BARF: How long has Southpaw Records been in existence for?
SOUTHPAW: 7 years.
BARF: What inspired you to start your own independent label?
SOUTHPAW: We wanted to release some of our favorite bands, and have been lucky enough to do that countless times.
BARF: What’s the label’s most recent release?
SOUTHPAW: BT's - Bustin' Out LP
BARF: Contrary to not so popular belief, the Bay Area’s music scene is alive and well; currently, who’s your favorite local artist/band?
SOUTHPAW: The Younger Lovers and BT's
BARF: What’s the most prized record you own?
SOUTHPAW: Tough decision, currently obsessed with my Radio X and Rip Off releases.
BARF: What are some other labels you admire (and why?)
SOUTHPAW: Goner, In The Red, Rip Off. They've all released great records.
BARF: Anything else that you’d like to share (music or non-music related!)?
SOUTHPAW: Bands should release at least one record themselves.