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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Touch and Go is now Touch and Gone. :-(

Touch & Gone
Feb 18, 2009
Story by: Lisa Hresko

Following online rumors, long-time indie mainstay Touch & Go has confirmed that it will cease distributing indie labels and become a catalog only label for the time being. The Chicago label that that has produced seminal albums from Slint, the Jesus Lizard, Big Black, TV On The Radio, Shellac and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and later garnering fame for its losing copyright lawsuit over a "handshake" deal with the Butthole Surfers, has met its demise after nearly 30 years. The label, who's recent roster includes Ted Leo, the Uglysuit and All The Saints had seen financial trouble amidst a difficult economy and a decline in record sales.

Promotion for new acts such as Sholi and Mi Ami, who both released their debut albums today, will be kept up for a short time as not to leave the new bands without a paddle. The label is expected to go catalog-only, and an unspecified number of layoffs will occur.

A press release confirming details is expected soon.

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH HHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

Fugging fugity fug fug fug!!!!

Wait, I found this: http://blogs.suntimes.com/derogatis/...nd_go_rec.html

Sounds like they're just shrinking up the operation a bit?

We can only hope.

Corey Rusk is the best label-owner ever. It will be a sad, terrible day when T&G is no more.

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If it's true, then sadness.
A lot of great people work or have worked there.
So many great bands.
Corey is a great motorcycle enthusiast and former vintage racer prior to getting really fucked up in a racing crash years ago. Dunno about now, but boy did he have some great bikes in the past, including the toughest Norvin ever.

Good luck, T&G.
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An article about T&G and no mention of Urge Overkill....Nash Kato must be annoyed....

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