Light Years Join Animal Style /// Temporary Out Sept 9
We're so stoked to welcome Light Years to the family! We'll release the band's new EP, Temporary, on September 9th both digitally and 12" vinyl! Pre-Orders will launch in a couple of weeks with a new track.
Catch the band on the road as part of Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement. Light Years on Warped Tour
Welcome Henrietta to the Family /// Debut LP Out This Summer
We're very excited to announce the addition of Orlando, FL Henrietta to our family and release the band's debut LP, The Trick Is Not Minding. Set for an August release, the LP will be available for pre-order later in late June. Music coming very soon!
Some bands slap themselves together in a reckless summer night; constructed with excitement and spontaneity and the sort of sweat that drips in cluttered basements, they are often appreciated more for their abandon than their magnitude. But then there are bands like Orlando, FL's Henrietta, who somehow manage to bottle the sparkle of their inception and nurture it into something that burns both brighter and longer—an inferno compared to a firecracker. Henrietta is powerful because they chose to perfect their art, to kindle a forceful fire, rather than light the fuse and smile at the bang it made. Six years in the making, The Trick Is Not Minding is well worth the wait.
Kite Party - Come On Wandering LP Out May 6th / Stream New Track
Following their 2011 debut, Baseball Season, Kite Party will release their long awaited sophomore album Come On Wondering on May 6th via Animal Style Records. Today, Stereogum are sharing the LP’s first single, “Halflife,” calling it, “A warm introduction to the Philly band’s dreamy, wondrous music, but it’s also tinged with melodies and vocal inflections that cut with an intense melancholy. It’s sparklingly pretty music, acting like an inhibitor to the wounded sentiments just below the surface.”
Stream Halflife at Stereogum
Kite Party vocalist/guitarist Russell Edling elaborated on “Halflife” sharing, "Why does this feel off?" is a sentiment that pops up in several places throughout Come on Wandering. The song Halflife focuses on how "off" you can feel when you are a 20-something and you still feel like you're sucking your thumb.”
The Philadelphia based quintet has come a long way in the three years since their debut, blending new sounds and ideas into the radiant Come On Wandering at every turn. The record swirls with nuanced indie rock, warm and shimmering shoegaze, delicate brushes with dream pop, and subtle hints of a youth spent listening to punk.
Come On Wandering will be pressed in a variety of vinyl options. Pre-orders are now available. Click here to pre-order
Pre-Order Courtesy Drop - Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love To LP ///
We're pleased to launch pre-orders for Courtesy Drop's debut LP, Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love To. Frontman and chief songwriter Paul Chalos describes the record as written from three different phases of the same perspective; the phases being depression, complacency, and reflection.
Brooklyn Vegan is premiering "Goodbye, Fairline Drive" from forthcoming release right here.
To pre-order: store.animalstylerecords.com.
The LP copy includes 13 tracks and will also include 5 bonus instrumental songs with the digital download.
Young Turks - Where I Rise 7"/Digital out Nov 5
We're pleased to continue working with our Portland, OR brothers Young Turks. On November 5 we'll release Where I Rise on 7" and digitally. Stay tuned for new music, pre-orders, and tour information.
Where I Rise is a declaration of life moving forward, while trying to let go of the past. Stand out track "Zone K" begins, "About 364 days a year, I'm not thinking about you." Clearly vocalist Matt Koenig has moved forward from Where I Lie but not without a painful reminder of what once was. The former themes of betrayal and hopelessness have been exchanged for the strength to overcome and the will to endure.
Returning to D-Wreck Studios in Portland, Oregon, YOUNG TURKS were able to capture the unique sound and feel of northwest hardcore. Enlisting Alex Estrada of Earth Capital Studios (Touché Amore, Joyce Manor, Silver Snakes) to mix, the final product walks the line between a polished studio effort and the raw energy of a live performance.