“It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water sheet music” The Microphones - K records - (2000)
Kathleen Hanna, singer: Tobi was walking by a coffee shop and someone said she was “the girl from the Go Team.” It was the first time I realized I could maybe make music too, ‘cause there she was just walking down the street.
"If you want to hear recent albums from current roster figures like Chain & the Gang or Ruby Fray, or want to dip into the past via streams of Beat Happening or Mecca Normal, click a release that piques your interest and start streaming.”
K records sticker in Cabin in the Woods (Taken with Instagram)
“K Records”, 2012
A tribute to my favorite record label.
Beat Happening and Halo Benders test pressings!!!!
All I have to say is
About damn time
I was just overhearing the guy at rainy day records the other day complaining about how every beat happening album has been out of print on vinyl since forever
I had the pleasure of shooting Phil Elevrum (Mt. Eerie) for Self-Titled Magazines new amazing issue. For this spread they had Phil talk about his two new records breaking them down track by track. I have been a longtime fan of Phil’s music projects (The Microphones/Mt. Eerie) and working with him is is great. For this shoot we took a walk around my own neighborhood in the central district of Seattle, WA.
(Chris) I was thinking about this when reading the book, and this might be a bit hyperbolic, but (Corin Tucker’s first band) Heavens to Betsy played their very first show at the International Pop Underground and if that didn’t happen, my very favorite band (Sleater-Kinney) might not have existed.”
“(Mark) Yeah, that Love Rock Revolution Girl Style Now night changed everything. There are plenty of other moments within the story that changed a lot of people’s lives, but that story in particular is really notable.
An excerpt from Chris Burlingame’s interview with Mark Baumgarten, author of Love Rock Revolution, K Records and the Rise Of Independent Music.