Strange Famous Records started out in 1996 as a way for Sage Francis to release music. Originally this involved tape dubbing and photocopying covers. In 1999, while working at the radio station WRIU (90.3 FM), he was allowed access to the station’s computers and CDRs replaced the tapes. The albums were sold locally, raising money to press CDs at a manufacturing plant.

In late 2005, Strange Famous Records enlisted the help of outside parties to create an online webstore www.strangefamousrecords.com. The online store was soon developed and a mail order business was set into effect. This was a “cash only” postal mail service that thrived because of SFR’s exclusive catalogue and people’s trust in the company. They were rewarded and thanked by the extra goodies that were placed in the packages (usually show-related items found around the Strange Famous household). The catalogue expanded into shirts, sweatshirts, vinyl, stickers, buttons and eventually other people’s projects.

SAGE FRANCIS SHARES NEW TRACK "VONNEGUT BUSY" FROM HIS NEW LP COPPER GONE OUT JUNE 3 ON STARNGE FAMOUS RECORDS. SAGE FRANCIS PLAYS IN Stanhope, NJ ON MAY 29

Sage Francis shares track from new album

As fans and media may remember, Francis declared a sudden retirement from touring at the end of his “Li(f)e on the Road” world excursion in 2010. Many people misinterpreted this as a resignation from music altogether as his three album deal,

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