LA-via-Utah band Sego have announced their forthcoming sophomore record, Sego Sucks — out April 5 on Roll Call Records.
Sonically, the 10-track LP is woven with the changes of becoming a four piece band. Originally Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll, the band added members Alyssa Davey on bass and Brandon McBride on guitars and keys in 2018. The sound became more focused, but the raucous spirit that has kept people sweating since the beginning is just as tangible and, dare I say, primal as ever.
Sego Sucks is available to pre-order now as CD and deluxe LP, featuring a 3D lenticular printed jacket cover with black & white color smash vinyl. You can also grab up a copy in an exclusive bundle with special items like temporary tattoo sheets, custom tees, homemade mixtapes, and more.
The Dig's Year of Music has officially come to a close. Afternoon With Caroline, the band's 2nd EP of 2018, is out everywhere today.
Tracks from Afternoon With Caroline and May's Moonlight Baby were released one by one each month and compiled onto the El Dig playlist, where fans could follow along for the chance to win special items like signed vinyl, postcards, homemade mixtapes, and more.
Both EPs from the year are available now as a special-edition vinyl, with one EP on each side and 4 customizable cover inserts featuring all of the beautiful single artwork from the year.
Valley Queen's highly-anticipated debut album Supergiant is officially out in the world! Recorded with producer Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Fidlar) in the shadow of Laurel Canyon at Infinitespin Recorders, the 10-song LP captures the urgency and intimacy of the band’s expansive live performances.
“Singer Natalie Carol possesses a stunning voice that can rattle the walls and stir the soul.” – NPR ALL SONGS CONSIDERED
“Brash, fuzzed-out guitars meet Carol’s occasional twang for a new take on Californian country. Valley Queen is Neil Young meets Florence Welch.” – PASTE MAGAZINE
"Indie-rock perfection... Natalie Carol’s siren-like voice rattles your bones and penetrates deep into your core, and they never leave you for a second.” – THE REVUE
Valley Queen will be back on the road starting later this month playing shows with Social Distortion & Justin Townes Earle, as well as a number of headlining dates of their own. View the full list of dates and pick up tickets here.
Rubblebucket have shared "Lemonade", the 2nd single from their forthcoming album Sun Machine.
"As the lyrics came together I realized I was kind of writing the song from Kal's perspective, singing to me. I didn't know what project the song was for (my solo record, a friend's band, a pop star?) but when Kal and I realized Rubblebucket wasn't ending with our breakup, but gaining new life, this song made perfect sense." – Rubblebucket
The Dig have shared a new single titled "Million Dollar Man" – the first to be released off their upcoming Afternoon With Caroline EP (out Oct 19).
Following May's Moonlight Baby, AWC will be the 2nd EP to be released by The Dig in 2018 as part of their El Dig: A Year of Music campaign. Songs from the EPs have been released one by one every month and compiled into the El Dig playlist on Spotify, where fans can follow along to win fun things like signed vinyl, homemade mixtapes, art postcards & more.
The band have also just announced a very special physical release of the full Year of Music, out Oct 19 and available to pre-order now here.
- 12” vinyl, featuring Moonlight Baby EP on Side A & Afternoon With Caroline EP on Side B
- Matte black widespine jacket with die-cut window on front cover
- Includes 4 double-sided inserts featuring 8 different images to customize your own cover
- Printed handwritten lyric sleeve
- Featuring vinyl-exclusive bonus track “Million Dollar Man Interlude”
"Though there are no lyrics to hold onto within the track, the title “You Are Enough” serves as an unspoken mantra. When the moments feel bleakest in the song, it’s as if that phrase is pushing back and saying “I am enough, let me get through.” Anxiety is a battle, but somehow El Ten Eleven are able to twist it into something lovelier than what it looks like on the surface." — KEXP
El Ten Eleven's upcoming album Banker's Hill will be released on August 10 on Topshelf Records and is available for pre-orders now as deluxe white LP, CD, cassette, & in special bundles.
The band has also announced their headlining Fall 2018 tour, kicking off this September in Northern California. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.
River Whyless have released their beautiful and moving genre-blended masterpiece Kindness, A Rebel.
As featured on NPR's New Music Friday today, Ann Powers says "they connect with tradition, but are really willing to take sonic chances. River Whyless does this so much on this record, there are synths, there are songs that remind me of power-pop or even 80’s new-wave music, alongside beautiful ballads and fiddle, etc. It’s that wide sonic palette that I really love.”
