Sequoia — Shots

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Your number-one fan getting to join your band is not something that happens often.  But, such is the case with Sequoia – a math-centric, riff-heavy quartet hailing from Chicago.

The band’s new double-LP album, Shots, will be available very soon on wild random colored vinyl.

 

The Rad Trads — Must We Call Them Rad Trads

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Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained a reputation as one of New York’s most entertaining live acts. They bring their love of the game to a diverse style of soulful American music, with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago and delta blues, and rock & roll. Featuring three powerful horns, a driving rhythm section, and three captivating lead vocalists, The Rad Trads consistently win over audiences with their relentless energy, charisma, and enthusiasm.

Must We Call Them Rad Trads is available on vinyl (+digital download) from Dala Records now!

 

Quin Galavis — My Life In Steel and Concrete

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Available very soon from Super Secret Records – Quin Galavis’s new full-length My Life In Steel and Concrete.  Get a preview of the album here.

Quin Galavis is an experimental songwriter from Austin Tx. He has been been behind the stage and on it in Austin’s music scene for the past 14 years. He is a member of The Dead Space, Nazi Gold, False Idol. With an already extensive body of work spanning many genres, Quin Galavis continues to his musical journey with help of local and national labels.

 

Durand Jones & The Indications – Self Titled

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The Self-Titled debut album from Durand Jones & The Indications is being released by our Ohio buddies, Colemine Records.  The street date is July 1 – pre-order is up now.  Limited edition blue vinyl in a deluxe tip-on gatefold package.

 

Eric Bachmann & Jon Rauhouse

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Eric Bachmann and Jon Rauhouse are busy men. Bachmann (Crooked Fingers/Archers of Loaf/Neko Case) recently released a solo album on Merge Records and will be touring this spring, summer and fall to promote it. Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case/The Boxmasters/Iron and Wine and Ben Bridwell) also released an excellent new record earlier this year, The Jon Rauhouse Orchestra, Featuring Tommy Connell.  Both musicians also play in Neko Case’s band, who have been touring in support of her beautiful new 8 LP box set, TruckDriver, Gladiator, Mule.

Somehow during all of this traveling, performing and releasing of their own records, Jon and Eric found the time to collaborate; and on Friday, November 4th, 2016, they will release the beautiful results of this collaboration with their debut album. The recording will be available as a limited edition vinyl LP (only 1000 pressed), and as a digital download. Pre-order the vinyl here! Listen to a track from it here!

 

The Heard — Self Titled

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The Heard is funk machine venerated for its deep pocket, authentic grooves, and reverence for legendary funk.

In The Heard’s hometown of Chicago, the group cut its teeth delivering hard hitting performances at some of the city’s top venues – the beloved aliveOne, Metro Chicago, Lincoln Hall, Concord Music Hall, and Congress Theater. The band has backed hip hop artist Lyrics Born, former Galactic vocalist Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet, and has shared stages across the U.S. with The New Mastersounds, Lettuce, The Nth Power, Dumpstaphunk, Orgone, The Motet, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Slightly Stoopid, The Funky Meters, and George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, to name a few.

The Heard’s music features powerful horn melodies delivered with precision and swagger by Parris Fleming (trumpet), Bryant Smith (trombone) and Lucas Ellman (saxophone), the driving rhythm guitar playing of Taras Horalewskyj, tasteful keyboard work and soulful vocals by Cole DeGenova, and a slamming foundation provided by drummer PJ Howard and bassist Mike Starr.

The debut Self Titled album is available now!

 

Whale in the Thames – Self Titled

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The Whale in the Thames is a Band built of Rock, Wood, Liquid and Love. Formed in 2011 when 6 friends got together for a Private Underground reunion Jam, Songs Sung in French, English and Gibberish flowed from their own roots of respect and reality.

 

reformARTwest – For Sepp

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Over the course of five decades, the legendary Austrian free jazz collective Reform Art Unit (and their oshoot groups) have collaborated with countless musicians, including Don Cherry, Carla Bley, Evan Parker, and Jim Pepper. Documented collaborations with free jazz notables include “Impressions” (Kovarik’s Musikothek, 1978) with Anthony Braxton and Cliord Thornton; “Subway Performances” (Granit, 1994) & “Illumination” (InRespect, 1995) with Sunny Murray; and “With Milo Fine” (Granit, 1999).  Milo Fine’s lengthy resume includes numerous records as leader of his own group (the Milo Fine Free Jazz Ensemble) as well as collaborations with Joe McPhee (“MFG in Minnesota”; Hat Hut, 1978, & “Old Eyes”; Hat Hut, 1979) and duo encounters with Derek Bailey (“Scale Points on the Fever Curve”; Emanem, 2003) and Anthony Braxton (“Shadow Company”; Emanem, 2004).

In May of 2015, Fine fullled a personal ambition by hosting the rst North American appearances of Reform Art Unit founding members Fritz Novotny and Sepp MItterbauer. Three nights of extraordinary and intimate concerts ensued at Minneapolis’ Studio Toile d’Angles. This limited edition LP was culled by Nero’s Neptune from over three hours of material, and consists of three pieces featuring two sextets and one nonet. Joining the core members of reformARTwest (Novotny: soprano sax/utes/percussion; Sepp Mitterbauer: trumpet/percussion; Milo Fine: drum set/Bösendorfer Imperial piano/clarinets) are Elaine Evans, Daniel Furuta, Benjamin J Mansavage Klein, Davu Seru, Charles Gillett and Paul Metzger. “For Sepp” is dedicated to the living memory of Sepp Mitterbauer, who died on December 9th of 2015.

Less than 250 copies of 300 pressed are for sale worldwide.

 

Johnny Gallagher — Six Day Hurricane

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Recorded in a furious whirlwind in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Six Day Hurricane serves as an introductory snapshot to the wide variety of styles Johnny has been listening to for years. Under the inspired and subtle production of Thad DeBrock, a team of local musicians was assembled to bring Johnny’s songs—which had previously only been played solo – to life in full band arrangements.  Available soon from Rockwood Music Hall Recordings.

 

Young Mister — S/T

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Young Mister is songwriter Steven Fiore, accompanied by a merry band of talented musicians across the southeast United States. As a songwriter, Fiore has spent many years building a fan base along both coasts, touring with Jay Clifford (Jump Little Children), Slow Runner, and even regularly performing with Jeff Goldblum’s jazz band in Los Angeles. After spending several years writing with Universal Music Publishing Group, Fiore is now shedding his skin and stretching into new musical territory as Young Mister with this self-titled, debut album.

Taking influence from classic rock bands like Electric Light Orchestra, Young Mister worked with producer Wolfgang Zimmerman (Brave Baby, The High Divers) to create an album that embodies the ethos of Americana while retaining the distinct, soulful sound that Fiore’s fans know and love.