Ok, so, here goes, this is good friends records. We like records and having fun. The whole idea started years ago, with derek and I talking about starting a label every time we got drunk. And we’d have all these crazy great ideas of how to run a label that’s a little different and a little better than every other label, but then the next morning we wouldn’t even mention it, it was like confessing your love to a girl when you’re wasted and then seeing her the next day and pretending you’re "still just friends" and that weird conversation never happened. But eventually our best friends in the world Look Mexico put out this album called "This Is Animal Music" and they had no plans to put it on vinyl, so we took things into our own hands and pressed the record without their permission. just kidding we all talked about it a lot. Anyways that’s sort of the history of the label so far. And now for our manifesto.
A huge part(y) of this label is to not act too professional, and to not bother our bands with shit that people in mid-level bands don’t want to hear. It sucks when you go on tour and you think every thing’s going well, and then all of a sudden you realize you owe some guy a bunch of money for the records you sold, when truth is, he’s been sitting at home selling your records and probably making more money than you. so yeah, I like the idea of being friends with people rather than business partners. and a huge part of being involved in independent music for me is to avoid at all costs the idea of having a steady normal job, because i just can’t handle things like that. so yeah, good friends is also sort of like a collective, there’s a lot of people doing a lot of different things. while derek and i are on tour my brother derill ships every order we get and just plain ol takes care of business. (and he’s nice enough to let me trash his house by having boxes of records and boxes of boxes all over the place) bridey bowen does design stuff for us because she’s the greatest artist on earth. our friend dougal mckorkle does alot of the interweb and stuff that i don’t understand. and he sleeps in my bedroom while i’m on tour. sean helps me package records while we’re home and he writes really nice notes to whoever orders from us, so if you get a really nice note, it’s probably from sean. we also get random drunk people who end up helping us package records, go to kinkos, go to the post office, go on beer runs, play horse shoes, crash bikes etc. all in all we’re not in this to try to make a billion dollars. we’re in this to make awesome records for awesome bands, and hopefully break even in the process. and if in the end we all end up dead broke and homeless and jobless, it’s not gonna be that big of a deal, because i’m pretty sure we’re all having a lot of freaking fun right now.