Get Better Records is an independent label located in Philadelphia and Los Angeles run by Alex Lichtenauer (Control Top), Jenna Pup (The HIRS Collective), and Ally Einbinder (Potty Mouth). The three use Get Better as a personal effort to reverse the constant underrepresentation of the queer arts community, with a specific focus on punk, hardcore, and alternative rock music. Get Better's work is meant to extend to those who need it most. Get Better prioritizes those seeking relief from the turmoil of their lives, those like the families of the victims of the June 2016 shooting of the Pulse Nightclub in Florida, to whom Get Better extended proceeds from a compilation of songs by artists on the labels roster and beyond. Through the work of their own roster, and compilations, GBR has released music for, Anti-Flag, Laura Jane Grace, Shirley Manson (Garbage), Sheer Mag, Bren Lukens (Modern Baseball), The HIRS Collective, Potty Mouth, The Pist, Antischism, Cayetana, Bacchae, Empath, Coherence, The Menzingers, Screaming Females, Mannequin Pussy, Joe Jack Talcum, Soul Glo, and more.
Get Better Records is a Queer-run independent label founded by Alex Licktenhour. A Philadelphia resident, Licktenhour uses Get Better as a personal effort to reverse the constant underrepresentation of the city's Queer arts community, with a specific focus on punk, hardcore, and alternative rock music. Get Better's work is meant to extend to those who need it most. Get Better prioritizes those seeking relief from the turmoil of their lives, those like the families of the victims of the June 2016 shooting of the Pulse Nightclub in Florida, to whom Get Better extended proceeds from a compilation of songs by artists on the labels roster and from the Philadelphia area. The label is now run by Alex, Jenna Pup, and Ally Einbinder.
GBR001- Young Mountain- The Cootie Pockets EP
GBR002- Young Mountain- Tour EP
GBR003- The Mild Revolution- Map of the World
GBR004- The Lake and the Lion- Dark Wood, Dark Water
GBR005- Young Mountain- Acoustic EP
GBR006- Young Mountain- Don’t Go Changin’ (re-press)
GBR007- Jake Lazovick/Us and Us Only- Split
GBR008- Among Giants- I don’t know
GBR009- Get A Better Comp #1
GBR010- Galaxy Channel- Spiral Galaxy
GBR011- Young Mountain- A Billion Times Around
GBR012- Rubrics- Sow Your Seeds
GBR013- Young Mountain- A Billion Times Around
GBR014- Young Mountain- A Billion Times Around
GBR015- A Benefit for Anthony Poynter Vol. 1
GBR016- Rubrics/Criminal Culture split
GBR017- NONA/Peeple Watchin' split
GBR018- Button Up- Strachin' Post
GBR019- Burning Bridges- S/T
GBR020- Burning Bridges- S/T
GBR021- Count Us Out-Borders
GBR022- Rubrics- Crucial Fun
GBR023- Rubrics- Destroy What Defines You- Book
GBR024- TRAGWAG- A Song Well Sung
GBR025- A Benefit for Anthony Poynter Vol. 2
GBR026- Lilith "Return" 7"
GBR027- Rubrics "Covers"-
GBR-028 - Tarred and Feathered “Nice” CD
GBR029 - Snack Champion “Live, Laugh, Love”
GBR030 - Landbridge s/t 7”
GBR031 - Rat Storm/Chaotic Neutral split 7”
GBR032 - UNCLE “Digest to Survive” 7”
GBR033 - Throwing Rocks s/t
GBR034 - DFMK “TV & Dirty Trash Demos 2010-2013”
GBR035 - NOFU “Mito Ciclicita” LP
GBR036 - DEAFKIDS/TIMEKILLER split 7”
GBR037 - Nutter “Teehee”
GBR038 - Disipline “Sexual Heathen”
GBR039 - DFMK “7 Canciones Sobre Un Individualismo Radical EP”
GBR040 - HIRS/Peeple Watchin’ 7”
GBR041 - Get Better Records “Benefit Mixtape Vol. 2”
GBR042 -Get Better Records “Benefit Mixtape Vol. 3”
GBR043 -Get Better Records “Benefit Mixtape Vol. 4”
GBR044 - Thin Lips “Divorce Year”
GBR045 - Thin Lips “Riff hard”
GBR046 - Ramshackle Glory “One Last Big Job”
GBR046 - Box Fan “Are We Even Try?”
GBR048 - Bad Sleep “s/t”
GBR049 - GBR Sampler 2017
GBR050 - Rubrics “…What is the World Without Rubble?”
