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Posted on May 16th, 2023
waveform* have released their new album, Antarctica, out today via RFC. Antarctica is the Connecticut-based duo's most accomplished and accessible work to date, showcasing a dynamic blend of shoegaze sprawl, fuzzed-out hooks, and bedroom pop intimacy.
The record's advance singles "Firework," "Lonely," and "In My Drink" drew attention from the likes of Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, FLOOD Magazine, and more, offering a glimpse of the loud and soft sides of waveform*'s sound, and now listeners can take in the full extent of Antarctica's seamless marriage of fragile melodies, perfectly controlled feedback squalls, and instantly captivating songwriting. To celebrate the album's release, waveform* have teamed with BrooklynVegan for an in-depth look at the influences that went into making Antarctica.
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Since 2018 waveform* have been earning a cult following with an already impressive catalog of releases, and now Antarctica offers something for longtime fans and new listeners alike. Made up of songwriters Jarett Denner and Dan Poppa, the band have steadily expanded and honed their sound, with each homemade album building on the potential of the last. Antarctica finds the duo fully collaborating for the first time, blurring the line between the two's strengths to make songs that truly feel like waveform* coming into their own sonic identity. The songs pivot on a dime between hushed indie folk and towering walls of guitar, as Poppa and Denner's lyrics explore solitude and isolation, evoking vast empty expanses but also moments of diary-like specificity. The result is an album that unfolds with an impressive mix of intimacy and mood, drawing you in with its lush arrangements and instant catchiness, but revealing more secrets with every listen.
waveform* have also announced a surprise record release show in New York City, tomorrow night at Rubulad. Additionally the band have a lengthy run of North American tour dates slated for the summer with Teethe and They Are Gutting A Body of Water. See full itinerary below.
Posted on April 26th, 2023
In 2022 Horse Jumper of Love released their third full-length, Natural Part, drawing acclaim from longtime fans and the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, The FADER, Paste, BrooklynVegan, FLOOD, and many more. Now, less than a year later, the band are back with an unexpected new release, Heartbreak Rules.
The upcoming mini-album collects eight completely new songs, two reimagined tracks from Natural Part, and a cover of The Smashing Pumpkins' "Luna," and marks a sonic shift for Horse Jumper of Love. Lead single and title track introduces listeners to the intimate recordings, sparse arrangements, and beautifully gentle songwriting that's found on Heartbreak Rules. Vocalist/guitarist Dimitri Giannopoulos discussed the new single, saying: "When you pour a drink from one cup to another sometimes you spill a bunch on the table and you have less in the new cup. I was thinking about the heart being like that in transitional times of life. You lose something from your past self. I was feeling a little heartbroken for the past and missing how things used to be."
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Heartbreak Rules was written and recorded solely by Giannopoulos, but it is undeniably a Horse Jumper of Love release. “When I started writing, I didn’t really know what it would be,” he explains. “I went into it with no intentions.” Recorded with a bare bones setup in the Catskills with longtime band collaborator, Bradford Kreeger, the mini-album is full of hushed and unvarnished recordings that allow Giannopolous' voice and lyrics to shine. “As I play music more, I just want to play quieter,” he says. “We’re rehearsing these songs as a full band now and we’re not blasting our amps like we used to–it feels really good. I think it has to do with our confidence level at this point. I used to play loud because I wasn’t confident in my vocal delivery or my lyrics, and now I want to showcase those things.”
Horse Jumper of Love will be hitting the road again in May, heading out on a U.S. run with LSD and the Search For God and Panchiko. See full itinerary below.
Posted on April 25th, 2023
Hours: 40/week, Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm
Location: Boston or NYC strongly preferred, Northeast US flexible
Run For Cover Records is a Boston and Brooklyn-based independent record label founded by Jeff Casazza in 2004. Current and former artists include Turnover, Basement, Fiddlehead, Field Medic, Citizen, Camp Cope, Modern Baseball, teen suicide, Narrow Head, Runnner, and more.
RFC seeks a Streaming Manager who will lead and execute digital strategy across our roster of artists.
