Swedish indie label Service – best known for releasing acts like The Whitest Boy Alive, Tough Alliance, and Jens Lenkman – has announced that it will be shutting down after nearly 12 years of operation. Here’s the note the posted on their website. Via Pitchfork:
Service lived forever
There is no “cause” for this. Except, possibly, the effect: desire already spreading along new lines, multiplying endlessly.
Service was a free zone, pop lab, gang turf and permanent vacation. Never an object, always a territory (the uncertainty principle). That’s the main lesson I’ve been trying to teach. In that sense I gave to you my life, my ambition, my hope. And some haine of course.
And, as promised, Service is deterritorialising. Both are carbon, remember, the diamond can turn into a pencil. It’s traces will always be there. And I hope they will live on as ever new paths, merging with their users, the nomads. That the music become weapons in the hands of new partisans.
Now take it, it’s yours.
Service has also shared a sampler of music from the label’s history on it’s site.