Ecstatic Peace!

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Ecstatic Peace!
Founded 1981
Founder Thurston Moore
Distributor(s) Motown Records/Caroline Distribution
Genre Indie rock, noise rock
Country of origin United States
Location Easthampton, Massachusetts
Official website

Ecstatic Peace! is a record label based in Easthampton, Massachusetts, founded in 1981 by Sonic Youth member Thurston Moore. The premiere release was a split cassette featuring spoken word performances from Michael Gira of Swans and Lydia Lunch. The label's name is borrowed from a line in Tom Wolfe's 1968 nonfiction novel The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

Artists on Ecstatic Peace! include Hush Arbors, be your own PET, Awesome Color, Black Helicopter, Free Kitten, Notekillers, Magik Markers, Tall Firs, Pagoda, Monotract, and Violent Soho.[1]

In February 2006, Moore signed a deal with Universal to distribute the label's albums.[2]

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  1. ^ "Ecstatic Peace! Artists". Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ Stutz, Colin. "Ecstatic Peace Signs with Universal". Filter. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 

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