A Streaming Manager will act as the lead for key DSP relationships including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and Amazon. The role will collaborate with both label and artist teams to provide direction and see through execution across all campaigns. A successful candidate will also have a strong understanding of the digital landscape, an aptitude for analytics, and an ability to identify and translate audience behavior to drive results across DSPs.
- Maintain strong day-to-day relationships with contacts across major streaming and social platforms
- Define and execute streaming strategy across new release and catalog campaigns, working directly with project managers and distribution partners in all major territories
- Develop creative and unique campaign initiatives in collaboration with distributed partners and internal team members to drive streaming performance and audience development
- Communicate campaign strategy and major updates to key DSPs to secure editorial support, marketing and partnership opportunities that align with campaign objectives
- Liaise with artist management teams on digital campaign strategy and performance
- Monitor global trends and identify new opportunities at DSPs for RFC artists
The Ideal Candidate Demonstrates
- 3+ years of demonstrated experience in a similar role working within music distribution, label or artist management organizations
- A strong understanding of digital marketing strategies and service offerings
- Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the RFC roster
- Strong organizational and time management skills: ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Experience with working across multiple organizational levels
- Ability to work creatively and collaboratively
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills that illustrate organization and attention to detail
- Paid holidays including end of the year closure
- Paid Time Off policy
- 12 weeks for parental leave after birth or adoption paid at 100% of salary
- Health insurance
- Salary Range: $55-60k
Please apply by sending resume and relevant info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, nationality, or national origin.
Posted on April 18th, 2023
Temple of Angels have joined the RFC roster, and announced the first release of the new team-up: their debut album, Endless Pursuit, due out July 14th. Across eleven stunning songs the Austin, TX-based four-piece have captured all of the most dazzling and entrancing elements of dream pop while still highlighting the hefty dose of hook-filled songwriting at its core.
To celebrate the announcement Temple of Angels have shared the lead single from Endless Pursuit Tangled In Joy." With chiming guitars and atmosphere to spare, the track engulfs you in melody and mood, and of course, the soaring voice of singer, Bre Morell.
Temple of Angels formed in 2017, emerging from the Texas punk and hardcore scene with a widescreen sound recalling the likes of Cocteau Twins, The Cure, or The Sundays. After releasing a series of EPs and singles, the band have made good on the promise of their early work with Endless Pursuit. The album was recorded with Colin Knight (Death Bells, Fury, Leisure World) and Phillip Odom (Ceremony, Militarie Gun, Portrayal of Guilt), and then mastered by Will Yip (Turnover, Citizen, Title Fight), and sounds so fully formed and assured that it belies the difficult circumstances that inspired it. Throughout the record, Morell reckons with the loss of a parent and its deeply unmooring impact on her life. “I started having extremely vivid nightmares reliving certain experiences with my mom that started to take over my life, trapping me in that trauma,” Morell explains. These dreams, filled with “the constant feeling that something or someone so essential to you is missing, home doesn't feel like home anymore, and something about this world just feels off now” would form the central core of Endless Pursuit.
Posted on April 17th, 2023
New Jackets, T-Shirt, Longsleeve And Youth Rug Available Now
Gatefold Jacket | Diecut O-Card Slipcase | Full Color Printed Innersleeve
2023 marks the tenth anniversary of Citizen releasing their debut album, Youth, and to celebrate they've announced a reissue of the record, due out June 10th from Run For Cover Records. Youth 10th Year Anniversary Edition is an essential showcase of one of the most era-defining releases in Run For Cover's classic-packed catalog. New additions to the vinyl packaging include a die-cut slip-case cover and a painted rendition of the album’s classic flower text done by artist Mike Adams, along with an updated inner sleeve with photos from the era and new liner notes. The reissue pays homage to a landmark record for Citizen and re-contextualizes it alongside their ever-growing discography.
New Youth merchandise and apparel available now
Citizen also have a string of Youth 10 Year Anniversary shows coming up along with an appearance at When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas.
06/14 New York, NY @ Knockdown Center
06/15 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
06/18 Chicago, IL @ Metro
06/22 Austin, TX @ Stubb's
06/24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
06/25 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/21 Las Vega, NV @ When We Were Young