If anyone deserves a reality show, it's the happy freaks at Burger Records. How many of us would have done the right thing if we'd found this poor kitten lost on the freeway? That is to say, gotten her the surgery she needed and worked to offset the costs by releasing a benefit mix on cassette. But indeed, if you "like" Burger on facebook, that's some of the news that may have greeted you this morning:
"BURGER'S KITTY COMP BENEFIT CASSETTE IS IN THE WORKS!!! OVER 50 UNRELEASED SONGS FROM 50 BURGER BANDS!!! We found a kitten on the freeway and she needed expensive surgery so our friends are contributing to help!!! Bands like... Beachwood Sparks, Mikal Cronin, BURNT ONES, White Mystery, The Coathangers, The Audacity, Dead Ghosts, The Resonars, Peach Kelli Pop, The Cleaners From Venus, Part Time, Devon Williams, Young Guv, Apache, Nick Nicely, John Wesley Coleman, Sea Lions, Lovely Bad Things, The Vomettes, The Pizazz, Lenguas Largas, Crystal Antlers, Ryan Adams AND WAY MORE!!!!!!! Out very soon!!!" -Burger Facebook Demon
With the expansion of Burger's catalog to its most prodigious proportions this year, the label is almost a meme for various disparate international cassette communities, with their range of offerings running the gamut from reissues with the Cleaners From Venus to the Pharcyde, an endless stream of new albums from the California punk and pop scene to editions of nearly every work from northwestern producer Beaunoise. Having said that, this isn't even the first time the label's been seen to do something really nice. Scroll down to the lower right corner of their website and you'll see that they've been supporting a Zambian child from record sales for years. Long story short, Burger rules.Keep their website open and like them on facebook if you want to find out when this beast is ready.