Friday, June 29, 2007

Not Not Fun Bored Fortress 7” Series: 2007

2007 saw the arrival of many great things, but of course, the greatest of them all was the Bored Fortress split 7” series on Not Not Fun records in L.A. town. Not Not Fun is basically the greatest label in, I don’t know, history. Go here and look at their wall of rad releases and then give them some money, you won’t regret it. Not Not Fun is run by Britt and Manda of such legendary bands Robedoor, Pocahaunted, Quintana Roo, Barrabarracuda, Knit Witch and others, and they have surpassed the already incredibly high standards they have created for themselves with this series. First of all the selection of artists they picked is impeccable: Yellow Swans, The Goslings, Hototogisu, GHQ, Blues Control, Heavy Winged, Dreamcatcher, Birds of Delay, Deep Jew, Ex-Cocaine, Mindflayer and Hive Mind. They also got some great visual artists to design the sleeves: Mat Brinkman, Jeremy Earl, Jelle Crama, George Myers, Shawn Reed, and future hall-of-famer Devon Varmega. As far as I know the 500 subscriptions that were available are all gone, but if you keep an eye out you may be able to spot some of these 7inchs individually in various distros. If you missed the almighty Bored Fort this year, there is another coming next year. So learn your lesson and don’t sleep on the sure-to-be-hot-as-hellfire Bored Fortress ’08! On to the records.

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