Welcome Northbound to the Family /// Death of a Slug LP/CD/Digital Summer 2015
We're so excited to welcome Northbound to our family! Stay tuned for details on Death of a Slug on LP/CD/Digital available this summer.
Jonothan Fraser, also known as NORTHBOUND, comes from a different world than most of his pop-punk peers. After years of DIY touring in the punk and hardcore scenes, Fraser has a very hands-on approach to everything he does, and this has allowed him to be impressively prolific since he began releasing music under the NORTHBOUND moniker in 2012.
Though it started out as an acoustic solo project, NORTHBOUND quickly evolved to its current hybrid state between acoustic and full band. This allows Fraser the flexibility to tour even if touring bandmates Cody Badgley and Kevin Lopez are unable to join him.
Northbound will be playing acoustic on tour next month with The Flats
April 24 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - Hell
April 25 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
April 27 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas Live
April 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
April 29 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
April 30 - Boston, MA @ Cusine En Locale
May 1 - New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
May 2 - Freehold, NJ @ TBD
May 3 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
May 4 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls Baement
May 5 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
May 6 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies
May 7 - Columbus, OH @ Donatos Basement
Welcome Blind Mice to the Family /// Sunday Songs EP out March 17
We're very excited to welcome New Bedford, MA’s Blind Mice to the label!s The band recently recorded a new EP titled Sunday Songs for their Animal Style debut, coming early March 17th - song premieres coming soon!
Fueled by nostalgia for 90s alt-rock and 2000s emo, but inspired enough to create music that’s far from rehashed, Blind Mice make it no easy task to wrap them into a neat little box of genre descriptions. They so freely and effortlessly incorporate elements of Third Eye Blind, Weezer, Polar Bear Club, and Jimmy Eat World into their music, that an attempt to give their impressive style-bending sound a valid description turns into a laundry list of genres clumsily tagged together with excessive hyphenation and far too many “meets” and “mixed with’s.” That’s not to say they’re unfocused – quite the opposite, in fact. After the release of the their first EP, the Comedown EP, in 2014, Blind Mice wasted no time. They got right back to work on a brand new EP in an impressive display of prolific determination, and headed into the studio with Clinton Lisboa at Sound Box Recording.
Welcome Heartless Breakers To The Family /// Debut LP Coming Soon
We're stoked to welcome Heartless Breakers from Salt Lake City, UT to the family! We'll release the band's debut full length in early 2015 - more info on that coming soon!
Heartless Breakers formed in the spring of 2013 and began recording their first EP "Prescriptions", which was released in July last year. After regional tours along the west coast, the band released "Lighter Doses" in January, which included acoustic renditions of tracks on Prescriptions along with 3 new tunes. Following their most recent west coast tour the band recorded their soon to be released debut full length for Animal Style out Spring 2015.
Welcome Pillow Talk To The Family /// New EP Coming Soon
We're pleased to welcome our new friends Pillow Talk from Memphis, TN to our family! We'll have a new EP from the band to release in early 2015 - more information coming soon!
Formed in the spring of 2013 and the band immediately began touring the east coast and recorded their first EP, Recreational Feelings. After several regional tours with Turnover and Foxing, wrecking their van in a tornado, and a stint at SXSW, the band came home wanting to find a new sound. They found themselves spending the summer of 2014 writing spacier and melody driven material for their upcoming EP.
Welcome Old Flings to the Family /// New LP in 2015
We're stoked to finally welcome our friends Old Flings to our ever growing family!
Since the release of their 2012 debut LP, Spite, Old Flings has contributed to four split 7” EPs released across an array of indie labels: North Carolina-based Bitter Melody Records, New York-based Tour Van Records, Tampa, FL-based Kiss of Death Records, and UK-based Speedowax Records. After several tours up and down the East Coast, an excursion into Canada, and several regional and national festivals, the band is taking time off from their semi-regular touring schedule to focus on writing for a forthcoming second full-length album.
Long Live the Broken Heart.