Launched with our first release in October, 2014, Timechange now has five releases under its belt. But it’s not my first label.
In the early 1980′s I joined with members of Dow Jones and the Industrials and The Last Four Digits to form a little label called Hardly Music. That label released four punk/new wave EP’s and one LP between 1981 and 1982.
For Record Store Day 2015 Timechange released a micro edition of 50 7″ boxes featuring six rare tracks from original Hardly Music bands (Dow, Last Four Digits, Observers Observing Observables, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Amoebas In Chaos and Red Square) entitled The Hardly Music Story. This was a very cool lathe cut edition in partnership with Third Uncle Records. In the future we hope to release a more comprehensive version of this idea.
Our first release as Timechange was the Early Indiana Punk and New Wave compilation entitled The Crazy Al’s Year(s) and dug deep into the archives to release 46 tracks from 38 bands, all active in Central Indiana between 1976 and 1983.
In fall 2016 we collaborated with Dale Lawrence in releasing the 25th Anniversary expanded CD version of The Vulgar Boatmen’s debut You And Your Sister.
2017 brings two more releases. The Last Four Digits – Don’t Move 1980-1982 LP/CD and a reissue of Chemotherapy’s legendary and rare 1983 7″ EP.
In the mid 1990′s to the early 2000’s I was part owner of a label called OR Records. We specialized in reissuing vintage psychedelic records, but we also did some contemporary punk rock releases, such as a 7″ by Ice Nine and a 10″ by The Problematics. Notable also were reissues of legendary Indiana records, such as:
Anonymous – Inside the Shadow LP/CD
McKay – S/T LP/CD
The Screaming Gypsy Bandits – In the Eye LP
Smokin’ Willie – S/T LP
A sister label, Aether Records, focused on contemporary space and psychedelic music with artists including Vas Deferens Organization, Mazinga Phaser, Tombstone Valentine and an ad hoc jam from various Indianapolis musicians entitled In the Summer of the Mushroom Honey.
Interested in having your recordings issued by TimeChange? Please fill us in, we’d love to hear from you. – Rick Wilkerson