rekords

Josh Homme’s imprint label Rekords Rekords has found a new lease on life with a newly inked partnership with Dangerbird Records, home to Silversun Pickups and Minus the Bear.

Launched in 1997 by the Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures frontman, Rekords Rekords “exists for one purpose—to make music.” The label will make good on its mission by releasing Alain Johannes’ debut effort, Spark, on August 31st.  “The rollercoaster of Spark‘s very fragile beauty is the reason I started playing music. There are some things that can’t be explained with words,” Homme said in a press statement. ”I like to ask, ‘Can someone play it to me instead?’ This record is such a great example of what cannot be said but what is so true.” Continuing, Homme said, ”Spark is a record that can whisk you away, and that’s such a valuable commodity I’m thankful when I get an album like that.”

Next up on the Rekords Rekords-Dangerbird schedule will be new material from Eagles of Death Metal, another Desert Sessions project, and a Desert Sessions Vol. 1-10  box set.

“It’s about the creation and releasing of music, period. I wanted to put out releases without being asked any questions. That’s why Rekords Rekords started. More than ever, now is a great time to make music for the sake of making music. Single, shmingle, just make a fucking piece of art….I have a true partner in Dangerbird for the U.S. The reason I went there in the first place was because they’re about getting things done—’nuff said. There’s no reason to wait or belabor the point about releasing records. This is the time to focus on the consistency of your art. Rekords Rekords is really more of a stamp in the hopes to try to be like Wolfman Jack. People listened to Wolfman Jack because they liked his taste but he was playing all different kinds of music. I hope to develop a similar trust with fans of the music. If people like one of our releases, they’ll like the next one sight unseen.”