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.


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

Posted on September 6th, 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!



Cardigan Records Welcomes To Speak Of Wolves

Posted on August 25th, 2016
To Speak Of Wolves - New Bones

We are excited to welcome To Speak Of Wolves to the Cardigan Records family. After a 4 year hiatus, To Speak Of Wolves return rejuvenated and refocused with new music in the form of New Bones. TSOW are currently locked away at Warrior Sound with Al Jacob (He Is Legend, Advent) in Chapel Hill, NC putting the finishing touches on New Bones. Cardigan is beyond excited to share New Bones with you. If this music doesn't make you feel something then nothing will. Starting today can pre-order New Bones as well as your TSOW merch bundles now exclusively at www.cardiganrecords.com.

"New Bones: To Speak Of Wolves' take on how heavy music should sound" - Seth Webster

Catch To Speak Of Wolves on tour this September with Oh, Sleeper.

Tour Dates:
9/13 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
9/14 - Nashville, TN @ The End
9/15 - Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
9/16 - Columbia, MD @ Genxaret
9/17 - Shippensburg, PA @ Uprise Festival
9/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

Track List:
1- Ok, I'll Be a Part of This World
2- New Bones
3- What the Wind Reaps
4- Phantom Limb
5- Can't Stop What's Coming
6- Pegasus Project