Label Profile – Ipecac Recordings

"Making People Sick Since 1999" - Label slogan "Lawyers or businesspeople call us morons for only doing one-record deals. They say, 'You're not really anything, then.' Well, we like our catalogue. We like the records we put out. Our bands aren't rushing away. Our job isn't to own any artist. We're here to put out…

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Artist Profile – Polvo

Chapel Hill, NC Polvo are considered to be one of the key bands in so-called "math rock" genre, even though the band themselves rejected this label in interviews. Their name comes from Spanish word for "dust" (and it also means "sex" in Spanish slang). The initial line-up consisted of Ash Bowie, Dave Brilawski, Steve Popson…

Artist Profile – Fugazi

Many of Ian MacKaye's early bands (including Minor Threat and Embrace) were extremely short-lived, so his goal was to form a band that would not only exist for a long time, but will be influential and won't sound like his previous efforts. He recruited former Dag Nasty drummer Colin Sears and guitarist Joe Lally and…

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