While iTunes launched with only major labels, indie lables are being added to the service’s offerings. The Kill Rock Stars newsletter (which is well worth subscribing to) announces that a few of their albums are in the iTunes store and most of their catalog will soon be available (hopefully including Bratmobile‘s Pottymouth, one of the best albums ever made):
KRS STUFF ON iTUNES
This week iTunes added some of our releases! Some
Sleater-Kinney, Cadallaca, Ronnie Spector, compilations,
etc. Very soon the most of the KRS and 5RC catalog will
be available this way. If you are already an iTunes
addict (like all of us here are) you know how psyched we
are to be up there. And if you aren’t one already you
will be soon as the Windows version is on it’s way.
KRS also has quite a few MP3s online (see the listen link below) and in a recent newsletter asked for suggestions for a name for a new MP3 site they plan on launching.
About Kill Rock
Kill Rock Stars is an independent record label founded in 1991 by Slim Moon and based in Olympia, WA.
intended to release spoken word seven inches under the "wordcore"
it quickly expanded to become a punk rock rock and roll label thru
the release of a compilation,
some rock seven inches, and albums and EPs. The
first bands "on" Kill Rock Stars included
Kill, and Huggy Bear.
Unlike all major labels and many indie labels, profit is not our primary motivation.
Kill Rock Stars is dedicated to releasing high quality meaningful recordings
in a manner that is fair and respectful to the artists. The system that makes
wants us to believe that we have no choices except the handful they
give us but
they don’t even bother to give us good choices, just lame ones.
KRS just wants to give you
some good stuff to listen to that actually means
something to counteract the empty and boring stuff
you see on TRL or whatever.