By DONNA BALANCIA
Philly-based punk-ska-hardcore-indie label Jump Start Records has launched its very first subscription club to coincide with the label’s 25 year anniversary.
“Somehow, some way, we’ve managed to stick around for 25 years,” label owner Jeremy Myers said. “Crazy, right? All the ups and downs, the good decisions, the bad decisions, for better or for worse, we’re still here. To celebrate we’ve put together a little something to mark the occasion, our very first subscription club.”
Launched in 1996, Jump Start Records was born in a college dorm room first as a paper mailorder catalog and zine that quickly evolved into a vinyl 7″ release with Montreal’s The Planet Smashers. Twenty years and more than 100 releases later, Jump Start Records is still around.
While the focus and drive of the label has shifted greatly over the years, one thing has stayed true and that’s a personal connection with the music and a desire to work with friends releasing music that they love.
Among the many records they’ve released throughout the years are classics from the likes of A Wilhelm Scream, Antillectual, MXPX, Broadcaster, Belvedere, Kill Lincoln, Off With Their Heads, Horace Pinker, Crucial Dudes, Astpai , Plow United and many others.
Times are tough, and being an independent record label in the year 2021 isn’t easy, Myer said. Getting people to pay attention to a small record label run out of a suburban Philadelphia basement is no easy task, but Jump Start Records is worth a deep dive.
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Jump Start Records
2021/2022 MEMBERSHIP IS CAPPED AT 100 TOTAL MEMBERS
6 Exclusive Jump Start LP releases/pressings/variants
available only to club members
25th Anniversary T-shirt
25th Anniversary Tote Bag
25th Anniversary Campfire Coffee Mug
Jump Start Records Patch
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