Hand Drawn Pressing is thrilled to announce the release of the first North Texas artist pressed on vinyl since the opening of its new 10,000 square foot music destination. Hand Drawn’s new WarmTone machines are now producing handmade records with unmatched speed, three times as fast as vintage automated record presses. The new plant has manufactured 500 limited edition records for the re-release of Texas-based artist Charley Crockett‘s record “In The Night” on heavy-duty 180-gram vinyl.
“When the time came for us to create our first Hi-Fidelity series vinyl record, we knew it had to be sincere and local,” said Rico Andradi, founder of Field Day Records.
Hand Drawn Pressing, the manufacturing arm of Hand Drawn Records – a full-service, artist-centric record label based in Dallas, Texas – is thrilled to answer the needs of the “vinyl revolution” with their new record pressing facility. The team plans to press up to 1.8 million records this year. According to Forbes, “vinyl records are projected to sell 40 million units in 2017, with sales nearing the $1 billion benchmark for the first time this millennium.”
“We’re a big fan of Crockett’s music and the incredible things he is doing here in the community,” said Dustin Blocker, co-founder of Hand Drawn Records/CCO of Hand Drawn Pressing. “His fresh take on blues was built for vinyl. We’re glad we had the opportunity to press it!”
Crockett’s record is the first North Texas vinyl record to be pressed for sale at Hand Drawn’s new state-of-the-art facility, with Austin-based group Band of Heathens‘ record “Duende” as the first vinyl record to be pressed on the high-tech WarmTone machines. Crockett’s record has been printed on black vinyl, offering the best sound characteristics of any vinyl record format.
“What’s cool about vinyl is that it’s become popular again, even though some people never thought it would come back,” said Crockett. “I listen to a lot of vinyl myself and have learned plenty of songs by listening to vinyl on a beat up record player. Making a classic black vinyl was important to me, especially with my sound.”
Field Day Records will celebrate Crockett’s re-release in the form of a vinyl release party at Oak Cliff’s Spinster Records this Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. Presented by KXT 91.7, the party will serve as an opportunity for fans to be the first to purchase Crockett’s limited edition “In The Night” vinyl record, pressed by Hand Drawn in their new local facility. Fans who attend on Feb. 3 will receive a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity and 11 x 17″ wall poster with each vinyl purchase. Crockett will perform an intimate acoustic set during the event. The event is free to attend and BYOB for guests 21 and up. Spinster Records is located at 829 W. Davis Street, Dallas, Texas 75208.