Posts Tagged ‘Ian Thompson’

Listen: Cricket Cemetery’s September Sampler

"Anything loud." That's how Ian Thompson, founder of Arlington's Cricket Cemetery, described his record label's forte in a 2011 interview with Washington City Paper. But it turns out Cricket Cemetery does quiet pretty well, too—though it's hard to find much of that on the September sampler Thompson recently posted on Bandcamp.
The sampler, which you can [...]

Cricket Cemetery to Release X.O.’s The Takeover 2 on Vinyl

Yesterday on Facebook, Arlington-based record label Cricket Cemetery announced that it plans to re-release X.O.'s 2008 Takeover 2 mixtape on vinyl this summer.
"I am honored to announce the addition of X.O. to the Cricket Cemetery family," says the label's status update. It promises to give the mixtape "deluxe packaging" on colored vinyl in a limited [...]

Label Condition: A Selective Overview of D.C. DIY Labels

D.C. doesn’t make too many waves in mainstream music, but who cares? We’re not lacking for great local music—nor the DIY record labels that support it.
Any rockist outside of town probably associates D.C. with the fabled Dischord label, and hip-hop heads undoubtedly know about Wale’s The Board Administration imprint and Raheem DeVaughn’s 368 Music Group. [...]

Why Do D.C. Bands Suck So Much? The Director’s Cut

For this week's Answers Issue, we took on some our readers' most pressing questions about life in the District.
When we put out the call for queries last October, we were immediately impressed (seriously!) by the intelligence of many of the submissions. At the same time—well, let's just say we got trolled pretty hard. In the end, [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 27

Revolutions, natural disasters, scandals, irrepressible subcultures ... it's crazy out there, people! Far Out vs. Hot Dang has your back, though. Remember: IT'S ALL LOVE.

"It’s managed to stay classically and quintessentially yuppie!"
"douchebags, everywhere"

"Consider this installment of Fare Assessment our version of an Internal Affairs Bureau."
Marissa Payne / The Anti DC: "Kojo on NPR just now, [...]

Meet a New Label: Cricket Cemetery Records

Cricket Cemetery is Ian Thompson's first record label, but it isn't the first based out of the Arlington house he currently lives in. That distinction goes to Lovitt Records.
But Thompson's new project, a home for hardcore and "anything loud," is more austere than most labels, even in this punk town: "I only do 300 copies [...]

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