Former Thursday Singer Geoff Rickly Launches Collect Records on Its Own
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:29:46
Following a diverse array of formative co-releases --including the debut records from Touche Amore, Midnight Masses, and United Nations-- the Brooklyn-based Collect Records is striking out on its own.
Going solo, but in the best possible way.
Founded in 2009 by former Thursday vocalist Geoff Rickly, the present-day Collect Records aims to be as distinct as its history suggests. The label's first year of releases will include the sophomore album from D.C.-based post-rock experimentalists Black Clouds, a debut single and full-length album from Vanishing Life (featuring members of Quicksand and ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), a co-release with Terrible Records from hardcore provocateurs Sick Feeling, and more yet to be announced.
This sounds like my new favorite label.
"The chance to empower other musicians to follow their dreams has been totally revitalizing for me," Rickly says. "Most of the people here at Collect have played in bands, toured, and worked tirelessly because they love music past any reasonable point. So if the mission of Collect is to give great records a supportive home, then we all know what that means. And it means a lot to us."
Learn about the label via the clip below.
More announcements are coming soon.
Will you be checking out the revamp Collect Records?