About Rub Wrongways Records
Northampton, Massachusetts is a small college town centered between Boston, New Haven, New York City and Montreal. It's been a haven for artists for the last century. Something about the location, or the air, or the water in the Pioneer Valley appeals to musicians and songwriters. It only makes sense that Rub Wrongways Records calls this place home. Started in 2002, this collective of musicians has stuck by the motto "It's a record label, no it's not."
What is a record label?
We're not sure, but we can tell you what we are. We are a group of friends and collaborators who love to make music. Many of the Rub Wrongways bands share members with other Rub Wrongways bands. We've all been playing together for years, we've developed styles and aesthetics together. We switch instruments, we switch bands, we try to keep each other on our toes. So, for example, the drummer for Gentle Hen and The Fawns is the writer and singer for Sitting Next To Brian, whose keyboard player is the a writer and singer for Beach Honey. The lead guitarist of Sitting Next To Brian is the leader of Gentle Hen and the bass player in Goldwater. It's a tangled web... don't untangle it.
Does Rub Wrongways Records have a particular genre?
Not really. Well, maybe. At Rub Wrongways, we look first to the song. Songwriting is the key. Genres aren't so important as long as there is a solid, interesting, song involved. We seek out compositions that are moving and memorable often with a twist of humor. Second we strive for an honest sound, a sound that was created by humans. The releases on the label include indie-pop, jangle-rock, anti-folk, classic-country, psychedelic, power-pop etc.
Where Does The Money Go?
Whenever you buy something from Rub Wrongways, all of the money goes straight to the artist. We take nothing. (Learn more)
Is Rub Wrongways Records seeking artists?
Not really. We always are interested in hearing new music but we are not currently seeking out new artists.
How can I contact Rub Wrongways Records?
You can send an email to: rub at rubwrongways.com. We do not promise that we will reply.
Why are all your albums only ten dollars?
It just seems like the right price for an album doesn't it?
Why don't you charge for shipping?
It's too confusing.
But don't you lose money when you send things overseas?
We have been, but we shave now added $15 for international shipping.
How can I support Rub Wrongways Records or the artist on the label?
Number one: Listen to the music. That's all that anybody really wants.
Number two: Buy the music, physical product or downloads.
Number three: Spread the word, follow us on Twitter, send people links, write reviews on iTunes and amazon, include us in playlists, buy gifts.