Oxfordshire indie label Big Scary Monsters has reached its 50th release, and will celebrate by issuing a special 50 Not Out compilation (pictured).
In the label's own words:
"_Completely against the run of play, Big Scary Monsters Records have made it to 50 releases! The half-century came as a bit of a shock to everyone but we prefer to think of it as one in the eye for the music industry Grim Reaper, rather than blind faith and an outstayed welcome from this little independent label.
"...As we approached the big five-oh we needed to mark the occasion, and it seemed only right that it be with something a little out of the norm. 50 Not Out is a compilation CD made up of 50 MP3s (are you spotting the numeric pattern yet?) from past, present and future associates of the label - including a couple you might not realise are family just yet - along with a whole heap of our favourite others. It's like a big, happy Christmas gathering... In April... On a CD... Which won't play in your stereo.
"Here's to fifty more!"_
- Anathallo - 'Kasa No Hone'
02.* Audrey* - 'Views'
03.* Blakfish* - 'Merry Fucking Xmas'
Cats And Cats And Cats - 'Brilliant The Brilli Ant'
Chariots - 'Friends Forever_'
Copy Haho - 'To Balance A Diet'
Cut The Blue Wire - 'The Race To The King'
08.* Data.Select.Party* - 'So Long Sweet Lime'
09.* Days Ago *- 'Where No Measure Refracts'
- Emotive Exposed - 'Russian Bride'
11.* Ever Since The Lake Caught Fire* - 'Disaster! Disaster!'
12.* Fang Island *- 'Curuga'
13.* Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly* - 'Whitewash Is Brainwash'
14.* Hikikomori Broadcast* - 'Three Cheers For Other Peoples Poems'
House of Brothers - 'Lose Yourself'
Hush The Many (Heed The Few) - 'In Bloom' (live)
Itch - 'Sleeping Lions'
Jacob's Stories - 'Dear Mr Pearson'
19.* Jeniferever* - 'You Only Move Twice'
20.* Jonah Matranga* - 'Not About A Girl Or A Place'
21.* Jonquil *- 'Thick Mugs'
- Lucy And The Caterpillar - 'I Don't Want Your Stupid Crisps'
23.* Maps and Atlases* - 'Every Place Is A House'
24.* Marvin's Revolt* - 'Deliberate Deeds'
- *Meet Me In St Louis *- 'Ein Zwei Drei Hasslehoff'
26.* Mimas* - 'Cats On Fire'
27.* My Awesome Compilation* - 'Our Lives: The Sequel'
28.* My Favourite Co-Pilot* - 'Cadence And Close'
29.* Nathaniel Green* - 'The Hardest Man In The World'
- Outcry Collective - 'New Franchise Mess'
31.* Pennines *- 'Open Closed Open'
32.* Richard Walters* - 'Elephant In The Room'
- Rolo Tomassi - 'Beatrotter Remix' (Please Will)
34.* Sam Isaac* - 'A Cinematic Low'
Secondsmile - 'Years'
*Settlefish *- 'Summer Drops'
Shoes And Socks Off - 'Yeah, But'
Stapleton - 'From Wood To Ridge'
Tera Melos - 'When Worms Learn To Fly'
The Campaign For Real Time - 'Rachel Says'
The Dudley Corporation - 'Safety Shot'
42.* The Family Machine* - 'Reminds Me Of You'
*The Next Autumn Soundtrack *- 'Lost.Fondly'
The Remarkable Rocket - 'I Only Count In Tens'
The Sound OE - 'Party At The Moontower'
This Town Needs Guns - 'If I Sit Still'
Tubelord - 'Half Man Half Amazing'
48.* Wintermute *- 'Shark Vs E-boat'
- *Yndi Halda *- 'We Flood Empty Lakes'
50.* 4 or 5 Magicians* - 'I'm In The Band'
Get all that? I'm not repeating it. Bye.