Absolutely Kosher Shuts Down Operations

Times is tough for indie labels, and we’ve lost more than a few over the past few years. Today, we learned of another casualty: Absolutely Kosher, the California-based indie responsible for releasing landmark albums like the Wrens’ Meadowlands and Life Without Buidings’ Any Other City. In a statement on the label’s website, owner Cory Brown writes, “We’ve been struggling for years and the only thing on my plate right now is to eliminate our debts and rejuvenate my spirits.”

The label will release one more album, Himalaya Bear’s Hard Times, on 10/11 before ceasing to release new records “for the foreseeable future.” It’ll continue to distribute its back catalog, though. To remember, here’s a full list of the label’s artists:

60 Watt Kid
The Affair
Azeda Booth
Bottom of the Hudson
Franklin Bruno
Chet
The Court and Spark
Rob Crow
The Dead Science
The Dudley Corporation
Eltro
Ex-Boyfriends
The Extra Glenns
Foot Village
Frog Eyes
The Gang
Chris Garneau
Get Him Eat Him
Goblin Cock
Jack Hayter
Hello Blue Roses
The Hidden Cameras
Himalayan Bear
The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up
Jukeboxer
Laarks
Life Without Buildings
Little Teeth
Moggs
The Mountain Goats
Okay
Optiganally Yours
P.E.E.
Pidgeon
Pinback
The Places
+/- {Plus Minus}
The Rollercoaster Project
Sparrow
Summer at Shatter Creek
Sunset Rubdown
The Swords Project
Sybris
Telegraph Melts
Thingy
Two Guys
Virginia Dare
Wax Fang
Withered Hand
The Wrens
Xiu Xiu