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Silber Records officially started in 1996 with the release of the Alleviation compilation, though its conceptual birth can be traced back to the fall of 1994 with the release of the first issue of QRD (the internet version of QRD still continues now having done over a thousand interviews with various independent musicians).  I started the zine with every intention of it eventually turning into a record label. The premise for the label was, & remains, simply to release music by people I like in order to sell enough of their records so they don’t have to work day jobs & to simultaneously sell directly to the consumer at a fair price.

Of course, I didn't understand distribution then... or really anything about business in general much less the music business in particular.  But, it’s many years later & we continue to release innovative music that speaks a language we understand because it’s what we know how to do. Good music deserves to be heard & we’re doing our part to make sure it gets from the bedroom to your ears.

It is our responsibility to release innovative music that we feel is relevant & important to us. It is also our responsibility to be a model of morality & ethics, in both our music & business practices. The truth is, we don’t think of Silber as a record label as much as we do a family of artists from around the world, sharing mutual respect for each other. The artists we showcase are stylistically & technically different from one another & because of this our audience is wonderfully varied. However, there are common threads that hold us all together, whether they be in the form of walls-of-sound or acoustic guitars.

Our music is likely mellower, but no less angst-ridden than the music we all grew up on.  Punk rock, post rock, metal, sludgecore, freak folk, americana, bedroom pop, drone, shoegaze, aggressive ambient, post apocalyptic pop, noise - it’s all music.  It’s all about communicating in ways we can’t with words. We hope you find something here that you can take with you. If you're new here, may we suggest the label sampler drones,loves,honesties,sounds or just listen to a few hours of songs over on this page.

The comics I guess started around 2003.  I loved comics as a kid & so at some point I decided to start making the kind I wanted to read, ones that could fit in my pocket & be read in just a few minutes.  I hope you find some time to read a few.

So, yeah, we have a lot going on; but it's only because we don't know what else to do.  Browse the site, join us on your favorite online communites, join our mailing list, maybe even buy something if you feel we are doing something worthwhile.  I know we all have a lot of choices for things to occupy the little free time we get in life, so thank you for your interest & support.

Oh, & for those interested in our internet interning programming just send me an email.  For most other questions go to our FAQ.

Brian John Mitchell

Current Staff
Brian John Mitchell
Director of Operations 
1994 - present
Ben Link Collins
Compilation Organizing Specialist, Design Specialist 
2009 - 2011, 2016 - present
Ivan KapecIvan Kapec 
Music Press Reconnaissance Specialist 
2016 - present
Bill Pernell
Internet Technologies Specialist (Online Community & Radio Reconnaissance Specialist 2008-2011) 
2008 - present
Former Staff
Jon DeRosa
VP of Operations
Ethel Bohning
Promotional Mailings Preparation Specialist
2003 - October 23, 2011
Shaun Sandor (Promute)
Music Press Reconnaissance Specialist (Record Store Reconnaissance Specialist 2007-2009)
2007 - 2015
Evgeny ZheydaEvgeny Zheyda (Thorn1)
Music Press Reconnaissance Specialist
20014 - 2015
David BranstetterDavid Branstetter (Strawman)
Comic Reconnaissance Specialist
20014 - 2015
Steve Dick
Radio Reconnaissance Specialist 
2009 - 2011
Joshua Medina
Radio Reconnaissance Specialist 
2010 - 2011