'New Bones' from TSOW Gets Limited Vinyl Release 18 May 2018

We are excited to announce the limited edition vinyl release of New Bones from To Speak of Wolves on vinyl for the first time. There will only be 250 vinyl pressed for you vinyl junkes out there like us. This album is special to us and we would like to make it equally special for you. Preorder the vinyl or one of the vinyl bundles by July 1st at CardiganRecords.com and your name will be mentioned in the linear notes. This album truly is for you!

"New Bones is extra special to us as a band because it marks the rebirth of To Speak of Wolves. We are super stoked to re-release New Bones on vinyl with our friends at Cardigan Records. This gives us another reason to work some of these songs back into our set." Phil Chamberlain, To Speak of Wolves

"The vinyl release of New Bones is part of "The Next Chapter Begins..." Cardigan initiative. To be completely open and honest... Music truly has saved my life on more than one occassion. The connections that I had with albums growing up helped me find the strength within myself to pick myself back up and start the next chapter of my life. I'm afraid that with the rise of the consumption of music via streaming services that the connection/ownership of an album will be lost. I am looking forward to you not only hearing but feeling the opening line of "Ok, I'll Be a Part of This World" on vinyl for the first time with hopes that you feel similiar to the way I felt when the boys played it for me in the studio at Warrior Sound for the first time." - Shane Kelly, Cardigan Records

To Speak of Wolves will be hitting the road in August in support of the vinyl release with So Soon, the Truth and Empty. Dates and cities to be announced soon.

Thank you for all of your support!

Cardigan Records

Cardigan Records Welcomes Rookie of the Year 19 April 2018

Cardigan Records is proud to announce the signing of Rookie of the Year. The band is currently working on their follow up to their 2013 release, The Goodnight Moon Part II. Be on the lookout for the new record later this year. Until then, we would like to to share with you the unreleased track from the Rookie of the Year and Matt Thiessen (Relient K) collaboration, "Empty House".

When asked about the the track singer-songwriter Ryan Dunson elaborates,"The song “Empty House” to me makes me think about the last day you’re living in a place that you called home. Everybody always gets alittle emotional the last day before you head to your new place from the old. Memories sometimes is all we have and I tried to capture that. I’m losing my parent's lake house this year where I’ve written most of my songs. So we brought the video crew in and shot the video at the cabin. This song/video really means a lot to me."




Lazarus Wilde Releases "Swallow & The Pills" 16 March 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) 1 November 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.

Alternative Press Premieres "Ok, I'll Be A Part Of This World" from To Speak Of Wolves 6 September 2016

To Speak Of Wolves are teaming up with AP to premiere their first song in four years. Titled "Ok, I'll Be A Part Of This World," the track is taken from their impending comeback EP, New Bones, which is due out Sept. 16 via Cardigan Records. (Pre-orders are on sale now.)

"I wanted the first song out to be a statement," says frontman Gage Speas. "I wanted it to sound strong both lyrically and sonically. So I wrote about the most important thing in my life: my wife."

Listen Now at Altpress.com!


K97.5 presents DURM Hip Hop Summit brought to you by Fresh Empire 23 July 2015

Tickets On Sale Now!!!

Cardigan Records has once again partnered with DURM Hip Hop Summit Co-Founders, Professor Toon and The Real Laww to bring you a night to celebrate the 5 Pillars of Hip Hop in Durham, NC.

Click Here For Tickets!

The DURM Hip Hop Summit illustrates the true meaning of Hip Hop while educating its vast audiences on the foundation of Hip Hop’s roots. DURM Hip Hop Summit showcases the original five pillars of Hip Hop: beat boxing, breakdancing, emceeing, deejaying and graffiti, with a mission to revive the Hip Hop scene in North Carolina and surrounding regions.

The 2015 DURM Hip Hop Summit is bigger than ever. This year's event is presented by our friends over at K97.5 FM and brought to you by Fresh Empire.  We now have two nights of live entertainment kicking off Friday, August 14th at 8pm at Motorco Music Hall. We have also added a Durham Central Park event on Saturday, August 15th from 4pm - 8pm to compliment the Saturday night club shows.  

