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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.

Posted on June 15th, 2018
Petal "Magic Gone" out today! 10% off Petal sale, Tour w/ Camp Cope

Magic Gone, the stunning new album from Pennsylvania’s own Petal, is out online and in stores today! We’ll be offering the album over on our Bandcamp for only $5 until next Friday. You can also find a list of physical stores carrying the release below.

Stereogum, featured 'Magic Gone' as their Album Of The Week. Read some of the kind words they had to say below.

"It’s a funny thing, how the heaviness of the words and the lightness of the music can feed each other, how they can make each other stronger. It’s a dichotomy that makes Magic Gone — an album that’s utterly drowning in sadness in a lot of ways — into something warm and comforting and friendly: an album that might help you out and bring you up if you’re ever feeling something like what Lotz was feeling when she wrote these songs."- Stereogum

Petal is also hitting the road this month with label mates Camp Cope for what will surely be one of the best tours of the summer. A bunch of the shows are selling out so get tickets before its too late.

Camp Cope and Petal 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

June 20 — Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca - SOLD OUT

June 21 — Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca - SOLD OUT
June 22 — Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
June 24 — Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen - SOLD OUT
June 26 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
June 27 — Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
June 29 — Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
June 30 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
July 2 — Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
July 3 — Portland, OR @ Holocene
July 5 — San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
July 6 — Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
July 7 — Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
July 8 — La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe
July 9 — Phoenix, AZ @Rebel Lounge
July 11 — Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
July 12 — Austin, TX @ Barracuda
July 13 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
July 15 — Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
July 16 — Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Purgatory
July 17 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
July 18 — Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
July 19 — Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
July 20 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom - SOLD OUT
July 21 — Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
July 22 — Wilkes-Barre, PA @ The Other Side*
* - No Camp Cope

Stores carrying "Magic Gone"
B-Side Records&Tapes Inc
Baker & Taylor, Inc
Banana Belt Llc
Cheap Thrills
Creep Records The Store
Daddy Kool Records
Dearborn Music
Dimple Records, Inc.
Down In The Valley Inc
Easy Street Records
Electric Fetus, The
Exclusive Company Inc
Extreme Noise
Grateful Records Inc
Gregory R Halamay Inc
Guestroom Records Llc
Haight Street Amoeba Inc
Half-A-Man Inc
Hollywood Amoeba
Independent Records
Joseph Demers
Josey Records
Landlocked Enterprises Inc
Lazy Labrador Records Llc
Lou'S Records
Love Garden Sounds
Low Yo Yo Stuff
Luna Music
Mad-Rhino Inc
Millennium Enterprises Inc
Mojo Music Md Llc
My Mind's Eye
Newbury Comics Inc.
Port of Sound Records
Princeton Record Exchange
Pure Pop For Now People Inc
Reckless Records (Broadway)
Reckless Records (Loop)
Reckless Records Of London
Record Town Inc
Revelation Records
Rough Trade Shop
Salzer's Mercantile
Shake It Records
Shuga Records
Silver Platters Llc
Siren Trading Company
Square Records
The Groove Records Llc
Vintage Vinyl Records Inc
Vinyl Me Please
Waiting Room Records Llc
Waterloo Records
Zia Enterprises Inc

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