Release the Bats label ends after 10 years, and it is likely your fault

Release the Bats label ends after 10 years, and it is likely your fault

I fucking warned you shitheads. But no, you little fuckers just kept on, with your RapidShares and your Spotifys, not giving one fetid shit whether or not you were sustaining the businesses that put that shit out. Oh, sure, you self-righteous pussies love bragging about the sustainable foods you eat or how you bike to your government job, but it’s all while you play ripped MP-whatevers on your iSomethings. Well, guess what? Another label, an actual good one, Release the Bats, is calling it quits after 10 years of awesome records. Why? Among the many reasons given, founder Matthias Andersson lists that expenses, declining orders, and just way too many other labels out there (but not for long!) all contributed to his frustration.

But ultimately, Andersson claims he never planned to do it forever. In his final comment on the matter, he explains, “The reasons for the folding are many, but I’ve lost my inspiration completely the last year or so. The label has been a very big part of my life for the last 10 years, and at this point there are so many other things I’d rather do in life.”

RTB had released many great albums from many great artists, such as Dolphins into the Future, Ducktails, Glass Candy, Black Eyes, Woods, Heavy Winged, and many more. The label will release two final releases — a 7-inch by Timeless Reality and a compilation highlighting the Swedish electronic underground — before closing its online store in December.

• Release the Bats: http://releasethebats.com

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