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New Independent Imprint To Focus On Eclectic Reissues And Compilations

May 23, 2006 (Clifton, VA)--Some record labels reissue familiar albums that have
fallen out of fashion. Others specialize in repackaging old hits for new markets. Foldback
Records, the new reissue imprint of U.S. independent label Wampus Multimedia, focuses on
lost treasures and offbeat delights, eclectic records you might have missed the first time
around. Like Rhino Records and Rykodisc, Foldback envisions a niche market for unique,
high-quality music, regardless of its perceived shelf life or commercial positioning.

"When you play a record for the first time," says Mark Doyon, president and creative
director of Wampus Multimedia, "it's new to you regardless of when it was made, and all
you care about is if it's good, if it's engaging you. When you like what you hear, you
discover more albums by the artist, and you're surprised you didn't know them before. It's
how casual listeners become fans."

Rolling out the new imprint with five discs from alternative singer-songwriters, Foldback
showcases literate artists who operate from distinctive points of view. U.K. transplants
The Crowd Scene return with their too-good-to-miss-in-conscience debut, Turn Left at
, an urbane classic that includes a pair of tracks omitted from the original
release. Alice Despard weighs in with Push Me Pull You and Samsara, ringing
touchstones that influenced the burgeoning 1990s indie scene. Johnny J Blair checks in
with the Brian-Wilson-on-neo-soul masterwork, Fire. The Simple Things unveil their
irrepressible best-of, President Foushee, including new material.

Foldback artists benefit from Wampus Multimedia marketing, promotion, and distribution,
and enjoy a partnership-based royalty structure that ignores industry norms.

The Foldback titles join a Wampus Multimedia roster that includes Cafebar 401, tvfordogs,
Casey Abrams, Arms of Kismet, Johnny J Blair, Alice Despard, and others, as well as
Hurry Home Early: the Songs of Warren Zevon, After Hours: a Tribute to the Music
of Lou Reed
, and If I Were a Richman: a Tribute to the Music of Jonathan

Wampus Multimedia ( is an independent label run by artists, for artists.
Its credo is simple: to introduce the world to the boldest new music rendered by visionary
artists. Founded by Mark Doyon, writer, editor, musician, and producer, Wampus is home to
a growing roster of independent artists from a variety of genres, including pop, AAA,
Americana, alternative, ambient, blues, and folk.

Foldback Records releases are available at Amazon, CD Baby, Tower Records, Borders,
iTunes, and other fine stores.

Mark Doyon, President & Creative Director
Wampus Multimedia / Foldback Records
4 Weems Lane, #300, Winchester, VA 22601
Telephone: 703-587-3972
Fax: 703-968-0562

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Foldback Records

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