24 Hour Service Station
|24 Hour Service Station|
|Distributor(s)||MVD, IODA (The Orchard), 24 Hour Distribution|
|Genre||Various (alternative, indie, electronica, alt country, punk rock, etc.)|
|Country of origin||United States|
24 Hour Service Station is an American independent record label founded by Marshall Dickson in Tampa, Florida, in 1993. Among its releases are Ceremony - A New Order Tribute, a charity album, and albums from artists such as Freebass, Peter Hook and The Light, The Beauvilles, singer-songwriter John Ralston, and punk rock band Pink Lincolns. It also operates the division 24 Hour Distribution, a global media distribution network which is partnered with entities such as the Independent Online Distribution Alliance and The Orchard.
24 Hour Service Station's first signing in 1994 was Rosewater Elizabeth, an up and coming ethereal group in the Tampa Bay area music scene. The label then went on to release records by Shoemaker Levy 9, Questionface, and a tribute album to The Smiths entitled Godfathers of Change. In 1997, Dickson put the label “underground” to take a different path in the music business, starting a sales and marketing career with Sony Music.
In 2007, Dickson re-launched the record label while also maintaining the helm as General Manager of Reax Music Magazine. The label then released the Car Bomb Driver album Evacuate, and by 2008, 24 Hour Service Station had put out a total of 17 releases and signed 13 bands including History, Win Win Winter, and The Beauvilles. Songwriter and guitarist John Wesley, who had released two albums on 24 Hour in the mid-1990s and another during the hiatus (The Emperor Falls), continued releasing music on the label during the restart. By 2009 artists such as electronics musician Pocket and Kites With Lights had signed to the label, with The Fantastiques, a band from Minsk, Belarus, following suit.
Ceremony - A New Order Tribute (2009)
Ceremony – A New Order Tribute is a 2009 compilation album of New Order covers by independent acts from the United States and Europe, compiled into a double CD Digi-pack and two additional digital albums. Produced by Sonshine Ward and Marshall Dickson, it was released in February 2010 by 24 Hour Service Station, with contributions from artists such as Peter Hook of Joy Division, Kites With Lights, and Rabbit in the Moon.
The album is dedicated to the founder of Factory Records and New Order producer Tony Wilson, who died in 2007 from cancer. Marshall Dickson was originally inspired by Wilson to start 24 Hour Service Station. The album benefits the Salford Foundation Trust's Tony Wilson Award. Artists donated time and recordings to support the charity, which "assists young people who demonstrate a special talent or ambition in the arts or creative skills."
In 2010 Freebass released the first of several albums on the label. The group includes Peter Hook of Joy Division & New Order, Gary "Mani" Mounfield of The Stone Roses & Primal Scream, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, Phil Murphy of Man Ray, Paul Kehoe of Monaco and Gary Briggs of Haven. Peter Hook also played in two other bands that signed to the label; Man Ray with Phil Murphy, and Peter Hook and The Light. Fritz von Runte, a DJ and producer based in England, does frequently work with the label.
Most of the bands signing to the label remained from the Tampa, Florida region, including The Beauvilles, Non-aggression Pact, singer-songwriter John Ralston, and punk rock band Pink Lincolns. Yes But No, a duo of young sisters that contributed to the Ceremony compilation, are also from the area.
