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Rabbitfoot Records offers new walk-in record-cutting service

Titusville's vinyl-only store becomes area record label

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Rabbitfoot is also a newly minted record label with the signing of its first band, Gillian Carter. Through a partnership with Park Ave CDs, Rabbitfoot will distribute its own bands' vinyl (and any bands who get their records cut at Rabbitfoot but aren't on the label) at the Orlando store. (Side note: PACDs is also eager for more local bands to distribute their albums in the newly revamped Florida section of the store.)

While anyone can make a record at Rabbitfoot, Wallace thinks bands will be his main customers. Coming in with cash for just eight LPs is no problem because there's no minimum order requirement. Bands from all over the U.S. have played at Rabbitfoot, and word-of-mouth has lured the Woolly Bushmen, the Living Deads, Skinny Lister and others to his store to get some records cut.

There doesn't seem to be any other business in the U.S. that provides the venue/label/distributor/record-cutting combination. Jack White's Third Man in Nashville and Merge in Durham, N.C., are somewhat similar in their approach, but neither offers all of the symbiotic services that Rabbitfoot does.

And that's just as well. Having a local who promises high-quality records-to-go is a godsend for musicians. "The best recording you give me, I can match it, and even accentuate certain sounds to make it sound even better on vinyl," Wallace says.

Maybe it's the beginning of vinyl for all, again.

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