MISSION TO PARADISE
Paradise of Bachelors is a Record Label, Recording Company, Soundsystem, and Archive located in the North Carolina Piedmont and in the subluminal aether. We are dedicated to documenting, curating, and releasing under-recognized musics of the American vernacular, historical and contemporary alike, with an emphasis on the South—broadly defined—and its global sound diaspora. Drawing from our background as folklorists and collectors, with all our projects we endeavor to commit ourselves to in-depth, detailed contextual research and the presentation thereof, to careful and compelling curation and design, and to respectful and mutually beneficial collaborations with artists and other partners. This is a mission.
Paradise of Bachelors is available for licensing inquiries, disc-jockeying engagements, music supervision, and folklife consultation, research and writing. We cheerily accept recordings, visual media, curatorial proposals, tips, comments, artist inquiries, research queries, recipes, and miscellaneous correspondence.
Paradise of Bachelors
PO Box 1402
Carrboro, NC 27510
Press, Publicity, and Media
We have images, texts, and of course, recordings of all our artists to share with interested press outlets. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request materials on specific artists or releases or to request access to the password-protected Paradise Pressroom. Interested publicists may contact us at the same email address.
Paradise of Bachelors actively seeks to license our recordings for appropriate and relevant third-party and synch uses. We can also offer music supervision and soundtrack consultation services for your film project. Email us at email@example.com to discuss possibilities for your project.
Soundsystem and Other Services
The Paradise of Bachelors Soundsystem is available to DJ select events. We have heavy-duty record collections–let us manage your party’s vibes while you relax! As experienced folklorists, curators, writers, and designers, we can also provide music and folklife consultation, research, and writing services, as well as graphic design assistance. Let’s talk: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Demos, Submissions, and Curatorial Proposals
We’re always in search of interesting music both new and historical, and we will listen to everything you send us. We do collaborate with independent curators, so if you have an artist tip, a long-forgotten recording, or a curatorial concept you’d like to explore, please get in touch at email@example.com.
We can accept recordings in many formats—vinyl, CD, cassette, website links, or, with prior consultation and mutual planning, reel to reel tape—but please be patient about a reply, as we receive a lot of material. Don’t send anything precious that you need returned without discussing it with us first. (In general, we don’t return demos.) Please don’t email us more than one compressed audio file at a time; linking to your website to listen to audio streams is more convenient, if possible.
Mail all physical media to:
Paradise of Bachelors
PO Box 1402
Carrboro, NC 27510
Orders and Payment
Please place all personal orders through our Shop. We accept PayPal, bank transfers, and credit card payments through PayPal.com, as well as checks and money orders made out to Paradise of Bachelors, LLC. Please note that coupon code discounts are only applied and calculated after you enter your shipping region during checkout. If you have questions about your personal or wholesale order or invoice, or you would like to place an order for your shop or mailorder outfit, please don’t hesitate to write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your support, and keep on chooglin’!
Shipping and Handling
All orders ship within a few days of payment (five business days maximum.) Pre-orders usually ship at least a week before the official release date. For U.S. customers, depending on the total weight of your order, we ship via either USPS Media Mail or First-Class Package Service, with email notification and delivery confirmation (allow 1-2 weeks.) For international orders, we ship via USPS First-Class Package International (allow two weeks or more.) Please contact us for customized shipping rates if you’re ordering more than three LPs or six 7″s at once, or if you’re ordering in bulk on behalf of a shop. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Whenever possible, we include digital download coupons with our vinyl records. When feasible, with purchases of any physical media from our website–LPs, CDs, or 7″s–we offer links for immediate downloads of the digital editions of the releases. If you have ordered products that include digital downloads, you can find your download link(s) in your order confirmation email. Please note that, in case of technical difficulties, your link(s) will work twice for your particular IP address. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any technical problems with downloading audio. You can also find many Paradise of Bachelors releases on major DSPs such as iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, et al., as well as on our Bandcamp page.
DISTRIBUTION AND RETAIL
Paradise of Bachelors releases are distributed in North American by our friends at Light in the Attic, who work with the following partners in Europe, among others elsewhere:
Germany: Cargo Records
France: PIAS France
If you are affiliated with a record shop or mailorder, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss carrying our products, or order from one of the above. If you’re a fan and can’t find our records in your area, drop us a line or order from us directly.
“Paradise of Bachelors is a brilliant record company dedicated to releasing under-recognized musical treasures. The PoB curators bring rare vision and talent to our understanding of Southern music.”
- William Ferris
“North Carolina’s Paradise of Bachelors is a dedicated US label flying the flag for music’s rich heritage by unearthing long-buried nuggets from a time when passion ruled over dollars.”
- Kris Needs
“Paradise of Bachelors do incredible work. They’re one of the few record labels that are able to articulate just how far out American vernacular music goes. They’re not into Civil War recreation, they’re interested in vibrant and progressive American music of all stripes. I am honored to work with them. They’re the most articulate people that I know in terms of how they present their stuff. They’re so careful with articulating what the music is about, and they just hit it on the nose every time. Brendan is just the best fucking writer I’ve ever met in my life. He’s sort of a savant. That is a powerful arrow to have in the quiver. ”
- M.C. Taylor, Hiss Golden Messenger
“Just might be the perfect North Carolina label. PoB boasts a compelling approach, releasing new albums from musicians who mine oft-neglected corners of the South’s rich musical history alongside archival offerings that highlight artists who made unheralded contributions to that heritage. Brendan Greaves, one of the label’s co-founders, is an eminently skilled folklorist and essayist, and his press releases set a high bar for any features or reviews that they inspire. Rare are label owners who possess such penetrating insight into the works of their artists. It’s one of many traits that makes PoB an ideal home for the musicians it attracts.”