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Fake ChapterFake Chapter Eleven Records (1999) - Here's a collection of tracks released by indie label Fake Chapter Eleven Records. When find out that the album includes a track written by They Might Be Giants, and that the company is headquartered in New Jersey, there's little doubt about the direction of this label: Alterna-rock from the East Coast, with snippets of hard-edged rock (by such acts as Brooder, which are presented on three tracks).

Sinde KiseMy favorite song is "Stoppless" by riot girl Sindee Kise, a jagged acoustic ballad with an uptempo feel. Other artists include Maybrick ("Hey You"), the Pushovers ("Dynamic"), and label founder Michael Gilligan, who reads some hilarious email "poetry" (this track alone is worth the price of admission).

On our toesAnd you have to admire the label's attitude. The cover has this email from another fan: "Why don't you change your label name? There is already a label named Chapter 11, that has a copyright and all that. It has been around longer than yours, and puts out better music. My band is on Chapter 11 and I don't want people thinking we are on your shitty label."

See the world in the ArmyGet a piece of the "comp that had to change its name." The label boasts that for a $20 charge, you can become a lifetime member of Fake Chapter Eleven Records and will get newsletters and "free stuff from the label for the rest of your life." Support indie music everywhere.

For more information, contact:
Fake Chapter Eleven Records
115 Romaine Avenue
Maywood, NJ 07607

- Randy Krbechek © 2001

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