Alex Mason and Chris Mounts met several years ago after Alex won a haiku contest ran by Immunity Clothing, owned by Chris. They got to talking and formed a friendship out of their appreciation for the music scene and similar bands.
The idea of Immunity Tape Co. came about one night when Chris stumbled across a casette duplicator for dirt cheap on Ebay. He asked Alex to go halfsies on it and Immunity Tape Co. was born.
We take pride in DIY ethics, which is why everything we produce is done in house. Whether it's duplication, assembly, printing, shipping, etc., there is no one in between us and the bands. We are also working with bands that share the same philosophy and have made a name for themselves with good ol' hardwork. We chose the media of tapes because it lets us truly do everything ourselves. It is a format that is making somewhat of a come back and to be real, this is fun to us. We love music and supporting bands we believe in.
The first release we have scheduled is Turnover's self titled ep. Turnover is a alternative, punk, emo band from virginia beach virginia. they put their first demo out in 2009 and played locally for about a year. they spent that time writing some new songs to put on an EP they recorded winter of 2011.
Some of their influences are Knapsack, Saves the Day, Braid, Jawbreaker, Lifetime.
This run will be limited to 50 (25 via the webstore www.shopimmunity.com
, and the rest available on the bands summer tour) it is on a red cassette with hand numbered cases / inserts. Pre-orders are up now and will be shipping on June 14th.
We have a solid list of releases from bands to be announced as the pre-order dates get closer. These are all bands who have made some noise in their respective scenes and we are proud to be working with them. Many of our releases will be limited runs, so stay on top of what we are doing by following us on twitter, www.twitter.com/immunitytapeco
, and here on facebook!
We are excited to finally bring this project to life and hope you enjoy what we have in store!
- Alex Mason and Chris Mounts
Immunity Tape Co