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Posted on July 10th, 2018
RFC signs Advance Base, "Animal Companionship" out 9/21

We are extremely excited that Chicago’s own Advance Base has signed to RFC. Advance Base is the project of Owen Ashworth (formerly Casiotone For The Painfully Alone), and on September 21st, in partnership with Ashworth's own Orindal records, we’ll be releasing their new album ‘Animal Companionship’. Stereogum is premiering the first track titled “True Love Death Dream” as well as an interview with Owen.

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Owen Ashworth’s albums have always been about the human condition, and his latest is no exception. The meditative nature of Ashworth’s songwriting process can be heard in Animal Companionship’s spacious arrangements. Blissful drones and lush synthesizer textures envelop soft electric piano arpeggiations and spare drum programming, creating an almost hypnotic backdrop for Ashworth’s lyrical narratives. And the lyrics themselves have found a new focus: dogs.

“When you explain the relationship you have with a pet, it can sound crazy. We all tend to anthropomorphize the animals we love, talking about them as if they're children, siblings, even spouses,” said Ashworth. “I wrote these songs to help myself understand what pets mean to their owners, how those animal relationships affect our human relationships, and vice versa.” Taken as a whole, Animal Companionship is not just a step forward for Advance Base—it’s the culmination of everything Ashworth has been building for the past two decades. It’s a record that’s gentle in approach and endearing in practice, the kind of thing that only Ashworth could create.

Posted on June 29th, 2018
Self Defense Family's "Have You Considered Punk Music" is out today!


'Have You Considered Punk Music', the latest full length from New York collective Self Defense Family, is out in stores and online everywhere today! Noisey premiered the album on Monday, and with it a track by track breakdown of the record done by vocalist Patrick Kindlon.

Stream on Spotify | Apple Music | Bandcamp

From now until next Friday you can grab a digital copy of the record via Bandcamp for only $5. Vinyl and CDs can be found in our store, or your favorite independent record store. Find a (nondefinitive) list of stores carrying the release below.

STORE LIST1-2-3-4 Go! Records
2nd Avenue Records
Aoko Too
Audiophile
Banana Belt Llc
Bull Moose Music
Cheap Thrills
Creep Records The Store
Culture Clash
Daddy Kool Records
Darkside Records & Gallery Llc
Dearborn Music
Dimple Records, Inc.
Droplet Spectrum Retail Llc
E-Music Inc
Egger Vinyl Llc
Electric Fetus, The
Eroding Winds
Euclid Records Llc
Exclusive Company Inc
Fingerprints
Grateful Records Inc
Guestroom Records Llc
Haight Street Amoeba Inc
Half-A-Man Inc
Harvest Records Inc
Hollywood Amoeba
Independent Records
Iris Records
Kingfish Holdings Llc
Love Garden Sounds
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Luna Music
Lunchbox Records Llc
Mills Record Company Llc
Mojo Music Md Llc
Newbury Comics Inc.
Obsession Records
Plan 9 Inc
Port of Sound Records
Princeton Record Exchange
Pure Pop For Now People Inc
Rainy Day Record Co.
Reckless Records (Broadway)
Reckless Records (Loop)
Reckless Records Of London
Revelation Records
Rock Paper Scissors Llc
Rough Trade Shop
Salzer'S Mercantile
Shake It Records
Shuga Records
Silver Platters Llc
Siren Trading Company
Songbyrd Llc
Sonic Boom Records
Sorry State Records Llc
Square Records-Credit Card Act
Stinkweeds
Vintage Vinyl Records Inc
Vinyl Solution Records
Von'S Shops
Waiting Room Records Llc
Waterloo Records
Zia Records
Zion'S Gate Records Inc

Posted on June 25th, 2018
Tigers Jaw announce S/T 10 Year Anniversary Tour this Fall



RFC alumn Tigers Jaw have announced a 10 Year Anniversary tour for the band's iconic S/T album, with support from Cherry, Cave People, and The Sidekicks. Initially released in 2008, and eventually pressed to vinyl and CD by RFC in 2009, 'S/T' serves as a cornerstone in our discography that will forever be one of the most essential releases at a very crucial time for the label.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 12pm at tigersjaw.com. Check out a note from the band below on the anniversary of the album, and what to expect from the tour.

Posted on June 25th, 2018
Stream Self Defense Family's new LP "Have You Considered Punk Music" on Noisey now!

Self Defense Family's career defining new album, "Have You Considered Punk Music" is streaming now in full over at Noisey, where you'll also find an interview with vocalist Pat Kindlon discussing the themes and topics behind the album.

"It’s hard to talk about without sounding old. But it’s a lot of the band as a whole reflecting on our interests from when we were kids to now, and how much overlap there is and what that says about us. It’s possible that we haven’t grown an incredible amount. You know, I still really enjoy barking in front of a room of 200 people, and that’s not everybody in their 30s. It’s a lot of reflecting on how much time and energy you give to a thing that is really of no consequence to 99% of people." - Pat Kindlon

"Have You Considered Punk Music" is out this Friday, July 29th. You can still pre-order a copy along with some new merchandise, and a slew of the bands back catalogue here.

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