Milk! Records to close at the end of the year with final Courtney Barnett album

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Milk! Records to close at the end of the year with final Courtney Barnett album


Truly, the end of an era.

After 11 years, Milk! Records is set to close at the end of 2023 and they’re going out with a final release from Barnett herself. An instrumental album and the soundtrack to the film Anonymous Club, End Of The Day is slated for release on September 8.

Milk! Records

  • Milk! Records are closing at the end of the year
  • Their final release will be an instrumental, improvisational film soundtrack from founder Courtney Barnett
  • End Of The Day will be released on September 8 this year

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“This will be the final release of Milk Records,” Courtney Barnett said on Facebook, on End of The Day. “It has been one of the great honours of my life to be a part of this incredible community and to work alongside so many amazing artists. Thank you to every single person who has been part of this journey, it wouldn’t be the same without you.”

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A bastion of Melbourne’s flourishing music scene, Milk! Records founded in 2012 to release Courtney Barnett’s first EP I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris. Having released over 60 titles in the last decade alone from independent and internationally established acts, they’re a queer and queer-friendly community of artists and arts workers.

Milk!’s roster includes Australian artists Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Dyson Stringer Cloher, Hachiku, Liz Stringer, The Finks, Jade Imagine, Mess Esque, Loose Tooth, and East Brunswick All Girls Choir as well as international artists Sleater-Kinney, Chastity Belt, Hand Habits, Tiny Ruins and Bachelor.

Vale, Milk! Records, you absolute legends. Thanks for everything.