I don't normally listen to a lot of indie music, so my opinion might not mean much, but it sounds good to me.
What are those things on the gutless records site? I would have to bust out my old four track recorder to play those as all my other tape players (and most of my tapes) died long ago. Makes me sad because I had some good stuff that will never be available again, but I don't miss having to fast forward and rewind.
Are you going to do affordable vinyl? I say affordable because I remember punk bands putting out split records into the early 00's that were under $10 (US) but now I see all these bands charging $25 or more per album. I am not willing to pay that much for any album.
Thanks a lot! To be totally honest I don't even listen to a great deal of indie myself.
I use an old walkman to listen to mine as it's the only decent tape play I have at the moment.
The reason we've been put off doing vinyl is that it's hard to do affordably at a small scale. Tapes are so much cheaper and you can DIY dub them making it cheaper again. I'd love to do a vinyl release as it's my favourite format but we'll need to be able to sell quite a few more copies to make it viable sadly.
There's lots of great labels putting out affordable vinyl releases at the moment. Here's a few that I'm a big fan of:http://shop.specialistsubjectrecords.co.uk/
- Lots of really good bands. Bangers are possibly my favourite UK band about at the moment. All of their records are amazing, Small Pleasures especially. Definitely worth a listen, I think you can download it for free from their bandcamp too.http://asianmanrecords.com/
- Lots of ska/punk bands. Andrew Jackson Jihad are probably my favourite band of all time. Funny/depressing/uplifting/morbid all rolled into one song sometimes. I think all their releases are great but if I was going to suggest one to start with I think Can't Maintain would be a good place to jump in.http://discounthorse.limitedrun.com/categories/discount-horse-releases
- Another awesome UK label. ONSIND, Martha and Colour Me Wednesday are all top bands.