Slow River Records

Slow River Records was a Marblehead, Massachusetts-based independent record label.


Slow River Records was established by producer and musician George Howard in 1993. He operated it along with Anna Johansson. It obtained enough income and distribution capabilities to release its first record (a 7" by Desk) from singles released by Howard's band, the Lotus Eaters, on Harriet Records.[1] In 1995, it entered into a joint venture with Rykodisc.[2][3] In 1997, it was reported that the two labels had entered into a "wide-ranging agreement" whereby Rykodisc would give money to Slow River to help distribute and market each album that Slow River released.[4]

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