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Noyes Records

Noyes makes noise again. Chad Peck, who runs the record label, is pretty excited about the new Noyes stamp that will make mailouts a lot easier (the music industry isn’t all glam---there’s a lot of envelope licking). OK, that’s not all Peck has on his list: there was the Halifax Pop Explosion showcase night with the indefinable Jay Reatard. Peck says, “Everyone was a little nervous about that show”---Reatard is known for playing fisticuffs with people who get in his face---“but I think it ended up being pretty special.” Two stellar albums were released, including Best of Music multi-winner Tomcat Combat’s I’m Okay, You’re Okay and The Memories Attack’s self-titled fuzzy-pop treat. “A lot of amazing music came out of Halifax this year, but those two albums were among the best,” says Peck. “Most of our bands have been in the studio this year and hearing the fruits of their labours has been a secret highlight for me.”

First runner up: Divorce Records
Second runner up: Diminished Fifth

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