Independent Record Label [Est. 2009]
Wilmington, North Carolina



Tuesday, October 18, 2011


In case you have not been on the up-and-up the past few months, Fort Lowell Records' latest release is a partnership with Music Against Violence, a team of music professionals in Tucson that have come together to release a compilation record made up of local Tucson and national artists that will be sold to benefit those affects by the shootings in Tucson on January 8, 2011, otherwise known as The Tucson Tragedy.  The compilation record is called Luz de Vida and today, Tuesday, October 18, is the official release date for this record.  Luz de Vida is available in two formats: a 12inch vinyl record that features 12 Tucson bands with exclusive tracks to this project, and a 37-track digital download that includes the 12 from the vinyl, additional Tucson artist, as well as many great national artists.  The vinyl record does include the download card with all 37 songs.  This project was funding 100% by local and regional businesses, so all of the money made from Luz de Vida will be given to the Tucson Together Fund to help those in need.

If you would like to help support this project, you can purchase the vinyl record directly from Fort Lowell Records by clicking "Add to Cart" from the right column of this websiteLuz de Vida will also be available from all of the retail outlets in Tucson and Phoenix that carry all of our other releases.  If you do not live in Arizona, you can request your local record store to order a copy from our distributor, StickFigure Distribution.  Otherwise, if you are interested in purchasing the digital download for Luz de Vida, you can do so from sites like iTunes and Amazon, amongst many other digital outlets that will populate very soon.  There is one track that is exclusive the vinyl record, so please note that when purchasing the digital download via websites, there will only be 36 tracks.

If you are looking for additional ways to help the families affected from that tragic day last January, please spread the word about Luz de Vida.  It is a very simple, cheap, easy way for anyone in the world to help make a difference.  The added bonus is all of the amazing music one will receive for purchasing Luz de Vida.  It is a simply stunning compilation.  The Arizona Daily Star recently claimed Luz de Vida "one of the finest showcases of Tucson's music community ever presented."

Here are links to many of the great reviews Luz de Vida has received:
- Arizona Daily Star
- Arizona Daily Wildcat
- The Bay Bridged
- Blabber 'N' Smoke
- Blurt Magazine - News
- Blurt Magazine - Review
- The Caliente
- Here Comes The Flood
- Ick Music
- Merge Records
- Phoenix New Times
- 7 I N C H E S
- Tucson Lifestyle Magazine
- Tucson Sentinel
- Tucson Weekly - Cover Story
- Tucson Weekly - The Range
- Turntable Kitchen
- Zocalo Magazine

Thank you in advance for the support!
We, the people of Tucson, truly appreciate it.