Vinnie Fiorello Launches Independent Label
February 12, 2009 at 3:23 PM (PT)
VINNIE FIORELLO, the founding member of ska/punk band LESS THAN JAKE and founder/former owner of FUELED BY RAMEN RECORDS, announces the launch of PAPER + PLASTICK RECORDS based out of GAINESVILLE, FL. This new independent label will start a new and alternative way of selling the highest quality music files available, also including deluxe digital packaging. The only way physical music will be sold is on multi-colored and oddly shaped vinyl.
"I think that brick and mortar stores are a dying breed. Chain stores are folding and the stores that remain want you to buy a TV instead of showcasing new music," FIORELLO said. "I choose not to worry about the CD. That's also dying, so why try to keep it alive now? I would much rather support independent record stores by putting out independent music in the format that I love, the format that kept and keeps the underground vibrant- vinyl."
Also, FIORELLO plans to release music digitally at the PAPER + PLASTICK website; check out the website for a complete listing of songs to be released in 2009.