Chngin Records was started in early 2008 by Trix, former bass player of Taiwan's influential screamo group Fall of this Corner as a DIY distro and also a label for a new wave of local punk bands. Trix's idea was to supply the local scene with much needed original punk from the US and began importing CDs, largely from the Dischord catalog, including material from seminal and progressive hardcore bands like Minor Threat, Fugazi and Rites of Spring as well as more recent bands like Against Me! Chngin Records also works within the local scene and has released material from the classic punk style Angry Young Man as well as Touming Magazine, Trix's new project with former bandmate Monkey, which takes a more subtle approach to emo through an indie rock vein. Chngin also cooperates on distribution with Psychoyouth Records, another local DIY label specializing in obscure screamo, emo and hardcore from around the globe with their own local release of grind-core and post-hardcore bands Ashen and USESPENTOSING. Working with Taipei's up-and-coming avant, indie and electro promoter Back 2 the Future (B2TF), Chngin Records is helping to bring more non-mainstream experimental bands like Japan's Melt-banana to Taiwan's live houses.
ANGRY YOUNG MAN