About

Starting my own independent record label was always my dream. A lot of people told me not to, that all I would do was lose my money and waste my time. Against their cynicism, I started Stumparumper Records in 2008 with the intention of releasing music by my close friends. Since staring the label, I've made friends with musicians from LA, Chicago, New Jersey, Kansas City, and even Halifax Canada, and have released 4 7"s, 2 12" LPs, 2 cassettes, and a CDr in just one year of existence.

Unfortunately, the one bad thing about putting out music by bands that most people have never heard of is that people tend to ignore them. This makes it rather difficult to get people's attention about what we're putting out, which makes it even more difficult to get people to buy the actual records. As a label, I've funded each project with hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars of my own money. Although I wish I had infinite funds, I don't - and as a graduate student who has already spent nearly all of his money putting out records, the label is in a tight situation. I've got my living expenses covered, but label money is more or less depleted.

In other words, Stumparumper Records will be out of business unless a miracle happens. This is where you come in.

This label is my proudest accomplishment. I have met so many incredibly gifted musicians who have inspired me with not only their talent, but also with their passion for going against the grain and pursuing their dreams. I've always been amazed at the potential that people see in the label, and I love to hear how excited they are to hear about a tiny indie label that's putting out records for their love of music.

Stumpraumper Records still has big plans. We've got at least one 7" and 3 12" LPs that we want to get out this year, but we need your help to do it. All monies pledged to Stumparumper through Kickstarter via the list options at your right will go back into the label to help release more records. Hopefully, this will be the boost our humble label needs to regain our financial footing and move ahead at full speed with our killer roster of bands.

We would love to reimburse your pledges with lots of records from our current catalog. We have all of our current releases available including:

7"s:
Fuck Montreal - "Winter Mange"
Scribbler - "My Old Lady"
Banned Books/Granny Frost/Hoop Dreams/Fuck Montreal - "Holiday 4-Way"

12" LPs:
Banned Books - "Mission Creep"
Railcars - "Cathedral with no Eyes"

Cassettes:
Granny Frost - "Granny Frost"
Master-Redactors - "Rock 'n' Roll Revenge"

CDr:
Julia Ladense - "Punk is Fashion"

Please feel free to check out the details of these releases and other info on the label at our website, www.stumparumper.com.

Thanks for your support everyone, and please get in touch with me at stumparumper [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any questions!

Thanks,
Pat and Jayne

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    We will email MP3s of your choice of one 12" (Banned Books or Railcars) or MP3s of your choice of 2 7"s.

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    We will send you your choice of one of the 3 in-print 7" releases (Fuck Montreal, Scribbler, Holiday 4-way). (P.S. for our international backers, please add a couple of extra dollars for shipping as sending vinyl overseas is tremendously expensive.)

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    All in-print vinyl releases (5 records), plus a test pressing of the Holiday 4-Way (limited to 5 copies). Also, I will call or skype you to say thanks and chat. (P.S. for our international backers, please add a couple of extra dollars for shipping as sending vinyl overseas is tremendously expensive.)

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    All in-print vinyl releases PLUS your choice of Stumparumper band will write a song for you, send you the mp3 of it, and (where applicable) play it for you live on the internet. I personally guarantee you love the song or we will re-do it until it is your favorite jam ever. Also, I'll give you a call or a skype to say thanks.

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    All in-print vinyl releases plus YOU pick Stumparumper's next band (band must be willing and legally able to join our roster) and help to curate the project. Also, I will call or skype you to say thanks.

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    All in print vinyl releases, cassettes, and CDrs PLUS a LIFETIME supply of Stumparumper releases. This means we will send you a copy of every release we will ever make in the future PLUS a TEST PRESSING of every release we ever make until either you or I are dead. Myself and your choice of Stumparumper band will both personally call you and thank you for your support.

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