Silber Records officially started in 1996 with the release of the Alleviation compilation, though its conceptual birth can be traced back even earlier to the fall of 1994 with the release of QRD zine #1. I started the zine with every intention of it eventually turning into a record label. The premise for the label was, & remains, simply to release music by people I like in order to sell enough of their records so they wouldn’t have to work day jobs, & to simultaneously sell directly to the consumer at a lower than usual price (ala Dischord).
Of course, I didn't understand distribution then...But, it's many years later & we continue to release innovative music that speaks a language we understand because it’s what we know how to do. Good music deserves to be heard & we're doing our part to make sure it gets from the bedroom to your ears.
It is our responsibility to release innovative music that we feel is relevant and important to us. It is also our responsibility to be a model of morality & ethicism, in both our music & business practices. The truth is, we don’t think of Silber as a record label as much as we do a family of artists from around the world, sharing mutual respect for each other. The artists we showcase are stylistically & technically different from one another, & because of this, our audience is wonderfully varied. However, there are common threads that hold us all together, whether they be in the form of walls-of-sound or acoustic guitars.
Our music is likely mellower, but no less angst-ridden than the music we all grew up on. We hope you find something here that you can take with you. If you're new here, may we suggest the label sampler drones,loves,honesties,sounds?