Category Archives: Promotion

Upcoming for early 2017

February Records has a couple projects in the works that will be coming out very, very soon. Keep your eyes peeled.


Clever
 by Punctuation Club 
— Punctuation Club is Brooklynite Liam Joseph Carroll. Liam says Punctuation Club is your creepy sister’s new favorite indiepop group and we think he’s probably right. He’s been sitting on these five tunes about art school, revenge, relationships and lapsed Catholicism for years, letting them stew in his psyche until they finally spilled out into the Clever EP. Clever will be available as a digital download on Friday, Jan. 27. Check out the single, Art School Confidential, on the Punctuation Club bandcamp.

March, April & May No. 3 — In late winter or very early spring, we will be releasing the third issue of our zine. We have some great contributors lined up and interviews with Phil Wilson, Peaness, Mercury Girls, Knut Eardrums, Young Romance, The Hairs and more. This issue will also come with a digital download with unreleased tracks from some of the bands featured in the zine. More information coming soon.

Also! — Copies of Constant and True — A Tribute to the Songs of Rose Melberg are still available. We are very close to breaking even, which will then allow us to donate any and all proceeds to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, a charity that is near and dear to Rose Melberg’s heart.

Upcoming for 2016

February Records has been pretty quiet lately, but that’s about the change. We have three projects on the horizon for early 2016 that have been keeping us pretty busy and that we’re really excited about.

March, April & May No. 2 — At some point this winter, we will be releasing the second issue of our zine. We’ve rounded up some great contributors, so expect more interviews and more news. More information will be coming soon!

Syntherely Yours by The Very Most — In February, we will be releasing the next album from Boise, Idaho, indiepop band The Very Most. This will be a very special digital release, a collection of synthpop songs from the band featuring lots of guest vocals. Guests will include Lisle from Tiny Fireflies, Adriano from Postal Blue, Colin from The Smittens, Charles from Math and Physics Club, Thomas from Pale Spectres, Sam from Boise band Central City Music Company, Adam from California band Adam and Darcie, Laz from Bubblegum Lemonade/Strawberry Whiplash, and Geoff Crestwell from Boise City, Oklahoma, shoegaze band Pellow.

Constant and True: A Tribute to the Songs of Rose Melberg — In late Spring, we will be releasing Constant and True, a compilation CD of indiepop artists paying tribute to one our favorite artists of the last 25 years — Rose Melberg. Rose’s bands (Tiger Trap, The Softies, Brave Irene, Go Sailor, Knife Pleats) have been important to indiepop nearly since its inception. Rose has also made several gorgeous, mostly acoustic solo albums for labels like K and the late, great Double Agent records. Constant and True will feature such bands as Rocketship, The Smittens, Band a Part, LAKE, Seapony, Transmittens, The Very Most (featuring Sarah Lowenbot), Marc Elston, and many others covering Rose’s songs.

Allo Darlin’ returns to New Haven May 18

February Records is proud to join forces with Manic Productions to bring Allo Darlin’ back to New Haven. Joining them will be The Wave Pictures and opening will be New Haven’s The Wee Bees.

Cafe Nine, 250 State St., New Haven. 9 p.m. $8. 21+

Tickets are on sale now and are available online via etix or for no service charge at Redscroll Records in Wallingford.

Allo Darlin’ is the music of Australian-born, London-based songwriter Elizabeth Morris. Originally from a county town in Queensland, Elizabeth moved to London in 2005 and, inspired to write songs by her purchase of a ukulele from the famous Duke of Uke shop in Brick Lane, began to make music.

Although Elizabeth has been releasing music under various guises since 2007, it wasn’t until 2009 that she hooked up with Paul Rains (guitar), Bill Botting (bass) and Michael Collins (drums) and Allo Darlin’ was properly born. Elizabeth and Bill are from Australia, Mike and Paul are from Kent, and they all play in other bands too – Elizabeth is in Tender Trap, Paul and Michael are in Hexicon, Bill is one half of Moustache of Insanity and also in Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern.

Early in 2009, augmented by Terry Edwards of Tindersticks / Gallon Drunk fame on trumpet and sax, Allo Darlin’ cut their first single, “Henry Rollins Don’t Dance,” released in 2009 on the cult WeePOP label. Much to their surprise, “Henry Rollins” started getting airplay on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM and the like, and received glowing reviews in places such as the Metro, The Fly and The Guardian, the latter calling it “the best indiepop song for years”. The band’s single that followed, “The Polaroid Song,” was named as one of Drowned In Sound’s Top 50 singles of 2009, while their latest single “Dreaming” was voted Single Of The Week by Jarvis Cocker, Peter Hook and Huw Stephens on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6music round table (beating MGMT, The Radio Dept. and Kate Nash in the process!).

The Wave Pictures are a London-based rock trio, consisting of David Tattersall, Franic Rozycki and Johnny ‘Huddersfield’ Helm. The first line-up of the band came together in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, United Kingdom in 1998. They recorded and self-released a string of albums before finally settling in London with the current line-up.

The Wee Bees are a New Haven, CT-based indiepop band who formed in mid-2009 in cramped storage quarters along CT’s Quinnipiac River. The members met under the guise of Craigslist anonymity. The Wee Bees fully embrace the DIY-aesthetic that gave birth to some of our greatest creative inspirations (C86, Sarah, K, Matador, Slumberland) and craft pop songs that span the gamut from jangly verse-chorus-verse structure to tremolo-heavy shoegaze to sweet lullabies to experimental jaunts.

New video: “Pale as White” by Two If By Sea

Check out the latest video from Two If By Sea. “Pale as White” has animation courtesy of Clayton Needham. Copies of the “Staysail” 7″ are still available.

“These Are Dark Times” official video

Check out the video for “These Are Dark Times” by The Tyler Trudeau Attempt.

Filmed and edited on analog film in New Haven, Conn., by Anthony Giordanella. Tyler Trudeau on lead guitar, John Mordecai on keyboards, Bob Breychak on drums, Alex Larson on bass. Vocal harmonies by Emily McMinn. Twelve-string guitar borrowed from Dean Falcone. Audio engineered and mixed by Greg DiCrosta, with additional engineering by Nick Bellmore and John Mordecai. Audio mastered by Alan Douches.