This time of the year many folks openly reflect and discuss their thankfulness on the internet. Mushy, Hallmark-vibed feelings of gratitude are spread throughout cyberspaces and office places. And we want to take this time to also play into this cliche and talk about some of the things we are thankful for.
First and foremost, we are thankful for the past. Particularly all of the rad Columbia, SC musicians who have inspired us for as long as we have been paying attention. Like so many people, going to shows introduced us to like-minded folks and saved us from feeling like social norms would dictate what the rest of our life would be like. That type of community molded us and is something we hope to return to others in some capacity. For your enjoyment, we have assembled a 13-track mix of bands who have influenced us in one way or another over the past 15 years. It is streamable below and free to download HERE. (Disclaimer: this by no means even close to resembling an accurate “best-of Columbia's past” compilation. Just some songs that we were and are currently fond of.).
Secondly, we are thankful for the present. And to emphasize the love we try to promote, we have made some logo-adorned heart mugs. They are available in our online store for $6. We are also running a special. If you feel like spreading some love, $10 will result in a mug for yourself and one being shipped to a friend (inquire for international shipping rates).
Lastly, we are thankful for the future. And because Fork and Spoon operates as a vessel for the music we believe in we ultimately just want you to hear it. Your purchases keep us putting out records. When you pay for downloads on an artist's Bandcamp page you help them out significantly. But if you are broke and want to download our records they are now up in our store for free. Eventually there will be a “pay what you want” feature, but for now it is just a link to download the record. Please order things if/when you can, but in the meantime please listen to all of it and share it with anyone that you feel will find enjoyment in it.
We are grateful for the past 2 1/2 years of learning a little bit about how to be a record label and we look forward to working towards many many more. Thank you for all of your encouragement, patience, and love. We couldn't do this without you.
Fork and Spoon
P.S. Don't forget to get 10% off of your purchases in our store this week with the promocode: XTHNXGVGX
P.P.S. Please don't cause any fires by trying to deep fry a frozen turkey.