New Label — Mutants of the Monster — Launched

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A hearty congratulations is in order for David Hall, the rad dude who runs Handshake Inc. He and CT of Rwake have launched a new label, called Mutants of the Monster.

“Starting a label is like starting a gang — you’re only as strong as your weakest member, so you wanna make sure you got some tough and smart streetfighters in your ranks,” says Dave. 

“In terms of music, and just overall passion and joy for creative endeavors, CT is the guy I want in my gang,” Hall adds. “He knows everybody, he’s always thinking, always got great ideas, is a talented musician himself and like me, he believes in the power of great music. You can’t talk to CT and NOT get excited about music. And that’s what Mutants of the Monster is all about: getting people excited about music.”

The label’s first releases will be small; “short run CDs and 7 inches. But each release will be beautiful – beautiful artwork, smart design, great music: each release will be an aesthetically valuable thing people will want to hold in their hand and be happy that they own it,” says Hall.

Added CT: “We want to start off small, so no huge pressings as off yet. A Snakedriver / Laser Flames On The Great Big News split, Epoch Of Unlight EP, Iron Tongue / Dirty Streets split, Blackart / Warr split CD, Jucifer’s first demo on vinyl, Rwake’s ’98 EP Xenoglossalgia, and a new 7 inch from The Body — that’s the stuff that’s definitely coming out. We have tons of ideas for more stuff, too! It is really just 2 guys putting out music with the help from a lot of friends. We want to create a family label where everyone feels like they are a part of the label itself, not just a band on a label.”

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.