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Brew Announce Their Closure
Laurie Tuffrey , May 17th, 2013 05:40

Label set to hold closing down sale of all stock; listen to a playlist of Brew's top ten tracks handpicked by label founder Simon Glacken

It's with sadness that we announce that Brew, the excellent independent Leeds record label, will be calling time on proceedings.

After being founded in 2007, the label have issued 27 releases counting a number of Quietus favourites among their roster, which hosted, either currently or at one time, Kong, Humanfly, Blacklisters, Castrovalva, Nine Black Alps, Hawk Eyes, These Monsters, Shield Your Eyes and That Fucking Tank.

Simon Glacken, the label's founder, said in a statement: "We've had the pleasure of releasing some incredible records over the years and have been fortunate to work with so many amazing people. We'd like to thank everyone that has ever supported us, bought a record or a t-shirt and spread our music in general. Humanfly's Awesome Science is our final release and we couldn't think of a better record to go out on which sums up what we love about physical records both musically and aesthetically. The label will still remain active for a while as we wind things down and continue to take and fulfil orders.

"To celebrate/commiserate we are currently running a big sale on our store where every CD/vinyl/shirt/poster (except the new Humanfly album) is now reduced in price. For the next 2 weeks all our releases are set to 'pay what you like' on Bandcamp too (except the new Humanfly album) so feel free to explore our back catalog and if you feel like paying some money we won't complain'."

To commemorate the label's closing, we asked Simon to compile a playlist of the label's top ten tracks - have a listen below, and while doing so, head over to Brew's website here, alongside their Big Cartel and Bandcamp pages, to get involved with the sale.