Masquerade Bookers Start Label, Put Off Wrecking Ball ‘Til 2018

Masquerade Bookers Start Label, Put Off Wrecking Ball ‘Til 2018

Greg Green and Elena de Soto, talent agents for long-established multi-room Atlanta music venue The Masquerade (which has fully relocated, if temporarily, to Kenny’s Alley in Underground Atlanta), have launched a new independent record label.

They say the philosophy for Deep Rest Records will be the same as their approach to booking the club and their diverse if punk-centered Wrecking Ball festival: “Music we like by artists we admire.” The initial release, on limited-edition Coke-bottle colored vinyl, will be an early March reissue of the 2014 album Little Wounds by Bobby Barnett of the Scranton, Pennsylvania punk band Captain, We’re Sinking (see photo).

In related news, the Wrecking Ball fest will be taking 2017 off, since the Masquerade is currently not located in a space that lends itself to such things. Instead, Green, de Soto and the rest of the crew at Masquerade will be working on the long-term future of the venue, namely finding a suitable spot in Atlanta to put down new roots.

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