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Indie Retail Online Store Directory

Posted by Terry Cole on

Indie Retail Online Store Directory

To be plain, without the support of the hundreds of wonderful independent retailers around the country and world, there would be no Colemine Records. Records stores, big and small, have supported us from the beginning by stocking our product and informing their customer base about our operation and wonderful stable of artists. These proud purveyors are facing a challenge many small businesses are currently facing: how to keep the doors open in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The answer for many is to move an online/mail order model temporarily in order to get through the current storm. So, if...

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The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble Remix Contest - STEP UP!

Posted by Terry Cole on

To celebrate the upcoming LP from The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, we are having a remix contest for one of the upcoming original tunes on the album, entitled "Step Up". We'll provide the stems and you hit us with your best remix. We'll pick three winners and prizes will include everything from test pressings, limited color variants, and if we really like it, we might just release it as a B-side to an upcoming 45. Here are the files: "Step Up" stem audio files Here's where to email your remix: remixcontest@coleminerecords.com Due by October 4, 2019! Take it away!!!

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Wax Mage Variant for The Southern Poverty Law Center

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Wax Mage Variant for The Southern Poverty Law Center

Over the last few years, we've been very fortunate to work with some truly talented artists and during that time we've been lucky enough to make some wonderful sounding and looking records. Both in large part to our pressing plant in Cleveland, Gotta Groove Records. They do wonderful work and are also some of the hardest working folks in the industry. GGR offers some very special, one of a kind custom color records branded as Wax Mage Records. We have done a few of these special records recently (Flying Stars, Orgone, Delvone Lamarr) and because GGR is not able to press enough...

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Colemine Records Thoughts on RSD

Posted by Terry Cole on

Colemine Records Thoughts on RSD

My name is Terry Cole. I co-own Colemine Records, a small independent record label specializing in soul music with my younger brother Bob. I also operate Plaid Room Records, an independent record store. Our label and shop are housed within the same location and certainly benefit from each other’s existence. They sharpen each other. Our shop makes our label better and our label gives our shop a unique personality. I don’t make a habit of writing blog posts. Or writing at all for that matter. I’m sure there will be some grammatical errors in this as I’m going to post...

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45 Restocks!!

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45 Restocks!!

Two killer organ 45s from California are now back in stock.  One from The Grease Traps and another from The On The Spot Trio!  Snag 'em while they're here!

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