UWF alum’s record label spins up

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go site There’s an old adage about the dangers of going into business with your friends or your family. But Al Mirabella, a Pensacola-based UWF alumnus, is ignoring this advice with as much umbrage as he can muster.

low cost canadian viagra In the humble tradition of DIY music, Mirabella’s record label, Drive Through Funeral Home, is made for his friends, is staffed by his friends, and distributes music made by his friends.

see Like many other record labels, the origins of Drive Through Funeral Home were humble.

go to link “I wanted high-quality recordings of my friends’ music. I had a tape-dubber left over from the last time I ran a label, and I decided to just go ahead and do it,” Mirabella said.

In less than a month, Mirabella had assembled a dedicated staff, all of which are UWF alumni.

“Internally, we have a publicist, a media specialist, and we have two people that do the recording, we have people for the production of the tapes,” Mirabella said. “It’s harder work for an individual person on our label than it is on any other DIY label. We expect everyone to contribute.”

It’s this dedication to individual responsibility that has allowed Drive Through Funeral Home to already have two releases in the pipeline, despite existing for such a short time.

“Our first releases cost us $74.20 in total to record. All of us contributed to keep everything cost-effective,” Mirabella said.

The first release is an album entitled “An Evening In,” by Pensacola’s own Dalton Wright, a piece of decidedly vintage blue-eyed soul in the vein of Bowie’s “Young Americans.”

The second is a self-titled LP by hook-heavy punk act Worst Case Ontario, describing themselves as “St. Louis’ bastard child of pop punk.”

Mirabella maintains a decidedly simple outlook when it comes to deciding what music he will and will not put out.

“I just think there’s a lot of people who are really good. I like good music. I put out what I want to hear.”

Drive Through Funeral Home is simply a slightly more visible documentation of the thriving Pensacola underground music scene, an addition to the growing cultural fabric of Pensacola.

Listen to a preview of an upcoming release here.