Cultural collective Party Smasher Inc., founded by US musician Ben Weinman, has signed a global partnership with Cooking Vinyl.
The firm was launched in 2009 by Weinman, who’s lead guitarist for The Dillinger Escape Plan, to provide a network for creators in music, art and fashion.
One of the ventures currently in motion under the Party Smasher Inc. umbrella is its record label, which has three key releases scheduled for 2016.
Those include the debut album from Giraffe Tongue Orchestra (GTO) – made up of William DuVall, lead singer of Alice In Chains, Brent Hinds, lead guitarist of Mastodon and Weinman himself.
Also on the way is the sixth album from The Dillinger Escape Plan and the physical version of Primitive Weapons’ The Future Of Death.
“Ben Weinman and his team at Party Smasher Inc. have evolved their own multi-faceted, unique creative universe. The world needs them and we will bring them to the world.”
Martin Goldschmidt, Cooking Vinyl
Martin Goldschmidt, Chairman of Cooking Vinyl, said: “Ben Weinman and his team at Party Smasher Inc. have evolved their own multi-faceted, unique creative universe. The world needs them and we will bring them to the world.”
Rob Collins, Director of Cooking Vinyl, added; “We completely share the vision that Party Smasher has. They bring the art; we bring the commercial muscle. I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership!”
Howie Gabriel, from the newly launched Cooking Vinyl America, concluded: “We’re excited to have Party Smasher Inc.’s DIY ethic, along with Cooking Vinyl’s independent focus to bring both labels to a larger global audience.”
Cooking Vinyl is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The company’s record division roster currently includes: Billy Bragg, Marilyn Manson, Richard Ashcroft, Madness, James, Frank Black, Gary Numan, Amanda Palmer, The Pretty Reckless, Suzanne Vega, Teddy Thompson, Alison Moyet, The Cult and The Prodigy, among others.
The Cooking Vinyl Group of companies, which also consists of Cooking Vinyl Publishing, Black Gold Music Management and The Music Royalty Co., has offices in London, Paris, Berlin, New York and Melbourne.
Pictured L-R: Marc Shapiro (Cooking Vinyl America Director of Marketing), Ben Weinman (Artist/Owner Party Smasher Inc), Martin Goldschmidt (Chairman, Cooking Vinyl) and Howie Gabriel (President, Cooking Vinyl America)
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