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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