Cardigan Records Welcomes Paperback

Posted on April 9th, 2018

Cardigan Records is proud to welcome Boone, NC's Paperback to the Cardigan family!

Head over to New Noise Magazine to watch the video for their single, "Growing Pains."

Paperback originated as a creative outlet for some harsh feelings in 2015. The band has since evolved into an intense and passionate collaboration of four friends who want nothing more than to pour their hearts out to anyone who is willing to listen. The band takes on a hard hitting blend of emo and punk rock that they like to call NC sad rock. Combined with a moving and energetic live show the band puts on a performance that is not to be missed. Pushing hard in the beginning and finding their way through the DIY community, they released their EP “Guilty Veins” in January 2017. Following the release of the EP the band played over 110 shows throughout the year covering NC, the southeast, and the Midwest. In January 2018 they released “Growing Pains” a single showing off a new progression and growth. Playing everywhere from basements to festivals, Paperback continues to push hard into 2018 with hopes of spreading their music and passion to new listeners and friends.

Paperback is currently working on their debut full length album set to release this fall on Cardigan Records.

Cardigan Records Welcomes So Soon, The Truth

Posted on July 27th, 2017

We are very excited to announce the signing of Houston, TX band So Soon, The Truth. The band consists of JD Schwarz (Guitar/Vocals), Peter Huizar II (Guitar/Vocals), Bobby Soto (Bass) and John Del Villar (Drums).

So Soon, The Truth moves between ambience and surging aggressiveness. Trading blows of raw emotion and technicality, SSTT aims to balance chaos and elegance.

Their debut full length is due out fall of 2017 on Cardigan Records.

Cardigan Records Welcomes An Author, A Poet

Posted on April 13th, 2017

Hailing from Galveston, Texas, An Author, A Poet consists of Brandon "Princess" Talley (Vocals), Micheal "Groovy" Romero (Guitar), Jake "Brace-face" Gottlob (Drums) Bryce Bucks (Bass), Joseph "Ban-joe" Kuykendall (Guitar). The band is expected to release their debut full length album this summer on Cardigan Records!

"It isn't very often I hear a demo and think right away, 'I need to put out this record', but that happened within one minute of the first song that An Author, A Poet submitted to Cardigan earlier this year. I am very excited for this record and the band's future." - Shane Kelly / Cardigan Records

Follow An Author, A Poet on Spotify!

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Lazarus Wilde Releases "Swallow & The Pills"

Posted on March 16th, 2017

“This song is unlike most suicide awareness songs. I wanted it to really speak out in the most honest way possible to let those who are in need of help or attention that with just little help we can save many lives that are struggling with depression, anxiety, online bullying, and harassment. We live in an era now where we broadcast the violence that is happening in the world right now and we are not paying attention to the signs and the people that are being affected by what’s happening just around the corner. Our neighbors, our friends, our loved ones. It just takes a minute of your time to really listen to those around you and truly see what’s happening just at arms length.
This video is not intended to offend but to bring awareness of a very serious and on going issue.” - LW

RESPECT. Premiere: Professor Toon "Professor (You Know It)" (Video)

Posted on November 1st, 2016

Baltimore, MD native and Durham, NC resident, Professor Toon, releases his brand new video for the track “Professor (You Know It)” off his upcoming project titled Fresh Water, which will be available in January. Fresh Water will feature production from Nic Sanborn of Sylvan Esso/Made Of Oak. The single can be purchased over on iTunes.

Fresh Water touches on my struggles with homelessness. The project explores me finding the balance of telling my story and giving these bars at the same time. -Professor Toon

Professor Toon has performed on the main stage of such festivals as MoogFest and Hopscotch Music Festival. He has shared the stage with the likes of Juicy J, GZA, Big KRIT, Lil Dicky and Danny Brown.