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FEB041: 5: A February Records Anniversary Compilation

February Records turned 5 in 2014 and to celebrate, we are releasing a CD compilation featuring 14 bands spanning the length of our catalog. Most of the songs have never been released and are exclusive to this comp. We wanted to make this project special. We think we have.

Bands featured on the compilation are: The Swapsies, Brilliant at Breakfast, Ry Smith, Onward Chariots, Summer Library, Boy Genius, Lunchbox, Finnmark!, Ghost of Chance, Secret Charisma, The Halamays, Cozy Catastrophes, The Month of June and The Pretty Greens.

In addition to the compilation, we’ve produced the first physical edition of our zine, “…March, April & May.” The 60-page zine includes interviews with 14 bands plus articles on DIY culture in New England and some February Records history.

There are three ways to order — all through our Bandcamp page:
1. The compilation and zine combo is limited to 100 copies and includes a digital download.
2. Download the digital version of the compilation from our bandcamp page.
3. Order the “March, April & May” zine on its own.

Orders of the CD/zine combo received before midnight (U.S. Eastern Time) Wednesday, February 4, will be entered for a chance to win a February Records feltie keychain made by Lynn Chan, The Quirky Girl Crafter.

Click here to order.


Best of 2013: The Halamays

Halamays Baloons

The Halamays are Katie and Patrick, a married duo currently residing in Columbus, Ohio. They released a wonderful 4-song EP, “Overkill,” with February just a few months ago. Both Katie and Patrick put together their personal top-10 lists for you. We’re not surprised to see Rilo Kiley on there.

Katie’s Top 10
1. Sky Ferreira: 24 Hours
2. Haim: Don’t Save Me
3. Rilo Kiley: So Emotional
4. Vampire Weekend: Everlasting Arms
5. Au Revoir Simone: Crazy
6. Lorde: Royals
7. Tegan & Sara: Closer
8. Young Galaxy: New Summer
9. High Highs: Open Season
10. Icona Pop: I Love It

Patrick’s Top 10
1. Disclosure: Latch
2. Arcade Fire: Afterlife
3. Vampire Weekend: Step
4. Youth Lagoon: Mute
5. Factory Floor: Fall Back
6. Telekinesis: Power Lines
7. Toro Y Moi: Say That
8. Yo La Tengo: Ohm
9. Deerhunter: The Missing
10. Daft Punk: Doing it Right

FEB032: “Overkill” by The Halamays



Meet The Halamays! The married duo, currently based out of Columbus, Ohio, is Katie and Patrick. Embracing the DIY aesthetic, the pair record pop songs — ranging in topic from TV shows to their pets— in their own makeshift home studio. With a new addition to The Halamays family, the duo is now juggling parenthood on top of writing and recording music together. The Halamays are the marriage of the resolute and the irrefutably cute.

The three-track name-your-price download includes band photos and an exclusive interview with Katie and Pat.

Halamays Baloons

… if I had to put my money on any Chicago band to succeed in the traditional sense of mainstream success, believe it or not, it’d be [The Halamays]. They deserve credit for crafting catchy pop songs that are, with the right promotion, radio ready and, most important, worthy.Loud Loop Press

… pretty pop music that hooks you in and won’t let go until the last song …. I’ve actually tried to review this EP twice now, but have failed because I just want to squeal ‘It’s so effin awesome!’ and that’s it. — One Kind Radio