Poptek is my new, humble label in Seattle, WA. No crap or pointless guitar wanking, just good honest pop songs that make you want to sing out loud. I think that is the reason for the label in the first place. Studio tricks and marketing gimmicks have nothing to do with whether the musician or band knows music. The songs will speak for themselves and not much else matters. And we will run the entire label on this same principle of honesty and simplicity.
Our first record is out now from Dayton, Ohio's Mike Ruetschle, "Lesser than Opaque". Beautiful, dreamy faux-Brit pop. RIYL: Guided by Voices. The Ocean Blue
Seattle's inroverted trash folkster, xl427, is up next. Stripped down, synth-tinged pop songs. "Shut up and get to the chorus" the New York Dolls once said and xl427 agrees. RIYL: Damien Jurado, The Magnetic Fields