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GravesEnd Records Is Releasing Albums One Black-and-White Photocopy at a Time

When it comes to playing the music industry game, sometimes it is easiest to take the industry out of the picture altogether and do it yourself. This is the ethos behind GravesEnd Records, a self-proclaimed old-school punk label started in 2009 by a musician and Colorado transplant who goes by the singular name of Cutter. Inspired by the labels he grew up listening to in the '90s like Crass Records and Dischord Records, Cutter started his own operation in 2009, hand-making the CD sleeves, sometimes organizing recording sessions (or recording bands on his own) and handling some of the distribution for punk bands across the U.S.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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