In 2023, we’re offering the same discounted flat-rate ($1,000) payment option as in previous years. However, if you choose this option, we ask that you please sign up by November 1. If you don’t want to go this route, we do still have the $100 per month option.
On the docket for 2023 (so far), we have new albums from:
Deerhoof, Folk Implosion (first album in 23 years), Marnie Stern, Kishi Bashi, Tropical Fuck Storm, El Ten Eleven, Mike Adams at His Honest Weight, Tall Tall Trees (with Josiah from WHY?), Springtime, Cedric Noel, Magic Sword, Finom (fka Ohmme), and Ativin
Plus, box sets from:
Joan of Arc (the classic Jade Tree era), Son Lux (the classic Lanterns era), and Fang Island (The Complete Works)
And re-issues from:
No Joy and Deerhoof
Additionally, in 2023 we are reviving the Almost Live series, but changing the concept a bit. We’re expanding it to be a 12” EP series recorded at Healer (the insane psychedelic/Mad Max-esque DIY venue next door to our office.) We’ll be doing four of these next year. As a JNR100 member, you’ll continue getting Shimmy-Disc releases, which will include a 7” box set with collaborations from Kramer and Eerie Wanda, Rob Crow, Paul Leary, Danielson, Jad Fair, and Britta Phillips (from Luna). After this year, Stone Tapes will be branching off with its own releases and special “Stoned Apes” club. You will all be honorary members and receive these releases as well.
If you have any questions, please email Karl at email@example.com. Thanks as always for being part of this, and for your continued support of the label.
What you get:
- One of the first 100 copies of every releases from JNR.*
- Four exclusive releases each year, not available to the general public.
- Advanced downloads, prior to public release.
- Ability to request guest list spots for and JNR-artist shows in your area.
- Special JNR 100 Merch (T-shirt, pin, and TBD).
- Free shipping on everything.
- 50% off anything from the JNR store (in case you want duplicate copies, or back catalog stuff).
- Insider access, including voting on demos, participating in occasional JNR meetings, and an invitation to our annual "summit" in Indianapolis.
Basically, we view the JNR 100 as our "inner circle" or "advisory panel". It's a way for us to bring our most trusted supporters into some of the decisions that help guide the label. JNR 100 members are invited to help us decide on which bands to sign, and are invited to contribute to quarterly label meetings. It's a great benefit to us to bounce ideas off of our loyal supporters. It helps to keep the label on the right path. Like a fan-owned sports team or something. Furthermore, on a business level, the JNR 100 members' willingness to commit to every release gives us the stability to take chances on new artists and potentially risky releases. Being able to count on a fixed number of "guaranteed sales" for any release allows us to take chances on incredible new music that might not yet have an audience. It allows us to keep our focus on the art, and not entirely on commerce. Lastly, it's important to us that our most limited / specialty releases end up in the right hands. With the JNR 100 we know these releases will stay out of the hands of hawkish resellers.** Call us superstitious, but we think this music will do more good in the world if it's in the right hands.
**We reserve the right to inquire and investigate if we suspect any JNR 100 member is abusing his/her privileges by flipping these records at exorbitant prices. If you want to unload a particular release that you're just not that into, no problem. But seriously. You'll be booted in a heartbeat and socio-digitally tarred and feathered by your former JNR 100 pals.
If you're the type of person that already buys almost everything we release, we assure you this is a very fair price. But if this price is a struggle for you, please put your real needs first. No one should go hungry for vinyl records.