HANDSTAND RECORDS                       P.O.Box 110398
*****************                       Brooklyn, NY 11211
                                        USA

                                        www.handstandrecords.com
                                        www.handstandrecords.bandcamp.com
                                        www.facebook.com/handstandrecords
                                        www.twitter.com/HandstandRecord

Start   : 2000 (in VA, USA)
Owner   : Will Cole
Distr.  : US - Dischord
Style   : screamo / sludge metal / hardcore / hardcore punk / post hardcore /
          punk / indie rock /

Handstand Records is an independent DIY record label from Brooklyn, New York run by
Will Cole. Originally just a distributor, Handstand became an official record label
in 2000. It always has and always will be an independent label that emphasizes art
over business and community over commodity.

History
HANDSTAND RECORDS started out like many other punk rock labels as a vehicle to release
my own music. As a high school student in Alexandria, VA in the late 90ís, I had put
out a handful of tapes over the years, but never had a consistent name to go by. I
had also been gradually building up a mailorder distro which operated under various
monikers, including Tron Distribution and Homemade Waffles.

In 2000, while I was attending college in Charlottesville, VA, I started looking
into pressing CDs for my current and former bands (EXCITEBIKE and THE INFERTIL,
respectively). The artwork and layout was handled in typical do-it-yourself fashion,
which involved lots of cutting, stapling, and numerous trips to Kinkoís. After these
two CD releases, my buddy Joe sent me a four-song recording of a project he was
working on, but was having trouble funding an official release. I loved the songs
and decided it would be just as much fun to release music from my friends as well
as myself. Thus, the first IN ARCADIA EP was born.

Now that I had a couple CD releases out, I decided it was time to tackle my primary
fetish: vinyl records. Enter the Northern Virginia thrashers CRESTFALLEN. I had been
friends with these dudes for years, and we had always talked about doing a record
together. They had already agreed to release their CD on Magic Bullet Records, but
we all agreed that a proper vinyl LP was in order. I helped oversee the entire
process, from recording to layout to production.

Early 2004 saw the move of Handstand Headquarters from its native state of Virginia
to the big apple of New York. I spent a year in Manhattan attempting to cram my
extensive distro and all my computer and music equipment into a tiny studio
apartment. Skyrocketing rent expenses prevented a new release until February of 2005,
when I moved to a larger, cheaper apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I started
a band called OLDE GHOST almost immediately and was finally able to release IN
ARCADIAís first full-length CD, as well as a couple vinyl releases for OLDE GHOST.

Now that I have a handful releases under my belt, I have no intention of slowing
down. I am currently expanding my distro catalog, while planning new releases of
my current musical endeavors, as well as those of friends. Iím not trying to be the
biggest label or distro, or even the best for that matter. I just want the music
that I love to be available at a reasonable price to those who want it. Handstand
always has and always will be an independent label that emphasizes art over business
and community over commodity.

Will Cole
https://handstandrecords.com/about/  febr.23, 2019





HND     01      THE INTERTIL            DISCHOREOGRAPHY                 CD      02.2003

        1       Dearly Departed
        2       Misfire
        3       Camp Pain
        4       Commies Are Bad
        5       It's Fear
        6       Officer Friendly
        7       The End Of Roofies
        8       Flashpass
        9       Mary And Child
        10      Fuck Texaco, Those Fat Racist Bastards
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HND     02      EXCIREBIKE:BEAK/SCOOP/BULGE/STRETCH/SLICE/ADD/SUBRTACT  CDEP    12.2000

        1       If And Only If
        2       Standard Candle
        3       Car Crash Song
        4       Voltron
        5       Clocktower
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HND     05      CRESTFALLEN             STREAKS OF TERROR               LP      08.2002

        A1      Nine To Five RSVP
        A2      Beyond Recognition
        A3      Never Say Never!
        A4      Scouring For Any Signs Of Life
        A5      Pecking Order
        B6      Seen And Not Heard
        B7      Biting Your Tongue Off (Instrumental)
        B8      Disappearing Act
        B9      Eternal Nightmare
                (Note : LP , 800 copies total)

CD      Magic Bullet        MB 034          US      2002
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HND     07      IN ARCADIA : IF IT BLEEDS, WE CAN KILL IT               CD      06.2005

        1       Olson Twins Pornography                         2:22
        2       Leaving Orlando                                 3:03
        3       Super Teeth                                     2:56
        4       Megadeth Fiero                                  4:27
        5       Thereís No Crying In Baseball                   2:55
        6       Fathom The Brig'uns                             3:57
        7       Bitch, You Ainít Got No Old Navy Jacket         3:34
        8       Domino, Motherfucker                            4:27
        9       Fuck A Bunch Of Friendship                      4:57
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HND     11      OLDE GHOST              TOTALLY                         7"      07.2007

        1       Echo
        2       Wasteland
        3       Souls for Less
        4       It's a Curse
        5       Run Get Away
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HND     13      OLDE GHOST              USE YER ILLUSION 3'N'4          12"+DLc   .2010
RL      29

        A1      Fatalists
        A2      Burn Pile
        A3      Cop Out
        A4      Drop Dead City
        B1      Schadenfreude
        B2      Golden Flow
        B3      Temporary Refund Adjustment
        B4      Quiet Down
                (Note : 12" , 45 RPM , white vinyl)
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HND     17      OLDE GHOST              TOP SERPENT                     7"        .2011

