Redeye Welcomes n5MD

October 10th, 2017


Just shy of celebrating its 17th year n5MD is proud to announce its exclusive North American physical and worldwide digital distribution partnership with Redeye Worldwide.

n5MD (“No Fives, Minidiscs!”) is a record label based in Oakland, CA and is most known as a berth for more emotive styles of contemporary music. Founded in late 2000, its aim was to release music solely on the MiniDisc format. After a small string of releases on MiniDiscs, SONY deemed the format antiquated so n5MD forged ahead with more consumer friendly formats, including vinyl. The label is often name-checked for its international roster and broad catalogue encompassing such genres as post-rock, IDM, shoegaze and modern composition.

Redeye Welcomes Greenleaf Music

October 9th, 2017


Greenleaf Music is New York-based independent music company owned, operated and curated by trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas. A modern jazz label devoted to the original work of living musicians, the company’s primary focus is creativity in musical expression. Greenleaf’s sound is defined by the artists signed to it, and the room they are given to explore their own sonic world. Greenleaf is a platform for a diversity of expression by Dave Douglas and our other artists. Each recording represents a new and distinct vision.

In addition to being a home base for all of Douglas’ diverse projects since 2005, Greenleaf Music has been a launching pad for emerging artists and composers including Ryan Keberle, Kneebody, Donny McCaslin, Linda Oh, Rudy Royston, Matt Ulery, Greg Ward and others. These releases have helped to establish these voices in today’s jazz scene both domestically and internationally. Producing CDs, vinyl records, downloads, sheet music, subscriptions, and podcasts as well as a blog with artist commentary and discussion, Greenleaf Music creates a dynamic community of listeners that supports artists fully and fairly.

Charles Bradley 1948-2017

September 26th, 2017

It is with great sadness that Redeye has learned of the passing of Daptone Recording artist Charles Bradley. Redeye has had the extreme pleasure of working to share Charles’ releases with music lovers for many years and our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends at Daptone and his family in their time of loss. Redeye will continue to champion the amazing music that Charles brought into the world for many years to come as new fans find their way to his catalog and long-time fans continue to celebrate the career of the “Screaming Eagle of Soul.” In lieu of flowers, his family and Daptone Records have asked that donations may be made to the following organizations in memory of Charles.


Redeye Inks Distribution Deal with Topshelf Records

June 5th, 2017

Redeye, the North Carolina-based music company, announces a new partnership with Topshelf Records for worldwide physical and digital distribution on new releases and catalog titles. The partnership will be effective June 1, 2017.

Based in San Diego CA, Topshelf Records’ roster includes toe, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Braid, Prawn, No Vacation, Wild Ones, mouse on the keys, among others. Forthcoming albums from Topshelf artists Ratboys and tricot will be released under the new agreement with Redeye.

“We are stoked to get rolling with these guys. They’re smart and super passionate about what they’re doing and we know this is going to be a great fit for us all,” said Glenn Dicker, co-founder of Redeye.

“We’re excited to join the amazing group of like minded labels currently distributed via Redeye,” says Topshelf co-founder Seth Decoteau. “The Redeye team is knowledgeable and has been great to deal with which makes us feel enthusiastic about the future.”

ABOUT REDEYE: One of the largest independent digital and physical distributors in North America, Redeye’s client roster includes Acony Records, Barsuk, Burger Records, Daptone, Kill Rock Stars, Warp and Yep Roc Records, as well as artists including Death Cab for Cutie, Iris Dement, Nick Lowe, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Gillian Welch. Redeye was honored with the Independent Spirit Award by the Music Business Association in 2016.

ABOUT TOPSHELF: Started in Massachusetts in 2006, Topshelf Records is an independent record label run by Seth Decoteau and Kevin Duquette who quit their 9-to-5 jobs at Bridge Nine Records and Boston Globe respectfully to focus on Topshelf full time. Now in their eleventh year, Topshelf boasts a robust catalog of eclectic artists with diverse musical backgrounds including seminal releases by Sorority Noise, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, You Blew It!, Pianos Become The Teeth, and Into It. Over It. and groundbreaking developing artists such as Ratboys, Slingshot Dakota, tricot, Wild Ones and more.

On Tour: Froth, Floating Points, Vagabon + more

February 17th, 2017

02/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba
02/24 – Portland, OR – Music Millennium
02/25 – Seattle, WA – Everyday Music
03/05 – San Diego, CA – M-Theory
03/10 – Las Vegas, NV – Zia
03/17 – Dallas, TX – Good Records
03/18 – Houston, TX – Cactus
03/21 – Tucson, AZ – Zia

04/04 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
04/05 – Crocodile – Seattle, WA
04/06 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
04/08 – Bull Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA
04/09 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
04/13 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
04/20 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
04/21 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA

02/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right (Record release show w/ Mal Devisa)
02/25 – Philadelphia,PA – PhilaMOCA (Record release show w/ Shamir, Julie Byrne)
03/02 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
03/03 – Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony
03/04 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
03/05 – Nashville, TN – Eastroom
03/06 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
03/07 – Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic
03/08 – Tampa, FL – New World Brewery
03/09 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
03/10 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover
03/11 – Birmingham, AL – Syndicate Lounge
03/14 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
03/19 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
03/20 – Mesa, AZ – The Underground
03/21 – San Diego, CA – Blonde Bar
03/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
03/23 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
03/24 – Santa Rosa, CA – Atlas Coffee Company
03/25 – Arcata, CA – All Ages Arcata Project
03/26 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
03/27 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
03/31 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
04/01 – Columbus, OH – The Spacebar
04/02 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
04/03 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
04/04 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
04/05 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar Room
04/06 – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
04/07 – Winooski, VT – The Monkey House
04/08 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
05/21 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club (Gold Sounds Festival)
05/22 – Paris, FR – Espace B (w/ Day Wave)
05/25 – London, UK – The Waiting Room
05/26 – Manchester, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
05/27 – Bristol, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
05/28 – Nottingham, UK – Dot to Dot Festival