We are so excited to announce the launch of our new singles label – Highland Park. Starting this summer, we will be releasing singles and EPs from new artists across the world, in an effort to get as much good music delivered straight to your earholes as we possibly can.
If you'd like to keep up with what we'll be doing at HP, you can sign up for our mailing list here to receive updates on new releases, hand-picked content, curated playlists, giveaways, and more.
To celebrate the launch of Highland Park, we've teamed up with the incredible people over at Vinyl Me, Please to giveaway one (1) 3-month subscription to their extremely dope service. All you need to do is sign up for the Highland Park mailing list and boom — you're entered to win. (You'll also have the option to follow us on our other social media for additional contest entries.)
El Ten Eleven have teamed up with The Dig's Emile Mosseri to create their first-ever vocal collaboration: the Unusable Love EP. The title track premiered yesterday on Interview Magazine, where Kristian (of ETE) shared some insight on how the collaboration came to be:
"... something just drew me to Emile. We sent over a few instrumental tracks for [him] to chew on. He sent back a rough demo of what would eventually become the track ‘Delicate Friend.' We were blown away and it was on from there! It's really exactly what we wanted.. We were pushed out of our comfort zone a bit and I think it was really good for both of us."
The EP is available to pre-order now on CD, 10" vinyl, and in limited edition bundles, featuring pre-order exclusive merchandise. You can stream the title track via Youtube below, or find it anywhere else you listen to music.
Swedish duo Grapell is back in action today with a killer new single, 'No Longer Free'. Following last year's incredible Love Chamber EP, this track is the first that the band has shared off their upcoming debut album, due out later this year.
Stream the new tune below, or check it out on Spotify, iTunes, and wherever else you find music.
The band describes the album as centered "around the feelings that accompany a dystopian or uncertain future, either on a personal or universal level", while asking the question: "is there is a way to put the pieces back together, or does one just escape?" ... Listen for yourself and find out.
Night Drive have unveiled their brand new single -- 'Trapeze Artist Regrets', ahead of their album's release on June 16th.
The band explained the concept behind the tune as "a sorta metaphor for disaster... it's about watching someone you care about make the same mistake over and over again and not being able to do anything about it. Just hoping they pull through."
Their upcoming debut is now available for pre-order as digital download, CD, black vinyl LP, or in an exclusive limited-edition vinyl + signed poster bundle. All pre-orders include instant downloads of 'Trapeze Artist Regrets', plus 3 other tracks. Find out more and get yours here.
We are thrilled to announce that we've signed Australia's High Tropics to Roll Call Records!
Fronted by Josh Stewart (formerly of The Ninjas), the band emerges today with the release of their debut single, '15 Years', as well as an accompanying music video, which premiered this week via Pilerats.
"Kinda like old school The Strokes mixed with current day Violent Soho, it's all fuzzy guitars, driving bass and thumping drums. Elegant in its simplicity, '15 Years' is cracking debut from a band we reckon are gonna do some very good things, very quickly, on the Aussie rock'n'roll scene." — Pilerats
Listen to '15 Years' below, and be sure to give the music video a peep while you're at it.
Austin's Night Drive have released an "interstellar" new remix of their latest single 'Rise and Fall' from the LA-based duo, Classixx. The re-imagination of the track premiered today via Billboard.
"Rise and Fall is about the experience of a relationship hitting that sudden unavoidable end, and Classixx reinterprets the song through the lens of that same person reminiscing about the incident, many years later while chilling on a beach and sipping a martini. Sure it was sad and heartbreaking, but it's hard to stay sad while in the Cayman Islands." -- Night Drive
Listen to 'Rise and Fall (Classixx Remix)' below, and pick it up tomorrow on all digital platforms.
SWIMM have released 'First Time', the aptly-titled lead single taken off their upcoming debut LP, Sentimental Porno.
The boys have a busy month ahead of them — from opening for The Flaming Lips in their home state of Florida, to throwing their own mini-festival in Los Angeles in just a couple weeks (tickets + information).
You can listen to 'First Time' below, as well as stream or buy the track on Spotify, iTunes, and all other digital retailers.
Roll Call officially welcomes TX's modern synth-pop duo Night Drive to the family, with the release of the band's new music video for 'Rise and Fall'. This is the first single off Night Drive's forthcoming debut album, due out June 16th on Roll Call Records.
The video premiered today on Paper Magazine, where the band shared some insight on the inspiration behind the track:
"Rise and Fall is about unexpected change as two people find themselves going in different directions. A sudden and untimely break up. We wanted the overall sound to be a bit dreamy and distant, which relates to that feeling of your life disintegrating and slipping through your hands like smoke, being unable to hold on to it. But we also wanted an energetic intensity to it, which relates more to the feeling of rushing headlong towards an inevitable tragedy and being unable to avert it, no matter what you do or where you turn."
You can watch the full video for 'Rise and Fall' below, and find out more about Night Drive here.
The Bluegrass Situation have shared an insightful op-ed piece from River Whyless on the message they hope to spread with their recently released video for their cover of CCR's 'Fortunate Son'.
You can read the full piece here and watch the video for 'Fortunate Son' below.
"Do we continue down the path of least resistance or do we learn from our mistakes? Will we be able to look past party lines, gender, sexuality, race, and class in order to return our partisanship to its proper context, which is not, after all, winning for winning’s sake. Rather, the context of our partisanship is much larger: It ought to fall somewhere among or within our commitment to generosity and humility.
By capturing footage of that march and putting it to our rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” we in River Whyless hope to both emphasize and celebrate the power of active political engagement, to relate CCR’s original moment, back in 1969, to this moment, as a way to emphasize its significance. It’s time for everyone -- on the left and the right -- to stand up and demand from our government the things we all deserve. We don’t all agree on who deserves what and why, but we do agree that we all deserve to be heard."
Roll Call has joined forces with Turntable Kitchen to present a showcase at this year's SXSW in Austin, TX. The show will take place on March 15th at Maggie Mae's Gibson Room, featuring performances by The Dig, Night Drive, Molly Burch, River Whyless, Dude York, and Active Bird Community.
RSVP now to let us know if we'll see you there! You can listen to music from the full lineup on Spotify here.
SWIMM have announced their upcoming Love You Down fest — a one-night-only event taking place on April 8th at The Hi-Hat in Los Angeles.
The mini-festival will span across two stages, and will feature live performances from SWIMM and six other local artists, plus DJ sets from Gardens & Villa, Jenny Lee (of Warpaint), and KCRW's Aaron Byrd. You can peep the line-up for the whole night down below.
Tickets on sale this Friday, March 3rd, at 12pm PST at $15 a piece.
Click here for more info and be sure to pick up your tickets ASAP! You won't want to miss this.