Van’s new venture seeks to fill a gap in the Northwest Music Scene (although he reserves the right to release non-Northwest acts as well) with the new label serving as a hub for independent bands that have dedicated their lives to making great music.
The website (www.strangeearthrecords.com)
The label will feature singles, EPs and full length records and videos that can be purchased through all the major online music shops (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, etc.).
Plans for vinyl releases and distribution are also in the works.
New music as well as tunes from Van’s vast archives of tunes that he and his friends have recorded over the years that never saw the light of day or have never been released online will be featured.
The label’s first release will be by Microdot Gnome. Microdot Gnome is the latest project by Gary Lee Conner, best known as a fellow Screaming Trees co-founder/guitar player/songwriter as well as Van’s brother.
Upcoming scheduled releases include music from:
The Legend of Bigfoot – “The Legend of Bigfoot” EP
VALIS – “Minds Through Space and Time” LP
Y.B.s – “Altered Steaks” LP
Vaporland – Online Single
Argonaut – Online Single
Solomon Grundy – “Stone Soup and Other Stories” LP Re-Release with Spirit of the Radio Single
Screaming Trees – “Bitter Dregs” (Unreleased Tracks)
About Van Conner: A Northwest rock musician, Van founded the Screaming Trees in 1984 with his brother, Gary Lee, and longtime friends, Mark Lanegan and Mark Pickerel. After the band’s break up in 2000, Van has continued to write, produce and record music with his friends and family. His band VALIS has released four records and they are currently working on a fifth.
To contact Van Conner, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The label will feature singles, EPs and full-length records and videos that can be purchased through all the major online music shops (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, etc.). Plans for vinyl releases and distribution are also in the works.