Lookout Records Closes Its Doors
January 19, 2012 at 8:34 AM (PT)
The OAKLAND-based label LOOKOUT RECORDS is going out of business. On their website, the owners wrote:
"I'm not sure exactly where exactly to start but I guess it's best to get the hard part out of the way. To put it simply, what was mentioned recently on TED LEO's website (and reported in by a number of other outlets online) is true. LOOKOUT RECORDS will be closing its doors over the next few months. Most people who are reading this know that the label stopped releasing material towards the end of 2005. It was then that LOOKOUT ended its long relationships with GREEN DAY, OPERATION IVY and a few other artists."
Saying goodbye, they finished, "Thanks for listening to the music, going to shows, coming in our store, forming bands, sending us demos, buying records from our mail order, signing to our label, wearing a t-shirt, playing our records on your radio show, putting us up on your living room floor, writing fan mail, interviewing us for your zine, putting on a show, for inspiring us, for being inspired by Lookout, for your hard work, for just being there, and for ALL of the memories (there are so many). Thank you. Here's to you, and to whatever comes next..."