Redeye Hosts L.A. Industry Gathering

June 28th, 2016


On June 23rd, Redeye hosted a West Coast Label Hang at Crawfords in Los Angeles. The gathering was an opportunity for west coast and specifically LA area labels to intermingle with one another and get to know the Redeye staff. On hand from Redeye were Edaan Brook, Christie Coyle, Wendy Higgs and Charlie Painter.  Among the industry contacts and label partners that attended were representatives from Anticon, Wichita, Ninja Tune, Drag City, Yep Roc, Apple Music and many more.

The celebration, held in honor of Redeye’s 20th anniversary, included food, drinks and great conversations and networking opportunities. The event showed the strength of the Redeye family and featured an amazing group of cutting edge, independent labels. While labels, reps and Redeye folks hung out, they were treated to iced beer mugs, a pool table and vintage video games. As a bonus, the event fell during LA Beer Week – so there were some nice coveted brews to partake in for the guests.

On Tour: Night Jewel, The Brainstems and Sweet Spirit

June 24th, 2016


6/29 – El Cid – Los Angeles, CA – record release show
7/06 – BAR – New Haven, CT
7/07 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
7/08 – The Garrison – Toronto, ONT
7/28 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
7/29 – Hi-Hat – Los Angeles, CA
7/30 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA


7/07 – Indianapolis, IN – State Street Pub
7/09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howlers
7/10 – Buffalo, NY – Dreamland
7/11 – Boston, MA – Middle East Corner
7/13 – Providence, MA – AS220
7/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Human Head Recs
7/15 – NYC, NY – Shea Stadium
7/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
7/18 – Baltimore, MA – The Crown
7/19 – Richmond, VA – Under a bridge
7/20 – Durham, NC – TBA
7/22 – Atlanta, GA – Murmur Gallery
7/25 – New Orleans, LA – Saturn Bar


7/02 – ABGB, Austin, TX (with Black Joe Lewis)
7/04 – Blind Tiger, Kansas City, MO
7/06 – Mickey’s Tavern, Madison, WI
7/07 – The Hideout, Chicago, IL
7/08 – Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH
7/13 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn
7/16 – Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
7/17 – Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
7/20 – Syndicate Lounge, Birmingham, AL
7/21 – The Basement, Nashville, TN
7/22 – Hi Tone, Memphis, TN
7/23 – Crown & Harp, Dallas, TX
7/28 – The Nightingale, Houston, TX
7/30 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
8/03 – Blues On The Green (Zilker Park), Austin, TX

Redeye Alert: The Felice Brothers, Eggs Over Easy, David Bazan + more

June 24th, 2016

- The Guardian calls The Felice Brothers’ Life in the Dark “an album that combines old-fashioned, foot-stomping story-songs with numbers that delve into America’s current anxieties.”  Consequence of Sound says the “folk storytellers let loose on their latest collection of plainspoken yet poetic songs.” Life in the Dark is out today on Yep Roc Records.

– Listen to the NPR Fresh Air interview with Eggs Over Easy, the band that “kicked off London’s Pub-Rock movement.” Yep Roc’s deluxe reissue of the band’s output is out today. View the box set packaging HERE.

– NPR states David Bazan’s “Both Hands” keeps a “confidently chilled-out pace with a swirling layer of distorted sound running over the top makes it uniquely alluring.” His new album Blanco is out now on Barsuk Records.

– Chris Staples’ “Relatively Permanent” was one of SPIN’s Favorite Songs of the Week. Golden Age is out August 19th on Barsuk.

– Pitchfork gives the reissue of Holger Czukay’s Movie an 8.0, stating the solo album reveals the “impish, cut-and-paste jester behind Can’s impassive façade.”

– Brooklyn Vegan premiered Roosevelt’s video for “Night Moves” and announced his upcoming tour dates. His self-titled debut is out August 19th on City Slang.

– Watch Aoife O’Donovan’s intimate performance of “King of All Birds” at Music Millennium. Aoife is on tour supporting In the Magic Hour now.

–  NPR says The Mystery Lights “combine the aesthetic of [New York]’s downtown dwellers (like The Velvet Underground) with a present-day urgency.” Their self-titled debut is out today on Wick Records!

– Aphex Twin released his first video in 15 years this week. Check it out on Pitchfork. Cheetah is out on Warp July 8th.

– Get caught up in alternate realities and warped memories in the new video for Throws’ “Punch Drunk Sober,” filmed on the beautiful salt flats of Utah. Their self-titled debut is out now on Thrill Jockey.


Redeye At A2IM Indie Week 2016

June 23rd, 2016

Last week, Redeye representatives Billy Maupin, Jason Taylor, Alex Ashkenes, Aaron Freeman, Jeff Laughlin, and Walt Lilly attended A2IM Indie Week 2016 in New York City from June 13-16.

Redeye met with affiliate labels Kill Rock Stars, Southern Routes, Barely Dressed Records, Ninja Tune, Infinite Best, Daptone, and Folk Alliance. Redeye also met with fellow industry partners Merlin, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, eMusic, Soundcloud, A to Z, Soundexchange, and Next Big Sound.

Redeye held a cocktail mixer sponsored by Neilsen, inviting partners and Indie Week attendees alike to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. At the end of the week, Redeye affiliates were honored at the 6th Annual Libera Awards. Daptone Records were awarded Label of The Year (fewer than 5 full-time employees), and Ninja Tune accepted both Groundbreaking Album of the Year and Heritage Album of the Year for Kamasi Washington’s The Epic.


Neal and Nydia from Daptone accept the award for Label of the Year (fewer than 5 full-time employees).

Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder/Ninja Tune took home both awards for Groundbreaking Album of the Year and Heritage Album of the Year.

Redeye Co-Founder Glenn Dicker Elected to A2IM Board Of Directors

June 23rd, 2016

Today, A2IM, the American Association of Independent Music, announced the results of their 2016 Board of Directors elections as voted by the A2IM label membership. Glenn Dicker (Redeye), Stephanie Alexa (ATO), Andrew Kautz (Big Machine), and Louis Posen (Hopeless Records) are A2IM’s newly elected officers for the 2016-2017 year.

A2IM CEO Richard James Burgess said in a statement, “Once again we were honored with a dense field of highly-qualified candidates for our four open board positions. While this posed a difficult decision for our voters, I am thrilled with those chosen. A2IM is currently on the forefront of game-changing issues for labels, their artists and our industry at large. With the depth of experience and quality of expertise we are so fortunate to have on our board I am confident we will be able to meet all challenges and vigorously represent our growing Independent community’s interests.”

The Board was elected by A2IM’s membership of over 391 Independent music labels representing a diverse array of musical genres, geographic locations and label sizes. The newly elected members will each serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. The new Board’s term will begin on July 4th, 2016.

“I am very excited to have been elected by the membership to serve for the first time.  The organization means so much to all of us and I look forward to working alongside such a solid crew in order to seek greater value for the independent community.” – Glenn Dicker, Yep Roc Music Group.

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, A2IM is a not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City representing a broad coalition of 391 Independently-owned American music labels. The organization represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine, using Nielsen SoundScan data, identified the Independent music label sector as 34.4 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2015 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry segment. Learn more at