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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Peek-A-Boo Records Celebrates 10 Years

Peek-A-Boo Records Celebrates 10 YearsIn 1995, I took some money saved up from working at a coffee shop and issued the first release on Peek-A-Boo Records, The 1-4-5s "Unsafe at 45 rpm" 7". That vinyl EP was essentially a vanity record for my college garage band at the time, a naive and spirited bow to Supercharger, whose Estrus album "Supercharger Goes Way Out" was one of the two records that made me want to play music (the other was The Velvet Underground "White Light/White Heat"). I pressed up 300 copies of the 1-4-5s EP, never expecting them to sell, and never intending to put out another release on Peek-A-Boo Records.

Ten Years later, Peek-A-Boo Records has just issued its 48 release and shows no signs of stopping. To commemorate the label's aluminum anniversary and celebrate the rich catalog of Texas releases, I have launched a new website and placed nearly every catalog item on sale. In addition, some of the early archival, out-of-print vinyl releases (including that first 1-4-5s EP) are available once again, via digital download from iTunes and eMusic.

From the Vaults: The Peek-A-Boo Records Vinyl Archives

Peek-A-Boo Records Celebrates 10 YearsSelect titles from the Peek-A-Boo Records vinyl archives which have long been out of print are now available again digitally via iTunes and eMusic. Collectors will miss the printed art and the scratch of the needle, but the Drake Tungsten EP (Spoon frontman Britt Daniel's solo project), Silver Scooter's early singles and other vinyl rarities will find new life as digital downloads.

To find out which releases have been reissued, simply browse the Peek-A-Boo Records catalog and look for the iTunes or eMusic logos next to the listing. The eMusic logo will take you to the appropriate download page on the eMusic website, and the iTunes logo will launch iTunes and take you directly to that release in the iTunes music store.

Peek-A-Boo Records Anniversary Sale

To celebrate the many artists Peek-A-Boo Records has supported over the past 10 years, we have placed nearly every catalog item on sale. Most signficantly, all Peek-A-Boo releases by now defunct or otherwise inactive bands are up to 50% off. Now is your chance to catch up on a little music history.

Black Lipstick fans, check out The Kiss Offs, where BL's guitar-slingers Phillip & Travis first faced off as dueling axemen.

Palaxy Tracks fans, check out Silver Scooter, Peek-A-Boo's previous kings of melody and melancholy.

Silver Scooter fans, check out Super XX Man, frontman Scott Garred's solo project.

Spoon fans, check out Spoon.

Sale ends August 31, 2005.
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