        A1      The March Of History
        A2      Erie Street
        B1      Academic Bubble
        B2      Grinding Halt
                (Note : 7"/33.3 RPM , test pressing)
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HND     19      FLESH EATING CREEPS : THE BOOK ABOUT THE MOVIE          CS      09.2015
                (COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1995-2000
HND     19      FLESH EATING CREEPS : THE BOOK ABOUT THE MOVIE          58MP3   09.2015
                (COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1995-2000

                Last Recording Session
        A1      Academy Award                                   1:00
        A2      Exorcising The Southern Ghost                   1:34
        A3      Muddy Waters                                    1:17
        A4      Run                                             1:26
        A5      A Clean Shirt & A High School Diploma           1:01
        A6      The Gods Must Be Crazy                          0:46
        A7      Charlie Daniels Band                            0:55
        A8      Name Drops In The Bucket                        1:33
                Live On WNYU
        A9      You're Everything That Sucks About America      1:12
        A10     Lakewater                                       1:05
        A11     Fuck It Up, Richmond Style                      1:21
        A12     Physics                                         1:01
        A13     Rendered Spineless                              0:56
        A14     Lovelace                                        1:25
        A15     Bullshit Vein                                   1:04
        A16     www@armageddon.com                              1:38
        A17     Theme From "Midnight Cowboy" / This One's For
                The Bottom-Feeding Scenester                    2:07
        A18     The Brutal Blizzard Of '96                      1:12
                The Aggression Of Progression 12" Compilation
        A19     This One's For The Bottom-Feeding Scenester     1:33
        A20     Rendered Spineless                              1:51
                4-Way 7" Compilation With Lewistown, Tri-State
                Killing Spree, Our Time
        A21     Fuck It Up, Richmond Style                      1:30
        A22     The Brutal Blizzard Of '96                      1:30
                Outtakes From Fall '98 Session
        A23     Lovelace                                        1:55
        A24     Fuck Your Friends, Every Single One Of Them     0:56
        A25     "Unfinished Song Jon Wrote"                     2:09
        A26     Gown Vs. Town                                   0:47
                7 Songs On 45 With Gullible Zine #14 7"
        A27     Fuck Your Friends, Every Single One Of Them     0:50
        A28     Bullshit Vein                                   1:12
        A29     Thanks, Asshole                                 0:55
        A30     www@armageddon.com                              0:57
        B1      Lovelace                                        1:57
        B2      Widow's Peak                                    1:01
        B3      Lakewater                                       1:31
                Outtakes From 7" Session
        B4      Happy Now?!                                     1:10
        B5      It Doesn't Matter                               1:42
        B6      I Wish I Could Say I Don't Give A Shit About You0:49
                3-Way Split 7" With They Live, The Infertil
        B7      Why Haven't I Got Beat Up Yet?                  1:12
        B8      I Wish I Could Say I Don't Give A Shit About You0:56
        B9      Gown Vs. Town                                   0:38
        B10     Happy Now?!                                     1:10
                Tour Demo Tape
        B11     You Shitheads Are Expendable                    1:05
                Live At The 180 Club In Hagerstown, MD
        B12     Gown Vs. Town                                   1:12
        B13     Sample From "Black Roses"                       0:33
                Second Demo Tape
        B14     You Shitheads Are Expendable                    1:11
        B15     YM Y Me?                                        0:22
        B16     It Doesn't Matter                               1:51
        B17     You All Along                                   2:29
        B18     Co-Ed Murderer                                  2:16
        B19     In Your Eyes Written By Ė Circle Jerks          0:47
        B20     Fuck It Up, Richmond Style                      1:44
                Outtakes From Second Demo Tape
        B21     Deadeye Dick                                    2:01
        B22     Teenager In A Box                               1:24
                Watch Us Go To Work: RVA Punk Nation Cassette
                Compilation
        B23     Never Say Never                                 1:36
                First Demo Tape
        B24     Introduction                                    1:03
        B25     Surf Nazis Must Die                             1:34
        B26     People I Hate                                   2:16
        B27     Recluse                                         1:43
                Practice Tape
        B28     YM Y Me?                                        1:08
                (Note : 100 hand-numb. copies)
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HND     23      MUTANT SCUM             FIELD RECORDINGS                CS      09.2015

        A1      Rise And Slime
        A2      Sick Bay
        A3      Sludge Castle
        A4      The Nightmare Of Being
        A5      Out Of The Sewers, Onto The Streets
        A6      Black Mayonnaise
        A7      Atomic Scum (Unlisted Track)
        B1      Rise And Slime
        B2      Sick Bay
        B3      Sludge Castle
        B4      The Nightmare Of Being
        B5      Out Of The Sewers, Onto The Streets
        B6      Black Mayonnaise
        B7      Atomic Scum (Unlisted Track)
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HND     29      MUTANT SCUM             MUTANT SCUM                     LP+DLc  02.2019
HND     29      MUTANT SCUM             MUTANT SCUM                     10MP3   02.2019

        A1      Mutant / Scum                                   6:00
        A2      Rise And Slime                                  2:37
        A3      Dirt Bath                                       4:00
        A4      Sludge Castle                                   3:17
        A5      Cognitive Pollution                             4:05
        B1      Out Of The Sewers, Onto The Streets             3:25
        B2      Scabpicker                                      4:04
        B3      Caesium-137                                     6:22
        B4      Black Mayonnaise                                3:30
        B5      The Nightmare Of Being                          3:58

Sludgy metallic punk played by mutant-human hybrids spawned from the Brooklyn sewers
... an environmental cautionary tale of sorts. 10-song LP comes on radioactive slime
green color vinyl, plus full color gatefold jacket and download code.
533 copies pressed on slime green color vinyl.
https://dischord.com/release/HND29/st-62
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