The band has also dropped a video for "Born in the Right Country" over at American Songwriter (watch).
‘“Born In The Right Country” is a sharp indictment of systemic racism and oppression… In a powerful new video, the band and director Jordan Halland give the track a striking visual, tracing a day in the lives of a young black man and his mother as they try to navigate a society in which the deck is stacked against them.” - American Songwriter
Illustrious instrumental rockers El Ten Eleven have announced they will release their 7th album - Banker's Hill - on Topshelf Records on August 10th. In addition, they have released the first single & video for "Phenomenal Problems" (listen / watch). You can pre-order Banker's Hill here.
The band had this to say about the release:
"We are very excited to bring you our tenth record, Banker’s Hill, out August 10 on Topshelf Records.
It’s a nine-song exploration into the challenge of living in the moment.
Our music has been described as “meditation in motion,” which seems apt. Banker’s Hill explores the paradox of beauty in anxiety, the importance and effect of family and the fleeting possibility of satisfaction.
For the first time in our career, we worked with a producer. We teamed up with Sonny DiPerri and moved into an incredible studio called Panoramic House on the beautiful Northern California coast. Working with such a talented producer really pulled out our strengths and cut away our weaknesses. We learned and grew more than we expected to and couldn’t be happier with the results
River Whyless have released a beautiful new track titled "Motel 6", taken from their forthcoming new album Kindness, A Rebel. Penned by the band's Ryan O'Keefe, "Motel 6" was inspired by their experience of being a band on the road over the last decade and a sudden moment of realization.
"We were driving home from a tough supporting tour, we were broke, which wasn't uncommon. Halli had just moved to Oregon and we'd dropped her at a Motel 6 to spend the night before her morning flight. Watching her check into the motel as we pulled away felt like an ending. It was as if I removed a pair of tunnel vision goggles and could see the world and my life for the first time since we started this band. I felt incredibly small, fragile, irresponsible, foolish, at a loss for what to do next and very alone. The reality of what we had been trying to do for a decade came crashing down in an almost laughable way. We didn't talk about it and I don't know if anyone felt the same way but, at that moment, I changed. The funny thing is that a month later we had the most successful tour we've ever had." — Ryan O'Keefe, River Whyless
Kindness, A Rebel will be available everywhere on June 8 & is available now for pre-order as opaque white LP, CD, and digital download. All physical orders include an exclusive KAR flag enamel pin, as well as an immediate download of all three singles released so far.
The band have also announced another round of shows as part of their Summer headlining tour, including dates in Los Angeles @ Moroccan Lounge and NYC @ Bowery Ballroom. Check out the full list of upcoming tour dates & grab tickets at riverwhyless.com.
Kicking off the month of April by officially introducing the newest addition to our Roll Call Records family — Valley Queen! The LA-based band, fronted by Natalie Carol, released their 2017 Destroyer EP to widespread critical acclaim, with the track "Stars Align" even named one of Bob Boilen's Top 50 songs of the year on NPR's All Songs Considered.
As they gear up to share their debut album on Roll Call later this year, Valley Queen have offered fans a preview with a new track titled "Chasing the Muse" – out everywhere today. The song premiered this morning via Stereogum, who compared it to a fantasy of "Florence Welch fronting a retro rock band with traces of Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, and the Pretenders."
The band is currently on the road with Liza Anne, with some headlining shows of their own coming up as they make their way back west. Check out the full list of remaining dates down below & grab your tickets here.
4/3 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court* 4/5 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall* 4/7 - Kansas City, MO - recordBar* 4/8 - St Louis, MO - Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill* 4/10 - Evanston, IL - SPACE 4/11 - Davenport, IA - Raccoon Motel 4/13 - Little Rock, AR - The Johnny House 4/14 - Dallas, TX - The Rustic 4/15 - San Antonio, TX - 502 Bar 4/17 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace 4/18 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar 7/5-7/8 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival 8/3 -8/5 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
River Whyless have announced their new album, Kindness, A Rebel – due out June 8 & available to pre-order now. This is the follow-up to the band's 2016 breakout success We All The Light.
Produced & mixed by Paul Butler (St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Michael Kiwanuka), Kindness, A Rebel is some of River Whyless' most dynamic and heartfelt material yet. The album goes beyond the divide of our current political & societal state, as the band tries to understand what things are happening in our world, why, and how they can help to make it better.
Today, the band offer a new track titled "Born in the Right Country" — a song about the cosmic luck of one born into a society which accepts them as that unique individual, spoken through the eyes of our president and the narrator.