Cardigan Records Sign Lazarus Wilde

Posted on July 7th, 2016



Nomadic indie singer/songwriter Kenny Collette, who performs under the moniker Lazarus Wilde, has signed a deal with Cardigan Records! Cardigan will release Lazarus Wilde's self-titled EP on August 5th.

"I'm really excited to be on board with Cardigan," says Collette. "Shane really believes in my music and it's nice to have that support system and have a team who wants to push their artists to be the best versions of themselves and succeed."

Lazarus Wilde was started to record songs as a creative outlet for Kenny personally, as well as chronicle the time and people he has met throughout his entire life travels. He's lived everywhere from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, all the way to California & Puerto Rico. Many of the early incarnations of the new EP started while he spent time living on a boat.

"The 4 songs are in some respects all cohesive in a lyrical context," says Collette. "It tells the story of an individual who struggles with self worth and their identity. I know it sounds depressing as hell, BUT I feel it can relate to a lot of people in various ways such as those who have suffered from bi polar disorder, suicide awareness, etc."

The self-titled EP will be available on August 5th via iTunes and


Posted on April 22nd, 2016

Post-hardcore quintet Greaver will be hitting the road with post-pop trio Youth League this summer headed up and down the East Coast. Greaver will be touring in support of their debut full length, The Faun, available on April 29th, 2016. You can pre-order the album now on iTunes or at now! A special thanks to our friends at Burn Sweet Booking!

Date Venue Location
29-Apr Chapel Hill, NC
31-May Asheville, NC
2-Jun Atlanta, GA
3-Jun Gainesville, FL
4-Jun Saint Petersburg, FL
5-Jun Jacksonville, FL
6-Jun Athens, GA
7-Jun Charlotte, NC
8-Jun Wilmington, NC
9-Jun Richmond, VA
10-Jun Baltimore, MD
11-Jun Philadelphia, PA
12-Jun Amityville, NY
13-Jun New York, NY
14-Jun Willington, CT
15-Jun Jersey City, NJ
17-Jun Norfolk, VA
18-Jun Greensboro, NC
19-Jun Chapel Hill, NC

Greaver Announce Debut Album

Posted on April 1st, 2016


Post-hardcore quintet Greaver will release their debut full-length The Faun on April 29th via Cardigan Records. Today, Lambgoat is streaming the first single "A Poisoned Well" and Cardigan Records have launched pre-orders via iTunes as well as The record was engineered and mixed Al Jacob at Warrior Sound (He Is Legend, A Skylit Drive) and mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist).

"We’re incredibly excited to share these 10 new songs with the world and usher in a new era for Greaver," says drummer Travis Hall. "We’ve never been prouder of material we composed together and feel this record pulls from all the unique influences of our 5 members more so than everything we’ve previously released."

Cardigan will be hosting Greaver's album release show at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC on April 29th which will include special guests Youth League, Goodbye Titan and Bare The Traveler. Click Here for more info and to purchase tickets.

The Faun

Happy Hopscotch Music Fest Weekend!!!

Posted on September 11th, 2015

Saturday, Sept. 12th - Cardigan Records Hopscotch Day Party - 12pm-5pm at Deep South The Bar

Night one of Hopscotch Music Fest is in the books for us here at Cardigan Records. Needless to say it was full of late night Chinese food and a cracked iPhone 6.  

If you have plans on going to night two of Hopscotch tonight then you don't want to miss Must Be The Holy Ghost playing at King's Barcade at 9pm tonight!

On Saturday, we will be hosting our 3rd annual Hopscotch Music Fest day party with our friends at Deep South The Bar from 12pm-5pm with music from Professor Toon, Greaver, Iselia, BiggBrad, Eggy Strange and ipretend surprise!.  As always the day party is FREE so no excuses not to come out and hang with us.  

Also on Saturday, Must Be The Holy Ghost and Youth League will be performing at 9pm at Satellite Bar and Lounge. 

We definitely don't want to leave our west coast friends out... Tonight, Friday, Sept. 11th, Time Spent Driving will be celebrating their release of Passed & Presence at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, CA with Beach Fuzz and Wally Joyner.  The party kicks off at 9pm.

Until Next Time...

Cardigan Records

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

Posted on July 23rd, 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...