This is an official heads up that in mid-February, the Grimeology.com website will be RIP. There is no money in this label and due to life circumstances I can no longer pay out-of-pocket to keep the website alive. Which is a bummer. But, this blogspot will be the future site of all Grimeology-related happenings. The grimeology.com URL may be retained via Blogger; I will post to let people know if this happens in order to update links, etc.
*Nostalgia warning* Grimeology was founded in 2003 by Adam and myself as an imaginary label to release imaginary records by imaginary bands. In the sweetest way possible. Upon the conception of Hooves For Hands later that year, our first "real" "record" was released and thus Grimeology moved into the realm of semi-real existence. For the next few years, Grimeology remained fairly inactive as a label, but active more as a collective of musical projects for a group of like-minded homies (HFH, Thought Control, Nicholas Venaglia, Grimeology DJs, pLYWOOD, Pst Pst, Architeuthis, etc), as well as a mobile-DJ unit (Hoodrich, Turkey P, and SORCE1). Paralleled with my college thesis project, 2005 saw the first proper CD-R releases by various Grimeology-affiliated comrades in small, handmade editions of 10. Shortly after, the collective slowly left Worcester and dispersed throughout the country, continuing to work on their respective endeavors. In 2007 I resurrected the label aspect of Grimeology as a home for releasing cassettes and CD-Rs related to my then newly-found love for Noise. As we move into 2010, I feel that my passion for Noise has clouded and overshadowed the original tenements of Grimeology, something which is personally important to me and I believe should remain intact. Which leads us to this paragraph:
Grimeology has been slow as of late but we just want to let everyone know that the label is not dead yet. If you are an artist with a release slated to come out on Grimeology, rest assured it will still be released. However, after the chunk of planned upcoming releases are done & out, the label aspect of Grimeology will close its doors indefinitely in order to shift focus to new label projects. Grimeology as a collective entity and force of unstoppable sweetness & Milk Duds, however, will never die. The Grimeology label will still remain somewhat active, albeit in a different way. Expect much more infrequent (if thats even possible) smaller "art" editions and mixed media releases from original collective members in the future, hearkening back the original days of Grimeology. I (matt) will be focusing my energy on continuing to release tapes alongside Toby via our label NNA Tapes, as well self-releasing tapes for my personal project, A Snake in the Garden.
Infinite thanks to everyone for supporting the label over the years, and for the dedicated patience of the artists. It has been a labor of total love. Expect the same quality and standards from Grimeology to be put into all future label endeavors, but without the ridiculous lag-time. To clear up any confusion, here is the official list of remaining releases, which will be released in order of catalog number:
GRM018: SUICIDAL TENDONS "LEFT BEHIND" cd-r
GRM019: SKELLATEN "BRAT GRRRL" cd-r
GRM020: I DIED "GLOBULES" c20
*GRM021: KAISER WAVE "SMASH TO FUCK THE FUCKING SYSTEM" c13
GRM022: A SNAKE IN THE GARDEN / JASIN "EVIL" COVELLI "BIBLICAL MANSLAUGHTER" c60
GRM023: GRAND NORD "SEPT" mini cd-r
GRM024: SICK TO THE BACK TEETH "BALUT" c30
GRM025: CROWN NOW "FAMOUS COUPLES" c12
* = unofficially released in 2009. official release in 2010.
Note that Grimeology will no longer be accepting any demos/submissions for future releases.
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions or comments:
grimeology @ gmail . com
love / bliss
depression / dirt
Milk Duds / grape soda
FUCK 2009 / SHRED 2010