Alex Lichtenauer (Left) and Koji Shiraki (Right)
Get Better Records has certainly made a name for themselves since their formation in 2009. Founded by Alex Lichtenauer and Nick King as a way to put out their own music as well as their friends, the queer/trans-run label has garnered a reputation as a safe haven for voices that are continuously underrepresented and overlooked in the punk and hardcore scene.
We sat down with co-founder and Control Top drummer, Alex Lichtenauer and artist and label operations member, Koji Shiraki, to talk about a myriad of topics. The four of us touched on how Get Better Records got started, representation in the punk scene, the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan and streaming platforms, radicalization, and how you can form your own table if others don't give you space at theirs.
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