Fresh off the release of their summer compilation, Good to Die Records have partnered with Europe’s Big Tea Records to release an Absolute Monarchs 7″ on September 17th in Europe and September 18th in the U.S. This record includes two searing tracks from their debut album 1, the A side will be ‘To Hell, Let’s Masquerade’ and the B side will be ‘Thinking Thieves,’ which was also included on the summer compilation. A limited edition of 350 white vinyl 7″s will be pressed, 50 of which will be available through Good to Die Records in the United States, and the remaining 300 will be available strictly in Europe through Big Tea Records.
Big Tea Records is an independent record label based in London. Absolute Monarchs is their first signing, but big things seem to be on horizon for them. Like most independent labels, the owners are not in it for the money, they are in it for the love of music. Holding with tradition, they promise to release most new records on colored vinyl and possibly a bonus fan item, such as a postcard, fanzine, or maybe even a sticker.
This looks like a perfect marriage for both of these young, burgeoning labels that will only help to raise each others’ profile. With record labels like these, independent music is not dying friends, it is alive and well. Let’s support the DIY efforts of musicians worldwide so we don’t have to get our music from corporate radio exclusively.