A Fond Farewell...

Dear Friends -

I am writing today to share the news that SSR will be closing its doors in the coming weeks. It has been a great few years and I am proud/honored to have played a role in helping a talented and kindhearted group of independent local artists realize their visions and release their music to vinyl. I’ve appreciated so much and enjoyed the ride of owning/operating an independent record label in the modern age. It is time for me to move on to a new chapter in my life.

To everyone that bought a record, downloaded music, hosted an event, attended a show, booked a band, wrote an article, reviewed an album, designed a poster, liked a post, shared music with a friend, and on and on - THANK YOU - labels are challenging entities in a continuously evolving market, but you all made it worthwhile with your enthusiasm and support. And to the artists I’ve worked with: my unwavering belief in your hard work, passion, and extraordinary abilities has always been the foundation of my efforts. SSR was never a profitable venture, but rather simply an opportunity to use my skills, connections, and resources to help those I believed in, as big or small that difference truly was.

In hopes of eliminating some of the remaining debt and deplete remaining stock, all records will go on an extreme sale for the coming weeks. I hope you’ll consider buying a few records from the SSR webstore (www.sectionsignrecords.com/vinyl) to help me out before the websites are deactivated in early July. Inventory will also be distributed to the artists for them to have and sell, free of any stipulation.

Again, I can’t express enough just how thankful I am. The community we have here in Vermont is a truly unique and remarkable force. I have always been amazed at the sheer power, potency, and camaraderie it exhibits. I’m glad to have been a part of it (in many roles) for the past decade.

With love, admiration, and respect,

Britt / SSR

BURLINGTON RECORD PLANT VIDEO + APARTMENT 3's S/T DEBUT LP NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!

Take an exlusive look at the pressing of SSR-006: Apartment 3's s/t debut LP. Filmed at Burlington Record Plant, the video features the new track, "Complacency", off the forthcoming record.
The album is NOW AVAILABLE for PRE-ORDER on the SUPER LIMITED BLUE SWIRL COLORWAY, but act fast cause they won't last!

SSR-006 - Vinyl LP - PREORDER

Release Date: December 16th, 2016

"Burlington, VT’s sweetheart slacker punks, Apartment 3, are excited to release their first full-length album through Section Sign Records. It is a raw, intoxicatingly noisy, and fiercely melodic LP that was home-recorded in their egg-crate lined bedroom practice space.

Apartment 3 formed in the fall of 2014 when guitarist Ivan Marrinson, Bassist James Tierney, guitarist Dylan Adair, and drummer Jon Kraus happened to move into the same apartment building and bonded over a mutual love for bands like Thee Oh Sees, Pavement, The Pixies, and Ty Segall. With the dynamic and unique songwriting voices of Dylan, Ivan and James, the band developed an exciting brand of slacker punk and fuzzed-out power pop.

In the winter of 2015, Apartment 3 released their energetic, belligerently lo-fi Porchview EP with aid from Joey Pizza Slice. They toured it in the DIY basement scenes of the Northeast and quickly became known for their engaging, high-energy sets filled with head-banging-fits and feedback-induced convulsions. In Burlington, they became a go-to local support act for touring bands booked through Waking Windows and Signal Kitchen, playing with bands such as Sheer Mag, Vundabar, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, California X, and Yonotan Gat.

Apartment 3 has self-released three singles “Sunshine”, “Winter is Over”, and “No Feeling” off their upcoming album. They’ve continued bringing their brand of fast and fuzzy garage rock up and down the east coast and look forward to an upcoming tour supporting the LP."

Tracklist:

  • 1. Trying Sux
  • 2. No Feeling
  • 3. Summer Rain
  • 4. Sunshine
  • 5. Temptress
  • 6. Complacency
  • 7. Winter Is Over
  • 8. I Wanna Know You
  • 9. What You Want
  • 10. Paying It Forward

*Pressed in Burlington, VT at Burlington Record Plant

*Full Color Single Pocket Jacket + Full Color Insert

*LIMITED EDITION PRESSING of 300 - HAND ASSEMBLED IN WINOOSKI, VT BY SSR

  • Super Limited Swirled Blue Colorway by Pre-Order (Don't Wait!)

*Includes instant download of the first 3 singles, plus a download code with the record

**THIS IS A PREORDER AND WILL SHIP ON OR BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE**