Ladies and Gents…happy to announce the arrival of Classic Waxxx Records, my very own independent record label that specializes in vinyl reissues of classic tunes and brand new releases!
I must admit, the label stuff came together much faster than anticipated, but working within different facets of the industry over the last few years, I felt prepared to tackle such a massive undertaking.
The label’s very first release is slated to come out very soon, a limited edition 7” single by John Paul Smith & The Coal Creek Boys from Alberta, Canada. The single features two new songs on a red, limited numbered edition 45rpm (only 300 copies) with download card and hand silk screened jacket. The band and I are quite excited about this release, and already have several more releases in the works! You can PRE-ORDER a copy of the new single here.
As mentioned earlier this week in an interview on the Dallas Observer Blog, the next release will be a reissue of two classic Lightnin’ Hopkins tunes on a limited edition 7” record, as part of the label’s “Heritage Series,” and will also come in a hand silk screened jacket. (In addition to showcasing great music, it’s imperative that good visuals also accompany each collectible release.)
Obviously, it’s been a roller coaster ride these first six months of 2014, Napkin Art Studios’ 10th Anniversary, and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
What with a new record label, art publisher, solo art exhibit and countless other things, needless to say, 2014 is going to go down as a stellar year for the studio and the newly formed Classic Waxxx Records.
Ps…you can also check out Classic Waxxx’s Tumblr page here, which features a massive collection of images of 33/45/78 records, LP covers, vintage vinyl reviews and audio curated from our personal collection.