out more new bands and help them get the exposure they deserve!
Do you collective vinyl?
Of course i do. Ive been collecting for about 7 years.
How big is your collection?
Including my personal collection and store inventory i have about 50,000 records.