Strange Earth Records Signs with Altavoz for Physical Distribution
Washington, DC (August 5, 2013) — The Altavoz family is extending its roots to the northwest with the addition of new label partner Strange Earth Records. Altavoz is eager to help Strange Earth Records in its mission to “fill a gap in the pacific northwest music scene” by providing physical distribution services that complement the label’s existing digital distribution channels. “We’re big fans of the Strange Earth Records stellar rock catalog and look forward to getting these independent artists’ release, particularly collectible vinyl, in brick-and-mortar retail stores,” says Altavoz co-CEO Nelson Jacobsen.
Strange Earth Records was founded by musician Van Conner as a way to independently release his own music as well as music by his friends and family. Conner’s first band, the Screaming Trees, enjoyed two Billboard Top Ten hits in the 1990s. Following the Screaming Trees, Conner formed VALIS, whose songs have been featured in national sports broadcasts and the A&E reality television series, Dog the Bounty Hunter. Alongside Screaming Trees and VALIS on Strange Earth Records’ roster are independent rock bands Vaporland, Microdot Gnome (Gary Lee Conner), Argonaut, The Legend of Bigfoot, and YB’s. Last year Van joined forces with long-time friend and VALIS band mate Matt Vandenberghe with plans to take the label in the direction putting out high-quality collectible vinyl.
“From the first conversation we had with Altavoz I knew we were on the same page. Strange Earth’s goal is to put out music we like and create high-quality vinyl that parents will hand down to their kids as family heirlooms. Our family is looking forward to working with their family.”
A sampling of Strange Earth’s upcoming releases:
- VALIS – Minds Through Space and Time
- Argonaut – This Perfect Day
- Vaporland – 2013
- Gary Lee Conner -2013/2014
- The Legend Of Bigfoot – 2013
- Solomon Grundy – 2013
Altavoz is an independent, full-service entertainment distributor offering a wide range of physical and digital distribution and marketing solutions. Altavoz ensures artists and producers have access to a unique array of traditional and out-of-the-box distribution channels and are creatively promoted so they can build their presence, make their mark, and earn a living – all with a social conscience.
About Strange Earth Records
SER is a label created, directed and operated by musicians serving as a hub for independent bands that have dedicated their lives to making great music. Operators: Van Conner and Matt Vandenberge
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