Brent DiCrescenzo at Time Out Chicago has heard whisperings that the Windy City indie stalwart Touch & Go will stop releasing new records and only exist as a catalog label, so as to keep albums by the likes of Slint and Big Black in print. Label president Corey Rusk wouldn’t comment, but said that a statement was forthcoming later today. (UPDATE: The statement is here; T&G is continuing on as a label, but ceasing its distribution operations.) Touch & Go celebrated its 25th anniversary about a year and a half ago, and just released a pair of albums—by Mi Ami and Sholi—this week. Ugh. [Time Out Chicago; HT Christopher R.W.]
Touch And Go Records Going Catalog-Only?
February 18th, 2009 // 7 Comments