Friday, August 28, 2009
The rapidly rising indie label Sargent House is offering a free sampler of its diverse roster of bands beginning this week via AmazonMP3. The 12-song compilation features tracks by RX Bandits, Bygones (Zach Hill & Nick Reinhart), Good Old War, Maps & Atlases, Tera Melos and Red Sparowes. The label sampler includes two singles currently at radio, "My Lonesome Only Friend" (DOWNLOAD MP3, right click, save as) by RX Bandits and "Looking For Shelter" by Good Old War. See full track listing below.
Amazon is currently honoring the indie label on its front page, adding it to the ranks of the online retailer's other championed imprints. The entire free compilation is available HERE.
Sargent House is a Los Angeles based management company and record label. It was founded in June 2006 by Cathy Pellow who also owns music video production company and syndicated television show Refused TV. Pellow began managing the metamorphic rock outfit RX Bandits in 2006. The band needed to release its new album ...And The Battle Begun so Pellow decided to launch her own record label (largely out of interest in doing things differently from the traditional model of record labels.) From that point onward, Pellow continued to manage bands and release records, all under the Sargent House banner.
Listed chronologically from when Pellow first began working with them, Sargent House currently manages the RX Bandits, These Arms Are Snakes, Maps & Atlases, Russian Circles, Tera Melos, Daughters, Red Sparowes, Red Fang, Good Old War, Native, Bygones, Zechs Marquise and Zach Hill. Additionally, Pellow also helms the Rodriguez Lopez Productions imprint, founded by The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. Sonny Kay came from the Gold Standard Labs label as art director for Rodriguez Lopez Productions (RLP) and Sargent House. RLP launched in March 2009, with its first release by El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez titled Cryptomnesia out in May 2009.
Currently, all Sargent House managed bands also have a release on the SH label. Drummer Zach Hill is the most recent management and label signing. His next solo album, Face Tat is slated for release on Sargent House.
Sargent House FREE sampler track listing:
01. Good Old War "Looking For Shelter" (MP3)
02. RX Bandits "My Lonesome Only Friend" (MP3)
03. Maps & Atlases "Ted Zancha"
04. Bygones "Click On That (Smash the Plastic Death)"
05. This Town Needs Guns "Chinchilla"
06. Tera Melos "A Spoonful of Slurry"
07. Fang Island "Vlad"
08. Native "Ride The Tide"
09. Red Fang "Sharks"
10. Love You Moon "David's Birthday"
11. Cast Spells "Glamorous Glowing"
12. Red Sparowes "The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer"
Posted by Dan Goldin at 1:58 PM