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.

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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...


Time Spent Driving Release Passed & Presence

Posted on July 21st, 2015

We are very excited to announce the release of Time Spent Driving's brand new album, Passed & Presence. The album is available at all of your favorite digital outlets worldwide.  You can also download the album directly from us or pick up your limited edition signed CD from the band at CardiganRecords.com.

Catch Time Spent Driving in action on August 7th at Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, CA with Perfect Loss and Roman Cities. For additional info here.
   

Time Spent Driving CD


Time Spent Driving Sign with Cardigan Records

Posted on June 24th, 2015

Time Spent Driving, the emotive post-punk group from Santa Cruz, California, has signed with North Carolina record label Cardigan Records and will release a brand new album on 7/21 entitled Passed & Presence. Pre-orders for the record are set to launch on 6/29 via the iTunes, but you can pre-order your copy here today.

"Cardigan Records is very excited to have Time Spent Driving join our family," says Founder/CEO Shane Kelly. " I’ve been listening to their albums for years now and I am very fortunate to share the unfeigned journey that is Passed & Presence with you."

Time Spent Driving released a track from the upcoming album back in November to give eager fans a taste of what's to come. Stream "Weight of the Water" below.





Iselia Launch "First Strike"

Posted on June 8th, 2015

Iselia has released the song “First Strike” from their upcoming two song EP Lost Star. You can preorder Lost Star. Lost Star is a two song EP featuring brand new single "First Strike" and a new version of "Brave Vespria". The official release of the EP is due out on June 16th. Clocking in at two and half minutes, “First Strike” packs in the intensity and dynamics of bands like Pianos Become The Teeth and La Dispute. Stream the song below.


“The track title ‘First Strike’ is the first new song we’ve written since our sophomore album, II:Dawn was released.” says vocalist Molefi Ramos. “Lost Star is loosely inspired by the story behind the game Tales of Vesperia and ‘First Strike’ is like a call to action. As a town’s only source of power is stolen from them the protagonist rounds up any allies he can to fight to take it back. ‘First Strike’ is the song they would fight to.”

Iselia will be busy this summer touring the east coast in support of the new release.

Jun 29 @ Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC w/ He Is Legend & Must Be The Holy Ghost
Jul 02 @ Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC w/ He Is Legend & Must Be The Holy Ghost
Jul 09 @ 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
Jul 10 @ Sky City – Augusta, GA w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
Jul 11 @ Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
Jul 12 @ Hoedown Throw Down – Glen Rock, PA w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
Jul 14 @ Additional Art – Richmond, VA w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
Jul 15 @ The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
Jul 16 @ Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
Jul 17 @ Baker Theatre – Dover, NJ w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
Jul 18 @ Aviv – Brooklyn, NY w/ Bear Girl
Jul 19 @ Seed Gallery – Newark, NJ w/ Bear Girl
Jul 22 @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY w/ Bear Girl
Jul 23 @ The Panic Room – Rochester, NY w/ Bear Girl
Jul 24 @ Conjunction Junction – Erie, PA w/ Bear Girl
Jul 25 @ Sickhouse – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Bear Girl
Jul 29 @ Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern – Wilmington, NC w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
Jul 30 @ Willie’s – Southern Pines, NC w/ Bear Girl & Youth League
Jul 31@ The Garage – Winston Salem, NC w/ Bear Girl & Youth League



"Occurrence IV - The Quintessential End"

Posted on May 12th, 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*