Sarah Dougher Starts Women-Focused Label
Hoping to resurrect the feminist ideals of the now
defunct Mr. Lady, singer/songwriter Sarah
Dougher has started a new record label,
Cherchez La Femme.
Initial releases from this independent Portland,
Ore.-based label include a new record from Dougher
(Harper's Arrow, due out June 21) and a
compilation benefit CD that features tracks from
Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Le Tigre, the Indigo
Girls, Tara Jane O'Neil and Pink Martini, among
Proceeds from the compilation named Safe Haven
at SMYRC and due out July 19 will benefit
Portland's Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center.
Cherchez La Femme will
also release a not-yet-titled record by queer rapper
Katastrophe in October.
The label's mission is to support women and
gays working in the artistic and musical community,
in hopes of a positive impact on mainstream
culture. Jenny Tatone [Wednesday, June 15, 2005]