24 Hour Distribution
24 Hour Distribution is a global media distribution network, delivering content to over 250 International digital music outlets including iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody and Spotify, via a partnership with Independent Online Distribution Alliance and The Orchard. Physical products are available to retailers in the United States and Canada such as Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and F.Y.E., and Independent music stores including the coalitions A.I.M.S., C.I.M.S. & Music Monitor Network, and One-Stop fulfillment including Amazon.com, Alliance Entertainment Corporation (A.E.C.), Baker & Taylor Inc. and Super D / Phantom. 24 Hour Distribution exports physical goods to vendors in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
The following artists and bands have released music on the label, as of October 2013:
- Blue Eyes
- The Beauvilles
- Car Bomb Driver
- Daddy Lion
- John Ralston
- Fritz von Runte
- Tommy Simms
- Noah Kussack
- Kites With Lights
- The Fantastiques
- Win Win Winter
- John Wesley
- Rosewater Elizabeth
- Man Ray - Peter Hook & Phil Murphy
- Non-aggression Pact
- Simon Said
- Skinnys 21
- Shoemaker Levy 9
John Wesley in 2009, from Tampa, Florida
The Fantastiques from Minsk, Belarus
The Beauvilles in 2010
|audio.02||It Swallows Me Whole||Rosewater Elizabeth||1995|
|audio.03||Hallucinogenic Toreador||Shoemaker Levy 9||1996|
|audio.04||Le Petit Morte||Rosewater Elizabeth||1995|
|audio.05||Witch Nam||Rosewater Elizabeth||1996|
|audio.06||Cynthia||Shoemaker Levy 9||1996|
|audio.07||Godfathers of Change||Tribute to the Smiths||1997|
|audio.09||Thread Easy Reel||Mosley||1996|
|audio.10||Peace… An End||Blue Eyes||2008|
|audio.11||Tart Chopping Hits||Simon Said||1997|
|audio.12||Spent Casings : Gesticulate Reloaded||Non-aggression Pact||2009|
|audio.14||Evacuate||Car Bomb Driver||2009|
|audio.15||Ghosts In The City||History||2008|
|audio.16||A Brief History Of…||Win Win Winter||2008|
|audio.18||Surrender [Expanded Edition]||Revere||2008|
|audio.19||Christmas In A Thomas Kinkade Town||Mike verzi feat. Michelle ivey||2008|
|audio.20||Whipering Sin||The Beauvilles||2009|
|audio.21||Skinnys 21||Skinnys 21||2008|
|audio.28||Under The Red And White Sky||John Wesley||1994|
|audio.29||The Closing Of The Pale Blue Eyes||John Wesley||1995|
|audio.30||The Emperor Falls||John Wesley||1998|
|audio.31||Chasing Monsters||John Wesley||2002|
|audio.34||C'est La Vie||XOXO||2009|
|audio.35||The Weight Of Your Heart||Kites With Lights||2009|
|audio.36||Surround Him With Love||Pocket featuring Robyn Hitchcock||2009|
|audio.37||SAMPO||Pocket featuring Yuki Chikudate||2009|
|audio.38||Hear In Noiseville||Pocket featuring Steve Kilbey||2009|
|audio.39||Singles - Volume 1||2009|
|audio.40||Ceremony - A New Order Tribute||Various||2010|
|audio.41||Beautiful Gray||Pocket featuring Dave Smalley||2009|
|audio.42||Someome To Run Away From||Pocket featuring Craig Wedren||2009|
|audio.43||My 1st Car||The Fantastiques||2009|
|audio.44||I Wish Every Other Day Was Christmas||Kites With Lights||2009|
|audio.45||A Force Of Nature||Pocket featuring Mark Burgess||2010|
|audio.46||summer 88||Man Ray||2010|
|audio.47||Backwards From Ten||Pocket featuring Danny Seim||2010|
|audio.48||Jars Of Fireflies||Pocket featuring Tanya Donelly||2010|
|audio.49||Ceremony - The Digital Album||Ceremony - A New Order Tribute||2010|
|audio.50||Ceremony - EP||Yes But No||2010|
|audio.51||Two Worlds Collide - ep, single track mix, live tomorrow you go down"||Freebass||2010|
|audio.52||Ceremony - Twelve Versions of Ceremony||various||2010|
|audio.53||It's a Beautiful Life||Freebass||2010|
|audio.54||Ceremony - A New Order Tribute - Beatport exclusive||Various||2010|
|audio.55||The Archers Bowed And Broke Their Bows||Tommy Simms / Win Win Winter||2011|
|audio.56||Five Single eps||2009|
|audio.57||s/t Ep||Daddy Lion||2010|
|audio.58||A Momentary Lapse In The Key Of W||Noah Kussack / XOXO||2010|
|audio.59||Brand New||Kites With Lights||2010|
|audio.61||You don't know this... - Arthur Baker remixes||Freebass||2010|
|audio.62||Hand In Glove - The Smiths Tribute||Various||2011|
|audio.63||Freebass Redesigns||Fritz von Runte||2010|
|audio.64||Tokyo Joe||Man Ray||2010|
|audio.65||Live At The L'olympia||John Wesley||2011|
|audio.66||Cosmonauts||Kites With Lights||2011|
|audio.67||1102 / 2011 EP||Peter Hook And The Light||2011|
|audio.68||YINZ - the live album||Pink Lincolns||2012|
|audio.69||Redesigns||Fritz von Runte||2012|
|audio.70||Jesus Christ B/W A Marigny Xmas||John Ralston||2010|
|audio.71||Night Colours||Kites With Lights||2012|
|audio.73||EP EP||PLS PLS||2012|
|audio.75||Holding Hearts||Kites With Lights||2013|
|audio.76||LP LP||PLS PLS||2013|
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