Eschatone Records

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Eschatone is a New York-based record label founded in 2006 by Jed Davis, Joseph Slevin and Lisa Brennan. With no allegiance to any genre, Eschatone serves as the home of Brian Dewan, The Visitors, wax.on wax.off, Michael Bassett and several of Davis' projects including The Hanslick Rebellion, Skyscape and his solo work. In addition, Eschatone has released material by Peg, Hand Habits, and The Valley Arena, as well as early-1970s Jobriath recordings.

Eschatone's philosophy stresses physical products that are interesting, unique and beautiful. Zakka artspace in Dumbo, Brooklyn honored the label with a gallery show, The Art Of Eschatone Records, in May of 2008. The show featured Eschatone album art by Dewan, Mike Allred, Michael Doret, Arturo Vega, Hatch Show Print and Justin Marc Lloyd.[1]

After releasing its first half-dozen releases solely on compact disc, the label began pressing audiophile-grade vinyl with Michael Bassett's Soft Verges. Since then the label has seen several vinyl releases, plus the occasional cylinder record[2] or 8-track tape.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • The Congregation Of Vapors, "With Love From America" (CD single, 2004)
  • The Hanslick Rebellion, the rebellion is here. (CD, 2005)
  • Michael Bassett, puddleskinwaving (CD, 2006)
  • wax.on wax.off, A Lecture On Geek Mythology (CD, 2006)
  • The Visitors, The Visitors (CD, 2007)
  • The Hanslick Rebellion, The Deli Of Life (CD, 2007)
  • The Valley Arena, "Kick At The Ceiling" (7" vinyl, co-release with JAXART, 2007)
  • Brian Dewan, Words Of Wisdom (CD, 2007)
  • Michael Bassett, Soft Verges (CD/vinyl, 2008)
  • The Hanslick Rebellion, Let's Get To The Fucking (digital single with t-shirt, 2008)
  • Jed Davis, I Am Jed Davis! (CD, 2009)
  • Skyscape, Zetacarnosa (CD, 2009)
  • Jed Davis, "Yuppie Exodus From Dumbo" (cylinder record single, 2010)
  • Jed Davis, The Cutting Room Floor (CD/vinyl, 2010)
  • Sevendys, "City Of My Dreams"/"I Hate Love" (digital single with t-shirt, 2011)
  • Sevendys, "So So Close"/"When I Step Off The Train" (7" vinyl, co-release with JAXART, 2011)
  • Jed Davis, Shoot The Piano Player (8-track tape, 2011)
  • Jed Davis, Small Sacrifices Must Be Made! (CD, 2012)
  • Jobriath, Amazing Dope Tales/Sevendys, Living in a Frame (10" vinyl split, 2013)
  • Peg, Living With Abbreviation/Hand Habits, Small Shifts (10" vinyl split, 2014)
  • Jobriath, As The River Flows (CD/vinyl, 2014)
  • Juston Stens, Share The Road (digital, 2014)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doret, Michael. "Label Treatment: “Eschatone Records”". Alphabet Soup Blog. 
  2. ^ "Jed Davis – Yuppie Exodus From Dumbo". Hard Format. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Potter, Josh (3 November 2011). "Walking Mix Tape". Metroland. Retrieved 23 April 2012.