Lonely Atom Records, a new artist run/artist motivated record label, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to kick off their inaugural series of 7" records, Radical Chemicals.
Radical Chemicals is a six (6) 7" split singles record series pressed on colored vinyl featuring some of the best up-and-coming bands from the NYC/tristate area.
The label is looking to raise money to cover some of their startup costs to make deposits on materials and pressing the first volume in the series. Having spent over a year researching/prepping their process, the label hopes to keep the costs for listeners low by using a network of DIY visual artists/craftspeople, and upfront costs for bands participating to $0 out of pocket for this project from tracking through pressing (which is the whole point!).
The bands signed for this project so far include:
More TBA as the project continues.
To encourage people to support this endeavor, Lonely Atom Records is offering a wide variety of rewards at different pledge tiers. Tons of stuff ranging from copies of their debut release in the series (a split single between The Pandemics and InCircles) to t-shirts, limited edition picture discs and more. One package even includes admission to every concert the label books between the end of the pledge drive and New Year's Eve, 2020.
The label knows that their target of $3,600 won't cover the entire series (projected cost of just the records and packaging are well over $10K), but is only seeking costs to get them started on deposits with visual artists and materials (and the rewards of course!). You can find more info at www.lonelyatomrecords.com.