More info and line up coming soon...

"Occurrence IV - The Quintessential End" 12 May 2015


Bear Girl fuse elements of math rock and indie pop in their new music video for "Occurrence IV - The Quintessential End". The song is off the band's sophomore EP Le Fantastique and features Trevor Bartlett from the band Author. Filming took place at a live gig in the group's hometown at Glow In The Dark Studios. Austin Taylor captured and edited the sonic assault.

"Austin did a great job in translating the frantic and stimulating vibe this song exudes. It's real live footage cut like a horror movie and it's the perfect fit for 'Occurrence Four'." - Bear Girl

Le Fantastique is available now at www.cardiganrecords.com.

Upcoming Tour:

*Features Iselia and Youth League

May 21- Deep South The Bar - Raleigh, NC

May 27 - Wonderroot - Atlanta, GA

Jun 05 - 120 Tavern - Marietta, GA

Jun 14 - The Masquerade - Purgatory - Atlanta, GA

Jun 26 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA

Jul 09 - 529 - Atlanta, GA*

Jul 10 - Sky City - Augusta, GA*

Jul 11 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC*

Jul 12 - Hoedown Throwdown - Glen Rock, PA*

Jul 14 - Additional Art - Richmond, VA*

Jul 15 - The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD*

Jul 16 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA*

Jul 17 - Baker Theatre - Dover, NJ*

Jul 18 - Aviv - Brooklyn, NY

Jul 22 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY

Jul 23 - TBA - Rochester, NY

Jul 24 - Conjunction Junction - Erie, PA

Jul 29 - Reggie's 42nd Street Tavern - Wilmington, NC*

Jul 30 - Willie's - Southern Pines, NC*

Jul 31 - The Garage - Winston Salem, NC*

Must Be The Holy Ghost Supporting He Is Legend 24 March 2015

Must Be The Holy Ghost will be hitting the road this spring supporting He Is Legend on their North American tour. 

  • April 22nd @ Webster Hall - New York City, New York
  • April 23rd @ Bar Le Ritz PDB - Montreal, Quebec
  • April 24th @ Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, Ontario
  • April 25th @ Double Happiness - Columbus, Ohio
  • April 26th @ Pike Room - Pontiac, Michigan
  • April 27th @ Mojoe's - Joliet, Illinois
  • April 28th @ Fubar - St. Louis, Missouri
  • April 29th @ The Riot Room - Kansas City, Missouri
  • April 30th @ The Moon Room - Denver, Colorado
  • May 3rd @ The Hop - Spokane, Washington
  • May 4th @ The Mix - Seattle, Washington
  • May 5th @ Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, Oregon
  • May 7th @ Boardwalk - Orangevale, California
  • May 8th @ The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, California
  • May 9th @ Chain Reaction - Anaheim, California
  • May 11th @ Porters Pub - La Jolla, California
  • May 13th @ The Underground - Mesa, Arizona
  • May 15th @ The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Don't forget to check out Must Be The Holy Ghost 's video for "Immoral Support".


Must Be The Holy Ghost Releases Immoral Support Video 3 March 2015

From the opening beat to the culminating screams, Must Be the Holy Ghost‘s “Immoral Support” is a slow-burn of a track, digging its roots into the darkest depths of the listener’s soul. Today (March 3), Diffuser is ecstatic to give you the official music video for the song, a similarly infective experience — you can take the ride above.

As the mastermind behind Must be the Holy Ghost, Jared Draughon has crafted a signature sound surrounding layers and layers of electronic rhythms blended with never-ending guitars and powerful vocals.

As for the new video, much like his music, it’ll likely require repeat viewings.

“It’s either a pimp’s bad acid trip or a musical narrative unveiling multiple personalities in a psychedelic and unsustainable relationship,” he laughingly explains, albeit somewhat cryptically. “This was one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve been a part of. The Gorbachov brothers and I took a crazy idea and ran with it.”

That “crazy idea” is rooted in his music, Draughon says. “It’s a very musical video, so many of the shots are cut on beats and the projections breathe with the pulse of the song.” - Diffuser.FM