Deciding to pass on a standard record deal, Odd Future has reportedly signed a deal with RED Distribution/Sony that will form the tentatively titled Odd Future Records (“They have creative control, they can call it Fuck Off Records by noon.”). A statement from their manager Chris Clancy:
It’s based on getting the distribution deal we’ve always envisioned that allows the group to “sign themselves” to their own company and keep their masters. They will have 100% creative control of all aspects of their music, art, and release schedule with no 3rd party participation in outside business. Freedom and ownership was the whole point. Red and Sony know that its in everyone’s best interest to maintain the group’s authenticity and control. They built it, they deserve it. There’s no cheesy hooks or fluorescent liquor product placements in the works.. It’s about to be fun.. and different..
A primer on their mixtapes can be found at Pitchfork.