Trevor Dunn’s New Label Earworm Records
The Mr. Bungle bassist has launched his own record label and shared music from his latest project.
The first release via Earworm will be the debut album merdeka atau mati from Dunn’s SpermChurch out on September 3rd.
Spermchurch is a duo with Dunn on electronic bass and Sannety on electronics.
“Like most DIY labels, I started my own because I could find no appropriate home for this first release. The idea of a ‘label’ is nearly defunct as marketing is essentially all DIY, that is, unless you are a heavyweight influencer, corporation or actual rock star. This is mom and pop at its most niche-within-niche.
I know I’m absolutely insane or branding myself mid-pandemic in a world where art is nearly expected to be free for the consumer but the will to have this music heard is part of what drives me. I’ve never expected everyone to like everything. That goes against common sense. That’s why everyone has boundaries. Having total control of a very personal release is the core motivation, and the feeling that, at this ripe old age, my own branding is as relevant as any grass fed mammal.”
Pre-order merdeka atau mati here.