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Big Wheel RecreationOfficial Website: http://www.bigwheelrec.com
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"Way back in the dark ages of the early 1990's, a regular guy with an irregular name was a student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. That young gentleman was Rama Mayo.
In the fall of 1994, in the depths of his smelly dormitory hall (which was co-ed, by the way, meow!), he began his fledgling little record label. Big Wheel Recreation was born.
For the next five years, his label grew quickly with releases from hard-working bands like Jejune, Fastbreak, Braid, In My Eyes, No Knife, Ten Yard Fight, and the Ivory Coast.
BWR next teamed up with friends who ran other labels in the Boston area. Together they formed an entertainment conglomerate called Initech. From a single facility near Fenway Park (a baseball stadium), they pooled the resources of several Boston labels with booking and publicity agents, and Ohio's Lumberjack Distribution.
By 2001, Rama had opened a second BWR office in Los Angeles (a large city) and had made a name for the label with releases from hot acts like Jimmy Eat World, Piebald, At the Drive-In, and The Hives."
excerpted from http://www.bigwheelrec.com/about.html
Cancer Conspiracy double CD out soon
Big Wheel Recreation has just posted the following news on the newly-reformed Cancer Conspiracy: "The newest album from The Cancer Conspiracy should be complete soon. We have hired Tim Presley (Darker My Love) to do all of the original artwork for the release, everyone that has seen the original paintings has loved it, hopefully you will too. The first press of the album will be a 2 dics set. Disc one consists of six studio tracks (recorded/mixed by Matt Squire) written and produced by the band and disc two will have the entire album…
Cancer Conspiracy reunites for CMJ Showcase
Big Wheel Recreation artists The Cancer Conspiracy have announced that they will reunite for their label's CMJ showcase on October 23rd at CBGB's. Also performing will be Ofer, The Damn Personals, and new BWR signees The Pleased. This is the only show the Cancer Conspiracy will be playing before falling back into their defunct state.…
Big Wheel & Co. To Open West Coast Operation
Big Wheel Recreation is reporting that they're opening a west coast office along with labels Doghouse, Hydra Head, Tarantulas, Tortuga and Lumberjack. On August 1st the group will open their joint facilities. Check…
New Piebald demos posted
us to let us know that Piebald has posted 2 new demo MP3s up on their website. Check them out at…
Lovelight Shine hits the road with Attention:
Big Wheel Recreation's own Lovelight Shine, featuring 3/4s of the defunct [and amazing] Jejune, are *finally* hitting the road once more, presumably still in support of their debut EP "Makes Out," released in 2000 [a review of which is available here]. The band will be touring with Attention: [yes, the colon is a part of the band's name]. Attention: contains ex-members of New End Original, The…
New Piebald Video Up
us and shares this link for the new Piebald video for "American Hearts." Good…
Piebald keeps on truckin'
"Big Wheel Recreation says that Piebald are about to shove off on the second part of their headlining tour. Dates are with My Chemical Romance, Fairweather & Minus The Bear." Click good ol' READ MORE to get all the crucial information you so wildly…
The Cancer Conspiracy take an indefinite hiatus
Big Wheel Recreation (who have a kickin' new website) have announced that instrumental rockers The Cancer Conspiracy are going on an indefinite hiatus. Check their website for more information. The band's latest release was "The Audio Medium." In other BWR news, the label is selling a commemorative Travis Shettel throat surgery t-shirt to help raise money to pay for the recent treatment undergone by the…
Piebald takes it to the streets
After successful surgery on frontman Travis' throat, Piebald is hitting the road once more throughout the month of December, going from California to their hometown of Boston via the dirty South and the even dirtier southern-East Coast. The whole tour is with Koufax, and strings of shows are with Ted Leo/Pharmacists, new Fueled By Ramen signees Kissing…
Damn Personals / Kickovers tour
us that Boston's The Damn Personals and the Kickovers will be hitting the East Coast together in October. They will have a limited tour edition 7" available at these shows. The Kickovers include Mikey Welsh, formerly of Weezer, and ex-Bosstones guitarist Nate…
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