by Robert Bell
Here's something interesting that your trusty Times scribes stumbled across the other day while researching for a story: File 13 Records — originally started in Little Rock back in 1989 — is streaming 50 albums from its catalog right over here. You can download them for $7 apiece if you are so inclined.
Of course, the label long ago left its hometown, going on to release albums from avant weirdos Need New Body and Suicide mastermind Martin Rev, among many others. The label's been based in Chicago for some time, after a lengthy stint in Philadelphia.
No word yet on the Numbskullz demo, Towncraft comp or the Benchmark or Class of 84 7"s, but the File 13 folks have been adding new stuff over the last few weeks, so maybe we can look forward to blasting the Full Service Quartet record soon.