La Société Expéditionnaire
|La Société Expéditionnaire|
|Distributor(s)||Chicago Independent Distribution (US)|
|Country of origin||United States|
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La Société Expéditionnaire is a Pennsylvania - based independent record label established in 2006 by Lewis & Clarke's Lou Rogai. On previous Lewis & Clarke albums, the liner notes contained a contact address for "The Expeditionary Society", a nod to the exploratory reference of Lewis & Clarke. This phrase was also taped to the door of Rogai's studio in Delaware Water Gap, PA. An intoxicated French Appalachian Trail through-hiker mistakenly stumbled into the practice room, thinking it was the local hostel, and exclaimed "La Société Expéditionnaire!".
The first official release was a split 7" record by Strand of Oaks and Dragon Turtle. It marked the first of many working collaborations between Rogai and Dragon Turtle's Tom Asselin (audio engineer) and Brian Lightbody (graphic designer).
La Société Expéditionnaire is an independent record label which provides a framework of production, promotion and distribution for musicians and artists. The goal is to expose the wild, fragile and obscure music of contemporary artists who seek to work with the medium of sound. One of the label's mottos is, "We Dig Crystals", a geological reference to uncovering "hidden gems".
Artists who have released material on La Société Expéditionnaire
- Lewis & Clarke (music)
- Arc In Round
- Daniel Knox
- Jonathan Byerley
- Dragon Turtle
- The Black Swans
- Moon & Moon
- Strand of Oaks
- Matt Bauer
- Mako Sica
- Judson Claiborne
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