Want to hear what GrooveCoated™ stampers can do for your record?
While the main advantages of GrooveCoated™ stampers manifest from larger pressing runs, for a limited time, GGR will offer GrooveCoated™ 12″ test pressings independent of a vinyl pressing order. To participate, you will need to provide either lacquers, or a vinyl master to be cut, as well as our standard release form.
Cost for 20 evaluation copies, including 3-step plating and GrooveCoated stampers is $850 + shipping (excluding lacquer cut).
Please contact us today at [email protected] or (800) 295-0171 to arrange a GrooveCoated test of your audio.
Kelly Finnigan, the lead singer of Bay Area-based indie-soul auteurs Monophonics, has announced his debut solo album ‘The Tales People Tell,’ out April 26 on Colemine Records. Over the course of the album’s 10 new, original songs, Kelly channels a multitude of influences that reflect a lifetime immersed in the music and culture of soul, R&B, and hiphop – it’s the story of an outsider that followed an unorthodox route, always guided by his own creative north star.
Kelly guided the songs on ‘The Tales People Tell’ from their conception all the way to the record pressing plant over the course of two years. He wrote and produced each track on the record and plays 10 instruments throughout, while enlisting the help of friends and legends like drummer James Gadson (Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Beck), members of Monophonics, and Kelly’s own father, prominent sideman/keyboardist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Etta James). The result is a timeless collection underscored by a sense of community, a family affair of a record that’s at once raw and gritty, tender and emotive, lush and symphonic.
Diverse in tone, tempo, and production sensibilities, ranging from lush to evocatively sparse…beautiful and honest singing…uninhibited lyrical authenticity….these ten tracks show the spirit and promise of a growing musical partnership and a vision to play the long game and see where the music takes them. Buy now!
Recorded over three days in August 2018, and released March 15, 2019, Beowulf Umbrella’s She’s Studying Evil is the work of Tommy Keene band alumni Brad Quinn and John Richardson, along with session musicians on call at Richardson’s Drum Farm Studios in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Although a studio project in essence, Quinn performs under the Beowulf Umbrella name in Japan, where he lives, in both solo and in group configurations. The Dadaesque name of the group comes from an unpublished short story by Richard Brautigan. The EP includes performances by bassist and keyboardist Kevin Dailey, guitarist Adam Ollendorff, plus guest appearances by Mike Schlenker (lead guitar on “She’s Studying Evil”) and Paul Chastain (“Just Say the Word”).