GBR051 - In Flux “No More Macho Bullshit”
GBR052 - Filth Fest Comp #1
GBR053 - Accidente “Pulso”
GBR054 - Pulse “Benefit Comp”
GBR057 - Dark Thoughts “s/t”
GBR058 - HIRS “You Can’t Kill Us”
GBR059 - All Bad “no good”
GBR060 - Cottontail “Secret Hiding Place”
GBR061 - TANKINI “do u suk”
GBR062 - ESCORT “demo 2017”
GBR063 - Filth Fest Comp #2
GBR064 - Teenage Halloween “Eternal Roast”
GBR065 Cayetana “New Kind of Normal”
GBR066 - LOONE “River’s Our Blood”
GBR067- HIRS “How to Stop Street Harassment”
GBR-68 - Het Ward
GBR-069 - The HIRS Collective/Toxic Womb split xxxmas card
GBR-070 - Rexmanningday.
GBR-071 - Worriers “Survival Pop”
GBR-072 - HIRS “Friends. Lovers. Favorites.”
GBR-073 - Coherence "of alternate spaces"
GBR-074 - HIRS/GODSTOMPER split
GBR-075 - HIRS/Thou split
GBR-076 -Sheer Mag “Need To Feel Your Love”
GBR-077 - Empath "Liberating Fear and Guilt"
GBR-078 - Antischism “Discography”
GBR-079 - Bacchae “E.P”
GBR-080 - Choked Up “s/t”
GBR-081- Empath "Environments"
GBR-082 - Potty Mouth “Snafu”
GBR-083 - The HIRS Collective/Jenna & The Pups split
GBR-084 - Dyke Drama “Hard New Pills”
GBR-085 - Control Top "Covert Contracts"
GBR-086 - Juice "100%"
GBR-087 - Yarrow "A Mild Circus"
GBR-088 - Real Tree
GBR-089 - Hermit The High Priestess
GBR-090 - HIRS/Night Witch
GBR-091 - HIRS/Lifes split
GBR-092 - Coherence "Live From Outer Space"
GBR-093 - Dark Thoughts "At Work"
GBR-094 - Empath "Active Listening: Night on Earth"
HOW DO YOU OPERATE?
Most importantly, we are Not-For-Profit. All of the money made, goes directly back into the label and putting out new releases. We do however pay ourselves back for the cost of production of a benefit release. We pay for most if not all of the product cost of the release. Although we believe the band should be responsible for selling some of their own records at shows etc. The band gets some records for free and can buy more off us at wholesale cost. A lot of the releases are a case by case scenario.
DO YOU ACCEPT DEMOS?
Of course. But we probably won't release anything that comes in the mail. We like to release music by our friends, or bands with political messages and bands who are super motivated. Don't send us an email with your bands download/website (especially not myspace). The best way to get us to release something is to come to our towns, book our bands, and do something for your local punk community.
CAN I PLAY GET BETTER FEST?
You should email us and send some music. Last year we had so many emails even leading up to the week of the fest. I may not have written back to a lot of you last year who wrote on message boards etc.
CAN I BE ON YOUR NEWEST BENEFIT COMP?
Again, you can email us. Almost all of the bands on our comps are bands who we know personally and/or have something to do with who we are benefiting. It never hurts to send an email or demo.
WILL YOU SIGN MY BAND?
No one signs anything, ever. We aren't corporate fuckheads. We trust you, just as much as you should trust us. This is basically the same answer as "Do you accept Demos"
WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR RELEASES?
We have distro through: Recess Records, Art of the Underground, Its Alive Records, Celebrated Summer Records, Pocket Cat! Records, Rad Girlfriend Records, Kiss of Death Records, Interpunk, Hyper Enough Records (JAPAN), and Behind Punk Records (RUSSIA). You can also check our webstore, and see our bands at shows.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ORDER?
We do our best to ship it out the day after you order, but we tour a bunch so it becomes hard. If you haven't received your order in 2 weeks, please email us at email@example.com
DO YOU SHIP OVERSEAS?
Yes we do!
HOW DO YOU START A LABEL?
When I started this label in the summer of 2010 I didn't have the money I needed to, to support the label. I held a GBR benefit show that made $500. I gave $300 of that to the community art space that held the show (The Starving Artist). That $200 in addition to a few hundred dollars that I scrounged around for supported a lot of the releases. I also screen printing a lot and made $1,200 off one job. Benefit shows are the best idea to start a label. It gives you enough to put out a 7", CD or Cassette. All you need is one amazing release and you are set. Internet activity is also a huge thing. Even if you hate the internet (like ryan) you have to be on there posting releases and getting your label on all the big news blogs. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org