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Punk Start My Heart Records is a queer feminist record label based out of Portland, Oregon.

Punk Start My Heart began in Portland, OR as a booking collective dedicated to setting up shows for women, people of color and queer identified musicians. As PSMH started doing more and more shows, it became increasingly obvious that there was a collective desire to create more of these spaces.

This ultimately led to the creation of the Not Enough! Festival: a 2-day music, art, and film festival showcasing new collaborative-based work of Portland’s diverse queer community. For most of these bands, it was their first show, which happened in an extremely supportive community environment and many of them chose to keep playing this last year. We decided that in order to further support these bands we could create a record label, with a focus on queer and feminist artists, releasing vinyl records and assisting with promotion. We are trying to raise money to help us get started and will use this money to cover pressing and printing costs of the first 3 releases on the label.  

Punk Start My Heart Records will coexist with Punk Start My Heart booking and put out records for queer and feminist bands because we feel there will never be enough!

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    The Punk Special: Times are tough! What with the economic crisis, ridiculous gas prices, and the soaring cost of beer and cigarettes, how's a girl supposed to look cute, attend that sliding-scale yoga class, and still get drunk? Pledge $5 and get your very own Punk Start My Heart tote bag. How else you gonna sneak them snacks into the movie theatre?

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    The Bicycle Special: You'd rather die than own a car. Your buff, sexy legs take you where ever you need to go, so you save a lot of money on bus fare. A $10 pledge will get you the PSMH tote bag as well as the PSMH mixtape featuring bands that we are currently releasing or who have played our showcases. It's so good you might even lie to your crush and say you made it.

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    The Record Collector Special: Girl, you have the best record collection in town. Remember when you lent me Move in to the Villa Villa Kula? I've been meaning to get that back to you, but don't fret! You can still expand that collection! With a $25 pledge you get the FLB/No/Ho/Mo split 7" and the re-released Fagatron 7"!! Did i mention that sexy PSMH tote to carry them around in? Remember: don't lend 'em out to your dead beat friends who never return your stuff!

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    The Unicorn Special: You are a wonderful unicorn who rarely goes out because you're busy with multiple projects that revolve around saving the world. A $50 pledge gets you everything above plus the new Forever LP titled "We're Not In Heaven Now". There couldn't be a better soundtrack for world saving.

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    The Dang Mary, You Got A Real Job Special: While you work hard to better your economic position, you haven't forgotten your queer punk roots. You're like a sexy cougar/sugar daddy sipping a glass of wine from trader joe's on the porch you added on last year. You just want to support a good cause, and what a cause at that! For $100 you get all of the things mentioned above, a digital scrapbook of the FLB, No/Ho/Mo and Forever tour, and a personalized thank you letter from the organizers asking you for your hand in domestic partnership!

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