Atlanta-based record label Autumn + Colour Records (Sleepy Turtles, Austin Archer, Sick/Sea) will be releasing its first of many compilation albums entitled ‘A Beautiful Change’ featuring some of the best indie bands around the world. The first volume is set to release August 28th. It will be available for free through NoiseTrade and the label is pressing 1,000 CD’s to give to each of the artists featured on the compilation to give away for free at their merch tables at shows.
The band plans to line up sponsors for future volumes, release them digitally and donate 10% of profits to the label’s charity partners.
A Beautiful Change: Album Tracklist:
1. Clemency – Boy’s Choir
2. Sleep Dance – Spiders
3. Sleepy Turtles – A Reason to Hope
4. Threadbare, Brother – Half-Love
5. Anna Nelson – Before You
6. Sick/Sea – Talking Doormat
7. Jungol – Fast Asleep
8. Cloudeater – Hardly Wait
9. The Armory – Burn the City Down
10. Austin Archer – Doubtful as they Come
11. Paper Lights – The Reveal
12. The Walla Recovery – The Spoils of Warring Hearts
All seasons must come to an end. An enveloping sky transforms the climate and the outlook shifts as everyone gazes to the equivocal horizon. The rules of the music industry have followed suit with that of nature. For some the view is that of the uncertain stumbling that comes with the darkness and the cold, for others it is a bright and illustrious future where artists are able to take control of their art: this is the ethos that developed into the founding of Autumn + Colour Records. Formed in late 2011 by Todd Richard Stevens, a former producer and studio engineer, and Travis Groo, a former artist manager and booking agent, Autumn + Colour was well constructed to give the ownership back to the artist. Rather than borrow at a high interest-rate until the bottom line crashes into a debt, the artist and the label become an equal partnership. This partnership extends well beyond the bounds of a normal label as an altruistic ideal overshadows personal monetary gain. Autumn + Colour donates ten percent from all streams of income to various nonprofits and charitable organizations. It is a community, it is a company, it is a beautiful change.