Welcome to the new Close to Home website.
This is a post to let you know that I have decided to completely change up what Close to Home is and what we do... sort of. Things are changing, but it's mostly in the form of additions. I'm not actually taking away anything I was doing with the label before today.
In short, Close to Home is now not only going to be releasing music from a select amount of bands as we were before, still pushing everything from digital to vinyl, but we're also going to be covering a much wider amount of bands on our website in a blog format. There's going to be regular news covering things related to underground, independent and DIY music, as well as editorials, guest writers and eventually podcasts and so on.
'Why the change?!' I hear you screaming through the built-in microphone on your MacBook Pro. Well, ultimately this lets me showcase more incredible music that hasn't found the audience it deserves yet. After all, that's why this whole label was started in the first place.
On top of that, over time I noticed the need for independent record labels, at a certain level, dwindling. It became almost impossible for Close to Home Records to help an artist develop without them outgrowing us.
Although it's great that we could help a band that much, the downside is that it leaves us as a bit of a stepping stone rather than a destination... and who wants to be a stepping stone?
So, as of November 2016, instead of offering solely an independent record label, we offer a central hub for audiences and bands alike.
You can view all our new social media links below, so make sure you're following, liking and subscribing to keep up to date:
WEB - http://theclosetoho.me
STORE - http://store.theclosetoho.me
BANDCAMP - http://theclosetohome.bandcamp.com
FACEBOOK - http://facebook.com/theclosetohome
TWITTER - http://twitter.com/theclosetohome
P.S - the site is extremely mobile friendly, so feel free to add a link to your smart phone home screen!