The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman has been running Party Smasher Inc. for quite some time. And while it truly is a multi-faceted collective that ranges between all sorts of mediums and art forms, fans most likely know it best as the label imprint behind The Dillinger Escape Plan’s last two records, as well as recent favorites from the likes of Primitive Weapons. Now Party Smasher Inc. is looking to strengthen its label offerings with a new partner: Cooking Vinyl.
Party Smasher Inc. officially announced a new global partnership with Cooking Vinyl. “We’re excited to have Party Smasher Inc’s DIY ethic, along with Cooking Vinyl’s independent focus, to bring both labels to a larger global audience,” declared Howie Gabriel of the newly launched Cooking Vinyl America, while Director of Cooking Vinyl Rob Collins added, “We share the vision that Party Smasher has. They bring the art, we bring muscle. I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership.”
In addition to announcing the global partnership, Party Smasher Inc. and Cooking Vinyl revealed two big releases slated for this year. First they confirmed that The Dillinger Escape Plan will be releasing its follow up to 2013’s One Of Us Is The Killer this year. And on top of that, they confirmed that this year will finally see the long-awaited debut of Giraffe Tongue Orchestra (the supergroup comprised of Weinman, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds and Alice In Chain’s William DuVall). Unfortunately, we still don’t know when exactly this year we can expect to hear those new albums, but that intel will likely be made public soon enough.
Party Smasher Inc. previously had partnerships with labels like Season Of Mist and Sumerian Records, though that primarily pertained to The Dillinger Escape Plans’ releases. It’ll be exciting to see Party Smasher Inc. grow even more with Cooking Vinyl by its side.