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LABEL PROFILE: PINCH-A-LOAF RECORDS
Who owns PAL? Erik Hoffman
written by LOB
How many employees, if any, does PAL have? zero
How many releases does PAL have? 18
What is the label goal?
To create packages that are as interesting as the music within.
What is the label motto? The stranger the better.
Who is on the PAL roster?
Including artists on the compilation CDs....Erik
Hoffman, Spastic Colon, Nihil, Richard Ramirez, Lab Rat, Solid Eye, Crawl
Unit, Bastard Noise, Fin, Speculum Fight, Blowhole, Crib, Black Leather
Jesus, MSBR, Smell & Quim, Kazumoto Endo, Aube, Not Breathing, Pain Jerk,
Decibel Orgy, Thirdorgan, The Haters, Masonna, a.m.k., Hands To, Gino
Robair, Zipper Spy, Small Cruel Party, Con-Dom, Gen-Ken and Das Synthetische
What do you consider your best release?
The best package would be MSBR
"Electrovegetarianism" 7". The best concept a.m.k. "Needle Hit the Groove"
12"/flexi. The best audibly might be the Fin 7" or the DSM CD.
What are some upcoming PAL releases?
There was an unfinished CD with
tracks from Hands To, Kapotte Musiek, Aube and Spastic Colon that never made
it out. There is still a slight possibility that it will be released some
How, when, & why did you start PAL?
I started simply as a joke. Jorge
Martin (Spastic Colon/Sleestak) and I were doing this thing that we called
"Cornloaf". The name
refered to the amusing fact that corn isn't always digested properly in the
human body. (Peanuts doing the same.) Cornloaf turned into "Spastic Colon"
and I decided to put out a cassette release by Spastic Colon. Jokingly, in
keeping with the theme, we came up with "Pinch A Loaf Productions". While
waiting for enough good Spastic Colon material to be recorded I recorded my
own tape along with some help from a four year old boy. This was the first
release, 36 Grit. Shockingly, it sold and rather quickly. It paid for
itself and I decided to continue since there was really no apparant finacial
risk. The whole thing snowballed from there and 18 releases later I'm still
How did you finance your first release? Cash money.
What are the most satisfying/frustrating aspects to running an indie
Satisfying... customer feedback. Frustrating...DISTRIBUTION!!!!
What are some other labels you admire?
MSBR Records, Banned Productions,
Self Abuse Records, Anomalous Records, XERXES Records, Stinky Horse Fuck,
Sounds for Consciousness Rape (RIP), Armed and Loaded.
If you could release a new record from any band, what would it be?
In 10 years where will PAL be?
in peoples memeories and record
You'll know PAL has made it when...?
ha ha ha, that's funny.
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