Springman Records

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Springman Records is an independent record label founded in 1998 by Avi Ehrlich that was run out of his parent's garage in Cupertino, California until late 2005, when Ehrlich moved the label to Sacramento. The label's official slogan is "Friendly Punks" though many other styles of music appear on the label, such as indie rock, rockabilly, ska, folk music, pop punk, and hardcore.[1]

In 2007, Springman stopped releasing albums, but launched Silver Sprocket, a bicycle club that also releases records with a more collective and community oriented philosophy. Silver Sprocket members jokingly refer to themselves as a cult on their Myspace page.

The group has been involved in political and community related projects around Sacramento, CA. As an imprint, Silver Sprocket has released albums, clothing, toys, and art-related projects.

Now based out of Ehrlich's San Francisco Victorian, Silver Sprocket's business side works with numerous bands and graphic artists, including Mitch Clem of the Nothing Nice To Say webcomic to release his merchandise and managing his record label, Face Palm Records.[2]

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The label has also released compilation CDs and assorted projects featuring notable bands such as Alkaline Trio, The Ataris, Down By Law, Mates of State, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, No Use for a Name, Swingin' Utters, Thrice, Tsunami Bomb and Xiu Xiu.

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